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Assoc Prof John Dearnaley

Assoc Prof John Dearnaley
Name John Dearnaley
Position Associate Professor (Plant Microbe Interactions)
Section School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Office T341
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2804
Extension 2804
Email
Qualifications BSc(Hons) Monash , PhD ANU
Homepage http://www.usq.edu.au/users/dearns
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A/Prof John Dearnaley is internationally known for his research into the fungal symbionts of native Australian plants and has formally described fourteen new Australian fungal species. He has a PhD from the Australian National University and has had an academic career spanning 28 years including a 2.5-year postdoctoral position in Toronto, Canada. He has authored over 40 scientific publications including two book chapters and an article in the prestigious journal “Science”. He was previously the president of the Australasian Mycological Society (2014-2017) and a representative of the International Mycological Society in this time. His current research interests encompass the taxonomy and economics of Australian fungi. Specific projects include the taxonomy and bioactive properties of rainforest endophytes, the taxonomy and pathology of Australian Marasmiaceae and mycorrhizal fungi in agriculture.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Microbiology not elsewhere classified ( 060599 )
  • Plant Biology not elsewhere classified ( 060799 )
  • Plant Biology not elsewhere classified ( 310899 )
  • Microbiology not elsewhere classified ( 310799 )
  • Microbiology ( 310700 )
  • Plant Biology ( 310800 )

Research interests
My research is focussed on plant fungal interactions including mycorrhizas and endophytic associations.

Professional memberships
The Australasian Mycological Society

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Crop Health (CCH)

Currently teaching courses/programs
BIO2100 - The Australian Biota
BIO3318 - Plant Microbe Interactions
BIO1104 - Medical Microbiology & Immunology 1

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
26 Years

Research most recent
Crous PW, Boers J, … Dearnaley JDW, Al-Hidmi T, Linde CC… Groenewald JZ (2022) Fungal Planet description sheets: 1383–1435. 1426 Serendipita petricolae. Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi 48: 261-371

Crous PW, Cowan DA, …Sharma A, Sharma A, Lynch M, Kiss L, Dearnaley JDW,… Groenewald JZ (2021). Fungal Planet description sheets: 1182–1283. 1233 Coniochaeta salicifolia. Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi 46: 313-528.

Oktalira F, May TW, Dearnaley JDW, Linde CC (2021). Seven new Serendipita species associated with Australian terrestrial orchids. Mycologia 113:968-987.


Research most notable
Tedersoo L, Bahram M, Põlme S, Kõljalg U, Yorou NS, Wijesundera R, Voitk A, Ruiz LV, Thu PQ, Dang T, Suija A, Smith ME, Sharp C, Saluveer E, Saitta A, Rosas M, Ratkowsky D, Pritsch K, Põldmaa K, Piepenbring M, Phosri C, Peterson M, Parts K, Pärtel K, Palacios AV, Otsing E, Nouhra E, Njouonkou AL, Nilsson RH, Mayor J, May TW, Majuakim L, Lee SS, Larsson K-H, Kohout P, Hosaka K, Hiiesalu I, Henkel TW, Harend H, Guo L-d, Greslebin A, Grelet G, Geml J, Morgado LN, Gates G, Dunstan W, Dunk C, Drenkhan R, Dearnaley J, de Kesel A, Chen-Tang X, Buegger F, Brearley FQ, Bonito G, Anslan S, Abell S and Abarenkov K. (2014). Global Diversity and Geography of Soil Fungi. (2014) Science 346: 1256688.


