Dr Stephan Helfer
Dr Stephan Helfer, Research Associate Mycology
I do research on parasitic microfungi, their biodiversity, taxonomy and distribution.
I am interested in fungus-plant interactions and their effect on natural communities. I mainly use microscopic techniques for identification and basic investigation. I also have looked at the influence of climate on parasitic interactions; this is clearly relevant in the development of plant and fungal communities, including extinction and establishment events and invasiveness.
- Selected publications
Helfer, S. (2017). Mycological exploration of Turkey. In: (Eds Akgül, H., Sevindik, M.) 1st International Eurasia Mycological Congress, 3-5 July 2017, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey. Program and Abstract Book: 26.
Helfer, S. (2017). Parasitic fungi for ecosystem health. In: (Eds Akgül, H., Sevindik, M.) 1st International Eurasia Mycological Congress, 3-5 July 2017, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey. Program and Abstract Book: 30.
Helfer, S. (2015) Pests, diseases and disorders. In: (Ed. Argent, G.) Rhododendrons of subgenus Vireya: 408-415.
Helfer S. (2014) The type collections of rust fungi (Uredinales) in Berlin. Willdenowia, 44: 345–349.
Helfer, S. (2014). Rust fungi and global change. New Phytologist, 201: 770-780.
Helfer, S., Berndt R, Denchev CM, Moricca S, Scheuer C, Scholler M & St.Quinton JM. (2011). A call for a renewed and pan-European strategic effort on the taxonomy of rust fungi (Uredinales). Mycologia Balcanica, 8:78-80.
- Dr Christopher Ellis
- Dr Neil Bell
- Dr Emma Bush
- Dr David Chamberlain
- Dr Brian Coppins
- Dr Matt Elliot
- Dr David Genney
- Dr Katy Hayden
- Mr Neville Kilkenny
- Dr Vladimir Krivtsov
- Dr Elizabeth Kungu
- Dr David Long
- Prof David Mann
- Dr Joanne Taylor
- Dr Juan Carlos Villarreal
- Prof Christopher Walker
- Prof Roy Watling
- Dr Rebecca Yahr
Christmas at the Botanics
Join us for our magical, botanical and festive illuminated trail.
Dicover a range of books inspired by the RBGE's work and collections
Host an Event
Explore our unique venues, suitable for every occasion
Browse through our diverse range of formal and informal education programmes for people of all ages and at all levels
Access our Research Outputs
View our open access resource centres.
Check our latest news and connect with our experts
Knowledge Exchange links the research community with others.
Find out how you can support our work at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.