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39. Wadgymar S, Lowry DB, Gould BA, Byron CN, Mactavish R, Anderson, JT. Identifying targets and agents of selection: Innovative methods to evaluate the environmental and genetic factors that contribute to local adaptation. In Review

38. Gould BA, Chen Y, Lowry DB. 2017. Pooled ecotype sequencing reveals candidate genetic mechanisms for adaptive differentiation and reproductive isolation. Molecular Ecology. In Press

37. Lowry DB, Hoban S, Kelley JL, Lotterhos KE, Reed LK, Antolin MF, Storfer A. 2017. Breaking RAD: An evaluation of the utility of restriction site associated DNA sequencing for genome scans of adaptation. Molecular Ecology Resources. In Press


36. Aspinwall MJ, Fay PA, Hawkes CV, Lowry DB, Khasanova A, Bonnette J, Whitaker BK, Johnson N, Juenger TE. 2016. Intraspecific variation in precipitation responses of a widespread C4 grass depend on site water limitation. Journal of Plant Ecology. In Press

35. Lowry DB, Gould BA. 2016. Speciation Continuum. pp. 159-165. In ‘Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology’ (R. Kliman, head editor, D. Ortiz-Barrientos, section editor).

34. Milano ER, Lowry DB, TE Juenger. 2016. The genetic basis of upland/lowland ecotype divergence in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 6: 3561-3570.

33. Lovell JT, Shakirov EV, Schwartz S, Lowry DB, Aspinwall MJ, Taylor SA, Palacio-Mejía J, Hawkes CV, Fay PA, Juenger TE. 2016. Promises and challenges of eco-physiological genomics in the field: tests of drought responses in switchgrass. Plant Physiology. 172: 734-748.

32. Lovell JT, Schwartz S, Lowry DB, Shakirov EV, Bonnette J, Wang M, Johnson J, Sreedasyam A, Plott A, Jenkins J, Schmutz J, Juenger TE. 2016. Drought responsive gene expression regulatory divergence between upland and lowland ecotypes of a perennial C4 grass. Genome Research. 26: 510-518.

31. Taylor SA, Lowry DB, Aspinwall MJ, Bonnette JE, Fay PA, Juenger TE. 2016. QTL and Drought Effects on Leaf Physiology in Lowland Panicum virgatum. Bioenergy Research. 9: 1241-1259.

30. Hoban S, Kelley JL, Lotterhos KE, Antolin MF, Bradburd G, Lowry DB, Poss ML, Reed LK, Storfer A, Whitlock MC. 2016. Finding the genomic basis of local adaptation in non-model organisms: pitfalls, practical solutions, and future directions. The American Naturalist. 188: 379-397.

29. Sexton J, Hufford M, Bateman A, Lowry DB, Meimberg H, Strauss S, Rice K. 2016. Climate structures genetic variation across a species’ elevation range: a test of range limits hypotheses. Molecular Ecology. 25: 911-928.


28. Lowry DB, Hernandez K, Taylor SH, Meyer E, Logan TL, Chapman JA, Rokhsar DS, Schmutz J, Juenger TE. 2015. The genetics of divergence and reproductive isolation between ecotypes of Panicum hallii. New Phytologist. 205: 402-414.

27. Lowry DB, Taylor SH, Bonnette J, Aspinwall MJ, Asmus AL, Keitt TH, Tobias CM, Juenger TE. 2015. QTLs for biomass and developmental traits in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). Bioenergy Research. 8: 1856-1867.

26. Lowry DB 2015. Approaches to Plant Evolutionary Ecology. Rhodora. 117: 400-402.

25. Lovell JT, Mullen JL, Lowry DB, Richards JH, Sen S, Verslues P, Juenger TE, McKay JK. 2015. Exploiting epistasis and differential gene expression to discover candidate genes for drought-associated QTLs in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Cell 27: 969-983.

24. Twyford AD, Streisfeld MA, Lowry DB, Friedman J. 2015. Genomic studies on the nature of species: ecological divergence, adaptation, and speciation in Mimulus. Molecular Ecology. 24: 2601-2609.


23. Lowry DB, Behrman KD, Grabowski P, Morris GP, Kiniry JR, Juenger TE. 2014. Adaptation between ecotypes and along environmental gradients in Panicum virgatum. The American Naturalist 183: 682-692.

22. Selby JP, Jeong AL, Toll K, Wright KM, Lowry DB. 2014. “Methods and discoveries in the pursuit of understanding the genetic basis of adaptation to harsh environments in Mimulus.” In N. Rajakaruna (ed.). Plant Ecology and Evolution in Harsh Environments. Pp. 243-265. NOVA Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY, USA.

