John C Brinda

John C Brinda
Missouri Botanical Garden · Science & Conservation

PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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November 2016 - present
Missouri Botanical Garden
Position
  • Assistant Scientist
May 2012 - November 2016
Missouri Botanical Garden
Position
  • PostDoc Position
August 2004 - May 2012
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Position
  • Research / Graduate Assistant
Education
August 2004 - July 2011
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Field of study
  • Biological Sciences
June 1999 - December 2000
Western Washington University
Field of study
  • Environmental Science

Publications

Publications (67)
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Molecular phylogenetic reconstructions of Rhabdoweisiaceae based on plastid (trnS-rps4 and trnL-F) and mitochondrial (nad5) DNA sequences and a comprehensive taxon sampling were performed, including 15 out of 16 genera currently attributed to the family, taxa recently found belonging to Rhabdoweisiaceae and expanded outgroups from related families...
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Investigations into the bryophyte flora of Madagascar as part of the MadBryo project, show that five moss genera (Actinodontium Schwägr., Aulacopilum Wilson, Forsstroemia Lindb., Haplohymenium Dozy & Molk., and Herzogiella Broth.) are new for the island. For three additional taxa we clarify the correct name to use for Malagasy specimens. Ectropothe...
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Phytologia 103(4) 90-103. 22 Dec 2021 <https://www.phytologia.org/uploads/2/3/4/2/23422706/103_4_90-103brindasyntrichiapottiaceae_12-7-21.pdf> A revised infrageneric classification of the genus Syntrichia Brid. is proposed that includes the segregation of a new genus Syntrichiadelphus for the species currently known as Syntrichia flagellaris (Schi...
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We present an integrative molecular and morphological study of subaquatic representatives of the genus Pseudohygrohypnum (Pylaisiaceae, Bryophyta), supplemented by distribution modelling of the revealed phylogenetic lineages. Phylogenetic analyses of nuclear and plastid datasets combined with the assemble species by automatic partitioning (ASAP) al...
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The Registration Committee was established at the Nomenclature Section of the XIX International Botanical Congress (IBC) in Shenzhen, China in 2017. It followed the previous Special Committee on Registration of Algal and Plant Names (including fossils). A clear majority of Registration Committee members support having named taxa associated with a u...
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This updated checklist of Marchantiophyta (liverworts) of Andasibé (Périnet) region, Madagascar was compiled from the literature, from herbarium specimens and recent collections. A total of 222 species including 9 infraspecific taxa, from 62 genera are recorded. Five species: Cheilolejeunea ngongensis Malombe et Pócs, Cheilolejeunea unciloba (Linde...
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Ten bryophyte taxa — four liverworts and six mosses — are newly reported for Missouri, with notes regarding their morphology, distribution, ecology, and voucher specimen citations. The eastern North America range of Trichostomum crispulum is expanded to include Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio. Tortella tortuosa is confirmed for Mis...
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Premise of the study: To address the biodiversity crisis, it is important to understand the evolution of all organisms and how they fill geographic and ecological space. Syntrichia is one of the most diverse and dominant genera of mosses, ranging from alpine habitats to desert biocrusts, yet its evolutionary history remains unclear. Methods: We pre...
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Two species of Bryaceae are reported as new to the Flora of North America region. Bryum austriacum Kckinger, Holyoak & Suanjak is newly reported here from North America from the White Pine Hollow State Preserve in Iowa and is transferred to Plagiobryum Lindb. This represents a major range extension from the European Alps. Bryum biforme R.S. William...
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A new combination, Encalypta robbinsii (Sainsbury) Brinda, Ignatov & Fedosov, is established as the correct name for the taxon long known as Bryobartramia novae-valesiae (Broth. ex G. Roth) I. G. Stone & G. A. M. Scott.
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The New Mexico Botanist 72: 1–8. 2022. <https://floraneomexicana.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/tnmb-72.pdf>
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A review of ∼290 research articles on bryophyte desiccation tolerance (DT) over the last century reveals four prominent methods that incorporate equilibrium drying. We compare these methods (called Conventional, Wetted substrate, Step-down and Partial drying) in terms of inducing the trait DT in four species of mosses occupying distinctly different...
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Bulletin of the California Lichen Society 28(1): 1-7. <http://californialichens.org/bulletin/CALS_2021_28-1.pdf> The rare patches of alkali desert scrub habitat in southern California superficially look harsh and barren. In dry years they really seem empty, with only a few dead looking shrubs. However, when one looks closer it is clear that these h...
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Acta Biologica Plantarum Agriensis 9(1): 48. <http://abpa.ektf.hu/uploads/papers/finalpdf/ABPA_9(1)_from48to48.pdf>
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Two new combinations are presented to correct published names in the Pottiaceae and the related family Streptotrichaceae.
