Dr Jim Provan

PhD, BSc

Dr Jim Provan

Reader in Biological Science

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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.


Finlay, C, Bradley, C, Preston, J & Provan, J 2017, 'Low genetic diversity and potential inbreeding in an isolated population of alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus) following a founder effect' Scientific Reports, vol 7, 3010. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-03166-1
Qin, H-T, Yang, G-Q, Provan, J, Liu, J & Gao, L-M 2017, 'Using MiddRAD-seq data to develop polymorphic microsatellite markers for an endangered yew species' Plant Diversity. DOI: 10.1016/j.pld.2017.05.008
McKendrick, L, Provan, J, Fitzpatrick, Ú, Brown, MJF, Murray, TE, Stolle, E & Paxton, RJ 2017, 'Microsatellite analysis supports the existence of three cryptic species within the bumble bee Bombus lucorum sensu lato' Conservation Genetics, vol 18, no. 3, pp. 573-584. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-017-0965-3
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, vol 17, pp. 1323-1332. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-016-0864-z
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, vol 12, 122. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-016-1079-7
Brown, JA, Beatty, G, Finlay, CMV, Montgomery, WI, Tosh, DG & 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, vol 12, no. 3, 58. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-016-1020-0
Beatty, GE, Montgomery, WI, Spaans, F, Tosh, DG & Provan, J 2016, 'Pure species within a continuum of genetic and morphological variation: sympatric oaks at the edge of their range' Annals of Botany, vol 117, no. 4, pp. 541-549. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcw002
Freeman, MS, Beatty, GE, Dick, JTA, 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, vol 298, no. 1, pp. 54-63. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12283
Glynn, F, Houghton, JDR, Bastian, T, Doyle, TK, Fuentes, V, Lilley, MKS & Provan, J 2016, '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, vol 117, no. 2, pp. 252-263. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12654
Glynn, F, Houghton, JDR & Provan, J 2015, 'Population genetic analyses reveal distinct geographical blooms of the jellyfish Rhizostoma octopus (Scyphozoa)' Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol 116, no. 3, pp. 582-592. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12614
Beatty, G, Montgomery, WI, Tosh, DG & Provan, J 2015, 'Genetic provenance and best practice woodland management: a case study in native alder (Alnus glutinosa)' Tree Genetics and Genomes, vol 11, no. 5, 92. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-015-0919-1
Beatty, G, Brown, JA, Cassidy, EM, Finlay, CMV, McKendrick, L, Montgomery, WI, Reid, N, Tosh, DG & 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, vol 11, no. 3, 53. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-015-0879-5
Beatty, G, Lennon, JJ, O'Sullivan, CJ & Provan, J 2015, 'The not-so-Irish spurge: Euphorbia hyberna (Euphorbiaceae) and the Littletonian plant 'steeplechase'' Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol 114, no. 2, pp. 249-259. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12435
Beatty, G, Barker, L, Chen, P-P, Kelleher, CT & 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, vol 115, no. 2, pp. 179-186. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcu226
Mineur, F, Provan, J & Arnott, G 2015, 'Phylogeographical analyses of shellfish viruses: inferring a geographical origin for ostreid herpesviruses OsHV-1 (Malacoherpesviridae)' Marine Biology, vol 162, no. 1, pp. 181-192. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2566-8
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, vol 41, no. 11, pp. 2185-2193. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12371
Rojo, I, Olabarria, C, Santamaria, M, Provan, J, Gallardo, T & Viejo, RM 2014, 'Coexistence of congeneric native and invasive species: The case of the green algae Codium spp. in northwestern Spain' Marine Environmental Research, vol 101, pp. 135-144. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.09.006
Montgomery, WI, Provan, J, McCabe, AM & Yalden, DW 2014, 'Origin of British and Irish mammals: disparate post-glacial colonisation and species introductions' Quaternary Science Reviews, vol 98, pp. 144-165. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.05.026
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, vol 11, no. 95, 20140197. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0197
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, vol 20, no. 5, pp. 529-537. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12158
Provan, J & Campanella, JJ 2003, 'Patterns of cytoplasmic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae) revealed by polymorphic chloroplast microsatellites' Systematic Botany, vol 28, no. 3, pp. 578-583.
