Research Publications


Works written by BRIT Research staff and Research Associates 


Amoroso VB, FP Coritico, PW Fritsch. 2020. Actinostachys minuata, a new species of grass fern from Mindanao, PhilippinesPhytoKeys 151:59–66.

Bascopé GL, T Guderjan, W McClatchey. 2020. Colleagues and Friends: When collaboration becomes a win, win, win—The Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Maya Research Program work together to help an archaeology project better interpret and protect a small portion of rain forest. Practicing Anthropology 42(4):33-35. 

Benjamin DR. 2020. Mycological Societies: What they do and what they should do. FUNGI 12(4):9–11.

Benjamin DR. 2020. Gyromitrin poisoning: More questions than answers. FUNGI 13(1):36–39.

Coritico FP, VB Amoroso, FM Acma, YLL Cariño, PW Fritsch. 2020. Ferns and lycophytes of Mt. Tago Range, Bukidnon, southern Philippines: Species richness, distribution, and conservation status. Philippine Journal of Science 149:773‒790.

Cruz R, GFA Melo-de-Pinna, A Vasco, J Prado, BA Ambrose. 2020. Class I KNOX is related to determinacy during the leaf development of the fern Mickelia scandens (Dryopteridaceae). Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21:4295.

Gostel MR, JD Zúñiga, WJ Kress, VA Funk, C Puente-Lelievre. 2020. Microfluidic enrichment barcoding (MEBarcoding): A new method for high throughput plant DNA barcoding. Scientific Reports 10:8701.

Lopes-Andrade C, ML Ferro, HW Keller. 2020. A new species of Cis Latrielle (Coleoptera: Ciidae) from the USA, with comments on the use by Ciidae of Stereaceae Fungi (Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales) as hosts. The Coleopterists Bulletin 74(1):93–100.

Nuraliev M, PW Fritsch, A Beer, Y Tong, L Averyanov, A Kuznetsov, S Kuznetsova. 2020. A revision of Vaccinium bullatum (Ericaceae): Floral morphology, distribution and typification. Phytotaxa. [Online] 433:1.

O'Kennon, B, HW Keller, BA Bunyard. 2020. Observation of the stinkhorn Lysurus mokusin (Phallales: Phallaceae), and other fungi found on the BRIT campus in Texas. FUNGI 13(3):41–48.

Penneys DS, F Almeda, FA Michelangeli, R Goldenberg, AB Martins, PW Fritsch. 2020. Lithobieae and Eriocnemeae: Two new Neotropical tribes of Melastomataceae. Phytotaxa 453(3):157–178.

Tandang DN, JMM Galindon, ER Tadiosa, FP Coritico, VB Amoroso, NE Lagunday, RAA Bustamante, D Penneys, PW Fritsch. 2020. Dilochia deleoniae (Orchidaceae), a new species from Mindanao, Philippines. PhytoKeys 139:91–97.

Vasco A, BA Ambrose. 2020. Simple and divided leaves in ferns: Exploring the genetic basis for leaf morphology differences in the genus Elaphoglossum (Dryopteridaceae). International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21(15):5180.

Zhao W, PW Fritsch, Q Fan, W Liao. 2020. Taxonomic reassessment of Rehderodendron gongshanense (Styracaceae) based on herbarium specimens and field observations. Phytotaxa 450(1):1–7.

Zhao W-Y, PW Fritsch, Z-C Liu, Q Fan, J-H Jin, W-B Liao. 2020. New combinations and synonyms in Rehderodendron (Styracaceae). PhytoKeys 161:79-88.


Benjamin DR. 2019. A unique symbiosis, rockrose and porcino: Cistus ladanifer and Boletus edulis. FUNGI 12(1).

Benjamin DR. 2019. 6th International Conference on Mycotoxicology. FUNGI 12(2).

Benjamin DR. 2019. Mushroom poisoning: More than identification. FUNGI 12(3):5–8.

Dal Forno M, L Kaminsky, R Rosentreter, RT McMullin, A Aptroot, R Lücking. 2019. A first phylogenetic assessment of Dictyonema in southeastern North America reveals three new basidiolichens, described in honor of James D. Lawrey. Plant and Fungal Syst. 64(2):383–392. 

Dine H, T Ardren, G Bascopé, C. Báez. 2019. Famine foods and food security in the northern Maya lowlands: Modern lessons for ancient reconstructions. Ancient Mesoamerica 30(3):517–534.

Hadle JJ, FL Russell, JB Beck. 2019. Are buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) cytotypes spatially and ecologically different? American Journal of Botany 106(8):1116–1125.

Keller HW. 2019. Student team-based tree canopy biodiversity in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Plant Sci. Bull. 65(1): 28–37.

Keller HW, VM Marshall. 2019. A new corticolous myxomycete species (Licea: Liceaceae: Liceales) and crystals on American elm tree bark in Texas, U.S.A. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 13(2):367‒386. 

