Herbarium Home

Herbarium Catalogue

Timber collection

Herbarium Staff

by Herbarium staff

Glasra Index

Resource Page

Garden Home

DUBLIN (DBN): Herbarium, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Keeper: Matthew Jebb, matthew.jebb at
Telephone: [353] 1/ 804-0300
Fax: [353] 1/ 836-0080.
Last updated 30 Dec 2016

MATTHEW JEBB [Keeper], Floras of Ireland, New Guinea and Thailand; Araliaceae; Aristolochia, Aristolochiaceae; Barringtonia, Lecythidaceae; Nepenthes, Nepenthaceae; Pandanus, Pandanaceae; Rubiaceae ant-plants.
NOELEEN SMYTH, Conservation biology of Pitcairn Island South Central Pacific; Invasive species control development of practical and economical methodology; Research into developing alternative species to the invasive species currently available in the trade; Ferns and fern allied species conservation in Ireland; Bryophyte conservation Ireland
COLIN KELLEHER, Population genetics and genomics - particularly for woody species; Phylogeography and conservation of native tree species; Aquatic macrophytes; Conservation genetics of rare plants; Species of interest include: oak, poplar, willows, water crowfoots.
HOWARD FOX, Lichens and Fungi

Dr. Colin Kelleher
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Telephone: +353 1 8040326
e-mail: colin.kelleher at

Colin is an accomplished research biologist with international experience. He received a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 2002, an MSc in Ecology from University of North Wales in 1997 and a BSc from University College Dublin in 1995. For his PhD he researched the phylogeography and genetic diversity of oak in Ireland. This was the first comprehensive molecular study of genetic diversity in plant populations in Ireland. Following from his work in Ireland, Colin worked as a Research Associate in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada from 2003 to 2005. There he worked on a project to sequence and assemble the first tree genome. He also has considerable experience as an independent researcher and an Environmental Consultant. His research focuses on biogeography and genetic diversity in wild populations.

Research Interests


2002 PhD Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
1997 MSc (Ecology), University of North Wales, Bangor, Wales.
1995 BSc (Botany) University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Selected Publications

Fady B, Aravanopoulos FA, Alizoti P, Mátyás C, Von Wühlisch G, Westergren M, Belletti P, Cvjetkovic B, Ducci F, Huber G, Kelleher CT. (2016) Evolution-based approach needed for the conservation and silviculture of peripheral forest tree populations. Forest Ecology and Management. 375:66-75.

Kelleher, C.T., de Vries, S.M., Baliuckas, V., Bozzano, M., Frydl, J., Gonzalez Goicoechea, P., Ivankovic, M., Kandemir, G., Koskela, J., Koziol, C. and Liesebach, M., (2015). Approaches to the conservation of Forest genetic resources in Europe in the context of climate change. European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN), Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. xiv, p.3.

de Vries, S.M., Alan, M., Bozzano, M., Burianek, V., Collin, E., Cottrell, J., Ivankovic, M., Kelleher, C.T., Koskela, J., Rotach, P. and Vietto, L., (2015) Pan-European strategy for genetic conservation of forest trees and establishment of a core network of dynamic conservation units. European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN), Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. xii, p.3.

Cubry P, Gallagher E, O’Connor E, Kelleher CT. (2015) Phylogeography and population genetics of black alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.) in Ireland: putting it in a European context. Tree Genetics & Genomes 11(5):1-5.

Pletsers A, Caffarra A, Kelleher CT, Donnelly A. (2015) Chilling temperature and photoperiod influence the timing of bud burst in juvenile Betula pubescens Ehrh. and Populus tremula L. trees. Annals of Forest Science 72(7): 941-953.

Gemma Beatty, Laura Barker, Pei Pei Chen, Colin T. Kelleher, and Jim Provan (2014). 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 (published online 2 December 2014). doi:10.1093/aob/mcu226.

Aude C Perdereau, Colin T Kelleher, Gerry C Douglas, Trevor R Hodkinson and (2014). High levels of gene flow and genetic diversity in Irish populations of Salix caprea L. inferred from chloroplast and nuclear SSR markers. BMC Plant Biology 14:202.

Kenny, O., T.J. Smyth, D. Walsh, C.T. Kelleher, C.M. Hewage, N.P. Brunton (2014). Investigating the potential of under-utilised plants from the Asteraceae family as a source of natural antimicrobial and antioxidant extracts. Food Chemistry 161: 79-86.

Gallagher E., Douglas G.A., Kelly D.K., Barth S.., Kelleher, C.T.& Hodkinson T.R. (2013). Old age sex: a parentage study of a native veteran oak woodland using nuclear SSR markers. Biology and the Environment, vol 113B(2): 1-13.

