Colicchio JM, Akman M, Blackman BK. The scales and signatures of climate adaptation by the Arabidopsis transcriptome. bioRxiv

Todesco M, Bercovich N, Kim A, Imerovski I, Owens, GL, Ruiz ÓD, Holalu SV, Madilao LL, Jahani M, Légaré JS, Blackman BK, Rieseberg LH. Genetic basis and dual adaptive role of floral UV pigmentation in wild sunflowers. eLife (in press)

Norton LE, Sousa WP, Blackman BK. Differentiation in phenotypic plasticity to climate among Eriogonum fasciculatum subsp. foliolosum (Polygonaceae) populations in California. Madroño (in press).

Colicchio JM, Hamm LN, Verdonk HE, Kooyers NJ, Blackman BK. Adaptive and non-adaptive causes of heterogeneity in genetic differentiation across the Mimulus guttatus genome. Molecular Ecology 30: 6486-6507 (2021). [pdf]

Creux NM, Brown EA, Garner AG, Saeed SC, Scher CL, Holalu SV, Yang D, Blackman BK, and Harmer SL. Flower orientation influences floral temperature, pollinator visits, and plant fitness. New Phytologist 232: 868-879 (2021). [pdf

Smith SD and Blackman BK. From deep roots to new blooms: the ever-growing field of Evo-Devo across land plants. Evolution & Development 23:119-122 (2021).

Rushworth CA, Baucom RS&, Blackman BK&, Neiman M&, Orive M&, Sethuraman A&, Ware J&, Matute DR. Who are we now? A demographic assessment of three evolution societies. Evolution 75: 208-218 (2021). (& equal contributions) [pdf]

Kooyers NJ, Morioka KA, Colicchio JM, Clark KS, Donofrio A, Estill SK, Pascualy CR, Anderson IC, Hagler M, Cho C, Blackman BK. Population responses to a historic drought across the range of the common monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus). American Journal of Botany 108:284-296 (2021). [pdf]

Holalu SV, Reddy SK, Blackman BK, Finlayson SA. PIF4 and PIF5 regulate axillary branching via bud abscisic acid and stem auxin signaling. Plant Cell and Environment 43: 2224-2238 (2020).

Kooyers NJ, Donofrio A, Blackman BK, Holeski L. The genetic architecture of plant defense tradeoffs in a common monkeyflower. Journal of Heredity 111: 333-345 (2020) [pdf].

Ding B&, Patterson EL&, Holalu SV&, Li J, Johnson GA, Stanley LE, Greenlee AB, Peng F, Bradshaw HD, Blackman BK**, Yuan Y-W**. Two MYB proteins in a self-organizing activator-inhibitor system produce spotted pigmentation patterns. Current Biology 30: 802-814 (2020). (& equal contributions, ** co-senior authors) [pdf].

     •    Featured: Pennisi E. The allure of monkeyflowers. Science 30 Aug 2019: 854-857.

     •    Featured: Development: Painting Flowers with MYBs. Ünalan M and Müller. Current Biology

          30:R227:R229 (2020).

     •    Featured: Turing’s reaction-diffusion mechanism explains dispersed spots in monkeyflowers. P. Elomaa. Flowering Highlights (2020).

     •    Featured: Editors’ Choice Science 367: 1208-1209 (2020).

     •    Featured in National Geographic and The Daily Californian

Gaudinier A# and Blackman BK. Evolutionary processes from the perspective of flowering time diversity. New Phytologist 225: 1883-1898 (2020)  [pdf].

Stokes PJN and Blackman BK. Plant Genomics: Evolution and Development of a Major Crop Parasite. Current Biology 29: R868-R871 (2019) [link].

Lowry DB, Sobel JM, Angert AL, Ashman T-L, Baker RL, Blackman BK, Brandvain Y Byers KJRP, Cooley AM, Coughlan JM, Dudash MR, Fenster CB, Ferris KG, Fishman L, Friedman J, Grossenbacher DL, Holeski LM, Ivey CT, Kay KM, Koelling VA, Kooyers NJ, Murran CJ, Muir CD, Nelson TC, Peterson ML, Puzey JR, Rotter MC, Yuan Y-W, Seemann JR, Sexton JP, Sheth SN, Streisfeld MA, Sweigart AL, Twyford JP, Vallejo-Marín M, Wu CA, Willis JH, Yuan Y-W. The case for the continued use of the genus name Mimulus for all monkeyflowers. Taxon (2019) [link].

Flagel L, Blackman BK, Fishman L, Monnahan PJ, Sweigart A, Kelly JK. GOOGA: A platform to synthesize mapping experiments and identify genomic structural diversity. PLoS Computational Biology 15: e1006949 (2019) [link].

Kooyers NJ, Colicchio JM, Greenlee AB, Patterson EL, Handloser NT, Blackman BK. Lagging adaptation to climate change supersedes local adaptation to herbivory in an annual monkeyflower. American Naturalist 194: 541-557 (2019) [pdf].

Wales N, Akman M, Waston R, Sánchez Barreiro F, Smith BD, Gremillion KJ, Gilbert MTP, Blackman BK. Ancient DNA reveals the timing and persistence of organellar genetic bottlenecks over 3000 years of sunflower domestication and improvement. Evolutionary Applications 12: 38-53 (2019) [pdf].

Kantar MB, Eule-Nashoba A, Anderson JE, Blackman BK, Rieseberg LH. The genetics and genomics of plant domestication. Bioscience 67: 971-982 (2017). [link]

Wales N and Blackman BK. Plant domestication: wild date palms illuminate a crop’s sticky origins. Current Biology 27: R702-R704 (2017). [link]

Kooyers NJ, James B, Blackman BK. Competition drives trait evolution and character displacement between Mimulus species along an environmental gradient. Evolution 71: 1205-1221 (2017). [pdf]

     •    Featured: Digest: Trait variation in Mimulus provides new evidence for the joint action of ecological

          sorting and character displacement. Eisen KE. Evolution 71: 1425-1427 (2017).

Kooyers NJ, Blackman BK, Holeski LM. Optimal defense theory explains deviations from Latitudinal Herbivory Defense Hypothesis. Ecology 98: 1036-1048 (2017). [pdf]

Blackman BK. Changing genes for changing seasons: natural variation in the plasticity of flowering time. Plant Physiology 173:16-26 (2017). [pdf]

Ferris KG, Baldridge L, Blackman BK, Willis JH. The Genetic Architecture of Local Adaptation and Reproductive Isolation in Sympatry in the Mimulus guttatus Species Complex. Molecular Ecology 26: 208-224 (2017). [pdf]

Atamian HS, Creu
x NM, Brown EA, Garner AG, Blackman BK, and Harmer SL. Circadian regulation of sunflower heliotropism, floral orientation, and pollinator visits. Science 353: 587-590 (2016). [link]

•Featured: Perspective, How do sunflowers follow the sun – and to what end? Briggs W. Science 353: 541-542 (2016).

•Featured: Plant Biology: Flower Orientation, Temperature Regulation and Pollinator Attraction. Van der Kooi CJ. Current Biology 26: R1143-R1145 (2016).

•Featured in many national and international press outlets including the New York Times, National Public Radio, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, BBC World Service, TIME Magazine, New Scientist, The Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian Magazine, and others

Blackman BK. Speciation Genes. In: R Kliman (ed.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology v.4, p166-175. (2016). [pdf]

Ferris KG, Rushton T, Greenlee AB, Toll K, Blackman BK and Willis JH. Leaf shape evolution has a similar genetic architecture in three edaphic specialists within the Mimulus guttatus species complex. Annals of Botany 116: 213-223 (2015). [pdf]

Friedman J, Twyford A, Willis JH, Blackman BK.  The extent and genetic basis of phenotypic divergence in life history traits in Mimulus guttatus. Molecular Ecology 24: 111-122 (2015). [pdf]

Kooyers NJ, Greenlee AB, Colicchio JM, Oh M, and Blackman BK. Replicate altitudinal clines reveal evolutionary flexibility underlies adaptation to drought stress in annual Mimulus guttatus. New Phytologist 206: 152-165 (2015). [pdf]

Henry LP, Watson RHB, and Blackman BK. Transitions in photoperiodic flowering are common and involve few loci in wild sunflower (Helianthus; Asteraceae).  American Journal of Botany 101: 1748-1758 (2014). [pdf]

