College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Research Publications

Faculty Member Selected Publications
Kweon , Byoung-Suk

Articles in Referred Journals
Kweon, B., Marans, R. W., and Yi, C.# (In press). Parks and quality of life: Differences among African American and white residents. Landscape Journal.

Kweon, B., Ellis, C. D., and Storie, M.# (2016). The scientific benefits of sustainable landscape design and its impact on education. Chinese Landscape Architecture, 62-74.

Ellis, C. D., Kweon, B., Alward, S.#, and Burke, R. B. # (2015). Landscape performance measurement and assessment of multifunctional landscapes. Landscape Architecture, 114, 32-39.

Mohai, P., Kweon, B., Lee, S. & Ard, K. J. (2011). Air pollution around schools affects student health and performance. Health Affairs, 852-862.

Kweon, B, Ellis, C. D., Leiva, P. I., & Rogers, G. O. (2010). Landscape components, land use and neighborhood satisfaction. Environmental Planning B, 37, 500-517.

Kweon, B., Ulrich, R. S., Walker, V., & Tassinary, L. G. (2008) Anger and stress: The role of landscape posters in an office setting. Environment and Behavior, 40(3), 355-381.

Lee, S., Ellis, C. D., Kweon, B., & Hong, S. (2008). The relationship between landscape structure and neighborhood satisfaction in urbanized areas. Landscape and Urban Planning, 85, 60-70.

Kweon, B., Ellis, C. D., Lee, S., & Rogers, G. O. (2006). Large-scale environmental knowledge: Investigating the relationship between self-reported and objectively measured physical environments. Environment and Behavior, 38(1), 72-91.

Ellis, C. D., Lee, S., & Kweon, B. (2006). Retail land use, neighborhood satisfaction, and the urban forest: An investigation into the moderating and mediating effects of trees. Landscape and Urban Planning, 74, 70-78.

Larsen, L., Adams, J., Deal, B., Kweon, B., & Tyler, E. (1998). Plants in the workplace: The effects of plant density on productivity, attitude, and perception. Environment and Behavior, 30(3), 261-281.

Kweon, B., Sullivan, W. C., & Wiley, A. R. (1998). Green common spaces and the social integration of inner city older adults. Environment and Behavior, 30 (6), 832-858.

Chapters in Books.
Kweon, B., & Marans, R. W. (2011). Disaggregating the measurement of quality of urban life dimensions across a complex metro region: The case of the Detroit region. In R. W. Marans, & R. J. Stimson (Eds.) Investigating quality of Urban Life (pp. 369-384). NewYork: Springer.

Marans, R. W., & Kweon, B. (2011). The quality of life in metro Detroit at the beginning of the millennium. In R. W. Marans, & R. J. Stimson (Eds.) Investigating quality of Urban Life (pp. 136-184). NewYork: Springer.

Vining, J., Tyler, E., & Kweon, B. (2000). Public values, opinions, and emotions in restoration controversies. In P. Gobster, & R. B. Hull (Eds.) Restoring Nature: Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities (pp. 143-161). Washington D. C.: Island Press.

Lea-Cox, John


Yeager, T. H., T .E. Bilderback, D. Fare, C. Gilliam, J. D. Lea-Cox, A. X. Niemiera, J. M. Ruter, K. Tilt, S. Warren, T. Whitwell and R. D. Wright. 2007. Best Management Practices: Guide for Producing Nursery Crops (2nd Ed.) Southern Nursery Association, Atlanta, GA. 108p.

Chapters in books:

Kong, P. and J. D. Lea-Cox. 2014. Managing Waterborne Pathogens. 2014. Chapter 28. In: Biology, Detection and Management of Plant Pathogens in Irrigation Water. C. H. Hong, G. W. Moorman and W. Wohanka (Eds.). American Phytopathology Society. St. Paul, MN. 29 p.

Lea-Cox and D. S. Ross. 2014. Water Management to Minimize Pathogen Movement in Containerized Production Systems. Chapter 32. In: Biology, Detection and Management of Plant Pathogens in Irrigation Water. C. H. Hong, G. W. Moorman and W. Wohanka (Eds.). American Phytopathology Society. St. Paul, MN. 25 p.

Lea-Cox, J. D. and D. S. Ross. 2014. Managing Water and Nutrients to Reduce Environmental Impact. Chapter 16. In: Nutrient Management for Floricultural Crops. D. Merhaut, K. M. Williams and S. Mangiafico. (Eds.). University California Press, CA. Chapter 13. 34 p.

Chappell, M., J. Owen, S. White and J. Lea-Cox. 2013. Irrigation Management Practices. In: Best Management Practices: Guide for Producing Nursery Crops. T.H. Yeager, T. Bilderback, D. Fare, C. Gilliam, J. Lea-Cox, A. Niemiera, J. Ruter, K. Tilt, S. Warren, T. Whitwell and R. Wright (eds.) 3rd edition. Southern Nursery Association. Atlanta, GA.

Lea-Cox, J. D. 2012. Using Wireless Sensor Networks for Precision Irrigation Scheduling. Chapter 12. In: Problems, Perspectives and Challenges of Agricultural Water Management. M. Kumar (Ed.) InTech Press. Rijeka, Croatia. pp. 233-258.

Majsztrik, J., A. G. Ristvey and J. D. Lea-Cox. 2011. Water and Nutrient Management in the Production of Container-Grown Ornamentals. In: Hort. Reviews J. Janick (Ed.). J. Wiley, NJ. 38:253-297.

Articles in Refereed Journals: (since 2010)

Copes, W.E., H. Zhang , P.A. Richardson, B.E Belayneh, A.G. Ristvey, J.D. Lea-Cox, C.X. Hong. 2017. Nutrient, pH, alkalinity, and ionic property levels in run-off containment basins in Maryland, Mississippi and Virginia ornamental plant nurseries. HortSci. (Accepted).

Majsztrik, J.C., R.T. Fernandez, P.R. Fisher, D.R. Hitchcock, J.D. Lea-Cox, J.S. Owen, Jr., L.R. Oki and S.A. White. 2017. Water use and treatment in containerized specialty crop production: A review. Water Air Soil Pollut. (In Press).

Griffin, W. N., S. Cohan, S., J.D. Lea-Cox and A.G. Ristvey. 2017.  Phedimus kamtschaticus growth response and volumetric water content of experimental green roof substrates with varying substrate composition in a growth chamber. HortScience. HortScience 52(2):1-6.

Zhang, H., P.A. Richardson, B.E. Belayneh, A.G. Ristvey, J.D. Lea-Cox, W.E. Copes, G.W. Moorman and C.X. Hong. 2016.  Recycling irrigation reservoir stratification and implications for crop health and production. J. Amer. Water Resources Assoc. 52 (3):620–631. (DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12411).

Saavoss, M., J.C. Majsztrik, B.E. Belayneh, J.D. Lea-Cox and E. Lichtenberg. 2016. Yield, quality, and profitability of sensor-controlled irrigation: A case study of snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus L.) production.  Irrigation Science 34:409-420. (DOI:10.1007/s00271-016-0511-y).

Starry, O., J.D. Lea-Cox, A.G. Ristvey and S. Cohan. 2016.  Parameterizing a Water-Balance Model for Predicting Stormwater Runoff from Green Roofs. J. Hydrol. Eng. 21 (12):04016046.  (DOI:

Zhang, H., P.A. Richardson, B.E. Belayneh, A.G. Ristvey, J.D. Lea-Cox, W.E. Copes and C.X. Hong. 2015.  Characterization of water quality in stratified nursery recycling irrigation reservoirs. Agric. Water Management. 160:76-83. (DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2015.06.027)

Zhang, H., P.A. Richardson, B.E. Belayneh, A.G. Ristvey, J.D. Lea-Cox, W.E. Copes, G.W. Moorman and C.X. Hong. 2015.  Comparative Analysis of Water Quality between the Runoff Entrance and Middle of Recycling Irrigation Reservoirs. Water 7:3861-3877 (DOI:10.3390/w7073861).

Starry, O., J.D. Lea-Cox, J. Kim and M.W. van Iersel. 2014.  Photosynthesis and water use by two Sedum species in green roof substrate.  J. Env. Exp. Bot. 107:105-112. (DOI:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2014.05.014)

Belayneh, B.E., J.D. Lea-Cox, and E. Lichtenberg. 2013. Benefits and costs of implementing sensor-controlled irrigation in a commercial pot-in-pot container nursery. HortTechnology 23:760-769

van Iersel, M.W., M. Chappell, and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2013. Sensors for improved efficiency of irrigation in greenhouse and nursery production. HortTechnology. 23: 735-746.

Lea-Cox, J.D., W.L. Bauerle, M.W. van Iersel, G.F. Kantor, T.L. Bauerle, E. Lichtenberg, D.M. King and L. Crawford. 2013. Advancing Wireless Sensor Networks for Irrigation Management of Ornamental Crops: An Overview. HortTechnology 23:717-724.

Majsztrik, J.C. and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2013. Water quality regulations in the Chesapeake Bay: Working to more precisely estimate nutrient loading rates and incentivize best management practices in the nursery and greenhouse industry. HortScience 48: 1097-1102.

Solano, L., A. G. Ristvey, J. D. Lea-Cox and S. M. Cohan. 2012. Sequestering zinc from recycled crumb rubber in extensive green roof media. Ecol. Engineering 47: 284– 290.

Kong, P., J. D. Lea-Cox, G. W Moorman and C. X. Hong. 2012. Survival of Phytophthora alni, P. kernoviae and P. ramorum in a simulated aquatic environment at different levels of pH. FEMS Microbiology Letters 332:54-60.

Kong, P., J. D. Lea-Cox and C. X. Hong. 2012. Effect of electrical conductivity on survival of Phytophthora alni, P. kernoviae and P. ramorum in a simulated aquatic environment. Plant Pathology 61: 1179–1186

Hong, C.X., P. A. Richardson, W. Hao, S. R. Ghimire, P. Kong, G. W. Moorman, J. D. Lea-Cox and D. S. Ross. 2012. Phytophthora aquimorbida sp. nov. and Phytophthora taxon ‘aquatilis’ recovered from irrigation reservoirs and a stream in Virginia, USA. Mycologia. Doi:10.3852/11-055.

Ghimire, S.R., P. A. Richardson, P. Kong, J. Hu, J. D. Lea-Cox, D. S. Ross, G. W. Moorman and C. X. Hong. 2011. Distribution and diversity of Phytophthora species in nursery irrigation reservoir adopting water recycling system during winter months. J. Pyhtopathology 159:713-719.

Stevens, M. D., B. L. Black, J. D. Lea-Cox and D Feuz. 2011. Horticultural and Economic Considerations in the Sustainability of Three Cold-Climate Strawberry Productions Systems. HortScience. 46: 445-451.

Lea-Cox, J. D., C. Zhao, D. S. Ross, T. E. Bilderback, J. R. Harris, S. D. Day, C. X. Hong, T. H. Yeager, R. C. Beeson Jr. ,W. L. Bauerle, A. G. Ristvey, M. Lorscheider, S. Dickinson and J. M. Ruter.  2010.   A Nursery and Greenhouse Online Knowledge Center: Learning Opportunities for Sustainable Practice.  HortTechnology 20: 509-517.

Hong, C. X., M. E. Gallegly, P. A. Richardson, P. Kong, G. W. Moorman, J. D. Lea-Cox and  D. S. Ross.  2010.   Phytophthora hydropathica, a new pathogen identified from irrigation water, Rhododendron catawbiense and Kalmia latifolia.  Plant Pathology 59:913-921.   

Conference Proceedings: (since 2010)

Lea-Cox, J.D., J.P. Zazanis, C. Miller,  A. Novy and M. Shore. 2016. Monitoring Stormwater Runoff and Green Roof Performance with Sensor Networks. Proceedings of Cities Alive: 14th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference, Washington D.C., November 1-4, 2016.

