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ALLISON A. SNOW

Professor Emerita

Department of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology

318 W. 12th Ave., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH  43210-1293

tel. 614-292-3445; email: snow.1@osu.edu

 

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

1982   Ph.D.         University of Massachusetts (Botany)

1978   M.S.          University of Massachusetts (Botany)

1975   B.A.           Hampshire College (Biology)

 

POSITIONS:

Professor Emerita, Dept. of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology, 2018-present

Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology, 2000-2018

Founder and Director, Undergraduate Research Office at Ohio State University, Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Research, 2006-2015

Adjunct Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, 2007-2016

Associate Professor, Ohio State University, 1994-1999

Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, 1988-1993

 

Visiting Fellow, Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2011

Visiting Scientist, Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University, Denmark, 2004

Visiting Summer Scientist, University of Michigan Biological Station, 1989-2009

Visiting Scientist, Las Cruces Biological Station, San Vito, Costa Rica, 1998

Visiting Scientist, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark, 1997

Postdoctoral Research Associate:

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, MD, 1986-1988

Botany Department, University of California at Davis, 1983-1986

Postdoctoral Research Assistant:

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, 1982

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Colorado, 1982

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Evolutionary Ecology, Crop-Wild Hybridization & Transgenic Weeds, Invasive Species, Conservation Biology, Gene Editing and Gene Drives

 

HONORS & AWARDS:

2017       Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Ohio State University

2015       Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Faculty Award, Ohio State University

2012       Distinguished Fellow, highest honor from Botanical Society of America

2008       Fellow, Academic Leadership Program, Committee in Institutional Cooperation of the Big Ten Research Universities and the University of Chicago

2006       Centennial Award, Botanical Society of America

2004      Technical Person of the Year, Columbus Technical Council, Columbus, OH

2002       Scientific American – recognized as one of 50 Leaders in Science and Technology

2002       Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award

2000       Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow, Ecological Society of America

1992       Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

1986       Smithsonian Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

1984      NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Biology

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Botanical Society of America, Merit Fellows Committee, 2013-2015

Councilor, Division of Program Directors, Council on Undergraduate Research, 2009-2014

Past-President, Botanical Society of America, 2005-06

President, Botanical Society of America, 2004-05

President-Elect, Botanical Society of America, 2003-04

Treasurer, International Society for Biosafety Research (publishes Environmental Biosafety Research), 2002-05

Committee Member, Long-term Planning Committee, American Institute of Biological Sciences, 2005.

Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Botanical Society of America, Weed Science Society of America, Ecological Society of America, International Society for Biosafety Research

 

EDITORIAL POSITIONS:

Associate Editor for Environmental Biosafety Research, 2001-2006

Associate Editor for Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (Ecological Society of America), 2002-03

Associate Editor for Ecology and Ecological Monographs, 1998-2001

Associate Editor for Evolution, 1994-1997

Ad hoc reviewer for: American Journal of Botany, American Naturalist, BioScience, Ecology, Evolution, Molecular Ecology, National Science Foundation, Nature, Science, USDA, Weed Science, Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, New Phytologist, International Journal for Plant Science, Heredity

 

ADVISORY PANELS & OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Workshop Co-Organizer (with T. Harvey-Samuel), Gene editing and gene drives for managing unwanted vertebrates; 15th Symposium of the International Society for Biosafety Research, Tarragona, Spain.  April 2, 2019.

Panel Member, USDA Grant Applications, AFRI Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program; June 2017 and June 2018.

Panel Member, USDA Grant Applications, AFRI Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems–Ecological Section; January 2017.

Review Coordinator, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Report on “Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects, 2015-2016.

Invited Speaker, National Research Council Committee, Gene Drive Research in Non-human Organisms: Recommendations for Responsible Conduct, October 28, 2015.

Video online at: http://nas-sites.org/gene-drives/2015/10/03/second-public-meeting/

Member, National Genetic Resources Advisory Board, USDA, 2011-2015. Final report to the Secretary of Agriculture on Preserving Non-GE Germplasm: https://nareeeab.ree.usda.gov/reports-and-recommendations/2016

Panel Member, National Academy of Sciences Roundtable Workshop: Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms, Washington, DC, January 15-16, 2015.

National Science Foundation Workshop Member, Research Gaps for Ecological Risks of Synthetic Biology, MIT, January 9-10, 2014.

Chair, Program Review, USDA Agricultural Research Services, Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics, and Genetic Improvement National Program, 2013.

Panel Member, USDA Grants Program on Weedy and Invasive Plants, October 2011.

Planning Committee Member, Scientific Workshop on Transgenes Going Wild, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 2010-2011.

Invited Speaker on GM Algae, National Research Council Committee, Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels, June 2011.

Invited Speaker on Synthetic Biology, President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, July 2010.

Workshop Participant, Synthetic Genomics: Scientists’ Understanding of Society’s Concerns; Society’s Understanding of the Science and Scientists; sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the J. Craig Venter Institute, 2009-10.

Scientific Expert, consulted by the Minister of Environment and Forests, India, and the US National Research Council regarding a pending risk assessment of transgenic eggplant in India. 2010.

Planning Committee Member and Plenary Session Chair, 10th International Symposium on Biosafety Research, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009-10.

Workshop Participant, “Conceptual models to predict the probability of introgression, naturalization, invasion and impacts of GM and non-native plants.” Landcare Research Institute, Lincoln, New Zealand. 2008.

Panel Member, Evaluation of the Program on the Environmental, Societal and Health

Effects of Genetically Modified Organisms, Academy of Finland, 2008.

Steering Committee, Workshop on Gene Flow from Genetically Modified Crops, Weed Science Society of America, 2007.

Steering Committee, Workshop on Ecological Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Forest Trees, sponsored by Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, and the Institute of Forest Biotechnology, 2006-2007.

NRC/US National Academy of Sciences Authoring Committee, The Status of Pollinators in North America, 2005-2006.

Panel Chair, Plant Biotechnology Risk Assessment, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Plant Biological and Molecular Processes National Program. 2005.

Scientific Expert, International Potato Center (CIP), Lima, Peru, Center Commissioned External Review of Strategies for the Development and Deployment of Genetically Engineered Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes. 2005.

Scientific Expert, World Trade Organization Dispute, Geneva, Switzerland. Panel on European Communities – Measures Affecting the Approval and Marketing of Biotech Products.  2004-2006. Decision released September 29, 2006.

Committee Member, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, Issue Paper on Gene Flow from Commercialized Biotech Crops. 2004-2005.

Program Committee Member, 8th International Symposium on Biosafety Research, Montpellier, France, 2003-2004.

NRC/US National Academy of Sciences Authoring Committee, Bioconfinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms, 2002-2003.

Ecological Society of America, Authoring Committee Chair, Position paper. Genetically engineered organisms and the environment: current status and recommendations, 2002-2004.

NAFTA Committee for Environmental Cooperation, Advisory Group for Article 13 report on transgenic maize in Mexico, 2002-2004.

Steering Committee Member, GMO Guidelines Project, International Organization for Biological Control, Zurich, Switzerland, 2002-2004.

NRC/National Academy of Sciences, Expert Reviewer, Report on Environmental Impacts of Genetically Modified Crops, 2002.

USDA Steering Committee (Chair), Workshop on Scientific Methods for Gene Flow Research, 2001-2002.

Committee Member and Plenary Session Chair, 7th International Symposium on Biosafety Research, Beijing, China; Programme, 2001-2002.

USDA Steering Committee, Workshop on Environmental Risks of Transgenic Metabolic Engineering, 2001-2002.

Union of Concerned Scientists, Presentation at Board of Director’s Meeting, 2001.

DIVERSITAS, a global change program focusing on biodiversity under the International Council for Science (ISCU) and UNESCO; Task Force Member, 2001.

NRC/National Academy of Sciences Standing Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology, Health, and the Environment (CABHE), co-chaired by Dr. Harold Varmus and Dr. Barbara Schaal, 2000-2004.

NRC/National Academy of Sciences Steering and Authoring Committee, Workshop on Ecological Monitoring of Genetically Modified Crops, 2000.

NRC/National Academy of Sciences, CABHE subcommittee on Scientific Basis for Determining Ecological Effects of Aquaculture Biotechnology, 2000-2001.

