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Matt von Konrat

Collections Manager & Adjunct Curator

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Kia ora! Greetings! I am originally from Aotearoa-New Zealand and relocated to Chicago in 2001. My field of interest has focused on the systematics of pteridophytes and bryophytes, particularly liverworts. I am stimulated by the variety of disciplines that plant systematics has to offer including aspects of plant ecology & biogeography, reproductive biology, morphology, ultrastructure, and the use of chemical markers. I am also particularly interested in theoretical aspects relating to species concepts and biogeography and how our understanding of these relate to conservation biology and conservation management decisions. I also have strong interests in education outreach and the dissemination of knowledge using various forms of multimedia.

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Education

1996-2003: PhD (Biological Sciences), The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
1997: Attended Adult Learning and Teaching program, UNITEC, Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
1995: MSc (1st Class Honours), The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
1991: BSc (Botany), The University of Auckland, New Zealand.96-2003: PhD (Biological Sciences), The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Interests

  • Geographical Focus: Australasia and Oceania; Worldwide in selected taxonomic groups.
  • Plant Biosystematics (especially liverworts), incl. biogeography, chemosystematics, cytogenetics & ecology.
  • Conservation of rare and threatened plants.
  • The use of electronic and computer technology to aid in identification and dissemination of knowledge.
  • Community participation & education outreach.

Grants & awards

 

2011: National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology, $109,000 (continuing grant), A model systematic treatment of a hyper-diverse lineage descended from early land plants (Frullania, Frullaniaceae, Marchantiophyta). Matt von Konrat, Principal Investigator,  HYPERLINK "http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1145898" \t "_blank" http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1145898
2011: National Science Foundation, Emerging Frontiers, $143,000 (continuing grant), Digitization TCN Collaborative Research: North American Lichens and Bryophytes: Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change. Matt von Konrat, Principal Investigator,  HYPERLINK "http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1115002&HistoricalAwards=false" \t "_blank" http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1115002&HistoricalAwards=false
2011: National Science Foundation, Division of Biological Infrastructure, $303,000, The complete conversion and digitization of the Field Museum's Bryophyte collection: Working towards a networking hub of bryophyte specimen and taxonomic data. Matt von Konrat, Principal Investigator,  HYPERLINK "http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1057418&HistoricalAwards=false" \t "_blank" http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1057418&HistoricalAwards=false
2011: The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, $15,000, Matt von Konrat, Principal Investigator
2011: Negaunee Foundation, $20,000, Matt von Konrat, Principal Investigator

2010: Conservation International. Principal Investigator. Biodiversity studies of liverworts and lichens from the Fijian Islands. [$20,000 USD]

2010: National Science Foundation.(Research Experience for Undergraduates) Principal Investigator. Bringing Schuster, Standley and Co. into the Third Millennium: The Field Museum’s 180K Bryophyte and Lichen Conversion Project. [$15,000 USD]

2009:National Science Foundation Co-Principal Investigator. Collaborative Research on the Marchantiophyta, Anthocerophyta and Bryophyta of the Cape Horn Archipelago: Floristics and Implications
for Conservation. [$198,777 USD]

2009:  BioSync, Encyclopedia of Life. Awarded a grant for a Biosynthesis meeting, Chicago (30 international participants). Early Land Plants Today. Principal Investigator.

2009: Honoured with Adunct Curator status in recognition of research contributions to The Field Museum, Chicago.

2008: National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator. Bringing Schuster, Standley and Co. into the Third Millennium: The Field Museum’s 180K Bryophyte and Lichen Conversion Project. [$390,000 USD]

2008:GBIF (Global Biological Information Facility). Principal Investigator. Early Land Plants Today: Uniting Liverwort Nomenclature, Taxonomy, & Geography. [$50,000 USD]

2007:National Geographic Society. Principal Investigator. Biodiversity studies of liverworts and lichens from the Fijian Islands. [$20,000 USD]

2007:The 2006 Sullivant Award (Paper judged as the most distinguished, original research article in

Bryology appearing in The Bryologist). American Bryological and Lichenological Society. [$500].]

