|Linley Jesson, BSc (Auckland), MSc Honours (Canterbury), PhD (Toronto)
Plant Evolutionary Biology
At present I am using mosses as a system to understand selection for combined or separate sexes in the haploid life-stage. I am currently using mosses as a model system to examine how differences in breeding system influences population-level selfing rates and inbreeding depression. Additionally, I am examining the role of polyploidy in the evolution of combined and separate sexes.
Eppley, SM, PJ Taylor and LK Jesson (2007). Heterozygosity in mosses: a comparison between species with combined versus separate sexes. Heredity. 98: 33-44.
McAlpine KG, LK Jesson & DS Kubien (2007). Photosynthesis and water use efficiency: a comparison between invasive (exotic) and non-invasive (native) species. Austral Ecology. 32: In press.Brookes, RK and LK Jesson (2007). No evidence for pollen and resource limitation in Aciphylla squarrosa: A long-lived, masting herb. Austral Ecology. 32: 370-377.
Gamage, H and LK Jesson (2007) Leaf heteroblasty is not an adaptation to shade: anatomical and physiological responses to light in seedlings of heteroblastic and homoblastic species . New Zealand Journal of Ecology 31: In press
McAlpine, KG. and LK Jesson. (2007). Biomass allocation, shade tolerance and seedling survival of the invasive species Berberis darwinii (Darwin's barberry). New Zealand Journal of Ecology.31:1-12.Jesson, L.K., L.D. Milicich, and S.C. Newman (2006). Competition-dependent incompatibility in Phormium tenax: Does self-fertilisation provide reproductive assurance? New Zealand Journal of Botany 44: 249-261.
Jesson LK and SCH Barrett (2005). Experimental studies of the function of mirror image flowers. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 85:167-179
Jesson LK, SCH Barrett and T Day (2003). A theoretical investigation of the evolution and maintenance of mirror-image flowers. American Naturalist 161:916-931.
Jesson LK and SCH Barrett (2003). The comparative biology of enantiostyly. International Journal of Plant Sciences 164(5 Suppl.):S237–S249.
Jesson LK, J Kang, S Wagner, SCH Barrett and NG Dengler (2003). The development of enantiostyly. American Journal of Botany 90:181-194.
Jesson LK and SCH Barrett (2002). Solving the puzzle of mirror-image flowers. Nature 417:707.
Jesson LK and SCH Barrett (2002). The genetics of mirror-image flowers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences 269:1835-1839.
Jesson LK and SCH Barrett (2002). Enantiostyly in Wachendorfia (Haemodoraceae): The influence of reproductive systems on the maintenance of the polymorphism. American Journal of Botany 89:253-263.
Barrett SCH, LK Jesson & AM Baker (2000) The evolution and function of stylar polymorphisms in flowering plants. Annals of Botany 85S (A):253-265.
Jesson LK, D Kelly & AD Sparrow (2000). The importance of disturbance, dispersal and competition for exotic plant invasions in Arthur’s Pass National Park (New Zealand). New Zealand Journal of Botany 38:451-468.
Barrett SCH, AM Baker & LK Jesson (2000). Mating strategies in monocotyledons. In KL Wilson & D Morrison (eds.) Systematics and evolution in monocots. CSIRO Publishers, Melbourne.
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