Welcome to the Kennedy Lab! We are broadly interested in the ecology of plant-microbe interactions. Much of our work has focused on symbioses between trees and ectomycorrhizal fungi, but has increasingly involved other groups of fungi as well as bacteria. Our research questions integrate multiple biological disciplines: mycology and microbiology, ecology and evolution, and molecular biology and biochemistry. Though field sampling and experiments along with greenhouse, growth chamber, and culture-based studies, we seek to mechanistically understand how biotic and abiotic factors influence both the structure and functioning of ecological communities.