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Rob Wiltshire

Senior Lecturer

Room 372i, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2690 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2698 (fax)

rob.wiltshire@utas.edu.au

Additional Information

Research Interests

Rapid modes of speciation, such as heterochrony, evolutionary changes in the timing of developmental events such as vegetative and reproductive phase change, and polyploidy, dramatic changes in chromosome number.

I am also interested in the conservation of endangered species, particularly Tasmanian eucalypts.

Research Areas

Teaching Responsibilities

I am the coordinator for the 2nd year undergraduate course offerings in the School of Plant Science, where I run most of the practical course and the Plant Development part of Botany II. I am also the course coordinator for the summer field course, KPA375 Field Botany, and I participate in the practical component of KPA376 Genetics III and KPA379 Plant Ecology. I also teach genetics and evolution in first year (KPA150/KZA150).

Units
  • KPA210 - Vegetation of Tasmania
  • KPA214 - Plants in Action
  • KPA215 - Genetics and Evolution
  • KPA375 - Field Botany
  • KPZ164 - Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution

Publications

  • Jackson, WD, Wiltshire, RJE, 2001, '‘Historical Taxonomy and a Resolution of the Stylidium graminifolium Complex (Stylidiaceae) in Tasmania’', Australian Systematic Botany, 14, 937-969
  • McGowen, MH, Wiltshire, RJE, Potts, BM, Vaillancourt, RE, 2001, 'The origin of Eucalyptus vernicosa, a unique shrub eucalypt’', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 74, 397-405
  • Turner, CL, Wiltshire, RJE, Potts, BM, Vaillancourt, RE, 2001, 'Variation in seedling morphology in the Eucalyptus risdonii-E. tenuiramis complex’', Australian Journal of Botany, 49,  43-54
  • W.D. Jackson and R.J.E. Wiltshire, 2001, 'Historical taxonomy and a resolution of the Stylidium graminifolium complex (Stylidiaceae) in Tasmania', Aust. Syst. Bot., in press
  • C. Turner, R. J. E. Wiltshire*, B. M. Potts, and R. E. Vaillancourt, 2001, 'Variation in seedling morphology in the Eucalyptus risdonii - E. tenuiramis complex', Aust. J. Bot., 49,  43-54
  • Jordan, G.J., Potts, B.M. and Wiltshire, R.J.E, 1999, 'Strong, independent, quantitative genetic control of the timing of vegetative phase change and first flowering in Eucalyptus globulus spp. globulus (Tasmanian Blue Gum)', Heridity , 83,  179-187
  • Wiltshire, R.J.E. Potts, B.M. and Reid, J.B, 1998, 'Genetic control of reproductive and vegetative phase change in the Eucalyptus risdonii/E. tenuiramis complex', Australian Journal of Botany , 46, 45-63

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Fields of Research

  • Plant Systematics and Taxonomy (060310)
  • Plant Physiology (060705)
  • Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Plant Biology (060799)
  • Medical Biotechnology (100499)
  • Evolutionary Biology (060399)
  • Genetics (060499)
  • Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070507)
  • Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology (060703)
  • Biological Sciences (069999)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches) (060405)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Hardwood Plantations (820101)
  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Plant Production and Plant Primary Products (829999)
  • Native Forests (820104)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments (961306)

Publications

Total publications

24

Highlighted publications

(6 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2004ReviewWiltshire RJE, 'Eucalypts', Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences 4 Volume Set, 1, (1) pp. 2000. (2004) [Substantial Review]

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2003Journal ArticleWiltshire RJE, Jackson W, 'Index of Chromosome Numbers of Tasmanian Spermatophytes', Papers and Proceedings of Royal Society of Tasmania, 137, (Annual) pp. 39-53. ISSN 0080-4703 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Jackson W

2002Journal ArticleBarbour RC, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE, Tibbits WN, Wiltshire RJE, 'Gene flow between introduced and native Eucalyptus species', New Forests, 23, (3) pp. 177-191. ISSN 0169-4286 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1020389432492 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 32

Co-authors: Barbour RC; Potts BM; Vaillancourt RE; Tibbits WN

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2001Journal ArticleJackson WD, Wiltshire RJE, 'Historical taxonomy and a resolution of the Stylidium graminifolium complex (Stylidiaceae) in Tasmania', Australian Systematic Botany, 14, (6) pp. 937-969. ISSN 1030-1887 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/SB99024 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

