Donald H. Pfister

Donald H. Pfister is the Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. Pfister teaches courses on plants and human affairs and the biology of fungi, and has served as the director of the Harvard University Herbaria for nearly 20 years, most recently as interim director. He has traveled several times to southern and central Chile to focus on his true passion, the study of fungi, and conducted field studies throughout the Americas and Asia. Along with colleagues from the University of Florida and in Chile, he is studying fungi at the extreme end of the continent in the environmentally fragile region around Punta Arenas, Chile.