Prof. Dr. Peter Edward Mortimer


Address: No.132 Lanhei Road, Heilongtan, Kunming, P.R China

Postcode: 650201

Research Areas

Fungal biogeography

Soil biodiversity



PhD, (Botany), 2005/09-2010/06, University of the Western Cape, South Africa;

MS, (Botany), 2001/09-2003/06, Stellenbosch University, South Africa;

BS, (Biology), 1998/09-2019/06, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


Work Experience

Professor (2018/02-present), Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

International postdoctoral researcher (2011/03-2015/06), Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

Fungal ecologist (2010/06-present), World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya;

Research assistant/Lecture (2006/06-2008/06), Institute of Herbal Research and Medicine, South Africa



(1) A new record of Ganodermatropicum (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) for Thailand and first assessment of optimum conditions for mycelia production, MycoKeys, 2019.
(2) Many unreported crop pests and pathogens are probably already present, Global Change Biology, 2019
(3) The amazing potential of fungi: 50 ways we can exploit fungi industrially, Fungal Diversity, 2019.
(4) Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Soil Contaminated with the Veterinary Antibiotics Oxytetracycline and Sulfamethazine, Journal of Environmental Quality, 2019.
(5) Taxonomic and phylogenetic characterizations reveal three new species of Mendogia (Myriangiaceae, Myriangiales), Mycological Progress, 2019. 
(6) Additions to the knowledge of Ganoderma in Thailand: Ganoderma casuarinicola, a new record; and Ganoderma thailandicum sp. nov, MycoKeys, 2019.
(7) Fungal diversity notes 1036-1150: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions on genera and species of fungal taxa, Fungal Diversity, 2019.
(8) Fungal diversity notes 929–1035: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions on genera and species of fungi, Fungal Diversity, 2019.
(9) A review of the polysaccharide, protein and selected nutrient content of Auricularia, and their potential pharmacological value, Mycosphere, 2019.
(10) Murispora aquatica sp. nov and Murispora fagicola, a new record from freshwater habitat in China, Phytotaxa, 2019.
(11) Networked and embedded scientific experiments in restoration will improve outcomes, Frontiers in Ecology and Environment, 2018.
(12) The importance of plot size and the number of sampling seasons on capturing macrofungal species richness, Fungal biology, 2018.
(13) Dominant tree species identity effects on soil fungi are context dependent, Mycosphere, 2018.
(14) Fruiting patterns of macrofungi in tropical and temperate land use types in Yunnan Province, Acta oecologica, 2018.
(15) Phylogenetic revision of Camarosporium (Pleosporineae, Dothideomycetes) and allied genera, Studies in Mycology, 2017.
(16) The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Funneliformis mossae alters bacterial communities in Subtropical forest soils during litter decomposition, Frontiers in Microbiology.
(17) Arbuscular mycorrhiza enhance the rate of litter decomposition while inhibiting soil microbial community development, Scientific Report, 2017.
(18) Fungal diversity notes 603-708: taxonomic and phylogenetic notes on genera and species, Fungal Diversity, 2017.

Research Interests

(1) Coordinator, Ecological comprehensive management and ecological industry development technology research and development in the southwest arid valley area, 2010/07-2020/12;

(2) Coordinator, The role of macrofungi in typical mountain ecosystems in Southeast Asia, 2017/10-2019/10;

(3) Coordinator, Impact of climate change on fungal diversity and biogeography in the Greater Mekong Subregion, 2018/01-2020/12;

(4) Coordinator, Drivers of soil fungal biogeography in Yunnan Province, 2018/01-2021/12



陶倩倩  硕士研究生  086000-生物与医药