Dr Malcolm Penn

Dr Malcolm Penn

GIS Manager

Department: Core Research Laboratories
Division: Digitisation Centre
Contact: email
Phone: 02079425523

Specialisms

Georeferencing, Biodiversity, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Geography and Biogeography, Remote Sensing, Spatial data

Summary

Malcolm is the GIS manager/specialist at the Natural History Museum, London. He has led and collaborated on many GIS based and biodiversity projects throughout the developing world, including Belize, Thailand, UK, Brazil, Costa Rica. etc.,. He is an expert in GIS, geo-referencing, spatial modelling, remote sensing, vegetation classifications, biogeography and biodiversity spatial statistics, as well as providing GIS input to the NHM for both science and non-scientific departments and collaborating both internally and externally to the NHM, in both academic and commercial settings

Publications

Bebber DP, Carine MA, Davidse G, Harris DJ, Haston EM, Penn MG, Cafferty S, Wood JRI, Scotland RW (2012) Big hitting collectors make massive and disproportionate contribution to the discovery of plant species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279 (1736): 2269 - 2274. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2439

Butler RJ, Barrett PM, Penn MG, Kenrick P (2010) Testing coevolutionary hypotheses over geological timescales: interactions between Cretaceous dinosaurs and plants. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 100 (1): 1 - 15. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2010.01401.x

Butler RJ, Barrett PM, Kenrick P, Penn MG (2009) Diversity patterns amongst herbivorous dinosaurs and plants during the Cretaceous: implications for hypotheses of dinosaur/angiosperm co-evolution. Journal of evolutionary biology, 22 (3): 446 - 459. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01680.x

Butler RJ, Barrett PM, Kenrick P, Penn MG (2009) Testing co-evolutionary hypotheses over geological timescales: interactions between Mesozoic non-avian dinosaurs and cycads. Biological Reviews, 84 (1): 73 - 89. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2008.00065.x

Brooks SJ, Hernández LM, Massaferro J, Spinelli GR, Malcolm PENN (2009) Capacity building for freshwater insect studies in northern Patagonia, Argentina: DARWIN Initiative programme. Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina, 68 : 145 - 154.

HERNÁNDEZ LM, Montes de Oca FM, PENN M, Massaferro J, Garre A, BROOKS SJ (2009) "Jejenes" (Diptera; Simuliidae) of Nahuel Huapi National Park, Patagonia, Argentina; Preliminary Results. Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina, 68 : 193 - 200.

PENN MG, MONCRIEFF CB, BRIDGEWATER SGM, Garwood NC, Bateman RM, Chan I, Cho P (2009) Using GIS techniques to model the distribution of the economically important xaté palm Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii within the Greater Maya Mountains, Belize. Systematics and Biodiversity, 7 : 63 - 72.

Humphrey LT, Dean MC, Jeffries TE, Penn M (2008) Unlocking evidence of early diet from tooth enamel. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105 (19): 6834 - 6839. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0711513105

STAFFORD PJ, Walker P, Edgar P, PENN MG (2008) Distribution and conservation of the herpetofauna of Belize. , Wilson L, Porras L, Conservation of the Middle American Herpetofauna., pp. 370 - 406. Eagle Mountain Publishing.

BRIDGEWATER S, Pickles P, GARWOOD NC, PENN M, BATEMAN RM, Porter Morgan H, Wicks N, Bol N (2006) Chamaedorea (xaté) in the Greater Maya Mountains and the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Belize; an economic assessment of a non-timber forest product. Economic Botany, 60 (3): 265 - 283. doi: 10.1663/0013-0001(2006)60[265:CXITGM]2.0.CO;2

BRIDGEWATER SGM, Harris DJ, WHITEFOORD C, MONRO AK, PENN MG, SUTTON DA, Sayer B, Adams B, Balick MJ, Atha DH, Solomon J, Holst BK (2006) A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of the Chiquibul Forest, Belize. Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 63 : 269 - 321.

Dubbin WE, PENN MG, Hodson ME (2006) Edaphic Contributions to Species Richness in the Chiquibul Forest of Belize. Geoderma, 5 : 1 - 14.

DUBBIN WE, PENN MG, HODSON ME (2006) Edaphic influences on plant community adaptation in the Chiquibul forest of Belize. Geoderma, 131 : 76 - 88.

PENN MG, SUTTON DA, MONRO AK (2004) Vegetation of the Greater Maya Mountains, Belize. Systematics and Biodiversity, 2 (1): 21 - 44. doi: 10.1017/S1477200004001318

Shelley AJ, Dias A, Maia-Herzog M, Lowry CA, Garritano PR, Penn M, Camargo M (2001) Simulium cuasiexiguum, a new blackfly species (Diptera : Simuliidae) from the Minacu area in the State of Goias, Central Brazil. Memorias Do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 96 (4): 483 - 496. doi: 10.1590/s0074-02762001000400008

Highlighted publications

Butler RJ, Barrett PM, Kenrick P, Penn MG (2009) Testing co-evolutionary hypotheses over geological timescales: interactions between Mesozoic non-avian dinosaurs and cycads. Biological Reviews, 84 (1): 73 - 89. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2008.00065.x

Humphrey LT, Dean MC, Jeffries TE, Penn M (2008) Unlocking evidence of early diet from tooth enamel. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105 (19): 6834 - 6839. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0711513105

BRIDGEWATER S, Pickles P, GARWOOD NC, PENN M, BATEMAN RM, et al (2006) Chamaedorea (xaté) in the Greater Maya Mountains and the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Belize; an economic assessment of a non-timber forest product. Economic Botany, 60 (3): 265 - 283. doi: 10.1663/0013-0001(2006)60[265:CXITGM]2.0.CO;2

PENN MG, SUTTON DA, MONRO AK (2004) Vegetation of the Greater Maya Mountains, Belize. Systematics and Biodiversity, 2 (1): 21 - 44. doi: 10.1017/S1477200004001318