PhD in Applied Plant Ecology - University of Manchester (2004)
MSc in Ecology - University of Aberdeen (2000)
BSc in Chemistry and German - University of Sussex (1997)
I was appointed as a senior lecturer in Ecological Genetics and Applied Conservation at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2016. Prior to that, I was a lecturer at the University of Manchester. In 2011, I was awarded an NERC fellowship to study the genetics of species interactions, which I began at the University of York and then moved to the University of Manchester in 2012. After my PhD, which I gained from the University of Manchester in 2004, I worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as a Conservation Officer.
Post doctoral supervision:
Dr Latha Raly Vellaniperambil (Daphne Jackson Fellow) - The impact of diet and landscape diversity on honey bee health
Current postgraduate students:
(Director of studies)
Graeme Fox - Applications of next-generation sequencing techniques in conservation and ecology
Hayley Craig - Mangrove microbial interactions (based at the University of Manchester)
Calum Bridson - Gut microbial communities in social bees (based at the University of Manchester)
Katie Hunter - Genetic health of captive elasmobranchs (based at the University of Manchester)
Emily Schofield - Temporal dynamism in UK grassland communities (joint with the James Hutton Institute)
Oliver Hughes - Ex situ orchid propagation and conservation
Steven Canty - Community genetics of mangrove ecosystem services
Richard Sands (MPhil) - Influence of plant genetic diversity on plant-pollinator interactions (completed 2013)
Daniel López Mártinez (MPhil) - Mammal biodiversity of Ecuadorian tropical forest (completed 2016)
I am an Ecological Geneticist and am interested in species interactions and biodiversity conservation. My research focuses on the value of biodiversity and the conservation, population and community genetics of focal groups. My current projects span terrestrial and marine environments and temperate and tropical biomes. These include projects on plant-pollinator, plant-microbial and plant-plant interactions, as well as the population and conservation genetics of key species. For more information visit http://www.ecologicalgenetics.org
(2014). Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics. Academic Press.
TW. Schoener, J. Moya-Larano, J. Rowntree, G. Woodward (2014). ADVANCES IN ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics PREFACE. J. MoyaLarano, J. Rowntree, G. Woodward. ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC.
TW. Schoener, J. Moya-Laraño, J. Rowntree, G. Woodward (2014). Preface.
CR. Stevenson, C. Davies, JK. Rowntree (2017). Biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: The effect of apple cultivar on epiphyte diversity. Ecology and Evolution. 7(4), pp.1250-1258.
RJ. Sands, JK. Rowntree (2016). Interactions between the bumblebee Bombus pascuorum and red clover (Trifolium pratense) are mediated by plant genetic background. PLoS ONE. 11(8),
JK. Rowntree, D. Fisher Barham, AJA. Stewart, SE. Hartley (2014). The effect of multiple host species on a keystone parasitic plant and its aphid herbivores. Functional Ecology. 28(4), pp.829-836.
MS. Khudr, T. Potter, J. Rowntree, RF. Preziosi (2014). Community genetic and competition effects in a model pea aphid system. Advances in Ecological Research. 50, pp.243-265.
SE. Zytynska, L. Frantz, B. Hurst, A. Johnson, RF. Preziosi, et al. (2014). Host-plant genotypic diversity and community genetic interactions mediate aphid spatial distribution. Ecology and Evolution. 4(2), pp.121-131.
JK. Rowntree, SE. Zytynska, L. Frantz, B. Hurst, A. Johnson, et al. (2014). The genetics of indirect ecological effects-plant parasites and aphid herbivores. Frontiers in Genetics. 5(APR),
J. Moya-Laraño, O. Verdeny-Vilalta, J. Rowntree, N. Melguizo-Ruiz, M. Montserrat, et al. (2012). Climate Change and Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Food Webs. Advances in Ecological Research. 47, pp.1-80.
DA. Springate, N. Scarcelli, J. Rowntree, PX. Kover (2011). Correlated response in plasticity to selection for early flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 24(10), pp.2280-2288.
JK. Rowntree, DM. Shuker, RF. Preziosi (2011). Forward from the crossroads of ecology and evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 366(1569), pp.1322-1328.
JK. Rowntree, DD. Cameron, RF. Preziosi (2011). Genetic variation changes the interactions between the parasitic plant-ecosystem engineer Rhinanthus and its hosts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 366(1569), pp.1380-1388.
JK. Rowntree, S. Pressel, MM. Ramsay, A. Sabovljevic, M. Sabovljevic (2011). In vitro conservation of European bryophytes. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant. 47(1), pp.55-64.
JK. Rowntree, A. McVennon, RF. Preziosi (2010). Plant genotype mediates the effects of nutrients on aphids. Oecologia. 163(3), pp.675-679.
JK. Rowntree, RS. Cowan, M. Leggett, MM. Ramsay, MF. Fay (2010). Which moss is which? Identification of the threatened moss Orthodontium gracile using molecular and morphological techniques. Conservation Genetics. 11(3), pp.1033-1042.
PX. Kover, JK. Rowntree, N. Scarcelli, Y. Savriama, T. Eldridge, et al. (2009). Pleiotropic effects of environment-specific adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist. 183(3), pp.816-825.
JK. Rowntree, MM. Ramsay (2009). How bryophytes came out of the cold: Successful cryopreservation of threatened species. Biodiversity and Conservation. 18(5), pp.1413-1420.
JK. Rowntree, JG. Duckett, CL. Mortimer, MM. Ramsay, S. Pressel (2007). Formation of specialized propagules resistant to desiccation and cryopreservation in the threatened moss Ditrichum plumbicola (Ditrichales, Bryopsida). Annals of Botany. 100(3), pp.483-496.
JK. Rowntree (2006). Development of novel methods for the initiation of in vitro bryophyte cultures for conservation. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 87(2), pp.191-201.
V. Sarasan, R. Cripps, MM. Ramsay, C. Atherton, M. McMichen, et al. (2006). Conservation in vitro of threatened plants - Progress in the past decade. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant. 42(3), pp.206-214.
JK. Rowntree, E. Sheffield (2005). Effects of asulam spraying on non-target ferns. Canadian Journal of Botany. 83(12), pp.1622-1629.
DD. Cameron, JK. Hwangbo, AM. Keith, JM. Geniez, D. Kraushaar, et al. (2005). Interactions between the hemiparasitic angiosperm rhinanthus minor and its hosts: From the cell to the ecosystem. Folia Geobotanica. 40(2-3), pp.217-229.
JK. Rowntree, E. Sheffield, J. Burch (2005). Growth and development of mosses are inhibited by the common herbicide asulam. Bryologist. 108(2), pp.287-294.
JK. Rowntree, KF. Lawton, FJ. Rumsey, E. Sheffield (2003). Exposure to asulox inhibits the growth of mosses. Annals of Botany. 92(4), pp.547-556.
MS. Khudr, T. Potter, JK. Rowntree, RF. Preziosi (2014). Intraspecific genetic effects versus competition effects in an agro-model pea aphid system. J. Moya-Laraño, JK. Rowntree, G. Woodward. In: Advances in Ecological Research. Academic Press, pp.243-266.
JK. Bailey, MA. Genung, J. O'Reilly-Wapstra, B. Potts, J. Rowntree, et al. (2012). New frontiers in community and ecosystem genetics for theory, conservation, and management. In: New Phytologist. pp.24-26.