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Kelly Shepherd is a Senior Research Scientist based at the Western Australian Herbarium. She is a taxonomist currently working on a range of plant groups in Western Australia, focusing on naming and describing new species of conservation concern. Her primary research interests include the ‘salt-loving’ samphires in the subfamily Salicornioideae (Chenopodiaceae), providing expert taxonomic identification of species within the genera Sarcocornia and Tecticornia (including the former genera Halosarcia, Sclerostegia, Pachycornia and Tegicornia). Kelly is also undertaking a large molecular phylogenetic study of the 'fan-flower' family Goodeniaceae in collaboration with researchers in the United States and is revising the genera Lasiopetalum and Thomasia (Malvaceae). She is the Desktopping Editor for Nuytsia — Western Australia's Journal of Systematic Botany http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/nuytsia/.

Kelly is an ‘approved botanist’ within the meaning of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981. This role involves the forensic examination of plants for a variety of purposes, including the identification of Cannabis on behalf of the WA Police.

 


Expertise

  • Plant taxonomy, systematics, phylogenetics, morphology, cytology and anatomy.
  • Identification of Australian species of Sarcocornia and Tecticornia

Brief CV

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, 2005.
Thesis title: A Systematic Analysis of the Australian Salicornioideae (Chenopodiaceae).

Bachelor or Science (Botany/Zoology) Honours. The University of Western Australia, 1992.
Thesis title: Faecal Analysis of Mammalian Herbivores in the Perup Forest, Western Australia.

RECENT POSITIONS HELD

Senior Research Scientist Western Australian Herbarium, Sep 2009 – to date.

Project: Taxonomic resolution and description of new plant species in Western Australia.

Research Scientist Western Australian Herbarium, Aug 2006 – Aug 2009.

Project ‘Saving our Species’ Biodiversity Conservation Initiative Resolution and description of new plant species in the Yilgarn ironstone and Ravensthorpe Range areas subject to mining interest.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow UK Millennium Seed Bank (based at Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority), Jan 2006 – Aug 2006.
Project: Seed dormancy research focusing on Australian species with undifferentiated embryos.

Research Scientist The University of Western Australia and Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Aug 2004 – Dec 2005.
Project: A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Goodeniaceae, with particular focus on Scaevola and Lechenaultia.


Projects

Taxonomic resolution and description of new plant species, particularly from areas subject to mining in Western Australia.

Systematics of the genus Tecticornia and the family Goodeniaceae.


Publications (96)

Departmental Publications (70)

Found 70 items

2017

Han J, Berger B, Ricigliano V, Shepherd K, Tong J, Thompson V et al. (2017). Phylogenetics and expression of CYCLOIDEA-like genes in Goodeniaceae (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Botany 2017: June 24-28, Fort Worth, Texas: Abstracts p. 125

Shepherd KA, Thiele KR (2017). Teucrium disjunctum, a new name for Spartothamnella canescens (Lamiaceae). Nuytsia 28, pp. 139–140

Shepherd KA, Wege JA, Jabaily RS (2017). (2526) Proposal to conserve the name Goodenia (Goodeniaceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 66, pp. 757–758

Shepherd KA, Wilkins CF (2017). A revision of the Lasiopetalum floribundum group (Malvaceae), including recognition of four new species. Nuytsia 28, pp. 273–298

2016

Gardner AG, Fitz Gerald JN, Menz J, Shepherd KA, Howarth DG, Jabaily RS (2016). Characterizing floral symmetry in the Core Goodeniaceae with geometric morphometrics. PLoS One 11, pp. 1–22

Gardner AG, Sessa EB, Michener P, Shepherd KA, Howarth DG, Jabaily RS (2016). Utilizing next-generation sequencing to resolve the backbone of the Core Goodeniaceae and inform future taxonomic and floral form studies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94, pp. 605–617

Han J, Berger B, Ricigliano V, Gardner A, Shepherd KA, Jabaily RS et al. (2016). Phylogenetics and expression of CYCLOIDEA-like genes in Goodeniaceae (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Botanical Society of America Botany 2016 Conference: Celebrating Our History, Conserving Our Future, July 28-August 3, Savannah, Georgia p. 1

