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Researcher: Steane, DA (Dr Dorothy Steane)

Fields of Research

Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Plant Systematics and Taxonomy
Molecular Evolution
Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis
Evolutionary Biology
Biological Adaptation
Biological Mathematics
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Genome Structure and Regulation
Medical Biotechnology
Genetics
Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Forestry Sciences
Genomics
Agricultural Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
Conservation and Biodiversity
Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change
Physiology
Population Ecology
Information Retrieval and Web Search
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Ecology
Fish Pests and Diseases
Terrestrial Ecology
Plant Biology
Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Computer Software
Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity
Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Plant Physiology

Research Objectives

Native Forests
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Hardwood Plantations
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Education and Training Systems
Harvesting and Transport of Forest Products
Voice and Data Equipment
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Forestry
Environment
Computer Time Leasing, Sharing and Renting Services
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments
Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)
Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
Integration of Farm and Forestry
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability

Career Best Publications

A comparative analysis of population structure of a forest tree, Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae), using microsatellite markers and quantitative traits; Tree Genetics & Genomes
Complete Nucleotide Sequence of the Chloroplast Genome from the Tasmanian Blue Gum, Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae); DNA Research
Decline of a biome: evolution, contraction, fragmentation, extinction and invasion of the Australian mesic zone biota; Journal of Biogeography
Population genetic analysis and phylogeny reconstruction in Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) using high-throughput, genome-wide genotyping; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Radiation of the Australian flora: what can comparisons of molecular phylogenies across multiple taxa tell us about the evolution of diversity in present-day communities; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological

