Researcher Corinne Vietorisz '19 Studies Ectomycorrhiza Fungi

Ectomycorrhiza (ECM) fungi grow on the surfaces of plant roots and develop a symbiotic with the plants that host them. Corinne Vietorisz '19 is studying the role of the dominant tree species and soil type on ECM fungi.  She is particularly interested on the impact of ash trees because of the expected die-off of ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer.  She is working with Prof. Matt Ayres and EEES graduate student Ashley Lang on her studies.

To read Corinne's article about her work this summer at the Hubbard Brook Research Forest, please click here.