This project documents the diversity of ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi associated with host plants of the Caesalpinioideae, Dipterocarpaceae, Polygonaceae, Nyctaginaceae, and Gnetaceae at a variety of spatial scales in the central Guiana Shield (Guyana) of northeastern South America. Surveys, collections, and taxonomic description activities combined with belowground molecular-based sampling are identifying the Guiana Shield as a Neotropical hotspot for ectomycorrhizal associations.

Landscapes

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Our research field sites are remote and hard to get to. Take a look at some of our aerial shots of various forest areas with ectomycorrhizal trees of the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana.

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In the field

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View our photo gallery of images of some of the interesting people and places that we experience while doing our field research in the Upper Potaro site, Guyana.

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Newly described species

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Catch a glimpse of the amazing ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity of the central Guiana Shield in our photo gallery of recently described taxa.

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Guiana Shield region

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Learn more about the Guiana Shield, a distinct phytogeographic region encompassing Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and portions of Venezuela, Brazil and Colombia.

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