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Researcher: McKinnon, GE (Dr Gay McKinnon)

Fields of Research

Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Plant Systematics and Taxonomy
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Genome Structure and Regulation
Fish Pests and Diseases
Molecular Evolution
Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis
Evolutionary Biology
Genetics
Agricultural Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
Conservation and Biodiversity
Palaeoecology
Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Plant Physiology

Research Objectives

Native Forests
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Hardwood Plantations
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Harvesting and Transport of Forest Products
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments

Career Best Publications

Chloroplast sharing in the Tasmanian Eucalypts; Evolution
Glacial refugia and reticulate evolution: the case of the Tasmanian eucalypts; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences
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
Parallel evolution of dwarf ecotypes in the forest tree Eucalyptus globulus; New Phytologist
Reticulate evolution in higher plants; Plant Diversity and Evolution: Genotypic and Phenotypic Variation in Higher Plants
The rare silver gum, Eucalyptus cordata, is leaving its trace in the organellar gene pool of Eucalyptus globulus; Molecular Ecology

Research Publications

Eucalyptus cordata Subsp. quadrangulosa (Myrtaceae), a new taxon of restricted distribution from southern Tasmania; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Eucalyptus globulus: A model species for eucalypt genetic research; Forests in the Balance: Linking Tradition and Technology¿, XX11 IUFRO World Congress
An AFLP marker approach to lower-level systematics in Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae); American Journal of Botany
Ancient hybridisation discovered in Tasmanian eucalypts using cpDNA; QFRI/CRC-SPF Symposium
Chloroplast DNA phylogeography of Eucalyptus globulus; Australian Journal of Botany
Chloroplast evidence for geographic stasis of the Australian bird-dispersed shrub Tasmannia lanceolata (Winteraceae); Molecular Ecology
Chloroplast sharing in the Tasmanian Eucalypts; Evolution
Conservation genetics of an endangered endemic, Eucalyptus morrisbyi; CALM & Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
Development of microsatellites using next-generation sequencing for Acacia crassicarpa; Journal of Tropical Forest Science
Exploration of the Eucalyptus globulus gene pool; Eucalyptus in a Changing World
Fine-scale structure of gene introgression in a mixed eucalypt population; Annual Symposium - Australian Systematic Botany
Genetic connectivity between eucalypt species: implications for conservation; Australian Systematic Botany Society
Genetic diversity and mating system of an endangered tree Eucalyptus morrisbyi; Australian Journal of Botany
Genetic diversity in Eucalyptus globulus is affected by hybridisation with the rare species, Eucalyptus cordata; Sir Mark Oliphant Conference
Genetic evidence for the origins of range disjunctions in the Australian dry sclerophyll plant Hardenbergia violacea; Journal of Biogeography
Glacial refugia and reticulate evolution: the case of the Tasmanian eucalypts; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences
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
Maternal Inheritance of Mitochondria in Eucalyptus globulus; Journal of Heredity
Maternal inheritance of the chloroplast genome in Eucalyptus globulus and interspecific hybrids; Genome
Microsatellite and cpDNA variation in island and mainland populations of a regionally rare eucalypt, Eucalyptus perriniana (Myrtaceae); Australian Journal of Botany
Molecular evidence for reticulate evolution in the Tasmanian eucalypts
Molecular insights into the gene pool of Eucalyptus globulus; IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Meeting
Molecular signature of hybridisation in eucalypts; 19th Genetics Congress
Parallel evolution of dwarf ecotypes in the forest tree Eucalyptus globulus; New Phytologist
Population and phylogenetic analysis of the cinnamoyl coA reductase gene in Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae); Australian Journal of Botany
Recurrent nuclear DNA introgression accompanies chloroplast DNA exchange between two eucalypt species; Molecular Ecology
Reticulate evolution in higher plants; Plant Diversity and Evolution: Genotypic and Phenotypic Variation in Higher Plants
The major Australian cool temperate rainforest tree Nothofagus cunninghamii withstood Pleistocene glacial aridity within multiple regions: evidence from the chloroplast; New Phytologist
The potential for gene flow from exotic eucalypt plantations into Australia's rare native eucalypts; Forest Ecology and Management
The rare silver gum, Eucalyptus cordata, is leaving its trace in the organellar gene pool of Eucalyptus globulus; Molecular Ecology
The role of hybridisation in the evolution of eucalypts in south-eastern Australia; XVIII International Botanical Congress

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision

Range-wide Chloroplast DNA Phylogeographies of Three Widespread Australian Cool Temperate Rainforest Plants