Author Paul Stamets is on the editorial board of The International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms and an advisor to the Program for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School, Tucson, Arizona. He is active in researching the medicinal properties of mushrooms, and is involved in two NIH funded clinical studies on cancer and HIV treatments using mushrooms as adjunct therapies. Having filed numerous patents on the antiviral, mycopesticidal, and mycoremediative properties of mushroom mycelia, his work has been called pioneering and visionary. A strong advocate of preserving biodiversity (mycodiversity), he supports research into the role of mushrooms for ecological restoration. He has written numerous books and papers on the subject of mushroom identification and cultivation. He has a particular interest in the hallucinogenic Psilocybin mushrooms, and has produced a guide book to them, Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World.