Uniola paniculata  on Cape Hatteras NC

Uniola paniculata on Cape Hatteras NC

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Paun, O., K.J.F. Verhoeven, C.L. Richards. 2019. Opportunities and limitations of reduced representation bisulfite sequencing in ecological epigenomics. New Phytologist 221: 738-742 doi.org/10.1111/nph.15388.


**Alvarez, M. 1, **M.H. Robertson1, T. van Gurp, C.A.M. Wagemaker, D. Giraurd, M.L. Ainouche, A. Salmon, K.J.F. Verhoeven & C.L. Richards. In review. Epigenome-wide response to oil pollution in the foundation plant Spartina alterniflora. bioRxiv 426569; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/426569. 1shared first authorship.

Banta, J.B. & C.L. Richards. 2018. Quantitative epigenetics and evolution. Heredity 121: 210–224 doi.org/10.1038/s41437-018-0114-x

**Alvarez, M, J. Ferreira de Carvalho, A. Salmon, M. L. Ainouche, A. Cavé‐Radet, A. El Amrani, T. E. Foster, S. Moyer & C.L. Richards. 2018. Transcriptome response of the foundation plant Spartina alterniflora to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Molecular Ecology 27:2986–3000. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14736

Heer, K., **J. Mounger, *M.T. Boquete, C.L. Richards & L. Opgenoorth. 2018. The diversifying field of plant epigenetics. New Phytologist. 217: 988–992.


Richards, C.L., C. Alonso, C. Becker, O. Bossdorf, E. Bucher, M. Colomé-Tatché, W. Durka, J. Engelhardt, B. Gaspar, A. Gogol-Döring, I. Grosse, T.P. van Gurp, K. Heer, I. Kronholm, C. Lampei, V. Latzel, M. Mirouze, L. Opgenoorth, O. Paun, S.J. Prohaska, S.A. Rensing, P.F. Stadler, E. Trucchi, K. Ullrich & K.J.F. Verhoeven. 2017. Ecological plant epigenetics: Evidence from model and non-model species, and the way forward. Ecology Letters 20: 1576–1590 DOI: 10.1111/ele.12858

**Robertson, M.H., *A.W Schrey, ***A. Shayter, ***C.J. Moss & C.L. Richards. 2017. Genetic and epigenetic variation in Spartina alterniflora following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Special issue in Evolutionary Applications: Evolutionary Toxicology 10: 792–801 DOI: 10.1111/eva.12482


Foust, C.M., V. Preite, A.W. Schrey, M. Alvarez, M.H. Robertson, K.J.F. Verhoeven & C.L. Richards. 2016. Genetic and epigenetic differences associated with environmental gradients in replicate populations of two salt marsh perennials. Molecular Ecology 25: 1639–1652.

**Alvarez, M.1, **C.M. Foust1, **M.H. Robertson1, M.L. Ainouche, J. Ferreira de Carvalho, ***C.J. Meals, V. Preite, A. Salmon, ***A. Shayter, *A.W Schrey, K.J.F. Verhoeven & C.L. Richards. 2016. Molecular response to challenging environmental conditions in Spartina alterniflora: an integrated approach. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Invasive Spartina. Université de Rennes 1 Press, Rennes, France. pp. 59-64. 1shared first authorship.


*Alvarez, M., *C.M. Foust, *M.H. Robertson, M. Ainouche, J. Ferreira de Carvalho, C.J. Meals, V. Preite, A. Salmon, A. Shayter, A.W Schrey, K.J.F. Verhoeven & C.L. Richards. In press. Molecular response to challenging environmental conditions in Spartina alterniflora: an integrated approach. Proceedings of the International Conference on Invasive Spartina. Rennes, France. * shared first author

Robertson, M.H. & C.L. Richards. 2015. Opportunities and challenges of Next Generation Sequencing applications in ecological epigenetics. Molecular Ecology  24: 3799-3801.

Robertson, M.H. & C.L Richards. 2015. Non-genetic inheritance in evolutionary theory - the importance of plant studies. Non-Genetic Inheritance 2: 3-11.

