Recent Research Publications

The newest issue of RSABG’s scientific publication Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany was published April 2014.

Past Issues

Aliso Volume 30 issue (September 2012) features peer-reviewed articles authored by graduates of the botany program (Victor Steinmann, Ph.D. (CGU Class of 2001), director of the Instituto de Ecología in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico, wrote about Euphorbia, and an article on monkeyflowers (formerly Mimulus, now Erythranthe) from Naomi Fraga, M.S. (CGU Class of 2005) and CGU Ph.D. candidate, and a RSABG conservation botanist.

Fraga N.S. 2012. A Revision of Erythranthe montioides and Erythranthe palmeri (Phrymaceae), with descriptions of five species of monkeyflowers from California and Nevada, USA. Aliso 30: 49-68. Read more.

Other articles contributed by RSABG research associates include: Jim André, director of the Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, University of California, Riverside, Kelso, CA, and Rudolf Schmid, professor emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley (coauthored with his daughter Mena Schmid). Sherwin Carlquist, professor emeritus of botany, Claremont Graduate University and Pomona College, presents new findings on wood anatomy.


Additional publications from RSABG Research

Research Associate Professor of Botany Carol Wilson and colleagues studying Iris describe sexual deception among certain species of the genus.

N.J. Vereecken, C.A. Wilson, S. Hötling, S. Schulz, S.A. Banketov, and P. Mardulyn. 2012. Pre-adaptations and the evolution of pollination by sexual deception: Cope's rule of specialization revisited. Proceedings of The Royal Society Biological Sciences. Published online October 10, 2012. Read more.

As mentioned above, Naomi Fraga, describes new species of monkeyflowers. Fraga also published, along with RSABG colleagues, a publication on the rediscovery of a buckwheat plant thought to be extinct.

Barker, W.R., G.L. Nesom, P.M. Beardsley, and N.S. Fraga. 2012. A taxonomic conspectus of Phrymaceae: A narrowed circumscriptions for Mimulus, new and resurrected genera, and new names and combinations. Phytoneuron 39: 1–60. Read more.

Fraga N.S., L.J. Gross, E.A. Kempton, and D.S. Bell. 2012. Reappearance of the vanishing buckwheat. A status review of Eriogonum evanidum (Polygonaceae). Madroño 59(3):150-155. 2012. Read more.

 RSABG postdoctoral researcher Erin Tripp and RSABG Director of Research Lucinda A. McDade used DNA sequence data along with morphology to straighten out the correct scientific names for a number of species of Costa Rican Ruellia (a large and diverse genus in the Acanthus family).

2012. Tripp, E.A. and L.A. McDade. New synonymies for Ruellia (Acanthaceae) of Costa Rica and notes on other neotropical species. Brittonia 64: 305-317. Read more.

 

The newest issue of RSABG’s scientific publication Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany was published April 2014.

Past Issues

Aliso Volume 30 issue (September 2012) features peer-reviewed articles authored by graduates of the botany program (Victor Steinmann, Ph.D. (CGU Class of 2001), director of the Instituto de Ecología in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico, wrote about Euphorbia, and an article on monkeyflowers (formerly Mimulus, now Erythranthe) from Naomi Fraga, M.S. (CGU Class of 2005) and CGU Ph.D. candidate, and a RSABG conservation botanist.

Fraga N.S. 2012. A Revision of Erythranthe montioides and Erythranthe palmeri (Phrymaceae), with descriptions of five species of monkeyflowers from California and Nevada, USA. Aliso 30: 49-68. Read more.

Other articles contributed by RSABG research associates include: Jim André, director of the Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, University of California, Riverside, Kelso, CA, and Rudolf Schmid, professor emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley (coauthored with his daughter Mena Schmid). Sherwin Carlquist, professor emeritus of botany, Claremont Graduate University and Pomona College, presents new findings on wood anatomy.


Additional publications from RSABG Research

Research Associate Professor of Botany Carol Wilson and colleagues studying Iris describe sexual deception among certain species of the genus.

N.J. Vereecken, C.A. Wilson, S. Hötling, S. Schulz, S.A. Banketov, and P. Mardulyn. 2012. Pre-adaptations and the evolution of pollination by sexual deception: Cope's rule of specialization revisited. Proceedings of The Royal Society Biological Sciences. Published online October 10, 2012. Read more.

As mentioned above, Naomi Fraga, describes new species of monkeyflowers. Fraga also published, along with RSABG colleagues, a publication on the rediscovery of a buckwheat plant thought to be extinct.

