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James M. Trappe

Ph.D., Washington (Seattle), 1962.


Research Area

Taxonomy of hypogeous fungi; floristics of alpine fungi; mycorrhizal ecology and applications; fungal-animal interactions.

Description of Research

Mycorrhizal ecology of subalpine and alpine ecosystems; mammal-truffle interactions; population ecology and functions of nonspecific biotrophic root endophytes; taxonomy of hypogeous fungi.


Trappe, J.M., M.A. Castellano, and M.J. Trappe. 1992. Australasian truffle-like fungi. IV. Malajczukia gen. nov. (Basidiomycotina, Mesophelliaceae). Aust. Syst. Bot. 5: 617-630.

Amaranthus, M.P. and J.M. Trappe. 1993. Effects of erosion on ecto- and VA-mycorrhizal inoculum potential of soil following forest fire in southwest Oregon. Plant and Soil 150: 41-49.

Cazares, E. and J.M. Trappe. 1993. Vesicular endophytes in roots of the Pinaceae. Mycorrhiza 1: 153-156.

Malcolm North, James Trappe, and Jerry Franklin. 1997. Standing crop and animal consumption of fungal sporocarps in Pacific Northwest Forests. Ecology 78(5):1543-1554.

Weber, Nancy S., James M. Trappe, and William C. Denison. 1997. Studies on Western American Pezizales. Collecting and Describing Ascomata-Macroscopic Features. Pages 153-176 in Mycotaxon, Vol. LXI.