November, 2021

What we are reading in November, 2021

By: Camille Truong, Matthew E. Smith, and Marcos Caiafa

This month in what we are reading, Camille Truong interviews Marcos Caiafa (postdoc at the University of California, Riverside) and his former PhD advisor Matt Smith (University of Florida), who chased birds in Patagonian forests to study their diet and demonstrate that they consume and disperse ECM fungi.

Their recent article “Discovering the role of Patagonian birds in the dispersal of truffles and other mycorrhizal fungi” can be found here:

A must-read study about these important processes!

Link to the video:

If you have any questions to Marcos and/or Matt, please leave a comment or write to them directly!

We welcome your input and feedback, and any constructive contributions you wish to make. If you would like to share one of your recent publications, please contact us and we will schedule a short interview.