Eva Sztechmiler

Eva joined the lab in summer 2008. She was awarded a Cranberry Lake Biological Station Undergraduate Fellowship and a Lanier/Silverborg Forest Health Award to conduct research during the summer 2008 at Cranberry Lake Biological Station. She will investiage the mycorrhizal fungal biology associated with pines planted 20 years ago with a suite of mycorrhizal fungi (LoBuglio and Wilcox, 1988; LoBuglio 1984). Working with Dr. Hugh Wilcox., Cathy LoBuglio planted red pine seedlings onto mine tailings at the former Benson iron mine. The seedlings were inoculated with Wilcoxina mikolae, Phialophora finlandia, Pisolithus tinctorius and Suillus subluteus. Eva is returning to the plots to sample ectomycorrhizal mushrooms and root tips to learn if the original fungi remain, and if any new species have established. Here Eva is standing on the tailings, but over the ridge from the pine plots.

LoBuglio KF, Wilcox HE (1988) Growth and survival of ectomycorrhizal and ectendomycorrhizal seedlings of Pinus resinosa on iron tailings. Canadian Journal of Botany 66, 55-60.

Lobuglio KF (1984) Growth and survival of ectomycorrhizal and ectendomycorrhizal seedlings of Pinus resinosa Ait. on iron tailings. M.S. thesis. State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Syracuse, NY.