Staff Bio for Keith Egger

Keith Egger
Board Member

Keith is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC who recently retired to Bridgetown, NS. During his research career he studied fungi and microbial ecology, especially how microbial communities respond to disturbance and how fungal associations with plant roots (mycorrhizas) respond to climate change. Since moving to NS he has been pursuing opportunities for mycological studies in Kejimkujik National Park and the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve. He brings a perspective on fungi and belowground ecology to the MTRI board and serves on the Education and Outreach Committee. When he is not collecting and studying mushrooms, he engages in his astrophotography hobby, taking pictures of distant nebulas and galaxies.