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Prof Peter Lockhart

Professor

Institute of Fundamental Sciences

My work concerns applications of DNA and RNA sequencing for ecology, systematics, biosecurity, ecosytem and public health. I am an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and Fellow of the New Zealand Royal Society. In 2010-2012 I held a NZRS James Cook Research Fellowship which gave me the opportunity to investigate different applications of high throughput sequencing.

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Contact details

  • Ph: X 84734
    Location: 5.07, Science Tower D
    Campus: Hokowhitu

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Genomics, phylogenetics, metagenomics and environmental monitoring, hybridization and climate change adaptation

Thematics

Resource Development and Management, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biological Sciences (060000): Evolutionary Biology (060300): Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change (060306): Genetics (060400): Genomics (060408): Infectious Agents (060502): Microbiology (060500): Plant Biology (060700): Plant Cell and Molecular Biology (060702)

Keywords

Genomics, phylogenetics, metagenomics and environmental monitoring, hybridization and climate change adaptation

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 7 13
Project Leader 0 1
Team Member 0 1

Completed Projects

Project Title: Tracing the influence of cultivation on the whakapa of endemic NZ plants with molecular markers

The domestication of plants and animals was the most important development in human history during the past 13 000 years. Most crops are thousands of years old, with aspects of their initial domestication indeterminable. However, the relatively recent settlement of New Zealand by Maori provides a unique opportunity to investigate the early phase of crop domestication. We shall use genetic analyses of four endemic New Zealand plants cultivated by Maori to examine recent domestication: karaka, rengarenga, whau, and coastal kowhai. Prior to human arrival these species are thought to have been restricted to the northern North Island. Their occurrence in the southern North Island, the South Island, and distant Chatham and Kermadec Island groups, which is strongly associated with M?ori archaeological sites, is considered to result from translocations as part of their cultivation. Our analyses will reveal information about the number of times each species was brought into cultivation and the way in which domestication has reduced genetic diversity in the cultivated populations. Our genetic data, combined with traditional oral histories, where available, will reflect and illuminate pre-European Maori settlement routes and mobility.
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Date Range: 2008 - 2011

Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full

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Project Title: Using NZ Pachycladon to understand adaptive plant radiations

Use the native New Zealand plant genus Pachycladon to understand adaptive plant radiations. While some plant lineages have maintained very similar forms over long periods of evolutionary time, others show recent phenotypic diversi? cation. By taking advantage of the resources that are available for Arabidopsis, and the natural diversity within the Pachycladon group, the research team hopes to make an important contribution to understanding the genetic processes important in plant species radiation.
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Date Range: 2006 - 2010

