||Timothy J. Baroni,
Boletus aurantiosplendens Baroni
-- a new species from North Carolina
Humboldt State University, B.A., M.A.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ph.D.
Studies on the systematics and biodiversity of mushrooms, especially members of the Entolomataceae, and boletes (Boletaceae) are the focal point for much of my research. Phylogenetic analyses of members of the Entolomataceae, in collaboration with Drs. Valerie Hofstetter and Jean-Marc Moncalvo, using several different molecules, have played a prominent role in my recent efforts, in addition to broad based field work and morphological investigations, in an effort to develop a more complete understanding of this family of mushrooms on a world wide scale.
In the past 10 years most of my time has been spent collecting and studying tropical mushrooms and boletes from the islands of Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica in the Greater Antilles as well as Belize and Costa Rica in Central America. Through several major collaborative efforts we have made good progress in documenting the biodiversity of Basidiomycetes from these regions. Our group (for more information visit: www.cortland.edu/nsf/ga.html) has catalogued over 7,000 collections so far from the Greater Antilles project. Numerous presentations at national and international meetings and a growing list of technical papers have been published on the results of our work. We have described many new species of basidiomycetes (and have many more yet to be described), we have also described some new genera (see papers below), and we believe we may have discovered at least one new family of basidiomycetes which is yet to hit the press. Numerous new records have been recorded for the Greater Antilles and Belize, and we are beginning to develop ideas about the biogeography of basidiomycetes for this region of the Neotropics.
Recent opportunities have allowed me to study first hand Asian and Australasian mushrooms after making a trip to Thailand and Tasmania to work with colleagues. We (Genevieve Gates and I) have published one paper on new species of Rhodocybe from Tasmania, and other papers are planned on some members of the Tricholomataceae from Tasmania. Work on Asian collections started some years ago through collaborations with Drs. Roy Watling and Dennis Desjardin. My recent visit to this part of the world has provided me with a new prospective and lots of my own collections to examine.
Cortland Undergraduate Biology Students continue to work with me on research projects and Mr. Lance Lacey (class of 2004) and Ms. Nicole Bocsusis (class of 2007) have been instrumental in preparing publications on new species and new reports. Lance joined our team on several research expeditions to the Dominican Republic and Belize from 2001 to 2004 and made major contributions to documenting collections from those countries.
Note that the underlined publications below have links to pdf files.
Baroni, T. J., Franco-Molano, A. E., Lodge, D. L., Lindner, D. L., Hofstetter, V., and Horak, E. 2007. Arthromyces and Blastosporella two new genera of lyophylloid agarics (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) from the Neotropics that produce conidia. MYCOLOGICAL RESEARCH 111:572-580.
Petersen, R. H. and Baroni, T. J. 2007. Xerula hispida and Xerula setulosa (comb. nov.) two similar subtropical New World agarics MYCOTAXON 101:113-136.
Halling, R.E., Baroni, T. J., and Binder, M. 2007. A New Genus of Boletaceae from Eastern North America. MYCOLOGIA 99:310-316.
Ovrebo, C. L. and Baroni, T. J. 2007. New taxa of Tricholomataceae and Entolomataceae (Agaricales) from Central America. Fungal Diversity 27-157-170.
Ortiz-Santana, B., Lodge, D. J., Baroni, T. J, and Both, E. E. 2007. Boletes from Belize and the Dominican Republic. Fungal Diversity 27:247-416
Matheny, P. Brandon, Zheng Wang, Manfred Binder, Judd M. Curtis, Young Woon Lim, R. Henrik Nilsson, Karen W. Hughes, Valerie Hofstetter,Joseph F. Ammirati, Conrad L. Schoch, Ewald Langer, Gitta Langer, David J. McLaughlin, Andrew W. Wilson, Tobias Frøslev, Zai-Wei Ge, Richard W. Kerrigan, Jason C. Slot, Zhu-Liang Yang, Timothy J. Baroni, Michael Fischer, Kentaro Hosaka, Kenji Matsuura, Michelle T. Seidl, Jukka Vauras, David S. Hibbett. 2007. Contributions of rpb2 and tef1 to the phylogeny of Mushrooms and allies (Basidiomycota, Fungi). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 430–451.
