3600 Varsity Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2228
Research Lab Technician
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse: M.Sc.
Oakland University: B.Sc.
Coordinating efforts at Michigan's herbarium as part of the Macrofungi Collections Consortium project. This project is an effort to digitize fungal collection material and to make this information accessible through the web at MycoPortal.org. The project encompasses
I am also interested in fungal systematics, molecular phylogeny, and speciation. I am particularly interested in the Cantharellaceae family in North America and in determining which morphological characters are important at the species level in the genera Cantharellus and Craterellus. My co-authors and I have recently described three new species of Cantharellus in Wisconsin, USA. Two of these new taxa had been masquerading under the nameCantharellus cibarius, a common chanterelle that has only been found in Europe (according to data from DNA sequencing). My research suggests there are several other cryptic species of Cantharellus in the middle and eastern portions of the United States that need to be resolved to develop a more accurate understanding of the genera Cantharellus and Craterellus.
Foltz, MJ. Perez, KE. Volk, TJ. 2013. Molecular phylogeny and morphology reveals three new species of Cantharellus within 20 meters of one another in western Wisconsin, USA. Mycologia. 105(2): 447-461. DOI: 10.38852/12-181. [Link]