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Dr Graham McCulloch

Email: graham.mcculloch@otago.ac.nzGraham_McCulloch

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Research Interests

  • Biogeography of endemic insects
  • Molecular systematics
  • Macroecology
  • Evolutionary genetics/genomics
  • Biological control

Current Postdoctoral project

Has deforestation reshaped our endemic insect fauna? Testing the evolutionary impacts of lowered treelines (Marsden Fast Start; Royal Society of New Zealand)

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Publications

McCulloch, G. A., Guhlin, J., Dutoit, L., Harrop, T. W. R., Dearden, P. K., & Waters, J. M. (2021). Genomic signatures of parallel alpine adaptation in recently-evolved flightless insects. Molecular Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/mec.16204

McCulloch, G. A., Daglish, G. J., & Walter, G. H. (2021). Two grain beetle species, one resource, different patterns of genetic structure: Implications for management. Journal of Pest Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10340-021-01430-y

Fenker, J., McCulloch, G. A., Vasconcellos, M. M., Silva, D. C., & Domingos, F. M. C. B. (2021). Dispersal reduction drives rapid diversification in alpine grasshoppers [Digest]. Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/evo.14296

Kroos, G. C., Waters, J. M., & McCulloch, G. A. (2021). Does assortative mating contribute to reproductive isolation among sympatric ecotypes of the wing-dimorphic stonefly Zelandoperla fenestrata (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae)? Austral Entomology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/aen.12553

Waters, J. M., & McCulloch, G. A. (2021). Reinventing the wheel? Reassessing the roles of gene flow, sorting and convergence in repeated evolution. Molecular Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/mec.16018

Comben, D. F., McCulloch, G. A., Dhileepan, K., & Walter, G. H. (2021). Genetic identity of Australian prickly acacia (Vachellia nilotica, Fabales: Mimosoideae): Assessing the target for biological control. Biological Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.104540

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Kroos, G. C., Waters, J. M., & McCulloch, G. A. (2021). Does assortative mating contribute to reproductive isolation among sympatric ecotypes of the wing-dimorphic stonefly Zelandoperla fenestrata (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae)? Austral Entomology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/aen.12553

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McCulloch, G. A., Daglish, G. J., & Walter, G. H. (2021). Two grain beetle species, one resource, different patterns of genetic structure: Implications for management. Journal of Pest Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10340-021-01430-y

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McCulloch, G. A., Guhlin, J., Dutoit, L., Harrop, T. W. R., Dearden, P. K., & Waters, J. M. (2021). Genomic signatures of parallel alpine adaptation in recently-evolved flightless insects. Molecular Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/mec.16204

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Nawaz, M., McCulloch, G. A., Brookes, D. R., Zonneveld, R., & Walter, G. H. (2021). Native range surveys for host-specific Acacia auriculiformis biocontrol agents: A role for DNA barcoding. Biological Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.104594

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Comben, D. F., McCulloch, G. A., Brown, G. K., & Walter, G. H. (2020). Phylogenetic placement and the timing of diversification in Australia's endemic Vachellia (Caesalpinioideae, Mimosoid Clade, Fabaceae) species. Australian Systematic Botany, 33(1), 103-109. doi: 10.1071/sb19013

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Daglish, G. J., Jagadeesan, R., Nayak, M. K., McCulloch, G. A., Singarayan, V. T., & Walter, G. H. (2020). The gene introgression approach and the potential cost of genes that confer strong phosphine resistance in red flour beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 113(3), 1547-1554. doi: 10.1093/jee/toaa033

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Donald, K. M., McCulloch, G. A., Dutoit, L., & Spencer, H. G. (2020). Population structure of the New Zealand whelk, Cominella glandiformis (Gastropoda: Buccinidae), suggests sporadic dispersal of a direct developer. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 130, 49-60. doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/blaa033

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McCulloch, G. A., Foster, B. J., Dutoit, L., Harrop, T. W. R., Guhlin, J., Dearden, P. K., & Waters, J. M. (2020). Genomics reveals widespread ecological speciation in flightless insects. Systematic Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syaa094

