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-Laraño, J. Rowntree, G. Woodward (2014). Preface.
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.
J. Rowntree, H. Craig (2018). The contrasting roles of host species diversity and parasite population genetic diversity in the infection dynamics of a keystone parasitic plant. Journal of Ecology.
SWJ. Canty, RF. Preziosi, JK. Rowntree Dichotomy of mangrove management: A review of research and policy in the Mesoamerican reef region. Ocean and Coastal Management. 157, pp.40-49.
G. Fox, I. Darolti, J-D. Hibbitt, RF. Preziosi, JL. Fitzpatrick, et al. (2018). Genetic assessment of ex situ populations to aid species conservation and maintain heterozygosity in non-model species. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research. 6(2), pp.50-56.
N. D'Cruze, B. Singh, A. MOOKERJEE, D. Macdonald, K. Hunter, et al. (2018). What’s in a name? Wildlife traders evade authorities using code words. Oryx. 52(1), pp.13-15.
EJ. Schofield, JK. Rowntree, E. Paterson, RW. Brooker Temporal dynamism of resource capture: a missing factor in ecology?. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 33(4), pp.277-286.
KS. Ramirez, CG. Knight, M. de Hollander, FQ. Brearley, B. Constantinides, et al. (2017). Detecting macroecological patterns in bacterial communities across independent studies of global soils. Nature Microbiology. 3(2), pp.189-196.
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, VOL 50: ECO-EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS. 50, pp.243-265.
J. Moya-Larano, 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, VOL 47: GLOBAL CHANGE IN MULTISPECIES SYSTEMS, PT 2. 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. J Evol Biol. 24(10), pp.2280-2288.
JK. Rowntree, DD. Cameron, RF. Preziosi (2011). Genetic variation changes the interactions between the parasitic plant-ecosystem engineer Rhinanthus and its hosts. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 366(1569), pp.1380-1388.
JK. Rowntree, DM. Shuker, RF. Preziosi (2011). Forward from the crossroads of ecology and evolution. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 366(1569), pp.1322-1328.
JK. Rowntree, S. Pressel, MM. Ramsay, A. Sabovljevic, M. Sabovljevic (2011). In vitro conservation of European bryophytes. In Vitro Cellular & 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 Phytol. 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). Ann Bot. 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 & 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.
JK. Rowntree, E. Sheffield, J. Burch (2005). Growth and Development of Mosses are Inhibited by the Common Herbicide Asulam. The Bryologist. 108(2), pp.287-294.
DD. Cameron, J-K. Hwangbo, AM. Keith, J-M. Geniez, D. Kraushaar, et al. (2005). Interactions between the hemiparasitic angiospermRhinanthus minor and its hosts: From the cell to the ecosystem. Folia Geobotanica. 40(2-3), pp.217-229.
JK. Rowntree, KF. Lawton, FJ. Rumsey, E. Sheffield (2003). Exposure to Asulox inhibits the growth of mosses. Ann Bot. 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 Phytol. England, pp.24-26.