Brian Perry

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

(510) 885-3470
SC-N 402
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Identifying patterns of biological diversity and the underlying processes that create and maintain such patterns are fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. My research integrates studies of fungal biodiversity and molecular phylogenetic analyses with data from disciplines such as genetics, ecology and geography to address broad questions of how these biological and physical processes interact to drive evolution.


  • Ph.D., Harvard University (2006)
  • M.A., San Francisco State University (2002)
  • B.S., San Francisco State University (1996)


Not teaching this quarter.


Desjardin, D.E., Hemmes, D.E., Perry, B.A. 2013. A ruby-colored Pseudobaeospora species is described as new from material collected on Hawai`i Island. Mycologia (in press)

Hynson N., Merckx V., Perry B.A., Treseder, K. 2013. Non-native ectomycorrhizal fungi abet pine invasions in the Hawaiian Islands. Biological Invasions (DOI 10.1007/s10530-013-0458-3)

Wilson A.W., Hosaka K., Perry B.A. and Mueller G.M. 2013. Laccaria (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota) from Tibet (Xizang Autonomous Region, China). Mycoscience (DOI 10.1016/j.myc.2013.01.006)

Jenkinson, T.J., Perry, B.A., Desjardin, D.E. 2013. Cryptomarasmius gen. nov. established in the Physalacriaceae to accommodate members of Marasmius section Hygrometrici. Mycologia (DOI 10.3852/11-309)

Hansen K., Perry, BA, Dranginis, A.W., Pfister, D.H. 2013. A multi-gene phylogeny of the cup-fungus family Pyronemataceae (Pezizomycetes, Ascomycota). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67: 311-335.

Oliviera, A.G., Desjardin, D.E., Perry, B.A., and Stevani, C.V. 2012. Evidence that a single bioluminescent system is shared by all known bioluminescent fungal lineages. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 11: 848-852.

Aronsen, A.  and Perry, B.A. 2011. Mycena guldenia – a new alpine species from Norway. Mycotaxon 118: 187-195.

Capelari, M., Desjardin, D.E., Perry, B.A., Asai, T. and Stevani, C.V. 2011. Neonothopanus gardneri: a new combination for a bioluminescent agaric from Brazil. Mycologia 103(6): 1433-1440.

Zhao, R., Desjardin, D. E., Soytong, K., Perry, B. A., Hyde, K. D. 2010. A monograph of Microspsalliota in Northern Thailand based on morphological and molecular data. Fungal Diversity 45: 33-79.

Selosse, M. A., Martos, F., Perry, B. A., Padamsee, M., Melanie, R. and Thierry, P. 2010. Saprotrophic fungal symbionts in tropical achlorophyllous orchids. Finding treasures among the “molecular scraps”? Plant Signaling and Behavior 5(4): 349-353.

Desjardin, D. E., Perry, B. A., Lodge, J. D., Stevani, C. V. and Nagasawa, E. 2010. Luminescent Mycena: new and noteworthy species. Mycologia 102: 459-477.

Tan, Y. S., Desjardin, D. E., Perry, B. A., Vikineswary, S., and Noorlidah, A. 2009. Marasmius sensu stricto in Penninsular Malaysia. Fungal Diversity 37: 9-100.

Wannathes, N., Desjardin, D. E., Hyde, K. D., Perry, B. A. and Lumyong, S. 2009. A monograph of Marasmius (Basidiomycota) from Northern Thailand based on morphological and molecular data (ITS sequences). Fungal Diversity 37: 209-306.

Desjardin, D. E. and Perry, B. A. 2009. A new species of Phallus from São Tomé, Africa. Mycologia 101(4): 545-547.

Perry, B. A. and Pfister, D. H. 2008. Chaetothiersia vernalis, a new genus and species of Pyronemataceae (Ascomycota, Pezizales) from California. Fungal Diversity 28: 65-72.

Perry, B. A., Hansen, K. and Pfister D. H. 2007. A phylogenetic overview of the of the family Pyronemataceae (Ascomycota, Pezizales). Mycological Research 111(5): 549-571.

Tedersoo, L., Hansen, K., Perry, B. A. and Kjøller, R. 2006. Molecular and morphological diversity of pezizalean mycorrhiza. New Phytologist 170(3): 581-596.

Hansen, K., Perry, B. A. and Pfister, D. H. 2005. Phylogenetic origins of two cleistothecial fungi, Orbicula parietina and Lasiobolidium orbiculoides, within the operculate discomycetes. Mycologia 97(5): 1023-1033.

Lodge, D. J., Perry, B. A. and Desjardin, D. E. 2004. Mycena sect. Hygrocyboideae in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. Memoirs of the New York Botanic Garden 89: 131-139.

Perry, B.A. and Desjardin, D.E. 1999. Mycena californiensis resurrected. Mycotaxon 66: 495-505.

Desjardin, D.E., Halling, R.E. and Perry, B.A. 1997. Gymnopus villosipes - a common collybioid agaric from California. Mycotaxon 64: 141-147.

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