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

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Research Outputs

Journal

Lehnebach, CA., Winkworth, RC., Becker, M., Lockhart, PJ., & Hennion, F. (2017). Around the pole: evolution of sub-Antarctic Ranunculus. Journal of Biogeography. 44(4), 875-886
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Yabaki, M., Winkworth, RC., Mclenachan, PA., Aalbersberg, W., Winder, L., Trewick, SA., . . . Lockhart, PJ. (2016). Placing the Fijian Honeyeaters within the meliphagid radiation: Implications for origins and conservation. Pacific Conservation Biology. 22(3), 262-271
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., Trewick, S.
Woodhams, MD., Lockhart, PJ., & Holland, BR. (2016). Simulating and Summarizing Sources of Gene Tree Incongruence. Genome biology and evolution. 8(5), 1299-1315
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Shepherd, LD., De Lange, PJ., Cox, S., McLenachan, PA., Roskruge, NR., & Lockhart, PJ. (2016). Evidence of a strong domestication bottleneck in the recently cultivated New Zealand endemic root crop, Arthropodium cirratum (Asparagaceae). PLoS ONE. 11(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P., Roskruge, N.
Atherton, RA., Lockhart, PJ., Mclenachan, PA., De Lange, PJ., Wagstaff, SJ., & Shepherd, LD. (2015). A molecular investigation into the origin and relationships of karaka/ko¯pi (Corynocarpus laevigatus) in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 45(4), 212-220
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Joly, S., Bryant, D., & Lockhart, PJ. (2015). Flexible methods for estimating genetic distances from single nucleotide polymorphisms. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 6(8), 938-948
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Ku, C., Nelson-Sathi, S., Roettger, M., Sousa, FL., Lockhart, PJ., Bryant, D., . . . Martin, WF. (2015). Endosymbiotic origin and differential loss of eukaryotic genes. Nature. 524(7566), 427-432
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Marshall, CW., Chagné, D., Deusch, O., Gruenheit, N., McCallum, J., Bergin, D., . . . Wilcox, PL. (2015). A DNA-based diagnostic for differentiating among New Zealand endemic Podocarpus. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 11(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Joly, S., Bryant, D., & Lockhart, PJ. (2015). Flexible methods for estimating genetic distances from single nucleotide polymorphisms. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Larkum, AWD., Becker, M., & Penny, D. (2014). We are Still Learning about the Nature of Species and Their Evolutionary Relationships. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 100(1-2), 6-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Joly, S., Heenan, PB., & Lockhart, PJ. (2014). Species radiation by niche shifts in new zealand's rockcresses (Pachycladon, brassicaceae). Systematic Biology. 63(2), 192-202
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Becker, M., Gruenheit, N., Steel, M., Voelckel, C., Deusch, O., Heenan, PB., . . . Lockhart, PJ. (2013). Hybridization may facilitate in situ survival of endemic species through periods of climate change. Nature Climate Change. 3(12), 1039-1043
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Ahmed, I., Matthews, PJ., Biggs, PJ., Naeem, M., Mclenachan, PA., & Lockhart, PJ. (2013). Identification of chloroplast genome loci suitable for high-resolution phylogeographic studies of Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott (Araceae) and closely related taxa. Molecular Ecology Resources. 13(5), 929-937
[Journal article]Authored by: Biggs, P., Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Wang, J., McLenachan, PA., Biggs, PJ., Winder, LH., Schoenfeld, BIK., Narayan, VV., . . . Lockhart, PJ. (2013). Environmental bio-monitoring with high-throughput sequencing. Briefings in Bioinformatics. 14(5), 575-588
[Journal article]Authored by: Biggs, P., Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P., Phiri, B.
Dagan, T., Roettger, M., Stucken, K., Landan, G., Koch, R., Major, P., . . . Martin, WF. (2013). Genomes of stigonematalean cyanobacteria (subsection V) and the evolution of oxygenic photosynthesis from prokaryotes to plastids. Genome Biology and Evolution. 5(1), 31-44
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Goremykin, VV., Nikiforova, SV., Biggs, PJ., Zhong, B., Delange, P., Martin, W., . . . Lockhart, PJ. (2013). The evolutionary root of flowering plants. Systematic Biology. 62(1), 50-61
[Journal article]Authored by: Biggs, P., Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Ahmed, I., Biggs, PJ., Matthews, PJ., Collins, LJ., Hendy, MD., & Lockhart, PJ. (2012). Mutational dynamics of aroid chloroplast genomes. Genome Biology and Evolution. 4(12), 1316-1323
[Journal article]Authored by: Biggs, P., Lockhart, P.
Singh, SK., Khurma, UR., & Lockhart, PJ. (2012). Distribution and diversity of root-knot nematodes in agricultural areas of Fiji. Nematropica. 42(1), 16-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Goremykin, VV., Lockhart, PJ., Viola, R., & Velasco, R. (2012). The mitochondrial genome of Malus domestica and the import-driven hypothesis of mitochondrial genome expansion in seed plants. Plant Journal. 71(4), 615-626
