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Dr David Orlovich, Associate Professor

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Evolution of plants and fungi/Molecular ecology
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Email: david.orlovich@otago.ac.nz
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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 322 Mycology and Plant Pathology
BTNY 326 Plant Diversity and Evolution
BTNY 467 New Zealand Plant Ecology and Evolution
GENE 312 Evolutionary Genetics

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Botany Library Liaison Officer

Other Activities

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Publications

Nilsen, A. R., Brown, C. M., Summerfield, T. C., & Orlovich, D. A. (2019). Cortinarius atropileatus sp. nov. (Cortinariaceae) from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 57(1), 50-61. doi: 10.1080/0028825X.2018.1548493

Lear, G., Dickie, I., Banks, J., Boyer, S., Buckley, H. L., Buckley, T. R., … Morales, S. E., Orlovich, D. A., … Holdaway, R. (2018). Methods for the extraction, storage, amplification and sequencing of DNA from environmental samples. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 42(1), 10. doi: 10.20417/nzjecol.42.9

Griffith, J. C., Lee, W. G., Orlovich, D. A., & Summerfield, T. C. (2017). Contrasting bacterial communities in two indigenous Chionochloa (Poaceae) grassland soils in New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 12(6), e0179652. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179652

Secker, N. H., Chua, J. P. S., Laurie, R. E., McNoe, L., Guy, P. L., Orlovich, D. A., & Summerfield, T. C. (2016). Characterization of the cyanobacteria and associated bacterial community from an ephemeral wetland in New Zealand. Journal of Phycology, 52(5), 761-773. doi: 10.1111/jpy.12434

Anderson, T. P., & Orlovich, D. A. (2016). Cortinarius majestaticus comb. nov.: Phylogenetic evidence for the transfer of Descolea majestatica to Cortinarius. Mycological Progress, 15(3), 20. doi: 10.1007/s11557-016-1164-1

Chapter in Book - Research

Orlovich, D. (2012). Fungi. In A. F. Mark (Ed.), Above the treeline: A nature guide to alpine New Zealand. (pp. 384-387). Nelson, New Zealand: Craig Potton Publishing. [Contribution].

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Journal - Research Article

Nilsen, A. R., Brown, C. M., Summerfield, T. C., & Orlovich, D. A. (2019). Cortinarius atropileatus sp. nov. (Cortinariaceae) from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 57(1), 50-61. doi: 10.1080/0028825X.2018.1548493

Lear, G., Dickie, I., Banks, J., Boyer, S., Buckley, H. L., Buckley, T. R., … Morales, S. E., Orlovich, D. A., … Holdaway, R. (2018). Methods for the extraction, storage, amplification and sequencing of DNA from environmental samples. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 42(1), 10. doi: 10.20417/nzjecol.42.9

Griffith, J. C., Lee, W. G., Orlovich, D. A., & Summerfield, T. C. (2017). Contrasting bacterial communities in two indigenous Chionochloa (Poaceae) grassland soils in New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 12(6), e0179652. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179652

Secker, N. H., Chua, J. P. S., Laurie, R. E., McNoe, L., Guy, P. L., Orlovich, D. A., & Summerfield, T. C. (2016). Characterization of the cyanobacteria and associated bacterial community from an ephemeral wetland in New Zealand. Journal of Phycology, 52(5), 761-773. doi: 10.1111/jpy.12434

Anderson, T. P., & Orlovich, D. A. (2016). Cortinarius majestaticus comb. nov.: Phylogenetic evidence for the transfer of Descolea majestatica to Cortinarius. Mycological Progress, 15(3), 20. doi: 10.1007/s11557-016-1164-1

Konlechner, T. M., Orlovich, D. A., & Hilton, M. J. (2016). Restrictions in the sprouting ability of an invasive coastal plant, Ammophila arenaria, from fragmented rhizomes. Plant Ecology, 217(5), 521-532. doi: 10.1007/s11258-016-0597-6

Chua, J. P. S., Orlovich, D. A., & Summerfield, T. C. (2014). Cyanobacteria in New Zealand indigenous grasslands. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 52(1), 100-115. doi: 10.1080/0028825X.2013.862554