Alvarez, M., A.W. Schrey & C.L. Richards. 2015. Ten years of transcriptomics in wild populations: what have we learned about their ecology and evolution? Molecular Ecology 24: 710-725.

Nicotra, A.B., D. Segal, G.L. Hoyle, A.W. Schrey, K.J.F. Verhoeven  & C.L. Richards. 2015. Adaptive plasticity in response to warming in an Australian alpine herb. Ecology and Evolution.

Foust, C.M., A.W. Schrey & C.L. Richards. 2015. Population epigenetics. In: Nuclear Functions in Plant Transcription, Signaling and Development. Jin, H. & O. Pontes, eds. Wiley-Blackwell John Wiley & Sons.

Schrey, A.W., H.J. Kilvitis, J.A. Banta & C.L. Richards. 2015. The role of ecological epigenetics in integrative biology. In: Integrative Organismal Biology. Martin, Ghalambor, Woods eds. Springer.


Schrey, A.W., A.L. Liebl, C.L. Richards & L.B. Martin. 2014. Genetic evidence for human-facilitation of range expansion in Kenyan house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Journal of Heredity 105: 60-69.

Kilvitis, H.J., M. Alvarez, C. Foust, A.W. Schrey, M.H. Robertson & C.L. Richards. 2014. Ecological epigenetics. In: Ecological Genomics. Landry, C.R. & N. Aubin-Horth eds. Springer. Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 781: 191-210.


Schrey, A.W., M. Alvarez, C. Foust, H.J. Kilvitis, J.D. Lee, A.L. Liebl, L.B. Martin, C.L. Richards & M.H. Robertson. 2013. Ecological Epigenetics: Beyond MS-AFLP. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53: 340-350.

Liebl, A.L., A.W. Schrey, C.L. Richards & L.B. Martin. 2013. Patterns of DNA methylation throughout a range expansion of an introduced songbird. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53: 351-358.

Ledon- Rettig, C., C.L. Richards & L.B. Martin. 2013. Epigenetics for behavioral ecologists. Behavioral Ecology 24: 311-324.

Ledon- Rettig, C., C.L. Richards & L.B. Martin. 2013. A place for behavior in ecological epigenetics. Behavioral Ecology 24: 329-330.


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Richards, C.L., A.W. Schrey & M. Pigliucci. 2012. Invasion of diverse habitats by few Japanese knotweed genotypes is correlated with high epigenetic differentiation. Ecology Letters 15: 1016-1025.

Richards*, C.L., U. Rosas*, J.A. Banta, N. Bhambra & M.D. Purugganan. 2012. Genome-wide patterns of Arabidopsis gene expression in nature. PLoS Genetics 8(4): e1002662. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002662. *shared first authorship.

Drenovsky*, R.E., B.J. Grewell*, C.M. D’Antonio, J.L. Funk, J.J. James, N. Molinari, I.M. Parker & C.L. Richards. 2012. A functional trait perspective on plant invasion: invasiveness to impacts in a changing world. Annals of Botany 110(1): 141-153 doi: 10.1093/aob/mcs100. *shared first authorship.

Richards, C.L., K.J.F. Verhoeven & O. Bossdorf. 2012. Evolutionary significance of epigenetic variation. In: Plant Genome Diversity. J.F. Wendel, ed. Springer.

Schrey, A.W. & C.L. Richards. 2012. Within-genotype epigenetic variation enables broad niche width in a flower living yeast. Molecular Ecology 21: 2559-2561.

Schrey, A.W., C.L. Richards, V. Meller, V. Sollars & D.M. Ruden. 2012. The Role of Epigenetics in Evolution: The Extended Synthesis. Genetics Research International 2012, Article ID 286164. doi:10.1155/2012/286164

Schrey, A.W., C.A.C. Coon, M.T. Grispo, M. Awad, T. Imboma, E.D. McCoy, H.R. Mushinsky, C.L. Richards & L.B. Martin. 2012. Epigenetic variation may compensate for decreased genetic variation with introductions: a case study using house sparrows (Passer domesticus) on two continents.Genetics Research International 2012, Article ID 979751.


Richards, C.L. & J.F. Wendel. 2011. The hairy problem of epigenetics in evolution. New Phytologist 191: 7-9.

