Publications

Mason CM, Goolsby EW, Humphreys DP, Donovan LA.  Phylogenetic structural equation modeling reveals no need for an “origin” of the leaf economics spectrum (in review at Ecology Letters)

Mason CM, Ishibashi CDA, Rea A, Mandel JR, Burke JM, Donovan LA. Environmental requirements trump genetic factors in explaining narrow endemism in two imperiled Florida sunflowers (in review at Conservation Genetics).

Stephens JD, Rogers WL, Mason CM, Donovan LA, Malmberg RL. Species tree estimation of the genus Helianthus using target enrichment (in review at American Journal of Botany).

Mason CM, Donovan LA. Evolution of the leaf economics spectrum in herbs: Evidence from environmental divergences in leaf physiology across Helianthus (Asteraceae) (in review at Evolution)

Mason, C.M., L.A. Donovan. 2014. Does investment in leaf defenses drive changes in leaf economic strategy? A focus on whole-plant ontogeny. Oecologia doi:10.1007/s00442-014-3177-

Donovan, L.A., C.M. Mason, A.W. Bowsher, E.W. Goolsby, C.D.A. Ishibashi. 2014. Ecological and evolutionary lability of plant traits affecting carbon and nutrient cycling. Journal of Ecology, 102, 302-314.

Sack, L., C. Scoffoni, G.P. John, H. Poorter, C.M. Mason, R. Mendez-Alonzo, L.A. Donovan. 2014. Leaf mass per area (LMA) is independent of vein length per area:  avoiding pitfalls when modeling phenotypic integration (reply to Blonder et al. 2014). Journal Experimental Botany 65: 5515-5123.

Brouillette, L.C., C.M. Mason, R.Y. Shirk, L.A. Donovan. 2014. Adaptive differentiation of traits related to resource use in a desert annual along a resource gradient. New Phytologist, 201, 1316-1327.

Auchincloss, L., H.M. Easlon, D. Levine, L.A. Donovan, J.H. Richards. 2014. Predawn stomatal opening does not substantially enhance early morning photosynthesis in Helianthus annuus. Plant Cell and Environment, 37: 1364-1370.

Milton, E.F.,  E.W. Goolsby,. L.A.  Donovan. 2013. Cultivated Helianthus annuus differs from two wild relatives in germination response to simulated drought stress. Helia 36: 35-46.

Gormally, C., J.L. Hamrick, L.A. Donovan. 2011. Genetic structure of a widely dispersed beach annual, Cakile edentula (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 98:1657-1662.

Mason, C.M., S.E. McGaughey.  L.A. Donovan. 2013. Ontogeny strongly and differentially alters leaf economic and other key traits in three diverse Helianthus species.  Journal Experimental Botany 64: 4089-4099.

Sack, L, C. Scoffoni, H. Poorter, C. Mason, L.A. Donovan. 2013. How do leaf veins influence the worldwide leaf economic spectrum? Review and synthesis. Journal Experimental Botany 64: 4053-4080.

Gevaert, S.D., J.R. Mandel, J.M. Burke, L.A. Donovan. 2013. High genetic diversity and low population structure in Porter’s sunflower (Helianthus porteri). Journal of Heredity 104: 407-415.

Gormally, C.L., J.L. Hamrick, L.A. Donovan. 2013. Inter-island but not intra-island divergence among populations of sea oats, Uniola paniculata L. (Poaceae). Conservation Genetics 14:185-195.

Mandel, J.R., E.F. Milton, L.A. Donovan, S.J. Knapp, J.M. Burke. 2013. Genetic diversity and population structure in the rare Algodones sunflower (Helianthus niveus ssp. tephrodes). Conservation Genetics 14: 31-40.

Gormally, C., L.A. Donovan. 2011. No evidence of local adaptation in Uniola paniculata, a coastal dune grass. Southeastern Naturalist. 10:751-760.

Donovan, L.A, H. Maherali, C.M. Caruso, H. Huber, H. de Kroon. 2011. The evolution of the worldwide leaf economics spectrum. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26:88-95.

Brouillette, L.C., L.A. Donovan. 2011. Relative growth rate and functional traits of a hybrid species reflect adaptation to a low fertility habitat. International Journal of Plant Sciences 172:509-520.

