FIU Tropical Biology Program Contributions

Contributions to the Program in Tropical Biology of Florida International University

The contribution series, a collection of peer-reviewed publications published by Tropical Biology affiliated faculty, was initiated in the Spring of 1998. The Tropical Biology program at FIU joins faculty from the Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Earth and the Environment, the Southeastern Environmental Research Center (SERC), the Biological Resource Division (BRD) of the United States Geological Service (USGS), and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG). This contribution series is maintained by Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega ( 

001      Koptur, S and N Truong. 1998. Facultative ant-plant interactions: nectar sugar preferences of introduced pest  ant species in south Florida. Biotropica 30:179-189.

002      Richardson, LL. 1998. Coral diseases: What is really known? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13:438-442.

003      Richardson, LL, WM Goldberg, RG Carlton, and JC Halas. 1998. Coral disease outbreak in the Florida Keys: plague Type II. Revista de Biología Tropical 46 Supplement 5:187-198.

004      Donnelly, MA. 1999. Reproductive phenology of Eleutherodactylus bransfordii (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in northeastern Costa Rica. Journal of Herpetology 33:624-631.

005      Oberbauer, SF, HW Loescher, and DB Clark. 2000. Effects of climate factors on daytime carbon exchange from an old growth forest in Costa Rica. Selbyana 21:66-73.

006      Francisco-Ortega, J, J Barber, A Santos-Guerra, R Febles, and RK Jansen. 1999. Origin and evolution of the endemic genera of Gonosperminae (Asteraceae: Anthemideae) from the Canary Islands: evidence from nucleotide sequences of the internal transcribed spacers of the nuclear ribosomal DNA. American Journal of Botany 88:161-169.

007      Francisco-Ortega, J, A Santos-Guerra, S-C Kim, and DJ Crawford. 1999. Plant genetic diversity in the­Canary Islands: a conservation perspective. American Journal of Botany 87:909-919.

008      Chick, JH, S Coyne, and JC Trexler. 1999. Effectiveness of airboat electrofishing for sampling fishes in shallow, vegetated habitats. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 19:957-967.

009      Collins, LS and AG Coates, Editors. 1999. A Paleobiotic Survey of Caribbean Faunas from the Neogene of the Isthmus of Panama. Bulletins of American Paleontology, no. 357, 351 pp.

010      Collins, LS and AG Coates. 1999. Introduction In A Paleobiotic Survey of Caribbean Faunas from the Neogene of the Isthmus of Panama. LS Collins and AG Coates (eds.). Bulletins of American Paleontology, no. 357. pp. 5-13.

011      Collins, LS, O Aguilera, PF Borne, and SD Cairns. 1999. A paleoenvironmental analysis of the Neogene of Caribbean Panama and Costa Rica using several phyla. In A Paleobiotic Survey of Caribbean Faunas from the Neogene of the Isthmus of Panama. LS Collins and AG Coates (eds.). Bulletins of American Paleontology, no. 357. pp. 81-87.

012      Collins, LS. 1999. The Miocene to Recent diversity of Caribbean benthic foraminifera from the Central American isthmus. In A Paleobiotic Survey of Caribbean Faunas from the Neogene of the Isthmus of Panama. LS Collins and AG Coates (eds.). Bulletins of American Paleontology, no. 357. pp. 91-107.

013      Rose, CD, WC Sharp, WJ Kenworthy, JH Hunt, WG Lyons, EJ Frager, JF Valentine, MO Hall, PE Whitfield, and JW Fourqurean. 1999. Overgrazing of a large seagrass bed by the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus in Outer Florida Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 190:211-222.

014      Richardson, LL. 2000. Coral Epidemiology. In Opportunities for Environmental Applications of Marine Biotechnology. Proceedings of the October 5-6, 1999. Board on Biology, National Research Council, National Academy Press. Washington, DC. Pp. 85-95.

015      Fisher, JB and AP Vovides AP. 2004. Mycorrhizae are present in cycad roots. Botanical Review 70:16-23.

016      Lee, DW, SF Oberbauer, P Johnson, B Krishnapilay, M Mansor, H Mohamad, and S K Yap. Effects of irradiance and spectral quality on leaf structure and function in seedlings of two Southeast Asian Hopea (Dipterocarpaceae) species. American Journal of Botany 87:447-455.

017      Francisco-Ortega, J and A Santos-Guerra 2001 Genes y conservación de plantas vasculares. In Naturaleza de las Islas Canarias. JM Fernández-Palacios and J Martín-Esquivel (eds.). Turquesa, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. Pp. 357-365.

018      Bogler, DJ and J Francisco-Ortega. 2004. Molecular systematic studies in cycads: evidence from trnL intron and ITS2 rDNA sequences. Botanical Review 70:260-273.

019      Zona, S, D Evans, and K Maidman. 2000. La palma barrigona. Palms 44:85-87.

020      Zona, S. 2001. Starchy pollen in Commelinoid monocots. Annals of Botany 87:109-116.

021      Fourqurean, JW, A Willsie, CD Rose, and LM Rutten. 2001. Spatial and temporal pattern in seagrass community composition and productivity in south Florida. Marine Biology 138:341-354.

022      Guala, GF, FJ Burton, GR. Proctor, and SP. Clifford. 2002. Additions to the Flora of the Cayman Islands. Kew Bulletin 57:235-237.

023      Reyes J, M Morton, KR Downum, GG Hoffman, and KE O'Shea. 2001. Isolation and spectral analysis of naturally occurring Thiarubrine A. Journal of Chemical Education 78:781-783.

024      Cantonwine, EG and KR Downum. 2001. Phenylheptatriyne variation in Bidens alba var. radiata leaves. Journal of Chemical Ecology 27:313-326.

025      Downum KR, D Lee, F Halle, M Quirke M, and GHN Towers. 2001. Sampling plant secondary compounds in a tropical rainforest canopy by hot air dirigible. Journal of Tropical Ecology 17:477-481.

026      Medina, M, TM Collins, and PJ Walsh. 2001. mtDNA ribosomal gene phylogeny of sea hares in the genus Aplysia (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Anaspidea): implications for comparative neurobiology. Systematic Biology 50:676-688.

027      Richardson, LL, GW Smith, KB. Ritchie, and RG Carlton. 2001. Integrating microbiological, microsensor, molecular, and physiologic techniques for the study of coral disease etiology. Hydrobiologia 460:71-89

028      O'Brien, JJ and SF Oberbauer. 2001. An inexpensive, portable meter for measuring soil moisture. Soil Science Society of America Journal 65:1081-1083.

029      Guala, G, DJ Bogler, J Sadle, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2000. Molecular evidence for polyphyly in the genus Apoclada (Poaceae: Bambusoideae). Bamboo Science and Culture 14:15-18.

030      Guala, G. 2000. Spatial habitat characterization and prediction for two endemic sister species of bamboo on the cerrados of central Brazil. Bamboo Science and Culture 14:21-27.

031      Peterson, BJ and JW Fourqurean. 2001. Large-scale patterns in seagrass (Thalassia testudinum) demographics in south Florida. Limnology and Oceanography 46:1077-1090.

032      Rawlings TA, TM Collins, and R. Bieler. 2001. A major mitochondrial gene rearrangement among closely related species. Molecular Biology and Evolution 18:1604-1609.

033      Lee DW and TM Collins. 2001. Phylogenetic and ontogenetic influences on the distribution of anthocyanins and betacyanins in leaves of tropical plants. International Journal of Plant Sciences 162:1141-1153.

