Teresa’s research interests are primarily focused on the taxonomy, systematics and biogeography of Australasian truffle-like fungi and related agarics, in particular the Russulales, Boletales and Agaricaceae. Teresa is also intrigued by the interactions between fungi and other organisms, including the effects of mycophagy (by insects or mammals, including humans) and introduced weedy ectomycorrhizal fungi on macrofungal diversity and community structure; the co-evolution of interactions between ectomycorrhizal fungi, plant associates and mycophagous mammals; and the co-evolution of gall-midge–microfungi interactions.
Teresa is currently undertaking a two-year Fellowship at Landcare Research in Auckland, New Zealand. She will return to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in November 2014.
- Taxonomy and systematics of truffles
- Fungi in the diet of Australian animals
- Native and invasive ectomycorrhizal fungi
- Interactions between gall midges and fungi
Danks, M., Lebel, T., Vernes, K. and Andrew, N. (2013). Truffle-like fungi sporocarps in a eucalypt-dominated landscape: patterns in diversity and community structure. Fungal Diversity. doi: 10.1007/s13225-012-0193-6
Lebel, T. (2013). Two new species of sequestrate Agaricus (section Minores) from Australia. Mycological Progress. doi: 10.1007/s11557-012-0879-x
Lebel, T., Dunk, C.W. and May, T.W. (2012). Rediscovery of Multifurca stenophylla (Berk.) T.Lebel, C.W.Dunk & T.W.May comb. nov. (Russulaceae) from Australia. Mycological Progress. doi:10.1007/s11557-012-0856-4
Lebel, T. and Vellinga, E.C. (2012). Description and affinities of a sequestrate Lepiota (Agaricaceae) from Australia.Mycological Progress. doi:10.1007/s11557-012-0859-1
Lebel, T. and Syme, A. (2012). Sequestrate species of Agaricus and Macrolepiota from Australia: new combinations and species, and their position in a calibrated phylogeny. Mycologia 104, 496–520.
Last updated 28 Mar 2013