Belayneh, B.E. and J. D. Lea-Cox. 2015.  Using Sensor Networks to Maximize Irrigation Water Use Efficiency in Strawberry Production. VIII International Irrigation Symposium, Lleida, Spain. 8-12th June, 2015.  Acta Hort. (In Press).

Lea-Cox, J.D., B.E. Belayneh, J. Majsztrik, A.G. Ristvey, E. Lichtenberg, M.W. van Iersel, M. Chappell, W.L. Bauerle, G. Kantor, D. Kohanbash, T. Martin and L. Crawford. 2015. Demonstrated benefits of using sensor networks for automated irrigation control in nursery and greenhouse production systems.  VIII International Irrigation Symposium, Lleida, Spain. 8-12th June, 2015.  Acta Hort. (In Press).

Ristvey, A.G., C. Swett, B.E. Belayneh, J.P. Zazanis and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2015. Investigating non-chemical pathogen management with sensor-controlled irrigation. VIII International Irrigation Symposium, Lleida, Spain. 8-12th June, 2015.  Acta Hort. (In Press).

Belayneh, B.E. and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2015.  Deficit Irrigation in Strawberry Production to Minimize Environmental Impact.  ASABE / IA Irrigation Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Irrigation. Amer. Soc. Agric. Biol. Eng.  (DOI:10.13031/irrig.20152145009).

Lea-Cox, J.D. and B. E. Belayneh. 2015.  Using Wireless Sensor Networks in Commercial Strawberry Production.  ASABE / IA Irrigation Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Irrigation. Amer. Soc. Agric. Biol. Eng.  (DOI: 10.13031/irrig.20152144943).

Starry, O., J.D. Lea-Cox, A.G. Ristvey and S. Cohan. 2014.  Monitoring and Modeling Green Roof Performance Using Sensor Networks. Acta Hort. 1037:663-669.

Kim, J., J.D. Lea-Cox, M. Chappell, and M.W. van Iersel. 2014. Wireless sensors networks for optimization of irrigation, production, and profit in ornamental production. Acta Hort. 1037:643-649.

Belayneh, B.E. and J. D. Lea-Cox. 2014. Implementation of Sensor-controlled Decision Irrigation Scheduling in Pot-in-Pot Nursery Production. Acta Hort 1034:93-100.

Kim, J., B. E. Belayneh and J. D. Lea-Cox. 2012. Estimating daily water use of snapdragon in a hydroponic production system. Proc. Southern Nursery Assoc. Res. Conf. 57: 336-340.

Lea-Cox, J. D., B. E Belayneh, J. Kim and J. C. Majsztrik . 2012. The Value of Weather Data for Daily Nursery Management Decisions. Proc. Southern Nursery Assoc. Res. Conf. 57: 87-93.

Lea-Cox, J. D. and B. E. Belayneh. 2012. Irrigation Complexities - Using Sensor Networks for Real-time Scheduling in Commercial Horticultural Operations. Technical Proceedings: 2012 Irrigation Tradeshow and Education Conference. Orlando FL. 9p. Irrigation Assoc. Falls Church, VA.

Majsztrik, J. M., E. Lichtenberg and J. D. Lea-Cox. 2012. A National Perspective on Irrigation Trends and Sensor Network Adoption in Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse Operations. Technical Proceedings: 2012 Irrigation Tradeshow and Education Conference. Orlando FL. 7p. Irrigation Assoc. Falls Church, VA.

Majsztrik, J. C., A. G. Ristvey and J. D. Lea-Cox. 2012. An In-Depth look at Fertilizer and Irrigation Practices in Maryland’s Ornamental Nursery Industry. Proc. Southern Nursery Assoc. Res. Conf. 57: 35-42.

Lea-Cox, J. D., A. G. Ristvey, D.S. Ross and G. Kantor. 2011. Wireless Sensor Networks to Precisely Monitor Substrate Moisture and Electrical Conductivity Dynamics in a Cut-Flower Greenhouse Operation. Acta Hort. 893:1057-1063.

Lea-Cox, J. D., F. R. Arguedas-Rodriguez, A. G. Ristvey and D.S. Ross. 2011. Relating Real-time Substrate Matric Potential Measurements to Plant Water Use, for Precision Irrigation. Acta Hort. 891: 201-208.

Trade Publications, Reports: (since 2010)

Lea-Cox, J.D.  A New Way to Measure Electrical Conductivity. Greenhouse Product News. Sparta, Michigan 49345. January Issue, 2017.

Lea-Cox, J.D. 2016.  When exactly should I irrigateGreenhouse Product News. Sparta, Michigan 49345. July Issue, 2016.

Ristvey, A.G. and J. D. Lea-Cox, 2015.  Precision Irrigation for Nursery and Greenhouse Crops.  In: Total Crop Management of Herbaceous Perennial Plants. S. Gill (Ed). University of Maryland Extension Bulletin 363 (4th Rev). pp. 345-354.

Lea-Cox, J.D., M.W. van Iersel and S. Burnett. 2015. Precision Irrigation – How and Why?  Greenhouse Grower; Jan 2015. Meister Media. Willoughby, OH 44094.

Lea-Cox, J.D., A.G. Ristvey, B. E. Belayneh, W.L. Bauerle, M. van Iersel, M. Chappell, P. Thomas, G.F. Kantor, D. Kohanbash, T. Bauerle, E. Lichtenberg, J.C. Majsztrik, D.M. King, R. Bauer, C. Campbell, L. Crawford and T. Martin. 2014.  SCRI-MINDS Final Project Report. Precision Irrigation and Nutrient Management for Nursery, Greenhouse and Green Roof Systems.  30 November, 2014.    72 p.   USDA-NIFA REEPORT at   Full Report at

Majsztrik, J.C., A. G. Ristvey. E. Lichtenberg and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2013.  2012 Maryland Horticulture Industry Economic Profile. Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association, Brooklandville. MD.  15 December, 2013.  40 p.

Majsztrik, J.C., S.A. White, J.S. Owen and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2013. The State of Water in the Green Industry Part I: Water Resource Availability. Nursery Management. 29(6): 28, 30-32.

Majsztrik, J.C., J.S. Owen, S.A. White and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2013. The state of water in the green industry Part II: Water Use Efficiency. Nursery Management. 29(7): 24, 26, 28.

White, S.A., J.S. Owen, J.C. Majsztrik and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2013. The state of water in the green industry Part III: Water Quality. Nursery Management. 29(8): 20-21,23-25.

Majsztrik, J.C., S.A. White, J.S. Owen and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2013. Water Smarts. The State of Water I. Greenhouse Management. 33(8): 24-26.

Majsztrik, J.C., J.S. Owen, S.A. White and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2013. Efficient Irrigation: The State of Water II. Greenhouse Management. 33(9): 22-25.

White, S.A., J.S. Owen, J.C. Majsztrik and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2013. Water Quality: Salts, Pests, and Pesticides - The State of Water Part III. Greenhouse Management. 33(10): 40, 42-46.

Majsztrik, J.C., A. G. Ristvey. E. Lichtenberg and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2013. 2012 Maryland Horticulture Industry Economic Profile. Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association, Brooklandville. MD. 15 December, 2013. 40 p.

Lea-Cox, J. D., G. F. Kantor, W. L. Bauerle, M. van Iersel, C. Campbell, T. Bauerle, D. M. King, D. T. Parker, R. Bauer, L. Bissey and T. Martin. 2013. SCRI-MINDS Fourth Year Report. Precision Irrigation and Nutrient Management for Nursery, Greenhouse and Green Roof Systems. 12 December, 2012. 68 p. CRIS Report at Full Report at

Lea-Cox, J. D., T. Rhodus, L. Brewer and M. Neff. 2011. American Society for Horticultural Science: Center for Horticultural Impact Statements.

Micallef, Shirley
Hsu CK and Micallef SA, 2017. Plant-mediated restriction of Salmonella enterica on tomato and spinach leaves colonized with Pseudomonas plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria. International Journal of Food Microbiology 2017 Jul 27;259:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.07.012. [Epub ahead of print] 
Micallef SA and Buchanan RL, 2017.  Regulatory issues associated with pre-harvest food safety - United States perspective. Microbiology Spectrum 2017, 5(4). doi:10.1128/microbiolspec. PFS-0016-2016. 
Pang H, McEgan R, Micallef SA, Pradhan AK, 2017. Evaluation of Meteorological Factors Associated with Pre-harvest Contamination Risk of Generic Escherichia coli in a Mixed Produce and Dairy Farm. Food Control – in press.
Dev Kumar G and Micallef SA, 2017. Susceptibility of Salmonella enterica isolates from tomato farm environments to fatty acids naturally found on tomato fruit.  2017, 14(5):293-301. doi: 10.1089/fpd.2016.2239. PMID: 28398868
Goldstein RR, Kleinfelter L, He X, Micallef SA, George A, Gibbs SG, Sapkota AR, 2017.  Higher prevalence of coagulase-negative staphylococci carriage among reclaimed water spray irrigators.  Sci Total Environ. 2017 Apr 1;595:35-40. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.174. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28376426

Sharma M, Dashiell G, Handy ET, East C, Reynnells R, White C, Nyarko E, Micallef SA, Hashem F, and  Millner PD, 2017.  Survival of Salmonella Newport on whole and fresh-cut cucumbers treated with lytic bacteriophages. Journal of Food Protection (2017) 80(4): 668-673. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-449
 Allard SM, Walsh CS, Wallis AE, Ottesen AR, Brown EW, Micallef SA*, 2016.  Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) hosts robust phyllosphere and rhizosphere bacterial communities when grown in soil amended with various organic and synthetic fertilizers. Science of the Total Environment (2016) 573:555-563. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.157.  PMID: 27580466

Micallef SA*, Callahan MT and Pagadala S, 2016.  Occurrence and dispersal of indicator bacteria on cucumber grown horizontally or vertically on various mulch types.  Journal of Food Protection (2016) 79(10): 1663-1672.

Callahan MT, Micallef SA, Sharma M, Millner PD, Buchanan RL, 2016.  Investigating Metrics Proposed to Prevent the Harvest of Leafy Green Crops Exposed to Floodwater Contaminated with Escherichia coli. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 Apr 15. pii: AEM.00052-16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27084022

Han S and Micallef SA*, 2016. Environmental metabolomics of the plant surface provides insights on Salmonella enterica colonization of tomato. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82:10 3131-3142; Accepted manuscript posted online 18 March 2016, doi: 10.1128/AEM.00435-16. PMID: 26994076 

Callahan MT, Marine SC, Everts KL and Micallef SA*, 2016. Drip line flushing with chlorine may not be effective in reducing bacterial loads in irrigation water distribution systems. Journal of Food Protection (2016) – accepted 23 February 2016, in press.  doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-011

Xu A, Buchanan RL, Micallef SA*, 2016.  Impact of mulches and growing season on indicator bacteria survival during lettuce cultivation.  International Journal of Food Microbiology 224:28-39. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2016.02.013 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26938806.

Reed-Jones N, Marine SC, Everts K and Micallef SA*, 2016. Effect of cover crop species and season on population dynamics of Escherichia coli and Listeria innocua in soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology – posted online 4 January 2016, doi: 10.1128/AEM.03712-15. PMID: 26729724

Rainfall intensity effects on removal of fecal indicator bacteria from solid dairy manure applied over grass-covered soil.  Science of the Total Environment 539:583-591. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.07.108. Epub 2015 Sep 18. PMID: 26386449

Xu. A., Pahl, D.M., Buchanan R. and Micallef S.A.*. Comparing the microbiological status of pre- and post-harvest produce from small organic production. Journal of Food Protection 78(6):1072-80. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-14-548. PMID: 26038895

Marine S.C.†, Pagadala S.†, Wang F.†, Pahl D.M., Melendez M.V., Kline W. L., Oni R.A., Walsh C.S., Everts K.L., Buchanan R.L. and Micallef S.A.*. Growing season, but not farming system, a food safety risk determinant for leafy greens in the mid-Atlantic region, Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2015) 81(7):2395-407 - online 23 January 2015, doi: 10.1128/AEM.00051-15. PMID: 25616798.   

