Updated May 2024


i. McLaughlin CM, Shi Y, Viswanathan V, Leonard L, Sawers RJH, Kemanian A, Lasky JR. 2024.
Maladaptation in cereal crop landraces following a soot-producing climate catastrophe.
bioRxiv 2024.05.18.594591v1.

ii. Takou M, Bellis ES, Lasky JR. 2024.
Predicting gene expression responses to environment in Arabidopsis thaliana using natural variation in DNA sequence.
bioRxiv 2024.04.25.591174v1.

iii. Sutherland J, Bell TH, Bonos S, Tkach C, Hansen J, Crawford R, Carlson JE, Lasky JR. 2023.
Bacterial assembly in the switchgrass rhizosphere is shaped by phylogeny, host genotype, and growing site.
bioRxiv 2023.11.15.567221v2.

iv. Gamba D, Lorts CM, Haile A, Sahay S, Lopez L, Xia T, Kulesza E, Elango D, Kerby J, Yifru M, Bulafu CE, Wondimu T, Glowacka K, Lasky JR. 2023.
The genomics and physiology of abiotic stressors associated with global elevation gradients in Arabidopsis thaliana.
bioRxiv 2022.03.22.485410v3.

v. Lang PLM, Erberich JM, Lopez L, Weiss CL, Amador G, Fung HF, Latorre SM, Lasky JR, Burbano HA, Exposito-Alonso M, Bergmann D. 2022.
Century-long timelines of herbarium genomes predict plant stomatal response to climate change.
bioRxiv 2022.10.23.513440v1.

vi. Bellis ES, von Munchow CS, Odero CO, Kronberger A, Kelly E, Xia T, Huang X, Wicke S, Runo SM, dePamphilis CW, Lasky JR. 2022.
Genomic signatures of host-specific selection in a parasitic plant.
bioRxiv 2022.02.01.478712v1.

vii. DeLeo VL, León Y, Salazar J, Rivera-Milán, Carlo T, Lasky JR. 2021.
The influence of a colonial frugivore on genetic diversity of two tropical trees.
Authorea au.162765702.22504483.


73. Lasky JR, Takou M, Gamba D, Keitt TH. 2024.
Estimating scale-specific and localized spatial patterns in allele frequency.
Genetics Online early pdf

72. McLaughlin C, Li M, Perryman M, Heymans A, Schneider H, Lasky JR, Sawers R. 2024.
Evidence that variation in root anatomy contributes to local adaptation in Mexican native maize.
Evolutionary Applications 17:e13673.

71. Brunharo CACG, Benson CW, Huff DR, Lasky JR. 2024.
Chromosome-scale genome assembly of Poa trivialis and population genomics reveals widespread gene flow in a cool-season grass seed production system.
Plant Direct 8:e575.

70. Lawrence-Paul, Lasky JR. 2024.
Ontogenetic changes in ecophysiology are an understudied yet important component of plant adaptation.
American Journal of Botany 111:e16294.

69. Bay LK, Ortiz JC, Humanes A, Riginos C, Baums IB, Aranda M, Peixoto R, Niehaus AC, Le Port A, van Oppen M, Voolstra CR, Baker AC, Kenkel CD, Aguirre JD, Guest JR, Lasky JR, Hendry AP, Schoepf V, Reusch TBH, Angilletta MJ, Bhagooli R, Schmidt-Roach S, Suggett DJ, Wilson AJ, Abadi MM, Razak T, Baria-Rodriguez MV, Duarte CM, Mead D, Palumbi S. 2023.
CORDAP R&D technology roadmap for understanding the natural adaptation and assisted evolution of corals to climate change.
CORDAP Report.

68. Yim C, Bellis ES, DeLeo VL, Gamba D, Muscarella R, Lasky JR. 2023.
Climate biogeography of Arabidopsis thaliana: linking distribution models and individual variation.
Journal of Biogeography 51:560-574. pdf
*Distribution models and herbarium specimen data

67. Kapoor B, Jenkins J, Schmutz J, Zhebentyayeva T, Kuelheim C, Coggeshall M, Heim C, Lasky JR, Leites L, Islam-Faridi N, Romero-Severson J, DeLeo VL, Lucas SM, Lazic D, Gailing O, Carlson J, Staton M. 2023.
Haplotype-resolved, chromosome-scale genome assembly of Quercus rubra L.
G3: Genes Genetics Genomes 13:jkad209.