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Introduction. We hypothesised that a prehydration period (exposure to humid air) should mitigate the damaging effects of short or long periods of desiccation in a desert moss, Syntrichia ruralis. Methods. Cultured uniclonal shoots of S. ruralis were dried rapidly, equilibrated at 42% relative humidity (RH), allowed to remain at this RH for 1–50 da...
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With global climate change, water scarcity threatens whole agro/ecosystems. The desert moss Syntrichia caninervis, an extremophile, offers novel insights into surviving desiccation and heat. The sequenced Syntrichia caninervis genome consists of 13 chromosomes containing 16,545 protein‐coding genes and 2,666 unplaced scaffolds. Syntenic relationshi...
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Premise: Desiccation tolerance (DT) is a widespread phenomenon among land plants, and variable ecological strategies for DT are likely to exist. Using Syntrichia caninervis, a dryland moss and model system used in DT studies, we hypothesized that DT is lowest in juvenile (protonemal) tissues, highest in asexual reproductive propagules (gemmae), an...
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Molecular phylogenetic reconstructions of Rhabdoweisiaceae based on plastid (trnS-rps4 and trnL-F) and mitochondrial (nad5) DNA sequences and a comprehensive taxon sampling were performed, including 15 out of 16 genera currently attributed to the family, taxa recently found belonging to Rhabdoweisiaceae and expanded outgroups from related families...
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The recently published nom. nov. Molendoa antiqua R.H. Zander (2019: 335) is a superfluous name. If Anoectangium handelii Schiffn. (1913: 490) is a synonym then the correct name should be Molendoa handelii since that name has priority and the epithet is not already taken in Molendoa. The appropriate combination in Molendoa is therefore made here. T...
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We describe the new species Notocynodontium parvulum, in the new genus Notocynodontium, to accommodate a distinct taxon recently found in two widely separated localities in central Chile and the Falkland Islands. Although morphologically reduced, preliminary molecular data indicate that the taxon belongs to the Rhabdoweisiaceae. The combination of...
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A preliminary checklist of the mosses of the Animas Mountains on the old Gray Ranch was created in early April 2019 over a five-day period by researchers
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This checklist documents liverworts found in the Comanche National Grassland of Colorado with the intention of enriching our understanding of bryophyte biodiversity in Colorado as well as the high plains region. The study area sits beside the Purgatoire Watershed in southeastern Colorado, which lies between the Chihuahuan Desert and the Rocky Mount...
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We present a contribution to the knowledge of the Malagasy bryoflora that results from a BRYOTAN workshop organized in September 2018 at the Antananarivo Herbarium (TAN) housed at the Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza, Antananarivo, Madagascar, within the framework of the BRYOTAN project (Bryophytes of TAN). Seven taxa reported here as new...
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The poster is about a collaborative project to enhance knowledge on Malagasy bryophytes
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Biological Soil Crusts (BSCs) are important components of sagebrush steppe ecosystems that may be affected by wildfire frequency and severity. As wildfires become more frequent and severe with exotic annual grasses and climate change, it is unknown how BSCs will be affected. We examined the sites of four 12-16 year-old wildfires in Idaho, U.S.A. an...
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While regarded as a principal factor of desiccation tolerance in bryophytes (along with rate of drying, water content and duration dry), the rate of rehydration has been broadly neglected or inadequately assessed. Prior to receiving liquid water from a rain event, desiccated bryophytes are able to partially rehydrate their tissues by absorbing wate...
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Changing fire regimes in western North America may impact biological soil crust (BSC) communities that influence many ecosystem functions, such as soil stability and C and N cycling. However, longer-term effects of wildfire on BSC abundance, species richness, functional groups, and ecosystem functions after wildfire (i.e., BSC resilience) are still...
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Changing fire regimes in western North America may impact biological soil crust (BSC) communities that influence many ecosystem functions, such as soil stability and C and N cycling. However, longer-term effects of wildfire on BSC abundance, species richness, functional groups, and ecosystem functions after wildfire (i.e. BSC resilience) is still p...
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Two species of the genus Campylostelium Bruch & Schimp. are reported for the southwestern United States. Campylostelium laegerae Brinda, D.R. Toren & Shevock, sp. nov. is described and illustrated. Campylostelium pitardii (Corb.) E. Maier is reported as new to the Americas. Additional notes about the genus are provided, including a species key.
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Plants in the moss genus Syntrichia are considered to have constitutive desiccation tolerance (DT), as in, able to tolerate a rapid drying event without incurring significant damage upon rehydration. However, few researchers have considered the separate effects of rate of drying and water content, and incorporated fully dehardened (to DT) plants in...
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A correct combination in Ardeuma R.H. Zander & Hedd., A. annotinum (Mitt. ex Dixon) R.H. Zander & Brinda, is provided for the species A. insigne (Dixon) R.H. Zander & Hedd., which is not the first name available at the species level. Distinctions between the genera Ardeuma and Hymenostylium are tabulated.