Pagadala S.†, Marine S.C.†, Micallef S.A.*, Wang F., Pahl D.M., Melendez M.V., Kline W. L., Oni R.A., Walsh C.S., Everts K.L. and Buchanan R.L. "Assessment of region, farming system, irrigation source and sampling time as food safety risk factors for tomatoes and their production areas on small- and medium-sized farms in Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey" Int J Food Microbiol. 2015 Mar 2;196:98-108. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2014.12.005. Epub 2014 Dec 13. PMID:25540859

Han S. and Micallef S.A.*, 2014. Salmonella Newport and Typhimurium Colonization of Fruit Differs from Leaves in Various Tomato Cultivars –Journal of Food Protection 77(11):1844-50. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-13-562.

Rachel E. Rosenberg Goldstein, Shirley A. Micallef, Shawn G. Gibbs, Xin He, Ashish George, Amir Sapkota, Sam W. Joseph, Amy R. Sapkota.  Occupational exposure to Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus spp. among spray irrigation workers using reclaimed water. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2014) 11(4), 4340-4355.

Rosenberg Goldstein R.E., Micallef S.A., Gibbs S.G., George A., Claye E., Sapkota A., Joseph S.W., Sapkota A.R. Detection of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) at Four U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants that Provide Effluent for Reuse. Science of the Total Environment (2014) 1;466-467:404-11. PMID:23933428.

Micallef, S.A. and Colón-Carmona, A. (2013) Genetic and Developmental Control of Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities, in Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere: Volume 1 & 2 (ed F.J. de Bruijn), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118297674.ch24

Micallef S.A., Rosenberg Goldstein R.E., George A., Ewing L., Tall B.D., Boyer, M.S., Joseph S.W., Sapkota A.R. Diversity , Distribution abd Antibiotic Resistance of Enterococcus spp. Recovered from Tomatoes, Leaves, Water and Soil on Mid-Atlantic Farms. Food Microbiology (2013) 36(2):465-74. PMID:24010630

Rosenberg Goldstein R.E., Micallef S.A., Gibbs S.G., Davis J.A., He X., George A., Kleinfelter L.M., Schreiber N.A., Mukherjee S., Sapkota A., Joseph S.W., Sapkota A.R. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Detected at Four U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants. Environmental Health Perspectives(2012) 120(11):1551-1558. PMID: 23124279

Jean-Gilles Beaubrun, J., Cheng, C.-M., Chen, K.-S., Ewing, L., Wang, H., Agpaoa, M.C., Huang, M.- C.J., Dickey, E., Du, J.M., Williams-Hill, D.M., Hamilton B., Micallef S.A., Rosenberg Goldstein R.E., George A., Joseph, S.W., Sapkota, A.R., Jacobson, A.P., Tall, B.D., Kothary, M.H., Dudley, K., Hanes, D.E. The evaluation of a PCR-based method for identification of Salmonella enterica serotypes from environmental samples and various food matrices. Food Microbiology (2012) 31(2):199-209. PMID: 22608224

Micallef S.A., Rosenberg Goldstein R.E., George A., Kleinfelter L., Boyer M.S., McLaughlin C.R., Estrin A., Ewing L., Jean-Gilles Beaubrun J., Hanes D.E., Kothary M.H., Tall B.D., Razeq J.H., Joseph S.W., Sapkota A.R. Occurrence and Antibiotic Resistance of Multiple Salmonella Serotypes Recovered from Water, Sediment and Soil on Mid-Atlantic Tomato Farms. Environmental Research (2012) 114: 31-39. PMID: 22406288

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1.    Jinsong Dong, Miguel Pineros, Xiaoxuan Li, Haibing Yang, Yu Liu, Angus Murphy, Leon Kochian, and Dong Liu (2016) An Arabidopsis ABC transporter mediates phosphate deficiency-induced remodeling of root architecture by modulating iron homeostasis in roots.  Mol. Plant MPLANT/2016/045864

2.  Wei H, Lin C-Y, Jakes JE, Donohoe BS, Ciesielski PN, Yang H, Gleber S-C, Vogt S, Ding S-Y, Peer WA, Murphy AS, McCann MC, Himmel ME, Tucker MP. (2016) Directed plant cell wall accumulation of iron: Embedding co-catalyst for efficient biomass conversion. Biotechnology for Biofuels, in press.

3.    Yang, H., Wei, H., Ma, G., Antunes, M.S., Vogt, S., Cox, J., Zhang, X., Liu, X., Bu, L., Gleber, S.C., Carpita, N.C., Makowski, L., Himmel, M.E., Tucker M.P., McCann M.C., Murphy, A.S., Peer, W.A. (2016) Cell wall targeted in planta iron accumulation enhances biomass conversion and seed iron concentration in Arabidopsis and rice. Plant Biotechnol. J., doi: 10.1111/pbi.12557

4.     Ling, Guan, A. S. Murphy, W. A. Peer, L. J. Gan, Y. Li, and Z. Cheng.  2015.  Physiological and molecular regulation of adventitious root formation.  Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, Vol 34 pages 506-521.

5.    Blakeslee J and Murphy AS (2015) Microscopic and Biochemical Visualization of Auxins in Plant Tissues.Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1398:37-53.

6.    Siligato R, Wang X, Yadav SR, Lehesranta S, Ma G, Ursache R, Sevilem I, Zhang J, Gorte M,  Prasad K, Wrzaczek M, Heidstra R, Murphy AS, Scheres B, Mähönen AP  (2015) MultiSite Gateway compatible cell type-specific gene inducible system for plants. doi:

7.    Kriegela A, Andrésa Z, Medzihradszkyb A, Krügera F, Scholla S, Delanga S, Patir-Nebioglua GM, Gute G, Yang H, Murphy AS, Peer WA, Pfeifferb A, Krebsa M, Lohmanna JU, Schumacher K (2015) Job Sharing in the Endomembrane System: Vacuolar Acidification Requires the Combined Activity of V-ATPase and V-PPase     Plant Cell tpc.15.00733         

8.    Tapken W and Murphy AS (2015) Membrane nanodomains in plants: capturing form, function, and movement. J Exp Bot 66: 1573-1586.

9.    Voß U, Wilson MH, Kenobi K, GouldPD, Robertson FC, Peer WA, Lucas M, Swarup K, Casimiro I, Holman TJ, Wells DM, Péret B, Goh T, Fukaki H, Hodgman TC, Laplaze L, Halliday KJ, Ljung K, Murphy AS, Hall AJ, Webb AAR, Bennett MJ. (2015) Lateral root organ initiation re-phases the circadian clock in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature Communications, 6:7641 doi:10.1038/ncomms8641

10.  Hayashi K-I, Nakamura S, Fukunaga S, Jenness MK, Murphy, AS Motose H, Nozaki, H, Furutani M, Aoyama, T (2014) Auxin transport sites are visualized in planta using fluorescent auxin analogs. PNAS 111: 11557-11562  

11.  Yang H, Zhang X, Gaxiola RA,  Xu G,  Peer  WA,  Murphy AS (2014) Over-expression of the Arabidopsis proton-pyrophosphatase AVP1 enhances transplant survival, root mass, and fruit development under limiting phosphorus conditions. J. Exp. Bot 12: 3045-3053

12.  SpartzAK, Park M, RenH, Grandt K, LeeSH, MurphyAS, Gray W  (2014) SAUR inhibition of PP2C-D phosphatases activates plasma membrane H+-ATPases to promote cell expansion in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 26:2129-2142

13.  Marhavý P, Duclercq J, Weller B, Feraru E, Offringa R, Friml J, Schwechheimer K, Murphy M, Benková  E (2014)Cytokinin controls polarity of PIN1-dependent auxin transport during lateral root organogenesis. Current Biology, 24:1031-1037

14.  Peer WA, Jenness M, Murphy AS (2014) Measure for measure: determining, inferring, and guessing auxin gradients at the root tip. Physiologia Plantarum, 151: 97–111

15.  Yang H, Murphy AS (2013) Membrane Preparation, Sucrose Density Gradients and Two-phase Separation Fractionation from Five-day-old Arabidopsis seedlings. Bio-protocols. 1.12.14

16.  Sze H, Geisler M, Murphy AS (2013) Linking evolution of plant transporters to their functions. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00547

17.  Li R, Qin G, Ljung K, Aoyama T, Liu J, Murphy AS, Gu H, Tsuge T, Qu LJ (2013) ADP1 affects plant architecture by regulating local auxin biosynthesis PLoS Genetics doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003954

18.  Garay-Arroyo A, Jaimes-Miranda F, Ortiz-Moreno E, Sánchez M, Murphy AS, Marsch-Martínez N, de Folter S, García-Ponce B, Corvera-Poiré A, Chávez Montes RA, Pacheco-Escobedo MA, Dubrovsky JG., Pelaz S, Alvarez-Buylla RE (2013)The MADS transcription factor XAL2/AGL14 modulates auxin transport during Arabidopsis root development by regulating PIN expression. EMBO 32: 2884-2895

19.  Peer WA, Cheng Y, Murphy AS (2013) Evidence of oxidative attenuation of auxin signaling. J. Exp. Bot. 64:2629-2639

20.  Yu H, Karampelias M, Robert S, Peer W, Swarup R, Ye S, Ge L, Cohen J, Murphy AS, Friml J, Estelle M (2013) ROOT UVB SENSITIVE 1/WEAK AUXIN RESPONSE 3 Is Essential for Polar Auxin Transport in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 162: 965-976

21.  Knapp DW, Peer WA, Conteh A, Diggs AR, Cooper BR, Glickman NW, Bonney PL, Stewart JC, Glickman LT, Murphy AS. (2013) Detection of herbicides in the urine of pet dogs following home lawn chemical application. Sci Total Environ. 456-457:34-41

22.  Yang H, Richter G, Wang X, Młodzińska E, Carraro N, Ma G, Jenness M, Chao D, Peer WA, Murphy AS (2013) Sterols and sphingolipids differentially function in trafficking of the Arabidopsis ABCB19 auxin transporter. Plant J. 74:37-47

23.  Janková Drdová E; Synek L, Pečenková T; Hála M; Kulich I; Fower J, Murphy A, Zarsky V (2012) The exocyst complex contributes to PIN auxin efflux carrier recycling and polar auxin transport in Arabidopsis  Plant J 73:709-19.

24. Ding Z,Wang B,Moreno I,Dupláková N,Simon S,Carraro N,Reemmer J,Pěnčík A,Chen X,Tejos R,Skůpa P,Pollmann S,Mravec J,Petrášek J,Zažímalová E,Honys D,Rolčík J,Murphy A,Orellana A,Geisler M,Friml J. (2012) ER-localized auxin transporter PIN8 regulates auxin homeostasis and male gametophyte development in Arabidopsis. Nature Comm 3: 941.

25.  Christie J, Murphy AS (2012) Shoot Phototropism in Higher Plants: New Light Through Old Concepts.  Am J. Botany 100:35-46

26.  Péret B, Swarup K, Ferguson A, Seth M, Yang Y, Dhondt S, James N, Casimiro I, Perry P, Syed A, Yang H, Reemmer J, Venison E, Howells C, Perez-Amador MA, Yun J, Alonso J, Beemster GT, Laplaze L, Murphy A, Bennett MJ, Nielsen E, Swarup R. (2012) AUX/LAX genes encode a family of auxin influx transporters that perform distinct functions during Arabidopsis development. Plant Cell 24: 2874-2885.

