• A regional study of the genus Phyllopsora (Ramalinaceae) in Asia and Melanesia 

      Kistenich, Sonja Daniela; Bendiksby, Mika; Vairappan, Charles S.; Weerakoon, Gothamie; Wijesundara, Siril; Wolseley, Patricia; Timdal, Einar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Phyllopsora is a crustose to squamulose lichen genus inhabiting the bark of trees in moist tropical forests and rainforests. Species identification is generally challenging and is mainly based on ascospore morphology, ...
    • Considerations and consequences of allowing DNA sequence data as types of fungal taxa 

      Zamora, Juan Carlos; Svensson, Måns; Kirschner, Roland; Olariaga, Ibai; Ryman, Svengunnar; Parra, Luis Alberto; Geml, József; Rosling, Anna; Adamčík, Slavomír; Ahti, Teuvo; Aime, M. Catherine; Ainsworth, Martyn; Albert, László; Alberto, Altés Garcia; Albertó, Edgardo; Aronsen, Arne; Arup, Ulf; Asgari, Didier; Assyov, Boris; Atienza, Violeta; Bandini, Ditte; Baptista-Ferreira, João Luís; Baral, Hans-Otto; Bendiksby, Mika; Bendiksen, Egil; Bendiksen, Katriina; Brandrud, Tor Erik; Frisch, Andreas; Gulden, Gro; Høiland, Klaus; Holien, Håkon; Jørgensen, Per Magnus; Larsson, Karl-Henrik; Mathiassen, Geir Harald; Ronikier, Anna; Salcedo, Isabel; Schulz, Barbara; Schumacher, Trond; Senn-Irlet, Beatrice; Spribille, Toby; Taskin, Hatira; Timdal, Einar; Tønsberg, Tor; Vellinga, Else C; Vizzini, Alfredo; Vetlesen, Per; Voglmayr, Hermann; Wedin, Mats; Weholt, Øyvind; Westberg, Martin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Nomenclatural type definitions are one of the most important concepts in biological nomenclature. Being physical objects that can be re-studied by other researchers, types permanently link taxonomy (an artificial agreement ...
    • Contrasting spatial, temporal and environmental patterns in observation and specimen based species occurrence data 

      Speed, James David Mervyn; Bendiksby, Mika; Finstad, Anders Gravbrøt; Hassel, Kristian; Kolstad, Anders Lorentzen; Prestø, Tommy (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Species occurrence data records the location and time of an encounter with a species, and is valuable for many aspects of ecological and evolutionary analyses. A key distinction within species occurrence data is between ...
    • Contrasting spatial, temporal and environmental patterns in observation and specimen based species occurrence data 

      Speed, James David Mervyn; Bendiksby, Mika; Finstad, Anders Gravbrøt; Hassel, Kristian; Kolstad, Anders Lorentzen; Prestø, Tommy (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Species occurrence data records the location and time of an encounter with a species, and is valuable for many aspects of ecological and evolutionary analyses. A key distinction within species occurrence data is between ...
    • DNA Sequencing Historical Lichen Specimens 

      Kistenich, Sonja; Halvorsen, Rune; Schrøder-Nielsen, Audun; Thorbek, Birgitte Lisbeth Graae; Timdal, Einar; Bendiksby, Mika (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Biological specimens in natural history collections worldwide are increasingly being used in biogeographical, environmental, and taxonomic studies. For their meaningful use, correct species identification is crucial. For ...
    • Draft genome sequence and annotation of the lichen-forming fungus Arthonia radiata 

      Armstrong, Ellie E.; Prost, Stefan; Ertz, Damien; Westberg, Martin; Frisch, Andreas; Bendiksby, Mika (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      We report here the draft de novo genome assembly, transcriptome assembly, and annotation of the lichen-forming fungus Arthonia radiata (Pers.) Ach., the type species for Arthoniomycetes, a class of lichen-forming, ...
    • Genome sequencing and phylogenomic analysis of the devastating plant pathogen Phytophthora infestans 

      Niroula, Dhirendra (Master thesis, 2018)
      The oomycete P. infestans is a plant pathogen responsible for late blight of potato and tomato. This rapidly evolving pathogen is of persistent concern because of the damage it has caused since the infamous Irish famine ...
    • Interesting lichenized and lichenicolous fungi found during the Nordic Lichen Society excursion in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway 2015 

