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Roy Halling

Title Adjunct Professor
Affiliation/Department Curator of Mycology, Institute of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden
Telephone (718) 817-8613
Professional degree Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1980
Research Keywords macrofungal systematics, ecology and biogeography
Research Description Roy Halling has studied and collected fungi in Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Western Russia and the Baltic Republics, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, and Ecuador. His major research emphasis has been on the classification, systematics, biogeography, and diversity of mushrooms. His study of this group of fungi (Basidiomycetes, Agaricales) continues in Central America and northern South America, especially where these fungi are intimately associated with Neotropical oak forests. Other specific areas of interest include: floristic studies on Costa Rican Agaricales, monographic studies on New World species of Collybia s.l., Marasmius, and Marasmiellus, floristic studies on Agaricales of New York state, and the taxonomy and phylogeny of Boletaceae.
Representative Publications Antonin, V., R. E. Halling, and M.E. Noordeloos. 1997. Generic concepts within the groups of Marasmius and Collybia sensu lato. Mycotaxon. 60:359-368

Halling, R.E. 1996 (1997). Boletaceae (Agaricales): Latitudinal biodiversity and biological interactions in Costa Rica and Colombia. Rev. Biol. Trop.44(suppl.4):111-114. 10:175-206.

Mueller, G.M. and R.E. Halling. 1995. Evidence for high biodiversity of Agaricales (Fungi) in neotropical montane Quercus forests. In: S. Churchill, H. Balslev, E. Forero, & J. Luteyn, (eds.). Biodiversity and Conservation of Neotropical Montane Forests. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx.

Tulloss, R.E., C.L. Ovrebo, and R.E. Halling. 1992. Studies on Amanita (Amanitaceae) from Andean Colombia. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 66:1-46.

Halling, R.E. 1989 (1990). Notes on Collybia III. Three neotropical species of subg. Rhodocollybia. Mycologia 81:870-875. 257:1491-1495.

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