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Journal of Wild Mushrooming Winter 2022 Interview with Bob Blanchette Part 1

Journal of Wild Mushrooming Winter 2024  Part 2:


On the Front Lines: How proactive pinpointing pathogens protects Minnesota Trees Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plant and Pests Center 2023 - Feature Story

Fungi's hidden role in the emerald ash borer crisis 2023  Feature Story - CFANS

Old Growth Fungi and the Rhino Horn Chaga. Fungi Magazine Spring 2023 Vol 16(2): 50-55. Reprint

Cover photo for issue 61 (4) of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

Rhizomorphs above and below ground: finally we see the humongous fungus FUNGI Magazine Winter 2022

Fighting for Minnesota's Trees UMN News Dec 2, 2021

Century-old textiles woven from fascinating fungus. Scientific American 324 (6):21 June 2021

U of M study: Fungi may stop the emerald ash borer Duluth News Tribune March 15 2021

University of Minnesota works on 'attack fungi' that could fight emerald ash borer Star Tribune March 10 2021

U of M scientists discover attacking fungi that show promise against emerald ash borer Minnesota News

Subterranean fungi could be key to treating devastating bat disease The Minnesota Daily 2021

Imperial Fungal Treasures of the Qianlong Emperor FUNGI Magazine Fall 2020

This mysterious Arctic tree stump could reveal ancient secrets. MACLEAN'S Oct 2019

Glossy with Grandeur: The laccate Ganoderma of North America. FUNGI Magazine Spring 2019.

'Indiana Jones' of fungi helps to save Egyptian artifacts Minnesota Daily

Insights from fungal damage bridge thousands of years, point to better preservation. CFANS News UMN

Article about our recent paper in Frontiers in Microbiology: What is the 'Mushroom of Immortality' Forbes Magazine

Wood Decay: The action behind the polypores. Fall 2018 FUNGI Magazine

Fungi Live Large at the Poles. Published in I Contain Multitudes (Published by HHMI a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical and science education for the benefit of humanity). Also another article by Kristen French published in HHMI: BioInteractive Fungi Live Large at the Poles

Microbes Living in Antarctic Huts Produce Novel Chemical Compounds. Scientific American June 2018

Historic wonders of the fungal world: The evil demon hand and Fungus digitatus. FUNGI Magazine

A rare wonder of the fungal world. FUNGI Magazine

New report of Heterobasidion root rot found in Minnesota Outdoor News

Cover photo for PLOS Genetics

Cover photo and illustration for the "Journal of Natural Products".

Cover photo for "Applied and Environmental Microbiology"

Treading into a gray area along the spectrum of wood decay fungi. JGI News Releases

Survivors on Elm Street: A handful of trees may hold the key to disease resistance. Solutions Magazine

Arctic Driftwood Reveals its Secrets. ScienceShot AAAS

Identified: Mushrooms found near Palmer Station appear to be common but very poisonous. The Antarctic Sun

Tracking the Remnants of the carbon cycle: How an ancestral fungus may have influenced coal formation. DOE Joint Genome Institute News Release.

Secrets of World Trade Center shipwreck sleuthed out. Discovery Channel News

The Fungus Detective: Robert Blanchette goes to extremes to solve microscopic mysteries. Minnesota Magazine

Finding Feisty Fungi in Antarctica. Smithsonian Magazine

Frozen in Time: Graduate students search for new fungi in Antarctica. Solutions Magazine

Agarwood: The sweet smell of success. New Agriculturalist

The Smell of Success: Scientists from the University of Minnesota are saving the endangered Aquilaria tree, and with it, lives. Minnesota Business

Living History: Cultural artifacts are crawling with damaging microbes. Science News