Publications in ePrints

Crous, P. W. and Boers, J. and Holdom, D. and Osieck, E. R. and Steinrucken, T. V. and Tan, Y. P. and Vitelli, J. S. and Shivas, R. G.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7494-8716 and Barrett, M. and Broadbridge, J. and Larsson, E. and Lebel, T. and Pinruan, U. and Sommai, S. and Alvarado, P. and Bonito, G. and Decock, C. A. and De la Pena-Lastra, S. and Delgado, G. and Houbraken, J. and Macia-Vicente, J. G. and Raja, H. A. and Rigueiro-Rodriguez, A. and Rodriguez, A. and Wingfield, M. J. and Adams, S. J. and Akulov, A. and AL-Hidmi, T. and Antonin, V. and Arauzo, S. and Arenas, F. and Armada, F. and Aylward, J. and Bellanger, J. -M. and Berraf-Tebbal, A. and Bidaud, A. and Boccardo, F. and Cabero, J. and Calledda, F. and Corriol, G. and Crane, J. L. and Dearnaley, J. D. WORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-727X and Dima, B. and Dovana, F. and Eichmeier, A. and Esteve-Raventos, F. and Fine, M. and Ganzert, L. and Garcia, D. and Torres-Garcia, D. and Gene, J. and Gutierrez, A. and Iglesias, P. and Istel, L. and Jangsantear, P. and Jansen, G. M. and Jeppson, M. and Karun, N. C. and Karich, A. and Khamsuntorn, P. and Kokkonen, K. and Kolarik, M. and Kubatova, A. and Labuda, R. and Lagashetti, A. C. and Lifshitz, N. and Linde, C. and Loizides, M. and Luangsa-ard, J. J. and Lueangjaroenkit, P. and Mahadevakumar, S. and Mahamedi, A. E. and Malloch, D. W. and Marincowitz, S. and Mateos, A. and Moreau, P. -A. and Miller, A. N. and Molia, A. and Morte, A. and Navarro-Rodenas, A. and Nebesarova, J. and Nigrone, E. and Nuthan, B. R. and Oberlies, N. H. and Pepori, A. L. and Rama, T. and Rapley, D. and Reschke, K. and Robicheau, B. M. and Roets, F. and Roux, J. and Saavedra, M. and Sakolrak, B. and Santini, A. and Sevcikova, H. and Singh, P. N. and Singh, S. K. and Somrithipol, S. and Spetik, M. and Sridhar, K. R. and Starink-Willemse, M. and Taylor, V. A. and van Iperen, A. L. and Vauras, J. and Walker, A. K. and Wingfield, B. D. and Yarden, O. and Cooke, A. W. and Manners, A.G. and Pegg, K. G. and Groenewald, J. Z. (2022) Fungal Planet description sheets: 1383–1435. Persoonia, 48. pp. 1-153. ISSN 0031-5850

