Peer-reviewed papers

Roddy AB, Brodersen CR, Dawson TE.  2016.  Hydraulic conductance and the maintenance of water balance in flowers.  Plant, Cell & Environment 39:2123-2132. [doi:10.1111/pce.12761][pdf] [biorxiv preprint]

Sistla SA, Roddy AB, Williams NE, Kramer DB, Stevens KJS, Allison SD.  2016.  Agroforestry practices promote biodiversity and ecosystem services in Atlantic Nicaragua.  PLoS One 11(9):e0162529. [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162529] [pdf]

Brodersen CR and Roddy AB.  2016.  New frontiers in the three-dimensional visualization of plant structure and function.  American Journal of Botany 103:184-188. [html] [pdf]

Crutsinger GM, Rodriguez-Cabal MA, Roddy AB, Peay KG, Bastow JL, Kidder AG, Dawson TE, Fine PVA, Rudgers JA. 2014.  Genetic variation within a dominant shrub structures green and brown community assemblages. Ecology 95:387-398. [pdf]

Simonin KA†, Roddy AB†, Link P, Apodaca R, Tu KP, Hu J, Dawson TE, Barbour MM.  2013. Isotopic composition of transpiration and rates of change in leaf water isotopologue storage in response to environmental variables. Plant, Cell & Environment 36:2190-2206. [html] [pdf]

Roddy AB, Guilliams CM, Lilittham T*, Farmer J*, Wormser V*, Pham T*, Fine PVA, Feild TS, Dawson TE. 2013. Uncorrelated evolution of leaf and petal venation patterns across the angiosperm phylogeny. Journal of Experimental Botany 64:4081-4088. [html] [pdf]

Roddy AB & Dawson TE. 2013. Novel patterns of hysteresis in the response of leaf-level sap flow to vapor pressure deficit. Acta Horticulturae 991:261-267. [html] [pdf]

Brenes-Arguedas T, Roddy AB, Kursar TA. 2013. Plant traits in relation to the performance and distribution of woody species in wet and dry tropical forests. Functional Ecology 27:392-402. [html] [pdf]

Roddy AB & Dawson TE.  2012. Determining the water dynamics of flowering using miniature sap flow sensors. Acta Horticulturae 951:47-54.-54. [html] [pdf]

Brenes-Arguedas T, Roddy AB, Coley PD, Kursar TA.  2011.  Do differences in understory light contribute to tree species turnover along a tropical rainfall gradient?  Oecologia 166:443-456. [html] [pdf]

West TO, Marland G, Sing N, Bhaduri BL, Roddy AB.  The human carbon budget: an estimate of the spatial distribution of metabolic carbon consumption and release in the United States.  Biogeochemistry 94:29-41. [html] [pdf]

Recent coverage in the popular press


Our three-year program on the Evolution of Floral Form and Function has been recently funded by the Yale Institute for Biospheric studies.  This represents a collaboration between the labs of Craig Brodersen (School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale) and Madhusudhan Venkadesan (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Yale) and will address tradeoffs in the structure and physiological function of flowers over macroevolutionary times scales.



Chris DiVittorio (UC-MEXUS, UC-Riverside) and I spent March 2015 in Baja Mexico studying the charismatic desert genus Encelia, a classical case of adaptive radiation. While there, we rediscovered a rare species in the genus, Encelia densifolia. We measured and mapped every known individual of the species, which occurs in a single population in the Sierra de Santa Clara mountains of Baja California Sur.  This short piece introduces the system and its unique potential for studying the processes of speciation and extinction.