Publications

Ecology Letters Nov 15 cover.1-page-001

Cheaters must prosper: Reconciling theoretical and empirical perspectives on cheating in mutualism. (Ecology Letters, 2015)

Afkhami, M.E. & J.R. Stinchcombe. (2016) Multiple Mutualist Effects on genome-wide expression in the tripartite association between Medicago truncatula, nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and mycorrhizal fungi. Molecular Ecology. 25: 4946-4962.

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Afkhami, M.E. & S.Y. Strauss. (2016) Native fungal endophytes suppress an exotic dominant and increase plant diversity over small and large spatial scales. Ecology97: 1159-1169.

Batstone, R. T.*,  K. A. Carscadden*, M. E. Afkhami, & M. E. Frederickson. (In review) Using niche breadth theory to explain generalization in mutualisms.
American Naturalist.       * indicate equal graduate student coauthors

Afkhami, M.E., D.L. Mahler, J.H. Burns, M.G. Weber, M.F., Wojciechowski, J. Sprent & S.Y. Strauss. (In Review) Symbioses with nitrogen-fixing bacteria: Nodulation and phylogenetic data across legume genera. Ecology.

E.I. Jones, M.E. Afkhami, E. Akcay, J.L. Bronstein, R. Bshary, M.E. Frederickson, K.D. Heath, J. Hoeksema, J. Ness, S. Pankey, S.S. Porter, J.L. Sachs, K. Scharnagl, & M.L. Friesen. (2015) Cheaters must prosper: Reconciling theoretical and empirical perspectives on cheating in mutualism. Ecology Letters. 18:1270–1284

Afkhami, M.E., P.J. McIntyre, & S.Y. Strauss. (2014) Mutualist-mediated effects on species’ range limits across large geographic scales. Ecology Letters. 17: 1265-1273.

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Charlton, N.D., K.D. Craven, M.E. Afkhami, B.A. Hall*, S.R. Ghimire, & C.A. Young. (2014) Interspecific hybridization and bioactive alkaloid variation increases diversity in endophytic Epichloë species of Bromus laevipes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 90: 276-289.

Afkhami, M.E., J.A. Rudgers, & J.J. Stachowicz. (2014) Multiple Mutualist Effects: Conflict and synergy in multispecies mutualisms. Ecology. 95: 833-844.

Gorischek, A.M.*, M.E. Afkhami, E.K. Seifert, & J.A. Rudgers. (2013) Fungal symbionts as manipulators of reproductive biology. The American Naturalist. 181: 562-570.    **Covered by Science News: Pennisi, E. (March 2013) Fungus get off my lawn.

Afkhami, M. E. (2012) Fungal endophyte-grass symbioses are rare in the California floristic province and other regions with Mediterranean-influenced climates. Fungal Ecology special issue. 5: 345-352.

Afkhami, M. E. & J. A Rudgers. (2009) Endophyte-mediated resistance to herbivores depends on herbivore identity in the wild grass, Festuca subverticillata. Environmental Entomology. 38: 1086-1095.

Rudgers, J.A., M. E. Afkhami, M. A. Rúa, A. J. Davitt, S. Hammer, & V. M. Huguet. (2009) A fungus among us: broad patterns of endophyte distribution in the grasses. Ecology. 90(6): 1531-1539.

Afkhami, M. E. & J. A. Rudgers. (2008) Symbiosis Lost: Imperfect vertical transmission of fungal endophytes in grasses. The American Naturalist. 172(3): 405-416.

Afkhami, M. E. & J. E. Strassmann. (2007) Adult Yellow-crowned Night-herons face in opposite directions at the nest. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 119(4):747–749.

COMPLETE OR IN PREP MANUSCRIPTS 

David, A.S.*, Thapa Magar, K.B.*, & Afkhami, M.E. (complete manuscript) Microbial mitigation or exacerbation? Effects of soil microbiomes on allelopathic stress of plants from the imperiled Sand Pine Scrub ecosystem.  * indicate equal authorship and mentees

Carscadden, K.A., M.E. Afkhami, C.A. Arnillas, M.W. Cadotte, N.C. Emery, D. Gravel, S.W. Livingstone, & J.J. Wiens. (Revising for resubmission) Broadening the horizons of niche breadth research.

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*indicate undergraduate coauthor/mentee.

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