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Peter Johnston

Senior Researcher - Mycologist
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PhD Botany

MSc Botany Plant Taxonomy


Bufford JL, Hulme PE, Sikes BA, Cooper JA, Johnston PR, Duncan RP 2020. Novel interactions between alien pathogens and native plants increase plant-pathogen network connectance and decrease specialization. Journal of Ecology 108(2): 750-760. WOS:000494179300001

Mundy DC, Brown A, Jacobo F, Tennakoon K, Woolley RH, Vanga B, Tyson J, Johnston P, Ridgway HJ, Bulman S 2020. Pathogenic fungi isolated in association with grapevine trunk diseases in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science 48(2): 84-96. WOS:000513659900001

Johnston PR, Quijada L, Smith CA, Baral HO, Hosoya T, Baschien C, Partel K, Zhuang WY, Haelewaters D, Park D, Carl S, Lopez-Giraldez F, Wang Z, Townsend JP 2019. A multigene phylogeny toward a new phylogenetic classification of Leotiomycetes. Ima Fungus 10. WOS:000478032600001

Johnston PR, Park D 2019. New species of Marthamyces and Ramomarthamyces gen. nov. from New Zealand and the Cook Islands. Mycotaxon 134(3): 489-516. WOS:000491292000013

Zamora JC, Johnston P, Pennycook S 2018. Considerations and consequences of allowing DNA sequence data as types of fungal taxa. IMA Fungus 9(1): 167-175.

Quijada L, Johnston PR, Cooper JA, Pfister DH 2018. Overview of Phacidiales, including Aotearoamyces gen. nov. on Nothofagus. Ima Fungus 9(2): 371-382. WOS:000457315600025

Sikes BA, Bufford JL, Hulme PE, Cooper JA, Johnston PR, Duncan RP 2018. Import volumes and biosecurity interventions shape the arrival rate of fungal pathogens. Plos Biology 16(5). WOS:000433987500003

Johnston PR, Park D, Wilkie JP, Williams AFR 2017. Winter fungicide sprays impact the dynamics of vineyard Botrytis populations. Proceedings: New Zealand Plant Protection Society Annual Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand, 8-10 August 2017.

Johansen RB, Johnston P, Mieczkowski P, Perry GLW, Robeson MS, Vilgalys R, Burns BR 2017. Scattered far and wide: A broadly distributed temperate dune grass finds familiar fungal root associates in its invasive range. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 112: 177-190. WOS:000404704100017

Johnston PR, Park D, Smissen RD 2017. Comparing diversity of fungi from living leaves using culturing and high-throughput environmental sequencing. Mycologia 109(4): 643–654.

Johnston PR, Park D, Ho WWH, Alexander BJR 2017. Genetic validation of historical plant pathology records – a case study based on the fungal genus Phoma from the ICMP culture collection. Plant Pathology 66(9): 1424–1431.

Johansen RB, Johnston P, Mieczkowski P, Perry GLW, Robeson MS, Vilgalys R, Burns BR 2017. Scattered far and wide: a broadly distributed temperate dune grass finds familiar fungal root associates in its invasive range. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 112: 177–190.

Braithwaite M, Johnston PR, Ball SL, Nourozi F, Hay AJ, Shoukouhi P, Chomic A, Lange C, Ohkura M, Nieto-Jacobo MF, Cummings NJ, Bienkowski D, Mendoza-Mendoza A, Hill RA, McLean KL, Stewart A, Steyaert JM, Bissett J 2017. Trichoderma down under: species diversity and occurrence of Trichoderma in New Zealand. Australasian Plant Pathology 46(1): 11–30.

Johnston PR, Weir BS, Cooper JA 2017. Open data on fungi and bacterial plant pathogens in New Zealand. Mycology 8(2): 59–66.

Bufford JL, Hulme PE, Sikes BA, Cooper JA, Johnston PR, Duncan RP 2016. Taxonomic similarity, more than contact opportunity, explains novel plant–pathogen associations between native and alien taxa. New Phytologist 212(3): 657–667.

Johansen RB, Johnston P, Mieczkowski P, Perry GLW, Robeson MS, Burns BR, Vilgalys R 2016. A native and an invasive dune grass share similar, patchily distributed, root-associated fungal communities. Fungal Ecology 23: 141–155.

Cooper JA, Park D, Johnston PR 2015. An initial genetic characterisation of the grape powdery mildew (Erysiphe necator) in New Zealand associated with recent reports of the sexual stage. New Zealand Plant Protection 68: 389–395.

Johnston PR, Nguyen HDT, Park D, Hirooka Y 2015. Harorepupu aotearoa (Onygenales) gen. sp. nov.; a threatened fungus from shells of Powelliphanta and Paryphanta snails (Rhytididae). IMA Fungus 6(1): 135–143.

Johnston P, Park D, Baral HO, Galán R, Platas G, Tena R 2014. The phylogenetic relationships of Torrendiella and Hymenotorrendiella gen. nov. within the Leotiomycetes. Phytotaxa 177(1): 1–25.

Sandoval-Leiva PA, Carmarán CC, Park D, Romero AI, Johnston P 2014. Vibrisseaceous fungi from the southern hemisphere, including Chlorovibrissea chilensis (Helotiales, incertae sedis) sp. nov. Mycologia 106(6): 1159–1167.

