- PhD student
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- Population genetics
- Conservation genetics
- Seed and pollen dispersal.
Completed a Bachelor of Conservation and Biology Management degree from The University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2008.
In 2008 was awarded first class honours with a project entitled 'Delineation of genetic provenance in Persoonia longifolia: seed sourcing for ecological restoration'.
Title: Plant density effects on dispersal and genetic structure for two co-occurring Persoonia species.
University: School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia
Supervisors: Prof. Siegy Krauss, Prof Michael Moody and Dr Paul Nevill
Description: Species and populations vary in the number of individuals per unit area, and this variation can have significant consequences for genetic variation, seed and pollen dispersal, and realized mating patterns. Microsatellite markers will be used to identify levels of genetic variation within and among populations of two co-occurring endemic Persoonia species (P. longifolia and P. elliptica) with markedly different patterns of density. Persoonia longifolia exists in the Darling Range Jarrah forest in populations of moderate sizes and relatively high densities, while P. elliptica occurs largely as isolated trees in populations of very low densities.
With the aid of floral visitor surveys and paternity assignment, a detailed analysis of realised mating patterns and the factors influencing reproductive success. Using these molecular markers and population assignment approaches, I will assess and compare realized patterns of long-distance seed dispersal in these species. By comparing mating and dispersal patterns and genetic variation, I will assess why these two closely related species have such different distributions, and address the consequences for ecological restoration and the management and conservation of native plant populations.
Stingemore, J. 2011. Who’s spreading the snottygobble? For People & Plants. Issue 73: 18-19.
Krauss, S., Sinclair, L., Stingemore, J. and Hufford, K. 2010. A practical genetic contribution towards best-practice seed-sourcing guidelines for ecological restoration. Australasian Plant Conservation 19(3): 23-24.