Christine Fischer is a specialist in mycorrhizal fungi, with a special focus on the Black Truffle.
During the past 20 years she has worked with a team of researchers on the ecology and cultivation of Black Truffles in Spain at the Forest Science Center of Catalonia, where she leads a program for the certification of truffle seedlings. She has participated in numerous international meetings and workshops to share and promote the principles for the cultivation of truffles in Europe, the USA, and Australia.
Her appreciation for how truffles and mushrooms offer a unique opportunity to examine symbiotic relationships found in nature has inspired her to design Truffle and Mushroom Tours in rural communities of Spain. These events offer explorations of culture, ecology and gastronomy for small groups of adventurers, meeting with truffle hunters and growers, nurserymen, truffle dogs, scientists and culinary artists. She draws on her many years of outdoor adventures, travel and teaching in designing these celebratory trips.