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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


Chyou, T., Fox, W., Padilla, E., Nilsen, A., Mendoza, A., Plett, J., Summerfield, T., Orlovich, D., & Brown, C. M. (2023, August). Detecting non-coding genes in mushroom and truffle-like fungal genomes. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Genomics Satellite, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Dobbie, F. L. W., Orlovich, D. A., & Brown, C. M. (2023). A genetic analysis of the causes of truffle-like morphology: What makes a fungus go round. Proceedings of the Genetics Otago (GO) Annual Symposium & Workshops. Retrieved from

Soop, K., Cooper, J. A., Nilsen, A. R., Siegel, N., & Orlovich, D. A. (2023). Review of phlegmacioid Cortinariaceae (Agaricales) in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 2255159. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0028825X.2023.2255159

Orlovich, D. (2023, July). Exploring the fungal underworld. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Inaugural Professorial Lecture].

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, 72(4), 751-765. doi: 10.1002/tax.12978

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