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Researcher: Butler, JB (Dr Jakob Butler)

Fields of Research

Genomics and transcriptomics
Plant physiology
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Plant developmental and reproductive biology
Developmental genetics (incl. sex determination)
Behavioural ecology
Gene mapping
Forestry fire management
Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Phylogeny and comparative analysis
Gene expression (incl. microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Genome structure and regulation

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Hardwood plantations
Grain legumes
Native forests
Terrestrial biodiversity
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Rights to environmental and natural resources (excl. water allocation)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Annotation of the Corymbia terpene synthase gene family shows broad conservation but dynamic evolution of physical clusters relative to Eucalyptus; Heredity
Climate adaptation, drought susceptibility, and genomic-informed predictions of future climate refugia for the Australian forest tree Eucalyptus globulus; Forests
Comparative genomics of Eucalyptus and Corymbia reveals low rates of genome structural rearrangement; BMC Genomics
Evidence for different QTL underlying the immune and hypersensitive responses of Eucalyptus globulus to the rust pathogen Puccinia psidii; Tree Genetics and Genomes
Genetic analysis of early phenology in lentil identifies distinct loci controlling component traits; Journal of Experimental Botany
Genetic control of the operculum and capsule morphology of Eucalyptus globulus; Annals of Botany
Genetic variation in fire recovery and other fire‑related traits in a global eucalypt species; Tree Genetics & Genomes
Independent QTL underlie resistance to the native pathogen Quambalaria pitereka and the exotic pathogen Austropuccinia psidii in Corymbia; Tree Genetics and Genomes
More than a score: 21 eucalypt species with plantation potential
Patterns of genomic diversity and linkage disequilibrium across the disjunct range of the Australian forest tree Eucalyptus globulus; Tree Genetics & Genomes
Pests, diseases, and aridity have shaped the genome of Corymbia citriodora; Communications Biology
Studies of eucalypt genetic and genomic architecture
Terpene synthase genes in Melaleuca alternifolia: comparative analysis of lineage-specific subfamily variation within Myrtaceae; Plant Systematics and Evolution
The genetic architecture of flowering time changes in pea from wild to crop; Journal of Experimental Botany

Research Projects

Estimating the population size of the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax fleayi) using modern genetic techniques; Southern Regional Natural Resource Management Association Inc (NRMSOUTH)
Improving the adaption and profitability of high value pulses (chickpea and lentil) across Australian agroecological zones; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Eucalypt Species Survey Project

Research Candidate Supervision