Research Publications

Eucalyptus globulus: A model species for eucalypt genetic research; Forests in the Balance: Linking Tradition and Technology¿, XX11 IUFRO World Congress
A comparative analysis of population structure of a forest tree, Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae), using microsatellite markers and quantitative traits; Tree Genetics & Genomes
A geographic mosaic of genetic variation within a foundation tree species and its community-level consequences; Ecology
A high-density Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT) microarray for genome-wide genotyping in Eucalyptus; Plant Methods
A molecular phylogeny of the subtribe Pterostylidinae (Orchidaceae): resolving the taxonomic confusion; Australian Systematic Botany
A set of chloroplast microsatellite primers for Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae); Molecular Ecology Notes
Adaptation to climate in widespread eucalypt species
An AFLP marker approach to lower-level systematics in Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae); American Journal of Botany
An investigation into the ecological requirements and niche partitioning of Pterostylidinae (Orchidaceae) species; Australian Journal of Botany
Bioclimatic transect networks: Powerful observatories of ecological change; Ecology and Evolution
Biodiversity consequences of genetic variation in bark characteristics within a foundation tree species; Conservation Biology
Chloroplast DNA evidence for reticulate evolution in Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae); Molecular Ecology
Chloroplast DNA phylogeography of Eucalyptus globulus; Australian Journal of Botany
Chloroplast DNA Polymorphism Signals Complex Interspecific Interactions in Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae); Australian Systematic Botany
Climate adaptation and ecological restoration in eucalypts; Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
Climate-adjusted provenancing: a strategy for climate-resilient ecological restoration; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Clustering Algorithms for ITS Sequence Data with Alignment Metrics; AJCAI
Complete Nucleotide Sequence of the Chloroplast Genome from the Tasmanian Blue Gum, Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae); DNA Research
Complex interspecific interactions in Eucalyptus: evidence from the chloroplast; Australian Biologist
Decline of a biome: evolution, contraction, fragmentation, extinction and invasion of the Australian mesic zone biota; Journal of Biogeography
Development and characterisation of microsatellite loci in Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae); Silvae Genetica
Effect of forest fragmentation and altitude on the mating system of Eucalyptus pauciflora (Myrtaceae); Australian Journal of Botany
Effects of domestication on genetic diversity in Eucalyptus globulus; Forest Ecology and Management
Evidence for adaptation and acclimation in a widespread eucalypt of semi-arid Australia; Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Evidence for local climate adaptation in early-life traits of Tasmanian populations of Eucalyptus pauciflora; Tree Genetics and Genomes
Exploration of the Eucalyptus globulus gene pool; Eucalyptus in a Changing World
Expression of FLOWERING LOCUS T and LEAFY homologues are temporally associated with annual flower bud initiation in Eucalyptus globulus; IUFRO-CTIA Joint Conference: Adaptation Breeding and Conservation in the Era of Forest Tree Genomics and Environmental Change
Further disintegration and redefinition of Clerodendrum (Lamiaceae): Implications for the understanding of the evolution of an intriguing breeding strategy; Taxon
Genetic connectivity between eucalypt species: implications for conservation; Australian Systematic Botany Society
Genome-wide scans detect adaptation to aridity in a widespread forest tree species; Molecular Ecology
Genome-wide scans reveal cryptic population structure in a dry-adapted eucalypt; Tree Genetics and Genomes
Genomic characterization of DArT markers based on high-density linkage analysis and physical mapping to the Eucalyptus genome; PLoS One
Genomic scans across three eucalypts suggest that adaptation to aridity is a genome-wide phenomenon; Genome Biology and Evolution
Glacial refugia and reticulate evolution: the case of the Tasmanian eucalypts; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences
High density, genome-wide markers and intra-specific replication yield an unprecedented phylogenetic reconstruction of a globally significant, speciose lineage of Eucalyptus; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Higher-level relationships among the eucalypts are resolved by ITS-sequence data; Australian Systematic Botany
Incongruence between chloroplast and species phylogenies in Eucalyptus subgenus Monocalyptus(Myrtaceae); American Journal of Botany
ITS Sequence Data Resolve Higher Level Relationships Among the Eucalypts; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Local differentiation in Eucalyptus globulus; 19th Genetics Congress
Managing Australia’s eucalypt gene pools: assessing the risk of exotic gene flow; Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
Managing complex gene pools: The case of Eucalyptus globulus in southeastern Australia; 'Old Forests, New Management' Sir Mark Oliphant Conference
Microsatellite analysis of population structure in Eucalyptus globulus; Genome
Microsatellite and cpDNA variation in island and mainland populations of a regionally rare eucalypt, Eucalyptus perriniana (Myrtaceae); Australian Journal of Botany
Microsatellite and morphological analysis of Eucalyptus globulus populations; Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Microsatellites retain phylogenetic signals across genera in eucalypts (Myrtaceae); Genetics and Molecular Biology
Molecular affinities of the Jeeralang population of Eucalyptus globulus; IUFRO International Symposium
Molecular data shed light on intractable evolutionary problems in an ancient gondwanic family; Genomes > The linkage to Life
Molecular dating and eucalypts: reply to Ladiges and Udovicic; Australian Systematic Botany
Molecular Evidence shows that the tropical boxes (Eucalyptus subgenus Minutifructus) are over-ranked; Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia
Molecular evolution in complex forest tree gene pools: The case of Eucalyptus globulus in southeastern Australia; IUFRO-CTIA Joint Conference: Adaptation Breeding and Conservation in the Era of Forest Tree Genomics and Environmental Change
Molecular genetic diversity and population structure in Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. pauciflora (Myrtaceae) on the island of Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany
Molecular genetic variation in a widespread forest tree species Eucalyptus obliqua (Myrtaceae) on the island of Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany
Molecular insights into the gene pool of Eucalyptus globulus; IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Meeting
Molecular signature of hybridisation in eucalypts; 19th Genetics Congress
Multiple evolutionary processes drive the patterns of genetic differentiation in a forest tree species complex; Ecology and Evolution
Novel distances for Dollo data; Systematic Biology
Nuclear ribosomal pseudogenes resolve a corroborated monophyly of the eucalypt genus Corymbia despite misleading hypotheses at functional ITS paralogs; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Origin, diversification, and classification of the Australasian genus Dracophyllum (Richeeae, Ericaceae); Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden
Parallel evolution of dwarf ecotypes in the forest tree Eucalyptus globulus; New Phytologist
Patterns of reproductive isolation in Eucalyptus - a phylogenetic perspective; Molecular Biology and Evolution
Phylogenetic positioning of anomalous eucalypts by using ITS sequence data; Australian Systematic Botany
Phylogenetic relationships between Clerodendrum (Lamiaceae) and other Ajugoid genera inferred from nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequence data; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Phylogenetic Relationships of Clerodendrum s.l. (Lamiaceae) inferred from chloroplast DNA; Systematic Botany
Phylogenetic responses of forest trees to global change; PLoS ONE
Phylogeny and infrageneric classification of Correa Andrews (Rutaceae) on the basis of nuclear and chloroplast DNA; Plant Systematics and Evolution
Plasticity of functional traits varies clinally along a rainfall gradient in Eucalyptus tricarpa; Plant, Cell and Environment
Population and phylogenetic analysis of the cinnamoyl coA reductase gene in Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae); Australian Journal of Botany
Population differentiation in a forest tree, Eucalyptus globulus; 19th Genetics Congress
Population genetic analysis and phylogeny reconstruction in Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) using high-throughput, genome-wide genotyping; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Radiation of the Australian flora: what can comparisons of molecular phylogenies across multiple taxa tell us about the evolution of diversity in present-day communities; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological
Restriction fragment length polymorphisms in chloroplast DNA from six species of eucalyptus; Australian Journal of Botany
Studying speciation in eucalypts through molecular analysis of intergrade populations of the Eucalyptus globulus species complex; 8th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology
The genome of Eucalyptus grandis; Nature
The impact of intragenic recombination on phylogenetic reconstruction at the sectional level in Eucalyptus when using a single copy nuclear gene (cinnamoyl CoA reductase); Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
The occurrence and conservation status of Tasmanian Pterostylis (orchidaceae); Tasmanian Naturalist
The rare silver gum, Eucalyptus cordata, is leaving its trace in the organellar gene pool of Eucalyptus globulus; Molecular Ecology
The terrarium as science text; EQ Australia
Using matK sequence data to unravel the phylogeny of Casuarinaceae; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
What does population structure analysis reveal about the Pterostylis longifolia complex (Orchidaceae)?; Ecology and Evolution

