Projects & Pubs

Current Efforts

DOE - BER - Climate & Environmental Sciences Program (Co-PI, w/ Carl Trettin et al.)

MnDRIVE – Fellowship grants program

BioTechnology Institute (BTI) - Biomanufacturing Initiative (PI, w/ Jiwei Zhang postdoc)

DOE – PNNL/EMSL/JGI (PI & Co-PI) user facility grants Helium-ion microscopy and single-molecule FISH super resolution, etc.

DOE – BER, Microbial Systems Biology (PI, w/ US Forest Products Lab & PNNL)

Publications (2012-present)

Zhang, J., Schilling, J.S. (2017) Role of carbon source in the shift from oxidative to hydrolytic wood decomposition by Postia placenta. Fungal Genetics & Biology 106:1-8.

Rubenstein, M.A., Crowther, T.W. Maynard, D.S., Schilling, J.S., Bradford, M.A. (2017) Decoupling direct and indirect effects of warming on decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 112: 110-116.

Presley, G.N., Zhang, J., Schilling, J.S. (online first) A genomics-informed study of oxalate and cellulase regulation by brown rot wood-degrading fungi. Fungal Genetics & Biology doi.org/10.1016/j.fgb.2016.08.004.

Presley, G., Schilling, J.S. (2017) Distinct growth and secretome strategies in two taxonomically-distinct brown rot fungi. Applied & Environmental Microbiology 83:7 11 e02987-16 (spotlight article).

Song, Z., Kennedy, P.G., Liew, F.J., Schilling, J.S. (2017) Fungal endophytes as priority colonizers during wood decomposition. Functional Ecology 31:407-418.

Zhang, J., Presley, G.N., Hammel, K.E., Menke, J.R., Hu, D., Ryu, J.S., Orr, G., Schilling, J.S. (2016) Localizing gene regulation reveals a staggered wood decay mechanism for the brown rot fungus Postia placenta. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 10968-10973.

Yang, H-S., Duncan, S.M., Schilling, J.S., Tze, W.T.Y. (2016) Hydroxyl availability in hardwood after dilute acid pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification. BioResources 11(3): 7490-7499.

Schilling, E.M., Waring, B.G., Schilling, J.S., Powers, J.S. (2016) Forest composition modifies effects of litter chemistry on decomposition in regenerating tropical dry forests. Oecologia 182: 287-297.

Oliver, J.P., Schilling, J.S. (2016) Applying trait-function relationships for microbial plant decomposition to predict media longevity in engineered bioreactors. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 100: 2843-2853.

Nguyen, N.H., Song, Z., Bates, S.T., Branco, S., Menke, J., Schilling, J.S., Kennedy, P.K. (2016) FunGuild: An open annotation tool for parsing fungal community datasets by ecological guild. Fungal Ecology 20: 241-248.

Oliver, J.P., Janni, K.A., and Schilling, J.S. (2016) Bait and scrape: An approach for assessing biofilm microbial communities on organic media used for gas-phase biofiltration. Ecological Engineering 91: 50-57.

Oliver, J.P., Schilling, J.S. (2015) Applying trait-function relationships for microbial plant decomposition to predict media longevity in engineered bioreactors. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology doi:10.1007/s00253-015-7134-8

Nguyen, N.H., Song, Z., Bates, S.T., Branco, S., Menke, J., Schilling, J.S., Kennedy, P.K. (2015) FunGuild: An open annotation tool for parsing fungal community datasets by ecological guild. Fungal Ecology doi:10.1016/j.funeco.2015.06.006

Schilling, J.S., Ayers, A., Kaffenberger, J.T., and Powers, J.S. (2015) Influence of wood type on decomposer community succession and function in a dry tropical forest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 88: 58-68.

Gordan, S.P, Tseng, E., Salamov, A., Zhang, J., Meng, X., Zhao, Z, Kang, D., Underwood, J., Grigoriev, I.V., Figueroa, M., Schilling, J.S., Chen, F., Wang, Z. (2015) Widespread polycistronic transcripts in mushroom-forming fungi revealed by single-molecule long-read mRNA sequencing. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132628. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132628

Song, Z., Sadowsky, M., Vail, A., and Schilling, J.S. (2015) Influence of inoculum potential on the competitive success of fungi colonizing wood. Microbial Ecology 69: 758-767.

Schilling, J.S., Kaffenberger, J.T., Liew, F.J., Song, Z. (2015) Signature wood modifications that reveal decomposer community history. PLoS ONE.

Kaffenberger, J.T. and Schilling, J.S. (2015) Comparing lignocellulose physiochemistry after decomposition by brown rot fungi with distinct evolutionary origins. Environmental Microbiology EMI-2014-0983.

Song Z., Sadowsky, M., Vail, A., and Schilling, J.S. (2014) Quantitative PCR for measuring biomass of decomposer fungi in planta. Fungal Ecology 7:39-46.

Kaffenberger, J.T. and Schilling, J.S. (2013) Using a grass substrate to compare decay among two clades of brown rot fungi. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97:8831-8840.

Schilling, J.S., Duncan, S.M., Presley, G.N., Filley, T.R., Jurgens, J.A, and Blanchette, R.A. (2013) Colocalizing incipient reactions in wood degraded by the brown rot fungus Postia placenta. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 83: 56-62.

Shortle, W.C., Smith, K.T., Jellison, J., and Schilling, J.S. (2012) Potential of wood-decay fungi to restore root-available calcium in depleted forest soils. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42: 1015-1024.

Schilling, J.S., Ai, J., Blanchette, R.A., Duncan, S.M., Filley, T.R., and Tschirner, U.W. (2012) Lignocellulose modifications by brown rot fungi and their effects, as pretreatments, on cellulolysis. Bioresource Technology 116: 147-154.

Song Z., Sadowsky, M., Vail, A., and Schilling, J.S. (2012) Competition between two wood-degrading fungi with distinct influences on residues. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 79: 109-117.

Shortle, W., Smith, K., Schilling, J.S., Kenefic, L. (2012) The role of fungi in biotransformation and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems. In Penobscot Experimental Forest – Over 60 Years of Silvicultural Research. U.S. Forest Service and University of Maine.

Liew, F.J. and Schilling, J.S. (2012) Choice tests and neighbor effects during fungal brown rot of copper- or non-treated wood. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 74: 7-10.