Adaptive radiation


The role of structural variation in adaptive variation

Collaborative project with David Bruy (IRD New Caledonia), Jerome Munzinger (IRD Marseille), Isabelle Henry (UC Davis), Lucas Comai (UC Davis), Takashi Akagi (Kyoto University), Barbara Turner (Boku Vienna). More details on our past research.

Project members from the University of Vienna: Teerna Saugata Khastgir, Katie Emelianova, Ovidiu Paun, Rose Samuel.

The project is currently funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), through a Stand-alone grant (P35275-B: The sources of diversity shaping adaptive radiation) and thorugh the Doctoral Programs at Centers of Excellence (Doktoratskollegs - DK), as part of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics. We also receive funding from a Marie Curie Intra-European Grant (EU Commission: StrucRadiation).


Samuel R, Dunagii S, Turner B, Munzinger J, Paun O, Barfuss MHJ, Chase MW. 2019. Systematics and evolution of the Old World Ebenaceae, a review with emphasis on the large genus Diospyros and its radiation in New Caledonia. Botanical Journal of the Linnenan Society 189: 99-114.

Paun O, Turner B, Trucchi E, Munzinger J, Chase MW, Samuel R. 2016. Processes driving the adaptive radiation of a tropical tree (Diospyros, Ebenaceae) in New Caledonia, a biodiversity hotspot. Systematic Biology 65: 212-217.

Turner B, Paun O, Munzinger J, Chase MW, Samuel R. 2016. Sequencing of whole plastid genomes and nuclear ribosomal DNA of Diospyros species (Ebenaceae) endemic to New Caledonia: many species, little divergence. Annals of Botany 117: 1175-1185.

Turner B, Paun O, Munzinger J, Duangjai S, Chase MW, Samuel R. 2013. Analyses of amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLP) indicate rapid radiation of Diospyros species (Ebenaceae) endemic to New Caledonia. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 269.