NRC/National Academy of Sciences, CABHE subcommittee on Bioconfinement of Genetically Engineered Organsims, 2000-2001.

USDA Steering Committee on Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Results, 2000-2001.

Council on Foreign Relations, Study Group Member, “Science, Trade, and Agricultural Biotechnology”, 2001.

German Marshall Fund of the United States, Workshop on Biotechnology in the USA and Europe, July 2000.

Ecological Society of America, Authoring Committee – Resolution on Genetically Modified Organisms, 2000-2001.

US Environmental Protection Agency, Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA) on Characterization and Non-Target Organism Data Requirements for Protein Plant-Pesticides, 1999.

National Academy of Sciences/U.S. State Department Briefing on Genetically Modified Plants (with Frank Loy, Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs), 1999.

NRC/National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Genetically Modified Plants Containing Pesticide Genes, 1999-2000.

USDA Steering Committee, Workshop on Ecological Effects of Pest Resistance Genes in Managed Ecosystems, 1998-99.

National Science Foundation, Panel Member in 1990, 1992, 1995

USDA Weed Science Grants Panel Member 1996, 2003

Ohio Natural Areas Council, Member 1992-2000

Ohio State University Institutional Biosafety Committee on Recombinant DNA 1992-2000

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

(total of 90; see next section for editor-reviewed commentary, books, and book chapters)

2019 – Snow, A. A.  Genetically engineering wild mice to combat Lyme disease: an ecological perspective.  BioScience.  https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biz080/5543171?guestAccessKey=5a0b4255-a710-4a76-a9fb-5c69292877a7

2018 – Beres Z.T., E. Ernst, B. Ackley, M. Loux, M. Owen, and A.A. Snow. High levels of glyphosate resistance in Conyza canadensis from agricultural and non-agricultural sites in Ohio and Iowa. Scientific Reports 8:10483 https://10.1038/s41598-018-28163-w

2018 – Beres, Z.T., X. Yang, L. Jin, W. Zhao, D.M. Mackey, and A.A. Snow. Over-expression of a native gene encoding 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) may enhance fecundity in Arabidopsis thaliana in the absence of glyphosate. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 179: 390-401. https://doi.org/10.1086/696701

2018 – Chang, H., A.A. Snow, E. Mutegi, E.M. Lewis, E.A. Heaton, M.N. Miriti. Extent of pollen-mediated gene flow and seed longevity in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.): Implications for biosafety procedures. Biomass and Bioenergy 109:114-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.12.016

2017 – Chang, H., H. Alexander, E. Mutegi, and A.A. Snow. Habitat restoration and native grass conservation: a case study of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). Restoration Ecology 26:506-515 https://doi: 10.1111/rec.12599

2017 – Miriti, M.N., T. Ibrahim, D. Palik, C. Bonin, E. Heaton, E. Mutegi, and A.A. Snow.  Growth and fecundity of fertile Miscanthus × giganteus, (‘PowerCane’) compared to feral and ornamental Miscanthus sinensis in a common garden experiment: implications for invasion. Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1002/ece3.3134.

2017 – Yang, X., Z.T. Beres, L. Jin, J.T. Parrish, W. Zhao, D.M. Mackey, and A.A. Snow. Effects of over-expressing a native gene encoding 5-enolpyruvlyshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) on glyphosate resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175820

2016 – Mutegi, E., A.A. Snow, C.L. Bonin, E.A. Heaton, H. Chang, C.J. Gernes, D.J. Palik, M.N. Miriti. Population genetics and seed set in feral, ornamental Miscanthus sacchariflorus. Invasive Plant Science and Management 9:214-228. DOI: 10.1614/IPSM-D-16-00030.1

2016 – Bonin, C.L., E. Mutegi, A.A. Snow, M. Miriti, H. Chang, E.A. Heaton. Improved feedstock option or invasive risk? Comparing establishment and productivity of fertile Miscanthus × giganteus to Miscanthus sinensis. Bioenergy Research.  DOI: 10.1007/s12155-016-9808-1

2016 – Palik, D.J., A.A. Snow, A.L. Stottlemyer, M.N. Miriti, E.A. Heaton. Relative performance of non-local cultivars and local, wild populations of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) in competition experiments. PLOS ONE 11(4) e0154444. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.

2015 – Davidar, P., A.A. Snow, M. Rajkumar, R. Pasquet, M-C. Daunay, and E. Mutegi.  The potential for crop-to-wild hybridization in eggplant (Solanum melongena, Solanceae) in southern India. American Journal of Botany 102:129-139. http://www.amjbot.org/content/102/1/129

2015 – Mutegi, E., A.A. Snow, M. Rajkumar, R. Pasquet, H. Ponniah, M-C Daunay, and P. Davidar. Genetic diversity and population structure of wild/weedy eggplant (Solanum insanum L, Solanaceae) in southern India: implications for conservation. American Journal of Botany 102:140-148. http://www.amjbot.org/content/102/1/140 

2014 – Mercer, K.L., D.J. Emry, A.A. Snow, M.A. Kost, B.A. Pace, and H.M. Alexander. Fitness of crop-wild hybrid sunflower under competitive conditions: implications for crop-to-wild introgression. PLOS ONE http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0109001

2014 – Lu, B-R., A.A. Snow, X. Yang, and W. Wang. Scientific data published by a peer-reviewed journal should be properly interpreted: a reply to the letter by Gressel et al. New Phytologist 202: 363-366. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nph.12684/full.

2014 – Lu, B-R., A.A. Snow, X. Yang, and W. Wang. Using a single transgenic event to infer fitness effects in crop–weed hybrids: a reply to the Letter by Grunewald & Bury. New Phytologist 202:270-272. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nph.12748/full.

2014 – Wang W., H. Xia, X. Yang, T. Xu, H. Jiang Si, X.- X. Cai, F. Wang, J. Su, A. A. Snow, and B-R. Lu. A novel EPSP synthase transgene for glyphosate resistance stimulates growth and fecundity in weedy rice (Oryza sativa) without herbicide. New Phytologist 202:679-688 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nph.12428/full.

2013 – Mutegi, E., A. L. Stottlemyer, A. A. Snow, and P. M. Sweeney. Genetic structure of remnant populations and cultivars of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) in the context of prairie conservation and restoration. Restoration Ecology.  DOI: 10.1111/rec.12070

2013 – Ellstrand, N. C., P. Meirmans, J. Rong, D. Bartsch, A. Ghosh, T. J. deJong, P. Haccou, B. Lu, A. A. Snow, C. N. Stewart Jr., J. L. Strasburg, P. H. vanTienderen, and D. Hooftman. Introgression of crop alleles into wild or weedy populations. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 44: 325-345; DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110512-135840.

2012 – Snow, A.A., and V. H. Smith. Genetically engineered algae:  A key role for ecologists. BioScience 62:765-768.

2012 – Hovick, S.M., L.G. Campbell, A.A. Snow, and K. D. Whitney. Hybridization alters early life-history traits and increases plant colonization success in a novel region. American Naturalist 179:192-203.

2012 – Adugna, A., A. A. Snow, P. M. Sweeney, E. Bekele, and E. Mutegi. Population genetic structure of in situ wild Sorghum bicolor in its Ethiopian center of origin based on SSR markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution.  DOI 10.1007/s10722-012-9921-8.

2011 – Adugna, A.A., P.M. Sweeney, and A.A. Snow. Optimization of a high throughput, cost effective, and all-stage DNA extraction protocol for sorghum (Sorghum bicolor).   Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 5:243-250.

2011 – Mercer, K.L., H. M. Alexander, and A. A. Snow. Selection on seedling emergence timing and size in an annual plant, Helianthus annuus (common sunflower, Asteraceae). American Journal of Botany 98:1-11.

2011 – Yang, X., H. Xia, F. Wang, J. Su, A. A. Snow, and B.-R. Lu. Transgenes for insect resistance reduce herbivory and enhance fecundity in advanced generations of crop-weed hybrids of rice. Evolutionary Applications, doi:10.1111/j.1752-4571.2011.00190.x; 4:672-684.