66. Synergize Consortium. 2023.
Pervasive gaps in Amazonian ecological research.
Current Biology 33:3495–3504.

65. Lawrence EH, Poethig RS, Lasky JR. 2023.
Vegetative phase change causes age-dependent changes in phenotypic plasticity.
New Phytologist 240:613-625.

64. Keagy J, Drummond CP, Gilbert KJ, Grozinger CM, Hamilton J, Hines HM, Lasky JR, Logan CA, Sawers R, Wagner T. 2023.
Landscape transcriptomics as a tool for addressing global change effects across diverse species.
Molecular Ecology Resources Online early.

63. Hao J, Yang Y, Futrell S, Kelly EA, Lorts CM, Nebie B, Runo S, Yang J, Alvarez S, Lasky JR, Schachtman DP. 2023.
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated mutagenesis of carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase (CCD) genes in sorghum alters strigolactone biosynthesis and plant biotic interactions.
Phytobiomes PBIOMES-08-22-0053-R.

62. Razgour O, Lasky JR, Capblanq T, Forester BR. 2023.
Adaptive responses to the environment and environmental change.
In Applied Environmental Genomics Chapter 14. pdf

61. Pak D, Swamy V, Alvarez-Loayza P, Cornejo F, Queenborough SA, Metz MR, Terborgh J, Valencia R, Wright SJ, Garwood NC, Lasky JR. 2023.
Multi-scale phenological niches of seed fall in diverse Amazonian plant communities.
Ecology 104:e4022. pdf

60. Lasky JR, Josephs EB, Morris GP. 2023.
Genotype-environment associations to reveal the molecular basis of environmental adaptation.
The Plant Cell 1:125-138. pdf

59. Bhaskara GB, Lasky JR, Razzaque S, Zhang L, Haque T, Bonette JE, Civelek GZ, Verslues PE, Juenger TE. 2022.
Natural variation identifies new effectors of water use efficiency in Arabidopsis.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 119:e2205305119.

58. Sutherland J, Bell T, Trexler RV, Carlson JE, Lasky JR. 2022.
Host genomic influence on bacterial composition in the switchgrass rhizosphere.
Molecular Ecology 31:3934-3950. pdf

57. Cavender-Bares J, Nelson E, Meireles JE, Lasky JR, Miteva DA, Nowak D, Pearse WD, Helmus M, Zanne AE, Fagan W, Mihiar C, Muller NZ, Kraft NJB, Polasky S. 2022.
The hidden value of trees: quantifying the ecosystem services of tree lineages and their major threats across the contiguous US.
PLoS Sustainability and Transformation 1:e0000010.

56. Weeks BC, Naeem S, Lasky JR, Tobias JA. 2022.
Diversity and extinction risk are inversely related at a global scale.
Ecology Letters 25:697-707.

55. Asefa M, Song X, Cao M, Lasky JR, Yang J. 2021.
Temporal trait plasticity predicts the growth of tropical trees.
Journal of Vegetation Science 32:e13056.

54. Bellis ES, McLaughlin C, dePamphilis CW, Lasky JR. 2021.
The geography of parasite local adaptation to host communities.
Ecography 44:1205-1217. pdf

53. Lasky JR, Hooten MB, Adler PB. 2020.
What processes must we understand to forecast regional scale population dynamics?
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287:20202219. pdf

52. Turner KG, Lorts CM, Haile AT, Lasky JR. 2020.
Effects of genomic and functional diversity on stand-level productivity and performance of non-native Arabidopsis.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287:20202041. pdf

51. Lopez L, Turner KG, Bellis ES, Lasky JR. 2020.
Genomics of natural history collections for understanding evolution in the wild.
Molecular Ecology Resources 20:1153-1160. pdf
*Introduction to Special Feature

