Further information

Publications

 

Edited volumes

Hebert PDN, Hajibabaei M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (eds) (2016). DNA barcoding: from species to biomes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, vol 371.

Lowe AJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (eds) (2015). Seedsource. Heredity, 115, 2.

Abbott RJ, Ritchie M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (eds) (2008) Speciation in plants and animals: pattern and process. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, vol 363.

Ennos RA, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (eds) (2003). Plant Conservation in Scotland. Botanical Journal of Scotland, volume 55.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Bateman RM, Gornall RJ (eds) (1999). Molecular Systematics and Plant Evolution. Taylor & Francis: London.

 

Conservation policy

National Species Reintroduction Forum (2014) The Scottish Code for Conservation Translocations. Scottish Natural Heritage [Lead author]. [Highly commended for Innovation, Nature of Scotland Awards, 2016]

National Species Reintroduction Forum (2014) Best Practice Guidelines for Conservation Translocations in Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage. 80pp. [Lead author].

IUCN/SSC (2013). Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations. Version 1.0. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN Species Survival Commission.

 

Selected Papers

Zeng, CX, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Yang J, He ZS, Zhang ZR, Li DZ, Yang JB (2018). Genome skimming herbarium specimens for DNA barcoding and phylogenomics. Plant Methods 14, 43

Ahrends A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Zomer R,  Zhang L, Wang M, Chen H, Xu J (2017).  China's fight to halt tree cover loss. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, 20162559

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Li D, VanderBank M, Twyford AD (2016). Telling plant species apart with DNA: from barcodes to genomes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B; 371, 20150338.

Hebert PDN, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Hajibabaei M (2016). From writing to reading the encyclopedia of life. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B,  371, 20150321

Coissac, E, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Lavergne, S, Taberlet, P (2016). From barcodes to genomes: extending the concept of DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology, 25, 1423-1428.

Ahrends A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Zielger A, Fox JA, Chen H, Su Y, Xu J (2015). Do current trends of rubber plantation expansion threaten biodiversity and livelihoods? Global Environmental Change, 34, 48-58

Wulff A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ahrends A, Jaffre T, Veillon JM, L'Huillier L, Fogliani B (2013). Conservation priorities in a biodiversity hotspot: analysis of narrow endemic plant species in New Caledonia. PLOSOne, 8, e73371.

Ruhsam M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ennos RA (2013) Patterns of mating, generation of diversity, and fitness of offspring in a Geum hybrid swarm. Evolution, 67, 2728-2740.

Ellis C, Coppins BJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2012). Tree fungus: Lichens under threat from ash dieback. Nature, 491, 672.

Schoch CL, Seifert KA, and Fungal Barcoding Consortium (2012) Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 6241-6246. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1117018109.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2011) Refining the DNA barcode for land plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 19451-19452.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Graham SW, Little DP (2011) Choosing and using a plant DNA barcode. PLoSONE, 6(5): e19254.

Kelly L, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Coppins B, Ellis C, Harrold P, Tosh J, Yahr R (2011) DNA barcoding of lichenized fungi demonstrates high identification success in a floristic context. New Phytologist, 191, 288-300.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Forrest L, Spouge J, Hajibabaei M, Ratnasingham S, van-der-Bank M, Chase M, Cowan R, Erickson D, Fazekas A, Graham S, James K, Kim KJ, Kress W, Schneider H, van-Alphen-Stahl J, Barrett S, van-den-Berg C, Bogarin D, Burgess K, Cameron K, Carine M, Chacón J, Clark A, Conrad F, Devey D, Clarkson J, Ford C, Hedderson T, Hollingsworth M, Husband B, Kelly L, Kesanakurti P, Kim J, Kim Y, Lahaye R, Lee HL, Long D, Madriñán S, Maurin O, Meusnier I, Newmaster S, Park CW, Percy D, Petersen G, Richardson J, Salazar G, Savolainen V, Seberg O, Wilkinson M, Yi DK, Little D (2009) A DNA barcode for land plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 106, 12794-12797.

Kettle CJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Jaffré T, Moran B, and Ennos RA (2007) Identifying the early genetic consequences of habitat degradation in a highly threatened tropical conifer, Araucaria nemorosa (Laubenfels). Molecular Ecology, 16, 3581-3591. 

Chase MW, Cowan RS, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, van den Berg C, Madrinan S, Petersen G, Seberg O, Jorgsensen T, Cameron KM, Carine M, Pedersen N, Hedderson TAJ, Conrad F, Salazar GA, Richardson JE, Hollingsworth ML, Barraclough TG, Kelly L and Wilkinson M (2007) A proposal for a standard protocol to barcode all land plants. Taxon, 56, 295-299.

Ennos RA, French GC, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2005) Conserving taxonomic complexity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 20, 164-168.

Squirrell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Woodhead M, Russell J, Lowe A, Gibby M, et al. (2003). How much effort is required to isolate nuclear microsatellites from plants? Molecular Ecology 12, 1339-1348.

Bateman RM, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Preston J, Luo Y-b, Pridgeon AM, Chase MW (2003). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of the Orchidinae and selected Habenariinae (Orchidaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 142, 1-40.

