Research in the Atlantic Root Symbiosis Laboratory focuses on the ecology of fungi in northern forests. In particular, the ecological relationships between plant communities and their fungal associates, including mycorrhizae, fungal endophytes and yeasts.

Our approaches include field ecology, DNA based identification and quantification, biochemical analysis and microscopy.

2019 ARSL Research Team


Dr. Gavin Kernaghan, James Gailey, Kaylee Boyle, Amanda Griffin (left to right)
Not pictured: Adele Bunbury-Blanchette

2016 ARSL Research Team


Back (left-right): Alexis LeFait, Michelle Gray, Logan Gray
Front (left-right): Amanda Griffin, Gavin Kernaghan