Research Scientist, Botany

Lynn Gillespie.

Contact Information

Email: lgillespie@nature.ca
Tel: 613.364.4075
Fax: 613.364.4027

Lynn Gillespie names and classifies plants, discovering new species, and studies their evolutionary history and diversity.

Specialties

  • Systematics and evolution of flowering plants.
  • Arctic plants.
  • Euphorbs (Euphorbiaceae).
  • Grasses (Poaceae).

Education

  • Ph.D., Botany, University of California, Davis, USA, 1988.
  • M.S., Botany, University of California, Davis, USA, 1983.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1978.

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Poa arctica, Axel Heiberg Island.

Lynn Gillespie travels the globe to study flowering plants. Since joining the museum in 1994, she has homed in on three areas of research: Arctic plants, bluegrasses and their relatives, and plants in the poinsettia family (Euphorbiaceae). She uses plant appearance and DNA sequencing to classify plants, identify new species, and understand how they are related to each other.

Lynn is currently a co-leader of the Arctic Flora of Canada project, an international effort that will produce a new online guide and resource for all vascular plants (ranging from club mosses to flowering plants) in Arctic Canada.

She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, where she teaches and supervises graduate and undergraduate students. She is a lead editor for the Flora of North America project and has served on the Committee for the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Flora Group, and the IUCN Arctic Plant Species Specialist Group.

Main Research Projects

Professional Services

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Omphalea oppositifolia, Madagascar.

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa , Ont.
  • Flora of North America project—Lead Editor (Volume 12), Taxon Editor (Euphorbiaceae, Campanulaceae, Goodeniaceae), Regional Editor (Nunavut and N.W.T.), and Board of Directors, 2006–present.
  • Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Flora group, and IUCN (World Conservation Union) Arctic Plant Species Specialist Group, 2007–2019.
  • Associate Editor, Botany (previously Canadian Journal of Botany), 2005–2008.
  • Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC)—voting member representing the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Federal Biosystematics Partnership, 2000–2010.

Students

  • Warren Cardinal-McTeague, Ph.D. (2018), Biology, University of Ottawa, "The Systematics and Evolution of Euphorbiaceae Tribe Plukenetieae".
  • Jamine Lee, B.Sc. Honours (2016), Environmental Science, University of Ottawa "Examining the phylogeographic and evolutionary relationship of the Sabulina rossii complex species using molecular and morphological analyses".
  • Neda Amiri, M.Sc. (2015), Biology, University of Ottawa, "Molecular Phylogeny of Poa L. sensu lato.(Poaceae) with a Focus on West Asian Species".
  • Shan Leung, B.Sc. Honours (2014), Biology, University of Ottawa, "Elucidating the phylogeny of the Minuartia rossii complex using a combination of morphological and molecular analysis".
  • Katya Boudko, M.Sc. (2013), Biology, University of Ottawa, "Phylogenetic analysis of subtribe Alopecurinae sensu lato (Poaceae)".
  • Samantha Godfrey, B.Sc. Honours (2013), Biology, University of Ottawa, "A phylogeographic study of Parrya arctica R. Br. and Parrya nudicaulis (L.) Regel in the North American Arctic using morphology and molecular data".
  • Colin Chapman, B.Sc. Honours (2013), Biology, University of Ottawa, "Molecular and morphological analysis of taxonomy, hybridization, and introgression in the closely related Pedicularis langsdorffii subsp. arctica (R. Br.) Pennell and Pedicularis hirsuta L."
  • Paul Sokoloff, M.Sc. (2010), Biology, University of Ottawa, "Taxonomic status of the narrow endemic Astragalus robbinsii var. fernaldii (Fernald's Milkvetch—Fabaceae): molecules, morphology, and implications for conservation".
  • Kristina Makkay, M.Sc. (2001), Biology, University of Ottawa "Factors affecting macrophyte diversity in medium-sized rivers".
  • Caroline Healy, B.Sc. Honours (2001), Biology, University of Ottawa, "A systematic analysis of the Saxifraga nivalis complex (Saxifragaceae) in the Canadian Arctic using morphology and chloroplast DNA data".

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Alexander Fiord, Ellesmere Island.

Links

Research Gate Profile
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lynn_Gillespie2

ORCID iD
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3129-434X

University of Ottawa, Department of Biology
https://science.uottawa.ca/biology/people/gillespie-lynn

Flora of North America
http://www.fna.org

Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs

Botany in the Arctic (4 min., 30 sec.)

