Marchant DB, EB Sessa, PG Wolf, K Heo, WB Barbazuk, PS Soltis, DE Soltis. 2019. The C-Fern (Ceratopteris richardii) genome: insights into plant genome evolution with the first partial homosporous fern genome assembly. Scientific Reports 9: 18181.
Wolf PG, Rowe CA, Kinosian SP, Der JP, Lockhart PJ, Shepherd LD, McLenachan PA, Thomson JA. 2019. Worldwide relationships in the fern genus Pteridium (bracken) based on nuclear genome markers. American Journal of Botany 106(10): 1365–1376
Rowe CA, PG Wolf, RW Lichvar. 2019. Do genetic differences explain the ability of an alkaline shrub to grow in both uplands and wetlands? Western North American Naturalist: 79: 260–269
Wolf, PG and MS Barker. 2019. Current status and future prospects for fern and lycophyte genomics: introduction to an American Fern Journal special issue. American Fern Journal 109 (3): 177-182
Paul and Carol have moved to Alabama
New contact info:
Paul G. Wolf
Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899
Five recent papers from the lab:
Jenessa and Paul on rare buckwheats
Carol, Don, and Paul’s work on Salvinia
Martin and Paul’s work on admixture in Boechera
Paul and Tanner’s work on Target Sequence Capture in ferns
and Tanner et al.’s work on mobile elements in fern plastid genomes – in Genome Biol Evol
Tanner and Sylvia present papers at the Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America in Rochester, MN
Paul and Jenessa attend the Utah Rare Plant Conference at the Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City. Jenessa presents her work on Eriogonum soredium. Meanwhile, Jenessa has been accepted into a PhD program at University of Missouri
Paul and Carol certify as Software and Data Carpentry Instructors, and teach two workshops during September
Wolf lab welcomes three new graduate students: Jenessa Lemon, Marley Haupt, and Sylvia Kinosian.
Martin starts his Post doc in the lab of Sam Flaxman at University of Colorado
Martin Schilling successfully defends his dissertation on evolutionary genetics of Boechera
Martin presented some of his Boechera work at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Austin TX
Schilling MP. 2016. Gene flow and mating system variation in the face of facultative asexuality. Conference link
Paul features in video on Fern Biology, produced by US Army Corps of Engineers.
Research on Galapagos Pteridium published in AoB Plants
Wolf PG, Rowe CA, Der JP, Schilling MP, Visger CJ, Thomson J. 2015. Origins and diversity of a cosmopolitan fern genus on an island archipelago. AoB Plants 7: plv118; DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plv118
“An Exploration into Fern Genome Space” by Wolf et al.
Published in Genome Biology and Evolution 7: 2533-2544. Link to open access version
Aaron, Paul, and Carol attend International Conference in Washington DC
Aaron, Paul, and Carol attend International Conference on Lycophyte and Fern Research. We also met up with former lab member Josh Der and other pteridologists at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. The lab presented three talks.
Mark Ellis leads the latest effort on the buckwheat front, examining new samples of the rare Niles’ Buckwheat. The paper is published as open access in Phytotaxa
Ellis MW, PG Wolf, S Bardot, JA Walton, CA Rowe, S Kulpa, and KA Mock. 2015. Further Examination of the Geographic Range of Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii (Polygonaceae). Phytotaxa 203: 279–286. link Link
Aaron Duffy’s paper on Hymenophyllum
Aaron’s paper on the distribution of Hymenophyllum writghtii in north America, published in the American fern Journal. Link to Abstract
Paul and Carol join OTS course on tropical ferns and lycophytes
Paul and Carol traveled to Costa Rica to join an OTS (Organization of Tropical Studies) course in ferns and lycophytes, led by Robbin Moran and Eddie Watkins.
Aaron Duffy defends PhD dissertation
Aaron Duffy successfully defended his dissertation Friday November 7. On Monday 10th he started as a post doc in the toxicology lab of Roger Coulomb.
Fern Genome ideas published in GigaScience
Sessa, E.B., J.A. Banks, M.S. Barker, J.P. Der, A.M. Duffy, S.W. Graham, M. Hasebe, J. Langdale, F.W. Li, D.B. Marchant, K.M. Pryer, C.J. Rothfels, S.J. Roux, M.L. Salmi, E.M. Sigel, D.E. Soltis, P.S. Soltis, D.W. Stevenson, and P.G. Wolf. 2014. Between two fern genomes. GigaScience 3: 15.
Martin Schilling attends two workshops
Martin Schilling spent one week in July at the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics at University of Washington, where he received a scholarship to attend two modules, MCMC in Genetics and Coalescent Theory. Martin then spent one week at Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University, and co-lectured the NGS Summer Course 2014 , dealing with the analysis of Next-Generation-Sequence Data.
July 30, 2014
Papers presented at the Annual meeting of the Botanical Society of America
Ellis, Mark W; Mock, Karen E.; Wolf , Paul G; Bardot, Shannon; Walton, James A.; Kulpa, Sarah M; Rowe, Carol A. 2014. Further Examination of the Geographic Range of Niles’s Buckwheat.
Wolf, P.G, J. P. Der, F-W Li, C. J. Rothfels, M. A. Gitzendanner, C. J. Visger, D. B. Marchant, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, K. M. Pryer. 2014. An exploration of fern genome space.
Duffy, A. M., D. Farrar, P. G. Wolf. 2014. Exploring the population genetics of independent gametophytes of Crepidomanes intricatum (Farrar) Ebihara & Weakley (Hymenophyllaceae) using genotyping-by-sequencing.
June 19, 2014
Paper published in the International Journal of Science Education
Campbell, T. D., B. A. ZuWallack, D.T, M. Longhurst, B. Shelton, P. G. Wolf. 2014. An examination of the changes in science teaching orientations and technology-enhanced tools for student learning in the context of professional development. International Journal of Science Education. 36: 1815-1848.
May 6-7, 2014
1KP Sporophyte-Gametophyte Transcriptome Meeting
Paul helped organize a small meeting on transcriptome data from sporophytes and gametophytes. Held at the Florida Museum of Natural History on University of Florida campus, Gainesville.
March 26, 2014
Paper Accepted in PLoS ONE
The aspen GBS paper, led by Martin and Karen, is accepted in PLoS ONE. Citation: Schilling, M., Wolf, P. G., Duffy, A. M., Rai, H. S., Richardson, B. A., Mock, K. E. 2014. Genotyping-by-sequencing for Populus population genomics: an assessment of genome sampling patterns and filtering approaches. PLoS One 9(4): e95292