Crous, P. W. and Cowan, D. A. and Maggs-Kolling, G. and Yilmaz, N. and Thangavel, R. and Wingfield, M. J. and Noordeloos, M. E. and Dima, B. and Brandrud, T. E. and Jansen, G. M. and Morozova, O. V. and Vila, J. and Shivas, R. G.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7494-8716 and Tan, Y. P. and Bishop-Hurley, S. and Lacey, E. and Marney, T. S. and Larsson, E. and Le Floch, G. and Lombard, L. and Nodet, P. and Hubka, V. and Alvarado, P. and Berraf-Tebbal, A. and Reyes, J. D. and Delgado, G. and Eichmeier, A. and Jordal, J. B. and Kachalkin, A. V. and Kubatova, A. and Macia-Vicente, J. G. and Malysheva, E. F. and Papp, V. and Rajeshkumar, K. C. and Sharma, A. and Spetik, M. and Szaboova, D. and Tomashevskaya, M. A. and Abad, J.A. and Abad, Z. G. and Alexandrova, A.V. and Anand, G. and Arenas, F. and Ashtekar, N. and Balashov, S. and Banares, A. and Baroncelli, R. and Bera, I. and Biketova, A. Yu.. and Blomquist, C. L. and Boekhout, T. and Boertmann, D. and Bulyonkova, T. M. and Burgess, T. I. and Carnegie, A. J. and Cobo-Diaz, J. F. and Corriol, G. and Cunnington, J. H. and da Cruz, M. O. and Damm, U. and Davoodian, N. and de A. Santiago, A.L.C.M. and Dearnaley, J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-727X and de Freitas, L.W.S. and Dhileepan, K. and Dimitrov, R. and Di Piazza, S. and Fatima, S. and Fuljer, F. and Galera, H. and Ghosh, A. and Giraldo, A. and Glushakova, A. M. and Gorczak, M. and Gouliamova, D. E. and Gramaje, D. and Groenewald, M. and Gunsch, C. K. and Gutierrez, A. and Holdom, D. and Houbraken, J. and Ismailov, A. B. and Istel, L. and Iturriaga, T. and Jeppson, M. and Jurjevic, Z. and Kalinina, L. B. and Kapitonov, V. I. and Kautmanova, I. and Khalid, A. N. and Kiran, M. and Kiss, L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4785-4308 and Kovacs, A. and Kurose, D. and Kusan, I. and Lad, S. and Laessoe, T. and Lee, H. B. and Luangsa-ard, J. J. and Lynch, M.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4594-6217 and Mahamedi, A. E. and Malysheva, V. F. and Mateos, A. and Matocec, N. and Mesic, A. and Millar, A. N. and Mongkolsamrit, S. and Moreno, G. and Morte, A. and Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa, R. and Naseer, A. and Navarro-Rodenas, A. and Nguyen, T. T. T. and Noisripoom, W. and Ntandu, J. E. and Nuytinck, J. and Ostry, V. and Pankratov, T. A. and Pawlowska, J. and Pecenka, J. and Pham, T. H. G. and Polhorshy, A. and Posta, A. and Raudabaugh, D. B. and Reschke, K. and Rodriguez, A. and Romero, M. and Rooney-Latham, S. and Roux, J. and Sandoval-Denis, M. and Smith, M. Th. and Steinrucken, T. V. and Svetasheva, T. Y. and Tkalcec, Z. and van der Linde, E. J. and v.d. Vegte, M. and Vauras, J. and Verbeken, A. and Visagie, C. M. and Vitelli, J. S. and Volobuev, S. V. and Weill, A. and Wrzosek, M. and Zmitrovich, I. V. and Zvyagina, E. A. and Groenewald, J. Z. (2021) Fungal Planet description sheets: 1182–1283. Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, 46. pp. 313-528. ISSN 0031-5850

Oktalira, Fitria T. and May, Tom W. and Dearnaley, John D. W.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-727X and Linde, Celeste C. (2021) Seven new Serendipita species associated with Australian terrestrial orchids. Mycologia, 113 (5). pp. 968-987. ISSN 0027-5514

Kiss, Levente ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4785-4308 and Vaghefi, NiloofarORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0430-4856 and Bransgrove, Kaylene and Dearnaley, John D. W.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-727X and Takamatsu, Susumu and Tan, Yu Pei and Marston, Craig and Liu, Shu-Yan and Jin, Dan-Ni and Adorada, Dante L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5290-1781 and Bailey, Jordan and Cabrera de Alvarez, Maria Graciela and Daly, Andrew and Dirchwolf, Pamela Maia and Jones, Lynne and Nguyen, Thuan Dat and Edwards, Jacqueline and Ho, Wellcome and Kelly, Lisa and Mintoff, Sharl J. L. and Morrison, Jennifer and Nemeth, Mark Z. and Perkins, Sandy and Shivas, Roger G.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7494-8716 and Smith, Reannon and Stuart, Kara and Southwell, Ronald and Turaganivalu, Unaisi and Vaczy, Kalman Zoltan and Blommestein, Annie Van and Wright, Dominie and Young, Anthony and Braun, Uwe (2020) Australia: A Continent Without Native Powdery Mildews? The First Comprehensive Catalog Indicates Recent Introductions and Multiple Host Range Expansion Events, and Leads to the Re-discovery of Salmonomyces as a New Lineage of the Erysiphales. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11:1571. pp. 1-31. ISSN 1664-302X

