Mushrooms glow in the dark in Micronesia | Pacific Beat

Mushrooms glow in the dark in Micronesia

Mushrooms glow in the dark in Micronesia

Updated 22 May 2012, 10:25 AEST

A PhD student from the University of Michigan in the United States has documented the unique mushrooms of Pacific Islands.

Thomas Jenkinson has travelled to the islands of Pohnpei and Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia as part of a project to document mushroom diversity in the region.

Aside from surveying forest habitiats as part of the Micronesia Biodiversity project, he is also investigating the effects of deforestation on these islands.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Thomas Jenkinson, PHD student, Deptartment of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan

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