D. Jean Lodge
Sabana Station, Rt. 988 and 983
Luquillo, PR 00745
Current research examines:
- Rebuilding the phylogenetic and systematic understanding of basidiomycete fungi
- Contributing to the All Taxon Biotic Inventory of the Great Smoky Mt. National Park
- Fungal decomposer responses to disturbance (storms and silvicultural practices)
- The roles of different decomposer fungal groups in maintaining soil carbon and fertility
- Use of decomposer fungi in restoration
I am gathering data on fungal phylogeny that can be applied to biogeography to gain a better understanding of their relatedness to other species, whether related species share similar ecological roles, and how fungi (including invasive species and pathogens) spread and evolve. I am always looking for new or emerging forest disease problems caused by fungi. I am also interested in the fate of soil carbon derived from different fungal decomposition processes (how much is lost to the atmosphere as CO2 or stored, the form, and the function/value to forest productivity), especially in light of their responses to regional and global change.
- Ecology of ectomycorrhizal vs arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Populus and Salix.
- Factors controlling fungal diversity in tropical forests & methods for measuring fungal diversity
- Nutrient cycling by fungi in wet tropical forests.
- Disturbance and recovery of tropical forest from landslides and hurricanes.
Why This Research is Important
Molecular methods are increasingly being used to detect forest pathogens and changes in microbial communities in response to disturbance or stress, but use of those methods is dependent on having a strong backbone provided by DNA sequences and phylogenetic trees that are based on them. The All-Taxon Biotic Inventory of the Great Smoky Mt. National Park serves to establish benchmarks for an important forested recreational area that is changing rapidly because of introduced pathogens and insects, air pollution and climate change, while simultaneously providing genetic material for rebuilding the fungal tree of life. Fungi and other microbes regulate the release of nutrients from debris as well as the availability of soil nutrient pools, so determining how fungi respond to storm damage or silvicultural practices is critical for predicting the availability of nutrients for tree growth. Furthermore, different types of decay result in different types of soil organic matter, which is critical in the maintenance of soil fertility and forest productivity. On steep forest slopes, fungi are critical for maintaining leaf litter in place which then protects the soil from erosion, and slows siltation of water reservoirs.
- North Carolina State University, Ph.D. Botany/Ecology program,
- North Carolina State University, M.S. Department of Plant Pathology,
- Kent State University, B.S. Department of Biology,
- Mycological Society of America, Elected Executive Officer (2012 - Current)
MSA Vice President 2012-2013 MSA President Elect 2013-2015 MSA President 2014-2015
- Puerto Rican Mycological Society, Founding Officer And Member (1998 - Current)
- British Mycological Society, Member (1997 - Current)
Associate Editor for Fungal Ecology 2009 to present Editor for Mycological Research2001-2003. Planning Committee Member, British Mycological Society, Tropical Rainforest Expedition 1990-1994; co-leader of one of the two expeditions in 2004; co-editor of a Special Feature on the expedition in 1995.
- Association for the Advancement of Science, Member, Fellow (1995 - Current)
- Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Member (1987 - Current)
- Mycological Society of America, Member, Chair (2010 - 2013)
Member of MSAProgram Committee, Aug 2010 to 2013 (Chair in 2012). Member of MSA Program Committee 2003-2006 (Chair in 2005). Chair MSA Membership Committee 2010-2012. Co-chair of MSA Workshop committee 2004. Co-organizer of Mycoblitz in support of the All Taxon Biotic Inventory of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park 2004. Elected MSA Councilor for Ecology-Pathology 2000-2003. Editorial Board for Mycologia 1994-1999. Chair of the Editorial Board of Mycological Memoirs 1995-1999. Chair of the MSA Biodiversity Committee 1999-2001. Official MSA Liaison for Fungal Biodiversity and Conservation 1993-1995. Member of the MSA International Committee 1996-1999.
- Society for Conservation Biology, Member (2010 - 2013)
Awards & Recognition
- • Distinguished Mycologist Award, Puerto Rican Mycological Society, 2007
Awarded by the Puerto Rican Mycological Society in recognition of contributions to Mycology in Puerto Rico
- • Certificate of Merit, from the USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, 2007
For contributing to Fungi of Puerto Rico websites
- • Forest Service Chief’s Award, 2003
For outstanding contributions to biodiversity and mycological research in the tropics
- • USDA Sectretary’s Plow Honor Award, 2002
For maintaining and enhancing the nation’s natural resources and environment
- • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, 2001
Selected for outstanding research and leadership
- • Fellow of the Mycological Society of America, 2001
Selected for contibutions to the Mycological Society of America and research contributions to mycology.
