Dr Jasmine Janes

Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Jasmine Janes

Phone: +61 2 6773 5837

Email: jjanes@une.edu.au


My research interests revolve around evolutionary systems biology. I am fascinated by the interactions, co-evolution and often co-dependencies among different groups of organisms. Given the complexity of studying such relationships in real time, I employ genomic tools, complimented by ecological approaches. Such methods allow me to elucidate aspects of species’ migration, genetic variation, physiology and behavior in order to answer questions relating to environmental adaptation, speciation, population structure, evolutionary relationships and co-evolution.

My study organisms have included plants, animals and fungi from Australia and North America. To date, I have been involved with projects spanning the areas of climate change, systematics, population genetics, conservation, forest pest management and applications toward biodiversity policy. My research continues to focus on multi-taxon evolutionary biology, incorporating more genomic tools as the field advances.


BSc Hons, PhD (University of Tasmania)


Refereed Articles

Janes JK, Roe AD, Rice AV, Gorrell JC, Coltman DW, Langor DW, Sperling FAH. 2015. Polygamy and an absence of fine-scale structure in Dendroctonus ponderosae (Hopk.)(Coleoptera: Curcilionidae) confirmed using molecular markers. Heredity, doi:10.1038/hdy.2015.71.

Osanai Y, Janes JK, Newton PCD, Hovenden MJ. 2015. Warming and elevated CO2 combine to increase microbial mineralisation of soil organic matter. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 85: 110-118.

Janes JK, Li Y, Keeling CI, Yuen MMS, Boone CK, Cooke JEK, Bohlmann J, Huber DPW, Murray BW, Coltman DW, Sperling FAH, 2014. How the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) breached the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31: 1803-1815.

Worth JRP, Yokogawa M, Perez-Figueroa A, Tsummura Y, Tomaru N, Janes JK, Isagi Y. 2014. Conflict in outcomes for conservation based on population genetic diversity and genetic divergence approaches: a case study in the Japanese relictual conifer Sciadopitys verticillata (Sciadopityaceae). Conservation Genetics, 15: 1243-1257.

Keeling CI, Yuen M, Liao NY, Docking TR, Chan SK, Taylor GA, Palmquist DL, Jackman SD, Nguyen A, Li M, Henderson H, Janes JK, Zhao Y, Pandoh P, Moore R, Sperling FAH, Huber DPW, Birol I, Jones SJM, Bohlmann J. 2013. Draft genome of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, a major forest pest. Genome Biology, 14: R27.

Janes JK, Steane DA, Vaillancourt RE. 2012. What does population structure analysis reveal about the Pterostylis longifolia complex (Orchidaceae)? Ecology and Evolution, 2: 2631-2644.

Osanai Y, Flittner A, Janes JK, Theobald P, Pendall E, Newton PCD, Hovenden MJ. 2012. Decomposition and nitrogen transformation rates in a temperate grassland vary among co-occuring plant spcies. Plant and Soil, 350: 365-378.

Janes JK, Duretto MF. 2010. Three new combinations in Pterostylis (Orchidaceae). Austrobaileya, 8: 221-222.

Janes JK, Steane DA, Vaillancourt RE. 2010. An investigation into the ecological requirements and niche partitioning of Pterostylidinae (Orchidaceae) species. Australian Journal of Botany, 58: 335-341.

Janes JK, Steane DA, Vaillancourt RE, Duretto MF. 2010. A molecular phylogeny of the subtribe Pterostylidinae (Orchidaceae): resolving the taxonomic confusion. Australian Systematic Botany, 23: 248-259.

Janes JK, Duretto MF. 2010. A new classification for subtribe Pterostylidinae (Orchidaceae), reaffirming Pterostylis in the broad sense. Australian Systematic Botany, 23: 260-269.

Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Wills KE, Janes JK, Williams AL, Vander Schoor JK, Nolan MJ. 2008. Influence of warming on soil water potential controls seedling mortality in perennial but not annual species in a temperate grassland. New Phytologist, 180: 143-152.

Janes JK, Vaillancourt RE, Steane DA. 2008. The occurrence and conservation status of Tasmanian Pterostylis (Orchidaceae). Tasmanian Naturalist, 130: 86-99.

Williams AL, Wills KE, Janes JK, Vander Schoor JK, Newton PCD, Hovenden MJ. 2007. Warming and free-air CO2 enrichment alter demographics in four co-occurring grassland species. New Phytologist, 176: 365-374.

Books & Reports

Lower Athabasca Region Biodiversity Management Framework. 2015. Government of Alberta, Environment Sustainable Resource Development, Alberta, Canada.

Hovenden MJ, Lewis-Smith R, Janes JK. 2009. Pollinator specificity of four Tasmanian Caladenias (Orchidaceae: Caladeninnae). Final report for the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania.

Janes JK. 2009. Techniques for Tasmanian native orchid germination. Nature Conservation Report 09/1. Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania. 51 pages.

Janes JK. 2008. A re-evaluation of the Pterostylidinae (Orchidaceae) and fine-scale genetic diversity of the Pterostylis longifolia complex. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, 135: 2-3.

Janes JK. 2006. A short review on the history of orchid taxonomy. The Orchadian, 15: 252-255.