034      Viehman, TS and LL Richardson. 2002. Motility patterns of Beggiatoa and Phormidium corallyticum in black band disease. In Proceedings 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali, Indonesia 23-27 October 2000, vol. 2. Pp. 1251-1256.

035      Richardson, LL and PV Zimba. 2001. Spatial and temporal patterns of phytoplankton in Florida Bay: utility of algal accessory pigments and remote sensing to assess bloom dynamics. In The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys. JW Porter and KG Porter (eds.). CRC Press. Pp. 453-470.

036      Davis, SE III, DL Childers, JW Day Jr., DT Rudnick, and FH Sklar. 2001. Nutrient dynamics in vegetated and unvegetated areas of a southern Everglades mangrove creek. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 52:753-768.

037      Richardson, LL and RB Aronson. 2002. Infectious Diseases of Reef Corals. In Proceedings 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali, Indonesia 23-27 October 2000, vol. 2. Pp. 1225-1230.

038      Davis, BC and JW Fourqurean. 2001. Competition between the tropical alga, Halimeda incrassata, and the seagrass, Thalassia testudinum. Aquatic Botany 71:217-232.

039      Peterson, BJ and KL Heck. 2001. An experimental test of the mechanism by which suspension feeding bivalves elevate seagrass productivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series 218:115-125.

040      Fisher, JB, HTW Tan, and LPL Toh. 2002. Xylem in rattans: vessel dimensions in climbing palms. American Journal of Botany 89:196-202.

041      Fisher, JB and PB Tomlinson. 2002. Tension wood fibers are related to gravitropic movement of red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) seedlings. Journal of Plant Research 115:39-45.

042      Fourqurean, JW and Y Cai. 2001. Arsenic and phosphorus in seagrass leaves from the Gulf of Mexico. Aquatic Botany. 71:247-258.

043      Fisher, JB, U Posluszny, and DW Lee. 2002. Irradiance promotes thorn development in a tropical liana, Artabotrys hexapetalus (Annonaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 163:295-300.

044      Zona, S. 2002. A revision of Pseudophoenix. Palms 46:19-38.

045      Trusty JL, RG Olmstead, A Santos-Guerra, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2005. Molecular phylogenetics of the Macaronesian endemic genus Bystropogon (Lamiaceae): paleo-islands, ecological shifts and inter-island colonizations. Molecular Ecology 14:1177-1189.

046      Fisher, JB and Jayachandran. 2002. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi enhance seedling growth in two endangered plant species from South Florida. International Journal of Plant Sciences 163:559-566.

047      Fisher, JB. 2002. Indeterminate leaves of Chisocheton (Meliaceae): survey of structure and development. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 139:207-221.

048      Peterson, BJ, CD Rose, LM Rutten, and JW Fourqurean. 2002. Disturbance and recovery following catastrophic grazing: studies of a successional chronosequence in a seagrass bed. Oikos 97:361-370.

049      Baber, MJ, DL Childers, KJ Babbitt, and D Anderson. 2002. Controls on fish distribution and abundance in temporary wetlands. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 59:1441-1450.

050      Francisco-Ortega J, J Fuertes-Aguilar, SC Kim, A Santos-Guerra, DJ Crawford, and RK Jansen. 2002. Phylogeny of the Macaronesian endemic Crambe section Dendrocrambe (Brassicaceae) based on internal transcribed spacer sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA. American Journal of Botany 89:1984-1990. 

051      Donnelly, MA, CJ Farrell, MJ. Baber, and JL. Glenn. "2001" [2002]. The amphibians and reptiles of the Kissimmee River. I. Patterns of abundance and occurrence in altered floodplain habitats. Herpetological Natural History 8:161-170.

052      Donnelly, MA, MJ Baber, and CJ Farrell. 2002. The amphibians and reptiles of the Kissimmee River. II. Patterns of abundance and occurrence in hammocks and pastures. Herpetological Natural History 8:171-179.

053      Kuta, KG and LL Richardson. 2002. Ecological aspects of black band disease of Corals: relationships between disease incidence and environmental factors. Coral Reefs 21:393-398.

054      Watling JI and MA Donnelly. 2002. Seasonal patterns of reproduction and abundance of leaf litter frogs in a Central American rainforest. Journal of Zoology 258:269-276

055      Richardson LL and KG Kuta. 2003. Ecological physiology of the black band disease cyanobacterium Phormidium corallyticum. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 43:287-298.

056      Castillo, D and AL Clarke. 2003. Trap/neuter/release methods ineffective in controlling domestic cat "colonies" on public lands. Natural Areas Journal. 23:247-253.

057      Davis, SE, C Corronado-Molina, DL Childers, and JW Day. 2003. Temporally dependent C, N, and P dynamics associated with the decay of Rhizophora mangle L. leaf litter in oligotrophic mangrove wetlands of the Southern Everglades. Aquatic Botany 75:199-215.

058      Baber, MJ and KJ Babbitt. 2003. Functional comparisons among native and introduced predatory fish and relative impacts on a tadpole assemblage. Oecologia 136:289-295.

059      Stewart, KM. 2003. The African cherry (Prunus africana): from hoe handles to the international herb trade. Economic Botany 57:559-569.

060      Liu, H and S Koptur. 2003. Breeding system and pollination of a narrowly endemic herb of the Lower Florida Keys: impacts of the urban-wildland interface. American Journal of Botany 90:1180-1187.

061      Geddes, P and JC Trexler. 2003. Uncoupling of omnivore-mediated positive and negative effects on periphyton mats. Oecologia 136:585-595. 

062      Liu, H, SG Platt, and CK Borg. 2004. Seed dispersal by the Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri) in pine rockland forests of the lower Florida Keys, United States. Oecologia 138:539-546.

063      Jayachandran, K and KG Shetty. 2003. Growth response and phosphorus uptake by arbuscular mycorrhizae of wet praire sawgrass. Aquatic Botany 76:281-290.

064      Liu, H, J Trusty, R Oviedo, A Anderberg, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2004. Molecular phylogenetics of the Caribbean genera Rhodogeron and Sachsia (Asteraceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 165:209-217.

065      Andrus, N, J Trusty, A Santos-Guerra, RK Jansen, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2004. Using molecular phylogenies to test phytogeographical links between East/South Africa-Southern Arabia and the Macaronesian islands - a review, and the case of Vierea and Pulicaria section Vieraeopsis (Asteraceae). Taxon 53:333-346.

066      Baber, MJ and KJ Babbitt. 2004. Influence of habitat complexity on predator- prey interactions between the fish (Gambusia holbrooki) and tadpoles of Hyla squirella and Gastrophryne carolinensis. Copeia 1:173-177.

067      Saporito, RA, MA Donnelly, RL Hoffman, HM Garraffo, and JW Daly. 2003. A siphonotid millipede (Rhinotus) as the Source of spiropyrrolizidine oximes of dendrobatid frogs. Journal of Chemical Ecology 29:2781-2786.

068      Rawlings TA, TM Collins, and R Bieler. 2003. Changing identities: tRNA duplication and remolding within animal mitochondrial genomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States Of America 100:15700- 15705.

069      Borrone, JW, DN Kuhn, and RJ Schnell. 2004. Isolation, characterization and development of WRKY genes as useful genetic markers in Theobroma cacao. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 109:495-507.