Featured Publications & Products
- 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).
- Cantrell, Sharon A.; Lodge, D. Jean; Cruz, Carlos A.; García, Luis M.; Pérez-Jiménez, Jose R.; Molina, Marirosa. 2013. Differential abundance of microbial functional groups along the elevation gradient from the coast to the Luquillo Mountains.
- Lilleskov, Erik; Callaham, Jr. Mac A.; Pouyat, Richard; Smith, Jane E.; Castellano, Michael; Gonzalez, Grizelle; Lodge, D. Jean; Arango, Rachel; Green, Frederick. 2010. Invasive soil organisms and their effects on belowground processes.
- Desjardin, Dennis E.; Lodge, D. Jean; Stevani, Cassius V.; Nagasawa, Eiji. 2010. Luminescent Mycena: new and noteworthy species.
Publications & Products
- Gonzalez, G.; Lodge, D.J.; Richardson, B.A.; Richardson, M.J. 2014. A canopy trimming experiment in Puerto Rico: The response of litter decomposition and nutrient release to canopy opening and debris deposition in a subtropical wet forest.
- Lodge, D. Jean; Voitk, Andrus. 2014. The birth and fate of new generic names.
- Lodge, D. Jean. 2014. The splitting of Hygrocybe.
- Walker, Lawrence R.; Shiels, Aaron B.; Bellingham, Peter J.; Sparrow, Ashley D.; Fetcher, Ned; Landau, Fred H.; Lodge, Deborah J. 2013. Changes in abiotic influences on seed plants and ferns during 18 years of primary succession on Puerto Rican landslides.
- Hughes, Karen W.; Petersen, Ronald H.; Lodge, D. Jean; Bergemann, Sarah E.; Baumgartner, Kendra; Tulloss, Rodham E.; Lickey, Edgar; Cifuentes, Joaquin. 2013. Evolutionary consequences of putative intra- and interspecific hybridiation in agaric fungi.
- Glaeser, J.A.; Nakasone, K.K.; Lodge, D.J.; Ortiz-Santana, B.; Lindner, D.L. 2013. The culture collection and herbarium of the Center for Forest Mycology Research: A national resource.
- Walker, L. R.; Shiels, A. B.; Bellingham, P. J.; Sparrow, A. D.; Fetcher, N.; Landau, F. H.; Lodge, D. J. 2013. The shifting influence of abiotic drivers during landslide succession in Puerto Rico.
- Hanna, J. W.; Graca, R. N.; Kim, M. -S.; Ross-Davis, A. L.; Hauff, R. D.; Uchida, J. W.; Kadooka, C. Y.; Rayamajhi, M. B.; Arguedas Gamboa, M.; Lodge, D. J.; Medel-Ortiz, R. Medel; Lopez Ramirez, A.; Cannon, P. G.; Alfenas, A. C.; Klopfenstein, N. B. 2012. A bioclimatic approach to predict global regions with suitable climate space for Puccina psidii.
- Banik, Mark T.; Lindner, Daniel L.; Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz; Lodge, Deborah J. 2012. A new species of Laetiporus (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) from the Caribbean basin.
- Harder, Christoffer Bugge; Lodge, D. Jean; Petersen, Ronald H.; Hughes, Karen W.; Blanco, Joaquin Cifuentes; Froslev, Tobias Guldberg; Læssoe, Thomas. 2012. Amyloidity is not diagnostic for species in the Mycena pearsoniana complex (Mycena sectio Calodontes).
- Lebrón, Ligia; Lodge, Jean D.; Bayman, Paul. 2012. Differences in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi among three coffee cultivars in Puerto Rico.
- McDowell, W.H.; Scatena, F.N.; Waide, R.B.; Brokaw, N.; Camilo, G.R.; Covich, A.P.; Crowl, T.A.; Gonzalez, G.; Greathouse, E.A.; Klawinski, P.; Lodge, D.J.; Lugo, A.E.; Pringle, C.M.; Richardson, B.A.; Richardson, M.J.; Schaefer, D.A.; Silver, W.L.; Thompson, J.; Vogt, D.J.; Vogt, K.A.; Willig, M.R.; Woolbright, L.L.; Zou, X.; Zimmerman, J.K. 2012. Geographic and ecological setting of the Luquillo Mountains.
