Ms Serena M.L. LEE

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Herbarium Management

My main duties involve the overall management of the Herbarium operations unit, the database system (BRAHMS) as well as seeing to the needs of our research visitors.

I am also the Graphics editor for the Flora of Singapore.


Research Interests 

My principle research interest is to document the amazing macro fungi diversity in Singapore. I work with a number of collaborators from China, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand & Russia as well as encouraging more researchers to take an interest in the study of our material.


Selected Publications

Lee, S. (2020). From the Earth: Cups–O–Fungi. Gardenwise 54: 26–28.

Lee, S. & Lee, M. (2020). From the Earth: Jelly fungus – doesn’t matter if you’re black or white! Gardenwise 55: 26–28.
Lee, S.M.L. (2019) Macro–fungal diversity of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 71(Suppl. 1):135–144.
Lee, S. (2019). From the Earth: SpongeBob's cousin found in Singapore Gardenwise 52: 28–29.

Lee, S. (2019). International researchers on the Flora of Singapore project. Gardenwise 53: 31.

Lee, S. & Chan, W.Y. (2019). From the Earth: Fungus–termite partnerships. Gardenwise 53: 32–33. 

Wu, G., Lee, S.M.L., Horak, E. and Yang, Z.L. (2018). Spongispora temakensis, a new boletoid genus and species from Singapore. Mycologia 16: 1–11.

Khmelnitsky, O. & Davoodian, N. & Singh, P. & Raspé, O. & Lee, S.M.L., Fechner, N., Bonito, G., Lebel, T. & Halling, R.E. (2019) Ionosporus: a new genus for Boletus longipes (Boletaceae), with a new species, I. australis, from Australia. Mycological Progress 18:439–451–018–01463–1

Zamora, J. C., Svensson, M., Kirschner, R., Olariaga, I., Ryman, S., Lee, S., … Ahti, T. (2018). Considerations and consequences of allowing DNA sequence data as types of fungal taxa. IMA Fungus, 9(1), 167–185. doi:10.5598/imafungus.2018.09.01.10
Lee, S. (2018). From the Earth: Phallus or Stinkhorn fungi. Gardenwise 50: 24–25.
Lee, S. & Bazilah, I. (2018). Around the Gardens: The SING boxes – to infinity and beyond. Gardenwise 50: 33–34.
Lee, S. (2018). Collaborators in Research: International researchers on the Flora of Singapore Project. Gardenwise 51: 28.
Lee, S. (2018). From the Earth: Puffballs, earthballs and earthstars, oh my! Gardenwise 51: 29–31.



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