Thanks to travel funding provided by the NSF-funded PLANTS program (Mari Irving and Dannielle Waugh), the UCF Office of Undergraduate Research (Katie Stahlhut and Isaac Valdiviezo), and scientific instrument manufacturer PP Systems (Rebekah Davis), five amazing undergraduate researchers in the Mason lab were able to present their awesome ongoing research projects at the Botany 2019 …
Read our new paper, out recently in the Journal of Heredity: “Genome-wide association mapping of floral traits in cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus)” – full PDF here.
Read a new review to which I contributed just out in the journal Population Ecology: “The evolutionary impacts of conservation actions” – full PDF here.
Read our new paper, just out in the journal Plant Ecology: “Evolution of nutrient resorption across the herbaceous genus Helianthus” – full PDF here.
Read our new paper, just out in the International Journal of Plant Sciences: “How old are sunflowers? A molecular clock analysis of key divergences in the origin and diversification of Helianthus (Asteraceae)” – full PDF here.
Read our new paper, just out in the journal Plant Ecology and Evolution – “Beyond pollinators: evolution of floral architecture with environment across the wild sunflowers (Helianthus, Asteraceae) – full PDF here.
Read our new paper, just out in the journal Annals of Botany: Importance of whole-plant biomass allocation and reproductive timing to habitat differentiation across the North American sunflowers – full PDF here.
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