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Singh, R., Narayan, V., Mclenachan, P., Winkworth, RC., Mitra, S., Lockhart, PJ., . . . Rao, D. (2012). Detection and diversity of pathogenic Vibrio from Fiji. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 4(4), 403-411
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Goremykin, VV., Lockhart, PJ., Viola, R., & Velasco, R. (2012). The mitochondrial genome of Malus domestica and the import-driven hypothesis of mitochondrial genome expansion in seed plants. Plant Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Zhong, B., Deusch, O., Goremykin, VV., Penny, D., Biggs, PJ., Atherton, RA., . . . Lockhart, PJ. (2011). Systematic error in seed plant phylogenomics. Genome Biology and Evolution. 3(1), 1340-1348
[Journal article]Authored by: Biggs, P., Lockhart, P.
Woo, VL., Funke, MM., Smith, JF., Lockhart, PJ., & Garnock-Jones, PJ. (2011). New world origins of southwest pacific gesneriaceae: Multiple movements across and within the south pacific. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 172(3), 434-457
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Voelckel, C., Mirzaei, M., Reichelt, M., Luo, Z., Pascovici, D., Heenan, PB., . . . Lockhart, PJ. (2010). Transcript and protein profiling identify candidate gene sets of potential adaptive significance in New Zealand Pachycladon. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 10(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Joly, S., Pfeil, BE., Oxelman, B., McLenachan, PA., & Lockhart, PJ. (2010). Erratum: A statistical approach for distinguishing hybridization and incomplete lineage sorting (American Naturalist 174 (E54-E70)). American Naturalist. 175(5), 621-622
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Atherton, RA., McComish, BJ., Shepherd, LD., Berry, LA., Albert, NW., & Lockhart, PJ. (2010). Whole genome sequencing of enriched chloroplast DNA using the Illumina GAII platform. PLANT METHODS. 6,
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Singh, SK., Khurma, UR., & Lockhart, PJ. (2010). Weed hosts of root-knot nematodes and their distribution in Fiji. Weed Technology. 24(4), 607-612
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Emadzade, K., Lehnebach, C., Lockhart, P., & Horandl, E. (2010). A molecular phylogeny, morphology and classification of genera of Ranunculeae (Ranunculaceae). Taxon: international journal of plant taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution. 59(3), 809-828
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Sutherland, CJ., Tanomsing, N., Nolder, D., Oguike, M., Jennison, C., Pukrittayakamee, S., . . . Polley, SD. (2010). Two nonrecombining sympatric forms of the human malaria parasite plasmodium ovale occur globally. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 201(10), 1544-1550
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Joly, S., McLenachan, PA., & Lockhart, PJ. (2009). A Statistical Approach for Distinguishing Hybridization and Incomplete Lineage Sorting. AMERICAN NATURALIST. 174(2), E54-E70
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Meudt, HM., Lockhart, PJ., & Bryant, D. (2009). Species delimitation and phylogeny of a New Zealand plant species radiation. BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY. 9,
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Joly, S., Heenan, PB., & Lockhart, PJ. (2009). A Pleistocene inter-tribal allopolyploidization event precedes the species radiation of Pachycladon (Brassicaceae) in New Zealand. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 51(2), 365-372
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Kneip, C., Voß, C., Lockhart, PJ., & Maier, UG. (2008). The cyanobacterial endosymbiont of the unicellular algae Rhopalodia gibba shows reductive genome evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 8(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Gruenheit, N., Lockhart, PJ., Steel, M., & Martin, W. (2008). Difficulties in testing for covarion-like properties of sequences under the confounding influence of changing proportions of variable sites. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 25(7), 1512-1520
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Voelckel, C., Heenan, PB., Janssen, B., Reichelt, M., Ford, K., Hofmann, R., . . . Lockhart, PJ. (2008). Transcriptional and biochemical signatures of divergence in natural populations of two species of New Zealand alpine Pachycladon. Molecular Ecology. 17(21), 4740-4753
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Howe, CJ., Barbrook, AC., Nisbet, RER., Lockhart, PJ., & Larkum, AWD. (2008). The origin of plastids. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 363(1504), 2675-2685
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Holland, BR., Benthin, S., Lockhart, PJ., Moulton, V., & Huber, KT. (2008). Using supernetworks to distinguish hybridization from lineage-sorting. BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY. 8,
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lehnebach, CA., Rivero, M., Ezcurra, C., & Lockhart, PJ. (2007). A new northern limit for the distribution of ranunculus spegazzinii lourteig (ranunculaceae) in Chile. Gayana - Botanica. 64(2), 239-241
