Stuart Lindsay: Tropical Botanist

Email: Stuart LindsayStuart Lindsay with Ophioglossum pendulum

Phone: +44 (0)131 552 7171

Fax: +44 (0)131 248 2901

Research Interests

I am currently working on a Leverhulme Trust funded project to develop a multi-access key and information system to the ferns of Thailand. Once completed the Thai fern website and multi-access key will be a vital resource for the identification and conservation of the c.670 fern species in Thailand.

I am also interested in the Vittarioid ferns in Southeast Asia (variously placed in Vittariaceae, Pteridaceae and Adiantaceae) and am working on an account of the Adiantaceae for the Flora of Peninsular Malaysia.

In previous positions I conducted research on the ecology and reproductive biology of both rare and weedy fern species. This research lead, amongst other things, to a greater awareness of the existence and role of soil spore banks in ferns and also helped to warrant and launch the reintroduction programme for Britain's rarest fern, Woodsia ilvensis.

I also enjoy the routine research and data management activities involved in herbarium curation and was employed for several years in the US as a herbarium collections manager.

Publications

Lindsay, S. & Middleton, D.J. (2009). Development of a multi-access key to the ferns of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), special issue, in press.

Lindsay, S. & Middleton, D.J. (2009). Lecanopteris pumila Blume (Polypodiaceae), a new record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 37, in press.

Lindsay, S., Middleton, D.J., Boonkerd, T. & Suddee, S. (2009). Towards a stable nomenclature for Thai ferns. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 37, in press.

Lindsay, S. & Middleton, D.J. (2009). New combinations in the ferns of Thailand. Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 66: 355-361.

Lindsay, S., Middleton, D.J. & Suddee, S. (2008). Two new fern species from Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 36: 46-51.

Rhufel, B., Lindsay, S. & Davis, C.C. (2008). Phylogenetic placement of Rheopteris and the polyphyly of Monogramma (Pteridaceae s.l.): evidence from rbcL sequence data. Systematic Botany, 33(1): 37-43.

Middleton, D.J., Lindsay, S. & Suddee, S. (2006). A new species of Kamettia (Apocynaceae: Rauvolfioideae), a genus new to Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 33: 75-80.

Boonkerd, T., Lindsay, S., Middleton, D.J. & Suddee, S. (2005). Additions to the pteridophyte flora of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 32: 6-11 [2004].

Lindsay, S. & Middleton, D.J. (2004). Adiantum phanomensis (Adiantaceae), a new fern species from Peninsular Thailand. Harvard Papers in Botany, 8(2): 137-140.

Lindsay, S., Suddee, S., Middleton, D.J. & Pooma, R. (2004). Matoniaceae (Pteridophyta) - a new family record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 31: 47-52 [2003].

Lindsay, S. (2003). Considerations for a revision of the fern family Vittariaceae for Flora Malesiana. Telopea, 10(1): 99-112. Also published on the internet; accessible via: http://plantnet.rbgsyd. nsw.gov.au/Telopea/

Lindsay, S. (2003). Antrophyum brassii (Vittariaceae), a new fern species from Papua New Guinea. Harvard Papers in Botany, 8(1): 5-8.

Lindsay, S. & Middleton, D.J. (2003). Proposal to conserve the name Davallia repens (L.f.) Kuhn (Davalliaceae) against Davallia repens (Bory) Desv. (Lindsaeaceae). Taxon, 52(2): 630-631.

Lusby, P., Dyer, A.F. & Lindsay, S. (2003). The role of Botanic Gardens in species recovery: the Oblong Woodsia as a case study. Sibbaldia, 1: 5-10.

Lindsay, S. (2002). Conservation of ferns on Mauritius: a small island with big problems. Fern Gazette, 16(6-8): 470.

Lusby, P., Lindsay, S., & Dyer, A.F. (2002). Principles, practice and problems of conserving the rare British fern Woodsia ilvensis (L.) R.Br. Fern Gazette, 16(6-8): 350-355.

