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My research field is the biology, ecology and genetics of beneficial and detrimental microorganisms in natural ecosystems, plantation forestry and horticulture, with a focus on biodiversity and biosecurity issues. I am an associate professor in Plant Sciences at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.

You can view a more comprehensive profile of me here - http://profiles.murdoch.edu.au/myprofile/treena-burgess/

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Book Chapters
Burgess T, Wingfield MJ. 2002. Impact of fungal pathogens in natural forest ecosystems; a focus on Eucalyptus. In: Microorganisms in Plant Conservation and Biodiversity. Sivasithamparam K, Dixon KW. (eds). Kluwer Academic Press, pp 285-306.
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Simamora AV, Paap T, Howard K, Stukely MJC, Hardy GEStJ, Burgess TI. (2017) Phytophthora Contamination in a Nursery and Its Potential Dispersal into the Natural Environment. Plant Disease 10.1094/PDIS-05-17-0689-RE
Paap T, Burgess TI, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Urban trees: bridge-heads for forest pest invasions and sentinels for early detection. Biological Invasions 10.1007/s10530-017-1595-x
Bose T, Burgess TI, Roux J, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Phytophthora alticola; revised description based on new collections and a neotype. Sydowia 69:161-170. 10.12905/0380.sydowia69-2017-0161
Paap T, Brouwers NC, Burgess TI, Hardy GEStJ. (2017) Importance of climate, anthropogenic disturbance and pathogens (Quambalaria coyrecup and Phytophthora spp.) on marri (Corymbia calophylla) tree health in southwest Western Australia. Annals of Forest Science 74(3):62-71. 10.1007/s13595-017-0658-6
Sapsford SJ, Paap T, Hardy GEStJ, Burgess TI. (2017) The 'chicken or the egg': which comes first, forest tree decline or loss of mycorrhizae?. Plant Ecology 10.1007/s11258-017-0754-6
Paap T, Croeser L, White D, Aghighi S, Barber P, Hardy GEStJ, Burgess TI. (2017) Phytophthora versiformis sp. nov., a new species from Australia related to P. quercina. Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-017-0499-7
Crous CJ, Burgess TI, Le Roux JJ, Richardson DM, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Ecological disequilibrium drives insect pest and pathogen accumulation in non-native trees. AoB Plants 9:plw081. 10.1093/aobpla/plw081
Burgess T, White D, McDougall K, Garnas J, Dunstan W, Català S, Carnegie A, Worboys S, Cahill D, Vettraino AM, Stukely M, Liew E, Paap T, Bose T, Migliorini D, Williams B, Brigg F, Crane C, Rudman T, Hardy G. (2017) Phytophthora distribution and diversity across Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology 23(1-13) 10.1071/PC16032
Burgess TI, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Pathogens on the Move: A 100-Year Global Experiment with Planted Eucalypts. BioScience 67(1):14-25. 10.1093/biosci/biw146
Burgess TI, Crous CJ, Slippers B, Hantula J, Wingfield MJ. (2016) Tree invasions and biosecurity: eco-evolutionary dynamics of hitchhiking fungi. AoB Plants 8:plw076. 10.1093/aobpla/plw076
Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Burgess TI, Hardy GESJ, Crane C, Barrett S, Cano-Lira JF, Le Roux JJ, Thangavel R, Guarro J, Stchigel AM, Martín MP, Alfredo DS, Barber PA, Barreto RW, Baseia IG, Cano-Canals J, Cheewangkoon R, Ferreira RJ, Gené J, Lechat C, Moreno G, Roets F, Shivas RG, Sousa JO, Tan YP, Wiederhold NP, Abell SE, Accioly T, Albizu JL, Alves JL, Antoniolli ZI, Aplin N, Araújo J, Arzanlou M, Bezerra JDP, Bouchara J-P, Carlavilla JR, Castillo A, Castroagudín VL, Ceresini PC, Claridge GF, Coelho G, Coimbra VRM, Costa LA, Da Cunha KC, Da Silva SS, Daniel R, De Beer ZW, Dueñas M, Edwards J, Enwistle P, Fiuza PO, Fournier J, García D, Gibertoni TB, Giraud S, Guevara-Suarez M, Gusmão LFP, Haituk S, Heykoop M, Hirooka Y, Hofmann TA, Houbraken J, Hughes DP, Kautmanová I, Koppel O, Koukol O, Larsson E, Latha KPD, Lee DH, Lisboa DO, Lisboa WS, López-Villalba Á, Maciel JLN, Manimohan P, Manjón JL, Marincowitz S, Marney TS, Meijer M, Miller AN, Olariaga I, Paiva LM, Piepenbring M, Poveda-Molero JC, Raj KNA, Raja HA, Rougeron A, Salcedo I, Samadi R, Santos TAB, Scarlett K, Seifert KA, Shuttleworth LA, Silva GA, Silva M, Siqueira JPZ, Souza-Motta CM, Stephenson SL, Sutton DA, Tamakeaw N, Telleria MT, Valenzuela-Lopez N, Viljoen A, Visagie CM, Vizzini A, Wartchow F, Wingfield BD, Yurchenko E, Zamora JC, Groenewald JZ. (2016) Fungal Planet description sheets: 469–557. Persoonia 37:218-403. 10.3767/003158516x694499
Andjic V, Maxwell A, Hardy GES, Burgess TI. (2016) New cryptic species of Teratosphaeria on Eucalyptus in Australia. IMA Fungus 7(2):253-263. 10.5598/imafungus.2016.07.02.05 PDF
Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Richardson DM, Leroux JJ, Strasberg D, Edwards J, Roets F, Hubka V, Taylor PWJ, Heykoop M, Martín MP, Moreno G, Sutton DA, Wiederhold NP, Barnes CW, Carlavilla JR, Gené J, Giraldo A, Guarnaccia V, Guarro J, Hernández-Restrepo M, Kola, ík M, Manjón JL, Pascoe IG, Popov ES, Sandoval-Denis M, Woudenberg JHC, Acharya K, Alexandrova AV, Alvarado P, Barbosa RN, Baseia IG, Blanchette RA, Boekhout T, Burgess TI, Cano-Lira JF, moková A, Dimitrov RA, Dyakov MY, Dueñas M, Dutta AK, Esteve-Raventós F, Fedosova AG, Fournier J, Gamboa P, Gouliamova DE, Grebenc T, Groenewald M, Hanse B, Hardy GESJ, Held BW, Jurjevi, Kaewgrajang T, Latha KPD, Lombard L, Luangsa-ard JJ, Lysková P, Mallátová N, Manimohan P, Miller AN, Mirabolfathy M, Morozova OV, Obodai M, Oliveira NT, Ordóñez ME, Otto EC, Paloi S, Peterson SW, Phosri C, Roux J, Salazar WA, Sánchez A, Sarria GA, Shin HD, Silva BDB, Silva GA, Smith MT, Souza-Motta CM, Stchigel AM, Stoilova-Disheva MM, Sulzbacher MA, Telleria MT, Toapanta C, Traba JM, Valenzuela-Lopez N, Watling R, Groenewald JZ. (2016) Fungal Planet description sheets: 400-468. Persoonia 36(1):316-458. 10.3767/003158516X692185
Paap T, Burgess TI, Calver M, McComb JA, Shearer BL, Hardy GES. (2016) A thirteen-year study on the impact of a severe canker disease of Corymbia calophylla, a keystone tree in Mediterranean-type forests. Forest Pathology 10.1111/efp.12292
Taole M, Bihon W, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Burgess TI. (2015) Multiple introductions from multiple sources: invasion patterns for an important Eucalyptus leaf pathogen. Ecology and Evolution 5(18):4210-4220. 10.1002/ece3.1693 PDF
Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Schumacher RK, Summerell BA, Giraldo A, Gené J, Guarro J, Wanasinghe DN, Hyde KD, Camporesi E, Gareth Jones EB, Thambugala KM, Malysheva EF, Malysheva VF, Acharya K, Álvarez J, Alvarado P, Assefa A, Barnes CW, Bartlety JS, Blanchette RA, Burgess TI, Carlavilla JR, Coetzee MPA, Damm U, Decock CA, Den Breeÿen A, De Vries B, Dutta AK, Holdom DG, Rooney-Latham S, Manjón JL, Marincowitz S, et al.. (2014) Fungal Planet description sheets: 281–319. Persoonia 33:212-289. 10.3767/003158514X685680 PDF
