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Researcher: Jones, RC (Dr Rebecca Jones)

Research Fields

Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis
Biological Mathematics
Genome Structure and Regulation
Conservation and Biodiversity
Genomics
Forestry Management and Environment
Evolution of Developmental Systems
Developmental Genetics (incl. Sex Determination)
Plant Systematics and Taxonomy
Evolutionary Biology
Terrestrial Ecology
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Natural Resource Management
Plant Cell and Molecular Biology

Research Impact

Native Forests
Hardwood Plantations
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Harvesting and Transport of Forest Products
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments

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
Genetic control of flowering time in Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus; Tree Genetics & Genomes
Genetic control of heterochrony in Eucalyptus globulus; G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
Genetic diversity and mating system of an endangered tree Eucalyptus morrisbyi; Australian Journal of Botany
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
Multiple evolutionary processes drive the patterns of genetic differentiation in a forest tree species complex; Ecology and Evolution
Patterns of reproductive isolation in Eucalyptus - a phylogenetic perspective; Molecular Biology and Evolution
The floral transcriptome of Eucalyptus grandis; New Phytologist
The genome of Eucalyptus grandis; Nature
The impact of clonality on an endangered tree (Elaeocarpus williamsianus) in a fragmented rainforest; Biological Conservation

Research Publications

A comparative analysis of population structure of a forest tree, Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae), using microsatellite markers and quantitative traits; Tree Genetics & Genomes
A set of chloroplast microsatellite primers for Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae); Molecular Ecology Notes
Assessing a Bayesian approach for detecting exotic hybrids between plantation and native eucalypts; International Journal of Forestry Research
Assessing and managing the risk of gene flow from plantations into native eucalypts in Australia; CALM & Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority,
Consequences of rainforest fragmentation: a comparative genetic study on rare and common Elaeocarpus species; Dynamics and Conservation of Genetic Diversity in Forest Ecosystems
Conservation genetics of an endangered endemic, Eucalyptus morrisbyi; CALM & Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
Dispersal limitations, rather than bottlenecks or habitat specificity, can restrict the distribution of rare and endemic rainforest trees; American Journal of Botany
Effects of domestication on genetic diversity in Eucalyptus globulus; Forest Ecology and Management
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
Expression of a FLOWERING LOCUS T homologue is temporally associated with annual flower bud initiation in Eucalyptus globulus subsp. globulus (Myrtaceae); Australian Journal of Botany
Genetic control of flowering time in Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus; Tree Genetics & Genomes
Genetic control of heterochrony in Eucalyptus globulus; G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
Genetic differentiation among Australian and Southern Ocean populations of the ubiquitous coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi (Haptophyta); Phycologia
Genetic differentiation in spite of high gene flow in the dominant rainforest tree of southeastern Australia, Nothofagus cunninghamii; Heredity
Genetic diversity and mating system of an endangered tree Eucalyptus morrisbyi; Australian Journal of Botany
Genetic effects of rainforest fragmentation in an early successional tree (Elaeocarpus grandis); Heredity
Genetic gain optimisation in tree breeding (MATEPLAN) and deployment (SEEDPLAN)
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
Isolation of microsatellite loci from a rainforest tree, Elaeocarpus grandis (Elaeocarpaceae), and amplification across closely related taxa; Molecular Ecology Notes
Managing Australiaís 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 and morphological analysis of Eucalyptus globulus populations; Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Microsatellites for use in Nothofagus cunninghamii (Nothofagaceae) and related species; Molecular Ecology Notes
Molecular affinities of the Jeeralang population of Eucalyptus globulus; IUFRO International Symposium
Molecular evolution and genetic control of flowering in the Eucalyptus globulus species complex
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
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
Patterns of reproductive isolation in Eucalyptus - a phylogenetic perspective; Molecular Biology and Evolution
Phase Change and Phenology in Trees; Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics of Angiosperm Trees
Postmating barriers to hybridization between an islandís native eucalypts and an introduced congener; Tree Genetics and Genomes
Studying speciation in eucalypts through molecular analysis of intergrade populations of the Eucalyptus globulus species complex; 8th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology
The floral transcriptome of Eucalyptus grandis; New Phytologist
The genome of Eucalyptus grandis; Nature
The impact of clonality on an endangered tree (Elaeocarpus williamsianus) in a fragmented rainforest; Biological Conservation
The role of hybridisation in the evolution of eucalypts in south-eastern Australia; XVIII International Botanical Congress
To visit centres of Eucalyptus research to learn techniques for the analysis of the Eucalyptus genome sequence
Unravelling the evolutionary history of Eucalyptus cordata (Myrtaceae) using molecular markers; Australian Journal of Botany

Research Projects

Enhancing Conservation Strategies for the Critically Endangered Eucalyptus morrisbyi; Bjarne K Dahl Trust (BKDT)
MicroRNA Control of Vegetative Phase Change in Eucalyptus; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
To Visit Centres of Eucalyptus Research to Learn Techniques for the Analysis of the Eucalyptus Genome Sequence - UK, France, USA

Research Candidate Supervision

Evidence for Natural Selection acting on Genes Affecting Lignin and Cellulose Biosynthesis in Eucalyptus globulus
Understanding the Spatial and Environmental Structuring in the Gene Pool of Eucalyptus Ovata for Forest Restoration.