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- University of California
- Berkeley California 94720-3102
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Sydney joined the Bruns lab in August of 2010 as a PhD student in ESPM. She received her B.A. in Biology in 2008 and her MES in Environmental Biology in 2010 from the University of Pennsylvania. Sydney is interested in aboveground belowground interactions and ectomycorrhizal ecology. She is currently investigating the cascade down effects of Sudden Oak Death induced mortality of tanoak trees on ectomycorrhizal fungal communities. She is also conducting a continental wide recalcitrant spore bank bioassay investigating the effects of biogeography and host species on ectomycorrhizal spore banks.
Sydney successfully passed her PhD oral exam on May 15 2012.
- Sydney I. Glassman, Kabir G. Peay, Jennifer M. Talbot, Dylan P. Smith, Judy A. Chung, John W. Taylor, Rytas Vilgalys and Thomas D. Bruns. 2015. A continental view of pine-associated ectomycorrhizal fungal spore banks: a quiescent functional guild with a strong biogeographic pattern. New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/nph.13240.
- Prachand Shrestha, Ana Ibanez, Stefan Bauer, Sydney Glassman, Timothy M. Szaro, Thomas D. Bruns and John W. Taylor. 2015. Fungi isolated from Miscanthus and sugarcane: biomass conversion, fungal enzymes and hydrolysis of plant cell wall polymers. Biotechnology for Biofuels. doi: 10.1186/s13068-015-0221-3.
- Jennifer M. Talbot, Thomas D. Bruns, John W. Taylor, Dylan P. Smith, Sara Branco, Sydney I. Glassman, Sonya Erlandson, Rytas Vilgalys, Hui-Ling Liao, Matthew E. Smith, and Kabir G. Peay. 2014. Endemism and functional convergence across the North American soil mycobiome. PNAS 111(17): 6341-6346.
- Jennifer M Talbot, Thomas D Bruns, Dylan P Smith, Sara Branco, Sydney I Glassman, Sonya Erlandson, Rytas Vilgalys, Kabir G Peay. 2013. Independent roles of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic communities in soil organic matter decomposition. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 57: 282-291.
- Glassman, S.I. and B.B. Casper. 2012. Biotic contexts alter metal sequestration and AMF effects on plant growth in soils polluted with heavy metals. Ecology 93(7): 1550–1559.
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