Publications resulting from CBA funding


CBA Activity

Paul M Oliver, Andrew F Hugall, Audrey Prasteya, Alex Slavenko, Sabin Zahirovic, Oligo-Miocene radiation within South-west Pacific arc terranes underpinned repeated upstream continental dispersals in pigeons (Columbiformes), Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2023; blad003,

Synthesis Group: Crossing Lines: a new synthesis on Asian, Melanesian and Australian biotic exchange

Sharpe, Lynda & Prober, Suzanne & Gardner, Janet. 2022. In the Hot Seat: Behavioural Change and Old-Growth Trees Underpin an Australian Songbird’s Response to Extreme Heat. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 10. 10.3389/fevo.2022.813567.

Ignition Project: Using data on avian performance to enhance Mallee restoration under climate change

Campbell, C. D., Gleeson, D. M., Furlan, E. M., Muirhead, K. A., & Caron, V. 2022. Detection of a cryptic terrestrial insect using novel eDNA collection techniques. Environmental DNA, 4,  820– 829. h t t p s : //d o i .org/10.1002/edn3.295

Ignition Project: eDNA: The next frontier of pest and biological control detection in agriculture

Ashman Lauren G., Hartley Diana, Jin Mengjie, Rowell David M., Teasdale Luisa, Ślipiński Adam, Zwick Andreas. 2022. Rhytiphora: a phylogenetic and morphological study of Australia’s largest longhorn beetle genus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Invertebrate Systematics 36, 493-505. doi:10.1071/IS21071;

Ignition Project: Phylogeny of the longhorn beetle genus Rhytiphora (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Ashman, L.G., Shin, S., Zwick, A., Ślipiński, A. and McKenna, D.D. 2022. The first phylogeny of Australasian Lamiinae longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) reveals poor tribal classification and a complex biogeographic history. Syst Entomol, 47: 213-230.

Ignition Project: Phylogeny of the longhorn beetle genus Rhytiphora (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Hua, X., Cardillo, M., & Bromham, L. 2022. Adapting to extremes: Reconstructing evolution in response to changing climate over time and space in the diverse Australian plant genus Acacia. Journal of Biogeography, 49, 727–738.

Ignition Project: Developing new methods for using distribution data to identify taxa that can tolerate extreme conditions

Semple, T. L., Vidal-García, M., Tatarnic, N. J., & Peakall, R. 2021. Evolution of reproductive structures for in-flight mating in thynnine wasps (Hymenoptera: Thynnidae: Thynninae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 34, 1406–1422.

Ignition Project: Tackling the unknown – a next-generation phylogenetics approach to explore the immense diversity of Australian thynnine wasps (Tiphiidae: Thynninae)

Camac, J. S., Umbers, K. D. L., Morgan, J. W., Geange, S. R., Hanea, A., Slatyer, R. A., McDougall, K. L., Venn, S. E., Vesk, P. A., Hoffmann, A. A., & Nicotra, A. B. 2021. Predicting species and community responses to global change using structured expert judgement: An Australian mountain ecosystems case study. Global Change Biology, 27, 4420– 4434.

Synthesis Group: Using expert elicitation to identify impacts of climate change on Australia’s alpine animals

Frankham, R. 2021. Suggested improvements to proposed genetic indicator for CBD. Conservation Genetics 22, 531–532.

Laikre, L. et al. 2021. Authors’ Reply to Letter to the Editor: Continued improvement to genetic diversity indicator for CBD. Conservation Genetics

Workshop: Genetic Diversity: Australian Indicators (G’DAI) Forum

Catullo, R. et al. 2021. Benchmarking Taxonomic and Genetic Diversity After the Fact: Lessons Learned From the Catastrophic 2019–2020 Australian Bushfires Front. Ecol. Evol. 9: 292.

Workshop: Spatial genetics in fire-ground fauna

Forbes, O., et al. 2021. Bayesian spatio-temporal modelling to assess the role of extreme weather, land use change and socio-economic trends on cryptosporidiosis in Australia, 2001–2018. Science of The Total Environment,

Ignition Project: Biodiversity change: A risk factor for human health?


Grealy, A., et al. 2021. Genetic barcoding of museum eggshell improves data integrity of avian biological collections. Sci Rep 11, 1605.

Ignition Project: Barcoding and capture-based approaches for eggshell genomics to improve biodiversity assessment in Australian birds

Joyce, Elizabeth & Thiele, Kevin & Slik, Ferry & Crayn, Darren. 2021. Plants will cross the lines: climate and available land mass are the major determinants of phytogeographical patterns in the Sunda-Sahul Convergence Zone. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 1-14. 10.1093/biolinnean/blaa194/6040689.

Synthesis Group: Crossing Lines: a new synthesis on Asian, Melanesian and Australian biotic exchange

von Takach Dukai, B., Peakall, R., Lindenmayer, D.B. et al. 2020. The influence of fire and silvicultural practices on the landscape-scale genetic structure of an Australian foundation tree species. Conserv Genet 21, 231–246.

