Robin A. Smith, Manager, Education & Outreach
PhD, Biology, Duke University, 2005
MS, Ecology & Evolution, Universite de Montpellier II, France, 1999
Office Location: National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
Office Phone: (919) 668-4544
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Categories: science writing and communication
Research Description: Robin received a PhD in evolutionary biology in 2005. She then taught writing at Duke University for four years before becoming the staff science writer and communications officer at NESCent, where she has been since May 2009. Robin has published scholarly articles in Evolution, American Naturalist, and the American Journal of Botany. She has also written for popular audiences under the Duke University Office of News and Communications, and for Scitable, an online learning initiative from the publishers of Nature.
- Smith, R.A. and M.D. Rausher, Experimental evidence that selection favors character displacement in the ivyleaf morning glory, American Naturalist, vol. 171 no. 1 (2008), pp. 1-9  .
- Smith, R.A. and M.D. Rausher, Selection for character displacement is constrained by the genetic architecture of floral traits in the ivyleaf morning glory, Evolution, vol. 62 no. 11 (2008), pp. 2829-2841 .
- Smith, R.A. and M.D. Rausher, Close clustering of anthers and stigma in Ipomoea hederacea enhances prezygotic isolation from Ipomoea purpurea, New Phytologist, vol. 173 no. 3 (2007), pp. 641-647 .
- R.A. Smith and M. D. Rausher, Close clustering of anthers and stigma in Ipomoea hederacea enhances prezygotic isolation from I. purpurea, submitted (Submitted, 2006) .
- McCauley, D. E., C. M. Richards, S. N. Emery, R. A. Smith and J. W. McGlothlin, The interaction of genetic and demographic processes in plant metapopulations: a case study of Silene alba, in Integrating Ecology and Evolution in a Spatial Context: the 14th Special Symposium of the British Ecological Society Held at Royal Holloway College, University of London, 29-31 August, 2000, edited by J. Silvertown and J. Antonovics (2001), Blackwell Scientific .
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