Provan J, Powell W, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2001). Chloroplast microsatellites: new tools for studies in plant ecology and evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16, 142-147.

Richardson JE, Pennington RT, Pennington TD, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2001). Recent and rapid diversification of a species rich neotropical rain forest tree genus. Science 293, 2242-2245.

 

Full List of Papers

Zeng, CX, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Yang J, He ZS, Zhang ZR, Li DZ, Yang JB (2018). Genome skimming herbarium specimens for DNA barcoding and phylogenomics. Plant Methods 14, 43

Tan SL, Luo YH, Hollingsworth PM, Burgess KS, Xu K, Li DZ, Gao LM (2018). DNA barcoding herbaceous and woody plant species at a subalpine forest dynamics plot in Southwest China. Ecology and Evolution

Wang X, Gussarova G, Ruhsam M, de Vere N, Metherell C, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Twyford AD (in press) DNA barcoding British Euphrasia reveals deeply divergent polyploids but lack of species-level resolution. AoB Plants, 10,  ply026

Forest F, Moat J, Baloch E, Brummitt N, Bachman S, Ickert-Bond S, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Liston A, Little D, Mathews S, Rai H, Rydin C, Stevenson D, Thomas P, Buerki S (2018) Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports, 8, 6053

Adamowicz, SJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ratnasingham S, Van der Bank M (2017). International barcode of life: focus on big biodiversity in South Africa. Genome 60, 875-879

Ruhsam M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2018). Authentication of Eleutherococcus and Rhodiola herbal supplement products in the United Kingdom. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 143, 403-409

Wulff A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Piquet M, Ahrends A, L’Hullier L, Fogliani B (2017). High levels of population differentiation in two New Caledonian Scaevola species (Goodeniaceae) and its implications for conservation prioritisation and restoration. Australian Journal of Botany, 65, 140-148

Ahrends A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Zomer R,  Zhang L, Wang M, Chen H, Xu J (2017).  China's fight to halt tree cover loss. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, 20162559

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Neaves L, Twyford AD (2017). Using DNA sequence data to enhance understanding of plant diversity at the species level. In S Blackmore, S Oldfield (eds). Plant Conservation Science & Practice - The Role of Botanic Gardens. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp.23-48.

Mill RR, Thomas PT, Gardner M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2017). Araucaria goroensis (Araucariaceae), a new monkey puzzle from New Caledonia, and nomenclatural notes on Araucaria muelleri. Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 74, 123-139.

Mimura M; Yahara T, Faith DP, Vázquez-Domínguez E, Colautti RI, Araki H, Javadi F, Núñez-Farfán J, Mori AS, Zhou S, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Neaves LE, Fukano F, Smith GF, Sato Y-I, Tachida H, Hendry HP (2017). Understanding and monitoring the consequences of human impacts on intraspecific variation. Evolutionary Applications, 10, 121-139.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Li D, VanderBank M, Twyford AD (2016). Telling plant species apart with DNA: from barcodes to genomes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B; 371, 20150338.

Hebert PDN, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Hajibabaei M (2016). From writing to reading the encyclopedia of life. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B,  371, 20150321

Flagmeier M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Genney DR, Long DG, Muñoz J, Moreno-Jiménez E, Woodin SJ (2016). Transplanting the leafy liverwort Herbertus hutchinsiae: a suitable conservation tool to maintain oceanic-montane liverwort-rich heath? Plant Ecology and Diversity. DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2016.1140845

Ruhsam M, Clark A, Finger A, Wulff AS, Mill RR, Thomas PI, Gardner MF, Gaudeul M, Ennos RA, HOLLINGSWORTH PM. (2016). Hidden in plain view: cryptic diversity in the emblematic Araucaria of New Caledonia. American Journal of Botany, 103, 888-898.

Crichton RJ, Dalrymple SE, Woodin SJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2016). Conservation genetics of the endangered annual hemiparasitic plant Melampyrum sylvaticum (Orobanchaceae). Conservation Genetics, 17, 547-556.

Hofbauer WK, Forrest LL, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Hart ML (2016). Mosses involved in the primary colonisation of modern building surfaces – genetic aspects. Bryophyte Diversity and Evolution, 38, 1-22.

Coissac, E, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Lavergne, S, Taberlet, P (2016). From barcodes to genomes: extending the concept of DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology, 25, 1423-1428.

Pellens R, Ahrends A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Grandcolas P (2016). Assessing hotspots of evolutionary history with data from multiple phylogenies: an analysis of endemic clades from New Caledonia. In R. Pellens, P. Grandcolas (eds.), Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics, Springer International Publishing, pp 237-262.

Ruhsam M, Wulff A, Fogliani B, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2015). Twelve nuclear and 14 chloroplast microsatellites for Araucaria rulei, an endangered species endemic to New Caledonia. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 917-944.

Neaves LE, Whitlock R, Piertney S, Burke T, Butlin R, HOLLINGSWORTH PM. (2015). Implications of climate change for genetic diversity and evolvability in the UK. In Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Impacts Report Card 2014-2015 (eds. M Morecroft and L. Speakman). Living with Environmental Change.

