Multimedia from Tom Volk

I was recently featured in "La Crosse Magazine," published by Severson Design. You can view the pdf of the file here. It has one of the few pictures of me that I don't hate. Thanks to La Crosse Magazine for the nice feature!

Phanerochaete chrysosporium growing on wood, photo by Tom Volk, with thanks to Adam GusseSpecial Greetings to new visitors from a link in the June 2004 issue of Nature Biotechnology, where my photo of Phanerochaete chrysosporium appeared in an article announcing the sequencing of that fungus' genome. You can read more about this white-rot fungus and its use in biotechnology here.

I was a guest on Larry Meiller's Wisconsin Public Radio call-in show. You can listen to the 45-minute RealAudio broadcast here.
Newspaper! Last year I was on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel for some of my work with the American chestnut. You can read the article online here!
More Press! Last year I was interviewed by Mushroom: the Journal of Wild Mushrooming. Leon Shernoff of Chicago has taken over the reins of the journal, and showcases new and interesting features. The journal is available online as well as a much more extensive print publication, now with color! I highly recommend that you subscribe.
Multimedia! I was interviewed on the radio by EdmontonAM of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about foxfire-- bioluminescent glowing logs caused by Armillaria species. You can hear the interview here. Scroll down to "Why is my firewood glowing?" on that page.

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