Vandenbrink JP, Brown EA, Harmer SL, and Blackman BK. Turning heads: the biology of solar tracking in sunflower.  Plant Science 224: 20-26 (2014). [pdf]

Miller CT, Glazer AM, Summer BR, Blackman BK, Norman AR, Shapiro MD, Cole BL, Peichel CL, Schluter D, and Kingsley DM.  Modular skeletal evolution in sticklebacks is controlled by additive and clustered quantitative trait loci.  Genetics 197: 405-420 (2014). [pdf]

Vosters SL, Jewell CP, Sherman NA, Einterz F, Blackman BK, and Moyle LC.  The timing of molecular and morphological changes underlying reproductive transitions in wild tomatoes (Solanum sect. Lycopersicon).  Molecular Ecology 23: 1965-1978 (2014). [pdf]

Blackman BK.  Interacting duplications, fluctuating selection, and convergence: the complex dynamics of flowering time evolution during sunflower domestication. Journal of Experimental Botany 62: 421-431 (2013). [pdf]

Staton SE, Bakken BH, Blackman BK, Chapman MA, Kane NC, Tang S, Ungerer MC, Knapp SJ, Rieseberg LH, and Burke JM.  The sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) genome reflects a recent history of biased accumulation of transposable elements. Plant Journal 72: 142-153 (2012). [pdf]

Flagel LE and Blackman BK. The first ten years of plant genomics and prospects for the next decade.  In: J Greilhuber, J Wendel, IJ Leitch, and J Dolezel (eds). Plant Genome Diversity v.1, p. 1-15.  Springer, Vienna. (2012).

Blackman BK, Scascitelli M, Kane NC, Luton HH, Rasmussen DA, Bye RA, Lentz DL, and Rieseberg LH.  Sunflower domestication alleles support single domestication center in eastern North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 14350-14365 (2011). [pdf]

Blackman BK, Michaels SD, and Rieseberg LH.  Connecting the sun to flowering in sunflower adaptation. Molecular Ecology 20: 3503-3512 (2011). [pdf]

•Featured: Perspective, Shedding light on the evolution of plasticity in natural populations, Hyma K and Caicedo A. Molecular Ecology 20: 3491-3493 (2011).

Blackman BK, Rasmussen DA, Strasburg JL, Raduski AR, Burke JM, Knapp SJ, Michaels SD, and
Rieseberg LH.  Contributions of flowering time genes to sunflower domestication and improvement. Genetics, 187: 271-287 (2011). [pdf]

•Featured: Issue Highlights, Genetics 187: NP (2011).

Blackman BK, Strasburg JL, Raduski AR, Michaels SD, and Rieseberg LH.  The role of recently derived FT paralogs in sunflower domestication.  Current Biology 20: 629-635 (2010).  [pdf]

•Featured: Editors’ Choice, Science 328: 18 (2010).

•Featured: Dispatch, Evolution: Redundancy as an Opportunity for Innovation. Bomblies K. Current Biology 20: R320-R322 (2010).

Blackman BK and Michaels SD. Does CONSTANS act as a transcription factor or as a co-activator? The answer may be – yes. New Phytologist 187: 1-3 (2010).

Rieseberg LH and Blackman BK. Speciation genes in plants.  Annals of Botany 106: 439-55 (2010).

Blackman BK.  Perspective: Connecting genetic variation to phenotypic clines. Molecular Ecology 19: 621-623 (2010).

McKinnon JS, Mori S, Blackman BK, David L, Kingsley DM, Jamieson L, Chou J, and Schluter D.  Evidence for ecology’s role in speciation.  Nature 429: 294-298 (2004).

Colosimo PF, Peichel CL, Nereng K, Blackman BK, Shapiro MD, Schluter D, and Kingsley DM.  The genetic architecture of parallel armor plate reduction in threespine stickleback.  PLoS Biology 2(5): E109  (2004).

Shapiro MD, Marks ME, Peichel CL, Blackman BK, Nereng KS, Jonsson B, Schluter D, and Kingsley DM. Genetic and developmental basis of evolutionary pelvic reduction in threespine stickleback.  Nature 428: 717-723  (2004).