Konrade L, J Shaw, J Beck. 2019. A rangewide herbarium-derived dataset indicates high levels of gene flow in black cherry (Prunus serotina). Ecology and Evolution 9(3):975–985.

Li G, PW Fritsch. 2019. Notes on several Asian species of Styrax series Cyrta (Styracaceae). J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 13(1):249‒251.

Li H-T, T-S Yi, L-M Gao, P-F Ma, T Zhang, J-B Yang, MA Gitzendanner, PW Fritsch, J Cai, Y Luo, H Wang, M van der Bank, S-D Zhang, Q-F Wang, J Wang, Z-R Zhang, C-N Fu, J Yang, PM Hollingsworth, MW Chase, DE Soltis, PS Soltis & D-Z Li. 2019. Origin of angiosperms and the puzzle of the Jurassic gap. Nature Plants 5:461–470.

Lu L, PW Fritsch, CM Bush, H Wang, KA Kron, D‐Z Li. 2019. Allopolyploidy in the Wintergreen Group of tribe Gaultherieae (Ericaceae) inferred from low‐copy nuclear genes. Nordic J. Botany 37(6).

Lu L, PW Fritsch, NJ Matzke, et al. 2019. Why is fruit colour so variable? Phylogenetic analyses reveal relationships between fruit‐colour evolution, biogeography and diversification. Global Ecol Biogeogr. 00:1–13.

Lücking R, M Dal Forno, S Will-Wolf. 2019. James Donald (‛Jim’) Lawrey: A tribute to a unique career in lichenology. Plant and Fungal Syst. 64(2):117–135.

O'Kennon RJ. 2019. Ipomoea edwardsensis (Convolvulaceae) at specific rank. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 13(1):103–205.

Zhao W-Y, PW Fritsch, VT Do, Q Fan, Q-Y Yin, DS Penneys, U Swensen, W-B Liao. 2019. Rehderodendron truongsonense (Styracaceae), a new species from Vietnam. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 13(1):157–171.

Zumajo-Cardona C, A Vasco, AB Ambrose. 2019. The evolution of the KANADI gene family and leaf development in lycophytes and ferns. Plants 8(9):313.


Benjamin DR. 2018. Trends (or fads) in mycology. FUNGI 11(2):47–48.

Best JH. 2018. DemoCamp: BRIT Digitization ApplianceBiodiversity Information Science and Standards. 2:e26122. doi: 10.3897/biss.2.26122

Ellwood ER, P Kimberly, R Guralnick, P Flemons, K Love, S Ellis, JM Allen, JH Best, R Carter, S Chagnoux, R Costello, MW Denslow, BA Dunckel, MM Ferriter, EE Gilbert, C Goforth, Q Groom, ER Krimmel, R LaFrance, JL Martinec, AN Miller, J Minnaert-Grote, T Nash, P Oboyski, DL Paul, KD Pearson, ND Pentcheff, MA Roberts, CE Seltzer, PS Soltis, R Stephens, PW Sweeney, M von Konrat, A Wall, R Wetzer, C Zimmerman, AR Mast. 2018. Worldwide engagement for digitizing biocollections (WeDigBio): The biocollections community’s citizen-science space on the calendar. BioScience 68(2):112–124.

Fritsch PW, CF Nowell, LST Leatherman, W Gong, BC Cruz, DO Burge, A Delgado-Salinas. 2018. Leaf adaptions and species boundaries in North American Cercis: Implications for the evolution of dry floras. Amer. J. Bot. 105(9):1–18. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1155

Fritsch PW, C Whitefoord, DL Kelly. 2018. Styrax paulhousei (Styracaceae), a new species from Honduras. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 12:499–505.

Keller HW, KL Snell. 2018. Hunting and collecting Myxomycetes at night with a flashlight. FUNGI 11(2):43–44.

Matos F., A. Vasco, & R.C. Moran. 2018. Elaphoglossum doanense and E. tonduzii: New members of Elaphoglossum sect. Squamipedia (Dryopteridaceae) and their significance for inferring the evolution of rhizome habit and nest-forming leaves within the genus. Int. J. Plant Sci.

Li G, PW Fritsch. 2018. A taxonomic revision of taxa in Styrax series Cyrta (Styracaceae) with valvate corollas. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 12:579–641.

Liu W-Z, H-G Kong, J Zhou, PW Fritsch, G Hao, W Gong. 2018. Complete chloroplast genome of Cercis chuniana (Fabaceae) with structural and genetic comparison to six species in Caesalpinioideae. Int. J. Molec. Sci. 19:1286. doi: 10.3390/ijms19051286

O’Kennon B, D Benjamin, HW Keller. 2018. Xylobolus frustulatus (Stereaceae): Developmental observations, morphology, and ecology. FUNGI 10 (4):16–21.

