Monika S. Fischer, Ph.D.

Coming Soon: 

The Fischer Fire Fungi Lab @ the University of British Columbia

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 the dynamic behavior of fungi following fire?


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)