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Fehlberg, S. D. and T. A. Ranker. 2009. Evolutionary History and Phylogeography of Encelia farinosa (Asteraceae) from the Sonoran, Mojave, and Peninsular Deserts. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50: 326-335.

Fehlberg, S. D., K. A. Ford, M. C. Ungerer, and C. J. Ferguson. 2008. Development, characterization and transferability of microsatellite markers for the plant genus Phlox (Polemoniaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources 8: 116Ð118.

Fehlberg, S. D. and T. A. Ranker. 2007. Phylogeny and Biogeography of Encelia (Asteraceae) in the Sonoran and Peninsular Deserts Based on Multiple DNA Sequences. Systematic Botany 32: 692-699.


Brian, N., W. Hodgson and A. Phillips III. 1999. Additions to the flora of the Grand Canyon region-II. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. 32:117-127.

Hodgson, W. 2001. Food Plants of the Sonoran Desert. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Hodgson, W. 2001. Taxonomic novelties in American Agave (Agavaceae). Novon. 11(4): 410-416.

Hodgson, W. 1999. Agavaceae. Agave. Vascular Plants of Arizona. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 32(1): 1-21.

Hodgson, W. and L. Slauson. 1995. Agave delamateri (Agavaceae) and its role in the subsistence patterns of pre-Columbian cultures in Arizona. Haseltonia No. 3: 130-140.

Parker, K., D. Trapnell, J. Hamrick, W. Hodgson, and A. Parker. 2010. Inferring ancient Agave cultivation practices from contemporary genetic patterns. Molecular Ecology 19(8): 1622-1637.

Parker, K., J. Hamrick, W. Hodgson, D. Trapnell, A. Parker and R. Kuzoff. 2007. Genetic consequences of Pre-Columbian cultivation for Agave murpheyi and A. delamateri (Agavaceae). American Journal of Botany. 94(9): 1479Ð1490.

Reveal, J. and W. Hodgson. 2002. Agave. Agavaceae. In: Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Editorial Committee, Oxford University Press, Vol. 26, pp. 442-461.

Schenk, W. Hodgson and L. Hufford. 2010. A New Species of Mentzelia section Bartonia (Loasaceae) from the Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A. Brittonia 62(1): 1-6.


Hamerlynck, E.P. and J.R. McAuliffe. 2008. Soil-dependent canopy die-back and plant mortality in two Mojave Desert shrubs. Journal of Arid Environments 72:1793-1802.

McAuliffe, J.R., E.P. Hamerlynck, and M.C. Eppes. 2007. Landscape dynamics fostering the development and persistence of long-lived creosotebush (Larrea tridentata) clones in the Mojave Desert. Journal of Arid Environments 69:96-126.

McAuliffe, J.R. and E.V. McDonald. 2006. Holocene environmental change and vegetation contraction in the Sonoran Desert. Quaternary Research 65:204-215.

McAuliffe, J.R., L.A. Scuderi, and L.D. McFadden. 2006. Tree-ring record of hillslope soil erosion and valley floor dynamics: Landscape responses to climate variation during the last 400 years in the Colorado Plateau, northeastern Arizona. Global and Planetary Change 50:184-201.

Hamerlynck, E.P., T.E. Huxman, J.R. McAuliffe, and S.D. Smith. 2004. Carbon isotope discrimination and foliar nutrient status of Larrea tridentata (creosote bush) in contrasting Mojave Desert soils. Oecologia 138:210-215.

McAuliffe, J.R. 2003. The interface between precipitation and vegetation: The importance of soils in arid and semi-arid environments. Pp. 9-27 in: J.F. Weltzin and G.R. McPherson (eds.) Changing Precipitation Regimes in Terrestrial Ecosystems: A North American Perspective. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona.

Hamerlynck, E.P, J.R. McAuliffe, E.V. McDonald, and S.D. Smith. 2002. Ecological responses of two Mojave Desert shrubs to soil horizon development and soil water dynamics. Ecology 83:768-779.

McAuliffe, J.R., P.C. Sundt, A. Valiente-Banuet, A. Casas, and J.L. Viveros. 2001. Pre-Columbian soil erosion, persistent ecological changes, and collapse of a subsistence agricultural economy in the semi- arid Tehuac‡n Valley, Mexico's ÒCradle of Maize.Ó Journal of Arid Environments 47:47-75.