Research Projects

2008 R2 - Plant and Animal Genomes (PAG) XVII Conference; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Classification Rules and Algorithms for Analysis of DNA Sequences; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Genome-wide scans of native Eucalyptus pauciflora; Bjarne K Dahl Trust (BKDT)
International Botanical Congress - Melbourne, Australia, 2011; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Modelling Genomic Adaptation in Eucalypts; University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
Plant Genome Evolution 2013; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Sustainable Utilisation and Conservation of Forests in the Genomics Era; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Ecology and Fine-Scale Genetic Diversity of Pterostylidinae (Orchidaceae) in Tasmania; Australian Systematic Botany Society (ASBS)
University of Sunshine Coast Research Futures Project; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Unravelling the History of Casuarinaceae: Using Molecules and Morphology to Elucidate Evolutionary Relationships and Construct a Natural Classification; Environment Australia (EA)

Research Candidate Supervision

Evidence for Natural Selection acting on Genes Affecting Lignin and Cellulose Biosynthesis in Eucalyptus globulus
Genetic Diversity and Adaptation in Eucalyptus Pauciflora
Molecular evidence for reticulate evolution in the Tasmanian eucalypts
Molecular Evolution and Genetic Control of Flowering in the Eucalyptus globulus Species Complex
Subtribe Pterostylidinae- A Multidisciplinary Approach to Investigating and Resolving Taxonomic Confusion
The Application of Molecular Markers to Eucalyptus globulus Tree Improvement