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Dr Brett Summerell

Chief Botanist
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Plant Protector

As the Director Research & Chief Botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Dr Summerell is championing the conservation of plants and all life that depends on them. He has been performing vital scientific research for the last 30 years and leading a team of world-class plant scientists for the last 15 at Australia’s oldest living scientific institution.
 
Dr Summerell is a fungi expert and has helped describe over 120 new species and published over 150 journal articles, books and book chapters. He is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the deadly Fusarium pathogen, which can wreak havoc on our food crops and native plants.
 
In his role as Director Research & Chief Botanist, Dr Summerell is building on the Garden’s legacy of studying, documenting and protecting plant life in Australia for over 200 years by advocating for plant conservation and how important plants are in our lives. He also provides senior scientific advice to the Gardens and to government and is mentoring and inspiring the next generation of plant scientists.

Plants are vital to sustain all life on Earth and we need to protect them so they are there in the future.
Director Research & Chief Botanist, Dr Brett Summerell
Publications list
  1. Crous PW, Luangsa-ard JJ, Wingfield MJ, Carnegie AJ, Hernández-Restrepo M, Lombard L, Roux J, Barreto RW, Baseia IG, Cano-Lira JF, Martín MP, Morozova OV, Stchigel AM, Summerell BA, Brandrud TE, Dima B, García D, Giraldo A, Guarro J, Gusmão LFP, Khamsuntorn P, Noordeloos ME, Nuankaew S, Pinruan U, Rodríguez-Andrade E, Souza-Motta CM, Thangavel R, van Iperen AL, Abreu VP, Accioly T, Alves JL, Andrade JP, Bahram M, Baral H-O, Barbier E, Barnes CW, Bendiksen E, Bernard E, Bezerra JDP, Bezerra JL, Bizio E, Blair JE, Bulyonkova TM, Cabral TS, Caiafa MV, Cantillo T, Colmán AA, Conceição LB, Cruz S, Cunha AOB, Darveaux BA, da Silva AL, da Silva GA, da Silva GM, da Silva RMF, de Oliveira RJV, Oliveira RL, De Souza JT, Dueñas M, Evans HC, Epifani, F.; Felipe MTC, Fernández-López J, Ferreira BW, Figueiredo CN, Filippova NV, Flores JA, Gené J, Ghorbani G, Gibertoni TB, Glushakova AM, Healy R, Huhndorf SM, Iturrieta-González I, Javan-Nikkhah M, Juciano RF, Jurjević Ž, Kachalkin AV, Keochanpheng K, Krisai-Greilhuber I, Li Y-C, Lima AA; Machado AR, Madrid H, Magalhães OMC, Marbach, P.A.S.; Melanda GCS, Miller AN, Mongkolsamrit S, Nascimento RP, Oliveira TGL, Ordoñez ME, Orzes R, Palma MA, Pearce CJ, Pereira OL, Perrone G, Peterson SW, Pham THG, Piontelli E, Pordel A, Quijada L, Raja HA, Rosas de Paz E, Ryvarden L, Saitta A, Salcedo SS, Sandoval-Denis M, Santos TAB, Seifert KA, Silva BDB, Smith ME, Soares AM, Sommai S, Sousa JO, Suetrong S, Susca A, Tedersoo L, Telleria MT, Thanakitpipattana D, Valenzuela-Lopez N, Visagie CM, Zapata, M, Groenewald JZ (2018) Fungal Planet description sheets: 785-867. Persoonia  41: 238-417.
  2. Crous PW, Liu F, Cai L, Barber PA, Thangavel R, Summerell BA, Wingfield MJ, Edwards J, Carnegie AJ, Groenewald JZ (2018) Allelochaeta (Sporocadaceae): pigmentation lost and gained. Fungal Systematics and Evolution. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3114/fuse.2018.02.08
  3. Jacobs A, Mojela L, Summerell B, Venter E (2018) Characterisation of members of the Fusarium incarnatum-equiseti species complex from undisturbed soils in South Africa. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 111, 1999-2008.
  4. Summerell B.A. (2017) Managing biological invasions: the impact of exotic diseases on plant communities in Australia. Annals of the Missouri Botanic Garden 102: 324-330.
  5. Liew E.C.Y., Laurence M.H., Pearce C.A., Shivas R.G., Johnson G.I., Tan Y.P., Edwards J., Perry S., Cooke A.W., Summerell B.A. (2016) Review of Fusarium species in association with mango malformation in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 45: 547-559.
  6. Edwards J., Auer D., de Alwis S-K., Summerell B.A., Aoki T., Proctor R.H., Busman M., O'Donnell K. (2016) Fusarium agapanthi sp. nov, a novel bikaverin and fusarubin-producing leaf and stem spot pathogen of Agapanthus praecox (African lily) from Australia and Italy. Mycologia 2016 15-333; Preliminary version published online: July 29, 2016, doi:10.3852/15-333.
  7. Laurence, M.H., Liew E.C.Y., Howard C. and Summerell B.A. (2016) Identification of Fusarium solani f.sp. phalaenopsis in Australia. Australian Plant Disease Notes
  8. Rocha L.O., Laurence M.H., Proctor, R.H., McCormick, S.P., Summerell B.A., Liew E.C.Y. (2015) Variation in Type A trichothecene production and trichothecene genes in Fusarium goolgardi from natural ecosystems of Australia. Toxins 7: 4577-4594. DOI: 10.3990/toxins7114577.
  9. Rocha L.O., Laurence M.H., Ludowici V.A.B., Puno V.I., Lim C.C., Tesoriero L., Summerell B.A., Liew E.C.Y. (2015) Putative effector genes detected in Fusarium oxysporum from natural ecosystems of Australia. Plant Pathology DOI: 10.1111/ppa.12472.
  10. Laurence M.H., Walsh J.L., Shuttleworth L.A., Robinson D.M., Johansen R.M., Petrovic T., Vu T.T.H., Burgess L.W., Summerell B.A., Liew E.C.Y. (2015) Six novel species of Fusarium from natural ecosystems in Australia. Fungal Diversity DOI 10.1007/s13225-015-0337-6.
  11. Laurence, M.H., Summerell, B.A. and Liew E.C.Y. (2015) Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. canariensis: evidence for horizontal gene transfer of putative pathogenicity genes. Plant Pathology 64: 1068-1075 DOI: 10.1111/ppa.12350.