Aude C Perdereau, Gerry C Douglas, Trevor R Hodkinson and Colin T Kelleher (2013). High levels of variation in Salix lignocellulose genes revealed using poplar genomic resources. Biotechnology for Biofuels 6:114.

Dang, Xiao-Dong, Kelleher, Colin T., Howard-Williams, Emma, Meade, Conor V. (2012) Rapid identification of chloroplast haplotypes using High-Resolution Melting analysis. Molecular Ecology Resources 12(5): 894–908.

Donnelly, A., Caffarra, A., Kelleher, C. T., O’Neill, B.F., Diskin, E., Pletsers, A., Proctor, H., Stirnemann, R., O’Halloran, J., Peñuelas, J., Hodkinson, T. R. and Sparks, T. (2012). Surviving in a warmer world: environmental and genetic responses. Climate Research 53:245-262.

National Consultative Committee on Forest Genetic Resources (2012). Forest Genetic Resources in Ireland. COFORD, Dublin.

Colin T. Kelleher, Jennifer Wilkin, Jun Zhuang, Andrés Javier Cortés, Álvaro Luis Pérez Quintero, Jörg Bohlmann, Carl J. Douglas, Brian E. Ellis, Kermit Ritland (2012) SNP discovery, gene diversity and linkage disequilibrium in wild populations of Populus tremuloides. Tree Genetics & Genomes (online first). 10.1007/s11295-012-0467-x.

Donnelly, A., Caffarra, A., Diskin, E., Pletsers, A., Proctor, H., Stirnemann, R., Cooney, T., Kelleher, C.T, O’Halloran, J., Jones, M., Peñuelas, J. and Sparks, T. (2011) Climate warming results in phenotypic changes and possibly evolutionary changes in spring events. Pages 176- 200, in Climate Change, Ecology and Systematics editors; Trevor R. Hodkinson, Michael B. Jones, Stephen Waldren and John A. N. Parnell. Cambridge University Press.

Colin T. Kelleher, Trevor R. Hodkinson, Daniel L. Kelly, Gerry C. Douglas (2010). Irish oak – genetic diversity and the Iberian connection. COFORD Connects Reproductive Material No. 18.

Yin T-M, DiFazio SP, Gunter LE, Zhang X, Sewell MM, Woolbright S, Allan GJ, Kelleher CT, Douglas CJ, Wang M-X, Tuskan GA (2008). Genome structure and emerging evidence of an incipient sex chromosome in Populus. Genome Research 18:422–430.

Kelleher CT, R Chiu, MI Krzywinski, H Shin, J Wilkin, J Bohlmann, CJ Douglas, B E Ellis, K Ritland, JE Schein (2007) A physical map of the highly heterozygous Populus genome: integration with the genome sequence and genetic map and analysis of haplotype variation. The Plant Journal 50 (6): 1063-1078.

Hodkinson TR, Waldren S, Parnell JAN, Kelleher CT, Salamin K, Salamin N (2007). DNA banking for plant breeding, biotechnology and biodiversity evaluation. Journal of Plant Research 120 (1): 17-29.

Tuskan GA, DiFazio S, Jansson J, Bohlman J, Grigoriev I, …….Kelleher C……, C. Douglas, M. Marra, G. Sandberg, Y. Van de Peer, and D. Rokhsar (2006) The Genome of Black Cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa (Torr. & Gray) Science 313: 1596-1604. (Multi-author paper, total of 110 authors).

Lowe A., Unsworth C., Gerber S., Davies S., Munro R., Kelleher C., King A., Brewer S., White A. & Cottrell J. (2006) Route,speed and mode of Oak Postglacial colonisation across the British Isles: Integrating molecular ecology, palaeoecology and modelling approaches. Botanical Journal of Scotland, 57, 59-81.

Kelleher, CT, Hodkinson, TR, Douglas, GC, Kelly, DL (2005). Species Distinction in Irish Populations of Quercus petraea and Q. robur: Morphological versus Molecular Analyses. Annals of Botany 96(7):1237-1246.

Kelleher CT, Kelly DL, Hodkinson TR (2004) Species status, hybridisation and geographic distribution of Irish populations of Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. and Q. robur L. Watsonia 25: 83-97.

Kelleher, CT, Hodkinson, TR, Kelly DL & Douglas, GC (2004) Characterisation of chloroplast DNA haplotypes to reveal the provenance and genetic structure of oaks in Ireland. Forest Ecology and Management, 189: 123-131.


