Publications

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Journals

Ryall, K., Whitton, J., Schofield,W.B., Ellis, S.M.  and A.J. Shaw. 2005 Molecular Phylogenetic Study of Interspecific Variation in the Moss Isothecium (Brachytheciaceae). Systematic Botany 30: 242-247.

Ellis, S.M., 2004  Arbor vitae: A personal, teacher’s view of tree-life on the University of British Columbia Campus  Davidsonia 15:1 pages 15 – 33.

Ellis, S.M., Schofield, W.B., Haddad, N, Stewart, N., and J.K. Webb  2002  Bryophytes of UBC Botanical Garden Davidsonia 13:3 pages 35 – 43.

McCutcheon, A. T., Stokes, R. W., Thorson, L. M., Ellis, S. M., Hancock, R. E. W., and Towers, G. H.N. 1997 Anti-Mycobacterial screening of British Columbian medicinal plants.  J. Ethnopharmacognosy 35:77-103.

Razal, R. A., Ellis, S. M., Singh, S., Lewis, N. U., and Towers, G. H. N. 1996 Nitrogen recycling in phenylpropanoid metabolism. Phytochemistry 41: 31-35.

McCutcheon, A. T., Roberts.T. E., Gibbons, E., Ellis, S. M., Babiuk, L. A., Hancock, R. E. W., and Towers, G. H.N. 1995 Antiviral screening of British Columbian medicinal plants. J. Ethnopharmacology. 49: 101-110.

McCutcheon, A. T., Ellis, S. M., Hancock, R. E. W., and Towers, G. H.N. 1994 Antifungal screening of medicinal plants of British Columbian native peoples. J. Ethnopharmacology 44: 157-169.

Ellis, S. M., Balza, F., and Towers, G. H. N. 1993 A dithiacyclohexadiene polyyne alcohol from Ambrosia chamissonis. Phytochemistry: 33: 224-226.

McCutcheon, A. T., Ellis, S. M., Hancock, R. E. W., and Towers, G. H.N. 1992 Antibiotic screening of medicinal plants of the British Columbian native peoples. J. Ethnopharmacology. 37: 213-223.

McDougall, S., Ellis, S. M., and Taylor, I. E. P. 1988 The occurrence of polar structures in callus cultures from mature lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia). Can. J. Bot. 66: 2595-2596.

Conference Proceedings

Ellis, S. M., Balza, F., Constabel, P., Hudson, J.B. and Towers, G. H. N. 1995 Thiarubrines: Novel Dithiacyclohexadiene Polyyne Photosensitizers from Higher Plants In: Light-Activated Pest Control. ACS Symposium Series 616, Eds. Heitz, J.R., and Downum, K.R., pp. 174-178.

Towers, G. H. N. and Ellis, S. M. 1993 Secondary Metabolism in Plant Cultures Transformed with Agrobacterium tumefaciens and A. rhizogenes. CRC In: Human Medicinal Agents from Plants ACS Symmposium Series 534, Eds A. D. Kinghorn and M. F. Balanrin, pp. 56-78.

Ellis, S. M, Balza, F., Constabel, P., Hudson, J.B. and Towers, G. H. N. 1995 Thiarubrines: Novel Dithiacyclohexadiene Polyyne Photosensitizers from Higher Plants In: Light-Activated Pest Control. ACS Symposium Series 616, Eds. Heitz, J.R., and Downum, K.R., pp. 174-178.

Towers, G. H. N. and Ellis, S. M. 1993 Secondary Metabolism in Plant Cultures Transformed with Agrobacterium tumefaciens and A. rhizogenes. CRC In: Human Medicinal Agents from Plants ACS Symmposium Series 534, Eds A. D. Kinghorn and M. F. Balanrin, pp. 56-78.