Ahrends A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Zielger A, Fox JA, Chen H, Su Y, Xu J (2015). Do current trends of rubber plantation expansion threaten biodiversity and livelihoods? Global Environmental Change, 34, 48-58

Neaves LE, Eales J, Whitlock R, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Burke T, Pullin AS (2015). The fitness consequences of inbreeding in natural populations and their implications for species conservation–a systematic map. Environmental Evidence, 4:5

Ruhsam M, Rai HS, Mathews S, Ross TG, Graham SW, Raubeson LA, Mei W, Thomas PI, Gardner MF, Ennos RA, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2015). Does complete plastid genome sequencing improve species discrimination and phylogenetic resolution in Araucaria? Molecular Ecology Resources, 15, 1067-1078.

Lowe AJ, Cavers S, Boshier D, Breed MF, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2015). The resilience of forest fragmentation genetics – no longer a paradox – we were just looking in the wrong place. Heredity, 115, 97-99.

Ruhsam M, Jacobs T, Watson K, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2015). Is hybridisation a threat to Rumex aquaticus in Britain? Plant Ecology and Diversity, 8, 465-474.

Krantiz M-L, Biffin E, Clark A, Hollingsworth ML, Ruhsam M, Gardner MF, Thomas P, Mill RR, Ennos RA, Gaudeul M, Lowe AJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2014). Evolutionary diversification of New Caledonian Araucaria. PLOSOne, 9, e110308.

Gaudeul M, Gardner MF, Thomas P, Ennos RA, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2014). Evolutionary dynamics of emblematic Araucaria species (Araucariaceae) in New Caledonia: nuclear and chloroplast markers suggest recent diversification, introgression and a tight link between genetics and geography within species. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14, 171.

Honorio Coronado EN, Dexter KG, Poelchau MF, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Philips OL, Pennington RT (2014). Ficus insipida subsp. insipida (Moraceae) reveals the role of ecology in the phylogeography of widespread Neoptropical rain forest tree species. Journal of Biogeography, 41, 1697-1709.

Flagmeier M, Long DG, Genney DR, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ross LC, Woodin SJ (2014). Fifty years of vegetation change in oceanic-montane liverwort-rich heath in Scotland. Plant Ecology & Diversity, 7, 457-470.

Fuentes-Utrilla P, Venturas M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Squirrell J, Collada C, Stone GN, Gil L (2014). Extending glacial refugia for a European tree: genetic markers show that Iberian populations of white elm are native relicts and not introductions. Heredity, 112 105-113.

Wulff A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ahrends A, Jaffre T, Veillon JM, L'Huillier L, Fogliani B (2013). Conservation priorities in a biodiversity hotspot: analysis of narrow endemic plant species in New Caledonia. PLOSOne, 8, e73371.

Neaves LE, Whitlock R, Piertney SB, Burke T, Butlin RK, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2013). Implications of climate change for genetic diversity and evolvability in the UK. In Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Impacts Report Card 2014-2015 (eds. M Morecroft and L. Speakman). Living with Environmental Change. http://www.lwec.org.uk/sites/default/files/Genetics.pdf

Ruhsam M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ennos RA (2013) Patterns of mating, generation of diversity, and fitness of offspring in a Geum hybrid swarm. Evolution, 67, 2728-2740.

Flagmeier M, Long DG, Genney DR, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Woodin SJ (2013) Regeneration capacity of oceanic-montane liverworts: implications for community distribution and conservation. Journal of Bryology, 35, 12-19.

Ellis C, Coppins BJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2012). Tree fungus: Lichens under threat from ash dieback. Nature, 491, 672.

Crichton RJ, Dalrymple SE, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2012). Horticultural protocols to aid the conservation of Melampyrum sylvaticum, Orobanchaceae (Small cow-wheat), an endangered hemiparasitic plant. Sibbaldia, 10, 57-69.

Schoch CL, Seifert KA, and Fungal Barcoding Consortium (2012) Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 6241-6246. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1117018109.

Wulff A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Haugstetter J, Piquet M, L’Huillier M, Fogliani B (2012) Ten nuclear microsatellites markers cross-amplifying in Scaevola montana and S. coccinea (Goodeniaceae), a locally common and a narrow endemic plant species of ultramafic scrublands in New Caledonia. Conservation Genetics Resources, 4, 725-728.

Crichton RJ.Squirrell J, Woodin SJ, Dalrymple SE, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2012). Isolation of microsatellite primers for Melampyrum sylvaticum (Orobanchaceae), an endangered plant in the United Kingdom. American Journal of Botany, 99, e457-459.

Milne JM, Helfer S, Kirk C, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ennos RA (2012). Molecular evidence indicates that sub-arctic willow communities in Scotland support a diversity of host-associated Melampsora rust taxa. Fungal Biology, 116, 603-612.

Fazekas AJ, Kuzmina M, Newmaster Steven G, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2012) DNA barcoding methods for land plants. Methods in Molecular Biology, 858: 223-252.

Ennos RA, Whitlock R, Fay MF, Jones B, Neaves L, Payne R, Taylor I, DeVere N, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2012). Process-Based Species Action Plans: an approach to conserve contemporary evolutionary processes that sustain diversity in taxonomically complex groups. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 168, 194-203.