070      Trusty JL, RG Olmstead, DJ Bogler, A Santos-Guerra, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2004. Using molecular data to test a biogeographic connection of the Macaronesian genus Bystropogon (Lamiaceae) to the New World: a case of conflicting phylogenies. Systematic Botany 29:702-715.

071      Carine MA, SJ Russell, A Santos-Guerra, and J Francisco-Ortega. Relationships of the Macaronesian and Mediterranean floras: molecular evidence for multiple colonizations into Macaronesia and back-colonization of the continent in Convolvulus (Convolvulaceae). American Journal of Botany 91:1070-1085.

072      O'Brien, JJ, SF Oberbauer, and DB Clark. 2004. Whole tree xylem sap flow responses to multiple environmental variables in a wet tropical forest. Plant Cell and Environment 27:551-567.

073      Liu, H, E Menges, and PF Quintata-Ascencio. 2005. Population viability analysis of Chamaecrista keyensis – Stochastistic model simulations on the effect of different fire regimes. Ecological Applications 15:210-221.

074      Ferdie, M and JW Fourqurean. 2004. Responses of seagrass communities to fertilization along a gradient of relative availability of nitrogen and phosphorus in a carbonate environment. Limnology and Oceanography 49:2082-2094.

075      Chick, JH, CR Ruetz III, and JC Trexler. 2004. Spatial scale and abundance patterns of large fish communities in freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades. Wetlands 24:652-664.

076      Liu, H, ES Menges, JR Snyder, S Koptur, and MS Ross. 2005. Effects of fire intensity on vital rates of an endemic herb of the Florida Keys. Natural Areas Journal 25:71-76.

077      Guyer C and MA Donnelly. 2005. Patterns of co-occurrence of hylid frogs at a temporary wetland in Costa Rica. In Ecology and Evolution in the Tropics: a Herpetological Perspective. MA Donnelly, BI. Crother, C. Guyer, MH Wake, and ME White (eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. Pp. 227-242.

078      Donnelly, MA, MH Chen, and GG Watkins. 2005. The Iwokrama herpetofauna: an exploration of diversity in a Guyanan rainforest. In Ecology and Evolution in the Tropics: a Herpetological Perspective. MA Donnelly, BI. Crother, C. Guyer, MH Wake, and ME White (eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. Pp. 428-460.

079      McDiarmid, RW and MA Donnelly. 2005. The herpetofauna of the Guayana highlands: amphibians and reptiles of the Lost World. In Ecology and Evolution in the Tropics: a Herpetological Perspective. MA Donnelly, BI. Crother, C. Guyer, MH Wake, and ME White (eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. Pp. 461-560.

080      Liu, H and ES Menges. 2005. Winter fires promote greater vital rates of an endemic herb of the Lower Florida Keys than summer fires. Ecology 86:1483-1495.

081      Donnelly, MA, MH Chen, and GG Watkins. 2005. Sampling amphibians and reptiles in the Iwokrama Forest ecosystem. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 154:47-56.

082      Watling, JI. 2005. Edaphically-biased distributions of amphibians and reptiles in a lowland tropical rainforest. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 40:15-21.

083      Lips, K.R. and M.A. Donnelly. 2005. What the tropics can tell us about declining amphibian populations: current patterns and future prospects. In Status and Conservation of U.S. Amphibians. Volume 1: Conservation Essays. MJ Lannoo (ed). University of California Press. Pp 198-205.

084      Cairns, C, R Villanueva, S Koptur, and D Bray. 2005. Bee populations, forest disturbance and Africanization in Mexico. Biotropica 37:686-692.

085      Roncal J, J Francisco-Ortega, CB Asmussrn, and C Lewis. 2005. Molecular phylogenetics of tribe Geonomeae (Arecaceae) using nuclear DNA sequences of phosphoribulokinase and RNA polymerase II. Systematic Botany 30:275-283.

086      Richardson LL, Mills DK, Remily ER, Voss JD. 2005. Development and field application of a molecular probe for the primary pathogen of the coral disease white plague type II. Revista de Biologia Tropical 53:1-10.

087     Fisher JB and TE Marler TE. 2006. Eccentric growth but no compression wood in a horizontal stem of Cycas micronesica (Cycadales). IAWA Journal 27:377-382.

088      Oleas NH, AW Meerow, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2005. Isolation and characterization of eight microsatellite loci from Phaedranassa tunguraguae (Amaryllidaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes 5:791-793.

089     Tomlinson PB and JB Fisher. 2005. Development of nonlignified fibers in leaves of Gnetum gnemon (Gnetales)
American Journal of Botany 92:383-389.

090      Meerow, AW, D Stevenson, and J Francisco-Ortega, J. 2007. Microsatellite DNA studies in the Caribbean Zamia pumila complex (Zamiaceae). Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 98:484-518.

091      Voss, JD and LL Richardson. 2006. Coral diseases near Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas: patterns and potential drivers. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 69:33-40.

092      Catenazzi, A, J Carrillo, and MA Donnelly. 2005. Seasonal and geographic eurythermy in a coastal Peruvian lizard. Copeia 2005:713-723.

093      Trexler JC, WF Loftus, and S Perry. 2005. Disturbance and community structure in a twenty-five year intervention study. Oecologia 145:140-152.

094      Richardson, LL and JD Voss. 2005. Changes in a coral population on reefs of the northern Florida Keys following a coral disease epizootic. Marine Ecology Progress Series 297:147-156.

095      Zhang WH, Y Cai, KR Downum, and LQ Ma. 2004. Thiol synthesis and arsenic hyperaccumulation in Pteris vittata (Chinese brake fern). Environmental Pollution 131:337-345.

096      Daoust RJ and Childers DL. 2004.  Ecological effects of low-level phosphorus additions on two plant communities in a neotropical freshwater wetland ecosystem. Oecologia 141:672-686.

097      Gordon J, K Cambell, S Koenig, L Nelson, Laurence, and P Lewis. A turning point for Jamaica's Cockpit Country. 2006. Oryx 40:383-384.

098      Cariaga KA, CE Lewis, J Maschinski, SJ Wright & J Francisco-Ortega. 2005. Patterns of genetic diversity in the Critically Endangered Florida Key endemic Consolea corallicola Small (Cactaceae): evidence from Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSRs) DNA polymorphisms. Caribbean Journal of Science 41:225-233.

099      Remily ER and LL Richardson. 2006. Ecological physiology of a coral pathogen and the coral reef environment. Microbial Ecology 51:345-352.

100      Trusty, JL, HC Kesler, and G Haug-Delgado. 2006. The vascular flora of Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 57:247-355.

101      Hodges, S and BC Bennett. 2006. The ethnobotany of Pluchea carolinensis (Jacq.) G. Don (Asteraceae) in the botanicas of Miami, Florida. Economic Botany 60:75-84.

102      Saporito, RA, MA. Donnelly, HM Garraffo, TF Spande, and JW Daly. 2006. Geographic and seasonal variation in alkaloid-based chemical defenses of Dendrobates pumilio from Bocas del Toro, Panama. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32:795-814.

103      Francisco-Ortega, J., A Santos-Guerra,CE Jarvis, MA Carine, M Menezes De Sequeira, and M Maunder. 2010. Early British collectors of the Macaronesian flora: from Sloane to Darwin. In The Branching of a Paradigm: Beyond Cladistics. DM Williams and S Knapp (eds.). The Branching of a Paradigm: Beyond cladistics. University of California Press, Berkeley. Pp.125-144

104      Viehaman, S, DK Mills, GW Meichel, and LL Richardson. 2006. Culture and identification of Desulfovibrio spp. from coral infected by black band disease on Dominican and Florida Keys reefs. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 69:119-127.