2005: The Field Museum Woman’s Board. Principal Investigator. ‘Studies on the Liverwort flora of the islands of Fiji’. [$5000 USD]

2005: National Science Foundation, as part of the NSF ATOL or Assembling the Tree of Life program: Co-Principal Investigator ‘Assembling the liverwort treeof life- a window into the evolution and diversification of early land plants’  N.B., This is a multi-institutional, collaborative project investigating evolutionary and phylogenetic relationships of the Liverwort phylum led by PI Jon Shaw (Duke). Research partners include The Field Museum [$101,000 USD], Duke University, Yale University, University of Connecticut, Universityof Southern Illinois, and the University of Michigan

2005: Co-Investigator, ‘Studies on the New Zealand Liverwort Flora’, National Geographic Society, 2005 [with Primary Investigator, Dr. John Engel, Field Museum].

2003: Co-Investigator, ‘Conservation of Rare and Endangered Liverworts in the New Zealand Botanical Region’, National Geographic Society, 2003 [with Primary Investigator, Dr. John Engel, Field Museum].

2000:The University of Auckland Botany Award; The University of Auckland Postgraduate Research Fund; The University of Auckland Postgraduate Travel Fund (Portland, Oregon, U.S.A).

1998:The University of Auckland Postgraduate Research Fund.

1997:The University of Auckland Postgraduate Research Fund.

1997: The University of Auckland Postgraduate Travel Fund (Wellington, New Zealand).

1994:Yates Green Earth Threatened Plants Sponsorship [administered by the New Zealand Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society (Yates Project 1994/Eleven)].

Work experience

  • 2001 – Present. Collections Manager (Bryophytes & Pteridophytes). The Field Museum, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • 1998 – 1999. Research technician. The University of Auckland (School of Biological Sciences), New Zealand.
  • 1997 – 1998. Lecturer (part-time), Plant Taxonomy.Unitec Institute of Technology (Landscape and Plant Sciences), New Zealand.
  • 1996 – 1996. Tutor, Stage I Botany. The University of Auckland (School of Biological Sciences), New Zealand.
  • 1993 - 1994 & 1996, 1997. Teaching assistant, Stage I & II Botany. The University of Auckland (School of Biological Sciences), New Zealand.
  • 1995 Assistant to Environmental Consultant. Transit New ZealandandStephen King: Huia Conservators.
  • 1995 – 1995. Temporary Research Technician. HortResearch (Postharvest), New Zealand.
  • 1992 – 1993. Pollen Analyst.The University of Auckland (UniServices), New Zealand.

Accomplishments

Publications [1999 to present; 78 total]

Edited books/ journal issues

2. von Konrat, M., A. Shaw, J. & Renzaglia, K.S. (Eds). 2010. Bryophytes: The closest living relatives of early land plantsPhytotaxa 9: 1–278. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2010/pt00009.htm

1. von Konrat, M.and Huhndorf, S. (2008). Editors. In celebration of Dr. John J. Engel: A tribute to 40 years in bryology. Fieldiana Bot. 2, 193. Pp 275.

Editorials
2.
von Konrat,M., A. Shaw, J. & Renzaglia, K.S. 2010. A special issue of Phytotaxa dedicated to Bryophytes: The closest living relatives of early land plantsPhytotaxa 9: 5–10. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2010/f/pt00009p010.pdf

1. von Konrat, M. (2008) Chapter One: John J. Engel: At the Field and in the Field. Fieldiana, Bot. 47 :3-10.

Peer-reviewed publications

70. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 33. Notes on Anastrophyllaceae. Phytotaxa (accepted).

69. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 32. New synonyms in Andrewsianthus and a transfer to Tritomaria. Phytotaxa (accepted).

68. Söderström, L., Váňa, J., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 31. Lophonardia replaces Hypolophozia. Phytotaxa (accepted).

67. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 30. Transfer of some taxa from Anastrophyllum. Phytotaxa (accepted).

66. Renner, M.A.M., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A., von Konrat, M. Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 29. A new combination in Radula. Phytotaxa (accepted).

65. Nebel, M., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 28. Transfer of some taxa to Lobatiriccardia. Phytotaxa (accepted).

64. Renner, M.A.M., Pócs, T., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 27. Transfer of some taxa from Stenolejeunea. Phytotaxa (accepted).

