Student Publications

Student Publications


Eden, A. (2024). Becoming Botanical Garden Educators: Using Flip to Engage High School Students in Botany. Connected Science Learning, 1–3.

Tserej, O., Sidoti, B., Assael, S., Padolf, A., Bistrain, M., Shen, J. and Feeley, K.J., 2024. How Do Teachers Learn and Engage with Climate Change? An Examination of the Shade Our Schools—Leaves Are Cool! Citizen Science Program. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 9(1), p.2.DOI:

Previous Works

Andrus, N., Trusty, J.L., Santos-Guerra, A., Jansen, R.K., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2004. Using molecular phylogenies to test phytogeographical links between East/South Africa-Southern Arabia and the Macaronesian islands – a review, and the case of Vierea and Pulicaria section Vieraeopsis (Asteracae). Taxon 53: 333-346.

Andrus, N., Tye, A., Nesom, G., Bogler, D., Lewis, C.E., Noyes, R., Jaramillo, P., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2009. Phylogenetics of Darwiniothamnus (Asteraceae: Astereae) – Molecular evidence for multiple origins in the endemic flora of the Galápagos Islands. Journal of Biogeography 36: 1055-1069.

Campbell, R.J., El-Sawa, S., Wasielewski, J., Ledesma, N. 2004. Breeding and selection of jackfruit for South Florida. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 117: 193-194.

Carrara, S., Wasielewski, J., Ledesma, N., Campbell, R.J. 2003. Morphological diversity of mamey sapote at Fairchild Tropical Garden, Florida, USA. Proceedings of the Interamerican Society Tropical Horticulture 46: 32-34.

Carrara, S., Campbell, R.J., Schnell, R. 2004. Genetic variation among cultivated selections of mamey sapote (Pouteria spp. [Sapotaceae]). Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 117: 195-200.

*Chin, C., Priestap, H.A, Veisaga, M.L., Commock, T., Campbell, K., Jestrow, B., Francisco-Ortega, J., Barbieri, A. 2014. Antiproliferative effect of Portlandia extracts and their fractions on breast cancer cells. European Journal of Medicinal Plants 4: 1186-1199.

Cibrian-Jaramillo, A., Hird, A., Oleas, N., Ma, H., Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J., Griffith, M.P. 2013. What is the conservation value of a plant in a botanic garden? Using indicators to improve management of ex situ collections. Botanical Review 79: 559-577.

Cordeiro, M.A., Moriuchi, K.S., Fotinos, T.D., Miller, K.E., Nuzhdin, S.V., von Wettberg, E.J., Cook, D.R.  2014 Germination and early seedling root growth reveal patterns for salinity adaptation in the annual legume Medicago truncatula. American Journal of Botany 101: 488-498.

*Davis, A., Lewis, C.E., Francisco-Ortega, J., Zona, S. 2007. Differentiation among insular and continental populations of Coccothrinax argentata (Arecaeae): evidence from ISSR data and a common garden experiment. Taxon 56: 103-111.

Downing, J., Liu, H. 2012. Friend or foe? Impacts of the introduced tropical oil bee Centris nitida on a threatened and specialized native mutualism in Southern Florida. Biological Invasions 14: 2175-2185.

Downing, J., Liu, H. 2013. Self-incompatibility in Byrsonima lucida (Malpighiaceae), a threatened pine rockland specialist. Castanea 78: 95-102.

Edelman, S., Richards, J. 2013. Shedding light on the Pseudophoenix decline. Palms 57: 24-29.

Feeley, K.J., Machovina, B. 2014. Increasing preference for beef magnifies human impact on world’s food web. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 111: E794.

Feeley, K.J., Rehm, E.M. 2012. Amazon’s vulberability to climate change heightened by deforestation and man-made dispersal barriers. Global Change Biology 16: 3606-3614.

Feeley, K.J., Rehm, E.M. 2014. Corridors are meant for connecting. Nature Climate Change 4: 405-406.

Feeley K.J., Rehm E.M., Machovina B. 2012. The responses of tropical forest species to global climate change: acclimate, adapt, migrate, or go extinct? Frontiers in Biogeography 4: 69-82.