Rehman T, JH Best, PW Fritsch, AB Young, M Madrid, A Bordelon 2018. Rescue of a large orphaned herbarium collection: Addressing the security, accessibility, and repatriation of the NLU Herbarium. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards. 2:e26312. doi: 10.3897/biss.2.26312

Scatigna AV, PW Fritsch, VC Souza, AO Simões. 2018. Phylogenetic relationships and morphological evolution in the carnivorous genus Philcoxia (Plantaginaceae, Gratioleae). Syst. Bot. 43:910–919. doi:  10.1600/036364418X697814

Tiffney BH, SR Manchester, PW Fritsch. 2018. Two new species of Symplocos based on endocarps from the early Miocene Brandon Lignite of Vermont, USA. Acta Palaeobotanica 58:185–198. doi:  10.2478/acpa-2018-0008

Yan M-H, PW Fritsch, MJ Moore, T Feng, A-P Meng, J Yang, T Deng, C-X Zhao, X-H Yao, S Hang, H-C Wang. 2018. Plastome phylogenomics resolves infrafamilial relationships of the Styracaceae and sheds light on the backbone relationships of the Ericales. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 121: 198–211.


Fritsch PW, L Lu, M-Y Zhang, H Wang, D-Z Li. 2017. Morphology corroborates DNA sequence data in the species-level recognition of Gaultheria trichophylla variety tetracme (Ericaceae). J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 11:343–349.

Keller HW, KM Barfield. 2017. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park: The People’s ParkFUNGI 10 (2): 44–64.

Keller HW, SE Everhart, CM Kilgore. 2017. The Myxomycetes: Basic biology, life cycles, genetics and reproduction. Chapter 1, pp. 1–40, in Myxomycetes: Biology, systematics, biogeography and ecology. Edited by S Stephenson, C Rojas. Elsevier, Atlanta, GA.

Pérez-Atilano Y, A Sánchez, T Terrazas, A Vasco. 2017. Análisis morfológico y anatómico del complejo Myriopteris lendigera (Pteridaceae) en México. Brittonia.

Reyes-Rivera J, G Rodríguez-Alonso, E Petrone, A Vasco, F Vergara-Silva, S Shishkova, T Terrazas. 2017. Expression of the knotted homeobox genes in the Cactaceae cambial zone suggests their involvement in wood development. Frontiers in Plant Science.

Testo W, M Sundue, A Vasco. 2017. Diplazium hybrids involving D. plantaginifolium and D. ternatum from Mexico and Central America. Brittonia 69(3):295–306.


Bascopé G, T Guderjan. 2016. Contemporary Use and Recycling of ancient Maya artifacts in a contemporary Maya village: A Case study from Yaxunah. Mexicon: The Journal of Mesoamerican Studies 38(4):91–97. 

Burge D, JH Thorne, SP Harrison, BC O’Brien, JR Shevock, ER Alverson, LK Hardison, J Delgadillo, S Junak, T Oberbauer, JP Rebman, H Riemann, SE Vanderplank, T Barry. 2016. Plant diversity and endemism in the California Floristic Province. Madroño 63(2):3–206.

Delang CO, X Weiyi, B Byerley, KP Chun. 2016. The effect of fallow period length on the abundance and diversity of usable plant assemblages in shifting cultivation systems (swidden agriculture) in northern Laos. Polish Journal of Ecology 64:350–356.

Evans JP, CA Oldfield, MP Priestley, YM Gottfried, LD Estes, A Sidik, GS Ramseur. 2016. The vascular flora of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Castanea 81(3):206–236.

Fritsch PW, L Lu, B Xu, H Wang, D-Z Li. 2016. Gaultheria marronina sp. nov. (Ericaceae) from Sichuan, China. Nordic J. Botany (early view).

Fritsch PW, X Yao, WB Simison, BC Cruz, T Chen. 2016. Perkinsiodendron, a new genus in the Styracaceae based on morphology and DNA sequences. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 10(1):109–117.

Keller HW, B O’Kennon, G Gunn. 2016. World record myxomycete Fuligo septica fruiting body (aethalium). FUNGI 9(2):6–11.

Hopman D. 2016. "Future Viable Plant Palettes for Metropolitan Areas, Part 3". Web blog post. The Field The Professional Landscape Architect's Network. January 27, 2015.

Taylor KN, RJ O'Kennon. 2016. The vascular flora of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Llano and Gillespie counties, Texas, U.S.A.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 10(1):267–294.

Vanderplank S, BT Wilder, E Ezcurra. 2016. Arroyo la Junta: Una joya de biodiversidad en la Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra La Laguna/A biodiversity jewel in the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers, and UC MEXUS. BRIT Press, Fort Worth, Texas.



Abbott JR, RL Thompson. 2015. Addendum to the vascular flora of the Hancock Biological Station, Murray State University, Calloway County, Kentucky, U.S.A. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 9(1):229–233.

Beck, JB, JC Semple. 2015. Next-generation sampling: Pairing genomics with herbarium specimens provides species-level signal in Solidago (Asteraceae)Applications in Plant Sciences 3(6): 1500014.

Best, BB, RK Swadek, TL Burgess. 2015. Soil-based green roofs. Pp. 139–174 in Green Roof Ecosystems. Edited by RK Sutton. Springer, New York, U.S.A.

