Korjent van Dijk

Dr Korjent van Dijk

Research Associate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I am a research associate in Prof. Michelle Waycott research group. I am leading research into population genetics and evolution of plants, and specialised seagrasses. I utilise molecular genetic techniques –traditional and NGS– to establish the relationship among species, populations and genetic individuals. In the recent years we have been developing Hybrid Capture methods (OzBaits) to assess phylogenetic and phylogeographic relationships among plants using dozens of nuclear and plastid loci. We have also been testing if this targeted approach can be used for environmental (eDNA) or ancient (aDNA) DNA.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Evans, R. D., McMahon, K. M., van Dijk, K. J., Dawkins, K., Nilsson Jacobi, M., & Vikrant, A. (2021). Identification of dispersal barriers for a colonising seagrass using seascape genetic analysis. Science of the Total Environment, 763, 1-11.
    2021 Sinclair, E. A., Sherman, C. D. H., Statton, J., Copeland, C., Matthews, A., Waycott, M., . . . Kendrick, G. A. (2021). Advances in approaches to seagrass restoration in Australia. Ecological Management & Restoration, 22(1), 10-21.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2021 Hernawan, U. E., Lavery, P. S., Kendrick, G. A., van Dijk, K. J., Ulumuddin, Y. I., Triandiza, T., & McMahon, K. M. (2021). Predictors of marine genetic structure in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 47, 11 pages.
    2020 van Dijk, J., Waycott, M., Quarmby, J., Bickerton, D., Thornhill, A. H., Cross, H., & Biffin, E. (2020). Genomic Screening Reveals That the Endangered Eucalyptus paludicola (Myrtaceae) Is a Hybrid. Diversity, 12(12), 1-13.
    2020 Digiantonio, G., Blum, L., McGlathery, K., van Dijk, J., & Waycott, M. (2020). Genetic mosaicism and population connectivity of edge-of-range Halodule wrightii populations. Aquatic Botany, 161, 103161-1-103161-11.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2020 Dormontt, E. E., Jardine, D. I., van Dijk, K. -J., Dunker, B. F., Dixon, R. R. M., Hipkins, V. D., . . . Lowe, A. J. (2020). Forensic validation of a SNP and INDEL panel for individualisation of timber from bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum Pursch).. Forensic science international. Genetics, 46, 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC1
    2020 Tan, Y. M., Dalby, O., Kendrick, G. A., Statton, J., Sinclair, E. A., Fraser, M. W., . . . Sherman, C. D. H. (2020). Seagrass restoration is possible: insights and lessons from Australia and New Zealand. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 617-1-617-21.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS17
    2019 Dunker, B., Dormontt, E., van Dijk, K., Dixon, R., Jardine, D., Kireta, D., . . . Lowe, A. (2019). A set of 156 SNP markers for teak (Tectona grandis Linn. f.). Conservation Genetics Resources, 12(2), 205-207.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2018 van Dijk, K., Digiantonio, G., & Waycott, M. (2018). New microsatellite markers for the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica reveal unprecedented genetic diversity. Aquatic Botany, 148, 25-28.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2018 van Dijk, K., Bricker, E., van Tussenbroek, B., & Waycott, M. (2018). Range-wide population genetic structure of the Caribbean marine angiosperm Thalassia testudinum. Ecology and Evolution, 8(18), 9478-9490.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2018 Bijak, A., Dijk, K., & Waycott, M. (2018). Population structure and gene flow of the tropical seagrass, Syringodium filiforme, in the Florida Keys and subtropical Atlantic region. PLoS ONE, 13(9), 18 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2018 Dormontt, E., van Dijk, K., Bell, K., Biffin, E., Breed, M., Byrne, M., . . . Lowe, A. (2018). Advancing DNA barcoding and metabarcoding applications for plants requires systematic analysis of herbarium collections-an Australian perspective. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6(SEP), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS26
    2017 McMahon, K., Evans, R., Van Dijk, K., Hernawan, U., Kendrick, G., Lavery, P., . . . Waycott, M. (2017). Disturbance is an important driver of clonal richness in tropical seagrasses. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 2026-1-2026-14.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS18 Europe PMC2
    2017 Hernawan, U., van Dijk, K., Kendrick, G., Feng, M., Biffin, E., Lavery, P., & McMahon, K. (2017). Historical processes and contemporary ocean currents drive genetic structure in the seagrass Thalassia hemprichii in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Molecular Ecology, 26(4), 1008-1021.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS28 Europe PMC11
    2017 York, P., Smith, T., Coles, R., McKenna, S., Connolly, R., Irving, A., . . . Whitehead, S. (2017). Identifying knowledge gaps in seagrass research and management: An Australian perspective. Marine Environmental Research, 127, 163-172.
    DOI Scopus49 WoS43 Europe PMC13
    2016 Van Tussenbroek, B., Valdivia-Carrillo, T., Rodríguez-Virgen, I., Sanabria-Alcaraz, S., Jiménez-Durán, K., Van Dijk, K., & Marquez-Guzmán, G. (2016). Coping with potential bi-parental inbreeding: limited pollen and seed dispersal and large genets in the dioecious marine angiosperm Thalassia testudinum. Ecology and Evolution, 6(15), 5542-5556.
    DOI Scopus14
