Robert A. Blanchette
University of Minnesota
495 Borlaug Hall
1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: 612-625-0202
Fax: 612-625-9728

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Photo of Robert Blanchette

Smithsonian Magazine, Photo by Layne Kennedy


Amanita from Alaska

Amanita's from Alaska's boreal forest for more information on fungal diversity studies see the publication page for my web site.


Blanchette in the Arctic

Research at the Peary huts on Ellesmere Island. For more information see the Arctic Studies pages.


Robert Blanchette Univ of MN

Bob with Fomitopsis pinicola in northern Minnesota.

Research Interests

My major interests are in the area of forest pathology and wood microbiology with research in tree defense mechanisms, deterioration processes of wood, biotechnological uses of forest fungi, biological control of forest pathogens, and the conservation of archaeological wood and wood of historic value. Projects involve novel, interdisciplinary approaches to solving tree disease problems and understanding the biology and ecology of forest microbes.


Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow, American Phytopathological Society
Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science
Allied Professional Award, The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Hans Merensky Fellow for Wood Science
United States Department of Agriculture - Honor award for research in environmental science



2 Books
15 United States Patents and numerous international patents
over 250 book chapters and refereed journal papers


More Information:

Short biographical resume

Current research projects

Recent publications

Forest Pathology Class Information

Link to University of Minnesota faculty page for:
Robert A. Blanchette


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