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Research
  • Molecular phylogenetics and systematics of plants
  • Divergence dating and historical biogeography
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • High-throughput sequencing technologies
  • Evolution of Australian Orchids
Experience
  • 2015 to present - Postdoctoral Researcher, Australian Tropical Herbarium (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2013 to 2015 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Freie University Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2012 to 2013 - Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany)
  • 2009 to 2012 - PhD Student, Ludwig-Maximilians University (Munich, Germany)
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Department of the Environment and Energy - National Taxonomy Research Grant program

Integrating phylogenomics and taxonomy ? resolving the complex evolution of the Donkey Orchids (Diuris) for the Flora of Australia

Indicative Funding
$270,000 over 3 years
Summary
This study aims to unravel the complex relationships in the Australian orchid genus Diuris for a well-founded treatment in the Flora of Australia. Evolutionary relationships of Diuris will be reconstructed at subgeneric, sectional and interspecific levels based on data set from the plastid and nuclear genomes. Population genomic analysis of two species complexes will allow for clarifying species delimitations and re-assessing the conservation status of threatened Diuris species. The taxonomic utility of morphological characters will be evaluated and improved identification keys and revised taxonomic concepts for Diuris generated for a revised treatment of the genus in the Flora of Australia.
Investigators
Lars Nauheimer, Darren Crayn, Mark Clements and Katharina Nargar (Division of Tropical Environments & Societies, College of Science & Engineering and Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation)
Keywords
Diuris (Orchidaceae); Next generation sequencing; Hybridization; Phylogenetics; Species delimitation; Target capture

Australasian Systematic Botany Society - Marlies Eichler Postdoctoral Fellowship

Phylogenomics and Taxonomy of the Donkey Orchids (Diuris, Orchidaceae)

Indicative Funding
$19,424 over 2 years
Summary
This study aims to unravel the complex relationships in the Australian orchid genus Diuris for a well-founded treatment in the Flora of Australia. Evolutionary relationships of Diuris will be reconstructed at subgeneric, sectional and interspecific levels based on data set from the plastid and nuclear genomes. Population genomic analysis of two sections will allow for clarifying species delimitations and re-assessing the conservation status of threatened Diuris species. The taxonomic utility of morphological characters will be evaluated and improved identification keys and revised taxonomic concepts for Diuris generated for a revised treatment of the genus in the Flora of Australia.
Investigators
Lars Nauheimer, Katharina Nargar and Mark Clements (Division of Tropical Environments & Societies and Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation)
Keywords
Diuris (Orchidaceae); Next generation sequencing; Hybridization; Phylogenetics; Species delimitation; Target capture

Australian Orchid Foundation - Research Grant

Disentangling evolutionary relationships in the Thelymitra pauciflora/nuda species complex using next-generation sequencing

Indicative Funding
$3,570
Summary
The sun orchids (Thelymitra) are with ~118 species a diverse orchid genus with centre of diversity in Australia. Despite considerable taxonomic work over the past two decades, evolutionary relationships and species delimitation within Thelymitra are still poorly understood. Even molecular phylogenetics using several loci could not resolve most species complexes within the genus, of which the pauciflora/nuda complex is the biggest one, comprising almost half of the genus diversity. This project aims to apply RAD sequencing, a recently developed next generation sequencing method, to unravel the relationships of this complex and improve the taxonomy and systematics of the sun orchids.
Investigators
Lars Nauheimer in collaboration with Katharina Schulte and Mark Clements (Division of Tropical Environments & Societies and Centre for Australian National Biodiversity)
Keywords
Thelymitra; Orchidaceae; Next Generation Sequencing; Genomics; Phylogeny; RADseq
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