105      Gaiser, EE, A Zafiris, P Ruiz, FAC Tobias and, and MS Ross. 2006. Tracking rates of ecotone migration due to salt-water encroachment using fossil mollusks in coastal South Florida. Hydrobiologia 569:237-257.

106      Roncal, J. 2006. Habitat differentiation of sympatric Geonoma macrostachys (Arecaceae) varieties in Peruvian lowland forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22:483-486.

107      Watling, JI and MA Donnelly. 2006. Fragaments as islands: a synthesis of faunal responses to habitat patchiness. Conservation Biology 20:1016-1025.

108      Roncal, J, J Francisco-Ortega, and C Lewis. 2007. An evaluation of taxonomic distinctness of two Geonoma macrostachys (Arecaceae) varieties based on inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) variation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 153:381-392.

109      Gil, M, AR Armitage, and JW Fourqurean. 2006. Nutrients increase epifaunal abundance and shift species composition in subtropical seagrass beds. Hydrobiologia 569:437-447.

110      Moynihan, J, AW Meerow, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2006. Isolation, characterization and cross-species amplification of microsatellite loci in the cycad genus Dioon (Zamiaceae). Potential utilization in population genetics studies of Dioon edule. Molecular Ecology Notes 7:72-74.

111      Donnelly, M.A., R.D. MacCulloch, C.A. Ugarte, and D. Kizirian. 2006. A New Riparian Gymnophthalmid (Squamata) from Guyana. Copeia 2006:396-403.

112      Voss JD and LL Richardson. 2006. Nutrient enrichment enhances black band disease progression in corals. Coral Reefs 25:569-576.

113      Stoddard PK, MR Markham, VL Salazar, and Allee S, 2006. Circadian rhythms in electric waveform structure and rate in the electric fish Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus. Physiology & Behavior 90:11-20.

114      Catenazzi, A and MA Donnelly. 2007. The Ulva connection: marine algae subsidize terrestrial predators in coastal Peru. Oikos 116:75-86.

115      Peterson, BJ, CM Chester, FJ Jochem, and JW Fourqurean. 2006. Potential role of sponge communities in controlling phytoplankton blooms in Florida Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 328:93-103.

116      Saporito, RA, R Zuercher, M Roberts, KG Gerow, and MA Donnelly. 2007 Experimental evidence for aposematism in the dendrobatid poison-frog Oophaga pumilio. Copeia 2007:1006-1011.

117      Davis, A, C Lewis, J Francisco-Ortega, and S Zona. 2007. Differentiation among insular and continental populations of Coccothrinax argentata (Arecaceae): evidence from DNA markers and a common garden experiment. Taxon 56:103-111.

118      Watling, JI and MA Donnelly. 2007. Multivariate correlates to extinction proneness of amphibians and reptiles in northeastern Bolivia. Diversity and Distributions 13:372-378.

119      Whitfield SM, KE Bell, T Philippi, M Sasa, F Bolaños, G Chaves, JM Savage, and MA Donnelly. 2007. Amphibian and reptile declines over 35 years at La Selva, Costa Rica. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104:8352-8356.

120      Bell, KE and MA Donnelly. 2006. Influence of forest on community structure of frogs and lizards in northeastern Costa Rica. Conservation Biology 20:1750-1760.

121      Voss JD, Mills DK, Myers, JL, Remily ER, Richardson LL. 2007. Black band disease microbial community variation on corals in three regions of the Wider Caribbean. Microbial Ecology 54:730-739.

122      Palow, DT and SF Oberbauer. 2009. Soil type affects seedling shade response at low light for two Inga species from Costa Rica. Plant and Soil 319:25-35.

123      Saporito RA, MA Donnelly, RA Norton, HM Garraffo, TF Spande, and JW Daly. 2007. Oribatid mites as a major dietary source for alkaloids in poison frogs. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 104:8885-8890.

124      Catenazzi A and MA Donnelly. 2007. Distribution of geckos in northern Peru: long-term effect of strong ENSO events? Journal of Arid Environments 71:327-332.

125      O’Brien, JJ, SF Oberbauer, DB Clark, and DA Clark. 2008. Phenology and stem growth seasonality in a Costa Rican wet tropical forest.Biotropica 40:151–159.

126      Francisco-Ortega, J, E Santiago-Valentín, P Acevedo-Rodríguez, C Lewis, J Pippoly III, AW Merrow, and M Maunder. 2007. Seed plant genera endemic to the Caribbean Island Biodiversity Hotspot: a review and a molecular phylogenetic perspective. Botanical Review 73:183-234.

127      Myers, JL, R Sekar, and LL Richardson. 2007. Molecular Detection and Ecological Significance of the Cyanobacteria Geitlerinema and Leptolyngbya in Black Band Disease of Corals. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:5173-5182.

128      Bennett, B. 2007. Doctrine of signatures: an explanation of medicinal plant discovery or dissemination of knowledge? Economic Botany 61:246-255.

129      Namoff, S, HEB Thornton, CE Lewis, R Oviedo, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2007. Molecular evidence for phylogenetic relationships of Jacquemontia reclinata House (Convolvulaceae) – A critically endangered species from South Florida. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 154:443-454.

130      Saporito, RA, MA Donnelly, P Jain, HM Garraffo, TF Spande, and JW Daly. 2007. Spatial and temporal patterns of alkaloid variation in the poison frog Oophaga pumilio in Costa Rica and Panama over 30 Years. Toxicon 50:757-778.

131      Watling, JI and MA Donnelly. 2007. Species richness and composition of amphibians and reptiles in a fragmented forest landscape in northeastern Bolivia. Basic and Applied Ecology 9:523-532.

132      Gomez-Peralta, D, SF Oberbauer, ME McClain, and TE Philippi. 2008. Rainfall and cloud-water interception in Tropical ontane cloud Forests in the eastern Andes of central Peru. Forest ecology and Management. 255:1315-1325. 

133      Catenazzi, A and MA Donnelly. 2008. Sea lions (Otaria flavescens) as hosts of the common vampire vat (Desmodus rotundus). Marine Ecology Progress Series 360:285-289.

134      Fisher, JB and K Jayachandran. 2008. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi promote growth and phosphorus uptake by Zamia, a native Florida cycad. Florida Scientist 71:265-272.

135      Allee SJ, MR Markham, VL Salazar, and PK Stoddard. 2008. Opposing actions of 5HT1A and 5HT2-like serotonin receptors on modulations of the electric signal waveform in the electric fish Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus. Hormones and Behavior 53:481-488.

136      Cariaga, KA, JF Pruski, R Oviedo, AA Anderberg, CE Lewis, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2008. Phylogeny and systematic position of Feddea (Astereceae: Feddeeae): a taxonomically enigmatic and critically endangered genus endemic to Cuba. Systematic Botany 33:193-202.

137      Thornton, HEB, J Roncal, CE Lewis, J Maschinski, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2008. Conservation Genetics of Jacquemontia reclinata (Convolvulaceae), an endangered species from Southern Florida: implications for restoration management. Biotropica 40:507-514.

138      Chick, JH, P Geddes, and JC Trexler. 2008. Periphyton mat structure mediates trophic interactions in a subtropical marsh. Wetlands 28:378-389.

