Genetic conservation publications

Kubasiewicz, L M, Quine, C P, Summers, R W, Coope, R, Cottrell, J E, A’Hara, S W and Park, K J. (2017) Non-invasive genotyping and spatial mark-recapture methods to estimate European pine marten density in forested landscapes. HYSTRIX - The Italian Journal of Mammalogy. Accepted for publication.

Richard Whittet, Stephen Cavers, Joan Cottrell, Cristina Rosique-Esplugas, Richard Ennos (2017) Substantial variation in the timing of pollen production reduces reproductive synchrony between distant populations of Pinus sylvestris L. in Scotland. Ecology & Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3154

P. M. Evans, A. C. Newton, E. Cantarello, P. Martin, N. Sanderson, D. L. Jones, N. Barsoum, J. E. Cottrell, S. W. A'Hara, L. Fuller (2017) Thresholds of biodiversity and ecosystem function in a forest ecosystem undergoing dieback. Scientific Reports 7(1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-06082-6

Kevin Donnelly, Joan Cottrell, Richard A. Ennos, Stephen Cavers (2016) Reconstructing the plant mitochondrial genome for marker discovery: a case study using Pinus. Molecular Ecology Resources DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12646.

Richard Whittet, Stephen Cavers, Joan Cottrell and Richard Ennos (2016) Seed sourcing for woodland creation in an era of uncertainty: an analysis of the options for Great Britain. Forestry doi:10.1093/forestry/cpw037

Duncan S. Procter, Joan E. Cottrell, Kevin Watts, Stuart W. A’Hara, Michael Hofreiter and Elva J. H. Robinson (2016) Does cooperation mean kinship between spatially discrete ant nests? Ecology & Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2590

Richard Whittet, Joan Cottrell, Stephen Cavers, Mireia Pecurulc, Richard Ennos (2016) Supplying trees in an era of environmental uncertainty: Identifying challenges faced by the forest nursery sector in Great Britain. Land Use Policy,58: 415-426.

R. Axel W. Wiberg, Andrew R. Scobie, Stuart W. A'Hara, Richard A. Ennos, Joan E. Cottrell (2016) The genetic consequences of long term habitat fragmentation on a self-incompatible clonal plant, Linnaea borealis L. Biological Conservation 201:405-413

de Vries, S.M.G., Alan, M., Bozzano, M., Burianek, V., Collin, E., Cottrell, J., Ivankovic, M., Kelleher, C.T., Koskela, J., Rotach, P., Vietto, L. and Yrjänä, L. (2015) Pan-European strategy for genetic conservation of forest trees and establishment of a core network of dynamic conservation units. Publ. European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN), Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. ISBN 10: 978-92-9255-029-5.

Kevin Watts, Tytti Vanhala, Thomas Connolly, Joan Cottrell (2016) Striking the right balance between site and landscape-scale conservation actions for a woodland insect within a highly fragmented landscape: A landscape genetics perspective.Biological Conservation 195: 146-155.

Kevin Donnelly, Stephen Cavers, Joan E. Cottrell, Richard A. Ennos (2016) Genetic variation for needle traits in Scots pine ( Pinus sylvestris L.). Tree Genetics & Genomes 12(3) DOI: 10.1007/s11295-016-1000-4

A. Perry, A. Brown, S. Cavers, J. E. Cottrell and R. A. Ennos (2016) Has Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) co-evolved with Dothistroma septosporum in Scotland? Evidence for spatial heterogeneity in the susceptibility of native provenances. Evolutionary Applications DOI: 10.1111/eva.12395

Fady, B., Cottrell, J., Ackzell, L., Alía, R., Muys, B., Prada, A., González-Martínez, S. C., 2015. Forests and global change: what can genetics contribute to the major forest management and policy challenges of the twenty-first century? Regional Environmental Change 16: 927-939

Procter, D.S., Cottrell, J., Watts, K., Robinson E.J.H (2015) Do non-native conifer plantations provide benefits for a native forest specialist, the wood ant Formica lugubris? Forest Ecology and Management 357, 22-32

S. Cavers and J. E. Cottrell (2015) The basis of resilience in forest tree species and its use in adaptive forest management in Britain. 88 (1). 13-26

Gerber, S. Chadoeuf, J. Gugerli, F. Lascoux, M. Buiteveld, J. Cottrell J. et al.(2014)High rates of gene flow by pollen and seed in oak populations across Europe. PlosOne. January 2014 | Volume 9 | Issue 1 | e85130 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085130

Tytti Vanhala, Kevin Watts, Stuart A’Hara & Joan Cottrell (2014) Population genetics of Formica aquilonia wood ants in Scotland: the effects of long-term forest fragmentation and recent reforestation. Conservation Genetics DOI 10.1007/s10592-014-0584-1

Telford, A., Cavers, S. , Ennos, R. A. & Cottrell, J.E. 2014. Protecting our forests: variation in resistance to pests and pathogens. Forestry. DOI 10.1093/forestry/cpu012

Hubert, J. & Cottrell J. 2014 Establishing and managing gene conservation units. Forestry Commission Practice Note 021

Vanhala, T. and Cottrell, J. E. (in press). Development of microsatellite markers for the wood cricket, Nemobius sylvestris (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). Mol. Ecol. Notes.

