30 Works

Data from: Association of putatively adaptive genetic variation with climatic variables differs between a parasite and its host

Sheree Walters, Todd Robinson, Margaret Byrne, Grant Wardell-Johnson & Paul Nevill
Parasitism is a pervasive phenomenon in nature with the relationship between species driving evolution in both the parasite and host. Due to their host-dependent lifestyle, parasites may adapt to the abiotic environment in ways that differ from their hosts or from free living relatives; yet rarely has this been assessed. Here, we test two competing hypotheses related to whether putatively adaptive genetic variation in a specialist mistletoe associates with the same, or different, climatic variables...

A large scale temporal and spatial environmental DNA biodiversity survey of offshore marine vertebrates in Brazil following the upriver Fundão tailings dam failure

Rose Lines, Manjeeti Juggernauth, Georgia Peverley, James Keating, Tiffany Simpson, Mahsa Mousavi-Derazmahalleh, Michael Bunce, Tina Berry, Alice Taysom, Angelo F. Bernardino & Phillip Whittle
Seawater contains a wealth of genetic information, representing the biodiversity of numerous species residing within a particular marine habitat. Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding offers a cost effective, non-destructive method for large scale monitoring of environments, as diverse taxonomic groups are detected using metabarcoding assays. A large-scale eDNA monitoring program of marine vertebrates was conducted across three sampling seasons (Spring 2018, Autumn 2019 and Spring 2019) in coastal waters of Brazil. The program was designed to...

Voucher specimen image of Krueger 26 (Utricularia gibba; Lentibulariaceae).

Thilo Krueger

Drakaea glyptodon nuclear microsatellite and chloroplast haplotype data

Dorset Trapnell, Patrick Smallwood, Kingsley Dixon & Ryan Phillips
Many orchids are characterized by small, patchily distributed populations. Resolving how they persist is important for understanding the ecology of this hyper-diverse family, many members of which are of conservation concern. Ten populations of the common terrestrial orchid Drakaea glyptodon from Southwest Australia were genotyped with ten nuclear and five chloroplast SSR markers. Levels and partitioning of genetic variation, and effective population sizes (Ne), were estimated. Spatial genetic structure of nuclear diversity, together with chloroplast...

Environmental DNA reveals a multi-taxa biogeographic break across the Arabian Sea and Sea of Oman

Joseph DiBattista, Michael Berumen, Mark Priest, Maarten De Brauwer, Darren Coker, Tane Sinclair-Taylor, Amanda Hay, Gerd Bruss, Shawky Mansour, Michael Bunce, Christopher Goatley, Matthew Power & Alyssa Marshell
Environmental DNA (eDNA) is increasingly being used to assess community composition in marine ecosystems. Applying eDNA approaches across broad spatial scales now provide the potential to inform biogeographic analyses. However, to date, few studies have employed this technique to assess broad biogeographic patterns across multiple taxonomic groups. Here, we compare eDNA-derived communities of bony fishes and invertebrates, including corals and sponges, from 15 locations spanning the entire length of the Omani coast. This survey includes...

Voucher specimen image of Krueger 24 (Drosera margaritacea; Droseraceae).

Thilo Krueger

Nalanthamala psidii supplementary data

, Anita Severn-Ellis, Maritha Schoeman, Philipp Bayer, James K. Hane, Jasper G. Rees, Dave Edwards & Jacqueline Batley

Data from: Changes in soil microbial communities in post mine ecological restoration: implications for monitoring using high throughput DNA sequencing

Mieke Van Der Heyde, Michael Bunce, Kingsley Dixon, Grant Wardell-Johnson, Nicole E White & Paul Nevill
The ecological restoration of ecosystem services and biodiversity is a key intervention used to reverse the impacts of anthropogenic activities such as mining. Assessment of the performance of restoration against completion criteria relies on biodiversity monitoring. However, monitoring usually overlooks soil microbial communities (SMC), despite increased awareness of their pivotal role in many ecological functions. Recent advances in cost, scalability and technology has led to DNA sequencing being considered as a cost-effective biological monitoring tool,...

Climate-assisted persistence of tropical fish vagrants in temperate marine ecosystems

Joseph DiBattista, Laura Gajdzik, Thomas DeCarlo, Adam Koziol, Mahsa Mousavi-Derazmahalleh, Megan Coghlan, Matthew Power, Michael Bunce, David Fairclough, Michael Travers & Glenn Moore
Rising temperatures and extreme climatic events are propelling tropical species into temperate marine ecosystems, but not all species can persist. Here, we used the heatwave-driven expatriation of tropical black rabbitfish (Siganus fuscescens) to the temperate environments of Western Australia to assess the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that may entail their persistence. Population genomic assays for this rabbitfish indicated little genetic differentiation between tropical residents and vagrants to temperate environments due to high migration rates, which...