63. Zhu, R-L., Wei, Y-M., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 25. Lejeunea soae, a new name for Lejeunea chinensis, hom. illeg. Phytotaxa (accepted).

62. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 24. What is Protolophozia? Phytotaxa 73 (3): 50-54. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2013/f/pt00076p054.pdf

61. Cargill, D.C., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2013). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 23. A new synonym in Anthoceros. Phytotaxa 76 (3): 48-49. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2013/f/pt00076p049.pdf

60. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 20. New synonyms in Gymnocoleopsis. Phytotaxa 76(3): 41-42. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2013/f/pt00076p042.pdf

59. Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2013). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 19. Validation of two names in Pellia. Phytotaxa 76 (3): 39-40. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2013/f/pt00076p040.pdf

58. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 18. Transfers of some taxa in Nardia. Phytotaxa 76 (3): 37-38. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2013/f/pt00076p038.pdf

57. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 17. Transfers of some taxa in Adelanthaceae. Phytotaxa 76 (3): 35-36. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2013/f/pt00076p036.pdf

56. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 16. Validation of Metahygrobiella subgen. Apohygrobiella. Phytotaxa 76 (3): 34. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2013/f/pt00076p034.pdf

55. Konstantinova, A., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2013). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 15. Apotreubia hortoniae R.M.Schust. et Konstant. ex Konstant. validated. Phytotaxa 76 (3): 33. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2013/f/pt00076p033.pdf

54. Konstantinova, A., Vilnet, A., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 14. Transfer of two Macrodiplophyllum species to Douinia. Phytotaxa 76 (3): 31-32. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2013/f/pt00076p032.pdf

53. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 13. New name and synonyms in Diplophyllum. Phytotaxa 76 (3): 28-30. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2013/f/pt00076p030.pdf

52. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today 12. Pseudomarsupidium borneensis (Grolle) comb. nov. Phytotaxa 65: 60. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p060.pdf

51. Thiers, B.M., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today 11. Microlejeunea bischlerae (B.M.Thiers) comb. nov. Phytotaxa 65: 59. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p059.pdf

50. Brown, E., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today 10. A new combination in Acromastigum. Phytotaxa 65: 58. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p058.pdf

49. Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today 9. Validation of Riccia gangetica Ahmad. Phytotaxa 65: 57. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p057.pdf

48. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today 8. New combinations and some lectotypifications in Mesoptychia. Phytotaxa 65: 52–56. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p056.pdf

47. von Konrat, M., Söderström, L., and Hagborg, A. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today 7. Transfer of Jubulopsis novae-zelandiae to Lepidolaena. Phytotaxa 65: 51. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p051.pdf

46. Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today 6. The correct name for Cephaloziella divaricata var. asperifolia. Phytotaxa 65: 49–50. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p050.pdf

45. Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today 5. Validation of two Drepanolejeunea species. Phytotaxa 65: 47–48. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p048.pdf

44. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 4. Aponardia gen. et stat nov. Phytotaxa 65: 46. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p046.pdf

43. Cargill, D.C., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today 3. Fossombronia ruminata Cargill, a new name for Fossombronia maritima G.A.M.Scott et D.C.Pike ex Cargill, nom. illeg. Phytotaxa 65: 45. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p045.pdf

42. Váňa, J., Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 2. Two new combinations in Solenostoma. Phytotaxa 65: 44. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p044.pdf

41. Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 1. A new name for Cryptothallus hirsutus. Phytotaxa 65: 43. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p043.pdf

40. Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Notes on Early Land Plants Today. Phytotaxa 65: 41–42. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00065p042.pdf

39. Söderström, L., Hagborg, A., Crosby, M.R. and von Konrat, M. (2012). Early Land Plants Today: Index of Liverworts & Hornworts 2009–2010. Phytotaxa 63: 21–68. Open access: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2012/f/pt00063p068.pdf

38. Heinrichs, J., von Konrat, M., Grabenhorst, H. and Schmidt A.R. (2012). The sporophyte of the Paleogene liverwort Frullania varians Caspary. Fossil Record 15: 115–120.

