Nicholas P. Money

Nicholas P. Money

Professor; Director, Western Program

111 Peabody Hall
Nik’s Website

Biographical Information

Nik is an expert on mycology and has authored a number of books that celebrate the diversity of the microbial world. In his research at Miami, he has pioneered the use of high-speed video microscopy to understand the explosive mechanisms used by fungi to launch their spores into the air.

Courses Taught

  • BIO 710: Graduate Seminars on variety of themes including, Darwinian Evolution, Biodiversity, & Mycology
  • WST 123: Biology and Society
  • WST 301: Interdisciplinary seminars on Science and Religion, & The Science and Art of Time

Recent Books and Articles

  • Money, N. P. 2018. The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization. Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York.
  • Money, N. P. 2017. Mushrooms: A Natural and Cultural History. Reaktion Books, London.
  • Money, N. P. 2016. Fungi: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Watkinson, S. C., Boddy, L. and N. P. Money, 2016. The Fungi, 3rd edition. Academic Press, Amsterdam.
  • Money, N. P. 2016. Review: Are mushrooms medicinal? Fungal Biology 120: 449-453.
  • Hassett, M. O., Fischer, M. W. F., and Money, N. P. 2015. Mushrooms as rainmakers: How spores act as nuclei for raindrops. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140407. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140407