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Accepted Publications (Bold = current or past lab member, * = lab member as corresponding)

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84. Segnitz RM, Russo SE, Peay KG* (2022) Interactions with soil fungi alter density dependence and neighborhood effects in a locally abundant dipterocarp species. Ecology & Evolution. 12: e8478 doi/full/10.1002/ece3.8478

83. Bogar LM*, Tavasieff O, Raab T, Peay KG (2022) Does resource exchange in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis vary with competitive context and nitrogen addition? New Phytologist, 233: 1331-1344

82. Erlandson SR, Margis R, Ramirez A, Nguyen N, Lofgren LA, Liao HL, Vilgalys R, Kennedy PG, Peay KG* (2022) Transcriptional acclimation and spatial differentiation characterize drought response by the ectomycorrhizal fungus Suillus pungens. New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/nph.17816

81. Qin C, Bartelme R, Chung YA, Fairbanks D, Lin Y, Liptzin D, Muscarella C, Naithani K, Peay KG, Pellitier P, St. Rose A, Stanish L, Werbin Z, Zhu K. (2021) From DNA sequences to microbial ecology: Wrangling NEON soil microbe data with the neonMicrobeR package. Ecosphere 12:e03843

80. Mony C, Bohannan BJM, Peay KG, Vandenkoornhuyse P, Leibold MA. (2021) Microbial landscape ecology: highlights on the invisible corridors. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution doi:

79. Steidinger BS*, Peay KG (2021) Optimal allocation ratios: a square root relationship between the ratios of symbiotic costs and benefits. American Naturalist  

78. Smith GR*, Peay KG (2021) Multiple distinct, scale- dependent links between fungi and decomposition. Ecology Letters

77. Pellegrini AFA, Refsland T, Averill C, Terrer C, Staver AC, Brockway DG, Caprio A, Clatterbuck W, Coetsee C, Haywood J, Hobbie SE, Hoffmann WA, Kush J, Lewis T, Moser WK, Overby ST, Patterson W, Peay KG, Reich PB, Ryan C, Sword MAS, Scharenbroch BC, Schoennagel T, Smith GR, Stephan K, Swanston C, Turner MG, Varner JM, Jackson RB (2021). Decadal changes in fire frequencies shift tree communities and functional traits. Nature Ecology & Evolution  5: 504-512

76. Leopold DR, Peay KG, Vitousek PM, Fukami T. (2021). Diversity of putative ericoid mycorrhizal fungi increases with soil age and progressive phosphorus limitation across a 4.1 million-year chronosequence. FEMS Microbiology Ecology fiab016

75. Smith GR, Edy LC, and Peay KG. (2021) Contrasting fungal responses to wildfire across different ecosystem types. Molecular Ecology 30:844-854.

74. Van NulandME*, Smith DP, Bhatnagar JM, Stefanski A, Hobbie SE, Reich PB, Peay KG. (2020) Warming and disturbance alters soil microbiome diversity and function in a northern forest ecotone. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 96: fiaa108

73. Van Nuland ME*, Peay KG (2020) Symbiotic niche mapping reveals functional specialization by two ectomycorrhizal fungi that expands the host plant niche. Fungal Ecology 46: 100960

72. Weemstra, M., Peay KG, Davies SE, Mohizah M., Itoh A., Tan S., Russo SE. (2020) Lithological constraints on resource economies shape the mycorrhizal composition of a Bornean rain forest. New Phytologist 258: 253-268

71. Smith GR* & Peay KG (2020) Stepping forward from relevance in mycorrhizal ecology. New Phytologist 226: 569-582

70. Segnitz RMS*, Russo SE, Davies SJ, Peay KG (2020). Ectomycorrhizal fungi drive positive phylogenetic plant-soil feedbacks in a regionally dominant tropical plant family. Ecology 101: e03083

69. Steidinger BS, Bhatnagar JM, Vilgalys R, Taylor JW, Bruns TD, Peay KG* (2020). Climate change will substantially alter continental diversity patterns of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Jouranl of Biogeography 47: 772-782

