Jennifer A Rudgers

Summary

Affiliation: Rice University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Forest succession suppressed by an introduced plant-fungal symbiosis
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Ecology 88:18-25. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint A fungus among us: broad patterns of endophyte distribution in the grasses
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Ecology 90:1531-9. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint There are many ways to be a mutualist: endophytic fungus reduces plant survival but increases population growth
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Ecology 93:565-74. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Searching for evidence against the mutualistic nature of hereditary symbioses: a comment on Faeth
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Am Nat 176:99-103. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Geographic variation in a facultative mutualism: consequences for local arthropod composition and diversity
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Oecologia 163:985-96. 2010
  6. doi request reprint An invasive plant-fungal mutualism reduces arthropod diversity
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Ecol Lett 11:831-40. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Fungal endophytes of native grasses decrease insect herbivore preference and performance
    Kerri M Crawford
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Oecologia 164:431-44. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Fungal symbionts as manipulators of plant reproductive biology
    Alexander M Gorischek
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Am Nat 181:562-70. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity within a dominant plant outweighs plant species diversity in structuring an arthropod community
    Kerri M Crawford
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Ecology 94:1025-35. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Symbiosis lost: imperfect vertical transmission of fungal endophytes in grasses
    Michelle E Afkhami
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Am Nat 172:405-16. 2008

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Forest succession suppressed by an introduced plant-fungal symbiosis
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Ecology 88:18-25. 2007
    ..Despite its negligible contribution to community biomass, a microbial symbiont suppressed tree establishment, posing an important constraint on the natural transition from grasslands to forests...
  2. ncbi request reprint A fungus among us: broad patterns of endophyte distribution in the grasses
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Ecology 90:1531-9. 2009
    ..Results are consistent with the conclusion that the evolutionary transition to exclusively vertical transmission can alter patterns of symbiont frequency in nature...
  3. ncbi request reprint There are many ways to be a mutualist: endophytic fungus reduces plant survival but increases population growth
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Ecology 93:565-74. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Searching for evidence against the mutualistic nature of hereditary symbioses: a comment on Faeth
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Am Nat 176:99-103. 2010
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Geographic variation in a facultative mutualism: consequences for local arthropod composition and diversity
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Oecologia 163:985-96. 2010
    ..These results demonstrate that a facultative ant-plant mutualism can alter the composition of arthropod assemblages on plants and that these community-level consequences vary across the landscape...
  6. doi request reprint An invasive plant-fungal mutualism reduces arthropod diversity
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Ecol Lett 11:831-40. 2008
    ..Our work demonstrates that a keystone mutualism can significantly reduce arthropod biodiversity at a broad community scale...
  7. doi request reprint Fungal endophytes of native grasses decrease insect herbivore preference and performance
    Kerri M Crawford
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Oecologia 164:431-44. 2010
    ..Our results demonstrate that the mechanisms by which native symbionts deter herbivores are at least as potent as those in model agricultural systems, despite the absence of artificial selection...
  8. doi request reprint Fungal symbionts as manipulators of plant reproductive biology
    Alexander M Gorischek
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Am Nat 181:562-70. 2013
    ..Given the ubiquity of endophytes in plants, reproductive manipulators of hermaphrodites may be widespread in nature...
  9. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity within a dominant plant outweighs plant species diversity in structuring an arthropod community
    Kerri M Crawford
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Ecology 94:1025-35. 2013
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Symbiosis lost: imperfect vertical transmission of fungal endophytes in grasses
    Michelle E Afkhami
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Am Nat 172:405-16. 2008
    ..Populations with lower endophyte frequencies had higher rates of loss. Our results indicate new directions for understanding cooperation and conflict in symbioses and suggest mechanisms for host sanctions against costly symbionts...
  11. pmc Constraints on plant signals and rewards to multiple mutualists?
    Kenneth D Whitney
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
    Plant Signal Behav 4:801-4. 2009
    ..These patterns may reflect synergies in selection by pollinators and seed dispersers, genetically-based or resource-based constraints on investment in reproductive tissues, and/or an underlying trade-off in structure size versus number...
  12. doi request reprint Do the costs and benefits of fungal endophyte symbiosis vary with light availability?
    Andrew J Davitt
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    New Phytol 188:824-34. 2010
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Endophyte-mediated resistance to herbivores depends on herbivore identity in the wild grass Festuca subverticillata
    Michelle E Afkhami
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Environ Entomol 38:1086-95. 2009
    ....
  14. pmc Covariation of soil bacterial composition with plant rarity
    Valérie Huguet
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:7665-7. 2010
    ..We observed that locally rare versus common plants are associated with divergent bacterial communities...
  15. pmc A selection mosaic in the facultative mutualism between ants and wild cotton
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:2481-8. 2004
    ..This work is some of the first to manipulate interactions experimentally across multiple sites and thereby document that geographically variable selection, mediated by a mutualist, can shape the evolution of plant traits...
  16. ncbi request reprint Mutualistic fungus promotes plant invasion into diverse communities
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405, USA
    Oecologia 144:463-71. 2005
    ..Fungal symbionts, like other key species, are often overlooked in studies of plant diversity, yet their presence may explain variation among studies in the effect of diversity on resistance to invasion...
  17. ncbi request reprint Connecting plant-microbial interactions above and belowground: a fungal endophyte affects decomposition
    Alisha Lemons
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408, USA
    Oecologia 145:595-604. 2005
    ..Our work is among the first to demonstrate an effect of plant-endophyte mutualisms on ecosystem processes under field conditions...
  18. pmc Herbivores cause a rapid increase in hereditary symbiosis and alter plant community composition
    Keith Clay
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:12465-70. 2005
    ..These results demonstrate that herbivores can drive plant-microbe dynamics and, in doing so, modify plant community structure directly and indirectly...
  19. ncbi request reprint Grass-herbivore interactions altered by strains of a native endophyte
    Tammy Tintjer
    Department of Science and Mathematics, St Mary of the Woods College, St Mary of the Woods, IN 47876, USA
    New Phytol 170:513-21. 2006
    ..Results suggest that intraspecific genetic variation in endophytes, like plant genetic variation, can have important 'bottom-up' effects on herbivores in native systems...
  20. ncbi request reprint Plant-fungus mutualism affects spider composition in successional fields
    Laura K Finkes
    Ecol Lett 9:347-56. 2006
    ..Results demonstrate that the community impacts of non-native plants can depend on plants' mutualistic associates, such as fungal endophytes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Behavioral mechanisms underlie an ant-plant mutualism
    Jennifer A Rudgers
    Center for Population Biology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Oecologia 135:51-9. 2003
    ..This study contributes to a small body of evidence from terrestrial systems demonstrating that the trait-mediated effects of predators can cascade to the host plants of prey...