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Birth of a biome: insights into the assembly and maintenance of the Australian arid zone biota
This review highlights the opportunities that development of arid conditions provides for rapid and diverse evolutionary radiations, and re-enforces the emerging view that Pleistocene environmental change can have diverse impacts on genetic structure and diversity in different biomes.
Assessing the benefits and risks of translocations in changing environments: a genetic perspective
A classification of translocations based on specific genetic goals for both threatened species and ecological restoration is provided, separating targets based on ‘genetic rescue’ of current population fitness from those focused on maintaining adaptive potential.
Refugia: identifying and understanding safe havens for biodiversity under climate change
Aim Identifying and protecting refugia is a priority for conservation under projected anthropogenic climate change, because of their demonstrated ability to facilitate the survival of biota under…
Evidence for multiple refugia at different time scales during Pleistocene climatic oscillations in southern Australia inferred from phylogeography
- M. Byrne
- Environmental Science, Geography
- 1 December 2008
Decline of a biome: evolution, contraction, fragmentation, extinction and invasion of the Australian mesic zone biota
The aims are to review and refine key hypotheses derived from palaeoclimatic data and the fossil record that are critical to understanding the evolution of the Australian mesic biota and examine predictions arising from these hypotheses using available molecular phylogenetic and phylogeographical data.
The genome of Eucalyptus grandis
Of 36,376 predicted protein-coding genes, 34% occur in tandem duplications, the largest proportion thus far in plant genomes, which shows the highest diversity of genes for specialized metabolites such as terpenes that act as chemical defence and provide unique pharmaceutical oils.
Ecology of Twig-Dwelling Ants in a Wet Lowland Tropical Forest
- M. Byrne
- Environmental Science
- 1 March 1994
Experiments with artificial nests showed that colonization was not reduced by the presence of resident ant colonies, and the ecology of a leaf litter assemblage of twig-dwelling ants in lowland tropical wet forest was contrasted with the better known ecologies of ground- and tree-d Dwelling ants.
COMPLEX ANT-PLANT INTERACTIONS: RAIN FOREST ANTS AS SECONDARY DISPERSERS AND POST-DISPERSAL SEED PREDATORS'
The results challenge the generalizations that small seeds are largely protected from predation because of their size, that post-dispersal seed harvesting is equiv- alent to seed predation, that competition among seedlings from a frugivore defecation is common, and thatsmall seeds accumulate over long periods of time in the seed bank.
Conservation and Genetic Diversity of Microsatellite loci in the Genus Eucalyptus
Highly polymorphic microsatellite loci that are conserved across species will be useful for mapping quantitative traits, fingerprinting breeding lines, and for within-population studies requiring fine-scale analysis of genetic variation.
A genetic linkage map for Eucalyptus globulus with candidate loci for wood, fibre, and floral traits
- K. Thamarus, K. Groom, J. Murrell, M. Byrne, G. Moran
- BiologyTheoretical and Applied Genetics
- 1 February 2002
Abstract A genetic linkage map containing potential candidate loci for wood, fibre and floral traits has been constructed for Eucalyptus globulus (Labill.) based on the segregation of 249 codominant…