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Timothy J. Baroni, Biological Sciences Department, collaborated with colleagues from Louisiana State University and Humboldt State University on two papers that describe nine new species of mushrooms from Guyana. The papers were published in 2010 in the peer-reviewed journals Mycologia and Mycotaxon under the titles of “The Entolomataceae of the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana,” parts IV and V.

Baroni also coauthored two additional peer-reviewed papers in 2011, with colleagues from the USDA Forest Service in Wisconsin and the University of Oslo, on a new genus and species of polypore fungi from Belize, (Aurantiopileus mayanensis genus et species novum), and a new polypore (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) from Belize with connections to existing Asian species.

One paper was published in North American Fungi and the second paper, on a different new species of polypore from Belize (a new species of Daedalea (Basidiomycota) and a synopsis of core species in Daedalea sensu stricto, was published in North American Fungi.

These papers presented a part of the results obtained from funding to Baroni and colleagues by the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society. Baroni’s most recent publication, coauthored with colleagues from Switzerland, Humboldt State University and Duke University, describes a new genus of pink-spored mushrooms that has its members widely spread in the temperate zones in the northern and southern hemispheres. Entocybe is proposed as a new genus in the Entolomataceae (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota) based on morphological and molecular evidence. It also appeared in North American Fungi.