Mashburn, B., R. Jhangeer-Khan, A. Bégué, V. Tatayah, K. M. Olsen, and C. E. Edwards. Genetic assessment improves conservation efforts for the critically endangered, oceanic island endemic Hibiscus liliiflorus. Journal of Heredity: in press.


Reid, R. E. B., J. T. Waples, D. Jensen, C E. Edwards, and X. Liu.. Climate and vegetation and their impact on stable C and N isotope ratios in bat guano. Submitted to: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10:929220. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.929220

Lance, R. F., X. Guan, J. F. Swift, C. E. Edwards, D. L. Lindsay, and E. R. Britzke.. Multifaceted DNA Metabarcoding of Guano to Uncover Multiple Classes of Ecological Data in Two Different Bat Communities. Evolutionary Applications, 15: 1189-1200. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13425

Philpott, M., V. Pence, B. Bassüner; A. Clayton, E. Coffey, J. Downing, C.E. Edwards, R. Folgado, J. Ligon, C. Powell, A. Seglias, N. Sugii, P. Zale, and J. Zeldin. Harnessing the power of botanical gardens:  Evaluating costs and resources needed for exceptional plant conservation. Applications in Plant Sciences 10: e11495. doi: 10.1002/aps3.11495

Lyman, R. A., and C. E. Edwards. Revisiting the comparative phylogeography of unglaciated eastern North America:  15 years of patterns and progress. Ecology and Evolution: 12:e8827. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ece3.8827

Edwards, C. E., B. Bassüner, and B. Williams. Population genetic analysis of the threatened plant Leavenworthia exigua var. laciniata (Brassicaceae) reveals virtually no genetic diversity and a unique mating system. Frontiers in Conservation Science. DOI:10.3389/fcosc.2022.831085

Hanes M, Mashburn B, Callmander M. Transfer of the endemic Malagasy species of Kosteletzkya to Hibiscus and Perrierophytum (Malvaceae). Candollea 77: 161–171. In English, English and French abstracts. DOI: http://doi.org/10.15553/c2022v772a4

Thomson L, Mashburn B. Pacific Hibiscus (Malvaceae) in sect. Lilibiscus. 1. Hibiscus kokio and Related Species from the Hawaiian Archipelago. Pacific Science 76(2): 157–174. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2984/76.2.5


Meyer, E. M., J. F. Swift, B. Bassüner, S. A. Smith, E. S. Menges, and C. E. Edwards. Understanding how an amphicarpic species with a mixed mating system responds to fire: a population genetic approach. AOB plants 13:plab067. https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plab067

Linan, A. G., J. A. Myers, C. E. Edwards, A. E. Zanne, S. A. Smith, G. Arellano, L. Cayola, W. Farfan-Ríos, A. F. Fuentes, K. Garcia-Cabrera, S. Gonzales-Caro, M. I. Loza, M. J. Macía, Y. Malhi, B. Nieto-Ariza, N. Salinas Revilla, M. Silman, and J. S. Tello. The evolutionary assembly of forest communities along environmental gradients: recent diversification or sorting of pre-adapted clades? New Phytologist: 6: 2509-2516. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17674

Acha, S. A., A. Linan,, J. MacDougal, and C. E. Edwards..The evolutionary history of vines in a neotropical biodiversity hotspot: phylogenomics and biogeography of a large passion flower clade (Passiflora section Decaloba). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 164: 107260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107260

Edwards, C. E., B. C. Tessier, J. F. Swift, B. Bassüner, A. Linan, M. A. Albrecht, and G. A. Yatskievych. Conservation genetics of the federally threatened plant Physaria filiformis (Missouri Bladderpod) reveals strong genetic structure and a putative cryptic species. Plos One 16(3): e0247586. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0247586

Mohn, R. A., N. Oleas, J. F. Swift, G. A. Yatskievych, and C. E. Edwards. The phylogeographic history of a range disjunction in Eastern North America: the role of post-glacial expansion into newly suitable habitat. American Journal of Botany 108:1042-1057

Linan, A. G., G. E. Schatz, J. C. Sevathian, A. J. Miller, and C. E. Edwards. RAD-seq reveals patterns of diversification, hybridization, and the accumulation of reproductive isolation in a clade of partially sympatric, tropical island trees. Molecular Ecology 30: 4520-4537.

Featured in Cannon, C. H. 2021. News and Views: Is speciation an unrelenting march to reproductive isolation? Molecular Ecology, 30, 18, (4349-4352), (2021).

Mashburn B, Ulloa Ulloa C, Muchhala N. 2021. Six new species of Burmeistera (Campanulaceae) from Ecuador. Novon 29: 51–69. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3417/2021589

Muchhala N, Mashburn B. 2021. Three New Species of Burmeistera (Campanulaceae) Endemic to Ecuador. Phytotaxa 490(3): 253–262. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.490.3.3

Albrecht, M. A., and C. E. Edwards. Perspective: Genetic monitoring to assess the success of restoring rare plant populations with mixed gene pools. Molecular Ecology: 29: 4037-4039. 

Mashburn B, Péréz ÁJ, Muchhala N. 2020. Burmeistera quimiensis (Campanulaceae, Lobelioideae): A new species from the Cordillera del Cóndor range in southeast Ecuador. Phytotaxa 433(1): 67–74. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.433.1.7

Pérez ÁJ, Persson C, Zapata N, Mashburn B, Vázquez-García JA. 2020. Magnolia lozanoi (Magnolia subsect. Dugandiodendron, Magnoliaceae) rediscovered on Ecuadorian “tepuis” in Reserva Biológica El Quimi, Cordillera del Cóndor: critically endangered by open-pit mining. Phytotaxa 428(3): 255–262. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.428.3.6


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 20: 1437-1448

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.