New fungus named in honor of Prof. Tom Gordon
A new fungal species, Leptographium gordonii, was recently named in honor of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Tom Gordon. This species is a member of the Ophiostomatoid fungi found in association with the red turpentine beetle, a bark beetle pest of pine trees. The study is from the lab of M.J. Wingfield, a long-time collaborator of Prof. Gordon, who described the etymology of the name as follows: "Named for Prof. Tom Gordon of the University of California, Davis, an exceptional plant pathologist who provided support and accommodation for MJW during sabbatical leave and during which many of the fungi described in this study were collected." The paper can be found here, with L. gordonii described on p. 185 of the article.