Title: Research Plant Pathologist
Unit: Biological and Environmental Influences on Forest Health and Productivity
Address: Northern Research Station
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 231-9511
E-mail: Contact Daniel Lindner
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- Post-doctoral Fellow, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden
- Ph.D. Degree, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Dept. of Plant Pathology
- B.S. Degree, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Dept. of Botany
Civic & Professional Affiliations
Mycological Society of America, North American Mycological Association, Wisconsin Mycological Society
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
Why is This 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.
- 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
- 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. Mycologia. 105(2): 237-252.
- 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. Mycologia. 105(2): 253-259.
- 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. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79(4): 1293-1301
- 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. Mycologia. 104(5): 1200-1205.
- Banik, Mark T.; Lindner, Daniel L.; Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz; Lodge, Deborah J. 2012. A new species of Laetiporus (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) from the Caribbean basin. Banik, Mark T.; Lindner, Daniel L.; Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz; Lodge, Deborah J. 2012. A new species of Laetiporus (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) from the Caribbean basin. Kurtziana. 37(1): 15-21.
- Nakasone, Karen K.; Lindner, David N. 2012. Taxonomy of Pseudolagarobasidium (Polyporales, Basidiomycota). Fungal Diversity. 55: 155-169.
- 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). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Research and Development. 18 p.
- 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. Fungal Ecology. 5: 600-609.
- 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. North American Fungi. 6(4): 1-12.
- 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. Mycologia. 103(2): 241-246.
- 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. Fungal Ecology. 4: 449-460.
- 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. Mycologia. 103(4): 731-740.
- 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. Mycologia. 102(4): 911-917.
- Lindner, Daniel L.; Banik, Mark T. 2009. Effects of cloning and root-tip size on observations of fungal ITS sequences from Picea glauca roots. Mycologia. 101(1): 157?165.
- Baroni, T.J.; Bocsusis, N.; Lodge, D.J.; Lindner, D.L. 2008. A new species of Pleurocollybia (Tricholomataceae; Agaricales; Basidiomycetes) from Belize. Mycotaxon. 103: 353-363.
- Palmer, Jonathan M.; Lindner, Daniel L.; Volk, Thomas J. 2008. Ectomycorrhizal characterization of an American chestnut (Castanea dentata)-dominated community in Western Wisconsin. Mycorrhiza. 19: 27-36.
- Lindner, Daniel L.; Banik, Mark T. 2008. Molecular phylogeny of Laetiporus and other brown rot polypore genera in North America. Mycologia. 100(3): 417-430.
- 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. Mycologia. 98(2): 195?217.
- 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. Fungi in forest ecosystems : systematics, diversity, and ecology. New York : New York Botanical Garden, 2004. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden ; vol. 89: Pages -202