Scientists & Staff
- New Funding Supports Search for Solutions to White-Nose Syndrome
August 6, 2014
- Forest Service Scientists Identify Key Fungal Species that Help Explain Mysteries of White Nose Syndrome
July 25, 2013
- More Accurate, Sensitive DNA Test Allows Early Identification of the Fungus Causing White Nose Syndrome
March 13, 2013
- Forest Service Part of Team Sequencing 1,000 Fungal Genomes
November 7, 2011
Biological and Environmental Influences on Forest Health and Productivity
Research Plant Pathologist
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
Contact Daniel Lindner
My current research examines how human actions can affect fungal communities, and how the resulting changes can affect ecosystem function, especially carbon cycling. I am particularly interested in wood-inhabiting fungi and the development of DNA-based methods for detecting fungi in environmental samples. I also work with biosystematics of fungi, with an emphasis on fungi in the Antrodia-clade of polypores. Current projects include:
- Investigating the effects of nitrogen fertilization on wood-decay rates and carbon respiration in northern forests
- Determining the effects of mortality agent (wind-throw vs. beetle-kill) on decay patterns in spruce forests
- Investigating evolutionary patterns and species boundaries in Laetiporus (Sulfur Shelf or Chicken of the Woods) and Wolfiporia
- Bio-geographic and systematic studies of fungi from the Caribbean basin, especially Belize
- Surveys of root-associated fungi in the upper Midwestern US, including mycorrhizal fungi associated with American chestnut
- Determining the effects of biomass harvesting on wood-inhabiting fungal communities in aspen ecosystems
- Investigating species boundaries and evolutionary relationships in the brown-rot genus Daedalea
Why This Research is Important
Fungi are the only organisms capable of efficiently releasing the carbon stored in woody plant material. When human actions affect fungal communities, the resulting changes could affect how much carbon an ecosystem sequesters or returns to the atmosphere. DNA-based methods for studying wood-inhabiting fungal communities are needed to fully understand the links between changes in the fungal community and changes in decay rates and carbon respiration.
- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden, Post-doctoral Fellow ,
- University of Wisconsin,Madison, Ph.D. Dept. of Plant Pathology,
- University of Wisconsin,Madison, B.S. Dept. of Botany,
- Mycological Society of America
- North American Mycological Association
- Wisconsin Mycological Society
Featured Publications & Products
- Stodola, Eric; Buehler, David; Kim, Daniel; Franzreb, Kathleen; Linder, Daniel. 2010. Biotic and Abiotic factors governing nestling-period length in the ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla).
- Lindner, Daniel L.; Banik, Mark T. 2009. Effects of cloning and root-tip size on observations of fungal ITS sequences from Picea glauca roots.
- Lindner, Daniel L.; Banik, Mark T. 2008. Molecular phylogeny of Laetiporus and other brown rot polypore genera in North America.
- Palmer, Jonathan M.; Lindner, Daniel L.; Volk, Thomas J. 2008. Ectomycorrhizal characterization of an American chestnut (Castanea dentata)-dominated community in Western Wisconsin.
- Baroni, T.J.; Bocsusis, N.; Lodge, D.J.; Lindner, D.L. 2008. A new species of Pleurocollybia (Tricholomataceae; Agaricales; Basidiomycetes) from Belize.
Publications & Products
- Brazee, Nicholas J.; Lindner, Daniel L.; D'Amato, Anthony W.; Fraver, Shawn; Forrester, Jodi A.; Mladenoff, David J. 2014. Disturbance and diversity of wood-inhabiting fungi: effects of canopy gaps and downed woody debris.
- Lorch, Jeffrey M.; Lindner, Daniel L.; Gargas, Andrea; Muller, Laura K; Minnis, Andrew M.; Blehert, David S. 2013. A culture-based survey of fungi in soil from bat hibernacula in the eastern United States and its implications for detection of Geomyces destructans, the causal agent of bat white-nose syndrome.
- Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz; Lindner, Daniel L.; Miettinen, Otto; Justo, Alfredo; Hibbett, David S. 2013. A phylogenetic overview of the antrodia clade (Basidiomycota, Polyporales).
- Muller, Laura K; Lorch, Jeffrey M.; Lindner, Daniel L.; O'Connor, Michael; Gargas, Andrea; Blehert, David S. 2013. Bat white-nose syndrome: A real-time TaqMan polymerase chain reaction test targeting the intergenic spacer region of Geomyces destructans.
- Lorch, Jeffrey M.; Muller, Laura K.; Russell, Robin E.; O'Connor, Michael; Lindner, Daniel L.; Blehert, David S. 2013. Distribution and environmental persistence of the causative agent of white-nose syndrome, Geomyces destructans, in bat hibernacula of the eastern United States.
- Lindner, Daniel L.; Carlsen, Tor; Nilsson, Henrik; Davey, Marie; Schumacher, Trond; Kauserud, Havard. 2013. Employing 454 amplicon pyrosequencing to reveal intragenomic divergence in the internal transcribed spacer rDNA region in fungi.
