Miss Mary Spencer Jones

Miss Mary Spencer Jones

Senior Curator, Bryozoa

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Invertebrates
Contact: email
Phone: +44 (0)2079425570

Specialisms

Bryozoa, Ectoprocta, Entoprocta, Kamptozoa, curation, history of bryozoology, taxonomy

Summary

I am responsible for all collection management aspects covering the Recent Bryozoa collection, which consists of the phyla Bryozoa (Ectoprocta) and Kamptozoa (Entoprocta). The collection numbers over 300,000 specimens collected worldwide over four centuries. My research mainly focuses on Bryozoa of the British Isles and the history of natural history, especially bryozoology.

Employment history

Academic

Senior Curator, Bryozoa section, Invertebrates division, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2009 - ongoing

Curator, Bryozoa section, Higher Invertebrates division, Natural History Museum, Zoology, United Kingdom, 1990 - 2009

Scientific Officer, Parasitic Worms section, Natural History Museum, Zoology, United Kingdom, 1989 - 1990

Assistant Scientific Officer, Parasitic Worms section, Natural History Museum, Zoology, United Kingdom, 1984 - 1989

Publications

Loxton J, Kuklinski P, Najorka J, Spencer Jones M, Porter JS (2014) Variability in the skeletal mineralogy of temperate bryozoans: the relative influence of environmental and biological factors. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 510 : 45 - 57. doi: 10.3354/meps10889

Vieira LM, Spencer Jones ME, Taylor PD (2014) The identity of the invasive fouling bryozoan Watersipora subtorquata (d’Orbigny) and some other congeneric species.. Zootaxa, 3857 (2): 151 - 182. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3857.2.1.

Loxton J, Kuklinski P, Barnes DKA, Najorka J, Spencer Jones M, Porter JS (2014) Variability of Mg-calcite in Antarctic bryozoan skeletons across spatial scales. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 507 : 169 - 180. doi: 10.3354/meps10826

Rouse S, Spencer Jones ME, Porter JS (2014) Spatial and temporal patterns of bryozoan distribution and diversity in the Scottish sea regions. Marine Ecology, 35 : 85 - 102. doi: 10.1111/maec.12088

Vieira LM, Spencer Jones ME, Winston JE, Migotto AE, Marques AC (2014) Evidence for Polyphyly of the Genus Scrupocellaria (Bryozoa: Candidae) Based on a Phylogenetic Analysis of Morphological Characters. PLoS ONE, 9 (4)doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095296

RYLAND JOHNS, HOLT ROHAN, LOXTON JENNIFER (2014) First occurrence of the non-native bryozoan Schizoporella japonica Ortmann (1890) in Western Europe. Zootaxa, 3780 (3): 481 - 481. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3780.3.3

Boonzaaier MK, Florence WK, Spencer Jones ME (2014) Historical review of South African Bryozoology: a legacy of European endeavour.. , Wyse Jackson PN, Spencer Jones ME, Annals of Bryozoology 4: aspects of the history of research on bryozoans., pp. 1 - 34. International Bryozoology Association. Dublin.

Fortunato H, Spencer Jones ME (2014) Collections and Climate Change Research: Flustra foliacea (L.) (Bryozoa) in the Natural History Museum, London.. , Wyse Jackson PN, Spencer Jones ME, Annals of Bryozoology 4: aspects of the history of research on bryozoans., pp. 53 - 73. International Bryozoology Association. Dublin.

Smith AM, Spencer Jones ME, Wyse Jackson PN (2014) Bryozoans of the Krusenstern Expedition (1803-1806).. , Wyse Jackson PN, Spencer Jones ME, Annals of Bryozoology 4: aspects of the history of research on bryozoans.., pp. 183 - 194. International Bryozoology Association. Dublin.