Martin, L.B., A.L. Liebl, J.H. Trotter, C.L.Richards, K. McCoy & M.W. McCoy. 2011. Integrators: physiological determinants of phenotypic plasticity. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51: 514–527.


Nicotra, A.B., O.K. Atkin, S.P. Bonser, A. Davidson, E.J. Finnegan, U. Mathesius, P. Poot, M.D. Purugganan, C.L.Richards, F. Valladares & M. van Kleunan. 2010. Plant phenotypic plasticity in a changing climate. Trends in Plant Science 15: 684-692.

Richards, C.L., O. Bossdorf & K.J.F. Verhoeven. 2010. Understanding natural epigenetic variation. New Phytologist 187: 562-564.

Richards, C.L., J.P. Wares & J.A. Mackie. 2010. Evaluating Adaptive Processes for Conservation and Management of Estuarine and Coastal Resources. Estuaries and Coasts: Special Feature on Genetic Structure and Adaptation in Coastal Ecosystems 33: 805-810. DOI 10.1007/s12237-010-9306-1

Richards, C.L., S.N. White, M.A. McGuire, S.J. Franks, L.A. Donovan & R. Mauricio. 2010. Plasticity, not adaptation to salt level, explains variation along a salinity gradient in a salt marsh perennial. Estuaries and Coasts: Special Feature on Genetic Structure and Adaptation in Coastal Ecosystems 33: 840-852. DOI 10.1007/s12237-009-9186-4

Richards, C.L., O. Bossdorf & M. Pigliucci. 2010. What role does heritable epigenetic variation play in phenotypic evolution? Bioscience 60: 232-237. DOI 10.1525/bio.2010.60.3.9

Bossdorf, O., D. Arcurri, C.L. Richards & M. Pigliucci. 2010. Experimental alteration of DNA methylation affects the phenotypic plasticity of ecologically relevant traits in Arabidopsis thaliana. Evolutionary Ecology 24: 541-553. DOI 10.1007/s10682-010-9372-7


Caicedo, A.L., C.L. Richards, I.M. Ehrenreich & M.D. Purugganan. 2009. Complex rearrangements lead to novel chimeric gene fusion polymorphisms at the Arabidopsis MAF2-5 flowering time gene cluster. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26:699-711. DOI 10.1093/molbev/msn300.

Richards, C.L., Y. Hanzawa, I.M. Ehrenreich, M. Katari, K.E. Engelmann & M.D. Purugganan. 2009. Perspectives on ecological and evolutionary systems biology. In: Plant Systems Biology. R.A. Gutierrez & G.M. Coruzzi, eds. Annual Plant Reviews 35: 331-351. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, UK.


Richards, C.L., R. Walls, J.P. Bailey, R. Parameswaran, T. George & M. Pigliucci. 2008. Plasticity in salt tolerance traits allows for invasion of salt marshes by Japanese knotweed s.l. (Fallopia japonica and F. xbohemica, Polygonaceae). American Journal of Botany 95: 931-942. DOI 10.3732/ajb.2007364

Bossdorf, O., C.L. Richards & M. Pigliucci. 2008. Epigenetics for ecologists. Ecology Letters 11: 106-115. Recommended to Faculty of 1000 by Brian Neff, February 22, 2008.


Richards, C.L., O. Bossdorf, N.Z. Muth, J. Gurevitch & M. Pigliucci. 2006. Jack of all trades, master of some? On the role of phenotypic plasticity in plant invasions. Ecology Letters 9: 981-993.


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


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

Franks, S.J., C.L. Richards, E. Gonzales, J. E. Cousins & J. L. Hamrick. 2004.Multi-scale genetic analysis of Uniola paniculata (Poaceae): a coastal species with a linear, fragmented distribution. American Journal of Botany 91: 1345-1351.


Callaway, R.M., S.C. Pennings & C.L. Richards. 2003.Phenotypic plasticity and interactions among plants. Ecology 84: 1115-1128.


Pennings, S.C. & C.L. Richards. 1998. Effects of wrack burial in salt stressed habitats: Batis maritima in a southwest Atlantic marsh. Ecography 21: 630-638.