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McCulloch, G. A., Gurdasani, K., Kocak, E., Daglish, G. J., & Walter, G. H. (2020). Significant population genetic structuring in Rhyzopertha dominica across Turkey: Biogeographic and practical implications. Journal of Stored Products Research, 85, 101536. doi: 10.1016/j.jspr.2019.101536

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McCulloch, G. A., Madeira, P. T., Makinson, J. R., Dutoit, L., Blair, Z., Walter, G. H., … Purcell, M. F. (2020). Phylogenomics resolves the invasion history of Acacia auriculiformis in Florida. Journal of Biogeography. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jbi.14013

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McCulloch, G. A., Mauda, E. V., Chari, L. D., Martin, G. D., Gurdasani, K., Morin, L., … Raghu, S. (2020). Genetic diversity and morphological variation in African boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum): Characterising the target weed for biological control. Biological Control, 143, 104206. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2020.104206

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Purcell, M. F., Brown, B. T., Harms, N. E., Sun-Hee, H., & McCulloch, G. A. (2020). Biology and preliminary host range of a Korean leaf-mining Hydrellia sp. (Diptera: Ephydridae) rejected as a potential biological control agent for monoecious Hydrilla verticillata in the United States. Biocontrol Science & Technology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09583157.2020.1853051

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Craw, D., King, T. M., McCulloch, G. A., Upton, P., & Waters, J. M. (2019). Biological evidence constraining river drainage evolution across a subduction-transcurrent plate boundary transition, New Zealand. Geomorphology, 336, 119-132. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.03.032

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Foster, B. J., McCulloch, G. A., & Waters, J. M. (2019). Zelandoperla maungatuaensis sp. n. (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae), a new flightless stonefly species from Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 47(2), 141-147. doi: 10.1080/03014223.2019.1624266

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McCulloch, G. A., Foster, B. J., Dutoit, L., Ingram, T., Hay, E., Veale, A. J., Dearden, P. K., & Waters, J. M. (2019). Ecological gradients drive insect wing loss and speciation: The role of the alpine treeline. Molecular Ecology, 28, 3141-3150. doi: 10.1111/mec.15114

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McCulloch, G. A., Foster, B. J., Ingram, T., & Waters, J. M. (2019). Insect wing loss is tightly linked to the treeline: Evidence from a diverse stonefly assemblage. Ecography, 42(4), 811-813. doi: 10.1111/ecog.04140

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McCulloch, G. A., Makinson, J. R., Zonneveld, R., Purcell, M. F., Brookes, D. R., Gurdasani, K., … Walter, G. H. (2019). Scrutinizing biological control survey data from the native range: The phylogeny and Lygodium fern host associations of Musotiminae moths. Biological Control, 134, 123-129. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2019.04.004

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McCulloch, G. A., Mohankumar, S., Subramanian, S., Rajan, T. S., Rahul, C., Surendran, R., … Walter, G. H. (2019). Contrasting patterns of phylogeographic structuring in two key beetle pests of stored grain in India and Australia. Journal of Pest Science, 92, 1249-1259. doi: 10.1007/s10340-019-01121-9

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McCulloch, G. A., Oliphant, A., Dearden, P. K., Veale, A. J., Ellen, C. W., & Waters, J. M. (2019). Comparative transcriptomic analysis of a wing-dimorphic stonefly reveals candidate wing loss genes. EvoDevo, 10, 21. doi: 10.1186/s13227-019-0135-4

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McCulloch, G. A., Purcell, M. F., Harms, N. E., Grodowitz, M. J., Zhang, J., Sun-Hee, H., & Walter, G. H. (2019). Molecular screening of herbivorous flies collected from Hydrilla verticillata across China and Korea: Setting up hypotheses for further exploratory surveys and tests. Biological Control, 138, 104051. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2019.104051

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Rajan Thangaraj, S., McCulloch, G. A., Subtharishi, S., Chandel, R. K., Debnath, S., Subramaniam, C., … Subbarayalu, M. (2019). Genetic diversity and its geographic structure in Sitophilus oryzae (Coleoptera; Curculionidae) across India: Implications for managing phosphine resistance. Journal of Stored Products Research, 84, 101512. doi: 10.1016/j.jspr.2019.101512

