CAES: DeWei Li

DeWei Li

{Portrait of De-Wei Li}

Valley Laboratory
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
153 Cook Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095

Voice: (860) 683-4979 Fax: (860) 683-4987
E-mail: Dewei.Li@ct.gov  


Expertise:
Dr. Li has expertise in mycology in the following: spatial and temporal patterns of airborne fungi, relationships of airborne fungi and air quality, characterization of airborne fungal spores; indoor fungi, sampling strategy of indoor fungi investigation, fungi of air quality importance; biosystematics of Stachybotrys and allies. His expertise also includes biocontrol of Botrytis cinerea; utilizing ectomycorrhizae for solid waste remediation.

Education:
Ph.D. University of Waterloo, Canada (1994); Mycology

M.Sc. Lakehead University, Canada (1990); Forest Pathology/Mycology
B.Sc. Nanjing Forestry University, China (1982); Forest Protection

Station Career:
Assistant Scientist II 2004-2008
Associate Agricultural Scientist 2008-present

Past Research:
Dr. Li investigated indoor fungi/molds and airborne fungi and their relationships with allergies and environmental factors. His studies determined airborne fungal compositions and populations, and explicated causal relationships between airborne fungal spores and allergenic responses of patients and the functional relationships between airborne fungi in residential buildings and outdoors. His studies also characterized the seasonal and diurnal patterns of airborne fungal spores. During his postdoctoral research, his focus was on biocontrol of gray mold, Botrytis cinerea. He isolated and evaluated three promising biocontrol agents for controlling grey mold on vegetables and ornamental plants. The efficacies of the biocontrol agents in relation to host development and environmental factors were studied in laboratory and greenhouses.

Current Research:
Dr. Li is working on s
patio-temporal patterns and release/dispersal mechanisms of airborne fungi indoors and outdoors, succession of fungi on building materials, and biosystematics of Stachybotrys and Memnoniella.