Orlovich, D. A., Wang, X. Y., & Lebel, T. (2014). Cortinarius beeverorum, a new species of sequestrate Cortinarius from New Zealand. Mycological Progress, 13(3), 915-921. doi: 10.1007/s11557-014-0977-z

Wall, J. M., Wood, S. A., Orlovich, D. A., Rhodes, L. L., & Summerfield, T. C. (2014). Characterisation of freshwater and marine cyanobacteria in the Hokianga region, Northland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 48(2), 177-193. doi: 10.1080/00288330.2013.854814

Rees, B. J., Midgley, D. J., Marchant, A., Perkins, A., & Orlovich, D. A. (2013). Morphological and molecular data for Australian Hebeloma species do not support the generic status of Anamika. Mycologia, 105(4), 1043-1058. doi: 10.3852/12-404

Lord, J. M., Knight, A., Bannister, J. M., Ludwig, L. R., Malcolm, W. M., & Orlovich, D. A. (2013). Rediscovery of pycnidia in Thamnolia vermicularis: Implications for chemotype occurrence and distribution. Lichenologist, 45(3), 397-411. doi: 10.1017/S0024282913000017

Teasdale, S. E., Beulke, A. K., Guy, P. L., & Orlovich, D. A. (2013). Environmental barcoding of the ectomycorrhizal fungal genus Cortinarius. Fungal Diversity, 58(1), 299-310. doi: 10.1007/s13225-012-0218-1

Konlechner, T. M., Hilton, M. J., & Orlovich, D. A. (2013). Accommodation space limits plant invasion: Ammophila arenaria survival on New Zealand beaches. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 17(3), 463-472. doi: 10.1007/s11852-013-0244-5

Orlovich, D. A., Draffin, S. J., Daly, R. A., & Stephenson, S. L. (2013). Piracy in the high trees: Ectomycorrhizal fungi from an aerial 'canopy soil' microhabitat. Mycologia, 105(1), 52-60. doi: 10.3852/11-307

Lee, H. J., Zhang, H., Orlovich, D. A., & Fawcett, J. P. (2012). The influence of probiotic treatment on sulfasalazine metabolism in rat. Xenobiotica, 42(8), 791-797. doi: 10.3109/00498254.2012.660508

Lyttle, D. J., Orlovich, D. A., & Guy, P. L. (2011). Detection and analysis of endogenous badnaviruses in the New Zealand flora. AoB Plants, plr008. doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plr008

Lee, H. J., Waller, R. D., Stebbings, S., Highton, J., Orlovich, D. A., Schmierer, D., & Fawcett, J. P. (2010). The effects of an orally administered probiotic on sulfasalazine metabolism in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis: A preliminary study. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 13(1), 48-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-185X.2009.01449.x

Linder, H. P., Baeza, M., Barker, N. P., Galley, C., Humphreys, A., Lloyd, K. M., Orlovich, D. A., … Verboom, G. A. (2010). A generic classification of the Danthonioideae (Poaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 97(3), 306-364. doi: 10.3417/2009006

Lee, H. J., Orlovich, D. A., Tagg, J. R., & Fawcett, J. P. (2009). Detection and specific enumeration of multi-strain probiotics in the lumen contents and mucus layers of the rat intestine after oral administration. Probiotics & Antimicrobial Proteins, 1(2), 113-120. doi: 10.1007/s12602-009-9019-6

Roberts, A. E., Radford, I. J., & Orlovich, D. A. (2009). Do alterations of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities change interactions between an invader Hieracium lepidulum and two co-occurring species? A glasshouse study. Australasian Mycologist, 28(2-3), 29-35.

Rees, B. J., Cracknell, R., Marchant, A., & Orlovich, D. A. (2009). A near-fatal case consistent with mushroom poisoning due to Amanita species. Australasian Mycologist, 28(1), 23-28.