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Morley, CG., McLenachan, PA., & Lockhart, PJ. (2007). Evidence for the presence of a second species of mongoose in the Fiji Islands. Pacific Conservation Biology. 13(1), 29-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Kneip, C., Lockhart, P., Voss, C., & Maier, U. (2007). Nitrogen fixation in eukaryotes - new models for symbiosis. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 7(1), 1-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Whitfield, JB., & Lockhart, PJ. (2007). Deciphering ancient rapid radiations. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 22(5), 258-265
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Martin, W., Roettger, M., & Lockhart, PJ. (2007). A reality check for alignments and trees. Trends in Genetics. 23(10), 478-480
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lehnebach, CA., Cano, A., Monsalve, C., McLenachan, P., Horandl, E., & Lockhart, PJ. (2007). Phylogenetic relationships of the monotypic Peruvian genus Laccopetalum (Ranunculaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution. 264(1-2), 109-116 Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00606-006-0488-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Larkum, AWD., Lockhart, PJ., & Howe, CJ. (2007). Shopping for plastids. Trends in Plant Science. 12(5), 189-195
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Knapp, M., Mudaliar, R., Havell, D., Wagstaff, SJ., & Lockhart, PJ. (2007). The drowning of New Zealand and the problem of agathis. Systematic Biology. 56(5), 862-870
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Heenan, PB., Mitchell, AD., McLenachan, PA., Lockhart, PJ., & De Lange, PJ. (2007). Natural variation and conservation of Lepidium sisymbrioides Hook. f. and L. solandri Kirk (Brassicaceae) in South Island, New Zealand, based on morphological and DNA sequence data. New Zealand Journal of Botany. 45(1), 237-264
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Zauner, S., Lockhart, P., Stoebe Maier, B., Gilson, P., McFadden, G., & Maier, U. (2006). Differential gene transfers and gene duplications in primary and secondary endosymbioses. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 6(38), 1-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
McBreen, K., & Lockhart, PJ. (2006). Reconstructing reticulate evolutionary histories of plants. Trends in Plant Science. 11(8), 398-404
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Heenan, PB., Lockhart, PJ., Kirkham, N., McBreen, K., & Havell, D. (2006). Relationships in the alpine Ranunculus haastii (Ranunculaceae) complex and recognition of R. piliferus and R. acraeus from southern New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany. 44(4), 425-441
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Novis, P., Milligan, BG., Riden, J., Rambaut, A., & Larkum, T. (2006). Heterotachy and tree building: A case study with plastids and eubacteria. Molecular Biology and Evolution.
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Knapp, M., Stockler, K., Havell, D., Delsuc, F., Sebastiani, F., & Lockhart, PJ. (2005). Relaxed molecular clock provides evidence for long-distance dispersal of Nothofagus (southern beech). PLOS BIOLOGY. 3(1), 38-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Paun, O., Lehnebach, CA., Johansson, JT., Lockhart, PJ., & Horandl, E. (2005). Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of Ranunculus and allied genera (Ranunculaceae) in the Mediterranean region and in the European alpine system. Taxon. 54(4), 911-930
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., & Steel, M. (2005). A tale of two processes. Systematic Biology. 54(6), 948-951
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Winkworth, RC., Wagstaff, SJ., Glenny, D., & Lockhart, PJ. (2005). Evolution of the New Zealand mountain flora: Origins, diversification and dispersal. Organisms Diversity and Evolution. 5(3), 237-247
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Horandl, E., Paun, O., Johansson, JT., Lehnebach, CA., Armstrong, T., Chen, L., . . . Lockhart, PJ. (2005). Phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary traits in Ranunculus s.1. (Ranunculaceae) inferred from ITS sequence analysis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 36(2), 305-327
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Winkworth, RC., Bryant, D., Lockhart, PJ., Havell, D., & Moulton, V. (2005). Biogeographic interpretation of splits graphs: Least squares optimization of branch lengths. Systematic Biology. 54(1), 56-65
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., & Penny, D. (2005). The place of Amborella within the radiation of angiosperms. Trends in Plant Science. 10(5), 201-202
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Prechtl, J., Kneip, C., Lockhart, PJ., Wenderoth, K., & Maier, U. (2004). Intracellular spheroid bodies of Rhopalodia gibba have nitrogen-fixing apparatus of cyanobacterial origin. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 21(8), 1477-1481
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Holland, BR., Huber, KT., Moulton, V., & Lockhart, PJ. (2004). Using consensus networks to visualize contradictory evidence for species phylogeny. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 21(7), 1459-1461
