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Researcher: O'Reilly-Wapstra, JM (Dr Julianne O'Reilly-Wapstra)

Fields of Research

Terrestrial Ecology
Evolutionary Biology
Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Forestry Management and Environment
Community Ecology
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Behavioural Ecology
Forestry Sciences
Population Ecology
Plant Physiology
Ecological Physiology
Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Global Change Biology
Zoology
Fish Pests and Diseases
Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Plant Biology
Molecular Evolution
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
Conservation and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Function
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Organometallic Chemistry
Biological Sciences
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Biological Adaptation
Tree Nutrition and Physiology
Medical Biochemistry: Proteins and Peptides (incl. Medical Proteomics)

Research Objectives

Hardwood Plantations
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Native Forests
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Mountain and High Country Environments
Softwood Plantations
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Forestry
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Plastic Products (incl. Construction Materials)
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Diabetes

Career Best Publications

A geographic mosaic of genetic variation within a foundation tree species and its community-level consequences; Ecology
Do multiple herbivores maintain chemical diversity of Scots pine monoterpenes?; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences
Genetic variation in resistance of Eucalyptus globulus to marsupial browsers; Oecologia
Linking plant genotype, plant defensive chemistry and mammal browsing in a Eucalyptus species; Functional Ecology
Native plant/herbivore interactions as determinants of the ecological and evolutionary effects of invasive mammalian herbivores: the case of the common brushtail possum ; Biological Invasions
Quantitative trait loci for foliar terpenes in a global eucalypt species; Tree Genetics & Genomes
Quantitative trait loci for key defensive compounds affecting herbivory of eucalypts in Australia; New Phytologist