2010- Snow, A. A., T. M. Culley, L. G. Campbell, P. M. Sweeney, S. G. Hegde,  N. C. Ellstrand.   Long-term persistence of crop alleles in weedy populations of wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum).   New Phytologist 186:537-548.

2010 – Snow, A. A., S. E. Travis, R. Wildová, T. Fér, P. M. Sweeney, J. E. Marburger, S. Windels, B. Kubátová, D. E. Goldberg, E. Mutegi.  Species-specific SSR alleles for studies of hybrid cattails (Typha latifolia x T. angustifolia, Typhaceae) in North America. American Journal of Botany 97:2061-2067.

2009 – Campbell, L. G., A. A. Snow, P. M. Sweeney. When divergent life histories hybridize: insights into adaptive life-history traits in an annual weed. New Phytologist 184:806-818.

2009 – Laughlin, K., A. G. Power, A. A. Snow, and L. J. Spencer. Environmental risk assessment of genetically engineered crops: potential fitness-related effects of virus-resistance transgenes in wild squash populations (Cucurbita pepo). Ecological Applications 19:1091-1101.

2009 – Campbell, L.G., and A. A. Snow. De-domestication of radish (Raphanus sativus, Brassicaceae) – Can gene flow assist the evolution of feral weeds? American Journal of Botany 96:1-10.

2009 – Campbell, L. G., A. A. Snow, P. M. Sweeney, and J. M. Ketner. Rapid evolution in crop-weed hybrids under artificial selection for divergent life histories. Evolutionary Applications 2:172-186.

2008 – Tesso, T. T., I. Kapran, C. Grenier, A. A. Snow, P. M. Sweeney, J. F. Pedersen, D. Marx, G. Bothma, and G. Ejeta. The potential for crop-to-wild gene flow in sorghum in Ethiopia and Niger: a geographic survey. Crop Science 48:1435-1431.

2008 – Cohen, M. B., A. A. Snow, S. Arpaiea, L. P. Lan, and L. M. Chau. Shared flowering phenology, insect pests, and pathogens among wild, weedy, and cultivated rice in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: implications for transgenic rice. Environmental Biosafety Research 7:73-85

2007 – Campbell, L. G., and A. A. Snow. Competition alters life-history traits and increases the relative fecundity of crop-wild hybrids (Raphanus spp.). New Phytologist 173:648-660.

2006 – Campbell, L. G., A. A. Snow, and C. E. Ridley. Weed evolution after crop gene introgression: greater survival and fecundity of hybrids in a new environment. Ecology Letters 9:1198-1209.

2006 – Reagon, M. R., and A. A. Snow. Cultivated Helianthus annuus (Asteraceae) volunteers as a genetic “bridge” to weedy sunflower populations in North America. American Journal of Botany 93:127-133.

2006 – Chen, L.-Y., A. A. Snow, F. Wang, and B.-R. Lu. Effects of insect-resistance transgenes on fecundity in rice (Oryza sativa): a test for underlying costs. American Journal of Botany 93:94-101.

2006 – Rong, J., B.-R. Lu, Z. Song, J. Su, A. A. Snow, et al. Dramatic reduction of crop-to-crop gene flow within a short distance from transgenic rice fields. New Phytologist 173: 346-353.

2005 – Klips, R. A., P. M. Sweeney, E. K. F. Bauman, and A. A. Snow. Temporal and geographic variation in predispersal seed predation on Hibiscus moscheutos L. (Malvaceae) in Ohio and Maryland, USA. American Midland Naturalist 154:286-295.

2005 – S. Ortiz-García, E. Ezcurra, B. Schoel, F. Acevedo, J. Soberón, and A. A. Snow. Absence of detectable transgenes in local landraces of maize in Oaxaca, Mexico (2003-2004). Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, USA 102:12338-12343. (August 10, 2005, Early Edition Online; http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/0503356102v1 open access article).

2005 – Lu, B., and A. A. Snow. Gene flow from genetically modified rice and its environmental consequences. BioScience 55:669-678.

2005 – Selbo, S. M., and A. A. Snow. Flowering phenology and genetic similarity among local and recently introduced populations of Andropogon gerardii in Ohio. Restoration Ecology 13:1-7.

2005 – Snow, A. A., D. A. Andow, P. Gepts, E. M. Hallerman, A. Power, J. M. Tiedje, and L. L. Wolfenbarger. Genetically engineered organisms and the environment: current status and recommendations. Ecological Applications 15:377-404.  Position paper of the Ecological Society of America –www.esa.org/pao/esaPositions/Papers/geo_position.htm

2004 – Selbo, S. M., and A. A. Snow.  The potential for hybridization between Typha angustifolia and T. latifolia in a constructed wetland.  Aquatic Botany 78:361-369.

2003 – Snow, A. A. Genetic engineering: unnatural selection. Nature 424:619.

2003 – Snow, A. A., D. Pilson, L. H. Rieseberg, M. Paulsen, N. Pleskac, M. R. Reagon, D. E. Wolf, and S. M. Selbo. A Bt transgene reduces herbivory and enhances fecundity in wild sunflowers. Ecological Applications 13:279-286.

2001– Cummings, C. L., H. M. Alexander, A. A. Snow, L. H. Rieseberg, M. J. Kim, and T. M. Culley. Fecundity selection in an experimental sunflower crop-wild system: how well do ecological data predict crop allele persistence? Ecological Applications 12:1661-1671.

2001 – Spencer, L. J., and A. A. Snow. Fecundity of transgenic wild-crop hybrids of Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae): implications for crop-to-wild gene flow. Heredity 86:694-702.

2001 – Snow, A. A., K. L. Uthus, and T. M. Culley. Fitness of hybrids between cultivated radish and weedy Raphanus raphanistrum: implications for rapid evolution in weeds. Ecological Applications 11:934-943.

2001 – Borgella, R., Jr., A. A. Snow, and T. A. Gavin. Species richness and pollen loads of hummingbirds using forest fragments in southern Costa Rica. Biotropica 33:90-109.

2001 – Alexander, H. M., C. L. Cummings, L. Kahn, and A. A. Snow. Seed size variation and predation of seeds produced by wild and crop-wild sunflowers. American Journal of Botany 88:623-627.

2000 – Snow, A. A., T. P. Spira, and H. Liu. Effects of sequential pollination on the success of “fast” and “slow” pollen donors in Hibiscus moscheutos (Malvaceae). American Journal of Botany 87:1656-1659.

1999 – Cummings, C., H. M. Alexander, and A. A. Snow. Increased predispersal seed predation in sunflower wild-crop hybrids. Oecologia 121:330-338.

1999 – Jørgensen, R. B., B. Andersen, A. A. Snow, T. P. Hauser, and H. Østergård. Ecological risks of growing genetically modified crops. Plant Biotechnology 16: 69-71.

1999 – Snow, A. A., B. Andersen, and R. B. Jørgensen. Costs of transgenic herbicide resistance introgressed from Brassica napus into weedy Brassica rapa. Molecular Ecology 8:605-615.

1998 – Snow, A. A., P. Moran-Palma, L. H. Rieseberg, A. Wszcelaki, and G. Seiler. Fecundity, phenology, and seed dormancy of F1 wild-crop hybrids in sunflower (Helianthus annuus, Asteraceae). American Journal of Botany 85: 794-801.

1998 – Lee, T. N. and A. A. Snow. Pollinator preferences and the persistence of crop genes in wild radish populations (Raphanus raphanistrum, Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 85:333-349.

1998 – Snow, A. A., and P. G. Parker. Molecular markers for population biology. Ecology 79:359-360.

1998 – Parker, P. G., A. A. Snow, M. D. Schug, G. C. Booton, and P. A. Fuerst. What molecules can tell us about populations: choosing and using a molecular marker. Ecology 79:361-382.

1998 – Linder, C. R., I. Taha, G. J. Seiler, A. A. Snow, and L. H. Rieseberg. Long-term introgression of crop genes into wild sunflower populations. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 96:339-347.

1998 – Case, A. L., P. S. Curtis, and A. A. Snow. Heritable variation in stomatal responses to elevated CO2 in wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum. American Journal of Botany 85:253-258.

