FSP leader Olly Berry collaborated with colleagues at the University of Canberra to develop a new R software package “dartR” designed to ease the pain experienced by many when dealing with datasets up to three orders of magnitude larger than what was typical just a few years ago. A pre-print is available on the Molecular […]
Simon Jarman and colleagues have published a paper in Frontiers in Marine Science describing novel DNA meta-barcoding approaches to tracking the interactions between fishing fleets and iconic seabirds like albatrosses. Almost all of the world’s fisheries overlap spatially and temporally with foraging seabirds, with impacts that range from food supplementation (through scavenging behind vessels), to […]
FSP scientist, Simon Jarman and colleagues have published a review on the use of DNA methylation to measure age in wild organisms in Frontiers in Genetics. DNA methylation (DNAm) is a mechanism for regulating gene expression in animals and levels are known to change with age. Recent studies have used DNAm changes as a biomarker […]
Andrew Bissett, Project Leader for ‘Microbes and healthy waterways’, contributed to a recent publication in Nature Ecology and Evolution that investigated the legacy of past climates on the current distribution of soil microbial communities. Soil bacteria are the most abundant and diverse organisms on Earth. They support multiple ecosystem functions including litter decomposition, nutrient cycling, […]
Sea turtles are the most widely distributed group of reptile in the world. Many sea turtle populations are in decline and climate change is expected to exacerbate these declines because turtle eggs are vulnerable to high temperatures. But, it appears that some turtles carry genetic variants giving them different capacities to deal with temperature. In […]
Research by Environomics FSP scientist, Clare Holleley, features in the latest (June 14, 2017) issue of the prestigious journal Science Advances. Differential intron retention in Jumonji chromatin modifier genes is implicated in reptile temperature-dependent sex determination. Science Advances 3 (6). Read the paper here, and read the article in The Sydney Morning Herald here.