Avanesyan, Alina and Theresa M. Culley (Accepted) Feeding preferences of Melanoplus femurrubrum grasshoppers on native and exotic grasses: behavioral and molecular approaches. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.

Cameron, Guy N., Theresa M. Culley, Sarah E. Kolbe, Arnold I. Miller, and Stephen F. Matter (2015) Effects of urbanization on herbaceous forest vegetation: the relative impacts of soil, geography, biotic interactions, human access, and an invasive shrub. Urban Ecosystems, DOI 10.1007/s11252-015-0472-6.

Thompson, K.M., T.M. Culley, A.M. Zumberger*, and D.L. Lentz (2015) Discerning anthropogenic and ecological influences on genetic variation and structure in the neotropical tree, Manilkara zapota (L.) P. Royen (Sapotaceae). Tree Genetics and Genomes 11:40. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-015-0867-9.

Avanesyan, Alina and Theresa M. Culley (2015) Herbivory of native and exotic North American prairie grasses by nymph Melanoplus grasshoppers. Plant Ecology 216: 451-464.

Jenny K. Archibald, Susan R. Kephart, Kathryn E. Theiss, Anna L. Petrosky*, and Theresa M. Culley (2015) Multilocus phylogenetic inference in subfamily Chlorogaloideae and related genera of Agavaceae - informing questions in taxonomy at multiple ranks. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 266-283


Brzyski, Jessica and Theresa M. Culley (In press) Does sexual reproduction matter for rare clonal species in frequently disturbed habitats? Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.

Culley, Theresa M. (2014) Editorial: APPS's stance of self-plagiarism: Just say no. Applications in Plant Sciences 2(7): 1400055.

Kuester, Adam, Jeffrey K. Conner, Theresa Culley, and Regina S. Baucom (2014) How weeds emerge: a taxonomic and trait-based examination using United States data. New Phytologist 202(3):1055-68. doi: 10.1111/nph.12698.

Weller, S.G., A.K. Sakai, T.M. Culley , L. Duong, and R.E. Danielson (2014) Segregation of male-sterility alleles across a species boundary. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12312


Culley, Theresa M. (2013) Why Vouchers Matter in Botanical Research. Applications in Plant Sciences 1(11): 1300076. doi:

Merritt, Benjamin J., Joshua B. Jones, Nicole A. Hardiman, and Theresa M. Culley (2013) Comparison of photosynthetic characteristics in cultivated and wild offspring of the invasive Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana). Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-013-0528-6.

Culley, Theresa M., Trevor I. Stamper, Richard L. Stokes, Jessica R. Brzyski, Nicole A. Hardiman, Matthew R. Klooster, and Benjamin J. Merritt (2013) An efficient technique for primer development and application that integrates fluorescent labeling and multiplex PCR.  Applications in Plant Sciences 1(10):1300027. doi:

Brzyski, Jessica and Theresa M. Culley (2013) Seed germination in the riparian zone: the case of the rare shrub, Spiraea virginiana (Rosaceae). Castanea 78(2): 87-94.

Culley, Theresa M., Ju-Fang Leng, Susan R. Kephart, Francis Cartieri, and Kathryn E. Theiss (2013)  Development of 16 microsatellite markers within the Camassia (Agavaceae) species complex and amplification in related taxa. Applications in Plant Sciences 1(8):1300001.  doi:

Sakai, Ann K., Stephen G. Weller, Diane R. Campbell, Theresa M. Culley, Amy K. Dunbar-Wallis, and Allen M. Andres (2013) Measure for measure: comparing morphological and biomass traits for sex allocation in two gynodioecious species. American Journal of Botany 100(6): 1071-1082.

Culley, Theresa M. (2013) Changing technologies offer new opportunities in the plant sciences.  Applications in Plant Sciences 1(1) 2013.  URL:


Culley, Theresa M. and Richard L. Stokes (2012) Genetic structure and outcrossing rates in Viola pedunculata (Violaceae), a California endemic violet lacking cleistogamous flowers. Madroño 59(4): 181-189.

Quinn, Lauren D., Theresa M. Culley, and J. Ryan Stewart (2012) Genetic comparison of introduced and native populations of Miscanthus sinensis (Poaceae), a potential bioenergy crop. Grassland Science 58(2): 101-111.


Wallace, Lisa, Theresa Culley, Stephen G. Weller, Ann Sakai, Ashley Kuenzi, Tilottama Roy, Warren Wagner, and Molly Nepokroeff (2011) Asymmetrical gene flow in a hybrid zone of Hawaiian Schiedea (Caryophyllaceae): Species with contrasting mating systems. PLos Biology at 10.1371/journal.pone.0024845.

