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Researcher: Worth, JRP (Dr James Worth)

Fields of Research

Biogeography and phylogeography
Genetics
Plant developmental and reproductive biology
Plant biology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Terrestrial ecology
Global change biology
Palaeoecology
Evolutionary biology
Speciation and extinction
Evolutionary impacts of climate change
Conservation and biodiversity

Research Objectives

Terrestrial biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Other environmental management
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments

Career Best Publications

Chloroplast evidence for geographic stasis of the Australian bird-dispersed shrub Tasmannia lanceolata (Winteraceae); Molecular Ecology
Development of 13 microsatellite loci in the spotted snow skink Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata: Scincidae) ; Conservation Genetic Resources
Low but structured chloroplast diversity in Atherosperma moschatum (Atherospermataceae) suggests bottlenecks in response to the Pleistocene glacials; Annals of Botany
Phylogeny and infrageneric classification of Correa Andrews (Rutaceae) on the basis of nuclear and chloroplast DNA; Plant Systematics and Evolution
The major Australian cool temperate rainforest tree Nothofagus cunninghamii withstood Pleistocene glacial aridity within multiple regions: evidence from the chloroplast; New Phytologist

Research Publications

Chloroplast evidence for geographic stasis of the Australian bird-dispersed shrub Tasmannia lanceolata (Winteraceae); Molecular Ecology
Climate oscillation during the Quaternary associated with landscape heterogeneity promoted allopatric lineage divergence of a temperate tree Kalopanax septemlobus (Araliaceae) in East Asia; Molecular Ecology
Conflict in outcomes for conservation based on population genetic diversity and genetic divergence approaches: a case study in the Japanese relictual conifer Sciadopitys verticillata (Sciadopityaceae); Conservation Genetics
Development of 13 microsatellite loci in the spotted snow skink Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata: Scincidae) ; Conservation Genetic Resources
Development of nuclear and mitochondrial microsatellite markers for the relictual conifer genus Athrotaxis (Cupressaceae); Conservation Genetics Resources
Development of nuclear microsatellite markers for the Tasmanian endemic conifer Diselma archeri Hook. F. (Cupressaceae); Conservation Genetics Resources
Environmental niche modelling fails to predict Last Glacial Maximum refugia: niche shifts, microrefugia or incorrect palaeoclimate estimates?; Global Ecology and Biogeography
Genetic differentiation in spite of high gene flow in the dominant rainforest tree of southeastern Australia, Nothofagus cunninghamii; Heredity
Low but structured chloroplast diversity in Atherosperma moschatum (Atherospermataceae) suggests bottlenecks in response to the Pleistocene glacials; Annals of Botany
Northern richness and southern poverty: contrasting genetic footprints of glacial refugia in the relictual tree Sciadopitys verticillata (Coniferales: Sciadopityaceae); Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Outcrossing rates and organelle inheritance estimated from two natural populations of the Japanese endemic conifer Sciadopitys verticillata; Journal of Plant Research
Palaeoendemic plants provide evidence for persistence of open, well-watered vegetation since the Cretaceous; Global Ecology and Biogeography
Phylogeny and infrageneric classification of Correa Andrews (Rutaceae) on the basis of nuclear and chloroplast DNA; Plant Systematics and Evolution
Range-wise chloroplast DNA phylogeographies of thee widespread Australian cool temperate rainforest plants
The major Australian cool temperate rainforest tree Nothofagus cunninghamii withstood Pleistocene glacial aridity within multiple regions: evidence from the chloroplast; New Phytologist
Whole range and regional-based ecological niche models predict differing exposure to 21st century climate change in the key cool temperate rainforest tree southern beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii); Austral Ecology

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision