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Dr Stefanie Grosser

email: stefanie.grosser@otago.ac.nzgrosser

Research Interests

  • Conservation/ population genomics
  • Evolutionary genomics
  • Speciation
  • Host - microbiome interactions

Current Postdoctoral projects

Resolving the genomic architecture of hatching failure to improve conservation of endangered birds (Marsden 18-UOO-149)

Collaborators: Bruce Robertson (University of Otago), Jolene Sutton (University of Hawaii at Hilo), Catherine Grueber (University of Sydney), Oliver Ryder (San Diego Zoo)

Academic Qualifications

2012 – 2015: Phd in Zoology, University of Otago
Project: Molecular systematics and phylogeography of little penguins

2008 – 2010: MSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Potsdam

2005 – 2008: BSc in Molecular Biology/Physiology, University of Potsdam

Previous Work

2016 – 2019: Postdoctoral Researcher; Bielefeld University, LMU Munich, and EBC Uppsala University
Projects: Galápagos & California sea lion population genomics; Antarctic fur seal microbiomes

2015 – 2016: Assistant Research Fellow, Department of Anatomy, University of Otago
Projects: New Zealand blue duck conservation genetics; New Zealand giant springtail genome analysis

2011 – 2012: Laboratory Technician, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research Auckland

2010 – 2011: Academic visitor, University of Oxford
Project: Identification of limpet shell-building proteins from transcriptome data

Websites

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=aDUfqZcAAAAJ
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stefanie_Grosser

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Publications

Grosser, S., Dutoit, L., Foster, Y., Robertson, F., Fidler, A. E., Martini, D., Knapp, M., & Robertson, B. C. (2022). Genomic evidence of a functional RH2 opsin in New Zealand parrots and implications for pest control. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03014223.2022.2053554

Foster, Y., Dutoit, L., Grosser, S., Dussex, N., Foster, B. J., Dodds, K. G., … Robertson, F., … Robertson, B. C. (2021). Genomic signatures of inbreeding in a critically endangered parrot, the kākāpō. Genes Genomes Genetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/g3journal/jkab307

Grosser, S., Robertson, F., Shepherd, L. D., Tennyson, A. J. D., Miskelly, C. M., Taylor, G. A., & Robertson, B. C. (2021). Phylogenetic affinities of the Whenua Hou Diving Petrel: implications for conservation. Emu. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/01584197.2021.1908148

Dopheide, A., Tooman, L. K., Grosser, S., Agabiti, B., Rhodes, B., Xie, D., … Newcomb, R. D. (2019). Estimating the biodiversity of terrestrial invertebrates on a forested island using DNA barcodes and metabarcoding data. Ecological Applications, 29(4), e01877. doi: 10.1002/eap.1877

Grosser, S., Sauer, J., Paijmans, A. J., Caspers, B. A., Forcada, J., Wolf, J. B. W., & Hoffman, J. I. (2019). Fur seal microbiota are shaped by the social and physical environment, show mother-offspring similarities and are associated with host genetic quality. Molecular Ecology, 28, 2406-2422. doi: 10.1111/mec.15070

Grosser, S., Dutoit, L., Foster, Y., Robertson, F., Fidler, A. E., Martini, D., Knapp, M., & Robertson, B. C. (2022). Genomic evidence of a functional RH2 opsin in New Zealand parrots and implications for pest control. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03014223.2022.2053554

Journal - Research Article

Foster, Y., Dutoit, L., Grosser, S., Dussex, N., Foster, B. J., Dodds, K. G., … Robertson, F., … Robertson, B. C. (2021). Genomic signatures of inbreeding in a critically endangered parrot, the kākāpō. Genes Genomes Genetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/g3journal/jkab307

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Grosser, S., Robertson, F., Shepherd, L. D., Tennyson, A. J. D., Miskelly, C. M., Taylor, G. A., & Robertson, B. C. (2021). Phylogenetic affinities of the Whenua Hou Diving Petrel: implications for conservation. Emu. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/01584197.2021.1908148

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Dopheide, A., Tooman, L. K., Grosser, S., Agabiti, B., Rhodes, B., Xie, D., … Newcomb, R. D. (2019). Estimating the biodiversity of terrestrial invertebrates on a forested island using DNA barcodes and metabarcoding data. Ecological Applications, 29(4), e01877. doi: 10.1002/eap.1877