2007- Botanist, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
2006-2007 Independent Researcher and Environmental Consultant.
2003–2005 Research Associate, Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
2002-2003 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin.
1998-2001 PhD Candidate, Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin.

Dr. Matthew Jebb
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Telephone: +353 1 8040300
e-mail: matthew.jebb at

Matthew Jebb undertook his primary degree and D.Phil at Oxford University. His Ph.D. looked at the taxonomy and tuber morphology of the rubiaceous ant-plants. Following a 5 year appointment as Director of the Christensen Research Institute at Madang, Papua New Guinea, Matthew took up a 2 year post-doc position at Trinity College Dublin. This work worked involved preparation of a revision of the Araliaceae for the Flora of Thailand project. Matthew has revised the family Nepenthaceae for Flora Malesiana.

Research Interests


1985: D. Phil., Department of Botany, Oxford University. ‘Taxonomy and Tuber Morphology of the Rubiaceous Ant-plants’.
1980: B. A. Botany Honours. 2nd Class. Oxford University.
Committees, Grants, Expeditions etc.

2007 Attended the Sarawak Nepenthes Summitt, and took part in climbs of Mt. Mulu and Mt. Murud.

2006 to present Member of the Royal Irish Academy’s New Survey of Clare Island Committee

2006 Attended the Novosibirisk Botanic Gardens 50th Anniversary Celebrations and took part in a trip to the Altai Mountains

2005 to 2006 European representative to the Convention on Biological Diversity, part of the United Nations Environment Program.

2004 Irish Presidency team in Kuala Lumpur to represent, and negotiate on behalf of, the European Union. Lead on Access and Benefit Sharing negotiations.

2004 to present. Chairman of PlantNetwork: The Plant Collections Network of Britain and Ireland. This organisation is the national network of botanic gardens, arboreta and other documented plant collections throughout Ireland and Britain. Glasnevin has been a member, and had a presence on the board since its inception in 1994.

2003 Represented Ireland at the Montreal meeting of the intercessional meeting on the multi-year programme of work for the Conference of the Parties up to 2010; the 2nd open-ended expert workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing; and the 3rd open-ended expert workshop on Article 8j of the CBD.

2003 Attended the expert meeting on the Global Strategy For Plant Conservation held in County Kerry, under the aegis of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

2003 Present the Royal Irish Academy Discourse on Praeger and the Islands of Ireland to a meeting at the University of Ulster.

2002 Represented Ireland at the second meeting of the Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) under the United Nations Environment Program.

2002 Travelled with a team of 8 other horticulturists and botanists to Central China, to retrace some of the areas visited by the Irish botanist Dr. Augustine Henry.

2001 to present Member of the Royal Irish Academy’s Praeger Committee.

2000 Took part in a three-week expedition to Belize in Central America.

2000 to present Member of the Tree Register of Ireland steering committee, which oversees the TROI database, which lists some 7000 champion trees throughout the country.

1999 to present Director of PlantNetwork: The Plant Collections Network of Britain and Ireland

1995 Tour of herbaria in South-east Asia, including Bogor in Indonesia, the Singapore National Herbarium, and the Forestry Herbarium at Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.

1995 member of a collaborative collecting expedition In Thailand with the Thai Forestry Department.

1987 Held a 4 month research fellowship (January to May) at the Christensen Research Institute.

1983 Nine months field work in Papua New Guinea and Fiji, supported by an SRC grant. During this period I collected some 1,000 specimens of rubiaceous ant-plants, for many of which the entire tuber was collected into alcohol for later dissection.

1980 Organised, and lead, a five month Oxford University expedition to Papua New Guinea to study ant-plants.


2010 to present Director, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.

1996 to present Horticultural Taxonomist and Keeper Of The Herbarium, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.

1994 to 1996 Research fellow, Botany Department, Trinity College, Dublin.

1987 to 1993 Director, Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea.

1982 to 1985 Research assistant in the Fielding-Druce Herbarium, funded by an SRC grant to Mr. Frank White, to study rubiaceous ant-plants. This study involved a 9 month collecting trip to Papua New Guinea, followed by herbarium studies towards a taxonomic revision of the five genera of ant-plant. Much of this work was done under the direct supervision of Dr. Camilla Huxley. I successfully completed my D.Phil. thesis in September 1985.


2007 Royal Horticultural Society Travel Grant to participate in ist International nepenthes Summit, Kuching Sarawak.
2002 Royal Horticultural Society Travel Grant to participate on Glasnevin Central China Expedition

Wyse Jackson M, FitzPatrick Ú, Cole E, Jebb M, McFerran D, Sheehy Skeffington M & Wright M. (2016) Ireland Red List No.10: Vascular Plants. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Dublin, Ireland.