Gaudeul M, Rouhan G, Gardner MF, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2012). AFLP markers provide insights into evolutionary relationships and diversification of New Caledonian Araucaria species (Araucariaceae). American Journal of Botany, 99, 68–81.

Bell D, Long DG, Forrest AD, Hollingsworth ML, Blom HH, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2012) DNA barcoding European Herbertus (Marchantiopsida, Herbertaceae) and the discovery and description of a new species. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12, 36-47.

Kettle CJ, Ennos RA, Jaffre T, McCoy S, Le-Borgne T, Gardner MF, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (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.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2011) Refining the DNA barcode for land plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 19451-19452.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Graham SW, Little DP (2011) Choosing and using a plant DNA barcode. PLoSONE, 6(5): e19254.

Kelly L, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Coppins B, Ellis C, Harrold P, Tosh J, Yahr R (2011) DNA barcoding of lichenized fungi demonstrates high identification success in a floristic context. New Phytologist, 191, 288-300.

Ruhsam M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ennos RA (2011) Genetic and phenotypic analysis of a hybrid swarm between Geum urbanum and G. rivale, plant taxa with contrasting mating systems. Heredity, 107, 246-255.

Kettle CJ, Ghazoul J, Ashton PS, Cannon CH, Chong L, Diway B, Faridah E, Harrison R, Hector A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Kartawinata K, Khoo E, Kitayama K, Koh LP, Marshall AJ, Maycock CR, Nanami S, Paoli G, Burslem DFRP, Potts MD (2011) Seeing the fruit for the trees in Borneo. Conservation Letters, 4, 184-191.

Kettle CJ, Maycock C, Ghazoul J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Khoo E, Haji-Sukri R, Burslem D (2011) Flower size and differential pollination success in tropical forest trees. PLoSONE, 6(2), e16111.

Kettle CJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Burslem DFRP, Maycock CR, Khoo E, Ghazoul J (2011) Determinants of fine-scale spatial genetic structure in three co-occurring rain forest canopy trees in Borneo. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 13, 47-56.

Ruhsam M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Squirrell J, Ennos RA (2010) Significant differences in outcrossing rate, self-incompatibility and inbreeding depression between two widely hybridising species of Geum. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 101, 977-990.

Kettle CJ, Ghazoul J, Ashton PS, Cannon CH, Chong L, Diway B, Faridah E, Harrison R, Hector A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Koh LP, Khoo E, Kitayama K, Kartawinata K, Marshall AJ, Maycock CR, Nanami S, Paoli G, Potts MD, Sheil D, Tan S, Tomoaki I, Webb C, Yamakura T, Burslem DFRP (2010) Mass Fruiting in Borneo: A Missed Opportunity. Science, 330, 584.

Fazekas AJ, Steeves R, Newmaster SG, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2010). Stopping the stutter: Improvements in sequence quality from regions with mononucleotide repeats can increase the usefulness of non-coding regions for DNA barcoding. Taxon, 59, 694-697.

Goodall-Copestake W, Perez-Espona S, Harris D, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2010) The early evolution of the mega-diverse genus Begonia (Begoniaceae) inferred from organelle DNA phylogenies. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 101, 243–250.

Grundmann M, Rumsey FJ, Ansell SW, Russell SJ, Darwin SC, Vogel JC, Spencer M, Squirrell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ortiz S, Schneider H.  (2010) Phylogeny and taxonomy of the bluebell genus Hyacinthoides, Asparagaceae [Hyacinthaceae]. Taxon, 59, 68-82.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Forrest L, Spouge J, Hajibabaei M, Ratnasingham S, van-der-Bank M, Chase M, Cowan R, Erickson D, Fazekas A, Graham S, James K, Kim KJ, Kress W, Schneider H, van-Alphen-Stahl J, Barrett S, van-den-Berg C, Bogarin D, Burgess K, Cameron K, Carine M, Chacón J, Clark A, Conrad F, Devey D, Clarkson J, Ford C, Hedderson T, Hollingsworth M, Husband B, Kelly L, Kesanakurti P, Kim J, Kim Y, Lahaye R, Lee HL, Long D, Madriñán S, Maurin O, Meusnier I, Newmaster S, Park CW, Percy D, Petersen G, Richardson J, Salazar G, Savolainen V, Seberg O, Wilkinson M, Yi DK, Little D (2009) A DNA barcode for land plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 106, 12794-12797. [Corresponding author. Commentary articles on this paper: PNAS (106, 12569-12570),  Nature (doi:10.1038/news.2009.733) and Science (325, 526)].

Hollingsworth ML, Clark A, Forrest LL, Richardson JE, Pennington RT, Long D, Cowan R, Chase MW, Gaudeul M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2009) Selecting barcoding loci for plants: evaluation of seven candidate loci with species level sampling in three divergent groups of land plants Molecular Ecology Resources, 9, 439-457.

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Goodall-Copestake W, Harris D, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2009) The origin of a mega-diverse plant genus – dating Begonia divergence using alternative calibrations and relaxed phylogenetics. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 159, 363-380.

