Timothy J. Baroni, Biological Sciences Department, was a keynote speaker at the 34th Annual Foray of the Northeast Mycological Federation held Sept. 23-26, 2010, in Kerhonkson, N.Y. He presented “Macrofungi in Tropical America, Some New — Some Not So New — What it Tells Us.”
Baroni was a co-author of an article titled “Aurantiopileus mayanensis a new genus and species of polypore (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) from Belize with connections to existing Asian species,” that ran in the Nov. 19, 2010, issue of North American Fungi, volume 5. Co-authors were mycologists from Canada; the USDA-Forest Service, Madison, Wis.; and University of Oslo, Norway. The new genus and species of polypore is from a collection that Baroni made during a 12-scientist, helicopter-assisted, two-week expedition to Doyle’s Delight in the Maya Mountains of Belize in August of 2007 and was partially funded by a National Geographic Society research grant he received earlier that year.