Jessie A. Glaeser
Title: Research Plant Pathologist
Unit: Biological and Environmental Influences on Forest Health and Productivity
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
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- Post-doctoral research associate, Cornell University stationed with USDA-ARS, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD.
- Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. March, 1985. Plant Pathology.
- B.S., Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, Doylestown, PA. May, 1979. Agronomy.
Civic & Professional Affiliations
- Mycological Society of America
- American Phytopathological Society
- North American Mycological Society
- Wisconsin Mycological Society
- International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society
- Western International Forest Disease Working Committee
- Identification and biosystematics of polyporoid wood decay fungi.
- Development of new identification techniques for detection of the pathogen Heterobasidion annosum.
- Development of techniques that induce the formation of spalted wood to add value to lesser used hardwood species.
Why is This Important
Wood decay fungi are extremely important in the forest. Some, like Heterobasidion annosum, are serious pathogens that kill trees, while others are saprotrophic, breaking down woody debris and returning carbon and nutrients to the soil. The identification of decay fungi is often difficult, especially among the polypores, which frequently do not have distinctive microscopic characteristics. Developing better tools for fungal identification will allow us to identify potentially invasive nonnative pathogens and assess the health of disturbed and nondisturbed forests through their fungal communities. The scientific development of techniques for the use of white rot fungi in the production of highly valued spalted wood will provide a market for lower valued hardwood species.
- Investigating species boundaries and evolutionary relationships in the white rot genus Trametes.
- The effect of climate change on the distribution of white-rot and brown-rot fungi.
- Smith, Kevin T.; Glaeser, Jessie A. 2013. Skeleton decay in red cedar. Arborist News. 22 (3): 32-34.
- Glaeser, Jessie A. 2012. Online resources for the identification of North American wood decay fungi. Arborist News. December: 55-56.
- 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.
- Glaeser, Jessie A.; Smith, Kevin T. 2010. Decay fungi associated with oaks and other hardwoods in the western United States. In: Proceedings of the 6th western hazard tree workshop; 2010 June 14-18; Medford, OR. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 19-31.
- Glaeser, Jessie A.; Smith, Kevin T. 2010. Decay fungi of oaks and associated hardwoods for western arborists. Western Arborist. Winter 2010: 32-46.
- Glaeser, Jessie A.; Nakasone, Karen K. 2010. Recent change in the nomenclature of Phellinus pini: What is Porodaedalea?. In: Proceedings of the 6th western hazard tree workshop; 2010 June 14-18; Medford, OR. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 46-50.
- Winandy, Jerrold E.; Muehl, James H.; Glaeser, Jessie A.; Schmidt, Walter. 2007. Chicken feather fiber as an additive in MDF composites. Jounral of natural fibers. Vol. 4, no. 1 (2007): pages 35-48
- Kliejunas, John T; Burdsall, Harold H.; DeNitto, Gregg A.; Eglitis, Andris; Haugen, Dennis A.; Haverty, Michael I.; Micales-Glaeser, Jessie A. 2006. Pest risk assessment of the importation into the United States of unprocessed Pinus logs and chips from Australia. FHTET (Series) 2006-06. [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, 2006: xii, 159 pages.
- 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
- Micales-Glaeser, Jessie A.; Lloyd, Jeffrey D.; Woods, Thomas L. 2004. Efficacy of didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC), disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT), and chlorothalonil (CTL) against common mold fungi. IRG documents 2004 : IRG 35, 6-10 June 2004, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2004.  Pages.
- Kliejunas, John T.; Burdsall, Harold H., Jr.; DeNitto, Gregg A.; Eglitis, Andris; Haugen, Dennis A.; Harverty, Michael I.; Micales, Jessie A.; Tkacz, Borys M.; Powell, Mark R. 2003. Pest risk assessment of the importation into the United States of unprocessed logs and chips of eighteen Eucalypt species from Australia.. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-137. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2003. 206 pages.
- Winandy, Jerold E.; Muehl, James H.; Micales, Jessie A.; Raina, Ashok; Schmidt, Walter. 2003. Potential of chicken feather fibre in wood MDF composites. EcoComp 2003, Queen Mary, University of London, September 1-2, 2003: 6 pages
- Micales, Jessie A. 2002. What do you need to know to get started with wood and fish waste composting?. In:Proceedings of the Wood 'n' Fish Composting Workshop, Small Industry Waste Manangement in Alaska : a Workshop on Utilization Opportunities for Fish and Wood Waste, April 11, 2001. [S.l. : s.n.], 2002: pages 3-8.
- Nicholls, David; Richard, Thomas; Micales, Jesse A. 2002. Wood and fish residuals composting in Alaska. Biocycle. (Apr. 2002): pages 32-34
- Celimene, Catherine C.; Micales, Jessie A.; Ferge, Leslie; Young, Raymond A. 1999. Efficacy of pinosylvins against white-rot and brown-rot fungi . Holzforschung. Vol. 53, no. 5 (1999).:p. 491-497 : ill.