Brzyski, Jessica R. and Theresa M. Culley (2011) Genetic variation and clonal structure of the rare, riparian shrub Spiraea virginiana (Rosaceae). Conservation Genetics 12(5): 1323-1332.

Culley, Theresa M., Nicole A. Hardiman, and Jennifer Hawks (2011) The role of horticulture in plant invasions: how grafting in cultivars of Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana) can facilitate spread into natural areas. Biological Invasions 13(3): 739.

Campbell, Diane R.; Weller, Stephen G.; Sakai, Ann K.; et al. (2011) Genetic variation and covariation in floral allocation of two species of Schiedea wih contrasting levels of sexual dimorphism. Evolution 65(3): 757-770.


Klooster, M, & Culley, T.M. (2010) Population genetic structure of the mycoheterotroph Monotropa hypopitys L. (Ericaceae) and differentiation between red and yellow color forms. International Journal of Plant Sciences 171(2): 167-174.

Snow, Allison A., Theresa M. Culley, Lesley Campbell, Patricia Sweeney, Subray Hedge, and Norman Ellstrand (2010) Long-term persistence of crop alleles in weed populations. New Phytologist 186(2): 537-548.

Culley, Theresa M. and J. Ryan Stewart (2010) Microsatellite primers in Rhamnus cathartica (Rhamnaceae) and applicability in related taxa to assess hybridization events. AJB Primer Notes and Protocols in thse Plant Sciences e7-e9.

Hardiman, Nicole A. and Theresa M. Culley (2010) Reproductive success of cultivated Pyrus calleryana (Rosaceae) and establishment ability of invasive, hybrid progeny. American Journal of Botany 97(10): 1698-1706.

Campbell, Diane, Stephen Weller, Ann Sakai, Theresa Culley, Phuc Dang, and Amy Dunbar-Wallis (2010) Genetic variation and covariation in floral allocation of two species of Schiedea with contrasting levels of sexual dimorphism. Evolution.


Klooster, M, & Culley, T.M. (2009) Cryptic bracts facilitate herbivore avoidance in the myco-hetrotrophic plant, Monotropsis odorata (Ericaceae). American Journal of Botany 96(12): 2197-2205.

Culley, T.M., & Hardiman, N.A. (2009) The role of intraspecific hybridization in the evolution of invasiveness: A case study of the ornamental pear tree Pyrus calleryana. Biological Invasions.

Klooster, M., Hoenle, A., & Culley, T.M. (2009) Characterization of microsatellite loci in the myco-heterotrophic plant, Monotropa hypopitys (Ericaceae) and amplification in related taxa. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(1), 219-221.

Klooster, M, & Culley, T.M. (2009) Comparative analysis of the reproductive ecology of Monotropa and Monotropsis: Two myco-heterotrophic genera in the Monotropoideae (Ericaceae). American Journal of Botany 96(7): 1337-1347.


Sakai, A., Weller, S., Culley, T.M., Campbell, D., Dunbar-Wallis, A., & Andres, A. (2008) Sexual dimorphism and the genetic potential for evolution of sex allocation in the gynodioecious plant, Schiedea salicaria. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21(1), 18-29.

Culley, T.M., Weller, S.G., Sakai, A.K., & Putnam, K.A. (2008) Characterization of microsatellite loci in the Hawaiian endemic shrub, Schiedea adamantis (Caryophyllaceae), and amplification in related genera. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(5), 1081-1084.


Weller, S.G., Sakai, A.K., Culley, T.M., Campbell, D.R., Ngo, P., & Dunbar-Wallis, A.K. (2007) Sexually dimorphic inflorescence traits in a wind-pollinated species: heritabilities and genetic correlations in Schiedea adamantis (Caryophyllaceae). American Journal of Botany, 94(10), 1716-1725.

Culley, T.M., & Hardiman, N.A. (2007) The beginning of a new invasive plant: A history of the ornamental Callery Pear tree in the United States. BioScience, 57(11), 956-964.

Culley, T.M., & Klooster, M.R. (2007) The cleistogamous breeding system: a review of its frequency, evolution and ecology in angiosperms. The Botanical Review, 73(1), 1-30.

Thompson, K., Miller, M.C., & Culley, T.M. (2007) Comparison of plant species richness, diversity, and biomass in Ohio wetlands. The Ohio Journal of Science, 107(3), 2-9.

