Dr David Harris, Herbarium Curator and Deputy Director of Science


Recent publications

Bastin, J. F., et al. (2018). Pan‐tropical prediction of forest structure from the largest trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 27:1366–1383.

Ndolo Ebika S.T., Morgan D., Sanz, C. & D.J. Harris (2018) Ficus species in the Sangha Trinational, Central Africa. Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 75(3), 377-420.

Harris, D.J. & Wortley, A.W. (2018) Monograph of Aframomum (Zingiberaceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 104. 1-204.

Slik, J. F. et al. (2018). Phylogenetic classification of the world’s tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(8), 1837-1842.

Droissart, V. et al. (2018). Beyond trees: Biogeographical regionalization of tropical Africa. Journal of Biogeography.1–15.

Cardoso, D., Harris, D. J., Wieringa, J. J., São-Mateus, W. M., Batalha-Filho, H., Torke, B. M., . & de Queiroz, L. P. (2017). A molecular-dated phylogeny and biogeography of the monotypic legume genus Haplormosia, a missing African branch of the otherwise American-Australian Brongniartieae clade. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107, 431-442.

Sosef, M. S., et al.  (2017). Exploring the floristic diversity of tropical Africa. BMC biology, 15(1), 15.

Blatrix, R., Peccoud, J., Born, C., Piatscheck, F., Benoit, L., Sauve, M., Djiéto‐Lordon, C., Atteke, C., Wieringa, J.J., Harris, D.J. and McKey, D. (2017) Comparative analysis of spatial genetic structure in an ant–plant symbiosis reveals a tension zone and highlights speciation processes in tropical Africa. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1856-1868.

The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG) (2017). A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny. Taxon, 66: 44-77.

Sullivan, M. J., et al. (2017). Diversity and carbon storage across the tropical forest biome. Scientific Reports, 7: 1-31.

Baden H.M., Särkinena T., Condea D.A., Matthews, A.C.  Vandrot H., Chicasa S,C., Pennila C.,  Bayly W.D.R., Chance R. Bridgewater S.G.M.& D.J. Harris. (2016) A botanical Inventory of forest on karstic limestone and metamorphic substrate in the Chiquibul forest, with focus on woody taxa. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 73:39-81.

Dauby G., et al. (2016) RAINBIO: a mega-database of tropical African vascular plants distributions. Phytokeys

Mitchell, T. C., Williams, B. R., Wood, J. R., Harris, D. J., Scotland, R. W., & Carine, M. A. (2016). How the temperate world was colonised by bindweeds: biogeography of the Convolvuleae (Convolvulaceae). BMC evolutionary biology, 16(1), 1.

Mackinder, B., Harris, D.J. and Gautier, L. (2016) A reinstatement, recircumscription and revision of the genus Donella (Sapotaceae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 73(3):  297–339.

Harris D.J., Bridgewater S.G.M. & Moutsamboté J.-M. (2015) Training in Tropical Plant Identification. In Watson M.F., Lyal H.C. & Pendry C.A. (eds).  Descriptive Taxonomy: The Foundation of Biodiversity Research, pp. 160-170. Cambridge University Press.

Wortley A.H. & Harris D.J. (2015) Sangha Trees: an identification and training guide to the trees of the northern Republic of Congo. In Watson M.F., Lyal H.C. & Pendry C.A.  (eds). Descriptive Taxonomy: The Foundation of Biodiversity Research, pp. 127-145. Cambridge University Press.

Thomas D.C., Chatrou L.W., Stull G.W., Johnson D.M., Harris D.J., Thongpairoj U-sa, Richard M.K. & Saunders R.M.K. (2015) The historical origins of palaeotropical intercontinental disjunctions in the pantropical flowering plant family Annonaceae. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 17: 1–16.

Wood J.R.I., M. A. Carine M.A., Harris D.J., Wilkin P., Williams, B. & Scotland R.W. (2015) Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia. Kew Bulletin 70: 1-124.

Wood J.R.I, Williams B.R.M., Mitchell T.C., Carine M., Harris D.J. & Scotland R.W. (2015) A foundation monograph of Convolvulus L. (Convolvulaceae). PhytoKeys 51: 1-282.

Slik F., et al. (2015).An estimate of the number of tropical tree species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 112 (24): 7472-7477.

Ndolo Ebika S.T., Morgan D., Sanz, C. & D.J. Harris (2015) Hemi-epiphytic Ficus (Moraceae) in a Congolese forest. Plant Ecology and Evolution 148 (3): 377–386.

Goodwin, Z. A., Harris, D. J., Filer, D., Wood, J. R. I. & R. W. Scotland. (2015) Widespread mistaken identity in tropical plant collections. Current Biology 25: 1066-1067.


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