Associate Professor Paul Rymer

Associate Professor Paul Rymer

Associate Professor in Plant Ecological Genetics,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Wollongong

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Contact

Email: P.Rymer@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1094
Mobile:
Location: L3.G.11
Hawkesbury

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300980 Principles of Evolution, 2019

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Aspinwall, M., Juenger, T., Rymer, P., Tissue, D. and Rodgers, A. (2021), 'Intraspecific variation in plant responses to atmospheric CO2, temperature, and water availability', Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Climate Change, Springer 9783030649258.
  • Rossetto, M. and Rymer, P. (2013), 'Applications of molecular markers in plant conservation', Molecular Markers in Plants, Wiley & Sons 9780470959510.

Journal Articles

  • Sharmin, M., Tjoelker, M., Pfautsch, S., Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Rymer, P. and Power, S. (2023), 'Tree traits and microclimatic conditions determine cooling benefits of urban trees', Atmosphere, vol 14, no 3 .
  • Sharmin, M., Tjoelker, M., Pfautsch, S., Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Rymer, P. and Power, S. (2023), 'Tree crown traits and planting context contribute to reducing urban heat', Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, vol 83 .
  • Filipe, J., Ahrens, C., Byrne, M., Hardy, G. and Rymer, P. (2023), 'Germination temperature sensitivity differs between co-occurring tree species and climate origins resulting in contrasting vulnerability to global warming', Plant-Environment Interactions, vol 4, no 3 , pp 146 - 162.
  • Aspinwall, M., Blackman, C., Maier, C., Tjoelker, M., Rymer, P., Creek, D., Chieppa, J., Griffin-Nolan, R. and Tissue, D. (2023), 'Aridity drives clinal patterns in leaf traits and responsiveness to precipitation in a broadly distributed Australian tree species', Plant-Environment Interactions, vol 4, no 2 , pp 70 - 85.
  • Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Quintans, D. and Rymer, P. (2023), 'Urban tree inventories as a tool to assess tree growth and failure : the case for Australian cities', Landscape and Urban Planning, vol 233 .
  • Andres, S., Emery, N., Rymer, P. and Powell, J. (2023), 'Soil chemistry and fungal communities are associated with dieback in an Endangered Australian shrub', Plant and Soil, vol 483, no 1-2 , pp 47 - 70.
  • Oyanoghafo, O., Miller, A., Toomey, M., Ahrens, C., Tissue, D. and Rymer, P. (2023), 'Contributions of phenotypic integration, plasticity and genetic adaptation to adaptive capacity relating to drought in Banksia marginata (Proteaceae)', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 14 .
  • Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Rymer, P., Power, S., Barton, D., Carinanos, P., Dobbs, C., Eleuterio, A., Escobedo, F., Hauer, R., Hermy, M., Jahani, A., Onyekwelu, J., Ostberg, J., Pataki, D., Randrup, T., Rasmussen, T., Roman, L., Russo, A., Shackleton, C., Solfjeld, I., van Doorn, N., Wells, M., Wistrom, B., Yan, P., Yang, J. and Tjoelker, M. (2022), 'Assessing climate risk to support urban forests in a changing climate', Plants People Planet, vol 4, no 3 , pp 201 - 213.
  • Pendall, E., Hewitt, A., Boer, M., Carrillo, Y., Glenn, N., Griebel, A., Middleton, J., Mumford, P., Ridgeway, P., Rymer, P. and Steenbeeke, G. (2022), 'Remarkable resilience of forest structure and biodiversity following fire in the peri-urban bushland of Sydney, Australia', Climate, vol 10, no 6 .
  • Challis, A., Blackman, C., Ahrens, C., Medlyn, B., Rymer, P. and Tissue, D. (2022), 'Adaptive plasticity in plant traits increases time to hydraulic failure under drought in a foundation tree', Tree Physiology, vol 42, no 4 , pp 708 - 721.
