C. Benton Willis

加入於:2021 6 月 29 最近活躍:2024 7 月 19 iNaturalist

I am a graduate researcher pursuing my PhD in Plant Pathology at the University of Florida. As a part of my doctoral research, I am investigating the taxonomy, evolution, and ecology of the fungal genus Exobasidium. These fungi are plant pathogens that infect species in the order Ericales, which includes blueberries, azaleas, tea, and other native shrubs.

I am also the manager of the fungal collection at UF (FLAS-F). Feel free to contact me about specimens and collections of particular mycological interest at caroline.willis@ufl.edu

I am also a member of the Florida Native Plant Society, and many of my observations are me cataloguing my yard flora and trying to figure out whether or not a "weed" in my yard is native or not. Plant native!