McIvor, L, Maggs, CA, Provan, J & Stanhope, MJ 2001, 'rbcL sequences reveal multiple cryptic introductions of the Japanese red alga Polysiphonia harveyi' Molecular Ecology, vol 10, no. 4, pp. 911-919. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2001.01240.x
Provan, J, Powell, W & Hollingsworth, PM 2001, 'Chloroplast microsatellites: new tools for studies in plant ecology and evolution' Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol 16, no. 3, pp. 142-147. DOI: 10.1016/S0169-5347(00)02097-8
Perera, L, Russell, JR, Provan, J & Powell, W 2001, 'Levels and distribution of genetic diversity in coconut (Cocos nucifera L., var. Typica form typica) from Sri Lanka assessed by microsatellite markers' Euphytica, vol 122, no. 2, pp. 381-389. DOI: 10.1023/A:1012987224319
Provan, J 2000, 'Novel chloroplast microsatellites reveal cytoplasmic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana' Molecular Ecology, vol 9, no. 12, pp. 2183-2185. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2000.105316.x
Russell, JR, Ellis, RP, Thomas, WTB, Waugh, R, Provan, J, Booth, A, Fuller, J, Lawrence, P, Young, G & Powell, W 2000, 'A retrospective analysis of spring barley germplasm development from 'foundation genotypes' to currently successful cultivars' Molecular Breeding, vol 6, no. 6, pp. 553-568. DOI: 10.1023/A:1011372312962
Cardoso, SRS, Eloy, NB, Provan, J, Cardoso, MA & Ferreira, PGC 2000, 'Genetic differentiation of Euterpe edulis Mart. populations estimated by AFLP analysis' Molecular Ecology, vol 9, no. 11, pp. 1753-1760. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-294x.2000.01056.x
Soranzo, N, Alia, R, Provan, J & Powell, W 2000, 'Patterns of variation at a mitochondrial sequence-tagged-site locus provides new insights into the postglacial history of European Pinus sylvestris populations' Molecular Ecology, vol 9, no. 9, pp. 1205-1211. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-294x.2000.00994.x
Perera, L, Russell, JR, Provan, J & Powell, W 2000, 'Use of microsatellite DNA markers to investigate the level of genetic diversity and population genetic structure of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.)' Genome, vol 43, no. 1, pp. 15-21. DOI: 10.1139/g99-079
Provan, J, Soranzo, N, Wilson, NJ, Goldstein, DB & Powell, W 1999, 'A low mutation rate for chloroplast microsatellites' Genetics, vol 153, no. 2, pp. 943-947.
Provan, J, Thomas, WTB, Forster, BP & Powell, W 1999, 'Copia-SSR: A simple marker technique which can be used on total genomic DNA' Genome, vol 42, no. 2, pp. 363-366. DOI: 10.1139/g98-121
Provan, J, Powell, W, Dewar, H, Bryan, G, Machray, GC & Waugh, R 1999, '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, vol 266, no. 1419, pp. 633-639. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1999.0683
Provan, J, Russell, JR, Booth, A & Powell, W 1999, 'Polymorphic chloroplast simple sequence repeat primers for systematic and population studies in the genus Hordeum' Molecular Ecology, vol 8, no. 3, pp. 505-511. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-294X.1999.00545.x
Muluvi, GM, Sprent, JI, Soranzo, N, Provan, J, Odee, D, Folkard, G, McNicol, JW & Powell, W 1999, 'Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis of genetic variation in Moringa oleifera Lam.' Molecular Ecology, vol 8, no. 3, pp. 463-470. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-294X.1999.00589.x
Perera, L, Russell, CT, Provan, J & Powell, W 1999, 'Identification and characterization of microsatellite loci in coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) and the analysis of coconut populations in Sri Lanka' Molecular Ecology, vol 8, no. 2, pp. 344-346.
