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Researcher: Clarke, L (Dr Laurence Clarke)

Fields of Research

Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Microbial Ecology
Ecological Physiology
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Terrestrial Ecology
Forensic Biology
Plant Physiology

Research Objectives

Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A primer to metabarcoding surveys of Antarctic terrestrial biodiversity; Antarctic Science
Age-related environmental gradients influence invertebrate distribution in the Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica; Royal Society Open Science
Antarctic eukaryotic soil diversity of the Prince Charles Mountains revealed by high-throughput sequencing; Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Cell wall-bound ultraviolet-screening compounds explain the high ultraviolet tolerance of the Antarctic moss, Ceratodon purpureus; New Phytologist
Comparison of environmental DNA metabarcoding and conventional fish survey methods in a river system; Biological Conservation
Cutting grass on desert islands: genetic structure of disjunct coastal and central Australian populations of Gahnia trifida (Cyperaceae); Journal of Biogeography
Effect of marker choice and thermal cycling protocol on zooplankton DNA metabarcoding studies; Ecology and Evolution
Environmental metabarcodes for insects: in silico PCR reveals potential for taxonomic bias; Molecular Ecology Resources
Flora of the GAB springs: ecology of GAB vegetation; Allocating Water and Maintaining Springs in the Great Artesian Basin, Volume V: Groundwater-dependent Ecosystems of the Western Great Artesian Basin
Genetic structure of East Antarctic populations of the moss Ceratodon purpureus; Antarctic Science
Ground-truthing phylotype assignments for Antarctic invertebrates; DNA Barcodes
Growth responses of Baumea juncea (Cyperaceae) plants from inland artesian spring and coastal habitats to salinity and waterlogging treatments; Australian Journal of Botany
Isolation of microsatellites from Baumea juncea (Cyperaceae); Conservation Genetics Resources
Microsatellite markers for the freshwater shrimp Paratya australiensis (Atyidae); Conservation Genetics Resources
Modular tagging of amplicons using a single PCR for high-throughput sequencing; Molecular Ecology Resources
Radiocarbon bomb spike reveals biological effects of Antarctic climate change; Global Change Biology
Reintroduction of locally extinct vertebrates impacts arid soil fungal communities; Molecular Ecology
Residual soil DNA extraction increases the discriminatory power between samples; Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
Significant population genetic structure detected for a new and highly restricted species of Atriplex (Chenopodiaceae) from Western Australia, and implications for conservation management; Australian Journal of Botany
Somatic mutation and the Antarctic ozone hole; Journal of Ecology
The potential for deep groundwater use by Acacia papyrocarpa (Western myall) in a water‐limited environment; Ecohydrology

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision