Jeremy J. Burdon FAA
Chief Research Scientist
Ph.D., Australian National University, Australia, 1976
Ph.D., honoris causa, Umeå University, Sweden, 1996
Phone (+61) 02 6246 5546
Fax: (+61) 02 6246 5249
Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research
CSIRO Plant Industry
GPO Box 1600
Canberra ACT 2601
My research interests embrace a wide range
of coevolutionary interactions between plants and their fungal and
microbial pathogens and symbionts. Particular projects focus on:
coevolutionary interactions between host resistance and pathogen
virulence in a metapopulation context; the evolution of gene-for-gene
versus quantitative host resistance pathogen aggressiveness
systems; the generation and maintenance of variation in fungal pathogens;
the use of pathogens in biological control; threats posed by exotic
pathogens; host-pathogen interactions at the wild system-agriculture
interface; and evolutionary relationships in the Uredinales (rusts).
Work is carried out on a range of natural and crop host-pathogen
systems and involves collaborations with universities and other
research institutions in Australia, Africa, Europe and North America.
Burdon, J.J. (1997). The evolution of gene-for-gene
interactions in natural pathosystems. In The Gene-for-Gene
Relationship in Plant-Parasite Interactions, ed. I.R. Crute,
E.B. Holub and J.J. Burdon, pp. 245-262, CAB International:
Burdon, J.J. and Silk, J. (1997). Sources and patterns
of diversity in plant pathogenic fungi. Phytopathology,
Espiau, C., Riviere, D., Burdon, J.J., Gartner, S.,
Daclinat, B., Hasan, S. and Chaboudez, P. (1998). Host-pathogen
diversity in a wild system: Chondrilla juncea
Puccinia chondrillina. Oecologia, 113, 133-139.
Lafay B. and Burdon, J.J. (1998). Molecular diversity
of rhizobia occurring on native shrubby legumes in Southeastern
Australia. Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 64,
Burdon, J.J., Thrall, P.H. and Brown, A.H.D. (1999).
Resistance and virulence structure in two Linum marginale
- Melampsora lini host-pathogen metapopulations with different
mating systems. Evolution, 53, 704-716.
Ericson, L., Burdon, J.J. and Müller, W.J. (1999).
Spatial and temporal dynamics of epidemics of the rust fungus
Uromyces valerianae on populations of its host, Valeriana
salina. Journal of Ecology,87, 649-658.
McDonald, B.A., Zhan, J. and Burdon, J.J. (1999). Genetic
structure of Rhynchosporium secalis in Australia. Phytopathology,
Park, R.F., Burdon, J.J. and Jahoor, A. (1999). Evidence
for somatic hybridisation in nature in Puccinia recondita
f. sp. tritici of wheat. Mycological Research,
Thrall, P.H. and Burdon, J.J. (1999). The spatial scale
of pathogen dispersal: consequences for disease dynamics and
persistence. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 1, 681-701.
Burdon, J.J., Gibson, A.H., Searle, S.D., Woods, M.
and Brockwell, J. (1999). Variation in the effectiveness of
symbiotic associations between native rhizobia and temperate
Australian Acacia - within species interactions. Journal
of Applied Ecology, 36, 398-408.
Burdon, J.J. and Thrall, P.H. (1999). Spatial and temporal
patterns in coevolving plant and pathogen associations. American
Naturalist, 153, S15-S33.
Burdon, J.J. and Thrall, P.H. (2000). Coevolution at
multiple spatial scales - from population to continent and beyond.
Evolutionary Ecology, 14, 261-281.
Thrall, P.H. and Burdon, J.J. (2000). Effect of resistance
variation in a natural plant host-pathogen metapopulation on
disease dynamics. Plant Pathology, 49, 767-773.
Thrall, P.H., Burdon, J.J. and Woods, M.J. (2000). Variation
in the effectiveness of symbiotic associations between native
rhizobia and temperate Australian legumes: interactions within
and between genera. Journal of Applied Ecology, 37, 52-65.
Burdon, J.J. and Thrall, P.H. (2001). The demography
and genetics of host-pathogen interactions. In: Integrating
ecology and evolution in a spatial context, eds Silvertown,
J. and Antonovics, J., in press, Oxford, Blackwell Science
Thrall, P.H., Burdon, J.J. and Young, A.G. (2001). Variation
in resistance and virulence among demes of a single host-pathogen
metapopulation. Journal of Ecology, 89, 736-748.
Thrall, P.H., Burdon, J.J. & Bock, C.H. (2001). Short-term
epidemic dynamics in the Cakile maritima Alternaria
brassicicola host-pathogen metapopulation association. Journal
of Ecology, 89, 723-735.
Lafay, B. & Burdon, J.J. (2001). Small-subunit rRNA
genotyping of rhizobia nodulating Australian Acacia spp.
Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 67, 396-402.
Thrall, P.H. and Burdon, J.J. (2002). Evolution of gene-for-gene
systems in metapopulations: the effect of spatial scale of host
and pathogen dispersal. Plant Pathology, 51, 169-184.
Burdon J.J., Thrall, P.H. and Lawrence, G.J. (2002).
Coevolutionary patterns in the Linum marginale Melampsora
lini association at a continental scale Canadian Journal
of Botany, 80, 288-296.
Ericson, L., Burdon, J.J. and Müller, W.J. (2002).
The rust pathogen Triphragmium ulmariae as a selective
force affecting its host, Filipendula ulmaria. Journal of
Ecology, 90, 167-178.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Evolution of Plant-Pathogen
Plant-Microbial Associations & Restoration
Biocontrol of Weeds
Origin & Maintenance of Variation in
Ecological Risk Assessment of GMOs
Resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f.
Disease Risk Assessment