D. Jean Lodge

Adjunct Faculty
Curator, Georgia Museum of Natural History, Julian H. Miller Mycological Herbarium

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Botany/Ecology, North Carolina State University, 1985

M.Sc. Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, 1979

B.S. Biology, Kent State University, 1975

Areas of Expertise

fungal ecology, nutrient cycling, forest pathology, beneficial fungal symbionts, fungal biogeography, macrofungal evolution, systematics of Hygrophoraceae & Mycenaceae, infectious plant disease ecology

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Distinguished Mycologist Award, 19 July 2017, Mycological Society of America, in recognition of an outstanding mycological career, and exceptional service.

Dr. Arturo L. Carrión Memorial Lecture Award, 27 May 2016, Puerto Rican Society of Microbiologists.

Super-grade Scientist advancement recommendation (highest level for Research Scientists) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, February 2016.

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, 2001.

Fellow of the Mycological Society of America, 27 August 2001, a mid-career award based on the quality, originality and quantity of published research, and on the basis of service to MSA or to the field of mycology in general.


Adjunct Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, UGA

Research Interests

ecology, evolution and systematics of macrofungi

Selected Publications

Bibbo, S, Lodge, DJ. 2022. A preconditioning paradox:  contrasting effects of initial phyllosphere and early leaf decomposer microfungi on subsequent colonization by leaf decomposing non‐unit‐restricted Basidiomycetes. J. Fungi 2022, 8, 903. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof8090903.

Lodge DJ, Van Beusekom AE, González G, Sánchez‐Julia M, Stankavich S. 2022. Disturbance reduces fungal white-rot litter mat cover in a wet subtropical forest. Ecosphere 13: http://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3936

Koch RA, Jean Lodge D, Sourell S, Nakasone K, McCoy AG, Catherine Aime. 2018. Tying up loose threads: revised taxonomy and phylogeny of an avian-dispersed Neotropical rhizomorph-forming fungus. Mycological Progress 17(9):989-998 Sep 2018. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11557-018-1411-8.

Lodge, D.J, Winter, D., González, G., Clum, N. 2016. Effects of hurricane-felled tree trunks on soil carbon, nitrogen, microbial biomass, and root length in a wet tropical forest. Forests 7, 264. 10.3390/f7110264.

Lodge D.J., Padamsee, M., Matheny, P.B., Aime, M.C., Cantrell, S.A., Boertmann, D., Kovalenko, A., Vizzini, A., Dentinger, B.T.M., Kirk, P.M., Ainsworth, A.M., Moncalvo, J.-M., Vilgalys, R., Larsson, E., Lücking, R., Griffith, G.W., Smith, M.E., Norvell, L.L., Desjardin, D.E., Redhead, S.A., Ovrebo, C.L., Lickey, E.B., Ercole, E., Hughes, K.W., Courtecuisse, R., Young, A., Binder, M., Minnis, A.M., Lindner, D.L., Ortiz-Santana, B., Haight, J., Læssøe, T., Baroni, T.J., Geml, J., Hattori, T. 2014. Molecular phylogeny, morphology, pigment chemistry and ecology in Hygrophoraceae (Agaricales). Fungal Diversity 64:1-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13225-013-0259-0.