Professor Andrew Lowe

Andrew Lowe
Chair in Plant Conservation Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Professor Andrew Lowe is Chair of Plant Conservation Biology and Deputy Dean of Partnerships and Collaboration in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide. He is also Principal Advisor:- Biodiversity Research Partnerships for the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

He leads a number of national and regional research programs, including the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) for which he is Associate Science Director, and established the Transects for Environmental Monitoring and Decision-making (TREND) program.

His research aims to develop and apply ecological and genomic analyses, to understand, monitor and better manage biodiversity, particularly adaptation in the face of the anthropogenic threats of habitat fragmentation, invasive species and climate change.

He also has experience commercializing research, and is Chief Scientific Office of Double Helix Tracking Technologies, a Bioknowledge startup headquartered in Singapore that uses DNA tools to eliminate illegally logged timber from global supply chains.

At the University, Prof Lowe leads a group of 40 scientists, has leveraged over $100M funding over the last 10 years and has published over 200 scientific publications.

He has collaborated with over 300 researchers (as evidenced by joint publications, funded projects or student supervision), from nearly 100 institutes and 30 countries.

He is passionate about communicating science to a general audience, particularly on the threats and solutions to biodiversity pressures, and used these skills to the full during a recent term as Acting Director of the South Australian Museum.

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Professor Andrew Lowe

Professor Andrew Lowe is Chair of Plant Conservation Biology and Deputy Dean of Partnerships and Collaboration in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide. He is also Principal Advisor:- Biodiversity Research Partnerships for the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

He leads a number of national and regional research programs, including the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) for which he is Associate Science Director, and established the Transects for Environmental Monitoring and Decision-making (TREND) program.

His research aims to develop and apply ecological and genomic analyses, to understand, monitor and better manage biodiversity, particularly adaptation in the face of the anthropogenic threats of habitat fragmentation, invasive species and climate change.

He also has experience commercializing research, and is Chief Scientific Office of Double Helix Tracking Technologies, a Bioknowledge startup headquartered in Singapore that uses DNA tools to eliminate illegally logged timber from global supply chains.

At the University, Prof Lowe leads a group of 40 scientists, has leveraged over $100M funding over the last 10 years and has published over 200 scientific publications.

He has collaborated with over 300 researchers (as evidenced by joint publications, funded projects or student supervision), from nearly 100 institutes and 30 countries.

He is passionate about communicating science to a general audience, particularly on the threats and solutions to biodiversity pressures, and used these skills to the full during a recent term as Acting Director of the South Australian Museum.


My main research focus is in plant ecological and evolutionary genetics

Gene flow and adaptation in fragmented landscapes

Even when individuals of a species survive in remnant habitat, small population sizes make them more susceptible to extinction  (Lowe et al 2005). In addition changes to gene flow dynamics can have detrimental impacts to the fitness of the new generation. Research in my lab has demonstrated this effect for plants (Breed et al 2013a; Ward et al 2005) and animals (Pavlacky et al 2012; 2010), and in Australian (Breed 2012a, b; Breed et al 2011), European (Bacles et al 2006, 2005) and tropical systems (Davies et al 2013; Breed 2012c; Davies et al 2010). Current work is focusing on integrating landscape genetic and adaptation genomics into restoration management and policy frameworks. By quantifying landscape level gene flow and assessing the strength of local adaptation, new principles for corridor and restoration planning have been developed (Broadhurst et al 2008, Sgro et al 2010; Navarro et al 2010, 2011; Breed et al 2013). At a national level, Greening Australia, Trees for Life, the Forestry Commission (UK) and English Nature have all reassessed their seed sourcing strategies based on this information.

Genetic structure and DNA timber tracking 

Examining the genetic structure across the range of plants and trees gives us important insight into the historical demographic dynamics (migration, adaptation or extinction). My group has examined the historical range dynamics of a range of plants (Mellick et al 2011; Navarro et al 2005; Cavers et al 2005; 2003a), across Australia (Mellick et al 2012; McCallum et al 2013), Europe (Cotrell et al 2002; Petit et al 2002), the Neotropics (Cavers et al 2013; 2004; 2003b; Lemes et al 2010), China (Wang et al 2009; Kang et al 2007) and Africa (Hardy et al 2013; Lowe et al 2010). Using such knowledge, particularly for valuable timber species (e.g. Cavers et al 2003; Lemes et al 2010), we have been developing specific markers to aid the tracking and identification of material from unknown or dubious sources (Lowe et al 2010; Lowe & Cross 2011; Dormontt et al 2015), and work with forest certification companies and NGOs (e.g. WWF and FSC) and a private company in Singapore (DoubleHelix)to identify the species and source of origin of timber to eliminate illegally logged products in supply chains.

Adaptation to climate change 

Climate change is forcing a change in the adaptation of species and biological communities. We have examined the rate of change in species communities along environmental gradients (temperature and rainfall; Guerin et al 2013), and demonstrated that lowland semi-arid and upland heath ecosystems of South Australia appear to be relatively stable to temperature increases, but that the slope vegetation are expected to be very sensitive to future temperature change. Many endemic families of plants are predicted to be very sensitive to the future changes (e.g., Ericaceae, Proteaceae, Myrtaceae and Orchidaceae), whilst major weeds (e.g. Poaceae and Asteraceae) appear  much more resilient (Guerin et al 2013). Our research was also the first to demonstrate an adaptive shift in plant morphology linked to climate change when a narrowing of leaf width was identified over a 20-year period for the hop bush in South Australia (Guerin et al 2012; Guerin and Lowe 2012).

Ecological and evolutionary genomics

During this recent period of genomics revolution, my lab has been rapidly developing genomic methods for ecological and evolutionary applications (e.g. Prentis et al 2008; 2010; Gardner et al 2011; Scoble et al 2012; Wei et al 2012; Roda et al 2013), and is part of the Regional Facility for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, which houses state-of-the-art laboratories for sequencing technologies applied to ecological and evolutionary problems. Within the last year, the Facility has been significantly expanded to cater for large Next Generation Sequencing and DNA barcoding projects.

Previous work 

A continuing debate in the Australasian region and globally has been the role of long distance dispersal in speciation and adaptive radiations on new and ancient (Gondwanan) landmasses. My group found that the New Zealand kauri is a relatively recent arrival (30MY) that dispersed to this Gondawanan fragment after the Oligocene marine inundation (Biffin et al 2009), and that many southern confer groups evolved well after the KT boundary (when dinosaurs went extinct), meaning they evolved contemporaneously with flowering plants and mammals (Biffin et al 2011).

I studied the evolution of Britain’s newest plant species, discovered only 30 years ago, and described it as a new species, Senecio eboracensis (Lowe and Abbott, 2003). The origin of a new species within our time and its adaptation to man-made habitats (car parks; Lowe & Abbott 2004, Abbott & Lowe 2004) captured the scientific community and public imagination alike. In addition to scientific articles, press releases resulted in international media coverage (e.g. front page of The Times). The story also caused raging debate in creationist vs. evolution online forums, and a young British artist, Nich Relph, was inspired to produce an installation at the Finnish National Gallery on hearing the story.


Date Position Institution name
2015 Director of the Centre for Conservation Science and Technology University of Adelaide
2014 Principal Advisor: Biodiversity Research Partnerships South Australian Government
2013 - 2013 Acting Director South Australian Museum
2010 Chief Scientific Officer DoubleHelix Tracking Technologies
2009 - 2014 Director of the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity University of Adelaide
2006 Professor of Plant Conservation Biology University of Adelaide
2006 - 2012 Head of Science South Australian Government
2003 - 2006 Lecturer University of Queensland
1998 - 2003 Principal and Senior Scientist Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
1998 - 1998 Postdoctoral Researcher BBSRC
1996 - 1997 Postdoctoral Researcher Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
1996 - 1996 International Consultant International Livestock Research Institute
1991 - 1992 Field Science Officer Society for Environmental Exploration


Date Institution name Country Title
1992 - 1996 University of St Andrews UK PhD
1987 - 1991 University of Bath United Kingdom Bsc (Hons) in Applied Biology


