List of publications

Wooliver RC, Marion ZH, Peterson CR, Potts BM, Senior JK, Bailey JK, and Schweitzer JA (2017). Phylogeny is a powerful tool for predicting plant biomass responses to nitrogen enrichment. Ecology DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1896

Águas A, Larcombe MJ, Hugo Matias H, Deus E, Potts BM, Rego FC, Silva JS (2017) Understanding the naturalization of Eucalyptus globulus in Portugal: a comparison with Australian plantations . European Journal of Forest Research 136, 433-446 DOI 10.1007/s10342-017-1043-6

Steane DA, Potts BM, McLean EH, Collins L, Holland BR, Prober SM, Stock WD, Vaillancourt RE, Byrne M (2017) Genomic scans across three eucalypts suggest that adaptation to aridity is a genome-wide phenomenon. Genome Biology and Evolution 9: 253-265. (

Brunner, AM and Varkonyi-Gasic, E and Jones, RC, ‘Phase Change and Phenology in Trees’, Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics of Angiosperm Trees, Springer International Publishing, AT Groover and QCB Cronk (ed), Gewerbestrasse 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-48. ISBN 978-3-319-49329-9 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

Costa e Silva J, Potts BM, Gilmour AR and Kerr RJ (2017) Genetic-based interactions among tree neighbors: identification of the most influential neighbors, and estimation of correlations among direct and indirect genetic effects for leaf disease and growth in Eucalyptus globulus. Heredity 119: 125-135 doi:10.1038/hdy.2017.25

Pinkard EA, Lisson S, Bailey T, Davidson N, Worledge D, Potts BM (2017) Effects of clear polymer film on emergence and survival of direct sown native vegetation. Land Degradation & Development.  doi: 10.1002/ldr.2739.

Steane DA, McLean EH, Potts BM, Prober SM, Stock WD, Stylianou VM, Vaillancourt RE and Byrne M (2017) Evidence for adaptation and acclimation of Eucalyptus loxophleba along a climatic gradient. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Steane DA, Potts BM, McLean EH, Collins L, Holland BR, Prober SM, Stock WD, Vaillancourt RE and Byrne M (2017) Genomic scans across three eucalypts suggest that aridity adaptation is a genome-wide phenomenon. Genome Biology and Evolution 9:253-265. doi:  10.1093/gbe/evw290

Hamilton MG, Freeman JS, Blackburn DP, Downes GM, Pilbeam DJ, and Potts BM (2017). Independent lines of evidence for a relationship between acoustic wave velocity and kraft pulp yield in Eucalyptus globulus. Annals of Forest Science

Harrison PA, Vaillancourt REV, Harris RMB and Potts BM (2017) Integrating climate change and habitat fragmentation to identify candidate seed sources for ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology 25, 524-531.

McKiernan AB, Potts BM, Hovenden MJ, Brodribb TJ, Davies NW, Rodemann T, McAdam SAM, O’Reilly-Wapstra JM (2017) A water availability gradient reveals the deficit level required to affect traits in potted juvenile Eucalyptus globulus. Annals of Botany 119, 1043-1052.  (doi:10.1093/aob/mcw266)

Borzak CL, Potts BM, Barry KM, Pinkard LA & O’Reilly-Wapstra JM (2017) Genetic stability of physiological responses to defoliation in a eucalypt and altered chemical defence in regrowth foliage. Tree Physiology  doi:10.1093/treephys/tpw101.

Broadhurst L, Breed M, Lowe A, Bragg J, Catullo R, Coates D, Encinas-Viso F, Gellie N, James E, Krauss S, Potts BM,  Rossetto M, Shepherd M and Byrne M (2017) Genetic diversity and structure of the Australian flora.  Diversity & Distributions 23: 41-52(DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12505)

Butler JB, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM, Lee DJ, King GJ, Baten A, Shepherd M and Freeman JS (2016) Comparative genomics of Eucalyptus and Corymbia reveals low rates of genome structural rearrangement. BMC Genomics DOI 10.1186/s12864-017-3782-7

Borzak C, Potts BM, and O’Reilly-Wapstra J (2016) The survival and recovery of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings from severe defoliation. Forest Ecology and Management 379, 243 – 251.