Kohn D, Hulme PE, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Butler A (2009) Are native bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) at risk from alien congenerics?  Evidence from distributions and co-occurrence in Scotland  Biological Conservation, 142, 61-74.

Ford CS, Ayres KL, Haider N, Toomey N, van-Alpen-Stohl J, Kelly L, Wilstrom N, HOLLINGSWORTH PM et al. (2009) Selection of candidate DNA barcoding regions for use on land plants. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 159, 1-11.

French GC, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Silverside AJ, Ennos RA (2008) Genetics, taxonomy and the conservation of British Euphrasia. Conservation Genetics, 9, 1547-1562 .

Westergaard KB, Alsos IG, Ehrich D, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Brochmann C (2008) Genetic diversity and distinctiveness in Scottish alpine plants. Plant Ecology and Diversity, 1, 329-338.

Abbott RJ, Ritchie M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2008) Introduction: Speciation in plants and animals: pattern and process. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 363, 2965-2970.

Kettle CJ, Ennos RA, Jaffre T, Gardner MF, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2008) Cryptic genetic bottlenecks during restoration of an endangered tropical conifer. Biological Conservation, 141, 1953-1961.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2008) DNA barcoding plants in biodiversity hotspots: progress and outstanding questions. Heredity, 101, 1-2. http://www.nature.com/hdy/journal/v101/n1/full/hdy200816a.html

Hughes M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2008) Population genetic divergence corresponds with species-level biodiversity patterns in the large genus Begonia. Molecular Ecology, 17, 2643-2651.

Dawson IK, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Doyle JJ, et al. (2008) Origins and genetic conservation of tropical trees in agroforestry systems: a case study from the Peruvian Amazon. Conservation Genetics, 9, 361-372.

Stamati K, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Russell J. (2007) Patterns of clonal diversity in three species of sub-arctic willow (Salix lanata, Salix lapponum and Salix herbacea). Plant Systematics and Evolution, 269, 75-88.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM. (2007) DNA barcoding: potential users. Genomics Society and Policy 3, 44-47.

Kettle CJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Jaffré T, Moran B, and Ennos RA (2007) Identifying the early genetic consequences of habitat degradation in a highly threatened tropical conifer, Araucaria nemorosa (Laubenfels). Molecular Ecology, 16, 3581-3591. 

Chase MW, Cowan RS, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, van den Berg C, Madrinan S, Petersen G, Seberg O, Jorgsensen T, Cameron KM, Carine M, Pedersen N, Hedderson TAJ, Conrad F, Salazar GA, Richardson JE, Hollingsworth ML, Barraclough TG, Kelly L and Wilkinson M (2007) A proposal for a standard protocol to barcode all land plants. Taxon, 56, 295-299.

Woodhead M, Russell J, Squirrell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Cardle L, Gibby M, Powell W (2007) Development of EST-derived microsatellite markers for Arabidopsis thaliana subspecies petraea (L.) Molecular Ecology Notes, 7, 631-634.

Oliver C, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Gornall RJ (2006) Chloroplast DNA phylogeography of the arctic-montane species Saxifraga hirculus (Saxifragaceae). Heredity, 96, 222-231.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Squirrell J, Hollingsworth ML, Richards AJ, Bateman RM (2006) Taxonomic complexity, conservation and recurrent origins of self-pollination in Epipactis (Orchidaceae). In: Current taxonomic research on the British and European Flora (eds. Bailey JP, Ellis RG). BSBI, London, pp 27-44.

Long DG, Paton JA, Squirrell J, Woodhead M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2006) Morphological, ecological and genetic evidence for two species in one: Anastrophyllum joergensenii Schiffn. and A. alpinum Steph. (Hepaticae; Lophoziaceae). Journal of Bryology, 28, 108-117.

Squirrell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Sears J, et al. (2006) Assessment of genetic diversity in populations of Crepis foetida. Watsonia, 26, 121-126.

Milne JM, Ennos RA and HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2006) Vegetation influence on ectomycorrhizal inoculum available to sub-arctic willow (Salix lapponum L.) planted in an upland site. Botanical Journal of Scotland, 58, 19 - 34.

Ennos RA, French GC, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2005) Conserving taxonomic complexity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 20, 164-168.

Bateman RM, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Squirrell J, Hollingsworth ML (2005) Tribe Neottiaeae: Phylogenetics. In: Genera Orchidacearum, volume 4 (eds. Pridgeon AM, Cribb PJ, Chase MW, Rasmussen FN), pp. 487-495. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Forrest LL, Hughes M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2005) A phylogeny of Begonia using nuclear ribosomal sequence data and non-molecular characters. Systematic Botany, 30, 671-682.

French GC, Corner RWM, Roberts FJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2005) Clonal diversity in two recently discovered English populations of Carex vaginata Tausch (Cyperaceae). Watsonia, 25, 389-395.

French GC, Ennos RA, Silverside AJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2005) The relationship between flower size, inbreeding coefficient and inferred selfing rate in British Euphrasia species. Heredity, 94, 44-51.

Goodall-Copestake W, Hollingsworth ML, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Jenkins G, Collin E (2005) Molecular markers and ex situ conservation of the European elms (Ulmus spp.). Biological Conservation, 122, 537-546.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Dawson IK, Goodall-Copestake W, et al. (2005) Do farmers reduce genetic diversity when they domesticate tropical trees? A case study from Amazonia. Molecular Ecology, 14, 497-501.