VIEIRA LEANDROM, JONES MARYESPENCER, WINSTON JUDITHE (2013)

Cradoscrupocellaria, a new bryozoan genus for Scrupocellaria bertholletii (Audouin) and related species (Cheilostomata, Candidae): taxonomy, biodiversity and distribution

. Zootaxa, 3707 (1): 1 - 1. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3707.1.1

Vieira LM, Spencer Jones ME, Winston JE (2013) Resurrection of the genus Licornia for Scrupocellaria jolloisii (Bryozoa) and related species, with documentation of L. jolloisii as a non-indigenous species in the western Atlantic.. The Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93 (7): 1911 - 1921. doi: 10.1017/S0025315413000301

Gordon DP, Spencer-Jones M (2013) The amathiiform Ctenostomata (phylum Bryozoa) of New Zealand-including four new species, two of them of probable alien origin. Zootaxa, 3647 : 75 - 95.

Scholz J, SPENCER JONES ME (2013) Darwin und die Bryozoa: Portrait einer folgenreichen Beziehung. , , Charles Darwin: Die Entstehung der Arten, mit zwei Beiträgen von Alfred Russel Wallace, illustriert, kommentiert und herausgegeben von Paul Wrede und Saskia Wrede., pp. 483 - 497. VCH- Wiley. Weinheim.

LOXTON J, Kuklinski P, Mair JM, SPENCER-JONES M, Porter JS (2012) Patterns of magnesium-calcite distribution in the skeleton of some polar bryozoan species. Mineralogy of polar bryozoan skeletons. , Ernst A, Schaefer P, Scholz J, Bryozoan studies 2010 (Lecture Notes in Earth Systems Sciences 143)., pp. 169 - 185.

Vieira LM, SPENCER JONES ME (2012) The identity of Sertularia reptans Linnaeus, 1758 (Bryozoa, Candidae). Zootaxa, : 26 - 42.

SPENCER JONES ME, Scholz J, Grischenko AV, Fujita T (2011) Japanese bryozoans from the Meiji Era at the Natural History Museum, London. Part 1: The Owston and Mitsukuri Collections. Annals of Bryozoology, 3 : 143 - 162.

Porter JS, Ryland JS, SPENCER-JONES ME (2008) One name, two species: the history behind the Linnean Zoophyte, Alcyonium gelatinosum. , Wyse Jackson PN, Spencer-Jones ME, Annals of Bryozoology 2: aspects of the history of research on bryozoans., pp. 247 - 270. Internatinal Bryozoology Association. Dublin.

Wyse Jackson PN, SPENCER-JONES ME (2007) The quiet workforce: the various roles of women in geological and natural history museums during the early to mid-1900s. , Burek CV, Higgs B, The Role of Women in the History of Geology., pp. 97 - 113. Geological Society Special Publications 281. London.

Holmes VB, SPENCER JONES ME (2003) A review of the effects of heavy metal toxicity in freshwater Bryozoa. Boletin de la Sociedad de Biologia de Concepcion, 74

John DM, PATERSON GLJ, EVANS NJ, Ramírez ME, SPENCER JONES ME, Báez PD, FERRERO TJ, VALENTINE CA, REID DG. , (2003) Manual de biotopos marinos de la region de Aysén, sur de Chile. (A Manual of marine biotopes of Region Aysén, Southern Chile. The Laguna San Rafael National Park, Estero Elefantes, Chonos Archipelago And Katalalixar). Biodiversity Aysén Project. London.

SPENCER JONES ME (2003) History of freshwater bryozoology in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Boletin de la Sociedad de Biologia de Concepcion, 74

SPENCER JONES ME (2003) Biodiversity Aysén, southern Chile: a preliminary bryozoan report. Boletin de la Sociedad de Biologia de Concepcion, 74

SPENCER JONES ME, Sanner J, THOMAS C (2003) Bryozoan exchange: Bassler and Hastings. Boletin de la Sociedad de Biologia de Concepcion, 74

Wyse Jackson PN, Spencer Jones ME (2002) From Rondelet to Stockholm: four centuries of bryozoological research.. , Wyse Jackson PN, Spencer Jones ME, Annals of Bryozoology: aspects of the history of research on bryozoans.., pp. 363 - 381. International Bryozoology Association. Dublin.

