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Publications- Dr. Sarah Eppley


Distichlis spicata  








Rogers, S. and Eppley, SM. 2012. Testing the interaction between interspecific competition and phosphorus in a dioecious grass. Botany 90: 704-710.

Rosenstiel, T.N., Shortlidge, E.E., Melnychenko, A.N., Pankow, J.F., and Eppley, S.M. 2012. Sex-specific volatile compounds influence microarthropod-mediated fertilization of moss. Nature 481: 431-433

Shortlidge, E. Rosenstiel, T. N., Eppley, E. 2012. Desiccation tolerance in bryophyte sperm. New Phytologist 194: 741-750.

Eppley, S. M. Rosenstiel, T. N., Graves, C. B., Garcia, E. 2011. Limits to sexual reproduction in geothermal bryophytes. International Journal of Plant Sciences 172: 870-978

Stark, L. R, McLetchie, D. N., and Eppley, S.M. 2010. Sex ratios and the shy male hypothesis in the moss Bryum argenteum. Bryologist 113: 788-797

Mercer, C. and Eppley, S. M. 2010. Intra- versus inter-sexual competition in the dioecious grass, Distichlis spicata.  Oecologia 164: 657-664 

Lee, L., Rosenstiel, T. N, and Eppley, S. M. 2010. Variation of photoperiod response in moss gametangia formation. Bryologist 113: 673-678

Eppley, S. M, Mercer, C. A., Haaning, C., Graves, C. B. 2009. A sex-specific mutualistic interaction in a dioecious grass. American Journal of Botany 96: 1967-1973

 Rosenstiel, T. N. and S. M Eppley. 2009. Long-lived sperm in the geothermal bryophyte Pohlia nutans. Biology Letters 5: 856-860.

Eppley, S. M. and J. R. Pannell. 2009 Inbreeding depression in dioecious populations of the plant Mercurialis annua: comparisions between outcrossed progeny and the progeny of self-fertilized feminized males. Heredity 102: 600-608.

Eppley, S. M., O'Quinn, R., A. L. Brown. 2009. New sequence-tagged site molecular markers for indentification of sex in Distichlis spicata. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1373-137.

Eppley, S. M. and L. K. Jesson. 2008. Moving to mate: the evolution of separate and combined sexes in multicellular organisms. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 727-736.

Eppley, S. M. and Pannell, J. R. 2007. Density-dependent self-fertilization and male versus hermaphrodite siring success in an androdioecious plant. Evolution 61: 2349-2359.

Taylor, P. J., Eppley, S. M., and Jesson, L. K. 2007. Sporophytic inbreeding depression in mosses occurs in a species with separate sexes but not in a species with combined sexes. American Journal of Botany 94: 1853-1859.

Tsyusko, O. V. Peters, M. B., Tuberville, T. D., Hagen, C., Eppley, S. M., and T. C. Glenn. 2007. Microsatellite markers isolated from saltgrass Distichlis spicata. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 883-885.

Eppley, S. M. and J. R. Pannell. 2007. Patterns of occupancy and abundance in an annual plant: testing a metapopulation model for the distributuion of sexual systems. American Naturalist 169: 20-28.

Eppley, S. M., Taylor, P. J., and L. K. Jesson. 2007. Self-fertilization in mosses: a comparision of heterozygote deficiency between species with combined versus separate sexes. Heredity 98: 38-44.

Eppley, S. M. 2006. Females make tough neighbors: sex-specific compettive effects in seedlings of dioecious grass. Oecologia 146: 549-554.

Eppley, S. M. 2005. Spatial segregation of the sexes and nutrients affect reproductive success in a dioecious, wind-pollinated grass. Plant Ecology 181: 179-190.

Pannell, J. R. Dorken, M. E., and Eppley, S. M. 2005. Haldane's Seive in a metapopulation: sifting through plant sexual polymorphisms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20: 374-379.

Pannell, J. R., and Eppley, S. M. 2004. Intraorganismal genetic diversity: Is it a usefual concept? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17: 1180-1181.

Eppley S. M. 2001. Gender-specific selection during early life-history stages in the dioecious grass Distichlis spicata. Ecology 82: 2022-2031.

Eppley, S. M. and E. H. Wenk. 2001. Reproductive biomass allocation in the dioecious perennial Acanthosicyos horrida. South African Journal of Botany 67: 10-14.

Roy, B. A., Stanton, M. L., and S. M. Eppley. 1999. Effects of environmental stress on leaf hair density and consequences for selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 12: 1089-1103.

Eppley, S. M., Stanton, M. L, and R. K. Grosbeg. 1998. Intrapopulation sex ratio variation in the salt grass Distichlis spicata. American Naturalist 152: 659-670.


Mangel, M. Switzer, P. and S. Eppley. 1996. An Ecological Field Project Book. First Edition.

Mangel, M., Switzer, P. and S. Eppley. 1996. An Ecological Problem Book. Fifth Edition.