Date Citation
2017 Martín-Forés,I, Guerin,G, Lowe,A, 2017, Weed abundance is positively correlated with native plant diversity in grasslands of southern Australia, PLoS ONE, 12, 6, e0178681-1-e0178681-13 10.1371/journal.pone.0178681
2017 Bastin,J, Berrahmouni,N, Grainger,A, Maniatis,D, Mollicone,D, Moore,R, Patriarca,C, Picard,N, Sparrow,B, Abraham,E et al, 2017, The extent of forest in dryland biomes, Science, 356, 6338, 635-638 10.1126/science.aam6527
2017 Broadhurst,L, Breed,MF, Lowe,A, Bragg,J, Catullo,R, Coates,D, Encinas-Viso,F, Gellie,N, James,E, Krauss,S et al, 2017, Genetic diversity and structure of the Australian flora, Diversity and Distributions: a journal of conservation biogeography, 23, 1, 41-52 10.1111/ddi.12505
2017 Bissett,A, Fitzgerald,A, Court,L, Meintjes,T, Mele,P, Reith,F, Dennis,P, Breed,M, Brown,B, Brown,M et al, 2017, Erratum: Introducing BASE: The Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database [GigaScience. 5, 1, (2016) (1-11)] DOI: 10.1186/s13742-016-0126-5, GigaScience, 6, 5, 1- 10.1093/gigascience/gix021
2017 Gellie,N, Mills,J, Breed,M, Lowe,A, 2017, Revegetation rewilds the soil bacterial microbiome of an old field, Molecular Ecology, 26, 11, 2895-2904 10.1111/mec.14081
2017 Dong,N, Colin Prentice,I, Evans,B, Caddy-Retalic,S, Lowe,A, Wright,I, 2017, Leaf nitrogen from first principles: field evidence for adaptive variation with climate, Biogeosciences, 14, 2, 481-495 10.5194/bg-14-481-2017
2017 Caddy-Retalic,S, Andersen,A, Aspinwall,M, Breed,M, Byrne,M, Christmas,M, Dong,N, Evans,B, Fordham,D, Guerin,G et al, 2017, Bioclimatic transect networks: powerful observatories of ecological change, Ecology and Evolution, OnlinePubl, 1-13 10.1002/ece3.2995
2017 Guerin,G, Sparrow,B, Tokmakoff,A, Smyth,A, Leitch,E, Baruch,Z, Lowe,A, 2017, Opportunities for integrated ecological analysis across inland Australia with standardised data from ausplots rangelands, PLoS ONE, 12, 1, - 10.1371/journal.pone.0170137
2017 Christmas,M, Biffin,E, Breed,M, Lowe,A, 2017, Targeted capture to assess neutral genomic variation in the narrow-leaf hopbush across a continental biodiversity refugium, Scientific Reports, 7, 41367-1-41367-10 10.1038/srep41367
2016 Breed,MF, Gellie,N, Lowe,AJ, 2016, Height differences in two eucalypt provenances with contrasting levels of aridity, Restoration Ecology, 24, 4, 471-478 10.1111/rec.12335
2016 Tokmakoff,A, Sparrow,B, Turner,D, Lowe,A, 2016, AusPlots Rangelands field data collection and publication: infrastructure for ecological monitoring, Future Generation Computer Systems, 56, 537-549 10.1016/j.future.2015.08.016
2016 Costion,C, Lowe,AJ, Rossetto,M, Kooyman,R, Breed,MF, Ford,A, Crayn,D, 2016, Building a plant DNA barcode reference library for a diverse tropical flora: an example from Queensland, Australia, Diversity, 8, 1, 1-9 10.3390/d8010005
2016 Lowe,A, Dormontt,E, Bowie,M, Degen,B, Gardner,S, Thomas,D, Clarke,C, Rimbawanto,A, Wiedenhoeft,A, Yin,Y et al, 2016, Opportunities for improved transparency in the timber trade through scientific verification, BioScience, 66, 11, 990-998 10.1093/biosci/biw129
2016 Gellie,N, Breed,M, Thurgate,N, Kennedy,S, Lowe,A, 2016, Local maladaptation in a foundation tree species: implications for restoration, Biological Conservation, 203, 226-232 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.08.036
2016 Guerin,G, Biffin,E, Baruch,Z, Lowe,A, 2016, Identifying centres of plant biodiversity in South Australia, PLoS One, 11, 1, e0144779-1-e0144779-19 10.1371/journal.pone.0144779
2016 Bissett,A, Fitzgerald,A, Meintjes,T, Mele,P, Reith,F, Dennis,P, Breed,M, Brown,B, Brown,M, Brugger,J et al, 2016, Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database, GigaScience, 5, 1, 1-11 10.1186/s13742-016-0126-5
2016 Chheng,K, Sasaki,N, Mizoue,N, Khorn,S, Kao,D, Lowe,A, 2016, Assessment of carbon stocks of semi-evergreen forests in Cambodia, Global Ecology and Conservation, 5, 34-47 10.1016/j.gecco.2015.11.007
2016 Lowe,A, Cavers,S, Boshier,D, Breed,M, Hollingsworth,P, 2016, Erratum: The resilience of forest fragmentation genetics-no longer a paradox-we were just looking in the wrong place (Heredity (2015) 115 (97-99) DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2015.40), Heredity, 116, 3, 348- 10.1038/hdy.2015.86
2016 Jardine,DI, Blanc-Jolivet,C, Dixon,RRM, Dormontt,EE, Dunker,B, Gerlach,J, Kersten,B, van Dijk,KJ, Degen,B, Lowe,AJ et al, 2016, Development of SNP markers for Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon K. Schum) an economically important tree species from tropical West and Central Africa, Conservation Genetics Resources, 8, 2, 129-139 10.1007/s12686-016-0529-8
2016 Sasaki,N, Chheng,K, Mizoue,N, Abe,I, Lowe,A, 2016, Forest reference emission level and carbon sequestration in Cambodia, Global Ecology and Conservation, 7, 82-96 10.1016/j.gecco.2016.05.004
2016 Christmas,MJ, Breed,MF, Lowe,AJ, 2016, Constraints to and conservation implications for climate change adaptation in plants, Conservation Genetics, 17, 2, 305-320 10.1007/s10592-015-0782-5
2016 Breed,M, Mortimer,P, Lowe,A, 2016, Restoration: 'Garden of Eden' unrealistic, Nature, 533, 7604, 469-469 10.1038/533469d
2016 Christmas,M, Biffin,E, Breed,M, Lowe,A, 2016, Finding needles in a genomic haystack: targeted capture identifies clear signatures of selection in a non-model plant species, Molecular Ecology, 25, 17, 4216-4233 10.1111/mec.13750
2016 Ottewell,K, Bickerton,D, Byrne,M, Lowe,A, 2016, Bridging the gap: A genetic assessment framework for population-level threatened plant conservation prioritization and decision-making, Diversity and Distributions, 22, 2, 174-188 10.1111/ddi.12387
2016 Baruch,Z, Christmas,M, Breed,MF, Guerin,G, Caddy-Retalic,S, McDonald,J, Jardine,D, Leitch,E, Gellie,N, Hill,K et al, 2016, Leaf trait associations with environmental variation in the wide-ranging shrub Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustissima (Sapindaceae), Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, OnlinePubl, 1-9 10.1111/aec.12474
2016 Cross,H, Biffin,E, Van Dijk,K, Lowe,A, Waycott,M, 2016, Effective application of next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches in systematics and population genetics: Case studies in Eucalyptus and Acacia, Australian Systematic Botany, 29, 3, 235-246 10.1071/SB16019
2015 Lowe,A, Abbott,R, 2015, Hybrid swarms: catalysts for multiple evolutionary events in Senecio in the British Isles, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 8, 4, 449-463 10.1080/17550874.2015.1028113
2015 Christmas,M, Biffin,E, Lowe,A, 2015, Transcriptome sequencing, annotation and polymorphism detection in the hop bush, Dodonaea viscosa, BMC Genomics, 16, 1, 803-1-803-13 10.1186/s12864-015-1987-1
2015 Guerin,GR, Ruokolainen,L, Lowe,AJ, 2015, A georeferenced implementation of weighted endemism, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6, 7, 845-852 10.1111/2041-210X.12361
2015 Guerin,G, Lowe,A, 2015, Mapping phylogenetic endemism in R using georeferenced branch extents, SoftwareX, 3-4, 22-26 10.1016/j.softx.2015.10.002
2015 Breed,M, Ottewell,K, Gardner,M, Marklund,M, Dormontt,E, Lowe,A, 2015, Mating patterns and pollinator mobility are critical traits in forest fragmentation genetics, Heredity, In Press, 2, 1-7 10.1038/hdy.2013.48
2015 Breed,M, Ottewell,K, Gardner,M, Marklund,M, Stead,M, Harris,J, Lowe,A, 2015, Mating system and early viability resistance to habitat fragmentation in a bird-pollinated eucalypt, Heredity, In Press, 2, 1-8 10.1038/hdy.2012.72
2015 Davies,S, Cavers,S, Finegan,B, White,A, Breed,M, Lowe,A, 2015, Pollen flow in fragmented landscapes maintains genetic diversity following stand-replacing disturbance in a neotropical pioneer tree, Vochysia ferruginea Mart, Heredity, In Press, 2, 1-5 10.1038/hdy.2013.95
2015 Costion,CM, Edwards,W, Ford,AJ, Metcalfe,DJ, Cross,HB, Harrington,MG, Richardson,JE, Hilbert,DW, Lowe,AJ, Crayn,DM et al, 2015, Using phylogenetic diversity to identify ancient rain forest refugia and diversification zones in a biodiversity hotspot, Diversity and Distributions, 21, 3, 279-289 10.1111/ddi.12266
2015 Dormontt,E, Boner,M, Braun,B, Breulmann,G, Degen,B, Espinoza,E, Gardner,S, Guillery,P, Hermanson,J, Koch,G et al, 2015, Forensic timber identification: it's time to integrate disciplines to combat illegal logging, Biological Conservation, 191, 790-798 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.038
2015 Lowe,A, Cavers,S, Boshier,D, Breed,M, Hollingsworth,P, 2015, The resilience of forest fragmentation genetics-no longer a paradox-we were just looking in the wrong place, Heredity, 115, 2, 97-99 10.1038/hdy.2015.40
2015 Villalobos-Barrantes,H, García,E, Lowe,A, Albertazzi,F, 2015, Genetic analysis of the dry forest timber tree Sideroxylon capiri in Costa Rica using AFLP, Plant Systematics and Evolution, 301, 1, 15-23 10.1007/s00606-014-1049-1
2015 Jardine,DI, Dormontt,EE, van Dijk,KJ, Dixon,RRM, Dunker,B, Lowe,AJ, 2015, A set of 204 SNP and INDEL markers for Bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum Pursch), Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 4, 797-801 10.1007/s12686-015-0486-7
2015 Sexton,GJ, Frere,CH, Kalinganire,A, Uwamariya,A, Lowe,AJ, Godwin,ID, Prentis,PJ, Dieters,MJ, 2015, Influence of putative forest refugia and biogeographic barriers on the level and distribution of genetic variation in an African savannah tree, Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss, Tree Genetics and Genomes, 11, 5, 103-1-103-15 10.1007/s11295-015-0933-3
2015 Guerin,GR, Lowe,AJ, 2015, 'Sum of inverse range-sizes' (SIR), a biodiversity metric with many names and interpretations, Biodiversity and Conservation, 24, 11, 2877-2882 10.1007/s10531-015-0977-6
2014 McCallum,K, Guerin,G, Breed,M, Lowe,A, 2014, Combining population genetics, species distribution modelling and field assessments to understand a species vulnerability to climate change, Austral Ecology, 39, 1, 17-28 10.1111/aec.12041