Woodhead M, Russell J, Squirrell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, et al. (2005) Comparative analysis of population genetic structure in Athryium distentifolium (Pteridophyta) using AFLPs and SSRs from anonymous and transcribed genomic regions. Molecular Ecology, 14, 1681-1695.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ennos RA (2004) Neighbour joining trees, dominant markers and population genetic structure. Heredity 92, 490-498.

Forrest A, Hollingsworth ML, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Sydes C, Bateman RM (2004) Population genetic structure in European populations of Spiranthes romanzoffiana set in the context of other published studies on the Orchidaceae. Heredity 92, 218-227.

Robertson A, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Kettle CJ, Ennos RA, Gardner MF (2004) Characterisation of nuclear microsatellites in New Caledonian Araucaria species. Molecular Ecology Notes 4, 62-63.

Squirrell J, Woodhead M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, et al. (2004) Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the Alpine Lady Fern, Athyrium distentifolium Tausch ex Opiz, from an enriched genomic library. Conservation Genetics 5, 283-286.

Bateman RM, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2004) Morphological and molecular investigation of the parentage and maternity of Anacamptis x albuferensis (A. fragrans x A. robusta), a new hybrid orchid from Mallorca, Spain. Taxon 53, 43-54.

Collin E, Rusanen M, Ackzell L, Bohnens J, Aguiar D-A, Diamandis S, Franke A, Gil L, Harvengt L, HOLLINGSWORTH PM et al. (2004) Methods and progress in the conservation of elm genetic resources in Europe. Investigacion Agraria: Sistemas y Recursos Forestales 13, 261-272.

Squirrell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Woodhead M, Russell J, Lowe A, Gibby M, et al. (2003). How much effort is required to isolate nuclear microsatellites from plants? Molecular Ecology 12, 1339-1348.

Forrest LL, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2003) A recircumscription of Begonia based on nuclear ribosomal sequences. Plant Systematics and Evolution 241, 193-211.

French GC, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ennos RA (2003) A set of polymorphic microsatellite markers for British Euphrasia species. Molecular Ecology Notes 3, 626-628.

Bateman RM, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Preston J, Luo Y-b, Pridgeon AM, Chase MW (2003). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of the Orchidinae and selected Habenariinae (Orchidaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 142, 1-40.

Hughes M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Miller AG (2003). Population genetic structure in the endemic Begonia of the Socotran archipelago. Biological Conservation 113, 277-284.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2003). Taxonomic complexity, population genetics, and plant conservation in Scotland. Botanical Journal of Scotland 55, 55-63.

Woodhead M, Russell J, Squirrell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Cardle L, Ramsay L, et al. (2003). Development of EST-SSRS from the Alpine Lady-fern, Athyrium distentifolium. Molecular Ecology Notes 3, 287-290.

Squirrell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Bateman RM, Tebbitt MC, Hollingsworth ML (2002). Taxonomic complexity and breeding system transitions: conservation genetics of the Epipactis leptochila complex (Orchidaceae). Molecular Ecology 11, 1957-1964.

Herbert J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Gardner MF, Mill RR, Thomas PI, Jaffré T (2002). Conservation genetics and phylogenetics of New Caledonian Retrophyllum (Podocarpaceae) species. New Zealand Journal of Botany 40, 175-188.

Hughes M, Russell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2002). Polymorphic microsatellite markers for the Socotran endemic herb Begonia socotrana. Molecular Ecology Notes 2, 159-160.

Hughes M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Squirrell J (2002). Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite markers for Begonia sutherlandii Hook. f. Molecular Ecology Notes 2, 185-185.

Provan J, Powell W, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2001). Chloroplast microsatellites: new tools for studies in plant ecology and evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16, 142-147.

Richardson JE, Pennington RT, Pennington TD, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2001). Recent and rapid diversification of a species rich neotropical rain forest tree genus. Science 293, 2242-2245.

Bateman RM, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Preston J, Yi-Bo L, Pridgeon AM, Chase MW (2001). Orchideae: Phylogenetics. In: Pridgeon AM, Cribb PJ, Chase MW, Rasmussen FN (eds) Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 2 Orchidoideae (part one), Oxford University Press: Oxford. pp 224-232.

Squirrell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Bateman RM, Dickson JH, Light MHS, MacConaill M, et al. (2001). Partitioning and diversity of nuclear and organelle markers in native and introduced populations of Epipactis helleborine (Orchidaceae). American Journal of Botany 88, 1409-1418.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Bateman RM (2001). Comparison of types of molecular data suitable for delimiting species. In: Bateman RM - Evolution and classification of European orchids: insights from DNA studies, Journal Europaischer Orchideen. pp 46-53 (33-119).

Coleman M, Hollingsworth ML, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2000). The application of RAPDs to the critical taxonomy of the English endemic elm Ulmus plotii Druce. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 133, 241-262.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Hollingsworth ML, Coleman M (2000). The European elms: molecular markers, population genetics and biosystematics. In: Dunn C (eds) The elms: breeding, conservation and disease management, Kluwer: London. pp 3-20.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Swan GA (1999). Genetic differentiation and hybridisation among subspecies of Deergrass (Trichophorum cespitosum) in Northumberland. Watsonia 22, 235-242.