  12. Crous, P.W., Wingfield M.J., Schumacher, R.K., Summerell, B.A., Giraldo, A., Gené, J., Guarro, J., Wanasinghe, D.N., Hyde, K.D., Camporesi, E., Gareth-Jones, E.B., Thambugula, K.M., Malysheva, E.F. Malysheva, V.F., Acharya, K., Alvarez, J., Alvarado, P., Assefa, A., Barnes, C.W., Bartlett, J.S., Blanchette, R.A., Burgess, T.I., Carlavilla, J.R., Coetzee, M.P.A., Damm, U., Decock, C.A.,   den Breeÿen, A., de Vries, B., Dutta, A.K., Holdom, D.G., Rooney-Latham, S., Manjon, J.L., Marincowitz, S., Mirabolfathy, Moreno, G., M., Nakashima, C., Papizadeh, M., Shahzadeh Fazeli, S.A., Amoozegar, M.A., Romberg, M.K., Shivas R.G., Stalpers, J.A., Stielow, B., Stukely, M.J.C., Swart, W.J., Tan, Y.P., van der Bank, M., Wood, A.R., Zhang, Y., Groenewald, J.Z. (2014) Fungal Planet Description Sheets: 281–319. Persoonia 33: 212-289.
  13. Hyde, K.D., R. Henrik Nilsson, S. Aisyah Alias, Hiran A. Ariyawansa, Jaime E. Blair, Lei Cai, Arthur W. A. M. de Cock, Asha J. Dissanayake, Sally L. Glockling, Ishani D. Goonasekara,  Michał Gorczak, Matthias Hahn, Ruvishika S. Jayawardena, Jan A. L. van Kan, Matthew H. Laurence, C. André Lévesque,  Xinghong Li,  Jian-Kui Liu, Sajeewa S. N. Maharachchikumbura, Dimuthu S. Manamgoda, Frank N. Martin, Eric H. C. McKenzie, Alistair R. McTaggart, Peter E. Mortimer, Prakash V. R. Nair, Julia Pawłowska, Tara L. Rintoul, Roger G. Shivas, Christoffel F. J. Spies, Brett A. Summerell, Paul W. J. Taylor, Razak B. Terhem,  Dhanushka Udayanga, Niloofar Vaghefi, Grit Walther,  Mateusz Wilk, Marta Wrzosek, Jian-Chu Xu,  Ji Ye Yan & Nan Zhou (2014) One stop shop: backbone trees for important phytopathogenic genera: 1. Fungal Diversity 1-105.
  14. Watson, A., Burgess, L.W., Summerell, B.A., O’Keeffe, K. (2014) Fusarium species associated with cob rot of sweet corn and maize in New South Wales. Australasian Plant Disease Notes.
  15. Quaedvlieg, W., Binder, M., Groenewald, J.Z., Summerell, B.A., Carnegie, A.J., Burgess, T.I., Crous P.W. (2014) Introducing the Consolidated Species Concept to resolve species in the Teratosphaeriaceae. Persoonia 33: 1-40.
  16. Crous, P.W., Shivas R.G., Quaedvlieg, W.,  van der Bank, M., Zhang, Y., Summerell, B.A., Guarro, J., Wingfield M.J., A.R. Wood, A.C. Alfenas, U. Braun, J.F. Cano-Lira, D. García, Y. Marin-Felix, P. Alvarado, J.P. Andrade, J. Armengol, A. Assefa, A. den Breeÿen, I. Camele, R. Cheewangkoon, J.T. De Souza, T.A. Duong, F. Esteve-Raventós, J. Fournier, S. Frisullo, J. García-Jiménez, A. Gardiennet, J. Gené, M. Hernández-Restrepo, Y. Hirooka, D.R. Hospenthal, A. King, C. Lechat, L. Lombard, S.M. Mang, P.A.S. Marbach, S. Marincowitz, Y. Marin-Felix, N.J. Montaño-Mata, G. Moreno, C.A. Perez, A.M. Pérez Sierra, J.L. Robertson, J. Roux, E. Rubio, R.K. Schumacher, A.M. Stchigel, D.A. Sutton, Y.P. Tan, E.H. Thompson, E. van der Linde, A.K. Walker, D.M. Walker, B.L. Wickes, P.T.W. Wong, J.Z. Groenewald (2014) Fungal Planet Description Sheets: 214–280. Persoonia 32: 184-306.
  17. Laurence, M.H., Burgess, L.W., Summerell, B.A. and Liew, E.C.Y. (2014) Genealogical concordance phylogenetic species recognition in the Fusarium oxysporum species complex. Fungal Biology 118(4):374-84.
  18. Geiser, D. M., Aoki, T., Bacon, C. W., Baker, S. E., Bhattacharyya, M. K., Brandt, M. E., Brown, D. W., Burgess, L. W., Chulze, S., Coleman, J. J., Correll, J. C., Covert, S. F., Crous, P. W., Cuomo, C. A., De Hoog, G. S., Di Pietro, A., Elmer, W. H., Epstein, L., Frandsen, R. J. N., Freeman, S., Gagkaeva, T., Glenn, A. E., Gordon, T. R., Gregory, N. F., Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Hanson, L. E., del Mar Jímenez-Gasco, M., Kang, S., Kistler, H. C., Kuldau, G. A., Leslie, J. F., Logrieco, A., Lu, G., Lysøe, E., Ma, L.-J., McCormick, S. P., Migheli, Q., Moretti, A., Munaut, F., O’Donnell, K., Pfenning, L., Ploetz, R. C., Proctor, R. H., Rehner, S. A., Robert, V. A. R. G., Rooney, A. P., bin Salleh, B., Scandiani, M. M., Scauflaire, J., Short, D. P. G., Steenkamp, E., Suga, H., Summerell, B. A., Sutton, D. A., Thrane, U., Trail, F., Van Diepeningen, A., VanEtten, H. D., Viljoen, A., Waalwijk, C., Ward, T. J., Wingfield, M. J., Xu, J.-R., Yang, X.-B., Yli-Mattila, T., and Zhang, N. (2013). One fungus, one name: Defining the genus Fusarium in a scientifically robust way that preserves longstanding use. Phytopathology 103:400-408.
  19. Cuddy, W.S., Summerell, B.A., Gehringer, M.M., Neilan, B.A. (2013) Nostoc, Microcoleus and Leptolyngbya inoculums are detrimental to the growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under salt stress. Plant and Soil 370: 317-332.
  20. Crous, P.W., Shivas, R.G., Wingfield, M.J., Summerell, B.A., Rossman, A.Y., Alves, J.L., Adams, G.C., Barreto, R.W., Bell, A., Coutinho, M.L., Flory, S.L., Gates, G.,  Grice, K.R., Hardy, G.E. StJ., Kleczewski, N.M., Lombard, L., Longa, C.M.O., Louis-Seize, G., Macedo, F., Mahoney, D.P., Mares, D., Martin-Sanchez, P.M., Marvanová, L., Minnis, A.M., Morgado, L.N., Noordeloos, M.E., Phillips, A.J.L., Quaedvlieg, W., Ryan, P.G., Saiz-Jimenez, C., Seifert, K.A., Swart, W.J., Tan, Y.P., Tanney, J.P., Thu, P.Q.,  Videira, S.I.R., Walker, D.M., Groenewald, J.Z. (2012) Fungal Planet description sheets: 128-153. Persoonia 29, 146-201.