1997 – Emms, S. K., D. A. Stratton, and A. A. Snow. The effect of inflorescence size on male fitness: experimental tests in the andromonoecious lily, Zigadenus paniculatus. Evolution 51:1481-1489.

1997 – Whitton, J., D. E. Wolf, D. M. Arias, A. A. Snow, and L. H. Rieseberg. The persistence of cultivar alleles in wild populations of sunflowers five generations after hybridization. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 95:33-40.

1997 – Moran-Palma, P., and A. A. Snow. The effect of interplant distance on mating success of federally threatened, self-incompatible Hymenoxys herbacea (Asteraceae). American Journal of Botany 84:233-238.

1997 – Snow, A. A., and P. Moran-Palma. Commercial cultivation of transgenic plants: potential ecological risks. BioScience 47:86-97.

1997 – Klips, R. A., and A. A. Snow. Facultative, delayed autonomous self-pollination in Hibiscus laevis. American Journal of Botany.  84:48-53.

1996 – Snow, A. A., and T. P. Spira. Pollen-tube competition and male fitness in Hibiscus moscheutos. Evolution 50:1866-1870.

1996 – Spira, T. P., A. A. Snow, and M. A. Puterbaugh. The timing and effectiveness of sequential pollinations in Hibiscus moscheutos. Oecologia 105:230-235.

1995 – Snow, A. A., and K. F. Grove. Protandry, a neuter phase, and unisexual umbels in a hermaphroditic, neotropical vine (Bomarea acutifolia, Amaryllidaceae).  American Journal of Botany 82:741-744.

1994 – Snow, A. A. Post-pollination mechanisms for sexual selection in plants. American Naturalist 144:S69-S83.

1994 – Curtis, P. S., A. A. Snow, and A. S. Miller. Genotype-specific effects of elevated CO2 on fecundity in wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum). Oecologia 97:100-105.

1993 – Snow, A. A., and P. O. Lewis. Reproductive traits and male fertility in plants: empirical approaches. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 24:331-351.

1993 – Windus, J. L., and A. A. Snow. Fruit set and seed predation in Gentiana saponaria, a rare gentian in Ohio. American Midland Naturalist 129:346-351.

1993 – Snow, A. A., and T. P. Spira. Individual variation in the vigor of self pollen and self progeny in Hibiscus moscheutos (Malvaceae). American Journal of Botany 80:160-164.

1992 – Lewis, P.O., and A. A. Snow. Deterministic paternity exclusion using RAPD markers. Molecular Ecology 1:155-160.

1992 – Whisler, S. J., and A. A. Snow. Potential for the loss of self-incompatibility in pollen-limited populations of mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum). American Journal of Botany 79:1273-1285.

1992 – Spira, T. P., A. A. Snow, D. F. Whigham, and J. Leak. Flower visitation, pollen deposition, and pollen-tube competition in Hibiscus moscheutos (Malvaceae). American Journal of Botany 79:428-433.

1991 – Snow, A. A., and T. P. Spira. Pollen vigour and the potential for sexual selection in plants. Nature 325:796-797.

1991 – Snow, A. A., and T. P. Spira. Differential pollen-tube growth rates and nonrandom fertilization in Hibiscus moscheutos (Malvaceae). American Journal of Botany 78:1419-1426.

1991 – Snow, A. A. Effects of pollen load size on sporophyte competitive ability in two Epilobium species. American Midland Naturalist 125:348-355.

1990 – Snow, A. A. Effects of pollen load size and number of donors on sporophyte fitness in Raphanus raphanistrum. American Naturalist 136:742-758.

1989 – Snow, A. A., and D. F. Whigham. Costs of flower and fruit production in Tipularia discolor (Orchidaceae). Ecology 70:1286-1293.

1989 – Snow, A. A. Assessing the gender role of hermaphroditic flowers. Functional Ecology 3:249-250.

1989 – Stanton, M. L., A. A. Snow, S. N. Handel, and J. Bereczky. The impact of flower color polymorphism on mating patterns in experimental populations of wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum). Evolution 43:335-346.

1988 – Snow, A. A., and S. J. Mazer. Gametophytic selection in Raphanus raphanistrum: a test for heritable pollen competitive ability.  Evolution 42:1065-1075.

1988 – Snow, A. A., and M. L. Stanton.   Aphids limit fecundity of a weedy annual (Raphanus sativus). American Journal of Botany 75:589-593.

1987 – Snow, A. A., and D. W. Roubik.   Pollen deposition and removal by bees visiting two tree species in Panama. Biotropica 19:57-63.

1986 – Stanton, M. L., A. A. Snow, and S. N. Handel. Floral evolution: attractiveness to pollinators increases male fitness in a hermaphroditic angiosperm. Science 232:1625-1627.

1986 – Snow, A. A. Pollination dynamics of Epilobium canum (Onagraceae): consequences for gametophytic selection. American Journal of Botany 73:139-151.

1986 – Mazer, S. J., A. A. Snow, and M. L. Stanton. 1986.  Fertilization dynamics and parental effects on fruit development in Raphanus raphanistrum: consequences for seed size variation. American Journal of Botany 75:500-511.

1984 – Vince, S. W., and A. A. Snow. Plant zonation in an Alaskan salt marsh.  I. Distribution, abundance, and environmental factors. Journal of Ecology 72:651-668.

1984 – Snow, A. A., and S. W. Vince. Plant zonation in an Alaskan salt marsh.  II. An experimental study of the role of edaphic conditions. Journal of Ecology 72:669-684.

1982 – Snow, A. A. Pollination intensity and potential seed set in Passiflora vitifolia. Oecologia 55:231-237.

 

BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS:

2006 – National Research Council. The Status of Pollinators in North America.  Coauthored with 15 NRC Committee Members.  National Academies Press, Washington, DC. ISBN 0-309-10289-8.

2005 – Snow, A. A., and L. G. Campbell. Can feral radishes become weeds?  Pp. 193-208 In: J. Gressel (Ed.).  Crop ferality and volunteerism. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, Boca Raton, FL. ISBN 0-8493-2895-0.

2005 – Snow, A. A. Genetic modification and gene flow: an overview.  Pp. 107-118 In: D. L, Kleinman, A. J. Kinchy, and J. Handlesman (Eds.). Controversies in Science and Technology: From Maize to Menopause.  University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI.  ISBN 0-299-20394-8.

2004 – Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America. 2004.  Maize and Biodiversity: the Effects of Transgenic Maize in Mexico.  Key Findings and Recommendations.  Secretariat Article 13 Report, November 8, 2004.  North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, NAFTA. http://www.cec.org/maize/, ISBN 2-923358-00-7, Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Quebec, Canada.

2004 – National Research Council. Biological confinement of genetically engineered organisms.  Coauthored with 11 NRC Committee Members.  National Academies Press, Washington, DC.  236 pp. ISBN 0-309-09085-7

2004 – Pilson, D., A. A. Snow, L. H. Rieseberg and H. M. Alexander. A protocol for evaluating the ecological risks associated with gene flow from transgenic crops into their wild relatives: the case of cultivated sunflower and wild Helianthus annuus.  Chapter 17 in H. C. M. den Nijs, D. Bartsch, J. Sweet (Eds.). Introgression from genetically modified plants into wild relatives.  ISBN 0-85199-816X CAB International Publishing

2000 – National Research Council. Genetically modified pest-protected plants: science and regulation.  Coauthored with 11 NRC Committee Members.  National Academies Press, Washington, DC.  263 pp. ISBN 0-309-06930-0

1997 – Snow, A. A. Potential for gene flow between transgenic crops and wild relatives.  pp. 53-57 In: A. J. Hruska and M. L. Pavon (eds.), Transgenic Plants in Mesoamerican Agriculture.  Zamorano Academic Press, Zamorano, Honduras.

1996 – Snow, A. A., T. P. Spira, R. Simpson, and R. A. Klips. The ecology of geitonogamous pollination.  pp. 191-216 In: D. G. Lloyd and S. C. H. Barrett (eds.), Floral Biology.  Chapman and Hall, N.Y.

1992 – Snow, A. A., and T. P. Spira. 1995.  Pollen germination as a component of pollen competitive ability.  pp. 388-392 In: D.L. Mulcahy (ed.), Angiosperm pollen and ovules.  Springer-Verlag, N.Y.

