Ari Jumpponen, University Distinguished Professor

Ari Jumpponen

Associate Director

Contact information

433 Ackert Hall
(785) 532-6751

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Ph.D. 1998, Oregon State University. Forest Science.

Area(s) of Specialization

Mycology; fungal ecology; fungus-plant interactions.

Research Focus

My laboratory studies the environmental selection processes that dictate the extant community structures. Towards these goals, we have adopted genomics research inspired tools to deeply interrogate fungal and bacterial communities in various systems including prairie soils under climate change manipulations, glacier forefront and ephemeral streams undergoing succession, anthropogenic environments, as well as forest ecosystems under prescribed burning regimes.

Selected Publications

Hui, N., Jumpponen, A., Francini, G., Kotze, D.J., Liu, X., Romantschuk, M., Strömmer, R., Setälä, H. 2017. Soil microbial communities are shaped by vegetation type and park age in cities under cold climate. Environmental Microbiology 19: 1281-1295. DOI 10.1111/1462-2920.13660

Lambais, M., Barrera, S., Crowley, D., Jumpponen, A., Santos, E. 2017. Phyllosphere metaproteomes of trees from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest show high levels of functional redundancy. Microbial Ecology 73: 123-134. DOI 10.1007/s00248-016-0878-6

Brown, S.P. Ungerer, M.C., and Jumpponen, A. 2016. A community of clones: snow algae are diverse communities of spatially structured clones. International Journal of Plant Sciences 177: 432-439. DOI: 10.1086/686019

Reazin, C., Morris, S., Smith, J.E., Cowan, A.D., and Jumpponen, A. 2016. Fires of differing intensities rapidly select distinct soil fungal communities in a Northwest US ponderosa pine forest ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management 377: 118-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.07.002

Veach, A.M., Stagen, J.C., Brown, S.P., Dodds, W.K. and Jumpponen, A. 2016. Spatiotemporal and successional dynamics of stream biofilm microbial communities in a grassland stream ecosystem. Molecular Ecology 25: 4674-4688. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13784

Mandyam K.G. and Jumpponen, A. 2015. Mutualism-parasitism paradigm synthesized from results of root-endophyte models. Frontiers in Microbiology 5: e776. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00776

Oliver, A.K., Callaham, M.A. and Jumpponen, A. 2015. Soil fungal communities respond compositionally to recurring frequent prescribed burning in a managed southeastern US forest ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management 345: 1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.02.020

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