Research Assistant (Fungi Names Project)
Christopher Dunk has research interests in the ecology, taxonomy and molecular biology of macrofungi, especially in relation to symbiotic relationships between fungi and plants (mycorrhizae).
Lebel, T., Dunk, C.W. and May, T.W. (2013). Rediscovery of Multifurca stenophylla (Berk.) T.Lebel, C.W.Dunk & T.W.May comb. nov. (Russulaceae) from Australia. Mycological Progress 12, 497–504.
Dunk, C.W., Lebel, T. and Keane, P.J. (2011). Characterisation of ectomycorrhizal formation by the exotic fungus Amanita muscaria with Nothofagus cunninghamii in Victoria, Australia.Mycorrhiza 22,135–147.
Tedersoo, L., Gates, G., Dunk, C.W., Lebel, T., May, T.W., Kõljalg, U. and Jairus, T. (2009). Establishment of ectomycorrhizal fungal community on Nothofagus cunninghamii seedlings regenerating on dead wood in Australian wet temperate forests: does fruit-body type matter.Mycorrhiza 19, 403–416.
May, T.W., Dunk, C. and Lebel, T. (2006). Austral ectomycorrhizas overlooked. Mycological Research 110, 499–500.
Dunk, C.W. (2002). The ectomycorrhizae of Nothofagus cunninghamii (Hook.) Oerst. in Noojee State Forest, Victoria, and evidence of host shifting by the introduced fungus Amanita muscaria (L.:Fr.) Pers. – identification, host determination, and characterisation of the new association. Honours Thesis, La Trobe University, Melbourne.