Brouillette, L.C., L.A. Donovan. 2011. Nitrogen stress response of a hybrid species: A gene expression study. Annals of Botany 107:101-108.

Jin V.L., J.C.S. Romanek, L.A. Donovan, R.R. Sharitz. 2011. Soil nitrogen availability and in situ nitrogen uptake by Acer rubrum L. and Pinus palustris Mill. in the southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 137:339-347.

Ogden, A.B, C.M. Radcliffe, J. Kim, A. Sugiyama, L.A. Donovan, M.W. van Iersel. 2011. High tunnel microenvironment affects leaf and bud temperatures of southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L). Acta Horticulaturae. 893:1319-1326.

Rosenthal D.M., V. Stiller J.S. Sperry, L.A. Donovan. 2010. Contrasting drought tolerance strategies in two desert annuals of hybrid origin. J Experimental Botany 61:2769-2778.

Donovan L.A., D.M. Rosenthal, M. Sanchez-Velenosi, L.H. Rieseberg, F. Ludwig. 2010. Are hybrid species more fit than ancestral parent species in the current hybrid species habitats? Journal Evolutionary Biology 23: 805-816.

Gormally, C., L.A. Donovan. 2010. Responses of Uniola paniculata, an essential dune-building plant, to complex changing environmental gradients on the coastal dunes. Estuaries and Coasts 33:1237-1246.

Howard A.R., L.A. Donovan. 2010. Soil nitrogen limitation does not impact nighttime water loss in Populus. Tree Physiology 30:23-31.

Richards C.L., S.N. White, M.A. McGuire, S.J. Franks, L.A. Donovan, R. Mauricio. 2010. Plasticity, not local adaptation, explains variation along a salinity gradient in a salt marsh perennial. Estuaries and Coasts 33:840–852.

Donovan, L.A., F. Ludwig, D.M. Rosenthal, L.H. Rieseberg, S. Dudley. 2009. Phenotypic selection on leaf ecophysiological traits in Helianthus. New Phytologist 183:868-879.

Howard A.R., M.W. van Iersel, J.H. Richards, L.A. Donovan. 2009. Nighttime transpiration can decrease hydraulic redistribution. Plant Cell Environment 32:1060-1070.

Christman, M.A., L.A. Donovan, J.H. Richards. 2009. Magnitude of nighttime transpiration does not affect plant growth or nutrition in well-watered Arabidopsis. Physiologia Plantarum 136: 264 273.<

Espeleta, J.F., J.B. West, L.A. Donovan. 2009. Tree species fine-root demography parallels habitat specialization across a sandhill soil resource gradient. Ecology 90:1773-1787.

Christman, M.A., J.H. Richards, J.K. McKay, E.A. Stahl, T.E. Juenger, L.A. Donovan. 2008. Variation among Arabidopsis thaliana accessions in nighttime leaf conductance and correlations with ecophysiological and environmental characters. Plant Cell Environment 31:1170-1178.

Snyder, K.A., J.J. James, J.H. Richards, L.A. Donovan. 2008. Does hydraulic lift facilitate nitrogen capture? Plant and Soil 306:159-166.

Van Etten, M.L., L.B. Prevost, A.C Deen, B.V. Ortiz, L.A. Donovan, S.-M. Chang. 2008. Gender differences in reproductive and physiological traits in a gynodioecious species, Geranium maculatum (Geraniaceae) International Journal of Plant Science 169:271-279.

Sapir, Y, M.L. Moody, L.C. Brouillette, L.A. Donovan, L.H. Rieseberg. 2007. Patterns of genetic diversity and candidate genes for ecological divergence in homoploid hybrid sunflower Helianthus anomalus. Molecular Ecology 16:5017-5029.

Howard, A.R., L.A. Donovan. 2007. Nighttime stomatal conductance and transpiration in Helianthus: regulated by soil water but not nutrient availability. Plant Physiology 143: 145-155.

Caird, M.A, J.H. Richards, L.A. Donovan. 2007. Nighttime stomatal conductance and transpiration in C3 and C4 plants. Plant Physiology 143:4-10.

Donovan L.A., S. Dudley, D.M. Rosenthal, F. Ludwig. 2007. Phenotypic selection on leaf WUE and related ecophysiological traits for natural populations of desert sunflowers. Oecologia 52:13-25.

