Michaela Schmull

  • Research Associate, Cryptogams
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Research Interests:

The ecology, biodiversity, and systematics of lichens with particular interests in the systematics of the genus Lecidea sensu Zahlbruckner.

Current Projects:

Current research includes molecular, morphological, and anatomical investigations of the non-saxicolous Lecidea s.lat. (sensu Zahlbruckner) as well as their apothecial ontogeny, photobiont selectivity, and secondary compounds. I am also interested in the biodiversity of epiphytic lichens which grow in Los Tuxlas, Mexico, as well as the substrate selectivity in lichenized fungi.

Selected Publications

  • NAGATA, T., DUVAL, A., SCHMULL, M., TCHERNAJA, T.A.. & CRANE, P. R. (2013): Paulownia tomentosa a Chinese Plant in Japan. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 30(3): 261-274.
  • MIADLIKOWSKA, J., KAUFF, F., HÖGNABBA, F., OLIVER, J. C., MOLNÁR, K., FRAKER, E., GAYA, E., HAFELLNER, J., HOFSTETTER, V., GUEIDAN, C., KUKWA, M., LÜCKING, R., BJÖRK, C., SIPMAN, H. J. M., BURGAZ, A. R., THELL, A., PASSO, A., MYLLYS, L., GOWARD, T., FERNÁNDEZ-BRIME, S., HESTMARK, G., LENDEMER, J., LUMBSCH, H. T., SCHMULL, M., SCHOCH, C., SÉRUSIAUX, E., MADDISON, D. R., ARNOLD, A. E., LUTZONI, F. & S. STENROOS (submitted): Multigene phylogenetic synthesis for 1139 taxa, 318 genera and 67 families of the Lecanoromycetes (Ascomycota). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.
  • NAGATA, T., DUVAL, A., LACK, H. W., LOUDON, W., NESBITT, M., SCHMULL, M. & CRANE, P. R. (2013): An unusual xylotheque with plant illustrations from Early Meiji Japan. Economic Botany 67(2): 87-97.
  • SCHMULL, M., MIADLIKOWSKA, J., PELZER, M., STOCKER-WÖRGÖTTER, E., HOFSTETTER, V., FRAKER, E., HODKINSON, B. P., KUKWA, M., LUMBSCH, H. T., KAUFF, F. & F. LUTZONI (2011): Phylogenetic affiliations of members of the heterogeneous lichen-forming fungi of the genus Lecidea sensu Zahlbruckner (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota). Mycologia 103(5): 983-1003.
  • SMITH, M. E. & M. SCHMULL (2011): Tropical truffles: English translation and critical review of F. von Höhnel’s truffles from Java. Mycological Progress 10(2): 249-260.
  • SCHMULL, M. & D. L. BROWN (2008): Pseudevernia furfuracea, the mummy’s lichen at the Farlow Herbarium. Opuscula Philolichenum 6: 45-50.
  • SCHMULL, M. & T. SPRIBILLE (2008): Schaereria. In: T. H. Nash III, C. Gries & F. Bungartz (eds.). Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, vol. 3. Lichens Unlimited, Dept. of Plant Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  • HAUCK, M., HOFMANN, E. & M. SCHMULL (2006): Site factors determining epiphytic lichen distribution in a dieback-affected spruce-fir forest on Whiteface Mountain, New York. Ann. Bot. Fenn. 43: 1-12.
  • SCHMULL, M. & M. HAUCK (2005): Lecidea hercynica, a new montane epiphytic lichen from Germany. Lichenologist 37: 485-489.
  • SCHMULL, M. & T. SPRIBILLE (2005): Schaereria dolodes (Nyl. ex Hasse) Schmull & T. Spribille: a second corticolous species in the genus. Lichenologist 37: 527-533.
  • KESSLER, M., P. J. A. KEßLER, S. R. GRADSTEIN, K. BACH, M. SCHMULL & R. PITOPANG (2005): Tree diversity in primary forest and different land use systems in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 547-560.
  • SCHMULL, M., HEINRICHS, J., BAIER, R., ULLRICH, D., WAGENITZ, G., GROTH, H., HOURTICOLON, S. & S. ROBBERT GRADSTEIN (2005): The type database at Göttingen (GOET) - a virtual herbarium online. Taxon 54: 251-254.
  • GROTH, H., M. LINDNER, R. WILSON, F. A. HARTMANN, M. SCHMULL, S. R. GRADSTEIN & J. HEINRICHS (2003): Biogeography of Plagiochila (Hepaticae): natural species groups span several floral kingdoms. Journal of Biogeography 30: 965-978.
  • SCHMULL, M. & M. HAUCK (2003): Element microdistribution in the bark of Abies balsamea and Picea rubens and its impact on epiphytic lichen abundance on Whiteface Mountain, New York. Flora 198: 293-303.
  • SCHMULL, M. & M. HAUCK (2003): Extraction methods for assessing the availability of cations for epiphytic lichens from bark. Environmental and Experimental Botany 49(3): 273-283.
  • SCHMULL, M., M. HAUCK, D. VANN, A. H. JOHNSON & M. RUNGE (2002): Site factors determining epiphytic lichen distribution in a dieback-affected spruce-fir forest on Whiteface Mountain, New York: stemflow chemistry. Canadian Journal of Botany 80: 1131-1140.
  • SCHMULL, M., I. M. BRODO & M. HAUCK (2002): First record of Bryoria subcana (Nyl. ex Stizenb.) Brodo & D. Hawksw. in eastern North America. Lichenologist 34: 87-88.
  • SCHMULL, M. & F. M. THOMAS (2000): Morphological and physiological reactions of young deciduous trees (Quercus robur L., Q. petraea [Matt.] Liebl., Fagus sylvatica L.) to waterlogging. Plant and Soil 225: 227-242.