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 how mycorrhizal plant and fungal communities assemble in nature, 2) examine the ecophysiological interactions between plants and their 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

July

Check out Nicole’s new article in New Phytologist on geographic mosaics of mycorrhizal specificity and partial mycoheterotrophy.


May

We just got back from leading the mushroom inventories for National Geographic’s Bioblitz in Volcano National Park, read all about it here.


You can see a slide show from the Bioblitz here.


April

Congratulations to lab member Jerry Koko for being awarded the NSF GRFP and to lab member Erin Datlof for being awarded the Wilder Endowment Fellowship!


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

-Hayward & Hynson 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!