Brouillette, L.C, D.M. Rosenthal, L.H. Rieseberg, C. Lexer, R.L. Malmberg, L.A Donovan. 2007. Genetic architecture of leaf ecophysiological traits in Helianthus. Journal of Heredity 98:142-146.

Brouillette, L.C., M. Gebremedhin, D.M. Rosenthal, L.A. Donovan. 2006. Testing hypothesized evolutionary shifts toward stress tolerance in hybrid Helianthus species. Western North American Naturalist 66:409-419.

Ludwig, F, R.A. Jewett, L.A. Donovan. 2006. Nutrient and water addition effects on day and night-time conductance and transpiration in a C3 desert annual. Oecologia 148:219-225.

James, J.J., N.N. Alder, K.H. Mühling, A.E. Läuchli, K.A. Shackel, L.A. Donovan, J.H. Richards. 2006. High apoplastic solute concentrations in leaves alter water relations of the halophytic shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus. Journal of Experimental Botany 57:139-147

Addington, R.N., L.A. Donovan, R.J. Mitchell, J.M. Vose, S.D. Pecot, S.B. Jack, U.G. Hacke, J.S. Sperry, and R. Oren. 2006. Adjustments in hydraulic architecture of Pinus palustris maintain similar stomata conductance in xeric and mesic habitats. Plant Cell Environment 29: 35-545.

Rosenthal, D.M., L.H. Rieseberg, and L.A. Donovan. 2005. Recreating ancient hybrid species’ complex multi-trait phenotypes from early-generation synthetic hybrids: Three examples using wild sunflowers. American Naturalist 166:26-41.

 Lexer, C., D.M. Rosenthal, O. Raymond, L.A. Donovan, L.H. Rieseberg. 2005. Genetics of species differences in the wild annual sunflowers, Helianthus annuus and H. petiolaris. Genetics 169:2225-2239.

Rosenthal, D.A., F. Ludwig, L.A. Donovan. 2005. Plant responses to an edaphic gradient across and active sand dune /desert boundary in the Great Basin Desert. International Journal of Plant Science 166:247-255.

 Richards, C.L., S.C. Pennings, L.A. Donovan. 2005. Habitat range and phenotypic variation in salt marsh plants. Plant Ecology 176:263-273.

Ludwig, F., D.M. Rosenthal, J.A. Johnston, N. Kane, B.L. Gross, C. Lexer, S.A. Dudley, L.H. Rieseberg, L.A. Donovan. 2004. Selection on leaf ecophysiological traits in a desert hybrid Helianthus species and early generation hybrids. Evolution 58:2682-2692.

Johnston J.A., L.A. Donovan, and M.L. Arnold. 2004. Novel phenotypes among early generation hybrids of two Louisiana Iris species: flooding Experiments. Journal Ecology 92:967-976.

Richards, C.L., J.L. Hamrick, L.A. Donovan, and R. Mauricio. 2004. Unexpectedly high clonal diversity of two salt marsh perennials across a severe environmental gradient. Ecology Letters 7:1155-1162.

Gross, B.L., N.C. Kane, C. Lexer, F. Ludwig, D.M. Rosenthal, L.A. Donovan, L.H. Rieseberg. 2004. Reconstructing the origin of Helianthus deserticola: survival and selection on the desert floor. American Naturalist 164:145-156.

West, J.B. and L.A. Donovan. 2004. Effects of individual bunchgrasses on potential C and N mineralization of longleaf pine savanna soils. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 131:120-125.

Espeleta J.F., J.B. West, L.A. Donovan. 2004. Species-specific patterns of hydraulic lift in co-occurring adults trees and grasses in a sandhill community. Oecologia 138:341-349.

Addington, R.N., R.J. Mitchell, R. Oren, and L.A. Donovan. 2004. Stomatal sensitivity to vapor pressure deficit and its relationship to hydraulic conductance in Pinus palustris. Tree Physiology 24:561-569.

West, J.B., J.F. Espeleta, and L.A. Donovan. 2004. Fine root production and turnover across a complex edaphic gradient of a Pinus palustris-Aristida stricta savanna ecosystem. Forest Ecology & Management 189:397-406.