Telford, A., Cavers, S. , Ennos, R. A. & Cottrell, J.E. 2014. Protecting our forests: variation in resistance to pests and pathogens. Forestry. DOI 10.1093/forestry/cpu01

Charlotte Bickler, Stuart A’Hara, Joan Cottrell, Lucy Rogers & Jon Bridle 2013. Characterisation of thirteen polymorphic microsatellite markers for cowslip (Primula veris L.) developed using a 454 sequencing approach. Conservation Genet Resources 5:1135-1137.

Matti J. Salmela , Stephen Cavers , Joan E. Cottrell , Glenn R. Iason Richard A. Ennos 2013. Spring phenology shows genetic variation among and within populations in seedlings of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in the Scottish Highlands. Plant Ecology & Diversity DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2013.795627.

S A'Hara & J Cottrell (2013). Development and characterisation of ten polymorphic microsatellite markers for the pine-tree lappet moth Dendrolimus pini (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) . Conservation Genetics Resources 5: 1135-1137.

A’Hara, S.W., Scobie, A.R., Broome, A., Long, D. & Cottrell, J.E (In press). Development of microsatellite markers in twinflower (Linnaea borealis L.), a rare Scottish pinewood plant. Molecular Ecology Resources

Salmela, M.J., Cavers, S.,  Cottrell, J.E., Iason, G.R. &  Ennos, R.A. (2011). Seasonal patterns of photochemical capacity and spring phenology reveal genetic differentiation among native Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) populations in Scotland. Forest Ecology and Management, 262, 1020-1029.

Salmela, M.J., Cavers, S., Wachowiak, W., Cottrell, J.E., Iason, G.R. & Ennos, R.A. (2010). Understanding the evolution of native pinewoods in Scotland will benefit their future management and conservation. Forestry, 83, 535-545.

de Carvalho, D., Ingvarsson, P.K., Joseph, J., Suter, L., Sedivy, C., Macaya-Sanz, D., Cottrell, J., Heinze, B., Schanzer, S. & Lexer, C.  (2010). Admixture facilitates adaptation from standing variation in the European aspen (Populus tremula L.), a widespread forest tree. Molecular Ecology 19, 1638–1650.

Sutherland, B.G., Belaj, A., Nier, S., Cottrell, J.E., Vaughan, S.P, Hubert, J. & Russell, K. (2010). Molecular biodiversity and population structure in common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) in Britain; implications for conservation. Molecular Ecology. 19, 2196-2211.

A’Hara, S., Samuel, S. & Cottrell, J. (2009). The role of DNA fingerprinting in the conservation of the native black poplar. British Wildlife, December 2009 110-115.

Cottrell, J.E., Vaughan, S.P., Connolly, T., Sing L., Moodley, D.J. & Russell, K. (2009). Contemporary pollen flow, characterization of the maternal ecological neighbourhood and mating patterns in wild cherry (Prunus avium L.). Heredity 103 (2) 118-128.

A'Hara, S.W., Hancock, M. Piertney, S.B. & Cottrell, J.E. (2009). The development of a molecular assay to distinguish droppings of black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) from those of capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) and red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus). Wildlife Biology. 15 (3) 328-337.

Jensen, J. Larsen, A., Nielsen, L. & Cottrell, J. (2009). Hybridization between Quercus robur and Q. petraea in a mixed oak stand in Denmark. Annals of Forest Science 66 706-717.

Vanhala, T. & Cottrell, J. E. (2008). Development of microsatellite markers for the wood cricket, Nemobius sylvestris (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 1340-1343.

Vanhala, T. and Cottrell, J. E. (2008). Development of microsatellite markers for the wood cricket, Nemobius sylvestris (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). Mol. Ecol. Notes.


Smulders, M.J.M., Cottrell, J. E., Lefèvre, F., van der Schoot, J., Arens, P., Vosman, B., Tabbener, H. E., Grassi, F., Fossati, T., Castiglione, S., Krystufek, V., Fluch, S., Burg, K., Vornam, B., Pohl, A., Gebhardt, K., Alba, N., Agúndez, D., Maestro, C., Novitol, E., Volosyanchuk, R. T., Pospíšková, M., Bordács, S., Bovenschen, J., van Dam, B. C., Koelewijn, H. P., Halfmaerten, D., Ivens, B., van Slycken, J., Vanden Broeck, A., Storme, V. and Boerjan, W. (2008). Structure of the genetic diversity in Black poplar (Populus nigra L.) populations across European river systems: consequences for conservation and restoration. Forest Ecology and Management, 255, 1388-1399.

Vaughan, S.P., Cottrell, J. E., Moodley, D.J., Connolly, T. and Russell, K. (2007). Clonal structure and recruitment in British wild cherry (Prunus avium L). Forest Ecology and Management., 242, 419-430.

Vaughan, S.P., Cottrell, J.E., Moodley, D.J., Connolly, T. and Russell, K. (2007). Distribution of fine scale genetic structure in British wild cherry (Prunus avium L.) Heredity, 98, 274-283.

