Welcome to the Fungal Ecology Lab


We study the ecology of fungi in natural and man-made systems. The main interest is to understand what are the forces that control the composition of fungal communities  - check out our current projects here. If you are interested in our published work - our publication list is here.

Ari Jumpponen is an associate professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University.

Couple examples of our projects.

Top: graduate student Lorena Gomez samples soil microbial communities in Bolivia;

Bottom: Undergraduate Spencer Lickteig samples leaves at Konza prairie.