- Current students
Environmental and Animal Sciences
BSc., MSc (Hons)., PhD Auck.
Fellow of the Linnean Society, London.
Mark spent three years at Oxford as a Royal Society Fellow and tutor before moving to Massey University as a lecturer in plant systematics. There he worked with Peter Lockhart on origins of the New Zealand biota and on problems of speciation. His interest in paleobotany resulted in his position with BBC Science as a botanical consultant for the Walking with Dinosaurs television series.
Mark's main research interest is in the biogeography of primitive plants especially ferns. He is author with John Braggins of a major text on tree ferns and an examination of the relationships between biology and plate techtonics.
Large, M. F., Nessia, H. R., Cameron, E. K., & Blanchon, D. J. (2017). Changes in Stomatal Density over Time (1769-2015) in the New Zealand Endemic Tree Corynocarpus laevigatus J. R. Forst. & G. Forst. (Corynocarpaceae). Pacific Science (Vol. 71(3)).
Gailbraith, M., & Large, M. (2017). Implications for selected indigenous fauna of Tiritiri Matangi of the establishment of Austropuccinia psidii (G. Winter) Beenken (myrtle rust) in northern New Zealand. Perspectives in Biosecurity (Vol. 2).
Large, M. F., & Farrington, L. (2016). The Nephrolepis cv. Boston fern complex (including Nephrolepis exaltata L. Schott), Nephrolepidaceae, naturalised in New Zealand. Unitec ePress Perspectives in Biosecurity Research Series (Vol. 2(2016)).
Killick, S.A., Blanchon, D. J., and Large, M. F. (2014). Algal communities in Phytotelmata: A comparison of native Collospermum and exotic bromeliads (Monocotyledonae) in New Zealand. Telopea (Vol. 17).
Blanchon, D. J., Ennis, I. L., Lewthwaite, J. R., Large, M. F., and Bussell, W. T. (2012). New method for the devitalization of imported horsetail (Equisetum hyemale). New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science. (Vol. 40).
Blanchon, D. J., Elliott, C. E. A., Ennis, I. L., Lewthwaite, J. R., Large, M. F., and Bussell, W. T. (2011). Biosecurity in the floriculture industry: The use of herbicide dipping as a devitalisation method for imported cut roses and horsetails. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute National Education and Training Seminar 2011, Takapuna, Auckland.
Blanchon, D. J., Ennis, I. L., Lewthwaite, J. R., Large, M. F., and Bussell, W. T. (2011). New method for the devitalization of imported horsetail (Equisetum hyemale). New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science (Vol. Online).
Large, M. F. (2005). Referee, New Zealand Journal of Botany.
Large, M. F. (2005). Biography for the New Zealand biota. Presented to the Friends of Tiritiri Matangi (guides) meeting, 11 April, Auckland.
Large, M. F. (2005). Tree ferns. Presented to the book launch of 'Tree Ferns', 5 October, Palmerston North.
Large, M. F., & Braggins, J. E. (2004). Tree ferns. Portland, USA: Timber Press.
Large, M. J., Perrie, L. R., Brownsey, P. J., & Lockhart, P. J. (2003). Evidence for an allopolyploid complex in New Zealand Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany, 41, 189-215.