Combined Analyses of Phenotype, Genotype and Climate Implicate Local Adaptation as a Driver of Diversity inEucalyptus microcarpa(Grey Box)
Rebecca Jordan, Suzanne M Prober, Ary A Hoffmann, Shannon K Dillon
Forests | MDPI | Published : 2020
Trees are a keystone species in many ecosystems and a critical component of ecological restoration. Understanding their capacity to respond to climate change is essential for conserving biodiversity and determining appropriate restoration seed sources. Patterns of local adaptation to climate between populations within a species can inform such conservation decisions and are often investigated from either a quantitative trait or molecular genetic basis. Here, we present findings from a combined analysis of phenotype (quantitative genetic analysis), genotype (single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) trait associations), and climate associations. We draw on the strength of this combined approach to..View full abstract
This study was funded by a CSIRO Julius Award (SMP), the Australian Department of Environment and Energy (SMP), Science and Industry Endowment Fund (AAH), Australian Postgraduate Award (RJ), Eucalypt Australia (RJ, AAH, SMP, SKD), Australian Flora Foundation (RJ, AAH, SMP, SKD), and Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (RJ).