Undergraduate researcher Hiral Patel’s work on floral trait evolution was featured in the UGA Columns newspaper and website this week. Hiral is currently completing an honors thesis examining the macroevolution of flower size and morphology across the wild sunflowers (Helianthus), and will be giving an oral presentation at the 2015 CURO symposium. Read more here.
Read our new paper, just out in the American Journal of Botany: “Species tree estimation of diploid Helianthus (Asteraceae) using target enrichment” – full PDF here.
Read my new paper, just out in the journal Conservation Genetics: “Environmental requirements trump genetic factors in explaining narrow endemism in two imperiled Florida sunflowers.” – full PDF here.
Read our new opinion piece, just published in Frontiers in Plant Science: “Toward a more physiologically and evolutionarily relevant definition of metal hyperaccumulation in plants” – full PDF here.
Read my new paper on the interaction between leaf defenses and leaf economics through ontogeny, just published in Oecologia: “Does investment in leaf defenses drive changes in leaf economic strategy? A focus on whole-plant ontogeny” – full PDF here.
Read our recent paper on estimating vein density from digital images, just out in Plant Physiology: “Leaf vein length per unit area is not intrinsically dependent on image magnification: avoiding measurement artifacts for accuracy and precision” – full PDF here.
Read a recent response paper on leaf venation theory to which I contributed, just out in the Journal of Experimental Botany: “Leaf mass per area is independent of vein length per area: avoiding pitfalls when modelling phenotypic integration (reply to Blonder et al. 2014)” – full PDF here.
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.