68. VětrovskýT, KohoutP, Kopecký M, Macháč A, Man M, BahnmannBD, BrabcováV, Choi J, Harantová L, Human Z, Lepinay C, Lladó S, López-Mondéjar R, Martinović T, Mašínová T, Morais D, Navrátilová D, Štursová M, Švec K, Tláskal V, Urbanová M, Wan J, Zifčáková L, Howe AC, Ladau J, Peay KG, Storch D, Wild J, Baldrian P (2020) Global fungal distribution is largely driven by climate. Nature Communications 10: 1-9

67. Qin C*, Zhu K, Chiarello NR, Field CB, Peay KG (2020) Fire history and plant composition outweigh decadal multi-factor global change as drivers of microbial composition in an annual grassland. Journal of Ecology 108: 611-65

†66. Steidinger BSCrowther TW, Liang J, Van Nuland ME, Werner GDA, Reich PB, Nabuurs G, De Miguel S, Zhou M, Picard N, Herault B, Zhao X, Zhang C, Routh D, GFBi Team, Peay KG*. (2019) Climatic controls over decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest tree symbioses. Nature 569: 404–408.

†Featured on the cover of Nature and picked up by a variety of new outlets, including NewsweekScience Magazine, the BBC, and the Stanford Daily.

65. Duhamel MWan JBogar LMSegnitz RMDuncritts NEPeay KG (2019). Plant selection initiates alternative successional trajectories in the soil microbial community after disturbance. Ecological Monographs. 89: e01367

64. Barge EG, Leopold DR, Peay KG, Newcombe G, Busby PE. (2019). Differentiating spatial from environmental effects on foliar fungal communities of Populus trichocarpaJournal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13641

63. Ravenscraft A, KishN, Peay KG, BoggsC. (2019)No evidence that gut microbiota impose a net cost on their butterfly host.Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.15057

62. Bogar LMPeay KG, Kornfeld, A, Huggins J, Hortal Sara, Anderson I, Kennedy PG. (2019). Plant-mediated partner discrimination in ectomycorrhizal mutualisms. Mycorrhiza29: 97-111

61. Barbour M, Erlandson SEPeay KG, Locke B, Jules ES, Crutsinger GM. (2019) Partitioning plant genetic and environmental drivers of above and belowground community assembly. Journal of Ecology 107: 350-360

60. Ravenscraft A*Berry M, Hammer T, Peay KG, Boggs C. (2019) Structure and function of the bacterial and fungal gut flora of neotropical butterflies. Ecological Monographs. e01346

59.  Bhatnagar JM*Peay KG, Treseder KM (2018). Litter chemistry influences decomposition through activity of specific microbial functional guilds. Ecological Monographs 88429-444

58. Erlandson SE, Wei X, Savage J, Cavender-Bares J, Peay KG (2018). Soil abiotic variables are more important than Salicaceae phylogeny or habitat specialization in determining soil microbial community structure. Molecular Ecology 8: 2007-2024

57. Smith GRSteidinger BS, Bruns TD, Peay KG (2018) Competition-colonization tradeoffs structure fungal diversity. ISME Journal 12: 1758–1767

56. Peay KG (2018). Timing of mutualist arrival has a greater effect on Pinus muricata seedling growth than interspecific competition. Journal of Ecology106: 514-523

55. Hirokazu Toju, Kabir Peay, Masato Yamamichi, Kazuhiko Narisawa, Kei Hiruma, Ken Naito, Shinji Fukuda, Masayuki Ushio, Shinji Nakaoka, Yusuke Onoda, Kentaro Yoshida, Klaus Schlaeppi, Yang Bai, Ryo Sugiura, Yasunori Ichihashi, Kiwamu Minamisawa, and Toby Kiers. (2018) Core microbiomes for sustainable agroecosystems. Nature Plants 4: 247-257

54. Essene A, Shek KL, Lewis JD, Peay KG, McGuire KL. (2017). Soil type has a stronger role than dipterocarp host species in shaping the ectomycorrhizal fungal community in a Bornean lowland tropical rain forest. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1828

53. Peay KG, von Sperber C, Cardarelli E, Toju H, Francis CA, Chadwick OA, Vitousek PM (2017) Convergence and contrast in the community structure of Bacteria, Fungi and Archaea along a tropical elevation-climate gradient. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93(5).

52. Mucha J, Peay KG, Smith DP, Reich PB, Stefanski A, Hobbie SE. Effect of Simulated Climate Warming on the Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Community of Boreal and Temperate Host Species Growing Near Their Shared Ecotonal Range Limits. Microbial Ecology. 2017.