139      Salazar, VL and PK Stoddard. 2008. Sex differences in energetic costs explain sexual dimorphism in the circadian rhythm modulation of the electrocommunication signal of the gymnotiform fish, Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus.Journal of Experimental Biology 211:1012-1020.

140      Jestrow, B, G Proctor and J Francisco-Ortega. 2008. Lasiocroton trelawniensis (Euphobiaceae), a critically endangered species from the Cockpit Country of Jamaica belongs to Bernardia (Euphorbiaceae). Botanical Review 74:166-177.

141      Zona, S, G Halder, R Schwartz, and R Vargas. 2009. A seed atlas of Hypoxis from eastern North America. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 136:26–32.

142      Santiago-Valentín, E and J Francisco-Ortega. 2008. Plant evolution and biodiversity in the Caribbean Islands– Perspectives from molecular markers. Botanical Review 74:1-4.

143      Francisco-Ortega, J, I Ventosa, R Oviedo, F Jimenez, P Herrera, M Maunder, and JL Panero. 2008. Caribbean Island Asteraceae: systematics, molecules, and conservation on a Biodiversity Hotspot. Botanical Review 74:112-131.

144      Maunder, M., J. Francisco-Ortega, S Lagos Witte, AW Meerow, M Mejía, and E Santiago-Valentín. 2008. Plant conservation in the Caribbean Island biodiversity hotspot. Botanical Review. 74:197-207.

145      Roncal, J, S Zona, and CE Lewis. 2008. Molecular phylogenetic studies of Caribbean Palms (Arecaceae) and their relationships to biogeography and conservation. Botanical Review 74:78-102.

146      Smith, SE, S Newman, and JC Trexler. 2008. Macroinvertebrate community response to eutrophication in an oligotrophic wetland: an in situ mesocosm experiment. Wetlands 28:686-694.

147      Stoddard, PK and MR Markham. 2008. Signal cloaking in electric fish. Bioscience 58:415-442.

148      Miranda M, AC Silva, and PK Stoddard. 2008. Use of space as an indicator of social behavior and breeding systems in the gymnotiform electric fish Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus. Environmental Biology of Fishes 83:379-389.

149      Francisco-Ortega, J, A Santos-Guerra, M Carine, and C Jarvis. 2008. Plant hunting in Macaronesia by Francis Masson: the plants sent to Linnaeus and Linnaeus filius. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 157:393-428.

150      Fisher. JB and K Jayachandran. 2008. Beneficial role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on Florida native palms. Palms 52:113-123.

151      Kizirian, D. and M.A. Donnelly. 2008. The network species model. Evolutionary Theory. Available in the internet at:

152      Catenazzi, A, JO Brookhart, and PE. Cushing. 2009. The natural history of guano island solifuges with a redescription of Chinchippus peruvianus Chamberlain and an additional new species (Arachnida, Solifugae, Ammotrechidae). Journal of Arachnology 37:151-159.

153      Bennett, BC and MJ Balick. 2008. Phytomedicine 101: plant taxonomy for medical plant researchers. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology 6:150-157.

154      Myers, JL and LL Richardson. 2009. Adaptation of cyanobacteria to the sulfide rich microenvironment of black band disease of coral. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 67:242-251.

155      Babbitt, KJ, MJ Baber, DL Childers, and D Hocking. 2009. Influence of agricultural upland habitat on larval anuran assemblages in seasonally-inundated wetlands. Wetlands 29:294-301.

156      Markham MR, SJ Allee, A Goldina, and PK Stoddard. 2009. Melanocortins regulate the electric waveforms of gymnotiform electric fish. Hormones and Behavior 55:306-13.

157       Montaña, CG, CA Layman, and DC. Taphorn. 2008. Comparison of fish assemblages in two littoral habitats in a Neotropical morichal stream in Venezuela. Neotropical Ichthyology, 6:577-582.

158      Von May, Rudolf, and Maureen.A. Donnelly. 2009. Do trails affect relative abundance estimates of rainforest frogs and lizards? Austral Ecology 34:613-620.

159      Catenazzi, A, LO Rodriguez, and MA Donnelly. 2009. The advertisement calls of four species of glass frogs from southeastern Peru. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 44:83-91.

160      Von May, R, K Siu-Ting, JM Jacobs, M Medina-Müeller, G Gagliardi, LO Rodríguez, and MA Donnelly. 2009. Species diversity and conservation status of amphibians in Madre de Dios, Southern Peru. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 4:14-29.

161      Oleas, N, AW Meerow, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2009. Eight microsatellite loci in Phaedranassa schizantha Baker (Amaryllidaceae) and cross-amplification in other Phaedranassa species. Conservation Genetics 10:1887-1889.

162      Watling, JI, K Gerow, and MA Donnelly. 2009. Nested species subsets of amphibians and reptiles on Neotropical forest islands. Animal Conservation 12:467-476.

163      Stewart, KM. 2009. Effects of bark harvest and other human activity on populations of the African cherry (Prunus africana) on Mount Oku, Cameroon. Forest Ecology and Management 258:1121-1128.

164      Khorsand Rosa R and S Koptur. 2009. Preliminary observations and analyses of pollination in Coccothrinax argentata: challenging the assumption of anemophily. Palms 53:75-83.

165      Allee, SJ, MR Markham, and PK Stoddard. 2009. Androgens enhance plasticity of an electric communication signal in female knifefish, Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus. Hormones and Behavior 56:264-273.

166      Gantar, M, R Sekar, and LL Richardson. 2009. Cyanotoxins from coral black band disease and other marine environment. Microbial Ecology 58:856-864.

167      Richardson LL, AW Miller, E Broderick, L Kaczmarsky, M Gantar, D Stanic, and R Sekar. 2009. Sulfide, microcystin, and the etiology of black band disease. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 87:79-90.

168      Namoff, S, Q Luke, F Jimenez, A Veloz, CE Lewis, V Sosa, M Maunder, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2010. Molecular phylogenetics of Jacquemontia ovalifolia (Convolvulaceae) - A biogeographical disjunction between Africa, the Caribbean, and the Hawaiian Islands. Journal of Plant Research 123:57-65.

169      Salazar, VL and PK Stoddard. 2009. Social competition affects electric signal plasticity and steroid levels in the gymnotiform fish Brachyhypopomus gauderio. Hormones and Behavior 56:399-409.

170      Meerow, A, J Francisco-Ortega, T Ayala-Silva, D Stevenson, and K Nakamura. 2012. Population genetics of Zamia in Puerto Rico, a study with ten SSR loci. Memoirs of New York Botanical Garden 106:204-223.

171      Pinto-Torres, E and S Koptur. 2009. Hanging by a coastal strand: breeding system of a federally endangered morning-glory of the south-eastern Florida coast, Jacquemontia reclinata. Annals of Botany 104:1301-1311.

172      Cardel, Y and S Koptur. 2010. Effects of florivory on the pollination of flowers: an experimental field study with a perennial plant. International Journal of Plant Sciences 171:283–292 

173      Sequeira, M, A Santos-Guerra, CE Jarvis, A Oberli, M Carine, M Maunder, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2010. The Madeiran plants collected by Sir Hans Sloane in 1687, and his descriptions. Taxon 59:598-612.

174      Linares, LJ and S Koptur. 2010. Floral biology and breeding system of the crenulate lead plant, Amorpha herbacea var. crenulata, an endangered south Florida pine rockland endemic. Natural Areas Journal 30:138-147.