  • Filipe, J., Rymer, P., Byrne, M., Hardy, G., Mazanec, R. and Ahrens, C. (2022), 'Signatures of natural selection in a foundation tree along Mediterranean climatic gradients', Molecular Ecology, vol 31, no 6 , pp 1735 - 1752.
  • Andres, S., Powell, J., Rymer, P. and Emery, N. (2022), 'Fire severity and the post-fire soil environment affect seedling regeneration success of the threatened Persoonia hirsuta (Proteaceae)', Austral Ecology, vol 47, no 6 , pp 1248 - 1259.
  • Ahrens, C., Watson-Lazowski, A., Huang, G., Tissue, D. and Rymer, P. (2022), 'The roles of divergent and parallel molecular evolution contributing to thermal adaptive strategies in trees', Plant, Cell and Environment, vol 45, no 12 , pp 3476 - 3491.
  • Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Tjoelker, M., Lenoir, J., Baumgartner, J., Beaumont, L., Nipperess, D., Power, S., Richard, B., Rymer, P. and Gallagher, R. (2022), 'Climate change increases global risk to urban forests', Nature Climate Change, vol 12, no 10 , pp 950 - 955.
  • Farrell, C., Livesley, S., Arndt, S., Beaumont, L., Burley, H., Ellsworth, D., Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Fletcher, T., Gallagher, R., Ossola, A., Power, S., Prokopavicius, R., Rayner, J., Rymer, P., Staas, L., Szota, C., Williams, N. and Leishman, M. (2022), 'Can we integrate ecological approaches to improve plant selection for green infrastructure?', Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, vol 76 .
  • Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Power, S., Tjoelker, M. and Rymer, P. (2022), 'Future climate risk and urban tree inventories in Australian cities : pitfalls, possibilities and practical considerations', Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, vol 78 .
  • Ahrens, C., Rymer, P. and Tissue, D. (2021), 'Intra-specific trait variation remains hidden in the environment', New Phytologist, vol 229, no 3 , pp 1183 - 1185.
  • Oyanoghafo, O., O'Brien, C., Choat, B., Tissue, D. and Rymer, P. (2021), 'Vulnerability to xylem cavitation of Hakea species (Proteaceae) from a range of biomes and life histories predicted by climatic niche', Annals of Botany, vol 127, no 7 , pp 909 - 918.
  • Ahrens, C., Jordan, R., Bragg, J., Harrison, P., Hopley, T., Bothwell, H., Murray, K., Steane, D., Whale, J., Byrne, M., Andrew, R. and Rymer, P. (2021), 'Regarding the F-word : the effects of data filtering on inferred genotype-environment associations', Molecular Ecology Resources, vol 21, no 5 , pp 1460 - 1474.
  • Ahrens, C., Challis, A., Byrne, M., Leigh, A., Nicotra, A., Tissue, D. and Rymer, P. (2021), 'Repeated extreme heatwaves result in higher leaf thermal tolerances and greater safety margins', New Phytologist, vol 232, no 3 , pp 1212 - 1225.
  • Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Power, S., Tjoelker, M., Prokopavicius, R. and Rymer, P. (2021), 'Contrasting heat tolerance of urban trees to extreme temperatures during heatwaves', Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, vol 66 .
  • Falster, D., Gallagher, R., Wenk, E., Wright, I., Indiarto, D., Andrew, S., Baxter, C., Lawson, J., Allen, S., Fuchs, A., Monro, A., Kar, F., Adams, M., Ahrens, C., Alfonzetti, M., Angevin, T., Apgaua, D., Arndt, S., Atkin, O., Atkinson, J., Auld, T., Baker, A., Von