Undergraduate researchers Hiral Patel, Chinyere Uzoigwe, Kaleigh Davis, and Breanna Crowell all presented posters of their research at the 2014 Evolution conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. I also presented a poster as well as gave a talk on the evolution of leaf economics and leaf defenses across Helianthus.
Read our new piece on the extreme ecological and evolutionary lability in leaf and root traits, just out in the Journal of Ecology: “Ecological and evolutionary lability of plant traits affecting carbon and nutrient cycling” – full PDF here.
Read our new study of leaf trait evolution in desert dune sunflower Helianthus anomalus, just out in the journal New Phytologist: “Adaptive differentiation of traits related to resource use in a desert annual along a resource gradient” – full PDF here.
Read a new review of leaf venation theory to which I contributed, just out in the Journal of Experimental Botany: “How do leaf veins influence the worldwide leaf economic spectrum? Review and synthesis” – full PDF here.
Read my newest paper just out in the Journal of Experimental Botany: “Ontogeny strongly and differentially alters leaf economic and other key traits in three diverse Helianthus species” – full PDF here.