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Dr Eddy Dowle

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
Research summaryEvolution, genomics and development

Research

Eddy Dowle received her PhD at Massey University (New Zealand) and has research interests in evolution, genomics and development. Her work at Otago University focuses on using genomic techniques (transcriptomics and bi-sulphite sequencing) to understand how parasites manipulate the behaviour of normally terrestrial insect hosts to seek water. Her previous work has focused on using genomic techniques to explore genetic diversity and environmental adaptation in several invertebrate species.

Publications

McKean, N. E., Trewick, S. A., Griffin, M. J., Dowle, E. J., & Morgan-Richards, M. (2018). Viability and fertility of hybrid New Zealand tree wētā Hemideina spp. (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae). Journal of Orthoptera Research, 27(2), 97-106. doi: 10.3897/jor.27.14963

Schebeck, M., Dowle, E. J., Schuler, H., Avtzis, D. N., Bertheau, C., Feder, J. L., … Stauffer, C. (2018). Pleistocene climate cycling and host plant association shaped the demographic history of the bark beetle Pityogenes chalcographus. Scientific Reports, 8, 14207. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-32617-6

Morgan-Richards, M., Bulgarella, M., Sivyer, L., Dowle, E. J., Hale, M., McKean, N. E., & Trewick, S. A. (2017). Explaining large mitochondrial sequence differences within a population sample. Royal Society Open Science, 4, 170730. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170730

Dowle, E. J., Bracewell, R. R., Pfrender, M. E., Mock, K. E., Bentz, B. J., & Ragland, G. J. (2017). Reproductive isolation and environmental adaptation shape the phylogeography of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae). Molecular Ecology, 26(21), 6071-6084. doi: 10.1111/mec.14342

Dowle, E. J., Pochon, X., Banks, J. C., Shearer, K., & Wood, S. A. (2016). Targeted gene enrichment and high-throughput sequencing for environmental biomonitoring: A case study using freshwater macroinvertebrates. Molecular Ecology Resources, 16(5), 1240-1254. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12488

Journal - Research Article

McKean, N. E., Trewick, S. A., Griffin, M. J., Dowle, E. J., & Morgan-Richards, M. (2018). Viability and fertility of hybrid New Zealand tree wētā Hemideina spp. (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae). Journal of Orthoptera Research, 27(2), 97-106. doi: 10.3897/jor.27.14963

Schebeck, M., Dowle, E. J., Schuler, H., Avtzis, D. N., Bertheau, C., Feder, J. L., … Stauffer, C. (2018). Pleistocene climate cycling and host plant association shaped the demographic history of the bark beetle Pityogenes chalcographus. Scientific Reports, 8, 14207. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-32617-6

Morgan-Richards, M., Bulgarella, M., Sivyer, L., Dowle, E. J., Hale, M., McKean, N. E., & Trewick, S. A. (2017). Explaining large mitochondrial sequence differences within a population sample. Royal Society Open Science, 4, 170730. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170730

Dowle, E. J., Bracewell, R. R., Pfrender, M. E., Mock, K. E., Bentz, B. J., & Ragland, G. J. (2017). Reproductive isolation and environmental adaptation shape the phylogeography of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae). Molecular Ecology, 26(21), 6071-6084. doi: 10.1111/mec.14342

Dowle, E. J., Pochon, X., Banks, J. C., Shearer, K., & Wood, S. A. (2016). Targeted gene enrichment and high-throughput sequencing for environmental biomonitoring: A case study using freshwater macroinvertebrates. Molecular Ecology Resources, 16(5), 1240-1254. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12488

Dowle, E. J., Morgan-Richards, M., Brescia, F., & Trewick, S. A. (2015). Correlation between shell phenotype and local environment suggests a role for natural selection in the evolution of Placostylus snails. Molecular Ecology, 24(16), 4205-4221. doi: 10.1111/mec.13302

Dowle, E., Pochon, X., Keeley, N., & Wood, S. A. (2015). Assessing the effects of salmon farming seabed enrichment using bacterial community diversity and high-throughput sequencing. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 91(8), fiv089. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiv089

Dowle, E. J., Morgan-Richards, M., & Trewick, S. A. (2014). Morphological differentiation despite gene flow in an endangered grasshopper. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14, 216. doi: 10.1186/s12862-014-0216-x

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Journal - Research Other

Dowle, E. J., Morgan-Richards, M., & Trewick, S. A. (2013). Molecular evolution and the latitudinal biodiversity gradient. Heredity, 110(6), 501-510. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2013.4

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