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About Us
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Harnessing forest fungal networks to address the climate crisis.

About Us

Soils are alive. A handful of soil can contain hundreds of miles of fungal hyphae, microscopic facilitators of soil and plant health. Science is only now beginning to grasp the profound effects incredible soil fungal biodiversity has on forests.

At Funga, we use the forest fungal microbiome to improve forestry outcomes and address the climate crisis while enhancing beneficial microbial biodiversity. We combine modern DNA sequencing and machine learning technology with breakthrough research on the forest microbiome to put the right native, biodiverse communities of mycorrhizal fungi in the right place. This leads to more quality wood created more quickly, more carbon sequestered, and more resilient forests.

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The Team

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Dr. Colin Averill

Founder,
Chief Scientific Officer

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Erika Randolph

Head of Business Strategy and Operations

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Josh Parrish

Chief Growth Officer

The Team
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Dr. Ian Ware

Lead Forest Scientist

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Dr. Ann Raiho

Lead Data Scientist

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Dr. Caylon Yates

Microbiome Scientist

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J. Anthony Seliskar

Landowner Engagement Manager

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Dr. Dawson Fairbanks

Bioinformatician

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Dr. Alison Ketz

Ecological Data Scientist

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Joey Webber

Product Marketing Manager

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Amelia Pokorny

Operations Manager

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Jenna Luecke

Head of Communications

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Will Canine

Business Strategy
Consultant

Advisors

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Dr. Matt Wallenstein

Head of Soil Science at Syngenta, Cofounder of Growcentia

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Jonathan Hennek

Former VP and Global Head of Carbon Product at Indigo

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Lauren Serota

Product Research and Development Consultant

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Dr. Tom Crowther

Professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH Zürich and founder of Crowther Lab

Partners

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News & Updates
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