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2001Journal ArticleMcGowen MH, Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE, 'The origin of Eucalyptus vernicosa, a unique shrub eucalypt', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 74, (3) pp. 397-405. ISSN 0024-4066 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1006/bijl.2001.0588 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: McGowen MH; Potts BM; Vaillancourt RE

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1997Chapter in BookPotts BM, Wiltshire RJE, 'Eucalypt genetics and genecology', Eucalypt Ecology: Individuals to Ecosystems, Cambridge University Press, Jann Williams, John Woinarski (ed), Cambridge, UK, pp. 56-91. ISBN 052149740X (1997) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Potts BM

Journal Article

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Harrison PA, Jones RC, Vaillancourt RE, Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, 'Unravelling the evolutionary history of Eucalyptus cordata (Myrtaceae) using molecular markers', Australian Journal of Botany, 62, (2) pp. 114-131. ISSN 0067-1924 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT14019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Harrison PA; Jones RC; Vaillancourt RE; Potts BM

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2007Close DC, Davidson NJ, Shield CB, Wiltshire RJE, 'Reflectance and phenolics of green and glaucous leaves of Eucalyptus urnigera', Australian Journal of Botany, 55, (5) pp. 561-567. ISSN 0067-1924 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT06037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Close DC; Davidson NJ; Shield CB

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2005Blackman CJ, Jordan GJ, Wiltshire RJE, 'Leaf gigantism in coastal areas: morphological and physiological variation in four species on the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania', Australian Journal of Botany, 53, (2) pp. 91-100. ISSN 0067-1924 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT04040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Blackman CJ; Jordan GJ

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2003Wiltshire RJE, Jackson W, 'Index of Chromosome Numbers of Tasmanian Spermatophytes', Papers and Proceedings of Royal Society of Tasmania, 137, (Annual) pp. 39-53. ISSN 0080-4703 (2003) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jackson W

2002Barbour RC, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE, Tibbits WN, Wiltshire RJE, 'Gene flow between introduced and native Eucalyptus species', New Forests, 23, (3) pp. 177-191. ISSN 0169-4286 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1020389432492 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 32

Co-authors: Barbour RC; Potts BM; Vaillancourt RE; Tibbits WN

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2001Jackson WD, Wiltshire RJE, 'Historical taxonomy and a resolution of the Stylidium graminifolium complex (Stylidiaceae) in Tasmania', Australian Systematic Botany, 14, (6) pp. 937-969. ISSN 1030-1887 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/SB99024 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Tweet

2001McGowen MH, Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE, 'The origin of Eucalyptus vernicosa, a unique shrub eucalypt', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 74, (3) pp. 397-405. ISSN 0024-4066 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1006/bijl.2001.0588 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: McGowen MH; Potts BM; Vaillancourt RE

Tweet

2001Turner CL, Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE, 'Variation in seedling morphology in the Eucalyptus risdonii-E. tenuiramis complex', Australian Journal of Botany, 49, (1) pp. 43-54. ISSN 0067-1924 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT99079 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Turner CL; Potts BM; Vaillancourt RE

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2000Jordan GJ, Potts BM, Chalmers PM, Wiltshire RJE, 'Quantitative genetic evidence that the timing of vegetative phase change in Eucalyptus globulus ssp globulus is an adaptive trait', Australian Journal of Botany, 48, (5) pp. 561-567. ISSN 0067-1924 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT99038 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Jordan GJ; Potts BM

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2000Turner CL, Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE, 'Allozyme variation and conservation of the Tasmanian endemics, Eucalyptus risdonii, E. tenuiramis and E. coccifera', Conservation Genetics, 1, (3) pp. 209-215. ISSN 1566-0621 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1011501720944 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Turner CL; Potts BM; Vaillancourt RE

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1999Jordan GJ, Potts BM, Wiltshire RJE, 'Strong, independent, quantitative genetic control of the timing of vegetative phase change and first flowering in Eucalyptus globulus ssp globulus (Tasmanian Blue Gum)', Heredity, 83 pp. 179-187. ISSN 0018-067X (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6885700 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 66

Co-authors: Jordan GJ; Potts BM

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1998Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, Reid JB, 'Genetic control of reproductive and vegetative phase change in the Eucalyptus risdonii-E. tenuiramus complex', Australian Journal of Botany, 46, (1) pp. 45-63. ISSN 0067-1924 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT97020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 40

Co-authors: Potts BM; Reid JB

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1997Wiltshire RJE, Stace HM, 'The cytotaxonomy of four Tasmanian genera of Proteaceae', Telopea, 7, (3) pp. 177-180. ISSN 0312-9764 (1997) [Refereed Article]

