In Prep

Lindsay Chaney and Regina S. Baucom. The soil microbial community alters patterns of selection on plant growth and fitness-related traits.

In Review

Diego Serrano Alvarado, Megan Van Etten, Shu-Mei Chang, and Regina S. Baucom. Landscape connectivity of an herbicide-resistant weed: human-aided or natural migration? BioRxiv.

Paul Neve, et al. A systems approach for weed management to sustain agricultural productivity and ecosystem health.


Megan Van Etten, Shu-Mei Chang, Jeffrey K. Conner, and Regina S. Baucom. Not all weeds are created equal: a database approach uncovers differences in the sexual system of native and introduced weeds. In Revision, Ecology and Evolution.

Adam Kuester, Eva Fall, Shu-Mei Chang, and Regina S. Baucom. Shifts in outcrossing rates and changes to floral traits are associated with the evolution of herbicide resistance in the common morning glory. Online Early, Ecology Letters. BioRxiv.

Megan Van Etten, Adam Kuester, Shu-Mei Chang, and Regina S. Baucom. Reduced seed viability as a cost of glyphosate resistance in an agricultural weed. Evolution: 70 (10): 2199–2210BioRxiv.

A Kuester, A. Wilson, S-M Chang, and RS Baucom. 2016. A resurrection experiment finds evidence of both reduced genetic diversity and adaptive evolution in the agricultural weed Ipomoea purpurea. Molecular Ecology 25: 4508–4520. (See accompanying News and Views perspective “A harvest of weeds yields insight into a case of contemporary evolution“).

Regina S. Baucom. 2016. The remarkable repeated evolution of herbicide resistance. On the Nature of Things, American Journal of Botany: 103 (2): 1-3.


Catherine Debban, Sara Matthews, Laurie Elliot, Katherine Pieper, Ariana Wilson, and Regina S. Baucom. 2015. An examination of fitness costs of glyphosate resistance in the common morning glory, Ipomoea purpurea. Ecology and Evolution 5: 5284-5294.

Adam Kuester, Shu-Mei Chang, and Regina S. Baucom. 2015. The geographic mosaic of herbicide resistance evolution: Evidence for resistance hotspots and low genetic differentiation across the landscape. Evolutionary Applications 8: 821-833.


Norman J Wickett, Siavash Mirarab, Nam-phuong Nguyen, Tandy Warnow, Eric Carpenter, Naim Matasci, Saravanaraj al..Gane Ka-Shu Wong and Jim Leebens-Mack. 2014. A phylotranscriptomics analysis of the origin and early diversification of land plants.* Accepted, PNAS. Link to early access

Naim Matasci, Ling-Hong Hung, Zhixiang Yan, Eric J Carpenter, Norman J al..Gane Ka-Shu Wong and Jim Leebens-Mack. 2014. Data access for the 1000 plants(1kp) pilot.* Accepted, GigaScience.Link to early access

Trent Leslie and Regina S. Baucom. 2014. De novo assembly and annotation of the transcriptome of the agricultural weed Ipomoea purpurea uncovers gene expression changes associated with herbicide resistance. G3: Genes, Genomes, GeneticsAccepted, pdf

Lindsay Chaney and Regina S Baucom. 2014. The costs and benefits of tolerance to competition in Ipomoea purpureathe common morning glory. Evolution 68: 1698-1709. data

Adam Kuester, Jeffrey K. Conner, Therea Culley, and Regina S. Baucom. 2014. How weeds emerge: a taxonomic and trait-based examination using United States data. New Phytologist 202: 1055-1068.


M Meriweather, S Matthews, R Rio, and RS Baucom. 2013. A 454 survey reveals the community composition and core microbiome of the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) across an urban landscape. Accepted, PLoS ONE. pdflink to data


A Kuester, B Foltz, G Lor, S-M Chang, JL Bennetzen, and RS Baucom. 2012. Development and characterization of simple sequence repeat loci for the common morning glory, Ipomoea purpurea (Convolvulaceae). Accepted, Molecular Ecology Resources, online. pdf

L Chaney and RS Baucom. 2012. The evolutionary potential of Baker’s weediness traits in the common morning glory, Ipomoea purpurea. American Journal of Botany 99:1524-1530. doi:10.3732/ajb.1200096 pdf


