Martin Gardner: Programme Coordinator

email: Martin Gardner

Phone: +44 (0)131 248 2963

Fax: +44 (0)131 248 2901

Background

I have worked with the International Conifer Conservation Programme since its establishment in 1991. During this time I have visited over 30 countries in order to study and collect research materials of threatened conifers and their associated species. Particular geographical areas of interest include New Caledonia and Latin America. I am also secretary of the IUCN Conifer Specialist Group

Current Research Interests

  • New Caledonian conifers
  • Distribution and conservation of poorly known threatened conifer species
  • Endemic flora of Chile
  • Establishing and maintaining ex situ conservation collections

Publications

2012

Gaudeul, M., Rouhan, G. GARDNER, M.F. and Hollingsworth, P.M. (2012) AFLP markers provide insights into the evolutionary relationships and diversification of New Caledonian Araucaria species (Araucariaceae) American Journal of Botany 99: 68–81

Kettle, C. J., R. A. Ennos, T. Jaffre, S. McCoy, T. Le-Borgne, M.F. GARDNER and P. M. Hollingsworth. (2012) Importance of demography and dispersal for the resilience and restoration of a critically endangered tropical conifer Araucaria  nemorosa. Diversity and Distributions 18: 248-259

2011

Christenhusz, M.J.M., Reveal, J.L., Farjon, A., GARDNER, M.F., MILL, R.M. and Chase, M.W.  (2011) A new classification and linear sequence of extant gymnosperms. Phytotaxa 19: 55–70

2008

Kettle, C.K., R.A. Ennos, T. Jaffre, M.F. GARDNER and P.M. Hollingsworth (2008) Cryptic genetic bottlenecks during restoration of an endangered tropical conifer. Biological Conservation 141: 1953-1961.

2007

Soto, D.P., C. Le Quesne, A. Lara and M.F. GARDNER (2007) Precarious conservation status of Pilgerodendron uviferum forests in their northern distribution in the Chilean Coastal Range. Bosque 28: 263-270.

2006 

Farjon, A., S. Bachman, M.F. GARDNER, D. Luscombe, C. Reynolds and P. Thomas(2006) Conservation Assessments of Data Deficient (DD) Conifers Using Herbarium and Geographical Information System (GIS) data. Edinburgh: RBG Kew, Bedgebury Pinetum, RBGE. 311 pp.

GARDNER, M.F. ,  Hechenleitner V., P. Thomas, Echeverría, C., Escobar, B., Brownless, P. and Martínez A., C. (2006). Threatened Plants of Central and South Chile: Distribution, Conservation and Propagation. Universidad Austral de Chile & Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 188 pp. (English language)

Rae, D., R. Cubey, M.F. GARDNER, J. Latta and K. Walter (2006) Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Catalogue of plants 2006. Edinburgh: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 598 pp. 

2005

GARDNER, M.F. (2005). The International Conifer Conservation Programme. Plant Heritage 12: 23-26. 

GARDNER, M.F. and Hechenleitner V., P. (2005). Myrtles of Chile. Plantsman New Series 4: 152-158.

Hechenleitner V., P., M.F. GARDNER, P.I. Thomas, C. Echeverría, B. Escobar, P. Brownless and C. Martínez A. (2005) Plantas Amenazadas del Centro-Sur de Chile. Universidad Austral de Chile/ Real Jardín Botánico de Edimburgo. 187 pp. (Spanish language)

Smith-Ramirez, C., Campillo, B., Celis-Diez, J.L. and GARDNER, M.F. (2005). Historia natural de la enredadera endémica Berberidopsis corallina. En: Smith-Ramírez, C., J.J. Armesto & C. Valdovinos. (eds.). Historia, biodiversidad y ecología de los bosques costeros de Chile, pp. 284-288. 708 pp.  

2003 

GARDNER, M.F.  (2003) The International Conifer Conservation Programme. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 615: 405-409.

GARDNER, M.F. and A. Lara. (2003) The Conifers of Chile: an overview of their Distribution and Ecology. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 615: 165 - 170. 

A. Lara, M.F. GARDNER, A. Vergara and B. Escobar. (2003) The Use and Conservation of Fitzroya cupressoides (Alerce) Forests in Chile. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 615: 381-385. 

2002 

Bekessy, S.A., D. Sleep, A. Stott, M. Menucinni, P. Thomas, R.A. Ennos, M.A. Burgman, M.F. GARDNER and A.C. Newton (2002). Adaptation of Monkey Puzzle to arid environments reflected by regional differences in stable carbon isotype ratio and allocation to root biomass. Forest Genetics 9: 63-70.

Herbert, J., Hollingsworth, P. M., M.F. GARDNER, Mill, R. R., P. Thomas & Jaffré, T. (2002). Conservation genetics and phylogenetics of New Caledonian Retrophyllum (Podocarpaceae) species. New Zealand J. Bot. 40: 175-188.

Sinclair, W. T., Mill, R. R., Möller, M., M.F. GARDNER, Woltz, P., Jaffré, T., Preston, J., Hollingsworth, M. and Ponge, A. (2002). Evolutionary relationships of the New Caledonian heterotrophic conifer, Parasitaxus usta (Podocarpaceae), inferred from chloroplast trnL-F intron / spacer and nuclear rDNA ITS2 sequences. Plant Syst. Evol. 233: 79-104.

2001 

Allnutt, T., J. Courtis, M.F. GARDNER  and A.C. Newton (2001) Genetic variation in wild Chilean and cultivated British populations of Podocarpus salignus D.Don (Podocarpaceae). Edin. J. Bot. 58: 459-473.

Etisham-ul-haq, M., T.R. Allnutt, C. Smith-Ramírez, M.F. GARDNER, J.J. Armesto and A.C. Newton (2001) Patterns of Genetic Variation in in and ex situ populations of the threatened Chilean vine Berberidopsis corallina, detected using RAPD markers. Annals of Botany 87: 813-821. 

1999

Allnutt, T., A.C. Newton, A. Lara, A. Premoli, J. Armesto and M.F. GARDNER (1999) Genetic variation in Fitzroya cupressoides (alerce), a threatened South American conifer. Jour. Molecular Ecology 8: 975-987. 

Fraver, S., M.E. González, F. Silla, A. Lara and M.F. GARDNER (1999) Composition and structure of remnant Fitzroya cupressoides forests of Southern Chile's Central Depression. Bull.Torrey Bot. Club 126: 49-57.

GARDNER, M.F., P. Thomas, A. Lara and B. Escobar (1999) Fitzroya cupressoides. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 16: 229-240.

GARDNER, M.F. (1999). Managing ex situ conifer conservation collections. In: S. Andrews, A.C. Leslie and C. Alexander (Eds). Taxonomy of Cultivated Plants: Third International Symposium, pp. 19-23. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 

1998 

Allnutt, T., P. Thomas, A.C. Newton and M.F. GARDNER (1998) Genetic variation in Fitzroya cupressoides cultivated in the British Isles, assessed using RAPDS. Edinburgh J. Bot. 55: 329-341.



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