2014 Heslewood,M, Lowe,A, Crayn,D, Rossetto,M, 2014, Contrasting levels of connectivity and localised persistence characterise the latitudinal distribution of a wind-dispersed rainforest canopy tree, Genetica, 142, 3, 251-264 10.1007/s10709-014-9771-8
2014 Guerin,G, Biffin,E, Jardine,D, Cross,H, Lowe,A, 2014, A spatially predictive baseline for monitoring multivariate species occurrences and phylogenetic shifts in mediterranean southern Australia, Journal of Vegetation Science, 25, 2, 338-348 10.1111/jvs.12111
2014 Breed,M, Christmas,M, Lowe,A, 2014, Higher levels of multiple paternities increase seedling survival in the long-lived tree eucalyptus gracilis, PLoS One, 9, 2, e90478-1-e90478-9 10.1371/journal.pone.0090478
2014 Andersen,A, Beringer,J, Bull,C, Byrne,M, Cleugh,H, Christensen,R, French,K, Harch,B, Hoffmann,A, Lowe,A et al, 2014, Foundations for the future: A long-term plan for Australian ecosystem science, Austral Ecology, 39, 7, 739-748 10.1111/aec.12188
2014 Dormontt,E, Gardner,M, Breed,M, Rodger,J, Prentis,P, Lowe,A, 2014, Genetic bottlenecks in time and space: reconstructing invasions from contemporary and historical collections, PLoS One, 9, 9, e106874-1-e106874-11 10.1371/journal.pone.0106874
2014 Davies,N, Field,D, Amaral-Zettler,L, Clark,M, Deck,J, Drummond,A, Faith,D, Geller,J, Gilbert,J, Glöckner,F et al, 2014, The founding charter of the Genomic Observatories Network, GigaScience, 3, 1, 2-1-2-5 10.1186/2047-217X-3-2
2014 Kranitz,P, Biffin,E, Clark,A, Hollingsworth,M, Ruhsam,M, Gardner,M, Thomas,P, Mill,R, Ennos,R, Gaudeul,M et al, 2014, Evolutionary diversification of New Caledonian Araucaria, PLoS ONE, 9, 10, e110308-1-e110308-11 10.1371/journal.pone.0110308
2014 Guerin,GR, Martín-Forés,I, Biffin,E, Baruch,Z, Breed,MF, Christmas,MJ, Cross,HB, Lowe,AJ, 2014, Global change community ecology beyond species-sorting: a quantitative framework based on mediterranean-biome examples, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23, 10, 1062-1072 10.1111/geb.12184
2013 Hardy,O, Born,C, Budde,K, Dainou,K, Dauby,G, Duminil,J, Ewedje,E, Gomez,C, Heuertz,M, Koffi,G et al, 2013, Comparative phylogeography of African rain forest trees: A review of genetic signatures of vegetation history in the Guineo-Congolian region, Academie des Sciences. Comptes Rendus. Geoscience, 345, 7-8, 284-296 10.1016/j.crte.2013.05.001
2013 Wei,N, Dick,C, Lowe,A, Gardner,M, 2013, Polymorphic microsatellite loci for Virola sebifera (Myristicaceae) derived from shotgun 454 pyrosequencing, Applications in Plant Sciences, 1, 4, 1-3 10.3732/apps.1200295
2013 Hereward,J, Wlter,G, DeBarro,P, Lowe,A, Riginos,C, 2013, Gene flow in the green mirid, Creontiades dilutus (Hemiptera: Miridae), across arid and agricultural environments with different host plant species, Ecology and Evolution, 3, 4, 807-821 10.1002/ece3.510
2013 Cavers,S, Telford,A, Cruz,F, Castaneda,A, Valencia,R, Navarro,C, Buonamici,A, Lowe,A, Vendramin,G, 2013, Cryptic species and phylogeographical structure in the tree Cedrela odorata L. throughout the Neotropics, Journal of Biogeography, 40, 4, 732-746 10.1111/jbi.12086
2013 Breed,M, Stead,M, Ottewell,K, Gardner,M, Lowe,A, 2013, Which provenance and where? Seed sourcing strategies for revegetation in a changing environment, Conservation Genetics, 14, 1, 1-10 10.1007/s10592-012-0425-z
2013 Roda,F, Liu,H, Wilkinson,M, Walter,G, James,M, Bernal,D, Melo,M, Lowe,A, Rieseberg,L, Prentis,P et al, 2013, Convergence and divergence during the adaptation to similar environments by an Australian groundsel, Evolution, 67, 9, 2515-2529 10.1111/evo.12136
2013 Guerin,G, Biffin,E, Lowe,A, 2013, Spatial modelling of species turnover identifies climate ecotones, climate change tipping points and vulnerable taxonomic groups, Ecography, 36, 10, 1086-1096 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00215.x
2013 Guerin,G, Lowe,A, 2013, Multi-species distribution modelling highlights the Adelaide Geosyncline, South Australia, as an important continental-scale arid-zone refugium, Austral Ecology, 38, 4, 427-435 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02425.x
2013 Guerin,G, Lowe,A, 2013, Leaf morphology shift: New data and analysis support climate link, Biology Letters, 9, 1, 1-3 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0860
2013 Roda,F, Ambrose,L, Walter,G, Liu,H, Schaul,A, Lowe,A, Pelser,P, Prentis,P, Rieseberg,L, Ortiz-Barrientos,D et al, 2013, Genomic evidence for the parallel evolution of coastal forms in the Senecio lautus complex, Molecular Ecology, 22, 11, 2941-2952 10.1111/mec.12311
2013 Mellick,R, Rossetto,M, Allen,C, Wilson,P, Hill,R, Lowe,A, 2013, Intraspecific divergence associated with a biogeographic barrier and climatic models show future threats and long-term decline of a rainforest conifer, The Open Conservation Biology Journal, 7, 1, 1-10 10.2174/1874839201307010001
2013 Guerin,G, Lowe,A, 2013, Systematic monitoring of heathy woodlands in a Mediterranean climate - a practical assessment of methods, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185, 5, 3959-3975 10.1007/s10661-012-2842-3
2012 Guerin,G, Wen,H, Lowe,A, 2012, Leaf morphology shift linked to climate change, Biology Letters, 8, 5, 882-886 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0458
2012 Lindenmayer,D, Gibbons,P, Bourke,M, Burgman,M, Dickman,C, Ferrier,S, Fitzsimons,J, Freudenberger,D, Garnett,S, Groves,C et al, 2012, Improving biodiversity monitoring, Austral Ecology, 37, 3, 285-294 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02314.x
2012 Breed,M, Marklund,M, Ottewell,K, Gardner,M, Harris,J, Lowe,A, 2012, Pollen diversity matters: revealing the neglected effect of pollen diversity on fitness in fragmented landscapes, Molecular Ecology, 21, 24, 5955-5968 10.1111/mec.12056
2012 Clarke,L, Jardine,D, Byrne,M, Shepherd,K, Lowe,A, 2012, Significant population genetic structure detected for a new and highly restricted species of Atriplex (Chenopodiaceae) from Western Australia, and implications for conservation management, Australian Journal of Botany, 60, 1, 32-41 10.1071/BT11223
2012 Costion,C, Liston,J, Kitalong,A, Iida,A, Lowe,A, 2012, Using the ancient past for establishing current threat in poorly inventoried regions, Biological Conservation, 147, 1, 153-162 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.12.026
2012 Lindenmayer,D, Likens,G, Andersen,A, Bowman,D, Bull,C, Burns,E, Dickman,C, Hoffmann,A, Keith,D, Liddell,M et al, 2012, Value of long-term ecological studies, Austral Ecology, 37, 7, 745-757 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02351.x
2012 Scoble,J, Lowe,A, Gardner,M, 2012, Isolation via 454 sequencing, and characterisation of microsatellites for Drymodes brunneopygia, southern scrub-robin (Aves: Petroicidae): a species at risk due to substantial habitat loss and climate change, Conservation Genetics Resources, 4, 2, 331-333 10.1007/s12686-011-9540-2
2012 Pavlacky,D, Possingham,H, Lowe,A, Prentis,P, Green,D, Goldizen,A, 2012, Anthropogenic landscape change promotes asymmetric dispersal and limits regional patch occupancy in a spatially structured bird population, Journal of Animal Ecology, 81, 5, 940-952 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2012.01975.x
2012 Harris,C, Dormontt,E, Le Roux,J, Lowe,A, Leishman,M, 2012, No consistent association between changes in genetic diversity and adaptive responses of Australian acacias in novel ranges, Evolutionary Ecology, 26, 6, 1345-1360 10.1007/s10682-012-9570-6
2012 Mellick,R, Lowe,A, Allen,C, Hill,R, Rossetto,M, 2012, Palaeodistribution modelling and genetic evidence highlight differential post-glacial range shifts of a rain forest conifer distributed across a latitudinal gradient, Journal of Biogeography, 39, 12, 2292-2302 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02747.x
2012 Breed,M, Gardner,M, Ottewell,K, Navarro,C, Lowe,A, 2012, Shifts in reproductive assurance strategies and inbreeding costs associated with habitat fragmentation in Central American mahogany, Ecology Letters, 15, 5, 444-452 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01752.x
2012 Biffin,E, Brodribb,T, Hill,R, Thomas,P, Lowe,A, 2012, Leaf evolution in Southern Hemisphere conifers tracks the angiosperm ecological radiation, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 279, 1727, 341-348 10.1098/rspb.2011.0559
2011 Gardner,M, Fitch,A, Bertozzi,T, Lowe,A, 2011, Rise of the machines - recommendations for ecologists when using next generation sequencing for microsatellite development, Molecular Ecology Resources, 11, 6, 1093-1101 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03037.x
2011 Sgro,C, Lowe,A, Hoffmann,A, 2011, Building evolutionary resilience for conserving biodiversity under climate change, Evolutionary Applications, 4, 2, 326-337 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2010.00157.x
2011 Biffin,E, Conran,J, Lowe,A, 2011, Podocarp Evolution: A Molecular Phylogenetic Perspective, Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, 95, 1-20
2011 Mellick,R, Lowe,A, Rossetto,M, 2011, Consequences of long- and short-term fragmentation on the genetic diversity and differentiation of a late successional rainforest conifer, Australian Journal of Botany, 59, 4, 351-362 10.1071/BT10291
2011 Lowe,A, Cross,H, 2011, The application of DNA methods to timber tracking and origin verification, IAWA Journal, 32, 2, 251-262 10.1163/22941932-90000055
2011 Costion,C, Ford,A, Cross,H, Crayn,D, Harrington,M, Lowe,A, 2011, Plant DNA barcodes can accurately estimate species richness in poorly known floras, PLoS One, 6, 11, 1-9 10.1371/journal.pone.0026841
2011 Spain,CS, Lowe,AJ, 2011, Genetic consequences of subtropical rainforest fragmentation on macadamia tetraphylla (Proteaceae), Silvae Genetica, 60, 6, 241-249
2011 Breed,M, Ottewell,K, Gardner,M, Lowe,A, 2011, Clarifying climate change adaptation responses for scattered trees in modified landscapes, Journal of Applied Ecology, 48, 3, 637-641 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.01969.x
