Eucalypt genetic influences
14 September 2012
Eucalypt genetic influences: biotic interactions, extended effects and stability in variable environments
Dr Julianne O'Reilly Wapstra, School of Plant Science, The University of Tasmania. Host: A/Prof. Clare McArthur.
Genetic variation in traits of dominant tree species can influence biotic interactions and have extended community and ecosystem effects. This talk will bring together research on plant/herbivore interactions, quantitative and molecular genetics, community ecology and foliar secondary chemistry to examine the effects of genetic variation in eucalypts on associated biota. The persistent stability of these genetic effects under variable environmental conditions will also be discussed.
Location: DT Anderson Lecture Theatre, A08