Reproduction and Genetics of Introduced Species

Genetic structure of invasive species

Colonisation of novel geographic ranges often has a profound impact in the reproduction and genetic structure of plant populations. Our work on invasive populations of buffalo-burr (Solanum rostratum) is aimed to understand how the history of colonisation can be uncovered using high-throughput genotyping.

Solanum rostratum

Pollination and mating system of invasive plants

When plants invade novel areas, they often leave behind their animal pollinators. Plants that rely on visitation by specific types of insects may have to deal with novel visitors, and these shifts in pollinators may have repercussions for the reproductive system of the colonists.

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