Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Dynamics of evolutionary change in plants. Current research includes (1) evolutionary consequences of plant-animal interactions, (2) long-term studies of the population dynamics and evolution of forest trees, (3) investigations of the factors that cause genetic differentiation of populations.

Selected Publications

Linhart YB & JD Thompson. 1999. Thyme is of the essence: Biochemical polymorphism and multi-species deterrence. Evolutionary Ecology Research 1: 151-171.

Linhart YB 1999. Mosaic landscapes, family structure, and evolution. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.14:376-377.

Snyder MA and YB Linhart . 1998. Subspecific selectivity by a mammalian herbivore: Geographic differentiation of interactions between two taxa of Sciurus aberti and Pinus ponderosa. Evolutionary Ecology 12:755-765.

Mast JN, TT Veblen & YB Linhart . 1998. Disturbance and climatic influences on age structure of ponderosa pine at the pine/grassland ecotone, Colorado Front Range. Journal of Biogeography 25: 743-755.

Linhart YB. 1997. The teaching of evolution-- we need to do better. Bioscience 47:385-391.

Linhart YB & MC Grant. 1996. Evolutionary significance of local genetic differentiation in plants Annual Review of Ecology & Systematics 27: 237-277.

Linhart YB and JD Thompson. 1995. Terpene-based selective herbivory by Helix aspersa (Mollusca) on Thymus vulgaris (Labiatae) Oecologia 102:126-132.

Linhart , Y.B. 1991. Disease, parasitism, and herbivory; multi-dimensional challenges in plant evolution. Trends in Biology and Evol., 6:392-396.