A. Elizabeth (Betsy) Arnold

Professor and Curator, RLG Mycological Herbarium - The School of Plant Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
202 Herring Hall
(520) 621-7212 / (520) 626-1035 (Lab)

Educational Background

  • BS, Biology, Duke University
  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the University of Arizona
  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbial Biology, Duke University

Research Interests

Fungal ecology, evolution, and systematics; the evolution of symbioses

Selected Publications

  • Hoffman, M. and A.E. Arnold. 2010. Diverse bacteria inhabit living hyphae of phylogenetically diverse fungal endophytes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76: 4063-4075.
  • Dalling, J.W., A.S. Davis, B.J. Schutte, and A.E. Arnold. 2010. Seed survival in soil: interacting effects of predation, dormancy, and the microbial community. Journal of Ecology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01739.x
  • Arnold, A.E., L.J. Lamit, M. Bidartondo, C. Gehring, and H.S. Callahan. 2010. Interwoven branches of the plant and fungal trees of life. New Phytologist 185: 874-878.
  • Arnold, A.E., J. Miadlikowska, K.L. Higgins, S.D. Sarvate, P. Gugger, A. Way, V. Hofstetter, F. Kauff, and F. Lutzoni. 2009. A phylogenetic estimation of trophic transition networks for ascomycetous fungi: Are lichens cradles of symbiotrophic fungal diversification? Systematic Biology 58: 283-297.
  • Arnold, A.E., D.A. Henk, R.L. Eells, F. Lutzoni, and R. Vilgalys. 2007. Diversity and phylogenetic affinities of foliar fungal endophytes in loblolly pine inferred by culturing and environmental PCR. Mycologia 99: 185-206.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PLP 329A, Microbial Diversity (www.uamicrobialdiversity.com)
  • PLP 475/575, Advanced Mycology
  • PLP 596b, 253, Topics in Fungal and Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Areas of Research

  • Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology
  • Microbiology

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