Dr Juergen Kellermann

Dr Juergen Kellermann
 Position Affiliate Research Fellow
 Org Unit Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 Email juergen.kellermann@sa.gov.au
 Telephone +61 8 8222 9420
 Location DENR Science Resource Centre ,   Botanic Gardens
  • Biography/ Background

    My current position is Senior Botanist at the State Herbarium of South Australia, where my main task is to edit and coordinate the new, fifth edition of the Flora of South Australia. The previous edition was published in 1986, but is long out-of-print. I am also Editor of the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, one of five botanical journals published by Australian Herbaria.

    See here for a detailled list of other books published by the Board of the Botanic Gardens & State Herbarium. Latest news on the activities and publications of the State Herbarium can be found on the blog of the Friends of the State Herbarium of South Australia.

    I have studied biochemistry, botany and organic chemistry at the Free University of Berlin and the Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem (Germany), Monash University (Melbourne) and The University of Melbourne. My post-graduate training was undertaken at the School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, and the National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, supervised by Prof. Pauline Y. Ladiges and Dr Frank Udovicic. The Ph.D. thesis was entitled "The Australian stellate-haired Rhamnaceae: a systematic study of the tribe Pomaderreae".

    After that I worked for over two years at the National Herbarium of Victoria on the Flora of Australia treatment of Rhamnaceae, in collaboration with Dr Frank Udovicic & Mr Neville G. Walsh (National Herbarium) and Drs Barbara L. Rye & Kevin R. Thiele (Western Australian Herbarium, Perth). This post-doc was supported by a grant from the Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.

  • Research Interests

    The main focus of my research is taxonomy and nomenclature of vascular plants, in particular the plant family Rhamnaceae. I am interested in the relationships of the Australian endemic species with plants from other regions, such as Malesia, the Pacific, New Zealand and South America. I approach these questions with both morphological and molecular methods in collaboration with colleagues from Australia and overseas.

    Current projects include the preparation of the Flora of Australia treatment for Rhamnaceae, including the revision of several species complexes and description of new taxa. Collaborators on Rhamnaceae in Australia are: F. Udovicic & N.G. Walsh (MEL), B.L. Rye & K.R. Thiele (PERTH). Collaborators overseas are/were in Argentina: D. Medan (BAA), L. Aagesen (SI); Canada: D.O. Burge (UBC); China: T. Yi (KUN); France Y. Pillon (LIMO); Germany: H.H. Hilger (B) & J. Kalwij (KIEL); in the UK: H.C.F. Hopkins (K). I work on several other plant families for the Flora of South Australia.

    I also have a strong interest in botanical nomenclature and the history of Botany, and am a member of the IAPT Nomenclature Committee.

     

    Ramnaceae Juss. is a medium sized family of about 1000 species and includes tropical and temperate trees, shrubs and some vines. It is cosmopolitan and species grow on all continents, except Antarctica.

    In Australia there are currently about 250 species recognised in 23 genera.  There is a high level of endemism with approximately 90% of Australian species occuring only on the continent.  A significant number of species (approx. 30%) are classified as nationally rare or threatened.

    The native Australian species can be divided into three groups:

    The first group contains 21 species from 10 sub-tropical and tropical genera: Alphitonia Reissek ex Endl. (5 species), Colubrina Rich. ex Brongn. (1), Dallachya F.Muell. (1), Emmenosperma F.Muell. (2), Gouania Jacq. (2), Rhamnus L. (1), Sageretia Brongn. (1), Schistocarpaea F.Muell. (1), Ventilago Gaertn. (3), Ziziphus Mill. (4), most of them only represented by one or two species in Australia. The monotypic genus Granitites Rye, although restricted to granite outcrops in south-west Western Australia, is most closely related to Alphitonia.

    The second group comprises only one genus, Discaria Hook., with 2 species restricted to the mountainous regions of south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. Together with relatives in New Zealand (1 species) and South America (5 species), this genus is an example of the Gondwanan connection of the southern floras.

