Recent Publications

Selected Student Publications – 2016 (See faculty webpages for faculty publications) 

Barak, RS, AL Hipp, W Pearse, J Cavender-Bares, J Callaway, S Hotchkiss, DJ Larkin. 2016 Taking the long view: Integrating recorded, paleoecological, and evolutionary information into ecological restoration. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 177:90-102.

Barak, RS, “Recipe for an Aster: Prairie Restoration in Chicago,” Parks and Recreation Magazine, May 1, 2016.


Basey, A.C., J.B. Fant, A.T. Kramer. 2015. Producing native plant materials for restoration: 10 rules to collect and maintain genetic diversity. Native Plants Journal 16(1): 37-53.

Barak, R.S., K.A. Skogen, A.T. Kramer and J.B. Fant. 2015. Assessing the value of potential "native winners" for restoration of cheatgrass-invaded habitat. Western North American Naturalist 75:55-69.

DiLeo, M., J. Siu, M. Rhodes, A. López-Villalobos, A. Redwine, K. Ksiazek and R. Dyer. 2014. The gravity of pollination: Integrating at-site features into spatial analysis of contemporary pollen movement. Molecular Ecology, 23(16): 3973-3982.

Gardner, E.M., K.M. Laricchia, M. Murphy, D. Ragone, B.E. Scheffler, S. Simpson, E.W. Williams, and N.J.C. Zerega. 2015. Primer Note: Chloroplast microsatellite markers for Artocarpus (Moraceae) developed from transcriptome sequences. Applications in Plant Sciences 3(9):

MacIvor, S and K. Ksiazek. 2015. Invertebrates on Green Roofs. In R. Sutton (Ed.) Green Roof Ecosystems, (pp. 333-355). New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-14983-7_14.  

Hipp, A.L., D.J. Larkin, R.S. Barak, M.L. Bowles, M.W. Cadotte, S.K. Jacobi, E. Lonsdorf, B.C. Scharenbroch, E. Williams, E. Weiher. 2015. Phylogeny in the service of ecological restoration. American Journal of Botany, doi:10.3732/ajb.1500119 .

McCary, M. A., J.C. Martinez, L. Umek, L. Heneghan, and D. H. Wise. 2015. Effects of woodland restoration and management on the community of surface-active arthropods in the metropolitan Chicago region. Biological Conservation. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.005

Riebkes, J.L., R.S. Barak, and A.T. Kramer. 2015. Evaluating seed viability in prairie forbs: a test of three methods. Native Plants Journal 16(2): 96-106. 

Zerega, N.J.C., T. Wiesner-Hanks, D. Ragone, B. Irish, B. Scheffler, S. Simpson, and F. Zee. 2015. Diversity of the breadfruit complex (Artocarpus, Moraceae): Genetic characterization of critical germplasm. Tree Genetics and Genomes.  

Zerega, N.J.C., G. Ravikanth, E.M. Gardner, K. Laricchia, T. Melhem, M. Wang, C. E. Witherup, S. Setty, M.I. Zuberi, M.R. Jagdish, and D. Ragone. 2015. New genomic resources to understand genetic diversity and promote crop improvement of jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), breadfruit (A. altilis), and other under utilized Artocarpus crops. Procedings of the International Symposium on Jackfruit and Breadfruit of the Tropics.

Selected Student Publications – 2014

Ksiazek, K., J. Fant and K. Skogen. 2014. Native forbs produce high quality seeds on Chicago green roofs. Journal of Living Architecture 2:e2.

Ksiazek, K. and O. Starry. 2014. Growing UP in the City: A Book About Green Roofs. Illustrated by C. Ryan Patterson.

Ksiazek, K. 2014. The Potential of Green Roofs to Support Urban Biodiversity.  In J. Briz, M. Köhler and I. de Felipe (Eds.), Green Cities in the World. (Chapter 6; pages 101-124). Madrid: Pronatur.

Ksiazek, K., R. Tonietto and J. Ascher. 2014. Ten bee species new to green roofs in the Chicago area. The Great Lakes Entomologist. 47:87-92.