Hislop M, Shepherd KA (2016). Removal of six phrase names from the census of Western Australian plants. Nuytsia 27, pp. 95–98

Hughes O, Choudhury B, Shepherd KA, Dillon S, Jabaily RS (2016). Molecules to the rescue: clarification of new Australian wildflower species in Goodenia Clade B to facilitate conservation (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Botanical Society of America Botany 2016 Conference: Celebrating Our History, Conserving Our Future, July 28-August 3, Savannah, Georgia p. 1

Jabaily RS, Gardner A, Sessa EB, Michener P, Johnson E, Shepherd KA (2016). Molecules, morphology, and monophyly: revising the enigmatic Australian clade Goodenia s.l. (Goodeniaceae) using comprehensive sampling and big data (ABSTRACT). In Botanical Society of America Botany 2016 Conference: Celebrating Our History, Conserving Our Future, July 28-August 3, Savannah, Georgia p. 1

Michener P, Sessa EB, Bush C, Shepherd KA, Jabaily RS (2016). Grow a backbone: mitochondrial exome sequencing provides a surprisingly rich source of phylogenetically informative characters in the enigmatic Australian clade Goodenia s.l. (ABSTRACT). In Botanical Society of America Botany 2016 Conference: Celebrating Our History, Conserving Our Future, July 28-August 3, Savannah, Georgia p. 1

2015

Gardner A, Shepherd KA, Johnson E, Menz J, Michener P, Fitz Gerald JN et al. (2015). Exploring floral diversity in the core Goodeniaceae (ABSTRACT). In Australasian Systematic Botany Society Annual Conference, Canberra 2015: Building Our Botanical Capital: Program and Abstracts p. 30

Shepherd KA, Thiele KR, Sampson J, Coates D, Byrne M (2015). A rare, new species of Atriplex (Chenopodiaceae) comprising two genetically distinct but morphologically cryptic populations in arid Western Australia: implications for taxonomy and conservation. Australian Systematic Botany 28, pp. 234–245

Shepherd KA, Wilkins CF (2015). A revision of species from the tribe Lasiopetaleae (Byttnerioideae: Malvaceae) with rostrate anthers. Nuytsia 25, pp. 171–189

Wege JA, Thiele KR, Shepherd KA, Butcher R, Macfarlane TD, Coates DJ (2015). Strategic taxonomy in a biodiverse landscape: a novel approach to maximizing conservation outcomes for rare and poorly known flora. Biodiversity and Conservation 24, pp. 17–32

2014

Gardner A, Sessa EB, Michener P, Shepherd K, Jabaily RS (2014). Leveraging the power of next-generation sequencing to resolve the phylogenetic backbone of Core Goodeniaceae (ABSTRACT). In Botany 2014: New Frontiers in Botany: July 26-30 2014, the Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho: Electronic Abstract Site p. 1

Gardner AG, Shepherd KA, Howarth DG, Jabaily RS (2014). The Australian plant family Goodeniaceae as a new model system for floral symmetry evolution (ABSTRACT). In Association of Southeastern Biologists, 75th Annual Meeting, April 2-5, 2014: Abstracts for Presentations p. 17

Jabaily RS, Shepherd KA, Gardner AG, Gustafsson MHG, Howarth DG, Motley TJ (2014). Historical biogeography of the predominantly Australian plant family Goodeniaceae. Journal of Biogeography 41, pp. 2057–2067

Menz JF, Gardner AG, Shepherd KA, Willis S, Jabaily RS (2014). Getting into shape: morphometric analysis of floral symmetry variation in Goodeniaceae (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Association of Southeastern Biologists, 75th Annual Meeting, April 2-5, 2014: Abstracts for Presentations p. 99

Shepherd KA, Hislop M (2014). Scaevola xanthina (Goodeniaceae), a yellow-flowered species from the south coast of Western Australia. Nuytsia 24, pp. 95–99

Thiele K, Shepherd K (2014). Spartothamnella canescens (Lamiaceae: Chloantheae), a new species from Western and central Australia, with notes on the status of Spartothamnella sp. Helena & Aurora Range. Nuytsia 24, pp. 177–185

Wege J, Shepherd K (2014). News from the west. Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 160, pp. 21–22

2013

Johnson E, Shepherd K, Jabaily R (2013). Phylogenetic analysis and species delimitation of Anthotium (Goodeniaceae), a charismatic clade of Australian wildflowers (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Botany 2013: Celebrating Diversity, July 27-31, New Orleans pp. 1–2

Shepherd KA (2013). The Australian Biological Resources Study Churchill Fellowship to investigate species diversity among fan flowers and other unique Australian plants. Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia, Subiaco. 24 p.

