Dr Chris Preston
Botanist, Biological Records Centre
My research interests have been shaped by my job as botanist at the Biological Records Centre since 1980, and my professional and personal involvement with the recording activities of the Botanical Society of the British Isles and the British Bryological Society. Much of my work has been done in collaboration with these societies, and with colleagues such as Mark Hill (BRC), Richard Gornall (University of Leicester) and David Pearman (BSBI).
Current research interests
Please see the NERC Open Research Archive for recent publications.
2004 and earlier
BATES, J.W., ROY, D.B. & PRESTON, C.D. (2004). Occurrence of epiphytic bryophytes in a 'tetrad' transect across southern Britain. 2. Analysis and modelling of epiphyte-environment relationships. Journal of Bryology, 26, 181-197.
CHURCH, J.M., HODGETTS, N.G., PRESTON, C.D. & STEWART, N.F. (2001). British Red Data Books: mosses and liverworts. Peterborough: Joint Nature Conservation Committee.
FANT, J.B. & PRESTON, C.D. (2004). Genetic structure and morphological variation of British populations of the hybrid Potamogeton x salicfolius. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 144, 99-111.
FANT, J.B., KAMAU, E.M. & PRESTON, C.D. (2003). Chloroplast evidence for the multiple origins of the hybrid Potamogeton x sudermanicus Hagstr. Aquatic Botany, 75, 531-356.
HILL, M.O., PRESTON, C.D. & ROY, D.B. (2004) PLANTATT - attributes of British and Irish Plants: status, size, life history, geography and habitats. Huntingdon: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
KING, R.A., GORNALL, R.J., PRESTON, C.D. & CROFT, J.M. (2002). Population differentiation of Potamogeton pectinatus in the Baltic Sea with reference to waterfowl dispersal. Molecular Ecology, 11, 1947-1956.
PRESTON, C.D. (2000). Engulfed by suburbia or destroyed by the plough: the ecology of extinction in Middlesex and Cambridgeshire. Watsonia, 23, 59-81.
PRESTON, C.D. (2002). 'Babingtonia pestifera' - the explosive spread of Elodea canadensis and its intellectual reverberations. Nature in Cambridgeshire, 44, 40-49.
PRESTON, C.D. (2002). Approaches to native and alien species. Transactions of the Suffolk Naturalists Society, 38, 37-48.
PRESTON, C.D. (2003). Perceptions of change in English county floras, 1660-1960. Watsonia, 24, 287-304.
PRESTON, C.D. & HILL, M.O. (2000). The geographical relationships of the British and Irish flora: a comparison of pteridophytes, flowering plants, liverworts and mosses. Journal of Biogeography, 26, 629-642.
PRESTON, C.D., PEARMAN, D.A. & DINES, T.D. (2002). New atlas of the British and Irish flora. Oxford: University Press.
PRESTON, C.D., PEARMAN, D.A. & HALL, A.R. (2004). Archaeophytes in Britain. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 145, 257-294.
PRESTON, C.D., SHEAIL, J., ARMITAGE, P.D. & DAVY-BOWKER, J. (2003). The long-term impact of urbanisation on aquatic plants: Cambridge and the River Cam. Science of the Total Environment, 314-316, 67-87.
PRESTON, C.D., TELFER, M.G., ARNOLD, H.R., CAREY, P.D., COOPER, J.M., DINES, T.D., HILL, M.O., PEARMAN, D.A., ROY, D.B. & SMART, S.M. (2002). The changing flora of the UK. London: DEFRA.
TELFER, M.G., PRESTON, C.D. & ROTHERY, P. (2002). A general method for the calculation of relative change in range size from biological atlas data. Biological Conservation, 107, 99-109.