1986 – Snow, A. A. Evidence for and against pollen tube competition in natural populations.  pp. 330-338 In: D. L. Mulcahy, G. B. Mulcahy, and E. Ottaviano (eds.), Biotechnology and Ecology of Pollen. Springer-Verlag, N.Y.

1983 – Mulcahy, D. L., P. S. Curtis, and A. A. Snow. 1983.  Pollen tube competition in a natural population of Geranium maculatum.  pp. 330-338,  In:  C. E. Jones and R. J. Little (eds.), A Handbook of Experimental Pollination Biology. Van Nostrand Reinhold, N.Y.

 

COMMENTARY & ESSAYS (editor-reviewed):

2012 – Snow, A. A. Illegal gene flow from transgenic creeping bentgrass: the saga continues. Molecular Ecology 21:4663-4664.

2012 – Dana, G.V., T. Kuiken, D. Rejeski, and A. A. Snow. Four steps to avoid a synthetic-biology disaster. Nature 483:29.

2012 – Snow, A. A. Using an annual report to establish metrics of student participation in undergraduate research. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, Spring 2012.  www.cur.org/quarterly/webedition.html.

2011 – Snow, A. A., and L. G. Campbell. Longterm introgression of crop alleles in weed populations. Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report. February 2011, http://www.isb.vt.edu/

2010 – Snow, A. A., J. DeCosmo, S.M. Shokair.  Low-cost strategies for promoting undergraduate research at research universities. PEER Review Spring 2010:16-19.  American Association of Colleges and Universities.

2009 – Snow, A. A. Useful debate needs caution and civility.  (letter in response to news article on GM controversies.)  Nature 461:875.

2009 – Snow, A. A. Unwanted transgenes re-discovered in Oaxacan maize. Molecular Ecology 18:569-571.

2008 – Snow, A. A. Gene flow among transgenic plants and their wild relatives: implications for risk assessment. Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report. April 2008, http://www.isb.vt.edu/

2007 – Snow, A. A., and G. Ejeta. Biosafety of transgenic sorghum – A comment on Visarada and Kishore. Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report. May 2007, http://www.isb.vt.edu/

2006 – Ortiz-García, S., E. Ezcurra, B. Schoel, F. Acevedo, J. Soberón , and A. A. Snow.  Transgenic maize in Mexico.  Letter to the Editor, BioScience 56:709.

2006 – Ortiz-García, S., E. Ezcurra, B. Schoel, F. Acevedo, J. Soberón , and A. A. Snow.  Reply to Cleveland et al.’s “Detecting (trans)gene flow to landraces in centers of crop origin: lessons from the case of maize in Mexico.” Environmental Biosafety Research 4:209-215.

2004 – Snow, A. A. Botany in the news – how to communicate the fruits of our research. Plant Science Bulletin Vol. 50 (3), pp. 75-76.

2004 – Snow, A. A. The role of ecologists in developing transgenic crops. Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference Newsletter No. 8, pp. 1-2, July 2004.

2004 – Snow, A. A. An ecologist’s view of gene flow from transgenic crops. p. 70 in Raney, T., Ed., The State of Food and Agriculture 2003-2004, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, ISBN 92-5-105079-1.

2003 – Snow, A. A., and D. Pilson. Clarifying press before paper. Nature Biotechnology 21:597-598.

2003 – Snow, A. A. Consequences of gene flow from transgenic crops. Environmental Biosafety Research 2:43-46.

2002 – Snow, A. A. Transgenic crops: why gene flow matters. Nature Biotechnology 20:542.

2002 – Snow, A. A. Moving beyond “industry vs. ecologists” stereotype. Nature 420:121.

 

SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS:

2012- Snow, A. A. Case study: Annual Report of The Ohio State University Undergraduate Research Program. Pages 264-265 in: J. Kinkhead and L. Blockus (Eds.). Undergraduate Research Offices: Models and Practices. Published by the Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington, DC.

2006 – Snow, A. A. Scientific Experts’ Replies to the World Trade Organization Panel on European Communities – Measures Affecting the Approval and Marketing of Biotech Products. Annex H, pp. H1-H256.

2005 – Dexter, J. E., M.A. McPherson, L. M. Hall, and A. A. Snow. Biosafety implications of the introduction of imidazolinone-resistant sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in Canada. Report commissioned by Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

1984 – Snow, A. A. Mate choice in plants. M. F. Willson and N. Burley, 1983. Princeton Univ. Press. Ecology 65:1025-1026.

1990 – Snow, A. A. Plant evolutionary ecology. J. H. Bock and Y. B. Linhart, 1989. Westview Press. Ecology 71:2395.

1991 – Snow, A. A. Advances in pollination ecology. A. Dafni and D. Eisikowitch, 1990. Weizmann Science Press of Israel. Ecology 72:761.

1994 – Snow, A. A. Techniques for pollination biologists. C. A. Kearns and D. W. Inouye, 1993. Univ. Press of Colorado. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 9:156.

1997 – Snow, A. A. The ecological risks of engineered crops. J. Rissler and M. Mellon. 1996. MIT Press. Ecology 78:1294-1295.

2004 – Snow, A. A. Dangerous liasons? When cultivated plants mate with their wild relatives. N. C. Ellstrand. John Hopkins Press. Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report. April 2004.

2007 – Snow, A. A. Intervention: confronting the real risks of genetic engineering and life on a biotech planet. Denise Caruso. Hybrid Vigor Press. Nature 447:380-381.

2007 – Snow, A. A. Seeds for the future: the impact of genetically modified crops on the environment. By Jennifer A. Thomson. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. Ecology 88:3214-3215.

2010 – Snow, A. A. Environmental impact of genetically modified crops. N. Ferry and A. M. R. Gatehouse (Eds.). CABI Publishing, Cambridge, Mass. The Quarterly Review of Biology 85:97.

2012 – Snow, A. A. Darwinian agriculture: How understanding evolution can improve agriculture. R. F. Denison, Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton and Oxford. Science 338:45.

 

BOOK REVIEWS (editor reviewed):

2003 – Pilson, D., A. A. Snow, L. H. Rieseberg, and H. M. Alexander. Effects of a Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) transgene on the fecundity and abundance of weeds: a case study of sunflower.  Pages 173-189 in T. Lelley, E. Balaz, and M. Tepfer (Eds.), Ecological Impact of GMO Dissemination in Agro-Ecosystems.  Proceedings of an OECD Workshop in Grossrssbach, Austria, Sept. 27-28 2002, Facultas Verlags- und Buchhandels AG, ISBN 3-85076-631-4.

2002 – Snow, A. A. Possible phenotypic effects of genetically modified pathways on gene flow from field tests. Pages 63-68 in Proceedings of the Workshop on Criteria for Field-testing of Plants with Engineered Regulatory, Metabolic, and Signaling Pathways.  Information Systems for Biotechnology, June 2002.

2002 – Snow, A. A. Gene flow from transgenic crops to wild relatives – when is it a problem?  Proceedings of the Eastern Scientific Forum, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (in English and Chinese), May 2002.

2002 – Snow, A., C. Mallory-Smith, H. Quemada, J. Holt, and N. Ellstrand (Steering Committee; chaired by A. Snow). Proceedings of a scientific methods workshop on Ecological and Agronomic Consequences of Gene Flow from Transgenic Crops to Wild Relatives. http://www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~lspencer/gene_flow.htm

2001 – Snow, A. A., L. H. Rieseberg, H. M. Alexander, C. Cummings, and D. Pilson. Assessment of gene flow and potential effects of genetically engineered sunflowers on wild relatives.  Pp. 19-25 in J. Schiemann (Ed.), The Biosafety Results of Field Tests of Genetically Modified Plants and Microorganisms: Fifth International Symposium, Biologischen Bundesanstalt fur Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Berlin and Braunschweig, ISBN 3-8263-3356-X.

1999 – Snow, A. A., and R. B. Jørgensen. Fitness costs associated with transgenic glufosinate resistance introgressed from Brassica napus spp oleifera (oilseed rape) into weedy Brassica rapa. Pages 1137-142 in P. J. W. Lutman (Ed.), Gene flow and agriculture: relevance for transgenic crops.  British Crop Protection Council Symposium Proceedings No. 72, Surrey, UK.

