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Christina L Richards
Associate Professor

University of South Florida



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  1. **Mounger, J., M.L. Ainouche, O. Bossdorf, *A. Cavé-Radet, B. Li, *M. Parepa, A. Salmon, J. Yang & C.L. Richards. 2021. Epigenetics and the success of invasive species: Rapid adaptation in new environments. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0117.
  2. *Boquete M.T., I. Lang, M. Weidinger, C.L. Richards & C. Alonso. 2021. Heavy metal accumulation and tolerance in two terrestrial moss species with contrasting habitat specialization. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 182 (2021): 104336.
  3. **Ibrahim-Hashim, A., K.A. Luddy, D. Abrahams, P.M. Enriquez-Navas, S. Damgaci, J. Yao, T. Chen, R.J. Gilles, C. O’Farrelly, C.L. Richards, J.S. Brown & R.A. Gatenby. 2021. Artificial selection for host resistance to tumor growth and subsequent cancer cell adaptations: an evolutionary arms race. British Journal of Cancer 124: 455-465. doi: 10.1038/s41416-020-01110-1
  4. Richards, C.L. & M. Pigliucci. 2020. Epigenetic inheritance a decade into the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis. Paradigmi. 38, 463-494. DOI: 10.30460/99624.
  5. Chen, C., Z. Zheng, Y. Bao, H. Zhang, C.L. Richards, J. Li, Y. Chen, Y. Zhao, Z. Shen & C. Fu. 2020. Comparisons of natural and cultivated populations of Corydalis yanhusuo indicate divergent patterns of genetic and epigenetic variation. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:985-987. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00985.
  6. Sun, K.-K., W.-S. Yu, J.J. Jiang, C.L. Richards, E. Siemann, J. Ma, B. Li, & R.-T. Ju. 2020. Mismatches between the resources for adult herbivores and their offspring suggest invasive Spartina alterniflora is an ecological trap. Journal of Ecology 108(2): 719-732.
  7. *Boquete, M.T., N.C.A.M. Wagemaker, P. Vergeer, **J. Mounger & C.L. Richards. 2020. Epigenetic approaches in non-model plants. Methods in Molecular Biology. Pp. 203-215.
  8. Paun, O., K.J.F. Verhoeven & C.L. Richards. 2019. Opportunities and limitations of reduced representation bisulfite sequencing in ecological epigenomics. New Phytologist. 221:738-742 doi: 10.1111/nph.15388
  9. **Alvarez, M., J. Ferreira de Carvalho, A. Salmon, M.L. Ainouche, A. Cavé-Radet, A. El Amrani, T.E. Foster, ***S. Moyer & C.L. Richards. 2018. Transcriptome response of the foundation plant Spartina alterniflora to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Molecular Ecology 27: 2986–3000. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14736
  10. Banta, J.B. & C.L. Richards. 2018. Quantitative epigenetics and evolution. Heredity 121: 210–224. DOI: 10.1038/s41437-018-0114-x
  11. Heer, K., **J. Mounger, *M.T. Boquete, C.L. Richards & L. Opgenoorth. 2018. The diversifying field of plant epigenetics. New Phytologist. 217: 988–992.
  12. Richards, C.L., C. Alonso, C. Becker, O. Bossdorf, E. Bucher, M. Colomé-Tatché, W. Durka, J. Engelhardt, B. Gaspar, A. Gogol-Döring, I. Grosse, T.P. van Gurp, K. Heer, I. Kronholm, C. Lampei, V. Latzel, M. Mirouze, L. Opgenoorth, O. Paun, S.J. Prohaska, S.A. Rensing, P.F. Stadler, E. Trucchi, K. Ullrich & K.J.F. Verhoeven. 2017. Ecological plant epigenetics: Evidence from model and non-model species, and the way forward. Ecology Letters 20: 1576–1590. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12858
  13. **Robertson, M.H., *A.W Schrey, ***A. Shayter, ***C.J. Moss & C.L. Richards. 2017. Genetic and epigenetic variation in Spartina alterniflora following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Evolutionary Applications: Special issue in Evolutionary Toxicology. 10:792–801. DOI: 10.1111/eva.12482
  14. **Alvarez, M.1, **C.M. Foust1, **M.H. Robertson1, M.L. Ainouche, J. Ferreira de Carvalho, ***C.J. Meals, V. Preite, A. Salmon, ***A. Shayter, *A.W Schrey, K.J.F. Verhoeven & C.L. Richards. 2016. Molecular response to challenging environmental conditions in Spartina alterniflora: an integrated approach. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Invasive Spartina. Université de Rennes 1 Press, Rennes, France. pp. 59-64. 1shared first authorship.
  15. **Foust, C.M., V. Preite, *A.W. Schrey, **M. Alvarez, **M.H. Robertson, K.J.F. Verhoeven & C.L. Richards. 2016. Genetic and epigenetic differences associated with environmental gradients in replicate populations of two salt marsh perennials. Molecular Ecology 25: 1639–1652.

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