Soranzo, N, Provan, J & Powell, W 1999, 'An example of microsatellite length variation in the mitochondrial genome of conifers' Genome, vol 42, no. 1, pp. 158-161. DOI: 10.1139/g98-111
Provan, J, Lawrence, P, Young, G, Wright, F, Bird, R, Paglia, G, Cattonaro, F, Morgante, M & Powell, W 1999, 'Analysis of the genus Zea (Poaceae) using polymorphic chloroplast simple sequence repeats' Plant Systematics and Evolution, vol 218, no. 3-4, pp. 245-256. DOI: 10.1007/BF01089230
Provan, J, Soranzo, N, Wilson, N, McNicol, JW, Morgante, M & Powell, W 1999, The use of uniparentally inherited simple sequence repeat markers in plant population studies and systematics. in P Hollingsworth, R Bateman & R Gornall (eds), Molecular Systematics and Plant Evolution. Taylor & Francis, pp. 35-50.
Provan, J, Soranzo, N, Wilson, NJ, McNicol, JW, Forrest, GI, Cottrell, J & Powell, W 1998, '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, vol 265, no. 1407, pp. 1697-1705. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1998.0491
Soranzo, N, Provan, J & Powell, W 1998, 'Characterization of microsatellite loci in Pinus sylvestris L.' Molecular Ecology, vol 7, no. 9, pp. 1260-1261.
Bennett, KD & Provan, J 2008, 'What do we mean by 'refugia?' Quaternary Science Reviews, vol 27, no. 27-28, pp. 2449-2455. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.08.019
Provan, J & Bennett, KD 2008, 'Phylogeographic insights into cryptic glacial refugia' Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol 23, no. 10, pp. 564-571. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2008.06.010
Beatty, G, McEvoy, PM, Sweeney, O & Provan, J 2008, 'Range-edge effects promote clonal growth in peripheral populations of the one-sided wintergreen Orthilia secunda' Diversity and Distributions, vol 14, no. 3, pp. 546-555. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00469.x
Provan, J, Wilson, S, Portig, AA & Maggs, CA 2008, 'The importance of reproductive strategies in population genetic approaches to conservation: an example from the marine angiosperm genus Zostera' Conservation Genetics, vol 9, no. 2, pp. 271-280. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-007-9338-7
Provan, J, Booth, D, Todd, NP, Beatty, G & Maggs, CA 2008, 'Tracking biological invasions in space and time: elucidating the invasive history of the green alga Codium fragile using old DNA' Diversity and Distributions, vol 14, no. 2, pp. 343-354. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2007.00420.x
Henry, P, Provan, J, Goudet, J, Guisan, A, Jahodova, S & Besnard, G 2008, '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, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 161-163. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01911.x
Booth, D, Provan, J & Maggs, CA 2007, 'Molecular approaches to the study of invasive seaweeds' Botanica Marina, vol 50, no. 5-6, pp. 385-396. DOI: 10.1515/BOT.2007.043
Provan, J, Beatty, G, Maggs, CA & Savidge, G 2007, 'Expressed sequence tag-derived microsatellites for the cool-water marine copepod Calanus finmarchicus' Molecular Ecology Notes, vol 7, no. 6, pp. 1369-1371. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01889.x
Verbruggen, H, Leliaert, F, Maggs, CA, Shimada, S, Schils, T, Provan, J, Booth, D, Murphy, S, De Clerck, O, Littler, DS, Littler, MM & Coppejans, E 2007, 'Species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships within the green algal genus Codium (Bryopsidales) based on plastid DNA sequences' Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol 44, no. 1, pp. 240-254. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.01.009
Provan, J, Love, HM & Maggs, CA 2007, 'Development of microsatellites for the invasive riparian plant Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan balsam) using intersimple sequence repeat cloning' Molecular Ecology Notes, vol 7, no. 3, pp. 451-453. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01614.x
Provan, J & Wilson, PJ 2007, 'Development of microsatellites for the peat moss Sphagnum capillifolium using ISSR cloning' Molecular Ecology Notes, vol 7, no. 2, pp. 254-256. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01572.x
Cardoso, SRS, Provan, J, Lira, CDF, Pereira, LDOR, Ferreira, PCG & Cardoso, MA 2005, 'High levels of genetic structuring as a result of population fragmentation in the tropical tree species Caesalpinia echinata Lam.' Biodiversity and Conservation, vol 14, no. 5, pp. 1047-1057. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-004-8409-z