Selected publications available from the author, Dewei.Li@ct.gov

  • Li, De-Wei, Jingyuan Chen & Yixun Wang. 2013. Hyphomycetes: Linodochium sinense sp. nov. and new records from Sycopsis sinensis fallen leaves in China. Mycotaxon (in press).
  • Li, De-Wei, Zhao Guihua, Yang C., Ariunaa Jalsrai, Kerin B. 2013. Four note-worthy hyphomycetes from indoor environments. Mycotaxon 125: 111-121.
  • Jie CY, Geng K, Jiang YL, Xu JJ, Hyde KD, McKenzie EHC, Zhang TY, Bahkali AH, Li DW, Wang Y. 2013. Stachybotrys from soil in China, identified by morphology and molecular phylogeny. Mycological Progress 12: 693-698.
  • Zhao G.-H., Li De-Wei, Xi G.-J. 2013. Studies on the symptoms and Phyllactinia populi on Italian hybrid poplars and Populus deltoides cv. Zhonghua hongye. Journal of West China Forestry Science 42: 1-6.
  • LaMondia, J. A., and Li, D. W. 2013. Calonectria pseudonaviculata can cause leaf spot and stem blight of Pachysandra procumbens. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2013-0226-01-BR.
  • Gent J. F., Kezik, J. M., Hill, M E., Tsai, E., Li, De-Wei, Leaderer, B. P. 2012. Household mold and dust allergens: Exposure, sensitization and childhood asthma morbidity. Environmental Research 118: 86-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2012.07.005
  • Li, De-Wei and Yang, C. S. 2012. What does the development of fungal systematics mean to DNA-based methods for indoor mold investigations? Pp. 236-245. In Bioaerosols - 6th International Scientific Conference on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins in Indoor and Outdoor Environments and Human Health. Edited by Eckardt Johanning, Philip R. Morey, Pierre Auger. Fungal Research Group Foundation, Inc., Albany, New York. 392 pages.
  • Li, D.W. 2012. Microscopic Methods for Analytical Studies of Fungi. In Laboratory Protocols in Fungal Biology: Current Methods in Fungal Biology, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Maria Tuohy, Manimaran Ayyachamy, Kevin M. Turner, and Anthonia O’Donovan ed. Springer. 802 p.+105 illus. (in press)
  • Gent Janneane F., Kezik, Julie M., Hill, Melissa E., Tsai, Eling, Li, De-Wei, Leaderer, Brian P. 2012. Household mold and dust allergens: Exposure, sensitization and childhood asthma morbidity. Environmental Research (in press)                                                                         
  • Li, De-Wei and Yang, C. S. 2012. What does the development of fungal systematics mean to DNA-based methods for indoor mold investigations? In Proceedings of 6th International Bioaerosol Scientific Conference. September 6–9, 2011, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. Edited by Eckardt Johanning. 10 pages. (in press)
  • Li, De-Wei, Kendrick Bryce, & Chen Jingyuan. 2012. Two new hyphomycetes Codinaea sinensis sp. nov., Parapleurotheciopsis quercicola sp. nov. and two new records from Quercus phillyraeoides leaf litter. Mycological Progress. Online publication: DOI 10.1007/s11557-011-0805-7
  • LaMondia J, Li De-Wei, S. Douglas and R Marra. 2012. First report of Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum infecting Pachysandra terminalis in Connecticut. Plant Disease 96 (7): 1069. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/abs/10.1094/PDIS-03-12-0235-PDN
  • Zhao, G-H and Li, D-W. 2012. First report of Cephaliophora tropica on NL 351 poplar in China. Journal of West China Forestry Science 41 (1): 46-52.
  • Li, D. W., Chen, J.Y., and Wang Y.X. 2011. Rhexodenticula zhengii sp. nov. from fallen leaves from China. Mycotaxon 117: 287-290.
  • Li, De-Wei. 2011. Five trillion basidiospores in a fruiting body of Calvatia gigantea. Mycosphere 2(4): 457–462.
  • Li, D. W. 2011. Stachybotrys thaxteri sp. nov. and nomenclatural status of three Stachybotrys species. Mycotaxon 115: 239–250. doi: 10.5248/115.239.
  • Li, D. W., Chen, J.Y., and Wang Y.X. 2010. Two new species of dematiaceous hyphomycetes from Hubei, China. Sydowia 62 (1): 171-179.
  • Zhao Gui-hua, Li De-Wei, Xi Gang-Jun. 2010. First report of powdery mildew caused by Oidium cassiae-siameae J.M. Yen on Cassia corymbosa. Mycosystema 29(6): 869-873.
  • Zhao G.-H, Li D.-W., Jiang J.H. and Peng J. 2010. First report of Stachybotrys chartarum causing leaf blight of Tillandisia tenuifolia. Plant Disease 94:1166.
  • Li, D. W. 2010. Spadicoides subsphaerica sp. nov. from Connecticut. Mycotaxon 111: 257-261.
  • Li, D. W. and LaMondia, James. 2010. Airborne fungi associated with ornamental plant propagation in greenhouses. Aerobiologia 26:15–28.
  • LaMondia J. A., Li D. W. and Vossbrinck C. R. 2010. First report of blight of common bean caused by Phytophthora capsici in Connecticut. Plant Disease 94: 134.
  • Marra RE and Li D-W. 2009. First Report of Pestalotiopsis paeoniicola causing twig blight on Paeonia suffruticosa in North America. Plant Disease 93: 966.
  • Magyar, Donát, Frenguelli, Giuseppe, Bricchi, Emma, Tedeschini, Emma, Csontos Péter, Li, De-Wei, and Bobvos, János. 2009. The biodiversity of air spora in an Italian vineyard. Aerobiologia 25: 99-109.
  • Li, D-W, Cowles, Richard S., and Vossbrinck, Charles R. 2008. Metarhiziopsis microspora gen. et sp. nov. associated with the elongated hemlock scale. Mycologia 100: 460-466. (PDF)
  • Li, De-Wei, Kendrick, Bryce, Spero, D. and Macdonald C. 2008. Balaniopsis triangularis sp. nov. from indoor environments. Mycotaxon 105: 105-110. (PDF)
  • Li, D.W. and Zhao, G.H. 2007. Goidanichiella cylindrospora sp. nov. from Connecticut, USA. Mycotaxon 101: 41-45. (PDF)
  • Li, D.W. 2007. Stachybotrys eucylindrospora, sp. nov. resulting from a re-examination of Stachybotrys cylindrospora. Mycologia 99: 332-339. (PDF)
