Which provenance and where? Seed sourcing strategies for revegetation in a changing environment
- M. Breed, M. G. Stead, K. Ottewell, M. Gardner, A. Lowe
- Environmental ScienceConservation Genetics
- 1 February 2013
Revegetation is one practical application of science that should ideally aim to combine ecology with evolution to maximise biodiversity and ecosystem outcomes. The strict use of locally sourced seed…
When rare species become endangered: cryptic speciation in myrmecophilous hoverflies
It is suggested that cryptic speciation is apt to evolve in species, such as myrmecophiles, endoparasites and koinobiont parasitoids, whose life-styles result in strong selection on their physiological or behavioural characters.
Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
It is argued that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value in explained the natural world, and that it has led to negligible progress in explaining the evolution of eusociality, but these arguments are based upon a misunderstanding of evolutionary theory and a misrepresentation of the empirical literature.
The impact of habitat fragmentation on dispersal of Cunningham’s skink (Egernia cunninghami): evidence from allelic and genotypic analyses of microsatellites
Analysis of dispersal patterns of a rock crevice‐dwelling lizard, Cunningham’s skink, in a naturally vegetated reserve and an adjacent deforested site indicates that habitat fragmentation has the potential to alter at least the microevolution of E. cunninghami populations.
Rise of the machines – recommendations for ecologists when using next generation sequencing for microsatellite development
There are clear differences amongst plants, invertebrates and vertebrates for the number and proportion of motif types recovered that are able to be utilized as markers and it is highlighted that the heterogeneity within each group is very large.
Host propagation permits extreme local adaptation in a social parasite of ants.
To counter destabilizing effects on the host, Microdon manipulates the social dynamics of F. lemani by feeding selectively on ant eggs and small larvae, which causes surviving larvae to switch development into queens, thus propagating the vulnerable local genotype and compensating for damage to the host colonies.
Genetic evidence for a family structure in stable social aggregations of the Australian lizard Egernia stokesii
It is shown that stable aggregations of Egernia stokesii are comprised of breeding partners, their offspring from two or more cohorts, and related adults, providing the first genetic evidence of a family structure in any lizard species.
Mating patterns and pollinator mobility are critical traits in forest fragmentation genetics
- M. Breed, K. Ottewell, M. Gardner, M. Marklund, E. Dormontt, A. Lowe
- Environmental ScienceHeredity
- 1 August 2015
It is shown that fragmentation generally does increase selfing rates and decrease pollen diversity, and that more mobile pollinators tended to dampen these mating-pattern shifts, which support the premise that variation in pollinator form contributes to the diversity of mating- pattern responses to habitat fragmentation.
Molecular systematics of social skinks: phylogeny and taxonomy of the Egernia group (Reptilia: Scincidae)
It is hoped that this work will help clarify the role of language in the development of post-secondary education and provide a clearer picture of the role that language plays in the formation of identity.
Discrimination between related and unrelated individuals in the Australian lizard Egernia striolata
- Michael C. Bull, C. L. Griffin, Matthew Bonnett, M. Gardner, S. Cooper
- Biology, PsychologyBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
- 1 July 2001
It is deduced that there is kin recognition in juvenile E. striolata, and that they are able to discriminate related from unrelated individuals among unfamiliar conspecifics.