Shepherd KA, Perkins A, Collins J, Byrne M, Thiele KR (2013). Morphological and molecular evidence supports the recognition of a new subspecies of the critically endangered Pityrodia scabra (Lamiaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 26, pp. 1–12

2012

Clarke LJ, Jardine DI, Byrne M, Shepherd K, Lowe AJ (2012). Significant population genetic structure detected for a new and highly restricted species of Atriplex (Chenopodiaceae) from Western Australia, and implications for conservation management. Australian Journal of Botany 60, pp. 32–41

Coates DJ, Byrne M, Millar MA, Shepherd KA, van Leeuwen SJ (2012). The role of genetics in defining taxonomic boundaries and conservation units (ABSTRACT). In Program and Abstracts: Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference 2012: Local Knowledge, Global Delivery: 23-28 September, Perth, Western Australia p. 24

Jabaily R, Shepherd K, Motley T (2012). Molecular and morphological evidence towards a taxonomic revision of paraphyletic Goodenia (Goodeniaceae) (ABSTRACT). In Botany 2012: the Next Generation, Columbus, Ohio, July 7-11, 2012 p. 1

Jabaily RS, Shepherd KA, Gustafsson MHG, Sage LW, Krauss SL, Howarth DG et al. (2012). Systematics of the Austral-Pacific family Goodeniaceae: establishing a taxonomic and evolutionary framework. Taxon 61, pp. 419–436

Shepherd KA, Butcher R, Wege J (2012). Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference 2012: Local Knowledge, Global Delivery: 23-28 September, Perth, Western Australia. Available at http://www.asbs2012perth.com/. ASBS 2012 Perth Conference Committee, Perth. 30 p.

Shepherd KA, Jabaily RS, Howarth DG, Motley TJ (2012). Good grief, what's happening to Goodenia? (ABSTRACT). In Program and Abstracts: Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference 2012: Local Knowledge, Global Delivery: 23-28 September, Perth, Western Australia p. 39

Wege J, Butcher R, Shepherd K, Lemson K, Barrett R, Jobson P et al. [Thiele K] (eds) (2012). Program and Abstracts: Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference 2012: Local Knowledge, Global Delivery: 23-28 September, Perth, Western Australia. ASBS 2012 Perth Conference Committee, Perth. 65 p.

2011

Rye BL, Hislop M, Shepherd KA, Hollister C (2011). New south-western Australian members of the genus Petrophile (Proteaceae: Petrophileae), including a hybrid. Nuytsia 21, pp. 35–67

Shepherd KA, Moir-Barnetson L, Colmer TD, Veneklaas EJ (2011). Diversity and habitat specialisation among the Australian samphires (subfamily Salicornioideae: Chenopodiaceae) (POSTER ABSTRACT). In IBC2011, XVIII International Botanical Congress: Melbourne, Australia, 23-30 July 2011, Melbourne Congress and Exhibition Centre, Nomenclature Section, 17-22 July, 2011, University of Melbourne: Abstract Book p. 640

Shepherd KA, Sampson J, Thiele K, Byrne M (2011). Taxonomic resolution of Atriplex sp. Yeelirrie Station (L.Trotter & A.Douglas LCH 25025) utilising morphological and molecular methods: final report. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 27 p.

