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Academic article
  • 2020. Diversification in evolutionary arenas—Assessment and synthesis. Ecology and Evolution. 6163-6182.
  • 2019. Leaps and bounds: geographical and ecological distance constrained the colonisation of the Afrotemperate by Erica. BMC Evolutionary Biology.
  • 2019. Floral Color, Anthocyanin Synthesis Gene Expression and Control in Cape Erica Species. Frontiers in Plant Science.
  • 2019. An approach to determining anthocyanin synthesis enzyme gene expression in an evolutionary context: an example from Erica plukenetii. Annals of Botany. 121-130.
  • 2020. Remarkable insights into processes shaping African tropical tree diversity. 100094. 100094. .
  • 2020. Sjokolade!
Academic lecture
  • 2019. “May you live in interesting times” On interesting problems in species level phylogenomics, and the rapid species radiation in Cape Erica (Ericaceae).
  • 2019. Erica phylogeny: Present and future .
Other presentation
  • 2019. Epledag i Botanisk hage.
Popular scientific article
  • 2020. Small differences, big secrets. Veld & Flora. 26-31.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Selected publications:

Pirie, M. D., Kandziora, M., Nürk, N. M., Le Maitre, N. C., Mugrabi de Kuppler, A., Gehrke, B., Oliver, E. G. H., & Bellstedt, D. U. 2019. Leaps and bounds: geographical and ecological distance constrained the colonisation of the Afrotemperate by Erica. BMC Evol. Biol., 19: 222. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-019-1545-6

Pirie, M. D., Maas, P. J. M., Wilschut, R., Melchers-Sharrott, H., & Chatrou, L. 2018. Parallel diversifications of Cremastosperma and Mosannona (Annonaceae), tropical rainforest trees tracking Neogene upheaval of the South American continent. R Soc Open Sci., 5(1): 171561. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098%2Frsos.171561

Kadlec, M., Bellstedt, D. U., Le Maitre, N. C., & Pirie, M. D. 2017. Targeted NGS for species level phylogenomics: ‘made to measure’ or ‘one size fits all’? PeerJ 5:e3569 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3569

Pirie, M.D., Oliver, E.G.H., Mugrabi de Kuppler, A., Gehrke, B., Le Maitre, N.C., Kandziora, M., & Bellstedt, D.U. (2016). The biodiversity hotspot as evolutionary hot-bed: spectacular radiation of Erica in the Cape Floristic Region. BMC Evol. Biol. 16, 1-11 http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-016-0764-3

Kadereit, G., Ackerly, D., & Pirie, M.D. (2012). A broader model for C4 photosynthesis evolution in plants inferred from the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae s.s.). Proc. R. Soc. B. 279, 3304-3311 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.0440

Pirie, M.D., & Doyle, J.A. (2012). Dating clades with fossils and molecules: the case of Annonaceae. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 69, 84-116 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01234.x

Pirie, M.D., Humphreys, A.M., Barker, N.P. & Linder, H.P. (2009) Reticulation, data combination and inferring evolutionary history: an example from Danthonioideae. Syst. Biol., 58, 612-628 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syp068