Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Allan Fife

Allan Fife
Position: Research Associate
Team: Systematics
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640

Research Interests

Research Interests

 

Research interests

  • Moss Flora of New Zealand
  • Temperate Southern Hemisphere Mosses and Bryogeography
  • South Pacific Bryophytes
  • Genus Entosthodon of the world
  • Bryophyte Conservation, especially in New Zealand

Current projects

  • Key to the genera of New Zealand mosses
  • Completion of the New Zealand Moss Flora 

 

 

Recent publications

 

2012.   New taxa of Sematophyllum and Wijkia (Musci:  Sematophyllaceae), with a key to New Zealand Sematophyllaceae.  New Zealand Journal of Botany 50:  435–447.

 

In press as of May 2014.  Treatments of the moss families Amblystegiaceae, Anomodontaceae, Aulacomniaceae, Archidiaceae, Buxbaumiaceae, Calymperaceae, Climaciaceae, Encalyptaceae, Entodontaceae, Ephemeraceae, Erpodiacaeae,and  Fabroniaceae  in the eFlora of New Zealand.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Michigan
    PhD Botany
    1985
  • Michigan
    MSc Biology
    1976
  • Acadia
    BSc (Hons) Biology
    1975

Publications

Publications

  • Fife A 2012. Miscellaneous notes on Ephemeropsis and German morphologists. Australasian bryological newsletter 60: 2-5. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/plant_science/abn/abn_60.pdf (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Glenny D, Fife AJ, Brownsey PJ, Renner MAM, Braggins JE, Beever JE, Hitchmough R 2011. Threatened and uncommon bryophytes of New Zealand (2010 revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 49(2): 305-327. <Go to ISI>://CABI:20113237684 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Iwatsuki Z, Ramsay HP, Fife AJ 2009. A new genus Austrohondaella (Bryopsida, Hypnaceae) from Australasia. Telopea 12(3): 361-369. (Journal Article, 2009)
  • Beever JE, Fife AJ 2008. Hypnobartlettia fontana is an environmental form of Cratoneuropsis relaxa (Bryophyte: Amblystegiaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 46(3): 341-345. (Journal Article, 2008)
  • Fife A, De Lange P 2008. Mosses. In: Miskelly C ed. Chatham Islands : heritage and conservation. Christchurch, Canterbury University Press. Pp. 108-109. (Book Section, 2008)
  • Fife A 2005. Mosses of New Zealand. Te taiao 5: 12-13. (Journal Article, 2005)
  • Fife AJ, Knightbridge P 2005. Distribution of the very rare moss Epipterygium opararense. DOC research & development series. 221. -6 p. (Book, 2005)
  • Glenny D, Fife A 2005. New Zealand's threatened Bryophyte Flora. Australasian bryological newsletter 51: 6-10. (Journal Article, 2005)
  • Fife AJ, Dalton PJ 2005. A reconsideration of Pleurophascum (Musci : Pleurophascaceae) and specific status for a New Zealand endemic, Pleurophascum ovalifolium stat. et nom. nov. New Zealand journal of botany 43(4): 871-884. (Journal Article, 2005)
  • Fife A, Goffinet B 2003. The identity of Tayloria maidenii. The bryologist 106(2): 309-310. (Journal Article, 2003)

Skills

Skills

  • Botany
  • Bryology
  • Ecology (Bryophytes)
  • Flora writing
  • Herbarium
  • Herbarium - Curator
  • Nomenclature