Brita Stedje

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Visiting address Sars gate 1 Lids hus 0562 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1172, Blindern 0318 Oslo

Background

Dr. scient. (PhD), University of Oslo, 1988
Cand. real. in systematic botany, 1982

Teaching and tutoring

Systematics and evolution of plants (Bio4250). Biodiversity (Bio4230). Molecular systematics.

Special fields

Biosystematics of flowering plants including, taxonomy, cytology, reproductive biology, biogeography and molecular methods, with emphasis on the following plant families: Hyacinthaceae, Dracaenaceae, Anthericaceae and Amaryllidaceae. Field experience from Cameroun, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Crete, Madeira and Norway.

Publications

  • Struck, Torsten H; Feder, Jeffrey L.; Bendiksby, Mika; Birkeland, Siri; Cerca De Oliveira, Josè & Gusarov, Vladimir [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2017). Finding Evolutionary Processes Hidden in Cryptic Species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. ISSN 0169-5347. 33(3), p. 153–163. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.11.007. Full text in Research Archive
  • Musara, Collen; Spies, Paula; Spies,, Johan J. & Stedje, Brita (2017). A review of Bulbinella (Asphodelaceca): Distribution, conservation status, and economic importance. Boletín de la Sociedad Botánica de México. ISSN 2007-4298. 95(2), p. 155–168. doi: 10.17129/botsci.696.
  • Olet, Eunice Apio; Lye, Kåre & Stedje, Brita (2015). Crossing relationships and chromosome numbers of Solanum section Solanum in Uganda. Nordic Journal of Botany (NJB). ISSN 0107-055X. 33(4), p. 472–483. doi: 10.1111/njb.00592.
  • Nyenya, Ratidzay Takawira; Newton, Leonard E.; Wabuyele, Emily & Stedje, Brita (2014). Ethnobotanical uses of Sansevieria Thunb. (Asparagaceae) in coast province of Kenya. Ethnobotany Research and Applications. ISSN 1547-3465. 12(1), p. 51–69.
  • Mwase, Weston; Akinnifesi, F. K.; Stedje, Brita; Kwapata, M.B. & Bjørnstad, Åsmund (2010). Genetic diversity within and among southern African provenances of Uapaca kirkiana Muell. Arg using morphological and AFLP markers. New forests. ISSN 0169-4286. 40(3), p. 383–399. doi: 10.1007/s11056-010-9206-z.
  • Ntupanyama, Yanira; Mwase, Weston; Stedje, Brita; Kwapata, M.B.; Bokosi, J.M. & Hvoslef-Eide, Anne Kathrine (2008). Indigenous knowledge of rural communities in Malawi on socio-economic use, propagation, biology, biodiversity and ecology of Uapaca kirkiana Muell. Arg. African Journal of Biotechnology. ISSN 1684-5315. 7(14), p. 2386–2396.
  • Ntupanyama, YM; Mwase, WF; Stedje, Brita; Kwapata, MB; Bokosi, JM & Hvoslef-Eide, AK (2008). Indigenous knowledge of rural communities in Malawi on socio-economic use, propagation, biology, biodiversity and ecology of Uapaca kirkiana Muell. Arg. African Journal of Biotechnology. ISSN 1684-5315. 7, p. 2386–2396.
  • Mwase, Weston; Bjørnstad, Åsmund; Bokosi, J.M.; Kwapata, M.B. & Stedje, Brita (2007). The role of land tenure in conservation of tree and shrub species diversity in miombo woodlands of southern Malawi. New forests. ISSN 0169-4286. 33.
  • Mwase, Weston; Lid, Stein Erik; Bjørnstad, Åsmund; Stedje, Brita; Kwapata, M.B. & Bokosi, J.M. (2007). Application of amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLPs) for detection of sex-specific markers in dioecious Uapaca kirkiana Muell. angstrom rg. African Journal of Biotechnology. ISSN 1684-5315. 6(2).
  • Olet, Eunice Apio; Ziraba, Remiguis B. & Stedje, Brita (2007). Solanum aethiopicum L. and S. anguivi lam. in Uganda: Utilization aspects. In Ochatt, Sergio & Jain, Mohan (Ed.), Breeding of Neglected and Under-Utilized Crops, Spices and Herbs. Science Publishers Inc.. ISSN 978-1-57808-509-5. p. 203–213.
