Dr. Michael Pirie


Pirie, M. D., Maas, P. J. M., Wilschut, R., Melchers-Sharrott, H., & Chatrou, L. W. 2018. Parallel radiations of Cremastosperma and Mosannona (Annonaceae), tropical rainforest trees tracking Neogene upheaval of the South American continent. R. Soc. Open Sci. 5(1): 171561 link to publication

Kadlec, M., Bellstedt, D. U., Le Maitre, N. C., and Pirie, M. D. 2017. Targeted NGS for species level phylogenomics: “made to measure” or “one size fits all”? PeerJ 5, e3569. link to publication

Pirie, M. D., Oliver, E. G. H., Gehrke, B., Heringer, L., Mugrabi de Kuppler, A., Le Maitre, N. C., & Bellstedt, D. U. 2017. Underestimated regional species diversity in the Cape Floristic Region revealed by phylogenetic analysis of the Erica abietina/E. viscaria clade (Ericaceae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc., 184: 185–203. link to publication

Pirie, M. D. 2017. Inferring species trees given coalescence and reticulation. Habilitation thesis. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Mainz, Germany. link to publication

Gehrke, B., Kandziora, M., & Pirie, M. D. (2016). The evolution of dwarf shrubs in alpine environments: a case study of Alchemilla in Africa. Ann. Bot. 117:121-131. link to publication

Kadereit, J.W., Albach, D.C., Ehrendorfer, F., Galbany-Casals, M., Garcia-Jacas, N., Gehrke, B., Kadereit, G., Kilian, N., Klein, J.T., Koch, M.A., Kropf, M., Oberprieler, C., Pirie, M.D., Ritz, C.M., Röser, M., Spalik, K., Susanna, A., Weigend, M., Welk, E., Wesche, K., Zhang, L.-B., & Dillenberger, M.S. (2016). Which changes are needed to render all genera of the German flora monophyletic? Willdenowia 46:39-91. link to publication

Lauterbach, M., van der Merwe, P.d.W., Keßler, L., Pirie, M.D., Bellstedt, D.U., & Kadereit, G. (2016). Evolution of leaf anatomy in arid environments–a case study in southern African Tetraena and Roepera (Zygophyllaceae). Mol Phylog Evol 97:129-144. link to publication

Pirie, M.D., Oliver, E.G.H., Mugrabi de Kuppler, A., Gehrke, B., Le Maitre, N.C., Kandziora, M., & Bellstedt, D.U. (2016). The biodiversity hotspot as evolutionary hot-bed: spectacular radiation of Erica in the Cape Floristic Region. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16:1-11. link to publication

Maree, H.J., Pirie, M.D., Oosthuizen, K., Bester, R., Rees, D.J.G., Burger, J.T. (2015). Phylogenomic analysis reveals deep divergence and recombination in an economically important grapevine virus. PLoS ONE 10:e0126819. link to publication

Mugrabi de Kuppler, A.L., Fagúndez, J., Bellstedt, D.U., Oliver, E.G.H., Léon, J. & Pirie, M.D. (2015) Testing reticulate versus coalescent origins of Erica lusitanica using a species phylogeny of the northern heathers (Ericeae, Ericaceae). Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 88, 121-131. link to publication

Pirie, M. D. (2015). Phylogenies from concatenated data: Is the end nigh? Taxon 64 (3), 421-423. link to publication

Pirie, M. D., Litsios, G., Bellstedt, D.U., Salamin, N. & Kissling, J. (2015). Back to Gondwanaland: Can ancient vicariance explain (some) Indian Ocean disjunct plant distributions? Biol. Lett. 11 (6), 20150086. link to publication

Chatrou, L.W., Pirie, M.D., Reiner, H. & Maas, P.J.M. (2014). Annonaceae. pp 220-228 in Cat. Pl. Vasc. Bolivia, Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 127 (eds. P.M. Jørgensen, M.H. Nee & S.G. Beck), Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. p 220-228. link to publication

Chatrou, L.W., Pirie, M. D., van Velzen, R., & Bakker, F. T. (2014). Annonaceae substitution rates: a codon model perspective. Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura 36 (SPE1), 108-117. link to publication

Kadereit, G., Lauterbach, M., Pirie, M. D., Arafeh, R., Freitag, H. (2014). When do different C4 leaf anatomies indicate independent C4 origins? Parallel evolution of C4 leaf types in Camphorosmeae (Chenopodiaceae). Journal of Experimental Botany, 65:3499-3511. link to publication