Boutain, JR, MR Boutain. 2015. The long and the short of DNA barcodes: an approach using nanopore sequencing. Genome 58(5):199. In: Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference / Résumés scientifiques du 6e congrès international « Barcode of Life ». Genome 58(5):163-303.

Cruz-Garcia, GS, PC Struik. 2015. Food plants in home gardens of Northeast ThailandEconomic Botany 69(2): 99–113.

Estes, D, J Shaw, C Mausert-Mooney. 2015. Lysimachia lewisii (Primulaceae): A new species from Tennessee and AlabamaPhytoneuron 2015-17: 1–15.

Fritsch, PW, BC Cruz, WB Simison, AJ Campbell, JK Harris. 2015. Early phylogenetic divergence of gynodioecious species warrants the recognition of subseries in Styrax series ValvataeSystematic Botany 40:1081–1092.

Fritsch, PW, L Lu, H Wang. 2015. Gaultheria gonggashanensis sp. nov. (Ericaceae) from Sichuan, China. Nordic J. Botany 33(5): 582–585.

Hopman, D. 2015. "Future Viable Plant Palettes for Metropolitan Areas". Web blog post. The Field The Professional Landscape Architect's Network. December 3, 2015.

Hopman, D. 2015. "Future Viable Plant Palettes for Metropolitan Areas, Part 2". Web blog post. The Field The Professional Landscape Architect's Network. December 23, 2015.

Householder, JE, F Wittman, MW Tobler, JP Janovec. 2015. Montane bias in lowland Amazonian peatlands: Plant assembly on heterogenous landscapes nad potential significance to palynological inference. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 423: 138–148.

Keller, HW. 2015. More than 50 years with Myxomycetes (plasmodial slime molds): highlights and review. Taxonomy and Ecology of Myxomycetes. Higher Education Progress. 9-28, Beijing, China. Keynote address at the Eigth International Congress on Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes held in Changchun, China (People's Government of Jilin Province).

Lance, RW. 2015. Crataegus.  Pp. 661-667 in: Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Moore, MR, CF Beza-Beza, DA Wickell, JB Beck, ML Jameson. 2015. Molecules, morphology and Mimeoma scarabs: evolutionary and taxonomic implications for a palm-associated scarab groupSystematic Entomology 40(4): 891–900.

O'Kennon, RJ, KN Taylor. 2015. Cyperus granitophilus (Cyperaceae), a granite outcrop endemic, new for Texas and Oklahoma (U.S.A.). J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 9(1):251–257.

O'Meara, C, BT Wilder, NE Narchi, RF Rentería-Valencia, J Torre, S Vanderplank, eds. 2015. Special Issue: Seeds in the sand: The next generation of approaches to understanding the Sonoran Desert and the Gulf of California. Journal of the Southwest 57(2-3).

Owen, B, P Ryall, AD Pan. 2015. Iconography and distribution of the Cape Verde Island Abalone, Haliotis tuberculata fernandesi Owen & Afonso, 2012, with Comparisons to H. tuberculata coccinea Reeve, 1846, of the Canary Islands. The Festivus 47(4): 243–249.

Quave, CL, K Barfield, N Ross, KC Hall.  2015.  The Open Science Network in Ethnobiology: Growing the influence of ethnobiologyEthnobiology Letters 6(1):1–4.

Ramirez-Gomez, SOI, CA Torres-Vitolas, K Schreckenberg, M Honzak, GS Cruz-Garcia, S Willcock, E Palacios, E Perez-Minana, PA Verweij, GM Poppy. 2015. Analysis of ecosystem services provision in the Columbian Amazon using participatory research and mapping techniquesEcosystem Services 13: 93–107.

Riley, J, J Rebman, S Vanderplank. 2015. Plant Guide: Maritime succulent scrub region, northwest Baja California. Guía de Plantas de la región del matorral rosetófilo costero: noroeste de Baja California, Mexico. Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

Staller, JMaize. Pp. 296-298 in: The Archaeology of Food: An encyclopedia. Edited by M Beaudry & K Metheny. Alta Mira Press, imprint of Rowland & Littlefield, New York, U.S.A.

Staller, JPlant domestication. Pp. 407-409 in: The Archaeology of Food: An encyclopedia. Edited by M Beaudry & K Metheny. Alta Mira Press, imprint of Rowland & Littlefield, New York, U.S.A.

Tennessee Flora Committee (eds EW Chester, BE Wofford, J Shaw, D Estes, DH Webb). 2015. Guide to the Vascular Flora of Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.

Thompson, RL, KR Thomspon. 2015. Buddleja davidii (Scrophulariaceae) naturalized populations in Tennessee (U.S.A.) and its woody associatesJ. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 9(1):213–227.

Vanderplank, SE, E Ezcurra. 2015. How marine influence controls plant phenological dynamics in MediterraneanMexico. Journal of Plant Ecology rtv066:1–11.

Vanderplank, S, K Lombardo. 2015. Shaw's agave: A short visit. Cactus and Succulent Journal 87(6):243–246.

