Peer-reviewed articles and other publications

Selected general-audience articles written by Yoder Lab members, and scientific publications reporting Yoder Lab research, up to date as of 14 December 2023. Lab members’ names are in bold; undergraduate coauthors are indicated with a *, graduate student coauthors with a †.

News and perspective articles

Dispatches from the redwood rebellion — Review of Lyndsie Bourgon’s Tree Thieves, for Science.

We’ll have to sacrifice Joshua trees to save them — Op-ed on Joshua tree conservation needs and policy solutions, for the Los Angeles Times.

Getting to the root of forest symbioses — Review of Suzanne Simard’s Finding the Mother Tree, for Science.

A new age of gay genomics is here. Are we ready for the consequences? for Slate — Reporting on the first large-scale genomic study of sexual orientation, by Ganna et al., and reflections on the risks inherent in this line of research

Peer-reviewed articles

Esque TC, DF Shryock, GA Berry, FC Chen, LA DeFalco, SM Lewicki, BL Cunningham, EJ Gaylord, CS Posage, GE Gantz, RA Van Gaalen, BO Gottsacker, AM McDonald, JB Yoder, CI Smith, and KE Nussear. 2023. Unprecedented distribution data for Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia and Y. jaegeriana) reveal contemporary climate associations of a Mojave Desert icon. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 11:1266892. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2023.1266892

Smith CI, LC Sweet, JB Yoder, MR McKain, K Heyduk, and C Barrows. 2023. Dust storms ahead: Climate change, green energy and endangered species protections for Joshua trees portend difficult conservation choices in the Mojave Desert. Biological Conservation. 277(2023): 109819. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109819. Full text (PDF, 8.6 MB)

Yoder JB, A Dang, C MacGregor, and M Plaza. 2022. Plant-associate interactions and diversification across trophic levels. Evolution Letters. 6(5): 375-389. doi: 10.1002/evl3.296. Full text (open access)

Santangelo et al. [287 coauthors, including JB Yoder and N Poulos*, in the GLUE Project]. 2022. Global urban environmental change drives adaptation in white clover. Science. 375(6586): 1275-1281. doi: 10.1126/science.abk0989Full text (PDF, 1.6MB)

Nelson J, A Mattheis, and JB Yoder. 2022. Nondisclosure of queer identities is associated with reduced scholarly publication rates. PLOS ONE. 17(3): 0263728. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0263728Full text (open access)

Yoder JB, G Gomez*, and CJ Carlson. 2020. Zygomorphic flowers have fewer potential pollinators. Biology Letters. 16(9): 20200307. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2020.0307. Data on Dryad, doi: 10.5061/dryad.gxd2547j3. Full-text preprint on bioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/743872.

Briscoe Runquist RD, AJ Gorton, JB Yoder, NJ Deacon, JJ Grossman, Shan Kothari, MP Lyons, SN Seth, P Tiffin, and DA Moeller. 2020. Context dependence of local adaptation to abiotic and biotic environments: A quantitative and qualitative synthesis. American Naturalist.195(3): 412-431. doi: 10.1086/707322Full text (PDF, 2MB) — Featured in a PNAS Journal Club post.

Mahony CR, IR MacLachlan, BM Lind, JB Yoder, T Wang, SN Aitken. 2019. Evaluating genomic data for management of local adaptation in a changing climate: A lodgepole pine case study. Evolutionary Applications. 13(1):116-131. doi: 10.1111/eva.12871Full text (PDF, 2MB)

Terrill RS JM Maley, WLE Tsai, KB Fistanic, RJ Freeland, A Franceschelli, B Lewis-Smith, LL Lu, and JB Yoder. 2019. Tricolored blackbirds feeding in Joshua tree inflorescences. Western Birds. 50: 180-182. doi: 10.21199/WB50.3.6. Full text (open access)

Mattheis A, D Cruz-Ramírez De Arellano, and JB Yoder. 2019. A model of Queer STEM identity in the workplace. Journal of Homosexuality, doi: 10.1080/00918369.2019.1610632Full text (PDF, 1.9MB)

Yoder JB and P Tiffin. 2017. Sanctions, partner recognition, and variation in mutualism. American Naturalist190(4): 491-505. doi: 10.1086/693472. Data on Dryad, doi: 10.5061/dryad.p2s02. Full-text preprint on bioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/049593.