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Recent Publications


Beckage, B., G. Bucini, L.J. Gross, W.J. Platt, S.I. Higgins, N.L. Fowler, M.G. Slocum, and C. Farrior. Accepted. Water limitations, fire, and savanna persistence: A conceptual model. Peer reviewed chapter in Herbivores and savanna plant communities, edited by P. Scogings. Wiley.

Fetter, K.C., P.F. Gugger, and S.R. Keller. Landscape genomics of angiosperm trees: from historic roots to discovering new branches of adaptive evolution. Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics of Angiosperm Trees. A. Grrover and Q. Cronk, eds. Sinauer Associates. (in press)

Colautti, R.I., J.M. Alexander, K.M. Dglugosch, S.R. Keller, and S.E. Sultan. (2017). Invasions and extinctions through the looking glass of evolutionary ecology. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 372.1712: 20160031.

Fawcett, S. (2016). Undergraduate Memories of Burt Barnes. The Michigan Botanist, 54: 66-69.

Fawcett, S. and Sundue, M., 2016. Evidence of primary hemiepiphytism in Pleopeltis bradeorum (Polypodiaceae). Brittonia, pp.1-8.

Fawcett, S., Phillips, T., Strand, M. et al. Folia Geobot (2016) 51: 77. doi:10.1007/s12224-016-9245-0

Field, A. R., Testo, W., Bostock, P. D., Holtum, J. A., & Waycott, M. (2016). Molecular phylogenetics and the morphology of the Lycopodiaceae subfamily Huperzioideae supports three genera: Huperzia, Phlegmariurus and Phylloglossum. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 94, 635-657.

Freitas, C., A. W. Meerow, J.-C. Pintaudd; A. Henderson, L. Noblick; F.R.C. Costa, C. E. Barbosa, and D.S. Barrington. 2016. Phylogenetic analysis of Attalea (Arecaceae): insights on the historical biogeography of a recently diversified Neotropical plant group. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 182: 287–302.

Grasso, M.S., and Lintilhac, P.M. (2016). Microbead encapsulation of living plant protoplasts: A new tool for the handling of single plant cells. Applications in Plant Sciences 4(5): 1500140.

Isselhardt, M.L., Perkins, T.D., Schaberg, P.G. and van den Berg, A.K. 2016. Preliminary results of sugar maple carbohydrate and growth response under vacuum and gravity sap extraction. Forest Science 62:125-128.

Jorgensen, S.A. and D.S. Barrington. 2017. Two Beringian origins for the allotetraploid fern Polystichum braunii (Dryopteridaceae). Systematic Botany (accepted).

Kazyak, D. C., Hilderbrand, R. H., King, T. L., Keller, S. R., & Chhatre, V. E. (2016). Hiding in Plain Sight: A Case for Cryptic Metapopulations in Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). PloS one, 11(1), e0146295.

McKeown, M., Schubert, M., Marcussen, T., Fjellheim, S., and Preston, J. C. (2016) Evidence for an early origin of vernalization responsiveness in temperate Pooideae grasses. Plant Physiology. 172: 416-426.

Morero, R., D. S. Barrington, M. A. McHenry, J. P. S. Condack, and G. E. Barboza. 2016. Typifications and synonymy in Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae) from Chile and Argentina. Phytokeys 65: 91–105.

Ondzighi-Assoume, C. and Jeanne Marie Harris (2016). Environmental Nitrate Signals Through Abscisic Acid in the Root Tip. Plant Signaling and Behavior (accepted).

Ondzighi-Assoume, C., Chakraborty, S. and Jeanne Marie Harris (2016). Environmental Nitrate Stimulates Root Tip Abscisic Acid Accumulation via Release from Inactive Stores. Plant Cell 28(3):729-45. (accompanied by an “In Brief”, and Highlighted Author Profile of Christine Ondzighi-Assoume, written by Jennifer Lockhart doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00132)

Platt, W. J., D. P. Ellair, J. M. Huffman, S. E. Potts, and B. Beckage. 2016. Pyrogenic fuels produced by savanna trees can engineer humid savannas. Ecological Monographs 86(3): 352-372.

Preston, J. C. (2016) Evo-devo: the role of regulatory and protein-coding evolution on the diversification of plant development. In: Kliman, R. M. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 2, pp. 13-18, Oxford: Academic Press.

