Jessie A. Glaeser
Madison, WI 53726
• Assessing temperature optima of forest fungi to predict their adaptability to climate change.
• Wood decay fungi and hazard tree assessment.
• Growth of wood decay fungi in wood-plastic composites.
• Identification and biosystematics of brown-rot wood decay fungi.
• Risk and pathway assessment for the introduction of exotic pathogens that could affect Hawaii's native forests.
• Biosystematics of Peronosclerospora species – potentially invasive pathogens of corn and sugar cane.
• Physiology of brown rot decay.
• The decomposition of forest products in landfills.
• The use of wood extractives for the control of wood decay fungi.
• Development of preventative and remedial mold treatments for building materials.
• Decay fungi and forest health - decay patterns of Lutz spruce in Alaska.
• Pest risk assessments of importing pine and eucalyptus logs and wood chips from Australia.
• Fungal biodiversity and climate change.
• Assessment of the distribution of Heterobasidion irregulare in the Upper Midwest (USA).
• Effect of climate change on the distribution and adaptability of forest fungi.
• Decay colonization patterns of wood and the development of spalting patterns.
• Movement and establishment of invasive fungal species.
• White-nose syndrome of bats.
Fungi are also the main decomposers of wood and leaf litter – these fungi are termed “saprotrophs.” Decayed wood and leaves contribute to soil organic matter, and hence directly to soil carbon sequestration. Decay products also indirectly contribute to carbon sequestration through positive effects on soil fertility and forest productivity. In most forests, the impact of forest management on the populations and functions of these pathogenic and nutrient-cycling fungi is unknown. Accurate identification of the fungal species involved, their relationships, and their biological activity are required to understand and assess the impacts of forest management practices, invasive species, and global climate change on forest health and productivity.The fungi associated with urban forests also need to be characterized.This knowledge is beneficial to arborists who must perform hazard tree assessments.
Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causal agent of White Nose Syndrome, has killed over 6 million bats in eastern North America since the disease was first observed in 2006. Bats are a critical component of the ecosystem, primarily because of their impact on insect populations. One possible mode of pathogen transmission is human-mediated movement among hibernacula (caves and mines) – e.g., on the shoes, clothes and equipment of tourists and the caving community. Efficient and inexpensive protocols are necessary for cave visitors to clean their clothing and equipment to prevent transmission of this devastating pathogen.
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ph.D., Plant Pathology., 1985
- Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, Doylestown, PA., B.S., Agronomy., 1979
Research Plant Pathologist/Supervisory Plant Pathologist,
U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory/Northern Research Station, Madison, WI,
Studies the biosystematics, ecology and physiology of forest fungal pathogens and saprotrophs.
Post-doctoral Research Associate,
Cornell University, stationed at ARS facility, Forest Detrick, Frederick, MD.,
Studied the biosystematics of non-native pathogenic downy mildew pathogens of corn and sugar cane under containment facilities.
International Society of Arboriculture,
Invited speaker at regional and international meetings.
Western International Forest Disease Working Committee,
Secretary and member of the program committee of the Hazard Tree Committee. Involved with organizing Hazard Tree Workshops (2010, 2013, 2016).
International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society,
Member of the Editorial Board. Responsible for reviewing submitted manuscripts for International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Journal.
Mycological Society of America,
Served as Executive Vice President from 2009-2012. Responsible for all correspondence and documentation of business meetings and worked to ensure smooth administrative operation of the Society.
Mycological Society of America - Fellow Award, 2015
For outstanding contribution to mycology and service to the Mycological Society of America.
US Forest Service Spot Award, 2015
For team leadership.
USDA Certificate of Merit, 2014
Secretary of NRS Civil Rights Committee (2011-2014).
US Forest Service Spot Award, 2013
For team leadership.
USDA Certificate of Merit, 2006
Team award for customer service.
USDA Certificate of Merit, 2005
Team award for customer service.
USDA Certificate of Merit, 2004
USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service Certificate of Merit, 2001
"For commitment to safeguarding demonstrated by contributions as a member of the Science and Technology Committee."
USDA Certificate of Merit, 1998
For exceeding requirements of the position.
USDA Certificate of Merit, 1996
For exceeding the requirements of the position.
USDA Certificate of Merit, 1995
For exceeding requirements of the position.
USDA Certificate of Merit, 1994
For exceeding requirements of the position.
USDA Certificate of Merit, 1992
From WO staff for writing "Good Laboratory Practices" chapters for Forest Service Handbook and Manual.
USDA Certificate of Merit, 1990
For service as Federal Women's Program Manager.
Cunningham Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 1983
Stipend provided for continuing graduate studies.
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1979
Stipend award for graduate studies.
- Garvie, Laurence A.J.; Wilkens, Barry; Groy, Thomas L.; Glaeser, Jessie A.. 2015. Substantial production of drosophilin A methyl ether (tetrachloro-1,4-dimethoxybenzene) by the lignicolous basidiomycete <I>Phellinus badius</I> in the heartwood of mesquite (<I>Prosopis juliflora</I>) trees
- Glaeser, Jessie A.; Smith, Kevin T.. 2013. Decay fungi of riparian trees in the Southwestern U.S.
