Victorian Alpine Plot Network (Alpine Long Term Monitoring - Community Changes): Multi-taxa Phylogenomic Data, 2012–2013
|Title||Victorian Alpine Plot Network (Alpine Long Term Monitoring - Community Changes): Multi-taxa Phylogenomic Data, 2012–2013
|Alternate Title||Victorian Alpine Plot Network: Multi-taxa Phylogenomic Data Long Term Monitoring - Community Changes, 2012–2013
|Access Privileges||Long Term Ecological Research Network
|DOI - Digital Object Identifier||10.25911/5c0df29c2fc1f
|Brief Description||This study aims to investigate the phylogeographic history of Victorian Alpine plants using high-density genetic markers. Multi-taxa genomic data was compared to determine< common phylogeographic patterns and identify evolutionary processes shaping biodiversity. Spatial patterns of genetic structure were used to delineate evolutionary bioregions and refugia of high conservation value.
A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Victorian Alpine Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c133088bc5b9.
|Full Description||Abstract: Global change poses significant and urgent challenges for biodiversity conservation. Species persistence under a rapidly changing environment ultimately depends on abilities to disperse to favourable habitats or adapt in situ by plastic or evolutionary mechanisms. Conservation strategies preserving endemism and adaptive potential are critical.
This study aims to investigate the phylogeographic history of Victorian Alpine plants using high-density genetic markers. Multi-taxa genomic data was compared to determine common phylogeographic patterns and identify evolutionary processes shaping biodiversity. Spatial patterns of genetic structure were used to delineate evolutionary bioregions and refugia of high conservation value.
Life-history traits have seldom been explicitly within a landscape genetic framework. Spatial isolation is a key component of genetic structure for sessile organisms. This study demonstrates that life-history traits are primary drivers of inter-population connectivity and genetic structure. Differences across taxa impacted on patterns of genetic structure on fine spatial scales, while common patterns were observed at broad scales regardless of life-history
These findings complement other Australian Alpine genetic studies indicate that flora and fauna in Victorian Alps share a common genetic structure and phylogeographic history driven by unique processes. The geomorphology of the Victorian Alps has clearly driven the evolutionary trajectories of the native flora and fauna. This approach could inform evidence based conservation policy.
Previously undelineated cryptic species were revealed by this study highlighting limitations of traditional taxonomy and the utility of new approaches. This project demonstrates how genomic technologies can characterise evolutionary processes at landscape scales, and detect important patterns in at-risk ecosystems.
Sampling method: As per "Materials and Methods" section of the Honours thesis.
Study extent: Leaf tissue was collected over the summer 2012-2013, with additional sampling at Mount Stirling and Mount Howitt in October 2013. A summary of the spatial and taxonomic extent of the study can be found in the "Tables" section of the Honours thesis.
Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) supported by the Australian Government’s Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network (www.tern.org.au) – an Australian research infrastructure facility established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and Education Infrastructure Fund–Super Science Initiative through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
|Contact Address||University of Melbourne
Departments of Genetics and Zoology
Melbourne, VIC, 3010
|Contact Phone Number||+61 3 8344 2282
+61 2 9585 6051
+61 3 9479 2226
+61 3 9479 1230
+61 428 810 214
|Principal Investigator||Ary Hoffman
|Fields of Research||0604 - Genetics
|Keywords||GCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Vegetation
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Climate change
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Genetics
keyword:Evidence based conservation
Long Term Monitoring - Community Changes
Multi-taxa Phylogenomic Data
|Type of Research Activity||Strategic basic research
|Date of data creation||2018-10-22
|Year of data publication||2018
|Creator(s) for Citation||
|Publisher for Citation||Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
|Other Related Identifiers||MorphoId:ltern7.118
|Access Rights||Please contact the data owner (Nick Bell) directly for the raw data.
|Access Rights Type||Open
|Rights held in and over the data||Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-4_0 is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at http://creativecommons.org.au/licences.
|Licence Type||CC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
|Licence||LTERN Deed: 7
Date of execution: 2016-10-10
|Data Management Plan||No
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
- hasAssociationWith: Victorian Alpine Plot Network: Victoria's Bogong High Plains and other high plains and mountain summits data packages, 1940-2018 [anudc:5556]
- hasAssociationWith: Nick Bell [anudc:5611]
- hasAssociationWith: Dr John Morgan [anudc:5596]
- hasAssociationWith: Ary Hoffmann [anudc:5563]
- hasAssociationWith: Adam Miller [anudc:5560]
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