2011 Keppel,G, Prentis,P, Biffin,E, Hodgskiss,P, Tuisese,S, Tuiwawa,M, Lowe,A, 2011, Diversification history and hybridisation of Dacrydium (Podocarpaceae) in remote Oceania, Australian Journal of Botany, 59, 3, 262-273 10.1071/BT10181
2011 Ottewell,K, Bickerton,D, Lowe,A, 2011, Can a seed bank provide demographic and genetic rescue in a declining population of the endangered shrub Acacia pinguifolia?, Conservation Genetics, 12, 3, 669-678 10.1007/s10592-010-0173-x
2010 Weeks,A, Endersby,N, Lange,C, Lowe,A, Zalucki,M, Hoffmann,A, 2010, Genetic variation among Helicoverpa armigera populations as assessed by microsatellites: a cautionary tale about accurate allele scoring, Bulletin of Entomological Research, 100, 4, 445-450 10.1017/S0007485309990460
2010 Biffin,E, Hill,R, Lowe,A, 2010, Did Kauri (Agathis: Araucariaceae) really survive the Oligocene drowning of New Zealand?, Systematic Biology, 59, 5, 594-601 10.1093/sysbio/syq030
2010 Lemes,M, Dick,C, Navarro,C, Lowe,A, Cavers,S, Gribel,R, 2010, Chloroplast DNA microsatellites reveal contrasting phylogeographic structure in mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King, Meliaceae) from Amazonia and Central America, Tropical Plant Biology, 3, 1, 40-49 10.1007/s12042-010-9042-5
2010 Lowe,A, 2010, Permanent genetic resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 June 2010-31 July 2010, Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 6, 1106-1108 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02916.x
2010 Lowe,A, Harris,D, Dormontt,E, 2010, Testing putative African tropical forest refugia using chloroplast and nuclear DNA phylogeography, Tropical Plant Biology, 3, 1, 50-58 10.1007/s12042-010-9045-2
2010 Davies,S, Cavers,S, Finegan,B, Navarro,C, Lowe,A, 2010, Genetic consequences of multigenerational and landscape colonisation bottlenecks for a neotropical forest pioneer tree, Vochysia ferruginea, Tropical Plant Biology, 3, 1, 14-27 10.1007/s12042-010-9040-7
2010 Scoble,J, Lowe,A, 2010, A case for incorporating phylogeography and landscape genetics into species distribution modelling approaches to improve climate adaptation and conservation planning, Diversity and Distributions, 16, 3, 343-353 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2010.00658.x
2010 Prentis,P, Woolfit,M, Thomas-Hall,S, Ortiz-Barrientos,D, Pavasovic,A, Lowe,A, Schenk,P, 2010, Massively parallel sequencing and analysis of expressed sequence tags in a successful invasive plant, Annals of Botany, 106, 6, 1009-1017 10.1093/aob/mcq201
2010 Lowe,A, Wong,KN, Tiong,YS, Iyerh,S, Chew,FT, 2010, A DNA method to verify the integrity of timber supply chains; Confirming the legal sourcing of merbau timber from logging concession to sawmill, Silvae Genetica, 59, 6, 263-268
2010 Pauku,R, Lowe,A, Leakey,R, 2010, Domestication of indigenous fruit and nut trees for agroforestry in the Solomon Islands, Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 19, 3, 269-287 10.1080/14728028.2010.9752671
2009 Ottewell,K, Donnellan,S, Lowe,A, Paton,D, 2009, Predicting reproductive success of insect- versus bird-pollinated scattered trees in agricultural landscapes, Biological Conservation, 142, 4, 888-898 10.1016/j.biocon.2008.12.019
2009 Pavlacky,D, Goldizen,A, Prentis,P, Nicholls,J, Lowe,A, 2009, A landscape genetics approach for quantifying the relative influence of historic and contemporary habitat heterogeneity on the genetic connectivity of a rainforest bird, Molecular Ecology, 18, 14, 2945-2960 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04226.x
2009 Hardner,C, Peace,C, Lowe,A, Neal,J, Pisanu,P, Powell,M, Schmidt,A, Spain,C, Williams,K, 2009, Genetic resources and domestication of macadamia, Horticultural Reviews, 35, 1-125 10.1002/9780470593776.ch1
2009 Wilson,J, Dormontt,E, Prentis,P, Lowe,A, Richardson,D, 2009, Something in the way you move: dispersal pathways affect invasion success, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 24, 3, 136-144 10.1016/j.tree.2008.10.007
2009 Bacles,C, Brooks,J, Lee,D, Schenk,P, Lowe,A, Kremer,A, 2009, Reproductive biology of Corymbia citriodora subsp variegata and effective pollination across its native range in Queensland, Australia, Southern Forests, 71, 2, 125-132 10.2989/SF.2009.
2009 Keppel,G, Lowe,A, Possingham,H, 2009, Changing perspectives on the biogeography of the tropical South Pacific: influences of dispersal, vicariance and extinction, Journal of Biogeography, 36, 6, 1035-1054 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02095.x
2009 Jamnadass,R, Lowe,A, Dawson,I, 2009, Molecular markers and the management of tropical trees: The case of indigenous fruits, Tropical Plant Biology, 2, 1, 1-12 10.1007/s12042-008-9027-9
2009 Wang,J, Gao,P, Kang,M, Lowe,A, Huang,H, 2009, Refugia within refugia: the case study of a canopy tree (Eurycorymbus cavaleriei) in subtropical China, Journal of Biogeography, 36, 11, 2156-2164 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02165.x
2009 Wilson,J, Dormontt,E, Prentis,P, Lowe,A, Richardson,D, 2009, Biogeographic concepts define invasion biology, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 24, 11, 586-586 10.1016/j.tree.2009.07.004
2009 Prentis,P, Sigg,D, Raghu,S, Dhileepan,K, Pavasovic,A, Lowe,A, 2009, Understanding invasion history: Genetic structure and diversity of two globally invasive plants and implications for their management, Diversity and Distributions, 15, 5, 822-830 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2009.00592.x
2008 Prentis,P, Wilson,J, Dormontt,E, Richardson,D, Lowe,A, 2008, Adaptive evolution in invasive species, Trends in Plant Science, 13, 6, 288-294 10.1016/j.tplants.2008.03.004
2008 Broadhurst,L, Lowe,A, Coates,D, Cunningham,S, McDonald,M, Vesk,P, Yates,C, 2008, Seed supply for broadscale restoration: maximizing evolutionary potential, Evolutionary Applications, 1, 4, 587-597 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2008.00045.x
2008 Kang,M, Huang,H, Jiang,M, Lowe,A, 2008, Understanding population structure and historical demography in a conservation context: population genetics of an endangered fern, Diversity and Distributions, 14, 5, 799-807 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00484.x
2008 Broadhurst,L, Lowe,A, Coates,D, Cunningham,S, McDonald,M, Vesk,P, Yates,C, 2008, Dispensing opioid substitution treatment: practices, attitudes and intentions of community-based pharmacists, Drug and Alcohol Review, 27, 1, 47-53 10.1080/09595230701710852
2007 Prentis,P, White,E, Radford,I, Lowe,A, Clarke,A, 2007, Can hybridization cause local extinction: a case for demographic swamping of the Australian native Senecio pinnatifolius by the invasive Senecio madagascariensis?, New Phytologist, 176, 4, 902-912 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02217.x
2007 Kang,M, Lowe,A, Buckley,Y, 2007, Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the invasive plant Cytisus scoparius, Molecular Ecology Resources, 7, 1, 100-102 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01543.x
2007 Kang,M, Xu,F, Lowe,A, Huang,H, 2007, Protecting evolutionary significant units for the remnant populations of Berchemiella wilsonii var. pubipetiolata (Rhamnaceae), Conservation Genetics, 8, 2, 465-473 10.1007/s10592-006-9185-y
2007 Wells,J, Gardner,M, Lowe,A, 2007, Development of eight polymorphic microsatellites for an Australasian rainforest tree species Cryptocarya mackinnoniana (Lauraceae), Molecular Ecology Resources, 7, 6, 981-983 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01745.x
2007 Kang,M, Buckley,Y, Lowe,A, 2007, Testing the role of genetic factors across multiple independent invasions of the shrub Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius), Molecular Ecology, 16, 22, 4662-4673 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03536.x
2006 Bacles,C, Lowe,A, Ennos,R, 2006, Effective seed dispersal across a fragmented landscape, Science, 311, 5761, 628-628 10.1126/science.1121543
2006 Schmidt,A, Scott,L, Lowe,A, 2006, Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from Macadamia, Molecular Ecology Notes, 6, 4, 1060-1063 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01434.x
2006 Martin,D, Hall,J, Keirstead,N, Lowe,A, 2006, Multifocal osteoma cutis in a golden retriever, Canadian Veterinary Journal-Revue Veterinaire Canadienne, 47, 4, 360-362
2005 Scott,K, Wilkinson,K, Lawrence,N, Lange,C, Scott,L, Merritt,M, Lowe,A, Graham,G, 2005, Gene-flow between populations of cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is highly variable between years, Bulletin of Entomological Research, 95, 4, 381-392 10.1079/BER2005369
2005 Kremer,A, Caron,H, Cavers,S, Colpaert,N, Gheysen,G, Gribel,R, Lemes,M, Lowe,A, Margis,R, Navarro,C et al, 2005, Monitoring genetic diversity in tropical trees with multilocus dominant markers, Heredity, 95, 4, 274-280 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800738
2005 Hannan-Jones,M, Lowe,A, Scott,K, Graham,G, Playford,J, Zalucki,M, 2005, Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from mother-of-millions, Bryophyllum delagoense (Crassulaceae), and its hybrid with Bryophyllum daigremontianum, 'Houghton's hybrid', Molecular Ecology Notes, 5, 4, 770-773 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.01058.x
2005 Cavers,S, Navarro,C, Hopkins,R, Ennos,R, Lowe,A, 2005, Regional and population-scale influences on genetic diversity partitioning within costarican populations of the pioneer tree Vochysia ferruginea mart, Silvae Genetica, 54, 6, 258-264
2005 Lowe,A, Unsworth,C, Gerber,S, Davies,S, Munro,R, Kelleher,C, King,A, Brewer,S, White,A, Cottrell,J et al, 2005, Route speed and mode of oak postglacial colonisation across the British Isles, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 57, 1/2, 59-82
