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Christina Richards, Assistant Professor

Christina Richards

Research Emphasis:

Plant ecological genetics and genomics, ecological and evolutionary epigenetics, plant ecophysiology, conservation genetics, global change biology.

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of South Florida

Mailing Address:

Dr. Christina L. Richards
Department of Integrative Biology
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida 33620

Office Phone:  (813) 974-5090

FAX Number:  (813) 974-3263

E-Mail:  clr@usf.edu

Web Page:  http://biology.usf.edu/ib/faculty/crichards/


GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Richards, C.L., White, S.N., McGuire, M.A., Franks, S.J., Donovan, L.A. and Mauricio, R. 2010. Plasticity, not adaptation to salt level, explains variation along a salinity gradient in a salt marsh perennial. Special Issue: Genetic Structure and Adaptation in Coastal Ecosystems. Estuaries and Coasts. 33:840-852. (DOI: 10.1007/s12237-009-9186-4)

Richards, C.L., White, S.N., McGuire, M.A., Franks, S.J., Donovan, L.A. and Mauricio, R. 2009. Plasticity, Not Adaptation to Salt Level, Explains Variation Along a Salinity Gradient in a Salt Marsh Perennial. Estuaries and Coasts. 33(4):840-852. (DOI: 10.1007/s12237-009-9186-4)

Richards, C.L., Pennings, S.C. and Donovan, L.A. 2005. Habitat range and phenotypic variation in salt marsh plants. Plant Ecology. 176:263-273.

Franks, S.J., Richards, C.L., Gonzales, E., Cousins, J.C., and Hamrick, J.L. 2004. Multi-Scale Genetic Analysis of Uniola Paniculata (Poaceae): A Coastal Species with a Linear, Fragmented Distribution. American Journal of Botany. 91:1345-1351.

Richards, C.L., Hamrick, J.L., Donovan, L.A. and Mauricio, R. 2004. Unexpectedly high clonal diversity of two salt marsh perennials across a severe environmental gradient. Ecology Letters. 2004(7):1155-1162.

Callaway, R.M., Pennings, S.C. and Richards, C.L. 2003. Phenotypic plasticity and interactions among plants. Ecology. 84(5):1115-1128.

Theses and Dissertations

Richards, C.L. 2004. Evolution in closely adjacent salt marsh environments. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 141 pages.

Conference Posters and Presentations

Richards, C.L., Donovan, L.A. and Mauricio, R. 2005. Presentation: Selection, but no local adaptation of plant physiological traits in contrasting salt marsh environments. ERF 2005 - The 18th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation, October 16-21, 2005, Norfolk, Virginia.

Hamrick, J.L., Richards, C.L., Donovan, L.A. and Mauricio, R. 2003. Presentation: Genetic diversity and clonal structure of the salt marsh perennial Borrichia frutescens. Society for the Study of Evolution 2003 annual meeting. Chico, CA.

Richards, C.L., Donovan, L.A., Mauricio, R. and Hamrick, J.L. 2003. Poster: Patterns of genetic diversity along a severe environmental gradient in a salt marsh perennia. National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) 2003 annual meeting. Charleston, SC.

Richards, C.L., Donovan, L.A., Mauricio, R. and Hamrick, J.L. 2003. Presentation: Genetic diversity and clonal structure of the salt marsh perennial Borrichia frutescens. Ecological Society of America 2003 Annual Meeting Abstracts. Savannah, GA.

Richards, C.L., Donovan, L.A., Mauricio, R. and Hamrick, J.L. 2003. Presentation: Patterns of genetic diversity along a severe environmental gradient in a salt marsh perennial. Estuarine Research Federation 2003 Conference Abstracts. Seattle, WA.

Franks, S.J., Richards, C.L., Gonzales, E., Cousins, J.E. and Hamrick, J.L. 2002. Presentation: Multi-scale genetic analysis of Uniola paniculata L.: a coastal species with a fragmented, linear distribution. American Society of Naturalists National Meeting. Banff, Canada.

Richards, C.L., Pennings, S.C. and Donovan, L.A. 2002. Poster: Community-wide patterns of phenotypic variation in salt marsh plants. 2002 National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Annual Meeting.

Franks, S.J., Jones, F.A., Johnston, J.A., Bouck, A.C., Comita, L.S., Hardesty, B.D., Richards, C.L., Rosenthal, D.R. and West, J.B. 2001. Presentation: What is Molecular Ecology?. Annual meeting for the Society for the Study of Evolution, 2001. Ecological genetics. Society for the Study of Evolution, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Richards, C.L. 2001. Presentation: Conservation genetics of three salt marsh perennials. Annual Meeting 2001 Garden Club of America. Garden Club of America, Orlando, Florida.

Richards, C.L., White, S.N., Mcguire, M.A., Franks, S.J. and Donovan, L.A. 2001. Presentation: Evidence for local adaptation along a salinity gradient in a salt marsh perennial. ESA 2001. Ecological Society of America, Aug 01, 2001.

Richards, C.L., White, S.N., Mcguire, M.A., Franks, S.J., Mauricio, R. and Donovan, L.A. 2001. Presentation: Adaptive plasticity in a salt marsh perennial. Annual meeting for the Ecological Society of America: Evolutionary ecology. Ecological Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin.

Richards, C.L., Pennings, S.C. and Donovan, L.A. 2000. Presentation: Morphological variation in twelve salt marsh plant species on Sapelo Island, GA. ESA 2000. Ecological Society of America, Aug 01, 2000.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.