51. Fukami T, Nakajima M, Fortunel C, Fine PVA, Baraloto C, Russo SE, and Peay KG. (2017) Geographical Variation in Community Divergence: Insights from Tropical Forest Monodominance by Ectomycorrhizal Trees. American Naturalist 190(S1):S105-S22.

50. Bogar LMB, Peay KG (2017) Processes maintaining the co-existence of ectomycorrhizal fungi at a fine spatial scale. Leho Tedersoo Ed. Springer Ecological Studies 300: 79-105. Biogeography of Mycorrhizal Symbiosis. Springer.

49. Branco S, Bi K, Liao HL, Gladieux P, Badouin H, Ellison CE, Nguyen NH, Vilgalys R, Peay KG, Taylor JW, Bruns TD (2017) Continental-level population differentiation and environmental adaptation in the mushroom Suillus brevipesMolecular Ecology 26(7):2063-2076. 

48. Rosenthal LM, Larsson KH, Branco S, Chung JA, Glassman SI, Liao HL, Peay, KGSmith DPTalbot JM, Taylor JW, Vellinga EC, Vilgalys R, Bruns TD  (2017) Survey of corticioid fungi in North American pinaceous forests reveals hyperdiversity, underpopulated sequence databases, and species that are potentially ectomycorrhizal. Mycologia. 109(1):115-27.

47. von Sperber C, Chadwick OA, Casciotti KL, Peay KG, Francis CA, Kim AE, Vitousek PM (2017). Controls of nitrogen evaluated along a well-characterized climate gradient. Ecology. 98(4):1117-1129.

46. Peay KG, Matheny PB. (2017). Biogeography of ectomycorrhizal fungi. In The Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, F. Martin, ed.  John Wiley & Sons, pp. 341-361. PDF

45. Peay KG (2016). The Mutualistic Niche: Mycorrhizal Symbiosis and Community Dynamics. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 47(1). PDF

44. Öpik M, Peay KG (2016). Mycorrhizal diversity: Diversity of host plants, symbiotic fungi and relationships. Fungal EcologyPDF

43. Moeller HV, Peay KG (2016). Competition-function tradeoffs in ectomycorrhizal fungi. PeerJ 4:e2270. PDF

42. Peay KG, Kennedy PG, Talbot JM (2016). Dimensions of biodiversity in the Earth mycobiome. Nature Reviews Microbiology 14(7):434-447. PDF

41. Busby PE, Peay KG, Newcombe G (2016). Common foliar fungi of Populus trichocarpa modify Melampsora rust disease severity. New Phytologist 209(4):1681-1692. PDF

40. Erlandson SR, Savage JA, Cavender-Bares JM, Peay KG (2016). Soil moisture and chemistry influence diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities associating with willow along an hydrologic gradient. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92(1):fiv148. PDF

39. Peay KG*, Russo SE*, McGuire KL, Lim Z, Chan JP, Tan S, Davies SJ. (2015). Lack of host
specificity leads to independent assortment of dipterocarps and ectomycorrhizal fungi across a soil fertility gradient. Ecology Letters 18: 807-816  *Co-first authors PDF

38. Duhamel MPeay KG (2015). Does microbial diversity confound general predictions? Trends in Plant Science 20(11):695-697.PDF

37. Talbot JM, Martin F, Kohler A, Henrissat B, KG Peay (2015). Functional guild classification predicts the enzymatic role of fungi in litter and soil biogeochemistry. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 88:441-456. PDF

36. Branco S, Gladieux P, Ellison CC, Kuo A, LaButii K, Lipzen A, Grigoriev IV, Liao HL, Vilgalys R, Peay KG, Taylor JW, Bruns TD (2015). Genetic isolation between two recently diverged populations of a symbiotic fungus. Molecular Ecology 24: 2747–2758 PDF

35. Glassman SI, Peay KG, Talbot JMSmith DP, Chung JA, Taylor JW, Vilgalys R, Bruns TD (2015). A continental view of pine-associated ectomycorrhizal fungal spore banks: a quiescent functional guild with a strong biogeographic patter. New Phytologist. PDF