Balthazar, M., Bean, A., Blackman, C., Bloomfeld, K., Bowman, D., Bragg, J., Brodribb, T., Buckton, G., Burrows, G., Caldwell, E., Camac, J., Carpenter, R., Catford, J., Cawthray, G., Cernusak, L., Chandler, G., Chapman, A., Cheal, D., Cheesman, A., Chen, S., Choat, B., Clinton, B., Clode, P., Coleman, H., Cornwell, W., Cosgrove, M., Crisp, M., Cross, E., Crous, K., Cunningham, S., Curran, T., Curtis, E., Daws, M., DeGabriel, J., Denton, M., Dong, N., Du, P., Duan, H., Duncan, D., Duncan, R., Duretto, M., Dwyer, J., Edwards, C., Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Evans, J., Everingham, S., Farrell, C., Firn, J., Fonseca, C., French, B., Frood, D., Funk, J., Geange, S., Ghannoum, O., Gleason, S., Gosper, C., Gray, E., Groom, P., Grootemaat, S., Gross, C., Guerin, G., Guja, L., Hahs, A., Harrison, M., Hayes, P., Henery, M., Hochuli, D., Howell, J., Huang, G., Hughes, L., Huisman, J., Ilic, J., Jagdish, A., Jin, D., Jordan, G., Jurado, E., Kanowski, J., Kasel, S., Kellermann, J., Kenny, B., Kohout, M., Kooyman, R., Kotowska, M., Lai, H., Laliberte, E., Lambers, H., Lamont, B., Lanfear, R., Van Langevelde, F., Laughlin, D., Laugier-Kitchener, B., Laurance, S., Lehmann, C., Leigh, A., Leishman, M., Lenz, T., Lepschi, B., Lewis, J., Lim, F., Liu, U., Lord, J., Lusk, C., Macinnis-Ng, C., McPherson, H., Magallon, S., Manea, A., Lopez-Martinez, A., Mayfeld, M., McCarthy, J., Meers, T., Van der Merwe, M., Metcalfe, D., Milberg, P., Mokany , K., Moles, A., Moore, B., Moore, N., Morgan, J., Morris, W., Muir, A., Munroe, S., Nicholson, A., Nicolle, D., Nicotra, A., Niinemets, U., North, T., O?Reilly-Nugent, A., O?Sullivan, O., Oberle, B., Onoda, Y., Ooi, M., Osborne, C., Paczkowska, G., Pekin, B., Guilherme Pereira, C., Pickering, C., Pickup, M., Pollock, L., Poot, P., Powell, J., Power, S., Prentice, I., Prior, L., Prober, S., Read, J., Reynolds, V., Richards, A., Richardson, B., Roderick, M., Rosell, J., Rossetto, M., Rye, B., Rymer, P., Sams, M., Sanson, G., Sauquet, H., Schmidt, S., Schonenberger, J., Schulze, E., Sendall, K., Sinclair, S., Smith, B., Smith, R., Soper , F., Sparrow, B., Standish, R., Staples, T., Stephens, R., Szota, C., Taseski, G., Tasker, E., Thomas, F., Tissue, D., Tjoelker, M. and et al, .. (2021), 'AusTraits : a curated plant trait database for the Australian flora', Scientific Data, vol 8, no 1 .
  • Flores-Renteria, L., Rymer, P., Ramadoss, N. and Riegler, M. (2021), 'Major biogeographic barriers in eastern Australia have shaped the population structure of widely distributed Eucalyptus moluccana and its putative subspecies', Ecology and Evolution, vol 11, no 21 , pp 14828 - 14842.
  • Andres, S., Powell, J., Emery, N., Rymer, P. and Gallagher, R. (2021), 'Does threatened species listing status predict climate change risk? : a case study with Australian Persoonia (Proteaceae) species', Global Ecology and Conservation, vol 31, no 6 .
  • Ahrens, C., Andrew, M., Mazanec, R., Ruthrof, K., Challis, A., Hardy, G., Byrne, M., Tissue, D. and Rymer, P. (2020), 'Plant functional traits differ in adaptability and are predicted to be differentially affected by climate change', Ecology and Evolution, vol 10, no 1 , pp 232 - 248.
  • Jiang, M., Medlyn, B., Drake, J., Duursma, R., Anderson, I., Barton, C., Boer, M., Carrillo, Y., Castaneda-Gomez, L., Collins, L., Crous, K., De Kauwe, M., Santos, B., Emerson, K., Facey, S., Gherlenda, A., Gimeno, T., Hasegawa, S., Johnson, S., Kannaste, A., Macdonald, C., Mahmud, K., Moore, B., Nazaries, L., Neilson, E., Nielsen, U., Niinemets, U., Noh, N., Ochoa-Hueso, R., Pathare, V., Pendall, E., Pihlblad, J., Pineiro, J., Powell, J., Power, S., Reich, P., Renchon, A., Riegler, M., Rinnan, R., Rymer, P., Salomon, R., Singh, B., Smith, B., Tjoelker, M., Walker, J., Wujeska-Klause, A., Yang, J., Zaehle, S. and Ellsworth, D. (2020), 'The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment', Nature, vol 580 , pp 227 - 231.
  • Asao, S., Hayes, L., Aspinwall, M., Rymer, P., Blackman, C., Bryant, C., Cullerne, D., Egerton, J., Fan, Y., Innes, P., Millar, A., Tucker, J., Shah, S., Wright, I., Wright, I., Yvon-Durocher, G., Tissue, D. and Atkin, O. (2020), 'Leaf trait variation is similar among genotypes of Eucalyptus camaldulensis from differing climates and arises as plastic response to season rather than water availability', New Phytologist, vol 227, no 3 , pp 780 - 793.
  • Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Rymer, P., Power, S., Challis, A., Prokopavicius, R. and Tjoelker, M. (2020), 'Functional adaptations and trait plasticity of urban trees along a climatic gradient', Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, vol 54 .
  • Tierney, D., Ahrens, C., Rymer, P. and Auld, T. (2020), 'The interaction of clonality, breeding system and genomics for a highly threatened plant species and the management implications', Biodiversity and Conservation, vol 29 , pp 3009 - 3029.
  • Ahrens, C., James, E., Miller, A., Scott, F., Aitken, N., Jones, A., Lu-Irving, P., Borevitz, J., Cantrill, D. and Rymer, P. (2020), 'Spatial, climate and ploidy factors drive genomic diversity and resilience in the widespread grass Themeda triandra', Molecular Ecology, vol 29, no 20 , pp 3872 - 3888.
  • Schmidt, L., Gilpin, A., Cook, J., Rymer, P., Gibson-Roy, P., Craigie, S. and Power, S. (2020), 'Restoration of native wildflower patches in agronomic settings for diverse and healthy pollinator populations', Australasian Plant Conservation, vol 28, no 4 , pp 17 - 19.
  • Aspinwall, M., Pfautsch, S., Tjoelker, M., Varhammar, A., Possell, M., Drake, J., Reich, P., Tissue, D., Atkin, O., Rymer, P., Dennison, S. and Van Sluyter, S. (2019), 'Range size and growth temperature influence Eucalyptus species responses to an experimental heatwave', Global Change Biology, vol 25, no 5 , pp 1665 - 1684.
  • Hoffmann, A., Rymer, P., Byrne, M., Ruthrof, K., Whinam, J., McGeoch, M., Bergstrom, D., Guerin, G., Sparrow, B., Joseph, L., Hill, S., Andrew, N., Camac, J., Bell, N., Riegler, M., Gardner, J. and Williams, S. (2019), 'Impacts of recent climate change on terrestrial flora and fauna : some emerging Australian examples', Austral Ecology, vol 44, no 1 , pp 3 - 27.
  • Li, X., Blackman, C., Choat, B., Rymer, P., Medlyn, B. and Tissue, D. (2019), 'Drought tolerance traits do not vary across sites differing in water availability in Banksia serrata (Proteaceae)', Functional Plant Biology, vol 46, no 7 , pp 624 - 633.
  • Li, X., Blackman, C., Peters, J., Choat, B., Rymer, P., Medlyn, B. and Tissue, D. (2019), 'More than iso/anisohydry : hydroscapes integrate plant water use and drought tolerance traits in 10 eucalypt species from contrasting climates', Functional Ecology, vol 33, no 6 , pp 1035 - 1049.
  • Hewitt, A., Rymer, P., Holford, P., Morris, C. and Renshaw, A. (2019), 'Evidence for clonality, breeding system, genetic diversity and genetic structure in large and small populations of Melaleuca deanei (Myrtaceae)', Australian Journal of Botany, vol 67, no 1 , pp 36 - 45.
  • Ahrens, C., Byrne, M. and Rymer, P. (2019), 'Standing genomic variation within coding and regulatory regions contributes to the adaptive capacity to climate in a foundation tree species', Molecular Ecology, vol 28, no 10 , pp 2502 - 2516.
  • Ahrens, C., Mazanec, R., Paap, T., Ruthrof, K., Challis, A., Hardy, G., Byrne, M., Tissue, D. and Rymer, P. (2019), 'Adaptive variation for growth and resistance to a novel pathogen along climatic gradients in a foundation tree', Evolutionary Applications, vol 12, no 6 , pp 1178 - 1190.
  • Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Power, S., Tjoelker, M., Beaumont, L., Burley, H., Caballero-Rodriguez, D. and Rymer, P. (2019), 'Assessing the vulnerability of Australia's urban forests to climate extremes', Plants, People, Planet, vol 1, no 4 , pp 387 - 397.
  • Blackman, C., Li, X., Choat, B., Rymer, P., De Kauwe, M., Duursma, R., Tissue, D. and Medlyn, B. (2019), 'Desiccation time during drought is highly predictable across species of Eucalyptus from contrasting climates', New Phytologist, vol 224, no 2 , pp 632 - 643.
