Recent Publications


Ison, J. L., and A. E. Weis. 2017. Temporal population genetic structure in the pollen pool for flowering time: A field experiment with Brassica rapa (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 104(10):1569-1580. PDF

Franks, S.J., Hamann, E., and A. E. Weis. 2017. Using the resurrection approach to understand contemporary evolution in changing environments. Evolutionary Applications 2017;1-12. PDF

A. E. Weis. 2017. Detecting the “invisible fraction” bias in resurrection experiments. Evolutionary Applications 2017;1-8. PDF

Wadgymar, S. M., and A. E. Weis. 2017. Phenological mismatch and the effectiveness of assisted gene flow. Conservation Biology. PDF


Austen, E. J., & Weis, A. E. 2016. Estimating selection through male fitness: three complementary methods illuminate the nature and causes of selection on flowering time. In Proc. R. Soc. B (Vol. 283, No. 1825, p. 20152635). The Royal Society. (pdf)

Etterson, J. R., Franks, S. J., Mazer, S. J., Shaw, R. G., Gorden, N. L. S., Schneider, H. E., Weber, J. J., Winkler, K.J., & Weis, A. E. 2016. Project Baseline: An unprecedented resource to study plant evolution across space and time. American journal of botany, 103(1), 164-173. (pdf)

Austen, E. J., & Weis, A. E. 2016. The causes of selection on flowering time through male fitness in a hermaphroditic annual plant. Evolution, 70(1), 111-125. (pdf)


Weis, A. E. 2015. Inheritance of Rapid Cycling in Brassica rapa Fast Plants: Dominance That Increases with Photoperiod. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 176(9), 859-868. (pdf)

Wadgymar, S. M., Cumming, M. N., & Weis, A. E. 2015. The success of assisted colonization and assisted gene flow depends on phenology. Global change biology, 21(10), 3786-3799. (pdf)

Austen, E. J., & Weis, A. E. 2015. What drives selection on flowering time? An experimental manipulation of the inherent correlation between genotype and environment. Evolution, 69(8), 2018-2033. (pdf)

Weis, A. E., Turner, K. M., Petro, B., Austen, E. J., & Wadgymar, S. M. 2015. Hard and soft selection on phenology through seasonal shifts in the general and social environments: a study on plant emergence time. Evolution, 69(6), 1361-1374. (pdf)

Cunan, E. T., Powell, T. H., & Weis, A. E. 2015. Evidence For Plant-mediated Competition Between Defoliating and Gall-forming Specialists Attacking Solidago altissima. The American Midland Naturalist, 173(2), 208-217. (pdf)

Parker, A. J., Tran, J. L., Ison, J. L., Bai, J. D. K., Weis, A. E., & Thomson, J. D. 2015. Pollen packing affects the function of pollen on corbiculate bees but not non-corbiculate bees. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 9(2), 197-203. (pdf)

Weis, A. E. 2015. On the potential strength and consequences for nonrandom gene flow caused by local adaptation in flowering time. Journal of evolutionary biology, 28(3), 699-714. (pdf)

Wadgymar, S. M., Austen, E. J., Cumming, M. N., & Weis, A. E. 2015. Simultaneous pulsed flowering in a temperate legume: causes and consequences of multimodality in the shape of floral display schedules. Journal of Ecology, 103(2), 316-327. (pdf)

Austen, E. J., Forrest, J. R. K., & Weis, A. E. 2015. Within‐plant variation in reproductive investment: consequences for selection on flowering time. Journal of evolutionary biology, 28(1), 65-79. (pdf)


Weis, A. E., Nardone, E., & Fox, G. A. 2014. The strength of assortative mating for flowering date and its basis in individual variation in flowering schedule. Journal of evolutionary biology, 27(10), 2138-2151. (pdf)

Weis, A. E., Wadgymar, S. M., Sekor, M., & Franks, S. J. 2014. The shape of selection: using alternative fitness functions to test predictions for selection on flowering time. Evolutionary Ecology, 28(5), 885-904. (pdf)

Weis, A. E. 2014. Gall insects and selection on plant vigor: can susceptibility compromise success in competition?. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 8(3), 205-212. (pdf)

Austen, E. J., & Weis, A. E. 2014. Temporal variation in phenotypic gender and expected functional gender within and among individuals in an annual plant. Annals of botany, mcu087. (pdf)

Austen, E. J., Jackson, D. A., & Weis, A. E. 2014. Describing flowering schedule shape through multivariate ordination. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 175(1), 70-79. (pdf)


Legault, G., & Weis, A. E. 2013. The impact of snow accumulation on a heath spider community in a sub-Arctic landscape. Polar biology, 36(6), 885-894. (pdf)


Vacher, C., T.M. Kossler, M.E. Hochberg, and A.E. Weis.  2011.  Impact of interspecific hybridization between crops and weedy relatives on the evolution of flowering time in weedy phenotypes.  PLoS ONE 6(2): e14649

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