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Peter de Lange

Associate Professor
Environmental and Animal Sciences

Professional memberships

Associate Editor: Perspectives in Biosecurity
Associate Editor: PhytoKeys
Associate Editor: New Zealand Journal of Botany
Auckland Botanical Society
Chair Indigenous New Zealand Lichen Threat Listing Panel
Chair Inidgenous New Zealand Hornwort and Liverwort Threat ListingPanel
Chair Inidgenous New Zealand Vascular Plant Threat Listing Panel
International Association of Bryologists
International Association of Plant Taxonomists
IUCN Red Listing Lichen Specialist Group (Panel Member)
Linnean Society (London)
Wellington Botanical Society
New Zealand Botanical Society
New Zealand Plant Conservation Network
 
 

Profile

Associate Professor (Botany, Ecology, Plant Conservation, Biosystematics). Research interests include plant biosystematics and biogeography (with a special interest in insular flora), plant conservation and management, threat classification systems, the cytogenetics and ecology of island endemic plants and ethnobotany. I also have an interest in Quaternary Earth Sciences. I have an M.Sc. (Hons) in Palaeoecology and Tephrochronostratigraphy from the University of Waikato, and a PhD in Plant Biosystematics from the University of Auckland. I am an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Natural Sciences, University of Sassari, Sardegna, Italy.

Prior to taking my current position I worked for the former DSIR Botany Division (1984-1985), Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries in the Aquatic Plants Division (1989-1990) and Department of Conservation as a Research Scientist (1990-2017).

I have published over 170 papers in peer-reviewed literature, and 20 books - mostly on threatened plant conservation, management, biosystematics and island flora.

Publications

Mosyakin, S. L., & de Lange, P. J. (2018). Anemonastrum tenuicaule and A. antucense (Ranunculaceae), new combinations for a New Zealand endemic species and its South American relative. PhytoKeys (Vol. 99).

de Lange, P. J., Rolfe, J. R., Barkla, J. W., Courtney, S. P., Champion, P. D., Perrie, L. R., Beadel, S. M., Ford, K. A., Breitwieser, I., Schönberger, I., Hindmarsh-Walls, R., Heenan, P. B., & Ladley, K. (2018). Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand Department of Conservation (Vol. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 22).

Sultan, A., Tate, J. A., de Lange, P. J., Glenny, D., Ladley, J. L., Heenan, P. B., & Robertson, A. W. (2018). Host range, host specificity, regional host preferences and genetic variability of Korthalsella Tiegh. (Viscaceae) mistletoes in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 56(1)).

Mosyakin, S. L., & de Lange, P. J. (2018). New combinations for three taxa of the Oxybasis glauca aggregate (Chenopodiaceae) from Australasia, East Asia, and South America. PhytoTaxa (Vol. 350(3)).

de Lange, P. J. (2018). What's in a name - the politics of plant systematics. University of Otago John Smaillie Tennant Lecture 2018, University of Otago.

Liew, C-S., Memory, A.E., Ortiz-Barrientos, D., de Lange, P.J., & Pelser, P.B. (2018). The delimitation and evolutionary history of the Australasian Lautusoid group of Senecio (Asteraceae: Senecioneae). Taxon (Vol. 67).

Rebergen, A., Glenny, D.S., Frogley, K., Rolfe, J.R., & de Lange, P.J. (2018). Riccia cavernosa (Ricciaceae): a new addition to the liverwort flora of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 56(1)).