  • Li, X., Blackman, C., Choat, B., Duursma, R., Rymer, P., Medlyn, B. and Tissue, D. (2018), 'Tree hydraulic traits are coordinated and strongly linked to climate-of-origin across a rainfall gradient', Plant Cell and Environment, vol 41, no 3 , pp 646 - 660.
  • Hasegawa, S., Pineiro Nevado, J., Ochoa Hueso, C., Haigh, A., Rymer, P., Barnett, K. and Power, S. (2018), 'Elevated CO2 concentrations reduce C4 cover and decrease diversity of understorey plant community in a Eucalyptus woodland', Journal of Ecology, vol 106, no 4 , pp 1483 - 1494.
  • Ahrens, C., Rymer, P., Stow, A., Bragg, J., Dillon, S., Umbers, K. and Dudaniec, R. (2018), 'The search for loci under selection : trends, biases and progress', Molecular Ecology, vol 27, no 6 , pp 1342 - 1356.
  • Aspinwall, M., Blackman, C., Resco de Dios, V., Busch, F., Rymer, P., Loik, M., Drake, J., Pfautsch, S., Smith, R., Tjoelker, M. and Tissue, D. (2018), 'Photosynthesis and carbon allocation are both important predictors of genotype productivity responses to elevated CO2 in Eucalyptus camaldulensis', Tree Physiology, vol 38, no 9 , pp 1286 - 1301.
  • Li, X., Blackman, C., Rymer, P., Quintans, D., Duursma, R., Choat, B., Medlyn, B. and Tissue, D. (2018), 'Xylem embolism measured retrospectively is linked to canopy dieback in natural populations of Eucalyptus piperita following drought', Tree Physiology, vol 38, no 8 , pp 1193 - 1199.
  • Fromont, C., Rymer, P., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2018), 'An ancient and a recent colonization of islands by an Australian sap-feeding insect', Journal of Biogeography, vol 45, no 10 , pp 2389 - 2399.
  • Blackman, C., Aspinwall, M., Tissue, D. and Rymer, P. (2017), 'Genetic adaptation and phenotypic plasticity contribute to greater leaf hydraulic tolerance in response to drought in warmer climates', Tree Physiology, vol 37, no 5 , pp 583 - 592.
  • Flores Renteria, L., Rymer, P. and Riegler, M. (2017), 'Unpacking boxes: Integration of molecular, morphological and ecological approaches reveals extensive patterns of reticulate evolution in box eucalypts', Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol 108 , pp 70 - 87.
  • Caddy-Retalic, S., Andersen, A., Aspinwall, M., Breed, M., Byrne, M., Christmas, M., Dong, N., Evans, B., Fordham, D., Guerin, G., Hoffmann, A., Hughes, A., Van Leeuwen, S., McInerney, F., Prober, S., Rossetto, M., Rymer, P., Steane, D., Wardle, G. and Lowe, A. (2017), 'Bioclimatic transect networks : powerful observatories of ecological change', Ecology and Evolution, vol 7, no 13 , pp 4607 - 4619.
  • Aspinwall, M., Varhammar, A., Blackman, C., Tjoelker, M., Ahrens, C., Byrne, M., Tissue, D. and Rymer, P. (2017), 'Adaptation and acclimation both influence photosynthetic and respiratory temperature responses in Corymbia calophylla', Tree Physiology, vol 37, no 8 , pp 1095 - 1112.
  • Rymer, P., Sandiford, M., Harris, S., Billingham, M. and Boshier, D. (2015), 'Remnant Pachira quinata pasture trees have greater opportunities to self and suffer reduced reproductive success due to inbreeding depression', Heredity, .
  • Drake, J., Aspinwall, M., Pfautsch, S., Rymer, P., Reich, P., Smith, R., Crous, K., Tissue, D., Ghannoum, O. and Tjoelker, M. (2015), 'The capacity to cope with climate warming declines from temperate to tropical latitudes in two widely distributed Eucalyptus species', Global Change Biology, vol 21, no 1 , pp 459 - 472.
  • Huang, G., Rymer, P., Duan, H., Smith, R. and Tissue, D. (2015), 'Elevated temperature is more effective than elevated [CO2] in exposing genotypic variation in Telopea speciosissima growth plasticity : implications for woody plant populations under climate change', Global Change Biology, vol 21, no 10 , pp 3800 - 3813.
  • Gall, M., Rymer, P., Edgar, G., Byrne, M. and Holmes, S. (2014), 'Characterisation of thirteen polymorphic microsatellite markers for the red sea urchin Heliocidaris tuberculata (Lamarck, 1816) developed using a 454-sequencing approach', Conservation Genetic Resources, vol 6, no 3 , pp 237 - 239.
