Conservation Genetics: Publications

C. E. Edwards, M. A. Albrecht, B. Bassüner, and G. A. Yatskievych. Population genetic analysis reveals a selfing mating system and strong genetic structuring in a naturally fragmented, threatened plant. Conservation Genetics: in press.

Linan, A. G., G. E. Schatz, P. P. Lowry II, A. Miller, and C. E. Edwards. Ebony and the Mascarenes: the evolutionary relationships and biogeography of Diospyros L. (Ebenaceae) in the western Indian Ocean. The Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 190: 359-373.

Edwards, C. E.* and P. Wyse Jackson.* The development of plant conservation in botanic gardens and the current and future role of conservation genetics for enhancing those conservation efforts. Molecular Frontiers 3: 44-65.

Edwards, C. E., J. S. Swift, R. F. Lance, T. A. Minckley and Denise L. Lindsay. Evaluating the efficacy of sample collection approaches and DNA metabarcoding for identifying the diversity of plants utilized by nectivorous bats: Genome 62: 19-29.

Maschinski, J., Havens, K., Fant, J., Kramer, A. Vitt, P., Ramp Neale, J., Guerrant, E.O., Edwards, C. E. and Steele, S. Genetic Guidelines for Acquiring, Maintaining, and Using a Conservation Collection. In CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival in the Wild. Center for Plant Conservation: San Diego, CA. 


Swift, J. F, X. Guan, E. Britzke D. L. Lindsay, R. F. Lance, and C. E. Edwards. Multifaceted DNA metabarcoding: Validation of a noninvasive, next‐generation approach to studying bat populations. Evolutionary Applications 11: 1120-1138

Lui, S-H, C. E. Edwards, P. C. Hoch, P. H. Raven, and J. C. Barber. Genome skimming reveals relationships in Ludwigia section Macrocarpon (Onagraceae), a polyploid complex. American Journal of Botany 105: 875-887.

Edwards, C. E., B. Bassüner, C. Birkinshaw, C. Camara, A. Lehavana, P. P. Lowry II, J. S. Miller, A. Wyatt, and P. Wyse Jackson. A botanical mystery solved by phylogenetic analysis of botanical garden collections: rediscovery of the presumed-extinct Dracaena umbraculifera (Asparagaceae). Oryx 52 (3), 427-436.

Gaggiotti, O., A. Chao, P. Peres-Neto, C.-H. Chiu, C. Edwards, M.-J. Fortin, L. Jost, C. Richards, and K. Selkoe. Diversity from genes to ecosystems: A unifying framework to study variation across biological metrics and scales. Evolutionary Applications 11: 1176-1193.

2018. Lindsay, D. L., J. S. Swift, R. F. Lance, and C. E. Edwards. A comparison of patterns of genetic structure in two co-occurring Agave species (Asparagaceae) that differ in the patchiness of their geographic distributions and cultivation histories. The Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society: 186: 361-373.


Farrington, H. L.*, C. E. Edwards*, M. Bartron, and R.F. Lance.. Phylogeography and population genetics of introduced silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and bighead carp (H. nobilis) in North America. Biological Invasions: in press. doi:10.1007/s10530-017-1484-3.
* Equal contributions

Brock, M. T., Winklemann, R.L., M. J. Rubin, C. E. Edwards, B. E. Ewers, and C. Weinig. Allocation to male vs. female floral function varies by currency and responds differentially to density and moisture stress. Heredity: in press. doi:10.1038/hdy.2017.41.

Edwards, C. E. Strengthening the link between international conservation policy and plant conservation genetics to achieve more effective plant conservation. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 102: 397-407.


Lui, S-H, C. E. Edwards, P. C. Hoch, P. H. Raven , and J. C. Barber. The complete plastome sequence of Ludwigia octovalvis (Onagraceae), a globally distributed wetland plant. Genome Announcements 4: e01274-16.

Swift, J.S., S. A. Smith, E. S. Menges, B. Bassüner, and C. E. Edwards. Analysis of mating system and genetic structure in the endangered, amphicarpic plant, Lewton’s polygala (Polygala lewtonii). Conservation Genetics 17: 1269-1284.

Yarkhunova, Y., C. E. Edwards, B.E. Ewers, R. L. Baker, C. R. McClung, P. Lou, and C. Weinig. Selection during crop diversification involves correlated evolution of the circadian clock and ecophysiological traits in Brassica rapa. New Phytologist 210: 133–144.

Edwards, C. E., B. E. Ewers, and C Weinig. Genotypic variation in biomass allocation in response to field drought has a greater affect on yield than gas-exchange or phenology. BMC Plant Biology 16:185.


Farrington, H., C. E. Edwards, X. Guan, M. Carr, and R.L. Lance. Development and Testing of New Genetic Markers for the Detection of Invasive Bighead and Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis and H. molitrix) DNA in environmental water samples from North America. PLOS one, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117803

Edwards, C. E. Looking to the future of conservation genetics: the case for using quantitative-genetic experiments to estimate the ability of rare plants to withstand climate change. American Journal of Botany: 102: 1011-1013.

Baker, R. L., W.F., Leong, M.T. Brock, R. J. C. Markelz, M.F. Covington, U. K. Devisetty, C. E. Edwards, J. Maloof, S. Welch, and C. Weinig. Modeling development and quantitative trait mapping reveal independent genetic modules for leaf size and shape. New Phytologist 208: 257-268.

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