Richard O’Hanlon is a forest ecologist and mycologist from Ireland. He completed a six month Fellowship in July, 2012. His research focused on the difference in macrofungal communities between the native Sitka spruce forests here in the Pacific Northwest and the non-native Sitka spruce forests of Ireland and Britain. Richard’s Fellowship was sponsored in part by the Council for Forest Research and Development (COFORD). More information on his research can be found on his website www.rohanlon.org.