New approaches for pest control and maintaining healthy environments under climate change
Grant number: FL100100066 | Funding period: 2010 - 2016
Natural environments are rapidly changing due to climate and human population pressure, affecting food supply and natural heritage. Insects and other invertebrates perform essential services like pollination, pest control and soil turnover, and provide food for wildlife. These services are under threat, and ways of maintaining them and protecting biodiversity need to be developed. This project will identify the genetic and evolutionary mechanisms that insects use to deal with environmental changes and the processes that promote evolutionary resilience to safeguard environmental services. This should lead to guidelines for sustainable agricultural production and biodiversity protection in thr..View full description
Related publications (12)
Can high-throughput sequencing detect macroinvertebrate diversity for routine monitoring of an urban river?
Melissa E Carew, Claudette R Kellar, Vincent J Pettigrove, Ary A Hoffmann
Macroinvertebrate families identified through morphological examination have traditionally been used in routine assessment of fres..
Wolbachia Infections in Aedes aegypti Differ Markedly in Their Response to Cyclical Heat Stress
Perran A Ross, Itsanun Wiwatanaratanabutr, Jason K Axford, Vanessa L White, Nancy M Endersby-Harshman, Ary A Hoffmann
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria are currently being released for arbovirus suppression around the world...
Application of wMelPop Wolbachia Strain to Crash Local Populations of Aedes aegypti
Scott A Ritchie, Michael Townsend, Chris J Paton, Ashley G Callahan, Ary A Hoffmann
The endosymbiotic bacteria Wolbachia pipientis (wMel strain) has been successfully established in several populations of Aedes aeg..
Genomic evidence for role of inversion 3RP of Drosophila melanogaster in facilitating climate change adaptation
Rahul V Rane, Lea Rako, Martin Kapun, Siu F Lee, Ary A Hoffmann
Chromosomal inversion polymorphisms are common in animals and plants, and recent models suggest that alternative arrangements spre..
The Effect of Virus-Blocking Wolbachia on Male Competitiveness of the Dengue Vector Mosquito, Aedes aegypti
Michal Segoli, Ary A Hoffmann, Jane Lloyd, Gavin J Omodei, Scott A Ritchie
BACKGROUND: The bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia blocks the transmission of dengue virus by its vector mosquito Aedes aegypti, and..
Stability of the wMel Wolbachia Infection following Invasion into Aedes aegypti Populations
Ary A Hoffmann, Inaki Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Ashley G Callahan, Ben L Phillips, Katrina Billington, Jason K Axford, Brian Montgomery, Andrew P Turley, Scott L O'Neill
The wMel infection of Drosophila melanogaster was successfully transferred into Aedes aegypti mosquitoes where it has the potentia..
Microclimate modelling at macro scales: a test of a general microclimate model integrated with gridded continental-scale soil and weather data
Michael R Kearney, Alireza Shamakhy, Reid Tingley, David J Karoly, Ary A Hoffmann, Peter R Briggs, Warren P Porter
The microclimate experienced by organisms is determined by local weather conditions. Yet the environmental data available for pred..
Understanding niche shifts: using current and historical data to model the invasive redlegged earth mite, Halotydeus destructor
M HILL, AA Hoffmann, S Macfadyen, PA Umina, J Elith
Aim Niche conservatism is key to understanding species responses to environmental stress such as climate change or arriving in new..