Van der Niet, T., Pirie, M. D., Shuttleworth, A., Johnson, S. D., Midgley, J. J. (2014) Do pollinator distributions underlie the evolution of pollination ecotypes in the Cape shrub Erica plukenetii? Ann. Bot. 113: 301-316. link to publication

Linder, H. P., Antonelli, A., Humphreys, A. M., Pirie, M. D., & Wüest, R. O. (2013). What determines biogeographical ranges? Historical wanderings and ecological constraints in the danthonioid grasses. Journal of Biogeography 40:821-834. link to publication

de Villiers, M. J., Pirie, M. D., Hughes, M., Möller, M., Edwards, T., & Bellstedt, D. U. (2013). An approach to identify putative hybrids in the ‘coalescent stochasticity zone’, as exemplified in the African plant genus Streptocarpus (Gesneriaceae). New Phytol. 198: 284-300. link to publication

Bellstedt, D.U., Galley, C., Pirie, M.D., and Linder, H.P. (2012). Migration of the paleaotropical arid flora: Zygophylloideae as an example. Syst. Bot. 37: 951-959. link to publication

Chatrou, L.W., Pirie, M.D., Erkens, R.H.J., Couvreur, T.L.P., Neubig, K.M., Abbott, J.R., Mols, J.B., Maas, J.W., Saunders, R.M.K., & Chase, M.W. (2012). A new higher-level classification of the pantropical flowering plant family Annonaceae informed by molecular phylogenetics. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 169:5-40. link to publication

Kadereit, G., Ackerly, D., & Pirie, M.D. (2012). A broader model for C4 photosynthesis evolution in plants inferred from the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae s.s.). Proc. R. Soc. B. 279:3304-3311. link to publication

Pirie, M.D., & Doyle, J.A. (2012). Dating clades with fossils and molecules: the case of Annonaceae. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 69:84-116. link to publication

Pirie M.D., Humphreys A.M., Antonelli A., & Linder H.P. (2012). Model uncertainty in ancestral area reconstruction: a parsimonious solution? Taxon 61:652-664. link to publication

Visser, J. C., Bellstedt, D. U., & Pirie, M. D. (2012). The recent recombinant evolution of a major crop pathogen, Potato Virus Y. PLoS ONE 7: e50631. link to publication

Couvreur, T.L.P., Pirie, M.D., Chatrou, L.W., Saunders, R.M.K., Su, Y.F., Richardson, J.E. & Erkens, R.H.J. (2011). Early evolutionary history of the flowering plant family Annonaceae: steady diversification and boreotropical geodispersal. J. Biogeog. 38:664-680. link to publication

Humphreys, A.M., Antonelli, A., Pirie, M.D. & Linder, H.P. (2011) Ecology and evolution of the diaspore 'burial syndrome'. Evolution 65:1163-1180. link to publication

Pirie, M.D., Oliver, E.G.H. & Bellstedt, D.U. (2011) A densely sampled ITS phylogeny of the Cape flagship genus Erica L. suggests numerous shifts in floral macro-morphology. Molec. Phylo. Evol. 61:593-601. link to publication

Bellstedt, D.U., Pirie, M.D., Visser, J.C., de Villiers, M.J. & Gehrke, B. (2010) A rapid and inexpensive method for the direct PCR amplification of DNA from plants. Amer. J. Bot. 97:e65-e68. link to publication

Humphreys, A.M., Pirie, M.D. & Linder, H.P. (2010) A plastid tree can bring order to the chaotic generic taxonomy of Rytidosperma Steud. s.l. (Poaceae). Molec. Phylog. Evol., 55:911-928. link to publication

Linder, H.P., Baeza, M., Barker, N.P., Galley, C., Humphreys, A.M. Lloyd, K., Orlovich, D., Pirie, M.D., Simon, B.K., Walsh, N. & Verboom, G.A. (2010) A generic classification of the Danthonioideae (Poaceae). Ann. Miss. Bot. Gard. 97:306-364. link to publication

Pirie, M.D., Lloyd, K.M., Lee, W.G. & Linder, H.P. (2010) Diversification of Chionochloa (Poaceae) and biogeographic history of the New Zealand Southern Alps. J. Biogeog., 37:379-392 link to publication

