Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Nathalie Nagalingum 

Position

Systematic Botanist

Branch

Science and Public Programs

Section

Plant Diversity

Phone
+61 2 9231 8135

Fax

+61 2 9241 3892

Email
nathalie.nagalingum [at] rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Research experience

  • The University of Melbourne, Ph.D.
  • Duke University, Postdoctoral research associate.
  • Harvard University, Postdoctoral research associate.
  • University of California, Berkeley, Postdoctoral research associate.

Current research projects

  • Phylodiversity of Australian ferns
  • Diversification patterns and processes in Australian ferns
  • Species relationships within the semi-aquatic fern Marsilea
  • Species delimitation of Australian cycads
  • Phylogeny and diversification of the cycads
  • Patterns of evolution of fossil cycads
  • Paleobiological patterns in fern and angiosperm diversity

Research interests

  • Evolution, diversification and phylogenetics of ferns
  • Evolution, species delimitation and biogeography of cycads
  • Patterns of extinction and speciation during the radiation of angiosperms

Keywords

  • Ferns, cycads, gymnosperms, paleobotany, fossils, molecular dating, phylogenetics, diversity

Key publications

  • Nagalingum, N. S., Marshall, C. R., Quental, T. B., Rai, H. S., Little D. P. and Mathews S., 2011. Recent synchronous radiation of a living fossil. Science 334: 796-799.

See also Perspective: S. S. Renner, 2011. Living fossil younger than thought. Science 334: 766-767.

See also Editor Summary in This week in Science: Young for their age. Science 334: 737.

  • Whitten, W.M., Jacono C.C. and Nagalingum, N.S., in press. An expanded plastid phylogeny of Marsilea with emphasis on North American species. American Fern Journal.
  • Nagalingum, N. and Cantrill, D., in revision. The Albian fern flora of Alexander Island, Antarctica. Cretaceous Research.
  • Beilstein, M., Nagalingum, N., Clements, M., Manchester, S. and Mathews, S. 2010. Dated molecular phylogenies indicate a Miocene origin for Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107 (43): 18724-18728.
  • Nagalingum, N., Nowak, M. and Pryer, K., 2008. Assessing phylogenetic relationships in extant heterosporous ferns (Salviniales), with a focus on Salvinia and Pilularia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 157: 673-685.
  • Nagalingum, N., Schneider, H. and Pryer, K., 2007. Molecular phylogenetic relationships and morphological evolution in the heterosporous fern genus Marsilea. Systematic Botany 32: 16-25.
  • Nagalingum, N., 2007. Marsileaceaephyllum, a new genus for marsileaceous macrofossils: leaf remains from the Early Cretaceous (Albian) of southern Gondwana. Plant Systematics and Evolution 264: 4155.
  • Nagalingum, N. and Cantrill, D., 2006. Early Cretaceous Gleicheniaceae and Matoniaceae (Gleicheniales) from Alexander Island, Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 138: 73-93.
  • Nagalingum, N., Schneider, H. and Pryer, K., 2006. Comparative morphology of reproductive structures in heterosporous water ferns and a re-evaluation of the sporocarp. International Journal of Plant Sciences 167: 805-815.
  • Nagalingum, N., Drinnan, A. and McLoughlin, S., 2005. A new Neocomian conifer species, Bellarinea richardsii, from the lower Cretaceous of Victoria, Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 117: 295-306.
  • Cantrill, D. and Nagalingum, N., 2005. Pteridophytes from the Cretaceous of Alexander Island, Antarctica: implications for Cretaceous phytogeography of the Southern Hemisphere. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 137: 83-103.
  • Nagalingum, N., Drinnan, A., Lupia, R. and McLoughlin, S., 2002. Fern spore diversity and abundance in the Cretaceous of Australia. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 119: 69-92.
  • McLoughlin, S., Tosolini, A-M., Nagalingum, N., Drinnan, A., 2002. An Early Cretaceous (Neocomian) flora and fauna of the lower Strzelecki Group, Gippsland Basin, Victoria. Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 26: 1-144.

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