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Plant collections for conservation and restoration: can they be adapted and adaptable?

Jason Bragg, Marlien Van Der Merwe, Jia-Yee Yap, Justin Borevitz & Maurizio Rossetto
Plant collections are important for the conservation of threatened species, and as a source of material for ecological restoration. Typically we want collections to have high genetic diversity so populations founded from it are adaptable to future challenges. Sometimes, we have additional objectives for collections, such as enrichment for desirable traits controlled by adaptive alleles. We used landscape genomic datasets for two plants, Westringia fruticosa and Wilkiea huegeliana, to design collections that are genetically diverse,...

Exotic herbivores dominate Australian high‐elevation grasslands

Renée Hartley, Wade Blanchard, Mellesa Schroder, David B. Lindenmayer, Chloe Sato & Ben C. Scheele
Invasive species are major drivers of ecosystem degradation globally. How invasive herbivore impacts differ from native herbivore impacts remains understudied. We examined the relationships between herbivore sign and vegetation height, foliage density, cover of forbs, weeds, bare ground, and soil compaction across environmental and herbivore activity gradients in the mainland Australian Alps. We detected native and exotic herbivore sign at 32.8% and 94.0% of sites, respectively. Total herbivore activity was primarily attributed to exotic herbivores...

Long-term monitoring in endangered woodlands shows effects of multi-scale drivers on bird occupancy

Kassel Hingee, David Lindenmayer & Martin Westgate
Occupancy predictor data, detection predictor data, and species detections from sites in remnant Box Gum Grassy Woodland patches in south-eastern Australia. Only sites, species, and predictors used in our statistical analysises included. For privacy, predictors have been standardised (mean = 0, standard deviation = 1) and latitude and longitude have been offset by random vectors.

From nature reserve to mosaic management: improving matrix survival, not permeability, benefits regional populations under habitat loss and fragmentation

Yuichi Yamaura, Robert Fletcher, Steven Lade, Motoki Higa & David Lindenmayer
Although matrix improvement in fragmented landscapes is a promising conservation measure, matrix permeability (willingness of an organism to enter the matrix) and movement survival in the matrix are usually aggregated. Consequently, it is unknown which matrix property needs to be improved. It also remains unclear whether matrix upgrading from dispersal passage to providing reproduction opportunities has large conservation benefits and whether there are interactive effects between habitat and matrix management. We examined matrix effects on...

Investigating gas-exchange performance between wheat landraces and commercial varieties

Robert Sharwood, Demi Sargent, Gonzalo Estavillo & Robert Furbank
Improvement of photosynthetic traits in crops to increase yield potential and crop resilience has recently become a major breeding target. Synthetic biology and genetic technologies offer unparalleled opportunities to create new genetics for photosynthetic traits driven by existing fundamental knowledge. However, large “gene bank” collections of germplasm comprising of historical collections of crop species and their relatives offer a wealth of opportunities to find novel allelic variation in the key steps of photosynthesis, to identify...

C porosus genotype data

Yusuke Fukuda & Sam Banks
We collected 714 tissue samples of non-captive saltwater crocodiles Crocodylus porosus from Australia and its neighbouring countries and got them genotyped by Diversity Arrays Technology (Canberra, Australia) between 2016 and 2019. The folder contains two files named 'Report_DCroc19-4196_4_moreOrders_SNP_mapping_2.csv' and 'IDpop_sample_data_.csv'. The former contains the single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data and latter has attributes (population ID, GPS coordinates, species, country) of each sample.

Data from: Rhytiphora: a phylogenetic and morphological study of Australia’s largest longhorn beetle genus

Lauren Ashman, Diana Hartley, Mengjie Jin, David Rowell, Luisa Teasdale, Adam Slipinski & Andreas Zwick
Rhytiphora Audinet-Serville is the most speciose longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae) genus in Australia, with about 200 species (from nearly 40 former genera, now synonymised into one) distributed across the entire continent. We used mitochondrial genome data from whole genome shotgun sequencing and COI barcoding of museum specimens to reconstruct the phylogeny of 68 Rhytiphora species, and analyse their morphological diversity and biogeographic history. We recovered a monophyletic Rhytiphora containing two distinct clades, within which all of...

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  • 2022

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  • Australian National University
  • Australian National University (ANU, Australia)
  • University of Sydney
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • University of Melbourne
  • Columbia University
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Kaohsiung Medical University
  • University of Western Australia
  • Charles Darwin University