  21. Crous, P.W., Summerell, B.A., Shivas, R.G., Burgess, T.I., Decock, C.A., Dreyer, L.L., Granke, L.L., Guest, D.I., St.J. Hardy, G.E.,Hausbeck, M.K., Huberli, D., Jung, T., Koukol, O., Lennox, C.L., Liew, E.C.Y., Lombard, L., McTaggart, A.R., Pryke, J.S., Roets, F., Saude, C., Shuttleworth, L.A., Stukely, M.J.C., Vanky, K., Webster, B.J., Windstam, S.T. and Groenewald, J.Z. (2012) Fungal Planet description sheets: 107-127. Persoonia 28, 138-182.
  22. Laurence, M.H., Burgess, L.W., Summerell, B.A., Liew, E.C.Y., 2012. High levels of diversity in Fusarium oxysporum from non-cultivated ecosystems in Australia. Fungal Biology 116, 289-297.
  23. Crous, P.W., Summerell, B.A., Alfenas, A.C., Edwards, J., Pascoe, I.G., Porter, I.J. and Groenewald, J.Z. (2012) Genera of diaporthalean coelomycetes associated with leaf spots of tree hosts. Persoonia 28, 66-75.
  24. Crous, P.W., Summerell, B.A., Shivas, R.G., Carnegie, A.J. and Groenewald, J.Z. (2012) A re-appraisal of Harknessia (Diaporthales), and the introduction of Harknessiaceae fam. nov. Persoonia 28, 49-65.
  25. Leslie, J.F. and Summerell, B.A. (2011) In search of new Fusarium species. Plant Breeding and Seed Science 63, 93-101.
  26. Crous, P.W., Summerell, B.A., Shivas, R.G., Romberg, M., Mel’nik, V.A., Verkley, G.J.M. and Groenewald, J.Z. (2011) Fungal Planet description sheets: 92-106. Persoonia 27, 130-162.
  27. Crous, P.W., Summerell, B.A., Swart, L., Denman, S., Taylor, J.E., Bezuidenhout, C.M., Palm, M.E., Marincowitz, S. and Groenwald, J.Z. (2011) Fungal Pathogens of Proteaceae. Persoonia 27, 20-45.
  28. Summerell, B.A. and Leslie, J.F. (2011) Fifty years of Fusarium: how were 9 species ever enough? Fungal Diversity 50, 135 – 144.
  29. Laurence MH, Summerell BA, Burgess LW, Liew ECY (2011). Fusarium burgessii sp. nov. representing a novel lineage in the genus Fusarium. Fungal Diversity 49:101-112.
  30. Crous, P.W., Tanaka, K., Summerell, B.A. and Groenewald, J.Z. (2011) Additions to the Mycosphaerella complex. IMA Fungus 2, 59-74.
  31. Summerell, B.A., Leslie, J.F., Liew, E.C.Y., Laurence, M.H., Bullock, S., Petrovic, T., Bentley, A.R., Howard, C.G., Peterson, S.A., Walsh, J.L. and Burgess, L.W. (2011) Fusarium species associated with plants in Australia. Fungal Diversity 46, 1-27.
  32. Hyde, K.W., Chomnunti, P., Crous, P.W., Groenewald, J.Z., Damm, U., Ko Ko, T.W., Shivas, R.G., Summerell, B.A. and Tan, Y.P. (2010) A case for re-inventory of Australia’s plant pathogens. Persoonia 25, 50-60.
  33. Cheewangkoon, R., Groenewald, J.Z., Verkley, G. J. M., Hyde, K. D., Wingfield, M.J., Gryzenhout, M., Summerell, B.A., Denman, S., Toanun, C. and Crous, P.W. (2010) Re-evaluation of Cryptosporiopsis eucalypti and Cryptosporiopsis-like species occurring on Eucalyptus leaves. Fungal Diversity 44, 89 - 105.
  34. Summerell, B.A., Laurence, M.H., Liew, E.C.Y. and Leslie, J.F. (2010) Biogeography and phylogeography of Fusarium: a review. Fungal Diversity 44, 3 – 13.
  35. Bensch, K., Groenewald, J.Z., Dijksterhuis, J., Starink-Willemse, M., Andersen, B., Summerell, B.A., Shin, H.-D., Dugan, F.M., Schroers, H.-J., Braun, P.W. (2010) Species and ecological diversity within the Cladosporium cladosporioides complex (Davidiellaceae, Capnodiales). Studies in Mycology 67, 1 – 94.
  36. Wang, B., Brubaker, C.L., Summerell, B.A., Thrall, P.H. and Burdon, J.J. (2010) Local origin of two vegetative compatibility groups of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum in Australia. Evolutionary Applications 3, 505-524.
  37. Amata R.L., Burgess L.W., Summerell B.A., Bullock S., Liew E.C.Y. and Smith-White J.L (2010) An emended description of Fusarium brevicatenulatum and F. pseudoanthophilum based on isolates recovered from millet in Kenya. Fungal Diversity 43, 11-25.
  38. Walsh, J.L., Laurence, M.H., Liew, E.C.Y., Sangalang, A.E., Burgess L.W., Summerell, B.A. and Petrovic, T. (2010) Fusarium: two endophytic novel species from tropical grasses from northern Australia. Fungal Diversity 44, 149 – 159.
  39. Crous, P.W., Summerell, B.A., Carnegie, A.J., Wingfield, M.J. and Groenewald, J.Z. (2009) Novel species of Mycosphaerellaceae and Teratosphaeriaceae. Persoonia. 23, 119-146.
  40. Crous, P.W., Summerell, B.A., Carnegie, A.J., Wingfield, M.J., Hunter, G.C., Burgess, T.I., Andjic, V., Barber, P.A. and Groenewald, J.Z. (2009) Unravelling Mycosphaerella: do you believe in genera? Persoonia 23, 99-118.
  41. Cheewangkoon, R., Groenewald, J.Z., Summerell, B.A., Hyde, K.D., To-anun, C. and Crous, P.W. (2009) Myrtaceae, a cache of fungal biodiversity. Persoonia 23, 55-85.
  42. Crous, P.W., Braun, U., Wingfield, M.J., Wood A.R., Shin, H.D., Summerell, B.A., Alfenas, A.C., Cumagun, C.J.R., and Groenewald, J.Z. (2009) Phylogeny and taxonomy of obscure genera of microfungi. Persoonia 22, 139-161.
  43. Petrovic T., Walsh, J.L., Burgess, L.W. and Summerell B.A. (2009) Fusarium Species Associated with Stalk Rot of Grain Sorghum in the Northern Grain Belt of Eastern Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 38, 373-379.
  44. Crous, P.W., Groenewald, J.Z., Summerell, B.A., Wingfield, B.D. and Wingfield, M.J. (2009) Co-occurring species of Teratosphaeria on Eucalyptus. Persoonia 22, 38-48.
  45. Bentley, A.R., Milgroom, M.G., Leslie, J.F., Summerell, B.A. and L. W. Burgess (2009). Spatial Aggregation in Fusarium pseudograminearum Populations from the Australian Grain Belt. Plant Pathology 58, 23-32.