Hubert, J. & Cottrell, J. (2007). The role of forest genetic resources in helping British forests respond to the effects of climate change (PDF-959K) . Foresty Commission Information Note 86, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh, pp 1-12.

Lowe, A., Unsworth, C., Gerber, S., Davies, S. White, A., Munro, R., Kelleher, C., King, A., Brewer, S. and 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, Special Issue 'Atlantic Oakwoods', pp59-82.

Vanden Broeck, A.N., Cottrell, J.E., Quataert, P., Breyne, P., Storme, V., Boerjan, W. and Van Slycken, J. (2006). Paternity analysis of Populus nigra L. offspring in a Belgian plantation of native and exotic poplars Annals of Forest Science 63: 783-790.

Hubert, J.D. and Cundall, E.P. (2006). Choosing provenance in broadleaved trees (PDF-1620K) . Forestry Commission Information Note 82, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh, 12pp.

Stewart, J., Rendell, S., Hubert, J.D. and Boshier, D. (2006); Ash in Britain: translating research results into practical guidelines for sustainable use. Quarterly Journal of Forestry, 100(3), 201-208.

Keary, K., A'Hara, S., Whitaker, H. and Cottrell, J. (2005). Assessment of genetic variation in black poplar in Ireland using microsatellites. Irish Forestry 62, 6-18.

Cottrell, J.E., Krystufek, V., Tabbener, H.E., Milner, A., Connelly, T. Sing, L., Fluch, S., Burg, K., Lefèvre, F. Achard, P. Bordács, S., Gebhardt, K., Vornam, B., Smulders R., Vanden Broeck, A.H., Van Slycken, J., Storme, V., Boerjan, W., Castiglione, S. Fossati, T., Alba, N., Agúndez, D., Maestro, C., Novitol, E., Bovenschen, J. and van Dam, B. (2005). Post glacial migration of Populus nigra L: lessons learnt from chloroplast DNA. For. Ecol. Manag., 206, 71-90.

Hubert, J.D. (2005). Selecting the right provenance of oak for planting in Britain (PDF-814K). Forestry Commission Information Note 77, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh, 8pp.

Storme, V., Boejeran, W., Vanden Broeck, A.H., Ivens, B., Halfmaerten, D., Van Slycken, J, Castiglione, S., Grassi, F., Fossati, T., Cottrell, J.E., Tabbener, H.E., Lefevre, F., Imbert, E., Fluch, S., Krustufek, V., Burg, K., Bordacs, S., Gebhardt, K., Vornam, B., Pohl, A., Alba, N., Bovenschen, J., van Dam, B., van der Schoot, J., Vosman, B. and Smulders, M.J.M. (2004). Ex situ conservation of black poplar in Europe: duplications and diversity in nine genebank collections and their use for conservation and nature development. Theoretical & Applied Genetics, 108, 969-981.

Vanden Broeck, A.H., Storme, V., Cottrell, J.E., Boejeran, W., Van Bockstaele, E., Quatert, P. and Van Slycken, J. (2004). Gene flow between cultivated poplars and native black poplar (Populus nigra L.): a case study along the Meuse on the Dutch-Belgian border. For. Ecol. Manag. , 197, 307-310.

Tabbener, H.E. and Cottrell, J.E. (2003). The use of PCR based DNA markers to study paternity of poplar seedlings. For. Ecol. Manag. 179, 363-376.

Cottrell, J.E., Munro, R.C., Tabbener, H.E., Gillies, A.C.M., Forrest, G.I., Deans, J.D. and Lowe, A.J. (2002). Distribution of chloroplast DNA variation in British oaks (Quercus robur and Q. petraea):the influence of postglacial colonisation and human management. For. Ecol. Manag. 156,181-196.

Kremer, A., Dupouey, J. L., Deans, J. D., Cottrell, J., Csaikl, U., Finkeldey, R., Espinel, S., Jensen, J., Kleinschmit , J. Van Dam, B. Ducousso , A. Forrest , I. Lopez de Heredia , U. Lowe , A. J., Tutkova ,  M., Munro , R. C., Steinhoff , S. and Badeau V. (2002). Leaf  morphological differentiation between Quercus robur and Quercus petraea is stable across western European mixed oak stands. Annals of Forest Science, 59, 777-787.

Cottrell, J.E., Munro, R.C., Tabbener, H.E., Milner, A.D., Forrest, G.I. and Lowe, A. (2002). Comparisons of fine scale genetic structure within two British oakwoods using microsatellites; impacts of recolonisation dynamics and past management. For. Ecol & Manag. 176, 287-303.

Cottrell, J.E., Munro, R.C., Tabbener, H.E., Milner, A.D., Forrest, G.I. and Lowe, A. (2002). Comparisons of fine scale genetic structure within two British oakwoods using microsatellites; impacts of recolonisation dynamics and past management. Forest Ecology & Management 176, 287-303.

Cottrell, J.E, Forrest, G. I. and White, I.M.S. (1997b). The use of RAPD analysis to study diversity in British black poplar (Populus nigra L. (Pursch) W. Wettst. (Salicaceae) in Great Britain. Watsonia, 21, 305-312.