Cheek M. Jebb M. (2016) Nepenthes minima (Nepenthaceae), a new pyrophytic grassland species from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Blumea 61, 2016: 181–185.

Cheek M. Jebb M. (2016) A new section in Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) and a new species from Sulawesi. Blumea 61: 59–62.

Walsh, A, Finn J, Jebb M, Waldren S, Sullivan C. (2015). The distribution of vascular plant species of conservation concern in Ireland, and their coincidence with designated areas. Journal for Nature Conservation 24: 56-62.

Cheek M. Jebb M. (2014) Expansion of the Nepenthes alata group ( Nepenthaceae ), in the Philippines, and descriptions of three new species. Blumea 59: 144–154.

Wyse Jackson P. & Jebb M. (2014) National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Economic Botany Collection in Curating Biocultural Collections: A Handbook, eds. Salick J, Konchar K, & Nesbitt M. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Cheek, M. & M. Jebb (2013) Recircumscription of the Nepenthes alata group (Caryophyllales: Nepenthaceae), in the Philippines, with four new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 69: 1-23

Smyth, N., Armstrong, C., Jebb M. and Booth, A. (2013) Implementing target 10 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland: Managing two invasive non-native species for plant diversity in Ireland. Sibbaldia 11: 125-141.

Cheek, M. & M. Jebb (2013) Nepenthes ultra (Nepenthaceae), a new species from Luzon, Philippines. Blumea 58: 241-244.

Cheek, M. & M. Jebb (2013) Nepenthes samar (Nepenthaceae), a new species from Samar, Philippines. Blumea 58(1): 82–84.

Cheek, M. & M. Jebb (2013) The Nepenthes micramphora (Nepenthaceae) group, with two new species from Mindanao, Philippines. Phytotaxa 151 (1): 25–34

Jebb, M. (2013) Secrets of the Irish Landscape, in Jebb, M. and Crowley, C. Eds. Secrets of the Irish Landscape, pp. 1-10. Cork University Press, Cork, Ireland.

Jebb, M. (2013) Paper Landscapes: Ordnance Survey of Ireland, in Jebb, M. and Crowley, C. Eds. Secrets of the Irish Landscape, pp. 193-199. Cork University Press, Cork, Ireland.

Cheek, M. & Jebb, M. (2013). Typification and redelimitation of Nepenthes alata with notes on the N. alata group, and N. negros sp. nov. from the Philippines. Nordic Journal of Botany 31: 1–7.

Cheek, M. & Jebb, M. (2013) Identification and typification of Nepenthes blancoi , with N. abalata sp. nov. from the western Visayas, Philippines. Nordic Journal of Botany 31: 151–156.

Cheek, M. & M. Jebb (2013) Nepenthes alzapan (Nepenthaceae), a new species from Luzon, Philippines. Phytotaxa 100(1): 57–60.

Cheek, M. & M. Jebb (2013) Nepenthes ramos (Nepenthaceae), a new species from Mindanao, Philippines. Willdenowia - Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Volume 43: 107-111.

Jebb, M. (2012) Dreaming of sheep-eating plants. BGJournal, 9: 25-27.

Jebb, M., Prance, G.T. (2011) Five new species of Barringtonia (Lecythidaceae) from Papua New Guinea. Blumea 56, 105-112.

Esser, H.-J. & M. H. P. Jebb (2010). A new Schefflera and taxonomic notes on Araliaceae from Thailand. Thai For. Bull. 38: 160-166.

Esser, H.-J. & M. H. P. Jebb (2009). The Araliaceae of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), Special Issue: Papers from the 14th Flora of Thailand Meeting 18–21 August 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark: 1–6.

Cheek, M.R. & M.H.P. Jebb (2009). Nepenthes group Montanae (Nepenthaceae) in Indo-China, with N. thai and N. bokor described as new. Kew Bulletin 64(2): 319–325.

Jebb, M. H. P. (2009). Reinstatement of the name Dactylorhiza kerryensis (Wilmott) P. F. Hunt & Summerh. for the western marsh orchid, and a new varietal combination. Watsonia 27: 367-368.

Parnell JAN, Simpson DA, Chayamarit K, Boonthavikoon T, Boyce PC, Chantaranothai P, de Wilde B, Jebb MHP, Muasya AM, Paton AJ, Pendry CA, Pooma R, Sudee S, Wilkin P. (2005) The Bangkok Forest Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Trinity College Dublin plant collecting trips in Thailand 1995-2002. Thai Forest Bull., Bot. no.33. 145-156.

