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Project Homepage:

http://adeer.pearg.com

Data collections can be seen on:

https://researchdata.ands.org.au/australian-drosophila-ecology-evolution-resource/562003/

Instruments where data are captured/transferred from:

n/a

Project Members:

Ailie Smith (Project Manager, ailie.smith@unimelb.edu.au)

Prof Ary Hoffmann (Research Sponsor, ary@unimelb.edu.au)

Dr Pip Griffin (Research Lead, griffinp@unimelb.edu.au)

Dr Antonina Lewis (Archivist, antonina.lewis@unimelb.edu.au)

Owen O'Neill (VicNode Liaison, ooneill@unimelb.edu.au)

ANDS Contact:

Richard Ferrers (richard.ferrers@ands.org.au)

Project Status:

Completed

Australian Drosophila Ecological and Genetic collection

University of Melbourne

Collaborator(s): VicNode, NeCTAR, University College London, CSIRO, Monash University, Australian Museum, University of New England

Project Description:

Final: The Australian Drosophila Ecology and Evolution Resource (ADEER) from the Hoffmann lab and other contributors is a nationally significant life science collection.

Drosophila species in Australia are widely studied both nationally and internationally to understand climate adaptation, geographic range limits and the genetic basis for climate stress tolerance. The collection comprises species distribution information from 10+ years of field surveys, experimental data on climate stress response, and valuable, recently-produced whole-genome and population-level variation data. In addition to Ary Hoffmann's group (University of Melbourne), Professor Linda Partridge (University College London), John Oakeshott (CSIRO), Dr. Carla Sgrò (Monash University), Dr. Shane McEvey (Australian Museum) and Professor James Stuart Flinton Barker (University of New England) have contributed to this collection.

Initial:The Australian Drosophila Ecological and Genetic data Collection from the Hoffmann lab is a nationally significant life science collection containing a rich and irreplaceable variety of data. Drosophila species in Australia are widely studied both nationally and internationally to understand climate adaptation, geographic range limits and the genetic basis for climate stress tolerance. The collection comprises species distribution information from 10+ years of field surveys, experimental data on climate stress response, and valuable, recently-produced whole-genome and population-level variation data.

The project will make a nationally significant life science data collection openly available to a broad community of researchers. The Drosophila Data Collection project will also act as a demonstrator for enabling broad access to scientific knowledge through publication, collection documentation, verification, preservation, and reuse planning, and as a use case for managing sustained long-term access through preservation and re-use planning. Access and preservation are mutually dependent activities – two sides of the same coin. Long-term access and effective re-use is not possible without preservation, and preservation is of little value without access and dissemination mechanisms.

Through the provision of managed, curated and published research data collections, this project will, at its conclusion, provide opportunities to visibly link ANDS investment with the RDSI VicNode and NeCTAR UoM-Research Cloud Tools programs based at the University of Melbourne. The bridging of these three National Research Data driven Infrastructure programs is a highly desirable outcome for both the University of Melbourne and the researchers they serve.

Data Type:

Genetic, Climate, Field Survey, Instrument, Insect (Fruit Fly - Drosophila)

ANZSRC-FOR code:

0603 EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
0604 GENETICS
0608 ZOOLOGY
0502 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT