Naveed Davoodian

Postdoctoral Fellow - Fungi

Naveed Davoodian is interested in diversity at all scales, but is most fascinated by fungi, especially the ectomycorrhizal groups. His research is centered around phylogenetic systematics of these organisms: discovering new taxa, untangling their evolutionary relationships, and elucidating biogeographic affinities. While his work is global in scope, he has longstanding interests in Australasia, which harbours a unique and understudied mycota.

At RBGV, Naveed is working in support of an ABRS-funded project with international collaborators on the diversity of Australian truffle-like fungi. This effort utilises traditional taxonomic approaches, phylogenetics, and NGS methods to place Australian truffles in a global context. With colleagues at RBGV, he also works on projects in fungal metagenomics and other areas of mycology. He is keen on passing on mycological knowledge and research skills to the next generation of biologists, and as such he participates in ongoing mentorship of student researchers at RBGV.


Refereed Journal Articles

Crous, P.W. [and 131 authors including Davoodian, N.May, T.W. & Syme, K.] (2020). Fungal Planet description sheets: 1112–1181. Persoonia 45: 251–409.

Davoodian, N., Jackson, C.J., Holmes, G.D., Lebel, T. 2020. Continental‐scale metagenomics, BLAST searches, and herbarium specimens: The Australian Microbiome Initiative and the National Herbarium of Victoria. Applications in Plant Sciences 8(9), e11392. DOI: 10.1002/aps3.11392

Davoodian, N., Hosaka, K., Raspé, O., Asher, O.A., Franck, A.R., De Kesel, A., Delaney, T.P., Ammirati, J.F., Nagasawa, E., Buyck, B., Halling, R.E. (2020). Diversity of Gyroporus (Gyroporaceae, Boletales): rpb2 phylogeny and three new species. Phytotaxa, 434(3), 208–218. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.434.3.2

Davoodian, N., Bougher, N.L., Fechner, N.A., Bergemann, S.E., Halling R.E. (2019). Three new species of Gyroporus (Boletales, Basidiomycota) from Australia. Muelleria, 37, 101–107.

Khmelnitsky, O., Davoodian, N., Singh, P., Raspé, O., Lee, S.M., Fechner, N.A., Bonito, G., Lebel, T., Halling, R.E. (2019). Ionosporus: a new genus for Boletus longipes (Boletaceae), with a new species, I. australis, from Australia. Mycological Progress, 18, 439–451. doi: 10.1007/s11557-018-01463-1

Davoodian, N., Bergemann, S.E., Hosaka, K., Raspé, O., Bougher, N.L., Fechner, N.A., Henkel, T.W., Gelardi, M., Soytong, K., Naseer, A., Ortiz-Santana, B., Baroni, T.J., Nagasawa, E., Smith, M.E., Halling, R.E. (2018). A global view of Gyroporus: molecular phylogenetics, diversity patterns, and new species. Mycologia, 110(5), 985–995. doi: 10.1080/00275514.2018.1511339

Davoodian, N. (2016). Fungal conservation in the United States: further notes. Biodiversity and Conservation 25(3): 609–610. doi: 10.1007/s10531-016-1064-3

Davoodian, N. (2015). Fungal conservation in the United States: current status of federal frameworks. Biodiversity and Conservation 24(8): 2099–2104. doi: 10.1007/s10531-015-0935-3

Davoodian, N., Halling, R.E. (2013). Validation and typification of Gyroporus purpurinus. Mycotaxon 125, 103–105. doi: 10.5248/125.103

Davoodian, N., Bosworth, J., Rajakaruna, N. (2012). Mycorrhizal colonization of Hypericum perforatum L. (Hypericaceae) from serpentine and granite outcrops on the Deer Isles, Maine. Northeastern Naturalist 19(3): 517–526. doi: 10.1656/045.019.0312

Ma, M., Gard, A.L., Xiang, F., Wang, J., Davoodian, N., Lenz, P.H., Malecha, S.R., Christie, A.E., Li, L. (2010). Combining in silico transcriptome mining and biological mass spectrometry for neuropeptide discovery in the Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Peptides 31, 27–43. doi: 10.1016/j.peptides.2009.10.007


Book review: Davoodian, N., Porter, D. (2017). Boletes of Eastern North America. Rhodora, 119, 180–182.

Book review: Davoodian, N. (2013). Species Diversity of Heterobasidiomycetes and Non-gilled Hymenomycetes. In: Austin D. Book Reviews. Economic Botany, 67, 171–190.