- Lodge, D. Jean; Padamsee, Mahajabeen; Matheny, P. Brandon; Aime, M. Catherine; Cantrell, Sharon A.; Boertmann, David; Kovalenko, Alexander; Vizzini, Alfredo; Dentinger, Bryn T.M.; Kirk, Paul M.; Ainsworth, A. Martin; Moncalvo, Jean-Marc; Vilgalys, Rytas; Larsson, Ellen; Lucking, Robert; Griffith, Gareth W.; Smith, Matthew E.; Norvell, Lorilei L.; Desjardin, Dennis E.; Redhead, Scott A.; Ovrebo, Clark L.; Lickey, Edgar B.; Ercole, Enrico; Hughes, Karen W.; Courtecuisse, Regis; Young, Anthony; Binder, Manfred; Minnis, Andrew M.; Lindner, Daniel L.; Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz; Haight, John; Laessoe, Thomas; Baroni, Timothy J.; Geml, Jozsef; Hattori, Tsutomu. 2013. Molecular phylogeny, morphology, pigment chemistry and ecology in Hygrophoraceae (Agaricales).
- Minnis, Andrew M.; Lindner, Daniel L. 2013. Phylogenetic evaluation of Geomyces and allies reveals no close relatives of Pseudogymnoascus destructans, comb nov, in bat hibernacula of eastern North America.
- Brazee, Nicholas J.; Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz; Banik, Mark T.; Lindner, Daniel L. 2012. Armillaria altimontana, a new species from the western interior of North America.
- Banik, Mark T.; Lindner, Daniel L.; Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz; Lodge, Deborah J. 2012. A new species of Laetiporus (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) from the Caribbean basin.
- Nakasone, Karen K.; Lindner, David N. 2012. Taxonomy of Pseudolagarobasidium (Polyporales, Basidiomycota).
- Amelon, Sybill; Brooks, Robert T.; Glaeser, Jessie; Friggens, Megan; Lindner, Daniel; Loeb, Susan C.; Lynch, Ann; Minnis, Drew; Perry, Roger; Rowland, Mary M.; Tomosy, Monica; Weller, Ted. 2012. U.S. Forest Service Research and Development (USFS R/D) national science strategy on White Nose Syndrome (WNS).
- Brazee, Nicholas J.; Lindner, Daniel L.; Fraver, Shawn; D'Amato, Anthony W.; Milo, Amy M. 2012. Wood-inhabiting, polyporoid fungi in aspen-dominated forests managed for biomass in the U.S. Lake States.
- Lindner, Daniel L.; Ryvarden, Leif; Baroni, Timothy J. 2011. A new species of Daedalea (Basidiomycota) and a synopsis of core species in Daedalea sensu stricto.
- Lindner, Daniel L.; Gargas, Andrea; Lorch, Jeffrey M.; Banik, Mark T.; Glaeser, Jessie A.; Kunz, Thomas H.; Blehert, David S. 2011. DNA-based detection of the fungal pathogen Geomyces destructans in soils from bat hibernacula.
- Lindner, Daniel L.; Vasaitis, Rimvydas; Kubartova, Ariana; Allmer, Johan; Johannesson, Hanna; Banik, Mark T.; Stenlid, Jan. 2011. Initial fungal colonizer affects mass loss and fungal community development in Picea abies logs 6 yr after inoculation.
- Lindner, Daniel L.; Banik, Mark T. 2011. Intragenomic variation in the ITS rDNA region obscures phylogenetic relationships and inflates estimates of operational taxonomic units in genus Laetiporus.
- Clausen, Carol A.; Lindner, Daniel L. 2011. Shading aboveground L-joint and lap-joint tests : comparison of white pine and sugar maple test assemblies.
- Banik, Mark T.; Lindner, Daniel L.; Ota, Yuko; Hattori, Tsutomu. 2010. Relationships among North American and Japanese Laetiporus isolates inferred from molecular phylogenetics and single-spore incompatibility reactions.
- Baroni, Timothy J.; Franco-Molano, Ana Esperanza; Lodge, D. Jean; Lindner, Daniel L.; Horak, Egon; Hofstetter, Valerie. 2007. Arthromyces and Blastosporella, two new genera of conidia-producing lyophylloid agarics (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) from the neotropics.
- Clausen, Carol A.; Highley, Terry L.; Lindner, Daniel L. 2006. Early detection and progression of decay in L-joints and lap-joints in a moderate decay hazard zone.
- Lindner, Daniel L.; Burdsall, Harold H., Jr.; Stanosz, Glen R. 2006. Species diversity of polyporoid and corticioid fungi in northern hardwood forests with differing management histories.
- Lindner, Daniel L; Burdsall, Harold H.; Stanosz, Glen R. 2006. Species diversity of polyporoid and corticioid fungi in northern hardwood forests with differing management histories.
- Czederpiltz, D.L.L.; Wikler, K.; Radmacher, M.R.; Volk, T.J.; Hadar, Y.; Micales, J. 2004. Biodiversity of wood-inhabiting fungi in Israeli pine forests.
National Research Highlights
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