Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Kerry Ford

Kerry Ford
Position: Researcher
Team: Systematics
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640

Research Interests

Research Interests

Research interests

Biosystematics – Cyperaceae,  Poaceae, Asteraceae

Current projects:

  • Biosystematics of New Zealand Carex, Craspedia, Hydatellaceae 
  • Flora of New Zealand treatments for Hydatellaceae, Nymphaceae, Cabombaceae, Alismatales
  • Plant diagnostics & multi-access key development

Recent publications

Ford, K.A., Heenan, P.B., Smissen, R.D. (2016): Nothofagaceae. In: Breitwieser, I.; Brownsey, P.J.; Wilton, A.D. Flora of New Zealand — Seed Plants. Fascicle 3. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln.

 

Jiménez-Mejías, P.; Global Carex Group (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.  http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1600/036364416X692497.

 

Waterway, M.J.; Global Carex Group (2015). Making Carex monophyletic (Cyperaceae, tribe Cariceae): a new broader circumscription. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179(1): 1–42.

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. http://doi.org/10.1080/0028825X.2014.1001410.

Ford, K.A. (2015). Compilation of weed species that are presently known to be in maize and rice crops in Cambodia. ADB loan No. 2873-CAM (SF). Directorate of Agriculture (GDA) Report, Phnom Penh.

 

Wilton, A.D.; Schönberger, I.; Gibb, E.S.; Boardman, K.F.; Breitwieser, I.; Cochrane, M.; Dawson, M.I.; de Pauw, B.; Fife, A.J.; Ford, K.A.; Glenny, D.S.; Heenan, P.B.; Korver, M.A.; Novis, P.M.; Redmond, D.N.; Smissen, R.D. Tawiri, K. (2015) Plant Names Database: Quarterly changes. March 2015. Lincoln, Manaaki Whenua Press.

Ford, K.A. 2014: Centrolepidaceae. In: Breitwieser, I.; Brownsey, P.J.; Heenan, P.B.; Wilton, A.D. Flora of New Zealand — Seed Plants. Fascicle 2. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln.

Ford, K.A. 2014: Taxonomic notes on the New Zealand flora: a new species of Centrolepis for New Zealand, C. glabra (F.Muell. ex Sonder) Hieron., and the taxonomic status of Centrolepis minima Kirk (Centrolepidaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany.

 

Champion P.; James T.; Popay I.; Ford K.A. (2012). An illustrated Guide to Common Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of New Zealand. New Zealand Protection Society (Inc.). pp. 182.

 

Rozefelds A.C.; Buchanan, A.M. & Ford, K.A. (2011). New species of Craspedia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) from Tasmania and determination of the identity of C. macrocephala Hook. Kanunnah 4: 93-116.

 

Ford, K.A.; Dawson, M.D. (2010).  Fertility and ability to hybridise in two ‘eco-friendly’ dwarf cultivars of Agapanthus L’Hér. (Amaryllidaceae) in New Zealand.  Landcare Report LC63.

 

Breitwieser, I.; Ford, K.A. & Smissen, R.D. (2010). A test of reproductive isolation among three sympatric putative species of Craspedia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) at Mt Arthur.  New Zealand Journal of Botany 48(2): 75-81.

 

Voelckel, C.; Heenan, P.B.; Janssen, B.; Reichelt, M.; Ford, K.; Hofmann, R. & Lockhart, P.J (2008).  Transcriptional and biochemical signatures of divergence in natural populations of two species of New Zealand alpine Pachycladon.  Molecular Ecology 17: 4740-4753.

 

Ford, K.A.; McNeil, S.; Barringer, J.(2008). Vegetation Survey of Gollans Bay Quarry. Landcare Research Contract Report: LC 0809/049.

 

Ford, K.A. (2007). Two new species of Carex from the calcareous mountains of North-West Nelson.  New Zealand Journal of Botany. New Zealand Journal of Botany 45: 721-730.

 

Ford, K.A.; Ward, J.M.; Smissen, R.D.; Wagstaff, S.J. & Breitwieser, I. (2007). Phylogeny and biogeography of Craspedia (Asteraceae : Gnaphalieae) based on ITS, ETS and  psbA-trnH sequence data. Taxon 56 (3): 1-12.

 

Sykes, W.R.; Ford, K.A.; Thomas, N. (2008). Key to weedy daisies of the South Pacific. (http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/plants/weedy-daisy-key).

 

Ford, K.A.; Glenny, D. & James, J. (2007). NZGrass – key to the grasses of New Zealand (http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biosystematics/plants/grasskey/).

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Canterbury
    MSc (1st Hons) Botany
    2005
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    IntDip Herbarium Techniques
    1995
  • Massey
    BSc Biology
    1988

Publications

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. http://doi.org/10.1600/036364416x692497 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • 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. http://doi.org/10.1080/0028825X.2014.1001410 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • 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. http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.236.1.12 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • 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. http://doi.org/10.1111/boj.12298 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • 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 (Book, 2014)
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0028825X.2013.846268 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Ford K 2013. Piptochaetium depressum (Chilean rice grass) - a new naturalised stipoid grass in New Zealand. Newsletter / New Zealand Botanical Society 111: 7-10. (Journal Article, 2013)
  • 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/ (Conference Proceedings, 2012)
  • 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/ (Conference Proceedings, 2012)
  • 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. (Book, 2012)
  • 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. (Journal Article, 2011)
  • 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. (Journal Article, 2008)
  • 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. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iapt/tax/2007/00000056/00000003/art00015 (Journal Article, 2007)
  • 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. (Journal Article, 2007)
  • Dawson M, Ford K 2007. New interactive plant identification keys. New Zealand garden journal 10(2): 22-23. (Journal Article, 2007)
  • 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. -. (Book Section, 2007)
  • 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-. (Book Section, 2006)
  • 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-. (Book Section, 2005)
  • 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-. (Book Section, 2005)
  • 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. (Book, 2004)
  • Ford KA 1998/12. Carex impexa (Cyperaceae), a newly described sedge from New Zealand. New Zealand journal of botany 36(4): 587-592. (Journal Article, 1998/12)
  • Edgar E, Ford K 1998. South American Digitaria aequiglumis (Hack. & Arech.) Parodi, newly recorded for New Zealand. Weed identification news 28: 4-6. (Journal Article, 1998)
  • Ford KA 1997. Finestem needlegrass (Stipa tenuissima) : first South Island record. Weed identification news 24: 4-5. (Journal Article, 1997)
  • Ford K, Gregg G 1997. Giant arrowhead (Sagittaria montevidensis subsp. montevidensis) in South Auckland. Weed identification news 21: 1-2. (Journal Article, 1997)
  • Connor HE, Ford K 1996. Stipa tenuissima, and name changes in the stipoid grasses. Weed identification news 20: 1-5. (Journal Article, 1996)
  • Ford K 1996. Houttuynia cordata : a recent ornamental arrival. Weed identification news 19: 3-4. (Journal Article, 1996)
  • Ford K 1994. Naturalised brooms in New Zealand : history of introduction and distribution. Weed identification news 14: 1-5. (Journal Article, 1994)
  • Ford K 1993. The main distinguishing features of Johnson grass. Weed identification news 9: 4-45. (Journal Article, 1993)

Skills

Skills

  • Plant Systematics with particular interests in Asteraceae (Craspedia), Poaceae and Cyperaceae (Carex).
  • Taxonomic nomenclature
  • Curator-Herbarium
  • Vascular Plant Diagnostics
  • Compositae - Craspedia
  • Lucid interactive identification keys
  • Flora writing
  • Vegetation Survey
  • Plant Photography