, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 399–402 | Cite as

Dr. Edward Hacskaylo: a memoir and tribute

  • C. P. Patrick Reid


Edward Hacskaylo was a pioneer in many aspects of mycorrhiza research and significantly influenced our understanding of the physiology and ecology of mycorrhizas. This memoir highlights Dr. Hacskaylo’s many contributions and his impact on mycorrhiza research, especially through his encouragement and mentoring of young scientists.


Ectomycorrhizas Mycorrhiza conferences Research mentoring Rememberances 



Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Mycorrhiza Society has granted permission to use the photograph in Fig. 2, previously published in Hacskayo (1972) Mycorrhiza—Ultimate in reciprocal parasitism. BioScience 22: 577-582.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor Emeritus, University of ArizonaFort CollinsUSA

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