The TPCP-CTHB groups in FABI have a tradition of officially celebrating the first publication of a paper in an ISI-rated scientific journal by a postgraduate student from the work of either their PhD or MSc. This marks an important milestone in their professional and academic careers and is the foundation on which FABI is built: high quality research and publication output.

At the first publication party for 2015, the first publications of seven students were celebrated last week. The students, Arista Fourie, Darryl Herron, Donghyeon Lee, FeiFei Liu, Rofhiwa Nesamari, Alex Osorio and Stephen Taerum were congratulated on this achievement by their primary supervisors and some bottles of sparkling wine were popped! FABI wishes them success in publishing many, many more journal articles!


Fourie A, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Barnes I. (2015) Molecular markers delimit cryptic species in Ceratocystis sensu stricto. Mycological Progress 14(1):1-18. 10.1007/s11557-014-1020-0

Herron DA, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Rodas CA, Marincowitz S, Steenkamp ET. (2015) Novel taxa in the Fusarium fujikuroi species complex from Pinus spp.. Studies in Mycology 80:131-150. 10.1016/j.simyco.2014.12.001

Lee DH, Roux J, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2015) Variation in growth rates and aggressiveness of naturally occurring self-fertile and self-sterile isolates of the wilt pathogen Ceratocystis albifundus. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12349

Liu FF, Mbenoun M, Barnes I, Roux J, Wingfield MJ, Li GQ, Li JQ, Chen SF. (2015) New Ceratocystis species from Eucalyptus and Cunninghamia in South China. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 10.1007/s10482-015-0441-3

Nesamari R, Millar IM, Coutinho TA, Roux J. (2015) South African cycads at risk: Aulacaspis yasumatsui (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae) in South Africa. African Entomology 23(1):198-206. 

Osorio JA, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2014) A review of factors associated with decline and death of mangroves, with particular reference to fungal pathogens. South African Journal of Botany 10.1016/j.sajb.2014.08.010

Taerum SJ, Duong TA, De Beer ZW, Gillette N, Sun J, Owen DR, Wingfield MJ. (2013) Large shift in symbiont assemblage in the invasive red turpentine beetle. PLoS ONE 8(10):e78126. 10.1371/journal.pone.0078126