* = graduate student, ** = undergraduate student
Natalia E. Martínez-Ainsworth, Hannah Scheppler, Alejandra Moreno-Letelier, Vivian Bernau, Michael B. Kantar, Kristin L. Mercer, Lev Jardón-Barbolla. 2023. Fluctuation of ecological niches and geographic range shifts along chile pepper's domestication gradient. Ecology and Evolution: 13 (11), e10731. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.10731
McCoy J.E., L.K. McHale, M. Kantar, L. Jardón-Barbolla, K.L. Mercer. 2022. Environment of origin and domestication affect morphological, physiological, and agronomic response to water deficit in chile pepper (Capsicum sp.). PLoS ONE 17(6): e0260684. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260684
Ana L. Pérez‐Martínez, Luis E. Eguiarte, Kristin L. Mercer, Natalia E. Martínez‐Ainsworth, Leah McHale, Esther van der Knaap, Lev Jardón‐Barbolla. Genetic diversity, gene flow, and differentiation among wild, semiwild, and landrace chile pepper (Capsicum annuum) populations in Oaxaca, Mexico. American Journal of Botany (2022): DOI: 10.1002/ajb2.16019
Khoury, C.K., Brush, S., & Costich, D., Curry, H.A., & Haan, S., Engels, J.M.M., Guarino, L., Hoban, S., Mercer, K., Miller, A.J., Nabhan, G.P., Perales, H., Richards, C., Riggins, C., & Thormann, I. Crop genetic erosion: understanding and responding to loss of crop diversity. New Phytologist. 233(1). https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17733
Cleary, P., K. Mercer, K. Usher, R. Wilk & J. Wainwright. 2021. Changes in food consumption in an indigenous community in southern Belize, 1979-2019. Food, Culture & Society, doi: 10.1080/15528014.2021.1884403
Bernau, V., L. Jardón-Barbolla, L. McHale, and K. Mercer. Germination response of diverse wild and landrace chile peppers (Capsicum spp.) under drought stress simulated with polyethylene glycol. Published November 17, 2020. PLoS ONE https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236001
Cleary, P., K. Mercer, K. Usher, R. Wilk, and J. Wainwright. Changes in food consumption in an indigenous community in southern Belize, 1979-2019. Submitted to Food, Culture, and Society in June 2020.
Pace, B.A., H. Perales, N. Gonzalez-Maldonado, and K.L. Mercer. Functional traits contributing to growth and adaptation of Mexican maize landraces. Submitted to American Journal of Botany (AJB-D-20-00236) in June 2020.
Hernández, F., M. Poverene, K.L. Mercer, and A. Presotto. 2020. Genetic variation for the tolerance to extreme temperatures in wild and cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) during early vegetative phases. Crop and Pasture Science 71: 578-591.
Kost, M., H. Perales; S. Wijeratne, A. Wijeratne, E. Stockinger, E. Grotewold, and K. Mercer. 2020. Transcriptional differentiation of UV-B protectant genes in maize landraces spanning an elevational gradient in Chiapas, Mexico. Evolutionary Applications.