RS Baucom, S-M Chang, JM Kniskern, MD Rausher, and JR Stinchcombe. 2011. Morning glory as a powerful model in ecological genomics: tracing adaptation through both natural and artifical selection. Heredity 107: 377-385. pdf

RS Baucom and J deRoode. 2011. Ecological immunology and tolerance in plants and animals. Functional Ecology, in press. DOI: 10.111/j.1365-2435.2010.01742.x pdf


RS Baucom and R Mauricio. 2010. Defense to the herbicide RoundUp predates its wide spread use. Evolutionary Ecology Research 12(1): 131-141. pdf


RS Baucom and JS Holt. 2009. Weeds of agricultural importance: Bridging the gap between evolutionary biology and crop and weed science. New Phytologist 184(4): 741-743. pdf

RS Baucom, JC Estill, C Chapparro, N Upshaw, A Jogi, JM Deragon, RP Westerman, PJ SanMiguel, JL Bennetzen. 2009. Exceptional diversity, non-random distribution and rapid evolution of retroelements in the B73 maize genome. PLOS Genetics 5(11): e1000732. pdf

PS Schnable & The Maize Genome Sequencing Consortium (RS Baucom, 1 of 186 authors). 2009. The B73 maize genome: complexity, diversity and dynamics. Science326(5956): 1112-1115. pdf

F Wei, J Stein, C Liang, J Zhang, RS Fulton, RS Baucom, E DePaoli, S Zhou, L Yang, Y Han, S Pasternak, A Narechania, L Zhang, C-T Yeh, K Ying, DH Nagel, K Collura, D Kudrna, J Currie, J Lin, H Kim, A Angelove, G Scara, M Wissotski, W Golser, L Courtney, S Kruchowski, T Graves, S Rock, S Adams, L Fulton, C Fronick, W Courtney, M Kramer, L Spiegel, L Nascimento, A Kalyanaraman, C Chaparro, J-M Deragon, P SanMiguel, N Jiang, SR Wessler, PJ Green, Y Yu, DC Schwartz, BC Meyers, JL Bennetzen, R Matienssen, WR McCombie, S Aluru, SW Clifton, PS Schnable, D Ware, RK Wilson, RA Wing. 2009. Detailed analysis of a contiguous 22-MB region of the maize genome. PLOS Genetics 5(11): e1000728. pdf

RS Baucom, JC Estill, J Leebans-Mack and JL Bennetzen. 2009. Natural selection on gene function drives the evolution of LTR retrotransposon families in the rice genome.Genome Research 19(2): 243-254. pdf

RS Baucom. 2009. An herbicide defense trait that is distinct from resistance: The evolutionary ecology and genomics of herbicide tolerance. Book chapter, Weedy and Invasive Plant Genomics. Edited by CN Stewart Jr., Blackwell Publishing. DOI: 10.1002/9780813806198.

2008 and earlier

RS Baucom and R Mauricio. 2008. Constraints on the evolution of tolerance to herbicide in the common morning glory: Resistance and tolerance are mutually exclusive. Evolution62(11): 2842-2854. pdf

RS Baucom, R Mauricio and S-M Chang. 2008. Glyphosate induces transient male sterility in Ipomoea purpurea. Botany 86(6): 587-594. pdf

RS Baucom and R Mauricio. 2008. The evolution of novel herbicide tolerance in a noxious weed: the geographic mosaic of selection. Evolutionary Ecology 22: 85-101. link to pdf

RS Baucom, JC Estill and MB Cruzan. 2005. The effect of deforestation on the genetic diversity and structure in Acer saccharum (Marsh): Evidence for the loss and restructuring of genetic variation in a natural system. Conservation Genetics 6: 39-50. pdf

RS Baucom and R Mauricio. 2004. Fitness costs and benefits of novel herbicide tolerance in a noxious weed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(36): 13386-13390. pdf

Morris, AB, RS Baucom and MB Cruzan. 2002. Stratified analysis of the soil seed bank in the cedar glade endemic, Astragalus bibullatus: Evidence for historical changes in genetic structure. American Journal of Botany 89(1): 29-36. pdf

*RS Baucom is one of 45 listed authors