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Esser, C., Ahmadinejad, N., Wiegand, C., Rotte, C., Sebastiani, F., Gelius-Dietrich, G., . . . Martin, W. (2004). A genome phylogeny for mitochondria among α-proteobacteria and a predominantly eubacterial ancestry of yeast nuclear genes. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 21(9), 1643-1660
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Perrie, LR., Brownsey, PJ., Lockhart, PJ., & Large, MF. (2003). Morphological and genetic diversity in the New Zealand fern Polystichum vestitum (Dryopteridaceae), with special reference to the Chatham Islands. New Zealand Journal of Botany. 41(4), 581-602
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Smissen, RD., Breitwieser, I., Ward, JM., McLenachan, PA., & Lockhart, PJ. (2003). Use of ISSR profiles and ITS-sequences to study the biogeography of alpine cushion plants in the genus Raoulia (Asteraceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution. 239(1-2), 79-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Perrie, LR., Brownsey, PJ., Lockhart, PJ., Brown, EA., & Large, MF. (2003). Biogeography of temperate Australasian Polystichum ferns as inferred from chloroplast sequence and AFLP. Journal of Biogeography. 30(11), 1729-1736
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Kleine, T., Lockhart, PJ., & Batschauer, A. (2003). An Arabidopsis protein closely related to Synechocystis cryptochrome is targeted to organelles. The Plant Journal. 35(1), 93-103
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Perrie, LR., Brownsey, PJ., Lockhart, PJ., & Large, MF. (2003). Evidence for an allopolyploid complex in New Zealand Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany. 41(2), 189-215
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Mcbreen, K., Lockhart, PJ., Mclenachan, PA., Scheele, S., & Robertson, AW. (2003). The use of molecular techniques to resolve relationships among traditional weaving cultivars of Phormium. New Zealand Journal of Botany. 41(2), 301-310
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P., Robertson, A.
Stöcler, K., Daniel, IL., & Lockhart, PJ. (2002). New Zealand Kauri (Agathis australis (D.Don) Lindl., Araucariaceae) survives Oligocene drowning. Systematic Biology. 51(5), 827-832
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Winkworth, RC., Wagstaff, SJ., Glenny, D., & Lockhart, PJ. (2002). Plant dispersal N.E.W.S from New Zealand. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 17(11), 514-520
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Winkworth, RC., Grau, J., Robertson, AW., & Lockhart, PJ. (2002). The origins and evolution of the genus Myosotis L. (Boraginaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 24(2), 180-193
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., Robertson, A.
Lockhart, PJ., & Cameron, SA. (2001). Trees for bees. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 16(2), 84-88
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., McLenachan, PA., Havell, D., Glenny, D., Huson, D., & Jensen, U. (2001). Phylogeny, radiation, and transoceanic dispersal of New Zealand alpine buttercups: Molecular evidence under split decomposition. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 88(3), 458-477
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Huber, KT., Moulton, V., Lockhart, PJ., & Dress, A. (2001). Pruned Median Networks: A technique for reducing the complexity of median networks. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 19(2), 302-310
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Mclenachan, PA., Stöckler, K., Winkworth, RC., Mcbreen, K., Zauner, S., & Lockhart, PJ. (2000). Markers derived from amplified fragment length polymorphism gels for plant ecology and evolution studies. Molecular Ecology. 9(11), 1899-1903
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Perrie, LR., Lockhart, PJ., Brownsey, PJ., & Large, MF. (2000). Morphological and molecular concordance for the recognition of two species in the New Zealand Polystichum richardii (Hook.) J. Smith complex. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 224(1-2), 97-107
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Steel, M., Huson, D., & Lockhart, PJ. (2000). Invariable sites models and their use in phylogeny reconstruction. Systematic Biology. 49(2), 225-232
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Huson, D., Maier, U., Fraunholz, MJ., Van De Peer, Y., Barbrook, AC., . . . Steel, MA. (2000). How molecules evolve in eubacteria [3]. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 17(5), 835-838
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Howe, CJ., Barbrook, AC., & Lockhart, PJ. (2000). Organelle genes - Do they jump or are they pushed?. Trends in Genetics. 16(2), 65-66
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Hickson, RE., Slack, KE., & Lockhart, P. (2000). Phylogeny recapitulates geography, or why New Zealand has so many species of skinks. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 70(3), 415-433
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Wagele, JW., Erikson, T., Lockhart, PJ., & Misof, B. (1999). The Ecdysozoa: Artifact or monophylum?. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 37(4), 211-223
