Recent Publications


Baum, D. A. and Smith, S.D. 2013. Tree-thinking: An Introduction to Phylogenetic Biology. Roberts & Company.

Losos, J., D. A. Baum, D. Futuyma, H. Hoekstra, R. Lenski, A. Moore, D. Schluter, and M. Whitlock (eds.). 2014. The Princeton Guide to Evolution. Princeton University Press.

Baum, D. A. 2013. Developmental causation and the problem of homology. Philosophy and Theory in Biology, 5,

Baum, D. A. 2013. The origin of primary plastids: A pas de deux or a ménage à trois? The Plant Cell 25: 4-6.

Martins, T. R., Berg, J. J., Blinka, S., Rausher, M. D. and Baum, D. A.  2013.  Precise spatio-temporal regulation of the anthocyanin biosynthetic pathway leads to petal spot formation in Clarkia gracilis (Onagraceae).  New Phytologist 197: 958–969. [Commentary: New Phytologist 197: 687–689]

Cacho, N. I.  and Baum, D. A.  2012. The Caribbean slipper spurge Euphorbia tithymaloides, the first example of a ring species in plants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 279: 3377-3383.  [Commentary: Nature 486, 442]

Cellinese, N., Baum, D. A., and Mishler, B. D. 2012. Species and phylogenetic nomenclature.  Systematic Biology. 61(5): 885-891.

Correa, R., Stanga, J., Larget, B., Roznowski, A., Shu, G., Dilkes, B., and Baum, D.A. 2012. An assessment of transgenomics as a tool for identifying genes involved in the evolutionary differentiation of closely related plant species. New Phytologist 193(2):494-503.

Duarte, M.C., Esteves, G.L., Salatino, M.L.F. Walsh, K.C, and Baum, D.A. 2011. Phylogenetic Analyses of Eriotheca and Related Genera (Bombacoideae, Malvaceae). Systematic Botany 36(3):690-701.

Liu, N., Sliwinski, M.K., Correa, R., and Baum, D.A. 2011. Possible contributions of TERMINAL FLOWER 1 to the evolution of rosette flowering in Leavenworthia (Brassicaceae). New Phytologist 189(2):616-628.

Koopman, M and Baum, D. A. Accepted. Isolating nuclear genes and identifying lineages without monophyly: An example of closely related species from Southern Madagascar. International Journal of Plant Sciences.

Oyama, R. K., Jones, K. N., and Baum, D. A. 2010. Sympatric sister species of Californian Antirrhinum and their transiently specialized pollinators.  American Midland Naturalist 164(2): 337-347.

Cacho, N. I. , Berry, P. E., Olson, M. E., Steinmann, V. W., and Baum, D. A.  2010. Are spurred cyathia a key innovation? Molecular systematics and trait evolution in the Slipper-Spurges (Pedilanthus clade - Euphorbia, Euphorbiaceae).  American Journal of Botany 97: 493–510.

Yue, J.-P., Sun, H., Baum, D. A., Al-Shehbaz, I. L., and Ree, R. 2009. Molecular phylogeny of Solms-laubachia (Brassicaceae) s.l., based on multiple nuclear and plastid DNA sequences, and its biogeographic implications.  Journal of Systematics and Evolution 47(5): 402-415.

Smith, S. D., Ané, C., and Baum, D. A.  2009. Macroevolutionary tests of pollination syndromes: A reply to Fenster et al. Evolution 63: 2763–2767.

Smith, J. J., Baum. D. A., and Moore A. 2009. The need for molecular genetic perspectives in evolutionary education (and vice versa).  Trends in Genetics 25: 427-429. [Forum]

Baum, D. A.  2009. Species as ranked taxa. Systematic Biology 58:74–86.



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