50. Staton ME, Addo-Quaye CA, Cannon N, Sun Y, Zhebentyayeva T, Huff M, Fan S, Bellis ES, Islam-Faridi NM, Yu J, Henry N, Conrad A, Drautz-Moses DI, Zhu X, Lu Z, Noorai RE, Ficklin S, Saski C, Mandal M, Wagner TK, Zembower N, Bodénès C, Holliday J, Westbrook J, Lasky JR, Georgi L, Hebard FV, Nelson CD, Schuster SC, Abbot AG, Carlson JE. 2020.
A reference genome assembly and adaptive trait analysis of Castanea mollissima ‘Vanuxem,’ a source of resistance to chestnut blight in restoration breeding.
Tree Genetics and Genomes 16:57.

49. Lorts CM, Lasky JR. 2020.
Competition-by-drought interactions change phenotypic plasticity and the direction of selection on Arabidopsis traits.
New Phytologist 227:1060-1072. pdf

48. Gutaker RM, Groen SC, Bellis ES, Choi JY, Pires IS, Bocinsky RK, Slayton ER, Wilkins O, Castillo CC, Negrão S, Oliveira MM, Fuller DQ, d’Alpoim Guedes JA, Lasky JR*, Purugganan MD*. 2020.
Genomic history and ecology of the geographic spread of rice.
Nature Plants 6:492-502. pdf
*Corresponding authors

47. Bellis ES, Kelly EA, Lorts CM, Gao H, DeLeo VL, Rouhan G, Budden A, Bhaskara GB, Hu Z, Muscarella R, Timko MP, Nebie B, Runo SM, Chilcoat ND, Juenger TE, Morris GP, dePamphilis CW, Lasky JR. 2020.
Genomics of sorghum local adaptation to a parasitic plant.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 117:4243-4251. pdf

46. Price N, Lopez L, Platts AE, Lasky JR. 2020.
In the presence of population structure: From genomics to candidate genes underlying local adaptation.
Ecology & Evolution 10:1889-1904.

45. DeLeo VL, Menge DNL, Hanks EM, Juenger TE, Lasky JR. 2020.
Effects of two centuries of global environmental variation on phenology and physiology of Arabidopsis thaliana.
Global Change Biology 26:523-538. pdf
*Our article was the subject of a commentary by Derek Denney & Jill Anderson
+Cover article

44. Lopez L, Bellis ES, Wafula E, Hearne S, Honaas L, Ralph P, Timko MP, Unachukwu N, dePamphilis CW, Lasky JR. 2019.
Transcriptomics of host-specific interactions in natural populations of the parasitic plant purple witchweed (Striga hermonthica).
Weed Science 67:397-411. pdf

43. Kalladan R, Lasky JR, Sharma S, Kumar MN, Juenger TE, Des Marais DL, Verslues PE. 2019.
Natural variation in Arabidopsis 9-cis-epoxycartenoid dioxygenase 3 (NCED3) and ABA accumulation.
Plant Physiology 179:1620-1631.

42. Lasky JR. 2019.
Eco-evolutionary community turnover following environmental change.
Evolutionary Applications 12:1434-1448.

41. Fortunel C, Lasky JR, Uriarte M, Valencia R, Wright SJ, Garwood NC, Kraft NJB. 2018.
Topography and neighborhood crowding can interact to shape species growth and distribution in a diverse Amazonian forest.
Ecology 99:2272-2283.

40. Price N, Moyers BT, Lopez L, Lasky JR, Monroe JG, Mullen JL, Oakley CG, Lin J, Ågren J, Schrider DR, Kern AD, McKay JK. 2018.
Combining population genomics and fitness QTL to identify the genetics of local adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 115:5028-5033.

39. Forester BR, Lasky JR, Wagner HH, Urban DL. 2018.
Using genotype-environment associations to identify multilocus local adaptation.
Molecular Ecology 27:2215-2233.

