Expert Advisory Group (EAG)

The Expert Advisory Group (EAG) is a 2019-2020 Board initiative to add value to NATGA memberships by offering timely information on research.

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Shannon Berch

President Truffle Association of British Columbia


Shannon Berch retired in 2019 from and is now an Emerita Research Scientist with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment; she is also an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and an associate member in Botany at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Bryce Kendrick kindled her interest in mycology during an undergraduate course he taught at the University of Waterloo. She completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Waterloo, her PhD with Dr. J.-Andre Fortin at Laval University, and a post-doc with Dr. Jim Trappe in Corvallis OR. She is a Founding Member of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society and of the Truffle Association of BC.