Biodiversity of Macadamias and Relatives
Macadamias and their relatives in the southern hemisphere plant family Proteaceae include 3 of the 10 largest flowering plant genera in Australia (Grevillea, Hakea, and Banksia). With colleagues in Australia, the lab is inferring a time-calibrated phylogeny for the group with which we are addressing hypotheses related to its biogeography and the evolution of ecologically relevant traits (e.g., those involved in pollination, dispersal, and phosphorus homeostasis).
Mast, A. R. Dec. 2010. The evolutionary history of the Macadamias and their relatives. Invited presentation at Science Seminar Series, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia.
Mast, A. R., Milton, E. F., Jones, E. H., Barker, R. M., Barker, W. R. and Weston, P. H. July 2009. The phylogeny and age of the woody Australian genus Hakea (Proteaceae) and the evolution of its leaf and fire persistence feature. Presentation at Botany 2009 Conference, Snowbird, Utah.
Mast, A. R., Milton, E. F., Jones, E. H., Barker, R. M., Barker, W. R. and Weston, P. H. June 2009. The evolution of leaf and fire persistence features in the large Australian plant genus Hakea (Proteaceae, Macadamia nut family). Presentation at Evolution 2009 Conference, Moscow, Idaho.
Lambers, J. T., P. M. Finnegan, H. J. Bohnert, J. M. Cheeseman, and A. R. Mast. 2011–2013. Is the extreme phosphate sensitivity found among Australian plants a consequence of their adaptation to a severely phosphate limited environment? Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP110101120.
Mast, A. R. Phylogeny, Biogeography, and Ecological Diversification of Subfamily Grevilleoideae (Proteaceae). 2005–2009. National Science Foundation Award Number 0516340.
Paraphyly changes understanding of timing and tempo of diversification in subtribe Hakeinae (Proteaceae), a giant Australian plant radiation.American Journal of Botany In Press.
Paraphyly, modern systematics, and the transfer of Dryandra into Banksia (Proteaceae): A response to George.Australian Systematic Botany In Press.
Contrasted patterns of hyperdiversification in Mediterranean hotspots.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 221–225.
A smaller Macadamia from a more vagile tribe: Inference of phylogenetic relationships and divergence times in Macadamia and relatives (tribe Macadamieae; Proteaceae).American Journal of Botany 95: 843–870.
Transfer of Dryandra to Banksia.Australian Systematic Botany 20: 63–71.
An assessment of old and new DNA sequence evidence for the paraphyly of Banksia with respect to Dryandra (Proteaceae).Australian Systematic Botany 18: 1–15.
Molecular systematics of subtribe Banksiinae (Banksia and Dryandra; Proteaceae) based on nrDNA and cpDNA sequence data: implications for taxonomy and biogeography.Australian Systematic Botany 11: 321–342.