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Steve Newell, Co-Investigator / Senior Research Scientist (retired)

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Steve Newell

Research Emphasis:

My goal in the GCE/LTER program is to expand the information that I've obtained to date on the patterns of fungal productivity in shoot-decomposition systems of saltmarshes. At present, I have three years of seasonal data for the smooth- cordgrass and black-needlerush systems for Sapelo Island marshes, and autumn data for these two grasses and for black grass along the east coast of the USA from Florida to Maine (published or in manuscript). The LTER work will allow longer-term collection of data, and extend data gathering into fresher-water environments. Another goal is to learn more about potential interactions among eukaryotic and prokaryotic organoosmotrophs of marshgrass decomposition systems as a product of the GCE Decomposer-Consortia Experiments (Hodson, Hollibaugh, Moran, Newell).

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia Marine Institute

Mailing Address:

Dr. Steven Y. Newell
University of Georgia Marine Institute
Sapelo Island, Georgia 31327

Office Phone:  (912) 485-2290

E-Mail:  newell@uga.edu

Web Page:  http://www.uga.edu/~newell/


GCE Data Sets:

FNG-GCEM-0401 (Fall 2003 fungal monitoring -- marshgrass ergosterol content and ascospore release rates at 10 GCE sampling sites)

FNG-GCEM-0301 (Fall 2002 fungal monitoring -- marshgrass ergosterol content and ascospore release rates at 10 GCE sampling sites)

FNG-GCEM-0112 (Fall 2001 fungal monitoring -- marshgrass ergosterol content and ascospore release rates at 10 GCE sampling sites)

FNG-GCEM-0102 (Fall 2000 fungal monitoring -- marshgrass ergosterol content and ascospore release rates at 10 GCE sampling sites)

GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Lyons, J.I., Newell, S.Y., Brown, R.P. and Moran, M.A. 2005. Screening for bacterial-fungal associations in a southeastern U.S. salt marsh using pre-established fungal monocultures. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 54:179-187.

Buchan, A., Newell, S.Y., Butler, M., Biers, E.J., Hollibaugh, J.T. and Moran, M.A. 2003. Dynamics of bacterial and fungal communities on decaying salt marsh grass. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69:6676-6687.

Lyons, J.I., Newell, S.Y., Buchan, A. and Moran, M.A. 2003. Diversity of ascomycete laccase gene sequences in a southeastern U.S. salt marsh. Microbial Ecology. 45:270-281.

Newell, S.Y. 2003. Fungal content and activities in standing-decaying leaf blades of plants of the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems research area. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 32:95-103.

Silliman, B.R. and Newell, S.Y. 2003. Fungal farming in a snail. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 100:15643-15648.

Buchan, A., Newell, S.Y., Moreta, J.I.L. and Moran, M.A. 2002. Analysis of Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) Regions of rRNA Genes in Fungal Communities of a Southeastern U. S. Salt Marsh. Microbial Ecology. 43:329-340.

Newell, S.Y. 2001. Fungal biomass and productivity in standing-decaying leaves of black needlerush. Marine and Freshwater Research. 52:249-255.

Newell, S.Y. 2001. Multiyear patterns of fungal biomass dynamics and productivity within naturally decaying smooth-cordgrass shoots. Limnology & Oceanography. 46:573-583.

Newell, S.Y. 2001. Spore-expulsion rates and extents of blade occupation by ascomycetes of the smooth-cordgrass standing-decay system. Botanica Marina. 44:277-285.

Books and Book Sections

Newell, S.Y., Lyons, J.I. and Moran, M.A. 2007. A saltmarsh decomposition system and its ascomycetous laccase genes. Pages 357-370 in: Gadd, G., Dyer, P. and Watkinson, S. (editors). Fungi in the Environment. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Kohlmeyer, J., Volkmann-Kohlmeyer, B. and Newell, S.Y. 2004. Marine and estuarine mycelial Eumycota and Oomycota. Pages 533-545 in: Mueller, G.M., Bills, G.F. and Foster, M.S. (editors). Biodiversity of Fungi. Inventory and Monitoring Methods. Elsevier Academic Press, Amsterdam.

