* = graduate student, ** = undergraduate student
L. G. Campbell, J. Luo, and K. L. Mercer. 2013. Effect of water availability and genetic diversity on flowering phenology, synchrony, and reproductive investment in summer squash. Journal of Agricultural Science 151: 775-786.
Mercer, K. L., H. R. Perales, and J. D. Wainwright. 2012. Climate change and the transgenic adaptation strategy: Smallholder livelihoods, climate justice, and maize landraces in Mexico. Global Environmental Change 22: 495-504.
Wainwright, J. and K. Mercer. 2011. Transnational transgenes: the political ecology of Mexican maize. In Global Political Ecologies. R. Peet, P. Robbins, and M. Watts, eds. New York: Routledge.
Mercer, K.L., H.M. Alexander, and A.A. Snow. 2011. Selection on seedling emergence timing and size in an annual plant, Helianthus annuus (common sunflower, Asteraceae). American Journal of Botany 98(6): 975-985.
Mercer, K.L. and H. R. Perales. 2010. Evolutionary response of landraces to climate change in centers of crop diversity. Evolutionary Applications 3: 480-493.
- Subsequently added to an open-access Virtual Issue entitled, Evolutionary Applications to Climate Change, found here
Wainwright, J. and K. Mercer. 2009. The dilemma of decontamination: A Gramscian analysis of the Mexican transgenic maize dispute. Geoforum 40: 345-354.
Mercer, K. L. 2009. Adaptive nature of crop cytoplasm. New Phytologist 183:925-928.
Mercer, K .L. and Wainwright, J. D. 2008. Gene flow from transgenic maize to landraces in Mexico: an analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 126:109-115.
Mercer, K. L., A. Martínez-Vásquez, and H. Perales Rivera. 2008. Asymmetrical local adaptation of maize landraces along an altitudinal gradient. Evolutionary Applications 1: 489-500.
Mercer, K. L., D. A. Andow, D. L. Wyse, and R. G. Shaw. 2007. Stress and domestication traits increase the relative fitness of crop-wild hybrids in sunflower. Ecology Letters 10: 383-393.