Genetics & Genomics

Conservation genomics and speciation in mountain katydids (Acripeza reticulata) Collaborator: Rob Lanfear, Australian National University Mountain katydids are a charismatic species of Australian orthopteran found across the high-country and from time-to-time in some lowlands across the entire east coast of Australia. This monotypic genus has a fragmented distribution from Cairns to Hobart and has never been taxonomically or genetically revised to determine whether it harbours several cryptic species. 

Conservation genomics and speciation in mountain katydids (Acripeza reticulata)

Collaborator: Rob Lanfear, Australian National University

Mountain katydids are a charismatic species of Australian orthopteran found across the high-country and from time-to-time in some lowlands across the entire east coast of Australia. This monotypic genus has a fragmented distribution from Cairns to Hobart and has never been taxonomically or genetically revised to determine whether it harbours several cryptic species. 

The search for functional loci in alpine and invasive grasshoppers Collaborator: Rachael Dudaniec Macquarie University.  We are aiming to understand the sensitivity of alpine grasshoppers to climate change by delving into their genome and searching for signatures of genetic loci under selection. (Image: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History)

The search for functional loci in alpine and invasive grasshoppers

Collaborator: Rachael Dudaniec Macquarie University. 

We are aiming to understand the sensitivity of alpine grasshoppers to climate change by delving into their genome and searching for signatures of genetic loci under selection.

(Image: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History)

Speciation in the mountains: phylogenomics of the alpine grasshopper genus Kosciuscola Collaborators: Rachel Slatyer University of Wisconsin, Nikolai Tatarnic Western Australian Museum and Hojun Song, Texas A&M Funded by the Hermon Slade Foundation, we are collaborating with Rachel Slatyer and Hojun Song on a project led by Nikolai Tatarnic, on the population genomics of Kosciuscola across their montane range. For more information you can visit our project's Hermon Slade website here.

Speciation in the mountains: phylogenomics of the alpine grasshopper genus Kosciuscola

Collaborators: Rachel Slatyer University of Wisconsin, Nikolai Tatarnic Western Australian Museum and Hojun Song, Texas A&M

Funded by the Hermon Slade Foundation, we are collaborating with Rachel Slatyer and Hojun Song on a project led by Nikolai Tatarnic, on the population genomics of Kosciuscola across their montane range. For more information you can visit our project's Hermon Slade website here.