Preston, J. C., Jorgensen, S. A., Orozco, R., and Hileman, L. C. (2016) Paralogous SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE (SPL) genes differentially regulate leaf initiation and reproductive phase change in petunia. Planta. 243: 429-440.

Preston, J. C., Zhong, J., McKeown, M., den Bakker, M., and Friedman, J. (2016) Comparative transcriptomics indicates a role for SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE (SVP) genes in Mimulus guttatus vernalization response. Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 6: 1239-1249.

Pylant, C. L., Nelson, D. M., Fitzpatrick, M. C., Gates, J. E. and Keller, S. R. (2016), Geographic origins and population genetics of bats killed at wind-energy facilities. Ecol Appl, 26: 1381–1395. doi:10.1890/15-0541

Schuettpelz, E., Schnieder, H., and The Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group (Sundue is an organizer; Barrington, Testo, and Fawcett also included). 2016. A community‐derived classification for extant lycophytes and ferns. Journal of Systematics and Evolution.

Sebasky, M. E., Keller, S. R. and Taylor, D. R. (2016), Investigating past range dynamics for a weed of cultivation, Silene vulgaris. Ecol Evol, 6: 4800–4811. doi:10.1002/ece3.2250.

Sessa, E. B., Testo, W., & Watkins, J. E. (2016). On the widespread capacity for, and functional significance of, extreme inbreeding in ferns. New Phytologist, 211, 1108-1119.

Sundue, M. and Poinar, G., 2016. An extinct grammitid fern genus from Dominican amber, with revision of Grammitis succinea. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology.

Sundue, M. and Testo, W., 2016. Parapolystichum novoguineense (comb. nov.; Dryopteridaceae) from New Guinea. Phytotaxa, 243(2), pp.193-196.

Testo, W. and Sundue, M., 2016. A 4000-species dataset provides new insight into the evolution of ferns. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 105, pp.200-211.

Testo, W., Haines, A., & Gilman, A. V. (2016) Huperzia continentalis (Lycopodiaceae), a new species of gemmiferous clubmoss separated from Huperzia haleakalae. Systematic Botany, 41, doi: 10.1600/036364416X693982

van den Berg, A.K., Perkins, T.D., Isselhardt, M.L. and Wilmot, T.R. 2016. Growth rates of sugar maple trees tapped for maple syrup production using high-yield sap collection practices. Forest Science 62:107–114.

Winter, J. M., B. Beckage, G. Bucini, R. M. Horton, and P. J. Clemins. 2016. Development and evaluation of high-resolution climate simulations over the mountainous northeastern United States. Journal of Hydrometeorology 17(3): 881-89.

Woods, D*., McKeown, M*., Dong, Y., Preston, J. C., and Amasino, R. M. (2016) Evolution of VRN2/GhD7-like genes in vernalization-mediated repression of grass flowering. Plant Physiology. 170: 2124-2135. *shared first authorship

Zhong, J., Powell, S., and Preston, J. C. (2016) Functional changes in NAC-domain transcription factors are implicated in the evolution of petal fusion. Plant Biology. 18: 893-902.

Zia, A., A. Bomblies, A. W. Schroth, C. Koliba, P. D. F. Isles, Y. Tsai, I. N. Mohammed, G. Bucini, P. J. Clemins, S. Turnbull, M. Rodgers, A. Hamed, B. Beckage, J. Winter, C. Adair, G. L. Galford, D. Rizzo and J. Van Houten. 2016. Coupled impacts of climate and land use change across a river–lake continuum: insights from an integrated assessment model of Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Basin, 2000–2040. Environmental Research Letters: 11(11): http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114026

Fitzpatrick, M.C. and S.R. Keller. 2015. Ecological genomics meets community-level modeling of biodiversity: Mapping the genomic landscape of current and future environmental adaptation. Ecology Letters 18:1-16.

Guilbert, J., A. K. Betts, D. M. Rizzo, B. Beckage, and A. Bomblies. 2015. Characterization of increased persistence and intensity of precipitation in the Northeastern United States. Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063124. (Link to paper; Supporting information)

Harris, J. M. (2015). Abscisic Acid: Hidden Architect of Root System Structure. Plants, 4:548-572; doi:10.3390/plants4030548.

