HYNSON LAB FOR COMMUNITY ECOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY  

 
 

We study the ecology of plant and fungal communities. We are especially interested in the symbiosis between plants and fungi known as mycorrhizas. The goals of our research are to: 1) better understand the processes that determine the assembly of mycorrhizal plant and fungal communities, 2) examine the ecophysiological interactions between plants and their associated fungal partners, and 3) synthesize how variations biotic and abiotic conditions alter the ecological outcomes and evolutionary trajectories of plant-fungal interactions.

Welcome to our lab!

Recent News

December

A big Congrats! To lab member Chaewon who just presented her honors research results on the mycorrhizal associations of Hawaii’s endemic orchids.
















November

-Hynson & Hayward have a new paper out in Fungal Ecology on the first evidence of ectomycorrhizal fungi in Hawaii associated with a native host.


-Check out this issue of the MSA’s Inoculum for student fellowship deadlines.


October-Check out Nicole’s new editorial that introduces a special issue of Fungal Ecology on “Fungal Ecology Beyond Boundaries: From Communities to the Globe.”


August-Welcome Erin and Jerry two new MS students in the lab and aloha to Rachel who had graduated with a BA in geography and botany, we’ll miss you!


July-Come and get ‘em UH Mycology stickers are in!