May News

Join us 7:00pm, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Danville Public Library when Dr. Andrew N. Miller will give his presentation, “Mushrooms, Fungi and the vital roles they play in ecosystems.”

Andrew N. Miller is the mycologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Plant Biology at UIUC, the Botany Department at The Field Museum, and the Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Miller is curator of the INHS Fungarium (ILLS) and Associate Curator of the UIUC Fungarium (ILL). He became Director of the INHS Herbarium in 2008. Dr. Miller teaches the General Mycology course in Plant Biology at UIUC and his research focuses on the systematics, evolution, biodiversity, and conservation of fungi. He has published over 65 peer-reviewed papers describing the evolutionary relationships of numerous fungal taxa new to science. Dr. Miller was elected Secretary of the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Fungi in 2011 and currently serves as associate editor for Fungal Biology, MycoKeys and Organisms, Diversity and Evolution.