Tuomo Niemelä – the polyporologist – turns sixty

Authors: Kotiranta, Heikki & Renvall, Pertti
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 40 (2000), Issue 1-2, pages 7-8.
Doi: https://doi.org/10.29203/ka.2000.344
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Key words: mycologist, polypore, teacher, Tuomo Niemelä

Abstract:  Tuomo Niemelä (born 25.V.1940), one of the leading mycologists in Finland, is internationally best known for his studies on polypore systematics. His good taxonomic eye and excellent illustrations are highly appreciated among the world’s aphyllophorologists. In Finland, most biology students know him as a brilliant university teacher with a delicate sense of humour. His research topics include the ecology and systematics of wood-decaying fungi, the vegetation and plant geography of East Africa, and inflorescence structures and morphological adaptation of vascular plants.