The Arboretum is a rich resource for faculty research projects.

Publications utilizing the plant materials from or doing research within the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden collections and gardens

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Krimmel, Bill A. and Wheeler, Afred G. Jr. 
Host-plant stickiness disrupts novel ant–mealybug association. Arthropod-Plant Interactions (2015) 9:187–195.

Acosta et al, 2013.  The Amborella Genome and the evolution of flowering plants. Science 342, 1467-1478.

Aigner, P. A., 2004.  Floral specialization without trade-offs: optimal corolla flare in contrasting pollination environments Ecology: 85(9), 2560-2569.
------  2005. Variation in pollination performance gradients in a Dudleya species complex: can generalization promote floral divergence? Functional Ecology 19, 681–689. 

Chaine, A.S., Roth, A., Shizuka D. & Lyon B.E. 2013. Experimental confirmation that avian plumage traits function as multiple status signals in winter flocks. Animal Behaviour 86(2), 409-415.

Chaine, A.S., Tjernell, K.A., Shizuka, D., Lyon, B.E., 2011.  Sparrows use multiple status signals in winter social flocks, Animal Behaviour, 81(2), 447-453.

Dorsey, A., 2007. Dudleya, with special reference to those growing in the Santa Monica Mountains. In Flora and ecology of the Santa Monica Mountains: Proceedings of the 32nd annual Southern California Botanists symposium, ed. D.A. Knapp, 93-107. Southern California Botanists Special Publication No. 4, Fullerton, CA.

Frankie, G.W. et al, 2009.  Native bees are a rich natural resource in urban California gardens.  California Agriculture, 63(3), 113-120.

Junak, S., Ayers, T., Scott, R., Wilken, D., Young, D. 1995. A Flora of Santa Cruz Island. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden in collaboration with the California Native Plant Society, Santa Barbara, CA.

Levin, G. A. and Mulroy, T.W..  1985.  Floral morphology, nectar production and breeding systems in Dudleya subgenus Dudleya (Crassulaceae).  Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 21(3) , 57-70.

Pennisi, E. 2009.  On the origin of flowering plants.  Science, v. 324, pp. 28-32

Pittermann, Sperry, Hacke, Wheeler, Sikkema. 2006. Inter-tracheid pitting and the hydraulic efficiency of conifer wood: the role of tracheid allometry and cavitation protection.  American Journal of Botany, 93, 1265-1273.

Pittermann, Sperry, Wheeler, Hacke, Sikkema. 2006. Mechanical reinforcement of tracheids compromises the hydraulic efficiency of conifer xylem crowns. Plant, Cell and Environment (29), 1618-1628.

McCabe, S.W., 1997. Dudleya gnoma  (Crassulaceae): A new, rare species from Santa Rosa Island. Madroño, 47 (1), 48-58.
----- 2012. Dudleya. In The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, 2nd edition, eds. Baldwin, B.G., Goldman, D., Keil, D.J., Patterson, R., Rosatti, T.J., and Wilken, D., 666-673. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

Nakai, K. M., 1987. Some new and reconsidered California Dudleya (Crassulaceae). Madroño, 34, 334-353. 

Rice et al, 2013.  Horizontal transfer of entire genomes via mitochondrial fusion in the angiosperm Amborella, Science, 342, 1468-1474.

Ritter, M. and Yost, J. 2009.  Diversity, Reproduction, and Potential for Invasiveness of Eucalyptus in Califonia, Madroño, 56(3), 155-167

Shizuka, D., Chaine, A., Anderson, J., Johnson, O., Laursen, I.M., Lyon, B.E., 2014. Across-year social stability shapes network structure in wintering migrant sparrows. Ecology Letters, doi: 10.1111/ele.12304

Yost, J. M.,Bontrager, M.  ,McCabe S.W., Burton, D.,  Simpson, M. G., Kay, K.M. and Ritter, M. 2013. Phylogenetic Relationships and Evolution in Dudleya (Crassulaceae). Systematic Botany 38(4), 1096- 1104

Zika, P.F., 2013.  A synopsis of the Juncus hesperius group (Juncaceae, Juncotypus) and their hybrids in western North America.  Brittonia, 65(2), 128-141.

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