Dr Mark Spencer

Dr Mark Spencer

Senior Curator, British and Irish Herbarium

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Plants Division
Contact: email
Phone: +44 (0)20 7942 5787

Employment history


Senior Curator, British and Irish Herbarium, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences - Plants Division, United Kingdom, 2004 - ongoing


JARVIS C, SPENCER M, HUXLEY R (2012) Sloane’s plant specimens at the Natural History Museum (with a supplementary account of Sloane’s fossils by Cyrille Delmer). , Walker A, MacGregor A, Hunter M, From Books to Bezoars - Sir Hans Sloane and his Collections., pp. 137 - 157. British Library. London.

RUMSEY FJ, SPENCER M (2012) Is Equisetum ramosissimum Desf. (Equisetaceae: Equisetophyta) Native to the British Isles?. Fern Gazette, 19 : 37 - 46.

Johnson KG, Brooks SJ, Fenberg PB, Glover AG, James KE, Lister AM, Michel E, Spencer M, Todd JA, Valsami-Jones E (2011) Climate change and biosphere response: unlocking the collections vault. Bioscience, 61 (2): 147 - 153. doi: 10.1525/bio.2011.61.2.10

Lister AM, Brooks SJ, Fenberg PB, Glover AG, James KE, Johnson KG, Michel E, Okamura B, Spencer M, Stewart JR, Todd JA, Valsami-Jones E, Young J (2011) Natural history collections as sources of long-term datasets. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26 (3): 153 - 154. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2010.12.009

GRUNDMANN M, RUMSEY F, ANSELL SW, RUSSELL SJ, DARWIN SC, VOGEL JC, SPENCER M, Squirrell J, Hollingsworth P, Ortiz S, SCHNEIDER H (2010) Molecular phylogeny of bluebells, Hyacinthoides (Asparagaceae). Taxon, 59 : 68 - 82.

Brown JM, Brummitt RK, SPENCER M, CARINE MA (2009) Disentangling the bindweeds: hybridization and taxonomic diversity in Calystegia R.Br.. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 160 : 388 - 401.

SPENCER M, IRVINE LM, JARVIS CE (2009) Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon, 58 (1): 237 - 260.

Compton JA, Culham A, SPENCER M (2008) Typification of the names of Cyclamen hederifolium Aiton, C. coum Miller, C. orbiculatum Miller, C. persicum Miller, C. purpurascens Miller and C. vernale Miller (Myrsinaceae). Cyclamen, : 75 - 83.

JARVIS CE, Reduron JP, SPENCER MA, CAFFERTY S (2006) Typification of Linnaean plant names in Apiaceae. Taxon, 55 (1): 207 - 217.

JARVIS CE, SPENCER M, CAFFERTY S (2005) Typification of Linnaean plant names in Ranunculaceae. Taxon, 54 (2): 467 - 471.

JARVIS CE (2003) The Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project. The Linnean Society Annual Report 2002, 109 (4): 15 - 17. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.1992.tb01447.x