I’m interested in biodiversity, especially its conservation. Main research topics: identification of macromycetes; ecology of fungi growing on wood; mycorrhizae; problems of fungal conservation; practical applications of fungi. I focus on the study of rare fungi in forest ecosystems and the application of conservation and restoration measures. Another topic of interest is the ethnomycology of fungi and their resource use. Traditional methods of fungal microscopy, DNA barcoding and metacoding of environmental samples are used.