- Glaeser, J.A.; Nakasone, K.K.; Lodge, D.J.; Ortiz-Santana, B.; Lindner, D.L.. 2013. The culture collection and herbarium of the Center for Forest Mycology Research: A national resource
- Smith, Kevin T.; Glaeser, Jessie A.. 2013. Skeleton decay in red cedar
- Glaeser, Jessie A.; Smith, Kevin T.. 2010. Decay fungi of oaks and associated hardwoods for western arborists
- Kliejunas, John T.; Geils, Brian W.; Glaeser, Jessie Micales; Goheen, Ellen Michaels; Hennon, Paul; Kim, Mee-Sook; Kope, Harry; Stone, Jeff; Sturrock, Rona; Frankel, Susan J.. 2009. Review of literature on climate change and forest diseases of western North America
- Banik, M.T.; Lindner, D.L.; Juzwik, J.; Glaeser, J.A.. 2013. Use of DNA sequencing to detect pathogenic, saprotrophic, and stain fungi in sapwood of declining red pine (<i>Pinus resinosa</i>) in the Upper Midwest
- Lindner, Daniel L.; Gargas, Andrea; Lorch, Jeffrey M.; Banik, Mark T.; Glaeser, Jessie A.; Kunz, Thomas H.; Blehert, David S.. 2011. DNA-based detection of the fungal pathogen <i>Geomyces destructans</i> in soils from bat hibernacula
- Glaeser, Jessie A.. 2012. Online resources for the identification of North American wood decay fungi
- Glaeser, Jessie A.; Nakasone, Karen K.. 2010. Recent change in the nomenclature of <i>Phellinus pini</i>: What is <i>Porodaedalea</i>?
- Arango, Rachel; Lebow, Stan; Glaeser, Jessie A.. 2021. Biodeterioration of wood
- Boundy‐Mills, K. ; McCluskey, K. ; Elia, P. ; Glaeser, J.A. ; Lindner, D.L. ; Nobles, D.R. ; Normanly, J. ; Ochoa‐Corona, F.M. ; Scott, J.A. ; Ward, T.J. ; Webb, K.M. ; Webster, K. ; Wertz, J.E.. 2020. Preserving US microbe collections sparks future discoveries
- Haight, John-Erich ; Nakasone, Karen K.; Laursen, Gary A.; Redhead, Scott A.; Taylor, D. Lee; Glaeser, Jessie A.. 2019. <em>Fomitopsis mounceae</em> and <em>F. schrenkii</em> —two new species from North America in the <em>F. pinicola</em> complex
- Maynard, Daniel S.; Bradford, Mark A.; Lindner, Daniel L.; van Diepen, Linda T. A.; Frey, Serita D.; Glaeser, Jessie A.; Crowther, Thomas W.. 2017. Diversity begets diversity in competition for space
- Smith, Kevin T.; Glaeser, Jessie A.. 2017. Wood decay and the cleanup crew
- Ibach, Rebecca; Gnatowski, Marek; Sun, Grace; Glaeser, Jessie; Leung, Mathew; Haight, John. 2017. Laboratory and environmental decay of wood–plastic composite boards: flexural properties
- McCluskey, Kevin; Barker, Katharine B.; Barton, Hazel A.; Boundy-Mills, Kyria; Brown, Daniel R.; Coddington, Jonathan A.; Cook, Kevin; Desmeth, Philippe; Geiser, David; Glaeser, Jessie A.; Greene, Stephanie; Kang, Seogchan; Lomas, Michael W.; Melcher, Ulrich; Miller, Scott E.; Nobles, David R.; Owens, Kristina J.; Reichman, Jerome H.; da Silva, Manuela; Wertz, John; Whitworth, Cale; Smith, David; Lindow, Steven E.. 2017. The U.S. Culture Collection Network Responding to the Requirements of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing
- McCluskey, K.; Alvarez, A.; Bennett, R.; Bokati, D.; Boundy-Mills, K.; Brown, D. D.; Bull, C. T.; Coffey, M.; Dreaden, T.; Duke, C.; Dye, G.; Ehmke, E.; Eversole, K.; Fenstermacher, K.; Geiser, D.; Glaeser, Jessie A.; Greene, S.; Gribble, L.; Griffith, M. P.; Hanser, K.; Humber, R.; Johnson, B. W.; Kermode, A.; Krichevsky, M.; Laudon, M.; Leach, J.; Leslie, J.; May, M.; Melcher, U.; Nobles, D.; Fonseca, N. R.; Robinson, S.; Ryan, M.; Scott, J.; Silflow, C.; Vidaver, A.; Webb, K. M.; Wertz, J. E.; Yentsch, S.; Zehr, S.. 2016. The U.S culture collection network lays the foundation for progress in preservation of valuable microbial resources
- Glaeser, Jessie A.; Smith, Kevin T.. 2016. Wood decay fungi of subalpine conifer forests
- Haight, John; Laursen, Gary A.; Glaeser, Jessie A.; Taylor, D. Lee. 2016. Phylogeny of <em>Fomitopsis pinicola</em>: A species complex
