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Kerry Ford

Researcher - Botanist
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Research interests



MSc (1st Hons) Botany

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
IntDip Herbarium Techniques

BSc Biology


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Show more