  • Rymer, P., Harris, S. and Boshier, D. (2014), 'Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers for the neotropical tree, Pachira quinata (Malvaceae)', Conservation Genetics Resources, vol 6, no 2 , pp 375 - 382.
  • McPherson, H., Van der Merwe, M., Delaney, S., Edwards, M., Henry, R., McIntosh, E., Rymer, P., Milner, M., Siow, J. and Rossetto, M. (2013), 'Capturing chloroplast variation for molecular ecology studies : a simple next generation sequencing approach applied to a rainforest tree', BMC Ecology, vol 13, no 8 , pp 1 - 11.
  • Rymer, P., Dick, C., Vendramin, G., Buonamici, A. and Boshier, D. (2013), 'Recent phylogeographic structure in a widespread 'weedy' Neotropical tree species, Cordia alliodora (Boraginaceae)', Journal of Biogeography, vol 40, no 4 , pp 693 - 706.
  • Rymer, P., Manning, J., Goldblatt, P., Powell, M. and Savolainen, V. (2010), 'Evidence of recent and continuous speciation in a biodiversity hotspot : a population genetic approach in southern African gladioli (Gladiolus; Iridaceae)', Molecular Ecology, vol 19, no 21 , pp 4765 - 4782.
  • Rymer, P., Johnson, S. and Savolainen, V. (2010), 'Pollinator behaviour and plant speciation : can assortative mating and disruptive selection maintain distinct floral morphs in sympatry?', The New Phytologist, vol 188, no 2 , pp 426 - 436.
  • Audigeos, D., Buonamici, A., Belkadi, L., Rymer, P., Boshier, D., Scotti-Saintagne, C. and Vendramin, G. (2010), 'Aquaporins in the wild : natural genetic diversity and selective pressure in the PIP gene family in five Neotropical tree species', BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol 10, no 1 , pp 202 - 202.
  • Korbecka, G., Rymer, P., Harris, S. and Pannell, J. (2010), 'Solving the problem of ambiguous paralogy for marker loci : microsatellite markers with diploid inheritance in allohexaploid Mercurialis annua (Euphorbiaceae)', Journal of Heredity, vol 101, no 4 , pp 504 - 511.
  • Yakimowski, S., Rymer, P., Stone, H., Dorken, M. and Barrett, S. (2009), 'Isolation and characterization of 11 microsatellite markers from Sagittaria latifolia (Alismataceae)', Molecular Ecology Resources, vol 9, no 2 , pp 579 - 581.
  • Mcpherson, H., Porter, C., Rymer, P., Crayn, D. and Rossetto, M. (2008), 'Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci from Tetratheca ericifolia (Elaeocarpaceae)', Molecular Ecology Resources, vol 8, no 4 , pp 867 - 869.
  • Rossetto, M., Crayn, D., Ford, A., Ridgeway, P. and Rymer, P. (2007), 'The comparative study of range-wide genetic structure across related, co-distributed rainforest trees reveals contrasting evolutionary histories', Australian Journal of Botany, vol 55, no 4 , pp 416 - 424.
  • Porter, C., Rymer, P. and Rossetto, M. (2006), 'Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers for the waratah, Telopea speciosissima (Proteaceae)', Molecular Ecology Notes, vol 6, no 2 , pp 446 - 448.
  • Rymer, P. and Ayre, D. (2006), ') Does genetic diversity and gene flow vary with rarity in obligate seeding Persoonias (Proteaceae)?', Conservation Genetics, vol 7, no 6 , pp 919 - 930.
  • Rymer, P. (2006), 'Are seed dispersal and predation in fire-sensitive shrubs associated with rarity?', International Journal of Plant Sciences, vol 167, no 6 , pp 1151 - 1160.
  • Rymer, P., Whelan, R., Ayre, D., Weston, P. and Russell, K. (2005), 'Reproductive success and pollinator effectiveness differ in common and rare Persoonia species (Proteaceae).', Biological Conservation, vol 123 , pp 521 - 532.
  • Rymer, P., Morris, C. and Richardson, B. (2002), 'The breeding system and population genetics of the vulnerable plant Dillwynia tenuifolia (Fabaceae).', Austral Ecology, vol 27 , pp 241 - 248.