Matheny, P. Brandon, Judd M. Curtis, Valerie Hofstetter, M. Catherine Aime, Jean-Marc Moncalvo, Zai-Wei Ge, Zhu-Liang Yang, Jason C. Slot Joseph F. Ammirati, Timothy J. Baroni, Neale L. Bougher, Karen W. Hughes, D. Jean Lodge, Richard W. Kerrigan, Michelle T. Seidl, Duur K. Aanen, Matthew DeNitis, Graciela M. Daniele, Dennis E. Desjardin, Bradley R. Kropp, Lorelei L. Norvell, Andrew Parker, Else C. Vellinga, Rytas Vilgalys,David S. Hibbett. 2006 .Major clades of Agaricales: a multilocus phylogenetic overview. Mycologia, 98(6):982–995.
Baroni, T. J. and Gates, G. 2006. New species and records of Rhodocybe (Entolomataceae, Agaricales) from Tasmania. Australian Systematic Botany 19: 343-358.
Armstrong, T. R. and Baroni, T. J. 2004. A new species of Mycena (Tricholomataceae, Agaricales) from the central mountains of the Dominican Republic. In Fungi in Forest Ecosystems – Systematics, Diversity, and Ecology. Dedicated to Dr. Orson K. Miller, Jr. Cathy L. Cripps, editor. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 89:125-129. 2004.
Moncalvo, J-M, Baroni, T. J., Bhatt, R. P., Stephenson, S. S. 2003. Rhodocybe paurii, a new species from the Indian Himalaya. Mycologia 96:859-865.
Guzmán, G., Tapia, F., Guillén, F. R., Baroni, T. J., Lodge, D. J., Cantrell, S. A., and Nieves-Rivera, A. M. 2003. New species of Psilocybe in the Caribbean with an emendation of P. guilartensis. Mycologia 95:1171-1180.
Lodge, D.J., T.J. Baroni, and S.A. Cantrell. 2002. Basidiomycetes of the Greater Antilles project. pp. 45-60 In: R. Watling, J. C. Frankland, A. M. Ainsworth, S. Isaac & C. Robinson, eds., Tropical Mycology, Vol. 1, Macromycetes. CABI Publishing Egham, UK.
Moncalvo, J.M., R. Vilgalys, S.A. Redhead, J.E. Johnson, T.Y. James, M.C. Aime, V. Hofstetter, S.J.W. Verduin, E. Larsson, T.J. Baroni, R.G. Thorn, S. Jacobsson, H. Clémençon, and O.K. Miller Jr. 2002. One Hundred and Seventeen Clades of Euagarics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 23:357-400.
Aime, M. C., Baroni, T. J. and Miller, O. K., Jr. 2002. Crepidotus thermophilus comb. nov., a reassessment of Melanomphalia thermophila, a rarely collected tropical agaric. MYCOLOGIA 94:1059-1065
Baroni, T. J. and Ortiz, B. 2002. New species of Oudemansiella and Pouzarella (Basidiomycetes: Agaricales) from Puerto Rico. MYCOTAXON 82:269-279
Baroni, T. J. and Mattock, G. 2001. Rhodocybe roseiavellanea (Murr.) Singer, a new record for Britain and Europe. THE MYCOLOGIST 15(4):151-152.
Cantrell, S. A., Lodge, D. J., and Baroni, T. J. 2001. Basidiomycetes of the Greater Antilles Project. THE MYCOLOGIST 15(3):107-112.
Baroni, T. J., Desjardin, D. E., and Hywel-Jones, N. 2001. Clitopilus chalybescens, a new species from Thailand. FUNGAL DIVERSITY 6:13-17.
Miller, O. K., Jr., D. J. Lodge, and T. J. Baroni. 2000. New and interesting ectomycorrhizal fungi from Puerto Rico, Mona, and Guana Islands. MYCOLOGIA 92(3):558-570.
Baroni, T. J. and R. E. Halling. 2000. Some Entolomataceae (Agaricales) from Costa Rica. BRITTONIA 52:121-135.
Orson K. Miller, Jr., D. J. Lodge, and T. J. Baroni. 2000. New and interesting ectomycorrhizal fungi from Puerto Rico, Mona, and Guana Islands. MYCOLOGIA 92:558-570.
Baroni, T. J. and R. Watling. 1999. Taxonomic and mycogeographic notes on some Malaysian fungi IV. Notes on Clitopilus and Rhodocybe. MYCOTAXON 72:57-72.