2005 Navarro,C, Cavers,S, Colpaert,N, Hernandez,G, Breyne,P, Lowe,A, 2005, Chloroplast and total genomic diversity in the endemic Costa Rican tree Lonchocarpus costaricensis (J.D. Smith) Pittier (Papilionaceae), Silvae Genetica, 54, 6, 293-300
2005 Lowe,A, Hicks,B, Worley,K, Ennos,R, Morman,J, Stone,G, Watt,A, 2005, Genetic differentiation in Scottish populations of the pine beauty moth Panolis flammea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Bulletin of Entomological Research, 95, 6, 517-526 10.1079/BER2005384
2005 Taylor,K, Lowe,A, Hunter,R, Ridgway,T, Gresshoff,P, Rossetto,M, 2005, Genetic diversity and regional identity in the Australian remnant Nothofagus moorei, Australian Journal of Botany, 53, 5, 437-444 10.1071/BT04215
2005 Cavers,S, Degen,B, Caron,H, Lemes,M, Margis,R, Salgueiro,F, Lowe,A, 2005, Optimal sampling strategy for estimation of spatial genetic structure in tree populations, Heredity, 95, 4, 281-289 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800709
2005 Bacles,C, Burczyk,J, Lowe,A, Ennos,R, 2005, Historical and contemporary mating patterns in remnant populations of the forest tree fraxinus excelsior L, Evolution, 59, 5, 979-990 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2005.tb01037.x
2005 Ward,M, Dick,C, Gribel,R, Lowe,A, 2005, To self or not to self... A review of outcrossing and pollen-mediated gene flow in neotropical trees, Heredity, 95, 4, 246-254 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800712
2005 Colpaert,N, Cavers,S, Bandou,E, Caron,H, Gheysen,G, Lowe,A, 2005, Sampling tissue for DNA analysis of trees: Trunk cambium as an alternative to canopy leaves, Silvae Genetica, 54, 6, 265-269
2005 Lowe,A, Boshier,D, Ward,M, Bacles,C, Navarro,C, 2005, Genetic resource impacts of habitat loss and degradation; reconciling empirical evidence and predicted theory for neotropical trees, Heredity, 95, 4, 255-273 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800725
2005 Lowe,A, 2005, Population genetics of neotropical trees focus issue, Heredity, 95, 4, 243-245 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800755
2005 Navarro,C, Cavers,S, Pappinen,A, Tigerstedt,P, Lowe,A, Merila,J, 2005, Contrasting quantitative traits and neutral genetic markers for genetic resource assessment of Mesoamerican Cedrela odorata, Silvae Genetica, 54, 6, 281-292
2004 Cavers,S, Navarro,C, Lowe,A, 2004, Targeting genetic resource conservation in widespread species: a case study of Cedrela odorata L, Forest Ecology and Management, 197, 1-3, 285-294 10.1016/j.foreco.2004.05.019
2004 Davies,S, White,A, Lowe,A, 2004, An investigation into effects of long-distance seed dispersal on organelle population genetic structure and colonization rate: a model analysis, Heredity, 93, 6, 566-576 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800555
2004 Abbott,R, Lowe,A, 2004, Origins, establishment and evolution of new polyploid species: Senecio cambrensis and S. eboracensis in the British Isles, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 82, 4, 467-474 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2004.00333.x
2004 Lowe,A, Munro,R, Samuel,S, Cottrell,J, 2004, The utility and limitations of chloroplast DNA analysis for identifying native British oak stands and for guiding replanting strategy, Forestry, 77, 4, 335-347 10.1093/forestry/77.4.335
2004 Lowe,A, Abbott,R, 2004, Reproductive isolation of a new hybrid species Senecio eboracensis Abbott & Lowe (Asteraceae), Heredity, 92, 5, 386-395 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800432
2004 Muir,G, Lowe,A, Fleming,C, Vogl,C, 2004, High nuclear genetic diversity high levels of outcrossing and low differentiation among remnant populations of Quercus petraea at the margin of its range in Ireland, Annals of Botany, 93, 6, 691-697 10.1093/aob/mch096
2004 Lowe,A, Moule,C, Trick,M, Edwards,K, 2004, Efficient large-scale development of microsatellites for marker and mapping applications in Brassica crop species, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 108, 6, 1103-1112 10.1007/s00122-003-1522-7
2004 Bacles,C, Lowe,A, Ennos,R, 2004, Genetic effects of chronic habitat fragmentation on tree species: the case of Sorbus aucuparia in a defrosted Scottish landscape., Molecular Ecology, 13, 3, 573-584 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2004.02093.x
2003 Lowe,A, Abbott,R, 2003, A new British species Senecio eboracensis (Asteraceae) another hybrid derivative of S. vulgaris L. and S. squalidus L., Watsonia, 24, 375-388
2003 Lowe,A, Jourde,B, Breyne,P, Colpaert,N, Navarro,C, Wilson,J, Cavers,S, 2003, Fine-scale genetic structure and gene flow within Costa Rican populations of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), Heredity, 90, 3, 268-275 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800247
2003 Lowe,A, Thorpe,W, Teale,A, Hanson,J, 2003, Characterisation of germplasm accessions of Napier grass (pennisetum purpureum and P. purpureum x P. glaucum Hybrids) and comparison with farm clones using RAPD, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 50, 2, 121-132 10.1023/A:1022915009380
2003 Cottrell,J, Munro,R, Tabbener,H, Milner,A, Forrest,G, Lowe,A, 2003, Comparison of fine-scale genetic structure using nuclear microsatellites within two British oakwoods differing in population history, Forest Ecology and Management, 176, 1, 287-303 10.1016/S0378-1127(02)00289-X
2003 Jensen,J, Olrik,D, Siegismund,H, Lowe,A, 2003, Population genetics and spatial autocorrelation in an unmanaged stand of Quercus petraea in Denmark, Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 18, 4, 295-304 10.1080/02827580310005072
2003 Cavers,S, Navarro,C, Lowe,A, 2003, Chloroplast DNA phylogeography reveals colonization history of a Neotropical tree, Cedrela odorata L., in Mesoamerica, Molecular Ecology, 12, 6, 1451-1460 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2003.01810.x
2003 Lowe,A, Abbott,R, 2003, Evolution in action: Britain's newest plant species is an unparalleled opportunity to study evolution, Planet Earth, 2003, Summer, 24-25
2003 Squirrell,J, Hollingsworth,P, Woodhead,M, Russell,J, Lowe,A, Gibby,M, Powell,W, 2003, How much effort is required to isolate nuclear microsatellites from plants?, Molecular Ecology, 12, 6, 1339-1348 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2003.01825.x
2003 Cavers,S, Navarro,C, Lowe,A, 2003, A combination of molecular markers identifies evolutionarily significant units in Cedrela odorata L. (Meliaceae) in Costa Rica, Conservation Genetics, 4, 5, 571-580 10.1023/A:1025692321860
2002 Lowe,A, Jones,A, Raybould,A, Trick,M, Moule,C, Edwards,K, 2002, Transferability and genome specificity of a new set of microsatellite primers among Brassica species of the U triangle, Molecular Ecology Resources, 2, 1, 7-11 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2002.00126.x
2002 Cottrell,J, Munro,R, Tabbener,H, Gillies,A, Forrest,G, Deans,J, Lowe,A, 2002, Distribution of chloroplast DNA variation in British oaks (Quercus robur and Q. petraea): the influence of postglacial colonisation and human management, Forest Ecology and Management, 156, 1, 181-195 10.1016/S0378-1127(01)00642-9
2002 Lowe,AJ, Goodall-Copestake,WP, Caron,H, Kremer,A, Decroocq,S, 2002, A set of polymorphic microsatellites for Vochysia ferruginea, a promising tree for land reclamation in the Neotropics, Molecular Ecology Notes, 2, 2, 153-155
2002 Mariette,S, Cottrell,J, Csaikl,U, Goikoechea,P, Konig,A, Lowe,A, van Dam,B, Barreneche,T, Bodenes,C, Streiff,R et al, 2002, Comparison of levels of genetic diversity detected with AFLP and microsatellite markers within and among mixed Q-petraea (MATT.) LIEBL. and Q-robur L. stands, Silvae Genetica, 51, 2-3, 72-79
2002 Lowe,AJ, Goodall-Copestake,WP, Caron,H, Kremer,A, Decroocq,S, 2002, A set of polymorphic microsatellites for Vochysia ferruginea, a promising tree for land reclamation in the Neotropics, Molecular Ecology Notes, 2, 3, 209-210 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2002.00192.x
2002 Kremer,A, Dupouey,J, Deans,J, Cottrell,J, Csaikl,U, Finkeldey,R, Espinel,S, Jensen,J, Kleinschmit,J, van Dam,B et al, 2002, Leaf morphological differentiation between Quercus robur and Quercus petraea is stable across western European mixed oak stands, Annals of Forest Science, 59, 7, 777-787 10.1051/forest:2002065
2002 Jensen,J, Gillies,A, Csaikl,U, Munro,R, Madsen,S, Roulund,H, Lowe,A, 2002, Chloroplast DNA variation within the Nordic countries, Forest Ecology and Management, 156, 1, 167-180 10.1016/S0378-1127(01)00641-7
2002 Menozzi,P, Lowe,A, 2002, Spatial dynamics and natural regeneration: Dynamics and conservation of genetic diversity in forest ecosystems, International Journal of Forest Genetics, 9, 336-337
2002 Petit,R, Csaikl,U, Bordacs,S, Burg,K, Coart,E, Cottrell,J, van Dam,B, Deans,J, Dumolin-Lapegue,S, Fineschi,S et al, 2002, Chloroplast DNA variation in European white oaks: Phylogeography and patterns of diversity based on data from over 2600 populations, Forest Ecology and Management, 156, 1-3, 5-26 10.1016/S0378-1127(01)00645-4
2002 Petit,R, Brewer,S, Bordacs,S, Burg,K, Cheddadi,R, Coart,E, Cottrell,J, Csaikl,U, van Dam,B, Deans,J et al, 2002, Identification of refugia and post-glacial colonisation routes of European white oaks based on chloroplast DNA and fossil pollen evidence, Forest Ecology and Management, 156, 1, 49-74 10.1016/S0378-1127(01)00634-X
2002 Kremer,A, Kleinschmit,J, Cottrell,J, Cundall,E, Deans,J, Ducousso,A, Konig,A, Lowe,A, Munro,R, Petit,R et al, 2002, Is there a correlation between chloroplastic and nuclear divergence or what are the roles of history and selection on genetic diversity in European oaks?, Forest Ecology and Management, 156, 1, 75-87 10.1016/S0378-1127(01)00635-1
2001 Lowe,A, Bandou,E, Breyne,P, Caron,H, Cavers,S, Colpaert,N, Degen,B, Gribel,R, Hernandez,M, Kremer,A et al, 2001, Assessment of levels and dynamics of intra-specific genetic diversity of Latin American tropical trees for conservation and sustainable management, ETFRN Series, 34, 20-22