Pirie, M.D., Humphreys, A.M., Barker, N.P. & Linder, H.P. (2009) Reticulation, data combination and inferring evolutionary history: an example from Danthonioideae. (Poaceae). Syst. Biol., 58:612-628. link to publication

Pirie, M.D., Klitgaard, B.B. & Pennington, R.T. (2009) Revision and Biogeography of Centrolobium (Leguminosae - Papilionoideae). Syst. Bot., 34:345-359. link to publication

Pirie, M.D., Humphreys, A.M., Galley, C., Barker, N.P., Verboom, G.A., Orlovich, D., Draffin, S.J., Lloyd, K., Baeza, C.M., Negritto, M., Ruiz, E., Cota Sanchez, J.H., Reimer, E. & Linder, H.P. (2008) A novel supermatrix approach improves resolution of phylogenetic relationships in a comprehensive sample of danthonioid grasses. Molec. Phylog. Evol., 48:1106-1119. link to publication

Erkens, R.H.J., Chatrou, L.W., Maas, J.W., & Pirie, M.D. (2007). Phylogenetic relationships, saturation and marker-use in the Long Branch Clade of Annonaceae. Pages 25-41 in: Erkens, R.H.J., (ed), From morphological nightmare to molecular conundrum. Phylogenetic, evolutionary and taxonomic studies on Guatteria (Annonaceae). Utrecht University, Utrecht. ISBN: 978-90-9021525-9, link to publication

Pirie, M.D., Vargas, M.P.B., Botermans, M., Bakker, F.T. & Chatrou, L.W. (2007) Ancient paralogy in the cpDNA trnL-F region in Annonaceae: implications for plant molecular systematics. Amer. J. Bot., 94:1003-1016. link to publication

Pirie, M.D., Chatrou, L.W., Mols, J.B., Erkens, R.H.J. & Oosterhof, J. (2006) 'Andean-centred' genera in the short-branch clade of Annonaceae: Testing biogeographic hypotheses using phylogeny reconstruction and molecular dating. J. Biogeog., 33:31-46. link to publication

Chatrou, L.W. & Pirie, M.D. (2005) Three new rarely collected or endangered species of Annonaceae from Venezuela. Blumea, 50:33-40. link to publication, PDF

Pirie, M.D. (2005) Cremastosperma (and other evolutionary digressions): Molecular phylogenetic, biogeographic, and taxonomic studies in Neotropical Annonaceae. Ph.D. thesis. Utrecht University, the Netherlands. ISBN: 90-393-39538, link to publication includes a provisional taxonomic revision of Cremastosperma [29 species] with illustrations and identification keys; PDF)

Pirie, M.D. (2005) New species of Cremastosperma (Annonaceae) from Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama. Blumea, 50:41-60. link to publication, PDF

Pirie, M.D., Chatrou, L.W., Erkens, R.H.J., Maas, J.W., Van der Niet, T., Mols, J.B. & Richardson, J.E. (2005) Phylogeny reconstruction and molecular dating in four Neotropical genera of Annonaceae: the effect of taxon sampling in age estimations. Plant species-level systematics: new perspectives on pattern and process (ed. by F.T. Bakker, L.W. Chatrou, B. Gravendeel and P.B. Pelser), pp. 149-174. Regnum Vegetabile 143, A. R. G. Gantner Verlag, Liechtenstein link to publication

Mols, J.B., Gravendeel, B., Chatrou, L.W., Pirie, M.D., Bygrave, P.C., Chase, M.W. & Kessler, P.J.A. (2004) Identifying clades in Asian Annonaceae: monophyletic genera in the polyphyletic Miliuseae. Amer. J. Bot., 91:590-600. link to publication

Pirie, M.D. & Zapata C., M. (2004) Three new endemic species of Cremastosperma (Annonaceae) from the Río Marañon basin, Amazonas, Peru. Arnaldoa, 11(2):7-20.

Richardson, J.E., Chatrou, L.W., Mols, J.B., Erkens, R.H.J. & Pirie, M.D. (2004) Historical biogeography of two cosmopolitan families of flowering plants: Annonaceae and Rhamnaceae. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 359:1495-1508. link to publication

Chatrou, L.W. & Pirie, M.D. (2003) Two new species of Annonaceae from Bolivia. Rev. Soc. Bol. Bot., 4:25-30. PDF