Kathleen Donohue, Professor  

Kathleen Donohue

PhD, University of Chicago

Office Location: BioSci: 226
Office Phone: (919) 613-7467
Email Address: k.donohue@duke.edu
Web Page: http://biology.duke.edu/donohuelab

Ecology and Population Biology

Research Categories: Evolutionary ecology and genetics of natural plant populations, genetic basis of adaptation, gene-environment interactions

Research Description: We investigate the genetic basis of adaptation, including the evolution of phenotypic plasticity and maternal effects, niche construction, dispersal, and mechanisms of multilevel natural selection.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. K. Donohue, Darwin’s Finches: Readings in the Evolution of a Scientific Paradigm (2011), University of Chicago Press .
  2. Huang, X, J. Schmitt, L. Dorn, C. Griffith, S. Effgen, S. Takao, M. Koornneef, K. Donohue., The earliest stages of adaptation in an experimental plant population: strong selection on QTLs for seed dormancy., Molecular Ecology, vol. 19 (2010), pp. 1335-1351 .
  3. Donohue, K., R. Rubio de Casas, Liana Burghardt, Katherine Kovach, Charles Willis, Germination, post-germination adaptation, and species ecological ranges, Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, vol. 41 (2010), pp. 293–319 .
  4. G.C. Chiang, D. Barua, E. M. Kramer, R. Amasino, K. Donohue, The Major flowering time gene, FLC, regulates seed germination in Arabidopsis thaliana, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, vol. 106 (2009), pp. 11661-11666 .
  5. K. Donohue, Completing the cycle: Maternal effects as the missing link in plant life cycles, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, Biological Sciences, vol. 364 (2009), pp. 1059-1074 .
  6. Heschel, M. S., C. M. Butler, D. Barua, G. C. K. Chiang, A. Wheeler, R. A. Sharrock, G. C. Whitelam, and K. Donohue, New roles of phytochrome during seed germination, International Journal of Plant Science, vol. 169 (2008), pp. 531-540 .
  7. Hall, J. C, T. E. Tisdale, K. Donohue, and E.M. Kramer, Developmental basis of an anatomical novelty: heteroarthrocarpy in Cakile lanceolata and Erucaria erucarioides (Brassicaceae), International Journal of Plant Science, vol. 167 no. 4 (2006), pp. 771-789 .
  8. Donohue, K., L. Dorn, C. Griffith, E. S. Kim, A. Aguilera, C. R. Polisetty, J. Schmitt, Environmental and genetic influences on the germination of Arabidopsis thaliana in the field, Evolution, vol. 59 no. 4 (2005), pp. 740-757 .
  9. Donohue, K., L. Dorn, C. Griffith, E. S. Kim, A. Aguilera, C. R. Polisetty, J. Schmitt, The evolutionary ecology of seed germination of Arabidopsis thaliana: Variable natural selection on germination timing, Evolution, vol. 59 no. 4 (2005), pp. 758-770 .
  10. Donohue, K., Niche construction through phenological plasticity: Life history dynamics and ecological consequences, New Phytologist, vol. 166 (2005), pp. 83-92 .