Dr Jim Provan PhD, BSc
- BR12010 - Metabolism
- BR13320 - Applied Animal Biology
- BR13300 - Applied Animal Biology
- BRM4920 - Frontiers in the Biosciences
My current research is primarily concerned with the evolutionary responses of natural populations to global change. This ranges from using phylogeographic approaches to elucidate the response of species to previous climatic changes through the Ice Ages, through population genetic analyses of the impacts of present-day climate change on populations, to using next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches to determine the potential for populations to respond to future climate change. I also carry out work in conservation genetics to inform management strategies for rare and threatened species.
Low genetic diversity and potential inbreeding in an isolated population of alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus) following a founder effect. Scientific Reports 7 30102017.
Using MiddRAD-seq data to develop polymorphic microsatellite markers for an endangered yew species. Plant Diversity Cadair2017.
Microsatellite analysis supports the existence of three cryptic species within the bumble bee Bombus lucorum sensu lato. Conservation Genetics 18 (3) pp. 573-584. Cadair2017.
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. Cadair2016.
Broad-scale genetic homogeneity in natural populations of common hazel (Corylus avellana) in Ireland. Tree Genetics and Genomes 12 122 Cadair2016.
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 Cadair2016.
Pure species within a continuum of genetic and morphological variation: sympatric oaks at the edge of their range. Annals of Botany 117 (4) pp. 541-549. Cadair2016.
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. Cadair2016.
High-resolution genetic analysis reveals extensive gene flow within the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca (Scyphozoa) in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 117 (2) pp. 252-263. Cadair2016.
Population genetic analyses reveal distinct geographical blooms of the jellyfish Rhizostoma octopus (Scyphozoa). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116 (3) pp. 582-592. Cadair2015.
Genetic provenance and best practice woodland management: a case study in native alder (Alnus glutinosa). Tree Genetics and Genomes 11 (5) 92 Cadair2015.
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 Cadair2015.
The not-so-Irish spurge: Euphorbia hyberna (Euphorbiaceae) and the Littletonian plant 'steeplechase'. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114 (2) pp. 249-259. Cadair2015.
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. Cadair2015.
Phylogeographical analyses of shellfish viruses: inferring a geographical origin for ostreid herpesviruses OsHV-1 (Malacoherpesviridae). Marine Biology 162 (1) pp. 181-192. Cadair2015.
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. Cadair2014.
Coexistence of congeneric native and invasive species: The case of the green algae Codium spp. in northwestern Spain. Marine Environmental Research 101 pp. 135-144. Cadair2014.
Origin of British and Irish mammals: disparate post-glacial colonisation and species introductions. Quaternary Science Reviews 98 pp. 144-165. Cadair2014.
Understanding macroalgal dispersal in a complex hydrodynamic environment: a combined population genetic and physical modelling approach. Interface 11 (95) 20140197 Cadair2014.
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. Cadair2014.
Genetic evidence for predominantly hydrochoric gene flow in the invasive riparian plant Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan balsam). Annals of Botany 112 (9) pp. 1743-1750. Cadair2013.
Geological and ecological factors drive cryptic speciation of yews in a biodiversity hotspot. New Phytologist 199 (4) pp. 1093-1108. Cadair2013.
State-of the art methodologies dictate new standards for phylogenetic analysis. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13 161 Cadair2013.
Fredericqia deveauniensis, gen. et sp. nov. (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta), a new cryptogenic species. Cryptogamie, Algologie 34 (3) pp. 273-296. Cadair2013.
Conservation genetics of Ireland's sole population of the River water crowfoot (Ranunculus fluitans Lam.). Aquatic Botany 107 pp. 54-58. Cadair2013.
Levels and patterns of population genetic diversity in the red seaweed Chondrus crispus (Florideophyceae): a direct comparison of single nucleotide polymorphisms and microsatellites. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108 (2) pp. 251-262. Cadair2013.
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. Cadair2013.
The effects of past, present and future climate change on range-wide genetic diversity in northern North Atlantic marine species. Frontiers of Biogeography 5 pp. 60-66. Cadair2013.
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. Cadair2012.
Sampling Strategy and Potential Utility of Indels for DNA Barcoding of Closely Related Plant Species: A Case Study in Taxus. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 13 (7) pp. 8740-8751. Cadair2012.
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. Cadair2012.
Unique genetic variation at a species' rear edge is under threat from global climate change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279 (1726) pp. 39-47. Cadair2012.