Perez G, Burgess TI, Slippers B, Carnegie AJ, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2014) Teratosphaeria pseudonubilosa sp nov., a serious Eucalyptus leaf pathogen in the Teratosphaeria nubilosa species complex. Australasian Plant Pathology 43(1):67-77. 10.1007/s13313-013-0245-8 PDF
Slippers B, Boissin E, Phillips AJL, Groenewald E, Lombard L, Wingfield MJ, Postma A, Burgess T, Crous PW. (2013) Phylogenetic lineages in the Botryosphaeriales: a systematic and evolutionary framework. Studies in Mycology 76(1):31-49. 10.3114/sim0020 PDF
Barber PA, Paap T, Burgess TI, Dunstan W, Hardy GESJ. (2013) A diverse range of Phytophthora species are associated with dying urban trees. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 12(4):569-575. 10.1016/j.ufug.2013.07.009
Nagel JH, Gryzenhout M, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Hardy GE, Stukely MJC, Burgess TI. (2013) Characterization of Phytophthora hybrids from ITS clade 6 associated with riparian ecosystems in South Africa and Australia. Fungal Biology 117:329-347. 10.1016/j.funbio.2013.03.004 PDF
Bihon W, Burgess T, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2012) High levels of genetic diversity and cryptic recombination is widespread in introduced Diplodia pinea populations. Australasian Plant Pathology 41:41-46. 10.1007/s13313-011-0086-2 PDF
Bihon W, Slippers B, Burgess T, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2012) Diverse sources of infection and cryptic recombination revealed in South African Diplodia pinea populations. Fungal Biology 116:112-120. 10.1016/j.funbio.2011.10.006 PDF
Pérez G, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Carnegie AJ, Burgess TI. (2012) Cryptic species, native populations and biological invasions by a eucalypt forest pathogen. Molecular Ecology 21:4452-4471. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05714.x PDF
Taole MM, Burgess TI, Gryzenhout M, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2012) DNA sequence incongruence and inconsistent morphology obscure species boundaries in the Teratosphaeria suttonii species complex. Mycoscience 53:270-283. 10.1007/s10267-011-0164-x PDF
Hawksworth DL, Crous PW, Redhead SA, Reynolds DR, Samson RA, Seifert KA, Taylor JW, Wingfield MJ, Abaci O, Aime C, Asan A, Bai F, De Beer ZW, Begerow D, Berikten D, Boekhout T, Buchanan PK, Burgess T, Buzina W, Cai L, Cannon PF, Crane JL, Damm U, Daniel H-, Van Diepeningen AD, Druzhinina I, Dyer PS, Eberhardt U, Fell JW, Frisvad JC, Geiser DM, Geml J, Glienke C, Gräfenhan T, Groenewald JZ, Groenewald M, De Gruyter J, Guého-Kellermann E, Guo L-, Hibbett DS, Hong S, De Hoog GS, Houbraken J, Huhndorf SM, Hyde KD, Ismail A, Johnston PR, Kadaifciler DG, Kirk PM, Kõljalg U, Kurtzman CP, Lagneau PE, Lévesque CA, Liu X, Lombard L, Meyer W, Miller AN, Minter DW, Najafzadeh NJ, Norvell L, Ozerskaya SM, Öziç R, Pennycook SR, Peterson SW, Pettersson OV, Quaedvlieg W, Robert VA, Ruibal C, Schnürer J, Schroers HJ, Shivas R, Slippers B, et al. (2011) The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature. IMA Fungus 2:105-112. 10.5598/imafungus.2011.02.01.14 PDF
Andjic V, Dell B, Barber P, Hardy G, Wingfield M, Burgess T. (2011) Plants for planting; indirect evidence for the movement of a serious forest pathogen, Teratosphaeria destructans, in Asia. European Journal of Plant Pathology 131(1):49-58. 10.1007/s10658-011-9786-2 PDF
