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Dr. Trevor Hodkinson

Associate 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   Forest Genetics   Forest Sciences   Genetic Mapping, Gene Sequence   Genetics   Genomes, Genomics   Molecular Biology   Molecular Genetics   Molecular systematics   Plant biology   Plant systematics   Tissue Culture
 Isolation of low temperature tolerant beneficial fungal root endophytes of crops
 Phylogenetics of paclitaxel biosynthesis genes in Taxus baccata, Taxus hybrids and allies
 Characterisation of lignin and cellulose formation genes in biomass and energy grasses (Poaceae)
 Investigating variation of disease resistance and wood formation genes in willow

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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
Głowacka K, Clark LV , Adhikari S, Peng J , Stewart JR , Nishiwaki A, Yamada T, Jørgensen U, Hodkinson TR , GiffordJ , Juvik JA, Sacks EJ, Genetic variation in Miscanthus ×giganteus and the importance of estimating genetic distance thresholds for differentiating clones, GCB Bioenergy, 7, (2), 2015, p386-404 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brian R. Murphy & Fiona M. Doohan & Trevor R. Hodkinson, Fungal root endophytes of a wild barley species increase yield in a nutrient-stressed barley cultivar, Symbiosis, 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Estep M, McKain MR, Diaz DV, Zhong J, Hodge JG, Hodkinson TR, Layton D, Malcomber S, Pasqueth R, Kellogg EA , Allopolyploidy, diversification, and the Miocene grassland expansion, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 11, edited by 42 , 2014, pp15149-15154 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Jones MB, Finnan J, Hodkinson TR, Morphological and physiological traits for higher biomass production in perennial rhizomatous grasses grown on marginal land, GCB Bioenergy, 7, 2014, p375-385 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
McGrath S, Hodkinson TR, Frohlich A, Grant J, Barth S, Seasonal and genetic variations in water-soluble carbohydrates and other quality traits in ecotypes and cultivars of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization, doi:10.1017/S1479262, 2014, p1 - 12, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Strijk JS, Bone RE, Thébaud C, Buerki S, Fritsch PW, Hodkinson TR, Strasberg D, Timing and tempo of evolutionary diversification in a biodiversity hotspot: Primulaceae on Indian Ocean islands, Journal of Biogeography, 41, 2014, p810 - 822, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Murphy BR, Doohan FM, Hodkinson TR, Yield increase induced by the fungal root endophyte Piriformospora indica in barley grown at low temperature is nutrient limited, Symbiosis, 62, 2014, p29-39 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Thomasset M, Hodkinson TR, Restoux, G, Frascaria-Lacoste N, Douglas GC, Fernandez-Manjarres, JF, Thank you for not flowering: conservation genetics and gene flow analysis of native and non-native populations of Fraxinus (Oleaceae) in Ireland, Heredity, 112, 2014, p596 - 606, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Boonsuk B, Chantaranothai P, Hodkinson TR, A new species and two new taxon records of Digitaria (Poaceae: Panicoideae) for Thailand, Phytotaxa, 161, (4), 2014, p283 - 288, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Soh WK, von Sternburg M, Hodkinson TR, Parnell JAN, Buxus sirindhorniana sp. nov. (Buxaceae), a bicarpellate species from Thailand, Nordic Journal of Botany, 32, 2014, p452-458 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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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 laboratory is currently used by seven postgraduate students with research mainly focussed in fields known as molecular systematics, genetic resource characterisation and population genetics. 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).