  46. Crous, P.W., Summerell, B.A., Mostert, L., Groenewald, J.Z. (2008) Host specificity and speciation of Mycosphaerella and Teratosphaeria species associated with leaf spots of Proteaceae. Persoonia 20, 59-86.
  47. Bentley, A.R., Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (2008) Sexual compatibility in Fusarium pseudograminearum (Gibberella coronicola). Mycological Research 112, 1101 - 1106.
  48. Bentley, A.R., Leslie, J.F., Liew, E.C.Y., Burgess, L.W. and Summerell, B.A. (2008) Genetic structure of Fusarium pseudograminearum populations from the Australian grain belt. Phytopathology 98:250-255.
  49. Ryley, M.J., Bourke, C.A, Liew E.C.Y., and Summerell B.A. (2007).  Is Fusarium torulosum the causal agent of kikuyu poisoning in Australia? Australasian Plant Disease Notes 2, 133-135.
  50. Crous, P.W., Goenewald, J.Z. and Summerell, B.A. (2007) Exophlia placitae Crous & Summerell, sp. nov. Fungal Planet 17.
  51. Crous, P.W., Goenewald, J.Z. and Summerell, B.A. (2007) Mycosphaerella elaeocarpi Crous & Summerell, sp. nov. Fungal Planet 13.
  52. Bentley, A.R., Petrovic, T., Griffiths, S.P., Burgess, L.W. and Summerell, B.A. (2007) Crop pathogens and other Fusarium species associated with Austrostipa aristiglumis. Australasian Plant Pathology 36, 434-438.
  53. Crous, P.W.C., Summerell, B.A., Carnegie, A.J., Mohammed, C., Himanan, W., and Groenewald, J.Z. (2007) Foliicolous Mycosphaerella spp. and their anamorphs on Corymbia and Eucalyptus. Fungal Diversity 26, 143-185.
  54. Qiang, S., Zhu, Y., Summerell, B.A. and Li, Y. (2006) Mycelium of Alternaria alternate as a potential biological control agent for Eupatorium adenophorum. Biocontrol Science and Technology 16, 653-668.
  55. Summerell, B.A., Groenewald, J.Z., Carnegie, A.J., Summerbell, R.C. and Crous, P.W.C. (2006) Eucalyptus microfungi known from culture. 2. Alysidiella, Fusculina and Phlogicylindrium genera nova, with notes on some other poorly known taxa. Fungal Diversity 23, 323-350.
  56. Bentley, A.R., Cromey, M.G., Farrokhi-Nejad, R., Leslie, J.F., Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (2006) Fusarium crown and root rot pathogens associated with wheat and grass stem bases on the South Island of New Zealand. Australasian Plant Pathology 35, 495-502.
  57. Bentley, A.R., Tunali, B., Nicol, J., Burgess, L.W. and Summerell, B.A. (2006) A survey of Fusarium species associated with wheat and grass stem bases in northern Turkey. Sydowia 58, 163-177.
  58. Leslie, J.F. and Summerell, B.A. (2006) Fusarium Laboratory Workshops – A Recent History. Mycotoxin Research 22, 73-74.
  59. Walsh, J.L., Keith, D.A., McDougall, K.L., Summerell, B.A. and Whelan, R.J. (2006) Phytophthora Root Rot: assessing the potential threat to Australia’s oldest national park. Ecological Management and Restoration 7, 55-60.
  60. Summerell, B.A., Smith, D.I., Gunn, L.V., Smith, I.W. and Pascoe, I.G. (2006) Fusarium wilt of Phoenix canariensis in Victoria. Australasian Plant Pathology 35, 289-290.
  61. Summerell, B.A., Gunn, L.V., Bullock, S., Tesoriero, L.T. and Burgess, L.W. (2006) Vascular wilt of basil in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 35, 65-67.
  62. Leslie, J.F., Summerell, B.A., Bullock, S., and Doe, F.J. (2005) Characterisation of Gibberella sacchara and neotypification of its anamorph Fusarium sacchari. Mycologia 97, 718-724.
  63. McDougall, K.L. and Summerell, B.A. (2005) Unusual ‘outbreak’ of a diatom (Tabellaria flocculosa) in the Australian Alps. The Victorian Naturalist 122, 202-203.
  64. Slippers, B., Summerell, B.A., Crous, P.W., Coutinho, T.A., Wingfield, B.D. and Wingfield, M.J. (2005) Preliminary studies on Botryosphaeria species from Southern Hemisphere conifers in Australasia and South Africa. Australasian Plant Pathology 34, 213-220.
  65. Summerell, B.A., Pongpisutta, R. and Howard, C. (2005) The biology of Phytophthora cinnamomi. Australasian Plant Conservation 13, 2-4.
  66. Phan, H.T., Burgess, L.W., Summerell, B.A., Bullock, S., Liew, E.C.Y., Smith-White, J. and Clarkeson, J. (2004) Gibberella gaditjirri (Fusarium gaditjirri) sp. nov., a new species from tropical grasses in Australia. Studies in Mycology 50: 261-272.
  67. Van Wyk, M., Barnes, I., Wingfield, B.D., Liew, E.C.Y., Assa, B., Summerell, B.A. and Wingfield, M.J. (2004) Ceratocystis polychroma sp. nov., a new species from Syzygium aromaticum in Sulawesi. Studies in Mycology 50: 281-287.
  68. Neumann, M., Burgess, L.W., Backhouse, D., Carter, D. and Summerell, B.A. (2004) Genetic structure of populations of Fusarium proliferatum in soils associated with Livistona mariae palms in Little Palm Creek, Northern Territory, Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 52, 543-550.
  69. Leslie, J. F., K. A. Zeller, M. Wohler, and B. A. Summerell. (2004) Interfertility of two mating populations in the Gibberella fujikuroi species complex. European Journal of Plant Pathology 110: 611-618.
  70. Zeller, K.A., Wohler, M.A., Gunn, L.V., Bullock, S., Summerell, B.A., Leslie, J.F. (2003) Interfertility and marker segregation in hybrid crosses of Gibberella fujikuroi and Gibberella intermedia. Fung. Genet. Newsl. 50(Suppl): 144.
  71. Seifert, K.A., Aoki, T., Baayen, R.P., Brayford, D., Burgess, L.W., Chulze, S., Gams, W., Geiser, D., Gruyter, J.D., Leslie, J.F., Logrieco, A., Marasas, W.F.O., Nirenberg, H.I., O'Donnell, K., Rheeder, J., Samuels, G.J., Summerell, B.A., Thrane, U., Waalwijk, C. (2003) The name Fusarium moniliforme should no longer be used. Mycological Research 107, 643-644.
  72. Smith-White, J.L. and Summerell, B.A. (2003) Armillaria root rot. Microbiology Australia 24: 31-32.
  73. Summerell, B.A., Salleh, B. and Leslie, J.F. (2003) A utilitarian approach to identifying Fusarium species. Plant Disease 87:117-128.
