Dr Paul Kenrick

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  • Researcher, Head of Division
  • Earth Sciences department
  • Invertebrates and Plants Division
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Biography

Employment history and associations

  • 2012 – present    Head of Invertebrates and Plants Division, Department of Earth
                                    Sciences, NHM, London
  • 2009 – 2012         Head of Research, Palaeontology Department, NHM, London
  • 2008 – 2011         Visiting Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford
  • 2003 – 2006         Head of Invertebrates and Plants Division, Palaeontology Department,
                                    The Natural History Museum, London
  • 1998 – present    Research Palaeobotanist, Palaeontology Department, The Natural
                                     History Museum, London
  • 1993 – 1998          Senior Curator, Department of Palaeobotany, Swedish Museum of
                                     Natural History, Stockholm
  • 1992 – 1993         Assistant, Department of Palaeobotany, Swedish Museum of Natural
                                    History, Stockholm
  • 1989 – 1992         Research Associate, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA
  • 1988 – 1989         Royal Society Research Fellow, Palaeontology Department, University of
                                    Liège, Belgium

Qualifications

  • 1988                      PhD, Palaeobotany, Department of Plant Science, Cardiff University
  • 1986                      Diploma Computer Studies, Department of Mathematics, Cardiff
                                   University
  • 1982                      BSc, Department of Plant Science, Cardiff University

Professional Roles

Editorial boards

  • 2005 – present      American Journal of Botany (Associate Editor)
  • 2003 – present      Journal of Systematic Palaeontology (Associate Editor) 
  • 2000 – 2004           Organisms, Diversity and Evolution (Associate Editor)

External committees

  • 2013                        Review Panel, AERES (agence d’évaluation de la recherche et
                                     de l’enseignement supérieur)
    , Research Laboratory AMAP,
                                     Montpellier, France.
  • 2013 – present     Palaeontographical Society Council
  • 2008 – 2011          Natural Environment Research Council (Peer Review College)
  • 2002 – 2005          Linnean Society of London (Council)
  • 1999 – 2001          Systematics Association (Council)

Membership professional societies

  • Botanical Society of America
  • Palaeontological Association
  • International Organisation of Palaeobotanists
  • Linnean Society of London
  • Systematics Association
  • Palaeontographical Society

Research grants

  • SYMBIONTSOrigin and early evolution of plant symbionts (jointly with Christine Strullu-Derrien) Funded European Commission (Marie Curie IEF). €209,033 Sept 2012 – Aug 2014
  • PLANTORIGINS ITN. (with Liam Dolan, Oxford University, UK; Viktor Zarsky, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; José Feijó, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; Hans Kerp, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany; Jörg Becker, Gene Express Ltd, Porto Salvo, Portugal) (Marie Curie Actions: People Programme). 2010-2014. ca €1.47 million
  • Dinosaur/Plant interactions: testing co-evolutionary patterns over geological timescales (with Paul Barrett Palaeontology, Department, NHM, and Malcolm Penn, Botany Department, NHM). Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. 2006-2008. £101,661
  • Evolution and Diversification of Ferns (with Johannes Vogel and Niklas Wikström, Botany Department, NHM). Funded by the European Commission (Marie Curie Fellowship). 2000-2003. £70,711 (€114,272)
  • Cretaceous Flora of Korea. Funded by the Royal Society of London. 1999-2001. £10,000
  • Evolution and the fossil record of Schizaeaceae (with Botany Department, NHM). Funded by the Museum Research Fund (NHM). 1999-2000. £18,000
  • Phylogeny and historical diversity of land plants: major "pteridophyte" groups:  Swedish Natural Sciences Research Council. 1994-1998. 640,488 SEK (ca £48,500)

Fellowships

  • 1999  Fellow of the Linnean Society of London

Awards

  • 1999  Bicentennial Medal of the Linnean Society of London
  • 1998  Henry Allan Gleason Award of The New York Botanical Garden
  • 1991  Michael A. Cichan Award of The Botanical Society of America

Workshops

Origin and evolution of plants and their interactions with fungi and other microorganisms. New Phytologist Workshop (with Christine Strullu-Derrien, NHM; Francis Martin, INRA-Nancy Université; Marc-André Selosse, Ctr. Ecol. Fonct. & Evolut., Montpellier). Funded New Phytologist Trust £10,000. September 9-10, 2014.