37. Heinrichs, J., Reiner-Drehwald, M.E., Feldberg, K., von Konrat, M., Hentschel, J., Vana, J., Nascimbene, P., Grimaldi, D. and Schmidt, A.R. (2012). The leafy liverwort Frullania in the Cretaceous amber forest of Myanmar. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 169: 21–28.

36. von Konrat M., de Lange P., Greif M., Strozier L., Hentschel J. and Heinrichs, J. (2012). Frullania knightbridgei, a new liverwort (Frullaniaceae, Marchantiophyta) species from the deep south of Aotearoa–New Zealand based on an integrated evidence-based approach. PhytoKeys 8: 13–36.

35. von Konrat, M., Naikatini, A., Tuiwawa, M., Söderström, L., Fife, A., Renner, M. Brownsey, P., Perrie, L., Hagborg, A., Pócs, T., Lumbsch, T. H., Braggins, J., Séneca, A. and Brown, E.. A brief history of the cryptogams of Fiji and prospects for the future. Telopea (in press)

34. Söderström, L., Hagborg, A., Pócs, T., Sass-Gyarmati, A., Brown, E., von Konrat, M. and Renner, M.. Checklist of hornworts and liverworts of Fiji. Telopea (in press)

33. Pócs, T., Sass-Gyarmati, A., Naikatini, A., Tuiwawa, M., Braggins, J., Pócs, S. and von Konrat, M. New liverwort (Marchantiophyta) records for the Fiji Islands. Telopea (in press)

32. Lumbsch, H. L., Lücking, R., Divakar, P., von Konrat, M.and Naikatini, A. New records of lichen-forming fungi from Fiji.  Telopea (in press)

31. Heinrichs, J., Reiner-Drehwald, M. L., Feldberg, K., von Konrat, M., Hentschel, J, Váňa, J., Grimaldi, D., Nascimbene, P. and Schmidt, A. R. (2012) The leafy liverwort Frullania (Jungermanniopsida) in the Cretaceous amber forest of Myanmar. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology.

30. Heinrichs, J., Reiner-Drehwald, M. E., Feldberg, K., Grimaldi, D.A., Nascimbene, P. C., von Konrat, M., Schmidt, A. R. (2011). Kaolakia borealis nov. gen. et sp. (Porellales, Jungermanniopsida): a leafy liverwort from the Cretaceous of Alaska. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 165: 235-240.

29. Christenhusz, M. J.M.; Baker, W.; Chase, M. W.; Fay, M. F.; Lehtonen, S.; Van Ee, B.; von Konrat, M.; Lumbsch, T.; Renzaglia, K. S.; Shaw, J.; Williams, D. M. & Zhang, Z-Q. (2011) The first anniversary of Phytotaxa in the International Year of Biodiversity. Phytotaxa 15: 1–8. Open access:http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2011/f/pt00015p008.pdf

28. Fuselier, L. C., Shaw, B., Engel, J. J., von Konrat, M., Costa, D.P., Devos, N. and Shaw, A. J. (2011) The status and phylogeography of the liverwort genus Apometzgeria Kuwah. (Metzgeriaceae). The Bryologist. 114(1): 92–101.

27. von Konrat, M.,J. Hentschel, J. Heinrichs & J.E. Braggins. (2011). Deep Southern Hemisphere Connections: A Revision of Frullania sect. Amphijubula. The Bryologist. 114(1): 52-66.

26.  Lars Söderström, Anders Hagborg, Jirı Vana & von Konrat, M. (2011). Land of wood and water: A checklist of liverworts and hornworts of Jamaica. The Bryologist. 114(1): 67-91. 

25. Kreier, H.-P., Feldberg, K., Mahr, F., Bombosch, A., Schmidt, A. R., Zhu, R.L., von Konrat, M., Shaw, B., Shaw, J. A.  & Heinrichs, J. (2010). Phylogeny of the leafy liverwortPtilidium: Cryptic speciation and shared haplotypes between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 57: 1260–1267.

24. von Konrat, M., Söderström, Hagborg, Crosby M. R., Engel, J.J. (2010). Early Land Plants Today: Index of Liverworts & Hornworts 2006-2008. Cryptogamie. Bryologie31: 3-30.