Bihon W, Burgess T, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2011) Distribution of Diplodia pinea and its genotypic diversity within asymptomatic Pinus patula trees. Australasian Plant Pathology 40(5):540-548. 10.1007/s13313-011-0060-z PDF
Bihon W, Slippers B, Burgess T, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2011) Sources of Diplodia pinea endophytic infections in Pinus patula and P. radiata seedlings in South Africa. Forest Pathology 41(5):370-375. 10.1111/j.1439-0329.2010.00691.x PDF
Bihon W, Slippers B, Burgess T, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2011) Diplodia scrobiculata found in the southern hemisphere. Forest Pathology 41:175-181. 10.1111/j.1439-0329.2010.00649.x PDF
Hunter GC, Crous PW, Carnegie AJ, Burgess TI, Wingfield MJ. (2011) Mycosphaerella and Teratosphaeria diseases of Eucalyptus; easily confused and with serious consequences. Fungal Diversity 50:145-166. 10.1007/s13225-011-0131-z PDF
Jung T, Stukely MJC, Hardy G, White D, Paap T, Dunstan WA, Burgess TI. (2011) Multiple new Phytophthora species from ITS Clade 6 associated with natural ecosystems in Australia: evolutionary and ecological implications. Persoonia 26:13-39. 10.3767/003158511X557577
Burgess TI, Bihon W, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2009) A simple and rapid method to determine vegetative compatibility groups in fungi. Inoculum: Newsletter of the Mycological Society of America 60(6):1-2. PDF
Slippers B, Burgess TI, Pavlic D, Ahumada R, Maleme H, Mohali S, Rodas C, Wingfield MJ. (2009) A diverse assemblage of Botryosphaeriaceae infect Eucalyptus in native and non-native environments. Southern Forests 71(2):101-110. PDF
Crous PW, Summerell BA, Carnegie AJ, Wingfield MJ, Hunter GC, Burgess TI, Andjic V, Barber PA, Groenewald JZ. (2009) Unravelling Mycosphaerella: Do you believe in genera?. Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi 23:99-118. 10.3767/003158509X479487 PDF
Schoch CL, Crous PW, Groenewald JZ, Boehm EWA, Burgess TI, de Gruyter J, de Hoog GS, Dixon LJ, Grube M, Gueidan C, Harada Y, Hatakeyama S, Hirayama K, Hosoya T, Huhndorf SM, Hyde KD, Jones EBG, Kohlmeyer J, Kruys Å, Li YM, Lücking R, Lumbsch HT, Marvanová L, Mbatchou JS, McVay AH, Miller AN, Mugambi GK, Muggia L, Nelsen MP, Nelson P, Owensby CA, Phillips AJL, Phongpaichit S, Pointing SB, Pujade-Renaud V, Raja HA, Plata ER, Robbertse B, Ruibal C, Sakayaroj J, Sano T, Selbmann L, Shearer CA, Shirouzu T, Slippers B, Suetrong S, Tanaka K, Volkmann-Kohlmeyer B, Wingfield MJ, Wood AR, Woudenberg JHC, Yonezawa H, Zhang Y, Spatafora JW. (2009) A class-wide phylogenetic assessment of Dothideomycetes. Studies in Mycology 64:1-15. 10.3114/sim.2009.64.01 PDF
Hunter GC, Van Der Merwe NA, Burgess TI, Carnegie AJ, Wingfield BD, Crous PW, Wingfield MJ. (2008) Global movement and population biology of Mycosphaerella nubilosa infecting leaves of cold-tolerant Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens. Plant Pathology 57(2):235-242. 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2007.01756.x PDF
Nakabonge G, Burgess T, Gryzenhout M, Wingfield B, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2008) Population structure of the fungal pathogen Holocryphia eucalypti in Australia and South Africa. Australasian Plant Pathology 37(2):154-161. 10.1071/AP08004 PDF
