Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Ilse Breitwieser

Ilse Breitwieser
Position: Portfolio Leader
Team: Systematics
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640
Phone: +64 3 321 9621
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Systematics of New Zealand Asteraceae:

  • Genetic diversity, phylogenetic relationships and systematics of Gnaphalieae
  • Revision of Craspedia (Gnaphalieae)
  • Phylogenetic relationships of Pleurophyllum, Celmisia and Olearia (Astereae)
  • Phylogenetic relationships in Leptinella (Anthemideae)
  • Systematic studies in Haastia (Senecioneae)
  • Systematic studies in Brachyglottis (Senecioneae)

Development of a new electronic Biota for New Zealand.

 

Selection of recent publications

Breitwieser I., Smissen R. D. and Ford K. A. 2010: A test of reproductive isolation among three sympatric species of Craspedia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) at Mt Arthur in New Zealand.     New Zealand Journal of Botany 48:1–7.

 

Ward J., Bayer R.; Breitwieser I., Smissen, R., Galbany-Casals, M. and Unwin M. 2009: Gnaphalieae. In: Funk V., Susanna A., Stuessy T. and Bayer R. (eds) Systematics, Evolution, and Biogeography of Compositae. IAPT, Vienna.

 

Bayer R., Breitwieser I., Ward J. M. and Puttock C. 2007: Gnaphalieae. In: Kubitzki, K. (ed.) The families and genera of vascular plants. Flowering plants-Dicotyledons: Compositae. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

   

Flann C., Breitwieser, I., Ward J. M., Walsh N. G. and Ladiges P. Y 2008: Morphometric study of Euchiton traversii complex (Gnaphalieae: Asteraceae). Australian Systematic Botany 21: 178–191

Smissen R. D. and Breitwieser I. 2008: Species relationships and genetic variations in the New Zealand endemic Leucogenes (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 46: 6576

 

Ford K. A., Ward J. M., Smissen, R. D., Wagstaff S. J. and Breitwieser I. 2007:  Phylogeny and biogeography of Craspedia (Asteraceae : Gnaphalieae) based on ITS, ETS and psbA-trnH sequence data. Taxon: 783–794

 

Breitwieser I. and Ward J. M. 2005: Morphological evidence for the tribal position of Haastia (Asteraceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 43: 767–777

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Canterbury
    PhD Botany
    1990
  • Ludwig-Maximilians
    MSc Botany
    1985
  • Chemieschule Dr Elhardt
    BSc Chemistry
    1979

Publications

Publications

  • Grosse-Veldmann B, Nürk NM, Smissen R, Breitwieser I, Quandt D, Weigend M 2016. Pulling the sting out of nettle systematics - a comprehensive phylogeny of the genus Urtica L. (Urticaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102: 9-19. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.05.019 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Nelson W, Breitwieser I, Fordyce E, Bradford-Grieve J, Penman D, Roskruge N, Trnski T, Waugh S, Webb C 2015. National taxonomic collections in New Zealand. Royal Society of New Zealand. 63 p. http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/expert-advice/papers/yr2015/national-taxonomic-collections-in-new-zealand/ (Report, 2015)
  • Himmelreich S, Breitwieser I, Oberprieler C 2014. Phylogenetic relationships in the extreme polyploid complex of the New Zealand genus Leptinella (Compositae: Anthemideae) based on AFLP data. Taxon 63(4): 883-898. http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/634.19 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Himmelreich S, Breitwieser I, Oberprieler C 2012. Phylogeny, biogeography, and evolution of sex expression in the southern hemisphere genus Leptinella (Compositae, Anthemideae). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 65(2): 464-481. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Breitwieser I, Brownsey PJ, Garnock-Jones PJ, Perrie LR, Wilton AD 2012. Phylum Tracheophyta: vascular plants. 25 25 In: Gordon DP ed. New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: Volume 3: Kingdoms Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae, Fungi. Pp. 411-459. (Book Section, 2012)
  • Wagstaff SJ, Breitwieser I, Ito M 2011. Evolution and biogeography of Pleurophyllum (Astereae, Asteraceae), a small genus of megaherbs endemic to the Subantarctic Islands. American journal of botany 98(1): 62-75. (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Smissen RD, Galbany-Casals M, Breitwieser I 2011. Ancient allopolyploidy in the everlasting daisies (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae): Complex relationships among extant clades. Taxon 60: 649-662. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iapt/tax/2011/00000060/00000003/art00003 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Galbany-Casals M, Blanco-Moreno JM, Garcia-Jaxas N, Breitwieser I, Smissen RD 2011. Genetic variation in Mediterranean Helichrysum italicum (Asteraceae; Gnaphalieae): do disjunct populations of subsp. microphyllum have a common origin? Plant Biology 13(4): 678-687. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1438-8677.2010.00411.x (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Breitwieser I, Ford KA, Smissen RD 2010. A test of reproductive isolation among three sympatric putative species of Craspedia (Asteraceae : Gnaphalieae) at Mt Arthur in New Zealand. New Zealand journal of botany 48(2): 75-81. (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Funk VA, Anderberg AA, Baldwin BG, Bayer RJ, Bonifacino JM, Breitwieser I, Brouillet L, Carbajal R, Chan R, Coutinho AXP, Crawford DJ, Crisci JV, Dillon MO, Freire SE, Galbany-Casals M, Garcia-Jacas N, Gemeinholzer B, Gruenstaeudl M, Hansen HV, Himmelreich S, Kadereit JW, Källersjö M, Karaman-Castro V, Karis PO, Katinas L, Keeley SC, Kilian N, Kimball RT, Lowrey TK, Lundberg J, McKenzie RJ, Tadesse M, Mort ME, Nordenstam B, Operprieler C, Ortiz S, Pelser PB, Randle CP, Robinson H, Roque N, Sancho G, Semple JC, Serrano M, Stuessy TF, Susanna A, Unwin M, Urbatsch LE, Urtubey E, Vallès R, Vogt R, Wagstaff S, Ward J, Watson LE 2009. Compositae metatrees: the next generation. In: Funk VA, Susanna A, Stuessy TF, Bayer RJ ed. Systematics, evolution, and biogeography of Compositae. Vienna, International Association for Plant Taxonomy. Pp. 747-777. (Book Section, 2009)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Trustee of the Koiata Botanical Trust, Koiata Botanical Trust
  • Governing Body member of New Zealand Virtual Herbarium, New Zealand Virtual Herbarium
  • Te Papa Research Centre - Research Advisory Panel member, Te Papa Research Centre
  • Steering Committee member of eFlora of Australasia, Atlas of Living Australi
  • Editorial Board of Plant Systematics and Evolution, Editorial Board of Plant Systematics and Evolution
  • Executive Member, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
  • Executive Member, New Zealand National Herbarium Network
  • Councillor, Australasian Society of Systematic Botany (ASBS)

Skills

Skills

  • Biosystematics
  • Botany
  • Herbarium
  • Herbarium - Curator
  • Molecular Systematics
  • Systematics of Asteraceae