24. Váňa, J., L. Söderström, A. Hagborg, M. von Konrat.(2010) Nomenclatural Novelties and Lectotypifications in Gymnomitriaceae.Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 20: 225-227.

23. von Konrat, M.; Hentschel, J.; Heinrichs, J.; Braggins, J.  E.; Pócs, T. (2010). Forty-one degrees below and sixty years in the dark: Frullania sect. Inconditum, a new section of Australasian Frullania species including F. colliculosa, sp. nov., F. hodgsoniae, nom. and stat. nov., F. aterrima, and F. hattorii (Frullaniaceae, Marchantiophyta). Nova Hedwigia 91: 471-500.

22. von Konrat, M., Söderström, L., Renner, M.A.M., Hagborg, A., Briscoe, L. & Engel, J.J. (2010) Early Land Plants Today (ELPT): How many liverwort species are there? Phytotaxa 9: 22–40. Open access: HYPERLINK "http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2010/f/pt00009p040.pdf" \t "_blank" http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2010/f/pt00009p040.pdf

21. Váňa, J., L. Söderström, A. Hagborg, M. von Konrat, and J. Engel. (2010). Early Land Plants Today: Taxonomy, systematics, and nomenclature of Gymnomitriaceae H.Klinggr.Phytotaxa 11: 1–80. Open access:  HYPERLINK "http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2010/f/pt00011p080.pdf" \t "_blank" http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2010/f/pt00011p080.pdf

20. von Konrat, M., Söderström, & Hagborg, A. (2010).The Early Land Plants Today project (ELPT): A community-driven effort and a new partnership with Phytotaxa.Phytotaxa 9: 11–21. Open access: HYPERLINK "http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2010/f/pt00009p021.pdf" \t "_blank" http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2010/f/pt00009p021.pdf

19. Ramaiya, M., Johnson, M. G., Shaw, B., Heinrichs, J., Hentschel, J., von Konrat, M., Davison, P. G., Shaw, A. J. (2010). Morphologically cryptic biological species within the liverwort Frullania asagrayana. American Journal of Botany 97: 1707-1718.

18. Heinrichs, J., Hentschel, J., Bombosch, A., Fiebig, A., Judith Reise, J., Edelmann, M., Kreier, H.-P., Schäfer-Verwimp, A., Caspari, S., Schmidt., A., R., Zhu, R.-L., von Konrat, M.,Shaw, B., and Shaw, J. (2010). One species or at least eight? Delimitation and distribution of Frullania tamarisci (L.) Dumort. s. l. (Jungermanniopsida, Porellales) inferred from nuclear and chloroplast DNA markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 1105-1114.

17. Lücking, R., Lumbsch, H. T., von Konrat, M., and Naikatini. A. 2010. Graphis collinsiae (Ascomycota: Graphidaceae), a new lichen species from the Fiji Islands. The Bryologist113:356-359.

16. Hentschel, J., von Konrat, M., Pócs, T., Schäfer-Verwimp, A., Shaw, A. J., Schneider, H., and Heinrichs, J. (2009). Molecular insights into the phylogeny and subgeneric classification of Frullania Raddi (Frullaniaceae, Porellales).Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52: 142-156

15. von Konrat, M.,Hagborg, A., Söderström, L., Mutke, J., Renner, M., Gradstein, R., Engel, J., Zhu, R.-L., & Pickering, J. (2008) [2009]. Early Land Plants Today: Global Patterns of Liverwort Diversity, Distribution, and Floristic Knowledge. In:Haji Mohamed, Baki Hj Bakar, Amru Nasrulhaq Boyce and Patrick Lee(editors). Bryology in the New Millennium, pp. 417-430.

14. von Konrat,  M., Renner. M., Söderström S., Hagborg, A., Mutke, J. (2008). Early Land Plants Today: Liverwort Species Diversity and the Relationship with Higher Taxonomy and Higher Plants. Fieldiana Bot.2., 193: 87-102.

13. Söderström, L., M. von Konrat, A. Hagborg, and M. A. M.Renner. (2008). Early land plants today: A checklist of checklists for liverworts. Fieldiana Bot.2., 193: 103-128.