Selected Media Coverage

Semeniuk, Ivan. June 23, 2014. Arctic Flora Project: Researchers Head to the North to Build Plant Catalogue. The Globe and Mail. Toronto. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/museum-studies-range-diversity-of-plants-in-far-north/article19285393

Spears, T. June 20, 2014. Ottawa Explorers in the North for Arctic Botany Expedition. The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa: Postmedia. http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ottawa-explorers-heading-north-for-arctic-botany-expedition

Gregoire, L. June 29, 2012. Collecting plants in the lush Soper River Valley: Botanists to collect Arctic plant data. Nunatsiaq News. http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674collecting_plants_in_the_lush_soper_river_valley.

Publications

Refereed Journal Papers

Saarela, J.M., P.C. Sokoloff, L.J. Gillespie, R.D. Bull, B.A. Bennett and S. Ponomarenko. 2020. Vascular plants of Victoria Island (Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Canada): a specimen–based study of an Arctic flora. Phytokeys 141: 1–330. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.141.48810 Icon: Open access.

Wasowicz, P., A.N. Sennikov, K.B. Westergaard, K. Spellman, M. Carlson, L.J. Gillespie, J.M. Saarela, S.S. Seefeldt, B. Bennett, C. Bay, S. Ickert-Bond and H. Väre. 2019. Non-native vascular plants in the Arctic—diversity, characteristics and biogeography. Ambio 49: 693–703. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-019-01296-6

Cardinal-McTeague, W.M., K.J. Wurdack, E.M. Sigel and L.J. Gillespie. 2019. Seed size evolution and biogeography of Plukenetia (Euphorbiaceae), a pantropical genus with traditionally cultivated oilseed species. BMC Evolutionary Biology 19: 29. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-018-1308-9 Icon: Open access.

Soreng, R.J. and L.J. Gillespie. 2018. Poa secunda J. Presl (Poaceae): a modern summary of infraspecific taxonomy, chromosome numbers, related species, and infrageneric placement based on DNA. Phytokeys 110: 101–121. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.110.27750 Icon: Open access.

Gillespie, L.J., R.J. Soreng, E. Cabi and N. Amiri. 2018. Phylogeny and taxonomic synopsis of Poa subgenus Pseudopoa (including Eremopoa and Lindbergella) (Poaceae, Poeae, Poinae). Phytokeys 111: 69–101. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.111.28081 Icon: Open access.

Soreng, R.J., L.J. Gillespie and L.L. Consaul. 2017. Taxonomy of the Poa laxa group, including two new taxa from Arctic Canada and Greenland, and Oregon, and a re-examination of P. sect. Oreinos (Poaceae). Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 513–538. https://doi.org/10.1111/njb.01507 Icon: Open access.

Kuzmina M.L., T.W.A. Braukmann, A.J. Fazekas, S.W. Graham, S.L. Dewaard, A. Rodrigues, B.A. Bennett, T.A. Dickinson, J.M. Saarela, P.M. Catling, S.G. Newmaster, D.M. Percy, E. Fenneman, A. Lauron-Moreau, B. Ford, L. Gillespie, R. Subramanyam, J. Whitton, L. Jennings, D. Metsger, C.P. Warne, A. Brown, E. Sears, J.R. Dewaard, E.V. Zakharov and P.D.N. Hebert. 2017. Using herbarium-derived DNAs to assemble a large-scale DNA barcode library for the vascular plants of Canada. Applications in Plant Sciences 5: 1700079. https://doi.org/10.3732/apps.1700079 Icon: Open access.

Soreng, R.J., P.M. Peterson, K. Romaschenko, G. Davidse, J.K. Teisher, J.K., L.G. Clark, P. Barbera., L.J. Gillespie and F.O. Zuloaga. 2017. A worldwide phylogenetic classication of the Poaceae (Gramineae) II: An update and a comparison of two 2015 classications. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 55: 259–290. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12262 Icon: Open access.

