Todd F. Elliott is a naturalist, photographer, and PhD candidate at the University of New England in Australia, where he is researching the ecological implications of vertebrate dispersal of fungi. His past research projects have taken him to six continents to work with a variety of organisms; his collaborations and publications from this research include the naming of more than 100 fungal species and 5 genera, and he is an author of the Timber Press field guide Mushrooms of the Southeast.
Michelle A. Jusino is a molecular ecologist who has a fondness for interactions between fungi and birds, bats, and beetles. Michelle is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Karl Vernes is an Associate Professor at the University of New England in Australia, where he researches ecology, conservation, and management of vertebrate fauna—mainly mammals. He has undertaken field work on a diversity of vertebrates in Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Bhutan, and has published more than 140 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on this research.