Research Publications

Eucalyptus: Is there evidence of selection for resistance to marsupial herbivores?; The 9th International Mammalogical Congress
Pinus sylvestris sapling growth and recovery from mammalian browsing; Forest Ecology and Management
A bright light of the dark forest floor: observations of the fairy lanterns Thismia rodwayi F. Muell. (Burmanniaceae) in Tasmanian forests; Tasmanian Naturalist
A footprint of tree-genetics on the biota of the forest floor; Oikos
A genetic framework for studying plant-herbivore interactions and community genetics: the case of Eucalyptus globulus; Gordon Research Conference on Plant Herbivore Interactions
A geographic mosaic of genetic variation within a foundation tree species and its community-level consequences; Ecology
A water availability gradient reveals the deficit level required to affect traits in potted juvenile Eucalyptus globulus; Annals of Botany
A zoological survey and assessment of the Bass Highway from Victoria Bridge to the junction of Winspears Road and adjacent Bishton Creek
Aggregated retention and mammal conservation in oldgrowth forests; 33rd ESA Annual Conference
Alternative management strategies to 1080: how far have we come in 10 years?; The Australasian Wildlife Management Society Meeting
An assessment of fauna and flora conservation values prior to development of an 'artificial wetland' at Tioxide, Burnie
Assessment and implications of intraspecific and phenological variability in monoterpenes of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) foliage; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Brushtail possum preferences for Eucalyptus globulus: the role of plant genotype and plant secondary compounds; The 49th Australian Mammal Society Annual Meeting
Characterising the 'long arm' of the gene in Eucalyptus globulus: genetic impacts at the community and ecosystem levels; ESA 2008
Chemical variation in a dominant tree species: population divergence, selection and genetic stability across environments; PLoS ONE
Damage to and intake of plantation seedlings by captive European rabbits ( Oryctolagus cuniculus); Australian Forestry
Direct and indirect effects of marsupial browsing on a foundation tree species; Oikos
Discrimination between seedlings of Eucalyptus globulus, E. nitens and their F1 hybrid using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy and foliar oil content; Silvae Genetica
Do all possums show the same aversion for genetically resistant seeding stock?
Do multiple herbivores maintain chemical diversity of Scots pine monoterpenes?; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences
Effect of limited water availability on foliar plant secondary metabolites of two Eucalyptus species; Environmental and Experimental Botany
Effectiveness of repellents for reducing damage to eucalypt seedlings by browsing mammals; Australian Forestry Journal
Effects of nutrient variability on the genetic-based resistance of Eucalyptus globulus to a mammalian herbivore and on plant defensive chemistry; Oecologia
Evolutionary history and novel biotic interactions determine plant responses to elevated CO2 and nitrogen fertilization; PLoS ONE
Field screening for genetic-based susceptibility to mammalian browsing ; Forest Ecology and Management
Foraging decisions by marsupials: the role of plant genotype; The 8th International Theriological Congress
From genes to ecosystems: emerging concepts bridging ecological and evolutionary dynamics; The Ecology of Plant Secondary Metabolites: From Genes to Global Processes
Genetic analysis of the near infrared spectral phenome of Eucalyptus globulus; Gordonís Research Conference on Plant-Herbivore Interactions
Genetic analysis of the near-infrared spectral phenome of a global Eucalyptus species; Tree Genetics and Genomes
Genetic and chemical variation in resistance of Eucalyptus globulus foliage to mammal browsing
Genetic and ontogenetic variation in an endangered tree structures dependent arthropod and fungal communities; PLoS ONE
Genetic based multi-species herbivore interactions in a eucalypt system; ICE International Congress of Entomology
Genetic control of cuticular wax compounds in Eucalyptus globulus; New Phytologist
Genetic correlations in multi-species plant/herbivore interactions at multiple genetic scales: implications for eco-evolutionary dynamics; Advances in Ecological Research
Genetic stability of physiological and plant secondary metabolite induced responses to defoliation in a eucalypt; Gordonís Research Conference on Plant-Herbivore Interactions
Genetic stability of physiological responses to defoliation in a eucalypt and altered chemical defence in regrowth foliage; Tree Physiology
Genetic Variation and additive inheritance of resistance of Eucalyptus globulus to possum browsing; Eucalyptus in a Changing World
Genetic variation in resistance of Eucalyptus globulus to marsupial browsers; Oecologia
Genetic- and chemical-based resistance to two mammalian herbivores varies across the geographic range of Eucalyptus globulus; Evolutionary Ecology Research
Geographic and annual variation in reproductive cycles in the Tasmanian spotted snow skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata : Scincidae); Australian Journal of Zoology
Geographic variation in age and size at maturity in a small Australian viviparous skink; Copeia
Habitat fragmentation in forests affects relatedness and spatial genetic structure of a native rodent, Rattus lutreolus; Austral Ecology
How do we explain diversity of plant secondary metabolites?; Gordons Research Conference on Plant Herbivore Interactions
Indirect and direct plant-herbivore interactions in a eucalypt system; 33rd ESA Annual Conference
Inheritance of resistance to mammalian herbivores and of plant defensive chemistry in an Eucalyptus species; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Leaf oil chemistry of Eucalyptus nitens and the Tasmanian native eucalypts
Linking plant genotype, plant defensive chemistry and mammal browsing in a Eucalyptus species; Functional Ecology
Mammalian herbivores reveal marked genetic divergence among populations of an endangered plant species; Oikos: A Journal of Ecology
Native plant/herbivore interactions as determinants of the ecological and evolutionary effects of invasive mammalian herbivores: the case of the common brushtail possum ; Biological Invasions
Natural plant resistance to mammalian browsing: can we breed for it?; 12th Vertebrate Pest Control Conference
Natural selection for anti-herbivore plant secondary metabolites: a Eucalyptus system; The Ecology of Plant Secondary Metabolites: From Genes to Global Processes
New frontiers in community and ecosystem genetics for theory, conservation, and management; New Phytologist
Non-lethal strategies to reduce browse damage in eucalypt plantations; Forest Ecology and Management
Phylogenetic responses of forest trees to global change; PLoS ONE
Phylogeny explains variation in the root chemistry of Eucalyptus species; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Population divergence in the ontogenetic trajectories of foliar terpenes of a Eucalyptus species; Annals of Botany
Potential 'costs of reproduction' in a skink: Inter- and intrapopulational variation; Austral Ecology
Quantitative trait loci for foliar terpenes in a global eucalypt species; Tree Genetics & Genomes
Quantitative trait loci for key defensive compounds affecting herbivory of eucalypts in Australia; New Phytologist
Reducing damage by possums using natural plant resistance; The 3rd International Wildlife Management Congress
Repellent and stocking guards reduce mammal browsing in eucalypt plantations; New Forests: Journal of Biology, Biotechnology, and Management of Afforestation and Reforestation
Responses to mild water deficit and rewatering differ among secondary metabolites but are similar among provenances within Eucalyptus species; Tree Physiology
Selecting Eucalyptus nitens for resistance to marsupial herbivory; Australasian Forest Genetics Conference, Breeding for Wood Quality
Selection by mammalian herbivores on key eucalypt defenses and implications of plant heteroblasty; Gordons Research Conference on Plant Herbivore Interactions
Selection for anti-herbivore plant secondary metabolites: a Eucalyptus model system; the intergrative role of plant secondary metabolites in ecological systems
Short-term responses of native rodents to aggregated retention in old growth wet Eucalyptus forests; Forest Ecology and Management
Stability of genetic-based defensive chemistry across life stages in a Eucalyptus species; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Stability of plant defensive traits among populations in two Eucalyptus species under elevated carbon dioxide; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Stability of plant genetic influences on biotic interactions across varying abiotic and biotic environments; Insect-Plant Interactions 2011
Stability of plant genetic influences on biotic interactions across varying abiotic and biotic environments; SIP-14
Survival and recovery of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings from severe defoliation; Forest Ecology and Management
Technical report 195 TCFA research into alternatives to the use of 1080: Manipulating seedling palatability for non-lethal browsing management
The extended community-level effects of genetic variation in foliar wax chemistry in the forest tree Eucalyptus globulus; Journal of Chemical Ecology
The extended phenotype of Eucalyptus globulus; Australasian Forest Genetics Conference: Breeding for Wood Quality
The genetics of flammability in the eucalypt landscape; Ecological Society of Australia Meeting
The phenotypic and genetic basis of browsing resistance of Eucalyptus globulus to marsupial herbivores
The role of genetic and chemical variation of Pinus sylvestris seedlings in influencing slug herbivory; Oecologia
Variable patterns of inheritance of ecologically important plant secondary metabolites in an inter-specific eucalypt hybrid; Forest Ecology and Management
When ranges collide: evolutionary history, phylogenetic community interactions, global change factors, and range size differentially affect plant productivity; Advances in Ecological Research

