Tom May has research interests in the taxonomy, ecology and conservation of larger fungi, and in related historical, bibliographic and nomenclatural aspects. Genera currently under study include the agarics Laccaria and Cortinarius (especially the subgenus Dermocybe) and the disc-fungus Banksiamyces. Tom has been the lead author in an ongoing project to produce a catalogue of Australian fungi, several volumes of which have been published in the Fungi of Australia series. He is currently working on an interactive key to the genera of Australian agarics.
- Catalogue of Australian Fungi
- Systematics and taxonomy of Australian Cortinarius
- Chemistry, biological activity and toxicity of Australian fungi
- Interactive tools for identifying fungi
- Atlas of Living Australia – National Species Lists
Sheedy, E.M., Van de Wouw, A.P., Howlett, B.J. and May, T.W. (2013). Multi-gene sequence data reveal cryptic morphological species within the genus Laccaria in southern Australia. Mycologia 105, 547–563.
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
May, T.W. and McMullan-Fisher, S.J.M. (2012). Don't be afraid of the F-word: prospects for integrating fungi into biodiversity monitoring. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 124, 79–90.
Schoch, C.L., Seifert, K.A., Huhndorf, S., Robert, V., Spuge, J.L., Levesque, C.A., Chen, W. and Fungal Barcoding Consortium [including Griffiths, K., May, T.W. and Stefani, F.O.P.] (2012). Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, 6241–6246.
Beattie, K.D., Thompson, D.R., Tiralongo, E., Ratkowsky, D., May, T.W. and Gill, M. (2011). Austrocolorone B and austrocolorin B1, cytotoxic anthracenone dimers from the Tasmanian mushroom Cortinarius vinosipes Gasparini. Tetrahedron Letters 52, 5448–5451.
Last updated 18 Jun 2013