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Timothy J. Baroni

Timothy J. Baroni

Timothy J. Baroni, Biological Sciences Department, co-authored a peer-reviewed paper that was published in the Japanese journal of mycology, Mycoscience. “A New Species of Laccaria in Montane Cloud Forest from Eastern Mexico” was co-authored with Leticia Montoya and Victor M. Bandala from Net Biodiversidad y Sistemática, Instituto de Ecología, Xalapa, Mexico, and Thomas R. Horton from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Images of the mushrooms and scanning electron micrographs of the basidiospores of Laccaria roseoalbescens from their article were featured on the journal cover of that volume. There are nearly 90 species of Laccaria described from around the world, 20 from North America.  Many of these species are important for the agroforest industry and are used in nurseries to form robust symbiosis with economically important forest tree seedlings such as pine and oak before they are planted in reforestation projects.