“Fungi as Biocontrol Agents” with James Morris
James Morris received his Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2019, and is now a graduate student in Dr. Brian Perry’s Lab at CSU East Bay. James is researching the degradative capabilities of wood rot fungi associated with eucalyptus trees.
James hopes that this research will set a precedent for the use of fungi as biocontrol agents against invasive plants, reducing or eliminating herbicidal use in invasive plant management in the East Bay Regional Parks. James also works as a Park Ranger at Paradise Beach Park in Tiburon, and hopes that this research will carry over to his jurisdiction as well.