Windham, MD, JB Beck, F Li, L Allphin, JG Carman, DA Sherwood, CA Rushworth, E Sigel, PJ Alexander, CD Bailey, IA Al-Shehbaz. 2015. Searching for diamonds in the apomictic rough: A case study involving Boechera lignifera(Brassicaceae)Systematic Botany 40(4):1031–1044.

Zhang, JJ, ZZ Li, PW Fritsch, H Tian, AH Yang, XH Yao. October 2015. Phylogeography and genetic structure of a Tertiary relict tree species, Tapiscia sinensis (Tapisciaceae): Implications for conservation. Annals of Botany 116:727–737.



Beck, J.B., J.C. Semple, J.M. Brull, S.L. Lance, M.M. Phillips, S.B. Hoot, and G.A. Meyer. 2014. Genus-wide microsatellite primers for the goldenrods (Solidago; Asteraceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 2(4):1–4.

Chin, S-W., J. Shaw, R. Haberle, J. Wen, and D. Potter. 2014. Diversification of almonds, peaches, plums, and cherries – Molecular systematics and biogeographic history of Prunus (Rosaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 76:34–48.

Cruz-Garcia, G. and L. Price. 2014. Human-induced movement of wild food plant biodiversity across farming systems is essential to ensure their availability. Journal of Ethnobiology 34(3):68–83.

Cruz-Garcia, G. and L. Price. 2014. Gathering of wild food plants in anthropogenic environments across the seasons: Implications for poor and vulnerable farm households. Ecology and Food Nutrition 53(4):363–389.

Diggs, Jr., G.M. and B.L. Lipscomb. 2014. The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas. Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Austin College Center for Environmental Studies. Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

Estes, D. 2014. Status of the endangered cutleaf meadow-parsnip (Thaspium pinnatifidum) in Tennessee. Report prepared for the Tennessee Division of Natural Areas.

Gutierrez, R., Jr. 2014. Proboscidea fragrans (Martyniaceae) in El Paso County, TexasPhytoneuron 2014-55:1–3.

Gutierrez, R., Jr. 2014. Noteworthy collections from Dallas County, TexasPhytoneuron 2014-56:1–2.

Hall, K.C. and A.T. Sawey, 2014. Cultivation of local botanical knowledge of nature using interdisciplinary, innovative and mind/brain-based techniques. In: Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences” Quave, C.L.(Ed.) Springer Press.

Janni, K. 2014. Sticking up for the little guy: The case of earth fruit in Texas. Native Plant Society of Texas News. 32(3):12–13.

Janovec J.P., J.E. Householder, M. Tobler, R. Valega, R. Von May, J. Araujo, S. Zelski, C. Shearer, M. Jiménez, J. Wells, B. Chambi, F. Herrera, & M. Perez Quijano de Janovec. 2014. Evaluación de los Actuales Impactos y Amenazas Inminentes en Aguajales y Cochas de Madre De Dios, Perú. World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Lima, Peru.

Jones, R.L. and R.L. Thompson. 2014. Landon E. McKinney (1949-2014). J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 8(2):677-678.

Johnson, G.P. and C. Frasier.  2014.  Yucca freemanii (Asparagaceae) new to Arkansas.  Phytoneuron 2014-86: 1–8.

Keener, B.R. and J.L. Clark. 2014. A new species of Cremosperma (Gesneriaceae) from northeastern Peru. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 8:57–60.

Keller, H.W. 2014. The genus Echinacea (Asteraceae): Floral, stem, and petiole morphologyJournal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. 8:87–126.

McClatchey, W.C.D. Reedy, V. Savo, A. Verde & J.F. Rodríguez. 2014. The long-term investment strategy: Orchardists observing and reacting to change. Journal of Ethnobiology 34(3):335–358.

Pan, A.D., B.F. Jacobs, and E.D. Currano. 2014. Dioscoreaceae fossils from the late Oligocene and early Miocene of Ethiopia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 175(1):17–28.

Ratay, S.E., S.E. Vanderplank, and B.T. Wilder. 2014.  Island specialists: Shared flora of the Alta and Baja California Pacific Islands. Monographs of the Western North American Naturalist 7:161–220.

Reedy, D., V. Savo, and W. McClatchey. 2014. Traditional climatic knowledge: Orchardists' perceptions of and adaptation to climate change in the Campania region (Southern Italy). Plant Biosystems 148(3–4):699–712.

Rout, M. 2014.  The plant microbiome. Pp. 279–309 in Advances in Botanical Research, Vol. 69. Edited by Andrew H. Paterson. Academic Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Savo, V., G. Caneva, W. McClatchey, and D. Reedy. 2014. Combining environmental factors and agriculturalists’ observations of environmental changes in the traditional terrace system of the Amalfi Coast (Southern Italy)Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment. 43(3):297–310.

Semple, J.C. and D. Estes. 2014. Discovery of Solidago porteri (Asteraceae: Astereae) in Alabama and Tennessee and a second population in GeorgiaPhytoneuron 2014-45:1–11.

