Baum, D. A., and S. D. Smith. 2013. Tree-Thinking: An Introduction to Phylogenetic Biology. Roberts & Co., Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Selected and recent articles

(**undergraduate authors, *graduate students, +postdocs; reprints available upon request!)

Wheeler, L. C.+, A. Dunbar-Wallis, K. Schutz*, & S. D. Smith. 2023. Evolutionary walks through flower color space driven by gene expression in Petunia and allies (Petunieae). Proceedings of the Royal Society B, in press. Link 

Deanna R. +, C. Martínez, S. Manchester, P. D. Wilf, A. Campos**, S. Knapp, F. E. Chiarini, G. E. Barboza, G. Bernardello, H. Sauquet, E. Dean, A. Orejuela & S. D. Smith. 2023. Fossil berries reveal global radiation of the nightshade family by the early Cenozoic. New Phytologist, in press. Link Reprint Request

Pretz, C.*, & S. D. Smith. 2023. How does a self-incompatible individual transition to self-compatibility during its lifetime? American Journal of Botany 110: e16150. Link

Dellinger, A.+, A. Hamilton*, C. Wessinger, & S. D. Smith. 2023. Opposing patterns of altitude-driven pollinator turnover in the tropical and temperate Americas. American Naturalist, in press. Link

Tenhumberg, B. T., A. Dellinger+, & S. D. Smith. 2022. Modeling pollinator and non-pollinator selection on flower color variation. Journal of Ecology 111: 746-760. Link

Sinnott-Armstrong, M. A.+, Y. Ogawa, G. van de Kerkhof, S. Vignolini, & S. D. Smith. 2022. Convergent evolution of disordered lipidic structural color in the fruits of Lantana strigocamara (syn. L. camara hybrid cultivar). New Phytologist 235: 898-906. Link 

Powell, A. F., J. Zhang, D. A. Hauser, J. Vilela, A. Hu, D. J. Gates*, L. A. Mueller, F. Li, S. R. Strickler, & S. D. Smith. 2022. Genome sequence for the blue-flowered Andean shrub Iochroma cyaneum reveals extensive discordance across the berry clade of Solanaceae. The Plant Genome, in press. Link 

Wheeler, L. C.+, J. F. Walker, J. Ng, R. Deanna+, A. Dunbar-Wallis*, A. Backes*, P. H. Pezzi*, M. V. Palchetti, A. Monaghan, L. B. Freitas, G. E. Barboza, E. Moyroud & S. D. Smith. 2022. Transcription factors evolve faster than their targets in the anthocyanin pathway. Molecular Biology and Evolution 39: msac044. Link.

Sinnott-Armstrong, M. A.+, R. Deanna+, C. Pretz*, S. Liu*, J. Harris*, A. Dunbar-Wallis*, S. D. Smith, & L. C. Wheeler+. 2022. How to approach the study of syndromes in macroevolution and ecology. Ecology and Evolution 12: e8583.

Pretz, C.*, & S. D. Smith. 2021. Intraspecific breakdown of self-incompatibility in Physalis acutifolia (Solanaceae). AOB Plants 14 plab080. Link 

Smith, S. D. & B. K. Blackman. 2021. From deep roots to new blooms: The ever‐growing field of evo–devo across land plant. Evolution & Development 23: 119-122. Link, Reprint Request

Liu, S.* & S. D. Smith. 2021. Phylogeny and biogeography of South American marsh pitcher plant genus Heliamphora (Sarraceniaceae) endemic to the Guiana Highlands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 154: 106961. Link, Reprint Request

Wheeler, L. C.+, B. A. Wing & S. D. Smith. 2020. Structure and contingency determine mutational hotspots for flower color evolution. Evolution Letters Link

Smith, S. D., M. W. Pennell, C. W. Dunn & S. V. Edwards. 2020. Phylogenetics is the new genetics (for most of biodiversity). Trends in Ecology and Evolution 35: 415-425. Link, Reprint Request

