Selected Publications

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Wainhouse M, Boddy L 2022. Making hollow trees: Inoculating living trees with wood-decay fungi for the conservation of threatened taxa – A guide for conservationists. Global Ecology and Conservation 33

Boddy L 2021 Fungi and trees: their complex relationships. Arboricultural Association 

Fukasawa Y, Savoury M, Boddy L 2020 Ecological memory and relocation decisions in fungal mycelial networks: responses to quantity and location of new resources. The ISME Journal 14(2), 380-388

O’Leary J, Journeaux K L, Houthuijs K J, Engel J, Sommer U, Viant M R, Müller C, Boddy L 2020 Space and patchiness affects diversity-function relationships in fungal decay communities. The ISME Journal 15(3), 720-731

Johnston S R, Hiscox J, Savoury M, Boddy L, Weightman A J 2019 Highly competitive fungi manipulate bacterial communities in decomposing beech wood (Fagus sylvaticaFEMS Microbiology Ecology 95(2)

Hiscox J, Savoury M, Toledo S, Kingscott-Edmunds J, Bettridge A, Waili N A, Boddy L 2017 Threesomes destabilise certain relationships: Multispecies interactions between wood decay fungi in natural resources. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93(3)

Hiscox, J, Savoury, M, Müller, C T, Lindahl, B D, Rogers, H J, Boddy L 2015 Priority effects during fungal community establishment in beech wood. The ISME Journal 9(10), 2246-2260

Boddy L, Büntgen U, Egli S, Gange AC, Heegaard E, Kirk PM, Mohammad A, Kauserud H. 2014. Climate variation effects on fungal distribution and fruiting. Fungal Ecology in press

Crowther TW, David W. G. Stanton, Stephen M. Thomas, A. Donald A’Bear, Jennifer Hiscox, T. Hefin Jones, Jana Voříšková, Petr Baldrian and Lynne Boddy (2013) Top-down control of soil fungal community composition by a globally distributed keystone consumer. Ecology 94, 2518-2528.

Kauserud H, Heegaard E, Büntgen U, Halvorsen R, Egli S, Senn-Irlet B, Krisai-Greilhuber I, Dämonf W, Sparks T, Nordéna J, Høilanda K, Kirk P, Semenov M, Boddy L, Stenseth NC, 2012 Warming-induced shift in European mushroom fruiting phenology PNAS 109 (36) 14488-14493.

Heaton L, Obara B, Grau V, Jones N, Nakagaki T, Boddy L and Fricker MD. 2012. Analysis of fungal networks. Fungal Biology Reviews 26, 12-29.

Crowther TW, Boddy L, Jones TH, 2011. Grazing invertebrates determine fungal community composition. Ecology Letters, 14, 1134-1142

Parfitt, D., Dockrell, D., Hunt J., Rogers, H.J. & Boddy, L. (2010) Do all trees carry the seeds of their own destruction? PCR reveals numerous wood decay fungi latently present in sapwood of a wide range of angiosperm trees. Fungal Ecology 3: 338–346

Boddy L & Coleman M (eds) (2010) From Another Kingdom: the Amazing World of Fungi. Royal Botanic Gargen Edinburgh. ISBN 978-1-906129-67-5

Boddy, L., Frankland, J.C. & van West, P. (eds) (2008) Ecology of Saprotrophic Basidiomycetes. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Gange, A.C., Gange, E.G., Sparks, T.H. & Boddy, L. (2007) Rapid and recent changes in fungal fruiting patterns. Science 316, 71.

De Boer, W., Folman, L., Summerbell, R.C. & Boddy, L. (2005) Living in a fungal world: impact of fungi on bacterial niche development. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 29, 795-811.