School or Research Centre
School of Science / Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research
- Western Australian Marine Science Institution Dredging Science Node (funded some sample collection )
- ECU Industry Collaboration grant with Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions(funded sample collection and genetic analysis)
- Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project’s State Environmental Offsets Project and the Woodside-operated Pluto Project for the State Environmental Offsets Program administered by Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions. The Wheatstone Project is a joint venture between Australian subsidiaries of Chevron, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC), Woodside Petroleum Limited and Kyushu Electric Power Company, together with PE Wheatstone Pty Ltd (part owned by TEPCO) (funded sample collection and salary for Richard Evans to conduct research)
https://www.wamsi.org.au/dredging-science-node/dsn-reports Funded some sample collection
This dataset contains 80 SNP loci from 15 locations with 25-47 samples per locations. Each column contains data from two alleles. All genotyped samples are included. Prior to population genetic analysis clone mates were identified and removed.
Clonal diversity assessment is published in https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.02026
Research Activity Title
Resilience of seagrasses in tropical systems exposed to human impacts
Research Activity Description
The ability of marine communities to withstand and recover from natural disturbance and human impacts, defined as resilience, is dependent on the genetic diversity of, and migration among populations. Understanding these factors in marine species like seagrasses is essential for effective conservation and management, yet our understanding is generally poor. This project will examine genetic diversity and connectivity of two significant marine seagrass species across the NW of WA, an environment exposed to extreme events and with significant human development. This information will inform the spatial planning and management of marine parks and large-scale developments in this region, and internationally. The focal species are Halophila ovalis and Halodule uninervis.
Samples collected in the field, then DNA extracted and SNP developed for MassArray ® and analysed on the Typer v4.0 analysis software. The SNP’s were generated through a reduced-representation library using a ddRAD approach (double digest Restriction-site Associated DNA).
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Kathryn Margaret McMahon: email@example.com
McMahon, K. M., & Evans, R. (2020). SNP population genetic data for the seagrass Halodule uninervis from Pilbara region, Western Australia. . https://doi.org/10.25958/5f169750a40ac