38. Lasky JR, Forester BR, Reimherr M. 2018.
Coherent synthesis of genomic associations with phenotypes and home environments.
Molecular Ecology Resources 18:91-106. pdf
*Highlighted as a 2018 key MER contribution by Editor in Chief Shawn Narum
+There is a minor corrigendum to this paper. pdf

37. Rudman S, Barbour M, Csilléry K, Gienapp P, Guillaume F, Hairston N, Hendry A, Lasky JR, Rafajlović M, Rasanen K, Schmidt P, Seehausen O, Therkildsen N, Turcotte M, Levine J. 2018.
What genomic data can reveal about eco-evolutionary dynamics.
Nature Ecology & Evolution 2:9–15.

36. Kalladan R, Lasky JR, Chang TZ, Sharma S, Juenger TE, Verslues PE. 2017.
Natural variation identifies genes affecting drought-induced Abscisic Acid accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 114:11536-11541.

35. Gienapp P, Fior S, Guillaume F, Lasky JR, Sork VL, Csilléry K. 2017.
Genomic quantitative genetics to study evolution in the wild.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32:897-908.

34. Des Marais DL, Guerrero R, Lasky JR, Scarpino SV. 2017.
Topological features of a gene co-expression network predict patterns of natural diversity in environmental response.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284:20170914.

33. Bay RA, Rose NH, Barrett R, Bernatchez L, Ghalambor C, Lasky JR, Brem R, Palumbi SR, Ralph P. 2017.
Predicting responses to contemporary environmental change using evolutionary response architectures.
The American Naturalist 189:463-473.

32. The PREDICTS Project [515 authors]. 2017.
The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project.
Ecology and Evolution 7:145-188.

31. Des Marais DL, Lasky JR, Verslues PE, Chang TZ, Juenger TE. 2017.
Interactive effects of water limitation and elevated temperature on the physiology, development, and fitness of diverse accessions of Brachypodium distachyon.
New Phytologist

30. Lasky JR, Weeks BC, Keitt TH, Economo EP. 2017.
A hierarchical model of whole assemblage island biogeography.
Ecography 40:982-990. pdf

29. Lasky JR, Uriarte M, Muscarella RA. 2016.
Synchrony, compensatory dynamics, and the functional trait basis of phenological diversity in a tropical dry forest tree community: Effects of rainfall seasonality.
Environmental Research Letters 11:115003. pdf
*IOP covered our paper on their news site Environmental Research Web

28. Nelson EJ, Helmus MR, Cavender-Bares J, Polasky S, Lasky JR, Zanne AE, Pearse WD, Kraft NJB, Miteva DA, Fagan WF. 2016.
Commercial plant production and consumption still follow the latitudinal gradient in species diversity despite economic globalization.
PLoS ONE 11:e0163002.

27. Fransz P, Linc G, Lee CR, Aflitos SA, Lasky JR, Toomajian C, Hoda A, Peters J, van Dam P, Ji X, Kuzak M, Gerats T, Schubert I, Schneeberger K, Colot V, Martienssen R, Koornneef M, Nordborg M, Juenger TE, de Jong H, Schranz E. 2016.
Molecular, genetic and evolutionary analysis of a paracentric inversion in Arabidopsis thaliana.
The Plant Journal

26. Monroe JG, McGovern C, Lasky JR, Grogan K, Beck J, McKay JK. 2016.
Adaptation to warmer climates by parallel functional evolution of CBF genes in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Molecular Ecology

25. Uriarte M, Lasky JR, Boukili VK, Chazdon RL. 2016.
A trait-mediated, neighborhood approach to quantify climate impacts on successional dynamics of tropical rainforests.
Functional Ecology

24. Keller TH, Lasky JR, Yi SV. 2016.
The multivariate association between genome-wide DNA methylation and climate across the range of Arabidopsis thaliana.
Molecular Ecology

23. Forester BR, Jones MR, Joost S, Landguth EL, Lasky JR. 2016.
Detecting spatial genetic signatures of local adaptation in heterogeneous landscapes.
Molecular Ecology