  • Mwase, WF; Bjornstad, A; Bokosi, JM; Kwapata, MB & Stedje, Brita (2007). The role of land tenure in conservation of tree and shrub species diversity in miombo woodlands of southern Malawi. New forests. ISSN 0169-4286. 33. doi: 10.1007/s11056-006-9029-0.
  • Kwembeya, Ezekeil Gwinyai; Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten; Stedje, Brita & Nordal, Inger (2007). Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Crinum (Amaryllidaceae) with emphasis on tropical African species: evidence from trnL-F and nuclear ITS DNA sequence data. Taxon. ISSN 0040-0262. 56, p. 801–810.
  • Mwase, WF; Erik-Lid, S; Bjornstad, A; Stedje, Brita; Kwapata, MB & Bokosi, JM (2007). Application of amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLPs) for detection of sex-specific markers in dioecious Uapaca kirkiana Muell. angstrom rg. African Journal of Biotechnology. ISSN 1684-5315. 6.
  • Mwase, Weston; Bjørnstad, Åsmund; Stedje, Brita; Bokosi, J.M. & Kwapata, M.B. (2006). Genetic diversity of Uapaca kirkiana Muel. Arg. populations as revealed by amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs). African Journal of Biotechnology. ISSN 1684-5315. 5(13).
  • Jørgensen, Marte Holten; Elven, Reidar; Tribsch, Andreas; Gabrielsen, Tove M; Stedje, Brita & Brochmann, Christian (2006). Taxonomy and Evolutionary Relationships in the Saxifraga rivularis Complex. Systematic Botany. ISSN 0363-6445. 31(4), p. 702–729.
  • Mwase, WF; Bjornstad, A; Stedje, Brita; Bokosi, JM & Kwapata, MB (2006). Genetic diversity of Uapaca kirkiana Muel. Arg. populations as revealed by amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs). African Journal of Biotechnology. ISSN 1684-5315. 5.
  • Lebatha, P; Buys, MH & Stedje, Brita (2006). Ledebouria, Resnova and Drimiopsis: a tale of three genera. Taxon. ISSN 0040-0262. 55, p. 643–652.
  • Semagn, Kassa; Stedje, Brita & Bjørnstad, Åsmund (2004). Patterns of phenotypic variation in endod (Phytolacca dodecandra) from Ethiopia. African Journal of Biotechnology. ISSN 1684-5315. 3(1), p. 32–39.
  • Semagn, Kassa; Stedje, Brita & Bjørnstad, Åsmund (2004). Patterns of phenotypic variation in endod (Phytolacca dodecandra) from Ethiopia. Arfican Journal of Biotechnology. 3, p. 32–39.
  • Kassa, Semagn; Bjørnstad, Åsmund & Stedje, Brita (2003). Genetic diversity and differentiation in Ethiopian populations of Phytolacca dodecandra as revealed by AFLP and RAPD analyses. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. ISSN 0925-9864. 50(6), p. 649–661.
  • Stedje, Brita (2003). RAPD variation in Solanum anguivi and S. aethiopicum (Solanaceae) in Uganda. Euphytica. ISSN 0014-2336. 131, p. 293–297.
  • Stedje, Brita (2003). Analysis of genetic diversity and differentiation in Ethiopian populations of Phytolacca dodecandra as revealed by AFLP and RAPD analyses. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. ISSN 0925-9864. 50(6), p. 649–661.
  • Semagn, Kassa; Stedje, Brita & Bjørnstad, Åsmund (2001). Analysis of genetic diversity and structure in Ethiopian populations of Phytolacca dodecandra using RAPD. Hereditas. ISSN 0018-0661. 135(1), p. 51–60. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-5223.2001.00051.x.
  • Stedje, Brita (2001). Notes on African plants: Hyacinthaceae. The generic delimitation within Hyacinthaceae, a comment on works by F. Speta. Bothalia. ISSN 0006-8241. 31, p. 192–195.
  • Semagn, Kassa; Stedje, Brita & Bjørnstad, Åsmund (2001). Analysis of genetic diversity and structure in Ethiopian populations of Phytolacca dodecandra using RAPD. Hereditas. ISSN 0018-0661. 135, p. 51–60.
  • Stedje, Brita (2001). Generic delimitation of Hyacinthaceae, with special emphasis on sub-Saharan genera. Systematics and Geography of Plants. ISSN 1374-7886. 71, p. 449–454.
