V. Kokkoris
Mycorrhizal fungi
our mission

Protect and harness the mycorrhizal networks that regulate the Earth’s climate and ecosystems

Map the mycorrhizal fungal networks of planet earth

Advocate for the protection of underground ecosystems

Drive innovation in underground climate and biodiversity science

Principles

Scientific rigor

Advocate for change based
on rigorous science.

Open data

Make all data publicly
available and accessible.

Inclusive action

Build a diverse network of researchers
and local communities.

Core team
Dr. Toby Kiers

Dr. Toby Kiers

Executive Director & Chief Scientist

Jason Cremerius

Jason Cremerius

Managing Director & Board Advisor

Dr. Bethan Manley

Dr. Bethan Manley

Program Manager, Global Data Science

Dr. Adriana Corrales

Dr. Adriana Corrales

Expeditions Strategy & Planning Lead

Dr. Michael Van Nuland

Dr. Michael Van Nuland

Lead Data Scientist

Ellie Hands

Ellie Hands

Coordinator, Science Associates

Dr. Johan van den Hoogen

Dr. Johan van den Hoogen

Data Scientist

Justin Stewart

Justin Stewart

Data Scientist

Rachel Pringle

Rachel Pringle

Science Communications Specialist

Dr. Oleh Prylutskyi

Dr. Oleh Prylutskyi

Data Scientist

Dr. Vasilis Kokkoris

Dr. Vasilis Kokkoris

Fungal Ecologist

David Womack

David Womack

Strategic Advisor

Jordan Young

Jordan Young

Lead Designer

Advisory Board

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace

Dr. Merlin Sheldrake

Dr. Merlin Sheldrake

Biologist and bestselling author of Entangled Life

Giuliana Furci

Giuliana Furci

Foundress and executive director of the Fungi Foundation

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan

Bestselling author and Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley

Governing Board

Mark Tercek

Mark Tercek

Advisor to companies, startups, institutional investors, and NGOs

Jeremy Grantham

Jeremy Grantham

Co-founder and Chairman of GMO, LLC, and co-founder and director of The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment

Rose Marcario

Rose Marcario

Board Member, Advisor, and Former CEO of Patagonia, Inc.

Scientific Advisory Council

Partners

Pleomorphic* Advisor

*meaning having more than one form

Research Partners

Conservation Partners

FungiFoundation works to increase knowledge of fungal diversity,  promote innovative fungal solutions, design fungal curricula for schools, and recommend public policy for fungal conservation.

GlobalFungi provides access to published data on fungal community composition obtained bynext-generation sequencing through a web-based interface.

The Climate Adaptation & Resilience Laboratory of The Nature Conservancy is refining, amplifying, and accelerating the application of TNC’s nature-based solutions to reforestation in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and beyond.