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Murren, C. J., C. Chang**, M. Dudash. Patterns of selection on floral size in native and non-native populations of Monkeyflower. Forthcoming in New Phytologist

Dudash, M.R. and C.J. Murren. 2008. The influence of breeding systems and mating systems on conservation genetics and conservation decisions. in eds. Scott Carroll and Charles Fox. Conservation Biology: Evolution in Action. Oxford University Press.

Murren, C.J., L. Douglass, A. Gibson* and M. Dudash. 2006. Individual and combined effects of Ca/Mg ratio and water availability on trait expression in Mimulus guttatus. Ecology 87(10): 2591-2602.

Pigliucci, M., C.J. Murren and C.D. Schlichting. 2006. Phenotypic plasticity and evolution by genetic assimilation. Journal of Experimental Biology. 209: 2362-2367.

Murren, C.J., W. Denning* and M. Pigliucci. 2005. Relationships between vegetative and life history traits and fitness in a novel field environment: impacts of herbivores. Evolutionary Ecology 19: 583-601.

Dudash, M. R., C. J. Murren, D. E. Carr. 2005. Using Mimulus as a model system to understand the role of inbreeding in conservation: genetic and ecological approaches. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 92 (1): 36-51.

Murren, C.J. and M. Pigliucci. 2005. Morphological responses to simulated wind in the genus Brassica: Hybrids and their parental species. American Journal of Botany. 92 (5): 810-818.

Schlichting, C. D. and C. J. Murren. 2004. Evolvability and the raw materials for adaptation. In Plant Adaptation: Molecular Biology and Ecology. Q. B. C. Cronk, ed. NRC Canada Research Press Vancouver, BC, University of British Columbia.

Murren, C. J. and P. X. Kover. 2004. QTL Mapping: a first step towards an understanding of molecular genetic mechanisms behind phenotypic complexity/integration. In: Phenotypic Integration, Eds. M. Pigliucci and K. Preston. Oxford University Press, New York.

Pigliucci, M. and C. J. Murren. 2003. Genetic assimilation and a possible evolutionary paradox: can macroevolution sometimes be so fast as to pass us by? Evolution. 57(7): 1455-1464.

Murren, C. J. 2003. Spatial and demographic population genetic structure in Catasetum viridiflavum across a human disturbed landscape. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 16: 333-342.

Murren, C. J. 2002. Phenotypic integration in plants. Plant Species Biology 17: 89-99.

Murren, C. J. 2002. Effects of habitat fragmentation on pollination: pollinators, pollinia viability and reproductive success. Journal of Ecology. 90:100-107.

Murren, C. J., N. Pendelton*, and M. Pigliucci. 2002 Phenotypic integration in several closely related species of Brassica. American Journal of Botany. 89 (4): 655-663.

Murren, C. J., R. Julliard, C.D. Schlichting & J. Clobert, 2001. Dispersal, individual phenotype, and phenotypic plasticity. In Dispersal. J. Clobert, J. D. Nichols, E. Danchin and A. A. Dhondt. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press: 261-272.

Murren, C. J. 1999. Ecological and genetic examinations of reproduction in an tropical epiphytic orchid across a fragmented forest habitat. Dissertation. University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Murren, C. J. and A. M. Ellison. 1998. Seed dispersal characteristics in Brassavola nodosa (Orchidaceae). American Journal of Botany 85: 675-680.

Murren, C. J. and A. M. Ellison. 1996. Effects of habitat, plant size and floral display on male and female reproductive success of the neo-tropical orchid Brassavola nodosa. Biotropica 28: 30-41.