34. Liao HL, Chen Y, Bruns TD, Peay KG, Taylor JW, Branco S, Talbot JM, Vilgalys, R. (2014). Metatranscriptomic analysis of ectomycorrhizal roots reveal genes associated with Piloderma-Pinus symbiosis: new methodologies for assessing gene expression in situ. Environmental Microbiology 16, 3730-3742. PDF

33. Bahram M, Peay KG, Tedersoo L. (2014) Local-scale biogeography and spatiotemporal variability in communities of mycorrhizal fungi. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.13206 PDF

32. Kennedy PG, Nguyen N, Cohen H, Peay KG (2014) Missing checkerboards? An absence of competitive signal in Alnus-associated ectomycorrhizal fungal communities. PeerJ 2:e686.

31. Nguyen NH, Smith DPPeay KG, Kennedy PG (2014) Parsing ecological signal from noise in next generation amplicon sequencing. New Phytologist. PDF

30.*Peay, KG (2014). Back to the future: natural history and the way forward in modern fungal ecology. Fungal EcologyPDF

*This article was highlighted in Faculty of 1000 Biology

29. Peay KG, Bruns TD (2014). Spore dispersal of fungi at the landscape scale is driven by stochastic and deterministic processes and generates variability in plant-fungal interactions. New Phytologist PDF

28. Talbot JM, Bruns TD, Taylor JW, Smith DP, Branco S, Glassman SI, Erlandson S, Vilgalys R, Liao HL, Smith ME, Peay KG. (2014). Endemism and functional convergence across the North American soil mycobiome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online Early PDF

27. Smith DP and Peay KG. (2014). Sequence depth, not PCR replication, improves ecological inference from next generation DNA sequencing. PLoS One 9(2):e90234.  PDF

26. Moeller HV, Peay KG, and Fukami T (published online) Ectomycorrhizal fungal traits reflect environmental conditions along a coastal California edaphic gradient. FEMS Microbiology EcologyPDF

25. Crutsinger GM, Rodriguez-Cabal MA, Roddy AB, Peay KG, Bastow JL, Kidder AG, Dawson TE, Fine PVA, and Rudgers JA. (2014) Genetic variation within a dominant shrub structures green and brown community assemblages. Ecology 95:387-398. PDF

24. Koljalg U, Nilsson RH, Abarenkov K, Tedersoo L, Taylor AFS, Bahram M, Bates ST, Bruns TD, Bengtsson-Palme J, Callaghan MT, Douglas B, Drenkhan T, Eberhardt U, Dueñas M, Grebenc T, Griffith GW, Hartmann M, Kirk PM, Kohout P, Larsson E, Lindahl BD, Lücking R, Martín MP, Matheny PB, Nguyen NH, Niskanen T, Oja J, Peay KG, Peintner U, Peterson M, Põldmaa K, Saag L, Saar I, Schüssler A, Scott JA, Senés C, Smith ME, Suija A, Taylor DL, Telleria MT, Weiß M, Larsson KH. (2013) Towards a unified paradigm for sequence based identification of Fungi. Molecular Ecology 22:5271-5277. PDF

23. Peay KG, Baroloto C, Fine PVA (2013) Strong coupling of plant and fungal community structure across western Amazonian rainforests. ISME Journal 7:1852-1861. PDF

22. Gao C, Shi NN, Liu YX, Peay KG, Yong Z, Ding Q, Mi XC, Ma KP, Guo LD (2013) Host plant genus level diversity is the best predictor of ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity in a Chinese subtropical forest. Molecular Ecology 22:3403-3414. PDF

21. Merckx VSFT, Mennes CB, Peay KG, Geml J (2013) Evolution and Diversification in Mycoheterotrophy: The Biology of Plants Living on Fungi. (Ed.) V. Merckx. Springer, New York pp. 215-244.

