Lasky Lab
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ii. Forester BR, Lasky JR, Wagner HH, Urban DL. 2017.
Using genotype-environment associations to identify multilocus local adaptation.
bioRxiv 129460.

i. Lasky JR, Forester BR, Reimherr M. 2017.
Coherent synthesis of genomic associations with phenotypes and home environments.
bioRxiv 051110.


34. Des Marais DL, Guerrero R, Lasky JR, Scarpino SV. 2017.
Topological features of gene regulatory networks predict patterns of natural diversity in environmental response.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284:20170914.

33. Bay RA, Rose NH, Barrett R, Bernatchez L, Ghalambor C, Lasky JR, Brem R, Palumbi SR, Ralph P. 2017.
Predicting responses to contemporary environmental change using evolutionary response architectures.
The American Naturalist 189:463-473.

32. The PREDICTS Project [515 authors]. 2017.
The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project.
Ecology and Evolution 7:145-188.

31. Des Marais DL, Lasky JR, Verslues PE, Chang TZ, Juenger TE. 2017.
Interactive effects of water limitation and elevated temperature on the physiology, development, and fitness of diverse accessions of Brachypodium distachyon.
New Phytologist

30. Lasky JR, Uriarte M, Muscarella RA. 2016.
Synchrony, compensatory dynamics, and the functional trait basis of phenological diversity in a tropical dry forest tree community: Effects of rainfall seasonality.
Environmental Research Letters 11:115003. pdf
*IOP covered our paper on their news site Environmental Research Web

29. Nelson EJ, Helmus MR, Cavender-Bares J, Polasky S, Lasky JR, Zanne AE, Pearse WD, Kraft NJB, Miteva DA, Fagan WF. 2016.
Commercial plant production and consumption still follow the latitudinal gradient in species diversity despite economic globalization.
PLoS ONE 11:e0163002.

28. Lasky JR, Weeks BC, Keitt TH, Economo EP. 2016.
A hierarchical model of whole assemblage island biogeography.
Ecography Early view. pdf

27. Fransz P, Linc G, Lee CR, Aflitos SA, Lasky JR, Toomajian C, Hoda A, Peters J, van Dam P, Ji X, Kuzak M, Gerats T, Schubert I, Schneeberger K, Colot V, Martienssen R, Koornneef M, Nordborg M, Juenger TE, de Jong H, Schranz E. 2016.
Molecular, genetic and evolutionary analysis of a paracentric inversion in Arabidopsis thaliana.
The Plant Journal

26. Monroe JG, McGovern C, Lasky JR, Grogan K, Beck J, McKay JK. 2016.
Adaptation to warmer climates by parallel functional evolution of CBF genes in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Molecular Ecology

25. Uriarte M, Lasky JR, Boukili VK, Chazdon RL. 2016.
A trait-mediated, neighborhood approach to quantify climate impacts on successional dynamics of tropical rainforests.
Functional Ecology

24. Keller TH, Lasky JR, Yi SV. 2016.
The multivariate association between genome-wide DNA methylation and climate across the range of Arabidopsis thaliana.
Molecular Ecology

23. Forester BR, Jones MR, Joost S, Landguth EL, Lasky JR. 2016.
Detecting spatial genetic signatures of local adaptation in heterogeneous landscapes.
Molecular Ecology

22. Letcher SG, Lasky JR, Chazdon RL, Norden N, Wright SJ, Meave JA, Perez-Garcia EA, Muñoz R, Romero-Perez E, Andrade A, Andrade-Torres JL, Balvanera P, Becknell JM, Bentos TV, Bhaskar R, Bongers F, Boukili VK, Brancalion PHS, Cesar RG, Clark DA, Clark DB, Craven D, DeFrancesco A, Dupuy JM, Finegan B, Gonzalez-Jimenez E, Hall JS, Harms KE, Hernandez-Stefanoni JL, Hietz P, Kennard D, Killeen TJ, Laurance SG, Lebrija-Trejos EE, Lohbeck M, Martinez-Ramos M, Masoca PES, Mesquita RCG, Mora F, Muscarella RA, Paz H, Pineda-Garcia F, Powers JS, Quesada-Monge R, Rodrigues RR, Sandor ME, Sanaphre-Villanueva L, Schüller E, Swenson NG, Tauro A, Uriarte M, van Breugel M, Vargas-Ramirez O, Viani RAG, Wendt A, Williamson GB. 2015.
Environmental gradients and the evolution of successional habitat specialization: a test case with 14 Neotropical forest sites.
Journal of Ecology

