KernaghanProfessorBSc, MSc (UBC)
PhD (U Alberta)
Post Doc (U Alberta, UQAM, Agriculture Canada)
(902) 457-6328
Lab: (902) 457-5066


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Gray, L. and Kernaghan, G. 2019. Fungal succession during the decomposition of ectomycorrhizal fine roots. Microbial ecology. DOI:

LeFait, A., Gailey, J., & Kernaghan, G. (2019). Fungal species selection during ectomycorrhizal grazing by Collembola. Symbiosis 78: 87-95.

Kernaghan, G., Mayerhofer, M. and Griffin, A. 2017. Fungal endophytes of wild and hybrid Vitis leaves and their potential for vineyard biocontrol. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. doi: 10.1139/cjm-2016-0740. [Epub ahead of print].

John, J., Kernaghan, G. and Lundholm, J. 2017. The potential for mycorrhizae to improve green roof function. Urban Ecosystems 20: 113-127.

Kernaghan, G. and Patriquin, G. 2015. Diversity and host preference of fungi co-inhabiting Cenococcum mycorrhizae. Fungal Ecology 17: 84-95.

Mayerhofer, M., Fraser, E., and Kernaghan, G. 2015. Acid protease production by fungal root endophytes. Mycologia 107(1): 1-11.

John, J., Lundholm, J, Kernaghan, G. 2014. Colonization of green roof plants by mycorrhizal and root endophytic fungi. Ecological Engineering (71): 651-659.

Kelbi, H., Kernaghan, G., Drouin, P., Brais, S. 2014. Development and activity of early saproxylic fungal communities in harvested and unmanaged boreal mixedwood stands. European Journal of Forest Research, DOI: 10.1007/s10342-014-0807-5

Reithmeier, L., and Kernaghan, G. 2013. Availability of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi to Black Spruce above the Present Treeline in Eastern Labrador. PloS one, 8, e77527.

Mayerhofer, M. S., Kernaghan, G., and Harper, K. A. 2013. The effects of fungal root endophytes on plant growth: a meta-analysis. Mycorrhiza 23: 119-128.

Kernaghan, G. 2013. Functional diversity and resource partitioning in fungi associated with the fine feeder roots of forest trees. Symbiosis 61: 113-123.

Kebli, H., Brais, S., Kernaghan, G. and Drouin, P. 2012 Impact of harvesting intensity on wood-inhabiting fungi in boreal aspen forests of Eastern Canada. Forest Ecology and Management 279: 45-54.

Kernaghan, G. and Patriquin, G. 2011. Host associations between fungal root endophytes and boreal trees. Microbial Ecology 62: 460-473.

Kebli, H., Drouin, P., Brais, S. and Kernaghan, G. 2011. Species composition of saproxylic fungal communities on decaying logs in the boreal forest. Microbial Ecology 61:898-910.

Quoreshi, A., Kernaghan, G. and Hunt, G. 2009. Mycorrhizas in Canadian forest nurseries. In: Advances in Mycorrhizal Biotechnology: A Canadian Perspective. Edited by Piché, Y., Colgan, A. and Khasa, D. NRC Research Press.

Berch, S.M., Monreal, M. and Kernaghan, G., 2009. Mycorrhiza in Canadian forest and agricultural ecosystems. In: Advances in Mycorrhizal Biotechnology: A Canadian Perspective. Edited by Piché, Y., Colgan, A. and Khasa, D. NRC Research Press.

Kernaghan, G., Hoke, S. M. and Reeleder, R. 2008. Quantification of Pythium populations in ginseng soils by culture dependent and real-time PCR methods. Applied Soil Ecology 40: 447-455.

Lazaruk, L., Macdonald, S.E. and Kernaghan, G. 2008. The effect of mechanical site preparation on ectomycorrhizae of planted white spruce seedlings in a conifer-dominated boreal mixedwood forest. Can. J. For. Res. 38: 2072-2079.

DeBellis, T., Kernaghan, G., and Widden, P. 2007. Plant community influences on soil microfungal assemblages in boreal-mixed wood forests. Mycologia 99: 356-367.

Kernaghan, G., Hoke, S. M. and Reeleder, R. 2007. Quantification of Cylindrocarpon destructans in soils by real-time PCR. Plant Pathology 56:508-516.

DeBellis, T., Kernaghan, G., Bradley, R. and Widden, P. 2006. Relationships between stand composition and ectomycorrhizal community structure in boreal mixed-wood forests. Microbial Ecology 52: 114-126.