Journal - Research Article

Grosser, S., Sauer, J., Paijmans, A. J., Caspers, B. A., Forcada, J., Wolf, J. B. W., & Hoffman, J. I. (2019). Fur seal microbiota are shaped by the social and physical environment, show mother-offspring similarities and are associated with host genetic quality. Molecular Ecology, 28, 2406-2422. doi: 10.1111/mec.15070

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Stovall, W. R., Taylor, H. R., Black, M., Grosser, S., Rutherford, K., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Genetic sex assignment in wild populations using genotyping‐by‐sequencing data: A statistical threshold approach. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(2), 179-190. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12767

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Grosser, S., Abdelkrim, J., Wing, J., Robertson, B. C., & Gemmell, N. J. (2017). Strong isolation by distance argues for separate population management of endangered blue duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos). Conservation Genetics, 18(2), 327-341. doi: 10.1007/s10592-016-0908-4

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Grosser, S., Scofield, R. P., & Waters, J. M. (2017). Multivariate skeletal analyses support a taxonomic distinction between New Zealand and Australian Eudyptula penguins (Sphenisciformes: Spheniscidae). Emu, 117(3), 276-283. doi: 10.1080/01584197.2017.1315310

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Wu, C., Jordan, M. D., Newcomb, R. D., Gemmell, N. J., Bank, S., Meusemann, K., Dearden, P. K., … Grosser, S., … Buckley, T. R. (2017). Analysis of the genome of the New Zealand giant collembolan (Holacanthella duospinosa) sheds light on hexapod evolution. BMC Genomics, 18, 795. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-4197-1

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Grosser, S., Rawlence, N. J., Anderson, C. N. K., Smith, I. W. G., Scofield, R. P., & Waters, J. M. (2016). Invader or resident? Ancient-DNA reveals rapid species turnover in New Zealand little penguins. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283(1824), 20152879. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2879

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Holtmann, B., Grosser, S., Lagisz, M., Johnson, S. L., Santos, E. S. A., Lara, C. E., Robertson, B. C., & Nakagawa, S. (2016). Population differentiation and behavioural association of the two 'personality' genes DRD4 and SERT in dunnocks (Prunella modularis). Molecular Ecology, 25(3), 706-722. doi: 10.1111/mec.13514

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Waters, J. M., & Grosser, S. (2016). Managing shifting species: Ancient DNA reveals conservation conundrums in a dynamic world. BioEssays, 38(11), 1177-1184. doi: 10.1002/bies.201600044

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Drummond, A. J., Newcomb, R. D., Buckley, T. R., Xie, D., Dopheide, A., Potter, B. C. M., … Grosser, S., … Nelson, N. (2015). Evaluating a multigene environmental DNA approach for biodiversity assessment. GigaScience, 4, 46. doi: 10.1186/s13742-015-0086-1

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Grosser, S., & Waters, J. M. (2015). Development and characterisation of 20 novel microsatellite markers for the little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) using next-generation sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7(1), 143-145. doi: 10.1007/s12686-014-0313-6

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Grosser, S., Burridge, C. P., Peucker, A. J., & Waters, J. M. (2015). Coalescent modelling suggests recent secondary-contact of cryptic penguin species. PLoS ONE, 10(12), e0144966. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144966

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Grueber, C. E., Knafler, G. J., King, T. M., Senior, A. M., Grosser, S., Robertson, B., Weston, K. A., … Harris, C. L. W., & Jamieson, I. G. (2015). Toll-like receptor diversity in 10 threatened bird species: Relationship with microsatellite heterozygosity. Conservation Genetics, 16(3), 595-611. doi: 10.1007/s10592-014-0685-x

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Werner, G. D. A., Gemmell, P., Grosser, S., Hamer, R., & Shimeld, S. M. (2013). Analysis of a deep transcriptome from the mantle tissue of Patella vulgata Linnaeus (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Patellidae) reveals candidate biomineralising genes. Marine Biotechnology, 15, 230-243. doi: 10.1007/s10126-012-9481-0

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Pan, H., Cole, T. L., Bi, X., Fang, M., Zhou, C., Yang, Z., … Mattern, T., … Young, M. J., … Grosser, S., … Zhang, G. (2019). High-coverage genomes to elucidate the evolution of penguins [Data note]. GigaScience, 8(9), giz117. doi: 10.1093/gigascience/giz117

Journal - Research Other

Grosser, S., Ratz, H., & Waters, J. M. (2015). DNA samples from wild animal populations as a byproduct of PIT tagging. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 631-633. doi: 10.1007/s12686-015-0463-1

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