1997 – Snow, A.A., Moran-Palma, P., L.H. Rieseberg, and G. Seiler. Fitness of F1 wild-crop hybrids in sunflower: A progress report.  Proceedings of the 8th Symposium on Environmental Releases of Biotechnology Products: Risk Assessment Methods and Research Progress (pp. 200-210). Ottawa, Ontario.  U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS: (since 2010, * designates presenter)

2019 – Snow A.A.* Ecological context for the proposed release of Lyme-resistant white-footed mice: a case study of gene editing. 15th International Society for Biosafety Research Symposium, Tarragona, Spain, April 2.

2019 – Beres, Z.T., A.A. Snow*, M.D.K. Owen, D.M. Mackey, L.A. Giese, and M. Loux. Evolution of very strong resistance to glyphosate in horseweed (Conyza canadensis), a major weed of Roundup Ready soybean fields in the USA.  15th International Society for Biosafety Research Symposium, Tarragona, Spain, April 2.

2019 – Beres, Z.T.*, L.A. Giese, D.M. Mackey, M.D.K. Owen, E.R. Page, and A.A. Snow. Target-site mutation in Conyza canadensis biotypes with extreme resistance to glyphosate in Ohio and Iowa, USA.  Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 11-14.

2018 – Beres, Z.T.*, M.D.K. Owen, and A.A. Snow. No evidence for early fitness penalty in glyphosate resistant biotypes of Conyza canadensis from Iowa.  Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

2017 – Snow A.A.* Suppression gene drives for conservation biology in non-insect species. International Society for Biosafety Research Symposium, Guadalajara, MX, June 6.

2017 – Beres Z.T., X. Yang, L. Jin, J.T. Parrish, W. Zhao, D.M. Mackey, and A.A. Snow*. Overexpression of a native gene encoding 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase can enhance fecundity in Arabidopsis thaliana. International Society for Biosafety Research Symposium, Guadalajara, MX, June 6.

2017 – Beres* Z.T., E. Ernst, B. Ackley, M. Loux, M. Owen, and A.A. Snow. High levels of glyphosate resistance in Conyza canadensis: surveys and fitness studies in Iowa and Ohio. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. August 8.

2017 – Beres Z.T., X. Yang, L. Jin, J.T. Parrish, W. Zhao, D.M. Mackey, and A.A. Snow*. Overexpression of a native gene encoding 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase can enhance fecundity in Arabidopsis thaliana. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, February 7-9.

2017 – Ellis*, P., Z.T. Beres, and A.A. Snow. 2017.  Dose-response effects of glyphosate on smaller vs. larger plants in susceptible, greenhouse-grown Conyza canadensis.  Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, February 7-9.

2016 – Beres* Z.T., X. Yang, L. Jin, J.T. Parrish, W. Zhao, D.M. Mackey, and A.A. Snow.  Overexpression of a native gene encoding 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase can enhance fecundity in Arabidopsis thaliana.  North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA, December 12-15.

2016 – Beres* Z., A.A. Snow, L. Jin, D. Mackey, J. Parrish. Development of glyphosate-resistant Arabidopsis lines to examine fitness effects of over-expressing EPSPS. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 9.

2016 – Miriti* M.N., T. Ibrahim, C. Bonin, E. Mutegi, Emily Heaton, D. Palik and A.A. Snow. Competitive responses of Miscanthus feral, biofuel, and horticultural biotypes: Implications for cultivation. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL., August 8.

2015 – Beres*, Z.T., L. Jin, X. Yang, J.T. Parrish, A.A. Snow, and D.M. Mackey. Development of glyphosate-resistant Arabidopsis lines to examine fitness effects of over-expressing epsps. North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, December 7-9.

2015 –Beres*, Z., A.A. Snow, and J. Parrish. Differences in final biomass among glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible maternal families of Conyza canadensis in Ohio: a pilot field experiment. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, February 9-12.

2015 – Beres*, Z., E. Ernst, A.A. Snow, J. Parrish J., M. Owen, B. Ackley, and M. Loux.  Screening for resistance to 20X Glyphosate in biotypes of Conyza canadensis from soybean fields and non-agricultural habitats in Ohio and Iowa.  Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, February 9-12.

2014 –Beres*, Z., A.A. Snow, and J. Parrish. Differences in final biomass among glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible maternal families of Conyza canadensis in Ohio: a pilot field experiment.  North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, December 1-4.

2014 – Beres*, Z., E. Ernst E., A.A. Snow, J. Parrish J., M. Owen, B. Ackley, and M. Loux.  Screening for resistance to 20X glyphosate in biotypes of Conyza canadensis from soybean fields and non-agricultural habitats in Ohio and Iowa.  North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, December 1-4.

2014 – Snow*, A.A., Z. Beres, D. Mackey, M. Loux, B. Ackley. Can overproduction of EPSPS enhance fitness in certain glyphosate-resistant weeds?:  avenues for research. Weed Science Society of America Meeting, Vancouver, CANADA, February 7-9.

2014 –  Ibrahim T.A.*, M.N. Miriti, A.A. Snow, E.A. Heaton , D.J. Palik, C. Bonin, E. Mutegi,  and H. Chang.  Relative competitive ability of feral and cultivated biotypes of Miscanthus spp.: implications for new biofuel cultivars.  Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting, Boise, Idaho, July 28.

2014 – Snow*, A.A., Z. Beres, D. Mackey, M. Loux, B. Ackley. Can overproduction of EPSPS enhance fitness in certain glyphosate-resistant weeds?:  avenues for research. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, CA, February 4.

2014 – Palik* D.J., A.A. Snow, P.M. Sweeney, M.N. Miriti, and E.A. Heaton. Variation in relative competitive abilities of wild and cultivated switchgrass: implications for biofuel risk management. Weed Science Society of America and Canadian Weed Science Society joint annual meeting, Vancouver, BC. February 5, 2014.

2013 – Snow*, A.A., Z. Beres, D. Mackey, M. Loux, B. Ackley. Can overproduction of EPSPS enhance fitness in certain glyphosate-resistant weeds?:  avenues for research. North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, December 9-12.

2013 – Chang*, H., A.A. Snow, E. Mutegi, E. Lewis, M.N. Miriti, and E.A. Heaton. Hybridization between cultivated and wild switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) as a function of distance from cultivar field trials: implications for Biosafety procedures. Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, July 27-31.

2013 – Mercer*, K.L., H.M. Alexander, J. Emry, M.A. Kost, B.A. Pace, and A.A. Snow. Fitness of crop-wild sunflower hybrids affected by a range of competitive conditions. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, August 4-9.

2013 – Palik*, D.J., A.A. Snow, A.L. Stottlemyer, M.N. Miriti, and E.A. Heaton. Responses of cultivated and wild switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) to competition: implications for new biofuel cultivars. Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, July 27-31.

2012 – Stottlemyer* A. L., A. A. Snow, P. M. Sweeney, M. N. Miriti, and E. A. Heaton. Flowering phenology, ploidy, and fitness differences between cultivated and native switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.): implications for future biofuel crops. Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio. July 11, 2012.

2012 – Stottlemyer*A. L., A.A . Snow, P. M. Sweeney, M. N. Miriti, and E. A. Heaton. Fitness-related traits of cultivated vs. wild switchgrass (Panicum virgatum): implications for widespread planting of biofuel cultivars. 4th International EcoSummit, Columbus, Ohio, USA. October 5, 2012.

2012 – Palik* D. J., A. A. Snow, P. M. Sweeney, M. N. Miriti, and E. A. Heaton. Relative competitive abilities of cultivated vs. wild switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.): implications for new biofuel cultivars. Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio July 10, 2012.

2012 – Palik* D. J., A. A. Snow, P. M. Sweeney, M. N. Miriti, and E. A. Heaton. Relative competitive abilities of cultivated vs. wild switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.): implications for new biofuel cultivars. 4th International EcoSummit Conference, Columbus, Ohio. October 4, 2012.