22. Letcher SG, Lasky JR, Chazdon RL, Norden N, Wright SJ, Meave JA, Perez-Garcia EA, Muñoz R, Romero-Perez E, Andrade A, Andrade-Torres JL, Balvanera P, Becknell JM, Bentos TV, Bhaskar R, Bongers F, Boukili VK, Brancalion PHS, Cesar RG, Clark DA, Clark DB, Craven D, DeFrancesco A, Dupuy JM, Finegan B, Gonzalez-Jimenez E, Hall JS, Harms KE, Hernandez-Stefanoni JL, Hietz P, Kennard D, Killeen TJ, Laurance SG, Lebrija-Trejos EE, Lohbeck M, Martinez-Ramos M, Masoca PES, Mesquita RCG, Mora F, Muscarella RA, Paz H, Pineda-Garcia F, Powers JS, Quesada-Monge R, Rodrigues RR, Sandor ME, Sanaphre-Villanueva L, Schüller E, Swenson NG, Tauro A, Uriarte M, van Breugel M, Vargas-Ramirez O, Viani RAG, Wendt A, Williamson GB. 2015.
Environmental gradients and the evolution of successional habitat specialization: a test case with 14 Neotropical forest sites.
Journal of Ecology

21. Lasky JR, Upadhyaya HD, Ramu P, Deshpande S, Hash CT, Bonnette J, Juenger TE, Hyma K, Acharya C, Mitchell SE, Buckler ES, Brenton Z, Kresovich S, Morris GP. 2015.
Genome-environment associations in sorghum landraces predict adaptive traits.
Science Advances 1:e1400218. pdf
*Data for ~2k accessions, >400k SNPs (environmental & other data in supplement)
+Our article discussed on State of the Planet.

20. Lasky JR, Bachelot B, Muscarella R, Schwartz N, Forero-Montaña J, Nytch CJ, Swenson NG, Thompson J, Zimmerman JK, Uriarte M. 2015.
Ontogenetic shifts in trait-mediated mechanisms of plant community assembly.
Ecology 96:2157–2169. pdf

19. Naeem S, Ingram JC, Varga A, Agardy T, Barten P, Bennett G, Bloomgarden E, Bremer LL, Burkill P, Cattau M, Ching C, Colby M, Cook DC, Costanza R, DeClerck F, Freund C, Gartner T, Goldman-Benner R, Gunderson J, Jarrett D, Kinzig AP, Kiss A, Koontz A, Kumar P, Lasky JR, Masozera M, Meyers D, Milano F, Naughton-Treves L, Nichols E, Olander L, Olmsted P, Perge E, Perrings C, Polasky S, Potent J, Prager C, Quétier F, Redford K, Saterson K, Thoumi G, Vargas MT, Vickerman S, Weisser W, Wilkie D, Wunder S. 2015.
Get the science right when paying for nature’s services.
Science 347:1206-1207.

18. Lasky JR, Uriarte M, Boukili VK, Erickson DL, Kress WJ, Chazdon RL. 2014.
The relationship between tree biodiversity and biomass dynamics changes with tropical forest succession.
Ecology Letters 17:1158-1167. pdf
*Our article was recommended on Faculty of 1000 by Ferdinando Boero and Valeriano Parravicini.
+There is a minor corrigendum to this paper. pdf

17. Lasky JR, Des Marais DL, Lowry DB, Povolotskaya I, McKay JK, Richards JH, Keitt TH, Juenger TE. 2014.
Natural variation in abiotic stress responsive gene expression and local adaptation to climate in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Molecular Biology and Evolution 31:2283-2296. pdf
*Reporting on our article at Texas Advanced Computing Center

16. Whitfeld TJS, Lasky JR, Damas K, Sosanika G, Molem K, Montgomery RA. 2014.
Species richness, forest structure, and functional diversity during succession in the New Guinea lowlands.
Biotropica 46:538-548.

15. Lasky JR, Uriarte M, Boukili VK, Chazdon RL. 2014.
Trait-mediated assembly processes predict successional changes in community diversity of tropical forests.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 111:5616-5621. pdf
*Our article was recommended on Faculty of 1000 by Janneke Hille Ris Lambers.