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1992Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, Reid JB, 'A paedomorphocline in eucalyptus. II. Variation in seedling morphology in the E. risdonii E. tenuiramis complex', Australian Journal of Botany, 40, (6) pp. 789-805. ISSN 0067-1924 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT9920789 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Potts BM; Reid JB

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1991Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, Reid JB, 'A paedomorphocline in Eucalyptus: natural variation in the E. risdonii / E. tenuiramis complex', Australian Journal of Botany, 39, (6) pp. 545-566. ISSN 0067-1924 (1991) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT9910545 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Potts BM; Reid JB

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1991Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, Reid JB, 'Phenetic affinities, variability and conservation status of a rare Tasmanian endemic Eucalyptus morrisbyi R.G.Brett', Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania - Aspects of Tasmanian Botany: A Tribute to Winifred Curtis pp. 213-230. ISSN 0080-4703 (1991) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Potts BM; Reid JB

Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1997Potts BM, Wiltshire RJE, 'Eucalypt genetics and genecology', Eucalypt Ecology: Individuals to Ecosystems, Cambridge University Press, Jann Williams, John Woinarski (ed), Cambridge, UK, pp. 56-91. ISBN 052149740X (1997) [Research Book Chapter]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Potts BM

Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2004Wiltshire RJE, 'Eucalypts', Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences 4 Volume Set, 1, (1) pp. 2000. (2004) [Substantial Review]

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2005Jones RC, McKinnon GE, Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE, 'Conservation genetics of an endangered endemic, Eucalyptus morrisbyi', Advances in Plant Conservation Biology, 25 - 27th October, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 29. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jones RC; McKinnon GE; Potts BM; Vaillancourt RE

2003Wiltshire RJE, 'The role of heterochrony in eucalypt evolution', XIX International Congress of Genetics, 6-11 July 2003, Melbourne, pp. 74. (2003) [Conference Extract]

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2000Barbour RC, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE, Tibbits WN, Wiltshire RJE, 'Hybridisation between plantation and native eucalypts in Tasmania', Proceedings of QFRI/CRC-SPF Symposium , 9-14th April, 2000, Noosa, Queensland, pp. 395-399. (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Barbour RC; Potts BM; Vaillancourt RE

Major Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Gates G, Ratkowsky DA, Wiltshire RJE, 'FungiFlip - A Pictorial Guide to Tasmanian Fungi', School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 1st, pp. 32 (2015) [Published Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Gates G; Ratkowsky DA

Other Creative Work

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Wiltshire RJE, Jordan GJ, 'TreeFlip - Life-size guide to the trees of Tasmania', School of Plant Science and Forestry CRC, Hobart, pp. 1 (2009) [Minor Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Jordan GJ

2007Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, 'EucaFlip - Life-size guide to the eucalytps of Tasmania', University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 32 (2007) [Minor Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Potts BM

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$118,144

Projects

The genetic control of heterochrony and its role in evolution (1995)$20,263
Funding
Australian Research Council ($20,263)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wiltshire RJE; Murfet IC; Reid JB
Year
1995
The genetic control of heterochrony and its role in evolution (1994)$3,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,500)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wiltshire RJE; Murfet IC
Year
1994
The genetic control of heterochrony: evidence from developmental mutants (1993)$14,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wiltshire RJE; Murfet IC; Reid JB
Year
1993
Programmed flower production in bulbs Physiology of Nerine Species (title changed to above 1/8/97) was incorrect (1992 - 1995)$80,381
Funding
Australian Research Council ($65,381)
Scheme
Grant-Scholarship: APA (Industry)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wiltshire RJE; Crowden RK
Period
1992 - 1995
Grant Reference
APAI92707

Research Supervision

Current

2

Completed

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDIntegrating Climate Change into Conservation and Restoration Strategies: The case of the Tasmanian eucalypts2012
MastersThe Genetic Control of Phase Change and Developmental Timing in Pea2013

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersEcology of the threatened herb Brunonia australis in Tasmania
Candidate: Craig Harold Hawkins
2005
PhDUnderstorey dynamics following partial logging in Eucalyptus delegatensis forests on the Central Plateau, Tasmania
Candidate: Andrew Kevin Gibbons
2003
MastersThe physiological and genetic control of vegetative phase change in Pisum sativum L
Candidate: Refli Refli
2003
MastersFeasibility of seed cryopreservation for genetic conservation of Tasmanian native plant species
Candidate: Sutrisno Sutrisno
2002