• Advanced Photogrammetry to Assess Lichen Colonization in the Hyper-arid Namib Desert

      Hinchliffe, G; Bollard-Breen, B; Cowan, DA; Doshi, A; Gillman, LN; Rios-Murillo, A; Maggs-Kolling, G; Pointing, SB (Frontiers Media, 2017)
      The hyper-arid central region of the Namib Desert is characterised by quartz desert pavement terrain that is devoid of vascular plant covers. In this extreme habitat the only discernible surface covers are epilithic lichens ...
    • Evolutionary Rates of Bumblebee Genomes Are Faster at Lower Elevations

      Lin, G; Huang, Z; Wang, L; Chen, Z; Zhang, T; Gillman, LN; Zhao, F (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2019)
      The importance of climate in determining biodiversity patterns has been well documented. However, the relationship between climate and rates of genetic evolution remains controversial. Latitude and elevation have been ...
    • Global Diversity of Desert Hypolithic Cyanobacteria

      Lacap-Bugler, DC; Lee, KK; Archer, S; Gillman, LN; Lau, MCY; Leuzinger, S; Lee, CK; Maki, T; McKay, CP; Perrott, JK; de los Rios-Murillo, A; Warren-Rhodes, KA; Hopkins, DW; Pointing, SB (Frontiers Media S.A., 2017)
      Global patterns in diversity were estimated for cyanobacteria-dominated hypolithic communities that colonize ventral surfaces of quartz stones and are common in desert environments. A total of 64 hypolithic communities ...