20. Talbot JM, Bruns TD, Smith DP, Branco S, Glassman SI, Erlandson S, Vilgalys R, Peay KG(2013). Independent roles of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic communities in soil organic matter decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 57:282-291. PDF

19. Peay KG, Dickie IA, Wardle DA, Bellingham PJ, Fukami T (2013). Rat invasion alters fungal community structure, but not wood decomposition rates. Oikos 17:4160-4170. PDF

18. Peay KG, Schubert MG, Nguyen NH, Bruns TD (2012). Measuring ectomycorrhizal dispersal: macroecological patterns driven by microscopic propagules. Molecular Ecology 21:4122-4136. PDF

17. Tedersoo L, Mohammad B, Toots M, Diedhiou A, Henkel T, Kjoller R, Morris MH, Nara K, Nouhra E, Peay KG, Põlme S, Ryberg M, Smith MA, Kõljalg U. (2012). Towards global patterns in the diversity and community structure of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Molecular Ecology 17:4160-70. PDF

16. Belisle M, Peay KG, Fukami T. (2012). Flowers as islands: distribution of nectar-inhabiting microfungi in a California landscape.  Microbial Ecology 63:711-718. PDF

15. Peay KG, Belisle M, Fukami T. (2012). Phylogenetic relatedness predicts priority effects in nectar yeast communities. P. Roy. Soc. B279:749-758.* PDF

*This article was highlighted in Faculty of 1000 Biology

14. Desjardin DE, Peay KG, Bruns TD. (2011). Spongiforma squarepantsii:  a new species of gasteroid bolete from Borneo. Mycologia 103:1119–1123. PDF

13. Peay KG, Kennedy PG, Bruns TD. (2011). Rethinking ectomycorrhizal succession: are root density and hyphal exploration types drivers of spatial and temporal zonation? Fungal Ecology 4:233-240. PDF

12. Peay KG, Bruns TD, Garbelotto M.  (2010). Evidence of dispersal limitation in soil microorganisms:  Isolation reduces species richness on mycorrhizal tree islands. Ecology 91:3631-3640. PDF

11. Peay KG, Bidartondo MI, Arnold, EA. (2010). Not every fungus is everywhere: scaling to the biogeography of fungal-plant interactions across roots, shoots and ecosystems. New Phytologist 185:878-882. PDF

10. Parrent JL, Peay KG, Arnold AE, Comas LH, Avis P, Tuininga A. (2010). Moving from pattern to process in fungal symbioses: Linking functional traits, community ecology, and phylogenetics. New Phytologist 185:882-886. PDF

9. Peay KG, Kennedy PG, Davies SJ, Tan S, Bruns TD.  (2010) Potential link between plant and fungal distributions in a dipterocarp rainforest: community and phylogenetic structure of tropical ectomycorrhizal fungi across a plant and soil ecotone.  New Phytologist 185:529-542. PDF

8. Peay KG, Bruns TD, Garbelotto M. (2010) Testing the ecological stability of ectomycorrhizal symbiosis: effects of heat, ash and mycorrhizal colonization on Pinus muricata seedling performance. Plant & Soil 330:291-302. PDF

7. Kennedy PG, Peay KG, Bruns TD. (2009) Root tip competition among ectomycorrhizal fungi: are priority effects a rule or an exception? Ecology90:2098-2107. PDF

6. Bruns TD, Peay KG, Boynton PJ, Grubisha LC, Hynson NA, Nguyen NH, Rosenstock NP.  (2008).   Inoculum potential of Rhizopogon spores increases with time over the first four years of a 99-year spore burial experiment. New Phytologist 181:463-470. PDF

5. Peay KG, Kennedy PG, Bruns TD (2008).  Fungal community ecology:  A hybrid beastwith a molecular master.  BioScience58:799-810. PDF

4. Peay KG, Bruns TD, Kennedy PG, Bergemann SE, Garbelotto M (2007).  A strong species-area relationship for soil microbial eukaryotes:  Island size matters for  ectomycorrhizal fungi. Ecology Letters 10:470-480.* PDF

*This article was highlighted in Faculty of1000 Biology


3. Kennedy PG, Peay KG. (2007) Different soil moisture conditions change the outcome of the ectomycorrhizal symbiosis between Rhizopogon species and Pinus muricata.  Plant and Soil 291:155-165. PDF

2. Forrestel AB and KG Peay.  2006  Deforestation in a complex landscape: The Amistad Biosphere Reserve. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 22:49-71. PDF

1. Schweigkofler WS, Otrosina WJ, Smith SL, Cluck DR, Maeda K, Peay KG, and Garbelotto M.  2005. Detection and quantification of Leptographium wageneri, the cause of black-stain root disease, from bark beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in Northern California using regular and Real-time PCR. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35:1798-1808. PDF