Karin Meyer

Principal Scientist - Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU)

Phone: +61 2 6773 3331

Email: kmeyer@une.edu.au

Research Interests

Karin's focus is on statistical methodology in livestock improvement, especially variance component estimation.


Refereed Journals

  • Meyer, K. and Swan, A. and Tier, B. (2015). "Technical note: Genetic principal component models for multi-trait single-step genomic evaluation", Journal of Animal Science (published on-line Sept. 15, 2015) doi: 10.2527/jas2015-9333
  • Houle, D. and Meyer, K. (2015), "Estimating sampling error of evolutionary statistics based on genetic covariance matrices using maximum likelihood"
    Journal of Evolutionary Biology28:1542-1549.   doi: 10.1111/jeb.12674
  • Kingsolver, J. G., Heckman, N., Zhang, J., Carter, P. A., Knies, J. L., Stinchcombe, J. R. and Meyer, K. (2015). "Genetic variation, simplicity and evolutionary constraints for function-valued traits"
    American Naturalist 185:E166-E181. doi: 10.1086/681083
  • Lei, E. and Yao, F. and Heckman, N. and Meyer, K. (2015). "Functional data model for genetically related individuals with application to cow growth" Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 24:756-770. doi: 10.1080/10618600.2014.948180
  • Meyer, K.  (2013).  "A penalized likelihood approach to pooling estimates of covariance components from analyses by parts"  
    Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 130:270-285. doi: 10.1111/jbg.12004
  • Meyer, K. and Tier, B. and Graser, H.-U. (2013).  "Technical note: Updating the inverse of the genomic relationship matrix"
    Journal of Animal Science 91:2583-2586. doi: 10.2527/jas.2012-6056
  • Meyer, K. and Tier, B. (2012).  "SNP Snappy: A strategy for fast genome wide association studies fitting a full mixed model"
    Genetics 190:275-277. doi: 10.1534/genetics.111.134841
  • Meyer, K. and Tier, B. (2012). "Estimates of variances due to parent of origin  for weights of Australian beef cattle"
    Animal Production Science 52 : 215-224. · doi: 10.1071/AN11195
  • Tier, B. and Meyer, K. (2012). "On the analysis of parent-of-origin effects with examples from ultrasonic measures of carcass traits in Australian beef cattle" Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 129:359-368. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0388.2012.00996.x
  • Stinchcombe, J. R., Beder, J., Carter, P.A., Gilchrist, G. W., Gervini, D., Gomulkiewicz, R., Halgrimsson, B., Heckman, N., Houle, D., Kingsolver, J. G., Marquez, E., Marron, J.S., Meyer, K., Schmitt, A., Yao, F.  Kirkpatrick, M. (2012) "Genetics and evolution of function-valued traits: understanding environmentally responsive phenotypes" Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27:637-647. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2012.07.002

Conference Papers

  • Meyer, K., Swan, A. A. and Tier, B. (2015). "Computing for multi-trait single-step genomic evaluation of Australian sheep"
    Proceedings Association for Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics 21: Paper no. 18 .
    Manuscript (pdf file, 100 KB, 146 downloads). Slides (pdf file, 2.40 MB, 20 downloads).
  • Meyer, K. and Colditz, I. G. (2015). "Estimates of genetic parameters for seasonal weight changes of beef cows"
    Proceedings Association for Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics 21: Paper no. 71.
    Manuscript (pdf file, 100 KB, 86 downloads). Slides (pdf file, 2.58 MB, 17 downloads).
  • Meyer, K.  (2015). "Mildly penalized maximum likelihood estimation of genetic covariances matrices without tuning"
    Proceedings Association for Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics 21: Paper no. 109.
    Manuscript (pdf file, 194 KB, 81 downloads). Poster (pdf file, 311 KB, 31 downloads).
  • Tier, B., Meyer, K. and Ferdosi, M. (2015). "Which genomic relationship matrix?"
    Proceedings Association for Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics 21: Paper no. 83.
  • Meyer, K. and Tier, B. (2015). "Old tricks for new data: Computing for genomic evaluation in livestock improvement schemes"
    The Challenge of Inference from Genome to Phenome CSIRO, Office of the Chief Executive Cutting Edge Symposium, Brisbane, March 25-27. Invited paper.
    Slides (pdf file, 4.06 MB, 11 downloads).
  • Meyer, K. (2014). "Improving REML estimates of genetic parameters through penalties on correlation matrices"
    10WCGALP Paper No. 217. Manuscript (pdf file, 176 KB, 637 downloads). Slides (pdf file, 7.64 MB, 0 downloads).

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