Catherine Grueber
Catherine Grueber
Catherine Grueber

How do evolutionary and population genetics principles help us to understand the processes that drive loss or maintenance of genetic diversity in animal populations?

How do these processes affect the future of threatened species, especially in the face of inbreeding, population fragmentation, translocations, captive rearing and a variety of anthropogenic challenges?

My passion is the advancement of emerging genetic, analytical and computational tools, to gain novel perspectives on evolutionary processes affecting individual- and population-level genetic diversity of threatened species.

I am proud to see these data used to further the conservation goals of a variety of threatened species management programmes.

Please scroll down for publications list.

Email: catherine.grueber@sydney.edu.au

Affiliations

School of Life and Environmental Sciences,
The University of Sydney

San Diego Zoo Global

Resarch Partners

Prof Kathy Belov

School of Life and Environmental Sciences,
The University of Sydney

Dr Carolyn Hogg

Save the Tasmanian Devil Program

Resarch Partners

If you cannot access the articles below through the links provided, I am very happy to provide reprints - contact me on the email address above.

Molecular Ecology

(online early)

Population demography and heterozygosity-fitness correlations in natural guppy populations: an examination using sexually selected fitness traits

Grueber, CE; Fitzpatrick, JL; Devigili, A; Gasparini, C; Ramnarine, IW; Evans, JP

Scientific Reports (2017)

7: 2161

Increasing generations in captivity is associated with increased vulnerability of Tasmanian devils to vehicle strike following release to the wild

Grueber, CE / Reid-Wainscoat, EE; Fox, S; Belov, K; Shier, DM; Hogg, CJ / Pemberton, D

Scientific Reports (2017)

7: 1830

No evidence of inbreeding depression in a Tasmanian devil insurance population despite significant variation in inbreeding

Gooley, RM; Hogg, CJ; Belov, K / Grueber, CE

Journal of Heredity

(online early)

Pedigree analysis reveals a generational decline in reproductive success of captive Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii): implications for captive management of threatened species

Farquharson, KA; Hogg, CJ; Grueber, CE

Molecular Ecology (2017)

26: 2660–2673

Reciprocal translocation of small numbers of inbred individuals rescues immunogenetic diversity.

Grueber, CE / Sutton, JT; Heber, S; Briskie, JV; Jamieson, IG; Robertson, BC

Animal Conservation (2017)

20: 14-15

Making the best of a bad situation: genetic rescue in the absence of an ideal source population.

Grueber, CE

New Zealand Journal of Ecology (2017)

41: 98-106

Differential patterns of diversity at microsatellite, MHC, and TLR loci in South Island saddleback populations that have been affected by translocations and disease.

Knafler, GJ; Grueber, CE; Sutton, JT; Jamieson, IG

Conservation Letters (2017)

10: 133–138

“Devil tools & tech”: a synergy of conservation research and management practice.

Hogg, CJ; Grueber, CE; Pemberton, D; Fox, S; Lee, AV; Ivy, JA; Belov, K

Ecology (2016)

97: 3293-3299

Heterogeneity in ecological and evolutionary meta-analyses: its magnitude and implications.

Senior, AM; Grueber, CE; Kamiya, T; Lagisz, M; O’Dwyer, K; Santos, ESA; Nakagawa, S

Mammalian Biology (2016)

81: 523–526

Macronutritional consequences of food generalism in an invasive mammal, the wild boar.

Senior, AM / Grueber, CE; Machovsky-Capuska, GE; Simpson, SJ; Raubenheimer, D

Archives of Virology (2016)

161: 811-820

Comparison of beak and feather disease virus prevalence and immunity-associated genetic diversity over time in an island population of the Red-crowned Parakeet.

Knafler, GJ; Ortiz-Catedral, L; Jackson, B; Vasarni, A; Grueber, CE; Robertson, BC; Jamieson, IG

Evolution (2016)

70: 154-166

Unexpected positive and negative effects of continuing inbreeding in one of the world`s most inbred wild animals.

Weiser, EL; Grueber, CE; Kennedy, ES; Jamieson, IG

BMC Genomics (2015)

16: 791

Development of a SNP-based assay for measuring genetic diversity in the Tasmanian devil insurance population.

Wright, B; Morris, K; Grueber, CE; Willet, C; Gooley, R; Hogg, CJ; O’Meally, D; Hamede, R; Jones, M; Wade, C; Belov, K

Trends in Genetics (2015)

31: 528-535

Genomic insights into a contagious cancer in Tasmanian devils.

Grueber, CE; Peel, E; Gooley, R; Belov, K

Molecular Ecology (2015)

24: 3860–3872

Lack of genetic diversity across diverse immune genes in an endangered mammal, the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii).

Morris, KM; Wright, B; Grueber, CE; Hogg, C; Belov, K

Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal (2015)

13: 370-375

Comparative genomics for biodiversity conservation.