Jaramillo-Correa, J.P., J. Prunier, A. Vazquez-Lobo, S.R. Keller, A. Moreno-Letelier. 2015. Molecular signatures of adaptation and selection in forest trees. Advances in Botanical Research, Vol. 74, 265-306.

Kazyak, D.C., R.H. Hilderbrand, S.R. Keller, M.C. Colaw, A.E. Holloway, R.P. Morgan III, and T.L. King. 2015. Spatial structure of morphological and neutral genetic variation in Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis. Trans. Amer. Fisheries Soc. 144:480-490.

Labiak, P. H., Sundue, M. A., Rouhan, G., & Moran, R. C. (2015). Rhopalotricha, a New Subgenus of the Fern Genus Lastreopsis (Dryopteridaceae). American Fern Journal, 105: 20–30.

Lintilhac, P. (2015) Why Plant Physics? BioScience 02/2015; 65(2):215. (DOI:10.1093/biosci/biu191)

Morero, R., F. Chiarini, J. Urdampilleta, G. Barboza, and D.S. Barrington. 2015. Cytological study of Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae) species from southern South America. Australian Journal of Botany 63: 403–414.

Palacio-Lopez, K., B. Beckage, S. Scheiner and J. Molofsky. 2015. The ubiquity of phenotypic plasticity in plants: a synthesis. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1603. (Link to paper pdf; Link to online journal paper)

Preston, J. C., Jorgensen, S. A., Orozco, R., and Hileman, L. C. (2015) Paralogous SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE (SPL) genes differentially regulate leaf initiation and reproductive phase change in petunia. Planta. DOI:10.1007/s00425-015-2413-2.

Ranker, T. A., & Sundue, M. A. (2015). Why are there so few species of ferns? Trends in plant science.

Sundue, M. A., Testo, W. L., & Ranker, T. A. (2015). Morphological innovation, ecological opportunity, and the radiation of a major vascular epiphyte lineage.Evolution, 69(9), 2482-2495.

Sundue, M., Sylvester, S. P., Kessler, M., Lyons, B., Ranker, T. A., & Morden, C. W. (2015). A New Species of Moranopteris (Polypodiaceae) from Inaccessible Ledges in the High Andes of Peru. Systematic Botany, 40(3), 652-657.

Testo, W.L., J.E. Watkins, Jr., and D.S. Barrington. 2015. Dynamics of asymmetrical hybridization in North American wood ferns: reconciling patterns of inheritance with gametophyte reproductive biology. New Phytologist. 206: 785–795.

Testo, W.L., J.E. Watkins, J. Pittermann, and R. Momin. 2015. Pteris ×caridadiae (Pteridaceae), a new hybrid fern from Costa Rica. Brittonia.

Testo, W.L. and L.B. Gerdes. 2015. An unusual form of Huperzia selago (Lycopodiaceae) and its implications for gemma homology in the genus. American Fern Journal.

Tsai, Y., A. Zia, C. Koliba, J. Guilbert, G. Bucini, B. Beckage. 2015. Land Use Policy 49: 161-176. An Interactive land use transition agent-based model (ILUTABM): Endogenizing human-environment interactions at watershed scales. Land Use Policy. (Link to paper)

van den Berg, A.K., Perkins, T.D., Isselhardt, M.L., and T.R. Wilmot. 2015. Growth rates of sugar maple trees tapped for maple syrup production using high-yield sap collection practices. For. Sci.

Visser, V. and J. Molofsky. 2015. Ecological niche differentiation of polyploidization is not supported by environmental differences among species in a cosmopolitan grass genus. American Journal of Botany 102:36-49. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1400432.

Wei, R., Xiang, Q., Schneider, H., Sundue, M. A., Kessler, M., Kamau, P. W., Hidayat, A. and Zhang, X. (2015), Eurasian origin, boreotropical migration and transoceanic dispersal in the pantropical fern genus Diplazium (Athyriaceae). Journal of Biogeography, 42: 1809–1819. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12551

Zhong, J., and Preston, J. C. (2015) Bridging the gaps: evolution and development of perianth fusion. New Phytologist. 208: 330-335.

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