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McCulloch, G. A., & Waters, J. M. (2018). Does wing reduction influence the relationship between altitude and insect body size? A case study using New Zealand's diverse stonefly fauna. Ecology & Evolution, 8(2), 953-960. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3713

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McCulloch, G. A., & Waters, J. M. (2018). Testing for seasonality in alpine streams: How does altitude affect freshwater insect life cycles? Freshwater Biology, 63(5), 483-491. doi: 10.1111/fwb.13087

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McCulloch, G. A., Makinson, J. R., Zonneveld, R., Purcell, M. F., Raghu, S., & Walter, G. H. (2018). Assessment of genetic structuring in the Lygodium fern moths Austromusotima camptozonale and Neomusotima conspurcatalis in their native range: Implications for biological control. Biological Control, 121, 8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2018.01.012

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Rafter, M. A., McCulloch, G. A., Daglish, G. J., Gurdasani, K., & Walter, G. H. (2018). Polyandry, genetic diversity and fecundity of emigrating beetles: Understanding new foci of infestation and selection. Journal of Pest Science, 91(1), 287-298. doi: 10.1007/s10340-017-0902-8

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Hereward, J., Hutchinson, J. A., McCulloch, G. A., Silva, R., & Walter, G. H. (2017). Divergence among generalist herbivores: The Frankliniella schultzei species complex in Australia (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 11(6), 875-887. doi: 10.1007/s11829-017-9543-3

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McCulloch, G. A., Wallis, G. P., & Waters, J. M. (2017). Does wing size shape insect biogeography? Evidence from a diverse regional stonefly assemblage. Global Ecology & Biogeography, 26(1), 93-101. doi: 10.1111/geb.12529

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Rafter, M. A., McCulloch, G. A., Daglish, G. J., & Walter, G. H. (2017). Progression of phosphine resistance in susceptible Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) populations under different immigration regimes and selection pressures. Evolutionary Applications, 10(9), 907-918. doi: 10.1111/eva.12493

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McCulloch, G. A., Wallis, G. P., & Waters, J. M. (2016). A time-calibrated phylogeny of southern hemisphere stoneflies: Testing for Gondwanan origins. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 96, 150-160. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.10.028

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Rajan Thangaraj, S., McCulloch, G. A., Subbarayalu, M., Subramaniam, C., & Walter, G. H. (2016). Development of microsatellite markers and a preliminary assessment of population structuring in the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.). Journal of Stored Products Research, 66, 12-17. doi: 10.1016/j.jspr.2015.12.005

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Ridley, A. W., Hereward, J. P., Daglish, G. J., Raghu, S., McCulloch, G. A., & Walter, G. H. (2016). Flight of Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae): A spatio-temporal analysis with pheromone trapping and population genetics. Journal of Economic Entomology, 109(6), 2561-2571. doi: 10.1093/jee/tow226

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McCulloch, G. A., Wallis, G. P., & Waters, J. M. (2010). Onset of glaciation drove simultaneous vicariant isolation of alpine insects in New Zealand. Evolution, 64(7), 2033-2043. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.00980.x

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McCulloch, G. A., Wallis, G. P., & Waters, J. M. (2009). Do insects lose flight before they lose their wings? Population genetic structure in subalpine stoneflies. Molecular Ecology, 18(19), 4073-4087. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04337.x

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Waters, J. M., McCulloch, G. A., & Eason, J. A. (2007). Marine biogeographical structure in two highly dispersive gastropods: Implications for trans-Tasman dispersal. Journal of Biogeography, 34, 678-687.