Crous, P. W. and Wingfield, M. J. and Chooi, Y.-H. and Gilchrist, C. L. M. and Lacey, E. and Pitt, J. I. and Roets, F. and Swart, W. J. and Cano-Lira, J. F. and Valenzuela-Lopez, N. and Hubka, V. and Shivas, R. G.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7494-8716 and Stchigel, A. M. and Holdom, D. G. and Jurjevic, Z. and Kachalkin, A. V. and Lebel, T. and Lock, C. and Martin, M. P. and Tan, Y. P. and Tomashevskaya, M. A. and Vitelli, J. S. and Baseia, I. G. and Bhatt, V. K. and Brandrud, T. E. and de Souza, J. T. and Dima, B. and Lacey, H. J. and Lombard, L. and Johnston, P. R. and Morte, A. and Papp, V. and Rodriguez, A. and Rodriguez-Andrade, E. and Semwal, K. C. and Tegart, L. and Abad, Z. G. and Akulov, A. and Alvarado, P. and Alves, A. and Andrade, J. P. and Arenas, F. and Asenjo, C. and Ballara, J. and Barrett, M. D. and Berna, L. M. and Berraf-Tebbal, A. and Bianchinotti, M. V. and Bransgrove, K. and Burgess, T. I. and Carmo, F. S. and Chavez, R. and Cmokova, A. and Dearnaley, J. D. W.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-727X and Santiago, A. L. C. M. de A. and Freitas-Neto, J.F. and Denman, S. and Douglas, B. and Dovana, F. and Eichmeier, A. and Esteve-Raventos, F. and Farid, A. and Fedosova, A. G. and Ferisin, G. and Ferreira, R. J. and Ferrer, A. and Figueiredo, C. N. and Figueiredo, Y. F. and Reinoso-Fuentealba, C. G. and Garrido-Benavent, I. and Canete-Gibas, C. F. and Gil-Duran, C. and Glushakova, A. M. and Goncalves, M. F. M. and Gonzalez, M. and Gorczak, M. and Gorton, C. and Guard, F. E. and Guarnizo, A. L. and Guarro, J. and Gutierrez, M. and Hamal, P. and Hien, L. T. and Hocking, A. D. and Houbraken, J. and Hunter, G. C. and Inacio, C. A. and Jourdan, M. and Kapitonov, V. I. and Kelly, L. and Khanh, T. N. and Kislo, K. and Kiss, L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4785-4308 and Kiyashko, A. and Kolarik, M. and Kruse, J. and Kubatova, A. and Kucera, V. and Kucerova, I. and Kusan, I. and Lee, H. B. and Levican, G. and Lewis, A. and Liem, N. V. and Liimatainen, K. and Lim, H. J. and Lyons, M. N. and Macia-Vicente, J. G. and Magana-Duenas, V. and Mahiques, R. and Malysheva, E. F. and Marbach, P. A. S. and Marinho, P. and Matocec, N. and McTaggart, A. R. and Mesic, A. and Morin, L. and Munoz-Mohedano, J. M. and Navarro-Rodenas, A. and Nicolli, C. P. and Oliveira, R. L. and Otsing, E. and Ovrebo, C. L. and Pankratov, T. A. and Panos, A. and Paz-Conde, A. and Perez-Sierra, A. and Phosri, C. and Pintos, A. and Posta, A. and Prencipe, S. and Rubio, E. and Saitta, A. and Sales, L. S. and Sanhueza, L. and Shuttleworth, L. A. and Smith, J. and Smith, M. E. and Spadaro, D. and Spetik, M. and Sochor, M. and Sochorova, Z. and Sousa, J. O. and Suwannasai, N. and Tedersoo, L. and Thanh, H. M. and Thao, L. D. and Tkalcec, Z. and Vaghefi, N.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0430-4856 and Venzhik, A. S. and Verbeken, A. and Vizzini, A. and Voyron, S. and Wainhouse, M. and Whalley, A. J. S. and Wrzosek, M. and Zapata, M. and Zeil-Rolfe, I. and Groenewald, J. Z. (2020) Fungal Planet description sheets: 1042-1111. Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, 44. pp. 301-459. ISSN 0031-5850

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Microbiology not elsewhere classified ( 060599 )
  • Plant Biology not elsewhere classified ( 060799 )
  • Plant Biology not elsewhere classified ( 310899 )
  • Microbiology not elsewhere classified ( 310799 )
  • Microbiology ( 310700 )
  • Plant Biology ( 310800 )


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