  74. McDougall, K.L., Summerell, B.A., Coburn, D. and Newton, M. (2003) Phytophthora cinnamomi causing disease in subalpine vegetation in New South Wales. Australasian Plant Pathology 32: 113-115.
  75. Zeller, K.A., Summerell, B.A. and Leslie, J.F. (2003) Gibberella konza/Fusarium konzae: A new biological species in the Gibberella fujikuroi complex. Mycologia 95: 943-954.
  76. Gunn, L.V. and Summerell, B.A. (2002) Differentiation of Fusarium oxysporum isolates from Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm) by pathogenicity, vegetative compatibility grouping and molecular analysis. Australasian Plant Pathology 31:351-358.
  77. Smith-White, J. L., Summerell, B.A., Gunn, L.V., Rinzin, C., Porter, C. and Burgess, L.W. (2002) Molecular detection and differentiation of Australian Armillaria species. Australasian Plant Pathology 31, 75-79.
  78. Leslie, J.F., Zeller, K.A. and Summerell, B.A. (2001) Icebergs and Species in Populations of Fusarium. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 59, 107-117.
  79. Summerell, B.A., Burgess, L.W., Backhouse, D., Bullock, S. and Swan, L.J. (2001) Natural occurrence of perithecia of Gibberella coronicola on wheat residues in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 30, 353-356.
  80. Muir, S., Khoo, C., Offord, C., Summerell, B.A., McCabe, B., Brien, J., Dann, E., Terras, M.A. and Tesoriero, L. (2001) Do plants need silicon? Combined Proceedings of the International Plant Propagators Society 51, 131-135.
  81. N.K. Van, F.H.L. Benyon, D.L. Hoa, T.N. Ha, B.A. Summerell and L.W. Burgess (2001) First record of Rhizoctonia causing head rot of cabbage in northern Vietnam. Australasian Plant Pathology 30, 285-286.
  82. N.V. Vien, F.H.L. Benyon, H.M. Trung, B.A. Summerell and L.W.
    Burgess (2001) First record of Peronophythora litchii on litchi fruit in Vietnam. Australasian Plant Pathology 30,287-288.
  83. Smith-White, J.L., Gunn, L.V. and Summerell, B.A. (2001) Analysis of diversity within Fusarium oxysporum populations using molecular analysis and vegetative compatibility grouping. Australasian Plant Pathology 30, 153-157.
  84. Summerell, B.A. and Gunn, L.V. (2001) – First record of Fusarium wilt of Phoenix canariensis in South Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 30, 75.
  85. Crous, P.W., Summerell, B.A., Taylor, J. and Bullock, S. (2000) Fungi occurring on Proteaceae in Australia: selected foliicolous species. Australasian Plant Pathology 29, 267-278.
  86. Bullock, S., Gunn, L.V. and Summerell, B.A. (2000) Pathogens of the Wollemi Pine, Wollemia nobilis. Australasian Plant Pathology 29, 211-214.
  87. Burgess, L.W. and Summerell, B.A. (2000) Taxonomy of Fusarium: Fusarium armeniacum stat. & comb. nov. Mycotaxon 75, 347-348.
  88. Gunn, L.V. and Summerell, B.A. (1999) Fusarium wilt of Canary Island Date Palms. Proceedings of the Fifty Second New Zealand Plant Protection Conference, Auckland NZ, August 1999. Pp. 29-31. New Zealand Plant Protection Society Inc.
  89. Elmer, W.H., Summerell, B.A., Burgess, L.W. and Nigh Jr, E.L. (1999) Vegetative compatability groups of Fusarium proliferatum from asparagus in Australia and their relation to groups in the United States of America. Mycologia 91: 650-654.
  90. McGee, P.A., Bullock, S. and Summerell, B.A. (1999) Structure of mycorrhizae of the wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis) and related Araucariaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 47, 85-95.
  91. Summerell, B.A., Burgess, L.W., Bullock, S. Backhouse, D. and Nguyen, D.T. (1998) Occurrence of perithecia of Gibberella fujikuroi mating population A (Fusarium moniliforme) on maize stubble in northern Vietnam. Mycologia 90:890-895.
  92. Kistler, H.C., Alabouvette, C., Baayen, R.P., Bentley, S., Brayford, D., Coddington, A., Correll, J., Daboussi, M., Elias, K., Fernandez, D., Gordon, T.R., Katan, T., Kim, H.G., Leslie, J.F., Martyn, R.D., Migheli, O., Moore, N.Y., O'Donnell, K., Ploetz, R.C., Rutherford, M.A., Summerell, B., Waalwijk, C. and Woo, S. (1998).  Systematic numbering of vegetative compatibility groups in the plant pathogenic fungus Fusarium oxysporum. Phytopathology 88:  30-32.
  93. Bullock, S, Summerell, B.A., and von Richtor, L. (1998) First record of vascular wilt of flannel flower caused by Fusarium wilt. Australasian Plant Pathology 27, 49-50.
  94. Elmer, W.H., Summerell, B.A., Burgess, L.W., Backhouse, D. and Abubaker, A.A. (1997) Fusarium species associated with asparagus crowns and soil in Australia and New Zealand. Australasian Plant Pathology. 26, 255-261.
  95. Strobel, G.A., Hess, W.M., Li, J., Ford, E. Sears, J., Sidhu, R.S. and Summerell, B.A. (1997) Pestalotiopsis geupinii a taxol producing endophyte of the wollemi pine, Wollemia nobilis.  Australian Journal of Botany.1073-1082
  96. Backhouse, D., Burgess, L.W., Summerell, B.A. and Liddell, C.M. (1997) A species concept for Fusarium. Cereal Research Communications 25, 527-532.
  97. Jeffery, S., Williams, E., Fahy, P., Noble, D., Summerell, B.A. and Offord, C.A. (1997) Some effects of silicate on Pythium damping-off of cucumbers in potting mixes. Acta Horticulturae 450, 467-473.
  98. Fang, W., Summerell, B.A., Marshall, D.R. and Auld, B.A. (1997) Development of Phaeoramularia as a potential mycoherbicde for crofton weed. Australasian Plant Pathology  26, 173-178.
  99. Fang, W., Summerell, B.A., Marshall, D.R. and Auld, B.A. (1997) Biology and pathology of a species of Phaeoramularia causing a leaf spot of crofton weed. Australasian Plant Pathology 26, 165-172.
  100. Summerell, B.A., Angus, T. and Bullock, S. (1997) Stem rot of Sturt’s desert pea caused by Botrytis cinerea. Australasian Plant Pathology 26, 69.
  101. Burgess, L.W., Summerell, B.A., Backhouse, D., Benyon, F. and Levic, J. (1996) Biodiversity and population studies in Fusarium. Sydowia 48:1-11.