Shaw, J., H.L. Shafer, O.R. Leonard, M.J. Kovach, M. Schorr, and A. Morris. 2014.  Chloroplast DNA sequence utlity for the lowest phylogenetic and phlyogeographic inferences in angiosperms: The tortoise and the Hare IV. American Journal of Botany 101(11):1987–2004.

Singhurst, J.R., C.T. Witsell, E. Sundell, and W. Holmes. 2014. Utricularia cornuta (Lentibulariaceae) new to the Arkansas and Oklahoma flora. Phytoneuron 2014-109:1–5.

Sisco, P.H., T.C. Neel, F.V. Hebard, J.H. Craddock, and J. Shaw. 2014. Cytoplasmic male sterility in interspecific hybrids between American and Asian Castanea species is correlated with the American D chloroplast haplotypeActa Horticulturae 1019:215–222.

Taylor, K.N. and R.J. O’Kennon. 2014. Expanded distribution of Gratiola quartermaniae (Plantaginaceae) in TexasJ. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 8:333–337.

Thompson, R.L. and D.B. Poindexter. 2014. Addendum to the vascular plants of the Berea College Forest in Madison, Jackson, and Rockcastle counties, Kentucky. Castanea 79(4):279-283.

Thompson, R.L. 2014. American mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. leucarpum, Viscaceae) occurrence in host trees within the city of Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, and its incidence in Illinois. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 8(2):641-660.

Tongco, M.D., W. McClatchey, E. Malicsi, M. Quitain, A. Malunic, M.C. Josefina Alejo, B. Restum, E. Restum, and the Magbukun Ayta Community of Kanawan, Morong, Bataan. 2014. Traditional ecological knowledge of the wild yam buloy (Dioscorea divaricata) and its value to the Magbukum Ayta of Kanawan, Morong, Bataan, Philippines. Agham Tao 23:45–79.

Vanderplank, S., S. Mata, and E. Ezcurra. 2014. Biodiversity and archeological conservation connected: Aragonite shell middens increase plant diversity. Bioscience 64(3):202–209.

Vanderplank, S., E. Ezcurra, J. Delgadillo, R. Felger, and L.A. McDade. 2014. Conservation challenges in a threatened hotspot: agriculture and plant biodiversity losses in Baja California, Mexico. Biodiversity and Conservation 23(9):2173–2182.

Vanderplank, S., J. Delgadillo, E. Ezcurra, and L.A. McDade. 2014. Vegetation patterns in the mediterranean-desert ecotone of Baja California, MexicoJ. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 8(2):567–584.

Vanderplank, S., B. Wilder, and E. Ezcurra. 2014. Descubriendo la Biodiversidad Terrestre en la Región de Cabo Pulmo / Uncovering the dryland biodiversity of the Cabo Pulmo Region. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers, and UC MEXUS, U.S.A.

Vanderplank, S. and B. Wilder. 2014. "Mexican mega-hotel rises from the dead to threaten biodiversity hotspot once again."The Conversation. 27 May 2014.

Vanderplank, S. 2014. A conservation plan for Agave shawii subsp. shawii (Shaw’s Agave, Agavaceae). Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden Occasional publications, Claremont, California. No. 14.

Veteto, J.R. 2014. Seeds of persistence: Agrobiodiversity in the American Mountain South. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment 36(1):17–27.

Vougioukalou, S.A., K.M. Barfield, S. Brosi, P.D. Harrison, R. Huish, and L. Weiss.  2014. The contribution of ethnobiology to teaching plant sciences: student and faculty perspectives. Submitted chapter to Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences. Edited by C. Quave.

Zagarola, J.P., C.B. Anderson, and J.R. Veteto. 2014. Perceiving Patagonia: An assessment of social values and perspectives regarding watershed ecosystem services and management in Southern South America. Environmental Management 53:769–782.



Brock, K.G. and G.M. Diggs, Jr. 2013. The Hunter-Gatherer Within: Health and the natural human diet. Science-based eating to match our genetics and evolution. Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

Carmaran, C., S. Rosenfeldt, D. Skigin, M. Inchasussandague, and H.W. Keller. 2013. Autofluorescence and Ultrastructure in the Myxomycete Diachea leucopodia (Physarales). Current Microbiology 27: 674–678.

Dvorak, B., M.B.  Byerley, and A. Volder. 2013. Plant species survival on three water conserving green roofs in a hot humid subtropical climateJournal of Living Architecture 1(1):39–53.

Engle, M.S., A. Pan, and B.F. Jacobs. 2013. A termite from the late Oligocene of norhtern EthiopiaActa Palaeontologica Polonica58(2): 331–334.

Farnsworth, E.J.,M. Chu, W. J. Kress, A.K. NeillJ.H. Best, J. Pickering, R.D. Stevenson, G.W. Courtney, J.K. VanDyk, and A.M. Ellison. 2013. Next-Generation Field Guides. BioScience 63: 891–899.

