"I was aware then that my knowledge on the biology of soil fungi was woefully inadequate and it seemed appropriate to shift my emphasis from taxonomy to biology. I have always been interested in relationships among groups of organisms and soil is one of the richest sources of such associations. Topics such as mycorrhizae, mycoparasitism, fungistasis and soil-borne pathogens have attracted much attention. For the nematode-destroying fungi, however, the ranks of the investigators are thinner and, while many have published in this area, only a handful have contributed consistently over the years; hence this seemed an appropriate field for study."
The nematode-destroying fungi, p. 7
Excellent broad, easy-to-understand introduction to the carnivorous fungi.
Also available as an offprint. This is part of Thorn's Masters thesis, with hopefully a contribution from Barron as well. :-)
"My field guide on the mushrooms of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States covers over 600 species of fungi with more than 650 photographs." I would say that the photographs are probably more gorgeous than those in any other field guide. George notes that this means the descriptions are a bit short (space, you know), but those are the breaks. The same book is also on sale in Canada as Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada. Many reviewers noted that the book includes especially nice coverage of the slime molds.