Publications

2013
  • Edwards, D., Morris, J.L., Richardson, J.B. and Kenrick, P. ( 2013 ) Cryptospores and cryptophytes reveal hidden diversity in early land floras New Phytologist . 10.1111/nph.12645
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2013 ) The origin of roots, In: In: A. Eshel and T. Beeckman (Editors), Plant roots: the hidden half . Taylor & Francis : London , 1-13 .
  • Strullu-Derrien, C. and Kenrick, P. ( 2013 ) Champignons et plantes: une union très ancienne La Recherche 418 : 50-53 .
  • Strullu-Derrien, C., Kenrick, P., Badel, E., Cochard, H. and Tafforeau, P. ( 2013 ) Hydraulic conductivity in early fossil wood - an overview IAWA Bulletin 34(4) : 333-351 .
2012
  • Kenrick, P., Wellman, C.H., Schneider, H. and Edgecombe, G.D. ( 2012 ) A timeline for terrestrialization: consequences for the carbon cycle in the Palaeozoic Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 367(1588) : 519-536 .
2011
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2011 ) Timescales and timetrees New Phytologist 192(1) : 3-6 .
  • Strullu-Derrien, C., Kenrick, P., Rioult, J. and Strullu, D.  ( 2011 ) Evidence of parasitic Oomcetes (Peronosporomycetes) infecting the stem cortex of the Carboniferous seed fern Lyginopteris oldhamia Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 278(1706) : 675-680 .
2010
  • Butler, R.J., Barrett, P.M., Penn, M.G. and 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 .
2009
  • Butler, R. J., Barrett, P. M., Kenrick, P. and Penn, M. G. ( 2009 ) Testing co-evolutionary hypotheses over geological timescales: interactions between Mesozoic non-avian dinosaurs and cycads Biological Reviews 84 : 73–89 .
  • Butler, R. J., Barrett, P. M., Kenrick, P. and Penn, M. G. ( 2009 ) Diversity patterns amongst herbivorous dinosaurs and plants during the Cretaceous: implications for hypotheses of dinosaur⁄angiosperm co-evolution. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22 : 446-459 .
  • Ensom, P., Kenrick, P., Edmonds, R., Cripps, J. and Hayes, P. ( 2009 ) A fossil tree trunk in the Intermarine Member, Durlston Formation, Purbeck Limestone Group of Dorset, southern England. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 130 : 183-187 .
2007
  • Bateman, R. J., Kenrick, P. and Rothwell, G. W. ( 2007 ) Do eligulate herbaceous lycopsids occur in Carboniferous strata? Hestia eremosa gen. et sp. nov. from the Mississippian of Oxroad Bay, East Lothian, Scotland Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 144 : 323-335 .
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2007 ) A palaeobotanist finds answers to the origin of roots in the genes of a living moss. Nature 448 : 515 .
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2007 ) Gymnosperm Phylogeny, In: Brief History of the Gymnosperms: classification, biodiversity, phytogeography and ecology . South Africa National Biodiversity Institute : Pretoria , 18-19 .
2006
  • DeVore, M. L., Kenrick, P., Pigg, K. B. and Ketchum, R. A. ( 2006 ) Utility of high resolution x-ray computed tomography (HRXCT) for paleobotanical studies: an example using London Clay fruits and seeds American Journal of Botany 93 : 1848-1851 .
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2006 ) Report on a Timeline Strategy for the Botanical Displays in the King Abdullah International Gardens, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia . The Natural History Museum : London , 10 .
  • Kenrick, P. and Vinther, J. ( 2006 ) Chaetocladus gracilis n. sp., a non-calcified Dasycladales from the Upper Silurian of Skåne, Sweden. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 142 : 153–160 .
2004
  • Forey, P. L., Fortey, R., Kenrick, P. and Smith, A. B. ( 2004 ) Taxonomy and fossils: a critical appraisal. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 359 : 639-653 .
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2004 ) Gymnosperms, In: Encyclopedia of Geology . Elsevier : Oxford , 443-454 .
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2004 ) Angiosperms, In: Encyclopedia of Geology . Elsevier : Oxford , 418-427 .
  • Kenrick, P. and Davis, P. G. ( 2004 ) Fossil Plants . The Natural History Museum : London , 207 .
  • Korall, P. and Kenrick, P. ( 2004 ) The phylogenetic history of Selaginellaceae based on sequences from the plastid and nucleus: extreme substitution rates and rate heterogeneity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31 : 852-864 .
2003
  • Hilton, J., Geng, B. and Kenrick, P. ( 2003 ) A novel Late Devonian (Frasnian) woody Cladoxylopsid from China. International Journal of Plants Sciences 164 : 793-805 .
