Jiri Hulcr joined FFGS in 2012 and is jointly appointed with the UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department.
Jiri has developed a set of molecular approaches to explore the communities of ambrosia fungi and bacteria using the next generation sequencing.
He maintains a cryo-preserved collection of ambrosia beetles, their fungal and bacterial symbionts, and other ecologically or phylogenetically relevant fungi (over 100,000 samples).
Jiri's team is developing on-line interactive resources for wood boring beetles: ambrosiasymbiosis.org/
They provide forest pest diagnostics and management recommendations: Southern Tree Health Diagnostics Facebook Group
FOREST RESOURCES & CONSERVATION
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