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Evolution of plants and fungi/Molecular ecology
Phone: +64 3 479 9060

Research interests

  • Evolution of plants and fungi
  • Molecular ecology

Teaching involvement

BIOL 123 Plants: How they Shape the World
BTNY 202 Plant and Fungal Diversity
BTNY 302 Plant Interactions
GENE 312 Evolutionary Genetics
BTNY 365 Research Skills
BTNY 465 Plant and Environment
BTNY 467 New Zealand Plant Ecology and Evolution

Other activities


Soop, K., Nilsen, A. R., Orlovich, D. A., Ammirati, J. F., & Dima, B. (2023). Cortinarius subgenus Vibratiles (Agaricales), a new myxacioid taxon of global scope. Taxon. Advance online publication. doi:
Journal - Research Article
van Galen, L. G., Orlovich, D. A., Lord, J. M., Nilsen, A. R., Dutoit, L., & Larcombe, M. J. (2023). Correlated evolution in an ectomycorrhizal host-symbiont system. New Phytologist. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/nph.18802
Journal - Research Article
van Galen, L. G., Orlovich, D. A., Lord, J. M., Bohorquez, J., Nilsen, A. R., Summerfield, T. C., & Larcombe, M. J. (2023). Zeta diversity differentiates factors driving community assembly of rare and common ectomycorrhizal fungi. Molecular Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/mec.16860
Journal - Research Article
van Galen, L. G., Lord, J. M., Orlovich, D. A., & Larcombe, M. J. (2023). The effect of stratification and shade on germination of Nothofagus cliffortioides (Hook.f.) Oerst seeds [Short communication]. New Zealand Journal of Botany. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0028825X.2022.2156355
Journal - Research Other
Orlovich, D. (2022, November). Mapping phylogenetic species of ectomycorrhizal fungi using eDNA and herbarium specimens. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Microbiology Society (ASM) Symposium at the NZ Microbiological Society Annual Conference: Microbes Rule! Wellington, New Zealand.
Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs
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