Cheek M, Jebb M, Lee C, Lamb A, Phillipps A. 2003 Nepenthes hurrelliana (Nepenthaceae), a new species of pitcher plant from Borneo. Sabah Parks Nat. J. 6. 117-124.

Jebb, M. H. P. (2002). The National Herbarium. Garden Heaven Magazine.

Jebb, M. H. P. (2002). Ginkgo, Shui-sa, & Tu-chung: sacred and medicinal trees of China. Releafing Ireland.

Jebb, M. H. P. & J. Wen. (2001). Aralia fragrans (D.Don) Jebb & J.Wen, a new combination in Araliaceae. Adansonia 23: 311-314.

Lu Lianli, M.Cheek and M. Jebb (2001) Nepenthaceae in Flora of China Volume 8: 198. Missouri Botanic Gardens, St. Louis.

Jebb, M. H. P. & S. Andrews (2001). Plant portraits: 425. Bursaria spinosa (Pittosporaceae). Curtis's Bot. Mag. 18(3): 163-169

Cheek. M., & M. H. P. Jebb, & M. (2001). Nepenthaceae. Flora Malesiana. Volume 15 pp.164. Foundation Flora Malesiana, Leiden.

Scannell, M. J. P. & M. H. P. Jebb. (2000) Flora of Connemara and the Burren - Records from 1984. Glasra 4: 7-45.

Elgar, M. & M. Jebb. (1999) Nest provisioning in the mud-dauber wasp Sceliphron laetum (F.Smith): body mass and taxa specific prey selection. Behaviour 136: 147-159.

Cheek. M., & M. H. P. Jebb, & M. (1999). Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) in Palawan, Philippines. Kew Bulletin 54: 887-895.

Jebb, M. H. P. (1998). A revision of Trevesia (Araliaceae). Glasra 3: 85-113.

Cheek. M., & M. H. P. Jebb, & M. (1998). Two new Philippine Nepenthes. Kew Bulletin 53: 966.

Jebb, M. H. P. & M. Cheek. (1997). Flora Malesiana Precursorae: A skeletal revision of Nepenthes. Blumea 42:1-105.

NicLughadha, E., M. Cheek, B. Mackinder, M. H. P. Jebb, M. Newman, T. Pennington, M. Watson (1997). Against Bionomenclature. The Systematics Association Newsletter, 6:4-5.

Cheek, M. & M. H. P. Jebb (1996). Carnivorous Plants, in Whitten & Whitten (eds), Plants, Vol.4, Indonesian Heritage Editions, Didier Millet, Singapore.

Tudhope, A. W., G. B. Shimmield, C. P. Chilcott, M. H. P. Jebb, A. E. Fallick, A. N. Dalgleish. (1995) Recent changes in climate in the far western equatorial Pacific and their relationship to the Southern Oscillation; oxygen isotope records from massive corals, Papua New Guinea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 136: 575-590.

Humphreys, W. F., S. M. Awramik & M. H. P. Jebb. (1995) Freshwater biogenic tufa dams in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 78: 43-54.

Cheek, M. & M. H. P. Jebb (1995) Nepenthaceae, in The European Garden Flora, Volume 4: 80 - 87.

Jebb, M. H. P. and J. K. Lowry. (1995) Natural history of Madang Lagoon with an appendix to collecting localities. Records of the Australian Museum, supplement 22:1-24.

Scheltema, A. and M. H. P. Jebb. (1994) Natural History of a Solenogaster Mollusc, from Papua New Guinea, Epimenia australis (Thiele) (Aplacophora, Neomeniomorpha). Journal of Natural History 28(6): 1297-1318.

Lovelock, C. E., M. H. P. Jebb, C. B. Osmond. (1994) Photoinhibition and recovery in tropical plant species: response to disturbance. Oecologia 97:297-307.

Allen, G. R. & M. H. P. Jebb. (1993) A collection of fishes from the Upper Purari River system, Papua New Guinea, with descriptions of two new species (Terapontidae and Eleotrididae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 4(3):233-240.

Letourneau, D. K., F. Arias, M. H. P. Jebb (1993). Coping with Enemy-Filled Space: Herbivores on Endospermum in Papua New Guinea. Biotropica 25(1):95-99.

Jebb, M. H. P. (1993) Anthorrhiza camilla - A new species of Rubiaceous ant-plant. Blumea 37(2):341-344.

Huxley, C. R. & M. H. P. Jebb. (1993) The tuberous epiphytes of the Rubiaceae 5: A revision of Myrmecodia. Blumea 37 (2): 271-334.

Jebb, M. H. P. (1993) Aristolochia in New Guinea. Christensen Research Institute, PNG. Publication No.8, pp.51.