Senior JK, Potts BM, Davies NW, Wooliver RC, Schweitzer JA Bailey JK, O’Reilly-Wapstra  JM  (2016) Phylogeny explains variation in the root chemistry of Eucalyptus species. Journal of Chemical Ecology 42, 1086-1097. DOI: 10.1007/s10886-016-0750-7

Gion J-M, Hudson CJ, Lesur I, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM, Freeman JS (2016). Genome-wide variation in recombination rate in Eucalyptus. BMC Genomics 17, 1-12 DOI:10.1186/s12864-016-2884-y (available here)

Jones RC, Nicolle D, Steane DA, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM (2016) High density, genome-wide markers and intra-specific replication yield an unprecedented phylogenetic reconstruction of a globally significant, speciose lineage of Eucalyptus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 105, 63-85. DOI 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.08.009

Prober SM, Potts BM,  Bailey T, Byrne M,  Dillon S,  Harrison PA,  Hoffmann AA , Jordan R, Mclean EH, Steane DA, Stock WD and Vaillancourt RE (2016) Climate adaptation and ecological restoration in eucalypts. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 128, 40-53. (available here)

Larcombe MJ, Potts BM, Jones RC, Steane DA, Costa e Silva JC, Vaillancourt RE (2016) Managing Australia’s eucalypt gene pools: assessing the risk of exotic gene flow. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 128, 25-39. (available here)

Larcombe MJ, Costa e Silva J, Tilyard P, Gore P and Potts BM (2016). On the persistence of reproductive barriers in Eucalyptus: the bridging of mechanical barriers to zygote formation by F1 hybrids, is counteracted by intrinsic post-zygotic incompatibilities. Annals of Botany DOI:10.1093/aob/mcw1115

Butler JB, Freeman JS, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM, Lee DJ, Pegg GS (2016) Evidence for different QTL underlying the immune and hypersensitive responses of Eucalyptus globulus to the rust Puccinia psidii. Tree Genetics and Genomes 12:39 DOI 10.1007/s11295-016-0987-x

Larcombe M, Barbour RC, Jones, RC, Vaillancourt RE and Potts BM (2016) Postmating barriers to hybridisation between an island’s native eucalypts and an introduced congener. Tree Genetics and Genomes 12: 26. DOI 10.1007/s11295-016-0979-x

Potts BM, Sandhu K, Wardlaw T, Freeman J, Li H, Tilyard P and Park RF (2016)   Evolutionary history shapes the susceptibility of an island tree flora to an exotic pathogen. Forest Ecology and Management 368: 183-193 ( )

McKiernan AB, Potts BM, Brodribb TJ, Hovenden MJ, Davies NW, McAdam SAM, Ross JJ, Rodemann T, O’Reilly-Wapstra JM (2016) Responses to mild water deficit and rewatering differ among secondary metabolites but are similar among provenances within Eucalyptus species. Tree Physiology 36, 133-147.

Gosney BJ, Potts BM, O’Reilly-Wapstra JM, Vaillancourt RE, Fitzgerald H, Davies NW, Freeman JS (2016) Genetic control of cuticular wax compounds in Eucalyptus globulus. New Phytologist 209: 202–215. doi: 10.1111/nph.13600.

Vega M, Hamilton M, Blackburn DP, McGaven RL, Baillères and Potts BM. (2016). Influence of site, storage and steaming on Eucalyptus nitens log-end splitting. Annals of Forest Science 73, 257-266. DOI 10.1007/s13595-015-0496-3

Gauli A, Vaillancourt RE, Bailey TG, Steane DA, Potts BM  (2015) Evidence for local climate adaptation in early-life traits of Tasmanian populations of Eucalyptus pauciflora. Tree Genetics & Genomes 11: 104.

Prober SM, Byrne M, McLean EH, Steane DA, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE, Stock WE (2015) Climate-adjusted provenancing: a strategy for climate-resilient ecological restoration. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00065.

Steane DA, Potts BM, McLean E, Collins L, Prober SM, Stock WD, Vaillancourt RE, Byrne M (2015) Genome wide scans reveal cryptic population structure in a dry-adapted eucalypt. Tree Genetics & Genomes 11: 33 DOI 10.1007/s11295-015-0864-z.

Larcombe M, Holland B, Steane DA, Jones, RC, Nicolle D, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM (2015) Patterns of reproductive isolation in Eucalyptus – a phylogenetic perspective. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32: 1833-1846.

Hudson CJ, Freeman JS, Myburg AA, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE  (2015) Genomic patterns of species diversity and divergence in Eucalyptus. New Phytologist 206: 1378–1390.