Other Publications

  • 2016, 'Climate Change Impacts on Genetically Differentiated Telopea speciosissima (NSW Waratah) Coastal and Upland Populations', Report

Current Projects

Title: Conservation management of clonal and exceptional species, Persoonia hindii [via NSW Department of Planning & Environment]
Funder:
  • Department of Planning and Environment
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer
Years: 2022-03-28 - 2024-06-30
ID: P00027829
Title: Determining the physiological underpinnings of Eucalypt dieback in NSW
Funder:
  • NSW Environmental Trust (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Brendan Choat, Belinda Medlyn, Sebastian Pfautsch, Rachael Nolan, Matthias Boer, David Tissue, Paul Rymer and Mark Tjoelker
Years: 2021-06-18 - 2025-02-01
ID: P00027031
Title: Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan - Research Strategy and Implementation
Funder:
  • Department of Planning and Environment
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer, Uffe Nielsen, Jeff Powell, Yolima Carrillo Espanol, Catriona Macdonald, Matthias Boer, Elise Pendall, Rachael Nolan, Ben Moore, Markus Riegler, Juan Francisco Salazar Sutil and Neil Perry
Years: 2021-05-01 - 2025-05-27
ID: P00027309

Previous Projects

Title: Genetic issues in seed production for ecological restoration
Funder:
  • Greening Australia (NSW) Ltd
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer
Years: 2012-11-13 - 2015-02-28
ID: P00021180
Title: Moreton Bay fig: distribution of native genetic variation and threats from cultivation
Funder:
  • Australian Flora Foundation Incorporated
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer, James Cook and Jane Degabriel
Years: 2014-10-17 - 2020-11-30
ID: P00022051
Title: Psyllid-induced dieback of Grey Box (Eucalyptus moluccana) on the Cumberland Plain
Funder:
  • NSW Environmental Trust (non ACRG)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler, James Cook, Ben Moore and Paul Rymer
Years: 2013-06-26 - 2017-01-31
ID: P00021691
Title: Adaptive capacity of Corymbia calophylla to future temperature extremes
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer
Years: 2013-09-03 - 2015-04-30
ID: P00021700
Title: Genotypic and chemotypic diversity of Eucalyptus moluccana and its role in psyllid caused dieback
Funder:
  • Bjarne K Dahl Trust
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler, Ben Moore and Paul Rymer
Years: 2013-01-02 - 2015-04-30
ID: P00021187
Title: Considering biodiversity in natural product supply chains
Funder:
  • Blackmores Limited
Western Researchers: Rachael Gallagher, Benjamin Smith and Paul Rymer
Years: 2023-03-01 - 2023-06-30
ID: P00028501
Title: Adaptive capacity to climate change in rare woody plants: a comparative framework testing model predictions
Funder:
  • NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer and Collin Ahrens
Years: 2018-10-30 - 2022-03-28
ID: P00025177
Title: Identifying regions of high drought mortality risk for tree species in NSW [via Macquarie Uni]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Belinda Medlyn, David Tissue, Remko Duursma, Paul Rymer and Mark Tjoelker
Years: 2015-02-23 - 2018-12-31
ID: P00022312
Title: Healthy bee populations for sustainable pollination in horticulture
Funder:
  • Bayer Australia Limited
  • Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: James Cook, Markus Riegler, Robert Spooner-Hart, Sally Power, Paul Rymer, Ian Anderson, Brajesh Singh and Catriona Macdonald
Years: 2016-06-27 - 2023-05-05
ID: P00023560
Title: Systematics and conservation status of Australian monsoonal Rocket Frogs (Litoria) and Ornate Burrowing Frogs (Platyplectrum) for bioregional planning
Funder:
  • Australian Museum
  • Australian Biological Resources Study (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer
Years: 2017-07-01 - 2021-10-31
ID: P00023755
Title: Searching for adaptive variation in a foundational Eucalypt in Western Australia
Funder:
  • Eucalypt Australia
Western Researchers: Collin Ahrens and Paul Rymer
Years: 2018-02-22 - 2019-02-21
ID: P00024701
Title: Do hotter and drier regions harbour adaptive variation for climate change?
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Murdoch University
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife
  • Forest Products Commission
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer and David Tissue
Years: 2016-01-12 - 2020-01-11
ID: P00022493
Title: Which plant where, when and why database for growing urban green space (Green Cities Project) [via Macquarie Uni]
Funder:
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (ACRG)
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: David Ellsworth, Ian Anderson, Sally Power, Mark Tjoelker and Paul Rymer
Years: 2016-06-30 - 2021-08-30
ID: P00023661
Title: A scientific basis for assisted gene migration under climate change
Funder:
  • NSW Environmental Trust (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer and David Tissue
Years: 2017-03-02 - 2021-03-02
ID: P00023346
Title: Physiological tolerance in Corymbia calophylla trees across provenances in response to drought and heat wave conditions
Funder:
  • Ecological Society of Australia
Western Researchers: David Tissue and Paul Rymer
Years: 2017-09-28 - 2019-09-30
ID: P00024561
Title: Adaptive genetic variation for environmental change in long-lived clonal plants
Funder:
  • Office of Environment and Heritage
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer
Years: 2017-05-29 - 2019-04-30
ID: P00024373
Title: Climate change impacts on different plant functional groups along a steep natural environmental gradient
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer and David Tissue
Years: 2011-09-13 - 2012-09-12
ID: P00020430
Title: Vulnerability and Adaptive capacity of Proteaceae family to climate-induced drought (Osazee Oyanoghafo)
Funder:
  • Ecological Society of Australia
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer
Years: 2019-07-01 - 2021-06-30
ID: P00025784
Title: High-throughput sample preparation robotics to enable emerging large-scale plant genomics, metabolomics and proteomics research [via ANU]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: David Tissue, David Ellsworth, Ben Moore, Markus Riegler and Paul Rymer
Years: 2013-05-01 - 2014-04-30
ID: P00020980
Title: The regreening of the Blue Mountains: Using citizen science to study post-fire recovery in the Blue Mountains
Funder:
  • Department of Planning and Environment
Western Researchers: Belinda Medlyn, Paul Rymer, Sally Power, Brendan Choat, Rachael Nolan, Amy-Marie Gilpin, Uffe Nielsen, Matthias Boer, Kate Umbers and Ben Moore
Years: 2021-05-01 - 2022-06-30
ID: P00027295
Title: Adaptive capacity of widespread and threatened Acacia species to climate change
Funder:
  • STEP Inc. Community-based Environmental Conservation
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer
Years: 2018-05-05 - 2021-05-25
ID: P00025007
Title: Quantifying adaptive capacity to climate change through a multi-faceted approach: habitat suitability, functional traits, physiological tolerance and genetic adaptation.
Funder:
  • NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  • NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer, David Tissue, Brendan Choat and Belinda Medlyn
Years: 2018-04-01 - 2022-03-28
ID: P00024910
Title: Mitigating climate change in Western Sydney by maintaining green tree canopies [via WSROC]
Funder:
  • Department of Planning and Environment
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer, Mark Tjoelker and Renee Prokopavicius
Years: 2021-10-05 - 2022-11-30
ID: P00026894
Title: Climate change impacts on genetically differentiated Telopea speciosissima (NSW Waratah) coastal and upland populations
Funder:
  • Australian Flora Foundation Incorporated
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer and David Tissue
Years: 2012-05-01 - 2014-02-28
ID: P00020921
Title: Do hotter and drier regions harbour adaptive variation for climate change?
Funder:
  • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Government of Western Australia)
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer
Years: 2019-07-01 - 2020-10-02
ID: P00025916
Title: Drought incidence, regeneration strategy and functional traits
Funder:
  • Ecological Society of Australia
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer
Years: 2020-10-19 - 2021-07-13
ID: P00026839