Culley, Theresa M, Sbita, Sarah J, & Wick, Anne (2007) Population genetic effects of urban habitat fragmentation in the perennial herb Viola pubescens (Violaceae) using ISSR markers. Annals of Botany, 100(1), 91-100.


Culley, T.M., Dunbar-Wallis, A.K., Sakai, A.K., Weller, S.G., Mishio, M., Campbell, D.R., & Herzenach, M. (2006) Genetic variation of ecophysiological traits in two gynodioecious species of Schiedea (Caryophyllaceae). New Phytologist, 169(3), 589-601.

Sakai, A.K., Weller, S.G., Wagner, W.L., Nepokroeff, M., & Culley, T.M. (2006) Adaptive radiation and evolution of breeding systems in Schiedea (Caryophyllaceae), an endemic Hawaiian genus. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 93(1), 49-63.

Weller, S.G., Sakai, A.K., Culley, T.M., Campbell, D.R., & Dunbar-Wallis, A.K. (2006) Predicting the pathway to wind pollination: Heritabilities and genetic correlations of inflorescence traits associated with wind pollination in Schiedea salicaria (Caryophyllaceae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 19(2), 331-342.

Washburn, S.J., & Culley, T.M. (2006) Epiphytic macrolichens of the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area - Part II: Distribution, diversity and urban ecology. The Bryologist, 109, 516-520.

Culley, Theresa M, Dunbar-Wallis, Amy K, Sakai, Ann K, Weller, Stephen G, Mishio, Masako, Campbell, Diane R, & Herzenach, MaryKay (2006) Genetic variation of ecophysiological traits in two gynodioecious species of Schiedea (Caryophyllaceae). The New Phytologist, 169(3), 589-601.


Culley, T. M. (2005) Characterization of newly developed microsatellite loci in the Stemmed Yellow Violet, Viola pubescens (Violaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 5, 882-884.


Klips, R. A., & Culley, T.M. (2004) Natural hybridization between prairie milkweeds, Asclepias sullivantii and A. syriaca: morphological, isozyme, and hand-pollination evidence. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 165(6), 1027-1037.


Culley, T.M., & Grubb, T.C. (2003) Genetic effects of habitat fragmentation in Viola pubescens (Violaceae), a perennial herb with chasmogamous and cleistogamous flowers. Molecular Ecology, 12(11), 2919-2930.

Culley, Theresa M, & Grubb, Thomas C (2003) Genetic effects of habitat fragmentation in Viola pubescens (Violaceae), a perennial herb with chasmogamous and cleistogamous flowers. Molecular Ecology, 12(11), 2919-30.


Culley, T.M. (2002) Reproductive biology and delayed selfing in Viola pubescens (Violaceae), an understory herb with chasmogamous and cleistogamous flowers. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 163(1), 113-122.

Culley, T.M., Wallace, L.E., Gengler-Nowak, K., & Crawford, D.J. (2002) A comparison of two methods of calculating GST, a genetic measure of population differentiation. American Journal of Botany, 89(3), 460-465.

Culley, T.M., Weller, S.G., & Sakai, A.K. (2002) The evolution of wind pollination in angiosperms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 17(8), 361-369.

Cummings, C.L., Alexander, H.M., Snow, A.A., Rieseberg, L.H., Kim, M., & Culley, T.M. (2002) Fecundity selection in an experimental sunflower crop-wild system: how well do ecological data predict crop allele persistence?. Ecological Applications, 12(6), 1661-1671.


Snow, A.A., Uthus, K.L., & Culley, T.M. (2001) Fitness of hybrids between cultivated Raphanus sativus and weedy R. raphanistrum: implications for weed evolution. Ecological Applications, 11(3), 934-943.

Culley, T.M., & Wolfe, A.D. (2001) Population genetic structure of the cleistogamous plant species Viola pubescens, as indicated by isozyme and ISSR molecular markers. Heredity, 86(5), 545-556.

2000 and earlier

Culley, T.M. (2000) Inbreeding depression and floral type differences in Viola canadensis (Violaceae), a perennial herb with chasmogamous and cleistogamous flowers. Canadian Journal of Botany, 78(11), 1420-1429.

Culley, T.M., Weller, S.G., Sakai, A.K., & Rankin A.E. (1999) Inbreeding depression and selfing rates in a self-compatible, hermaphroditic species, Schiedea membranacea (Caryophyllaceae). American Journal of Botany, 86(7), 980-987.

Last Updated: June 22, 2015