Journal - Research Article

Fenker, J., McCulloch, G. A., Vasconcellos, M. M., Silva, D. C., & Domingos, F. M. C. B. (2021). Dispersal reduction drives rapid diversification in alpine grasshoppers [Digest]. Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/evo.14296

Journal - Research Other

Foster, B. J., McCulloch, G. A., & Waters, J. M. (2021). Evidence for aposematism in a southern hemisphere stonefly family (Plecoptera: Austroperlidae). Austral Entomology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/aen.12529

Journal - Research Other

Waters, J. M., & McCulloch, G. A. (2021). Reinventing the wheel? Reassessing the roles of gene flow, sorting and convergence in repeated evolution. Molecular Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/mec.16018

Journal - Research Other

McCulloch, G. A., Ingram, T., & Waters, J. M. (2020). Does elevation influence mayfly emergence timing? A case study using New Zealand's endemic ephemeropteran fauna [Short communication]. Ecological Entomology, 45, 756-760. doi: 10.1111/een.12848

Journal - Research Other

Mullin, D. W., McCulloch, G. A., Schoenjahn, J., & Walter, G. H. (2020). Coping with heat in the arid interior: What can feather structure reveal about the ecology of Australia’s desert-living Grey Falcon Falco hypoleucos? Emu, 120(1), 83-89. doi: 10.1080/01584197.2019.1698301

Journal - Research Other

Mullin, D. W., McCulloch, G. A., Schoenjahn, J., & Walter, G. H. (2020). Phylogeography of the rare Australian endemic Grey Falcon Falco hypoleucos: Implications for conservation [Short communication]. Bird Conservation International, 30(3), 447-455. doi: 10.1017/S0959270920000106

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Waters, J. M., Emerson, B. C., Arribas, P., & McCulloch, G. A. (2020). Dispersal reduction: Causes, genomic mechanisms, and evolutionary consequences. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 35(6), 512-522. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2020.01.012

Journal - Research Other

McCulloch, G. A., & Waters, J. M. (2019). Phylogenetic divergence of island biotas: Molecular dates, extinction, and "relict" lineages [Invited]. Molecular Ecology, 28, 4354-4362. doi: 10.1111/mec.15229

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McCulloch, G. A., Foster, B. J., & Waters, J. M. (2019). Phylogeography reveals a North Island range extension for New Zealand's only sexually wing-dimorphic stonefly (Stenoperla helsoni) [Short communication]. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 46(3), 253-260. doi: 10.1080/03014223.2018.1527775

Journal - Research Other

McCulloch, G. A., Hereward, J. P., Lake, E. C., Smith, M. C., Purcell, M. F., & Walter, G. H. (2018). The complete chloroplast genome of the invasive fern Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 3(2), 746-747. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1483755

Journal - Research Other

Walter, G. H., Rafter, M. A., McCulloch, G. A., & Daglish, G. J. (2014). To what extent does dispersal by insect flight influence the spatio-temporal dynamics of phosphine resistance? Proceedings of the 11th International Working Conference on Stored-Product Protection. (pp. 99-103). Retrieved from http://spiru.cgahr.ksu.edu/proj/iwcspp/iwcspp11.html

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

McCulloch, G. A., Foster, B. J., Dearden, P. K., & Waters, J. M. (2019). Rapid genomic and transcriptomic shifts underpin parallel ecological speciation in alpine insects. Proceedings of the Genetics Society of Australasia (GSA) Conference. Retrieved from https://event.crowdcompass.com/gsa2019

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Waters, J., Dearden, P., Foster, B., McCulloch, G., & Hay, E. (2018). The evolution of flightless insects: Natural selection underpins parallel clinal wing reduction in alpine stoneflies. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia (GSA) with the 6th Asia-Pacific Chromosome Colloquium. GSA2018_APCC682126. Retrieved from https://gsa2018.dryfta.com/en

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

McCulloch, G., Wallis, G., & Waters, J. (2010, February). Molecular phylogenetics of Gondwanan stoneflies (Antarctoperlaria; Notonemouridae): Vicariance or dispersal? Verbal presentation at the VI Southern Connection Congress, Bariloche, Argentina.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

McCulloch, G. A., & Waters, J. M. (2007, December). Phylogeography of the stonefly genus Zelandoperla. Verbal presentation at the Joint Meeting of the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society (NZFSS) and the Australian Society for Limnology (ASL): Water: An Inconvenient Truth, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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