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The longest record for a moss withstanding continuous desiccation is 19 years. This report demonstrates that a herbarium specimen of Syntrichia ruralis (Hedw.) F.Weber & D.Mohr from southern Nevada, USA, has retained its viability for 20 years and 3 months. Fifty-eight shoots of a herbarium specimen collected in 1995 were cleaned and placed into cu...
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We posed two questions regarding the desiccation tolerance (DT) of the moss Syntrichia pagorum: (1) What is the ecological strategy of DT in three available life phases (propagula, juvenile and adult shoots)? and (2) which desiccating factor, rate of drying or equilibrating relative humidity, has the greater effect on plant survival and health in t...
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Background and aims: Embryonic sporophytes of the moss Aloina ambigua are inducibly desiccation tolerant (DT). Hardening to DT describes a condition of temporary tolerance to a rapid-drying event conferred by a previous slow-drying event. This paper aimed to determine whether sporophytic embryos of a moss can be hardened to DT, to assess how the r...
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Background and aims: Two ecological strategies of desiccation tolerance exist in plants, constitutive and inducible. Because of difficulties in culturing sporophytes, very little is known about desiccation tolerance in this generation and how desiccation affects sexual fitness. Methods: Cultured sporophytes and vegetative shoots from a single ge...
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Forty-two mosses and three liverworts are reported as new for Nevada. The genera Amblyodon, Campyliadelphus, Isopterygiopsis, Mesoptychia, Myurella, Plagiobryoides, Plagiobryum, Platydictya, Pseudocampylium, and Preissia are new for the state of Nevada. Splachnobryum obtusum and Pseudoleskeella rupestris are now confirmed for Nevada based on recent...
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Shoots of bryophytes collected in the desiccated state from the field are likely to be hardened to desiccation tolerance (DT) to varying degrees. To account for this, most studies on DT include a relatively short deacclimation period. However, no study has experimentally determined the appropriate deacclimation time for any bryophyte species. Our p...
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Premise of the study: Bryophytes include clades that incorporate constitutive desiccation tolerance, especially terrestrial species. Here we test the hypothesis that the opposing ecological strategy of desiccation tolerance, inducibility, is present in a desert moss, and address this hypothesis by varying rates of drying in a laboratory study. Des...
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Shoots of Aloina bifrons were regenerated from four herbarium specimens collected from theAmerican southwest, ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, subcultured to remove field effects, and grown in Petri dishes on native sand for 238 days (70–90 days after gametangial maturation). Rhizautoicy was demonstrated in three of the four genotypes. Plants...
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Dehardening (deacclimation) to water stress is an integral phase of desiccation tolerance (DT) in bryophytes. Shoots of the desert moss Syntrichia caninervis were harvested and dehardened after exposure to field CO2 concentrations of 380 ppm (ambient) and 550 ppm (elevated). The dehardening period consists of three phases, with shoots from the firs...
Conference Paper
Background/Question/Methods It is well known that soil composition and plant species distribution are closely linked, but the relationship between them is not easily understood. Gypsum soils in the Mojave Desert, U.S.A. support unique species including the rare plant Arctomecon californica. Several studies have attempted to explain the presence o...
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Three prominent life history patterns attributed to dioecious species of mosses (low sex expression, male rarity, and low frequencies of sexual reproduction) were investigated in the desert moss Syntrichia caninervis along an elevation gradient in the Spring Mountains of the Mojave Desert (U.S.A.). Low elevation patches exhibited significantly lowe...
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Climate change in the Mojave Desert (USA) may result in a greater intensity of summer (monsoon) rain events and greater atmospheric N deposition. Patches of the dominant biological crust moss Syntrichia caninervis were exposed to field treatments of low and high nitrogen supplementation, added summer rain, and combinations thereof, for a period of...
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Bryophytes, especially mosses, represent a largely untapped resource for monitoring and indicating effects of climate change on the living environment. They are tied very closely to the external environment and have been likened to 'canaries in the coal mine'. Bryophyte Ecology and Climate Change is the first book to bring together a diverse array...
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The cost of sexual reproduction is incurred when the current reproductive episode contributes to a a decline in future plant performance. To test the hypotheses that a trade-off exists between current sexual reproduction and subsequent clonal regeneration and that resources limit reproduction and regeneration, plants of the widespread moss Pterygon...
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A checklist of the 310 bryophyte taxa (two hornworts, 46 liverworts and 262 mosses) reported to occur within the political boundaries of the state of Nevada is presented. 238 new county records are also listed. Notes are provided for species with complex synonymies, taxonomic difficulties or interesting histories. This checklist is intended to impr...

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