Gordon DP, d'Hondt J-L, Watson J, Spencer Jones M (1998) Discovery of the lost type species of Caberea (Bryozoa) and the identity of Caberea pinnata Lamouroux, 1816 (Hydroida).. Journal of Natural History, 32 : 405 - 418.

Spencer Jones ME (1996) Procedure for curating old glass museum jars.. The Biology Curator, (7): 133 - 140.

Peck LS, Hayward PJ, Spencer Jones ME (1995) A pelagic bryozoan from Antarctica.. Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters, 123 : 757 - 762.

Spencer Jones ME (1990) Heptamegacanthus niekerki n.g., n.sp. (Acanthocephala: Oligacanthorhynchidae) from the south-east African insectivore Chrysosapalax trevelyani (Güther, 1875).. Systematic Parasitology, 15 : 133 - 140.

Spencer Jones ME, Gibson DI (1990) A list of monogenean genus-group names published since Yamaguti’s Systema Helminthum.. Systematic Parasitology, 16 : 213 - 226.

Bray RA, Spencer Jones ME, Lewis JW (1988) Acanthocephaloides cyrusi n.sp. (Acanthocephala: Arhythmacanthidae) from southeast African teleost fishes.. Systematic Parasitology, 12 (2): 109 - 116. doi: 10.1007/BF00000145

Spencer Jones ME, Gibson DI (1987) A list of old and recently erected genus-group names not included in the “CIH Keys” to nematode parasites of vertebrates and invertebrates.. Systematic Parasitology, 9 (2): 125 - 136. doi: 10.1007/BF00012190

Bryant JA, Plaisier H, Irvine LM, McLean A, Jones M, Spencer Jones ME (-1) ‘Between the home and the wild’: an account of the life and work of Mrs Margaret Scott Gatty (1809-1873), with special reference to her seaweed collection.. null,

Vieira LM, SPENCER JONES ME, Winston JE (2013) Resurrection of the genus Licornia for Scrupocellaria jolloisii (Bryozoa) and related species, with documentation of L. jolloisii as a non-indigenous species in the western Atlantic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93 (7): 1911 - 1921. doi: 10.1017/S0025315413000301

Highlighted publications

Loxton J, Kuklinski P, Najorka J, Spencer Jones M, Porter JS (2014) Variability in the skeletal mineralogy of temperate bryozoans: the relative influence of environmental and biological factors. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 510 : 45 - 57. doi: 10.3354/meps10889

Vieira LM, Spencer Jones ME, Taylor PD (2014) The identity of the invasive fouling bryozoan Watersipora subtorquata (d’Orbigny) and some other congeneric species.. Zootaxa, 3857 (2): 151 - 182. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3857.2.1.

Rouse S, Spencer Jones ME, Porter JS (2014) Spatial and temporal patterns of bryozoan distribution and diversity in the Scottish sea regions. Marine Ecology, 35 : 85 - 102. doi: 10.1111/maec.12088

Vieira LM, Spencer Jones ME, Winston JE, Migotto AE, Marques AC (2014) Evidence for Polyphyly of the Genus Scrupocellaria (Bryozoa: Candidae) Based on a Phylogenetic Analysis of Morphological Characters. PLoS ONE, 9 (4)doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095296

RYLAND JOHNS, HOLT ROHAN, LOXTON JENNIFER (2014) First occurrence of the non-native bryozoan Schizoporella japonica Ortmann (1890) in Western Europe. Zootaxa, 3780 (3): 481 - 481. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3780.3.3

Vieira LM, SPENCER JONES ME (2012) The identity of Sertularia reptans Linnaeus, 1758 (Bryozoa, Candidae). Zootaxa, : 26 - 42.