Research Projects

13th International Congress of Ecology; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A Novel Tool for the Rapid Assessment of Hybrid Offspring between Exotic and Native Eucalypt Species; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Attendance/Travel - Gordon Research Conference California; CASS Foundation (Contributing to Australian Scholarship and Science) (CASSF)
Do All Possums Show the Same Aversions towards Genetically Resistant Seedling Stock?; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Does Aggregated Retention Provide Suitable Habitat for Mammal Conservation in Old Growth Forests?; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Does Aggregated Retention Provide Suitable Habitat For Mammal Conservation in Old Growth Forests?; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Eucalypt Genetic Impacts at the Community and Ecosystem Level; Australian Research Council (ARC)
From Genes to Ecosystems: Are there Biodiversity and Ecosystem Consequences of Genetic Divergence in Eucalyptus?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Genetic Impacts on Eucalypt Forest Biodiversity; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Gordon Research Conference: Plant Herbivore Interactions, California, February 2007; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Gordon's Research Conference on Plant-Herbivore Interactions 2010; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Impacts of An Alternative Logging Practice, Aggregated Retention, on Two Native Rodents; Trust of M.A. Ingram (INGRAM)
Linking Environmental Stress in Pine Plantations to Bark Stripping by Browsers and Fungal Attack: Developing Novel Options for Management; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Linking plant genetics and chemistry to maximise tree production in the softwood industry; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Manipulating Seedling Palatability for Non-Lethal Browsing Management; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Natural Plant Resistance Against Mammalian Herbivores; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Ontogenetic Effects on the Expression of Genetic Variation in Plant Defensive Chemistry: Implications for Resistance to Mammalian Herbivores; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Providing a genetic framework to enhance the success and benefits from forest restoration and carbon plantings in rural landscapes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of an ultra-performance liquid chromatograph-triple quadrupole mass spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Rising Star; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Selection and Deployment of Browsing Resistant Eucalyptus Globulus and Eucalyptus Nitens; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Breeding for resistance in Eucalyptus globulus to mammalian herbivores: the role of genetics and secondary plant chemistry.
Does a generalist invertebrate select for plant chemotype of P. sylvestris seedlings
Investigating natural plant resistance as a management tool
Plant resistance as a management tool against browsers
Selection on Pinus sylvestris
Vertebrate Pest Managment of the Gray Wolf

Research Candidate Supervision

Anti-Herbivore Strategies in Eucalyptus Globulus- The Effects of Genetics and Ontogeny on Resistance and Plant Compensation to Browsing
Browsing Resistence in Eucalyptus nitens
Effects of Hybridisation and Intraspecific Variation on Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Phtochemistry
Providing a Genetic Framework to Enhance the Success and Benefits from Forest Restoration and Carbon Plantings in Rural Landscapes
The Effect of Drought and a Changing Environment on Quantitative Traits in Eucalyptus Species and the Extended Consequences on Communities and Ecosystems
The effects of different forestry practices on two native rodent species, the swamp rat (Rattus lutreolus) and the long-tailed mouse (Pseudomys higginsi)
The Extended Genetic Effects of Eucalypts on Biodiversity and the Ecosystem