Date Citation
2012 White,A, Sparrow,B, Leitch,E, Foulkes,J, Flitton,R, Lowe,AJ, Caddy-Retalic,S, 2012, AusPlots Rangelands Survey Protocols Manual, University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide
2004 Harris,S, Lowe,A, Ashton,P, 2004, Ecological Genetics: Design Analysis and Application, Blackwell Science Ltd, United Kingdom, 1-326

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2014 Sparrow,B, Dormontt,E, Thurgate,N, Burns,E, Lindenmayer,D, Lowe,A, 2014, Our capacity to tell an Australian ecological story, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, pp. 49-82
2014 Ens,E, Burns,E, Russell-Smith,J, Sparrow,B, Wardle,G, 2014, The cultural imperative: broadening the vision of long-term ecological monitoring to enhance environmental policy and management outcomes, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, pp. 83-108
2014 Lindenmayer,D, Burns,E, Thurgate,N, Lowe,A, 2014, General Overview, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, pp. 3-20
2014 Keith,D, Lindenmayer,D, Lowe,A, Russell-Smith,J, Barrett,S, Enright,N, Fox,B, Guerin,G, Paton,D, Tozer,M et al, 2014, Heathlands, CSIRO Publishing, pp. 213-282
2014 Lindenmayer,D, Burns,E, Thurgate,N, Lowe,A, 2014, The value of long-term research and how to design effective ecological research and monitoring, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, pp. 21-48
2013 Lowe,A, Volkaert,H, 2013, The Evolutionary and Plantation Origin of Teak, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, United Kingdom, pp. 23-28
2012 White,I, Foulkes,J, Sparrow,B, Lowe,A, 2012, Biodiversity monitoring in the Australian rangelands, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, pp. 179-190
2011 Navarro,C, Cavers,S, Lowe,A, 2011, Seed sourcing recommendations for forest restoration: impacts of tree isolation on progeny performance of cedar and mahogany in the neutropics, Nova Science Publishers, United States, pp. 51-61
2011 Cross,H, Lowe,A, Gurgel,C, 2011, DNA barcoding of invasive species, Wiley, United Kingdom, pp. 289-300 10.1002/9781444329988.ch22
2011 Dormontt,E, Lowe,A, Prentis,P, 2011, Is rapid adaptive evolution important in successful invasions?, Wiley, UK, pp. 175-194 10.1002/9781444329988.ch14
2009 Leakey,R, Kranjac-Berisavljevic,G, Lowe,A, 2009, Impacts of AKST on development and sustainability goals, Island Press, Washington DC, USA, pp. 145-255
2009 Speirs,A, McConnachie,G, Lowe,A, 2009, Chloroplast DNA from 16th century waterlogged oak in a marine environment: initial steps in sourcing the Mary Rose timbers, ANU E Press, Canberra ACT, pp. 165-179
2009 MacGillivray,P, Hudson,I, Lowe,A, 2009, Herbarium collections and photographic images: Alternative data sources for phenological research, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 425-462 10.1007/978-90-481-3335-2_19
2002 Cavers,C, Lowe,A, 2002, Regional scale genetic structure within two Central American tree species: the influence of geography, biology and geological history, Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Brazil, pp. 179-190

