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Researcher: Barbour, RC (Dr Robert Barbour)

Fields of Research

Genetics
Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Evolutionary biology
Terrestrial ecology
Forestry management and environment
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Fish pests and diseases
Plant biology
Gene mapping
Conservation and biodiversity
Environmental assessment and monitoring

Research Objectives

Hardwood plantations
Terrestrial biodiversity
Native forests
Softwood plantations
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Harvesting and transport of forest products
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Environmental education and awareness
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A community and ecosystem genetics approach to conservation biology and management; Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation and Management
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
Assessing and managing the risk of gene flow between plantations and native eucalypts in Australia; Forests in the Balance: Linking Tradition and Technology, XX11 IUFRO World Congress
Assessing and managing the risk of gene flow from plantations into native eucalypts in Australia; CALM & Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority,
Assessing the risk of exotic gene flow from Eucalyptus globulus plantations to native E. ovata forests; Forest Ecology and Management
Assessing the risk of pollen-mediated gene flow from exotic Eucalyptus globulus plantations into native eucalypt populations of Australia; Biological Conservation
Assessing the risk of pollen-mediated gene flow from planted eucalypts; Australian Forest Growers Biennial Conference
Biodiversity consequences of genetic variation in bark characteristics within a foundation tree species; Conservation Biology
Characterising the 'long arm' of the gene in Eucalyptus globulus: genetic impacts at the community and ecosystem levels; ESA 2008
Comparison of contemporary mating patterns in continuous and fragmented Eucalyptus globulus native forests; Molecular Ecology
Gene dispersal from Eucalyptus plantations; 19th Genetics Congress
Gene flow between introduced and native Eucalyptus species; New Forests
Gene flow between introduced and native Eucalyptus species: crossability of native Tasmanian species with exotic E. nitens; Australian Journal of Botany
Gene flow between introduced and native Eucalyptus species: Early-age selection limits invasive capacity of exotic E. ovata ◊ nitens F1 hybrids; Forest Ecology and Management
Gene flow between introduced and native Eucalyptus species: exotic hybrids are establishing in the wild; Australian Journal of Botany
Gene flow between introduced and native Eucalyptus species: Flowering asynchrony as a barrier to F1 hybridisation between exotic E. nitens and native Tasmanian Symphyomyrtus species; Forest Ecology and Management
Gene flow between introduced and native Eucalyptus species: morphological analysis of tri-species and backcross hybrids involving E. nitens; Silvae Genetica
Gene flow from Australia's eucalypt plantations; Australian Forest Growers Conference
Gene flow from introduced Eucalyptus plantations into native eucalypt species
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 ontogenetic variation in an endangered tree structures dependent arthropod and fungal communities; PLoS ONE
Genetic pollution from farm forestry using eucalypt species and hybrids
Hybridisation between plantation and native eucalypts in Tasmania; QFRI/CRC-SPF Symposium
Pollen dispersal from exotic eucalypt plantations; Conservation Genetics
Pollen-mediated gene flow from exotic Corymbia plantations into native Corymbia populations in Australia
Postmating barriers to hybridization between an islandís native eucalypts and an introduced congener; Tree Genetics and Genomes
Relative importance of tree genetics and microhabitat on macrofungal biodiversity on coarse woody debris; Oecologia
The extended phenotype of Eucalyptus globulus; Australasian Forest Genetics Conference: Breeding for Wood Quality
The potential for gene flow from exotic eucalypt plantations into Australia's rare native eucalypts; Forest Ecology and Management
The risk of pollen-mediated gene flow from exotic Corymbia plantations into native Corymbia populations in Australia; Forest Ecology and Management
TURNER REVIEW No. 6. Genetic pollution of native eucalypt gene pools-identifying the risks; Australian Journal of Botany
Will pollen-mediated gene flow from industrial Eucalyptus plantations impact on the genetic integrity of native eucalypt forests in Australia?; 'Old Forests, New Management': Sir Mark Oliphant Conference

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision