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    Willis C. G.* and C. C. Davis*. 2015. Rethinking migration. Science 348: 766. [pdf]

    Veller C.*, M. A. Nowak, and C. C. Davis*. 2015. Extended flowering intervals of bamboos evolved by discrete multiplication. Ecology Letters. *co-corresponding author; media coverage by Carl Zimmer, http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/15/bamboo-mathematicians/ [pdf]

    Liu L, Z. Xi, S. Wu, C. C. Davis, and S. V. Edwards. 2015. Estimating phylogenetic trees from genome-scale data. arXiv. http://arxiv.org/abs/1501.03578 [pdf]

    Lyra G. M., E. S. Costa, P. B. Jesus, J. C. G. Matos, T. A. Caires, M. C. Oliveira, E. C. Oliveira, Z. Xi, J. M. C. Nunes, and C. C. Davis. 2015. Phylogeny of Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyta): evidence from plastid and mitochondrial nucleotide sequences. Journal of Phycology 51: 356-366. [pdf]

    Willis, C. G.*, B.F. Franzone, Z. Xi, and C. C. Davis* 2014. The establishment of Central American migratory corridors and the biogeographic origins of seasonally dry tropical forests in Mexico. Frontiers in Genetics 5: 433. [pdf]

    Liu L, Z. Xi, and C. C. Davis* 2014. Coalescent methods are robust to the simultaneous effects of long branches and incomplete lineage sorting. Molecular Biology and Evolution. [pdf]

    Lagomarsino L. P., A. Antonelli, N. Muchhala, A. Timmermann, S. Mathews, C. C. Davis. 2014. Phylogeny, classification, and fruit evolution of the species-rich Neotropical bellflowers (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae). American Journal of Botany 101: 2097-2112. [pdf]

    Horn, J.W., Z. Xi, R. Riina, J. A. Peirson, Y. Yang, B. L. Dorsey, P. E. Berry, C. C. Davis, and K. J. Wurdack. 2014. Evolutionary bursts in Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) are linked with photosynthetic pathway. Evolution 68: 3485-3504. [pdf]

    Xi, Z., L. Liu, J. S. Rest, and C.C. Davis*. 2014. Coalescent versus concatenation methods and the placement of Amborella as sister to water lilies. Systematic Biology 63: 919-932. [pdf]

    Panchen Z. A., R. B. Primack, B. Nordt, E. R. Ellwood, A. -D. Stevens, S. S. Renner, C. G. Willis, R. Fahey, A. Whittemore, Y. Du., C. C. Davis. 2014. Leaf out times of temperate woody plants are related to phylogeny, deciduousness, growth habit and wood anatomy. New Phytologist. [pdf]

    Nikolov L. A., P. B. Tomlinson, S. Manickam, P. K. Endress, E. M. Kramer, C. C. Davis*. 2014. Holoparasitic Rafflesiaceae possess the most reduced endophytes and yet give rise to the world's largest flowers.Annals of Botany 114: 233-242. [pdf]

    Willis C. G., C. C. Davis. 2014. Reply to Angelo: Climate change and species loss in Thoreau's woods (Concord, Massachusetts, USA). Phytoneuron 59:1–4. [pdf]

    Ellison A. M., C. C. Davis, P. J. Calie, R. F. C. Naczi. 2014. Pitcher plants (Sarracenia) provide a 21st-century perspective on infraspecific ranks and interspecific hybrids: a modest proposal for appropriate recognition and usage. Systematic Botany 39: 939-949. [pdf]

  • Davis C. C., H. Schaefer, Z. Xi, D. A. Baum, M. J. Donoghue, L. J. Harmon. 2014. Long-term morphological stasis maintained by a plant–pollinator mutualism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111: 5914-5919. [pdf]

    Davis, C. C., Z. Xi, S. Mathews. 2014. Plastid phylogenomics and green plant phylogeny: almost full circle but not quite there. BMC Biology 12: 11. [pdf]

    Nikolov, L. A., Y. M. Staedler, S. Manickam, J. Schönenberger, P. K. Endress, E. M. Kramer, C. C. Davis*. 2014. Floral structure and development in Rafflesiaceae with emphasis on their exceptional gynoecia. American Journal of Botany 101: 225-243. [pdf]

    Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2013. Combination of Mascagnia and Triopterys (Malpighiaceae). Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden. Harmony and Grit: papers celebrating the Holmgrens' completion of Intermountain Flora:191-203. [pdf]
  • Xi, Z., Y. Wang, R. K. Bradley, Z. Xi, J. S. Rest, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Phylogenomics and coalescent analyses resolve extant seed plant relationships. PLoS ONE 8:e80870. [pdf]
  • DeChaine, E. G., B. R. Forester, H. Schaefer, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Deep genetic divergence between disjunct refugia in the arctic-alpine King's Crown, Rhodiola integrifolia (Crassulaceae). PLoS ONE 8:e79451. [pdf]
  • Zhong, B., Z. Xi, V. V. Goremykin, R. Fong, P. A. Mclenachan, P. M. Novis, C. C. Davis, and D. Penny. 2013. Streptophyte algae and the origin of land plants revisited using heterogeneous models with three new algal chloroplast genomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution. [pdf]
  • Nikolov, L. A., P. K. Endress, M. Sugumaran, S. Sasirat, S. Vessabutr, E. M. Kramer, and C. C. Davis*. 2013. Developmental origins of the world largest flowers, Rafflesiaceae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110: 18578-18583. [pdf]
  • Zhang, W., V. W. Steinmann, L. Nikolov, E. M. Kramer, and C. C. Davis*. 2013. Divergent genetic mechanisms underlie reversals to radial floral symmetry from diverse zygomorphic flowered ancestors. Frontiers in Plant Science. 4 Article 302. [pdf]

    Ruhfel, B. R., P. Stevens, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Combined morphological and molecular phylogeny of the clusioid clade (Malpighiales) and the placement of the ancient rosid macrofossil Paleoclusia. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 174: 910-936. [pdf]

    Wolkovich, E. M., T. J. Davies, H. Schaefer, E. E. Cleland, B. I. Cook, S. E. Travers, C. G. Willis, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Temperature-dependent shifts in phenology contribute to the success of exotic species with climate change. American Journal of Botany (Special Invited Paper: Global Biological Change). 100: 1407-1421. [pdf]

  • Cappellari, S. C., H. Schaefer, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Evolution: Pollen or pollinators - Which came first? Current Biology 23: R316–R318. [pdf]

    Endress, P. K., C. C. Davis, and M. L. Matthews. 2013. Advances in the floral structural characterization of the major subclades of Malpighiales, one of the largest orders of flowering plants. Annals of Botany 111: 969-985. [pdf]

  • Xi, Z., Y. Wang, R. K. Bradley, M. Sugumaran, C. J. Marx, J. S. Rest, and C. C. Davis*. 2013. Massive mitochondrial gene transfer in a parasitic flowering plant clade. PLoS Genetics 9:e1003265. [pdf]
  • Ellwood, E. R., S. A. Temple, R. B. Primack, N. L. Bradley, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Record-breaking early flowering in the Eastern United States. PLoS ONE 8:e53788. [pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2012. Proposal to conserve the name Mascagnia against Triopterys (Malpighiaceae). Taxon 65:1124-1125. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., M. Gunn, and C. E. Hellquist. 2012. The botanical teaching legacy of Edward G. Voss at the University of Michigan Biological Station. The Michigan Botanist 50:30-40. [pdf]
  • Xi, Z., B. R. Ruhfel, H. Schaefer, A. M. Amorim, M. Sugumaran, K. J. Wurdack, P. K. Endress, M. L. Matthews, P. F. Stevens,S. Mathews*, and C. C. Davis*. 2012. Phylogenomics and a posteriori data partitioning resolve the Cretaceous angiosperm radiation Malpighiales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109: 17519–17524. [pdf]
  • Xi, Z., R. K. Bradley, K. J. Wurdack, K.-M. Wong, M. Sugumaran, K. Bomblies, J. S. Rest*, and C. C. Davis*. 2012. Horizontal transfer of expressed genes in a parasitic flowering plant. BMC Genomics 13: 227. [pdf]
  • Ellison*, A. M., E. D. Butler, E. J. Hicks, R. F. C. Naczi, P. J. Callie, C. D. Bell, and C. C. Davis*. 2012. Phylogeny and biogeography of the carnivorous plant family Sarraceniaceae PLoS ONE 7: e39291. [pdf]
  • Zhang, W., E. M. Kramer, and C. C. Davis. 2012. Similar genetic mechanisms underlie the parallel evolution of floral phenotypes. PLoS ONE 7: e36033. [pdf]
  • Davis, C.C., and H. Schaefer. 2011. Plant evolution: pulses of extinction and speciation in gymnosperm diversity. Current Biology 21:R995-R998. [pdf]
  • Moore, M. J., N. Hassan, M. A. Gitzendanner, R. A. Bruenn, M. Croley, A. Vandeventer, J. W. Horn, A. Dhingra, S. F. Brokington, M. Latvis, J. Ramdial, R. Alexandre, A. Piedrahita, Z. Xi, C. C. Davis, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2011. Phylogenetic analysis of the plastid inverted repeat for 244 species: insights into deeper-level angiosperm relationships from a long, slowly evolving sequence region. International Journal of Plant Sciences 172: 541—558. [pdf]
  • Soltis, D. E., S. A. Smith, N. Cellinese, K. J. Wurdack, D. C. Tank, S. F. Brockington, N. F. Refulio-Rodriguez, J. B. Walker, M. J. Moore, B. S. Carlsward, C. D. Bell, M. Latvis, S. Crawley, C. Black, D. Diouf, Z. Xi, C. A. Rushworth, M. A. Gitzendanner, K. J. Sytsma, Y.-L. Qiu, K. W. Hilu,C. C. Davis, M. J. Sanderson, R. S. Beaman, R. G. Olmstead, W. S. Judd, M. J. Donoghue, and P. S. Soltis. 2011. Angiosperm phylogeny: 17 genes, 640 taxa. American Journal of Botany 98: 704—730. [pdf]
  • Ruhfel, B. R., V. Bittrich, C. P. Bove, M. H. G. Gustafsson, C. T. Philbrick, R. Rutihauser, Z. Xi, C. C. Davis. 2011. Phylogeny of the clusioid clade (Malpighiales): evidence from the plastid and mitochondrial genomes. American Journal of Botany 98: 306—325. [pdf]
  • Davis, C.C., and W.R. Anderson. 2010. A complete generic phylogeny of Malpighiaceae inferred from nucleotide sequence data and morphology. American Journal of Botany 97: 2031—2048. [pdf]
  • Davis, C.C., C.G. Willis, R.B. Primack, and A.J. Miller-Rushing. 2010. The relevance of phylogeny to the study of phenological response to climate change. Invited symposium paper. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B–Biological Sciences 365: 3201—3213. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., E. J. Edwards, and M. J. Donoghue. 2010. A clades-eye view of global climate change in M. A. Bell, D. J. Futuyma, W. F. Eanes, and J. S. Levinton, eds. Evolution since Darwin: the first 150 years, pp. 623-627. Sinauer, Sunderland, Massachusetts. [pdf]
  • Zhang, W., E. M. Kramer, and C. C. Davis*. 2010. Floral symmetry genes and the origin and maintenance of zygomorphy in a plant-pollinator mutualism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107:6388—6393. [cover] [pdf]
  • Willis, C. G., B. Ruhfel, R. B. Primack, A. J. Miller-Rushing, J. B. Losos, and C. C. Davis*. 2010. Favorable climate change response explains non-native species' success in Thoreau's woods. PLoS ONE 5: e8878. [pdf]