175      Wake, MH and MA Donnelly. 2010. A new lungless caecilian (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) from Guyana. Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Biological Sciences) 277:915-922.

176      Fourqurean, JW, TJ Smith, J Possley, TM Collins, D Lee, and S Namoff.  2010.  Are mangroves in the tropical Atlantic ripe for invasion? Exotic mangrove  trees in the forests of South Florida.  Biological Invasions 12:1387-3547.

177      Gamper, HA and S Koptur. 2010. Honeydew foraging by birds in tropical montane forests and pastures of Mexico . Journal of  Tropical Ecology 26:335–341.

178      Koptur, S, P William, and Z Olive. 2010. Ants and plants with extrafloral nectaries in fire successional habitats on Andros (Bahamas). Florida Entomologist 93:89-99.

179      Namoff, S, J Francisco-Ortega, S Zona, and CE Lewis. 2010. Microsatellite markers developed for the Caribbean palm Pseudophoenix sargentii - Two PCR-based methods. Conservation Genetics Resources 2:85-87.

180      Francisco-Ortega, J, Z-S Wang, F-G Wang, F-W Xing, H Liu, H Xu, W-X Xu, Y-B Luo, X-Q Song, S Gale, DE Boufford, M Maunder, and S-Q An. 2010. Seed plant endemism on Hainan Island: a framework for conservation actions. Botanical Review 76:346-376.

181     Von May, R, JM Jacobs, R Santa-Cruz, J Valdivia, J Huamán, and MA Donnelly. 2010. Amphibian community structure as a function of forest types in Amazonian Peru. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26:509-519.

182     Saporito, RA, M Isola, VC Maccachero, K Condon, and MA Donnelly. 2010. Ontogenetic scaling of poison glands in a dendrobatid poison frog. Journal of Zoology 282:238-245.

183     Francisco-Ortega, J, F-G Wang, Z-S Wang, F-W Xing, H Liu, H Xu, W-X Xu, Y-B Luo, X-Q Song, S Gale, DE Boufford, M Maunder, and S-Q An. 2010. Endemic seed plant species from Hainan Island: a checklist. Botanical Review 76:295-345.

184     Tye, A and J Francisco-Ortega. 2011. Origins and evolution of Galapagos endemic vascular plants. In The Biology of Island Floras. D Bramwell and J Caujapé-Castells (eds.). Cambridge University Press, London. Pp. 89-153.

185     Maunder, M, M Abdo, R Berazain, C Clubbe, F Jimenez, A Leiva, E. Santiago-Valentin, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2011. The plants of the Caribbean Islands: a review of the biogeography, diversity and conservation of a storm battered biodiversity hot-spot. In The Biology of Island Floras. D Bramwell and J Caujapé-Castells (eds.). Cambridge University Press, London. Pp. 154-178.

186     Trusty, JL, HC Kesler, J Rodriguez, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2011. Conservation status of endemic plants on Isla del Coco, Costa Rica: applying IUCN red list criteria on a small island. In The Biology of Island Floras. D Bramwell and J Caujapé-Castells (eds.). Cambridge University Press, London. Pp. 452-473.

187     Obaza, A,  DL DeAngelis, and JC Trexler. 2011. Using data from an encounter sampler to model fish dispersal. Journal of Fish Biology 78:495-513.

188     Trexler, JC, DL DeAngelis, and J Jiang. In press. Community assembly and mode of reproduction: predicting the distribution of livebearing fishes. In Ecology and Evolution of Poeciliid Fishes. J Evans, A Pilastro, and I Schlupp (eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 

189     Kaczmarsky, L and LL Richardson. 2010. Do elevated nutrients and organic carbon on Philippine reefs increase the prevalence of coral disease? Coral Reefs 30:253-257.

190     Miller AW and LL Richardson. 2011. A meta-analysis of 16S rRNA gene clone libraries from the polymicrobial black band disease of corals. FEMS Microbiology 75:231-241.

191     Namoff S, A Veloz, F Jiménez, RA Rodríguez-Peña, B Peguero, C Lewis, J Moynihan, M Abdo, M Maunder, E Von Wettberg, MP Griffith, AW Meerow, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2010. Sweet drinks are made of this: conservation genetics of an endemic palm species from the Dominican Republic. Journal of Heredity 102:1-10.

192     Miller AW, P Blackwelder, H Al-Sayegh, and LL Richardson. 2011. Boring cyanobacteria and a novel population of bacteria revealed by ultrastructural characterization of corals of the Montastraea annularis species complex infected by black band disease. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 93:179-190.

193    Barrios B and S Koptur. 2011. Floral biology and breeding system of Angadenia berteroi (Apocynaceae): why do flowers of the pineland golden trumpet produce few fruits? International Journal of Plant Sciences 172:378-385.

194    Stanic D, S Oehrle, M Gantar, and LL Richardson. 2011. Microcystin production and ecological physiology of Caribbean black band disease cyanobacteria.  Environmental Microbiology 13:900-910.

195    Barrios B, G Arellano, and S Koptur. 2011. The effects of fire and fragmentation on occurrence and flowering of a rare perennial plant.  Plant Ecology 212:1057-1067.

196    Jestrow B, F Jimenez F, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2010 Generic delimitations in the Antillean Adelieae (Euphorbiaceae) with the description of the Hispaniolan endemic genus, Garciadelia. Taxon 59:1801-1814.

197    Hegna RH, RA Saporito, KG Gerow, and MA Donnelly. 2011. Contrasting colors of an aposematic poison frog do not affect predation. Annales Zoologici Fennici 48:29-38.

198    Parkos JJ, CR Ruetz III, and JC Trexler. 2011. Disturbance regime and limits on benefits of refuge use for fishes in a fluctuating hydroscape. Oikos 120:1519-1530.

199   Griffith P, C Lewis, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2011. Palm conservation in a botanic garden: a case study of the Keys Thatch Palm. Palms 55:93-101.

200    Zona S, J Francisco-Ortega, B Jestrow, WJ Baker, and CE Lewis. 2011. Molecular phylogenetics of the palm subtribe
Ptychospermatinae (Arecaceae). American Journal of Botany 98:1716-1726. 

201   Jestrow B, J Gutiérrez, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2011. Islands within islands: a molecular phylogenetic study of the Leucocroton alliance (Euphorbiaceae) across the Caribbean Islands and within the serpentinite archipelago of Cuba. Journal of Biogeography 39:452-464.

202    Zona S, T Clase, and A Franck. 2011. A synopsis of Salvia section Wrightiana(Lamiaceae). Harvard Papers in Botany 16:383-388.

203    Trusty J, A Tye, TM Collins, FA Michelangeli, P Madriz, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2012. Galapagos and Cocos Islands: geographically close, botanically distant. International Journal of Plant Sciences 173:36-53.

204     Moynihan J, DWm Stevenson, CE Lewis, AP Vovides, P Caputo, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2012. A phylogenetic study of Dioon Lind. (Zamiaceae, Cycadales), based on morphology, nuclear ribosomal DNA, a low copy nuclear gene and plastid RFLPs. Memoirs of New York Botanical Garden 106:448-479.

205     Moynihan J, AP Vovides, JJ Gonzalez-Astorga, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2012. Population genetic diversity in the Dioon edule Lindl. species complex (Zamiaceae, Cycadales): evidence from microsatellite data. Memoirs of New York Botanical Garden 106:224-249.