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Winkworth, RC., Robertson, AW., Ehrendorfer, F., & Lockhart, PJ. (1999). The importance of dispersal and recent speciation in the flora of New Zealand. Journal of Biogeography. 26(6), 1323-1325
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., Robertson, A.
Hurr, KA., Lockhart, PJ., Heenan, PB., & Penny, D. (1999). Evidence for the recent dispersal of Sophora (Leguminosae) around the Southern Oceans: Molecular data. Journal of Biogeography. 26(3), 565-577
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Howe, CJ., Barbrook, AC., Larkum, AWD., & Penny, D. (1999). Spectral analysis, systematic bias, and the evolution of chloroplasts [3]. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 16(4), 573-576
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Barbrook, AC., Lockhart, PJ., & Howe, CJ. (1998). Phylogenetic analysis of plastid origins based on secA sequences. Current Genetics. 34(4), 336-341
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Steel, MA., Barbrook, AC., Huson, DH., Charleston, MA., & Howe, CJ. (1998). A covariotide model explains apparent phylogenetic structure of oxygenic photosynthetic lineages. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 15(9), 1183-1188
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Sivakumaran, S., Lockhart, PJ., & Jarvis, BDW. (1997). Identification of soil bacteria expressing a symbiotic plasmid from Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trofolii. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 43(2), 164-177
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Steel, MA., & Larkum, AWD. (1996). Gene duplication and the evolution of photosynthetic reaction center proteins. FEBS Letters. 385(3), 193-196
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Leung, E., Print, CG., Parry, DAD., Closey, DN., Lockhart, PJ., Skinner, SJM., . . . Krissansen, GW. (1996). Cloning of novel kinectin splice variants with alternative C-termini: Structure, distribution and evolution of mouse kinectin. Immunology and Cell Biology. 74(5), 421-433
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Penny, D., Hendy, MD., Lockhart, PJ., & Steel, MA. (1996). Corrected parsimony, minimum evolution, and Hadamard conjugations. Systematic Biology. 45(4), 596-606
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Larkum, AWD., Steel, MA., Waddell, PJ., & Penny, D. (1996). Evolution of chlorophyll and bacteriochlorophyll: The problem of invariant sites in sequence analysis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 93(5), 1930-1934
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
McLenachan, PA., Lockhart, PJ., Faber, HR., & Mansfield, BC. (1996). Evolutionary Analysis of the Multigene Pregnancy-Specific β<inf>1</inf>-Glycoprotein Family: Separation of Historical and Nonhistorical Signals. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 42(2), 273-280
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P., McLenachan, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Penny, D., & Meyer, A. (1995). Testing the phylogeny of swordtail fishes using split decomposition and spectral analysis. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 41(5), 666-674
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Steel, M., Lockhart, PJ., & Penny, D. (1995). A Frequency-Dependent Significance Test for Parsimony. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION. 4(1), 64-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Steel, MA., Hendy, MD., & Penny, D. (1994). Recovering evolutionary trees under a more realistic model of sequence evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 11(4), 605-612
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Steel, MA., Lockhart, PJ., & Penny, D. (1993). Confidence in evolutionary trees from biological sequence data. Nature. 364(6436), 440-442
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Penny, D., Hendy, MD., & Larkum, ADW. (1993). Is Prochlorothrix hollandica the best choice as a prokaryotic model for higher plant Chl a/b photosynthesis?. Photosynthesis Research. 37(1), 61-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Beanland, TJ., Howe, CJ., & Larkum, AWD. (1992). Sequence of prochloron-didemni-atpbe and the inference of chloroplast origins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 89(7), 2742-2746
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Howe, CJ., Bryant, DA., Beanland, TJ., & Larkum, AWD. (1992). SUBSTITUTIONAL BIAS CONFOUNDS INFERENCE OF CYANELLE ORIGINS FROM SEQUENCE DATA. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 34(2), 153-162
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Howe, CJ., Beanland, TJ., Larkum, AWD., & Lockhart, PJ. (1992). Plastid origins. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 7(11), 378-383
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Penny, D., Hendy, MD., Howe, CJ., Beanland, TJ., & Larkum, AWD. (1992). Controversy on chloroplast origins. FEBS Letters. 301(2), 127-131
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ., Larkum, AWD., Beanland, TJ., & Howe, CJ. (1989). The isolation of high molecular mass DNA from the prochlorophyte Prochloron didemni. FEBS Letters. 248(1-2), 127-130
[Journal article]Authored by: Lockhart, P.

