Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1950.
Department of Ecology, Evolution
and Organismal Biology
Iowa State University
309 Bessey Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1020
My research is concerned with various aspects of the fungi,
involving plant parasitic fungi, mycorrhizal associates, and
saprobes. The relationships of fungi with other organisms,
particularly those between plant parasitic species and their hosts
are a basic interest. Also, the composition of the fungus community
in particular habitats, and attempts to interpret and understand
fungus distribution are a challenge for the mycology group. At the
present, we are working intensively with plant parasitic fungi of
tall grass prairies.
Snetselaar, K. and L.H. Tiffany. 1990. Light and electron microscopy of sorus development in Sorosporium provinciale, a smut of big bluestem. Mycologia 82:480-492.
Snetselaar, K. and L.H. Tiffany. 1991. A study of Sphacelotheca occidentalis, cause of kernel smut of big blue stem. Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science 98(3):145-152.
Klich, M.A., L.H. Tiffany, and G. Knaphus. 1992. "Ecology of the Aspergilli in soils and litter". In: Aspergillus: Biology and Industrial Applications, ed. J.W. Bennet and M.A. Klich, Butterworth-Heinemann, Stoneham, MA.
Horner, H.T., L.H. Tiffany and G. Knaphus. 1995. Oak-leaf-litter rhizomorphs from Iowa and Texas: Calcium oxalate producers. Mycologia 87(1):34-40.
Tiffany , L.H. and G. Knaphus. 1995. "Fungus pathogens of prairie plants in Iowa". Proceedings of the Fourteenth North American Prairie Conference pp. 49-54.
McGee, D.C., O.M. Olanya, G.M. Hoyos, and L.H. Tiffany. 1996. Populations of Aspergillus flavus in the Iowa cornfield ecosystem in years not favorable for aflatoxin contamination of corn grain. Plant Disease 80:742-746.
Alanya, O.M., G.H. Hoyas, L.H. Tiffany and D.C. McGee. 1997. Waste corn as a point source of inoculum for Aspergillus flavus in the corn agro-ecosystem. Plant Disease 81:576-581.
Tiffany, L.H., G. Knaphus and D.M. Huffman. 1998. Distribution and ecology of the morels and false morels of Iowa. Journal Iowa Academy Science (in press).
Tiffany, L.H. and G. Knaphus. 1998. The fungi, lichens and myxomycetes of Iowa: a literature review and evaluation. Journal of Iowa Academy of Science 105: (in press).
Gabel, A.C. and L.H. Tiffany. 1999. Distribution and persistance of Phyllachora species on Poaceae in Iowa. Journal of Iowa Academy of Science 106(1):8-14.