Provan, J, Wattier, RA & Maggs, CA 2005, 'Phylogeographic analysis of the red seaweed Palmaria palmata reveals a Pleistocene marine glacial refugium in the English Channel' Molecular Ecology, vol 14, no. 3, pp. 793-803. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02447.x
Provan, J, Murphy, S & Maggs, CA 2005, 'Tracking the invasive history of the green alga Codium fragile ssp tomentosoides' Molecular Ecology, vol 14, no. 1, pp. 189-194. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2004.02384.x
Provan, J, Wolters, P, Caldwell, KH & Powell, W 2004, 'High-resolution organellar genome analysis of Triticum and Aegilops sheds new light on cytoplasm evolution in wheat' Theoretical and Applied Genetics, vol 108, no. 6, pp. 1182-1190. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-003-1538-z
Provan, J, Biss, PM, McMeel, D & Mathews, S 2004, 'Universal primers for the amplification of chloroplast microsatellites in grasses (Poaceae)' Molecular Ecology Notes, vol 4, no. 2, pp. 262-264. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00636.x
Provan, J, Murphy, S & Maggs, CA 2004, 'Universal plastid primers for chlorophyta and rhodophyta' European Journal of Phycology, vol 39, no. 1, pp. 43-50. DOI: 10.1080/09670260310001636668
Lira, CF, Cardoso, SRS, Ferreira, PCG, Cardoso, MA & Provan, J 2003, 'Long-term population isolation in the endangered tropical tree species Caesalpinia echinata Lam. revealed by chloroplast microsatellites' Molecular Ecology, vol 12, no. 12, pp. 3219-3225. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2003.01991.x
Perera, L, Russell, JR, Provan, J & Powell, W 2003, 'Studying genetic relationships among coconut varieties/populations using microsatellite markers' Euphytica, vol 132, no. 1, pp. 121-128. DOI: 10.1023/A:1024696303261
Wilson, PJ & Provan, J 2003, '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, vol 270, no. 1517, pp. 881-886. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2002.2324
Cardoso, MA, Provan, J, Powell, W, Ferreira, PCG & De Oliveira, DE 1998, 'High genetic differentiation among remnant populations of the endangered Caesalpinia echinata Lam. (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae)' Molecular Ecology, vol 7, no. 5, pp. 601-608. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-294x.1998.00363.x
Perera, L, Russell, JR, Provan, J, McNicol, JW & Powell, W 1998, 'Evaluating genetic relationships between indigenous coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) accessions from Sri Lanka by means of AFLP profiling' Theoretical and Applied Genetics, vol 96, no. 3-4, pp. 545-550. DOI: 10.1007/s001220050772
Milbourne, D, Meyer, R, Bradshaw, JE, Baird, E, Bonar, N, Provan, J, Powell, W & Waugh, R 1997, 'Comparison of PCR-based marker systems for the analysis of genetic relationships in cultivated potato' Molecular Breeding, vol 3, no. 2, pp. 127-136. DOI: 10.1023/A:1009633005390
Provan, J, Corbett, G, McNicol, JW & Powell, W 1997, 'Chloroplast DNA variability in wild and cultivated rice (Oryza spp.) revealed by polymorphic chloroplast simple sequence repeats' Genome, vol 40, no. 1, pp. 104-110. DOI: 10.1139/g97-014
Provan, J, Kumar, A, Shepherd, L, Powell, W & Waugh, R 1996, 'Analysis of intra-specific somatic hybrids of potato (Solanum tuberosum) using simple sequence repeats' Plant Cell Reports, vol 16, no. 3-4, pp. 196-199. DOI: 10.1007/BF01890866
Provan, J, Corbett, G, Waugh, R, McNicol, JW, Morgante, M & Powell, W 1996, 'DNA fingerprints of rice (Oryza sativa) obtained from hypervariable chloroplast simple sequence repeats' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 263, no. 1375, pp. 1275-1281. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1996.0187
Provan, J, Powell, W & Waugh, R 1996, 'Analysis of cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum) using intermicrosatellite amplification' Genome, vol 39, no. 4, pp. 767-769. DOI: 10.1139/g96-096
Powell, W, Machray, GC & Provan, J 1996, 'Polymorphism revealed by simple sequence repeats' Trends in Plant Science, vol 1, no. 7, pp. 215-222. DOI: 10.1016/1360-1385(96)86898-1
Provan, J, Powell, W & Waugh, R 1996, 'Microsatellite analysis of relationships within cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum)' Theoretical and Applied Genetics, vol 92, no. 8, pp. 1078-1084. DOI: 10.1007/BF00224052
Powell, W, Orozco-Castillo, C, Chalmers, KJ, Provan, J & Waugh, R 1995, 'Polymerase chain reaction-based assays for the characterisation of plant genetic resources' Electrophoresis, vol 16, no. 9, pp. 1726-1730.