  102. Greening, F., Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1995) Association of Fusarium species with root rot of Cymbidium orchids. Australasian Plant Pathology 25:226-228.
  103. Balmas, V., Burgess, L.W. and Summerell, B.A. (1995) Reaction of durum wheat cv. Yallaroi to crown and root rot caused by Fusarium graminearum Group1 and Fusarium crookwellense.  Australasian Plant Pathology 24: 233-237.
  104. Summerell, B.A., Rugg, C.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1995) Characterization of Fusarium babinda. Mycological Research. 99, 1345-1348.
  105. Sangalang, A.E., Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1995) Characterization of Fusarium avenaceum ssp. aywerte and Fusarium avenaceum ssp. nurragi. Mycological Research 99, 287-290.
  106. Wenzel, C.L., Ashford, A.E. and Summerell, B.A. (1994) Phosphate solubilising bacteria associated with roots of seedlings of waratah (Telopea speciosissima R.Br). New Phytologist 128:487-496.
  107. Rugg, C.A. and Summerell, B.A. (1993) Southern Blight, caused by Sclerotium rolfsii, of the Australian native ferns, Angiopteris evecta and Marattia salicina. Plant Disease 77: 756.
  108. Summerell, B.A., Rugg, C.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1993) Mycogeography of Fusarium. survey of Fusarium species associated with forest and woodland soils in far north Queensland, Australia. Mycological Research  97, 1015-1019.
  109. Burgess, L.W., Backhouse, D., Summerell, B.A., Pattison, A.B., Klein, T.A., Esdaile, R.J. and Ticehurst, G. (1993) Long term effects of stubble management on the incidence of infection of wheat by Fusarium graminearum Group 1. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 33: 451-456.
  110. Burgess, L.W. and Summerell, B.A. (1992)  Mycogeography of Fusarium: survey of Fusarium species in subtropical and semi-arid grasslands soils in Queensland. Mycological Research 96: 780-784.
  111. Summerell, B.A. and Rugg, C.A. (1991) Wilt of Helichrysum species caused by Fusarium oxysporum. Australasian Plant Pathology 21, 18-19.
  112. Ali, H., Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1991) An evaluation of three media for the isolation of Fusarium, Alternaria and other fungi from sorghum grain. Australasian Plant Pathology 20, 134-138.
  113. James, T.D.W., Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1991) Production of pseudothecia and conidia by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis in relation to nutrients and substrate. Australasian Plant Pathology 20, 91-94.
  114. Burgess, L.W., Summerell, B.A. and Nelson, P.E. (1991) An evaluation of several media for use in the identification of some Fusarium species. Australian Plant Pathology 20, 86-88.
  115. Summerell, B.A., Burgess, L.W. and Nixon, P.G. (1990) Crown and stem canker of waratah caused by Cylindrocarpon destructans. Australasian Plant Pathology 19, 13-15.
  116. Summerell, B.A., Burgess, L.W, Klein, T.A. and Pattison, A.B. (1990) Stubble management and the site of penetration of wheat by Fusarium graminearum Group 1. Phytopathology 80: 877-879.
  117. Nelson, P.E., Burgess, L.W. and Summerell, B.A. (1990) Some morphological and physiological characters of Fusarium species in sections Liseola and Elegans and similar new species. Mycologia 82, 99-106.
  118. Burgess, L.W., Nelson, P.E. and Summerell, B.A. (1989) Variability and stability of morphological characters in Fusarium oxysporum isolated from soils in Australia. Mycologia 81, 818-822.
  119. Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1989) Factors influencing the survival of Pyrenophora tritici-repentis. Water potential and temperature. Mycological Research 93, 41-45.
  120. Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1989) Factors influencing the survival of Pyrenophora tritici-repentis. Stubble management. Mycological Research 93, 38-40.
  121. Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1989) Decomposition and chemical composition of cereal straw. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 21, 551-559.
  122. Summerell, B.A., Burgess, L.W. and Klein, T.A. (1989) The impact of stubble management on the incidence of crown rot of wheat. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 29, 91-98.
  123. Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1988) Moisture characteristics of decomposing straw of two wheat cultivars. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 20, 963-964.
  124. Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1988) The influence of stubble management practices on the survival of Fusarium graminearum Group 1. Australasian Plant Pathology 17, 88-93.
  125. Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1988) Factors influencing the production of pseudothecia by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis. Transactions of the British Mycological Society 90, 557-562.
  126. Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1988) Saprophytic colonization of wheat and barley by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis in the field. Transactions of the British Mycological Society 90, 551-556.
  127. Summerell, B.A., Klein, T.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1988) The influence of stubble management practices on yellow spot of wheat. Plant Protection Quarterly 3, 12-13.
  128. Klein, T.A., Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1988) The influence of stubble management practices on crown rot of wheat. Plant Protection Quarterly 3, 10-11.
  1. Newman, A.K.L. and Summerell, B.A. (2000) Two spotted mites. Royal Botanic Gardens Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 12. 2 pages.
  2. Newman, A.K.L. and Summerell, B.A. (2000) Mealy Bugs. Royal Botanic Gardens Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 11. 4 pages.
  3. Bullock, S. and Summerell, B.A. (2000) Powdery Mildew. Royal Botanic Gardens Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 10. 2 pages.
  4. Bullock, S. and Summerell, B.A. (2000) Conifer Canker. Royal Botanic Gardens Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 9. 2 pages.
  5. Newman, A.K.L. and Summerell, B.A. (1998) Fig psyllid. Royal Botanic Gardens Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 8. 2 pages.
  6. Newman, A.K.L. and Summerell, B.A. (1998) Azalea lace bug. Royal Botanic Gardens Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 7. 2 pages.
  7. Newman, A.K.L. and Summerell, B.A. (1998) Cuban Laurel Thrips. Royal Botanic Gardens Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 6. 2 pages.
  8. Newman, A.K.L. and Summerell, B.A. (1998) Scale Insects. Royal Botanic Gardens Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 5. 4 pages.
  9. B.A. Summerell (1998) Phytophthora root rot. Royal Botanic Gardens Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 4. 4 pages.
  10. Summerell, B.A. (1997) Armillaria root rot. Royal Botanic Gardens, Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 3. 2 pages.
  11. Summerell, B.A. (1997) Fire Blight. Royal Botanic Gardens, Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 2. 2 pages.
  12. Summerell, B.A. (1997) Fusarium wilt of palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit Fact Sheet No 1. 2 pages.
  1. Summerell, B.A. (2017) Diseases of Proteaceae. In Handbook of Florists' Crops Diseases. R.H. McGovern and W.E. Elmer eds. Springer Press.
  2. Leslie, J. F. and Summerell, B.A. (2013) An overview of Fusarium. Pp. 1-9 in Fusarium: Genomics, Molecular and Cellular Biology. D. W. Brown and R. H. Proctor, eds., Caister Academic Press, Norfolk, UK.
  3. Summerell, B.A. and Leslie, J.F. (2012) Introducing the genus Fusarium. Pp 1-16 in Control of Fusarium diseases. F.M. Alves-Santos and J.J. Diez eds. Research Signpost, Kerala, India.