Larter, M.+, A. Dunbar-Wallis, A. E. Berardi+ & S. D. Smith. 2019. Developmental control of convergent floral pigmentation across evolutionary timescales. Developmental Dynamics 248: 1091-1100. Link, Reprint Request

Wheeler, L. C.+ & S. D. Smith. 2019. Computational modeling of anthocyanin pathway evolution: biases, hotspots and trade-offs. Integrative and Comparative Biology 59: 585-598. LinkBiorxiv Preprint

Deanna R.+, M. Larter+, G. E. Barboza & S.D. Smith. 2019. Repeated evolution of a morphological novelty: a phylogenetic analysis of the inflated fruiting calyx in the Physalideae tribe (Solanaceae). American Journal of Botany 106: 270-279. Link, PreprintReprint Request

Ng, J.+ & S. D. Smith. 2018. Why are red flowers so rare? Testing the macroevolutionary causes of tippiness. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 1863-1875. LinkReprint Request

Ng, J.+, L. B. Freitas & S. D. Smith. 2018. Stepwise evolution of floral pigmentation predicted by biochemical pathway structure. Evolution 72: 2792-2802. Link, Reprint Request

Larter, M.+, A. Dunbar-Wallis, A. E. Berardi+ & S. D. Smith. 2018. Convergent evolution at the pathway level: predictable regulatory changes during flower color transitions. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35: 2159-2169. Link, Reprint Request

Smith, S. D., & R. Kriebel. 2018. Convergent evolution of floral shape tied to pollinator shifts in Iochrominae (Solanaceae). Evolution 72: 688-697. Link Commentary by Dodsworth et al.

Gates, D. J.*, B. J. S. C. Olson, T. E. Clemente, and S. D. Smith. 2017. A novel R3 MYB transcriptional repressor associated with the loss of floral pigmentation in Iochroma. New Phytologist 217: 1346-1356.  PDF

Dupin, J.*, N. J. Matzke, T. Sarkinen, S. Knapp, R. G. Olmstead, L. Bohs, and S. D. Smith. 2016. Bayesian estimation of global biogeographic history of Solanaceae. Journal of Biogeography 44: 887–899.  PDF

Ng, J.+, and S. D. Smith. 2016. How to make a red flower: the combinatorial effects of pigments. AOB Plants 8: plw013. Link

Ng, J.+, and S. D. Smith. 2016. Widespread flower color convergence in Solanaceae via alternate biochemical pathways. New Phytologist 209: 407-417. PDF

Smith, S. D. 2016. Pleiotropy and the evolution of floral integration. New Phytologist 209: 80-85. PDF

Smith, S. D., and E. E. Goldberg. 2015. Tempo and mode of flower color evolution. American Journal of Botany 102: 1014-1025. Link Preprint PDF

Muchhala, N.+, S. Johnsen, and S. D. Smith. 2014. Competition for hummingbird pollination shapes flower color variation in Andean Solanaceae. Evolution 68: 2275-2286. PDF SI

Smith, S. D., S. Wang, and M. D. Rausher. 2013. Functional evolution of an anthocyanin pathway enzyme during a flower color transition. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30: 602-612. PDF SI

Smith, S. D., and M. D. Rausher. 2011. Gene loss and parallel evolution contribute to species difference in flower color. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28: 2799-2810. PDF

Smith, S. D. 2010. Using phylogenetics to detect pollinator-mediated floral evolution. New Phytologist 188: 354-363. PDF

Smith, S. D., C. Ané, and D. A. Baum. 2008. The role of pollinator shifts in the floral diversification of Iochroma (Solanaceae). Evolution 62: 793-806. PDF

Smith, S. D., and D. A. Baum. 2006. Phylogenetics of the florally diverse Andean clade Iochrominae (Solanaceae). American Journal of Botany 93: 1140-1153. Link PDF

D. A. Baum, S. D. Smith and S. S. Donovan. 2005. The tree-thinking challenge. Science 310: 979-980. Link Tree-thinking quizzes! 


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