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Terry Henkel

Dr. Terry Henkel is seen in the woods, holding a mushroom.

General Information

Professor of Botany
Ecology and systematics of fungi
Phone: (707) 826-4841
Office: Science B 123A
Email: twh5@humboldt.edu
Research website: www.tropicalfungi.org

Academic background


Summary of research

Mycology is a mainstay of the HSU Botany Program with courses in mycology, forest pathology, and mushroom identification. My research involves the study of macrofungal biodiversity and ecological relationships in the remote tropical rainforests of South America's Guiana Shield. My lab also examines the overlooked but important roles that native forest pathogenic fungi have in shaping forest communities in northern California.

Recent publications

Graduate students


Arthur Grupe II: Systematics and ecology of tropical entomopathogenic fungi.

Kathrine Jumper: Systematics of tropical Amanitaceae.

Jordan Mayor (2004-05): Ectomycorrhizal influence on leaf litter decomposition in monodominant tropical forests of Guyana.

Lance Woolley (2005-06): Reiteration in the monodominant tropical tree Dicymbe corymbosa (Caesalpiniaceae) and its potential adaptive significance.

Tara Fulgenzi (2007-09): Systematic studies on Boletaceae (Basidiomycota) of Guyana.

Ashley Hawkins (2007-09): Forest pathogen dynamics in old-growth mixed coniferous forests of the Coast Range, Northern California.

Jessie Uehling (2010-2012) : Systematics and molecular ecology of Cantharellales from the Guiana Shield.