27.  Murphy AS, Peer WA (2012) Vesicle Trafficking ROP/RIC Roundabout. Current Biol 22: R576-578.

28.  Dweikat I, Weil C, Ileleji K, Kochian LV, Moose SP, Brown PJ, Mosier NS, Murphy AS, Peer WA, McCann MC, Taheripour F, Carpita N (2012)  Envisioning the transition to a next-generation biofuels industry in the US Midwest Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1342

29.  Spartz AK, Lee SH, Wenger JP,  Gonzalez N, Itoh H,  Inze´ D, , Peer WA, Murphy AS, Overvoorde P, Gray WH (2012) The SAUR19 subfamily of SMALL AUXIN UP RNA genes promote cell expansion Plant J.  70: 978-990.

30.  Kubeš M, Yang H, Richter GL, Cheng Y, Młodzińska E, Wang X, Blakeslee JJ, Carraro N, Petrášek J, Zažímalová E, Hoyerová K , Peer WA and Murphy AS (2012) The Arabidopsis concentration-dependent influx/efflux transporter ABCB4 regulates cellular auxin levels in the root epidermis. Plant J. 69: 640-654.

31.  Bailly A, Yang H, Martinoia E, Geisler M, Murphy AS (2012) Plant lessons: exploring ABCB functionality through structural modeling. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2: 108.

32.  Hildreth S , Gehman  E, Yang  H, Lu R , Ritesh KC , Harich K , Yu  Shi, Lin J , Sandoe J, Okumoto  S, Murphy AS, Jelesko J (2011) A tobacco nicotine uptake permease affects alkaloid metabolism. Proc Nat Academy USA, 108: 18179-84.

33. Qi Y, Tsuda K,  Nguyen LV,  Wang X, Lin J,  Murphy AS, Glazebrook J,  Thordal-Christensen H, Katagiri F (2011) Physical association of Arabidopsis hypersensitive induced reaction proteins (HIRs) with the immune receptor RPS2. Biol Chem. 286: 31297-31307.

34.  Christie JM, Yang H, Richter GL, Sullivan S, Thomson C, Lin J, Titapiwatanakun B, EnnisM, KaiserliE, Lee OR, Adamec J, Peer WA, Murphy AS (2011)Phot1 Inhibition of ABCB19 Primes Lateral Auxin Fluxes in the Shoot Apex Required For Phototropism. PLoS Biology. 9:e1001076.

35.  Murphy AS (2011) Viewing transporter function in a pointillist landscape. (invited review)  Frontiers in Plant Science 2:14.

36.  DubrovskyJG,  Napsucialy-MendivilN, Duclercq J, ChengY, ShishkovaS, IvanchenkoMG, Friml J, Murphy AS, Benková E (2011) Auxin minimum defines a developmental window for lateral root initiation. New Phytologist 191: 970-983

37.  Peer WA, Blakeslee JJ, Yang H, Murphy AS. (2011). Seven things we think we know about auxin transport. Mol Plant 4: 487-504.

38.  Kim JI, Murphy AS, Baek D, Lee SW, Yun DJ,  Bressan RA, Narasimhan ML (2011) YUCCA6 overexpression demonstrates auxin function in delaying of leaf senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana. Exp Bot 62: 3981-3992.

39.  Tsuda E, Yang H, Nishimura T, Uehara Y, Sakai T, Furutani M, Koshiba T, Hirose M, Nozaki H, Murphy AS, Hayashi K (2010) Alkoxy-auxins are selective inhibitors of auxin transport mediated by PIN, ABCB and AUX1 transporters. Biol Chem. 286: 2354-2364.

40.  MonshausenG., Miller ND, Murphy AS,  Spalding EE, Gilroy S (2010) Dynamics of auxin-dependent Ca2+ and pH signaling in root growth revealed by integrating high resolution imaging with automated computer-vision-based analysis Plant. 65: 309-318.

41.  Baskin TI,  Peret B,  Baluška F,  Benfey PN,  Bennett M,  Forde BN, Gilroy S,  Helariutta Y,  Hepler PK,  Leyser O,  Masson PH,  Muday GK,  Murphy AS,  Poethig S,  Rahman A, Roberts K,  Scheres B,  Sharp RE,  Somerville C (2010) Shootward and rootward: peak terminology for plant polarity. Trends in Plant. 15: 593-594.

42.  McLamore ES, Diggs  A, Calvo Marzal P, Shi J, Blakeslee JJ, Peer WA, Murphy AS, Porterfield DM (2010) Non-invasive quantification of endogenous root auxin transport using an integrated flux microsensor technique. Plant. 64:1004-1016.

43.  Knöller AS, Blakeslee JJ, Richards EL, Peer WA, Murphy AS (2010) Brachytic2/ZmABCB1 functions in IAA export from intercalary meristems. Exp Bot. 61: 3689-96.

44.  Zažímalová E, Murphy AS, Yang H, HoyerováK, HošekP (2010) Auxin transporters - why so many? Auxin, O. Leyers Ed., CSH Perspectives in Biol March 2010;2:a001552

45.  Ge L, Peer WA, Murphy A, Robert S, Friml J, Ye S, Cohen J, Swarup R, Prigge M, Estelle M (2010) The Arabidopsis WAR1 (Weak AuxinResponse 1) gene is required for polar auxin transport and endosome recycling. Plant Cell, 22: 1749-1761.

46.  Růžička K, Strader L,  Bailly A, Yang H, Blakeslee J, Łangowski L,  Nejedlá E,Fujita H, Ito H, Syōno K, Hejátko J, Gray W, Martinoia E, Geisler M, Bartel B, Murphy AS, Friml J (2010) Arabidopsis PIS1 encodes the ABCG37 transporter of auxinic compounds including the auxin precursor indole-3-butyric acid Proc Nat AcademySci USA, 107: 10749-10753.

47.  Hosein FN, Bandyopadhyay A, Peer WA, Murphy AS. (2010) The catalytic and protein-protein interaction domains are required for APM1 function. Plant Physio 152: 2158-2172.

48.  Moore I and Murphy AS (2009) Validation of fluorescent protein fusions in endomembranes. (invited review) Plant Cell. 21:1632-1636.

49.  Peer WA, Hosein FN, Bandhyopadhyay A, Makam SN, Otegui M, Lee GJ, Blakeslee, JJ, Cheng Y, Titapiwatanakun B, Yakubov B, Bangari B, Murphy AS (2009) Mutation of the Membrane-Associated M1 Protease APM1 Results in Distinct Embryonic and Seedling Developmental Defects in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 21: 1693-1721.

50.  Yang H and Murphy AS (2009) Functional expression and characterization of Arabidopsis ABCB, AUX1 and PIN auxin transporters in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Plant J 59:159-171.

51.  Titapiwatanakun B, Blakeslee JJ, Bandyopadhyay A, Sauer M, Mravec J, Cheng Y, Adamec J, Nagashima A, Geisler M, Sakai T, Friml J, Peer WA, Murphy AS (2009) PGP19/ABCB19 stabilises PIN1 in plasma membrane microdomains in Arabidopsis. Plant, 57:27-44 I.

52.  Frommer W, Schulz B, Murphy A (2008) Evaluating the function of putative hormone transporters. Plant Sig Behav.

53.  Titapiwatanakun B and Murphy AS (2009) Post-transcriptional regulation of auxin transport proteins: cellular trafficking, protein phosphorylation, protein maturation, ubiquitination, and membrane composition. J. Exp. Botany, 60:1093-1107.  

54.  Li, H, Cheng Y, Hagen G, Murphy AS, Guilfoyle T (2008) Constitutive Repression and Activation of Auxin Signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol, 149: 1277-88.

55.  Verrier PJ,  Bird D, DassaE, ForestierC, GeislerM, KleinM, KolukisaogluU,  LeeY, MartinoiaE, MurphyA, SamuelsL, SchulzB, SpaldingE, Yazaki  K, TheodoulouFL (2008) Update on plant ABC proteins: a unified nomenclature for a large and diverse superfamily. Trends in Plant Sci. 13:151-159

56.  Peer WA, Murphy AS (2007) Flavonoids and auxin transport: regulators or modulators. Trends in Plant Sci. 12: 556-563.

57.  Alpi A, Amrhein N, Bertl A, alphabetical list 33 total authors, Taiz L, Thiel G, Wagner, R (2007) Plant neurobiology: no brain, no gain? Trends in Plant Sci. (2007) 12(4):135-6. Epub 2007 Mar 23

58.  Blakeslee JJ, Bandyopadhyay A, Lee OR, Sauer M, Mravec J, Titapiwatanakun B, Geisler M, Nagashima A, Sakai T, Martinoia E, Friml J, Peer WA, Murphy AS (2007) Interactions among PINFORMED (PIN) and P-glycoprotein (PGP) auxin transporters in Arabidopsis thaliana.  Plant Cell, 19: 131-147.

59.  Green R, Schulz B, Murphy AS, Watkins B, Ferruzzi M (2007) Common tea formulations modulate in vitro digestive recovery of green tea catechins. Mol Nutri & Food Res. 51:1152-1162.

60.  Jain A, Poling M, Karthikeyan A, Blakeslee JJ, Peer WA, Titapiwatanakun B, Murphy AS, Raghothama K (2007) Differential effects of sucrose and auxin on localized Pi-deficiency induced modulation of different traits of root system architecture in Arabidopsis.  Plant Physio.  144: 232-247.

61.  Kim JI, Sharkhuu A, Jin JB, Li P, Jeong JC, Baek D, Lee SY, Blakeslee JJ, Murphy AS, Bohnert HJ, Hasegawa PM, Yun DJ, Bressan RA (2007) yucca6, a dominant mutation in Arabidopsis, affects auxin accumulation and auxin- related phenotypes. Plant Physiol. 145:1073-1085.

62.  Rojas-PierceM, Titapiwatanakun B, Sohn EJ,  Fang F, Larive CK,  Blakeslee JJ ,  PeerWA, Murphy AS, Raikhel NV (2007) Inhibition of gravitropism by gravacin is mediated by Arabidopsis P-glycoprotein19.  Chemistry and Biology (Cell Press), 14, 1366-1376

63.  Shin R, Burch AY, Huppert KA , Tiwari SB, Murphy AS , Guilfoyle  TJ, Schachtman  DP (2007) The Arabidopsis transcription factor MYB77 modulates auxin signal transduction.  Plant Cel.l 19:2440-2453.

64.  Yang H, Knapp J, Landry E, Peer WA, Silbart L, Murphy A, Gaxiola R (2006) Enhanced phosphorus nutrition in dicot and monocot crop plants overexpressing a phorsphorus-responsive H+-pyrophosphatase. Plant Biotech J.  5:735-745.

65.  Bandhyopadhyay A, Blakeslee JJ, Lee OR, Titapiwatanakun B, Bouchard R, Geisler M, Martinoia E, Peer WA, Murphy AS (2006) Interactions of PIN and PGP auxin transport mechanisms.  Biochemi Soc Trans.35:137-141.    

66.  Bouchard R, Vincenzetti V, Blakeslee JJ, Bailly A, Lee OR, Popanov I, Palme K,  Murphy AS, Schulz B, Geisler M (2006) Functional interaction between the immunophilin-like protein TWD1 and P-glycoprotein PGP1.  J Bio Chemi. 281:30603-30612.

67.  Friml J, Murphy AS (2006) Nomenclature for apical/basal polarity in plants. Web Essay, In Plant Physiology, fourth edition, Taiz L, Zeiger E, Eds. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland MA.

68.  Orlova I, Schnepp J, Marshall A, Qualley A, Varbanova M, Blakeslee JJ, Peer WA, Murphy AS, Rhodes D, Pichersky E, Dudareva N (2006) Reductions in the synthesis of benzenoids in petunia flowers reveals multiple pathways to benzoic acid and an unexpected enhancement of auxin transport.  Plant Cell 18: 3458-3475.

69.  Peer WA, Mahmoudian M, Lahner B, Richards EL, Reeves RD, Murphy AS, Salt DE. (2006) Assessment of plant from the Brassicaceae family as genetic models for the study of nickel and zinc hyperaccumulation.  New Phytologist 170: 239-260.