12. von Konrat, M., Braggins J., Asakawa Y., & Masao (2006). Recognition of Frullania congesta: A case study to present a species concept and a synthesis of significant taxonomic characters for the large liverwort genus Frullania(Frullaniaceae). Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory. 100: 553-576.

11. von Konrat, M. and Braggins, J. E. (2006). Frullania chevalieri (Schust.) Schust.: A new and interesting record for the New Zealand liverwort flora. The Bryologist109:141–156.

10. Heinrichs, J., Lindner, M.,Groth, H., Hentschel, J.,Feldberg, K., Renker, C., Engel, J. J., von Konrat, M., Long, D. G., and Schneider, H. (2006). Goodbye or welcome Gondwana? – insights into the phylogeneticbiogeography of the leafy liverwort Plagiochila with a description of Proskauera, gen. nov. (Plagiochilaceae, Jungermanniales). Plant Systematics and Evolution. 258: 227–250.

9. von Konrat,  M. and Braggins, J. E. (2005). Frullania wairua, a new and seemingly rare liverwort species from Northland, New Zealand. New ZealandJournal of Botany. 43: 885–893.

8. von Konrat, M., Glenny D.S., de Lange P.J., Engel J.J., Braggins J.E. & RennerM.A.M. (2005). Rare and Endangered Liverworts: A New Area of Conservation in the New Zealand Botanical Region. Australasian Plant Conservation. 14: 17–19.

7. Asakawa Y, Toyota, M., von Konrat, M. and Braggins, J. E. (2003) Volatile components of selected species of the liverwort genera Frullania and Schusterella (Frullaniaceae) from New Zealand, Australia, and South America: A Chemosystematic approach∗. Phytochemistry,62: 439-452.

6. von Konrat, M. and Braggins, J. E. (2003). A new and unusual species of Frullania (Jubulaceae) from Tasmania, Australia. New Zealand Journal of Botany. 41: 55-62 .

5. von Konrat, M. and Braggins, J. E. (2001). A taxonomic assessment of the initial branching appendages in the liverwort genus Frullania Raddi. Nova Hedwigia. 72: 283-310.

4. von Konrat, M. and Braggins, J. E. (2001). Notes on FiveFrullania Species from Australia, including Typification, Synonyms, and New Localities. The Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory. 91: 229-263.

3. von Konrat, M. and Braggins, J. E. (1999). A new technique to investigate cell layers of the capsule wall using Frullania(Hepaticae) as a case study. The Bryologist. 102:240-248.

2. von Konrat, M. & Braggins, J. E. (1999). The epiphyllous habit in the hepatic genus Frullania Raddi. Tropical Bryology. 17: 103-113.

1. von Konrat, M., Braggins, J. E., & de Lange, P.J. (1999).Davallia (Pteridophyta)in New Zealand, including description of a new subspecies of D. tasmanii. New Zealand Journal of Botany. 37: 579-593.

Invited manuscripts

The Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory, Nova Hedwigia and The Bryologist.

Book Reviews

3. von Konrat, M. 2010. A model and essential flora for tropical land plants. Taxon. 999-1000. [Gradstein, S. Robbert & Ilkiu-Borges, Anna Luiza. Sep. 2009. Guide to the plants of central French Guiana. Pt. 4. Liverworts and Hornworts. The New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx (www.nybgpress.org) (series: Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, vol. 76, no. 4). 144 pp., ill., ISSN 00778931, ISBN 0893275069 HB, $52.00.

2. von Konrat, M.Review of Rudolph M. Schuster. Austral Hepaticae Part II. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 119: viii+ 1-606, with 224 figures. J. Cramer in der Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchbehandlung, Berlin and Stuttgart. 2003. [ISBN 3-443-51041-8] Price: EUR 159.00, The Bryologist106: 493.

1. von Konrat, M.Review of Rudolph M. Schuster. Austral Hepaticae Part I. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 118:vii + 1-524, with 211 figures. J. Cramer in der Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchbehandlung, Berlin and Stuttgart. 2000. The Bryologist 105: 505-506.