Diminishing potential for tropical reefs to function as coral diversity strongholds under climate change conditions

Arne Adam
Aim: Forecasting the influence of climate change on coral biodiversity and reef functioning is important for informing policy decisions. Dominance shifts, tropicalisation and local extinctions are common responses of climate change, but uncertainty surrounds the reliability of predicted coral community transformations. Here, we use species distribution models (SDMs) to assess changes in suitable coral habitat and associated patterns in biodiversity across Western Australia (WA) under present-day and future climate scenarios (RCP 2.6 and RCP 8.5)....

Functional beta diversity of New Zealand fishes: characterising morphological turnover along depth and latitude gradients, with derivation of functional bioregions

Elisabeth Myers, David Eme, Libby Liggins, Euan Harvey, Clive Roberts & Marti Anderson
Changes in the functional structures of communities are rarely examined along multiple large-scale environmental gradients. Here, we describe patterns in functional beta diversity for New Zealand marine fishes vs depth and latitude, including broad-scale delineation of functional bioregions. We derived eight functional traits related to food acquisition and locomotion and calculated complementary indices of functional beta diversity for 144 species of marine ray-finned fishes occurring along large-scale depth (50 - 1200 m) and latitudinal gradients...

Supplemental material to Kenneth Orr's PhD: Extracting Martian meteorite mineral spectra for remote sensing of the surface geology of Mars

Kenneth Orr, Gretchen Benedix, Lucy Forman, mark hackett, Noreen Evans, Kai Rankenburg, Godel Belinda, Victoria Hamilton & brad mcdonald

Toba Caldera geochronological and modelling dataset

Adonara Mucek, Martin Danisik, Shanaka De Silva, Daniel Miggins, Axel Schmitt, Indyo Pratomo, Anthony Koppers & Jack Gillespie
Bayesian statistical analysis and inverse thermal history modeling of feldspar 40Ar/39Ar and zircon (U-Th)/He ages reveal that post-caldera dome eruptions at Toba Caldera, Sumatra occurred up to ca. 13.6 kyr later than indicated by 40Ar/39Ar feldspar ages. This discordance implies cold storage of feldspar antecrysts prior to eruption for a maximum duration of ca. 5 and 13 kyr at between 280°C and 500°C. These findings connote that the solidified carapace of remnant magma after the...

Data from: Metabarcoding under Brine: Microbial ecology of five hyper-saline lakes at Rottnest Island (WA, Australia)

Mattia Saccò, Nicole E. White, Matthew Campbell, Sebastian Allard, William F. Humphreys, Paul Pringle, Farid Sepanta, Alex Laini & Morten E. Allentoft
Hypersaline ecosystems - aquatic environments where concentration of salt exceeds 35 g/L - host microbial communities which are highly specialized to cope with these extreme conditions. However, our knowledge on the taxonomic diversity and functional metabolisms characterising microbial communities in the water columns of hypersaline ecosystems is still limited, and this lack of knowledge may compromise the future preservation of these unique environments. DNA metabarcoding provides a reliable and affordable tool to investigate environmental dynamics...

Data for: Spontaneous choices for insect-pollinated flower shapes by wild non-eusocial halictid bees

Scarlett Howard, Kit Prendergast, Matthew Symonds, Mani Shrestha & Adrian Dyer
The majority of angiosperms require animal pollination for reproduction and insects are the dominant group of animal pollinators. Bees are considered one of the most important and abundant insect pollinators. Research into bee behaviour and foraging decisions has typically centred on managed eusocial bee species, Apis mellifera and Bombus terrestris. Non-eusocial bees are understudied with respect to foraging strategies and decision-making, such as flower preferences. Understanding whether there are fundamental foraging strategies and preferences which...

Data from: Population genetics of a broadcast-spawning coral across a tropical-temperate transition zone reveals regional differentiation and isolation of high-latitude reefs

Richard Evans, Luke Thomas, W. Jason Kennington, Nicole Ryan, Nerida Wilson, Zoe Richards, Ryan Lowe & Chenae Tuckett
Aim: Genetic connectivity is a key component of species resilience to climate change in terms of recovery capacity following disturbance and capacity to disperse to novel locations as the climate warms and isotherms shift poleward. We aimed to strengthen our understanding of resilience in this context by characterizing patterns of connectivity and genetic diversity in a broadcast spawning coral across a tropical-temperate transition zone. We hypothesize genetic differentiation between tropical and temperate populations and decreasing...

Registration Year

  • 2021
    30

Resource Types

  • Dataset
    30

Affiliations

  • Curtin University
    30
  • Western Australian Museum
    3
  • Australian Museum
    2
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science
    2
  • University of Western Australia
    2
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife
    2
  • University of Queensland
    1
  • University of Georgia
    1
  • Oregon State University
    1
  • Hawaii Pacific University
    1