21. Lasky JR, Upadhyaya HD, Ramu P, Deshpande S, Hash CT, Bonnette J, Juenger TE, Hyma K, Acharya C, Mitchell SE, Buckler ES, Brenton Z, Kresovich S, Morris GP. 2015.
Genome-environment associations in sorghum landraces predict adaptive traits.
Science Advances 1:e1400218. pdf
*Data for ~2k accessions, >400k SNPs (environmental & other data in supplement)
+Our article discussed on State of the Planet.

20. Lasky JR, Bachelot B, Muscarella R, Schwartz N, Forero-Montaña J, Nytch CJ, Swenson NG, Thompson J, Zimmerman JK, Uriarte M. 2015.
Ontogenetic shifts in trait-mediated mechanisms of plant community assembly.
Ecology 96:2157–2169. pdf

19. Naeem S, Ingram JC, Varga A, Agardy T, Barten P, Bennett G, Bloomgarden E, Bremer LL, Burkill P, Cattau M, Ching C, Colby M, Cook DC, Costanza R, DeClerck F, Freund C, Gartner T, Goldman-Benner R, Gunderson J, Jarrett D, Kinzig AP, Kiss A, Koontz A, Kumar P, Lasky JR, Masozera M, Meyers D, Milano F, Naughton-Treves L, Nichols E, Olander L, Olmsted P, Perge E, Perrings C, Polasky S, Potent J, Prager C, Quétier F, Redford K, Saterson K, Thoumi G, Vargas MT, Vickerman S, Weisser W, Wilkie D, Wunder S. 2015.
Get the science right when paying for nature’s services.
Science 347:1206-1207.

18. Lasky JR, Uriarte M, Boukili VK, Erickson DL, Kress WJ, Chazdon RL. 2014.
The relationship between tree biodiversity and biomass dynamics changes with tropical forest succession.
Ecology Letters 17:1158-1167. pdf
*There is a minor corrigendum to this paper.
+Our article was recommended on Faculty of 1000 by Ferdinando Boero and Valeriano Parravicini.

17. Lasky JR, Des Marais DL, Lowry DB, Povolotskaya I, McKay JK, Richards JH, Keitt TH, Juenger TE. 2014.
Natural variation in abiotic stress responsive gene expression and local adaptation to climate in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Molecular Biology and Evolution 31:2283-2296. pdf
*Reporting on our article at Texas Advanced Computing Center

16. Whitfeld TJS, Lasky JR, Damas K, Sosanika G, Molem K, Montgomery RA. 2014.
Species richness, forest structure, and functional diversity during succession in the New Guinea lowlands.
Biotropica 46:538-548.

15. Lasky JR, Uriarte M, Boukili VK, Chazdon RL. 2014.
Trait-mediated assembly processes predict successional changes in community diversity of tropical forests.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 111:5616-5621. pdf
*Our article was recommended on Faculty of 1000 by Janneke Hille Ris Lambers.