Popular Publications

1.  von Konrat, M. and Engel, J. J. (2003). Collecting Liverworts Down Under. In The Field. Winter Issue, p. 12. (In The Field is a magazine distributed to over 30,000 members of The Field Museum).

Abstracts

•    von Konrat, M, Hagborg, A., Söderström, L., Mutke, J., Renner, M. A. M., Gradstein, R., Engel, Zhu J., R.-L., and Pickering, J. (2007). Early land plants today: global patterns of liverwort diversity, distribution, and floristic knowledge. World Bryology Conference. International Association of Bryology, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia.

•    von Konrat, M. J., Braggins, J. E., Engel, J. J., & de Lange, P. J. (2005). Rare and threatened liverworts: An overlooked area of conservation in the New Zealand botanical region. In: XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Abstracts, p. 610 ©2005(http://www.ibc2005.ac.at/home.htm).

•    Braggins, J. E., Engel, J. J., von Konrat, M. J. & de Lange, P. J. (2001). An investigation of rare and threatened liverworts: an overlooked area of conservation in the New Zealand botanical region. In: Botany 2001 Abstracts, published by Botanical Society of America, ©2001 (http://www.botany2001.org/).

•    von Konrat, M. J. and Braggins, J. E. (2000). Studies on sporophytic characters in Frullaniaceae (Hepaticae) using novel techniques. American J. of Botany. 87: Number 6 (supplement). 15-16. (Abstract).

Unpublished Technical Reports, Seminars & Poster Presentations

•    Poster presentation entitled ‘Rare and threatened liverworts: An overlooked area of conservation in the New Zealand botanical region’ at the XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna (see Abstracts, p.610 ) http://www.ibc2005.ac.at/home.htm) (2005).

•    Poster presentation entitled ‘Studies on the liverwort genus Frullania in New Zealand’ at the joint conferences of the New Zealand Ecological Society and the Systematic Association of New Zealand (1997).

•    Technical Recovery Plan for Davallia “puketi”. Report prepared for the New Zealand Department of Conservation(1993, 1995).

•    Technical report prepared for Hoechst Pharmaceutical Co. A pollen and spore evaluation of the Auckland atmosphere. (1993)

•    Seminars presented:

Invited seminars/papers - Auckland Botanical Society (1995); Chicago Park District (2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010); Royal Forest and Bird Society (West Auckland Branch) (1995); The Field Museum Research Seminar Series (2005); International Association of Bryology (2007, 2009).

Unsolicited Seminars - School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland (1997); Botany 2000, Portland, Oregon; and Botany 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico (American Botanical Society, annual meetings in 2000 and 2001).

Professional affiliations

1.  Editorial board, Editor (Liverworts, Marchantiophyta) for Phytotaxa.

2.  von Konrat, M. and Huhndorf, S. (2008). Editors. In celebration of Dr. John J. Engel: A tribute to 40 years in bryology. Fieldiana Bot. 2, 193. Pp 275.

3.  Invited/voted Member: Bryophyta Committee (International Plant Taxonomy Association); International Union for Conservation. Species Specialist Commission (IUCN SSC) Bryophyte Specialist Group; Executive Committee, International Association of Brylogists.

4.  Peer review of grants to U.S. National Science Foundation (2005; 2007).

5.  Peer reviewer of selected scientific journals (Taxon; New Zealand Journal of Botany; Systematic Botany; The Bryologist; The Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory; Cladistics; Cryptogamie Bryologie; Fieldiana; Novon; Flavour and Fragrance; Biotropica.

6.  Contributor and editor to selected international databasing and web activities: Editor of Bryophytes (http://www.discoverlife.org/nh/tx/Plantae/Bryophyta/), a collaborative project between the Field Museum and J. Pickering of the University of Georgia (see www.discoverlife.org); Field Museum’s Bryophyte collections databasehttp://emuweb.fieldmuseum.org/botany/search_bryo.php; Editor of Liverworts, The New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/), see http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/liverwort/what_is_a_liverwort.asp

7. Active Education Outreach Programs:Chicago Park District. Lecture and work shops on ferns and fern allies for staff and docents at the Lincoln Park Conservatory; Scientist in the Schools, Chicago Public Schools; Chicago Public School Transformation Project.