  • Semagn, Kassa; Bjørnstad, Åsmund; Stedje, Brita & Bekele, E. (2000). Comparison of multivariate methods for the analysis of gentic resources and adaptation in Phytolacca dodecandra using RAPD. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. ISSN 0040-5752. 101, p. 1145–1154. doi: 10.1007/s001220051591.
  • Stedje, Brita (2000). Evolutionary relationships of the genera Drimia, Thuranthos, Bowiea and Schizobasis, elucidated by morphological and chloroplast DNA sequence. In Wilson, Karen L. & Morrison, David A. (Ed.), Monocots, systematics and evolution. CSIRO publishing. p. 414–417.
  • Semagn, Kassa; Bjørnstad, Åsmund; Stedje, Brita & Bekele, Endashaw (2000). Comparison of multivariate methods for the analysis of genetic resources and adaption Phytolacca dodecandra using RAPD. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. ISSN 0040-5752. 101, p. 1145–1154.
  • Stedje, Brita (1998). Phylogenetic relationships and generic delimitation of sub-Saharan Scilla L. (Hyacinthaceae) and allied African genera as inferred from morphological and DNA sequence data. Plant Systematics and Evolution. ISSN 0378-2697. 211, p. 1–11.
  • Stedje, Brita (1998). Phylogenetic relationships and generic delimitation of sub-Saharan Scilla L. (Hyacinthaceae) and allied African genera as inferred from morphological and DNA sequence data. Plant Systematics and Evolution. ISSN 0378-2697. 211, p. 1–11.
  • Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd; Stedje, Brita; Gyllensten, U. & Ellingboe, J. (1997). Update to: A general approach for PCR-amplification and sequencing of chloroplast DNA from crude vascular plant and algal tissue, The PCR technique: DNA sequencing II. Eaton Publisheing Co Natick, MA, USA. p. 181–184.
  • Stedje, Brita (1997). The seed surface - as taxonomic tool in tropical lilies. ?. 18, p. 33–38.
  • Stedje, Brita (1997). Hyacinthaceae. In Edwards, Sue; Demissew, Sebsebe & Hedberg, Inga (Ed.), Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea: Hydrocharitaceae to Arecaceae. National Herbarium, Addis Ababa. ISSN 91-971285-4-6. p. 138–147.
  • Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd & Stedje, Brita (1997). Update to: A general approach for PCR-amplification and sequencing of chloroplast DNA from crude vascular plant and algal tissue. In Gyllensten, U. & Ellingboe, J. (Ed.), The PCR technique: DNA sequencing II. Eaton Publisheing Co Natick, MA, USA. p. 181–184.
  • Stedje, Brita (1996). Hyacinthaceae. In Polhill, Roger M. (Eds.), Flora of Tropical East Africa. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam.
  • Stedje, Brita (1996). Karyotypes of some species of Hyacinthaceae from Ethiopia and Kenya. Nordic Journal of Botany (NJB). ISSN 0107-055X. 16, p. 121–126.
  • Stedje, Brita (1995). The seed surface - as a taxonomic tool in tropical lilies. In Nordal, Inger (Eds.), Seed, fruit, fertility - Proceedings from an international symposium dedicated to prof. Rolf Y. Berg in connection with his 70th birthday. Det Norske videnskaps-akademi i Oslo. ISSN 82-90888-22-8. p. 33–38.
  • Brochmann, Christian; Borgen, Liv & Stedje, Brita (1993). Crossing relationships and chromosome numbers of Nordic populations of Draba (Brassicaceae), with emphasis on the D. alpina complex. Nordic Journal of Botany (NJB). ISSN 0107-055X. 13, p. 121–147.
  • Brochmann, Christian; Stedje, Brita & Borgen, Liv (1992). Gene flow across ploidal levels in Draba (Brassicaceae). Evolutionary trends in plants. ISSN 1011-3258. 6, p. 125–134.
  • Stedje, Brita & Nordal, Inger (1986). Cytogeographic studies in Hyacinthaceae in Africa South of the Sahara. Nordic Journal of Botany (NJB). ISSN 0107-055X. 7, p. 53–65.
  • Stedje, Brita & Nordal, Inger (1984). Taxonomy and cytology of the genus Ornithogalum (Liliaceae) in East Africa. Nordic Journal of Botany (NJB). ISSN 0107-055X. 4, p. 749–759.

