Dr Catherine Nock
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BSc in Biology (University of New South Wales)
MSc in Genetics (Southern Cross University)
PhD in Genetics (Southern Cross University)
Research interests include the genomics, population genetics, phylogenetics and conservation of Australian species. Current research is focused on the macadamia genome sequence and its potential for understanding the genetic basis of traits of economic importance to the macadamia industry and of adaptive importance for wild populations. Australian nut tree Macadamia.
- Southern Cross University Institutional Biosafety Committee
- First Aid Officer and Emergency Warden
- Nominated SCU Representative: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Research Grants awarded in past five years
- 2011 NSW Government, Industry and Investment Tech Voucher Project and Mustard Seeds Finance Trust "Whole genome shotgun sequencing for variety identification of macadamia" ($45,000)
- Student Travel Award for the XIX International Congress of Genetics, Melbourne
- Australian Postgraduate Award, APA ($86,800)
- NSW Government, Industry and Investment Tech Voucher Project and Mustard Seeds Finance Trust "Whole genome shotgun sequencing for variety identification of macadamia" ($45,000)
- 2006 John Glover Award, Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference, Hobart
- 2006 Fisheries Scientific Committee Student Research Grant for threatened and endangered species. "Genetic impact of artificial stocking on eastern freshwater cod, Maccullochella ikei from the Clarence River catchment, northern NSW" ($5,000)
Cathy Nock at Google Scholar
Lee K.E., Ellis W.A.H., Carrick F.N., Corely S.W., Johnstone S.D., Baverstock P.R., Nock C.J., Rowe K.C. and Seddon J.M. (2013) Anthropogenic changes to the landscape result in southerly colonisation of koalas in northeast New South Wales, Australia. Austral Ecology 38(3): 355-363.
Henry R.J., Edwards M., Waters D.L.E, Krishnan G., Bundock P., Sexton T., Masouleh A.K., Nock C.J. and Pattemore J. (2012) Application of large-scale sequencing to marker discovery in plants. Journal of Biosciences 37(5): 829-841.
Lee K.E., Ellis W.A.H., Carrick F.N., Corely S.W., Johnstone S.D., Baverstock P.R., Nock C.J., Rowe K.C. and Seddon J.M. (in press) Anthropogenic changes to the landscape result in southerly colonisation of koalas in northeast New South Wales, Australia. Austral Ecology doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02414.x
Waters D.L.E., Nock C.J., Ishikawa R., Rice N. and Henry R.J. (2012) Chloroplast genome sequence confirms distinctness of Australian and Asian wild rice. Ecology and Evolution 2(1): 211-217.
Nock C.J., Waters D.L.E., Edwards M.A., Bowen S., Rice N., Cordeiro G.M., Henry R.J. (2011) Chloroplast genome sequences from total DNA for plant identification. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 9: 328-333.
Nock C.J., Ovenden J.R., Butler G.L., Wooden I., Moore A., Baverstock P.R. (2011) Population structure, effective population size and adverse effects of stocking in the endangered Australian eastern freshwater cod, Maccullochella ikei. Journal of Fish Biology. 78: 303-321.
Nock, C.J., Elphinstone, M.J., Rowland, S.J. and Baverstock, P.R. (2010) Phylogenetics and revised taxonomy of the Australian freshwater cod genus, Maccullochella. Marine and Freshwater Research. 61:980-991.
Le, S., Nock, C.J., Henson, M. and Shepherd, M. (2009) Genetic differentiation among and within three red mahoganies (Series Annulares), Eucalyptus pellita, E. resinifera and E. scias (Myrtaceae). Australian Systematic Botany. 22: 332-343.
Knight, J.T., Nock, C.J., Elphinstone, M.S. and Baverstock, P.R. (2009) Conservation implications of distinct genetic structuring in an endangered freshwater fish, Nannoperca oxleyana (Perchichthyidae). Marine and Freshwater Research. 60:34-44.
Nock, C.J. and Baverstock, P.R. (2008) Polymorphic microsatellite loci for species of Australian freshwater cod Maccullochella. Conservation Genetics. 9: 1353-1356.
Elphinstone, M., Hinten, G., Anderson, M. and Nock, C. (2003) An inexpensive and high-throughput procedure to extract and purify total genomic DNA for population studies. Molecular Ecology Notes. 3:317-320.
Hardner, C.M., Zee, F., Nickum, J., Batley, J., Ahmad Termizi, A., Nock, C.J. and McConchie, I. (2013) Reconstructing the domestication pathway of macadamia, an iconic Australian plant. American Society of Horticultural Science, California.
Bloomfield, J.A., Rose, T.J., Kawamata, A., Nock, C.J., Hopkins, C., Kurup, S., Wang, J., Baten, A. & King, G.J. (2013) Epigenetic profiling during Brassica rapa reproductive development, Plant and Animal Genome Conference: Asia, Singapore.
Nock, C.J., Waters, D.L.E., Shepherd, M., Bundock, P.C. and Henry, R.J. (2011) Plant DNA barcoding using chloroplast genome sequences. XVIII International Botanical Congress, Melbourne.
Henry R.J., Waters D.L.E., Nock C.J., Rice N., Bowen S., Ishikawa R. (2011) Chloroplast genome sequence indicates Australian wild rice represents a source of diversity for rice improvement. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference, San Diego, California.
Nock C.J., Waters D.L.E., Shepherd M., Bundock P.C., Henry R.J. (2011) Whole organelle genomes from total plant DNA sequencing. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference, San Diego, California.
Rice, N., Cordeiro, G., Nock, C.J., Waters, D.L., Bowen, S. and Henry, R.J. (2010) Whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis for exploring plant relationships. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, San Diego, California
Rice, N.F., Nock, C.J., Waters, D.L.E., Bundock, P.C., Shepherd, M, Bowen, S., Edwards, M.A. and Henry, R.J. (2009) Next-generation sequencing of plant genomes. NSW Bioinformatics Research Symposium, Sydney.
Nock, C.J. and Baverstock, P.R. (2006) Evolutionary history and population genetics of the endangered eastern freshwater cod. Australian Society for Fish Biology, Hobart.
Nock, C.J., Moore, A., Gartside, D. and Baverstock, P.R. (2003) Conservation genetics of the eastern freshwater cod (Maccullochella ikei). XIX International Congress of Genetics, Melbourne.
Nock, C.J. and Baverstock, P.R. (1998) The Evolutionary Origins of the Australian Elapid Snakes. Genetics Society of Australia Conference, Canberra.
Updated: 04 November 2013