- Willig, M.R.; Bloch, C.P.; Covich, A.P.; Hall, C.A.S.; Lodge, D.J.; Lugo, A.E.; Silver, W.L.; Waide, R.B.; Walker, L.R.; Zimmerman, J.K. 2012. Long-term research in the Luquillo Mountains, synthesis and foundations for the future.
- Brokaw, N.; Zimmerman, J.K.; Willig, M.; Camilo, G.; Covich, A.; Crowl, T.; Fetcher, N.; Haines, B.; Lodge, J.; Lugo, A.E.; Myster, R.; Pringle, C.M.; Sharpe, J.; Scatena, F.; Schowalter, T.; Silver, W.; Thompson, J.; Vogt, D.; Vogt, K.; Waide, R.; Walker, L.; Woolbright, L.; Wunderle, J.M., Jr..; Zou, X. 2012. Response to disturbance, Chapter 5.
- Crowl, T.A.; Brokaw, N.; Waide, R.B.; Gonzalez, G.; Beard, K.H.; Greathouse, E.A.; Lugo, A.E.; Covich, A.P.; Lodge, D.J.; Pringle, C.M.; Thompson, J.; Belovsky, G.E. 2012. When and where biota matter, linking disturbance regime, species characteristics, and dynamics of communities and ecosystems.
- Ovrebo, Clark L.; Lodge, D. Jean; Aime, M. Catherine. 2011. A new Cantharocybe from Belize with notes on the type of Cantharocybe gruberi.
- Dentinger, Bryn T.M.; Lodge, D.Jean; Munkacsi, Andrew B.; Desjardin, Dennis E.; McLaughlin, David J. 2009. Phylogenetic placement of an unusual coral mushroom challenges the classic hypothesis of strict coevolution in the Apterostigma pilosum group ant-fungus mutualism.
- Baroni, T.J.; Bocsusis, N.; Lodge, D.J.; Lindner, D.L. 2008. A new species of Pleurocollybia (Tricholomataceae; Agaricales; Basidiomycetes) from Belize.
- Cantrell, Sharon A.; Lodge, D. Jean. 2008. Capítulo 4: Hongos.
- Lodge, D.J.; Ovrebo, C.L. 2008. First records of Hygrophoraceae from Panama including a new species of Camarophyllus and a new veiled species in Hygrocybe section Firmae.
- Lodge, D. Jean; Læssøe, Thomas; Aime, M. Catherine; Henkel, Terry W.; Aime, M. Catherine; Henkel, Terry W. 2008. Montane and cloud forest specialists among neotropical Xylaria species.
- Baroni, Timothy J.; Franco-molano, Ana Esperanza; Lodge, D. Jean; Lindner, Daniel L.; Horak, Egon; Hofstetter, Valerie. 2007. Arthrornyces and Blastosporella, two new genera of conidia-producing lyophylloid agarics (Agaricales, Basidiornycota) from the neotropics.
- Castellano, Michael A.; Trappe, James M.; Lodge, D. Jean. 2007. Mayamontana coccolobae (Basidiomycota), a new sequestrate taxon from Belize.
- Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz; Lodge, D. Jean; Baroni, Timothy J.; Both, Ernst E. 2007. Boletes from Belize and the Dominican Republic.
- Lodge, D. Jean; McDowell, William H.; Macy, Jordan; Ward, Sarah Katherine; Leisso, Rachel; Claudio-Campos, Karla; Kuhnert, Kerstin. 2007. Distribution and role of mat-forming saprobic basidiomycetes in a tropical forest.
- Perdomo, Omar Paíno; Lodge, D. Jean; Baroni, Timothy J.; Baroni, Timothy J. 2007. Hongos Comestibles de la Replública Dominicana Guía de Campo.
- Huhndorf, Sabine M.; Fernandez, Fernando A.; Miller, Andrew N.; Lodge, D. Jean. 2003. Neotropical Ascomycetes. 12, Mirannulata samuelsii gen. et sp. nov. and M. costaricensis sp. nov., new taxa from the Caribbean and elsewhere..
- Lodge, Deborah Jean, 1953-. 2002. Recognizing and treating diseases in Caribbean trees.
- Miller, Orson K.; Lodge, Deborah Jean, 1953-. 2001. New species of Amanita from the Dominican Republica, Greater Antilles.
- Baroni, Timothy J.; Legon, Nick W.; Vilgalys, Rytas; Lodge, D. Jean. 1999. Calocybe cyanea : a rare and beautiful agaric is discovered in Puerto Rico.