Gessner, M.O. and Newell, S.Y. 2002. Biomass, growth rate, and production of filamentous fungi in plant litter. Pages 390-408 in: Manual of Environmental Microbiology. Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.

Newell, S.Y. 2002. Fungi in marine/estuarine waters. Pages 1394-1400 in: Bitton, G. (editor). The Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. Wiley, New York.

Conference Posters and Presentations

Lyons, J.I., Newell, S.Y., Brown, R.P. and Moran, M.A. 2004. Poster: Screening for Bacterial-Fungal Associations in a Southeastern U.S. Salt Marsh Using Pre-established Fungal Monocultures. International Symposium on Microbial Ecology. August 22-27, 2004, Cancun, Mexico.

Newell, S.Y., Lyons, J.I. and Moran, M.A. 2004. Presentation: A Saltmarsh Decomposition System and its Ascomycetous Laccase Genes. Abstracts of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Mycological Society. Molecular Ecology of Fungi in the Environment. British Mycological Society, September 13-15, 2004, Nottingham, UK.

Lyons Moreta, J.I., Newell, S.Y., Buchan, A. and Moran, M.A. 2003. Presentation: Diversity of fungal laccase genes in a southeastern U.S. salt marsh. ASM Annual Meeting. May 2003, Washington D.C.

Lyons, J.I., Biers, E.J., Newell, S.Y., Moran, M.A. and Hollibaugh, J.T. 2003. Poster: Microbial Interactions on Decaying Spartina alterniflora in a GCE-LTER Salt Marsh. Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) All Scientists Meeting. September 18-23, 2003, Seattle, Washington.

Lyons, J.I., Newell, S.Y. and Moran, M.A. 2003. Poster: Diversity of Fungal Laccase Genes in a Southeastern U.S. Salt Marsh. 103rd General Meeting for the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Washington, D.C.

McFarlin, C.R., Buck, T.L., Newell, S.Y. and Pennings, S.C. 2003. Poster: Impact of fertilization on the abundance of two detritivorous snails. Embarking on a Decade of Synthesis. 2003 LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 18-21, 2003, Seattle, WA.

McFarlin, C.R., Buck, T.L., Newell, S.Y. and Pennings, S.C. 2003. Poster: Impact of fertilization on the abundance of two detritivorous snails. Uplands to Lowlands: Coastal Processes in a Time of Global Change. Aquatic Systems. Ecological Society of America, August 3-8, 2003, Savannah, GA.

Newell, S.Y. 2003. Presentation: Geographic variation in fungal decomposition in marshes. Estuaries on the Edge: 17th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation. September 2003, Seattle, WA.

Buchan, A., Moreta, J.I.L., Newell, S.Y. and Moran, M.A. 2002. Poster: Mycology within the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER, Subproject Decomposers Consortia Experiments. Seventh International Mycological Congress. Population Dynamics & Ecology. International Mycological Association, Universiy of Oslo, 11-17 August, 2002, Oslo, Norway.

Buchan, A., Lyons, J.I., Newell, S.Y. and Moran, M.A. 2001. Poster: Molecular Characterization of Bacterial and Fungal Decomposer Communities in a Southeastern U.S. Salt Marsh. Poster presented at the American Society for Microbiology 2001 Meeting. Molecular Microbial Ecology. American Society for Microbiology, May 20-24, 2001, Orlando, Florida.

Newell, S.Y., Buchan, A., Lyons, J.I. and Moran, M.A. 2001. Productivity and species diversity of eu- and prokaryotic decomposers of a marshgrass-decay system. Abstracts of the Ninth International Symposium for Microbial Ecology. Jun 23, 2001, Amsterdam.

Newell, S.Y. 2000. Presentation: Patterns and fate of fungal productivity in saltmarshes. INTECOL 2000, the Millenium Wetlands Symposium of the International Association for Ecology. Aug 01, 2000, Quebec City, Canada.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.