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2003 ) Fishing for the first plants. Nature 425 : 248-249 .
2002
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2002 ) The origin of roots, In: Plant roots: the hidden half . Marcel Dekker : New York , 1-13 .
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2002 ) The Telome Theory, In: Developmental genetics and plant evolution . Taylor & Francis : London , 365-387 .
  • Korall, P. and Kenrick, P. ( 2002 ) Phylogenetic relationships in Selaginellaceae based on rbcL gene sequences American Journal of Botany 89 : 506-517 .
  • Wikström, N., Kenrick, P. and Vogel, J. C. ( 2002 ) Schizaeaceae: a phylogenetic approach. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 119 : 35-50 .
2001
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2001 ) Turning over a new leaf. Nature 410 : 309-310 .
  • Schneider, H. and Kenrick, P. ( 2001 ) An Early Cretaceous root-climbing epiphyte (Lidsaeaceae) and its significance for calibrating the diversification of polypodiaceous ferns Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 115 : 33-41 .
  • Wikström, N. and Kenrick, P. ( 2001 ) Evolution of Lycopodiaceae (Lycopsida): estimating divergence times from rbcL gene sequences by use of nonparametric rate smoothing Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 19 : 177-186 .
2000
  • Kenrick, P. ( 2000 ) The relationships of vascular plants Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B355 : 847-855 .
  • Kenrick, P. and Crane, P. R. ( 2000 ) The origin and early evolution of plants on land., In: Shaking the tree: readings from Nature in the history of life . University of Chicago Press : Chicago , 217-232 .
  • Kenrick, P. You, H.-S., Koh, Y.-K., Kim, J.-Y., Cho, S.-H. and Kim, H.-G. ( 2000 ) Cretaceous plant fossils from the Kohung area, Chonnam, Korea Journal of the Paleontological Society of Korea 16 : 45-56 .
  • Wikström, N. and Kenrick, P. ( 2000 ) Relationships of Lycopodium and Lycopodiella based on combined plastid rbcL gene and trnL intron sequence data Systematic Botany 25 : 495-510 .
  • Wikström, N. and Kenrick, P. ( 2000 ) Phylogeny of epiphytic Huperzia (Lycopodiaceae): paleotropical and neotropical clades corroborated by rbcL sequences Nordic Journal of Botany 20 : 165-171 .
  • You, H.-S., Kenrick, P., Koh, Y.-K., Kim, J.-Y., Yun, S.-T., Kim, H.-G., Chung, C.-H. and Ryu, S.-O. ( 2000 ) Palaeodepositional environment of the Cretaceous Hampyeong Basin, southwestern Korea. Journal of the Korean Earth Science Society 21 : 683-694 .
1999
  • Kenrick, P. ( 1999 ) Opaque petrifaction techniques., In: Fossil plants and spores: modern techniques . Geological Society : London , 87-91 .
  • Kenrick, P. ( 1999 ) The family tree flowers. Nature 402 : 358-359 .
  • Kenrick, P. ( 1999 ) Plants for the Victorian Geological Illustrations, Crystal Palace Park . The Natural History Museum : London , 15 .
  • Kenrick, P., Kvacek, Z. and Bengtson, S. ( 1999 ) Semblant land plants from the middle Ordovician of the Prague Basin reinterpreted as animals. Palaeontology 42 : 991-1002 .
  • Korall, P., Kenrick, P. and Therrien, J. P. ( 1999 ) Phylogeny of Selaginellaceae: evaluation of generic/subgeneric relationships based on rbcL gene sequences. International Journal of Plant Sciences 160 : 585-594 .
  • Wikström, N., Kenrick, P. and Chase, M. W. ( 1999 ) Epiphytism and terrestrialization in tropical Huperzia (Lycopodiaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 218 : 221-243 .
  • Zhu, W.-Q. and Kenrick, P. ( 1999 ) A Zosterophyllum-like plant from the Lower Devonian of Yunnan Province, China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 105 : 111-118 .
1998
  • Bateman, R.M., Crane, P.R., DiMichele, W.A., Kenrick, P., Speck, T., Rowe, N.P. and Stein, W.E. ( 1998 ) Early evolution of land plants: phylogeny, physiology, and ecology of the primary terrestrial radiation. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 29 : 263-292 .
  • Kenrick, P. and Li, C.-S. ( 1998 ) An early non-calcified dasycladalean alga from the Lower Devonian of Yunnan Province, China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 100 : 73-88 .
  • Wellman, C.H., Thomas, R.G., Edwards, D. and Kenrick, P. ( 1998 ) The Cosheston Group (Lower Old Red Sandstone) in southwest Wales: age, correlation and palaeobotanical significance. Geological Magazine 135 : 397-412 .
1997
  • Kenrick, P. and Crane, P. R. ( 1997 ) The origin and early diversification of land plants: a cladistic study . Smithsonian Institution Press : Washington , 441 .