Cabi, E., R.J. Soreng and L.J. Gillespie. 2017. Taxonomy of Poa jubata A. Kern. and a new section of the genus (Poaceae). Turkish Journal of Botany 41: 404–415. https://doi.org/10.3906/bot-1611-28

Cabi, E., R.J. Soreng, L.J. Gillespie and E. Boudko. 2017. Alopecurus goekyigitiana (Poaceae, subtribe Alopecurinae sensu stricto), a new species from Turkey based on morphological and molecular investigation. Turkish Journal of Botany 41: 189–199. https://doi.org/10.3906/bot-1606-51

Cabi, E., R.J. Soreng, L.J. Gillespie and N. Amiri. 2016. Poa densa Troitsky, an overlooked Turkish steppe grass, and the evolution of the bulbs in Poa. Willdenowia 46: 201–211. https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.46.46201

Cardinal-McTeague, W.M. and L.J. Gillespie. 2016. Molecular phylogeny and pollen evolution of Euphorbiaceae tribe Plukenetieae. Systematic Botany 41: 329–347. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364416X691759

Giussani, L.M., L.J. Gillespie, M.A. Scataglini, M.A. Negritto, A.N. Anton and R.J. Soreng. 2016. Breeding System Diversification and Evolution in American Poa supersect. Homalopoa (Poaceae: Poeae: Poinae). Annals of Botany 118: 281–303. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcw108

Sokoloff, P.C., C.C. Chapman and L.J. Gillespie. 2016. Evidence for hybridization and introgression in two Canadian Arctic louseworts: Pedicularis langsdorffii subsp. arctica and Pedicularis hirsuta. Botany 94: 369–389. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2015-0264

Gillespie, L.J., J.M. Saarela, P.C. Sokoloff and R.D. Bull. 2015. New vascular plant records for the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Phytokeys 52: 23–79. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.52.8721 Icon: Open access.

Soreng, R.J., L.J. Gillespie, H. Koba, E. Boudko and R.D. Bull. 2015. Molecular and morphological evidence for a new grass genus, Dupontiopsis (Poaceae tribe Poeae subtribe Poinae s.l.), endemic to alpine Japan, and implications for the origin of Dupontia and Arctophila. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 53: 138–162. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12146

Alonso A, R.D. Bull, C. Acedo and L.J. Gillespie. 2014. Design of plant-specific PCR primers for the ETS region with enhanced specificity for tribe Bromeae and their application to other grasses (Poaceae). Botany 92: 693–699. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2014-0062

Saarela, J.M., P.C. Sokoloff, L.J. Gillespie, L.L. Consaul and R.D. Bull. 2013. DNA barcoding the Canadian Arctic flora: core plastid barcodes (rbcL + matK) for 490 vascular plant species. PLoS ONE 8: e77982. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0077982 Icon: Open access.

Saarela J.M., L.J. Gillespie, L.L. Consaul and R.D. Bull. 2013. Annotated checklist to the vascular plant flora of Tuktut Nogait National Park and vicinity (Canadian Low Arctic). Phytotaxa 102: 1–177. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.102.1.1

Sokoloff, PC and L.J. Gillespie. 2012. Taxonomy of Fernald's Milkvetch—Astragalus robbinsii var. fernaldii (Fabaceae): molecular and morphological analyses support transfer to Astragalus eucosmus. Botany 90: 11–26. https://doi.org/10.1139/b11-077

Saarela J.M., L.J. Gillespie, L.L. Consaul, and R.D. Bull. 2012. Balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera; Salicaceae) beyond the treeline in the western Canadian mainland Arctic (Northwest Territories). Arctic 65: 1–12. https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic4161

Refulio-Rodriguez, N.N., J.T. Columbus, L.J. Gillespie, P.M. Peterson and R.J. Soreng. 2012. Molecular phylogeny of Dissanthelium (Poaceae: Pooideae) and its taxonomic implications. Systematic Botany 37: 122–133. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364412X616701

Consaul, L.L., L.J. Gillespie and M.J. Waterway. 2010. Evolution and polyploid origins in North American Arctic Puccinellia (Poaceae) based on nuclear ribosomal spacers and chloroplast DNA sequences. American Journal of Botany 27: 324–336. https://doi.org/10.1139/B08-073

Gillespie, L.J., R.J. Soreng and S.W.L. Jacobs. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of Australian Poa (Poaceae: Poinae): molecular evidence for two new genera, Saxipoa and Sylvipoa. Australian Journal of Botany 22: 413–436. https://doi.org/10.1071/SB09016

Soreng, R.J., Gillespie, L.J. and S.W.L. Jacobs. 2009. Saxipoa and Sylvipoa—two new genera and a new classification for Australian Poa (Poaceae: Poinae). Australian Journal of Botany 22: 401–412. https://doi.org/10.1071/SB09003

Jacobs, S.W.L., L.J. Gillespie and R.J. Soreng. 2008. New combinations in Hookerochloa and Poa (Gramineae). Telopea 12: 273–278.