Supervision

Associate Professor Rymer is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Adaptive Capacity to Drought in the Diverse and Climatically Variable Plant Species in the Proteaceae Family
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Phylogeographic Analysis of Antarctic Soil Invertebrates
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Green Accounting: Evaluating the benefits of urban greening under future climates.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Individual Strategies to Cope with Environmental Change: A Test of the Pace-of-Life Syndrome Hypothesis
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: A Scientific Basis for Assisted Gene Migration under Climate Change
Field of Research: Ecology And Evolution; Biological Sciences; Environmental Studies

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Differential Response to Climate Change Among Populations for Woody Plant Species: An Ecological and Physiological Approach
Field of Research: Natural And Physical Sciences, N.e.c.; Other Agriculture, Environmental And Related Studies
Thesis Title: Patterns of Dispersal in the Tasman Sea and the South Pacific Ocean: Population Genetics and the Role of Environmental Constraints
Field of Research: Ecology And Evolution; Other Agriculture, Environmental And Related Studies
Thesis Title: Understanding the coordination of hydraulic strategies with other traits in determining plant survival under drought
Field of Research: Other Natural And Physical Sciences; Botany
Thesis Title: Will legume-insect specificity break down as the climate changes?
Field of Research: Environmental Studies
Thesis Title: Genetic adaptation and phenotypic plasticity influence trait expression under heatwave and water deficit conditions in the foundation tree, Corymbia calophylla
Field of Research: Environmental Studies
Thesis Title: Exploring the interactions between insect pollinators and native plants, across an altitudinal gradient in the Blue Mountains
Field of Research: Agriculture, Environmental And Related Studies, N.e.c.
Thesis Title: Species distribution limits and local adaptation in Acacia along an altitudinal gradient
Field of Research: Agriculture, Environmental And Related Studies, N.e.c.
Thesis Title: Genetic diversity and structure of Moreton Bay fig (Ficus macrophylla) in mainland Australia and Lord Howe Island
Field of Research: Natural And Physical Sciences

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