Dr Gemma Elaine Beatty

Dr Gemma Elaine Beatty

Teacher - Field and Conservation Ecology

Lecturer in Agri-Environment & Grassland Ecosystems

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Using genetic monitoring to inform best practice in a captive breeding programme: inbreeding and potential genetic rescue in the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritiferaKyle, R., Beatty, G., Roberts, D. & Provan, J. 2016 In : Conservation Genetics.17, p. 1323-1332
Broad-scale genetic homogeneity in natural populations of common hazel (Corylus avellana) in IrelandBrown, J., Beatty, G., Montgomery, I. & Provan, J. 2016 In : Tree Genetics and Genomes.12, 122
Genetic analyses reveal high levels of seed and pollen flow in hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna Jacq.), a key component of hedgerowsBrown, J. A., Beatty, G., Finlay, C. M. V., Montgomery, W. I., Tosh, D. G. & Provan, J. 2016 In : Tree Genetics and Genomes.12, 3, 58
The paradox of invasion: Reeves' muntjac deer invade the British Isles from a limited number of founding femalesFreeman, M. S., Beatty, G. E., Dick, J. T. A., Reid, N. & Provan, J. 2016 In : Journal of Zoology.298, 1, p. 54-6310 p.
Genetic provenance and best practice woodland management: a case study in native alder (Alnus glutinosa)Beatty, G., Montgomery, W. I., Tosh, D. G. & Provan, J. 2015 In : Tree Genetics and Genomes.11, 5, 7 p., 92
Lack of genetic structure and evidence for long-distance dispersal in ash (Fraxinus excelsior) populations under threat from an emergent fungal pathogen: implications for restorative plantingBeatty, G., Brown, J. A., Cassidy, E. M., Finlay, C. M. V., McKendrick, L., Montgomery, W. I., Reid, N., Tosh, D. G. & Provan, J. 2015 In : Tree Genetics and Genomes.11, 3, 13 p., 53
The not-so-Irish spurge: Euphorbia hyberna (Euphorbiaceae) and the Littletonian plant 'steeplechase'Beatty, G., Lennon, J. J., O'Sullivan, C. J. & Provan, J. 2015 In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.114, 2, p. 249-25911 p.
Cryptic introgression into the kidney saxifrage (Saxifraga hirsuta) from its more abundant sympatric congener Saxifraga spathularis, and the potential risk of genetic assimilationBeatty, G., Barker, L., Chen, P-P., Kelleher, C. T. & Provan, J. 2015 In : Annals of Botany.115, 2, p. 179-1868 p.
Phylogeographical analysis of two cold-tolerant plants with disjunct Lusitanian distributions does not support in situ survival during the last glaciationBeatty, G. & Provan, J. 2014 In : Journal of Biogeography.41, 11, p. 2185-21939 p.
Understanding macroalgal dispersal in a complex hydrodynamic environment: a combined population genetic and physical modelling approachBrennan, G., Kregting, L., Beatty, G., Cole, C., Elsäßer, B., Savidge, G. & Provan, J. 2014 In : Interface.11, 95, 12 p., 20140197
Retrospective genetic monitoring of the threatened Yellow marsh saxifrage (Saxifraga hirculus) reveals genetic erosion but provides valuable insights for conservation strategiesBeatty, G., Reid, N. & Provan, J. 2014 In : Diversity and Distributions.20, 5, p. 529-5379 p.
Post-glacial dispersal, rather than in situ glacial survival, best explains the disjunct distribution of the Lusitanian plant species Daboecia cantabrica (Ericaceae)Beatty, G. & Provan, J. 2013 In : Journal of Biogeography.40, 2, p. 335-34410 p.
The importance of population genetic information in formulating ex situ conservation strategies for the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) in Northern IrelandWilson, C. D., Beatty, G. E., Bradley, C. R., Clarke, H. C., Preston, S. J., Roberts, D. & Provan, J. 2012 In : Animal Conservation.15, 6, p. 593-60210 p.
Extensive local-scale gene flow and long-term population stability in the intertidal mollusc Katharina tunicata (Mollusca Polyplacophora)Doonan, J., Beatty, G., Sigwart, J. D. & Provan, J. 2012 In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.106, 3, p. 589-5979 p.
Phylogeographic analysis of North American populations of the parasitic herbaceous plant Monotropa hypopitys L. reveals a complex history of range expansion from multiple late glacial refugiaBeatty, G. & Provan, J. 2011 In : Journal of Biogeography.38, 8, p. 1585-159915 p.
Comparative phylogeography of two related plant species with overlapping ranges in Europe, and the potential effects of climate change on their intraspecific genetic diversityBeatty, G. & Provan, J. 2011 In : BMC Evolutionary Biology.11, 29, 11 p., 29
Refugial persistence and postglacial recolonization of North America by the cold-tolerant herbaceous plant Orthilia secundaBeatty, G. & Provan, J. 2010 In : Molecular Ecology.19, 22, p. 5009-502113 p.
Unidirectional hybridization at a species' range boundary: implications for habitat trackingBeatty, G., Philipp, M. & Provan, J. 2010 In : Diversity and Distributions.16, 1, p. 1-99 p.
High dispersal potential has maintained long-term population stability in the North Atlantic copepod Calanus finmarchicusProvan, J., Beatty, G., Keating, S. L., Maggs, C. A. & Savidge, G. 2009 In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.276, 1655, p. 301-3077 p.
Tracking biological invasions in space and time: elucidating the invasive history of the green alga Codium fragile using old DNAProvan, J., Booth, D., Todd, N. P., Beatty, G. & Maggs, C. A. 2008 In : Diversity and Distributions.14, 2, p. 343-35412 p.
Range-edge effects promote clonal growth in peripheral populations of the one-sided wintergreen Orthilia secundaBeatty, G., McEvoy, P. M., Sweeney, O. & Provan, J. 2008 In : Diversity and Distributions.14, 3, p. 546-55510 p.
Restricted gene flow in fragmented populations of a wind-pollinated treeProvan, J., Beatty, G., Hunter, A. M., McDonald, R. A., McLaughlin, E., Preston, S. J. & Wilson, S. 2007 In : Conservation Genetics.9, 6, p. 1521-153212 p.
Expressed sequence tag-derived microsatellites for the cool-water marine copepod Calanus finmarchicusProvan, J., Beatty, G., Maggs, C. A. & Savidge, G. 2007 In : Molecular Ecology Notes.7, 6, p. 1369-13713 p.