Environmental Mycology & Mycological Systematics
My research is focussed around fungal systematics, fungal communities and their interactions with the environment. I am also very interested in ethnomycology, which is always including medicinal and practical aspects of fungi. The Mycological Collection (IB) is a very important source of fungal reference material for sequence databases and for morphological comparison. I am curating the Mycological Collection (IB) together with Regina Kuhnert.
- Fungal communities and their interactions in the alpine environment
- Systematics and phylogeny of Basidiomycota
- Medicinal Fungi
- Sequencing of Barcoding Genes and Protein Coding Genes for Molecular Systematics and phylogenetic analyses with PAUP*, MEGA, MrBayes, R.
- In Vitro Susceptibility Testing of Fungi
- Next Generation Sequencing and bioinformatics of NGS data
- Identification of fungi in the environment, especially of basidiomycota, anamorphic fungi and ectomycorrhizae
Garnica S, et al. 2016. Determining threshold values for barcoding fungi: lessons from Cortinarius (Basidiomycota), a highly diverse and widespread ectomycorrhizal genus. Fems Microbiology Ecology 92:fiw045.
Rainer G, Kuhnert-Finkernagel R, Unterholzner M, Dresch P, Gruber A, Peintner U. 2015. Host-Specialist Dominated Ectomycorrhizal Communities of Pinus cembra are not affected by temperature manipulation. Journal of Fungi 1:55-75
Grienke U, Zöll M, Peintner U, Rollinger JM. 2014. European medicinal polypores - A modern view on traditional uses. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 154:564-583.