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Professor Trevor Hodkinson

Professor (Botany)

PhD University of Birmingham, UK, 1991-1995; Post Doc Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK, 1995-1997; Lecturer in Botany, Trinity College Dublin 1997-2006; Senior Lecturer in Botany, Trinity College Dublin 2006-2011; Associate Professor in Botany, Trinity College Dublin 2011-onwards
  Biodiversity   Biodiversity and Conservation   Chloroplasts   Cytogenetics   Ecological Evolution, Dynamics   Endophytes   Forest Genetics   Forest Sciences   Genetic Mapping, Gene Sequence   Genetics   Genomes, Genomics   Molecular Biology   Molecular Genetics   Molecular systematics   Plant biology   Plant systematics   Plant-fungal interactions   Tissue Culture
 Monitoring and understanding the importance of temporal changes in genome-wide allele frequencies in perennial ryegrass swards
 E-Seed: a sustainable cereal seed endophyte treatment to reduce agricultural chemical costs
 H2020 ETN CerealPath ESR8
 Phylogenetics of paclitaxel biosynthesis genes in Taxus baccata, Taxus hybrids and allies
 Characterizing endophytes from ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) leaves and roots for disease biocontrol

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Editorial Board for Plant Ecology and Diversity 2008 onwards
Editorial board for Journal of Plant Research, Japan 2002-2009
European Expert Evaluator, Framework VII (Knowledge Based Bioeconomy, RTD Programme) 2010-
European Expert Evaluator, Framework VI (INCO-Dev-2) 2004-2008
European Expert Evaluator, Framework V (Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development and Quality of Life RTD Programmes) 1999-2002
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Systematics Association, Society of Systematic Biologists
Sirimongkol, S., Parnell, J.A.N., Hodkinson, T, Middleton, D.J. & Puglisi, C. , Five new species of Henckelia (Gesneriaceae) from Myanmar and Thailand. , Thai Forest Bulletin, 47, 2019, p38 - 54, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
GenoGrass: a low cost, high throughput genotyping platform for perennial ryegrass in, editor(s)Horan, B, Hennessy, D, O'Donovan, M, Kennedy, E, McCarthy, B, Finn, JA, O'Brien, B , Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands. Proceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, 2018, pp842-844 , [Curran, N, Barth, S, Hodkinson, TR, Byrne, S, Milbourne, D], Notes: [ ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Positive plant-fungal interactions in, editor(s)K. J. Willis , State of the World's Fungi. Report., Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew., 2018, pp32 - 39, [Suz LM, Sarasan V, Wearn JA, Bidartondo, MI, Hodkinson, TR, Kowal J, Murphy, BR, Rodriguez RJ, Gange A], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Hodkinson TR, Evolution and taxonomy of the grasses (Poaceae): a model family for the study of species-rich groups, Annual Plant Reviews, 1, 2018, p1 - 39, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Murphy BR, Doohan, FM, Hodkinson TR, From Concept to Commerce: Developing a Successful Fungal Endophyte Inoculant for Agricultural Crops, Journal of Fungi, 4, (24), 2018, p1 - 11, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Arojju, SK, Conaghan, P, Barth, S, Milbourne, D, Casler, MD, Hodkinson, TR, Michel, T, Byrne, S, Genomic prediction of crown rust resistance in Lolium perenne, BMC Genetics, 19, 2018, p35-, Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Suwanphakdee, C, Simpson, DA, Hodkinson, TR, Chantaranothai, P, Typification of Piper species (Piperaceae) in Southeast Asia, especially Thailand, Kew Bulletin, 73, 2018, p33-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Sungkaew, S, Hodkinson, TR, Xia, N, Teerawatananon, A , Chimonocalamus auriculatus, one more new temperate woody bamboo species of the genus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Arundinarieae) described from Thailand, Phytotaxa, 357, (1), 2018, p66-70 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Murphy, BR, Doohan, FM, Hodkinson TR, Matching source and sink: An environmentally tailored fungal endophyte consortium increases yield in three field-grown barley cultivars, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 4, 2018, p1 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Zhao, D, Parnell, JAN, Hodkinson, TR, Typification of names in Camellia (Theaceae), II, Phytotaxa, 351, (1), 2018, p93-95 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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CT Kelleher, TR Hodkinson, DL Kelly, GC Douglas, Irish oak - genetic diversity and the Iberian connection, Coford Connects , 18, 2010, p1 - 4, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Douglas GC, Fernandez, JF, Hodkinson TR, Frascaria-Lacoste N, Thomasset M, Keeping Irish trees pure, Science Spin, 31, 2009, p10 - 11, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
S Barth, S McGrath, A Fröhlich, TR Hodkinson , The importance of diversity, T Research, 2, 2007, p22 - 23, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Douglas GC, Abbott J, Hodkinson TR, Genetic quality determination in vegetatively propagated plants using microsatellites, European COST Action 843, Heraklion Crete, 2004, pp18 - 21, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Kelleher CT, Martin JR, Hodkinson TR, Kelly DL, Douglas G, Investigating genetic variation of Irish oak populations using chloroplast DNA analysis, Teagasc, Horticulture and Farm Forestry Series, 31, 2003, p1 - 23, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hook, I., Visdal-Johnsen, L. & Hodkinson, T., Diversity of morphological and chemical characteristics of yew species, Phytochemical Society of Europe (Young Scientists), Gargnano., 2002, Notes: [Abstract P39], Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Flannery ML, Mitchell FJG, Hodkinson TR, Kavanagh T, Dowding P, Coyne S, Burke JI, Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified crops, In Research Report 2001: Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, 2002, p64 - 66, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hodkinson TR, Discovering new botanical riches in a Guyanese rainforest: Department of Botany Summer Field Course 2001, Trinity Today, 7, 2002, p18 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Kelleher CT, Walsh D, Hodkinson TR, Kelly DL, Douglas G, Genetic variation of Irish oak: first ever in-depth analysis of genetic variation in native Irish trees, COFORD Forestry and Wood Update, 2, (6), 2002, p4 - 5, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Savolainen V, Salamin N & Hodkinson TR, Supertrees, Kew Scientist, 21, 2002, p5 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 2005
Most-Cited Paper Award 2005, Journal of Plant Research (as first author) 2005
Winner of the Ernst Mayr Award, Society of Systematic Botanists (as second author) 2004
Winner of annual Journal of Plant Research Best Paper Award, 50,000 Yen (as first author) 2001
My research is mainly focussed in fields known as molecular systematics, genetic resource characterisation and endophyte biology. I have specialist knowledge of the grass family and of forest tree genetics. I collaborate with a number of national (Department of Agriculture, Teagasc) and international institutions (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK; University of Lausanne).