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. Cadair2011.
High clonal diversity in threatened peripheral populations of the yellow bird's nest (Hypopitys monotropa; syn. Monotropa hypopitys). Annals of Botany 107 (4) pp. 663-670. Cadair2011.
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 Cadair2011.
Refugial persistence and postglacial recolonization of North America by the cold-tolerant herbaceous plant Orthilia secunda. Molecular Ecology 19 (22) pp. 5009-5021. Cadair2010.
Unidirectional hybridization at a species' range boundary: implications for habitat tracking. Diversity and Distributions 16 (1) pp. 1-9. Cadair2010.
Population genetics of microalgae. In (ed) Microbial Population Genetics. Horizon Scientific Press pp. 109-123. Cadair2010.
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. Cadair2009.
What do we mean by 'refugia? Quaternary Science Reviews 27 (27-28) pp. 2449-2455. Cadair2008.
Phylogeographic insights into cryptic glacial refugia. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23 (10) pp. 564-571. Cadair2008.
Range-edge effects promote clonal growth in peripheral populations of the one-sided wintergreen Orthilia secunda. Diversity and Distributions 14 (3) pp. 546-555. Cadair2008.
The importance of reproductive strategies in population genetic approaches to conservation: an example from the marine angiosperm genus Zostera. Conservation Genetics 9 (2) pp. 271-280. Cadair2008.
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. Cadair2008.
A set of primers for plastid indels and nuclear microsatellites in the invasive plant Heracleum mantegazzianum (Apiaceae) and their transferability to Heracleum sphondylium. Molecular Ecology Notes 8 (1) pp. 161-163. Cadair2008.
Restricted gene flow in fragmented populations of a wind-pollinated tree. Conservation Genetics 9 (6) pp. 1521-1532. Cadair2008.
Molecular approaches to the study of invasive seaweeds. Botanica Marina 50 (5-6) pp. 385-396. Cadair2007.
Expressed sequence tag-derived microsatellites for the cool-water marine copepod Calanus finmarchicus. Molecular Ecology Notes 7 (6) pp. 1369-1371. Cadair2007.
Species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships within the green algal genus Codium (Bryopsidales) based on plastid DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44 (1) pp. 240-254. Cadair2007.
Development of microsatellites for the invasive riparian plant Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan balsam) using intersimple sequence repeat cloning. Molecular Ecology Notes 7 (3) pp. 451-453. Cadair2007.
Development of microsatellites for the peat moss Sphagnum capillifolium using ISSR cloning. Molecular Ecology Notes 7 (2) pp. 254-256. Cadair2007.
High levels of genetic structuring as a result of population fragmentation in the tropical tree species Caesalpinia echinata Lam. Biodiversity and Conservation 14 (5) pp. 1047-1057. Cadair2005.
Phylogeographic analysis of the red seaweed Palmaria palmata reveals a Pleistocene marine glacial refugium in the English Channel. Molecular Ecology 14 (3) pp. 793-803. Cadair2005.
Tracking the invasive history of the green alga Codium fragile ssp tomentosoides. Molecular Ecology 14 (1) pp. 189-194. Cadair2005.
High-resolution organellar genome analysis of Triticum and Aegilops sheds new light on cytoplasm evolution in wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 108 (6) pp. 1182-1190.2004.
Universal primers for the amplification of chloroplast microsatellites in grasses (Poaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes 4 (2) pp. 262-264. Cadair2004.
Universal plastid primers for chlorophyta and rhodophyta. European Journal of Phycology 39 (1) pp. 43-50. Cadair2004.
Patterns of cytoplasmic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae) revealed by polymorphic chloroplast microsatellites. Systematic Botany 28 (3) pp. 578-583. Cadair2003.
Long-term population isolation in the endangered tropical tree species Caesalpinia echinata Lam. revealed by chloroplast microsatellites. Molecular Ecology 12 (12) pp. 3219-3225. Cadair2003.
Studying genetic relationships among coconut varieties/populations using microsatellite markers. Euphytica 132 (1) pp. 121-128. Cadair2003.
Effect of habitat fragmentation on levels and patterns of genetic diversity in natural populations of the peat moss Polytrichum commune. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 270 (1517) pp. 881-886. Cadair2003.
rbcL sequences reveal multiple cryptic introductions of the Japanese red alga Polysiphonia harveyi. Molecular Ecology 10 (4) pp. 911-919. Cadair2001.