Judd, W. ,N.C. Melvin III, K. Waselkov, and K.A. Kron. 2013. A taxonomic revision of Leucothoe (Ericaceae; Tribe Gaultherieae).Brittonia 65(4):417–438.

Keller, H.W. 2013. Lookout trail adventures in Powell Ranger District, Idaho (Part 2). Lookout Network 24(1):14–20.

Lipscomb, B.L. 2013. In memory of BRIT co-founder Wm. F. “Bill” Mahler 1930-2013. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 7:615–631.

Maruenda, H. ,M. Vico, J.E. Householder, J.P. Janovec, C. Canari, A.Naka, and A.E. Gonzalez. 2013. Exploration of Vanilla pompona  from the Peruvian Amazon as a potential source of vanilla essence: Quantification of phenolics by HPLC-DAD. Food Chemistry 138:161–167.

McClatchey, W.C. 2013. Ethnobiology - Basic methods used to document dynamic relationships between peoples, biota and environments, and ways in which this knowledge is represented in languages. Pp. 281–297 in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork. Edited by Nick Thieberger. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

McClatchey, W.C. 2013. Wild food plants of Remote Oceania. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 81(4):371–380.

McClatchey, W.C and K.W. Bridges. 2013. Curating ethnobotanical photographs. Chapter 14 in Curating Biocultural Collections.Edited by J. Salick and K. Kincher. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, U.K.

McClatchey, W.C. and K.W. Bridges. 2013. Lessons learned in development of an interdisciplinary science curriculum support organization. Submitted chapter in Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences. Edited by C.L. Quave. Springer, New York.

McClatchey, W.C. and K.W. Bridges. 2013. Lessons learned in a conservation ethnobiology field school. Chapter in Project-Based Learning and New Approaches in Teaching Botany and Applied Botany. Edited by Valentina Savo, Universiti Tre Roma Press, Rome

McClatchey, W.C. ,G.E. Wagner, K. Hall, and P.D. Harrison. 2013. Editors of Vision and Change for Undergraduate Ethnobiology Education in the U.S.A.: Recommended curriculum assessment guidelines. Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press, Fort Worth, Texas.

O’Kennon, R.J. and K.N. Taylor. 2013. Eleocharis microformis (Cyperaceae) rediscovered on the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 7(1):587–593.

Reedy, D., V. Savo, and W. McClatchey. 2013. Traditional climatic knowledge: orchardists' perceptions of and adaptation to climate change in the Campania region (Southern Italy). Plant Biosystems 1-13.

Savo, V., G. Caneva, D. Reedy, and W.C. McClatchey. 2013. Combining ecological analyses and agriculturalists’ perceptions of environmental changes in the traditional terrace system of the Amalfi Coast (Southern Italy). AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Enviroment.

Tamayama, M. and H.W. Keller. 2013. Aquatic Myxomycetes. Fungi 6(3):18–24.

Taylor, K.N. and R.J. O'Kennon .2013. Ecology and distribution of the North Central Texas endemic Dalea reverchonii (Fabaceae). J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 7(1): 603–610.

Vougioukalou, S.A., D. Reedy and W.C. McClatchey. 2013. ‘Thinking with apples’: using local cultural keystone species, online tools and community engagement in ethnobiological education in Hawai`i and Kent. Submitted chapter to Teaching in Botany.Edited by V. Savo.

Vougioukalou, S.A., K.M. Barfield, S. Brosi, P.D. Harrison, R. Huish, and L. Weiss. 2013. The contribution of ethnobiology to teaching plant sciences: Student and faculty perspectives. Pp. 33–45in Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences. Edited by C. Quave. Springer, New York, U.S.A.

Veteto, J.R. 2013. Down deep in the holler: Chasing seeds and stories in Southern Appalachia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:69.

Veteto, J.R. 2013. Poetry: Green path. Ethnobotany Research and Applications 11:103–107.

Veteto, J.R. 2013. Food from the ancestors. Pp. 65–84 in Seeds of resistance, seeds of hope: Place and Agency in the Conservation of Biodiversity. Edited by V.D. Nazarea, R.E. Rhoades, and J.E. Andrews-Swann. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.

Wittmann, F. , J.E. Householder, M.T.F. Piedade, R.L. de Assis, J. Schongart, P. Parolin, and W.J. Junk. 2013. Habitat specifity, endemism and the neotropical distribution of Amazonian white-water floodplain trees. Ecography 36:690–707.



Brown, A., W. McClatchey, and K.W. Bridges. 2012. Traditional botanical knowledge of the Plain Mennonites: Time, change, and knowledge transitions. Economic Botany

Dvorak, B., M.B. Byerley, and A. Volder. Plant species findings from three water conserving green roofs in TexasProceedings of CitiesAlive 2012, 10th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference. 17–20 October, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Householder, J.E., J.P. Janovec, M.W. Tobler, S. Page, and O. Lahteenoja. 2012. Peatlands of the Madre de Dios River of Peru: Distribution, Geomorphology, and Habitat Diversity. Wetlands 32:359–368.

