About Dennis Edm Desjardin
At SF State Since:
BS, Biology: Concentration in Botany, San Francisco State University, 1983
MA, Ecology and Systematic Biology, San Francisco State University, 1985
PhD, Botany: Mycology, University of Tennessee, 1989
Dr. Desjardin's area of research is in the evolution, systematics, ecology and distribution of fungi, primarily mushroom-forming Basidiomycota, including bioluminescent fungi. Current fieldwork projects are in the Hawaiian Islands, Micronesia (Pohnpei and Kosrae), Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, west african islands of São Tome and Principe, Madagascar, Brazil, and western United States. Research publications are available on the website www.researchgate.net/profile/Dennis_Desjardin?ev=hdr_xprf
His latest book, California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide, co-authored by Mike Wood and Fred Stevens, will be available in Nov. 2014 from Timber Press.