Erika J Edwards

Summary

Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Climate, phylogeny and the ecological distribution of C4 grasses
    Erika J Edwards
    Department of Geography and the Institute for Computational Earth System Science University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA
    Ecol Lett 11:266-76. 2008
  2. pmc Phylogenetic analyses reveal the shady history of C4 grasses
    Erika J Edwards
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:2532-7. 2010
  3. doi request reprint The origins of C4 grasslands: integrating evolutionary and ecosystem science
    Erika J Edwards
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Science 328:587-91. 2010
  4. doi request reprint C(4) eudicots are not younger than C(4) monocots
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Box G W, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Bot 62:3171-81. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint The relevance of phylogeny to studies of global change
    Erika J Edwards
    Geography Department and the Institute for Computational Earth System Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:243-9. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Repeated origin of three-dimensional leaf venation releases constraints on the evolution of succulence in plants
    R Matthew Ogburn
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman Street, Box G W, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 23:722-6. 2013
  7. pmc Multiple photosynthetic transitions, polyploidy, and lateral gene transfer in the grass subtribe Neurachninae
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Bot 63:6297-308. 2012
  8. pmc Anatomical enablers and the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in grasses
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:1381-6. 2013
  9. pmc Contemporaneous and recent radiations of the world's major succulent plant lineages
    Mónica Arakaki
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:8379-84. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Adaptive evolution of C(4) photosynthesis through recurrent lateral gene transfer
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 22:445-9. 2012

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Climate, phylogeny and the ecological distribution of C4 grasses
    Erika J Edwards
    Department of Geography and the Institute for Computational Earth System Science University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA
    Ecol Lett 11:266-76. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc Phylogenetic analyses reveal the shady history of C4 grasses
    Erika J Edwards
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:2532-7. 2010
    ..Furthermore, we argue that the evolution of cold tolerance in certain C(3) lineages is an overlooked innovation that has profoundly influenced the patterning of grassland communities across the globe...
  3. doi request reprint The origins of C4 grasslands: integrating evolutionary and ecosystem science
    Erika J Edwards
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Science 328:587-91. 2010
    ....
  4. doi request reprint C(4) eudicots are not younger than C(4) monocots
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Box G W, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Bot 62:3171-81. 2011
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint The relevance of phylogeny to studies of global change
    Erika J Edwards
    Geography Department and the Institute for Computational Earth System Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:243-9. 2007
    ..We outline how phylogenetics can guide better taxon sampling of key physiological traits, and discuss how the emerging field of phyloinformatics presents a promising new framework for scaling from organism physiology to global processes...
  6. doi request reprint Repeated origin of three-dimensional leaf venation releases constraints on the evolution of succulence in plants
    R Matthew Ogburn
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman Street, Box G W, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 23:722-6. 2013
    ..The repeated evolution of 3D venation decouples leaf water storage from hydraulic path length, facilitating the evolutionary exploration of novel phenotypic space...
  7. pmc Multiple photosynthetic transitions, polyploidy, and lateral gene transfer in the grass subtribe Neurachninae
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Bot 63:6297-308. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Anatomical enablers and the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in grasses
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:1381-6. 2013
    ....
  9. pmc Contemporaneous and recent radiations of the world's major succulent plant lineages
    Mónica Arakaki
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:8379-84. 2011
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Adaptive evolution of C(4) photosynthesis through recurrent lateral gene transfer
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 22:445-9. 2012
    ..This report shows that plant-plant lateral nuclear gene transfers can be a potent source of genetic novelty and adaptation in flowering plants...
  11. pmc Evolution of leaf form correlates with tropical-temperate transitions in Viburnum (Adoxaceae)
    Samuel B Schmerler
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3905-13. 2012
    ..Our results provide a new theoretical grounding for the inference of past climates using fossil leaf assemblages...
  12. doi request reprint Molecular dating, evolutionary rates, and the age of the grasses
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02912, USA Department of Biology and Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, 24 Kincaid Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, Quartier Sorge, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Quartier Sorge, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Syst Biol 63:153-65. 2014
    ..These results emphasize the importance of considering markers from multiple genomes and alternative fossil placements when addressing evolutionary issues that depend on ages estimated for important groups. ..
  13. doi request reprint Quantifying succulence: a rapid, physiologically meaningful metric of plant water storage
    R Matthew Ogburn
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Plant Cell Environ 35:1533-42. 2012
    ..Quantifying SWC(meas) across many taxa showing variation in tissue succulence will provide a new avenue for exploring the evolutionary dynamics of this important ecological adaptation...
  14. doi request reprint Improving our understanding of environmental controls on the distribution of C3 and C4 grasses
    Stephanie Pau
    National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis NCEAS, 735 State Street, Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
    Glob Chang Biol 19:184-96. 2013
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  15. doi request reprint Complex evolutionary transitions and the significance of c(3)-c(4) intermediate forms of photosynthesis in Molluginaceae
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Box G W, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Evolution 65:643-60. 2011
    ..These evolutionarily stable transitional stages likely increased the evolvability of C(4) photosynthesis under selection environments brought on by climate and atmospheric change in recent geological time...
  16. doi request reprint Is it easy to move and easy to evolve? Evolutionary accessibility and adaptation
    Erika J Edwards
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Box G W, 80 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Bot 64:4047-52. 2013
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Effect of genetic convergence on phylogenetic inference
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:921-7. 2012
    ..Therefore, we recommend that, whenever possible, topologies obtained with amino acid sequences and 3rd codon positions be compared to identify potential phylogenetic biases and avoid evolutionarily misleading conclusions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Ecological physiology of Pereskia guamacho, a cactus with leaves
    Erika J Edwards
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Plant Cell Environ 29:247-56. 2006
    ..We conclude that leaf performance is not limited by stem hydraulic capacity in this species, and that water use is conservative and tightly regulated at the leaf level...