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Researcher: Carpenter, RJ (Dr Raymond Carpenter)

Fields of Research

Plant biology
Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Biogeography and phylogeography
Evolutionary biology
Plant physiology
Speciation and extinction
Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Biological adaptation
Evolutionary impacts of climate change
Phylogeny and comparative analysis
Plant cell and molecular biology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Other environmental management
Terrestrial biodiversity
Ornamentals, natives, flowers and nursery plants
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Agathis (Araucariaceae) macrofossils from Cainozoic sediments in south-eastern Australia; Australian Systematic Botany
Banksieaephyllum taylorii (Proteaceae) from the Late Paleocene of New South Wales and its relevance to the origin of Australia's scleromorphic flora; Australian Systematic Botany
Ptilophyllum muelleri (Ettingsh.) comb. nov. from the Oligocene of Australia: Last of the Bennettitales?; International Journal of Plant Sciences
A Paleogene trans-Antarctic distribution for Ripogonum (Ripogonaceae: Liliales)?; Palaeontologia Electronica
A toothed Lauraceae leaf from the early Eocene of Tasmania, Australia; International Journal of Plant Sciences
Cenozoic vegetation in Tasmania: Macrofossil evidence; History of the Australian Vegetation: Cretaceous to Recent
Cretaceous fire in Australia: A review with new geochemical evidence, and relevance to the rise of the angiosperms; Australian Journal of Botany
Early Eocene Ripogonum (Liliales: Ripogonaceae) leaf macrofossils from southern Australia; Australian Systematic Botany
Early evidence of xeromorphy in angiosperms: stomatal encryption in a new eocene species of Banksia (Proteaceae) from Western Australia; American Journal of Botany
Early Tertiary macrofossils of proteaceae from Tasmania; Australian Systematic Botany
Environmental adaptation in stomatal size independent of the effects of genome size; New Phytologist
Evolutionary radiations of Proteaceae are triggered by the interaction between traits and climates in open habitats; Global Ecology and Biogeography
First evidence for Wollemi Pine-type pollen (Dilwynites: Araucariaceae) in South America; PLoS One
Fossil evidence for open, Proteaceae-dominated heathlands and fire in the Late Cretaceous of Australia; American Journal of Botany
Fossil leaves of Banksia, Banksieae and pretenders: resolving the fossil genus Banksieaephyllum; Australian Systematic Botany
Giant cuticular pores in Eidothea zoexylocarya (Proteaceae) leaves; American Journal of Botany
Ginkgo leaves from Paleogene sediments in Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany
High conifer diversity in Oligo-Miocene New Zealand; Australian Systematic Botany
Late Pleistocene vegetation and climate near Melaleuca Inlet, South-western Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany
Lauraceae fossils from a volcanic Palaeocene oceanic island, Ninetyeast Ridge, Indian Ocean: ancient long-distance dispersal?; Journal of Biogeography
Leaf cuticular morphology links platanaceae and proteaceae; International Journal of Plant Sciences
Leaf fossils of Banksia (Proteaceae) from New Zealand: an Australian abroad; American Journal of Botany
Leaf fossils of Proteaceae subfamily Persoonioideae, tribe Persoonieae: tracing the past of an important Australasian sclerophyll lineage; Australian Systematic Botany
Leaf fossils of Proteaceae tribe Persoonieae from the Late Oligocene-Early Miocene of New Zealand; Australian Systematic Botany
Leaf fossils of the ancient Tasmanian relict Microcachrys (Podocarpaceae) from New Zealand; American Journal of Botany
Links between environment and stomatal size through evolutionary time in Proteaceae; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences
Macrofossil evidence of past diversity of Proteaceae in Tasmania; Proteaceae: an international symposium on the biology of Proteaceae
Near-tropical Early Eocene terrestrial temperatures at the Australo-Antarctic margin, western Tasmania; Geology
New macrofossils of the Australian cycad Bowenia and their significance in reconstructing the past morphological range of the genus; International Journal of Plant Sciences
New potential nearest living relatives for Araucariaceae producing fossil Wollemi Pine-type pollen (Dilwynites granulatus W.K. Harris, 1965); Alcheringa
No snow in the mountains: Early Eocene plant fossils from Hotham Heights, Victoria, Australia; Australian Journal of Botany
Palmately lobed Proteaceae leaf fossils from the middle Eocene of South Australia; International Journal of Plant Sciences
Proteaceae leaf fossils from the Oligo-Miocene of New Zealand: New species and evidence of biome and trait conservatism; Australian Systematic Botany
Proteaceae leaf fossils: phylogeny, diversity, ecology and Austral distributions; The Botanical Review
Seed ferns survived the end-Cretaceous mass extinction in Tasmania; American Journal of Botany
Silcrete plant fossils from Lightning Ridge, New South Wales: new evidence for climate change and monsoon elements in the Australian Cenozoic; Australian Journal of Botany
Taxodiaceous macrofossils from Tertiary and Quaternary sediments in Tasmania; Australian Systematic Botany
Testing the impact of calibration on molecular divergence times using a fossil-rich group: the case of Nothofagus (Fagales); Systematic Biology
The evolutionary relations of sunken, covered, and encrypted stomata to dry habitats in Proteaceae; American Journal of Botany
The Macrofossil Record of Proteaceae in Tasmania: a Review with New Species; Australian Systematic Botany
Unified changes in cell size permit coordinated leaf evolution; New Phytologist
Using fossil leaves as evidence for open vegetation; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Research Projects

Long term plant-climate interaction inferred from fossil and living Western Australian Proteaceae; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Phylogenetic, Ecological and Palaeogeographic aspects of the wet tropics Proteaceae; Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA)
The Proteaceae: phylogenetic, beogeographic & ecological interpretations ..; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision