Francois M. Lutzoni

Professor of Biology

357 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 660-7261


  • Ph.D., Duke University 1995

  • M.S., Ottawa University 1990

  • B.S., Grinnel College and University of Laval 1987

Hestmark, G., F. Lutzoni, and J. Miadlikowska. “Photobiont associations in co-occurring umbilicate lichens with contrasting modes of reproduction in coastal Norway.” Lichenologist 48, no. 5 (September 1, 2016): 545–57. Full Text

Nieuwenhuijzen, E. J. van, J. M. Miadlikowska, J. A. M. P. Houbraken, O. C. G. Adan, F. M. Lutzoni, and R. A. Samson. “Wood staining fungi revealed taxonomic novelties in Pezizomycotina: New order Superstratomycetales and new species Cyanodermella oleoligni.Studies in Mycology 85 (September 2016): 107–24. Full Text

U’Ren, Jana M., Jolanta Miadlikowska, Naupaka B. Zimmerman, François Lutzoni, Jason E. Stajich, and A Elizabeth Arnold. “Contributions of North American endophytes to the phylogeny, ecology, and taxonomy of Xylariaceae (Sordariomycetes, Ascomycota).Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 98 (May 2016): 210–32. Full Text

Chagnon, Pierre-Luc, Jana M. U’Ren, Jolanta Miadlikowska, François Lutzoni, and A Elizabeth Arnold. “Interaction type influences ecological network structure more than local abiotic conditions: evidence from endophytic and endolichenic fungi at a continental scale.Oecologia 180, no. 1 (January 2016): 181–91. Full Text

Oono, Ryoko, Emilie Lefèvre, Anita Simha, and François Lutzoni. “A comparison of the community diversity of foliar fungal endophytes between seedling and adult loblolly pines (Pinus taeda).Fungal Biology 119, no. 10 (October 2015): 917–28. Full Text

Gaya, Ester, Samantha Fernández-Brime, Reinaldo Vargas, Robert F. Lachlan, Cécile Gueidan, Martín Ramírez-Mejía, and François Lutzoni. “The adaptive radiation of lichen-forming Teloschistaceae is associated with sunscreening pigments and a bark-to-rock substrate shift.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112, no. 37 (September 2015): 11600–605. Full Text

Chen, Ko-Hsuan, Jolanta Miadlikowska, Katalin Molnár, A Elizabeth Arnold, Jana M. U’Ren, Ester Gaya, Cécile Gueidan, and François Lutzoni. “Phylogenetic analyses of eurotiomycetous endophytes reveal their close affinities to Chaetothyriales, Eurotiales, and a new order - Phaeomoniellales.Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 85 (April 2015): 117–30. Full Text

Gueidan, C., D. J. Hill, J. Miadlikowska, and F. Lutzoni. “Pezizomycotina: Lecanoromycetes,” January 1, 2015, 89–120. Full Text


Selected Grants

Phylogeny in the Genus Omphalina and the Evolutionary Consequences of Mutualism awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1996