List of publications

Healey AL, Shepherd M, King GJ, Baten A, Butler J, Freeman JS, Lee D, Potts BM,  Jenkins J, Lovell JT, Sreedasyam A, Grimwood J, Furtado A, Grattapaglia D, da Silva Junior OB, Barry KW, Shu S, Simmons B, Schmutz J, Vaillancourt RE and Henry RJ. (2021) Pests, diseases, and aridity have shaped the genome of Corymbia citriodora. Communications Biology 4, 537  link

Ahrens, C. W., R. Jordan, J. Bragg, P. A. Harrison, T. Hopley, H. Bothwell, K. Murray, D. A. Steane, J. W. Whale, M. Byrne, R. Andrew, and P. D. Rymer. (2021) Regarding the F-word: The effects of data filtering on inferred genotype-environment associations. Molecular Ecology Resources

Yong, WTL, Ades PK, Runa FA, Bossinger G, Sandhu KS, Potts BM, Tibbits JFG (2021) Genome-wide association study of myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii) resistance in Eucalyptus obliqua (subgenus Eucalyptus) Tree Genetics and Genomes 17, Article No. 31  link

Camarretta N, Peter Harrison P, Lucieer A, Potts B,  Davidson N and Hunt M (2021) Handheld laser scanning detects spatiotemporal differences in the
development of structural traits among species in restoration plantings. Remote Sensing 13(9), 1706.

Vega M, Harrison PA, Hamilton M, Musk R, Adams, P, Potts B (2021) Modelling wood property variation among Tasmanian Eucalyptus nitens plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 491:119203  link

Rocha-Sepulveda MF, Williams D, Vega M,  Harrison PA, Vaillancourt RE and Potts BM (2021) Genetic variation of microfibril angle and its relationship with solid wood and pulpwood traits in two progeny trials of Eucalyptus nitens in Tasmania. Holzforschung

Gosney B, O’Reilly-Wapstra J, Forster L, Whiteley C and Potts BM (2021) Consistent community genetic effects in the context of strong environmental and temporal variation in Eucalyptus. Oikos 195,  367–382

Vega M, Hamilton M, Downes G, Harrison PA, Potts B (2020) Radial variation in modulus of elasticity, microfibril angle and wood density of veneer logs from plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens. Annals of Forest 77, 65.

Nickolas H, Williams D, Downes G, Harrison PA, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM (2020) Application of resistance drilling to genetic studies of growth, wood basic density and bark thickness in Eucalyptus globulus. Australian Forestry DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2020.1808276

Costa e Silva J, Potts BM and Harrison PA (2020) Population divergence along a genetic line of least resistance in the tree species Eucalyptus globulus. Genes 11, 1095

Camarretta N, Peter Harrison P, Lucieer A, Potts B,  Davidson N, Hunt M (2020) From drones to phenotype: Using UAV-LiDAR to detect species and
provenance variation in tree productivity and structure. Remote Sensing 12, 3184; doi:10.3390/rs12193184

Jellinek, S., P. A. Harrison, J. Tuck, and T. Te. (2020) Replanting agricultural landscapes: how well do plants survive after habitat restoration? Restoration Ecology 28:1454-1463.

Breed, M. F., P. A. Harrison, C. Blyth, M. Byrne, V. Gaget, N. J. C. Gellie, S. V. C. Groom, R. Hodgson, J. G. Mills, T. A. A. Prowse, D. A. Steane, and J. J. Mohr. (2019) The potential of genomics for restoring ecosystems and biodiversity. Nature Reviews Genetics 20:615-628.

Costa e Silva, J, Potts B, Peter A. Harrison PA, and Bailey T (2019) Temperature and rainfall are separate agents of selection shaping population differentiation in a forest tree. Forests 10, Article Number: 1145

Camarretta NC, Harrison P, Bailey T, Davidson N, Lucieer A, Hunt M, Potts B (2020) Stability of species and provenance performance when translocated into different community assemblages. Restoration Ecology doi: 10.1111/rec.13098

Camarretta N, Bailey T, Lucieer A, Potts B, Davidson N, Hunt M (2019) Monitoring forest structure to guide adaptive management of forest restoration: a review of remote sensing approaches. New Forests

Nereu M, Silva JS, Deus E, Nunes M and Potts B (2019) The effect of management operations on the demography of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings. Forest Ecology and Management Volume 453, 1 December 2019, 117630

Nickolas H, Williams D, Downes G, Tilyard P, Harrison PA, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM (2019) Genetic correlations among pulpwood and solid-wood selection traits in Eucalyptus globulus. New Forests

Butler JB, Potts BM, Freeman JS, Vaillancourt RE, Lee DJ, Pegg GS and Freeman JS (2019) Independent QTL underlie resistance to the native pathogen Quambalaria pitereka and the exotic pathogen Austropuccinia psidii in Corymbia. Tree Genetics & Genomes 15: 72.