Gillespie, L.J., R.J. Soreng, R. Bull, S.W.L. Jacobs and N.F. Refulio-Rodriguez. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships in subtribe Poinae (Poaceae, Poeae) based on nuclear ITS and chloroplast trnT-trnF sequences. Botany 86: 938–967. https://doi.org/10.1139/B08-076

Consaul, L.L., L.J. Gillespie and M.J. Waterway. 2008. A new species of Alkaligrass (Puccinellia, Poaceae) from the western North American Arctic. Novon 18: 16–20. https://doi.org/10.3417/2007029

Consaul, L.L., L.J. Gillespie and M.J. Waterway. 2008. Systematics of three North American polyploid arctic alkaligrasses (Puccinellia, Poaceae): morphology, ploidy, and AFLP markers. Botany 86: 916–937. https://doi.org/10.1139/B08-073

Consaul, L.L., L.J. Gillespie and M.J. Waterway. 2008. Systematics of North American arctic diploid Puccinellia (Poaceae): Morphology, DNA content, and AFLP markers. Systematic Botany 33: 251–261. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364408784571662

Makkay, K., F.R. Pick and L.J. Gillespie. 2008. Predicting diversity versus community composition of aquatic plants at the river scale. Aquatic Botany 88: 338–346. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2007.12.011

Soreng, R.J. and L.J. Gillespie. 2007. Nicoraepoa (Poaceae, Poeae), a new South American genus based on Poa subgenus Andinae, and emendation of Poa section Parodiochloa of the sub-antarctic islands. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 94: 821–849. https://doi.org/10.3417/0026-6493(2007)94[821:NPPANS]2.0.CO;2

Gillespie, L.J. 2007. A revision of paleotropical Plukenetia (Euphorbiaceae) including two new species from Madagascar. Systematic Botany 32(4): 780–802. https://doi.org/10.1043/06-106.1

Gillespie, L.J. (2007). A Revision of Paleotropical Plukenetia (Euphorbiaceae) Including Two New Species from Madagascar. Systematic Botany 32(4): 780–802. (895 Kb PDF)

Consaul, L.L., L.J. Gillespie and K.I. MacInnes. 2005 [2007]. Addition to the Flora of Canada? A specimen from the Arctic Archipelago, Northwest Territories Links Two Allopatric Species of Alkali Grass (Puccinellia). Canadian Field-Naturalist 119(4): 497–506. https://doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v119i4.179

Kite, G.C. P. Hoffmann, D.C. Lees, K.J. Wurdack and L.J. Gillespie. 2005. a-Homonojirimycin and other polyhydroxyalkaloids in Suregada Roxb. Ex Rottl. (Euphorbiaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 33: 1183–1186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bse.2005.06.001

Gillespie, L.J. and R.J. Soreng. 2005. A phylogenetic analysis of the Bluegrass genus Poa L. (Poaceae) based on cpDNA restriction site data. Systematic Botany 30: 84–105. (393 Kb PDF). https://doi.org/10.1600/0363644053661940

Healy, C. and L.J. Gillespie. 2004 [2005]. A systematic analysis of the Saxifraga nivalis complex (Saxifragaceae) in the Canadian Arctic using morphology and chloroplast DNA data. Canadian Field-Naturalist 118: 326–340. https://doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v118i3.1

Gillespie, L.J. and R. Boles. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships and infraspecific variation in Canadian Arctic Poa based on chloroplast DNA restriction site data. Canadian Journal of Botany 79: 679–701. (214 Kb PDF; © NRC Research Press). https://doi.org/10.1600/0363644053661940

Consaul, L.L. and L.J. Gillespie. 2001. A re-evaluation of species limits in Canadian Arctic Island Puccinellia (Poaceae): resolving key characters. Canadian Journal of Botany 79: 927–956. https://doi.org/10.1139/b01-065

Suárez-Cervera, M., L.J. Gillespie, E. Arcalís, T. Castells, J. Márquez, A. Le-Thomas, D. Lobreau-Callen, J.A. Seoane-Camba. 2001. Taxonomic significance of the apertural structure in the Euphorbiaceae pollen grains: Tribes Plukenetieae and Euphorbieae. Grana 40: 78–104. https://doi.org/10.1080/00173130152591886

Fernández-González, D., D. Marquez, L.J. Gillespie and M. Suárez-Cervera. 1999. Pollen grain ultrastructure of two African species of the subtribe Tragiinae (Euphorbiaceae). Palaeoecology in Africa 26: 201–205.

