Rowntree, Jennifer K.
Bryophyte Conservation Officer
Horticulture & Public Education
Qualifications & Appointments
BSc (Hons), Univ. Sussex, 1997
MSc, Univ. Aberdeen, 2000
PhD, Univ. Manchester, 2004.
technical committee (bryophytes), UK Biodiversity Action Plans.
Micropropagation, cryopreservation and re-introduction of threatened bryophytes.
Funded by the UK conservation agencies (English Nature, Scottish Natural Heritage, Countryside Council for Wales), the project provides the ex situ component for UK bryophytes covered by species Biodiversity Action Plans. Work involves the development of techniques for the micropropagation, cryopreservation, weaning and introduction of bryophytes into natural habitats, and the building and maintenance of an ex situ collection. Progress is reported bi-annually to the conservation agencies.
Selected Recent Publications
- Rowntree, J.K., Lawton, K.F., Rumsey, F.J. & Sheffield, E. (2003). Exposure to Asulox inhibits the growth of mosses. Annals of Botany 92 (4): 547-556.
- Rowntree, J.K. & Ramsay, M.M. (2004). Ex situ conservation of bryophytes: progress and potential of a pilot project. Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Briología – Proceedings of the ECCB conference, Valencia September 2004.
- Cameron, D.D., Hwangbo, J.K., Keith, A.M., Geniez, J.M., Kraushaar, D., Rowntree, J. & Seel, W.E. (2005). Interactions between the hemiparasitic angiosperm Rhinathus minor and its hosts: From cell to the ecosystem. Folia Geobotanica 40 (2-3): 217-229.
- Rowntree, J.K., Burch, J. & Sheffield, E. (2005). Growth and development of mosses are inhibited by the common herbicide Asulam. Bryologist 108 (2): 287-294.