70.  Petrášek J, Mravec J, Bouchard R, Blakeslee JJ, Aba L, Tadele Z, Perry L,  Křeček P, Čovanová M, Skůpa P, Lee OR,  Benková E, Fink G, Geisler M, Murphy AS, Luschnig C, Zažímalová E, Friml J (2006) PIN proteins are auxin efflux catalysts determining both quantity and direction of auxin flow in plants.  Science 312: 914-918.

71.  Baluska F, Barlow P, Baskin T, Chen R, Feldman L, Forde B, Geisler M, Jernstedt J, Menzel D, Muday G, Murphy A, Samaj J, Volkmann D (2005) What is apical and what is basal in plant root development. Trends in Plant Sci. 10: 409-411.

72.  Blakeslee JJ, Peer WA, Murphy AS (2005) Auxin Transport. (invited review) Current Opinion in Plant Biol.  8: 494-500.  )

73.  Choi G, Kim JI, Hong SW, Shin B, Choi G, Blakeslee JJ, Murphy AS, Seo Y, Kim K, Koh EJ, Song PS, Lee H (2005) A possible role of NDPK2 in the regulation of auxin mediated responses for plant growth and development.  Plant Cell Physiol. 48:1246-1254.

74.  Geisler M, Blakeslee JJ, Bouchard R, Lee OR, Vincenzetti V, Bandyopadhyay A , Peer WA , Smith AP, Baroux C, Grossniklaus U, Müller A, Dudler R, Murphy AS, Marintoia, E (2005) Cellular efflux of auxin mediated  by the Arabidopsis MDR/PGP transporter AtPGP1.  Plant J. 44:179-194.

75.  Geisler and Murphy (2005) The ABCs of plant p-glycoprotein transporters. FEBS Letts 580:1094-1102.

76.  Li J, Yang H, Richter G, Blakeslee JJ, Bandyopadhyay A, Peer WA, Titapiwantakun B , Richards E, Undurraga S, Murphy AS , Gilroy S,Gaxiola R (2005) The H+-PPase AVP1 is required for organ development in Arabidopsis. Science. 310:121-125.

77.  Murphy AS, Bandhyopadhyay A, Holstein S, Peer WA (2005) Endocytotic cycling of plasma membrane proteins in Arabidopsis. (invited review)   Ann Rev Plant Biol. 56: 221-251.

78.  TerasakaK,  BlakesleeJJ, Titapiwatanakun B, BandyopadhyayA, PeerWA, MurphyAS, Sato F, Yazaki K (2005) AtPGP4, an ATP-binding cassette P-glycoprotein, catalyzes auxin transport in Arabidopsis thaliana roots.  Plant Cell, 17: 2922-2939.

79.  BaxterIR, ArmstrongG, Foster N, Peer WA, Hazen SP, Murphy AS, HarperJF, Young JC (2004) A Plasma Membrane H+ ATPase Is required for the formation of proanthocyanidins in the seed coat endothelium of Arabidopsis thaliana.  Proc Nat Academy of Sci. USA:102: 2649-2654.

80.  Blakeslee JJ, Bandyopadhyay A, Peer WA, Makam SN, Murphy AS (2004) PIN1 auxin efflux facilitator plays a role in phototropism.  Plant Physiol. 134: 28-31.

81.  Makam SN, Peer WA, Blakeslee JJ, Murphy AS (2004) Cultural practices contributing to Mature Watermelon Vine Decline.  Hort Science. 40: 597-601.

82.  Peer WA, Bandyopadhyay A, Blakeslee JJ, Srinivas MN, Chen R, Masson P, Murphy AS (2004)Variation in PIN gene expression and protein localization in flavonoid mutants with altered auxin transport. Plant Cell. 16: 1898-1911.

83.  GeislerM, KolukisaogluHU, BillionK, Berger J, SaalB, BouchardR, FrangneN, Koncz-KálmánZ, KonczC, DudlerR, BlakesleeJJ, MurphyAS, MartinoiaE, and Schulz B (2003) TWISTED DWARF1, a unique plasma membrane-anchored immunophilin-like protein, interacts with Arabidopsis multi-drug resistance-like transporters AtPGP1 and AtPGP19.  Mol Biol Cell. 10: 4238-4249.

84.  Muday GK, Peer WA, Murphy AS (2003) Vesicular cycling mechanisms that control auxin transport polarity. Trends Plant Science. 8: 301-304.

85.  Multani DS, Briggs S, Chamberlin MA, Blakeslee JJ, Murphy AS, Johal G (2003) Control of plant height in maize by an ABC transporter of the multi-drug resistance class.  Science. 302: 81-84.

86.  Noh B, Bandyopadhyay A, Peer WA, Spalding EP, Murphy AS (2003) Enhanced gravi- and phototropism in plant mdr mutants mislocalizing the auxin efflux protein PIN1.  Nature. 423: 999-1002.

87.  Peer WA, MamoudianM, LahnerB, ReevesRD, MurphyAS, SaltDE (2003) Identifying model metal hyper accumulating plants: germplasm analysis of 20 Brassicaceae accessions from a wide geographical area.  New Phytol. 159: 421-430. (48/58)

88.  Peer WA, Murphy AS (2003) Floral scent of Arabidopsis (Brassicaceae).  Biochemi System Ecol. 31: 1193-1195.

89.  SurpinM, ZhengH, MoritaMT, SaitoC, Avila-TeeguardenE, Blakeslee JJ, Bandyopadhyay A, MurphyAS, KovalevaV, Carter D, TasakaM, Raikhel N (2003) The VTI family of SNARE proteins is necessary for plant viability and mediates different protein transport pathways.  Plant Cell. 15: 2885-2899.

90.  Smith AP, Nourizadeh SD, Peer WA, Xu J, Bandyopadhyay A, Murphy AS and Goldsbrough PB (2003) Arabidopsis AtGSTF2 is regulated by ethylene and auxin, and encodes a glutathione S-transferase that interacts with flavonoids.  Plant J. 36: 433-442.

91.  Muday GK, Murphy AS (2002) An emerging model of auxin transport regulation. (Invited review) Plant Cell 14 (2) 293-299.

92.  Murphy AS, Hoogner K, Peer WA, Taiz L (2002) Identification, purification, and molecular cloning of N-1-naphthylphthalmic acid -binding plasma membrane-associated amino peptidases from Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 128: 935-950.

93.  Murphy AS (2002) Exploring the cellular basis of auxin transport. In Plant Physiology. Taiz L, Zeiger E, eds. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland MA.

94.  Brown DE, Rashotte AM, Murphy AS, Tague BW, Peer WA, Taiz L, Muday GK (2001)  Flavonoids act as negative regulators of auxin transport in vivo in Arabidopsis.  Plant Physiol. 126: 524-535.

95.  Noh B, Murphy AS, Spalding E (2001) Multi-drug Resistance-like genes of Arabidopsis required for auxin transport and auxin-mediated development.  Plant Cell. 13: 2441-2454.

96.  Peer WA, Brown DE, Tague BW, Muday GK, Taiz L, Murphy AS (2001) Flavonoid accumulation patterns of transparent testa mutants of Arabidopsis.  Plant Physiol. 126: 536-548.

97.  Murphy, A, Peer W, Taiz L. (2000) Regulation of auxin transport by aminopeptidases and endogenous flavonoids.  Planta. 211: 315-324.

98.  Murphy, A, Eisinger W, Shaff J, Kochian L, Taiz L. (1999) Early copper-induced leakage of K+ from Arabidopsis seedlings is mediated by ion channels and coupled to citrate efflux.  Plant Physiol. 121: 1375-1382.

99.  Murphy A, Taiz L. (1999) Copper responses in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. WW Wenzel, Ed., Publisher: International Society for Trace Element Research, Vienna Austria.

100.  Murphy A, Taiz L. (1999) Naphthylphthalamic acid is enzymatically hydrolyzed at the hypocotyl-root transition zone and other tissues of Arabidopsis seedlings.  Plant Physiol Biochemi. 37: 413-430.

101.   Murphy A, Taiz L. (1999) Localization and characterization of soluble and plasma membrane aminopeptidase activities in Arabidopsis seedlings.  Plant Physiol Biochem. 37 :431-443.

102.  Garcia-Hernandez M, Murphy A, Taiz L. (1998) Metallothioneins 1 and 2 have distinct but overlapping expression patterns in Arabidopsis thaliana.  Plant Physiol. 118:387-397.

103.  Murphy A, Taiz L. (1997) Correlation between potassium efflux and copper sensitivity in 10 Arabidopsis ecotypes.  New Phyt. 136: 211-222.

104.Murphy A, Zhou J, Goldsbrough P, Taiz L. (1997) Purification and immunological identification of metallothioneins 1 and 2 from Arabidopsis thaliana.  Plant Physiol. 113: 1293-1301.

105.  Murphy A, Taiz L. (1995) Comparison of metallothionein gene expression and non protein thiols in ten Arabidopsis ecotypes.  Correlation with copper tolerance.  Plant Physiol. 109: 945-954.

106.   Murphy A, Taiz L. (1995) A new vertical mesh transfer technique for metal-tolerance studies in Arabidopsis-ecotypic variation and copper-sensitive mutants.  Plant Physiol. 108: 29-38.


1.    Evolution of Membrane Signaling and Trafficking in Plants (2013) Geisler M, Murphy AS, Sze Frontiers Media SA, Geneva,  ISBN: 978-2-88919-131-4

2.    The Plant Plasma Membrane (2010)Murphy AS, Peer WA, Schulz B, Eds. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.   

3.    Plant Physiology and Development (6th edition 2014) co-author with Lincoln Taiz, Eduardo Zeiger, Max Moeller, Sinauer Press, Sunderland, MA.

Book chapters

1. Jenness M and Murphy AS (2014) Evolution of Transport Directionality in ABCBs. In Plant ABC Transporters  Markus Geisler, Ed. Springer, Berlin.

2. Knöller AS, Murphy AS (2010) ABC transporters and their function at the plasma membrane The Plant Plasma Membrane, Plant Cell Monographs, Springer, Berlin.

2. Murphy AS  (2010) Auxin: the first growth hormone. In Plant Physiology, 5th Edition, L Taiz and E Zeiger, eds,  Sinauer Associates, Sunderland MA.

3.  Peer WA, Murphy AS (2008) Flavonoid signaling: targets of flavonoid action. In The Science of Flavonoids, 2nd edition, Erich Grotewald Ed, Springer Verlag, New York.

4. Murphy AS (2006) Auxin: the Growth Hormone. In Plant Physiology, fourth edition, Taiz L,  Zeiger E, Eds. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland MA.

5. Peer WA, Baxter IR, Richards EL, Freeman JL, Murphy AS (2005) Phytoremediation and Hyperaccumulator Plants. In Molecular Biology of Metal Homeostasis and Detoxification; from microbes to man’ in the book series Topics in Current Genetics, LWJ Klomp, E Martinoia, MJ Tamás, eds. Springer. Berlin 2006.

6. Peer WA, Murphy AS (2005) Flavonoid signaling. In The Science of Flavonoids, Erich Grotewald Ed, Springer Verlag New York.

7. Blakeslee JJ, Peer WA, Murphy AS (2005) Endocytotic cycling of MDR/PGPs. Plant Endocytosis, Frantisek Baluska and Jozef Samaj, Eds. Elsevier, Berlin 159-176.

8.  Murphy AS (2002) Auxin: the Growth Hormone. In Plant Physiology, Taiz L, Zeiger E, eds. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland MA.  