Ammitzboll H, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM, Harrison P, Brodbribb T, Sussmilch F.  and Freeman J (2019). Independent genetic control of drought resistance, recovery and growth of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings. Plant, Cell & Environment

Griffin AR, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE and Bell JC (2019) Life cycle expression of inbreeding depression in Eucalyptus regnans and inter-generational stability of its mixed mating system. Annals of Botany 124(1):179-187 (PDF)

Yong, WTL, Ades PK, Bossinger G, Runa FA, Sandhu KS, Potts BM, Tibbits JFG (2019) Geographical patterns of variation in susceptibility of Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus obliqua to myrtle rust disease. Tree Genetics & Genomes 15:31

Nickolas H, Harrison PA, Tilyard P, Vaillancourt RE and Potts BM. (2019). Inbreeding depression and differential maladaptation shape the fitness trajectory of two co-occurring Eucalyptus species. Annals of Forest Science 76: 10.   doi:10.1007/s13595-018-0796-5

Freeman JS, Hamilton MG, Lee DJ, Pegg GS, Brawner JT, Tilyard PA and Potts BM (2018) Comparison of host susceptibilities to native and exotic pathogens provides evidence for pathogen imposed selection in forest trees. New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/nph.15557

Senior JK, Wooliver RC, O’Reilly-Wapstra  JM, Potts BM, Bailey JK, Schweitzer JA (2018) Phylogenetic trait conservatism predicts patterns of plant-soil feedback. Ecosphere 9(1) Article e02409.

Downes GM,  Lausberg M, Potts  B, Pilbeam D, Bird M,  Bradshaw B. (2018) Application of the IML Resistograph to the infield measurement of basic density in plantation eucalypts. Australian Forestry 81, 177-185.

Nicolle D, Jones RC (2018) A revised classification for the predominantly eastern Australian Eucalyptus sections Maidenaria, Exsertaria, Latoangulatae and related smaller sections (Myrtaceae). Telopea 21, 129-145.

Ammitzboll H, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM, Freeman J (2018). Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for intumescence severity in Eucalyptus globulus and validation of QTL detection based on phenotyping using open-pollinated families of a mapping population. Plant Disease

Wooliver RC, Senior JK, Potts BM, Van Nuland M, Bailey JK, and Schweitzer JA (2018) Soil fungi underlie phylogenetic pattern in plant responses to nitrogen enrichment. Journal of Ecology  2018: 1–15. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12983

Senior JK, O’Reilly-Wapstra JM, Bailey JK, Schweitzer JA and Potts BM (2018) Forest fire may disrupt plant-soil feedbacks. Plant Ecology

Butler JB, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM, Lee DJ, King GJ, Baten A, Shepherd M and Freeman JS (2017) Comparative genomics of Eucalyptus and Corymbia reveals low rates of genome structural rearrangement. BMC Genomics 18, 397 DOI 10.1186/s12864-017-3782-7

Smith AH, Potts BM, Pinkard EA, Ratkowsky DA & Mohammed CL (2017) Association of Eucalyptus globulus leaf anatomy with susceptibility to Teratosphaeria leaf disease. Forest Pathology    DOI: 10.1111/efp.12395

Costa J, Vaillancourt RE, Steane DA, Jones RC, Marques C (2017) Microsatellite analysis of population structure in Eucalyptus globulus. Genome 60 (9), 1-8.

Gosney B, O’Reilly-Wapstra J, Forster L, Whiteley C and Potts B. (2017) The extended community-level effects of genetic variation in foliar wax chemistry in the forest tree, Eucalyptus globulus. Journal of Chemical Ecology 43, 532-542. doi: 10.1007/s10886-017-0849-5

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 98, 2120-2132. (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 28, 2137-2145.

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 121, 484-500

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 74, 1

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 EA, O’Reilly-Wapstra JM (2017) Genetic stability of physiological responses to defoliation in a eucalypt and altered chemical defence in regrowth foliage. Tree Physiology 37, 220-235.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 (1), 41-52 (DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12505)

Butler JB, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM, Lee DJ, King GJ, Baten A, Shepherd M and Freeman JS (2017) Comparative genomics of Eucalyptus and Corymbia reveals low rates of genome structural rearrangement. BMC Genomics 18, 397 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.