21. Lasky JR, Des Marais DL, Lowry DB, Povolotskaya I, McKay JK, Richards JH, Keitt TH,  Juenger TE. 2014. Natural variation in abiotic stress responsive gene expression is associated with local adaptation to climate in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 31:2283-2296.

20. Meyer E, Aspinwall MJ, Lowry DB, Palacio-Mejía J, Logan TL, Fay PA, Juenger TE. 2014. Integrating physiological, transcriptional, and metabolomic responses to drought stress and recovery in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.). BMC Genomics. 15: 527.

19. Oneal E, Lowry DB, Wright KM, Zhu Z, Willis JH. 2014. Divergent population structure and climate associations of a chromosomal inversion polymorphism across the Mimulus guttatus species complex. Molecular Ecology. 23: 2844–2860


18. Lowry DB, Logan TL, Santuari L, Hardtke CS, Richards JH, DeRose-Wilson LJ, McKay JK, Sen S, Juenger TE. 2013. Expression QTL mapping across water availability environments reveals contrasting associations with genomic features in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Cell 25: 3266–3279.

17. Lowry DB, Hopkins R. 2013. “Speciation and Natural Selection.” In J. Losos (ed.). The Princeton Guide to Evolution. Pp. 512-519. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, USA.

16. Lowry DB, Purmal CT, Juenger TE. 2013. A population genetic transect of Panicum hallii (Poaceae). American Journal of Botany 100: 592-601.

15. Aspinwall MJ, Lowry DB, Taylor SH, Juenger TE, Hawkes CV, Johnson MV, Kiniry JR, Fay PA. 2013. Genotypic variation in traits linked to climate and aboveground productivity in a widespread C4 grass: evidence for a functional trait syndrome. New Phytologist 199: 966-980.

14. Wright KM, Lloyd D, Lowry DB, Macnair MR, Willis JH. 2013. Indirect evolution of hybrid lethality due to linkage with a selected locus in Mimulus guttatus. PLoS Biology 11: e1001497.


13. Lowry DB. 2012. Local adaptation in The model plant. New Phytologist 194: 888-890.

12. Lowry DB. 2012. Ecotypes and the controversy over stages in the formation of new species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106: 241-257.

11. Lowry DB, Purmal CT, Meyer E, Juenger TE. 2012. Microsatellite markers for the native Texas perennial grass, Panicum hallii (Poaceae). American Journal of Botany Primer Notes & Protocols 99: e114-e116

10. Lowry DB, Sheng CS, Zhu Z, Juenger TE, Lahner B, Salt DE, Willis JH. 2012. Mapping of ionomic traits in Mimulus guttatus reveals Mo and Cd QTLs that colocalize with MOT1 homologues PLoS One 7: e30730.

9. Lowry DB, Sheng CS, Lasky JR, Willis JH. 2012. Five anthocyanin polymorphisms are associated with an R2R3-MYB cluster in Mimulus guttatus. American Journal of Botany 99: 82-91


8. Lowry DB, Willis JH. 2010. A widespread chromosomal inversion polymorphism contributes to a major life-history transition, local adaptation, and reproductive isolation. PLoS Biology 8: e1000500

7. Hall MC, Lowry DB, Willis JH. 2010. Is local adaptation in Mimulus guttatus caused by trade-offs at individual loci? Molecular Ecology 19: 2739-2753

6. Lowry DB. 2010. Landscape evolutionary genomics. Biology Letters 6: 502-504.180px-PhilTransCover

5. Wu CA, Lowry DB, Nutter LI, Willis JH. 2010. Natural variation for drought response in the Mimulus guttatus species complex. Oecologia 162: 23-33


4. Lowry DB, Hall MC, Salt DE, Willis JH. 2009. Genetic and physiological basis of adaptive salt tolerance divergence between coastal and inland Mimulus guttatus. New Phytologist 183: 776-788.


3. Lowry DB, Modliszewski JL, Wright KM, Wu CA, Willis JH. 2008. The strength and genetic basis of reproductive isolating barriers in flowering plants. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 363: 3009-3021.

2. Lowry DB, Rockwood RC, Willis JH. 2008. EcologEvolution_coverical reproductive isolation of coast and inland races of Mimulus guttatus. Evolution 62: 2196-2214

1. Wu CA, Lowry DB, Cooley AM, Wright KM, Lee YW, Willis JH. 2008. Mimulus is an emerging model system for the integration of ecological and genomic studies. Heredity 100: 220-230.

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