  4. Leslie, J.F. and Summerell, B.A. (2006) The Fusarium Laboratory Manual. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, IA, USA. 388 pp.
  5. Summerell, B.A. and Leslie, J.F. (2004) Genetic diversity and population structure of plant-pathogenic species in the genus Fusarium. Pp. 207 – 223 in Plant Microbiology. M. Gillings and A. Holmes eds. Garland Science/BIOS Scientific Publishers (Oxford).
  6. Walsh, J., McDougall, K.L., Whelan, R. and Summerell B.A (2003) The distribution and impact of Phytophthora cinnamomi in Royal National Park, New South Wales. In Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems. 2nd International IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09 Meeting, Albany, Western Australia, October 2001. Eds. JA McComb, GEStJ Hardy and IC Tommerup; pages 280-281. (Murdoch University Print: Murdoch, Western Australia).
  7. McDougall, K.L., Summerell B.A. (2003) The impact of Phytophthora cinnamomi on the flora and vegetation of New South Wales – a re-appraisal. In Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems. 2nd International IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09 Meeting, Albany, Western Australia, October 2001. Eds. J.A. McComb, G.E. St J. Hardy and I.C. Tommerup; pages 49-56. (Murdoch University Print: Murdoch, Western Australia).
  8. Burgess, L.W., Summerell, B.A., Giblett, G., Backhouse, D., Blake, M.L., Smith-White, J. and Colville, M. (2002) Role of sorghum in overseasoning of Gibberella zeae. In Sorghum and Millets 2001. Pp. 301-303. J.F. Leslie (ed.). Iowa State University Press.
  9. Summerell, B.A., Leslie, J.F., Backhouse, D., Bryden, W. L. and Burgess, L.W. (eds.). (2001) Fusarium: Paul E. Nelson Memorial Symposium. American Phytopathological Society Press, St. Paul, Minnesota. 408 pp.
  10. Burgess, L.W., Backhouse, D., Summerell, B.A. and Swan, L.J. (2001) Crown rot of wheat. Pp 271-294. In Fusarium: Paul E. Nelson Memorial Symposium. Summerell, B.A., Leslie, J.F., Backhouse, D., Bryden, W. L. and Burgess, L.W. (eds.). American Phytopathological Society Press, St. Paul Minnesota.
  11. Backhouse, D., Burgess, L.W. and Summerell, B.A. (2001) Biogeography of Fusarium. Pp. 124-139. In Fusarium: Paul E. Nelson Memorial Symposium. Summerell, B.A., Leslie, J.F., Backhouse, D., Bryden, W. L. and Burgess, L.W. (eds.). American Phytopathological Society Press, St. Paul Minnesota.
  12. Summerell, B.A., Kistler, H.C. and Gunn, L.V. (2001) Fusarium wilt of Phoenix canariensis caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. canariensis. Pp 263-270. In Fusarium: Paul E. Nelson Memorial Symposium. Summerell, B.A., Leslie, J.F., Backhouse, D., Bryden, W. L. and Burgess, L.W. (eds.). American Phytopathological Society Press, St. Paul Minnesota.
  13. Summerell, B.A. (2000) Urban Plant Pathology: Advising the Public. In Managing Urban Weeds and Pests. Pp.143-152. (eds. D.M. Suckling and P.S. Stevens). New Zealand Plant Protection Society.
  14. Bryden, W.L., Shanks, G.J., Ravindran G., Summerell, B.A. and Burgess, L.W. (1998) Occurrence of Fusarium moniliforme and fumonisins in Australian maize in relation to animal disease. In Toxic Plants and Other Natural Toxicants, eds. T. Garland and A.C. Barr. pp. 474-478. CAB International.
  15. Summerell, B.A. (1997) Pests and diseases. In The Waratah, 2nd Edition. P. Nixon. pp. 56-58. Kangaroo Press.
  16. Burgess, L.W., Summerell, B.A., Bullock, S., Gott, K.P. and Backhouse, D. (1994) Laboratory Manual for Fusarium Research, 3rd Edition. Department of Crop Science, University of Sydney/Royal Botanic Gardens, 134 p.
  17. Burgess, L.W., Liddell, C.M. and Summerell, B.A. (1988) Laboratory Manual for Fusarium Research, 2nd Edition. Department of Plant Pathology and Agricultural Entomology, University of Sydney, 156 p.
  1. Liew, E.C.Y. and Summerell, B.A.  (2006). Diagnostic Protocol: Fusarium oxysporum  f.sp. cubense Tropical race 4 (Fusarium Wilt of Banana). Office of the Chief Plant Protection Officer Document 455040-80114. Dept. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia.
  2. Stacey Azzopardi, Brett Summerell, Edward Liew, Frans Rondonuwu, Berty Assa, Lester Burgess, Pim Sanderson, Ngo Vinh Vien, Tran Nguyen Ha and Len Tesoriero (2003) Soilborne Plant Diseases in Indonesia. AusAid, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and University of Sydney. CR-ROM
  3. Stacey Azzopardi, Brett Summerell, Ngo Vinh Vien, Tran Nguyen Ha, Lester Burgess, Pim Sanderson and Len Tesoriero (2002) Soilborne Plant Diseases in Vietnam. AusAid, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and University of Sydney. CD-ROM
  4. Summerell, B.A. (2002) Plant Disease Update: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart. A report prepared for the Trust of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart. 18 pages.
  5. Summerell, B.A. (2001) Armillaria root rot: Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra. A report prepared for the management of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra. 20 pages.
  6. Lidbetter, J., Worrall, R., Wade, Gollnow, B., Offord, C., von Richter, L., Summerell, B., McConchie, R., Johnson, K., Abell, P. and Dawson, I.  2000. NSW and ACT research and development summary.  Proceedings of 'Flowers 2000: The Australian flower conference'.(ed. R. Worrall).  NSW Agriculture.
  7. Summerell, B.A. and Hannan, M. (1999) Integrated Pest Management Manual – Plant Pests: A guide for the management and control of plant pests at Olympic venues. Report prepared for the Olympic Co-ordination Authority. 68 pages.
  8. Summerell, B.A., Hanks, M., Gale, R., Hains, N and Bidwell, D. (1998). City of Sydney: Street tree plantings: Horticultural Evaluation and assessment. 51 pages.
  9. Summerell, B.A. (1997) Phytophthora root rot: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart. A report prepared for the Trust of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart. 16 pages.
  10. Summerell, B.A. (1997) Pests and Diseases: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart. A report prepared for the Trust of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart. 52 pages.
  11. Summerell, B.A., Burgess, L.W., Sangalang, A.E. and Backhouse, D. (1992) Mycogeography of Fusarium in Australian Soils. Proceedings of the Third European Fusarium Seminar: Fusarium - Mycotoxins, taxonomy, pathogenicity and host resistance, Radzikow, Poland, September 22-24, 1992. Hodowla roslin aklimatyzacja i nasiennictwo. 37 (4) 27-34.
