Publications

List of publications by lab members.

In press/revision          2017          2016          2015          2014          2012          pre-2012

In press/In revision

28. Sessa EB. Evolution and Classification of Ferns and Lycophytes. Chapter 9 in: Current Advances in Fern Research. EM Fernández González, Ed. Invited book chapter. In review.

27. Sessa EB, SM Chambers, D Li, L Trotta, L Endara, JG Burleigh, and B Baiser. Community assembly of the ferns of Florida. American Journal of Botany. Invited for special issue, “Using and Navigating the Plant Tree of Life”. In review. 


2017

26. Pinson JB, SM Chambers, and EB Sessa. Vittaria graminifolia (Pteridaceae) and Didymoglossum peterseii (Hymenopyllaceae) in Broxton Rocks, GA. American Fern Journal 107(4): 257–264. doi: 10.1640/0002-8444-107.4.257  PDF

25. Vicent M, JM Gabriel y Galán, and EB Sessa. (2017) Phylogenetics and historical biogeography of Lomaridium (Blechnaceae, Polypodiopsida). Taxon 66(6): 1304–1316. doi: 10.12705/666.3  PDF

24. Berger BA, J Han, EB Sessa, AG Gardner, KA Shepherd, V Ricigliano, RS Jabaily, and DG Howarth. (2017) The unexpected depths of genome skimming data: a case study examining Goodeniaceae floral symmetry genes. Applications in Plant Sciences. 5(10): 1700042doi: 10.3732/apps.1700042  PDF

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23. Cai S, G Chen, Yu. Wang, Y Huang, DB Marchant, G Jing, Yi. Wang, Q Yang, F Dai, A Hills, PJ Franks, E Nevo, DE Soltis, PS Soltis, EB Sessa, P Wolf, D Xue, G Zhang, BJ Pogson, and Z-H Chen. (2017) Evolutionary conservation of ABA signaling for stomatal closure. Plant Physiology 174(2): 732-747. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.01848  PDF

22. Chambers SM, JE Watkins, Jr., and EB Sessa. (2017) Differences in desiccation tolerance among populations of a gametophyte-only fern. American Journal of Botany. 104(4): 598–607. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1600279  PDF

21. Sessa EB, A Juslén, H Väre, and SM Chambers. (2017) Into Africa: Molecular phylogenetics and historical biogeography of sub-Saharan African woodferns (Dryopteris). American Journal of Botany. 104(3): 447–486. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1600392  PDF

20. Pinson JB, SM Chambers, J Nitta, L-Y Kuo, and EB Sessa. (2017) The separation of generations: Biology and biogeography of long-lived, sporophyteless fern gametophytes. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 178(1): 1–18. doi: 10.1086/688773  PDF

 

2016

19. PPG 1: The Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group*. (2016) A community-derived classification for extant lycophytes and ferns. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 54(6) 563-603. doi: 10.1111/jse.12229  PDF

*This project was organized by E Schuettpelz, H Schneider, AR Smith, P Hovenkamp, J Prado, G Rouhan, A Salino, M Sundue, TE Almeida, B Parris, EB Sessa, AR Field, AL de Gasper, CJ Rothfels, MD Windham, M Lehnert, B Dauphin, A Ebihara, S Lehtonen, PB Schwartsburd, J Metzgar, L-B Zhang, L-Y Kuo, PJ Brownsey, M Kato, and MD Arana, with 68 additional contributors.

18. Link-Pérez MA, TG Ludwig, CJ Ledford, MH Seabolt, and EB Sessa. (2016) Lectotypification of Adiantopsis alata (Pteridaceae) and descriptions of new palmate species in the Guiana Shield. Systematic Botany 41(4): 906–918. doi: 10.1600/036364416X694008  PDF

17. Haufler CH, KM Pryer, E Schuettpelz, EB Sessa, DR Farrar, R Moran, JJ Schneller, JE Watkins, Jr., and MD Windham. (2016) Sex and the single gametophyte: Revising the homosporous plant life cycle in light of contemporary research. BioScience 66(11): 928–937. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw108  PDF

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16. Visger CJ, CG Germain-Aubrey, M Patel, EB Sessa, PS Soltis, and DE Soltis. (2016) Niche divergence between diploid and autotetraploid Tolmiea (Saxifragaceae). American Journal of Botany 103(8): 1396–1406. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1600130  PDF

15. Sessa EB, WL Testo, and JE Watkins, Jr. (2016) On the widespread capacity for, and functional significance of, extreme inbreeding in ferns. New Phytologist 211 (3): 1108–1119. doi: 10.1111/nph.13985  PDF