Myers, David

Refereed Papers

Myers, David N. 2016. The Redevelopment and Restoration of Selected Trail BMP Features to Provide Environmental, Educational, and Aesthetic Benefits in Jombach, S., Valánszki, I., FilepKovács, K., Fábos, J. Gy., Ryan, R. L., Lindhult, M. S., Kollányi, L. (Eds.) 2016: Landscapes and Greenways of Resilience – Proceedings of 5th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning Budapest, 01 July ,2016)

Cui, M., Kweon, B., & Myers, D. N. 2013. Improve university campus road system with complete streets principles: The case of University of Maryland. Landscape Research Record, 366-377.

Myers, David. 2013. Green Infrastructure, Greenways, and Trail Planning: Frameworks for Sustainably in Maryland in Fábos, J.G., Lindhult, M., Ryan, R.L., & Jacknin, M. (Eds). 2013. Proceedings of Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning 2013: Pathways to Sustainability. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, April 12-13, 2013.

Livingston, M. and D. Myers. 2011. Contributions of Watercourse-Associated Greenways to Green Infrastructure. .In publication online translated in is external)by Jan 26, 2011, Captured 1/31/2011

Refereed Conference Abstracts

Cui, M., Kweon, B., & Myers, D. N. 2013. Share the road – A tool kit for university campus complete streets: The case of the University of Maryland [Abstract]. CELA: Space/Time, Place/Duration, 336.

Livingston, Margaret and David Myers. 2013. “Shoehorning Native Plants into Urban and Exurban Environments.” Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference Abstracts.

Li, Wenjie and David Myers. 2013. “Networking School Green Roofs to Achieve Storm Water Benefits: Brier’s Mill Run Watershed Case Study.” Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference Abstracts.

David Myers. 2012. “A Scale Approach to Green Infrastructure: Principles, Policies, and Practices in the State of Maryland, USA”. In Green Infrastructure: from global to local: Conference proceedings, Ed: Ignatieva, M. Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Polytechnic University Publishing p.98. House ISBN: 978-5-7422-3540-8.

Li, Wenjie and David Myers. 2012. “The contribution of greenroofs to green infrastructure: two case studies in Washington CD, USA”. In Green Infrastructure: from global to local: Conference proceedings, Ed: Ignatieva, M. Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Polytechnic University Publishing p.85-86. House ISBN: 978-5-7422-3540-8.

Allison, Jenson, Byoung-Suk Kweon, and David Myers. 2012. “Green and Blue Schools”. In Finding Center: Landscape and Values. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference Abstracts. ed. Ellis, C. p.230.ISBN: 978-0-9853013-0-9


Myers, David. 2008.  Global Climate Change in Maryland: Loss at the Margins of Place. Places: Climate Change and Place.  20(2) 46-49.

Myers, David N., Margarita Hill, and Stacy Anne Harwood. 2005. Cross Cultural Learning and Study Abroad: Transforming Pedagogical Outcomes. Landscape Journal. 24(2): 172-184.

Myers, David and Margaret Livingston. 2004. Examining Vegetation of Built Landscapes and Their Relationship to Existing Ecosystems. Landscape Review. 9(1): 171-175.

Myers, David N. 2004. Local decisions – global consequences: Determinates of lawn cover and quality and implications for resource use. Landscape Review. 9(1): 176-179.

Neel , Maile

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

45. Frye, C. T.**, M. C. Neel. 2016. Benefits of Gene Flow Are Mediated by Individual Variability in Self-Compatibility in Small Isolated Populations of an Endemic Plant Species. Invited submission to a special issue on gene flow in Evolutionary Applications. Early View. DOI: 10.1111/eva.12437

44. Lloyd, M. W.**, P. A. Widmeyer*, and M. C. Neel. 2016. Temporal variability in potential connectivity of Vallisneria americana in the Chesapeake Bay. Landscape Ecology 31:2307-2321. DOI:10.1007/s10980-016-0401-y

43. Che-Castaldo, J. P.† M. C. Neel. 2016. Species-Level Persistence Probabilities for Recovery and Conservation Status Assessment. Conservation Biology 30:1297-1306. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12728

42. Evans, D. M., J. P. Che-Castaldo†, D. Crouse, F. W. Davis, T. H. Eason, R. Epanchin-Niell, C. H. Flather, K. Frohlich, D. D. Goble, Y. Li, T. D. Male, L. L. Master, M. C. Neel, B. R. Noon, C. Parmesan, M. W. Schwartz, J. M. Scott, B. K. Williams. 2016. Recovery of Endangered and Threatened Species in the United States. Issues in Ecology: 20:1–28.

41. Wolf, S. H., B. Hartl, C. Carroll, J. Tutchton, M. C. Neel, N. D. Greenwald. 2015. Beyond PVA: Why recovery Under the Endangered Species Act is More Than Population Viability. BioScience 65:200–207. DOI:10.1093/biosci/biu218

40. Salguero-Gómez, R., O. R. Jones, C. R. Archer… M. C. Neel (30th)…G. M Wardle, M. Franco, J. W. Vaupel (37 authors). 2015. The COMPADRE plant Matrix Database: An Open Online Repository for Plant Demography. Journal of Ecology 103:202–218: DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.12334

39. Neel, M. C., H. Tumas*, B. E. West.** 2014. Representing Connectivity: Quantifying Effective Habitat Availability Based on Area and Connectivity for Conservation Status Assessment and Recovery. PeerJ, 2:e622. DOI:10.7717/peerj.622

38. Engelhardt, K. A. M., M. W. Lloyd**, and M. C. Neel. 2014. Effects of Genetic Diversity on Conservation and Restoration Potential at Individual, Population and Regional Scales. Biological Conservation 179:6–16.DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2014.08.011

37. Marsden, B. W.**, K. A. M. Engelhardt, M. C. Neel. 2013. Genetic Rescue versus Outbreeding Depression in Vallisneria americana: Implications for Mixing Seed Sources for Restoration. Biological Conservation 167:203–214. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2013.08.012

36. Zeigler, S. L.**, J. P. Che-Castaldo†, M. C. Neel. 2013. Actual and Potential Use of Population Viability Analysis in Recovery of Plant Species Listed Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Conservation Biology 27:1265–1278. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12130

35. Lloyd, M. W.**, L. Campbell†, and M. C. Neel. 2013. The Power to Detect Recent Fragmentation Events Using Genetic Differentiation Methods. PloS One. 8: e63981. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0063981

34. Neel, M. C., K. McKelvey, R. S. Waples, N. Ryman, M. W. Lloyd**, R. Short Bull, F. W. Allendorf, and M. K. Schwartz. 2013. Estimation of Effective Population Size in Continuously Distributed Populations: There Goes the Neighborhood. Heredity 111:189–99. DOI:10.1038/hdy.2013.37

33. Kennedy, C. M.†, E. Lonsdorf, M. C. Neel, N. M. Williams, T. H. Ricketts, R. Winfree, et al. 2013. A Global Quantitative Synthesis of Local and Landscape Effects on Wild Bee Pollinators in Agroecosystems. Ecology Letters 16:584–599. DOI:10.1111/ele.12082

32.Neel, M. C., J. P. Che-Castaldo†. 2013. Predicting recovery criteria for threatened and endangered plant species on the basis of past abundances and biological traits. Conservation Biology 27:385–397. DOI:10.1093/biosci/biu218

31. Che-Castaldo, J. P.†, M. C. Neel. 2012. Testing Surrogacy Assumptions: Can Threatened and Endangered Plants be Grouped by Biological Similarity and Abundances? PloS One 7:e51659. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0051659

30. Lloyd, M. W.**, R. K. Burnett Jr., K. A. M. Engelhardt, M. C. Neel. 2012. Does Genetic Diversity of Restored Sites Differ from Natural Sites? A Comparison of Vallisneria americana (Hydrocharitaceae) Populations Within the Chesapeake Bay. Conservation Genetics 13:753–765. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-012-0324-3

29. Neel, M. C., A. K. Leidner†, A. Haines, D. D. Goble, J. M. Scott. 2012. By the Numbers: How is Recovery Defined by the U.S. Endangered Species Act? BioScience 62:646–657. DOI:10.1525/bio.2012.62.7.7

28. Kennedy, C. M.**, E. H. Campbell Grant, M. C. Neel, W. F. Fagan, and P. P. Marra. 2011. Landscape Matrix Mediates Occupancy Dynamics of Neotropical Avian Insectivores. Ecological Applications 21:1837–1850. DOI:10.1890/10-1044.1

27. Zeigler, S. L.**, M. C. Neel, L. Oliveira, B. E. Raboy, W. F. Fagan . 2011. Conspecific and Heterospecific Attraction in Assessments of Functional Connectivity. Biodiversity and Conservation. 20:2779-2796. 10.1007/s10531-011-0107-z

26. Lloyd, M. W.** R. K. Burnett Jr., K. A. M. Engelhardt, M. C. Neel. 2011. The structure of population genetic diversity in Vallisneria americana in the Chesapeake Bay: Implications for Restoration. Conservation Genetics 12:1269–1285. DOI:10.1007/s10592-011-0228-7

25. Pettengill, J. B.** and M. C. Neel. 2011. A sequential approach using genetic and morphological analyses to test species status: The case of United States federally endangered Agalinis acuta (Orobanchaceae). American Journal of Botany 98:859–871. DOI:10.3732/ajb.1000267

24. Leidner, A. K.†  and M. C. Neel. 2011. Taxonomic and Geographic Patterns of Decline for Threatened and Endangered Species in the United States. Conservation Biology. 25:716–725. DOI:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01689.x

23. Pettengill, J. B.** and M. C. Neel. 2010. An Evaluation of Candidate Plant DNA Barcodes and Assignment Methods for Diagnosing Species in the Genus Agalinis (Orobanchaceae). American Journal of Botany 97:1391–1406.  DOI:10.3732/ajb.0900176

22. Kennedy, C. M.**, W. F. Fagan, P. P. Marra, and M. C. Neel. 2010. Landscape Matrix and Species Traits Mediate Responses of Neotropical Resident Birds to Forest Fragmentation in Jamaica. Ecological Monographs 80:651–669.  DOI:10.1890/09-0904.1

21. Scott, J. M., D. D. Goble, A. Haines, J. A. Wiens, and M. C. Neel. 2010. Conservation-Reliant Speciesand the Future of Conservation. Conservation Letters 3:91–97.  DOI:10.1111/j.1755-263X.2010.00096.x

20. Laikre, L, F. W. Allendorf, L. C. Aroner, C. S. Baker, D. P. Gregovich, M. M. Hansen, J. A. Jackson, K. C. Kendall, K. McKelvey, M. C. Neel, I. Olivieri, N. Ryman, M. K. Schwartz, R. Short Bull, J. B. Stetz, D. A.Tallmon, B. L. Taylor, C. D. Vojta, D. M. Waller, R. S. Waples. 2010. Neglect of Genetic Diversity in Implementation the Convention on Biological Diversity. Conservation Biology 24:86–88.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01425.x

19. Fox, H. E., P. Kareiva, B. Silliman, J. Hitt, D. Lytle, B. S. Halpern, C. V. Hawkes, J. Lawler, M. C. Neel, J. D. Olden, M. A. Schlaepfer, K. Smith, H. Tallis. 2009. Why Do We Fly? Ecologist’s Sins of Emission. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7:294–296. DOI:10.1890/09.WB.019

18. Pettengill, J. B.**, R. K. Burnett, and M. C. Neel. 2009. Characterization of 21 Microsatellites Within Agalinis acuta (Orobanchaceae) and Cross-Species Amplification Among Closely Related Taxa. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:1375–1379.

