A collection of Australian Drosophila datasets on climate adaptation and species distributions
AuthorHangartner, SB; Hoffmann, AA; Smith, A; Griffin, PC
Source TitleSCIENTIFIC DATA
PublisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
AffiliationMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
School of BioSciences
Melbourne Students & Learning
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsHangartner, S. B., Hoffmann, A. A., Smith, A. & Griffin, P. C. (2015). A collection of Australian Drosophila datasets on climate adaptation and species distributions. SCIENTIFIC DATA, 2 (1), https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2015.67.
Access StatusOpen Access
Open Access at PMChttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4658573
The Australian Drosophila Ecology and Evolution Resource (ADEER) collates Australian datasets on drosophilid flies, which are aimed at investigating questions around climate adaptation, species distribution limits and population genetics. Australian drosophilid species are diverse in climatic tolerance, geographic distribution and behaviour. Many species are restricted to the tropics, a few are temperate specialists, and some have broad distributions across climatic regions. Whereas some species show adaptability to climate changes through genetic and plastic changes, other species have limited adaptive capacity. This knowledge has been used to identify traits and genetic polymorphisms involved in climate change adaptation and build predictive models of responses to climate change. ADEER brings together 103 datasets from 39 studies published between 1982-2013 in a single online resource. All datasets can be downloaded freely in full, along with maps and other visualisations. These historical datasets are preserved for future studies, which will be especially useful for assessing climate-related changes over time.
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