Pirie, M. D., Humphreys, A. M., Galley, C., Barker, N. P., Verboom, G. A., Orlovich, D., Draffin, S. J., Lloyd, K., … Linder, H. P. (2008). A novel supermatrix approach improves resolution of phylogenetic relationships in a comprehensive sample of danthonioid grasses. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 48(3), 1106-1119. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.05.030

Lloyd, K. M., Hunter, A. M., Orlovich, D. A., Draffin, S. J., Stewart, A. V., & Lee, W. G. (2007). Phylogeny and biogeography of endemic Festuca (Poaceae) from New Zealand based on nuclear (ITS) and chloroplast (trnL-trnF) nucleotide sequences. Aliso, 23, 406-419.

Atkinson, T. J., Miller, A. N., Huhndorf, S. M., & Orlovich, D. A. (2007). Unusual new Chaestosphaeria species from New Zealand: Intrafamilial diversity and elucidations of the Chaetosphaeriaceae - Lasiosphaeriaceae relationship (Sordariomycetes, Ascomycotina). New Zealand Journal of Botany, 45(4), 685-706. doi: 10.1080/00288250709509744

Lucas, E. J., Belsham, S. R., Lughadha, E. M. N., Orlovich, D. A., Sakuragui, C. M., Chase, M. W., & Wilson, P. G. (2005). Phylogenetic patterns in the fleshy-fruited Myrtaceae: Preliminary molecular evidence. Plant Systematics & Evolution, 251, 35-51.

Orlovich, D. A., & Cairney, J. W. G. (2004). Ectomycorrhizal fungi in New Zealand: Current perspectives and future directions. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 42, 721-738.

Hunter, A. M., Orlovich, D. A., Lloyd, K. M., Lee, W. G., & Murphy, D. J. (2004). The generic position of Austrofestuca littoralis and the reinstatement of Hookerochloa and Festucella (Poaceae) based on evidence from nuclear (ITS) and chloroplast (trnL-trnF) DNA sequences. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 42, 253-262.

Bagley, S. J., & Orlovich, D. A. (2004). Genet size and distribution of Amanita muscaria in a suburban park, Dunedin, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 42, 939-947.

Belsham, S. R., & Orlovich, D. A. (2003). Development of the hypanthium and androecium in Acmena smithii and Syzygium australe (Acmena alliance, Myrtaceae). Australian Systematic Botany, 16, 621-628.

Belsham, S. R., & Orlovich, D. A. (2003). Development of the hypanthium and androecium in South American Myrtoideae (Myrtaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany, 41, 161-169.

Rees, B. J., Zuccarello, G. C., & Orlovich, D. A. (2002). Relationships between Australian and northern hemisphere Gymnopilus species II. A preliminary phylogeny of species of Gymnopilus and related genera based on internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of ribosomal DNA. Mycotaxon, 84, 93-110.

Orlovich, D. A., & Oliver, A.-M. B. (2002). The taxonomic identity of Gymnopilus rubrocastaneus recently described from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 40, 481-487.

Belsham, S. R., & Orlovich, D. A. (2002). Development of the hypanthium and androecium in New Zealand Myrtoideae (Myrtaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany, 40, 687-695.

Orlovich, D. A., Drinnan, A. N., & Laniges, P. Y. (1999). Floral development in Melaleuca and Callistemon (Myrtaceae). Australian Systematic Botany, 11, 689-710.

Rees, B. J., Orlovich, D. A., & Marks, P. B. D. (1999). Treading the fine line between small-statured Gymnopilus and excentrically stipitate Galerina species in Australia. Mycological Research, 103, 427-442.

Ladiges, P. Y., McFadden, G. I., Middleton, N., Orlovich, D. A., Treloar, N., & Udovicic, F. (1999). Phylogeny of Melaleuca, Callistemon, and related genera of the Beaufortia suballiance (Myrtaceae) based on 5S and ITS-1 spacer regions of nrDNA. Cladistics, 15(2), 151-172. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.1999.tb00257.x

Ashford, A. E., Vesk, P. A., Orlovich, D. A., Markovina, A.-L., & Allaway, W. G. (1999). Dispersed polyphosphate in fungal vacuoles in Eucalyptus pilularis/Pisolithus tinctorius ectomycorrhizas. Fungal Genetics & Biology, 28, 21-33.

