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PhD Botany Ohio State University 1977
My research focuses on fungal diversity and ecology. I teach a required core course called Biodiversity in the Biology undergraduate program.
I work primarily on molecular phylogenetics of fungi. This involves obtaining DNA sequences of fungi, described and undescribed, and analyzing these to determine placement in the overall phylogeny of fungi.
I teach a required core course in the Biology undergraduate program called Biodiversity. This covers organismal biology in a Tree of Life approach that identifies major categories of organisms, their relationships to each other and their identifying characteristics.
- Lawrey, J. D., P. Diederich, M. P. Nelsen, C. Freebury, D. Van den Broeck, M. Sikaroodi & D. Ertz. 2012. Phylogenetic placement of lichenicolous Phoma species in the Phaeosphaeriaceae (Pleosporales, Dothideomycetes). Fungal Diversity 55: 195-213.
- Lücking, R., M. Dal-Forno, M. Sikaroodi, P. M. Gillevet, F. Bungartz, B. Moncada, A. Yánez-Ayabaca, J. L. Chaves, L. F. Coca & J. D. Lawrey. 2014. A single macrolichen constitutes hundreds of unrecognized species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 111: 11091-11096.
- Lawrey, J. D., G. Marson, J. Etayo, M. Dal-Forno, K. Driscoll & P. Diederich. 2015. Molecular data support establishment of a new genus for the lichenicolous species Neobarya usneae (Hypocreales). The Bryologist 118: 83-92.
- Diederich, P., J. D. Lawrey & D. Ertz. 2018. The 2018 classification and checklist of lichenicolous fungi, with 2000 non-lichenized, obligately lichenicolous taxa. The Bryologist 121: 340-425.