Gareth Holmes

Research Assistant  

Gareth Holmes is a Research Assistant based in the National Herbarium of Victoria building at the RBGV. His work there involves providing support to senior researchers in projects involving phylogenetic, DNA barcoding, transcriptomic ,and population genomic approaches. Gareth’s core research interests include understanding processes driving speciation and the adaptive responses of plants to biotic and abiotic stressors.


Refereed journal articles

Davoodian, N., Jackson, C.J., Holmes, G.D., Lebel, T. 2020. Continental‐scale metagenomics, BLAST searches, and herbarium specimens: The Australian Microbiome Initiative and the National Herbarium of Victoria. Applications in Plant Sciences 8(9), e11392. DOI: 10.1002/aps3.11392

Bayly. M.J., Holmes, G.D.; Forster, P.I., Munzinger, J., Cantrill, D.J. and Ladiges, P.Y., 2016. Phylogeny, classification and biogeography of Halfordia (Rutaceae) in Australia and New Caledonia. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 302, 1457–1470.

Holmes, G.D., Hall, N.E., Gendall, A.R., Boon, P.I. and James, E.A., 2016. Using transcriptomics to identify differential gene expression in response to salinity among Australian Phragmites australis clones. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, 432.

Bayly, M.J., Duretto, M.F., Holmes, G.D., Forster, P.I., Cantrill, D.J. and Ladiges, P.Y. (2015). Transfer of the New Caledonian genus Boronella to Boronia (Rutaceae) based on analyses of cpDNA and nrDNA. Australian Systematic Botany 28(2–3): 111-123.

Holmes, G.D., Downing, T.L., James, E.A., Blacket, M.J., Hoffmann, A.A. and Bayly, M.J. (2014). Phylogeny of the holly grevilleas (Proteaceae) based on nuclear ribosomal and chloroplast DNA. Australian Systematic Botany 27(1): 56–77.

Bayly, M.J., Holmes, G.D., Forster, P.I., Cantrill, D.J. and Ladiges, P.Y. (2013). Major clades of Australasian Rutoideae (Rutaceae) based on rbcL and atpB sequences, PLOS ONE 8(8), e72493.

Syme, A.E., Murphy, D.J., Holmes, G.D., Gardner, S., Fowler, R. and Cantrill, D.J. (2012) An expanded phylogenetic analysis of Austrostipa (Poaceae: Stipeae) to test infrageneric relationships. Australian Systematic Botany 25(1): 1-10.

Holmes, G.D., James, E.A. and Hoffmann, A.A. (2009). Divergent levels of genetic variation and ploidy among small populations of the rare shrub, Grevillea repens. Conservation Genetics 10(4): 827–837.

Holmes, G.D., James, E.A. and Hoffmann A.A. (2008). Limitations to reproductive output and genetic rescue in populations of the rare shrub Grevillea repens (Proteaceae). Annals of Botany 102(6): 1031–1041.