Dr. Ning Zhang is a fungal biologist and has been studying various groups of Fungi, the second largest kingdom of eukaryotic life. Her research areas include fungal biodiversity, systematics and their functional role in the ecosystem. She recently also is studying the impact of climate change on diversity and functions of mycobiome.
Walsh E, Luo J, Khiste W, Scalera A, Sajjad S, Zhang N. Pygmaeomycetaceae, a new root associated family in Mucoromycotina from the pygmy pine plains. Mycologia. In press. 2020.
Luo J, Walsh E, Miller S, Blystone D, Zhang N. 2017. Root endophytic fungal communities associated with pitch pine, switchgrass and rosette grass in the pine barrens ecosystem. Fungal Biology. 121:478-487. DOI: 10.1016/j.funbio.2017.01.005
Walsh E, Luo J, Naik A, Preteroti T, Zhang N. 2015. Barrenia, a new genus associated with roots of switchgrass and pine in the oligotrophic pine barrens. Fungal Biology 119: 1216-1225. DOI: 10.1016/j.funbio.2015.09.010