Chloroplast microsatellites: new tools for studies in plant ecology and evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16 (3) pp. 142-147. Cadair2001.
Levels and distribution of genetic diversity in coconut (Cocos nucifera L., var. Typica form typica) from Sri Lanka assessed by microsatellite markers. Euphytica 122 (2) pp. 381-389. Cadair2001.
Novel chloroplast microsatellites reveal cytoplasmic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Ecology 9 (12) pp. 2183-2185. Cadair2000.
A retrospective analysis of spring barley germplasm development from 'foundation genotypes' to currently successful cultivars. Molecular Breeding 6 (6) pp. 553-568. Cadair2000.
Genetic differentiation of Euterpe edulis Mart. populations estimated by AFLP analysis. Molecular Ecology 9 (11) pp. 1753-1760. Cadair2000.
Patterns of variation at a mitochondrial sequence-tagged-site locus provides new insights into the postglacial history of European Pinus sylvestris populations. Molecular Ecology 9 (9) pp. 1205-1211. Cadair2000.
Use of microsatellite DNA markers to investigate the level of genetic diversity and population genetic structure of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.). Genome 43 (1) pp. 15-21. Cadair2000.
A low mutation rate for chloroplast microsatellites. Genetics 153 (2) pp. 943-947. Cadair1999.
Copia-SSR: A simple marker technique which can be used on total genomic DNA. Genome 42 (2) pp. 363-366. Cadair1999.
An extreme cytoplasmic bottleneck in the modern European cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum) is not reflected in decreased levels of nuclear diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 266 (1419) pp. 633-639. Cadair1999.
Polymorphic chloroplast simple sequence repeat primers for systematic and population studies in the genus Hordeum. Molecular Ecology 8 (3) pp. 505-511. Cadair1999.
Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis of genetic variation in Moringa oleifera Lam. Molecular Ecology 8 (3) pp. 463-470. Cadair1999.
Identification and characterization of microsatellite loci in coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) and the analysis of coconut populations in Sri Lanka. Molecular Ecology 8 (2) pp. 344-346. Cadair1999.
An example of microsatellite length variation in the mitochondrial genome of conifers. Genome 42 (1) pp. 158-161. Cadair1999.
Analysis of the genus Zea (Poaceae) using polymorphic chloroplast simple sequence repeats. Plant Systematics and Evolution 218 (3-4) pp. 245-256. Cadair1999.
The use of uniparentally inherited simple sequence repeat markers in plant population studies and systematics. In (eds) Molecular Systematics and Plant Evolution. Taylor & Francis pp. 35-50. Cadair1999.
Gene-pool variation in Caledonian and European Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) revealed by chloroplast simple-sequence repeats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 265 (1407) pp. 1697-1705. Cadair1998.
Characterization of microsatellite loci in Pinus sylvestris L. Molecular Ecology 7 (9) pp. 1260-1261. Cadair1998.
High genetic differentiation among remnant populations of the endangered Caesalpinia echinata Lam. (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae). Molecular Ecology 7 (5) pp. 601-608. Cadair1998.
Evaluating genetic relationships between indigenous coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) accessions from Sri Lanka by means of AFLP profiling. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 96 (3-4) pp. 545-550. Cadair1998.
Comparison of PCR-based marker systems for the analysis of genetic relationships in cultivated potato. Molecular Breeding 3 (2) pp. 127-136. Cadair1997.
Chloroplast DNA variability in wild and cultivated rice (Oryza spp.) revealed by polymorphic chloroplast simple sequence repeats. Genome 40 (1) pp. 104-110. Cadair1997.
Analysis of intra-specific somatic hybrids of potato (Solanum tuberosum) using simple sequence repeats. Plant Cell Reports 16 (3-4) pp. 196-199. Cadair1996.
DNA fingerprints of rice (Oryza sativa) obtained from hypervariable chloroplast simple sequence repeats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 263 (1375) pp. 1275-1281. Cadair1996.
Analysis of cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum) using intermicrosatellite amplification. Genome 39 (4) pp. 767-769. Cadair1996.
Polymorphism revealed by simple sequence repeats. Trends in Plant Science 1 (7) pp. 215-222. Cadair1996.
Microsatellite analysis of relationships within cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 92 (8) pp. 1078-1084. Cadair1996.
Polymerase chain reaction-based assays for the characterisation of plant genetic resources. Electrophoresis 16 (9) 3rd International Conference on DNA Fingerprinting. pp. 1726-1730. Cadair1995.