Snyder, K.A., L.A. Donovan, J.J. James, R.L. Tiller, and J.H. Richards. 2004. Extensive summer water pulses do not necessarily lead to canopy growth of Great Basin and northern Mojave Desert shrubs. Oecologia141:325-334,

Rieseberg, L.H., O. Raymond, D.M. Rosenthal, Z. Lai, K. Livingston, T. Nakazato, J.L. Durphy, A.E. Schwarzbach, L.A. Donovan, C. Lexer. 2003. Major ecological transitions in wild sunflower facilitated by hybridization. Science 301:1211-1216.

Johnston, J.A., M.L. Arnold, and L.A. Donovan. 2003. High hybrid fitness at seed and seedling life history stages in Louisiana Irises. Journal of Ecology 91:438-446.

West, J.B., J.F. Espeleta, and L.A. Donovan. 2003. Root longevity and phenology differences between two co-occurring savanna bunchgrasses with different leaf habitats. Functional Ecology 17:20-28.

Snyder, K.A., J.H. Richards and L.A. Donovan. 2003. Nighttime conductance in C3 and C4 species, do plants lose water at night? Journal of Experimental Botany 54:861-865

Donovan, L.A., J.H. Richards, and M.J. Linton. 2003. Magnitude and mechanisms of disequilibrium between predawn plant and soil water potentials in desert shrubs. Ecology 84:463-470.

Rosenthal, D.M., A.E. Schwarzbach, L.A. Donovan, O. Raymond, and L.H. Rieseberg. 2002. Phenotypic differentiation between three ancient hybrid taxa and their parental species. International Journal Plant Science 163:387-398.

 Espeleta, J.F. and L.A. Donovan. 2002. Fine root demography and morphology in response to soil resource availability among xeric and mesic sandhill tree species. Functional Ecology 16:113-121.

Donovan, L.A., M.J. Linton, and J.H. Richards. 2001. Predawn plant water potential does not necessarily equilibrate with soil water potential: Survey of 21 species under well-watered conditions. Oecologia 129:328-335

Johnston, J.A., R.A. Wesselingh, A.C. Bouck, L.A. Donovan, and M.L. Arnold. 2001. Intimately linked or hardly speaking? The relationship between genotypic variation and environmental gradients in a Louisiana Iris hybrid swarm. Molecular Ecology 10:673-681.

 Johnston, J.A., D.J. Grise, L.A. Donovan, and M.L. Arnold. 2001. Environment-dependent performance and fitness of Iris brevicaulis, I. fulva, (Iridaceae) and hybrids. American Journal of Botany 88:933-938.

Schwarzbach, A.E., L.A. Donovan, and L.H. Rieseberg. 2001. Transgressive character expression in a hybrid sunflower species. American Journal of Botany 88:270-277.

 Rieseberg, L.H., A.E. Schwarzbach, and L.A. Donovan. 2000. Ecological Divergence of Hybrid Lineages. INTECOL Newsletter, Autmn 2000.

 Donovan, L.A. and J. Sperry. 2000. Scaling the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum: from physics to ecosystems. Trends in Plant Science 5:510-512.

 Pappert, R.A, J.L. Hamrick and L.A. Donovan. 2000. Genetic variation in Pueria lobata (Fabaceae), an introduced, clonal, invasive plant of the southeastern U.S. American Journal of Botany 87:1240-1245.

Donovan, L.A., J.B. West and K.W. McLeod. 2000. Quercus species differ in water and nutrient characteristics in a resource limited fall-line sandhill habitat. Tree Physiology 20:929-936.

Donovan, L.A. and J.H. Richards. 2000. Juvenile shrubs show differences in stress tolerance, but no competition or facilitation, along a stress gradient. Journal of Ecology 88:1-16.

Donovan, L.A., D.G. Grise, J.B. West, R.A. Pappert, N.N. Alder and J.H. Richards. 1999. Predawn disequilibrium between plant and soil water potentials in two desert shrubs. Oecologia 120:209-217.

Dodd, G.L and L.A. Donovan. 1999. Water potential and ionic effects on germination and seedling growth of two cold desert shrubs. American Journal of Botany 86:1146-1153.

Donovan, L.A. and R.A. Pappert. 1998. Ecophysiological differences among growth stages of Quercus laevis in a sandhill oak community. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 125:3-10.

Donovan, L.A., J.H. Richards, and E.J. Schaber. 1997. Nutrient relations of the halophytic shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus, along a soil salinity gradient. Plant and Soil 190:105-117.