14. Lasky JR, Yang J, Zhang G, Cao M, Tang Y, Keitt TH. 2014.
The role of functional traits and individual variation in the co-occurrence of Ficus species.
Ecology 95:978-990. pdf

13. Verslues PE*, Lasky JR*, Juenger TE, Liu TW, Kumar MN. 2014.
Genome wide association mapping combined with reverse genetics identifies new effectors of low water potential-induced proline accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Plant Physiology 164:144-159.
*contributed equally

12. Lasky JR, Keitt TH. 2013.
Reserve size and fragmentation alter community assembly, diversity and dynamics.
The American Naturalist 182:E142-E160. pdf

11. Lovell JT, Juenger TE, Michaels SD, Lasky JR, Platt A, Richards JH, Yu X, Easlon HM, Sen S, McKay JK. 2013.
Pleiotropy of FRIGIDA enhances the potential for multivariate adaptation.
Proceedings of the Royal Society-B 280:20131043.
*Our article was recommended on Faculty of 1000 by Alistair McGregor.

10. Lasky JR, Sun IF, Su SH, Chen ZS, Keitt TH. 2013.
Trait-mediated effects of environmental filtering on tree community dynamics.
Journal of Ecology 101:722-733. pdf
*I discussed our article on the Journal of Ecology Blog

9. Lasky JR, Des Marais DL, McKay JK, Richards JH, Juenger TE, Keitt TH. 2012.
Characterizing genomic variation of Arabidopsis thaliana: the roles of geography and climate.
Molecular Ecology 22:5512-5529. pdf
*Data and RDA GWAS results
+Our article was the subject of a perspective piece by Stephen Tonsor and was recommended on Faculty of 1000 by Jonathan Losos & Ian Wang

8. Lasky JR, Keitt TH. 2012.
The effect of spatial structure of pasture tree cover on avian frugivores in eastern Amazonia.
Biotropica 44:489-497. pdf

7. Kesari R, Lasky JR, Grace Villamor J, Des Marais DL, Chen Y-JC, Liu T-W, Lin W, Juenger TE, Verslues PE. 2012.
Intron-mediated alternative splicing of Arabidopsis P5CS1 and its association with natural variation in proline and climate adaptation.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 109:9197-9202.

6. Lowry DB, Sheng CC, Lasky JR, Willis JH. 2012.
Five anthocyanin polymorphisms are associated with a R2R3-MYB cluster in Mimulus guttatus (Phrymaceae).
American Journal of Botany 99:82-91.

5. Lasky JR, Jetz W, Keitt TH. 2011.
Biogeography of the U.S.-Mexico border: a transcontinental risk assessment of barriers to animal dispersal.
Diversity and Distributions 17:673-687. pdf
*Cover article.
+Media coverage by Washington Post 1, Washington Post 2, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Texas Tribune, KJZZ Phoenix Public Radio, Seeker, Fusion,, Inverse, E&E News, Congressional Quarterly, Ecoaméricas, Slate, Newsweek, Nature News, The Wildlife Professional, Live Science, KTBC-TV, Texas Public Radio, & The Daily Texan

4. Lasky JR, Keitt TH. 2010.
Abundance of Panamanian dry-forest birds along forest cover gradients at multiple scales.
Journal of Tropical Ecology 26:67-78. pdf

3. Pinto N, Lasky JR, Bueno R, Galetti M, Keitt TH. 2008. Primate densities in the Brazilian Atlantic forest: the role of habitat quality and anthropogenic disturbance.
In South American Primates: Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. Garber PA, Estrada A, Bicca-Marques JC, Heymann EW, Strier KB (Editors). Springer. book chapter

2. Bonaccorso FJ, Winkelmann JR, Shin D, Agrawal CI, Aslami N, Bonney C, Hsu A, Jekielek PE, Knox AK, Kopack SJ, Jennings TD, Lasky JR, Menesale SA, Richards JH, Rutland JA, Sessa AK, Zhaurova L, and Kunz TH. 2007.
Evidence for exploitative competition: comparing foraging behavior and roosting ecology of short-tailed fruit bats (Phyllostomidae: Carollia).
Biotropica 39:249-256.

1. Tieleman BI, Dijkstra TH, Lasky JR, Mauck RA, Visser GH, Williams JB. 2006.
Physiological and behavioral correlates of life-history variation: a comparison between tropical and temperate zone house wrens.
Functional Ecology 20:491-499.