Paap T, Burgess TI, McComb JA, Shearer BL, Hardy GESJ. (2008) Quambalaria species, including Q. coyrecup sp. nov., implicated in canker and shoot blight diseases causing decline of Corymbia species in the southwest of Western Australia. Mycological Research 112(1):57-69. 10.1016/j.mycres.2007.10.005
Pavlic D, Wingfield MJ, Barber P, Slippers B, Hardy GESJ, Burgess TI. (2008) Seven new species of the Botryosphaeriaceae from baobab and other native trees in Western Australia. Mycologia 100(6):851-866. 10.3852/08-020 PDF
Pegg GS, O'Dwyer C, Carnegie AJ, Burgess TI, Wingfield MJ, Drenth A. (2008) Quambalaria species associated with plantation and native eucalypts in Australia. Plant Pathology 57(4):702-714. 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2008.01840.x PDF
Burgess TI, Andjic V, Wingfield MJ, Hardy GESJ. (2007) The eucalypt leaf blight pathogen Kirramyces destructans discovered in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 2:141-144. PDF
Andjic V, Barber PA, Carnegie AJ, Pegg GS, Hardy GESJ, Wingfield MJ, Burgess TI. (2007) Kirramyces viscidus sp. nov., a new eucalypt pathogen from tropical Australia closely related to the serious leaf pathogen, Kirramyces destructans. Australasian Plant Pathology 36(5):478-487. 10.1071/AP07054 PDF
Andjic V, Hardy GES, Cortinas MN, Wingfield MJ, Burgess TI. (2007) Multiple gene genealogies reveal important relationships between species of Phaeophleospora infecting Eucalyptus leaves. FEMS Microbiology Letters 268(1):22-33. 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2007.00637.x PDF
Andjic V, Barber PA, Carnegie AJ, Hardy GSJ, Wingfield MJ, Burgess TI. (2007) Phylogenetic reassessment supports accommodation of Phaeophleospora and Colletogloeopsis from eucalypts in Kirramyces. Mycological Research 111(10):1184-1198. 10.1016/j.mycres.2007.07.003 PDF
Carnegie AJ, Burgess TI, Beilharz V, Wingfield MJ. (2007) New species of Mycosphaerella from Myrtaceae in plantations and native forests in eastern Australia. Mycologia 99(3):461-474. 10.3852/mycologia.99.3.461 PDF
Maseko B, Burgess TI, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2007) Two new Phytophthora species from South African Eucalyptus plantations. Mycological Research 111(11):1321-1338. 10.1016/j.mycres.2007.08.011 PDF
Zhou X, Burgess TI, De Beer ZW, Lieutier F, Yart A, Klepzig K, Carnegie A, Portales JM, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2007) High intercontinental migration rates and population admixture in the sapstain fungus Ophiostoma ips. Molecular Ecology 16(1):89-99. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2006.03127.x PDF
Burgess TI, Barber PA, Mohali S, Pegg G, De Beer W, Wingfield MJ. (2006) Three new Lasiodiplodia spp. from the tropics, recognized based on DNA sequence comparisons and morphology. Mycologia 98(3):423-435. 10.3852/mycologia.98.3.423 PDF
Cortinas MN, Burgess T, Dell B, Xu D, Crous PW, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2006) First record of Colletogloeopsis zuluense comb. nov., causing a stem canker of Eucalyptus in China. Mycological Research 110(2):229-236. 10.1016/j.mycres.2005.08.012 PDF
Crous PW, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Rheeder J, Marasas WFO, Philips AJL, Alves A, Burgess T, Barber P, Groenewald JZ. (2006) Phylogenetic lineages in the Botryosphaeriaceae. Studies in Mycology 55:235-253. 10.3114/sim.55.1.235 PDF
Barber PA, Burgess TI, Hardy GESJ, Slippers B, Keane PJ, Wingfield MJ. (2005) Botryosphaeria species from Eucalyptus in Australia are pleoanamorphic, producing Dichomera synanamorphs in culture. Mycological Research 109(12):1347-1363. 10.1017/S0953756205003989 PDF