206     Gamper HA, S Koptur, J García-Franco, and A Plata Stapper. 2011. Alteration of forest structure modifies the distribution of scale insect, Stigmacoccus garmilleri,in Mexican tropical montane cloud forests. Journal of Insect Science 11, article 124, 14 pp. Available at:

207     Miller AW and LL Richardson. 2012. Fine-structure analysis of black band disease (BBD) infected coral and coral exposed to the BBD toxins microcystin and sulfide. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 109:27-33.

208     Francisco-Ortega, J. 2012. David Fairchild y sus expediciones biológicas a las Islas Canarias. Conferencias y Lecturas del Instituto de Estudios Canarios 21:1-53.

209     Oleas, N,  B Jestrow, M Calonje, B Peguero, F Jiménez, R Rodríguez-Peña, R Oviedo, E Santiago-Valentín, AW Meerow, M Abdo, M Maunder, P Griffith, and Javier Francisco-Ortega. 2013. Molecular systematics of threatened seed plant species endemic in the Caribbean Islands. Botanical Review 79:528-541.

210      Santos-Guerra, A, CE Jarvis, M Carine, M Maunder, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2011. Late 17th century herbarium collections from the Canary Islands: the plants collected by James Cuninghame in La Palma. Taxon 60:1734-1753.

211     Gantar, M, L Kaczmarsky, D Stanić, A Miller, and L Richardson. 2011. Antibacterial activity of marine and black band disease cyanobacteria against coral-associated bacteria. Marine Drugs 9:2089-2105.

212     Zona, S, P Davis, A Anuradha, J Prince, and JW Horn. 2012. Seeds of Eriocaulaceae of the United States and Canada. Castanea 7:37-45.

213     Feeley, KJ. 2012. Distributional migrations, expansions, and contractions of tropical plant species as revealed in dated herbarium records. Global Change Biology 18:1335-1341.

  La Hee, JM. and EE Gaiser. 2012. Benthic diatom assemblages as indicators of water quality in the Everglades and three tropical karstic wetlands.  Freshwater Science 31:205-221.

215     Gavassa, S, AC Silva, E Gonzalez, and PK Stoddard. 2012. Signal modulation as a mechanism for handicap disposal. Animal Behaviour 83:935-944.

216     Oleas, N, AW Meerow, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2012. Population dynamics of an endangered species from the Tropical Andean hotspot. Journal of Heredity 103:557–569.

217     Francisco-Ortega, J, A Santos-Guerra, JL Mosely, N Korbe, and M Swan. 2012. David Fairchild expeditions to the Canary Islands - Plant collections and research outcomes. Brittonia 64:421-437.

218     C
alonje, M, AW Meerow, L Knowles, D Knowles, P Grifith, K Nakamura, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2013. Cycad biodiversity in the Bahama Archipelago and conservation genetics of the Critically Endangered Zamia lucayana (Zamiaceae). Oryx 47:190-198.

219     Jestrow, B, JJ Valdés, F Jiménez Rodríguez, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2012. Phylogenetic placement of the Dominican Republic endemic genus Sarcopilea (Urticaceae). Taxon 6:592-600.

220     Geiger, J, AW Meerow, C Lewis, R Oviedo, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2014. Genetic diversity and conservation of Ipomoea microdactyla (Convolvulaceae) – An endemic vine from the Bahamas, Cuba, and Southeastern Florida. Plant Species Biology 29:2-15.

221     Cibrian-Jaramillo, A., A Hird, N Oleas, H Ma, AW Meerow, J Francisco-Ortega, and MP Griffith. 2013. What is the conservation value of a plant in a botanic garden? Using indicators to improve management of ex situ collections. Botanical Review 79:559-577.

222     Li, B, W Xu, T Tu, Z Wang, RG Olmstead, H Peng, J Francisco-Ortega, PH Cantino, and D Zhang.  2012. Phylogenetic position of Wenchengia (Lamiaceae): a taxonomically enigmatic and critically endangered genus. Taxon 61:392-401.

223     Oleas, N, AW Meerow, and J Francisco-Ortega. 2013. Molecular markers and conservation of plant species in the Latin-America: the case of Phaedranassa viridiflora (Amaryllidaceae). Botanical Review 79:507-527.

224      Santiago-Valentín, E., J Sustache-Sustache, C Figuerola, J Fumero-Cabán, J Francisco-Ortega, and P Griffith. 2012. Pseudophoenix sargentii on Mona Island: conservation survey and a new discovery. Palms 56:78-90.

225     Zona, S and RA Pursell. 2012. Erpodium domingense (Erpodiaceae), new to Florida. Evansia 29:90-92.

226     Griffith, MP, J Francisco-Ortega, and A Cribrian Jaramillo. 2013. Special issue on genetics and plant conservation in Latin America. Botanical Review 79:447-448.

227     Gavassa, S., AC Silva, E Gonzalez, J Molina, and PK Stoddard. 2012. Social competition masculinizes the communication signals of female electric fish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:1057-1066.

228     Francisco-Ortega J, A Santos-Guerra, L Sanchez-Pinto, and M Maunder. 2012. Early cultivation of Macaronesian plants in three European Botanic Garden. Revista de la Academia Canaria de Ciencias 23:113-143.

229     Feeley KJ, Y Malhi, P Zelazowski, and MR Silman. 2012. The relative importance of deforestation, precipitation change, and temperature sensitivity in determining the future distributions and diversity of Amazonian plant species. Global Change Biology 18:2636-2647.

230     Feeley KJ, EM Rehm, and B Machovina. 2012. The responses of tropical forest species to global climate change: acclimate, adapt, migrate, or go extinct? Frontiers in Biogeography 4:69-82.

231     Kassa MT, Penmetsa RV, Carrasquilla-Garcia N, Sarma BK, Datta S, Upadhyaya HD, Varshney RK, von Wettberg EJB, and Cook DR. 2012. Genetic patterns of domestication in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) and wild Cajanus relatives. PlosOne 7(6):e39563.

232      Casamatta D, Stanic D, Gantar M, and Richardson LL. 2012. Characterization of Roseofilum reptotaenium (Oscillatoriales, Cyanobacteria) gen. et sp. nov. isolated from Caribbean black band disease. Journal of Phycologia 51:489-499.

233      Gavassa S and Stoddard PK. 2012. Food restriction promotes signaling effort in response to social challenge in a short-lived electric fish. Hormones and Behavior 62:381-388.

234      Griffith MP, Sustache Sustache J, Francisco-Ortega J, and Santiago-Valentin E. 2012. Cactus, succulent, and pachycaul flora of Mona Island. Haseltonia 18:59-69.

235      Feeley KJ and Rehm E. 2012. Amazon's vulnerability to climate change heightened by deforestation and man-made dispersal barriers. Global Change Biology 18:3606-3614.

236      Koptur S, Peña JE, and Grogan L Jr. 2013. The biting midge, Forcipomyia (Microhelea) eriophora (Williston) (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), an ectoparasite of larval Phoebis sennae (Pieridae) in south Florida. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 67:128-130.

237      Hegna R, Saporito RA, and Donnelly MA. 2013. Not all colors are equal: predation and color polytypism in the aposematic poison frog Oophaga pumilio. Evolutionary Ecology 27:831-845.

238      Korber N, Gelberg LE, Mosely J, Swan M, Freid E, Jestrow B, and Francisco-Ortega J. 2013. The unpublished autobiography of Donovan Correll (1908-1983): accounts on Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Bahamian plants. Moscosoa 18:85-103.