  • Li, D.W.,Yang, C. and Harrington F. 2007. Microscopic analysis methods for fungi. Pp. 75-103. In “Advanced Approaches to Indoor Microbial Contamination” edited by Chin Yang and P. Heinsohn. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey.
  • Li, D.W. 2007. Common Airborne and indoor fungi and their spores. Pp. 243-263. In “Advanced Approaches to Indoor Microbial Contamination” edited by Chin Yang and P. Heinsohn. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey.
  • Yang, C. and Li, D.W. 2007. Microbial ecology in the indoor environment. Pp. 191-214. In “Advanced Approaches to Indoor Microbial Contamination” edited by Chin Yang and P. Heinsohn. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey.
  • Zhao, G. H., Chen, X. Y., Wu, Y. Z. and Li, D.-W. 2006. Study on fungi from pine wood nematode infested wood. J. Nanjing Forestry U (Natural Sci Edition) 30: (2) 79-81.
  • Zhao G.-H., Chen X.-Y., Xie C.-Q., Guan, B., He, Y.-L., Li, D.-W. 2006. Study on Isolates of Ceratocystis on Rubber Wood in China. J. West China Forestry Science 35: (1) 6-11.
  • Li, D.W. 2005. Release and Dispersal of Basidiospores from Amanita muscaria var. alba and their infiltration to a residence. Mycological Research 109: 1235-1242. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W. 2005. Airborne basidiospores of boletes and their potential to infiltrate a residence in central Connecticut. Indoor Air 2005: Proceedings of The 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Vol. II (1). Indoor Air 2005, Beijing, China. Sept 4-9 2005. pp. 1450-1454. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W. and Yang, C. S. 2005. Taxonomic history and current status of Stachybotrys chartarum and related species. Indoor Air: International Journal of Indoor Air Quality and Climate. 15 (Suppl 9): 5-10. (PDF)
  • Lin, K. T., Li, D. W., Dennis, D. A., Woodcock, R., and Yang, C. S. 2005. Qualitative identification of Meruliporia incrassata using real time polymerase chain reaction (real time PCR). In Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins and Human Health: Path-physiology, clinical effects, exposure assessment, prevention and control in indoor environments and work. Edited by Eckardt Johanning. Fungal Research Group Foundation, Inc. Albany, New York. Pp. 335-345. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W. and Yang, C. 2004. Notes on indoor fungi I: New records of and noteworthy fungi growing in indoor environments. Mycotaxon 89: 373-488. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W. and Yang, C. S. 2004. Fungal Contamination as a Major Contributor of Sick Building Syndrome. Pp. 31-112. in “Sick Building Syndrome (Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 55)”, David Straus, ed. Elsevier-Academic Press, San Diego. 474 pp.
  • Moon, RE, Li, D.-W., and Yang, C.S. 2004. Mold-contaminated fabrics: Cleaning effectiveness comparison. Cleaning & Restoration 41 (10): 30-38. (PDF)
  • Moon, RE, Li, D.-W., and Yang, C.S. 2004. Mold-contaminated fabrics: Cleaning effectiveness comparison- Mycotoxin Removal and Transfer. Cleaning & Restoration 41 (11): 33-36. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W., Yang, C. S., Haugland, R., and Vesper, S. 2003. A new species of Memnoniella. Mycotaxon 85: 253-257. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W., Kendrick, B. and Wyse, D. 2002. Causal influences of airborne fungi and other factors on symptoms of respiratory allergies. In Indoor Air 2002: Proceedings of International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Vol. 3 Hal Levin ed., Indoor Air 2002, Santa Cruz, California, 2002. pp. 52-57. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W., Haugland, R., Vesper, S. and Yang, C. S. 2002. Is your Stachybotrys chartarum a genuine S. chartarum? In Indoor Air 2002: Proceedings of International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Vol. 1 Hal Levin ed., Indoor Air 2002, Santa Cruz, California, 2002. pp. 22-27.
  • Sutton, J. C., Li, De-Wei, Peng, Gang, Yu, Hai, Zhang, Pinggao, and Valdebenito-Sanhueza, Rosa Maria. 1997. Gliocladium roseum: a versatile adversary of Botrytis cinerea in crops. Plant Disease 81: 316-328. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W. 1996. The effects of Laccaria proxima and fibrous pulp waste on the growth of nine container-grown conifer seedling species. Mycorrhiza 6: 137-143. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W. and Kendrick, B. 1996. Functional and causal relationships between indoor and outdoor airborne fungi. Can. J. Bot. 74: 194-209. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W. and Kendrick, B. 1995. Indoor aeromycota in relation to residential characteristics and allergic symptoms. Mycopathologia 131: 149-157. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W. and Kendrick, B. 1995. A year-round study on functional relations of airborne fungi with meteorological factors. Int. Biometeorol. 39: 74-80. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W. and Kendrick, B. 1995. A year-round outdoor aeromycological study in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Grana 34: 199-207. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W. and Kendrick, B. 1995. A year-round comparison of fungal spores in indoor and outdoor air. Mycologia 87: 190-195. (PDF)
  • Li, D. W. and Kendrick, B. 1994. Functional relationships between airborne fungal spores and environmental factors in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, as detected by canonical correspondence analysis. Grana 33:166-176. (PDF)




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