- Paul Stamets
Paul Stamets (born
July 17, 1955) is an American mycologist, author, and advocate of bioremediation. [ [http://kexp.org/programming/progpage.asp?showID=7#recent KEXP Interview with Paul Stamets.] ]
Research and advocacy
Stamets is on the editorial board of "The International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms," and is an advisor to the Program for Integrative Medicine at the
University of ArizonaMedical School, Tucson, Arizona. He is active in researching the medicinal properties of mushrooms, [ [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4783951 NPR "Smallpox Defense May Be Found in Mushrooms"] ] and is involved in two NIH-funded clinical studies on cancerand HIVtreatments using mushrooms as adjunct therapies. Having filed numerous patents on the antiviral, pesticidal, and remediative properties of mushroom mycelia, his work has been called pioneering and visionary. [ [http://archive.salon.com/tech/feature/2002/11/25/mushrooms/index.html Salon.com Technology: "How Mushrooms Will Save the World] ] A strong advocate of preserving biodiversity, Stamets supports research into the role of mushrooms for ecological restoration.
The author of numerous books and papers on the subject of mushroom identification and cultivation, Stamets has discovered four new species of mushrooms. He is an advocate of the
permaculturesystem of growing, and considers fungiculturea valuable but underutilized aspect of permaculture. He is also a leading researcher into the use of mushrooms in bioremediation, processes he terms mycoremediationand mycofiltration.
Stamets was the recipient of the "Bioneers Award" from The Collective Heritage Institute in 1998, [ [http://www.linktv.org/programs/bioneers06_ps LinkTV.org Bioneers 06] ] as well as the "Founder of a New Northwest Award" from the Pacific Rim Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils in 1999. His work was featured in the documentary film The 11th Hour. [ [http://11thhouraction.com/ideasandexperts/paulstamets 11thhouraction.com Ideas and Experts: Paul Stamets] ]
His business is family owned. Stamets has two children, Azureus and LaDena Stamets, and is married to Carolyn "Dusty" Wu Yao. Paul Staments is an accomplished
martial artsathlete, holding a black belt in Taekwondo(1979), and also in Hwa Rang Do(1994).
* "Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World" (2005, ISBN 1-58008-579-2)
* "MycoMedicinals: An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms" (1999, ISBN 0-9637971-9-0)
* "Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World" (1996, ISBN 0-89815-839-7)
* "Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms" (1996, ISBN 1-58008-175-4)
* "Mushroom Cultivator, The" (1983, ISBN 0-9610798-0-0)
* "Psilocybe Mushrooms & Their Allies" (1978, ISBN 0-930180-03-8)
* [http://www.fungi.com/ Fungi Perfecti] , Stamets's family run company.
** [http://www.fungi.com/front/stamets/index.html Stamets's Bio]
* [http://www.suesupriano.com/article.php?&id=24 Radio interview with Stamets]
* [http://agroinnovations.com/component/option,com_jd-wp/Itemid,173/cat,10/ 60 minute podcast interview with Paul Stamets via the Agroinnovations Podcast]
* [http://personallifemedia.com/podcasts/224-living-green/episodes/2914-paul-stamets-fungal-intelligence-21st Interview with Paul Stamets "How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World."]
* [http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/258 18 minute video presentation at TED (March 2008)]
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