This paper was featured on the August 2016 cover of New Phytologist:

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14. Sessa EB and JP Der. (2016) Evolutionary genomics of ferns and lycophytes. Pgs. 215–254 in: Genomes and Evolution of Charophytes, Bryophytes, and Ferns. SA Rensing, Ed. Advances in Botanical Research, vol. 78. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/bs.abr.2016.02.001  Request PDF

13. Gardner AG*, EB Sessa*, P Michener, E Johnson, KA Shepherd, DG Howarth, and RS Jabaily. (2016) Utilizing next-generation sequencing to resolve the backbone and inform taxonomy of the Core Goodeniaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 605–617. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.10.003  PDF *These authors contributed equally.

 

2015

12. Li Z, A Baniaga, EB Sessa, M Scascitelli, SW Graham, LH Rieseberg, and MS Barker. (2015) Early genome duplications in conifers and other seed plants. Science Advances 1(10): e1501084. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1501084  PDF

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11. Wolf PG, EB Sessa, DB Marchant, F-W Li, CJ Rothfels, EM Sigel, MA Gitzendanner, CJ Visger, JA Banks, DE Soltis, PS Soltis, KM Pryer, and JP Der. (2015) An exploration into fern genome space. Genome Biology and Evolution 7(9): 2533–2544. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv163  PDF

10. Sessa EB, L-B Zhang, H Väre, and A Juslén. (2015) What we do (and don’t) know about ferns: Dryopteris as a case study. Systematic Botany 40(2): 387–399. doi: 10.1600/036364415X688844  PDF

9. Tank DC, JM Eastman, MW Pennell, PS Soltis, DE Soltis, CE Hinchliff, JW Brown, EB Sessa, and LJ Harmon. (2015) Nested radiations and the pulse of angiosperm diversification: increased diversification rates often follow whole genome duplication. New Phytologist 207: 454-467. doi: 10.1111/nph.13491  PDF

8. Lessl JT, D-X Guan, EB Sessa, B Rathinasabapathi, and LQ Ma. (2015) Transfer of arsenic and phosphorus from soils to the fronds and spores of arsenic hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata and non arsenic-hyperaccumulators. Plant and Soil 390: 49–60. doi: 10.1007/s1110  PDF

 

2014

7. Sessa EB, JA Banks, MS Barker, JP Der, AM Duffy, SW Graham, M Hasebe, J Langdale, F-W Li, DB Marchant, KM Pryer, CJ Rothfels, SJ Roux, ML Salmi, EM Sigel, DE Soltis, PS Soltis, DW Stevenson, and PG Wolf. (2014) Between two fern genomes. GigaScience 3:15. doi: 10.1186/2047-217X-3-15  PDF

6. Sessa EB and TJ Givnish. (2014) Leaf form and photosynthetic physiology of Dryopteris species distributed along light gradients in eastern North America. Functional Ecology 28(1): 108-123. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12150  PDF

 

2012

5. Sessa EB, EA Zimmer, and TJ Givnish. (2012) Unraveling reticulate evolution in North American Dryopteris (Dryopteridaceae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 12(1): 104. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-104  PDF

4. Sessa EB, EA Zimmer, and TJ Givnish. (2012) Reticulate evolution on a global scale: a nuclear phylogeny for New World Dryopteris (Dryopteridaceae)Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 64(3): 563-581. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.05.009  PDF

3. Zhang L-B, L Zhang, S-Y Dong, EB Sessa, X-F Gao, and A Ebihara. (2012) Molecular circumscription and major evolutionary lineages of the fern genus Dryopteris (Dryopteridaceae). BMC Evolutionary Bio 12(12): 180. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-180  PDF

2. Sessa EB, EA Zimmer, and TJ Givnish. (2012) Phylogeny, divergence times, and historical biogeography of New World Dryopteris (Dryopteridaceae). American Journal of Botany 99(4): 730-750. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1100294  PDF

 

Pre-2012

1. Ross RM, F Allaby, CS Buckler, EY Butler, D Gabreski, L Paciulli, KJ Gremillion, and WD Allmon. (2008) The Hyde Park Mastodon Matrix Project, with particular reference to the mollusks and seeds. In: Mastodon Paleobiology, Taphonomy, and Paleoenvironment in the Late Pleistocene of New York State: Studies on the Hyde Park, Chemung, and North Java Sites [WD Allmon and PL Nester, eds]. Paleontographica Americana 61. PDF