*Undergraduate co-author, WSU graduate student co-author

Submitted, in review, or under revision

Kasanke, S.A., Cheeke, T.E., Moran, J., and S.S. Roley. Tripartite interactions among free-living, N-fixing bacteria, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and plants: mutualistic benefits and community response to co-inoculation. In review at Soil Science Society of America Journal.

Sullivan, A.A., Bunn, R., and T.E. Cheeke. Invasion by an annual grass does not impact mycorrhizal inoculation potential in an endangered prairie. In revision for Restoration Ecology.

Accepted, in press, or published

Cifizzari, K.C., Moyer, M.M., and T.E. Cheeke. 2023. Growth responses of potted Vitis vinifera vines differ to a mycorrhizal inoculant and phosphorus fertilizer. HortScience. 58 (6): 643-650. Featured on the cover of the June 2023 issue

Bowman, M.M., Heath, A.E., Varga, T., Battu, A.K., Chu, R., Toyoda, J., Cheeke, T.E., Porter, S.S., Moffett, K., Letendre, B.N., Qafoku, O., Bargar, J.R., Mans, D.M., Hess, N.J., and E.B. Graham. 2023.  One thousand soils for molecular understanding of belowground carbon cycling. Frontiers in Soil Science.

Yurgel, S., Sallato, B., and T.E. Cheeke. 2023. Exploring microbial dysbiosis in orchards affected by little cherry disease. Phytobiomes.

Kasanke, C., Zhao, Q., Alfaro, T., Walter, C., Hobbie, S., Cheeke, T.E., and K. Hofmockel. 2022. Grassland ecosystem type drives AM fungal diversity and functional guild distribution in North American grasslands. Molecular Ecology. 00:1–16.

Chaudhary, V.B., Holland, E.P., Charman-Anderson, A., Guzman, A., Bell-Dereske, L., Cheeke, T.E., Corrales, A., Duchicela, J., Egan, C., Gupta, M.M., Hannula, S.E., Hestrin, R., Hoosein, S., Kumar, A., Mhretu, G., Keuenkamp, L., Soti, P., Xie, Y., and T. Helgasson. 2022. What are mycorrhizal traits? Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 37(7): 573–581.

Nelson, L.W., Cifizzari, KC, and T.E. Cheeke. 2021. An inquiry-based lab activity to investigate potential effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in seed germination. The American Biology Teacher. 83 (8): 537–541. doi:

Cheeke, T.E., Schneider, M.*, Saify, A., Brauner, M.*, and R. Bunn. 2021. Role of soil biota in grassland restorations in high nutrient soil. Restoration Ecology.

Jack, C., Petipas, R., Cheeke, T.E., Rowland, J. and M. Friesen. 2020. Microbial inoculants: Silver bullet or microbial Jurassic Park? Trends in Microbiology.

Cheeke, T.E., Phillips, R.P., Kuhn, A.*, Rosling, A., and P. Fransson. 2020. Variation in hyphal production rather than turnover regulates standing fungal biomass in temperate hardwood forests. Ecology.

A.E. Plymale, J.R. Wells, C.I. Pearce, C. Brislawn, S.J. Fansler, E.B. Graham, B.W. Arey, J.A. Soltis, M. Bowden, T.E. Cheeke, K. Johnson, D. Saunders, E.A. Cordova, K.E. Parker, C.T. Resch, J.L. Weaver, R. Sjöblom, E.P. Vicenzi, J.S. McCloy, E. Hjärthner-Holdar, M. Englund, E. Ogenhall, D.K. Peeler, and A.A. Kruger. 2020. Niche partitioning of microbial communities at an ancient vitrified hillfort: Implications for vitrified radioactive waste disposal. Geomicrobiology Journal, 1-21. doi:

Cheeke, T.E., Zheng, C., Koziol, L., Gurholt, C.R., and J.D. Bever. 2019. Sensitivity to AMF species is greater in late-successional than early-successional native or non-native grassland plants. Ecology.

Bever, J.D., Bauer, J.T., House, G.L., Cheeke, T.E., Koziol, L. Tipton, A., Schultz, P.A., Copprick, P.R., Duell, E.B., Zaiger, K.L., Wilson, G.W., and K.R. Hickman. 2017. Soil microbial communities: Critical roles in control of non-native invasive species and restoration of ecosystem functions. SERDP Project R3-2330. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Cheeke, T.E., Phillips, R.P., Brzostek, E.R., Rosling, A., Bever, J.D., and Petra Fransson. 2017. Dominant mycorrhizal association of trees alters carbon and nutrient cycling by selecting for microbial groups with distinct enzyme function. New Phytologist. This study was highlighted in the Meetings summary of New Phytologist: Chagnon P-L, Rineau F, Kaiser C. 2016. New Phytologist 209 (3): 913-916.

Rosling, A., Midgley, M., Cheeke, T.E., Fransson, P., and R.P. Phillips. 2016. Phosphorus cycling in deciduous forest soil differs between stands dominated by ecto- and arbuscular mycorrhizal trees. New Phytologist. 209:887-1323. This study was highlighted in a Commentary: Kuyper and Koele 2016, New Phytologist, 209 (3): 894–895.

Kolseth, A.K., D’Hertefeldt, T., Emmerich, M., Forabosco, F., Marklund, S., Cheeke, T.E., Hallin, S., and M. Weih. 2015. Influence of genetically modified organisms on agro-ecosystem processes. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment. 214: 96-106.

Cheeke, T.E., Schütte, U.M., Rosenstiel, T.N., Cruzan, M.B., and J.D. Bever. 2015. Spatial variation and heterogeneity in the field has a greater effect on the composition of AMF communities than Bt genetic insertion. Molecular Ecology. 24: 2580-2593.

Cheeke, T. E., Darby, H., Bever, J. D., Rosenstiel, T. N., and M. B. Cruzan. 2014. Effect of Bt maize cultivation history on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization, spore abundance and diversity, and plant growth. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 195: 29-35.

Cheeke, T. E., Cruzan, M. B., and Todd N. Rosenstiel. 2013. A field evaluation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization in multiple lines of Bt and non-Bt maize. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79(13): 4078-4086.

Cheeke, T. E. 2012. Effects of the cultivation of genetically modified Bt crops on nontarget soil organisms. In: Microbial Ecology in Sustainable Agroecosystems. Advances in Agroecology Series. Cheeke, T. E., Coleman, D.C., Wall, D.H. (Eds.) Boca Raton: CRC Press. pp. 153-227.

Cheeke, T. E., Rosenstiel, T. N., and Mitchell B. Cruzan. 2012. Evidence of reduced arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization in multiple lines of Bt maize. American Journal of Botany. 99(4): 700-707. This study was featured on the cover of the April 2012 issue of AJB.

Cheeke, T. E., Pace, B. A., Rosenstiel, T. N., and Mitchell B. Cruzan. 2011. The influence of fertilizer level and spore density on arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization of transgenic Bt 11 maize (Zea mays) in experimental microcosms. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 75: 304-312.

Books – edited volumes:

Cheeke, T.E., Coleman, D. C., Wall, D.H. (Editors) 2012. Microbial Ecology in Sustainable Agroecosystems. Advances in Agroecology Research. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Other articles:

Cheeke, T.E.,Branco, S., Haelewaters, D.,  Natvig, D.O., Maltz, M., Cantrell Rodriguez, S., Cafaro, M.J., and Georgiana May. 2018. Diversity in the Mycological Society of America. Inoculum (MSA society newsletter, March 2018).