Professor Roger Shivas


Professor (Mycology), Centre for Crop Health, University of Southern Queensland

Roger Shivas is a mycologist and plant pathologist, who has spent most of the last four decades discovering, collecting, preserving, identifying, classifying and naming fungi. He is a professor of mycology at the University of Southern Queensland and curator of the Queensland Plant Pathology Herbarium (BRIP) at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. His taxonomic research interests extend from oomycetes to fungi, covering downy mildews, pathogenic ascomycetes on plants and insects, rusts, smuts and yeasts.


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