Hamerlynck, E.P, J.R. McAuliffe and S.D. Smith. 2000. Effects of surface and sub-surface soil horizons on the seasonal performance of Larrea tridentata (creosotebush). Functional Ecology 14:596-606.

McAuliffe, J.R. 1999. The Sonoran Desert: Landscape complexity and ecological diversity. Pp. 69-114 in R. Robichaux, ed. Ecology of Sonoran Desert Plants and Plant Communities. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

McAuliffe, J.R. 1999. Desert soils. Pp. 87-104 in S.J. Phillips & P.W. Comas (eds.) A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press & Univ. of California Press, Berkeley.

McAuliffe, J.R. and T.R. Van Devender. 1998. A 22,000-year record of vegetation change in the north-central Sonoran Desert. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 141:253-275.

McAuliffe, J.R. 1996. Saguaro cactus dynamics. Pp. 96-131 in W. H. Halvorson and G. Davis (eds.), Science and Ecosystem Management in the National Parks. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

McAuliffe, J.R. 1995. Landscape evolution, soil formation, and Arizona's desert grasslands. Pp. 100-129 in: M.P. McClaran and T.R. Van Devender, eds. The Desert Grassland. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

McAuliffe, J.R. 1994. Landscape evolution, soil formation, and ecological patterns and processes in Sonoran Desert bajadas. Ecological Monographs 64:111-148.


Baker, M., J. Rebman, B. Parfitt, D. Pinkava, C. Christy, A. Salywon, R. Puente-Martinez, A. Zimmerman and J. H. Cota. 2009. Chromosome numbers of miscellaneous angiosperm taxa. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. 3(1): 279-283.

Puente, R. and C. Hamann. 2005. A new hybrid prickly pear from Coahuila, Mexico: Opuntia xcarstenii (Cactaceae) Cacti and Succulent Journal (US) 77 (5): 228-236.


Baker, M., J. Rebman, B. Parfitt, D. Pinkava, C. Christy, A. Salywon, R. Puente-Martinez, A. Zimmerman and J. H. Cota. 2009. Chromosome numbers of miscellaneous angiosperm taxa. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. 3(1): 279-283.

Salywon, A.M. and L. R. Landrum. 2007. Curitiba (Myrtaceae): A new genus from the Planalto of southern Brazil. Brittonia. 59(4):301-307.

Salywon, A. 2007. Four new combinations in Mosiera (Myrtaceae) from the Caribbean. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. 1(2): 899-900.

Tucker, A.O., M. J. Maciarello, A. M. Salywon and L.R. Landrum. 2007. The essential oils of Mosiera enrhengergii (O. Berg) Landrum (Myrtaceae) originally from Mexico and M. longipes (O. Berg) Small from Florida. Journal of Essential Oil Research. 19: 1-2.

Dierig, D. A., A. M. Salywon, and D. Jasso de Rodr’guez. 2006. Registration of Lesquerella cream flower color mutant genetic stock. Crop Science. 46: 1836.

Dierig, D. A., A. M. Salywon, P. M. Tomasi, G. H. Dahlquist, and T. A. Isbell. 2006. Variation for seed oil composition of parent and S1 generations in Lesquerella fendleri (Brassicaceae). Industrial Crops and Products. 24: 274-279.

Salywon, A.M. and D. A. Dierig. 2006. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in Lesquerella fendleri (Brassicaceae) and cross-species amplification. Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 382-384.

Salywon, A.M., D. A. Dierig, J. P. Rebman and D. Jasso de Rodr’guez. 2005. Evaluation of new Lesquerella and Physaria (Brassicaceae) oilseed germplasm. American Journal of Botany 92(1): 53-62.

Salywon, A.M. 1999. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Burseraceae. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 32(1):29-31.

Salywon, A.M. 1999. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Sapindaceae. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 32(1):77-82.

Simpson, B.B. and A.M. Salywon. 1999. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Krameriaceae. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 32(1):57-61.


Landrum, L., S. Whitcomb, J. Anderson, D. Damrel and F. Northam. 2005. Noteworthy collections, Arizona: Oncosiphon piluliferum (L.f.) Kallersjo (Asteraceae). Madro–o 52: 270-274

Damrel, D. 2007. The Vascular Flora of San Tan Mountains Regional Park, Pinal County, Arizona. Canotia. 3(3): 35-60.

Anderson, E. 2001. The Cactus Family. Timber Press, Portland.

Slauson, L. 2000. Pollination of two chriopterophilous agaves in Arizona. American Journal of Botany 87:825-836.

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