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Dr Richard Winkworth

Senior Lecturer in Plant Genetics

School of Fundamental Sciences

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 2

Current Projects

Project Title: Building biosecurity capability to protect a taonga - growing iwi skills as part of the fight against kauri dieback

Date Range: 2019 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Bradshaw, RE., Bellgard, SE., Black, A., Burns, BR., Gerth, ML., McDougal, RL., . . . Horner, IJ. (2019). Phytophthora agathidicida: research progress, cultural perspectives and knowledge gaps in the control and management of kauri dieback in New Zealand. Plant Pathology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Mesarich, C., Winkworth, R.
Buys, MH., Winkworth, RC., De Lange, PJ., Wilson, PG., Mitchell, N., Lemmon, AR., . . . Klápště, J. (2019). The phylogenomics of diversification on an island: Applying anchored hybrid enrichment to New Zealand Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 191(1), 1-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
Lovo, J., Winkworth, RC., Gil, ADSB., Amaral, MDCE., Bittrich, V., & Renato, MS. (2018). A revised genus-level taxonomy for Trimezieae (Iridaceae) based on expanded molecular and morphological analyses. Taxon. 67(3), 503-520
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
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., Winkworth, R.
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., McLenachan, P., Trewick, S., Winkworth, R.
Pansu, J., Winkworth, RC., Hennion, F., Gielly, L., Taberlet, P., & Choler, P. (2015). Long-lasting modification of soil fungal diversity associated with the introduction of rabbits to a remote sub-Antarctic archipelago. Biology Letters. 11(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
Winkworth, RC., Hennion, F., Prinzing, A., & Wagstaff, SJ. (2015). Explaining the disjunct distributions of austral plants: The roles of Antarctic and direct dispersal routes. Journal of Biogeography. 42(7), 1197-1209
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
Lohmann, LG., Bell, CD., Calió, MF., & Winkworth, RC. (2013). Pattern and timing of biogeographical history in the Neotropical tribe Bignonieae (Bignoniaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 171(1), 154-170
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
Lovo, J., Winkworth, RC., & Mello-Silva, R. (2012). New insights into Trimezieae (Iridaceae) phylogeny: what do molecular data tell us?. Annals of botany. 110(3), 689-702
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
Bartish, IV., Aïnouche, A., Jia, D., Bergstrom, D., Chown, SL., Winkworth, RC., . . . Hennion, F. (2012). Phylogeny and colonization history of Pringlea antiscorbutica (Brassicaceae), an emblematic endemic from the South Indian Ocean Province. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 65(2), 748-756
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
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., Winkworth, R.
Trovó, M., Sano, PT., & Winkworth, R. (2008). Morphology and environment: Geographic distribution, ecological disjunction, and morphological variation in Actinocephalus polyanthus (Bong.) Sano (Eriocaulaceae). Feddes Repertorium. 119(7-8), 634-643
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
Winkworth, RC., Bell, CD., & Donoghue, MJ. (2008). Mitochondrial sequence data and Dipsacales phylogeny: Mixed models, partitioned Bayesian analyses, and model selection. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 46(3), 830-843
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
Winkworth, RC., Lundberg, J., & Donoghue, MJ. (2008). Toward a resolution of Campanulid phylogeny, with special reference to the placement of Dipsacales. Taxon. 57(1), 53-65
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
Sanmartín, I., Wanntorp, L., & Winkworth, RC. (2007). West wind drift revisited: Testing for directional dispersal in the southern hemisphere using event-based tree fitting. Journal of Biogeography. 34(3), 398-416
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
Winkworth, RC., & Donoghue, MJ. (2005). Viburnum phylogeny based on combined molecular data: Implications for taxonomy and biogeography. American Journal of Botany. 92(4), 653-666
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
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., Winkworth, R.
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., Winkworth, R.
Winkworth, RC., & Donoghue, MJ. (2004). Viburnum phylogeny: Evidence from the duplicated nuclear gene GBSSI. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 33(1), 109-126
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
Donoghue, MJ., Baldwin, BG., Li, J., & Winkworth, RC. (2004). Viburnum Phylogeny Based on Chloroplast trnK Intron and Nuclear Ribosomal ITS DNA Sequences. Systematic Botany. 29(1), 188-198
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
Donoghue, MJ., Bell, CD., & Winkworth, RC. (2003). The evolution of reproductive characters in Dipsacales. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 164(5 SUPPL.)
[Journal article]Authored by: Winkworth, R.
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, R.
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., Winkworth, R.
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., Winkworth, R.
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., Winkworth, R.

Conference

Donoghue, MJ., Bell, CD., & Winkworth, RC.The evolution of reproductive characters in Dipsacales. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES. 164 (5)(pp. S453 - S464). 1058-5893.
[Conference]Authored by: Winkworth, R.

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 3 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Meredith Davis - Doctor of Philosophy
    Preventing pathogens in pasture getting into waterways
  • Richard Fong - Doctor of Philosophy
    Evolution and Rapid Diagnosis of Mycobacterium
  • Yongdong Su - Doctor of Philosophy
    Portable assay for the detection of pathogenic DNA

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