In todays show, we talk all about zombie fungi with our good friend Daniel Winkler, a cordyceps expert. We talk about entomopathogenic fungi acting as endophytes, mycorrhizas, parasites and beyond. In this episode you will learn about the cause and effects of these sci-fi mushrooms.
Daniel grew up in Munich, Bavaria, and started hunting Steinpilz (Boletus edulis) with his family at age three. Daniel is the author of field guides to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California (both Harbour Publishing, 2011 and 2012), Amazon Mushrooms (2014, co-authored) and brand a new “Field guide to Mushrooms of North America with Robert Rogers”. He grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and has been foraging for over 20 years in the PNW and beyond, sharing his enthusiasm as a mushroom educator and guide and as Puget sound mycologal society vic e-president. His Cordyceps research has been featured in The Economist, National Geographic, New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, BBC World Service etc. In the last decade Daniel started exploring neotropical fungi. With his travel agency MushRoaming Daniel is organizing mushroom focused eco-adventures to Tibet, Bhutan, China, the Amazon, Colombia, the Austrian Alps and the Pacific Northwest since 2007.