Johnston PR, Seifert KA, Stone JK, Rossman AY, Marvanová L 2014. Recommendations on generic names competing for use in Leotiomycetes (Ascomycota). IMA Fungus 5(1): 91–120.

Schoch CL, Robbertse B, Robert V, Vu D, Cardinali G, Irinyi L, Meyer W, Nilsson RH, Hughes KJD, Miller AN, Kirk PM, Abarenkov K, Aime MC, Ariyawansa HA, Bidartondo M, Boekhout T, Buyck B, Cai Q, Chen J, Crespo A, Crous PW, Damm U, De Beer ZW, Dentinger BTM, Divakar PK, Dueñas M, Feau N, Fliegerova K, García MA, Ge Z-W, Griffith GW, Groenewald JZ, Groenewald M, Grube M, Gryzenhout M, Gueidan C, Guo L, Hambleton S, Hamelin R, Hansen K, Hofstetter V, Hong S-B, Houbraken J, Hyde KD, Inderbitzin P, Johnston PR, Karunarathna SC, Kõljalg U, Kovács GM, Kraichak E, Krizsan K, Kurtzman CP, Larsson K-H, Leavitt S, Letcher PM, Liimatainen K, Liu J-K, Lodge DJ, Luangsa-ard JJ, Lumbsch HT, Maharachchikumbura SSN, Manamgoda D, Martín MP, Minnis AM, Moncalvo J-M, Mulè G, Nakasone KK, Niskanen T, Olariaga I, Papp T, Petkovits T, Pino-Bodas R, Powell MJ, Raja HA, Redecker D, Sarmiento-Ramirez JM, Seifert KA, Shrestha B, Stenroos S, Stielow B, Suh S-O, Tanaka K, Tedersoo L, Telleria MT, Udayanga D, Untereiner WA, Uribeondo JD, Subbarao KV, Vágvölgyi C, Visagie C, Voigt K, Walker DM, Weir BS, Weiß M, Wijayawardene NN, Wingfield MJ, Xu JP, Yang ZL, Zhang N, Zhuang W-Y, Federhen S 2014. Finding needles in haystacks: linking scientific names, reference specimens and molecular data for Fungi. Database 2014: bau061.

Johnston PR, Hoksbergen K, Park D, Beever RE 2014. Genetic diversity of Botrytis in New Zealand vineyards and the significance of its seasonal and regional variation. Plant Pathology 63(4): 888–898.

Schoch CL, Seifert KA, Huhndorf S, Robert V, Spouge JL, Levesque CA, Chen W, Weir BS, Johnston PR, Park D, Consortium FB 2012. Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109(16): 6241-6246. WOS:000303246100068

Damm U, Cannon PF, Woudenberg JHC, Johnston PR, Weir BS, Tan YP, Shivas RG, Crous PW 2012. The Colletotrichum boninense species complex. Studies in mycology 73: 1-36.

Johnston PR, Johansen RB, Williams AFR, Wikie PJ, Park D 2012. Patterns of fungal diversity in New Zealand Nothofagus forests. Fungal biology 116(3): 401-12. MEDLINE:22385622

Weir BS, Johnston PR, Damm U 2012. The Colletotrichum gloeosporioides species complex. Studies in mycology 73(1): 115-80.

Buchanan P 2011. Conservation of fungi - threat status of fungi in New Zealand and globally. Proceedings: 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB): "Engaging Society in Conservation", Auckland, 5-9 December 2011. Pp. 139.

Lantz H, Johnston PR, Park D, Minter DW 2011. Molecular phylogeny reveals a core clade of Rhytismatales. Mycologia 103(1): 57-74. WOS:000286574400006

Sultan A, Johnston PR, Park D, Robertson AW 2011. Two new pathogenic ascomycetes in Guignardia and Rosenscheldiella on New Zealand's pygmy mistletoes (Korthalsella: Viscaceae). Studies in mycology 68: 237-247. WOS:000288834300012

Johnston PR, Park D, Manning MA 2010. Neobulgaria alba sp. nov. and its Phialophora-like anamorph in native forests and kiwifruit orchards in New Zealand. Mycotaxon 113: 385-396. CCC:000283450200045

Evans HC, Johnston PR, Park D, Barreto RW, Soares DJ 2010. [Corrigendum] Claviradulomyces, a new genus of Odontotremataceae from West African rainforest", Fungal Biology 114 (1): pp. 41-48 (2010). Fungal biology 114(11/12): 1015-1015.

Johnston PR, Park D 2007. Revision of the species of Rhytismataceae reported by Spegazzini from South America. Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 42(1-2): 87-105.

Johnston PR 2006. New Zealand's nonlichenised fungi - where they came from, who collected them, where they are now. National science museum monographs 34: 37-49.

Johnston PR 2001. [Abstract] Communities or plantation? Microbes and site restoration. 5th Australasian Mycological Society Conference, 28 September 2001, Cairns Convention Centre : program. [Cairns], [The Conference]. Pp. 14-.

Johnston PR 1998/8. Leaf endophytes of manuka (Leptospermum scoparium). Mycological research 102(Part 8): 1009-1016.

Johnston PR 1992. Rhytismataceae in New Zealand. 6. Checklist of species and hosts, with keys to species on each host genus. New Zealand journal of botany 30(3): 329-351.

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