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  • Stedje, Brita (2020). Plantesystematikk. Norsk Botanisk Forening. ISBN 9788299858366. 75 p.
  • Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten; Bjureke, Kristina; Borgen, Liv; Danielsen, Dag Inge; Ervik, Finn & Finnanger, Anne [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2011). Botanisk hage. En oase i Oslo. Naturhistorisk museum, Universitetet i Oslo. ISBN 978-82-79-70025-8. 127 p.

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  • Løken, Solveig Bua; Bendiksby, Mika & Stedje, Brita (2020). Phylogeny, character state evolution and species delimitation in Drimiopsis, Ledebouria and Resnova (Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloidea) .
  • Løken, Solveig Bua; Bendiksby, Mika & Stedje, Brita (2019). LEDEBOURIA & FRIENDS - Phylogeny, character state evolution and species delimitation in three African monocot genera: Drimiopsis, Ledebouria and Resnova (Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloidea).
  • Stedje, Brita (2018). Liljefamilien før og nå.
  • Stedje, Brita (2018). Fordelene med et tykt godt skjørt.
  • Struck, Torsten H; Feder, Jeffrey L.; Bendiksby, Mika; Birkeland, Siri; Cerca De Oliveira, Josè & Gusarov, Vladimir [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2018). Cryptic Species – More Than Terminological Chaos: A Reply to Heethoff. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. ISSN 0169-5347. 33(5), p. 310–312. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.02.008.
  • Stedje, Brita; Mwafongo, Elizabeth Brighton Mvula & Brysting, Anne Krag (2017). Subgeneric delimitation and character evolution in Albuca subg. Albuca (Asparagaceae subfamily Scilloideae).
  • Nordal, Inger; Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten & Stedje, Brita (2017). Training in the North of Researchers from the South: Experiences from Nordic-African collaboration. Scientia Danica, Series B, Biologica. ISSN 1904-5484. 6, p. 187–197. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nordal, Inger; Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten & Stedje, Brita (2015). Training in North of researchers from South.
  • Stedje, Brita; Bakkestuen, Vegar & Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten (2014). Identifying biodiversity hotspots for Anthericum and Chlorophytum (Asparagaceae) in East Africa by using multiple diversity measures.
  • Stedje, Brita (2014). Fordelene med et tykt, godt skjørt -om kvinner på naturvitenskaplige ekspedisjoner i Afrika.
  • Stedje, Brita; Olet, Eunice Apio & Lye, Kåre (2014). Numerical taxonomy, crossing relationships and chromosome numbers of Solanum section Solanum in Uganda.
  • Stedje, Brita (2008). Wollemia - et tre fra dinosaurenes tid. [Radio]. Nitimen P1.
  • Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten; Demissew, Sebsebe; Stedje, Brita & Nordal, Inger (2008). On generic delimitation of Anthericum versus Chlorophytum and the lacking homology of complex nodes.
  • Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten; Hoell, Gry; Stedje, Brita & Nordal, Inger (2007). A phylogenetic analysis of Anthericum and Chlorophytum.
  • Nyenya, Ratidzay Takawira; Stedje, Brita & Nordal, Inger (2007). Molecular systematics of the genus Sansevieria in southern Africa, a preliminary study.
  • Mwafongo, Elizabeth Brighton Mvula & Stedje, Brita (2007). Molecular studies in the genus Albuca L. in the Flora Zambesiaca region.
  • Stedje, Brita (2006). Om kapplandets flora.
  • Nordal, Inger & Stedje, Brita (2005). Paraphyletic taxa should be accepted. Taxon. ISSN 0040-0262. 54.
  • Stedje, Brita & Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten (2005). Hvorfor drar botanikere til Afrika? Palmebladet. ISSN 1503-4593. 5, p. 12–15.
  • Stedje, Brita (2005). Innslag om sisalagave i FrokostTV, NRK. [TV]. NRK.