    The third group is composed of endemic species from southern, temperate to semi-arid regions of Australia. They form the tribe Pomaderreae Reiss. ex Endl. All members of the tribe have stellate hairs on leaves and/or flowers, a feature that distinguishes them from all other Rhamnaceae species.
    Pomaderreae is restricted to Australia and New Zealand.  It comprises over 220 species in eight genera: Blackallia C.A.Gardner (2 species), Cryptandra Sm. (c. 55), Papistylus Kellermann, Rye & K.R.Thiele (2), Polianthion K.R.Thiele (4), Pomaderris Labill. (c. 75), Serichonus K.R.Thiele (1), Siegfriedia C.A. Gardner (1), Spyridium Fenzl (c. 45), Stenanthemum Reissek (c. 30) and Trymalium Fenzl (13). The only genus occuring in New Zealand is Pomaderris with 8 species.

    There are four naturalised species of Rhamnaceae in Australia from the genera Ceanothus L., Hovenia Thunb., Noltea Rchb., and Rhamnus.

  • Publications

    Kellermann, J. (2002). The Australian Rhamnaceae: a preliminary molecular analysis. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 110: 2-4 & 111: 5 [addendum].

    Kellermann, J. (2004). Robert Brown's contributions to Rhamnaceae systematics. Telopea 10: 515-524. [Proceedings of the Robert Brown 200 conference, Sydney].

    Kellermann, J. (2005). The types of Pomaderreae (Rhamnaceae) at the Botanische Staatssammlung in Munich. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 121: 5-8 ['Dec. 2004'].

    Aagesen, L., Medan, D., Kellermann, J. & Hilger, H.H. (2005). Phylogeny of the tribe Colletieae (Rhamnaceae) - a sensitivity analysis of the plastid region trnL-trnF combined with morphology. Plant Systematics and Evolution 250: 197-214.

    Kellermann, J., Udovicic, F. & Ladiges, P.Y. (2005). Phylogenetic analysis and generic limits of the tribe Pomaderreae (Rhamnaceae) using internal transcribed spacer DNA sequences. Taxon 54: 619-631.

    Kellermann, J. (2005). Studies on Australian Rhamnaceae. Biologue 30: 18-19.

    Ladiges, P.Y., Kellermann, J., Nelson, G., Humphries, C.J. & Udovicic, F. (2005). Historical biogeography of Australian Rhamnaceae, tribe Pomaderreae. Journal of Biogeography 32: 1909-1919.

    Kellermann, J., Medan, D., Aagesen, L. & Hilger, H.H. (2005). Rehabilitation of the South American genus Ochetophila Poepp. ex Endl. (Rhamnaceae: Colletieae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 43: 865-869.

    Kellermann, J. (2006). New combinations for two species of Spyridium (Rhamnaceae: Pomaderreae) from the Grampians, Victoria. Muelleria 22: 97-104 ['2005'].

    Kellermann, J., Rye, B.L. & Thiele, K.R. (2006). Polianthion, a new genus of Rhamnaceae (Pomaderreae) from Western Australia and Queensland. Australian Systematic Botany 19: 169-181.

    Kellermann, J. (2006). A range extension for Cryptandra pogonoloba (Rhamnaceae: Pomaderreae) and recognition of a new subspecies. Muelleria 24: 45-50.

    Kellermann, J. (2006). Cryptandra triplex K.R.Thiele ex Kellermann, a new species of Rhamnaceae (Pomaderreae) from Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Austrobaileya 7: 299-303.

    Kellermann, J. & Udovicic, F. (2007). A revision of the Cryptandra propinqua-complex. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 128: 81-98.

    Kellermann, J. (2007). Re-instatement of Spyridium waterhousei from Kangaroo Island, South Australia, with a short history of the tribe Pomaderreae (Rhamnaceae). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 21: 55-62.

    Kellermann, J. (2007). The Australian stellate-haired Rhamnaceae: a systematic study of the tribe Pomaderreae. (Unpublished PhD-thesis, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne).

    Kellermann, J. (2007). Thesis abstract: The Australian stellate-haired Rhamnaceae: a systematic study of the tribe Pomaderreae. Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 140: 21-22.

    Kellermann, J., Rye, B.L. & Thiele, K.R. (2007). Blackallia, Serichonus and Papistylus: three closely related genera of Rhamnaceae (Pomaderreae) from south-western Australia. Nuytsia 16: 299-315.

    Kellermann, J. & Udovicic, F. (2008). Large indels obscure phylogeny in analysis of cpDNA (trnL-F) sequence data: Pomaderreae (Rhamnaceae) revisited. Telopea 12: 1-22. [Proceedings of the ASBS conference 'Plant diversity in the tropics', Cairns].