Jebb, M. H. P. (1992) Edible Barringtonias. Kew Magazine (Curtis’s Botanical Magazine) 9(4):164-180.

Jebb, M. H. P. (1992) A note on collections of Aristolochia. Science in New Guinea 18: 22.

Jebb, M. H. P. (1991) An account of Nepenthes in New Guinea. Science in New Guinea 17: 7-54.

Jebb, M. H. P. (1991) The tuberous epiphytes of the Rubiaceae 4: A revision of Squamellaria. Blumea 36: 53-61.

Huxley, C. R. & M. H. P. Jebb. (1991) The tuberous epiphytes of the Rubiaceae 3: A revision of Myrmephytum to include Myrmedoma. Blumea 36: 43-52.

Huxley, C. R. & M. H. P. Jebb. (1991) The tuberous epiphytes of the Rubiaceae 2: The new genus Anthorrhiza. Blumea 36: 21-41.

Huxley, C. R. & M. H. P. Jebb. (1991) The tuberous epiphytes of the Rubiaceae 1: A new subtribe - The Hydnophytinae. Blumea 36: 1-20.

Huxley, C. R. & M. H. P. Jebb. (1990) New taxa in the myrmecophilous Psychotrieae (Rubiaceae). Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60:420-421.

Jebb, M. H. P. (1991) Tuber Structure in the Rubiaceous Ant-plants, in Ant- plant Interactions. eds. C. R. Huxley & D. F. Cutler. Oxford University Press. 374-389.

Jebb, M. H. P. (1989) Some observations on Nepenthes in Papua New Guinea, in The Carnivorous Plants, B. E. Juniper, R. J. Robins and D. M. Joel, 314-316, Academic press, London.

Dr. Noeleen Smyth
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Telephone: +353 1 8040327
e-mail: noeleen.smyth at

Noeleen Smyth holds an Honours Degree in Botany and a Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College Dublin, a Diploma in Amenity Horticulture from the National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin and a Diploma in Horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society. She has completed a Ph.D. at Trinity College Dublin on invasive species control and restoration of the threatened native flora of Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. Before working with the National Botanic Gardens she worked with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, BEC Consultants, and Natura Environmental Consultants and as a Horticulturalist both at the National Botanic Gardens and Talbot Botanic Garden, Malahide Castle. She has also carried out botanical research in Uganda, Guyana and Pitcairn Island and participated on plant expeditions to Belize, Bhutan, China and Jordan.

Research Interests


2008 PhD. Syzygium jambos (L). Alston (Myrtaceae) control, and conservation restoration and monitoring, of the threatened native flora of Pitcairn Island, South Central Pacific. University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
2004 Dip. Stats. University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
2002 B.A. Mod. Botany University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 2
1993 Dip. Hort. Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB
1991 Dip. Amenity Hort. Teagasc, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

Campbell, C., Kelly, D.L., Smyth, N., Lockhart, N. and Holyoak, D.T., 2016. Genetic variation in the Red-Listed moss Ditrichum cornubicum Paton (Ditrichaceae) and implications for its conservation. Journal of Bryology, pp.1-11.

Smyth, N., Nienhuis, C., Muldoon, C, & Lynn, D. (2015) Conservation assessment and monitoring methods for the Annex V Clubmoss group ( Lycopodium spp. ) in Ireland. Irish Wildlife Manual s, No. 86. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Ní Dhúill, E., Smyth, N., Waldren, S. & Lynn, D. (2015 ) Monitoring methods for the Killarney Fern ( Trichomanes speciosum Willd.) in Ireland. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 82 . National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts , Heritage and the Gaeltacht , Ireland.

Smyth, N. (2013) Control of Hottentot Fig (Carpobrotus edulis) on Howth Head, Dublin. in van Ham, C., Genovesi, P., Scalera, R. (2013). Invasive alien species: the urban dimension, Case studies on strengthening local action in Europe. Brussels, Belgium: IUCN European Union Representative Office p. 57.

Smyth, N. (2013) Global and National Strategies Plant Conservation and their implications for Public, Private and Botanic Gardens. Moorea. The Journal of the Irish Garden Plant Society. Vol 16. p29.

Smyth, N., Armstrong, C., Jebb M. and Booth, A. (2013) Implementing target 10 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland: Managing two invasive non-native species for plant diversity in Ireland. Sibbaldia 11: 125-141.

Smyth,N. 2011. Are you selling aliens? Pp: 10-11. Growtrade Magazine- serving Ireland’s Horticulture Industry. July 2011. Pilot Issue.