239      Savage JM, Ugarte CA, and Donnelly MA. 2013. A new species of earless toad (Bufonidae: Incilius) from Western Panama. Copeia 2013:1-8.

240      Laubengayer K., Zona S, Santiago-Valentín E, Husby C, and Francisco-Ortega J. 2012. Morphometric analysis of Aiphanes minima (Arecaceae) across the Antilles. Harvard Papers in Botany 17:299–305.

241      Meerow AW, Francisco-Ortega J, Calonje M, Griffith MP, Ayala-Silva T, Stevenson DW, and Nakamura K. 2012. Zamia (Cycadales: Zamiaceae) on Puerto Rico: asymmetric genetic differentiation and the hypothesis of multiple introductions. American Journal of Botany 99:1828-1839.

242      Donnelly MA and Wake MH. 2013. A new Microcaecilia (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Siphonopidae) from Guyana and comments on Epicrionops niger. Copeia 2013:227-235.

243      Reider KE, Carson WP, and Donnell MA. 2013. Effects of collard peccary (Pecari tajacu) exclusion on leaf litter amphibians and reptiles in a Neotropical wet forest, Costa Rica. Biological Conservation 163:90-98.

244      Harrison E, Lorenz J, and Trexler JC. 2013. Per capita effects of non-native Mayan cichlids (Cichlasoma urophthalmus Gunther) on native fish in the estuarine Southern Everglades. Copeia 2013:80-96. 

245       Abbey-Lee R., Gaiser EE, and Trexler JC. 2012. Relative role of dispersal dynamics and competition in determining isotopic niche breadth. Freshwater Biology 58:780-792.

246      Khorsand RR and Koptur S. 2013. New findings on the pollination biology of Mauritia flexuosa (Arecaceae) in Roraima, Brazil: linking dioecy, wind, and habitat. American Journal of Botany 100:613-621.

247     Koptur S, Palacios-Ríos M, Díaz-Castelazo, Mackay WP, and Rico-Gray V. 2013. Nectar secretion on fern fronds associated with lower levels of herbivore damage: field experiments with a widespread epiphyte of Mexican cloud forest remnants. Annals of Botany 111:1277-1283.

248    Gavassa S, Roach JP, and Stoddard PK. 2013. Social regulation of electric signal plasticity in male Brachyhypopomus gauderio. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 199:375–384.

249     Khorsand Rosa R, Barbosa RI, and Koptur S. 2013. How do habitat and climate variation affect phenology of the Amazonian palm, Mauritia flexuosa? Journal of Tropical Ecology 29:255-259.

250     Gavassa S, Goldina A, Silva AC, and Stoddard PK. 2013. Behavioral ecology, endocrinology, and signal reliability of electric communication. Journal of Experimental Biology 216:2403-2411.

251     Robinson D, Warmsley A, Nowakowski AJ, Reider KE, and Donnelly MA. 2013. The value of remnant trees in pastures for a neotropical poison frog.  Journal of Tropical Ecology 29:345-352.

252   Feeley KJ, Hurtado J, Saatchi S, Silman MR, and Clark DB. 2013. Compositional shifts in Costa Rican forests due to climate-driven species migrations. Global Change Biology 19: 3472-2480.

253    Rehm EM, and Feeley KJ. 2013. Forest patches and the upward migration of timberline in the southern Peruvian Andes. Forest Ecology and Management 305:204-211.

254    Francisco-Ortega J and Zona S. 2013. Sweet sap from palms, a source of beverages, alcohol, vinegar, syrup, and sugar. Vieraea 41:91-113.

255    Francisco-Ortega J. 2013. Viera y Clavijo, Arnoldo Santos y los siglos de las luces. Vieraea 41:5-20.

256    Carey E, Gape L, Manco BN, Hepburn D, Smith RL, Knowles L, Knowles D, Daniels M, Vincent MA, Freid E, Jestrow B, Griffith MP, Calonje M, Meerow AW, Stevenson DW, Francisco-Ortega J. In press. Botanical Review.

257     Freid E, Francisco-Ortega J, and Jestrow B. In press. Endemic seed plants in the Bahamian archipelago. Botanical Review.

258     Francisco-Ortega J, Korber N, Swan M, Mosely J, Freid E, and Jestrow B. In press. Plant hunting expeditions of David Fairchild to The Bahamas. Botanical Review.

259    Jestrow B, Freid E, Arango-Garces S, and Francisco-Ortega J. In press. The Bahamian flora: plant exploration, living collections, and DNA – A journey started in 1963. Botanical Review.

260     Zona S. 2013. Millipedes transport gemmae of Calymperes palisotii (Bryophyta: Calymperaceae). Nova Hedwigia 97:477-483.

261     Salas-Leiva DE, Meerow A, Calonje M, Griffith M, Francisco-Ortega J, Stevenson D, Nakamura K, Lewis C, and Lewis C. 2013. Phylogeny of the cycads based on multiple single copy nuclear genes: congruence of concatenated parsimony, likelihood, and species tree inference methods. Annals of Botany 112:1263-1278.

262     Smith CJ, Collins LS, and Hayek L. 2013. Biogeographic effects of the closing Central American seaway on benthic foraminifera of Venezuela. Bulletin of Marine Science [Special Issue “Environmental, Ecological and Evolutionary Change in Seas Across the Isthmus of Panama,” O’Dea, A., & Collins, L.S. (eds.)] 89:921-936.

263     Zona S. In press. Liverworts (Marchantiophyta) of Miami, Florida, USA. Tropical Bryology.

264     O'Dea A. and Collins L. In press. Seas around the Isthmus: ecological and evolutionary change in Tropical America over varying time scales. Bulletin of Marine Science.

265     Priestap H, Chin C, Veisaga ML, Commock T, Campbell K, Jestrow B, Francisco-Ortega J, and Barbieri M. In press. Volatile constituents of five species of Portlandia (Rubiaceae). Journal of Essential Oil Research.

266     Pratte ZA. In press.  Microbial functional genes associated with coral health and disease. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.

267     Miller AW and Richardson LL. In press. Emerging coral diseases - A temperature-driven process? Marine Ecology.

268     Bennett BC and  Balick MJ. In press. Does the name really matter? The importance of botanical nomenclature and plant taxonomy in biomedical research. Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

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271      Oleas NH, Von Wettberg, E, and Negrón-Ortiz V. In press. Population genetics of the federally threatened Miccosukee Gooseberry (Ribes echinellum), an endemic North American species. Conservation Genetics.

272     Khorsand R, Barbosa R, and Koptur S. In press. Which factors explain reproductive output of Mauritia flexuosa (Arecaceae) in forest and savanna habitats of northern Amazonia? International Journal of Plant Sciences.

273    Romeiras MM, Duarte MC, Santos-Guerra A, Carine M, and Francisco-Ortega J. In press. Botanical exploration of the Cape Verde Islands: from the pre-Linnaean records and collections to the late 18th century floristic accounts and expeditions. Taxon.

274    Rodríguez-Peña RA, Jestrow B, Cinea W, Veloz A, Jiménez-Rodríguez F, García R, Meerow AW, Griffith MP, Maunder M, and Francisco-Ortega J. In press. Conservation and genetics of two Critically Endangered Hispaniolan palms – Genetic erosion of Pseudophoenix lediniana in contrast to P. ekmanii. Plant Systematics and Evolution.

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