Shepherd KA, Trudgen ME (2011). Eragrostis surreyana (Poaceae) an uncommon, habitat restricted new species from the Pilbara bioregion of Western Australia. Telopea 13, pp. 143–148

Shepherd KA, van Leeuwen SJ (2011). Tecticornia globulifera and T. medusa (subfamily Salicornioideae: Chenopodiaceae), two new priority samphires from the Fortescue Marsh in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Telopea 13, pp. 349–358

Wege JA, Shepherd KA, Butcher R, Thiele KR (2011). Targeted taxonomy in Western Australia: positives and pitfalls (ABSTRACT). In IBC2011, XVIII International Botanical Congress: Melbourne, Australia, 23-30 July 2011, Melbourne Congress and Exhibition Centre, Nomenclature Section, 17-22 July, 2011, University of Melbourne: Abstract Book pp. 425–426

2010

Mucina L, Kadereit G, Steffen S, Shepherd K, Moody M, Byrne M et al. (2010). Evolutionary assembly of vegetation in saline habitats: a Southern Hemisphere perspective. PowerPoint presentation at the Kwongan Workshop 2010, On the ecology of WA’s arid zone, 29 June 2010. 22 p.

Shepherd K (2010). Targeted survey of Tecticornia (Chenopodiaceae) in the Nelson Point to Bing Siding rail duplication project area, Port Hedland. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 29 p.

Shepherd KA (2010). Preliminary taxonomic assessment of Atriplex sp. Yeelirrie Station (L.Trotter & A.Douglas LCH 25025). Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 11 p.

Shepherd KA (2010). The importance of targeted taxonomy for plant conservation (ABSTRACT). In Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc.: 8th National Conference: Planning Conservation to Achieving Restoration, 28 September to 1 October 2010, Perth, W.A.: Program & Abstracts p. 35

Thiele K, Butcher R, Shepherd K, Wege J (2010). Offset C: taxonomic studies on the flora of the Burrup Peninsula and surrounding areas: Pluto terrestrial offset agreement. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 129 p.

Thiele K, Shepherd K, Chapman A (2010). Taxonomy for conservation : the role of taxonomic research in the conservation of rare and threatened flora in Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Threatened Species Research Forum: Western Australian Ecology Centre, 9th July 2010: a Review of WA Government Research into Threatened Species p. 28

2009

Shepherd KA, Barker RM (2009). A new species of Hakea (Proteaceae) from the Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia. Nuytsia 19, pp. 253–258

Shepherd KA, Lyons MN (2009). Three new species of Tecticornia (Chenopodiaceae, subfamily Salicornioideae) identified through Salinity Action Plan surveys of the central wheatbelt region, Western Australia. Nuytsia 19, pp. 167–180

Shepherd KA, Wilson PG (2009). Clarification of recent combinations in the genus Dysphania (Chenopodiaceae). Nuytsia 19, pp. 198–199

2008

Shepherd K, Butcher R (2008). Vale Lorraine Cobb, April 12th 1951-April 5th 2008. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 135, pp. 8–11

Shepherd KA (2008). Consensus or complacency? A discussion of the proposed new collection sequence at the WA Herbarium. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 135, pp. 5–8

Shepherd KA (2008). Tecticornia papillata (Chenopodiaceae: Salicornioideae) a new andromonoecious samphire from near the Carnarvon Range, Western Australia. Nuytsia 18, pp. 259–266

Shepherd KA, Wilson PG (2008). New recombinations in the genus Dysphania (Chenopodiaceae). Nuytsia 18, pp. 267–272

2007

Bennett EM, Shepherd KA (2007). Lasiopetalum ferraricollinum (Malvaceae s. lat.: Lasiopetaleae), a new species from the ironstone hills near Forrestania, Western Australia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 67–72

Conn BJ, Shepherd KA (2007). Prostanthera ferricola (Lamiaceae), a new species from Western Australia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 147–151

Sage LW, Shepherd KA (2007). Five new conservation-listed species of Goodenia (Goodeniaceae) from southern Western Australia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 331–346

Shepherd KA (2007). Pityrodia iphthima (Lamiaceae), a new species endemic to banded ironstone in Western Australia, with notes on two informally recognised Pityrodia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 347–352

Shepherd KA (2007). Tecticornia indefessa (Chenopodiaceae: Salicornioideae), a new mat samphire (formerly Tegicornia) from north of Esperance, Western Australia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 367–374

Shepherd KA (2007). Three new species of Tecticornia (formerly Halosarcia) (Chenopodiaceae: Salicornioideae) from the Eremaean botanical province, Western Australia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 353–366