Donovan, L.A., J.H. Richards, and M.W. Muller. 1996. Water relations and leaf chemistry of Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. consimilis (Asteraceae) and Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Chenopodiaceae). American Journal of Botany 83:1637-1646.

Donovan, L.A. and J.R. Ehleringer. 1994. Carbon isotope discrimination, water-use efficiency, growth and mortality in a natural shrub population. Oecologia 100:347 354.

Donovan, L.A. and J.R. Ehleringer. 1994. Potential for selection on plants for water-use efficiency as estimated by carbon isotope discrimination. American Journal Botany 81:927-935.

Donovan, L.A. and J.R. Ehleringer. 1994. Water stress and use of summer precipitation in a Great Basin shrub community. Functional Ecology 8:289-297.

Donovan, L.A., J. Mausberg and J.R. Ehleringer. 1993. Seedling size and survival for Chrysothamnus nauseosus. Great Basin Naturalist 53:237-245.

Sandquist, D.R, W.S.F. Schuster, L.A. Donovan, S.L. Phillips, and J.R. Ehleringer. 1993. Differences in carbon isotope discrimination between seedling and adult desert perennial plants. Southwestern Naturalist 38:212-217.

Donovan, L.A., and J.R. Ehleringer. 1992. Contrasting water-use patterns among size and life history classes of a semiarid shrub. Functional Ecology 6:482-488.

Donovan, L.A., and J.R. Ehleringer. 1991. Ecophysiological differences among juvenile and reproductive classes of several woody species. Oecologia 86:594-597.

Smedley, M.P., T.E. Dawson, J.P. Comstock, L.A. Donovan, E.S. Sherrill, C.S. Cook, and J.R. Ehleringer. 1991. Seasonal carbon isotope discrimination in a grassland community. Oecologia 85:314-320.

Donovan, L.A., K.W. McLeod, and K.L. Grant. 1990. Direct heat injury of roots of woody swamp species. Journal Thermal Biology 15:245-249.

Donovan, L.A., N.J. Stumpff, and K.W. McLeod. 1989. Thermal flooding injury of woody swamp seedlings. Journal Thermal Biology 14:147-154.

Comstock, J.P., L.A. Donovan, and J. Ehleringer. 1989. The role of photoperiod in determining seasonal patterns of vegetative activity in the chaparral. In: Keeley, S.C. (Ed.), The California Chaparral; Paradigms Reexamined. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA. p. 91-96.

Donovan, L.A., K.W. McLeod, N.J. Stumpff, and K.C. Sherrod. 1988. Response of woody swamp seedlings to flooding and increased water temperature. I. Growth, biomass, and survivorship. American Journal of Botany 75:1181-1190.

McLeod, K.W., L.A. Donovan, and N.J. Stumpff. 1988. Response of woody seedlings to elevated flood water temperatures. In: Hook, E.D. (Ed.), Ecology and Management of Wetlands, Vol. I. Timber Press. p. 441-451.

Gallagher, J.L., L.A. Donovan, D.M. Decker, and D.M. Grant. 1987. Interspecific differences in dead plant buffering capacity alter the impact of acid rain on decomposition rates in tidal marshes. Water and Soil Pollution 34:339-346.

McLeod, K.W., L.A. Donovan, N.J. Stumpff, and K.C. Sherrod. 1986. Biomass, photosynthesis, and water-use efficiency of woody swamp species subjected to flooding and elevated water temperatures. Tree Physiology 2:341-346.

Ridgeway, G.L., L.A. Donovan, and K.W. McLeod. 1986. The response of loblolly pine to sewage sludge application: water relations. The Forest Alternative for Treatment and Utilization of Municipal and Industrial Wastes. University Washington Press. p. 301-307.

Donovan, L.A., and K.W. McLeod. 1985. Morphological and root carbohydrate responses of bald cypress to water level and water temperature regimes. Journal Thermal Biology 10:227-232.

Donovan, L.A., J.L. and Gallagher. 1985. Morphological responses of a marsh grass, Sporobolus virginicus (L.) Kunth. to saline and anaerobic stresses. Wetlands 5:1-13.

Donovan, L.A., and J.L. Gallagher. 1984. Anaerobic substrate tolerance in Sporobolus virginicus (L). Kunth. American Journal Botany 71:1424-1431.