- McCluskey, Kevin; Alvarez, Anne; Bennett, Rick; Bokati, Deepak; Boundy-Mills, Kyria; Brown, Daniel; Bull, Carolee T.; Coffey, Michael; Dreaden, Tyler; Duke, Clifford; Dye, Greg; Ehmke, Erin; Eversole, Kellye; Fenstermacher, Kristi; Geiser, David; Glaeser, Jessie A.; Greene, Stephanie; Gribble, Lisa; Griffith, M. Patrick; Hanser, Kathryn; Humber, Richard; Johnson, Barbara W.; Kermode, Anthony; Krichevsky, Micah; Laudon, Matt; Leach, Jan; Leslie, John; May, Meghan; Melcher, Ulrich; Nobles, David; Fonseca, Natalia Risso; Robinson, Sara; Ryan, Matthew; Scott, James; Silflow, Carolyn; Vidaver, Anne; Webb, Kimberly M.; Wertz, John E.; Yentsch, Sara; Zehr, Sarah. 2016. The U.S.Culture Collection Network lays the foundation for progress in preservation of valuable microbial resources
- Ebanyenle, Emmanuel; Burton, Andrew J.; Storer, Andrew J.; Richter, Dana L.; Glaeser, Jessie A.. 2016. Elevated tropospheric CO<sub>2</sub> and O<sub>3</sub> may not alter initial wood decomposition rate or wood-decaying fungal community composition of Northern hardwoods
- Glaeser, Jessie A.; Pfeiffer, Martin J.; Lindner, Daniel L.. 2016. White-Nose Syndrome of bats
- Sun, Grace; Ibach, Rebecca E.; Faillace, Meghan; Gnatowski, Marek; Glaeser, Jessie A.; Haight, John. 2016. Laboratory and exterior decay of wood plastic composite boards: voids analysis and computed tomography
- Ibach, Rebecca; Sun, Grace; Gnatowski, Marek; Glaeser, Jessie; Leung, Mathew; Haight, John. 2016. Exterior Decay of Wood-Plastic Composite Boards: Characterization and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Richter, Dana L.; Glaeser, Jessie A.. 2015. Wood decay by <I>Chlorociboria aeruginascens</I> (Nyl.) Kanouse (Helotiales, Leotiaceae) and associated basidiomycete fungi
- DeNitto, Gregg A.; Cannon, Philip; Eglitis, Andris; Glaeser, Jessie A.; Maffei, Helen; Smith, Sheri. 2015. Risk and pathway assessment for the introduction of exotic insects and pathogens that could affect Hawai'i's native forests
- Sun, Grace; Ibach, Rebecca; Gnatowski, Marek; Glaeser, Jessie; Leung, Mathew; Haight, John. 2014. Modern Instrumental Methods to Investigate the Mechanism of Biological Decay in Wood Plastic Composites
- Kirker, Grant T.; Glaeser, Jessie; Lebow, Stan T.; Green III, Frederick; Clausen, Carol A.. 2011. Physical deterioration of preservative treated poles and pilings exposed to salt water
- Glaeser, Jessie A.; Smith, Kevin T.. 2010. Decay fungi associated with oaks and other hardwoods in the western United States
- Winandy, Jerrold E.; Muehl, James H.; Glaeser, Jessie A.; Schmidt, Walter. 2007. Chicken feather fiber as an additive in MDF composites
- Kliejunas, John T; Burdsall, Harold H.; DeNitto, Gregg A.; Eglitis, Andris; Haugen, Dennis A.; Haverty, Michael I.; Micales-Glaeser, Jessie A.. 2006. Pest risk assessment of the importation into the United States of unprocessed Pinus logs and chips from Australia
- Micales-Glaeser, Jessie A.; Lloyd, Jeffrey D.; Woods, Thomas L.. 2004. Efficacy of didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC), disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT), and chlorothalonil (CTL) against common mold fungi
- Czederpiltz, D.L.L.; Wikler, K.; Radmacher, M.R.; Volk, T.J.; Hadar, Y.; Micales, J.. 2004. Biodiversity of wood-inhabiting fungi in Israeli pine forests
- Kliejunas, John T.; Burdsall, Harold H., Jr.; DeNitto, Gregg A.; Eglitis, Andris; Haugen, Dennis A.; Harverty, Michael I.; Micales, Jessie A.; Powell, Mark R.. 2003. Pest risk assessment of the importation into the United States of unprocessed logs and chips of eighteen Eucalypt species from Australia.
- Winandy, Jerold E.; Muehl, James H.; Micales, Jessie A.; Raina, Ashok; Schmidt, Walter. 2003. Potential of chicken feather fibre in wood MDF composites
- Micales, Jessie A.. 2002. What do you need to know to get started with wood and fish waste composting?
- Nicholls, David; Richard, Thomas; Micales, Jesse A.. 2002. Wood and fish residuals composting in Alaska
- Celimene, Catherine C.; Micales, Jessie A.; Ferge, Leslie; Young, Raymond A.. 1999. Efficacy of pinosylvins against white-rot and brown-rot fungi