Barker, W.R., G.L. Nesom, P.M. Beardsley, and N.S. Fraga. 2012. A taxonomic conspectus of Phrymaceae: A narrowed circumscriptions for Mimulus, new and resurrected genera, and new names and combinations. Phytoneuron 39: 1–60. Read more.

Fraga N.S., L.J. Gross, E.A. Kempton, and D.S. Bell. 2012. Reappearance of the vanishing buckwheat. A status review of Eriogonum evanidum (Polygonaceae). Madroño 59(3):150-155. 2012. Read more.

 RSABG postdoctoral researcher Erin Tripp and RSABG Director of Research Lucinda A. McDade used DNA sequence data along with morphology to straighten out the correct scientific names for a number of species of Costa Rican Ruellia (a large and diverse genus in the Acanthus family).

2012. Tripp, E.A. and L.A. McDade. New synonymies for Ruellia (Acanthaceae) of Costa Rica and notes on other neotropical species. Brittonia 64: 305-317. Read more.

 

Summer 2012

Summer 2012

RSABG plant scientists had recent published articles in peer-reviewed journals. The citations are listed below.

The authors include Lucinda McDade, Judith B. Friend Director of Research at RSABG, who also holds an appointment from Claremont Graduate University as professor and chair of the Department of Botany. Diana Jolles is a doctoral candidate in botany. Jeffery Morawetz is a postdoctoral fellow at RSABG.

 

McDade, L.A., T.F. Daniel, C.A. Kiel, and A.J. Borg. 2012. Phylogenetic placement, delimitation, and relationships among genera of the enigmatic Nelsonioideae (Lamiales: Acanthaceae). Taxon 61(3): 637–651. Read more.

Daly, M., P.S. Herendeen, R.P. Guralnick, M.W. Westneat, and L.A. McDade. 2012. Systematics Agenda 2020: The Mission Evolves. Systematic Biology 61: 549–552. Read more.

Maddison, D.R.R. Guralnick, A. Hill, A.-L. Reysenbach, and L.A. McDade. 2012. Ramping up biodiversity discovery via online quantum contributions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 72–77. Read more.

Jolles, D.D. and A.D. Wolfe. 2012. Genetic differentiation and crypsis among members of the myco-heterotrophic Pyrola picta species complex (Pyroleae: Monotropoideae: Ericaceae). Systematic Botany 37(2): 468–477. Read more.

Yang, Y., R. Riina, J.J. Morawetz, T. Haevermans, X. Aubriot and P.E. Berry. 2012. Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce (Euphorbiaceae). Taxon 61 (4): 764–789. Read more.

 

 

Spring 2012

Spring 2012

Amanda Fisher, RSABG postdoctoral fellow, Bamboo Phylogeny Group. 2012. "An updated tribal and subtribal classification for the Bambusoideae (Poaceae)." Pp. 3-27 in Gielis, J. and G. Potters (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th World Bamboo Congress, 10-12 April 2012, Antwerp, Belgium.

Kristen Hasenstab-LehmanCGU doctoral candidate, Hasenstab-Lehman, K.E. and M.G. Simpson. 2012. "Cat's Eyes and Popcorn Flowers: Phylogenetic Systematics of the Genus Cryptantha s. l. (Boraginaceae)." Systematic Botany 37(3): 738-757. Read more.

Elizabeth Kempton, CGU Ph.D., botany, 2010, Kempton, E.A. 2012. "Systematics of Eriogonoideae s. s. (Polygonaceae)." Systematic Botany 37(3): 723-737. Read more.

Jeffery J. Morawetz, RSABG postdoctoral fellow, Horn, J. W., B. W. van Ee, J. J. Morawetz, R. Riina, V. W. Steinmann, P. E. Berry and K. Wurdack. 2012. "Phylogenetics and the evolution of major structural characters in the giant genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae)." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 305-326. Read more.
Morawetz, J. J. 2012. "Aureolaria (Orobanchaceae)." Flora of North America. (published online March 8, 2012). Read more.
Morawetz, J. J. 2012. "In Habitat: In Oman (part 2)." Euphorbia World 8 (1): 16-19. Read more.

Linda M. Prince, RSABG research associate, Borchsenius, F., L.S. Suarez Suarez, and L.M. Prince. 2012. "Molecular Phylogeny and Redefined Generic Limits of Calathea (Marantaceae)." Systematic Botany 37(3): 620-635. Read more.