Nicholas P. Money

Nik 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. 2021. Nature Fast and Nature Slow: How Life Works from Fractions of a Second to Billions of Years. Reaktion Books, London & University of Chicago Press.

  • Money, N. P. 2019. The Selfish Ape: Human Nature and Our Path to Extinction. Reaktion Books, London & University of Chicago Press, & translations published in Italian, Turkish, Japanese, & Chinese.

  • Money, N. P. 2018. The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization. Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York.

  • Money, N. P. 2022. Action and inertia in the study of hyphal growth. Fungal Biology Reviews 41: 24-30.

  • Money, N. P. and Fischer, M. W. F. 2021. Weighing amoebas. The American Biology Teacher 83: 571-574.

  • Money, N. P. 2021. Hyphal and mycelial consciousness: the concept of the fungal mind. Fungal Biology 125: 257-259.