Love, HM, Maggs, CA, Murray, TE & Provan, J 2013, 'Genetic evidence for predominantly hydrochoric gene flow in the invasive riparian plant Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan balsam)' Annals of Botany, vol 112, no. 9, pp. 1743-1750. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mct227
Liu, J, Moeller, M, Provan, J, Gao, L-M, Poudel, RC & Li, D-Z 2013, 'Geological and ecological factors drive cryptic speciation of yews in a biodiversity hotspot' New Phytologist, vol 199, no. 4, pp. 1093-1108. DOI: 10.1111/nph.12336
Anisimova, M, Liberles, DA, Philippe, H, Provan, J, Pupko, T & von Haeseler, A 2013, 'State-of the art methodologies dictate new standards for phylogenetic analysis' BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol 13, 161. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-161
Maggs, CA, Le Gall, L, Mineur, F, Provan, J & Saunders, GW 2013, 'Fredericqia deveauniensis, gen. et sp. nov. (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta), a new cryptogenic species' Cryptogamie, Algologie, vol 34, no. 3, pp. 273-296. DOI: 10.7872/crya.v34.iss2.2013.273
Bradley, CR, Duignan, C, Preston, SJ & Provan, J 2013, 'Conservation genetics of Ireland's sole population of the River water crowfoot (Ranunculus fluitans Lam.)' Aquatic Botany, vol 107, pp. 54-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2013.01.011
Provan, J, Glendinning, K, Kelly, R & Maggs, CA 2013, '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, vol 108, no. 2, pp. 251-262. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.02010.x
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, vol 40, no. 2, pp. 335-344. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02789.x
Provan, J 2013, 'The effects of past, present and future climate change on range-wide genetic diversity in northern North Atlantic marine species' Frontiers of Biogeography, vol 5, pp. 60-66.
Wilson, CD, Beatty, GE, Bradley, CR, Clarke, HC, Preston, SJ, 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, vol 15, no. 6, pp. 593-602. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2012.00553.x
Liu, J, Provan, J, Gao, L-M & Li, D-Z 2012, '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, vol 13, no. 7, pp. 8740-8751. DOI: 10.3390/ijms13078740
Doonan, J, Beatty, G, Sigwart, JD & 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, vol 106, no. 3, pp. 589-597. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01892.x
Provan, J & Maggs, CA 2012, 'Unique genetic variation at a species' rear edge is under threat from global climate change' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 279, no. 1726, pp. 39-47. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0536
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, vol 38, no. 8, pp. 1585-1599. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02513.x
Beatty, GE & Provan, J 2011, 'High clonal diversity in threatened peripheral populations of the yellow bird's nest (Hypopitys monotropa; syn. Monotropa hypopitys)' Annals of Botany, vol 107, no. 4, pp. 663-670. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcr003
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, vol 11, no. 29, 29. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-29
Beatty, G & Provan, J 2010, 'Refugial persistence and postglacial recolonization of North America by the cold-tolerant herbaceous plant Orthilia secunda' Molecular Ecology, vol 19, no. 22, pp. 5009-5021. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04859.x
Beatty, G, Philipp, M & Provan, J 2010, 'Unidirectional hybridization at a species' range boundary: implications for habitat tracking' Diversity and Distributions, vol 16, no. 1, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2009.00616.x
Provan, J 2010, Population genetics of microalgae. in JP Xu (ed.), Microbial Population Genetics. Horizon Scientific Press, pp. 109-123.
Provan, J, Beatty, G, Keating, SL, Maggs, CA & 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, vol 276, no. 1655, pp. 301-307. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1062
Provan, J, Beatty, G, Hunter, AM, McDonald, RA, McLaughlin, E, Preston, SJ & Wilson, S 2008, 'Restricted gene flow in fragmented populations of a wind-pollinated tree' Conservation Genetics, vol 9, no. 6, pp. 1521-1532. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-007-9484-y