Grueber, CE

Conservation Genetics (2015)

16: 595-611

Toll-like receptor diversity in 10 threatened bird species: relationship with microsatellite heterozygosity.

Grueber, CE; Knafler, GJ; King, TM; Senior, AM; Grosser, S; Robertson, B; Weston, KA; Brekke, P; Harris, CLW; Jamieson, IG

BMC Evolutionary Biology (2015)

15: 63

Selection on MHC class II supertypes in the New Zealand endemic Hochstetter’s frog.

Lillie, M; Grueber, CE; Sutton, JT; Howitt, R; Bishop, PJ; Gleeson, D; Belov, K

Molecular Ecology (2015)

24: 1645–1653

Impacts of early viability selection on management of inbreeding and genetic diversity in conservation.

Grueber, CE; Hogg, CJ; Ivy, JA; Belov, K

PLoS ONE (2014)

9: e89632

Episodic positive selection in the evolution of avian Toll-like receptor innate immunity genes.

Grueber, CE; Wallis, GP; Jamieson, IG

Evolution (2014)

68: 987-955

Severe inbreeding depression and no evidence of purging in an extremely inbred wild species - the Chatham Island black robin.

Kennedy, ES / Grueber, CE; Duncan, RP; Jamieson, IG

Conservation Genetics Resources (2013)

5: 1043-1047

Primers for amplification of innate immunity Toll-like receptors in threatened birds of the Apterygiformes, Gruiformes, Psittaciformes and Passeriformes.

Grueber, CE; Jamieson, IG

Molecular Ecology (2013)

22: 4470–4482

Genetic drift outweighs natural selection at toll-like receptor (TLR) immunity loci in a reintroduced population of a threatened species.

Grueber, CE; Wallis, GP; Jamieson, IG

Immunogenetics (2013)

65: 619–633

Characterization of MHC class II B polymorphism in bottlenecked New Zealand saddlebacks reveals low levels of genetic diversity.

Sutton, JT; Robertson, BC; Grueber, CE; Stanton, JL; Jamieson, IG

PLoS ONE (2013)

8: e61471

Parallel tagged next-generation sequencing on pooled samples – a new approach for population genetics in ecology and conservation.

Zavodna, M; Grueber, CE; Gemmell, NJ

Conservation Biology (2013)

27: 335-344

Simulating retention of rare alleles in small populations to assess management options for species with different life histories.

Weiser, EL; Grueber, CE; Jamieson, IG

PLoS ONE (2012)

7: e45011

Variation at innate immunity Toll-like receptor genes in a bottlenecked population of a New Zealand robin.

Grueber, CE; Wallis, GP; King, TM; Jamieson, IG

Molecular Ecology Resources (2012)

12: 1161–1167

AlleleRetain: a program to assess management options for conserving allelic diversity in small, isolated populations.

Weiser, EL; Grueber, CE; Jamieson, IG

NZ Journal of Ecology (2012)

36: 223-227

Are introduced takahe populations on offshore islands at carrying capacity? Implications for genetic management.

Grueber, CE; Maxwell, JM; Jamieson, IG

Ibis (2011)

153: 384-394

Low genetic diversity and small population size of Takahe Porphyrio hochstetteri on European arrival in New Zealand.

Grueber, CE; Jamieson, IG

Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2011)

24: 699-711

Multimodel inference in ecology and evolution: challenges and solutions.

Grueber, CE; Nakagawa, S; Laws, RL; Jamieson, IG

Molecular Ecology (2011)

20: 67-79

The imprecision of heterozygosity-fitness correlations hinders the detection of inbreeding and inbreeding depression in a threatened species.

Grueber, CE; Waters, JM; Jamieson, IG

Conservation Biology (2010)

24: 1617-1625

Inbreeding depression accumulation across life-history stages of the endangered takahe.

Grueber, CE; Laws RJ; Nakagawa S; Jamieson IG

Conservation Genetics (2008)

9: 645-651

Quantifying and managing the loss of genetic variation in a free-ranging population of takahe through the use of pedigrees.

Grueber, CE; Jamieson IG

NZ Journal of Ecology (2008)

32: 130-137

Managing genetic diversity in threatened populations: a New Zealand perspective.

Jamieson, IG; Grueber, CE; Waters, JM; Gleeson, DM

Molecular Ecology Resources (2008)

8: 884-886

Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the endangered New Zealand takahe (Gruiformes; Rallidae; Porphyrio hochstetteri).

Grueber, CE; King, TM; Waters, JM; Jamieson, IG

Molecular Ecology (2008)

17: 3978-3984

Heterozygosity-fitness correlations and their relevance to studies on inbreeding depression in threatened species.

Grueber, CE; Wallis, GP; Jamieson, IG