17. Burnett, R. K.*, M. Lloyd**, and M. C. Neel. 2009. Development of Eleven Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers in a Macrophyte of Conservation Concern, Vallisneria americana Michaux (Hydrocharitaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources 9:1427–1429. DOI:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02578.x

16. Pettengill, J. B.**, M. C. Neel. 2008. Phylogenetic Patterns and Conservation in the Genus Agalinis (Orobanchaceae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:264. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-264

15. Cummings, M. P., M. C. Neel, and K. L. Shaw. 2008. A Genealogical Approach to Quantifying Lineage Divergence. Evolution. 62:2411–22. DOI:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00442.x

14. Neel, M. C. 2008. Patch Connectivity and Genetic Diversity Conservation in the Federally Endangered and Narrowly Endemic Plant Species Astragalus albens (Fabaceae). Biological Conservation 141:938–955. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.12.031

13. Cushman, S. A., K. McGarigal, and M. C. Neel. 2008. Parsimony in Landscape Metrics: Strength, Universality, and Consistency. Ecological Indicators 8:691–703. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2007.12.002

12. Ferrari**, J. T., T. R. Lookingbill, and M. C. Neel. 2007. Two Measures of Landscape-Graph Connectivity: Assessment Across Gradients in Area and Configuration. Landscape Ecology 22:1315–1323. DOI:10.1007/s10980-007-9121-7

11. Grand, J. M. P. Cummings, A. G. Rebelo, T. H. Ricketts, and M. C. Neel. 2007. Biased Data Reduce Efficiency and Effectiveness of Conservation Reserve Networks. Ecology Letters 10: 364–374. DOI:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01025.x

10. Grand, J.**, J. Buonaccorsi, S. A. Cushman**, C. R. Griffin, and M. C. Neel. 2004. A Multi-Scale Landscape Approach to Predicting Bird and Moth Rarity Hotspots in a Threatened Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak Community. Conservation Biology 18:1063–1077. DOI:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2004.00555.x

9.   Neel, M. C., K. McGarigal, and S. Cushman. 2004. Behavior of Class-Level Landscape Metrics Across Gradients of Class Aggregation and Area. Landscape Ecology 19: 435–455.  DOI:10.1023/B:LAND.0000030521.19856.cb

8.   Neel, M. C. and M. P. Cummings. 2004. Section-Level Relationships of North American Agalinis (Orobanchaceae) based on DNA Sequence Analysis of Three Chloroplast Gene Regions. BMC Evolutionary Biology 4:15. DOI:10.1186/1471-2148-4-15

7.   Neel, M. C., and M. P. Cummings. 2003. Genetic Consequences of Ecological Reserve Design Guidelines: An Empirical Investigation. Conservation Genetics 4: 427–439. DOI:10.1023/A:1024758929728

6.   Neel, M. C., and N. C. Ellstrand. 2003. Conservation of Genetic Diversity in the Endangered Plant Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum (Polygonaceae). Conservation Genetics 4:337–352. DOI:10.1023/A:1024017029933

5.   Neel, M. C., and M. P. Cummings. 2003. Effectiveness of Conservation Targets in Capturing Genetic Diversity. Conservation Biology 17:219–229. DOI:10.1046/j.1523-1739.2003.01352.x

4.   Neel, M. C. 2002. Conservation Implications of Reproductive Ecology in the Federally Endangered Plant Agalinis acuta (Scrophulariaceae). American Journal of Botany 89:972-980. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.89.6.972                    

3.   Neel M. C., J. Ross-Ibarra*, and N. C. Ellstrand. 2001. Implications of Mating Patterns for Conservation of the Endangered Plant Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum. American Journal of Botany 88:1214–1222.

2.   Neel, M. C., and N. C. Ellstrand. 2001. Patterns of Allozyme Diversity in the Threatened Plant Erigeron parishii (Asteraceae). American Journal of Botany 88:810–818.

1.   Neel, M. C., J. Clegg, and N. C. Ellstrand. 1996. Isozyme Variation in Echinocereus engelmannii var. munzii. Conservation Biology 10:622–631. DOI:10.1046/j.1523-1739.1996.10020622.x

Qi, Yiping

28. Levi G. Lowder, Aimee A. Malzahn, Yiping Qi. Rapid Construction of multiplexed CRISPR-Cas9 system for plant genome editing. Methods Mol Biol. 2017; 1578:291-307. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6859-6_25.

27. Xu Tang, Levi G. Lowder, Tao Zhang, Aimee A. Malzahn, Xuelian Zheng, Daniel F. Voytas, Zhaohui Zhong, Yiyi Chen, Qiurong Ren, Qian Li, Elida R. Kirkland, Yong Zhang, Yiping Qi. A CRISPR-Cpf1 system for efficient genome editing and transcriptional repression in plants. Nature Plants 3, Article number: 17018 (2017) doi:10.1038/nplants.2017.18
26. Levi Lowder, Aimee Malzahn, Yiping Qi. Rapid Evolution of Manifold CRISPR Systems for Plant Genome Editing. Front Plant Sci. 2016 Nov 14; 7:1683.
25. Xu Tang, Xuelian Zheng, Yiping Qi, Dengwei Zhang, Yan Cheng, Aiting Tang, Daniel F Voytas, Yong Zhang. A single transcript CRISPR-Cas9 system for efficient genome editing in plants. Molecular Plant, 2016, 9 (7): 1088-1091
24. Quanlin Li, Mingjiao Chen, Dabing Zhang, Wanqi Liang, Jiaojun Wei, Yiping Qi, Zheng Yuan. Development of japonica photo-sensitive genic male sterile rice lines by editing Carbon Starved Anther using CRISPR-Cas9. Journal of Genetics & Genomics, 2016 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]
23. Joseph W. Paul, III, Yiping Qi#. CRISPR/Cas9 for plant genome editing: accomplishments, problems and prospects. Plant Cell Reports, 2016, 35 (7): 1417-27
22. Xuelian Zheng, Shixin Yang, Dengwei Zhang, Zhaohui Zhong, Xu Tang, Kejun Deng, Jianping Zhou, Yiping Qi#, Yong Zhang#. Effective screen of CRISPR/Cas9-induced mutants in rice by single-strand conformation polymorphism. Plant Cell Reports, 2016, 35 (7): 1545-54
21. Wei Fan, Jie Zong, Zhijing Luo, Mingjiao Chen, Xiangxiang Zhao, Dabing Zhang, Yiping Qi, Zheng Yuan. Development of a RAD-Seq Based DNA Polymorphism Identification Software, AgroMarker Finder, and Its Application in Rice Marker-Assisted Breeding. PLOS One, 2016,11(1):e0147187.
20. Yiping Qi#, Yong Zhang, Joshua A. Baller, Daniel F. Voytas. Histone H2AX and the small RNA pathway modulate both non-homologous end-joining and homologous recombination in plants.Mutation Research, 2016, 783: 9-14
19. Levi G. Lowder, Dengwei Zhang, Nicholas J. Baltes, Joseph W. Paul, III, Tang Xu, Xuelian Zheng, Daniel F. Voytas , Tzung-Fu Hsieh, Yong Zhang*, Yiping Qi*. A CRISPR/Cas9 Toolbox for Multiplexed Plant Genome Editing and Transcriptional Regulation. Plant Physiology, 2015, 169: 971-985
18. Xuelian Zheng, Qian Li, Lili Zang, Kejun Deng, Shixin Yang, Zhengyang Xie, Xu Tang, Yiping Qi*, Yong Zhang*.  Promoter analysis of the sweet potato ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase  gene in Nicotiana tabacum. Plant Cell Reports, 2015(doi:10.1007/s00299-015-1834-5)
17. Yiping Qi. High efficient genome modification by designed Zinc finger Nuclease. In: Advances in New Technology for Targeted Modifications of Plant Genomes, 2015, 39-53 (Springer)
16. Yadong Huang*, Chun Yao Li*, Yiping Qi, Sungjin Park and Susan I. Gibson. SIS8, a putative mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase, regulates suger resistant seedling development in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal, 2014 (doi: 10.1111/tpj.12404. [Epub ahead of print])
15. Yiping Qi, Colby Starker, Feng Zhang, Nicholas Baltes and Daniel Voytas. Tailor-made mutations in Arabidopsis using zinc finger nucleases. In: Methods in Molecular Biology, 2014, 1062: 193-209
14. Michelle L. Christian*, Yiping Qi*, Yong Zhang and Daniel F. Voytas. Targeted mutagenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana using Engineered TAL effector nucleases (TALENs). G3 (Bethesda).  2013 Oct 3;3(10):1697-705. 
13. Yiping Qi, Xiaohong Li, Yong Zhang, Feng Zhang, Colby Starker, Nicholas J. Baltes, Jeffry D. Sander, Deepak Reyon, Drena Dobbs, J Keith Joung, Daniel F. Voytas. Targeted deletion and inversion of tandemly arrayed genes in Arabidopsis thaliana using zinc finger nucleases. G3 (Bethesda).  2013 Oct 3; 3(10):1707-15.
12. Hua Shi, Qiujing Shen, Yiping Qi, Haozhen Nie, Yongfang Chen, Ting Zhao, Fumiaki Katagiri, Dingzhong Tang. Arabidopsis BR-SIGNALING KINASE1 physically associates with the PAMP receptor FLAGELLIN SENSING2 and regulates plant innate immunity. Plant Cell, 2013 Mar;25(3):1143-57
11. Yiping Qi*, Yong Zhang*, Feng Zhang, Joshua A. Baller, Spencer C. Cleland, Yungil Ryu, Colby G. Starker and Daniel F. Voytas. Increasing frequencies of site-specific mutagenesis and gene targeting in Arabidopsis by manipulating DNA repair pathways. Genome Research, 2013 Mar;23(3):547-54
10. Yong Zhang*, Feng Zhang*, Xiaohong Li, Joshua Baller, Yiping Qi, Colby G. Starker, and Daniel F. Voytas. High efficiency plant genome engineering using TALENs. Plant Physiology, 2013, 161(1):20-7
9. Yiping Qi and Fumiaki Katagiri. A membrane microdomain may be a platform for immune signaling. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 2012, 7 (4): 454-456
8. Kenichi Tsuda, Yiping Qi, Le V. Nguyen, Gerit Bethke, Yayoi Tsuda, Jane Glazebrook, and Fumiaki Katagiri. An efficient Agrobacterium-mediated transient transformation of Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal, 2012, 69 (4): 713-719
7. Yiping Qi, Kenichi Tsuda, Le V. Nguyen, Xia Wang, Jinshan Lin, Angus S. Murphy, Jane Glazebrook, Hans Thordal-Christensen and Fumiaki Katagiri. Physical association of Arabidopsis hypersensitive induced reaction proteins (HIRs) with the immune receptor RPS2. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2011, 286 (36): 31297-31307
6. Yiping Qi, Kenichi Tsuda, Jane Glazebrook and Fumiaki Katagiri. Physical association of PTI and ETI immune receptors in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant Pathology 2011, 12 (7): 702-708
5. Yiping Qi, Fumiaki Katagiri. Purification of resistance protein complexes using a biotinylated affinity tag. In: Methods in Molecular Biology, Humana Press, 2011, 712: 21-30
4. Jeffry D Sander,Elizabeth J Dahlborg,Mathew J Goodwin,Lindsay Cade,Feng Zhang,Daniel Cifuentes,Shaun J Curtin, Jessica S Blackburn,Stacey Thibodeau-Beganny,Yiping Qi,Christopher J Pierick,Ellen Hoffman,Morgan L Maeder,Cyd Khayter,Deepak Reyon,Drena Dobbs,David M Langenau,Robert M Stupar,Antonio J Giraldez,Daniel F Voytas,Randall T Peterson,Jing-Ruey J Yeh& J Keith Joung. Selection-free zinc-finger-nuclease engineering by context-dependent assembly (CoDA). Nature Methods, 2010,8: 67-69
3. Yiping Qi, Kenichi Tsuda, Anna Joe, Masanao Sato, Le V. Nguyen, Jane Glazebrook , James R. Alfano, Jerry D. Cohen and Fumiaki Katagiri. A putative RNA-binding protein positively regulates salicylic acid-mediated immunity in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant Microbe Interaction, 2010, 23(12): 1573-1583
2. Yiping Qi, Fumiaki Katagiri. Purification of low-abundance Arabidopsis plasma- membrane protein complexes and identification of candidate components. The Plant Journal, 2009, 57(5): 932-944
1. Yiping Qi, Yue Sun, Lin Xu, Yuquan Xu, Hai Huang. ERECTA is required for protection against heat-stress in the AS1/AS2 pathway to regulate adaxial-abaxial leaf polarity in Arabidopsis. Planta. 2004, 219: 270-276
Rane, Karen

Refereed Journal Articles:

Saldago-Salazar, C., K. Rane and J. Crouch. 2017. First report of Hyaloperonospora sp. associated with downy mildew disease of Iberis sempervirens in the United States. Plant Disease : published online Jan 24, 2017, First look.

Malapi-Wight, M., C. Saldago-Salazar, J. Demers, D. Clement, K. Rane and J. Crouch. 2016. Sarcoccoca blight: Use of whole genome sequencing as a viable strategy for plant disease diagnosis.  Plant Disease 100:1093-1100

Rivera, Y., K. Rane and J. Crouch. 2014. First report of downy mildew caused by Plasmopara halstedii on black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida cv. 'Goldsturm') in Maryland. Plant Disease 98:1005

Malapi-Wight, M., J. Hebert, R. Buckley, M. Daughtrey, N. Fisher, K. Rane, S. Tirpack and J. Crouch.  2014.  First report of boxwood blight caused by Calonectria pseudonaviculata in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and New York.  Plant Disease 98:698

Fulcher, A., S. White, JC Chong, J. Neal, J. Williams Woodward, C. Adkins, S. Braman, M. Chappel, J. Derr, W. Dunwell, S. Frank, S. Gill, F. Hale, W. Kligeman, A. LeBude, K. Rane, and A. Windham.  2013.  Testing, promoting and launching a mobile application as an extension tool: A case study with IPMPro.  Hortechnology 23:407-410

Minnis, A. M, A. Y. Rossman, D. L. Clement, M. K. Malinoski, and K. K.
Rane.  2010.  First report of powdery mildew caused by Podosphaera leucotricha on Callery pear in North America. Plant Disease 94: 279.


Extension Publications

Gill, S., D. Smith-Fiola, K. Rane, A. Ristvey, C. Schuster, B. Whipker, J. Latimer. 2011, revised 2016. Total Crop Management for Greenhouse Production. University of Maryland Extension Bulletin 363.

Gill, S., K. Rane, A. Ristvey, C. Schuster. 2012.  Total Crop Management for Herbaceous Perennials. University of Maryland Extension Bulletin 359

Rawat, Nidhi
  1. Rawat, N., Pumphrey, M.O., Liu, S., Zhang, X., Tiwari, V.K., Kaori, A., Trick, H.N., Bockus, W.W., Akhunov, E., Anderson, J.A., Gill, B.S. (2016) Wheat Fhb1 encodes a chimeric lectin with agglutinin domains and a pore-forming toxin-like domain conferring resistance to Fusarium head blight. Nature Genetics. doi:10.1038/ng.3706.
  2. Wang, Y., Tiwari, V.K., Rawat, N., Gill, B.S., Coleman, D., Gu Y.Q. (2016). GSP: a web-based platform for designing genome-specific primers in polyploid plants. Bioinformatics 32 (15): 2382-2383.
  3. Tiwari, V.K., Wang, S., Danilova, T., Koo, D.H., Vrana, J., Kubaláková, M., Hribova, E., Rawat, N. et al. (2015) Exploring tertiay gene pool of hexaploid wheat: Sequence based analysis of Chromosome 5Mg of Ae. geniculata. Plant Journal 84:733-746.
  4. Rawat, N., Neelam, K., Dhaliwal, H.S. (2013). Biofortification of cereals to overcome hidden hunger. Plant Breeding 132(5):437-445.
  5. Neelam, K., Rawat, N., Tiwari, V.K., Gandhi, N., Arun, P.C., Kumar, S., Randhawa, G.S., Prasad, R., Dhaliwal, H.S. (2013). Development and molecular characterization of wheat- Aegilops longissima derivatives with high grain micronutrients. Australian Journal of Crop Science. 7(4):508-514.
  6. Rawat N., Sehgal, S.K., Joshi, A., Rothe, N., Wilson, D.L., McGraw, N., Vadlani, P.V., Li, W., Gill, B.S. (2012). A diploid wheat TILLING resource for wheat functional genomics. BMC Plant Biology12:205.
  7. Rawat, N., Tiwari, V.K., Neelam, K., Randhawa, G.S., Friebe, B., Gill, B.S., Dhaliwal, H.S. (2011). Development and molecular characterization of wheat-Aegilops kotschyi addition and substitution lines with high grain protein, iron and zinc. Genome, 54(11):943-953.
  8. Salunke, R., Rawat, N., Neelam, K., Tiwari, V.K., Randhawa, G.S., Dhaliwal, H.S., Roy, P. (2011). Determination of bioavailable Zinc from biofortified wheat using a coupled in vitro digestion/Caco-2 reported-gene based assay. J. Food comp. Anal. 25(2):149-150.
  9. Salunke, R., Neelam, K., Rawat, N., Tiwari, V.K., Randhawa, G.S., Dhaliwal, H.S., Roy, P. (2011). Bioavailability of iron from wheat- Aegilops derivatives selected for high grain iron and protein content. J. Agric. Food Chem., 59: 7465.
  10. Salunke, R., Rawat, N., Kumari, N., Tiwari, V.K., Randhawa, G.S., Dhaliwal, H.S., Roy, P. (2014). Effect of grain hardness on bioavailability of iron in wheat as determined using the coupled invitro digestion/Caco-2 model.  LWT - Food Science Technol 59-1 (433-438).
  11. Neelam, K., Rawat, N., Tiwari, V.K., Tripathi, S. K., Randhawa, G.S., Dhaliwal, H.S. (2012).  Evaluation and identification of wheat- Aegilops addition lines controlling high grain iron and zinc content and mugineic acids production. Cereal Res. Commun., 40:53-61.
  12. Neelam, K., Rawat, N., Tiwari, V.K., Kumar, S., Chhuneja, P., Singh, K., Randhawa, G.S., Dhaliwal, H.S. (2011). Introgression of group 4 and 7 chromosomes of Ae. peregrina in wheat enhances grain iron and zinc density.. Mol. Breed., 28(4):623-634.
  13. Tiwari, V. K., Rawat, N., Neelam, K., Malik, S., Randhawa G.S., Dhaliwal, H.S (2010). Substitution of 2S and 7U chromosomes of Aegilops kotschyi in wheat enhances grain iron and zinc concentration. Theor. Appl. Genet. 121(2):259-69.
  14. Neelam, K., Tiwari, V. K., Rawat, N., Tripathi, S.K., Randhawa G.S., Dhaliwal, H.S (2010). Identification of Aegilops species with higher production of phytosiderophore and iron and zinc uptake under micronutrient-sufficient and -deficient conditions. Pl. Genet. Resour.: Character. Utiliz., 8 (2):132-141.
  15. Tiwari, V. K., Rawat, N., Neelam, K., Malik, S., Randhawa G.S., Dhaliwal, (2010). Random chromosome elimination in synthetic wheat- Aegilops amphiploids leads to development of a stable partial amphiploid with high grain micro and macronutrient content and powdery mildew resistance. Genome. 53(12):1053-65.
  16. Rawat, N., Tiwari, V.K., Singh, N., Randhawa, G.S., Singh, K., Chhuneja, P., Dhaliwal, H.S. (2009). Evaluation and utilization of Aegilops and wild Triticum species for enhancing iron and zinc content in wheat. Genet. Resour. Crop Evol.56: 53-64.
  17. Rawat, N.,Tiwari, V.K., Neelam K., Randhawa, G.S., Singh, K., Chhuneja, P., Dhaliwal, H.S. (2009). Development and characterization of wheat- Aegilops kotschyi amphiploids with high grain iron and zinc. Pl. Genet Resour.: Character. Utiliz. 7: 271-280.
  18. Tiwari, V.K., Rawat, N., Chhuneja, P, Neelam, K., Aggarwal, R, Randhawa, G.S, Dhaliwal, H.S, Keller, B, Singh K. (2009). Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Grain Iron and Zinc Concentration in A Genome Diploid Wheat. J Hered 100(6):771-6.
  19. Tiwari, V. K., Rawat, N., Neelam K., Randhawa, G.S., Singh, K., Chhuneja, P. Dhaliwal, H.S. (2008). Development of Triticum turgidum ssp. durum- Aegilops longissima amphiploids with high iron and zinc content through unreduced gamete formation in F1 hybrids. Genome. 51: 757-766. 
Roberts, Joseph
  1. Roberts, J.A., Ma, B., Tredway, L., Ritchie, D. and J. Kerns.  2017.  Identification and pathogenicity of bacteria associated with etiolation and decline of creeping bentgrass golf course putting greens.  Phytopathology 108(1):23-30. doi:10.1094/PHYTO-01-17-0015-R. 
  2. Doherty, J.R., M. Botti-Marino, J.P. Kerns, and J.A. Roberts.  2017.  Response of phyllosphere associated microbial populations in creeping bentgrass to periodic fungicide applications.  Plant Health Progress 18:44-49.  doi:10.1094/PHP-RS-16-0067.
  3. Crouch, J. Z. Carter, A. Ismaiel, and J.A. Roberts.  2017.  The U.S. Mall microbiome: a census of rhizosphere bacteria inhabiting landscape turf.  Crop Science 57: S341-S348.  doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.10.0849.
  4. Roberts, J.A., D.F. Ritchie, and J.P. Kerns. 2016.  Plant Growth Regulator Effects on Bacterial Etiolation of Creeping Bentgrass Putting Green Turf Caused by Acidovorax avenae.  Plant Disease 100(3):577-582. doi:10.1094/PDIS-04-15-0419-RE.
  5. Roberts, J.A., J.P. Kerns, and D.F. Ritchie.  2015.  Bacterial etiolation of creeping bentgrass as influenced by biostimulants and trinexapac-ethyl.  Crop Protection 72:119-126. doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2015.03.009. 
  6. Roberts, J.A. and D.F. Ritchie.  2014.  Influence of antimicrobial compounds on bacterial etiolation of creeping bentgrass caused by Xanthomonas translucens. Appl. T. Science 11:1-8. doi:ATS-2014-047-RS. 
  7. Roberts, J.A. and J.A. Murphy.  2014.  Anthracnose Disease on Annual Bluegrass as Affected by Foot Traffic and Sand Topdressing.  Plant Dis. 98(10):1321-25.  doi:10.1094/PDIS-08-13-0877-RE.
  8. Roberts, J.A., L.P. Tredway, and D.F. Ritchie.  2014.  First report of Xanthomonas translucens causing etiolation on creeping bentgrass turf in IL, KY, and NC.  Plant Dis. 98(6):839.  doi:10.1094/PDIS-05-13-0565-PDN.  
  9. Roberts, J.A., B.B. Clarke, and J.A. Murphy.  2013. A Method to Evenly Apply Foot Traffic to Turf Plots.  Int. Turf Soc. Res. J. 12:743-746.
  10. Roberts, J.A., B.B. Clarke, and J.A. Murphy.  2012. Lightweight Rolling Effects on Anthracnose of Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens. Agron. J.  104(4):1176-1181. doi:10.2134/agronj2011.0269.
  11. Roberts, J.A., J.C. Inguagiato, B.B. Clarke, and J.A. Murphy.  2011.  Irrigation management effects on anthracnose of annual bluegrass putting greens.  Crop Sci.  51(3):1244-1252.  doi:10.2135/cropsci2010.07.0444.
  12. Roberts, J.A., and  L.P Tredway.  2008.  First report of curvularia blight of zoysiagrass caused by Curvularia lunata in the United States.  Plant Dis. 92(1): p. 173.  doi:10.1094/PDIS-92-1-0173B.



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