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2014 Tokmakoff,A, Sparrow,B, Turner,D, Lowe,A, 2014, AusPlots Rangelands Field Data Collection and Publication: Infrastructure for Ecological Monitoring 10.1109/eScience.2014.55
2008 Lowe,A, 2008, Testing for rapid genetic adaption in fireweed, National Fireweed Conference, Bega
2008 Lowe,A, 2008, Can we use DNA to identify the geographic origin of tropical timber?, International Workshop on Fingerprinting Methods for the Indentification of Timber Origins, Bonn, GERMANY
2004 Lowe,A, 2004, Why use spatially explicit and direct gene flow approaches in conservation gentics?, Kew, Surrey, United Kingdon

Conference Items

Date Citation
2017 Breed,MF, Gellie,N, Lowe,AJ, 2017, Alternative provenancing strategies, theory and empirical evidence, 7th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, Iguassu, Brazil
2017 Lowe,AJ, Gellie,N, Mills,J, Breed,MF, 2017, Future challenges in restoration plantings, and their potential solutions, 7th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, Iguassu, Brazil
2017 Breed,MF, Gellie,N, Mills J,, Lowe,AJ, 2017, Revegetation rewilds the soil bacterial microbiome of an old field, 19th International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen, China
2016 Gellie,N, Breed,MF, Lowe,AJ, 2016, Laboratories for restoration science - developing the evidence base for resilient landscape restoration, Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia, Hamilton, NZ
2016 Guerin,GR, Caddy-Retalic,S, Christmas,M, Lowe,AJ, 2016, Projected climate change implications for the South Australian flora, 'Botany 2016 – Past, Present and Future' Symposium. South Australian NRM Science Conference., The University of Adelaide
2016 Breed,MF, Gellie,N, Lowe,A, 2016, How can restoration avoid genetic ghettos, adapt to climate change, and effectively monitor success?, 11th Australian Plant Conservation Conference, Melbourne, Aus
2016 Lowe,AJ, Breed,M, Gellie,N, Guerin,GR, Mills,J, Christmas,M, 2016, Restoring South Australia's native vegetation, ''Botany 2016 – Past, Present and Future' Symposium. South Australian NRM Science Conference., The University of Adelaide
2016 Mills,J, Breed,MF, Gellie,N, Lowe,A, 2016, Revegetation rewilds the bacterial microbiome of an old field, Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia, Hamilton, NZ
2016 Breed,MF, Gellie,N, Lowe,A, 2016, How can restoration avoid genetic ghettos, adapt to climate change, and effectively monitor success?, Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia, Hamilton, NZ
2016 Guerin,GR, Lowe,AJ, 2016, Mapping endemism in the South Australian flora from species occurrence datasets using range-weighted, phylogenetic and categorical metrics., Atlas of Living Australia Science Symposium, Keiran McNamara Conservation Science Centre, Perth
2016 Guerin,GR, Biffin,E, Baruch,Z, Lowe,AJ, 2016, Centres of plant biodiversity in South Australia, NRM Science Conference, The University of Adelaide
2015 Gellie,N, Breed,M, Lowe,A, 2015, That big tree’s not from around here – provenance decision –making during uncertain times, 40th Ecological Society of Australia, Adelaide, Aus
2015 Gellie,N, Breed,M, Lowe,A, 2015, Laboratories for restoration science - developing the evidence base for cost-effective and resilient landscape restoration, 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, Manchester, UK
2015 Christmas,M, Breed,M, Biffin,E, Lowe,A, 2015, Signatures of selection across the landscape: Using genomic tools to inform restoration and conservation practice, 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, Manchester, UK
2015 Guerin,GR, Lowe,AJ, 2015, Identifying centres of range-extent endemism using plot-based datasets, Interconnectedness. Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference 2015, The Hilton Hotel, Adelaide
2015 Jardine,DI, Dormontt,EE, Gerlach,J, van dijk,JK, Degen,B, Lowe,AJ, 2015, Genographic mapping of an African tropical Hardwood - application to DNA tracking, World Forestry Congress, Durban, South Africa
2015 Lowe,AJ, Guerin,GR, caddy-retalic,, Christmas,, 2015, Species and gene turnover along environmental gradients - windows into the future, Interconnectedness. Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference 2015, The Hilton Hotel, Adelaide
2015 Baruch,Z, Guerin,GR, Leitch,E, Tokmakoff,A, Caddy-Retalic,S, Sparrow,B, Lowe,AJ, 2015, Continental analysis of Australian rangeland vegetation: floristic and structural diversity, Interconnectedness. Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference 2015, The Hilton Hotel, Adelaide
2015 Breed,M, Lowe,A, 2015, Seed quality shifts and managing plant genetic resources in fragmented landscapes, 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, Manchester, UK
2014 Baruch,Z, Leitch,E, Sparrow,B, Guerin,GR, Tokmakoff,A, Lowe,A, 2014, AusPlots Rangelands vegetation communities: First insight on their relationship with the environmental matrix, Ecological Society of Australia 2014 Annual Conference, Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs
2013 Lowe,AJ, Caddy-Retalic,S, Guerin,GR, Andersen,A, Rossetto,M, van Leeuwen,S, Sweeney,S, 2013, TREND and the Australian Transect Network: windows to our future environment, TREND Human Dimensions Symposium, Adelaide, SA
2013 Soisup,N, Lowe,AJ, Gurgel,CF, 2013, Unveiling Lobophora (dictyotales, phaeophyceae) species diversity in Australia based on RBCL and COX1 DNA sequence analyses, 10th International Phycological Congress, Orlando, Florida 10.2216/0031-8884-52.sp4.1
2012 Keith,D, Lindenmayer,D, Lowe,A, Russell-Smith,J, Enright,N, Fox,B, Guerin,GR, Paton,M, Tozer,M, Yates,C et al, 2012, Long-term studies: detecting and understanding trends in biodiversity, Ecological Society of Australia, 2012 Annual Conference, Ecology: Fundamental Science of the Biosphere, the Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne

Report for External Bodies

Date Citation
2015 Guerin,GR, Sweeney,SM, Pisanu,P, Caddy-Retalic,S, Lowe,AJ, 2015, Establishment of an ecosystem transect to address climate change policy questions for natural resource management


Date Citation
2015 Lowe,AJ, Jardine,DI, Cross,H, Degen,B, Schindler,L, Holtken,AM; 2015; A Method of Extracting Plant Nucleic Acids from Lignified Plant Tissue

Internet Publications

Date Citation
2014 Lowe,AJ, Caddy-Retalic,; 2014; Will the climate debate end up being fought in court?
2012 lowe,, Caddy-retalic,; 2012; Genetically linked, a continent apart: the rise of DNA barcoding
2012 Caddy-Retalic,S, Caddy-Retalic,S, Lowe,AJ; 2012; DNA barcoding: a better way to discover species


Date Citation
2017 Gellie,N, Mills,J, Breed,M, Lowe,A; 2017; Revegetation rewilds the soil bacterial microbiome of an old field. Part 1: OTU raw data matrix
2017 Gellie,N, Mills,JG, Breed,MF, Lowe,AJ; 2017; Revegetation rewilds the soil bacterial microbiome of an old field. Part 2: Soil chemistry
2016 Gellie,N, Breed,M, Thurgate,N, Kennedy,SA, Lowe,AJ; 2016; Local maladaptation in a foundation tree species: implications for restoration. Part 2 growth
2016 Gellie,NJC, Breed,MF, Thurgate,N, Kennedy,SA, Lowe,A; 2016; Local maladaptation in a foundation tree species: implications for restoration. Part 1; survival
2016 Baruch,Z, Christmas,M, Breed,MF, Guerin,GR, Caddy-Retalic,S, McDonald,JT, Jardine,DI, Leitch,EJ, Gellie,NJC, Hill,K et al; 2016; Leaf trait associations with environmental variation in the wide-ranging shrub Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustissima (Sapindaceae) Part 2: Elevation
2016 Baruch,Z, Christmas,M, Breed,MF, Guerin,GR, Caddy-Retalic,S, McDonald,J, Jardine,DI, Leitch,EJ, Gellie,NJC, Hill,K et al; 2016; Leaf trait associations with environmental variation in the wide-ranging shrub Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustissima (Sapindaceae) Part 1: Latitude

Large collaborative or international funding

Lowe AJ, Hogendoorn K, Breed M, Wilkinson M, Paton D, Weinstein P, Keller M, Austin A (2016-2018) Pollination reserves    - Developing pollination services for native pollinators and managed honey bees from habitat restoration/ supplementation around pollinator dependent crops. (Dept Ag Rural R&D for Profit Fund, DEWNR, PIRSA, Native Vegetation Council, HIA, RIRDC, Lucerne Australia, Apple and Pear Growers of SA, Almond Board of Australia, NRM Boards, $4.5M)

Clancy T, Lowe AJ, Phinn S, Saunders M, Thurgate N, Walker C, Sparrow B, Caddy-Retalic S. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network. Dept Education. (NCRIS 2015/16 $1.6M)

Lowe AJ, Thomas D (2015) Developing a DNA chain of custody method to verify legally sourced teak in Indonesia and Myanmar (ACIAR - Small Research Activity, FST/2015/007, $110K)           

Degen B, Lowe AJ, Dormontt E, Cavers S et al. (2015-2017) Large scale project on genetic timber verification (German Federal Government – total project budget €5M, $330K to my lab)

Lowe AJ, Degen B, Rimawanto A, Grant A (2014-2015) Implementing a DNA timber tracking system in Indonesia. International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO-TFLET, $650K)  

Thomas D, Lowe AJ, Dormontt E (2013-2015) Big Leaf Maple DNA Project - Original and Extension. (DoubleHelix and World Resources Institute, 1052-WRI-PP-006, $150K)   

Lowe AJ, Rimbawanto A (2014-2015) Proof on concept: verification of chain of custody of teak in Indonesia and Myanmar using DNA markers (ACIAR - Small research and development activity, FST/2014/028, $60K)

Thomas D, Lowe AJ, Dormontt E (2013-2015) Pilot Implementation of a DNA traceability system for Pericopsis elata in forest concessions and sawmills in Cameroon and Congo. (DoubleHelix and International Tropical Timber Organisation – CITES, $350K)      

Lowe AJ, Austin A, Cooper S, Crayn D, Nevill P, Appleyard S (2014-2015) Framework DNA barcode datasets for Australia. BioPlatforms Australia (BPA, $500k; total leverage $2.4M)

Clancy T, Phinn, Lowe AJ, Saunders M, Thurgate N, Walker C, Sparrow B, Caddy-Retalic S. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network. Dept Education. (NCRIS 2013 $1.6M)

Clancy T, Phinn, Lowe AJ, Deed J (2013-2014) Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network. DIISRTE Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (CRIS, $2.8M)

Lowe AJ, Walker C, Chinnick P, Turner D (2012-2014) Harmonisation and Retrieval of Ecological Data – SHaRED. National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources Project, RT020 (NeCTAR, $900K)

Lowe AJ, Walker C, Chinnick P, Turner D (2012-2014) From soils to satellites: Data integration across domains. Australian National Data Service (ANDS, $500K)

Degen B, Koch G, Hardy O, Lowe A, Doucet J-L, Höltken A, Cavers S, Boner M, Kelly S, Horacek M, Yéné Yéné G, Zahnen J, Opuni Frimpong E, Ngomanda A, Odee D (2012-1016) Development and implementation of a species identification and timber tracking system in Africa with DNA fingerprints and stable isotopes. International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO, US$ 1.7M)

Lowe AJ, Lindenmayer D, Liddell M (2011-2014) Long-term Australian Multi-scale Plot System (LAMPS), incorporating Ausplots, LTERs and Supersites. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), EIF-DIISR ($12M)

Lowe AJ, Hayman P, Bradshaw CJ, Brook B, Cooper A, Gurgel F, Ophel-Keller K, Tanner J, Foulkes J, Hamden R (2010-2013) Transect for Environmental monitoring and Decision making (TREND): Adaptive management of productive and native systems for climate change. Premier’s Science and Research Fund (PSRF $1.35M)

Lowe AJ, Foulkes J et al (2010-2012) National Scientific Reference Site Network – Australian Rangeland Ecosystems. Component of South Australian consortium application (coordinators Meyer W and Lowe AJ) for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). NCRIS-DEST ($3M)

Lowe AJ, Pillman S, Coddington P, Jenkins C et al (2010-2012) Eco-informatics – integrating and visualizing ecosystems information. Component of South Australian consortium application (coordinators Meyer W and Lowe AJ) for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). NCRIS-DEST ($4.5M)

Williams, S, Hughes L, Stafford–Smith M, Possingham H, Hoffman A, Brook B, Lowe A, Pressey B, Williams D, Garnett S, Kitching R, Thomas C, Moritz C (2009-2013) Terrestrial Biodiversity - Adaptation Research Network - National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF $1.6 M)

Kremer A, Koelewijn HP, Berenyi M, Degen B, Vendramin GG, Boerjan W, Bradshaw R, Finkeldey R, Lenee P, Amaral W, Lowe A, Brandl R, Gugerli F, Paule L, Muller-Starck G, Alia R, Morgante M, Frascaria-Lacoste N, Bhalerao R, Burczyk J, Savolainen O, Taylor G, Matyas C, Lascoux M, Reineke A, (2006-2010) EVOLution of TREEs as drivers of terrestrial biodiversity, EVOLTREE. EU (€14.7 M). After grant awarded, withdrew participation due to move to Australia from Europe.

