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. Candidate, 2013-2019. “Ecological and Evolutionary Implications of Glyphosate Resistance in Conyza canadensis and Arabidopsis thaliana.”