Feeley, K.J, Rehm, E.M., Stroud, J. 2014. There are many barriers to species’ migrations. Frontiers of Biogeography 6: 63-66.

Flickinger, J.A. 2018. A new species of Eugenia (Myrtaceae) from the island of Anguilla. Harvard Papers in Botany 23: 213-216. PDF

Fotinos, T.D., Namoff. S., Lewis, C., Griffith. M.P., Maschinski, J., von Wettberg, E.J. In press. Genetic evaluation of a reintroduction of Sargent’s Cherry Palm, Pseudophoenix sargentii. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.

Geiger, J., Meerow, A.W., Lewis, C., Oviedo, R., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2014. Genetic diversity and conservation of Ipomoea microdactyla (Convolvulaceae) – An endemic vine from the Bahamas, Cuba, and Southeastern Florida. Plant Species Biology 29: 2-15.

Guala, G.; Bogler, D.J.; Sadle, J., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2000. Molecular evidence for polyphyly in the genus Apoclada (Poaceae: Bambusoideae). Bamboo Science and Culture 14: 15-20.

Jestrow, B., Proctor, G., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2008. Lasiocroton trelawniensis (Euphorbiaceae), a Critically Endangered species from the Cockpit Country of Jamaica, belongs to Bernardia (Euphorbiaceae). Botanical Review 74: 166-177.

Jestrow, B. , Jimenez, F., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2010. Generic delimitations in the Antillean Adelieae (Euphorbiaceae) with the description of the Hispaniolan endemic genus, Garciadelia. Taxon 59: 1801-1814.

Jestrow, B., Gutierrez, J., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2012. Islands within islands; a molecular phylogenetic study of the Leucocroton alliance (Euphorbiaceae) across the Caribbean Islands and within the serpentinite archipelago of Cuba. Journal of Biogeography 39: 452-464.

Koptur, S., *Truong, N. 1998. Facultative ant-plant interactions: nectar sugar preferences of introduced pest ant species in South Florida. Biotropica 30: 179-189.

Laubengayer, K., Zona, S., Santiago-Valentín, E.,  Husby, C.,  Francisco-Ortega, J. 2012. Morphometric analysis of Aiphanes minima (Arecaceae) across the Antilles. Harvard Papers in Botany 17: 299-305.

Ledesma, N., Campbell, R. J., El-Sawa, S., Wasielewski, J., Ayala-Silva, T. 2005. Selección de jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) para América Tropical. Proceedings of the Interamerican Society for Tropical Horticulture 48: 51-52.

Liu, H., Trusty, J, Oviedo, R., Anderberg, A., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2004. Molecular phylogenetics of the Caribbean genera RhodogeronSachsia (Asteraceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 165: 209-217.

Machovina, B., Feeley, K. 2014. Meat consumption’s impact on tropics: a key challenge. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29: 430.

Machovina, B., Feeley, K. 2014. Livestock: limit red meat consumption. Nature 508: 186.

Machovina, B., Feeley, K. 2014. Taking a bite out of biodiversity. Science 343: 838.

Machovina, B., Feeley, K. 2013. Climate change driven shifts in the extent and location of areas suitable for export banana production. Journal of Ecological Economics 95: 83-95.

Maschinski, J., Lewis, S., Walters, D., Possley, J., Wright, S.J., Roncal, J., Lewis, C. 2009. Connect to Protect Network: botanic gardens working to restore habitats and conserve rare species. BGjournal 6: 6-9.

Maschinski, J., Wright, S.J., Koptur, S., Pinto-Torres, E. 2013. When is local the best paradigm? Breeding history influences conservation reintroduction survival and trajectories in times of extreme climate events. Biological Conservation 159: 277-284.

Maschinski, J., Possley, J., Fellows, M.Q.N., Lane, C., Muir, A., Wendelberger, K., Wright, S.J., Thornton, H. 2005. Using thinning as a fire surrogate to improve native plant diversity in a South Florida pine rockland habitat. Ecological Restoration 23: 2.

Meerow, A.W., Stevenson, D., Moynihan, J., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2007. Unlocking the coontie conundrum: the potential of microsatellite DNA studies in the Caribbean Zamia pumila complex (Zamiaceae). Botanical Memoirs of New York Botanical Garden 98: 484-518.