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Ben Lemmond

Graduate Student

Ben Lemmond


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Smith Lab Graduate Student

  • Education

    B.A.&Sc., International Studies and Environmental Science (2009). The Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA)

    M.S., Plant Biology, Field Naturalist concentration (2016). University of Vermont (Burlington, VT).

  • Research

    I study truffles in the genus Tuber with a focus on a group of native Tuber species that are commonly encountered as mycorrhizal symbionts to cultivated pecans (Carya illinoinensis) in orchard settings. My work addresses several unresolved aspects of the so-called "pecan truffle" system. I aim to use my research to illuminate the possibilities and obstacles to cultivating this regional delicacy.

  • Publications

    You can review my publications on my Google Scholar Page