Ranft, H., Moncada, B., de Lange, P. J., Lumbsch, H. T., & Lücking, R. (2018). The Sticta filix morphodeme (Ascomycota: Lobariaceae) in New Zealand with the newly recognized species S. dendroides and S. menziesii: Indicators of forest health in a threatened island biota? The Lichenologist (Vol. 50(2)).

von Konrat, M.J., Campbell, T., Carter, B., Greif, M., Bryson, M., Larraín, J., Trouille, L., Cohen, S., Gaus, E., Qazi, A., Ribbens, E., Livschultz, T., Suwa, T., Peterson, T., Rodriguez, Y., Caitlyn, V., Yang, C., Aburahmen, S., Carstensen, B., de Lange, P.J., Delavoi, C., Strauss, K., Drag, J., Aguera, B., Snyder, C., Martinec, J., & Smith, A. (2018). Using citizen science to bridge taxonomic discovery with education and outreach. Applications in Plant Sciences (Vol. 6).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4154

Lowe, D.J., Shane, P.R., de Lange, P.J., & Clarkson, B.D. (2017). Guidebook for Rangitoto Island Field Trip, Auckland, 2017. Auckland, New Zealand, Geoscience Society of New Zealand (Vol. 1st).

Dale, E., de Lange, P., & Burns, B. (2017). Seed dispersal but not seed germination facilitated by seabirds: seed ecology of Cook's scurvy grass. New Zealand Journal of Ecology (Vol. 41).

Shepherd, L.D., de Lange, P.J., Perrie, L.R., & Heenan, P.B. (2017). Chloroplast phylogeography of New Zealand Sophora trees (Fabaceae): extensive hybridization and widespread Last Glacial Maximum survival. Journal of Biogeography (Vol. 44).

Bulgarella, M., Biggs, P., de Lange, P.J., & Shepherd, L. (2017). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from Arthropodium cirratum (Asparagaceae). Applications of Plant Sciences (Vol. 5).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4119

Elix, J.A., & de Lange, P.J. (2017). A new species and new records of Buelloid lichens (Physciaceae, Ascomycota) from the Kermadec Islands. Australasian Lichenology (Vol. 80).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4179

de Lange, P.J. (2017). Nomenclatural Novelties: Arctomia fascicularis variety combinations. Index Fungorum (Vol. 343).

Chagné, D., Trimawithan, A., Bowatte, D., Hilario, E., Crowhurst, R., Smallfield, B., Boase, M., Lewis, D.H., de Lange, P., & Schwinn, K. (2017). Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for New Zealand mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) and transferability to kānuka (Kunzea spp.). New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science (Vol. 45).

Heenan, P.B., Courtney, S.P., de Lange, P.J., & Molloy, B.P.J. (2017). Three new Melicytus species from central New Zealand and a revised circumscription of Melicytus obovatus (Violaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 55(4)).

Printzen, C., Blanchon, D.J., Fryday, A.M., de Lange, P.J., Houston, D.M., & Rolfe, J.R. (2017). Lecanora kohu, a new species of Lecanora (lichenised Ascomycota: Lecanoraceae) from the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 55(4)).

de Lange, P.J. (2017). Taxonomy and Conservation - not just stamp collecting but exercising plain common sense (Key Note Address). New Zealand Plant Conservation Network Biennial Conference, Hokitika.

Galloway, D.J., & de Lange, P.J. (2017). Nomenclatural Novelties: New Combinations in Podostictina. Index Fungorum (Vol. 340).

de Lange, P.J., & Rolfe, J.R. (2017). Kunzea Identification. Wellington, New Zealand, Department of Conservation.

Shepherd, L., de Lange, P., Bulgarella, M., Atherton, R., & Lockhart, P. (2017). Tracing recent domestication in endemic New Zealand plants. T5-29 Genetics and metablomics studies of higher plants, Botanical Congress, Shenzhen, China.

de Lange, P.J. (2017). The New Zealand eFlora - delivering what's needed in the electronic age to the people of New Zealand. XIX International Botanical Congress - T2-09: Electronic Floras-integrating the best of the past with the possibilities of the future, Shenzhen, China.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4247

de Lange, P.J., Smissen, R.D., Rolfe, J.R., & Ogle, C.C. (2016). Systematics of Simplicia Kirk (Poaceae, Agrostidinae) - an endemic, threatened New Zealand grass genus. PhytoKeys (Vol. 75).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4100

Thorsen, M.J., & de Lange, P.J. (2016). Carex applanata (Cyperaceae), a new species from southern New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 54).

