Acadia’s Fungal Dream Team

2Brent Robicheau, M.Sc. of Weymouth, Nova Scotia keeps us all in line as a stern but benevolent lab manager with expertise in genetics, genomics and crowd-control.

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Sadie Moland of Quispamsis, New Brunswick investigated biochar-mycorrhizae interactions for native plant propagation & wetland restoration during her Honours thesis work in summer 2015. Sadie’s painting of Anthostomella poecila ascospores delights all who see it.

IMG_7247Sarah Adams of Athol, Nova Scotia investigated endophytes of Geum plants for her Honours research with us – and beyond, in her new role as research technician!

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Brandon Landry of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia investigated marine fungi and hydrocarbon degradation for his Honours research. He is now pursuing his MSc with Dr. Mary Berbee at UBC.

alexlabAlex Young of Berwick, Nova Scotia developed a DNA barcoding protocol for Acadia’s E.C. Smith Herbarium fungal collections for his Honours/Co-op work with us in summer 2015 and we are fortunate to have him with us this summer as well. Alex will be pursing his MSc at STFX with Dr. Russell Wyeth starting fall 2016.


Cardy Saunders of Bermuda is investigating mercury content of lichens from across Nova Scotia for his 2016 Honours research.


Tyler D’Entremont of Pubnico, Nova Scotia is investigating Spartina mycorrhizae for saltmarsh restoration for his 2016 Honours research.

Adele Bunbury-Blanchette of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia is conducting MSc research on Fusarium basal rot of onion, which threatens Nova Scotia’s onion production.