Cole, L., Orlovich, D. A., & Ashford, A. E. (1998). Structure, function and motility of vaccuole in filamentous fungi. Fungal Genetics & Biology, 24, 86-100.

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Journal - Research Other

Orlovich, D. (2005). Review of the book The fungi of New Zealand / Nga harore o Aotearoa (vol. 1): Introduction to fungi of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 43, 361-363.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Stringer, A., Wang, Y., Bulman, S., Hall, I. R., & Orlovich, D. A. (2002). Boletus edulis sensu lato down under. In I. R. Hall, Y. Wang, E. Danell & A. Zambonelli (Eds.), Edible Mycorrhizal Mushrooms and their cultivation. (pp. CD ROM). Christchurch: NZ Institute for Crop & Food Research. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Orlovich, D. A., Summerfield, T. C., & Kahlert, B. C. (2015). Microbial diversity in kahikatea (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides) and silver beech (Lophozonia menziesii) canopy and terrrestrial soils. Proceedings of the New Zealand Microbiological Society (NZMS) 60th Conference. (pp. 46). Retrieved from http://www.nzmsconference.org.nz/

Chua, J. P. S., Secker, N. H., Lee, W. G., Orlovich, D. A., & Summerfield, T. C. (2014). Characterisation of the cyanobacterial community from New Zealand ephemeral wetland and native grasslands. Proceedings of the 9th European Workshop on the Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria. (pp. 133). Retrieved from https://www.nioz.nl/files/afdelingen/YMM/9EWMBC/9EWMBC-Program%20Book.pdf

Teasdale, S., Wang, X., & Orlovich, D. (2013). Diversity detection of ectomycorrhizal fungi in terrestrial and canopy environments of silver beech, New Zealand. In C. Matthewson, M. Taumoepeau, G. Burnett & I. Iati (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices X. (pp. 61). Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Little, L. M., Eidesen, P. B., Orlovich, D. A., & Lord, J. M. (2012). The polar palette: Flower colour and shape in the Arctic and Sub Antarctic. Proceedings of the International Polar Year (IPY) Conference: From Knowledge to Action. Retrieved from http://www.ipy2012montreal.ca/program/program.php

Myles, B., Waters, J., & Orlovich, D. (2010). Do green algal photobionts co-evolve with their ascomycete hosts? A case study using Menegazzia (Parmeliaceae, Lecanoromycetes). Proceedings of the Australian Systematic Botany Society Conference: Systematic botany across the ditch: Links between Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 53). Retrieved from http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/news/conferences/asbs2010/abstracts.asp

Myles, B., Knapp, M., Waters, J., & Orlovich, D. (2010). Towards an understanding of the New Zealand 'beech gap': Phylogeographic evidence from Nothofagus menziesii chloroplast DNA. New Zealand Ecological Society Annual Conference: Biodiversity: 2010 and Beyond. (pp. 89-90). Retrieved from http://www.nzesconference.org.nz/programme

Lee, H. J., Waller, R. D., Stebbings, S., Highton, J., Orlovich, D. A., & Fawcett, J. P. (2009). The effects of an oral probiotic on sulphasalazine metabolism in rheumatoid arthritis: Potential for interaction? Internal Medicine Journal. 39(Suppl. 2), (pp. A49). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.01951_1.x

Lee, H. J., Fawcett, J. P., Mikov, M., Orlovich, D. A., & Tagg, J. R. (2008). Detection and specific enumeration of probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Streptococcus salivarius K12 in rat intenstinal contents. Proceedings of the New Zealand Microbiological Society Microbiology Conference. (pp. 9). NZMS. Retrieved from http://www.nzmsconference08.org.nz/files/Poster-Abstracts-NZMS-2008.pdf

Bagley, S. J., & Orlovich, D. A. (2003). Population ecology of Amanita muscaria as determined by random amplified microsatellites (RAMS). Proceedings of the Conference of the Australian Systematic Botany Society and teh Australasian Mycological Society with the 7th Australasian Bryophyte Workshop and the Orchid Conservation Forum II. (pp. 59). [Abstract]

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