Laszlo, A., J. S. Placyk, Jr., L. R. Williams, M. Williams, and J. A. Banta. 2022. A novel multivariate ecological approach to modeling freshwater mussel habitats verified by ground-truthing. Hydrobiologia, 849: 3117-3133. (PDF)

Sain, M. P.*, J. Norrell-Tober*, A. Blanton, M. Seawright, K. Barthel, K. L. Hertweck, J. S. Placyk, Jr., R. L. Small, L. R. Williams, M. Williams, and J. A. Banta. 2021. Multiple complementary studies clarify which co-occurring congener presents the greatest hybridization threat to a rare Texas endemic wildflower (Hibiscus dasyclayx, Malvaceae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 15(1): 283-308. (PDF)

*equal author contributions

Key, K. N., J. A. Banta, A. Gluesenkamp, K. L. Hertweck, and J. S. Placyk, Jr. 2019. Conservation biology of a southwestern endemic, the Texas gartersnake, Thamnophis sirtalis annectens: an integrative perspective. Southwestern Naturalist, 64(1): 8-19. (PDF)

J. A. Banta and C. L. Richards. 2018. Quantitative epigenetics and evolution. Heredity, 121(3): 210-224. (PDF)

Senula, S. F., J. A. Banta, U. G. Mueller, J. N. Seal, and K. Kellner. 2019. Species distribution models of eight North American Trachymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) species. Journal of Insect Science, 19(6) 24; 1-11. (PDF)

Walters, A. D., M. A. Brown, G. M. Cerbie, M. G. Williams, J. A. Banta, L. R. Williams, N. B. Ford, and D. J. Berg. 2019. Do hotspots fall within protected areas? A GAP analysis of regional freshwater biodiversity. Freshwater Biology, 64: 2046-2056. (PDF)

Marshall, N. T., J. A. Banta, L. R. Williams, M. G. Williams, and J. S. Placyk, Jr. 2018. DNA barcoding permits identification of potential fish hosts of unionid freshwater mussels. American Malacological Bulletin, 36(1): 42-56. (PDF)

Waters, A. D., D. Ford, M. Williams, N. B. Ford, L. R. Williams, and J. A. Banta. 2017. High-resolution ecological niche modeling of threatened freshwater mussels in east Texas, USA. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 27: 1251-1260. (PDF)

Scholes, D. R., J. Dalrymple, J. M. Mesa, J. A. Banta, and K. N. Paige. 2017. An assessment of the molecular mechanisms contributing to tolerance to apical damage in natural populations of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Ecology 218: 265-276. (PDF)

Kaplan, J., M. Pigliucci, M., and J. A. Banta. 2015. Gould on Morton, Redux: What can the

debate reveal about the limits of data? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 52: 22-31. (PDF) (Supplementary Data)

Schrey, A. W., J. A. Banta, H. J. Kilvitis, and C. L. Richards. The role of ecological epigenetics in integrative biology. 2015. In: Martin, L. B., C. K. Ghalambor, and H. A. Woods (Eds), Integrative Biology, Springer, New York. Pp. 109-118. (PDF)

Rosas, U., Y. Mei, Q. Xie, J. A. Banta, R. W. Zhou, G. Seufferheld, S. Gerard-Martinez, L. Chou, N. Bhambhra, J. D. Parks, J. Flowers, C. R. McClung, Y. Hanzawa, and M. D. Purugganan. 2014. Life history diversity in Arabidopsis controlled by cis-regulatory variation in CONSTANS. Nature Communications 5: 3651. (PDF)

Rosas, U., A. Cibrian-Jaramillo, D. Ristova, J. A. Banta, M. Gifford, A. H. Fan, R. W. Zhou, G. J. Kim, G. Krouk, K. D. Birnbaum, M. D. Purugganan, and G. Coruzzi. 2013. Integration of responses within and across Arabidopsis natural accessions uncovers loci controlling root systems architecture. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110: 15133-15138. (PDF

Gifford, M. L., J. A. Banta, M. S. Katari1, J. Hulsmans, L. Chen, D. Ristova, D. Tranchina, M. D. Purugganan, G. M. Coruzzi, and K. D. Birnbaum. 2013. Natural variation reveals modular plasticity of root traits in different nitrogen environments. PLoS Genetics 9: e1003760. (PDF). Highlighted in Nature Reviews Genetics.

Banta, J. A., I. M. Ehrenreich, S. Gerard, L. Chou, A. Wilczek, J. Schmitt, P. X. Kover, and M. D. Purugganan. 2012. Climate envelope modeling reveals intraspecific relationships among flowering phenology, niche breadth, and potential range size in Arabidopsis thaliana. Ecology Letters 15: 769-777 (PDF)

Richards, C. L., U. Rosas, J. Banta, N. Bhambhra, and M. D. Purugganan. 2012. Genome-wide patterns of Arabidopsis gene expression in nature. PLoS Genetics 8: 482-495. (PDF)

Banta, J. A., and M. D. Purugganan. 2011. The genetics and evolution of flowering time variation in plants: Identifying genes that control a key life history transition. In: Flatt, T. and A. Heyland (Eds), Mechanisms of life history evolution. New York, Oxford University Press. (PDF)

Banta, J. A., and M. Pigliucci. 2010. Genetic and environmental variation affect the ontogeny of reproductive traits in Arabidopsis thaliana. International Journal of Plant Developmental Biology 4: 112-121. (PDF)

Banta, J. A., M. H. Stevens, and M. Pigliucci. 2010. A comprehensive test of the “Limiting Resources” framework applied to plant tolerance to apical meristem damage. Oikos 119: 359-369. (PDF)

Bossdorf, O., Shuja, Z., and J. A. Banta. 2009. Genotype and maternal environment affect belowground interactions between Arabidopsis thaliana and its competitors. Oikos 118: 1541-1551. (PDF)

Banta, J. A., S. Stark, M. Stevens, T. Pendergast, A. Baumert, and W. Carson. 2008. Light reduction predicts widespread patterns of dominance between asters and goldenrods. Plant Ecology 199: 65-76. (PDF)

Banta, J. A., J. Dole, M. Cruzan, and M. Pigliucci. 2007. Evidence of local adaptation to coarse-grained environmental variation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Evolution 61(10): 2419-2432. (PDF)

Banta, J. A., A. A. Royo, C. Kirschbaum, and W. P. Carson. 2005. Plant communities growing on boulders in the Allegheny National Forest: evidence for boulders as refugia from deer and as a bioassay of overbrowsing. Natural Areas Journal 25(1): 10-18. (PDF)

Banta, J. A. and Massimo Pigliucci. 2005. The effects of gibberellin mutations on tolerance to apical meristem damage in Arabidopsis thaliana. Heredity 94(2):229-236. (PDF)

Huber, H., N. Kane, M. S. Heschel, E. J. von Wettberg, J. Banta, A. Leuck, J. Schmitt. 2004. Frequency and microenvironmental pattern of selection on plastic shade avoidance traits in a natural population of Impatiens capensis. American Naturalist 163(4): 548-563. (PDF)