Dr Gemma Beatty

Dr Gemma Beatty

Lecturer in Agri-Environment & Grassland Ecosystems

Teacher - Field and Conservation Ecology

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Kyle, R., Beatty, G., Roberts, D., Provan, J. 2016. Using genetic monitoring to inform best practice in a captive breeding programme: inbreeding and potential genetic rescue in the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera. Conservation Genetics 17 pp. 1323-1332. 10.1007/s10592-016-0864-z Cadair

Brown, J., Beatty, G., Montgomery, I., Provan, J. 2016. Broad-scale genetic homogeneity in natural populations of common hazel (Corylus avellana) in Ireland. Tree Genetics and Genomes 12 122 10.1007/s11295-016-1079-7 Cadair

Brown, J.A., Beatty, G., Finlay, C.M.V., Montgomery, W.I., Tosh, D.G., Provan, J. 2016. Genetic analyses reveal high levels of seed and pollen flow in hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna Jacq.), a key component of hedgerows. Tree Genetics and Genomes 12 (3) 58 10.1007/s11295-016-1020-0 Cadair

Freeman, M.S., Beatty, G.E., Dick, J.T.A., Reid, N., Provan, J. 2016. The paradox of invasion: Reeves' muntjac deer invade the British Isles from a limited number of founding females. Journal of Zoology 298 (1) pp. 54-63. 10.1111/jzo.12283 Cadair


Beatty, G., Montgomery, W.I., Tosh, D.G., Provan, J. 2015. Genetic provenance and best practice woodland management: a case study in native alder (Alnus glutinosa). Tree Genetics and Genomes 11 (5) 92 10.1007/s11295-015-0919-1 Cadair

Beatty, G., Brown, J.A., Cassidy, E.M., Finlay, C.M.V., McKendrick, L., Montgomery, W.I., Reid, N., Tosh, D.G., Provan, J. 2015. 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 planting. Tree Genetics and Genomes 11 (3) 53 10.1007/s11295-015-0879-5 Cadair

Beatty, G., Lennon, J.J., O'Sullivan, C.J., Provan, J. 2015. The not-so-Irish spurge: Euphorbia hyberna (Euphorbiaceae) and the Littletonian plant 'steeplechase'. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114 (2) pp. 249-259. 10.1111/bij.12435 Cadair

Beatty, G., Barker, L., Chen, P., Kelleher, C.T., Provan, J. 2015. Cryptic introgression into the kidney saxifrage (Saxifraga hirsuta) from its more abundant sympatric congener Saxifraga spathularis, and the potential risk of genetic assimilation. Annals of Botany 115 (2) pp. 179-186. 10.1093/aob/mcu226 Cadair


Beatty, G., Provan, J. 2014. Phylogeographical analysis of two cold-tolerant plants with disjunct Lusitanian distributions does not support in situ survival during the last glaciation. Journal of Biogeography 41 (11) pp. 2185-2193. 10.1111/jbi.12371 Cadair

Brennan, G., Kregting, L., Beatty, G., Cole, C., Elsäßer, B., Savidge, G., Provan, J. 2014. Understanding macroalgal dispersal in a complex hydrodynamic environment: a combined population genetic and physical modelling approach. Interface 11 (95) 20140197 10.1098/rsif.2014.0197 Cadair

Beatty, G., Reid, N., Provan, J. 2014. Retrospective genetic monitoring of the threatened Yellow marsh saxifrage (Saxifraga hirculus) reveals genetic erosion but provides valuable insights for conservation strategies. Diversity and Distributions 20 (5) pp. 529-537. 10.1111/ddi.12158 Cadair


Beatty, G., Provan, J. 2013. Post-glacial dispersal, rather than in situ glacial survival, best explains the disjunct distribution of the Lusitanian plant species Daboecia cantabrica (Ericaceae). Journal of Biogeography 40 (2) pp. 335-344. 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02789.x Cadair


Wilson, C.D., Beatty, G.E., Bradley, C.R., Clarke, H.C., Preston, S.J., Roberts, D., Provan, J. 2012. The importance of population genetic information in formulating ex situ conservation strategies for the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) in Northern Ireland. Animal Conservation 15 (6) pp. 593-602. 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2012.00553.x Cadair

Doonan, J., Beatty, G., Sigwart, J.D., Provan, J. 2012. Extensive local-scale gene flow and long-term population stability in the intertidal mollusc Katharina tunicata (Mollusca Polyplacophora). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106 (3) pp. 589-597. 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01892.x Cadair


Beatty, G., Provan, J. 2011. 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 refugia. Journal of Biogeography 38 (8) pp. 1585-1599. 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02513.x Cadair

Beatty, G., Provan, J. 2011. Comparative phylogeography of two related plant species with overlapping ranges in Europe, and the potential effects of climate change on their intraspecific genetic diversity. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11 (29) 29 10.1186/1471-2148-11-29 Cadair


Beatty, G., Provan, J. 2010. Refugial persistence and postglacial recolonization of North America by the cold-tolerant herbaceous plant Orthilia secunda. Molecular Ecology 19 (22) pp. 5009-5021. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04859.x Cadair

Beatty, G., Philipp, M., Provan, J. 2010. Unidirectional hybridization at a species' range boundary: implications for habitat tracking. Diversity and Distributions 16 (1) pp. 1-9. 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2009.00616.x Cadair


Provan, J., Beatty, G., Keating, S.L., Maggs, C.A., Savidge, G. 2009. High dispersal potential has maintained long-term population stability in the North Atlantic copepod Calanus finmarchicus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276 (1655) pp. 301-307. 10.1098/rspb.2008.1062 Cadair


Provan, J., Beatty, G., Hunter, A.M., McDonald, R.A., McLaughlin, E., Preston, S.J., Wilson, S. 2008. Restricted gene flow in fragmented populations of a wind-pollinated tree. Conservation Genetics 9 (6) pp. 1521-1532. 10.1007/s10592-007-9484-y Cadair

Beatty, G., McEvoy, P.M., Sweeney, O., Provan, J. 2008. Range-edge effects promote clonal growth in peripheral populations of the one-sided wintergreen Orthilia secunda. Diversity and Distributions 14 (3) pp. 546-555. 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00469.x Cadair

Provan, J., Booth, D., Todd, N.P., Beatty, G., Maggs, C.A. 2008. Tracking biological invasions in space and time: elucidating the invasive history of the green alga Codium fragile using old DNA. Diversity and Distributions 14 (2) pp. 343-354. 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2007.00420.x Cadair


Provan, J., Beatty, G., Maggs, C.A., Savidge, G. 2007. Expressed sequence tag-derived microsatellites for the cool-water marine copepod Calanus finmarchicus. Molecular Ecology Notes 7 (6) pp. 1369-1371. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01889.x Cadair