Other

Ellis, Shona 2007-2013 On-Lesson Plans for Scientist in Residence Program submitted annually (Vancouver School Board) – Links to Lesson Plan Section of SRP Website:
http://scientistinresidence.ca/science-lesson-plans/
Link to specific lesson plans from e-portfolio:
http://blogs.ubc.ca/shonaellis/2011/10/17/scientist-in-residence/

The Joint Annual Meeting of: Canadian Botanical Association/L’Association Botanique du Canada, 
American Fern Society, American Society of Plant Taxonomists and the Botanical Society of America 2008 – field trip coordinator – Fieldtrip Coordinator (July, 2008)

Ellis, Shona 2005 Botanical Dust: The most valuable ‘dust’ in the work – pollen  Nature Wild (Magazine for the Young Naturists’ Club of British Columbia) 25: 174- 175.

Ellis, Shona 2004 Book Review: Capturing Wildflowers (a review of 8 local wildflower books) Discovery 25: 174- 175.

Ellis, Shona and Wilf Schofield 2001 Slog in the Bog. Menziesia. 6(4): 10 – 11.

Ellis, Shona 1996 Book Review: Hiking the Ancient Forests of British Columbia and Washington. by Randy Stoltman. Discovery 25: 174- 175.

Ellis, Shona 1996 Book Review: Coastal Wildflowers of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. by Elizabeth L. Horn. Discovery 25: 85-86.

BOOKS

Chapters

Nachonechny, J and Shona Ellis 2012 Bryofolios:  Individual and Group E-portfolio Learning Spaces for Developing Authentic Science Scholars. In Press

Ellis, S. M. and Towers, G. H. N. 1993 Root cultures of Asteraceae as sources of thiarubrines and other polyyne antibiotics. In Advances in Developmental Biology and Biotechnology of Higher Plants .(W. Y Soh, J. R. Liu, and A. Komamine eds.) The Korean Society of Plant Tissue Culture, pp. 454-473.

ARTISTIC WORKS, PERFORMANCES, DESIGNS

Videos for Plant Biology –With Skylight (Faculty of Science) funds two undergraduates and I developed videos for lectures and course websites (2010-2011):
Life Cycle of Moss, Development of Peristome Teeth (Moss), Periclinal and Anticlinal Cell Division, Differentiation of Vascular Tissue in Coleus, Differentiation of Vascular Tissue in Monocots, Wood Sections, Fertilization and Seed Development in Conifers, Fertilization and Seed Development in Angiosperms, Buzz Pollination (Claymation), Hornwort/Cyanobacteria Symbiosis (Claymation), Bean Germination 1 and 2 (Time Lapse), Plant Mating Systems: gametophytic and sporophytic self incompatibility, Plant Life Cycles
Link from e-Portfolio: http://blogs.ubc.ca/shonaellis/2011/10/29/videos-developed-for-biology-courses/

Musical performance (guest spot) at the Biology and General Science Programs Imagine Day accompanied by ATP: “La Bombas” (2010)

Musical performance at the Biology and General Science Programs Imagine Day accompanied by the Hegemone Award winning band ATP:
“Every Slide you Break”, “I’m a Stranger Here”, “La Bombas”, and  “Imagine” (2009)

Musical performance at the Prof’s “Talent” Show (for Science Week, Jan, 2007):
“La Bombas” performed by Patsy and the Holdfasts: Shona Ellis (vocals, kazoo) and Martin Adamson (instrumentals, guitar).

Recovery Strategy for the Margined Streamside Moss (Scouleria marginata Britt) in British Columbia, 2007, Ministry of the Environment – picture provided of Scouleria marinata

Recovery Strategy for the Silver Hair Moss (Fabronia pusilla Raddi) in British Columbia, 2007, Ministry of the Environment – picture provided of Fabronia pusilla

Musical performance at the Science Prof’s “Talent” Show (for Science Week, Jan, 2006):
“Collecting After Midnight” performed by Patsy Slime and the Holdfasts: Shona Ellis (vocals) and Martin Adamson (instrumentals, guitar).

Turkington, R., E. John, and M. R. Dale 2001 Herbs and Grasses In: Ecosystem Dynamics of the Boreal Forest –  the Kluane Project (C. J. Krebs, S. Boutin, and R. Boonstra eds.) Oxford University Press, illustrations p. 89