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One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative. A phylogenomic view of evolutionary complexity in Green Plants.

Baniaga AE*, Marx HE, Arrigo N & Barker MS. Polyploid plants have faster rates of multivariate climatic niche evolution than their diploid relatives. bioRxiv:

In Review or Revision (pre-prints available upon request)

Johnson GM*, Marx HE & Tank DC. A Floristic inventory of the high Idaho batholith ecoregion in the mountains of central Idaho, U.S.A.


11. Daijiang L, Trotta L, Marx HE, Allen JM, Sun M, Soltis DE, Soltis PS, Guralnick RP & Baiser B. 2019. For comparing phylogenetic diversity among communities, go ahead and use synthesis phylogenies. Ecology 00(00):e02788. 10.1002/ecy.2788. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2788 

10. Marx HE, Richards M†, Johnson GM* & Tank DC. 2019. Increasing phylogenetic stochasticity at high elevations on summits across a remote North American wilderness. American Journal of Botany.106(7): 958-970. DOI: https:10.1002/ajb2.1328 GitHub

9. Lu-Irving P, Marx HE & Dlugosch K. 2018. Leveraging contemporary species invasions to test phylogenetic hypotheses of trait evolution. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 42: 95­–102. DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2018.04.011

8. Landis JB, Soltis DE, Li Z, Marx HE, Barker MS, Tank DC & Soltis PS. 2018. Impact of whole-genome duplication events on diversification rates in angiosperms. American Journal of Botany – Special Issue: Using and Navigating the Plant Tree of Life. 105(3): 348­–363. DOI: 10.1002/ajb2.1060 

7.Marx HE, Dentant C, Renaud J, Delunel R, Tank DC & Lavergne S. 2017. Riders in the sky (islands): using a mega-phylogenetic approach to understand plant species distribution and coexistence at the altitudinal limits of angiosperm plant life. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13073 GitHub

6. Yang Y, Moore MJ, Brockington SF, Timoneda-Monfort A, Feng T, Marx HE, Walker JF & Smith SA. 2017. An efficient field and laboratory workflow for plant phylotranscriptomic projects.Applications in Plant Sciences. 5(3): 1600128. DOI: 10.3732/apps.1600128

5.Marx HE, Giblin DE, Dunwiddie PW & Tank DC. 2016. Deconstructing Darwin’s Naturalization Hypothesis in the San Juan Islands using community phylogenetics and functional traits. Diversity and Distributions.22: 318–331. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12401GitHub 

4. Goldberg CS, Tank DC, Uribe-Convers S, Bosworth WR, Marx HE& Waits LP. 2012. Species designation of the Bruneau Dune tiger beetle (Cicindela waynei)is supported by phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Conservation Genetics.13: 373–380. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-011-0295-9

3.MarxHE, O’Leary N, Yuan YW, Lu-Irving P, Tank DC, Múlgura ME & Olmstead RG. 2010. A molecular phylogeny and classification of Verbenaceae. American Journal of Botany. 97(10): 1647–1663. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1000144

2. Yuan YW, Liu C, Marx HE & Olmstead RG. 2010. An empirical demonstration of using PPR (pentatricopeptide repeat) genes as phylogenetic tools: phylogeny of Verbenaceae and the Verbena complex. Molecular Phylogentics and Evolution.54: 23–35. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.08.029

1. Yuan YW, Liu C, Marx HE & Olmstead RG. 2009. The PPR (pentatricopeptide repeat) gene family, a tremendous resource for plant phylogenetic studies. New Phytologist.182: 272–283. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02739.x