Journal article

A collection of Australian Drosophila datasets on climate adaptation and species distributions

Sandra B Hangartner, Ary A Hoffmann, Ailie Smith, Philippa C Griffin

SCIENTIFIC DATA | NATURE RESEARCH | Published : 2015

Abstract

The Australian Drosophila Ecology and Evolution Resource (ADEER) collates Australian datasets on drosophilid flies, which are aimed at investigating questions around climate adaptation, species distribution limits and population genetics. Australian drosophilid species are diverse in climatic tolerance, geographic distribution and behaviour. Many species are restricted to the tropics, a few are temperate specialists, and some have broad distributions across climatic regions. Whereas some species show adaptability to climate changes through genetic and plastic changes, other species have limited adaptive capacity. This knowledge has been used to identify traits and genetic polymorphisms invol..

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This project is supported by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program. The project also acknowledges the support of the RDSI VicNode and NeCTAR UoM-Research Cloud Tools programs based at the University of Melbourne. We would also like to thank all the researchers that have contributed data to this collection: Professor Linda Partridge (University College London), John Oakeshott (CSIRO), Dr. Carla Sgro (Monash University), Dr. Shane McEvery (Australian Museum) and Professor James Stuart Flinton Barker (University of New England).