Our research on sunflower leaf defense was featured on the cover of the latest issue of New Phytologist. The featured photograph is one I took of a spotted cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata) feeding on the petals of a prairie sunflower (Helianthus petiolaris) in a roadside population near Oquawka, Illinois. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nph.13663/full
Read a new paper to which I contributed, just out in the journal Ecology and Evolution: Fine root tradeoffs between nitrogen concentration and xylem vessel traits preclude unified whole-plant resource strategies in Helianthus – full PDF here.
Read our new response paper, just out in Frontiers in Plant Science, clarifying several misconceptions related to plant hyperaccumulation research – full PDF here.
Read our new paper, just out in the journal New Phytologist: “Macroevolution of leaf defenses and secondary metabolites across the genus Helianthus” – full PDF here.
Read our new paper, just out in the journal Ecology Letters: “Phylogenetic structural equation modeling reveals no need for an ‘origin’ of the leaf economics spectrum” – full PDF here.
Read our new paper, just out in the journal Weed Science: “Low inbreeding depression and high plasticity under abiotic stress in the common morning glory, Ipomoea purpurea (Convolvulaceae)” – full PDF here.
Read our new paper, just out in the journal Evolution: “Evolution of the leaf economics spectrum in herbs: Evidence from environmental divergences in leaf physiology across Helianthus (Asteraceae)” – full PDF 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.