Lowe, D.J., de Lange, P.J., & Clarkson, B.D. (2016). Guidebook for Rangitoto Island AQUA field trip, Auckland, 2016. Hamilton, New Zealand, Australasian Quaternary Association (AQUA) (Vol. 2nd).

Shepherd, L.D., de Lange, P.J., Cox, S., McLenachan, P.A., Roskruge, N.R., & Lockhart, P.J. (2016). Evidence of a Strong Domestication Bottleneck in the Recently Cultivated New Zealand Endemic Root Crop, Arthropodium cirratum (Asparagaceae). PLOS one (Vol. 11).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4101

Carter, B.E., Larraín, J., Manukjanová, A., Shaw, B., Shaw, A.J., Heinrichs, J., de Lange, P., Suleiman, M., Thouvenot, L., & von Konrat, M. (2016). Species delimitation and biogeography of a southern hemisphere liverwort clade, Frullania subgenus Microfrullania (Frullaniaceae, Marchantiophyta). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Vol. 107).

de Lange, P.J., Liew, C.S., Rolfe, J.R., & Pelser, P.B. (2015). Senecio esperensis (Asteraceae: Senecioneae)-a new combination for the L'Esperance Rock groundsel, Kermadec Islands. New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 53).

Atherton, R.A., Lockhart, P.J., McLenachan, P.A., de Lange, P.J., Wagstaff, S.J., & Shepherd, L.D. (2015). A molecular investigation into the origin and relationships of karaka/kōpi (Corynocarpus laevigatus) in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Vol. 45).

de Lange, P.J., Glenny, D., Braggins, J., Renner, M., von Konrat, M., Engel, J., & Reeb, C. (2015). Conservation status of New Zealand hornworts and liverworts, 2014. Wellington, New Zealand, Department of Conservation (Vol. 1st).

Blanchon, D.J., de Lange, P.J., & Galloway, D.J. (2015). New records of Ramalina (Ramalinaceae, Ascomycota) for mainland New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 53).

de Lange, P.J. (2015). The Flora and Vegetation of L'Esperance Rock, Southern Kermadec Islands. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum (Vol. 20).

de Lange, P.J. (2015). The Flora and Vegetation of Cheeseman Island, Southern Kermadec Islands. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum (Vol. 20).

de Lange, P.J. (2015). Recent Vegetation Succession and Flora of Macauley Island, Southern Kermadec Islands. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum (Vol. 20).

Trnski, T., & de Lange, P.J. (2015). Introduction to the Kermadec Biodiscovery Expedition 2011. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum (Vol. 20).

de Lange, P.J., & Blanchon, D.J. (2015). Lichen notes from the Kermadec Islands. II. Ramalina. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum (Vol. 20).

de Lange, P.J., & Beever, J.E. (2015). A Checklist of the Mosses of the Kermadec Islands. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum (Vol. 20).

de Lange, P.J., & Galloway, D.J. (2015). Lichen notes from the Kermadec Islands. I. Lobariaceae. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum (Vol. 20).

de Lange, P.J., Rolfe, J.R., Liew, C.S., & Pelser, P.B. (2014). Senecio australis Willd. (Asteraceae: Senecioneae) - a new and uncommon addition to the indigenous vascular flora of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 52).

Sancho, G., de Lange, P.J., Donato, M., Barkla, J., & Wagstaff, S.J. (2014). Late Cenozoic diversification of the austral genus Lagenophora (Astereae, Asteraceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society (Vol. 177).