Aiken, S. G., M. J. Dallwitz, C. L. McJannet, L. J. Gillespie and L. L. Consaul. 1998a. Saxifragaceae of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago: a contribution to a DELTA database for interactive identification and illustrated information retrieval. Canadian Journal of Botany 76: 2020–2036. https://doi.org/10.1139/b98-179

Soltis, D.E., P.S. Soltis, D.L. Nickrent, L.A. Johnson, W.J. Hahn, S.B. Hoot, J.A. Sakamoto, R.K. Kuzoff, K.A. Kron, M.W. Chase, S.M. Swensen, E.A. Zimmer, S. Chaw, L.J. Gillespie, J.W. Kress and K.J. Sytsma. 1997. Angiosperm phylogeny inferred from 18S ribosomal DNA sequences. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 84: 1–49. https://doi.org/10.2307/2399952

Gillespie, L J. 1997. Omphalea (Euphorbiaceae) in Madagascar: a new species and a new combination. Novon 7: 127–136. https://doi.org/10.2307/3392184

Gillespie, L.J., S.A. Aiken and L.L. Consaul. 1997. Hybridization and the origin of the arctic grass Poa hartzii (Poaceae): evidence from morphology and chloroplast DNA restriction site data. Canadian Journal of Botany 75: 1978–1997. https://doi.org/10.1139/b97-910

Gillespie, L.J. and W.S. Armbruster. 1997. A Contribution to the Guianan Flora: Dalechampia, Haematostemon, Omphalea, Pera, Plukenetia and Tragia (Euphorbiaceae) with notes on subfamily Acalyphoideae. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany. 86. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 48 pp. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.0081024X.86

Gillespie, L.J. 1994. Pollen morphology and phylogeny of the Plukenetieae (Euphorbiaceae). Proceedings of the International Conference on the Systematics of the Euphorbiaceae, 1989. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 81: 317–348. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364416X691759

Gillespie, L J. and J.W. Nowicke. 1994. Systematic implications of pollen morphology in Gnetum. Acta Gallica 141: 131–139. https://doi.org/10.1080/12538078.1994.10515146

Gillespie, L.J. 1994. A new section and two new species of Tragia (Euphorbiaceae) from Venezuelan Guayana and French Guiana. Novon 4: 330–338. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.202.2.9

Gillespie, L.J. 1993. Euphorbiaceae of the Guianas: annotated species checklist and key to the genera. Brittonia 45: 56–94.

Gillespie, L.J. 1993. A synopsis of neotropical Plukenetia (Euphorbiaceae) including two new species. Systematic Botany 18: 575–592. https://doi.org/10.2307/2419535

Webster, G. L., Lynn Gillespie and Julian Steyermark. 1987. Systematics of Croizatia (Euphorbiaceae). Systematic Botany 12: 1–8. https://doi.org/10.2307/2419209

Refereed Book Chapters

Bouffard, D.E. and L.J. Gillespie. 2016. Rhizophoraceae. In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (Eds.). Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 12. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 154–155.

Levin, G.A. and L.J. Gillespie. 2016. Euphorbiaceae [family level treatment]. In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (Eds.). Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 12. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 156–160.

Gillespie, L.J. 2016. Euphorbiaceae: Caperonia. In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (Eds.). Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 12. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 179–181.

Gillespie, L.J. 2016. Euphorbiaceae: Mercurialis. In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (Eds.). Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 12. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 161–162.

Gillespie, L.J. 2016. Euphorbiaceae: Ricinus. In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (Eds.). Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 12. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 160–161.

Gillespie, L.J. 2016. Euphorbiaceae: Vernicia. In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (Eds.). Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 12. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 225–226.

Gillespie, L.J. 2016. Simmondsiaceae. In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (Eds.). Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 12. Oxford University Press, New York. pp. 441–442.

Daniȅls F.J.A., L.J. Gillespie and M. Poulin. 2013. Chapter 9: Plants. In Meltofte, H. (Ed.). Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and Trends in Arctic Biodiversity. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri, pp. 187–229.

