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.
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