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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; Professor in Botany, Trinity College Dublin 2016-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
 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 the Nordic Journal of Botany 2018-2020
Editorial Board for Plant Ecology and Diversity 2008 -2018
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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Sarapan A, Hodkinson TR, Suwanphakdee C, Assessment of Morphological, Anatomical and Palynological Variation in the Medicinal Plant Disporopsis longifolia Craib (Asparagaceae) for Botanical Quality Control, Plants, 12(2), 2023, p259-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Soldi, E, Tiley, A, O'Hanlon, R, Murphy, BR, & Hodkinson, TR, Ash Dieback and Other Pests and Pathogens of Fraxinus on the Island of Ireland, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy , 122, (2), 2022, p85-122 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Soldi E, Fuller E, Tiley AMM, Murchie AK, Hodkinson TR, First Report of the Ash Sawfly, Tomostethus nigritus, Established on Fraxinus excelsior in the Republic of Ireland, Insects, 13, (1), 2022, p6-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Byrne T, Farrelly N, Kelleher C, Hodkinson TR, Byrne SL, Barth S, Genetic diversity and structure of a diverse population of Picea sitchensis using genotyping-by-sequencing, Forests, 19, (9), 2022, p1511-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Zhao, D-W., Hodkinson, TR and Parnell, JA , Phylogenetics of global Camellia (Theaceae) based on three nuclear regions and its implications for systematics and evolutionary history. , Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 2022, p , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Høyer AK, Jørgensen HJL, Hodkinson TR, Jensen B. , Fungal Endophytes Isolated from Elymus repens, a Wild Relative of Barley, Have Potential for Biological Control of Fusarium culmorum and Pyrenophora teres in Barley. , Pathogens, 11, (10), 2022, p1097-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Suwanphakdee, C., Hodkinson, T. R., & Chantaranothai, P. , New species and a revision of the genus Peperomia (Piperaceae) in Thailand., Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 50, (2), 2022, p104 - 119, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Persistency, yield, and silage quality of Festulolium cultivars over a consecutive five-year period under a mild Atlantic climate in, editor(s)David Kopecký, Arkadiusz Kosmala , Festulolium from the Nature to Modern Breeding Festulolium from the Nature to Modern Breeding, Czech Republic, Palacký University Olomouc, 2021, pp89 - 108, [Curran N, D Grogan, D Milbourne, SL Byrne, E O'Riordan, M Hanley, J Grant,TR Hodkinson, S.Barth], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
McKeon-Bennett MMP, Hodkinson TR , Sphagnum moss as a novel growth medium in sustainable indoor agriculture systems, Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health, 22, 2021, p100269 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Høyer AK, Hodkinson TR. , Hidden Fungi: Combining Culture-Dependent and -Independent DNA Barcoding Reveals Inter-Plant Variation in Species Richness of Endophytic Root Fungi in Elymus repens. , Journal of Fungi, 7, (6), 2021, p466 , Notes: [. Journal of Fungi. 2021; 7(6):466.], 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).