Job Title: Professor
Employer: Mount Allison University
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
High School attended: Harold Malley
Further Education: Hatfield Polytechnic (B.Sc.), London, UK (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, US, UK, Carribean
Brief synopsis of current research:
Nitrogen metabolism, C4 metabolism, and the relationship between them in coastal grasses and marine plants. We are looking at seasonal, tidal and diurnal changes in metabolites and enzymes in Spartina and other grass species that are well-adapted to their dynamic saline environment.
Lea, P.J., Dever, L.V., Ireland, R.J., Bailey, K.J. and Leegood, R.C. 1998. "The use of mutants of Amaranthus edulis to study carbon and nitrogen metabolism in C4 photosynthesis". Carbohydrate Metabolism in Plants. Bios. Oxford. pp 163-179.
Lea, P.J. and Ireland, R.J. (1999 "Nitrogen metabolism in higher plants" in "Plant Amino Acids" edited by B. Singh. Marcel Dekker, NY publ. pp 1-47.
Ireland, R.J. and Lea, P.J. (1999) "The enzymes of glutamine, glutamate, asparagine and aspartate metabolism" in "Plant Amino Acids" edited by B. Singh. Marcel Dekker, NY publ. pp 49-109.
Dever, L.V., Pearson, M., Ireland, R.J., Leegood, R.C. and Lea, P.J. (1998) "The isolation and characterization of a mutant of the C4 plant Amaranthus edulis deficient in NAD-malic enzyme" Planta 206: 649-656.
Ireland, R.J. (1997). "Amino acid and ureide biosynthesis" in "Plant Metabolism" 2nd edition, edited by D.T. Dennis, D.H. Turpin , D.D.Lefebre and D.B.Layzell. Longman publ. pp. 478-494.