WHEN IS HYBRIDISATION HELPFUL OR HARMFUL TO INVADERS?
Grant number: DP180102531 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021
This project aims to determine the role of hybridisation during biological invasions. Hybridisation has been thought to aid invasion by introducing genetic novelty, but traditional approaches have been ineffective at evaluating alternatives. The project will capitalise on replicate hybrid zones of the same species, apply new methods on an expansive genomic dataset, and develop novel simulations to resolve how hybridisation and colonisation interact. The methods and knowledge acquired through this research will be valuable for a range of applications, from biosecurity to conservation management.
Related publications (2)
Pollen competition in hybridizing Cakile species: How does a latecomer win the race?
Tara Jalali, Hanna S Rosinger, Kathryn A Hodgins, Alexandre J Fournier-Level
PREMISE: Hybridization between cross-compatible species depends on the extent of competition between alternative mates. Even if st..
The tip of the iceberg: Genome wide marker analysis reveals hidden hybridization during invasion
Hanna S Rosinger, Armando M Geraldes, Kristin A Nurkowski, Paul Battlay, Roger D Cousens, Loren H Rieseberg, Kathryn A Hodgins
Biological invasions are accelerating, and invasive species can have large economic impacts as well as severe consequences for bio..