    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.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2016 Jardine, D., Blanc-Jolivet, C., Dixon, R., Dormontt, E., Dunker, B., Gerlach, J., . . . Lowe, A. (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.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12
    2015 Jardine, D., Dormontt, E., van Dijk, K., Dixon, R., Dunker, B., & Lowe, A. (2015). A set of 204 SNP and INDEL markers for Bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum Pursch). Conservation Genetics Resources, 7(4), 797-801.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6
    2014 Ranjbar, M., Hajmoradi, F., Waycott, M., & Van Dijk, K. (2014). A phylogeny of the tribe Caraganeae (Fabaceae) based on DNA sequence data from ITS. Feddes Repertorium, 125(3-4), 78-84.
    DOI Scopus3
    2014 Bijak, A., van Dijk, K., & Waycott, M. (2014). Development of microsatellite markers for a tropical seagrass, Syringodium filiforme (Cymodoceaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences, 2(10), 1400082-1-1400082-4.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS7 Europe PMC2
    2014 McMahon, K., van Dijk, K., Ruiz-Montoya, L., Kendrick, G., Krauss, S., Waycott, M., . . . Duarte, C. (2014). The movement ecology of seagrasses. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 281(1795), 20140878-1-20140878-9.
    DOI Scopus91 WoS77 Europe PMC33
    2014 van Dijk, K., Mellors, J., & Waycott, M. (2014). Development of multiplex microsatellite PCR panels for the seagrass Thalassia hemprichii (Hydrocharitaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences, 2(11), 1400078-1-1400078-5.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2014 Collier, C., Villacorta-Rath, C., van Dijk, J., Takahashi, M., & Waycott, M. (2014). Seagrass proliferation precedes mortality during hypo-salinity events: a stress-induced morphometric response. PLoS One, 9(4), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS28 Europe PMC7
    2012 Kendrick, G., Waycott, M., Carruthers, T., Cambridge, M., Hovey, R., Krauss, S., . . . Verduin, J. (2012). The central role of dispersal in the maintenance and persistence of seagrass populations. Bioscience, 62(1), 56-65.
    DOI Scopus196 WoS184
    2011 Waycott, M., Jones, B. L., Van Dijk, J. K., Robson, H. L., & Calladine, A. (2011). Microsatellite markers in the Australian desert plant, Solanum centrale (Solanaceae). American Journal of Botany, 98(4), e81-e83.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2010 van Dijk, J. K., & van Tussenbroek, B. I. (2010). Clonal diversity and structure related to habitat of the marine angiosperm Thalassia testudinum along the Atlantic coast of Mexico. Aquatic Botany, 92(1), 63-69.
    DOI Scopus33
    2009 van Dijk, J., van Tussenbroek, B., Jiménez-Durán, K., Márquez-Guzmán, G., & Ouborg, J. (2009). High levels of gene flow and low population genetic structure related to high dispersal potential of a tropical marine angiosperm. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 390, 67-77.
    DOI Scopus49
    2008 Van Tussenbroek, B., Barba Santos, M., van Dijk, J., Sanabria Alcaraz, S., & Tellez Calderon, M. (2008). Selective elimination of rooted plants from a tropical seagrass bed in a back-reef lagoon: a hypothesis tested by Hurricane Wilma (2005). Journal of Coastal Research, 24(1), 278-281.
    DOI Scopus20
    2007 van Tussenbroek, B. I., & van Dijk, J. K. (2007). Spatial and temporal variability in biomass and production of psammophytic Halimeda incrassata (bryopsidales, chlorophyta), in a Caribbean reef lagoon. Journal of Phycology, 43(1), 69-77.
    DOI Scopus38
    2007 van Dijk, J., Waycott, M., van Tussenbroek, B., & Ouborg, J. (2007). Polymorphic microsatellite markers for the Caribbean seagrass Thalassia testudinum Banks ex König. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7(1), 89-91.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12 Europe PMC4
    2006 van Tussenbroek, B. I., Barba Santos, M. G., & van Dijk, J. K. (2006). Unusual synchronous spawning by green algae (Bryopsidales), after the passage of Hurricane Wilma (2005). Botanica Marina, 49(3), 270-271.
    DOI Scopus5
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2010 Tussenbroek, B. I. V., Barba Santos, M., Wong, J., van Dijk, J., & Waycott, M. (2010). Guía de los pastos marinos tropicales del Atlántico oeste. Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico.
    2010 van Tussenbroek, B. I., Santos, M. G. B., Wong, J. G. R., van Dijk, J. K., & Waycott, M. (2010). A guide to the tropical seagrasses of the Western Atlantic. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2018 McMahon, K., Sinclair, E., Sherman, C., van Dijk, J., Hernawan, U., Verduin, J., & Waycott, M. (2018). Genetic connectivity in tropical and temperate Australian seagrass species. In A. Larkum, G. Kendrick, & P. Ralph (Eds.), Seagrasses of Australia: Structure, Ecology and Conservation (pp. 155-194). Switzerland: Springer.
    DOI Scopus6
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2015 Jardine, D. I., Dormontt, E. E., Gerlach, J., van dijk, J. K., Degen, B., & Lowe, A. J. (2015). Genographic mapping of an African tropical Hardwood - application to DNA tracking. Poster session presented at the meeting of World Forestry Congress. Durban, South Africa.
  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83132189
  • Email: korjent.vandijk@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: The Braggs, floor 2
  • Room: 2 27
  • Org Unit: School of Biological Sciences

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