Monika S. Fischer, Ph.D.

Me with Pholiota aurivella fruiting from a severely burned pine tree in Yosemite National Park (photo by Neem J. Patel)

How do fungi interact with each other and their environment?

What are the mechanisms that drive post-fire fungal succession?


I am a fungal biologist passionate about understanding the molecular mechanisms that mediate interactions and drive ecological processes. 

I am building a research program that straddles both genetics/molecular biology and environmental ecology, with a focus on fungi.

Cover image is Geopyxis carbonaria fruiting after the Camp Fire in Plumas National Forest (photo by Monika S. Fischer)