Moorhead,A. & Smyth,N. 2011. Pitcairn Islands. Forests of the Pacific Islands-Foundations for a sustainable future. Pp.122-126. Secretariat of the Pacific Community. ISBN:978-982-00-0488-7.

Smyth,N., Waldren,S. & Kingston, N. 2010. Abutilon pitcairnense.Malvaceae. Plant in Peril,35. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine VoL. 27.Part 4.

Smyth, N. 2010. Plant conservation-Invasive species control and forest restoration on Pitcairn Island, South Central Pacific. Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-8383-3556-8

Kingston, N., & Smyth, N. 2009. Pitcairn. In Encyclopedia of Islands edited by R.G. Gillespie & D.A. Clague. Pp.744-747. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-25649-1.

Waldren, S., Kingston, N., Smyth, N., Warren, J. & Warren, C. 2005. Integrated plant conservation on Pitcairn Island, South Central Pacific Ocean. Journal of Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Special Biodiversity Issue 2(1): 22-24.

Kingston, N., Waldren, W. & Smyth, N. 2004. Conservation genetics and ecology of Angiopteris chauliodonta (Marratiaceae), a critically endangered fern from Pitcairn Island, South central Pacific. Biological Conservation 117: 309-319.

Waldren, S., Kingston, N., Smyth, N., Warren, J. & Warren, C. 2004. Plant conservation activities on Pitcairn Island. Flora English Nature. Summer 2004:14-15.


2008 Conservation Botanist, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
2006-2007 Wildlife Officer, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Ely Place, Dublin 2.
2004–2006 Ecological Consultant, Botanical, Environmental & Conservation Consultants, 27 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.
2002-2004 Postgraduate Research Student, Botany Department, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
2002 Ecological Consultant Natura Environmental consultants, Broomhall Business Park, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow.
1998-2002 B. A. Mod. Botany Student
1994-1998 Horticulturalist, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
1991-1994 Horticulturalist, Talbot Botanic Gardens, Malahide Castle, Malahide, Co. Dublin.

2001 Edge Prize Botany Department Trinity College Dublin
1991 Royal Dublin Society Award Horticultural Student of the Year
1990 Dublin Co. Council Award Horticultural Student of the Year
1990 Dublin Corporation Award Horticultural Student of the Year

2011 Mayo Co. Council. Pilot control methods and survey of Gunnera tinctoria on Claire Island Cliffs, Co. Mayo.
2011 Heritage Council. Grant M01247. Control of invasive Hottentot fig (Carpobrotus edulis) in the Republic of Ireland.
2010 Heritage Council. Grant M00316. Control of Hottentot fig (Carpobrotus edulis) on Howth Head, Co. Dublin.
2009 Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund. Project 0925702. Yellow Fatu (Abutilon pitcairnense).
2008 Environment, Heritage & Local Government CSM22/09. Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland.
2008 Environment, Heritage & Local Government CSM22/08. Conservation and monitoring of Killarney Fern and other legally protected Fern Allies in Ireland.
2009 UK Overseas Territories Pitcairn representative at the Cayman Island UKOT conference “Making the right connections”.
2008 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Travel Bursary to participate on an expedition to remote areas of Bhutan, Central Himalayas.
2002 Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) Postgraduate PhD. Funding Award.
2002 Royal Horticultural Society Travel Grant to participate on Glasnevin Central China Expedition
2001 Royal Horticultural Society Travel Grant to participate on Tropical Biology Association Course in Uganda, Africa.
2001 Merlin Trust Travel Award Travel Grant for expedition to Guyana, South America.
1995-2000 Merlin Trust and Royal Horticultural Society Travel Grants for plant collecting expeditions to Belize, Central America.

Mr. Howard Fox
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Telephone: +353 1 8040325
e-mail: at

Howard Fox is a botanist with recognition and identification skills for lichens and mushrooms, which he developed over twenty years of taxonomic curiosity and field work in Ireland. He worked for 9 years as a botanist in the herbarium at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin before starting a studentship on epiphyte biodiversity. He has now returned to the National Botanic Gardens and continues his curatorial responsabilities in the DBN herbarium.
He has travelled extensively in Ireland and Northern Ireland working with Maria Cullen on a botanical exploration team surveying the landscape for lichens and fungi. This research work expanded the knowledge of the floristic botany or Ireland, by the production of species checklists of biodiversity of conservation designated and other lands.

Research Interests

His interests closely follow his printed publications and presentations. He has contributed numerous plant records to herbaria and databases. He has made many conservation site species lists from botanical field outings and site surveys.