      Holien, Håkon; Frisch, Andreas; Jonsson, Fredrik; Klepsland, Jon T.; Millanes, Ana M.; Motiejunaite, Jurga; Prieto, Maria; Pykälä, Juha; Suija, Ave; Tsurykau, Andrei; Westberg, Martin; Bendiksby, Mika (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      In August 2015, the Nordic Lichen Society held its 21st bi-annual meeting and excursion in Steinkjer, Nord- Trøndelag, Norway. During the excursion various habitats, including boreal rainforest, calcareous rocks with pine ...
    • Molecular systematics and character evolution in the lichen family Ramalinaceae (Ascomycota: Lecanorales) 

      Kistenich, Sonja; Timdal, Einar; Bendiksby, Mika; Ekman, Stefan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      The Ramalinaceae is the fourth‐largest family of lichenized ascomycetes with 42 genera and 913 species exhibiting considerable morphological variation. Historically, generic boundaries in the Ramalinaceae were primarily ...
    • New records of lichenized and lichenicolous fungi in Scandinavia 

      Westberg, Martin; Timdal, Einar; Asplund, Johan; Bendiksby, Mika; Haugan, Reidar; Jonsson, Fredrik; Larsson, Per; Odelvik, Göran; Wedin, Mats; Millanes, Ana M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Fourteen species of lichenized or lichenicolous fungi are reported new to either Norway or Sweden or both countries. Several of these are rare and almost unknown. The reported species are: Acarospora insignis (new to ...
    • Patterns and Drivers of Phylogenetic Diversity and Endemism in the Norwegian Vascular Flora 

      Mienna, Ida Marielle (Master thesis, 2018)
      Biodiversity is commonly measured as the local abundance of discrete species. This approach fails to incorporate evolutionary relationships among species and gives an incomplete picture of the diversity in a given region. ...
    • Population Genetic Study of Carex jemtlandica and C. lepidocarpa sect. Ceratocystis (Cyperaceae), using RAD-seq 

      Nygård, Malene Østreng (Master thesis, 2016)
      Carex L. sect. Ceratocystis Dumort. is a small, presumably young, distinct evolutionary entity of the sedge family (Cyperaceae Juss.) known for its internally problematic taxonomy and complex morphology. For instance, there ...
    • Psora taurensis (Psoraceae, Lecanorales), a new lichen species from Turkey 

      Timdal, Einar; Bendiksby, Mika; Kahraman, Arife Merve; Halici, Mehmet Gökhan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Herein we describe the new species, Psora taurensis, from two localities in the Taurus Mountains in Turkey at ca. 1000 m altitude. Investigations of anatomy, secondary chemistry and DNA sequences (ITS and mtSSU) of P. ...
    • Speciation in the genera Anthericum and Chlorophytum (Asparagaceae) in Ethiopia — a molecular phylogenetic approach 

      Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten; Elden, Marte; Nordal, Inger; Brysting, Anne Krag; Awas, Tesfaye; Sebsebe, Demissew; Bendiksby, Mika (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Sister group relations of Ethiopian species of Anthericum and Chlorophytum and variation patterns in the C. gallabatense and C. comosum complexes are studied using molecular phylogenetic analyses, morphometrics, and scanning ...
    • The next generation fungal diversity researcher 

      Grube, Martin; Gaya, Ester; Kauserud, Håvard; Smith, Adrian M.; Avery, Simon V.; Fernstad, Sara F.; Muggia, Lucia; Martin, Michael D.; Eivindsen, Tove; Kõljalg, Urmas; Bendiksby, Mika (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Fungi are more important to our lives than is assumed by the general public. They can comprise both devastating pathogens and plant-associated mutualists in nature, and several species have also become important workhorses ...
    • Xylopsora canopeorum (Umbilicariaceae), a new lichen species from the canopy of Sequoia sempervirens 

      Bendiksby, Mika; Næsborg, Rikke Reese; Timdal, Einar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Xylopsora canopeorum Timdal, Reese Næsborg & Bendiksby is described as a new species occupying the crowns of large Sequoia sempervirens trees in California, USA. The new species is supported by morphology, anatomy, secondary ...