Book

Collins, LJ., & Lockhart, PJ. (2008). Evolutionary properties of sequences and ancestral state reconstruction. In Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction.
[Chapter]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ. (1998). Evolutionary relationships among protozoa. In GH. Coombs, K. Vickerman, MA. Sleigh, & A. Warren (Eds.) Evolutionary relationships among protozoa. (pp. 275 - 291). : Kluwer Academic Print on Demand
[Chapter]Authored by: Lockhart, P.

Conference

Matthews, PJ., Lockhart, PJ., & Ahmed, I.Phylogeography, ethnobotany and linguistics: Issues arising from research on the natural and cultural history of taro, Colocasia esculenta (L) Schott. Man in India. 97 (1)(pp. 353 - 379). 0025-1569.
[Conference]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Shepherd, L., de lange, P., Heenan, P., Perrie, L., & Lockhart, P. (2010). Relationships, hybridization and phylogeography of Sophora, with a focus on the origins of putative translocated S. chathamica. , 2010 Australian Systematic Botany Society Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Atherton, R., Lockhart, P., Shepherd, L., & Roskruge, N. (2009, September). Tracing the translocation history of a New Zealand endemic cultivated tree. Presented at 5th International Congress of Ethnobotany (ICEB). Bariloche, Argentina.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lockhart, P., Roskruge, N.
Atherton, R., Lockhart, P., Roskruge, N., de lange, P., & Shepherd, L. (2008). Tracing the domestication history and whakapapa (relationships) of cultivated New Zealand plants using DNA markers. , 11th Annual Molecular Ecology Meeting
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Lockhart, P., Roskruge, N.
Schliep, K., Lockhart, PJ., & Nisbet, E. (2008). The effect on phylogeny of lineage specific structural and functional constraints. In Proceedings of the New Zealand Phylogenetics Conference 2008(pp. 16).
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Joly, S., Heenan, P., & Lockhart, PJ. (2008). Deciphering the rapid species radiation of the New Zealand alpine rockcress (Pachycladon) species. In New Zealand Phylogenetics Conference 2008(pp. 12).
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Gruenheit, N., Lockhart, PJ., Steel, M., & Martin, W. (2008). Difficulties in testing for covarion-like properties of sequences under the confounding influence of changing proportions of variable sites. In Proceedings of the New Zealand Phylogenetics Conference 2008(pp. 13).
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ. (2008, February). Difficulties in testing for covarion-like properties of sequences under the confounding influence of changing proportions of variable sites. Presented at New Zealand Phylogenetics Conference 2008. Whitianga, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Huson, DH., Klöpper, T., Lockhart, PJ., & Steel, MA. (2005). Reconstruction of reticulate networks from gene trees. Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Vol. 3500 (pp. 233 - 249).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Holland, BR., Howarth, D., Huber, KT., Lockhart, PJ., Baum, D., & Moulton, V. (2005). Consensus networks: A tool for studying hybridisation. Poster session presented at the meeting of 17th International Botanical Congress. Austria Centre, Vienna, Austria
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Lockhart, PJ. (2004, July). Some phylogenetic approaches to studying the radiation of alpine Ranunculus in New Zealand. Presented at Phylogenetic Combinatorics and Applications 2004. Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Howe, CJ., Barbrook, AC., & Lockhart, PJ. (1996). Plastid origins. Photosynthesis: from Light to Biosphere. Vol. Vol I (pp. 939 - 944). : International Photosynthesis Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lockhart, P.
Penny, D., Watson, EE., Hickson, RE., & Lockhart, PJ.Some recent progress with methods for evolutionary trees. New Zealand Journal of Botany. 31 (3)(pp. 275 - 288). 0028-825X.
[Conference]Authored by: Lockhart, P.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 7
CoSupervisor 2 13