1992 B.A. (Moderatorship in Botany) Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

2010 – on. Botanist, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
2007 – 2009. Researcher / Postgraduate student, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2.
1998 – 2007. Botanist, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
1995 – 1998. Botanist / Environmental Consultant.
1995. Researcher, International Mycological Institute, CABI, Egham, UK.
1993 – 1995. Ecologist, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin 2.
1992 – 1993. Botanist / Environmental Consultant.

Fox HF. and M. Cullen 2014. A review of Lichenology in Saint Lucia including a lichen checklist. Harvard Papers in Biology 19: 1-22.

Fox HF. 2011. Synopsis of the taxonomic richness of genera of rusts (Uredinales) in Ireland

Fox H, Kelly D. 2008. Epiphyte diversity in plantation and native forests. EnviroNews 16: 5

Brodeková L, Gilmer A, Dowding P, Fox H, Guttová A. 2006. An Assessment of Epiphytic Lichen Diversity and Environmental Quality in Knocksink Wood Nature Reserve, Ireland . Biology and Environment 106B (3); 215-223.

Cullen M & Fox HF. 2006. Ecological Study of the Countryside Habitats in County Fingal - Phase III – Woodland Fungi - Fingal County Council,197 pp.

Fox HF. 2004. Checklist of the Lichens and lichenicolous fungi of Ireland.

Fox HF. 2001. Lichen herbarium resources in Ireland . In Rushton BS, Hackney P & Tyrie CR, eds. Biological Collections & Biodiversity. Linnean Society, Systematics Association and Ulster Museum, Belfast . pp 55-68.

Fox HF. 2001. 'The liverwort flora of the British Isles'. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 25: 307-308. (book review)

Fox HF, Cullen M, Little DJ, Ciaurriz P, Ryan D, Dwyer R, Boyle GM. 2001. Vegetation Monitoring and Survey of Brackloon Wood, Westport, Co. Mayo. Forest Ecosystem Research Group report 31: i-vii, 1-90.

Fox HF. 2001. Census catalogue of the lichenicolous fungi of Ireland.

Fox HF. 2001. New records of Ascomycetes from bogs in Ireland . Irish Naturalists' Journal 26(12): 477-478.

O’Connor, JP & Fox HF. 2000. The Horse Chestnut Scale Pulvinaria regalis Canard (Hemiptera: Coccidae) new to Ireland . Entomologists Gazette 51: 145-146.

Fox HF & Scannell MJP. 2000. Isaac Carroll (1828-1880): a catalogue of lichens collected in Scandinavia in 1863 housed in the Herbarium, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin . Glasra 4: 63-84. PDF.

Fox HF. 2000. Lichenicolous fungi from Ireland. In: The Fourth International Association for Lichenology Symposium, Progress and Problems in Lichenology at the Turn of the Millennium. Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona , pp. (unpaginated addendum).

Fox HF. 1999. Lichens of three mine sites in Co. Wicklow, Ireland . Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 99B(1): 67-71.

Fox HF. 1998. 'The conservation of lower plants in woodland' by N.G. Hodgetts. Irish Naturalists’ Journal 26 (1-2): 67-68.(book review)

Fox HF. 1998. Summer 1998 field meeting in Connemara, Ireland . British Lichen Society Bulletin 83: 30-36.

Fox HF. 1997. Parasitic fungi growing on lichens in an orchard. British Lichen Society Bulletin 81: 1-2.

Fox HF. 1996. 'Marine algae of Northern Ireland'. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 19: 208-210.(book review)

Fox HF. 1994. AA Glovebox Atlas Ireland . – Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 17: 215-217

Fox HF, Grant PJ & Moore CR. 1994. Octospora musci-muralis Graddon (Ascomycotina: Humariaceae) in Ireland . Irish Naturalists’ Journal 24(9): 378-379.

Fox HF & Lonergan J. 1993. Pseudoplectania sphagnophila (Pers.) Kreisel (Ascomycotina: Sarcotomataceae) in Ireland . Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 16: 52-56.

Honours and Awards

President (2003-2004) Dublin Naturalists Field Club
Editor (1998-2005) Dublin Naturalists Field Club newsletter
COFORD Award for best conference speaker on forestry, ENVIRON Dundalk 2008

Educational Outreach

Botanical fieldtrips in Ireland with various societies and organisations (Dublin Naturalists Field Club, DNFC fungus working group, Irish Mycological Society, Wexford Field Club, Northern Ireland Fungus Group, British Lichen Society, British Bryological Society, British Mycological Society, Belfast Naturalists Field Club, Macroom Environmental Group, Offaly Field Club, Galway Naturalists, Irish Wildlife Trust, Wicklow Mountains National Park, BioBlitz, National Biodiversity Data Centre, National Trust for Northern Ireland)