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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

Use it or lose it: unravelling the genetic basis of flight-loss in New Zealand's alpine insects (Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund). PI: Jonathan Waters

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Publications

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2019.04.004

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.03.032

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/mec.15114

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10340-019-01121-9

Journal - Research Article

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10340-019-01121-9

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/mec.15114

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.03.032

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2019.04.004

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03014223.2019.1624266

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

McCulloch, G. A., Foster, B. J., & Waters, J. M. (2018). 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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03014223.2018.1527775

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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

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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

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

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.

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