Mohali S, Burgess TI, Wingfield MJ. (2005) Diversity and host association of the tropical tree endophyte Lasiodiplodia theobromae revealed using simple sequence repeat markers. Forest Pathology 35(6):385-396. 10.1111/j.1439-0329.2005.00418.x PDF
Burgess TI, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2004) Global distribution of Diplodia pinea genotypes revealed using simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. Australasian Plant Pathology 33(4):513-519. 10.1071/AP04067 PDF
Burgess TI, Gordon TR, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2004) Geographic isolation of Diplodia scrobiculata and its association with native Pinus radiata. Mycological Research 108(12):1399-1406. 10.1017/S0953756204001443 PDF
Slippers B, Burgess T, Wingfield BD, Crous PW, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2004) Development of simple sequence repeat markers for Botryosphaeria spp. with Fusicoccum anamorphs. Molecular Ecology Notes 4(4):675-677. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00780.x PDF
Burgess T, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2003) Development and characterization of microsatellite loci for the tropical tree pathogen Botryosphaeria rhodina. Molecular Ecology Notes 3(1):91-94. 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00361.x PDF
De Wet J, Burgess T, Slippers B, Preisig O, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2003) Multiple gene genealogies and microsatellite markers reflect relationships between morphotypes of Sphaeropsis sapinea and distinguish a new species of Diplodia. Mycological Research 107(5):557-566. 10.1017/S0953756203007706 PDF
Zhou XD, Burgess T, De Beer ZW, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2002) Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the tree pathogen and sapstain agent, Ophiostoma ips. Molecular Ecology Notes 2(3):309-312. 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2002.00225.x PDF
Burgess T, Wingfield MJ. (2002) Quarantine is important in restricting the spread of exotic seed-borne tree pathogens in the southern hemisphere. International Forestry Review 4(1):56-65. PDF
Burgess TI, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2001) Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers distinguish between morphotypes of Sphaeropsis sapinea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67(1):354-362. PDF
Barnes I, Gaur A, Burgess T, Roux J, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2001) Microsatellite markers reflect intra-specific relationships between isolates of the vascular wilt pathogen Ceratocystis fimbriata. Molecular Plant Pathology 2:319-325. 10.1046/j.1464-6722.2001.00080.x PDF
Burgess T, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2001) Comparison of genotypic diversity in native and introduced populations of Sphaeropsis sapinea isolated from Pinus radiata. Mycological Research 105(11):1331-1339. PDF
Burgess T, Wingfield MJ. (2001) Exotic pine forestry in the Southern Hemisphere: A brief history of establishment and quarantine practices. Southern African Forestry Journal :79-83. PDF
Maseko B, Burgess T, Coutinho T, Wingfield M. (2001) First report of Phytophthora nicotianae associated with Eucalyptus die-back in South Africa. Plant Pathology 50:413. 10.1046/j.1365-3059.2001.00578.x PDF