Courses Coordinated

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2014 - Ibrar Ahmed - PhD
    Evolutionary dynamics of Taro
  • 2013 - Barbara Inge Karoline Schoenfeld - PhD
    The pattern and processes of genome change in endosymbionts old and new
  • 2008 - Carlos Adolfo Lehnebach - PhD
    Phylogenetic affinities, species delimitation and adaptive radiation of New Zealand Ranunculus
  • 2007 - Michael Knapp - PhD
    Discontinuous distributions of iconic New Zealand plant taxa and their implications for Southern Hemisphere biogeography
  • 2002 - Ms Karen Stockler - PhD
    Origins and Evolution of the New Zealand Forest Flora: A Molecular Phylogenetic Approach.

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2014 - Bojian Zhong - PhD
    Phylogenomics and Plant Evolution
  • 2014 - Saumya Agrawal - PhD
    Characterisation of the human nucleolar organiser regions
  • 2013 - Rebecca Helen Bloomer - PhD
    The molecular genetic basis of natural variation in trichome density in Arabidopsis Thaliana
  • 2012 - Roger Lionel Sloane Watkins - PhD
    The Biogeographym Ecology and Endophyte mycorrhiza of the New Zealand Corybas Alliance (orchidaceae)
  • 2009 - Andrew Christopher Clarke - PhD
    Origins and Dispersal of the Sweet Potato and Bottle Gourd in Oceania: Implications for Prehistoric Human Mobility
  • 2003 - Mr Brian Donald Lloyd - PhD
    The Ecology and Molecular Ecology of the New Zealand Lesser Short-tailed Bat #Mystacina# #tuberculata#.
  • 2002 - Mr Leon Richard Perrie - PhD
    Morphological and Genetic Diversity of the Fern Genus #Polystichum# Roth (Dryopteridaceae) in New Zealand.
  • 2002 - Mr Matthew James Phillips - PhD
    Monotremata, Marsupialia and Placentalia: Inferring Phylogenetic Relationships From Molecular and Morphological Data.
  • 2001 - Mr Yu-Hsin Lin - PhD
    Mammalian Evolution and phylogeny from Complete Mitochondrial Genomes.
  • 2001 - Mr Anthony Masamu Poole - PhD
    The origin and evolution of prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
  • 2001 - Mr Richard Charles Winkworth - PhD
    Evolution of the New Zealand Alpine Flora: Origins, Diversification and Dispersal.
  • 2000 - Ms Nicole von Maltzahn - PhD
    Molecular Typing and Phylogenetic Analysis of #Candida# #albicans# Isolates from Different Patient Populations.
  • 1995 - Mr Sivalingam Sivakumaran - PhD
    Identification of Soil Bacteria Expressing a Symbiotic Plasmid from #Rhizobium# #leguminosarum# Biovar Trifolii.

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