Keller, H.W. 2012. Lookout trail adventures in Powell Ranger District, Idaho (Part 1). Lookout Network 23(4):16–19.

Keller, H.W. 2012. Myxomycete history and taxonomy: highlights from the past, present, and future. Mycotaxon 122:369–387.

Laurance, W.F., J.P. Janovec, et al. 2012. Averting biodviersity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature

Lipscomb, B.L. and G.M. Diggs, Jr. 2012. Geraldine Ellis Watson: 1925–2012. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 6:313–314.

McClatchey, W. and K.W. Bridges. 2012. Curating ethnobotanical photographs.  Chapter 14 in Curating Biocultural Collections. Edited by J. Salick and K. Kincher. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, U.K.

McClatchey, W., G. Wagner, K. Hall, and P. Harrison. 2012. Editors of Vision and Change in Undergraduate Ethnobiology Education in the U.S.A.: Recommended curriculum assessment guidelines. Produced by the Open Science Network. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth,TX.

McClatchey, W. and K.W. Bridges. 2012. Experiences and recommendations for intensive conservation biology field school training. Chapter in Creative Teaching in Botany. Edited by Valentina Savo, Universiti Tre Roma Press, Rome.

Pan, A.D., E.D. Currano, B.F. Jacobs, M. Feseha, N. Tabor, and P.S. Herendeen. 2012. Fossil Newtonia (Fabaceae: Mimoseae) Seeds from the Early Miocene (22-21 MA) Mush Valley in Ethiopia. Int. J. Pl. Sci.173(3):290–296.

Salvador-Montoya, C.A., Millan, B., J.P. Janovec, and E.R. Drechsler-Santos. 2012. Lamelloporus americanus (Fungi: Polyporales): A new record for Peru. Check List 8(3):575–576.

Savo, V. and D. Reedy. 2012. Writing ethnobotanical scientific project proposals in Ethnobotany: Tips and tricks. Submitted to Ethnobotany Res. & Applic. In Review.

Savo, V.,  G. Caneva, P.M. Guarrera, and D. Reedy. 2012. Folk phytotherapy of the Amalfi Coast (Campania, Southern Italy). J. Ethnopharmacol.

Swadek, R.K. 2012. Phemeranthus calcaricus (Montiaceae) new to Texas. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 6(1):303–307.

Swadek, R.K. and T.L. Burgess. 2012. The vascular flora of the north central Texas Walnut Formation. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 6(2): 725–752.

Taylor, K.N., R.J. O’Kennon, and T.F. Rehman. 2012. Expanded distribution of Isoëtes butleri (Isoëtaceae) in Texas. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 6(2): 753–757.

Taylor, K.N. and D. Estes. 2012. The floristic and community ecology of seasonally wet limestone glade seeps of Tennessee and Kentucky. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 6(2):711–724.



Cornejo, F. and  J.P. Janovec. 2011. A color guide to seeds of Amazonian plants. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.

Fajardo, J.J, .A. Verde, D. Reedy, and W. McClatchey. 2011. Climate change observations by elderly farmers growing apple trees in Cuenca and La Mancha, Spain.

Keller, H. W. 2011. Tales from past forays; importance of habitats. Earthstar Examiner 102 (March):6–7.

Keller, H. W. 2011.  Myxomycete biosystematics: Past, present, and future. VII International Congress on Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes, 11–16 Sep 2011, Recife, PE, Brazil.  Abstract Volume 35–53.  

Majestyk, P. and J.P. Janovec. 2011. A guide to the Mosses of the Los Amigos River Watershed and Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Peru. Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press. Fort Worth.

McClatchey, W. 2011. Ethnobiology - Basic methods used to document dynamic relationships between peoples, biota and environments, and ways in which this knowledge is represented in languages. IN: N. Thieberger, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Pp. 281–297

O’Kennon, R.J. and G.M. Diggs, Jr. 2011. Llavea cordifolia (Pteridaceae): new for Texas and the United States. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 5(1):351–355.

Reedy, D., V. Savo, and W. McClatchey. 2011. Traditional climatic knowledge: Orchardists as “bioindicators” of climatic changes in the Campania region (Southern Italy).

Reedy, D., W.C. McClatchey, V. Savo, Y.H. Lau, C. Smith, and K.W. Bridges. 2011. Cider house learning; Education based on taste and smell. Chapter 5 in The Sense of Taste. Chapter 5 in The Sense of Taste. Edited by E.J. Lunch & A.P. Petrov. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York.

Savo, V., S. Bisceglie, G. Caneva, A. Kumbaric, W.C. McClatchey, and D. Reedy. 2011. "Modern Linnaeus": A class exercise on plant nomenclature and taxonomy in comparison with a previous experiment. Ethnobotany Res. and Applic. 9:217–233.

Stevens-Releford, J. and W. McClatchey. 2011. Survivor Rongelap: Health issues and use of traditional medicine among women of Rongelap atoll. Ethnobotany Res. and Applic. 9:287–305.