Shepherd KA, Rye BL, Meissner RA, West JG (2007). Two new Western Australian species of Dodonaea (Sapindaceae) from northern Yilgarn ironstones. Nuytsia 17, pp. 375–383

Shepherd KA, van Leeuwen SJ (2007). Tecticornia bibenda (Chenopodiaceae: Salicornioideae), a new C4 samphire from the Little Sandy Desert, Western Australia. Nuytsia 16, pp. 383–391

Shepherd KA, Wilson PG (2007). Incorporation of the Australian genera Halosarcia, Pachycornia, Sclerostegia and Tegicornia into Tecticornia (Salicornioideae: Chenopodiaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 20, pp. 319–331

Wege JA, Shepherd KA, Butcher R (2007). Preface. Nuytsia 17, p. i

Wege JA, Shepherd KA, Butcher R (2007). Special edition of Nuytsia launched. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 133, pp. 42–43

2006

Butcher R, Wege J, Shepherd K (2006). Vale Jennifer Anne Chappill: July 26th, 1959-August 8th, 2006. 129, pp. 6–11

Shepherd KA, Bennett E, Wilkins C, Sage L (2006). Lasiopetalum pterocarpum (Malvaceae s.l.: Lasiopetaleae), a new and rare species from south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 16, pp. 175–181

2005

Shepherd KA, Macfarlane TD, Colmer TD (2005). Morphology, anatomy and histochemistry of Salicornioideae (Chenopodiaceae) fruits and seeds. Annals of Botany 95, pp. 917–933

2004

Shepherd KA, Waycott M, Calladine A (2004). Radiation of the Australian Salicornioideae (Chenopodiaceae): based on evidence from nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequences. American Journal of Botany 91, pp. 1387–1397

1999

Shepherd K, Siemon N (1999). Foreshore assessment in the Bennett Brook catchment. Water & Rivers Commission, East Perth. Water Resource Management Series WRM 14, 116 p.

Shepherd K, Siemon N (1999). Foreshore assessment in the Canning catchment. Water & Rivers Commission, East Perth. Water Resource Management Series WRM 15, 202 p.

Shepherd K, Siemon N (1999). Foreshore assessment in the Ellen Brook catchment. Water & Rivers Commission, East Perth. Water Resource Management Series WRM 16, 126 p.

Shepherd KA, Siemon N (1999). Testing a protocol for foreshore assessment in metropolitan waterways. WRM 13, 72 p.

Additional Publications (26)
“In press” and draft publications, or those published while employed elsewhere.

2012

Shepherd K.A. (2012–13). Forensic Botany. WA Police Forensic Science Course, WA Police Forensic Training and Development Unit, Midland, Perth.

2011

Shepherd K.A. (2011). Drugs and Thugs: Forensic Botany in WA. Flora Conservation and Herbarium Program: Science Division, DEC, 4 May, Kensington.

2010

Shepherd K.A. (2010). From the farmyard to forensics – adventures of a botanist. Invited speaker for the Wheatbelt Women’s Forum, 10 August, Bruce Rock.

2009

Malik A.I., English J.P., Shepherd K.A., Islam A.K.M.R. & Colmer T.D. (2009). Tolerance of combined salinity and O2 deficiency in Hordeum marinum accessions from the grain-belt of Western Australia. (Abstract 1277). The Proceedings of the International Plant Nutrition Colloquium XVI. University of California, Davis.

2008

Lander N.S. & Shepherd K.A. (2008–9) Collecting Botanical Evidence. Human Remains Recovery Course. Crime Scene Unit – Forensic Division, WA Police, Midland.

Shepherd K.A. (2008) Salt loving samphires. DEC Science Division Biennial Meeting. Fairbridge Farm.29–30 August.

Shepherd K.A. & Barrett M. (2008) Plant Taxonomy. Molecular Taxonomy Workshop facilitated by the Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley. 17 April 2008. Biodiversity Conservation Centre, Kings Park.

Shepherd K.A., Butcher R., Wege J.A. & Thiele K. (2008) Systematics in a changing environment. Australian Systematic Botany Society, 28 September–3 October, Adelaide.