Gillespie, L.J., R. J. Soreng, R.D. Bull and M. Paradis. 2010. Phylogeny and reticulation in Poinae subtribal complex based on nrITS, ETS, and trnTLF data. In O. Seberg, G. Petersen, A.S. Barfod and J.I. Davis (Eds.). Diversity, Phylogeny, and Evolution in the Monocotyledons. Aarhus University Press, Denmark, pp. 589–617.

Consaul, L.L., L.J. Gillespie and M.J. Waterway. 2010. Polyploid speciation and evolution in arctic Puccinellia (Poaceae: Puccinelliinae)—A review. In O. Seberg, G. Petersen, A.S. Barfod and J.I. Davis (Eds.). Diversity, Phylogeny, and Evolution in the Monocotyledons. Aarhus University Press, Denmark, pp. 645–662.

Soreng, R.J., R.D. Bull and L.J. Gillespie. 2010. Phylogeny and reticulation in Poa L. based on plastid trnTLF and nrITS sequences with attention to diploids. In O. Seberg, G. Petersen, A.S. Barfod and J.I. Davis (Eds.). Diversity, Phylogeny, and Evolution in the Monocotyledons. Aarhus University Press, Aarhus, Denmark, pp. 619–643.

Alsos, I.G., L.J. Gillespie and Y.M. Marusik 2009. Arctic Islands, Biology. In Gillespie, R. and Clague, D. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Islands. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, pp 47–55.

Qiu Huaxing and L.J. Gillespie. 2008. Cnesmone, Megistostigma. In Wu Zhengyi, P.H. Raven and Hong Deyuan (Eds.). Flora of China, vol. 11. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, pp. 255–257.

Li Bingtao and L.J. Gillespie. 2008. Pachystylidium. In Wu Zhengyi, P.H. Raven and Hong Deyuan (Eds.). Flora of China, vol. 11. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, pp. 257–258.

Gillespie, L.J. and S.S. Larsen. 2007. Plukenetia. In T. Santisuk and K. Larsen (Eds.). Flora of Thailand, vol. 8(2). Euphorbiaceae. Forestry Department, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 509–512.

Gillespie, L.J. 2007. Omphalea. In T. Santisuk and K. Larsen (Eds.). Flora of Thailand, vol. 8(2). Euphorbiaceae. Forestry Department, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 457–460.

Gillespie, L.J. 2007. Pachystylidium. In T. Santisuk and K. Larsen (Eds.). Flora of Thailand, vol. 8(2). Euphorbiaceae. Forestry Department. Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 463–465.

Gillespie, L.J., A. Archambault and R.J. Soreng. 2007. Phylogeny of Poa (Poaceae) based on trnT-trnF sequence data: major clades and basal relationships. In J.T. Columbus, E. A. Friar, J.M. Porter, L.M. Prince and M.G. Simpson (Eds.). Monocots: comparative biology and evolution—Poales. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont CA, (Aliso 23), pp. 420–434. https://doi.org/10.5642/aliso.20072301.33

Gillespie, L.J. 2002. Euphorbiaceae. In S.A. Mori, G. Cremers, C.A. Gracie, J.-J. de Granville, S.V. Heald, M. Hoff and J.D. Mitchell (Eds.). Guide to the Vascular Plants of Central French Guiana, Part 2. Dicotyledons. New York Botanical Garden, NY, (Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 76), pp. 266–298.

Gillespie, L.J. 1999. Euphorbiaceae: Acidoton, Astrococcus, Haematostemon, Omphalea, Pera, Plukenetia, Tragia. In J.A. Steyermark et al. (Eds.). Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO, and Timber Press, Portland, OR.

Non-Refereed Publications

Aiken, S.G., M.J. Dallwitz, L.L Consaul, C.L. McJannet, R.L. Boles, G.W. Argus, J.M. Gillett, P.J. Scott, R. Elven, M.C. LeBlanc, L.J. Gillespie, A.K. Brysting, H. Solstad and J.G. Harris. 2007. Flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago: Descriptions, Illustrations, Identification, and Information Retrieval. [CD-ROM]. NRC Research Press, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa.

Hollowell, T., L.J. Gillespie, V.A. Funk and C.L. Kelloff. 2003. Smithsonian Plant Collections, Guyana: 1989–1991, Lynn J. Gillespie. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 44, 104 pp.

Roberts-Pichette, P. and L.J. Gillespie. 1999. Terrestrial Vegetation Biodiversity Monitoring Protocols. Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) Occasional Paper Series, Report no. 9. Ecological Monitoring Coordinating Office, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ont., 90 pp.