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Jonathan Schilling



I study microbial decomposers, most often the fungi and their biology/biochemistry. I am broadly interested in how this biology relates both to biotechnological potential (applications) and to ecological dynamics (implications), including their role in carbon cycling and their potential inclusion in Earth Systems Models. 

Recent/relevant publications:

  • Zhang, J., Schilling, J.S.* (2017) Role of carbon source in the shift from oxidative to hydrolytic wood decomposition by Postia placenta. Fungal Genetics & Biology 106:1-8. 
  • Presley, G., Schilling, J.S.* (2017) Distinct growth and secretome strategies in two taxonomically-distinct brown rot fungi. Applied & Environmental Microbiology 83:7 11 e02987-16 (spotlight article). 
  • Song, Z., Kennedy, P.G., Liew, F.J., Schilling, J.S.* (2017) Fungal endophytes as priority colonizers during wood decomposition. Functional Ecology 31:407-418. 
  • Zhang, J., Presley, G.N., Hammel, K.E., Menke, J.R., Hu, D., Ryu, J.S., Orr, G., Schilling, J.S. *(2016) Localizing gene regulation reveals a staggered wood decay mechanism for the brown rot fungus Postia placenta. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 10968-10973.     
  • Oliver, J.P., Schilling, J.S.* (2016) Applying trait-function relationships for microbial plant decomposition to predict media longevity in engineered bioreactors. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 100: 2843-2853. 

Office Address: 226 Cargill
Laboratory Address: 240 Cargill