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Researcher: Bailey, J (Associate Professor Joe Bailey)

Fields of Research

Evolutionary biology
Terrestrial ecology
Ecosystem function
Ecology
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Genetics
Biological adaptation
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Microbial ecology
Freshwater ecology
Global change biology
Environmental education and extension

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Terrestrial biodiversity
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Soils
Other environmental management
Hardwood plantations
Native forests
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Fresh, ground and surface water biodiversity
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

The role of plant genetics in determining above- and below-ground microbial communities; Microbial ecology of aerial plant surfaces
'All effects of a gene on the world': Extended phenotypes, feedbacks, and multi-level selection; Ecoscience
A community and ecosystem genetics approach to conservation biology and management; Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation and Management
A framework for community and ecosystem genetics: from genes to ecosystems; Nature Reviews Genetics
A fungal endophyte slows litter decomposition in streams; Freshwater Biology
A genetic basis to community repeatability and stability; Ecology
A genetic similarity rule determines arthropod community structure; Molecular Ecology
A geographic mosaic of trophic interactions and selection: trees, aphids and birds; Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Benefits of conservation of plant genetic diversity to arthropod diversity; Conservation Biology
Community heritability measures the evolutionary consequences of indirect genetic effects on community structure; Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution
Developmental trajectories in cottonwood phytochemistry; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Extending genomics to natural communities and ecosystems; Science
From genes to ecosystems: a genetic basis to ecosystem services; Population Ecology
From genes to ecosystems: a synthesis of the effects of plant genetic factors across levels of organization; Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences
From genes to ecosystems: an emerging synthesis of eco-evolutionary dynamics; New Phytologist
From genes to ecosystems: The genetic basis of condensed tannins and their role in nutrient regulation in a Populus model system; Ecosystems
Genetic basis of aboveground productivity in two native Populus species and their hybrids; Tree Physiology: An International Botanical Journal
Genetic structure of a foundation species: scaling community phenotypes from the individual to the region; Heredity
Genetic variation and community change - selection, evolution, and feedbacks; Functional Ecology
Genetic- and chemical-based resistance to two mammalian herbivores varies across the geographic range of Eucalyptus globulus; Evolutionary Ecology Research
Host-plant genetics affect hidden ecological players: Links among Populus, condensed tannins and fungal endophyte infection; Canadian Journal of Botany
Importance of species interactions to community heritability: a genetic basis to trophic-level interactions; Ecology Letters
Interactions between cottonwood and beavers positively affect sawfly abundance; Ecological Entomology
Introduced ungulate herbivore alters soil processes after fire ; Biological Invasions
Mortality gradients within and among dominant plant populations as barometers of ecosystem change during extreme drought; Conservation Biology
New directions for studying selection in nature: studies of performance and communities; Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
New frontiers in community and ecosystem genetics for theory, conservation, and management; New Phytologist
Non-additive effects of genotypic diversity increase floral abundance and abundance of floral visitors; PLoS ONE
Nonadditive effects of mixing cottonwood genotypes on litter decomposition and nutrient dynamics; Ecology
Phylogenetic responses of forest trees to global change; PLoS ONE
Plant-soil-microorganism interactions: Heritable relationship between plant genotype and associated soil microorganisms ; Ecology
Population, community and ecosystem effects of exotic herbivores: A growing global concern; Biological Invasions
Rapid shifts in the chemical composition of aspen forests: an introduced herbivore as an agent of natural selection; Biological Invasions
Shifts in species interactions due to the evolution of functional differences between endemics and non-endemics: an endemic syndrome hypothesis; PLoS One
Soil biota drive expression of genetic variation and development of population-specific feedbacks in an invasive plant; Ecology
Soil-mediated local adaptation alters seedling survival and performance; Plant and Soil: international journal on plant-soil relationships
Soils as agents of selection: feedbacks between plants and soils alter seedling survival and performance; Evolutionary Ecology
Stability of plant genetic influences on biotic interactions across varying abiotic and biotic environments; SIP-14
The interaction of plant genotype and herbivory decelerate leaf litter decomposition and alter nutrient dynamics; Oikos: A Journal of Ecology
The role of plant resistance and tolerance to herbivory in mediating the effects of introduced herbivores; Biological Invasions
Welcome to the neighbourhood: Interspecific genotype by genotype interactions in Solidago influence above- and belowground biomass and associated communities; Ecology Letters

Research Projects

Community and Ecosystem Consequences of Adaptive Evolution in Eucalyptus; Australian Research Council (ARC)
From Genes to Ecosystems: Are there Biodiversity and Ecosystem Consequences of Genetic Divergence in Eucalyptus?; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Ecology Factors Affecting Forest Carbon Stores in Tasmania