    Kellermann, J., Rye, B.L. & Thiele, K.R. (2008). Name changes, nomenclaturial notes and typifications in Trymalium (Rhamnaceae: Pomaderreae). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 132: 18-28.

    Kellermann, J. (Ed.) (2008). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 22, ii, 110 pp. [16 contributions, publ. 29 Sep. 2008].

    Kellermann, J. & Thiele, K.R. (2008). Lectotypifications and nomenclaturial notes on Rhamnaceae from northern Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 22: 33-35.

    Kellermann, J. & Rye, B.L. (2008). Typification of three species of Cryptandra from Western Australia and a range extension for C. myriantha (Rhamnaceae: Pomaderreae). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 22: 31-32.

    Medan, D., Kellermann, J., Aagesen, L. & Hilger, H.H. (2009). The validity of Ochetophila Poepp. ex Endl. (Rhamnaceae: Colletieae). Feddes Repertorium 120: 218-220.

    [Sandham, J. & Kellermann, J. (Eds)] (2010). Botanic Gardens of Adelaide catalogue of plants 2010: Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Supplement 2.

    Kellermann, J. (Ed.) (2010). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 23, ii, 117 pp. [large monograph, publ. 24 Feb. 2010].

    Kellermann, J. (Ed.) (2010). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 24, ii, 82 pp. [13 contributions, publ. 20 Dec. 2010].

    Lepschi, B.J., Monro, A.M., Kellermann, J., Thiele, K.R., Udovicic, F., Walsh, N.G., Rye, B.L., Bean, A.R. and the APC Working Group (2011). Australian Plant Census: Rhamnaceae. Canberra: Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research & Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria. [Interim family census, published online Apr. 2011; now incorporated into the APC database].

    Kellermann, J. (Ed.) (2011-). Flora of South Australia, 5th edn. Adelaide: State Herbarium of South Australia. www.flora.sa.gov.au/ed5

    Kellermann, J. (2011). Introduction: How to use this Flora (version 1). In: Kellermann, J. (Ed.), Flora of South Australia, 5th edn. Adelaide: State Herbarium of South Australia.

    Kellermann, J. (2011). Berberidaceae (version 1). In: Kellermann, J. (Ed.), Flora of South Australia, 5th edn. Adelaide: State Herbarium of South Australia.

    Kellermann, J. (2011). Gunneraceae (version 1). In: Kellermann, J. (Ed.), Flora of South Australia, 5th edn. Adelaide: State Herbarium of South Australia.

    Jessop, J.P., Toelken, H.R. & Kellermann, J. (2011). Glossary (version 1). In: Kellermann, J. (Ed.), Flora of South Australia, 5th edn. Adelaide: State Herbarium of South Australia.

    Walsh, N.G. & Kellermann, J. (2011). Papaveraceae (partly) (version 1). In: Kellermann, J. (Ed.), Flora of South Australia, 5th edn. Adelaide: State Herbarium of South Australia.

    Burge, D.O., Erwin, D.M., Islam, M.B., Kellermann, J., Kembel, S.A., Wilken, D.H. & Manos, P.S. (2011). Diversification of Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae) in the California Floristic Province. International Journal of Plant Sciences 172: 1137-1164.

    Kellermann, J. & Barker, W.R. (2012). Revision of the Spyridium bifidum-S. halmaturinum complex from South Australia and Victoria. Muelleria 31: 26-58.

    Kellermann, J., Barker, R.M. & Waycott, M. (2012). Why are new species described? Adelaide: State Herbarium of South Australia. [Reprinted three times in 2013 and 2014].

    Kellermann, J. (Ed.) (2012). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 25, ii & 103 pp. [8 contributions, publ. 10 July 2012].

    Kellermann, J. & Schirarend, C. (Rev.) (2013). Alphitonia, Berchemia, Ceanothus, Colubrina, Cryptandra, Frangula, Hovenia, Karwinskia, Maesopsis, Noltea, Paliurus, Pomaderris, Rhamnus, Ventilago, Ziziphus. In: Wiersema, J.H. & León, B. (Eds), World economic plants: a standard reference (ed. 2), pp. 40, 99, 152, 154, 213-214, 310-311, 355, 380, 424, 469, 490, 550, 582, 712, 736. (CRC Press: Boca Raton).