Sparkes, J.H., de Lange, P.J., & Blanchon, D.J. (2014). Notes on Caloplaca allanii Zahlbr. (Teloschistaceae) a poorly known West Auckland, North Island, New Zealand endemic. New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 52).

de Lange, P.J. (2014). A revision of the New Zealand Kunzea ericoides (Myrtaceae) complex. PhytoKeys (Vol. 40).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4070

Braggins, J.E., Renner, M.A.M., & de Lange, P.J. (2014). Additions to the liverwort flora of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand Botanical Region. Telopea (Vol. 17).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4071

de Lange, P.J., Heenan, P.B., Houliston, G.J., Rolfe, J.R., & Mitchell, A.D. (2013). New Lepidium (Brassicaceae) from New Zealand. PhytoKeys (Vol. 24).

de Lange, P.J., Rolfe, J.R., Champion, P.D., Courtney, S.P., Heenan, P.B., Barkla, J.W., Cameron, E.K., Norton, D.A., & Hitchmough, R.A. (2013). Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. Wellington, New Zealand, Department of Conservation (Vol. 1st).

de Lange, P.J., Heenan, P.B., & Rolfe, J.R. (2013). Uncinia auceps (Cyperaceae): a new endemic hooked sedge for the Chatham Islands. Phytotaxa (Vol. 104).

Perrie, L.R., Shepherd, L.D., de Lange, P.J., Batty, E.L., Ohlsen, D.J., Bayly, M.J., & Brownsey, P.J. (2013). Hymenophyllum pluviatile, a new and uncommon fern from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 51).

Nylinder, S., Cronholm, B., de Lange, P.J., Walsh, N., & Anderberg, A.A. (2013). Species tree phylogeny and character evolution in the genus Centipeda (Asteraceae): Evidence from DNA sequences from coding and non-coding loci from the plastid and nuclear genomes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Vol. 68).

Murray, B.G., de Lange, P.J., & Molloy, B.G. (2013). Chromosome studies in New Zealand species of Brachyscome (Asteraceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 51).

Murray, B.G., & de Lange, P.J. (2013). Contributions to a chromosome atlas of the New Zealand flora 40. Miscellaneous counts for 36 families. New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 51).

von Konrat, M., de Lange, P., Larraín, J., Hentschel, J., Carter, B., Shaw, J., & Shaw, B. (2013). A small world: Uncovering hidden diversity in Frullania - a new species from Aotearoa-New Zealand. Polish Botanical Journal (Vol. 58).

Blanchon, D., de Lange, P., & Bannister, J. (2012). Confirmation of Ramalina microspora Kremp. (Ramalinaceae, Ascomycota) for the Kermadec Islands. Australasian Lichenology (Vol. 70).

Houliston, G.J., Dawson, M.J., de Lange, P.J., & Heenan, P.B. (2012). Using AFLP markers to inform population management of the endemic Chatham Island toetoe, Austroderia turbaria (Poaceae). Pacific Conservation Biology (Vol. 18).

von Konrat, M., de Lange, P.J., Greif, M., Stroizer, L., Hentschel, J., & Heinrichs, J. (2012). Frullania knightbridgei, a new liverwort (Frullaniaceae, Marchantiophyta) species from the deep south of Aotearoa-New Zealand based on an integrated evidence-based approach. PhytoKeys (Vol. 8).

Telford, I.R.H., Sebastian, P., de Lange, P.J., Bruhl, J.J., & Renner, S.S. (2012). Morphological and molecular data reveal three rather than one species of Sicyos (Cucurbitaceae) in Australia, New Zealand and Islands of the South West Pacific. Australian Systematic Botany (Vol. 25).

de Lange, P.J. (2012). Taxonomic notes on the New Zealand flora: new names in Piper (Piperaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 50).

Murray, B.G., Heenan, P.B., & de Lange, P.J. (2012). New chromosome counts in New Zealand species of Hydrocotyle (Apiaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 50).

de Lange, P.J., Galloway, D.J., Blanchon, D.J., Knight, A., Rolfe, J.R., Crowcroft, G.M., & Hitchmough, R. (2012). Conservation status of New Zealand lichens. New Zealand Journal of Botany (Vol. 50).

de Lange, P.J., Heenan, P.B., Norton, D.A., Rolfe, J.R., & Sawyer, J.W.D. (2010). Threatened Plants of New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand, Canterbury University Press.