Hollingsworth ML, Bailey JP, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ferris C (1999). Hybridisation and chloroplast DNA variation amongst some invasive Fallopia (Polygonaceae) species. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 129, 139-154.

Preston CD, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Gornall RJ (1999). The distribution and habitat of Potamogeton x suecicus K. Richt. (P. filiformis Pers. x P. pectinatus  L.) in the British Isles. Watsonia 22, 329-342.

Gornall RJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Preston CD (1998). Evidence for spatial structure and directional gene flow in a population of an aquatic plant, Potamogeton coloratus (Potamogetonaceae). Heredity 80, 414-420.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Tebbitt M, Watson KJ, Gornall RJ (1998). Conservation genetics of an arctic species, Saxifraga rivularis, in Britain. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 128, 1-14.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Preston CD, Gornall RJ (1998). Lack of detectable isozyme variability in British populations of Potamogeton epihydrus. Aquatic Botany 60, 433-437.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Preston CD, Gornall RJ (1998). Euploid and aneuploid evolution in Potamogeton (Potamogetonaceae)- a factual basis for interpretation. Aquatic Botany 60, 337-358.

Preston CD, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Gornall RJ (1998). Potamogeton pectinatus L. x P. vaginatus Turcz. (P. x bottnicus Hagstr.), a newly identified hybrid in the British Isles. Watsonia 22, 69-82.

Preston CD, Bailey JP, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (1998). A reassessment of the hybrid Potamogeton x gessnacensis  G. Fisch. (P. natans x P. polygonifolius, Potamogetonaceae) in Britain. Watsonia 22, 61-68.

Hollingsworth ML, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Jenkins GI, Bailey JP, Ferris C (1998). The use of molecular markers to study patterns of genotypic diversity in some invasive alien Fallopia spp. (Polygonaceae). Molecular Ecology 17, 1681-1692.

Hart ML, Bailey JP, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Watson KJ (1997). Sterile species and fertile hybrids of Japanese Knotweeds along the River Kelvin. Glasgow Naturalist 23, 18-22.

Cameron HM, Dickson JH, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (1997). Colonisation of an urban habitat - native orchids on the University of Glasgow campus. Glasgow Naturalist 23, 5-7.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Dickson JH (1997). Genetic variation in rural and urban populations of Epipactis helleborine (Orchidaceae) in Britain. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 123, 321-331.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Preston CD, Gornall RJ (1996). Genetic variability in two hydrophilous species of Potamogeton  (Potamogetonaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 202, 233-254.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Preston CD, Gornall RJ (1996). Isozyme evidence for the parentage and multiple origins of Potamogeton  x suecicus  (P. pectinatus x P. filiformis, Potamogetonaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 202, 219-232.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (1995). Chromosome numbers. In: Preston CD: Pondweeds of Great Britain & Ireland, BSBI: London. pp 55-58.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Gornall RJ, Preston CD (1995). Genetic variability in British populations of Potamogeton coloratus  (Potamogetonaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 197, 71-85.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Preston CD, Gornall RJ (1995). Isozyme evidence for hybridization between Potamogeton natans and P. nodosus (Potamogetonaceae) in Britain. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 117, 59-69.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Gornall RJ, Bailey JP (1992). Contributions to a cytological catalogue of the British and Irish flora, 2. Watsonia 19, 134-137.

Additional publications / Book reviews / Databases / Published abstracts etc.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Watson M, Janzen DH, Hallwachs W, Miller S, Hebert PDN (2017). Taxonomy – avoid extra bureaucracy. Nature 546, 600.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Harris D, Hart ML, Dröge G, Ray I, Álvarez Fernández A, Fuertes Aguilar J, Alvarez Dorda B, Fulcher T, Krause S, von Rintelen T, Guiraud M, Paleco C, Backeljau T, Grootaert P, Gravendeel B, Dekker R, Haring E, Wiltschke-Schrotta K, Szucsich N, Kruckenhauser L, František V, Kvaček J, Mackenzie-Dodds J, Russell S, Cael G, Meirte D,  Prosser S, Hebert P (2017). Strategic Priorities for DNA Barcoding Natural History Collections. Online here

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2015). International Society for the Barcode of Life. Genome 58, 228

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2015). Using DNA to understand bamboo and the complexity of giant panda diet. – Awards in Focus: Leverhulme Trust Annual Report 2015, 23.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Gaywood M (2015). New international and national guidelines for conservation translocations. In Practice: Bulletin of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management 89, 8-10.

Gaywood M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2014). The first of its kind. The Nature of Scotland, 20, 34-35.

Neaves LE, Hollingsworth PM (2013). The Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris) - unpublished report http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/NERCKe/Wildcat%20review.pdf  

Iason GI, Moore B, Russell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Ennos R (2011). Reappraisal of our zones of genetic conservation of Caledonian Scots pinewood. Pages 18-19 in G. I. Iason, editor. Woodland Biodiversity. Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen

Squirrell J, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Beaton J, Sim D, Iason GI (2011) Clonal diversity and distribution of Pyrola media in Scotland. In: Woodland Biodiversity (ed. Iason GI), pp. 4-5. Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen.