  • Jørgensen, Marte Holten; Gabrielsen, Tove M; Elven, Reidar; Stedje, Brita & Brochmann, Christian (2005). Evolutionary lineages and species delimitation in the Saxifraga rivularis complex.
  • Mirre, Virginia; Elven, Reidar; Stedje, Brita; Suda, Jan & Brochmann, Christian (2005). Migration history and polyploidization in bipolar plants: the genus Empetrum (Crowberries).
  • Jørgensen, Marte; Elven, Reidar; Stedje, Brita & Brochmann, Christian (2005). Evolutionary lineages and species delimitation in the Saxifraga rivularis complex.
  • Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten; Hoell, Gry; Stedje, Brita & Nordal, Inger (2005). The genera Anthericum and Chlorophytum (Anthericaceae), evolution and generic delimitation.
  • Kwembeya, Ezekeil Gwinyai; Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten; Stedje, Brita & Nordal, Inger (2005). Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Crinum (Amaryllidaceae)with emphasis on tropical African species.
  • Stedje, Brita (2004). Kjøttetende planter. [Radio]. NRK P2, Wok.
  • Stedje, Brita (2004). Sisalagave i ferd med å sprenge taket i veksthus i Botanisk hage. [Radio]. NRK P1, Østlandssendingen.
  • Stedje, Brita (2004). Sisalagave i ferd med å sprenge taket i veksthus i Botanisk hage. [TV]. NRK, Østlandssendingen.
  • Stedje, Brita; Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten & Bakkestuen, Vegar (2004). Identifying biodiversity hotspots for Anthericum and Chlorophytum (Asparagaceae) in East Africa by using multiple diversity measures.
  • Stedje, Brita (2003). Fra rariteter til fargesprakende blomsterprakt, inntrykk fra Kapplandets flora.
  • Jørgensen, Marte Holten; Gabrielsen, Tove M; Elven, Reidar; Stedje, Brita & Brochmann, Christian (2003). Reticulate evolution and species delimitation in the arctic Saxifraga rivularis (Highland Saxifrage) complex.
  • Mirré, Virginia; Stedje, Brita; Albert, Victor Anthony & Brochmann, Christian (2003). Phylogeny, migration, and evolution in a bipolar model group: the genus Empetrum (Crowberry).
  • Jørgensen, Marte H; Gabrielsen, Tove M; Elven, Reidar; Stedje, Brita & Brochmann, Christian (2003). Reticulate evolution and species delimitation in the arctic Saxifraga rivularis (Highland Saxifrage) complex.
  • Stedje, Brita (2003). Systematics and evolution of African species of the genus Ledebouria Roth. (Hyacinthaceae).
  • Stedje, Brita (2002). Genmodifiserte planter, matresurs eller økologisk katastrofe?
  • Stedje, Brita (2002). Genmodifiserte planter, matresurs eller økologisk katastrofe?
  • Stedje, Brita (2000). Sisalagave, Agave sisalana. Botaniske Ark. 12.
  • Stedje, Brita (2000). Tøyenparken i Oslo: Skjønnhet og lærdom. Skogeieren. ISSN 0037-6396. 16.
  • Stedje, Brita; Wilson, K.L. & Morrison, D. (1999). Evolutionary relationships of the genera Drimia, Thuranthos, Bowiea and Schizobasis, elucidated by morphological and chloroplast DNA sequence data.
  • Brochmann, Christian; Borgen, Liv & Stedje, Brita (1989). Chromosome numbers and crossing experiments in Nordic populations of Draba (Brassicaceae).
  • Brochmann, Christian; Borgen, Liv & Stedje, Brita (1989). Chromosome numbers and crossing experiments in Nordic populations of Draba.
  • Brochmann, Christian; Borgen, Liv & Stedje, Brita (1989). Chromosome numbers and crossing experiments in Nordic populations of Draba (Brassicaceae).
  • Kwembeya, Ezekeil Gwinyai & Stedje, Brita (2006). The genus Crinum (Amaryllidaceae) its taxonomy, phylogeny and consrvation in Southern Tropical Africa. Unipub forlag.
  • Jørgensen, Marte Holten; Brochmann, Christian; Stedje, Brita & Elven, Reidar (2004). Evolutionary lineages and species delimitation in the Saxifraga rivularis complex. Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Stedje, Brita (1998). Forelesninger i høyere planters systematikk, kompendium til kurset B110, Norges landbrukshøgskole. Landbruksbokhandelen.

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