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Daniel Winkler

Mushroaming.com

Daniel Winkler grew up collecting mushrooms in the Alps and studied geo-ecology in Munich and Berlin. Working on environmental issues in Tibet, Daniel soon focused on mushrooms, especially Caterpillar fungus, as an important aspect of Tibetan culture and a crucial source of rural livelihood, a phenomena Daniel published over a dozen research papers.

His research has been featured in National Georaphy, New York Times, Washington Post, and The Economist. After moving to Seattle in 1996, Daniel joined the Puget Sound Mycological Society (he is currently its vice-president), and is working as a mushroom educator, photographer, and author of Field Guides to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California (Harbour Publishing 2011/12). Since 2006, through his travel agency MushRoaming Daniel is organizing eco-tours to Tibet, the Amazon, Colombia, the Alps and a Truffle tour in Oregon. His research, travel exploits and thousands of subtitled images can be found on his extensive web pages at www.Mushroaming.com