Cannon, Paul F
Principal Mycologist (CABI)
2009 (jointly with CABI, full transfer to Kew in 2012)
- BSc (Hons Botany), University of Reading, 1977
- PhD, University of Reading, 1981
Research on species concepts in fungi, with especial reference to necrotrophic plant pathogens; Interdisciplinary studies on the systematics of Colletotrichum species, including physiological, biochemical and molecular characterization; Classification and characterization of biotrophic fungi, especially systematics of Phyllachoraceae and coevolution with plants; Methodology of biodiversity analysis, especially rapid sampling techniques; Contributions made by fungi to natural ecosystem function, especially with regard to degradation processes, multitrophic interactions involving fungi, and soil ecology; Relations between structure and function in fungi, particularly the study of convergent evolutionary processes; Classification of the higher groups of ascomycetes, and the integration of asexual morphs into fungal classifications.
Rojas, E.I., Rehner, S.A., Samuels, G.J., Van Bael, S.A., Herre, E.A., Cannon, P.F., Chen, R., Pang, J.-f., Wang, R.-w., Zhang, Y.-p. & Sha, T. (2010). Colletotrichum gloeosporioides s.l. associated with Theobroma cacao and other plants in Panama: multilocus phylogenies distinguish pathogen and endophyte clades. Mycologia 102: 1318-1338.
Hyde, K.D., Cai, L., Cannon, P.F., Crouch, J.A., Crous, P.W., Damm, U., Goodwin, P.H., Chen, H., Johnston, P.R., Jones, E.B.G., Liu, Z.Y., McKenzie, E.H.C., Moriwaki, J., Noireung, P., Pennycook, S.R., Pfenning, L.H., Prihastuti, H., Sato, T., Shivas, R.G., Tan, Y.P., Taylor, P.W.J., Weir, B.S., Yang, Y.L. & Zhang, J.Z. (2009). Colletotrichum – names in current use. Fungal Diversity 39: 147-182.
Damm, U., Woudenberg, J.H.C., Cannon, P.F. & Crous, P.W. (2009). Colletotrichum species with curved conidia from herbaceous hosts. Fungal Diversity 39: 45-87.
Cannon, P.F., Hywel-Jones, N.L., Maczey, N., Norbu, L., Tshitila, Samdup, T. & Lhendup, P. (2009). Steps towards sustainable harvest of Ophiocordyceps sinensis in Bhutan. Biodiversity and Conservation 18: 2263-2281.
Kirk, P.M., Cannon, P.F., Minter, D.W. & Stalpers, J.A. (eds) (2008). Ainsworth & Bisby’s Dictionary of the Fungi edn 10, 771 pp. Wallingford, UK: CABI.