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Kerry Ford

Researcher - Botanist
Systematics
Kerry Ford
Location
Lincoln
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Research interests

 

Qualifications

Canterbury
MSc (1st Hons) Botany
2005

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
IntDip Herbarium Techniques
1995

Massey
BSc Biology
1988

Publications

Global Carex Group, Jiménez-Mejías P, Hahn M, Lueders K, Starr JR, Brown BH, Chouinard BN, Chung K-S, Escudero M, Ford BA, Ford KA, Gebauer S, Gehrke B, Hoffmann MH, Jin X-F, Jung J, Kim S, Luceño M, Maguilla E, Martín-Bravo S, Míguez M, Molina A, Naczi RFC, Pender JE, Reznicek AA, Villaverde T, Waterway MJ, Wilson KL, Yang J-C, Zhang S, Hipp AL, Roalson EH 2016. Megaphylogenetic specimen-level approaches to the Carex (Cyperaceae) phylogeny using ITS, ETS, and matK sequences: implications for classification. Systematic Botany 41(3): 500–518. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364416x692497

Ford KA, Heenan PB 2015. A new combination in Carex (Cyperaceae): Carex auceps (de Lange & Heenan) K.A.Ford et Heenan, comb. nov. Phytotaxa 236(1): 100. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.236.1.12

Global Carex Group, Waterway MJ, Ford KA, et al. 2015. Making Carex monophyletic (Cyperaceae, tribe Cariceae): a new broader circumscription. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179(1): 1–42. https://doi.org/10.1111/boj.12298

Breitwieser I, Ford KA, Smissen RD 2015. Characterisation of SSR markers for New Zealand Craspedia and their application in Kahurangi National Park. New Zealand Journal of Botany 53(1): 60–73. https://doi.org/10.1080/0028825X.2014.1001410

Ford KA 2014. Centrolepidaceae. Breitwieser I, Brownsey PJ, Heenan PB, Wilton AD ed. Flora of New Zealand. Seed plants ; fascicle 2. Lincoln, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. 25 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.7931/J2H41PBX

Ford KA 2014. Taxonomic notes on the New Zealand flora: a new species of Centrolepis for New Zealand, Centrolepis glabra (F.Muell. ex Sonder) Hieron., and the taxonomic status of Centrolepis minima Kirk (Centrolepidaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 52(2): 262–266. https://doi.org/10.1080/0028825X.2013.846268

Ford K 2013. Piptochaetium depressum (Chilean rice grass) - a new naturalised stipoid grass in New Zealand. Newsletter / New Zealand Botanical Society 111: 7-10.

Champion P, James T, Popay I, Ford K 2012. An illustrated guide to common grasses, sedges and rushes of New Zealand. Christchurch, N.Z., New Zealand Plant Protection Society. 182 p.

Wilson KL, Ford KA, Bruhl JJ, Hipp AL, Roalson EH 2012. [Abstract] Carex sens. lat. (tribe Cariceae, Cyperaceae): an international initiative. Proceedings: Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference 2012, Perth, W.A., 23-28 September, 2012. Pp. 50. http://www.asbs2012perth.com/index.php/download_file/view/157/

Dawson M, Glenny D, Ford K, Heenan PD, Breitwieser I, James T 2012. [Abstract] Interactive keys to the New Zealand flora: trans-Tasman connections. Proceedings: Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference 2012, Perth, W.A., 23-28 September, 2012. Pp. 27. http://www.asbs2012perth.com/index.php/download_file/view/157/

Rozefelds AC, Buchanan AM, Ford KA 2011. New species of Craspedia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) from Tasmania and determination of the identity of C. macrocephala Hook. Kanunnah 4: 93–116.

Voelckel C, Heenan PB, Janssen B, Reichelt M, Ford K, Hofmann R, Lockhart PJ 2008. Transcriptional and biochemical signatures of divergence in natural populations of two species of New Zealand alpine Pachycladon. Molecular Ecology 17(21): 4740-4753. WOS:000260345200014 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03933.x

Ford KA, Ward JM, Smissen RD, Wagstaff SJ, Breitwieser I 2007. Phylogeny and biogeography of Craspedia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) based on ITS, ETS and psbA-trnH sequence data. Taxon 56(3): 783–794.

Dawson M, Ford K 2007. New interactive plant identification keys. New Zealand garden journal 10(2): 22-23.

Ford KA 2007. Carex (Cyperaceae) - two new species from the calcareous mountains of North-West Nelson, New Zealand. New Zealand journal of botany 45(4): 721-730.

Ford KA, Smissen RD, Breitwieser I 2007. Speciation or just local variation? Rapid morphological & ecological diversification in New Zealand Craspedia. Evolution 2007 Conference, Christchurch, 16-20 June 2007. Pp. -.

Ford KA, Ward JM, Smissen RD, Wagstaff SJ, Breitwieser I 2006. [Abstract] Origin and biogeography of New Zealand Craspedia (Compositae: Gnaphalieae) based on ITS, ETS and psbA-trnH sequence data. Joint T.F. Cheeseman Symposium and New Zealand Plant Conservation Network Annual Conference held at the University of Auckland, 20-21 November 2006. 45 ed. New Zealand journal of botany. Pp. 296-.

Ford KA, Ward JM, Smissen R, Wagstaff SJ, Breitwieser I 2005. [Abstract] Trans-Tasman dispersal from New Zealand to Australia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae). XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Austria , Europe : Austria Center Vienna, 17-23 July 2005 : abstracts. Vienna, [The conference]. Pp. 99-.

Ford KA, Ward JM, Smissen RD, Wagstaff SJ, Breitwieser I 2005. [Abstract] Phylogeny and biogeography of Craspedia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) based on ITS, ETS and psbA-tmH sequence data. XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Austria, Europe : Austria Center Vienna, 17-23 July 2005 : abstracts. Vienna, [The Conference]. Pp. 350-.

Ford KA 2004. Origin and biogeography of New Zealand Craspedia (Compositae: Gnaphalieae) : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in the University of Canterbury. Christchurch, University of Canterbury. -106 p.

Ford KA 1998/12. Carex impexa (Cyperaceae), a newly described sedge from New Zealand. New Zealand journal of botany 36(4): 587-592.

Edgar E, Ford K 1998. South American Digitaria aequiglumis (Hack. & Arech.) Parodi, newly recorded for New Zealand. Weed identification news 28: 4-6.

Ford K, Gregg G 1997. Giant arrowhead (Sagittaria montevidensis subsp. montevidensis) in South Auckland. Weed identification news 21: 1-2.

Ford KA 1997. Finestem needlegrass (Stipa tenuissima) : first South Island record. Weed identification news 24: 4-5.

Connor HE, Ford K 1996. Stipa tenuissima, and name changes in the stipoid grasses. Weed identification news 20: 1-5.

Ford K 1996. Houttuynia cordata : a recent ornamental arrival. Weed identification news 19: 3-4.

Ford K 1994. Naturalised brooms in New Zealand : history of introduction and distribution. Weed identification news 14: 1-5.

Ford K 1993. The main distinguishing features of Johnson grass. Weed identification news 9: 4-45.

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