2012 – Chang* H., A. A. Snow, D. J. Palik, A. L. Stottlemyer, E. A. Heaton, and M. N. Miriti. Fitness comparisons between cultivated and native switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.): Implications for Future Biofuel Crops.  12th International Symposium on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms, St. Louis, MO, USA.   September 19, 2012.

2012 – Heaton*, E. A., A. A. Snow, and M. N. Miriti. Role of Miscanthus species in the biofuel industry and their potential invasiveness. Annual Meeting of the North Central Weed Science Society, St. Louis, MO, USA.  December 13, 2012.

2012 – Snow*, A. A., H. Cweren, K. G. Havholm, J. Harris, and P. C. Miller. Maximizing the impact of a campus-wide undergraduate research forum.  Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, The College of New Jersey, June 24, 2012.

2011 – Stottlemyer* A. L., P. M. Sweeney, and A. A. Snow. Fitness-related traits of cultivated vs. wild switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).  Scientific workshop on Transgenes Going Wild, Leiden University, The Netherlands, July 11-15, 2011.

2011 – Snow, A.A. Methods for evaluating the fitness of transgenic crop-wild hybrids.  Invited speaker; Scientific workshop on Transgenes Going Wild, Leiden University, The Netherlands, July 11-15, 2011.

2011 – Chang*, H., A. A. Snow, and L. G. Campbell. A test for crop traits linked to a reciprocal translocation of cultivated and wild radish: implications for weed evolution following hybridization. Scientific workshop on Transgenes Going Wild, Leiden University, The Netherlands, July 11-15, 2011.

2011 – Hovick* S. M., L. G. Campbell, A. A. Snow, and K. D. Whitney. Hybridization in wild radish (Raphanus raphinastrum) alters early life-history traits and increases colonization success in a novel region.  Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

2011 – Snow, A. A., J. Morris, and H. Cweren. Basic ingredients of campus-wide undergraduate research offices.  Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 2011.

2010 – Ageru, A. A., A. A. Snow*, and P. M. Sweeney. Outcrossing rates of wild and weedy sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in Ethiopia: implications for crop-to-wild gene flow. Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Providence, RI, August 2010.

2010 – Campbell*, A., and A. A. Snow. Fitness-related traits of cultivated vs. wild switchgrass (Panicum virgatum): implications for widespread planting of biofuel cultivars. Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Providence, RI, August 2010.

2010 – Chang*, H., A. A. Snow, and L. G. Campbell. A test for crop traits linked to a reciprocal translocation of cultivated and wild radish: implications for weed evolution following hybridization. Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Providence, RI, August 2010.

2010 – Mercer*, K. L., H. M. Alexander, and A. A. Snow. Adaptive nature of seed emergence timing in common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)”, Meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Portland, OR, June 2010.

2010 – Snow* A. A., A. Campbell, E. A. Heaton, and M. Miriti. Ecological assessment of transgenic grasses: baseline studies of native and improved switchgrass for biofuel. International Symposium for Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms.  Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.

2010 – Snow*, A. A., and H. Cweren. Encouraging more student researchers to complete a research thesis.  Council on Undergraduate Research, Logan, UT; June 20, 2010.

2010 – Blockus, L., and A. A. Snow*. Ingredients of undergraduate research offices at doctoral-granting institutions.  Conference on Creativity, Inquiry, and Discovery: Undergraduate Research; American Association of Colleges and Universities, Durham, NC; November 13, 2010.

2010 – Snow*, A. A., J. DeCosmo, and S.M. Shokair. Low-cost strategies for promoting undergraduate research at research universities. American Association of Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC, January 22, 2010.

 

COMMENTARY ON VIDEO:

2017 – Panel discussion; AGES – The untold stories of GMO pioneers, featuring journalist Dan Charles; February 26, 2017; Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. https://vimeo.com/235779200

2015 – Presentation for National Research Council, NAS, Committee on Gene Drives in Non-Human Organisms; “Gene flow and gene drives”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C0CQuQTZ_M

2014 – National Academy of Sciences Workshop – When Science and Citizens Connect: Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms; Group Report on Transgenic Corn and Monarch Butterflies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vMotTl3we0

2010 – Invited Speaker on Environmental Risks of Synthetic Biology, President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues: www.tvworldwide.com/events/bioethics/100708/

 

MEDIA COVERAGE:

Nature (8/14/98, 4/22/99, 10/17/02, 1/30/03, 8/11/05, 11/13/08, 6/6/13, 8/16/13)

Nature Biotechnology (4/03, 5/22/15)

Science (10/11/96, 11/26/99, 8/24/01, 3/1/02, 10/24/03, 8/12/05, 10/20/06)

Science Online (sciencenow, 11/28/01, 8/9/02, 10/16/03)

Science News (10/11/03, 3/6/04, 5/15/04, 10/29/15)

The Scientist (6/4/2013)

Discover Magazine (5/98, 12/02)

New Scientist (1/5/08, 6/7/2013)

National Geographic (8/01, 5/02)

Scientific American (1/01, 12/02)

Time Magazine (5/31/99, 3/10/00, 11/6/06)

Technology Review, MIT Press (7/99)

United Press International (8/12)

US News & World Report (4/10/00, 1/26/02)

USA Today (8/14/05, 11/1/07)

New York Times (8/18/98, 8/31/98, 11/3/99, 1/18/05, 8/8/05, 7/26/10, 5/4/15 (letter), 7/18/15)

Washington Post (9/21/98, 10/19/06, 3/13/11)

Wired (8/12)

The Daily Beast (8/13)

Business Week (12/7/07)

Sacramento Bee (5/15/04)

San Francisco Chronicle (9/16/02)

Chicago Tribune (5/19/99, 1/21/04)

Columbus Dispatch (1/27/04, 9/16/10)

CBS News Online (6/13/13)

CNN Online (8/10/98), CNN Radio (10/19/06)

CSPAN-2 (12/17/02, 12/18/02)

Popular Science (4/03)

National Public Radio (9/18/98, 1/27/00, 11/25/02, 3/5/04, 9/13/04, 10/25/06, 2/25/11, 6/15/15)

National Public Radio, Earth and Sky (7/7/03, 7/8/03, 7/30/05, 9/12/05)

National Public Radio/PBS 8/3/16 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/nature/crispr-grapes/

British Broadcasting Company (9/13/04)

Korean Broadcasting Company (4/6/99)

Media/Outreach training, Ecological Society of America:

6/12/00 – 6/21/00, 9/21/00 – 9/28/00

Ecological Society of America Press Release (3/2/04)

Ohio State University Press Releases (8/3/98, 8/1/01, 8/7/02, 3/2/04, 11/8/04, 8/20/12; OSU Research News 11/14/02, 1/22/04, 8/8/05)

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

Courses:

1989 – 2001 – Introduction to Ecology (with laboratory, co-taught with Roy Stein)

1989 – 2007 – Plant Population Ecology (graduate course with laboratory; alternate years)

1993 – 2001 – Experimental Field Ecology (graduate course, with laboratory, co-taught with Elizabeth Marschall)

2001 – 2009 – Senior Seminar for Evolution and Ecology Majors

2012-2015 – Thesis Research for Undergraduates (1-3 students per year)

 

Graduate Seminars:

1990 –    Evolution of Plant Breeding Systems

1990 – Genetic Structure of Plant Populations

1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998 – Pollination Ecology of Tropical Plants; module of graduate level Tropical Ecology course, Organization for Tropical Studies; Costa Rica

1992 – Plant Reproductive Ecology

1992 – Ecological Genetics of Rare Plants

1993 – Ecology and Evolution of Plant Ecotypes (co-taught with Dr. Peter Curtis)

1995 – Inbreeding, Outbreeding, and Conservation Biology (co-taught with Dr. Patricia Parker)

1995 – Statistics for Ecologists

1996 – Ecology of Invasive Plants (co-taught with Dr. Peter Curtis)

1999 – Restoration and Ecology of Rare Plants (co-taught with Dr. Amy Faivre)

2000 – Scientific Writing

2002 – Evolutionary Ecology of Weedy and Invasive Plants

2003 – Molecular Markers and Genetic Diversity in Plant Populations

2003 – Gene Flow Between Crops and Wild Relatives

2008 – Ecological Genetics of Weedy and Invasive Plants

2013 – Publishing in High Impact Journals

2014 – Careers for PhDs in EEOB: Exploring the Landscape

2016 – Organization and Structure of Publications in Plant Ecology

2016 – Engineered Gene Drives for Managing Wild Populations

2015, 2016, 2017 – Introduction to the EEOB Grad Program (as Graduate Studies Chair)

2018 – Effects of Climate Change on Populations and Communities

 

Professional Training in Education:

2017 – Participant in Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching; Center for Life Sciences Education, Ohio State University

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Sandra Whisler, M.S., 1991. “Pollen limitation of seed production in self-incompatible mayapple colonies (Podophyllum peltatum).”

