Symposium: Hyperdiverse taxa

Patterns of diversification and trait evolution in Australian orchids.

Consolata Nanjala (James Cook University); Lalita Simpson (James Cook University); Mark Clements ((Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (Joint Venture between CSIRO and Parks Australia)); Heidi Zimmer ((Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (Joint Venture between CSIRO and Parks Australia)); Darren Crayn (James Cook University); Katharina Nargar (James Cook University & CSIRO). Orchidaceae are one …

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Taxonomy and systematics of the ‘backobourkiine’ spiders, a putative new subfamily of orb-weavers (Araneae, Araneidae).

Pedro de S. Castanheira (Murdoch University); Volker W. Framenau  (Murdoch University); Nikolaj Scharff (Natural History Museum of Denmark); Dimitar Dimitrov (University of Bergen); Abha Chopra (Murdoch University); Renner L. C. Baptista (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro). The spider family Araneidae includes medium-sized to large orb-weavers with generally vertical webs. A recent multi-gene molecular study supported …

Taxonomy and systematics of the ‘backobourkiine’ spiders, a putative new subfamily of orb-weavers (Araneae, Araneidae). Read More »

Taxonomy and systematics of the artoriine wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae): is Artoria monophyletic?

André W. do Prado (Murdoch University, Australia); Volker W. Framenau (Murdoch University, Australia), Cor J. Vink (Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, New Zealand); Luis N. Piacentini (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Argentina) & Renner L.C. Baptista (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). The genus Artoria currently represents the most speciose genus of wolf spiders in …

Taxonomy and systematics of the artoriine wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae): is Artoria monophyletic? Read More »

From phylogenomics to macroevolution: evolution across the adaptive landscape in a hyperdiverse beetle radiation.

Yun ‘Living’ Li (Australian National Insect Collection & Australian National University); Craig Moritz (Australian National University); Ian Brennan (Australian National University); Andreas Zwick (Australian National Insect Collection); James Nicholls (Australian National Insect Collection); Alicia Grealy (Australian National Herbarium); Adam Slipinski (Australian National Insect Collection). The extraordinary diversification of beetles on earth is a textbook example …

From phylogenomics to macroevolution: evolution across the adaptive landscape in a hyperdiverse beetle radiation. Read More »

Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Mesostoinae on Kangaroo Island using next generation sequencing (Braconidae: Mesostoinae).

Shannon P. Tetley (University of Adelaide); Erinn P. Fagan-Jeffries (University of Adelaide & South Australian Museum); Richard V. Glatz (University of Adelaide & South Australian Museum & D’Estrees Entomology and Science Services). The subfamily Mesostoinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) has historically been poorly understood, with challenging morphology and many poorly resolved phylogenies. There are six endemic Australian genera currently known, …

Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Mesostoinae on Kangaroo Island using next generation sequencing (Braconidae: Mesostoinae). Read More »

Combinatorial speciation and ongoing gene flow in Eucalyptus.

Rose Andrew (University of New England); Jasmine Janes (Vancouver Island University); Kevin Murray (Australian National University); Scott Ferguson (Australian National University); Justin Borevitz (Australian National University). Eucalypts are hard. It’s part of why we love them, and a great stimulus for animated discussions or friendly disagreements. Some of us hope to find the secrets of eucalypts …

Combinatorial speciation and ongoing gene flow in Eucalyptus. Read More »

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