University of Tennessee 2002
Mata, J.L, Ovrebo, C.L., Baroni, T.J. and Hughes K.W. 2016. New species of neotropical Rhodocollybia. Mycotaxon 131:235-246.
Mata, J.L. and Mishra, N.T. 2015. A comparative study of worldwide Lentinula strains based on linear mycelium growth. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 17(5):481-489.
Mata, J.L & Cebrian, J. 2013. Endophytic fungi on the seagrasses Halodule wrightii and Thalassia testudinum in the North Central Gulf of Mexico. Botanica Marina 56(5-6):541–545.
Mata J.L. and Ovrebo C.L. 2009. New reports and illustrations of Gymnopus for Costa Rica and Panama. Fungal Diversity 38:125-131.
Hughes K.W., Petersen R.H., Mata J.L., Psurtseva N., Kovalenko A., Morosova O., Lickey E., Cifuentes-Blanco J., Lewis D.,
Nagasawa E., Halling R.E., Takehashi S., Aime M.C., Bau T., and Henkel T. 2007. Megacollybia
(Agaricales). Rep. Tottori Mycol. Inst. 45:1-57.
Mata, J.L., Hughes, K.W. and Petersen, R. H. 2007. An investigation of /omphalotaceae (Fungi: Euagarics) with emphasis on the genus Gymnopus. Sydowia 58(2):191-289.
Mata, J.L., Halling, R.E., Hughes, K.W. & Petersen, R. H. 2004. Rhodocollybia (Agaricales) from neotropical montane forests. Mycological Progress 3(4): 337-352
Mata, J.L., & Petersen, R.H. 2004. New species and mating system reports in Gymnopus from Costa Rica. Fungal Diversity 16: 113-129
Schmit, J.P., Mueller, G.M., Leacock, P.R., Mata, J.L., Wu, Q., and Huang, Y 2005. Assessment of tree species richness as a surrogate for
macrofungal species richness. Biological Conservation 121:99-110.
Mata, J.L., Halling, R. E., Hughes, K.W. & Petersen, R. H. 2004. Phylogenetic placement of Marasmiellus juniperinus. MycoScience 45:214-221.
Mata, J.L. & Petersen, R.H. 2003. Type studies of neotropical Collybia species. Mycotaxon 86:303-316.
Mata, J.L., Petersen, R.H. and Hughes, K.W. 2001. The genus Lentinula in the Americas. Mycologia 93(6): 1102-1112.
Mata, J.L. and Petersen, R.H. 2001. Type specimen studies in New World Lentinula. Mycotaxon 79:217-229.
Mata, J.L. and Petersen, R.H. 2000. A new species of Lentinula (Agaricales). MycoScience 41: 351-355.
These are the biology courses for non- majors. Main contents are cell structure and function, cell metabolism, cell division, diversity of life, human organ systems, and ecology. Typically, I teach a lecture in the spring semester, and labs in the summer semester
Introduction to the fundamental concepts of ecology and evolution, with emphasis on their status as interrelated, central organizing principles of biology. Major topics will include community structure, biotic and abiotic interactions, mechanisms of evolution, adaption, and phylogenetics. Theoretical and practical issues will be addressed. Core course.
This class includes an investigation into the diversity, biology, and ecology of fungi. It is designed to meet the needs of students majoring in biology and/or disciplines in plant biology. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of fungal classification (including taxonomy and some molecular systematics), morphology, ecology and technological applications. A laboratory component is included. Students can take this class for undergraduate or graduate credit. Core biology courses are prerequisites for this course.