    Kellermann, J. (Ed.) (2013). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 26, ii, 102 pp. & 1 plate. [8 contributions; electronic edition publ. since 1 May 2013 online throughout the year; hardcopy printed in Mar. 2014].

    Lang, P.J., Kellermann, J., Bell, G.H. & Cross, H.B. (2013). Flora survey on Hiltaba Station and Gawler Ranges National Park: vascular plants, macrofungi, lichens, and bryophytes. Report for Bush Blitz, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. (Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, South Australia: Adelaide).

    Kellermann, J. (2013). Berberidaceae (version 2). In: Kellermann, J. (Ed.), Flora of South Australia, 5th edn. Adelaide: State Herbarium of South Australia.

    Kellermann, J. (2013). Papaveraceae (partly) (version 2). In: Kellermann, J. (Ed.), Flora of South Australia, 5th edn. Adelaide: State Herbarium of South Australia.

    Kellermann, J. (Ed.) (2014). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 27, ii, 56 pp. [8 contributions, publ. online; hardcopy printed in Mar. 2015].

    Kellermann, J. (Ed.) (2014/15). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 28, ii, 222 pp. [large monograph, publ. online; hardcopy printed in Oct. 2015].

    Kellermann, J. (Ed.) (2015). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Supplement 3, 69 pp. [R.J. Chinnock, Feral opuntioid cacti in Australia. Part 1. Cylindrical-stemmed genera: Austrocylindropuntia, Cylindropuntia and Corynopuntia].

    Hopkins, H.C.F., Pillon, Y., Stacy, E.A. & Kellermann, J. (2015). Jaffrea, a new genus of Rhamnaceae endemic to New Caledonia, with notes on Alphitonia and Emmenosperma. Kew Bulletin 70(42): 19pp.

    Kellermann, J. (Ed.) (2015/16). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 29, ii, 220 pp. [10 contributions, publ. online; hardcopy printed in May 2017].

    Kellermann, J., Barker, R.M. & Waycott, M. (2016). Why are new species described? (Revised edition). Adelaide: State Herbarium of South Australia.

    Brodie, C.J., Kellermann, J. & Lang, P.J. (2016). Cannabaceae (version 1). In: Kellermann, J. (ed.), Flora of South Australia (ed. 5). 8 pp. (State Herbarium of South Australia: Adelaide).

    Waycott, M., Toelken, H.R., Biffin, E., Van Dijk, K., Brodie, C., Burdon, J., Calladine, A., Ticli, K., Tothill, C., Vonow, H. & Kellermann, J. (2016). Determining hybrids between invasive and native Carpobrotus N.E.Br. species in South Australia: field, morphological and molecular insights. In: Randall, R., LLoyd, S. & Borger, C. (eds), Twentieth Australasian Weeds Conference, 11-15 Sep. 2016, Perth, Western Australia, p. 232. (Weeds Society of Australia: Perth).

    Lang, P.J., Kellermann, J., Bell, G.H., Brodie, C.J., Vonow, H.P. & Waycott, M. (2017). Lake Torrens Bush Blitz survey: Vascular plants, cyanobacteria, algae, bryophytes, lichens and macrofungi. Report for Bush Blitz, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. (Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, South Australia: Adelaide).

    Kellermann, J., Udovicic, F., Thiele, K.R. & Walsh, N.G. (in prep.). Rhamnaceae. In: Flora of Australia, Vol. 24. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

  • Professional Associations

  • Community Engagement

    C&W manufacturer's plateCollecting films in the traditional format (35mm, 16mm & 8mm) is one of my past-times. I am a member of the Cinema and Theatre Historical Society of Australia (CATHS), which publishes the journal Cinema Record and holds an annual Cine Collectables Fair in Melbourne (this year on Sun., 21 May 2017). I am also a contributor to the film collector’s magazine Reel Deals. In Adelaide, I used to be involved in the Photographic Preservation Society (PPS), now incorporated into the Australian Photographic Collectors Society (APCS). PPS coordinated the annual Adelaide Photographic Market. The last, 20th Market was held on Sun., 7 May 2017, at the Hungarian Hall (82 Osmond Terrace, Norwood).

    My interests are the history of cinemas and the technology of film projection, especially of the Sydney projector manufacturer Cummings & Wilson, who produced motion picture projection equipment from 1920 to the 1960s. Associated with C&W was the Australian sound equipment manufacturer Raycophone.

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