  12. Burgess, L.W., Summerell, B.A., Beddiss, A.L., Backhouse, D. and Nelson, K.E. (1992) Crown Rot of Wheat in eastern Australia.  Proceedings of the Third European Fusarium Seminar: Fusarium - Mycotoxins, taxonomy, pathogenicity and host resistance, Radzikow, Poland, September 22-24, 1992. Hodowla roslin aklimatyzacja i nasiennictwo. 37 (3) 25-34.
  13. Summerell, B.A., Steinke, E. and Tarren, J. (1992) Soilborne fungi associated with root disease of the New South Wales waratah. In Proceedings 1st National Conference, Australian Society of Horticultural Science. pp. 233-238.
  14. Summerell, B.A., Backhouse, D., James, T.D.W., Pattison, A.B., Burgess, L.W., Esdaile, R.J. and Ticehurst, G. (1991) The impact of conservation tillage on wheat disease in the northern wheat belt of Australia. In Conservation Tillage for Subtropical Areas. pp. 126-139. Canadian International Development Agency\ Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Trigo.
  15. Burgess, L.W., Summerell, B.A. and Backhouse, D. (1990) Fungal diseases of ryegrass. In Proceedings of Annual Ryegrass Workshop, Adelaide, 1990. pp. 145-152.
  1. Summerell, B.A. (2016) Science for the 21st century. The Gardens, Summer 2016. Pp 4-5. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  2. Summerell, B.A. (2016) Conserving our plant life. The Gardens, Spring 2016. Pp 4-5. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  3. Summerell, B.A. (2016) Saving Seeds. The Gardens, Winter 2016. Pp 4-5. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  4. Summerell, B.A. (2016) Bush blitz. The Gardens, Autumn 2016. Pp 4-5. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  5. Summerell, B.A. (2015) Understanding plant pathology. The Gardens, Summer 2015. Pp 4-5. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  6. Ellis K.C. and Summerell B.A. (2015) Into the Future. Pp. 251-259 in J. Churchill (ed.), ‘The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney –the first 200 years.’ (Halstead Press: Sydney).
  7. Summerell B.A. (2015) Science at the Gardens. Pp. 149-168 in J. Churchill (ed.), ‘The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney –the first 200 years.’ (Halstead Press: Sydney).
  8. Morris C and Summerell B.A. (2015) The Garden’s Place in the World of Botanic Gardens. Pp. 21-26 in J. Churchill (ed.), ‘The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney –the first 200 years.’ (Halstead Press: Sydney)
  9. Summerell, B.A. (2015) Naming new species. The Gardens, Spring 2015. Pp 4. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  10. Summerell, B.A. (2015) The secrets of moving seeds. The Gardens, Winter 2015. Pp 4. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  11. Summerell, B.A. (2014) Documenting new species. The Gardens, Summer 2014. Pp 4. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  12. Summerell, B.A. (2014) Education for all. The Gardens, Spring 2014. Pp 4. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  13. Summerell, B.A. (2013) Milestones for the Trust. The Gardens, Summer 2013. Pp 4. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  14. Summerell, B.A. (2000) Armillaria root rot. Winter Newsletter, Australian Institute of Horticulture – NSW Branch. Pp1-4.
  15. Summerell, B.A. (1998) Armillaria root rot: strategies for control in urban landscapes. Better Gardening, May 1998. Pp 8-10.
  16. Summerell, B.A. (1998) Fusarium wilt of palms. Australian Arbor Age. Autumn issue, pp. 16-17.
  17. Summerell, B.A. (1999) Phytophthora root rot. Australian Arbor Age. Autumn issue, pp. 1-5.
  18. Summerell, B.A. (1999) Phytophthora root rot. Good Fruit and Vegetable. December issue, pp. 4-7.
  19. Summerell, B.A., Steinke, E. and Tarren, J. (1992) Soilborne fungi associated with root disease of the New South waratah. Australian Protea Grower. Pp. 23-26.
  20. Burgess, L.W., Backhouse, D. and Summerell, B.A. (1991) Fungal Plant Pathogens. Department of Plant Pathology and Agricultural Entomology, University of Sydney, 44 pp.
  21. Backhouse, D., Burgess, L.W. and Summerell, B.A. (1990) Conservation tillage and cereal disease. Bulk Grain 8, 49-51.
  • Current member of the International Advisory Council for Botanic Gardens Conservation International
  • Current President of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society
  • Currently on editorial board for the Garden’s journals Telopea and Cunninghamia
  • Currently on editorial board for the journal Persoonia, Studies in Mycology, Fungal Systematics and Evolution
  • Currently on editorial board for the journal Fungal Diversity
  • Currently serve on Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria and the Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens
  • Current member of the International Mycolgoical Association
  • Current member of the Mycological Society of America
  • 2018 Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society
  • Current Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney
  • Current member of the International Advisory Council for Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
  • 2018 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences based at Kansas State University
  • 2010 – 2013 Chair of the Herbarium Information Systems Committee (HISCOM) and of Taxonomy Australia (TaxA)
  • 2006 – 2008 Chair of the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH)
  • 2006 – 2011 member of the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) Advisory Committee
  • 2006 member of the organising committee and scientific committee for the Eight International Mycological Conference held in Cairns
  • 2002 – 2006 Vice-President of the International Mycological Association
  • 2001 – 2003 Vice-President of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society
  • 2000 – 2004 member of the Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • 1998 – 2002 member of the executive committee of the International Mycological Association
  • 1993 – 1998 Chair of the International Society of Plant Pathology Committee on Fusarium
  • 1992 – 2004 regional councillor for the Australasian Plant Pathology Society for New South Wales
  • 1991 – 1999 Senior Editor (Mycology) for Australasian Plant Pathology

Career journey and highlights

Dr Brett Summerell has been collecting fungi and plants his entire life and has always enjoyed getting out into the Australian bush. It was this enthusiasm that led him to study a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at the University of Sydney in 1985 where he also won the University Medal as the top ranked student in that year.

In 1988 Dr Summerell received his PhD under world-renowned plant pathologist Professor Lester Burgess at the University of Sydney. One year later in 1989, Dr Summerell began his career at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney as a Plant Pathologist - researching and understanding fungi that cause diseases in Australian plants.
 
In 2004 Dr Summerell became the Director of Science and Conservation at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and has successfully led over 100 scientists, students, volunteers and support staff in the Science division. He has continued and improved upon the Garden’s legacy of studying, documenting and protecting plant life for over 200 years and helped establish vital scientific facilities such as PlantClinic and the Australian PlantBank.

Bringing science to life

Dr Summerell regularly apepars as an expert on a variety of media programs such as the ABC's self improvement segment. He has also featured in the Garden's Branch Out podcast and Facebook live shows (see below). You can also read about his research and achievements in the stories further below. 

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