Long DG, HOLLINGSWORTH PM and Forrest LL (2007). Barcoding Britain's liverworts and hornworts: a new project and request for material. Field Bryologist, 93, 10-13

Bateman RM, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2006) When orchids challenge an island race, Part 2: The British Isles. Orchid Review 114, 36-41.

Squirrell J, Gornall RJ, French GC, Pullan M and HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2006) Genetical Flora of the British Isles database. Available from:http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/geneticflora [update 01/2009]

Bateman RM, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2005) When orchids challenge an island race. Orchid Review 113, 334-337.

Scottish Montane Willow Research Group (2005) Biodiversity: Taxonomy, genetics and ecology of sub-arctic willow scrub Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2004) Evolutionary diversification in New Caledonian Araucaria species. Genetics Society News 50, 17-18.

Bateman RM, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2002). Darwin's charismatic flowers: evolution and conservation of terrestrial orchids. NHM 1, 24-28.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2002). Plant conservation genetics. Bush Telegraph September 2002, 13-14.

Wingfield RA, Murphy KJ, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2002). The ecology of Najas flexilis. Unpublished Report to Scottish Natural Heritage. 86 pages.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2001). British Orchids: taxonomic complexity, molecular markers and conservation. NERC News Spring 2001, 14-15.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2001). Plant Molecular Evolution (Doyle and Gaut). Book Review. Annals of Botany 87, 851.

Bateman RM, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2001). Phylogenetics of Tribe Orchideae (Orchidaceae). American Journal of Botany, Botany 2001 Abstracts, 99.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Bateman RM, Dickson JH, Squirrell J, Tebbitt MC (2001). Population genetic structure of species of Epipactis . American Journal of Botany, Botany 2001 Abstracts, 99.

Forrest LL, HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2001). Phylogeny of Begonia. American Journal of Botany, Botany 2001 Abstracts, 94.

Hughes M, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Miller T (2001). Gene flow and speciation in Begonia. American Journal of Botany, Botany 2001 Abstracts, 94.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (2001). Conservation genetics. In: Govier R, Walter KS, Chamberlin D, Gardner M, Thomas P, Alexander C, et al. (eds) Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: catalogue of plants 2001, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: Edinburgh. pp 407.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (1999). Molecular approaches to ecology and evolution (eds. R. DeSalle and B. Schierwater), book review. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 68, 614-615.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (1999). Molecular approaches for screening biodiversity (eds A. Karp, P. G. Isaac and D. S. Ingram), book review. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 56, 157-158.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (1999). Molecular systematics of plants II: DNA sequencing. (eds. D.E. Soltis, P.S. Soltis and J.J. Doyle) book review. New Phytologist 143, 458-459.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM (1998). Plant Breeding Systems 2nd Ed. (A. J. Richards) book review. Watsonia 22, 198.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Gornall RJ, Preston CD (1996). Potamogeton pectinatus x P. vaginatus - a relict hybrid in the British Isles? BSBI news 72, 63.

Bailey JP, HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Preston CD (1996). A cytologically confirmed population of Potamogeton x gessnacensis in Shetland. BSBI News 75, 62.

HOLLINGSWORTH PM, Gornall RJ, Preston CD (1993). Population genetics of two species of Potamogeton in the British Isles. BSBI News 63, 51.

Research Group

Dr Markus Ruhsam (2009-)
Molecular ecologist / Conservation geneticist

Dr Ana Prohaska
High-throughput Single Pollen Sequencing Project
Leverhulme Trust funded research

Dr Linda Neaves
Understanding the complexity of the diet of giant panda
Leverhulme Trust funded research

Deborah Kohn (2004-)
Ecological consequences and dynamics of hybridisation between introduced and native bluebells in the UK
Research associate, previously Daphne Jackson Fellowship (supported by NERC)


PhD students
Wu Huang (2018-2022)
DNA barcoding and plant diversification
Supervisors: Pete Hollingsworth and Alex Twyford (University of Edinburgh)

Mauricio Cano (2016-2020)
Genetic variation and conservation of southern South American conifers
Supervisors: Pete Hollingsworth and Alex Twyford (University of Edinburgh)

Tan Shaolin (2014-2018)
Impacts of landscape features on gene flow in plants
Supervisors: Gao Lianming (Kunming Institute of Botany), Pete Hollingsworth and Antje Ahrends

David Bell (2016-2019)
Bryophyte systematics and diversificiation
Supervisors: Sean Graham (University of British Colombia) and Pete Hollingsworth

Project web pages

Awards

  • Honorary Professor Chinese Academy of Sciences Kunming Institute of Botany
  • Visiting Professor University of Edinburgh
  • Visiting Professor University of Johannesburg
  • Honorary Research Fellow University of Glasgow
  • Honorary Research Fellow Scottish Crop Research Institute
  • Saltire Society/Royal Society of Edinburgh ‘Scottish Science Award’ for Biological Sciences
  • Linnean Society Bicentenary Medal

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