John Markham
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Young, I. Renault, S. and Markham, J. Low levels organic amendments improve fertility and plant growth on non-acid generating gold mine tailings. Ecological Engineering. In Press.74:250-257.

Markham, J. 2014. Rare species occupy uncommon niches. Scientific Reports. 4. Article 6012.

Szczerski, C., C Naguit, J. Markham, T.B. Goh and S. Renault. 2013. Short- and long-term effects of modified humic substances on plant growth and fertility of gold mine tailings. Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 224: 1-14.

Young, I. C. Naguit, S. Halwas, S. Renault, J. Markham. 2012. Natural revegetation of a boreal gold mine tailings pond. Restoration Ecology. 21: 498-505. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2012.00913.x

Faber, S. and Markham, J. 2012. Biotic and abiotic effects of remnant and restoration soils on the performance of tallgrass prairie species. Ecological Restoration. 30:106-115.

Markham, J. H. and Halwas, S. 2011. Effect of neighbour presence and soil volume on the growth of Andropogon gerardii Vitman. Plant Ecology and Diversity. 4: 265-268.

Faber, S. and Markham, J. 2011. Temporal and spatial dynamics in a northern tallgrass prairie. Plant Ecology. 212: 1577-1588.

Markham, J. Young, I. and Renault, S. 2011. Plant facilitation on a mine tailings dump. Restoration Ecology. 19: 569-571.

Zekveld, C. and Markham, J. 2011. Exposure to aphids increases alder growth. Botany. 89: 255-261.

Markham, J.H. 2009. Does Dryas integrifolia Vahl. fix nitrogen? Botany. 87:1106-1109.

Markham, J. H. 2009. Variation in moss associative nitrogen fixation in boreal forests. Oecologia. 161:353-359.

Markham, J. H., Grime, J.P. and Buckland, S. 2009 Reciprocal interactions between plants and soil in an upland grassland. Ecological Research. 24:93-98.

Markham, J. H. 2008. Variability of Frankia spore types on Alnus. Botany. 86:501-510.

Markham, J. H. 2008. Population size effects on germination, growth and symbiotic nitrogen fixation in an actinorhizal plant at the edge of its range. Botany. 86:398-407.

Markham, J.H. and Zekveld, C. 2007. Nitrogen fixation makes biomass allocation to roots independent of nitrogen supply. Canadian Journal of Botany. 85: 787-793.

Markham, J. 2005 . The effect of Frankia and Paxillus involutus on the performance of Alnus incana spp. rugosa in mine tailings Canadian Journal of Botany. 83: 1384 – 1390.

Markham, J. 2002. A Hierarchical Analysis of Seed Production by Alnus rubra. Am. Mid. Nat. 148: 246 – 252.

Chanway, C.P., Shishido, M., Nairn, J., Jungwirth, S., Markham, J., Xiao, G. And Holl, F. B. 2000 Endophytic colonization and field responses of hybrid spruce seedlings after inoculation with plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria. For. Ecol. and Man. 133: 81-88.

Markham, J. H. and Chanway, C. P. 1999. Does past contact reduce the degree of mutualism in the actinorhizal plant/Frankia symbiosis? Canadian Journal of Botany. 77: 434 - 441.

Markham, J. H. Chanway, C. P. 1998. Response of red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) seedlings to a woolly alder sawfly (Eriocampa ovata L.) outbreak. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 28: 591 - 595.

Markham, J. H. and Chanway, C. P. 1998. Alnus rubra (Bong.) nodule spore type distribution in southwestern British Columbia. Plant Ecology. 135: 197 - 205.

Chanway, C. P., Shishido, M., Jungwirth, S., Nairn, J., Markham, J., Xiao, G. and Holl, F.B. 1997. Second year growth responses of outplanted conifer seedlings inoculated with PGPR. pp. 172 - 176. In: Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria: present status and future prospects. Proceedings of the fourth international workshop on plant growth promoting rhizobacteria. Eds: Ogoshi, A., Kobayashi, K., Homma, Y., Kodama, F., Kondo, N. and Akino, S. Sapporo, Japan.

Markham, J. H. 1997. Measuring and modeling plant neighbour effects: reply to Freckleton and Watkinson. Functional Ecology. 11: 534 - 535.

Markham, J. H. and Chanway, C. P. 1996. Measuring plant neighbour effects. Functional Ecology. 10: 548 - 549.

Markham, J. H. and Chanway, C. P. 1996. Alnus rubra nodulation capacity of soil under 5 species in harvested sites in coastal British Columbia. Plant and Soil. 178: 283 - 286.

Lazo, L., Markham, J. H. and Chapman, A. R. O. 1994. Herbivory and harvesting: effects on sexual recruitment and vegetative modules of Ascophyllum nodosum. Ophelia. 40: 95 - 113.

Lowell, R. B., Markham, J. H. and Mann, K. H. 1991. Herbivore-like damage induces increased strength and toughness in a seaweed. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 243: 31 - 38.

Denton, A., Chapman, A. R. O. and Markham, J. H. 1990. Size specific concentrations of phlorotannins (antiherbivore compounds) in two species of Fucus. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 65:103-104.

Research Interests

Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment, Interactions of plants with the biotic environment, Evolution of mutualisms, ecology and evolution of symbiosis between actinorhizal plants and Frankia

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Francis Zwiers — Friday, October 20 at 3:30 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Workshop - Image Proficiency — Monday, October 23 at 12:30 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Crackerjack Seminar - Christa Burstahler — Friday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Crackerjack Seminar — Friday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m., 527 Buller.