Foundation species play a role is establishing the bio-capacity of the ecosystem. Land use and climate change, along with invasive species, are degrading landscapes such that interventions of restoration or reconstruction are necessary to rebuild and enhance ecosystems.
What should be planted, where, and when? We have addressed these questions in Eucalyptus melliodora using landscape genomics, which models the current distribution of allelic variation across the geographic and previous environmental range. We can then model projections of genotype fit in future environments and select seed sources suitable for target restoration projects.
This approach has broad applicability including modeling global agriculture and aquacuture. The question of how to grow plants and manage landscapes under increased variability is being addressed through landscape phenomics.
Please visit the borevitzlab website for more information.
Hosted by the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, TEA Talks (Techniques in Evolutionary Analysis) are a monthly series of short workshops that introduce a range of current methods and analytical approaches in phylogenetics, bioinformatics and macroevolution.
We appreciate you taking the time to register (it's free) as it gives us an idea of who’s attending our TEA Talks, and the presenters some background on their audience.