2006

Shepherd K.A. (2006) Fantastic Fan Flowers – using DNA to construct a family tree. For People and Plants, Friends of Kings Park Quarterly Magazine.

Shepherd K.A., Bennett E., Wilkins C. & Sage L. (2006). Lasiopetalum pterocarpum (Malvaceae s.l.: Lasiopetaleae), a new and rare species from south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 16: 175–181.

2005

Shepherd K.A. (2005). A systematic analysis of the Australian Salicornioideae (Chenopodiaceae). Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Western Australia.

Shepherd K.A., Macfarlane T.D. & Colmer T.D. (2005). Morphology, anatomy and histochemistry of Salicornioideae (Chenopodiaceae) fruits and seeds. Annals of Botany 95: 917–933.

Shepherd K.A., Macfarlane T.D. & Waycott M. (2005). Phylogenetic analysis of the Australian Salicornioideae (Chenopodiaceae) based on morphology and nuclear DNA. Australian Systematic Botany 18: 89–115. [Invited paper for the Special Issue ‘Generic Concepts and Modern Taxonomy’]

Shepherd K.A., Sage L.W. & Krauss S. (2005). A molecular phylogeny of the Goodeniaceae based on nrDNA sequences. Plant systematics in Australia: where is it going? Australian Systematic Botany Society and Queensland Herbarium. 2–3 November 2005. Brisbane.

2004

Shepherd K.A., Waycott, M. & Calladine A. (2004). Radiation of the Australian Salicornioideae (Chenopodiaceae) – based on evidence from Nuclear and Chloroplast DNA sequences. American Journal of Botany 91: 1387–1397.

2003

Shepherd K.A. & Yan G. (2003). Chromosome numbers and size variations in the Australian Salicornioideae (Chenopodiaceae) – evidence of polyploidisation. Australian Journal of Botany 51: 441–452.

Shepherd K.A., Waycott, M. & Macfarlane T.D. (2003). A systematic analysis of the Australian salt-loving samphires (subfamily Salicornioideae, Chenopodiaceae).  Celebrating 150 years of plant research in Australia. National Herbarium of Victoria. 29 September–3 October 2003. Melbourne.

2002

English J.P., Shepherd K.A., Colmer T.D., Jasper D.A. & Macfarlane T. (2002). Understanding the ecophysiology of stress tolerance in Australian Salicornioideae, especially Halosarcia, to enhance the revegetation of salt-affected lands. Minerals and Energy Research Institute of WA, East Perth. Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia, Report 225 44 p.

Shepherd K.A. & Yan G. (2002). Polyploidy and hybridisation in the Australian Salicornioideae (Chenopodiaceae). Plant species-level systematics; patterns, processes and new applications. Nationaal Herbarium Nederland. 13–15 November 2002. Leiden, The Netherlands.

1999

Shepherd K.A. & Siemon N (1999). Ellen Brook Integrated Catchment Group (EBICG) – Action Plan 1998/1999.  A Natural Heritage Trust Project. Ellen Brook Integrated Catchment Group. 37pgs.

Shepherd K.A. & Siemon N. (1999). Foreshore assessment in the Canning Catchment, Water and Rivers Commission, Report No. WRM 15, East Perth. 203pgs.

Shepherd K.A. & Siemon N. (1999). Foreshore assessment in the Ellen Brook Catchment, Water and Rivers Commission, Report No. WRM 16, East Perth. 127 pgs

Shepherd K.A. & Siemon N. (1999). Testing a protocol for foreshore assessment in Metropolitan Waterways, Water and Rivers Commission, Report No. WRM 13, East Perth. 73pgs.

1998

Bell D.T., Smith W.K. & Shepherd K.A. (1998). Association between leaf structure, orientation, light exposure in five Western Australian Communities. American Journal of Botany 85: 56–63.

1997

Shepherd K.A., Wardell-Johnson G.W., Loneragan W.A. & Bell D.T. (1997). Diet of herbivorous marsupials in a Eucalyptus marginata forest and their impact on the understorey vegetation. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 80: 47–54.

Smith W.K., Vogelmann T.C., DeLucia E.H., Bell D.T. & Shepherd K.A. (1997). Leaf form and photosynthesis. Bioscience 47(11): 785–794.