Ignition Project: Genetic and demographic impacts of contemporary disturbance regimes in Mountain Ash forests

Castelli, M., et al. 2020. Evolving thermal thresholds explain the distribution of temperature sex reversal in an Australian dragon lizard. Divers Distrib.; 27: 427– 438.

Ignition Project: Biogeography of sex reversal and the effects of climate change on reptile sex determination

Shanmuganandam, S., et al. 2020. Uncovering the microbiome of invasive sympatric European brown hares and European rabbits in Australia. PeerJ doi: 10.7717/peerj.9564

Ignition Project: Uncovering the hare microbiome

Apirajkamol, N(B), et al. 2020. Oxidative stress delays development and alters gene expression in the agricultural pest moth, Helicoverpa armigera. Ecol Evol. 10: 5680– 5693.

Student Project: Telomere length as a biomarker for stress in an Australian pest moth

Stevens, A.V., Nicotra, A.B., Godfree, R.C. and Guja, L.K. (2020), Polyploidy affects the seed, dormancy and seedling characteristics of a perennial grass, conferring an advantage in stressful climates. Plant Biol J, 22: 500-513.

Student Project: Lydia Guja, Robert Godfree, CSIRO; Adrienne Nicotra, Amelia Stevens (RSB Hons student), ANU

Tallowin, OJS, et al. 2019. The other side of the Sahulian coin: biogeography and evolution of Melanesian forest dragons (Agamidae), Biological Journal of the Linnean Society,129: 99–113,

Ignition Project: Curating spatial data to understand patterns and processes shaping biodiversity in New Guinea

Ceccaroni, L. et. al. 2019. Opportunities and Risks for Citizen Science in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice. 4.

Workshop: Citizen science and biodiversity in the age of artificial intelligence

Bowd, E., et al. 2019. Long-term impacts of wildfire and logging on forest soils. Nature Geosci 12, 113-118.

Student Project: The Untold Story of Underground Communities: Fungi and Soil Seed-banks in Mountain Ash forests

Dinnage, R. et al. 2019. Larger plants promote a greater diversity of symbiotic nitrogen‐fixing soil bacteria associated with an Australian endemic legume. Journal of Ecology

Ignition Project: Environmental drivers of Acacia-associated symbiotic microbe diversity

Catullo, Renae & Morgan, MJ & Piggott, Maxine & Alford, Ross. 2018. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis surveys from the savannah regions of Northern and Central Queensland, Australia. Herpetological Review. 49. 41-44.

Ignition Project: Investigating the effects of diversity, distribution and chytrid load on Uperoleia frog skin microbial communities

Moon, K., et al. 2018. Penguin ectoparasite panmixia suggests frequent extensive host movement within a colony. The Auk 135:657-668. doi: 10.1642/AUK-17-226.1

Student Project: Penguin ectoparasites of the Southern Hemisphere

Supple, M., et al. 2018. Landscape genomic prediction for restoration of a Eucalyptus foundation species under climate change. eLife 7:e31835 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.31835

Ignition Project: How local is local? Landscape genomics in Yellow box

McElroy, K., et al. 2018. Mitogenomic and nuclear diversity in the Mulga Parrot of the Australian arid zone: cryptic subspecies and tests for selection, Emu - Austral Ornithology, 118:1, 22-35, DOI: 10.1080/01584197.2017.1411765

Ignition Project: Bill adaptation in parrots: finding loci involved in surface area increases by integrating morphometrics with Next Gen Sequencing

Schmidt-Lebuhn, et al. 2017. Species trees from consensus single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data: Testing phylogenetic approaches with simulated and empirical data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 116: 192-201

Ignition Project: Evolutionary processes in Billy buttons

Bourke, G., et al. 2017. Systematics of a small Gehyra (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Einasleigh Uplands, Queensland: description of a new range restricted species. Zootaxa 4231(1):0850-099

Ignition Project: Species discovery and refugia in the monsoonal tropics

Gardner, J., et al. 2016. Spatial variation in avian bill size is associated with humidity in summer among Australian passerines. Climate Change Responses 3:11

Ignition Project: Effects of climate change on avian morphology

Ens, E., et al. 2016. Putting indigenous conservation policy into practice delivers biodiversity and cultural benefits. Biodiversity and Conservation 25: 2889

Project: ALA Two-way Indigenous Engagement Case Study

Bragg, J.G., et al. 2015. Genomic variation across landscapes: insights and applications. New Phytol, 207: 953-967.

Ignition Project: How local is local? Landscape genomics in Yellow box

Louys, J., et al. 2014. Rewilding the tropics, and other conservation translocations strategies in the tropical Asia-Pacific region. Ecology and Evolution 4(22): 4380-4398

Ignition Project: Palaeoecological indicators of biodiversity change through time