14. Lasky JR, Yang J, Zhang G, Cao M, Tang Y, Keitt TH. 2014.
The role of functional traits and individual variation in the co-occurrence of Ficus species.
Ecology 95:978-990. pdf

13. Verslues PE*, Lasky JR*, Juenger TE, Liu TW, Kumar MN. 2014.
Genome wide association mapping combined with reverse genetics identifies new effectors of low water potential-induced proline accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Plant Physiology 164:144-159.
*contributed equally

12. Lasky JR, Keitt TH. 2013.
Reserve size and fragmentation alter community assembly, diversity and dynamics.
The American Naturalist 182:E142-E160. pdf

11. Lovell JT, Juenger TE, Michaels SD, Lasky JR, Platt A, Richards JH, Yu X, Easlon HM, Sen S, McKay JK. 2013.
Pleiotropy of FRIGIDA enhances the potential for multivariate adaptation.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280:20131043.
*Our article was recommended on Faculty of 1000 by Alistair McGregor.

10. Lasky JR, Sun IF, Su SH, Chen ZS, Keitt TH. 2013.
Trait-mediated effects of environmental filtering on tree community dynamics.
Journal of Ecology 101:722-733. pdf
*I discussed our article on the Journal of Ecology Blog

9. Lasky JR, Des Marais DL, McKay JK, Richards JH, Juenger TE, Keitt TH. 2012.
Characterizing genomic variation of Arabidopsis thaliana: the roles of geography and climate.
Molecular Ecology 22:5512-5529. pdf
*Data and RDA GWAS results
+Our article was the subject of a perspective piece by Stephen Tonsor and was recommended on Faculty of 1000 by Jonathan Losos & Ian Wang

8. Lasky JR, Keitt TH. 2012.
The effect of spatial structure of pasture tree cover on avian frugivores in eastern Amazonia.
Biotropica 44:489-497. pdf

7. Kesari R, Lasky JR, Grace Villamor J, Des Marais DL, Chen Y-JC, Liu T-W, Lin W, Juenger TE, Verslues PE. 2012.
Intron-mediated alternative splicing of Arabidopsis P5CS1 and its association with natural variation in proline and climate adaptation.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 109:9197-9202.

6. Lowry DB, Sheng CC, Lasky JR, Willis JH. 2012.
Five anthocyanin polymorphisms are associated with a R2R3-MYB cluster in Mimulus guttatus (Phrymaceae).
American Journal of Botany 99:82-91.

5. Lasky JR, Jetz W, Keitt TH. 2011.
Biogeography of the U.S.-Mexico border: a transcontinental risk assessment of barriers to animal dispersal.
Diversity and Distributions 17:673-687. pdf
*Cover article.
+Media coverage by Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, Washington Post 1, Washington Post 2, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Texas Tribune, Vice News, KJZZ Phoenix Public Radio, Seeker, Fusion,, Inverse, E&E News, Congressional Quarterly, Ecoaméricas, Slate, Newsweek, Nature News, The Wildlife Professional, Live Science, KTBC-TV, Texas Public Radio, & The Daily Texan

4. Lasky JR, Keitt TH. 2010.
Abundance of Panamanian dry-forest birds along forest cover gradients at multiple scales.
Journal of Tropical Ecology 26:67-78. pdf

3. Pinto N, Lasky JR, Bueno R, Galetti M, Keitt TH. 2008. Primate densities in the Brazilian Atlantic forest: the role of habitat quality and anthropogenic disturbance.
In South American Primates: Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. Garber PA, Estrada A, Bicca-Marques JC, Heymann EW, Strier KB (Editors). Springer. book chapter

2. Bonaccorso FJ, Winkelmann JR, Shin D, Agrawal CI, Aslami N, Bonney C, Hsu A, Jekielek PE, Knox AK, Kopack SJ, Jennings TD, Lasky JR, Menesale SA, Richards JH, Rutland JA, Sessa AK, Zhaurova L, and Kunz TH. 2007.
Evidence for exploitative competition: comparing foraging behavior and roosting ecology of short-tailed fruit bats (Phyllostomidae: Carollia).
Biotropica 39:249-256.

1. Tieleman BI, Dijkstra TH, Lasky JR, Mauck RA, Visser GH, Williams JB. 2006.
Physiological and behavioral correlates of life-history variation: a comparison between tropical and temperate zone house wrens.
Functional Ecology 20:491-499.