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Joel A. Jurgens

Research Scientist
University of Minnesota
495 Borlaug Hall
1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-625-6231
jurgens@umn.edu


Selected Publications:

Arenz B.E., Held B.W., Jurgens J.A. and Blanchette R.A., 2010. Fungal colonization of exotic substrates in Antarctica. Fungal Diversity. In press

Duncan S.M., Farrell R.L., Jordan N., Jurgens J.A. and Blanchette R.A. 2010. Monitoring and identification of airborne fungi at historic locations on Ross Island, Antarctica. Polar Science. doi:10.1016/j.polar.2010.03.008.

Blanchette R.A., Held B.W., Arenz B.E., Jurgens J.A., Baltes N.J., Duncan S.M. and Farrell R.L. 2010. An Antarctic hot spot for fungi at Shackleton's historic hut on Cape Royds. Microbial Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s00248-010-9664-z

Stehberg, R., Pearson M., Blanchette R.A. and Jurgens J.A. 2009. A further note on a sealer's sledge discovered on Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands. Polar Record 45:275. doi:10.1017/S0032247409008201

Jurgens, J.A., Blanchette R.A. and Filley T.R. 2009. Fungal diversity and deterioration in mummified woods from the ad Astra Ice Cap region in the Canadian High Arctic. Polar Biology 32:751-758

Pointing S.B., Chan Y., Lacap D.C., Lau M.C.Y., Jurgens J.A. and Farrell R.L. 2009. Highly specialized microbial diversity in hyper-arid polar desert. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science U.S.A. 24;106(47):19964-9

Duncan S.M., Minasaki R., Farrell R.L., Thaites J.M., Held B.W, Arenz B.E., Jurgens J.A. and Blanchette R.A.. 2008. Screening fungi isolated from historic Discovery Hut on Ross Island, Antarctica for cellulose degradation. Antarctic Science 20:463-470

Blanchette R.A., Held B.W. and Jurgens J.A. 2008. Northumberland House, Fort Conger and the Peary Huts in the Canadian High Arctic: current condition and assessment of wood deterioration taking place. In: Historical Polar Bases – Preservation and Management. Edited by S. Barr and P. Chaplin. ICOMOS Monuments and Sites No.XVII.  International Polar Heritage Committee, Oslo, Norway. 96 pp 

Farrell R.L., Duncan S. M., Blanchette R.A., Held B.W., Jurgens J.A. and Arenz B.E. 2008. Scientific evaluation of deterioration of historic huts of Ross Island, Antarctica. In: Historical Polar Bases – Preservation and Management. Edited by S. Barr and P. Chaplin. ICOMOS Monuments and Sites No.XVII.  International Polar Heritage Committee, Oslo, Norway pp.96

Schindelholz E., Blanchette R.A., Cook D., Drews M., Hand S., Held B.W., Jurgens J.A. and Seifert B. 2007. An Evaluation of supercritical drying and PEG/Freeze drying of waterlogged archaeological wood. Report to the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service. 55 pp

Arenz B.E., Held B.W., Jurgens J.A., Farrell R.L. and Blanchette R.A., 2006. Fungal diversity in soils and historic wood from the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38:3057-3064

Duncan S.M., Farrell R.L., Thwaites J.M., Held B.W., Arenz B.E., Jurgens J.A. and Blanchette R.A.. 2006. Endoglucanase-producing fungi isolated from Cape Evans historic expedition hut on Ross Island, Antarctica. Environmental Microbiology 8:1212-1219

Held B.W., Jurgens J.A, Duncan S.M., Farrell R.L. and Blanchette R.A. 2006. Assessment of fungal diversity and deterioration in a wooden structure at New Harbor, Antarctica. Polar Biology 29:526-531

Held B.W., Jurgens J.A., Arenz B.E., Duncan S.M., Farrell R.L and Blanchette R.A. 2005. Environmental factors influencing microbial growth inside the historic huts of Ross Island, Antarctica. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 55:45-53

Blanchette R.A., Held B.W., Jurgens J.A., Aislabie J., Duncan S.M. and Farrell R.L. 2004. Environmental pollutants from the Scott and Shackleton expeditions during the 'Heroic Age' of Antarctic exploration. Polar Record 40:143-151

Blanchette R.A., Held B.W., Jurgens J.A., McNew D.L., Harrington T.C., Duncan S.M. and Farrell R.L. 2004. Wood destroying soft rot fungi in the historic expedition huts of Antarctica. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70:1328-1335

Blanchette R.A., Held B.W., Jurgens J.A. and Haight J.E. 2004. Wood deterioration in Chacoan great houses of the southwestern United States. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 6:204-212

Farrell R.L., Blanchette R.A., Auger M., Duncan S.M., Held B.W., Jurgens J.A. and Minasaki R.. 2004. Scientific evaluation of deterioration in historic huts of Ross Island, Antarctica. In: S. Barr and P. Chaplin (Eds.), Polar Monuments and Sites: Cultural Heritage in the Arctic and Antarctica Regions. ICOMOS Monuments and Sites

Jurgens J.A., Blanchette R.A., Zambino P.J. and David A. 2003. Histology of white pine blister rust in needles of resistant and susceptible eastern white pine. Plant Disease 87

Jurgens, J.A., Blanchette, R.A. and Carlson, D.N., 2003. Evaluating the Wooden Remnants of the Tektas Burnu Shipwreck. In: Koestler, R.J., Koestler, V.R., Charola, A.E., and Nieto-Fernandez, F.E., (Eds.), Art, Biology, and Conservation: Biodeterioration of Works of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 390-409

Held B.W., Blanchette R.A., Jurgens J.A., Farrell R.L and Duncan S.M. 2003. Deterioration and conservation issues associated with Antarctica’s historic huts. In: R. J. Koestler, V. R. Koestler, A. E. Charola, and F. E. Nieto-Fernandez, (Eds.), Art, Biology, and Conservation: Biodeterioration of Works of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 370-389

Smith J.A., Burnes T.A., Jurgens J.A., David A.J. and Blanchette R.A. 2003. Potential resistance mechanisms in Pinus strobus to Cronartium ribicola. In: Proceedings of the Second IUFRO Rusts of Forest Trees Working Party Conference, 19- 23 Aug., 2002, Xu, M.-Q., Walla, J.A., and Zhao, W.-X. (eds.) Yangling, China Forest Research 16 (Suppl)

Minasaki R., Duncan S.M., Farrell R.L., Blanchette R.A., Held B.W., Jurgens J.A. and
Watson N. 2001. Mycological diversity associated with historic huts and
artifacts of the Heroic Period in Ross Sea Region. VIII SCAR International Biology Symposium, Antarctic Biology in a Global Context, 27 Aug-1 Sep. Amsterdam

Jurgens J.A., Blanchette R.A. and Zambino P.J. 2000. Histological investigations in
eastern white pine to identify white pine blister rust resistance. Phytopathology, 90: S40

Jurgens J.A. 2000. Evaluating eastern white pine for resistance to blister rust: a look at what’s happening in the tree. North Central Forest Pest Workshop, p. II-2

 

 

 

 
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