Bee Gunn is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Her research on Australian Asparagales focuses on the molecular evolution, phylogenetic relationships and diversification of the Australian lineages. She uses genomic data to understand diversification times and biogeographical dispersal of Asparagales. She is also interested in examining polyploidy and uses genome size variations to gain insights into the genome duplications and evolution of sexual dimorphism across the Asparagales. She also has research interests in evolution of the Arecaceae (palm) family and has been investigating the phylogeny of the Cocoseae, genetics of the coconut and its domestication history.
Bee Gunn, et al. Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG) (2017). A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny. Taxon 66(1): 44 – 77.
Bee F. Gunn, L. Baudouin, T. Beule, P. Ilbert, C. Duperray, M. Crisp, A. Issali, J. Konan and A. Rival. (2015). Ploidy and domestication are associated with genome size variation in Palms. American Journal of Botany 102(10): 1625 – 1633. Doi:10.3732/ajb.1500164.
Baudouin, Luc, Gunn Bee F. and Kenneth M. Olsen. (2014). The presence of coconut in southern Panama in pre-Columbian times. Clearing up the confusion. Annals of Botany 112(7): 1 - 5. Doi aob.10/1093/aob/mct244.
Bee F. Gunn, L. Baudouin and K.M.Olsen. (2011). Independent origins of cultivated coconuts (Cocos nucifera L.) in the Old World Tropics. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21143.
Gunn, B. (Ed.) (2018). 2.1 The genetic diversity of Coconut - Chapter 2. Where we are today. In R. Bourdeix & A. Prades (Eds.), A Global Strategy for the Conservation and Use of Coconut Genetic Resources 2018-2028. (pp. 35-40). Montpellier, France. Bioversity International.
Gunn, B., Myrie W.W. & Baudouin, L. (2018). 1.1.1 Origin, history and dynamics of coconut cultivation - Chapter 1. Introduction to the Global Coconut Strategy In R. Bourdeix & A. Prades (Eds.), A Global Strategy for the Conservation and Use of Coconut Genetic Resources 2018-2028. (pp. 3-7). Montpellier, France. Bioversity International.