    Wurdack, K. J.*, and C. C. Davis*. 2009. Malpighiales phylogenetics: gaining ground on one of the most recalcitrant clades in the angiosperm tree of life. American Journal of Botany 96: 1551—1570. [pdf]

  • Willis, C. G., B. Ruhfel, R. B. Primack, A. J. Miller-Rushing, and C. C. Davis*. 2009. Reply to McDonald et al.: Climate change, not deer herbivory, has shaped species decline in Concord, Massachusetts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106: E29. [pdf]
  • Wang, H., M. J. Moore, P. S. Soltis, C. D. Bell, S. F. Brockington, R. Alexandre, C. C. Davis, M. Latvis, S. R. Manchester, and D. E. Soltis. 2009. Rosid radiation and the rapid rise of angiosperm-dominated forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106: 3853—3858. [pdf]
  • Davis, C.C. 2008. Floral evolution: Dramatic size change was recent and rapid in the world's largest flowers. Current Biology 18: R1102—R1104. [pdf]
  • Willis, C. G., B. Ruhfel, R. B. Primack, A. J. Miller-Rushing, and C. C. Davis*. 2008. Phylogenetic patterns of species loss in Thoreau's woods are driven by climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105: 17029—17033. [pdf] (* = corresponding author)
  • Ruhfel, B., S. Lindsay, and C. C. Davis. 2008. Phylogenetic placement of Rheopteris and the polyphyly of Monogramma (Pteridaceae s.l.): evidence from rbcL sequence data. Systematic Botany 11: 49—57. [pdf]
  • Davis. C. C., P. Endress, and D. A. Baum. 2008. The evolution of floral gigantism. Current Opinions in Plant Biology 11: 49—57. [invited review, pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2007. Generic adjustments in neotropical Malpighiaceae. Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 25: 137—166. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., M. Latvis, D. L. Nickrent, K. J. Wurdack, and D. A. Baum. 2007. Floral gigantism in Rafflesiaceae. Science 315: 1812. [cover] [pdf]
  • Soltis, D. E., J. W. Clayton, C. C. Davis, M. A. Gitzendanner, M. Cheek, V. Savolainen, A. M. Amorim, and P. S. Soltis. 2007. Monophyly and relationships of the enigmatic family Peridiscaceae. Taxon 56: 65—73. [pdf]
  • Qiu, Y.-L., L. Li, B. Wang, Z. Chen, V. Knoop, M. Groth-Malonek, O. Dombrovska, J. Lee, L. Kent, J. Rest, G. F. Estabrook, T. A. Hendry, D. W. Taylor, C. M. Testa, M. Ambros, B. Crandall-Stotler, R. J. Duff, M. Stech, W. Frey, D. Quandt, and C. C. Davis. 2006. The deepest divergences in land plants inferred from phylogenomic evidence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103: 15511—15516. [pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2006. Expansion of Diplopterys at the expense of Banisteriopsis (Malpighiaceae). Harvard Papers in Botany 11: 1—16. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., W. R. Anderson, and K. J. Wurdack. 2005. Gene transfer from a parasitic flowering plant to a fern. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 272: 2237—2242. [pdf]
  • Qiu, Y.-L., O. Dombrovska, J. Lee, L. Li, B. A. Whitlock, F. Bernasconi-Quadroni, J. S. Rest, C. C. Davis, T. Borsch, K. W. Hilu, S. S. Renner, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, M. J. Zanis, J. J. Cannone, R. R. Gutell, M. Powell, V. Savolainen, L. W. Chatrou, and M. W. Chase. 2005. Phylogenetic analyses of basal angiosperms based on nine plastid, mitochondrial, and nuclear genes. International Journal of Plant Sciences 166: 815—842. [pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2005. Transfer of Mascagnia leticiana to Malpighia (Malpighiaceae). Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 24: 45—49. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., C. O. Webb, K. J. Wurdack, C. A. Jaramillo, and M. J. Donoghue. 2005. Explosive radiation of Malpighiales supports a mid-Cretaceous origin of modern tropical rain forests. American Naturalist 165: E36—E65. [pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2005. The Mascagnia cordifolia group (Malpighiaceae). Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 24: 33—44. [pdf]
  • Samuel. R., H. Kathriarachchi, P. Hoffmann, M. Barfuss, K. J. Wurdack, C. C. Davis, and M. W. Chase. 2005. Molecular phylogenetics of Phyllanthaceae: evidence from plastid matK and nuclear PHYC sequences. American Journal of Botany 92: 132—141. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., P. W. Fritsch, C. D. Bell, and S. Mathews. 2004. High latitude Tertiary migrations of an exclusively tropical clade: evidence from Malpighiaceae. International Journal of Plant Sciences 165:S107—S121. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., and K. J. Wurdack. 2004. Host-to-parasite gene transfer in flowering plants: phylogenetic evidence from Malpighiales. Science 305: 676—678. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., and M. W. Chase. 2004. Elatinaceae are sister to Malpighiaceae; Peridiscaceae belong to Saxifragales. American Journal of Botany 91: 262—273. [cover] [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., C. D. Bell, P. W. Fritsch, and S. Mathews. 2002. Phylogeny of Acridocarpus-Brachylophon (Malpighiaceae): implications for Tertiary tropical floras and Afroasian biogeography. Evolution 56: 2395—2405. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., P. A. Fritsch, J. Li, and M. J. Donoghue. 2002. Phylogeny and biogeography of Cercis (Fabaceae): evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS and chloroplast ndhF sequence data. Systematic Botany 27: 289—302. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., C. D. Bell, S. Mathews, and M. J. Donoghue. 2002. Laurasian migration explains Gondwanan disjunctions: evidence from Malpighiaceae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 10: 6833—6837. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C. 2002. Madagasikaria (Malpighiaceae): a new genus from Madagascar with implications for floral evolution in Malpighiaceae. American Journal of Botany 89: 699—706. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., W. R. Anderson, and M. J. Donoghue. 2001 Phylogeny of Malpighiaceae: evidence from chloroplast ndhF and trnL-F nucleotide sequences. American Journal of Botany 88: 1830—1846. [pdf]
  • Li, J., Davis, C. C., M. J. Donoghue, S. Kelley, and P. Del Tredici. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships of Torreya (Taxaceae) inferred from sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS region. Harvard Papers in Botany 6: 275—281. [pdf]
  • Li, J., Davis, C. C., P. Del Tredici, and M. J. Donoghue. 2001. Phylogeny and biogeography of Taxus (Taxaceae) inferred from sequences of the internal transcribed spacer region of nuclear ribosomal DNA. Harvard Papers in Botany 6: 267—274. [pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and Davis, C. C.. Monograph of Lophopterys (Malpighiaceae). 2001. Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 23: 83—105. [pdf]