Kathleen Cochrane, M.S., 1993. “Genetic structure and reproductive success in two clonal, wind-pollinated prairie species.” (Co-advisor with Tabor Allison)

Jennifer Windus, M.S., 1993. “Sexual dimorphism, reproductive success, and genetic structure of a rare fen species (Valeriana ciliata).”

Katryn Syverson, M.S., 1994. “Effects of elevated CO2 and soil fertility on life history traits in wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)” (Co-advisor with Peter Curtis).

Robert Klips, Ph.D., 1995. “Inbreeding depression, autonomous self-pollination, and the genetic affinities of a rare taxon within the rose-mallows, Hibiscus section Muenchhusia.

Pedro Moran-Palma, Ph.D. 1997. “Reproductive ecology of Hymenoxys herbacea and Helianthus annuus.”

Carolee Franklin, M.S. 1998, “Effects of inbreeding on seed set in federally endangered Running Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferum).”

Theresa Culley, Ph.D. 2000. “Breeding system and local genetic structure in two cleistogamous violet species (Viola).”

Lawrence Spencer, Ph.D. 2001.”Fitness studies of hybrids between wild and domesticated, transgenic squash (Cucurbita pepo).”

Kristen Uthus, Ph.D. 2001. “The potential for introgression of cultivated radish (Raphanus sativus) alleles into wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) populations.

Sarena Mattson Selbo, M.S. 2001. “Ecological genetics of native grasses in restored conservation areas”.

Su Su, M.S. 2006 “Gene flow between sorghum and its weedy relatives”.

Michael Reagon, Ph.D. 2006. “Effects of crop-wild hybridization on population genetic structure of wild sunflower and wild rice”.

Lesley Campbell, Ph.D. 2007. “Adaptive significance of crop-wild hybridization in wild radish.”

Amy Stottlemyer, Ph.D. 2012, “The potential for gene flow between cultivated and wild switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.).”

Asfaw Ageru Adugna, Ph.D. 2012 (co-advisor). Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. “Genetic diversity and outcrossing in wild sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in Ethiopia.”

Shannon Zaret, M.S., 2013. “Survival of vegetative propagules of Miscanthus under field conditions.”

Hsiaochi Chang, Ph.D., 2015, “Evolutionary effects of gene flow from cultivated plants to wild relatives.”

Destiny Palik, Ph.D., 2017, “The invasive potential of perennial biofuel crops.”

Zachery Beres, Ph.D., 2019. “Evolutionary ecology of glyphosate resistance in Conyza canadensis and Arabidopsis thaliana.”

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS:

Dr. Simon Emms, Princeton University, 1994-95. “Effects of flower number on male fitness in a desert lily, Zigadenus paniculatus.” OSU Postdoctoral Fellow.

Dr. Amy Faivre, University of Arizona, 1998-00. “Genetic variation in isolated populations of a rare plant, Valeriana ciliata” OSU Postdoctoral Fellow.

Dr. Lawrence Spencer, 2001- 2002 “Ecological effects of gene flow from crops to weeds.”

Dr. Jill Johnston, 2002-2003 “Genetic diversity of shattercane and the potential for gene flow from grain sorghum.”

Dr. Kristin Mercer, 2005-2008. “Evolutionary ecology of crop cultivars and wild relatives.”

Dr. Patricia Sweeney, 2003 – 2012 (Senior Research Associate) “Developing genetic markers for the study of gene flow in plants.”

Dr. Evans Mutegi, 2010-2015. “Population genetics of wild sorghum and switchgrass.”

Dr. Peter (Xiao) Yang, 2014-2016. “Phenotypic effects of glyphosate resistance in non-crop plants.”

 

UNDERGRADUATE ADVISEES:

Elizabeth Baumann, Honors Thesis Research, 1999-2000

Julie Ketner, Independent Research, 2003-2004

Brian Maxwell, Independent Research, 2007-2008

Jenalle Eck, Independent Research, 2009-2010

Emily Lewis, Honors Thesis Research, 2012-2013

Stephanie Verhoff, Honors Thesis Research, 2012-2014

Darcy Doran-Myers, Honors Thesis Research, 2014-2015

Emily Ernst, Thesis Research, 2014-2015

Allison Guggenheimer, Independent Research, 2014-2015

Shama Patel, Independent Research, 2015-2016

Paul Ellis, Independent Research, 2016-2017

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, University of Michigan Biological Station (1993-2007): Mary Puterbaugh, Amy Miller, Caroline Brock, Ted Lee, Andrea Case, Kathryn Flinn, Jessica Hyde, Nicole Smith, Stephanie Levy

 

RECOGNITION FOR SERVICE TO UNDERGRADUATES

Faculty Supervisor, OSU Undergraduate Research Journal, 2007-2015

Elected to Mortar Board, the National College Senior Honor Society, 2007

Elected to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2007

Elected to the Honor Society of Phi Beta Kappa, 2015

 

SUMMARY OF UNIVERSITY SERVICE:  (1995-2018)

 

College and University Committees:

Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs Committee, 2015-2018

Arts and Sciences Faculty Investigation Committee, 2017-2018

Arts and Sciences Tenure and Promotion Panel, Natural and Mathematical Science, 2016 – 2018

Arts and Sciences Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee – 2017 – 2018

Discovery Themes Lecture Series Committee, 2014-2016

Director, OSU Undergraduate Research Office, 2006 – 2015

  •  Undergraduate Research Office Faculty Advisory Committee (Chair)
  • Honors and Scholars Center Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Denman Undergraduate Research Forum Faculty Advisory Committee (Chair)
  • Directors’ Committee, Office of Undergraduate Education

Presidential Committee on AAAS Fellows, 2004-2013; Chair 2011-2013

University Steering Committee for Environmental Sciences, 2010-2013

Selection Committee Member, OSU Distinguished Scholar Awards, 2009-2011

Search Committee Member, Executive Dean of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, 2008-09

College of Arts and Sciences Honors Advisory Committee, 2006-07

University Honors Review Committee, 2003-05

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, member of the Governing Board, 2003

Dean Search Committee Member, College of Biological Sciences, 1995-96

Graduate School Fellowship Selection Committee, Member in 1995, 2001, 2002; Chair in 1996.

OSU Student Aid for Graduate/Professional Fellowship Selection Committee Member, 1996

College Reorganization Committee Co-Chair and Secretary, 1997-98

Search Committee Member, Director of the Introductory Biology Program, 1998-99

College Affirmative Action Committee Member, 1995, 1996

College of Biological Sciences, Promotion and Tenure Committee Member, 2000-01

Institutional Biosafety Committee Member, 1995-2000

 

Department Committees:

Graduate Studies Committee Member, 1994, 1995, 1998-99, Chair 2015-2018

Promotion and Tenure Committee Member, 1994-present; Chair 2002-04, 2005-06, 2007-08

Search Committee Member (Plant Ecology), 2009-10

Seminar Committee Chair, 1999-2001; Co-Chair 2005-07

Advisory Committee Member, 1994-1996, 2000-2003; 2014-present

Graduate Admissions Committee Member, 2013-2013, 2015-present (as Chair of Graduate Studies)

Search Committee Member (Molecular Systematics), 1994

Search Committee Chair (Behavioral Ecology/Conservation Biology), 1999-00

Social Events Committee, 1996, 1997, 2005

Affirmative Action Committee Member, 1994, 1995, 1996-97 (Chair)

Affirmative Action Coordinator, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Diversity Committee Chair, 1998-99; Member 2005