Lowe AJ, Boshier D, Kremer A, Degen B, Finegan B, Vendremin G, Gribel R, Margis R, Navarrete H, Dick C, Parolin P (2006-2010) Developing best practice for seed sourcing for planting and natural regeneration in the neotropics, SEEDSOURCE. EU (€2.6 M). After move to Adelaide, resigned coordinating role, but still maintain project partner status.

Lowe AJ, Finegan B, Kremer A, Degen B, Gribel R, Margis R, Gheysen G (2002-2005) Sustainable Management of Neo-Tropical Tree Genetic Resources: Combining molecular and modelling methods to understand the structure and dynamics of gene diversity, GENEO-TROPECO. EU (€1.2 M; £225K to my group).

Lowe AJ, Indira EP, Sudarsono, Volkaert H, Van Der Straeten D, Wellendorf H (2002-2004) Developing know-how for the improvement and sustainable management of teak genetic resources, TEAKDIV. EU (€1.25 M; £200K to my group).

Kremer A, Fineschi S, Buiteveld J, Goicoechea P, Cottrell  J, Burg  K, Lowe AJ, Jensen JS, Dreyer E, Lascoux M, Gugerli F, Bordács S, Koenig AO, Himmelreich R (2000-2004) Intra and interspecific gene flow in oaks as mechanisms promoting genetic diversity and adaptive potential, OAKFLOW. EU (€2.5 M; £200K to my group).


Nationally competitive funding

Lowe AJ, Linacre A, Dormontt E, Johnson R, Austin J, Waycott M, Donnellan S, Tobe S, Austin A, Stephen J, Wilson-Wilde, L (2016) Advanced DNA Identification and Forensics Facility. ARC LIEF LE160100154 ($250K)

Dormontt EE, Lowe AJ (2015-2016) Plywood metabarcoding for DNA timber tracking SA Gov Catalyst Grant ($30k)

Lowe AJ, Breed MF, Byrne M, Lascoux M, Stephen J, Vendramin GG. Understanding adaptation to improve conservation of Australian flora. ARC Discovery DP150103414 ($600k)

Breed M. Understanding adaptation of plants along environmental clines. ARC DECRA ($400k)

Austin A, Lowe AJ Donnellan SC, Cooper A, Gardner MG, Cooper SJ, Weinstein P, Beheregaray LB, Waycott M, Bull CM, Wilkinson MJ, Stevens MI, Mitchell JG, Watson-Haigh NS (2012) Next generation enhancement of the South Australian regional facility for molecular ecology and evolution. ARC LIEF LE130100065 ($370K). Partner/Collaborating Eligible Organisation(s)- The Flinders University of South Australia, South Australian Museum, University of South Australia, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and State Herbarium of SA, Australian Wine Research Institute.

Lowe AJ, Degen B (2012-2014) Developing DNA tracking methods to identify illegally logged timber products from Africa. ARC Linkage LP120100648 ($273K)

Crayn D, Costion C, Bransgrove K, Schulte K, Abell-Davis S, Metcalfe D, Rossetto M, Lowe AJ (2012-2014) What is at risk? Identifying rainforest refugia and hotspots of plant genetic diversity in the Wet Tropics and Cape York Peninsula. National Environmental Research Program: Tropical Ecosystems Hub ($344K)      

Lowe AJ, Rossetto M, Summerell B (2011-2014). Species and gene turnover across environmental gradients – a landscape approach to quantify biodiversity and resilience for climate adaptation. ARC Linkage, LP110100721 ($410K)

Lowe AJ, Brook B, Bradshaw C (2011-2014) Developing best-practice approaches for restoring forest ecosystems that are resilient to climate change. ARC Linkage, LP110200805 ($503)

Lowe AJ, Bradshaw C, van den Hengel A, Brook B, Cooper A (2011-2014) Multi-model predictions of ecosystem flux under climate change based on novel genetic and image analysis methods. ARC Super Science Fellowships, FS1102 00051 ($556K)

Breed M, Ottewell K, Lowe AJ (2010-2012) Developing best practice approaches for restoring River Murray forest ecosystems that are resilient to climate change. Native Vegetation Research Grant ($45K)

Lowe AJ, Keppel G (2007-2009) Genetic dynamics of lowland rainforest trees on islands in the tropical Southwest Pacific. Australian and Pacific Science Foundation ($24.5K).

Richardson DM, Wilson JR, Lowe AJ, Hedderson TAJ, Hoffman JH, Sheppard AW, Witt ABR, Foxcroft LC (2007-2010) Research for integrated management of invasive alien species; Using genetic techniques to improve understanding and management of invasive alien plant species in South Africa. Working for Water Programme, South African Government (South African R 1.4 M ~ $200K).

Paton D, Lowe AJ, Hill R (2007-2010) Habitat reconstruction and restoration: securing biodiversity assets in the face of climate change. Working group within ARC Environmental Futures Network ($57K)

Lowe AJ, Clarke AR, Schenk PM, Rieseberg LH, Abbott RJ (2006-2009) Why do some exotics become invasive? Using ecological and genomic approaches to test alternative hypotheses in an Australian weed, fireweed. ARC Discovery DP0664967 ($561K).

Lowe AJ, Rossetto M, Crayne D, Pole M, Lambert D, Hollingsworth P (2006-2009) Developing biogeographic know-how: Improving species divergence and dispersal estimations to examine geological and climatic evolutionary drivers. ARC Discovery DP0665859 ($282K).

Morgan-Richards M, Robertson A, Lowe A (Nov 2005) Does gene flow limit species’ ranges? Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant ($30K).

Shapcott A, Accad A, Lowe AJ, Mengersen KL, Williams KJ, Hardner CM, Westcott D, Austin MP (May 2005) Macadamia National Macadamia Conservation. ARC Linkage LP0562265 ($72.5K). 

Bacles C, Lowe AJ, Kremer A (2005-2007) Ecological Genomics of Sub-tropical Eucalypt Woodlands: Comparing the Structure and Dynamics of Neutral and Adaptive Genes across a Sharp Environmental Cline in Queensland Eucalyptus. ADaPtE. EU Marie Currie Outgoing Fellowship (€300K).

Muir G, Lowe AJ, Schlötterer C, Kremer A, (2001-2003) Identification and characterisation of genomic regions differentiating two hybridising oaks (Quercus robur L. and Q. petraea (Matt.) Liebl). Austrian Science Fund, FWF (0.74M Austrian Shillings).


Government agency, Non-government agency, research centre or commercial contracts

Lowe AJ (2011) Study on the Genetic Differentiation of Remnant Populations of Atriplex sp. Yeelirrie Station. BHP Billiton ($160K)

Breed M, Lowe AJ, Gardner M, Ottewell K (2010) Developing best practice approaches for restoring Murray-Darling ecosystems that are resilient to climate change. Field Naturalists Society of South Australia, Lirabenda Endowment Fund ($3K)

Thomas D, Chew FT, Lowe AJ (2009-2011) DNA VerifiedTM Timber Origin. Proof of Concept stage, Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme, Singaporean Government (SING$250K)

Lowe AJ (2009-2010) DNA barcoding of Australia’s trees. Australian Biological Resources Study, DEWHA, Australian Government ($80K)

Lowe AJ, Bickerton D (2007-2009) Genetic delimitation and health assessment of threatened flora. Department for Environment and Heritage SA ($100K)

I teach into the third year Biological Sciences courses on 'Restoration and Conservation' and 'Australian Biota', and offer a range of intern training programs in my lab

Supervision Activities

Research-based Degree Supervisions

Date Role Student
2016 Postgraduate Stefan Caddy-Retalic
2016 Postgraduate Nick Gellie
2016 Postgraduate Duncan Jardine
2016 Postgraduate Kimberly McCallum
2016 Postgraduate John McDonald
2016 Postgraduate Ben Sparrow
2016 Honours Marlee Crawford

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2014 Member UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
2012 Member International Global Genome Biodiversity Network
2012 Co-Founder Global Timber Tracking Network
2009 Member International Barcode of Life
2008 - 2013 Member Terrestrial Biodiversity Node of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
2007 Chair Australian Barcode of Life Network
2003 - 2011 Advisory Board Member International Union of Forest Research Organisations

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2009 Member Atlas of Living Australia

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2007 Board Member Diversity and Distributions: a journal of conservation biogeography
2006 Board Member Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens
2004 Board Member Silvae Genetica: Zeitschrift fuer Forstgenetik und Forstpflanzenzuechtung

Industry Partnerships

Date Engagement Type Partner Name
2014 - 2014 Consultant New Zealand Natural Heritage
Chair in Plant Conservation Biology
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