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Exon capture phylogenomics: efficacy across scales of divergence
Custom exon capture provides a complement to existing, more generic target capture methods and is a practical and robust option across low‐moderate levels of phylogenetic divergence.
Multiple biogeographical barriers identified across the monsoon tropics of northern Australia: phylogeographic analysis of the brachyotis group of rock‐wallabies
The results indicate multiple barriers between the Top End (Northern Territory) and Kimberley (Western Australia), which have caused divergence throughout the Plio‐Pleistocene, and delineate the time‐scale of diversification within the region.
Phylogenetic relationships of rock-wallabies, Petrogale (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) and their biogeographic history within Australia.
Ancestral state reconstructions suggest that Petrogale originated in a mesic environment and dispersed into more arid environments, events that correlate with the timing of radiations in other arid zone vertebrate taxa across Australia.
The Australian monsoonal tropics: An opportunity to protect unique biodiversity and secure benefits for Aboriginal communities.
The Australian monsoonal tropics region contains one of the planet’s largest, relatively intact tropical savannas and has been continually occupied by humans for at least 50,000 years. The region,
Phylogeography, hotspots and conservation priorities: an example from the Top End of Australia
A large-scale conservation analysis based on comparative phylogeography of ten genera of lizards in two families across the “Top End” of northern Australia, an ecologically and topographically diverse landscape recognised for its high biodiversity and indigenous cultural values demonstrates new methods for conservation assessment to incorporate phylogenetic diversity both within and across species, and for cases where taxonomy is uncertain or incomplete.
Phylogenomics at the tips: inferring lineages and their demographic history in a tropical lizard, Carlia amax
The results show how genome‐reduction methods such as exon capture can yield insights into the pattern and dynamics of biodiversity across complex landscapes with as yet poorly understood biogeographic history and how exon data can link between population and phylogenetic questions.
Biogeographic barriers in north-western Australia: an overview and standardisation of nomenclature
An historical overview of the biogeographic nomenclature used for this region is provided in order to bring greater clarity and concordance and a standard nonymclature is proposed that could beused in future biogeographical/phylogeographic studies of north-western Australia.
Reticulation, divergence, and the phylogeography–phylogenetics continuum
It is concluded that gene trees, whether explicit or implicit, should continue to play a role in the future of phylogeography, and the continued need for demographic models incorporating reticulation at the level of genomes and populations is emphasized.
Differing impact of a major biogeographic barrier on genetic structure in two large kangaroos from the monsoon tropics of Northern Australia
The results suggest that vicariance may not explain well the phylogeographic patterns in Australia's dynamic monsoonal environments, because Quaternary environmental changes in this region have been complex, and diverse individual species’ biologies have resulted in less predictable and idiosyncratic responses.
Multilocus phylogeography reveals nested endemism in a gecko across the monsoonal tropics of Australia
The results demonstrate surprisingly deep and geographically nested lineage diversity in the Australian monsoonal tropics, and drive home that deep phylogeographic structure is prevalent in tropical low‐dispersal taxa, even ones that are ubiquitous across geography and habitats.