Dyer, A.F., Lindsay, S. & Lusby, P. (2001). The fall and rise of the Oblong Woodsia in Britain. Botanical Journal of Scotland, 53(2):107-120.

Dyer, A.F., Lindsay, S. & Lusby, P. (2001). Woodsia ilvensis in Britain - Last Chance or Lost Cause? Pteridologist, 3(6): 137-142.

Dyer, A.F., Parks, J.C., & Lindsay, S. (2000). Historical review of the uncertain taxonomic status of Cystopteris dickieana R.Sim (Dickie's Bladder fern). Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 57(1): 71-81.

Parks, J.C., Dyer, A.F. & Lindsay, S. (2000). Allozyme, spore and frond variation in some Scottish populations of the ferns Cystopteris dickieana and Cystopteris fragilis. Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 57(1): 83-105.

Dyer, A.F. & Lindsay, S. (1996). Soil Spore banks - a new resource for conservation. Pp. 153-160, in Camus, J.M., Gibby, M. and Johns, R.J. (eds.), Pteridology in Perspective, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, England.

Lindsay, S. & Dyer, A.F. (1996). Investigating the phenology of gametophyte development: an experimental approach. Pp. 633-650, in Camus, J.M., Gibby, M. and Johns, R.J. (eds.), Pteridology in Perspective, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, England.

Lindsay, S., Sheffield, E. & Dyer, A.F. (1995). Dark germination as a factor limiting the formation of soil spore banks by bracken. Pp. 47-51, in Smith, R.T. and Taylor, J.A. (eds.), Bracken: an Environmental Issue, International Bracken Group, Aberystwyth, Wales.

Lindsay, S. (1995). Soil spore banks and conservation. Pp 282-284, in Dyer, A.F. and Lindsay, S. (eds.), The ecology and conservation of Scotland's rare ferns, Pteridologist 2(6): 278-298.

Dyer, A.F. & Lindsay, S. (1995). The ecology and conservation of Scotland's rare ferns. Pteridologist 2(6): 278-298.

Pangua, E., Lindsay, S. & Dyer, A.F. (1994). Spore germination and gametophyte development in three species of Asplenium. Annals of Botany, 73: 587-593.

Page, C.N., Dyer, A.F., Lindsay, S. & Mann, D.G. (1992). Conservation of pteridophytes: the ex situ approach. Pp. 269-278, in Ide, J.M., Jermy, A.C. and Paul, A.M. (eds.), Fern Horticulture: Past, Present and Future Perspectives, Intercept, Andover, England.

Lindsay, S., Williams, N. & Dyer, A.F. (1992). Wet storage of fern spores: unconventional but far more effective! Pp. 285-294, in Ide, J.M., Jermy, A.C. and Paul, A.M. (eds.), Fern Horticulture: Past, Present and Future Perspectives, Intercept, Andover, England.

Lindsay, S., Sheffield, E. & Dyer, A.F. (1992). Soil Spore banks, fern conservation and isozyme analysis. Pp. 279-283, in Ide, J.M., Jermy, A.C. and Paul, A.M. (eds.), Fern Horticulture: Past, Present and Future Perspectives, Intercept, Andover, England.

Dyer, A.F. & Lindsay, S. (1992). Soil spore banks of temperate ferns. American Fern Journal, 82: 89-123.

Lindsay, S. Field experiments on the development of fern gametophytes. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sheffield, E., Cutter, E.G., Douglas, G.E. & Lindsay, S. (1991). High resolution scanning electron microscopy of fern gametophytes: applications of a non-destructive method. American Fern Journal, 81(4): 128-133.

Lindsay, S & Dyer, A.F. (1990). Fern spore banks: implications for gametophyte establishment. Pp 243-253, in Rita, J. (ed.), Taxonomía, Biogeografía y Conservación de Pteridófitos, Societat d'Historia Natural de les Illes Balears - Institut Menorquí d'Estudis, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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