Selected Publications

A sample of publications from our lab over the past few years, not exhaustive. For more complete publications lists, see Google Scholar or ResearchGate pages for PI Hipp and individual lab members. Past or present lab members (including visiting researchers) are bold-faced.


Barak RS, Karimi N, Glasenhardt M-C, Larkin DJ, Williams EW, Hipp AL. 2022. Phylogenetically and functionally diverse species mixes beget diverse experimental prairies, whether from seeds or plugs. Restoration Ecology, e13737.

Karimi N, Larkin DJ, Glasenhardt M-C, Barak RS, Williams EW, Ernst AR, Hipp AL. 2022. Selection on convergent functional traits drives compositional divergence in early succession of a tallgrass prairie restoration experiment. Journal of Ecology 110: 415–429.

Morales-Saldaña S, Valencia-Ávalos S, Oyama K, Sánchez ET, Hipp AL, González-Rodríguez A. 2022. Even more oak species in Mexico? Genetic structure and morphological differentiation support the presence of at least two specific entities within Quercus laeta. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 60: 1124–1139.


Desmond SC, Garner M, Flannery S, Whittemore AT, Hipp AL. 2021. Leaf shape and size variation in bur oaks: an empirical study and simulation of sampling strategies. American Journal of Botany 108: 1540–1554.

Gardner EM, Garner M, Cowan R, Dodsworth S, Epitawalage N, Arifiani D, Sahromi, Baker WJ, Forest F, Maurin O, …, Hipp AL. 2021. Repeated parallel losses of inflexed stamens in Moraceae: Phylogenomics and generic revision of the tribe Moreae and the reinstatement of the tribe Olmedieae (Moraceae). TAXON 70: 946–988.

Global Carex Group: Roalson EH, Jiménez-Mejías P, Hipp AL, Benítez-Benítez C, Bruederle LP, Chung K-S, Escudero M, Ford BA, Ford K, … Hahn M, et al. 2021. A framework infrageneric classification of Carex (Cyperaceae) and its organizing principles. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 59: 726–762.

Hipp AL. 2021. Taking the Measure of a Forest. Places Journal, February 2021.

Lazic D, Hipp AL, Carlson JE, Gailing O. 2021. Use of Genomic Resources to Assess Adaptive Divergence and Introgression in Oaks. Forests 12: 690.

Manos PS, Hipp AL. 2021. An Updated Infrageneric Classification of the North American Oaks (Quercus Subgenus Quercus): Review of the Contribution of Phylogenomic Data to Biogeography and Species Diversity. Forests 12: 786.

Reznicek AA, González‐Elizondo MS, Hahn M, Garner M, Hipp AL. 2021. Monograph of Carex section Schiedeanae (Cyperaceae): unexpected taxonomic and ecological diversity in a Mexican sedge clade. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 59: 698–725.

Whittemore AT, Fuller RS, Brown BH, Hahn M, Gog L, Weber JA, Hipp AL. 2021. Phylogeny, Biogeography, and Classification of the Elms (Ulmus). Systematic Botany 46: 711–727.


Hipp AL, Manos PS, Cavender-Bares J. 2020a. How Oak Trees Evolved to Rule the Forests of the Northern Hemisphere. Scientific American 323: 42–49.

Hipp AL, Manos PS, Hahn M, Avishai M, Bodénès C, Cavender‐Bares J, Crowl AA, Deng M, Denk T, Fitz‐Gibbon S, et al. 2020b. Genomic landscape of the global oak phylogeny. New Phytologist 226: 1198–1212.

Kremer A, Hipp AL. 2020. Oaks: an evolutionary success story. New Phytologist 226: 987–1011.

LeRoy CJ, Hipp AL, Lueders K, Shah JJF, Kominoski JS, Ardón M, Dodds WK, Gessner MO, Griffiths NA, Lecerf A, et al. 2020. Plant phylogenetic history explains in-stream decomposition at a global scale. Journal of Ecology 108: 17–35.

Villaverde T, Jiménez-Mejías P, Luceño M, Waterway MJ, Kim S, Lee B, Rincón-Barrado M, Hahn M, Maguilla E, Roalson EH, Hipp AL, et al. 2020. A new classification of Carex (Cyperaceae) subgenera supported by a HybSeq backbone phylogenetic tree. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 194: 141–163.


Garner M, Pham KK, Whittemore AT, Cavender-Bares J, Gugger PF, Manos PS, Pearse IS, Hipp AL. 2019. From Manitoba to Texas: A study of the population genetic structure of bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa). International Oaks: The Journal of the International Oak Society 30: 131–138.

Hipp AL. 2019. Pharaoh’s Dance: the oak genomic mosaic. International Oaks: The Journal of the International Oak Society 30: 53–62.

Hipp AL, Whittemore AT, Garner M, Hahn M, Fitzek E, Guichoux E, Cavender-Bares J, Gugger PF, Manos PS, Pearse IS, Cannon CH. 2019. Genomic Identity of White Oak Species in an Eastern North American Syngameon. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 104: 455–477.

Jiang X-L, Hipp AL, Deng M, Su T, Zhou Z-K, Yan M-X. 2019. East Asian origins of European holly oaks via the Tibet-Himalayas. Journal of Biogeography 46: 2203–2214.

Martín‐Bravo S, Jiménez‐Mejías P, Villaverde T, Escudero M, Hahn M, Spalink D, Roalson EH, Hipp AL, Benítez‐Benítez C, Bruederle LP, … Fitzek E, … Garner M, et al. 2019. A tale of worldwide success: Behind the scenes of Carex (Cyperaceae) biogeography and diversification. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 57: 695–718.

Uzma, Jiménez-Mejías P, Amir R, Hayat MQ, Hipp AL. 2019. Timing and ecological priority shaped the diversification of sedges in the Himalayas. PeerJ 7: e6792.


Cavender-Bares J, Kothari S, Meireles JE, Kaproth MA, Manos PS, Hipp AL. 2018. The role of diversification in community assembly of the oaks (Quercus L.) across the continental U.S. American Journal of Botany 105: 565–586.

Deng M, Jiang X-L, Hipp AL, Manos PS, Hahn M. 2018. Phylogeny and biogeography of East Asian evergreen oaks (Quercus section Cyclobalanopsis; Fagaceae): Insights into the Cenozoic history of evergreen broad-leaved forests in subtropical Asia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 119: 170–181.

Escudero M, Hahn M, Hipp AL. 2018. RAD-seq linkage mapping and patterns of segregation distortion in sedges: meiosis as a driver of karyotypic evolution in organisms with holocentric chromosomes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 833–843.

Escudero M, Hipp AL, Waterway MJ, Valente LM. 2012. Diversification rates and chromosome evolution in the most diverse angiosperm genus of the temperate zone (Carex, Cyperaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 650–655.

Fitzek E, Delcamp A, Guichoux E, Hahn M, Lobdell M, Hipp AL. 2018. A nuclear DNA barcode for eastern North American oaks and application to a study of hybridization in an Arboretum setting. Ecology and Evolution 8: 5837–5851.

Hipp AL, Manos PS, González-Rodríguez A, Hahn M, Kaproth M, McVay JD, Avalos SV, Cavender-Bares J. 2018. Sympatric parallel diversification of major oak clades in the Americas and the origins of Mexican species diversity. New Phytologist 217: 439–452.

Hipp AL, Glasenhardt M-C, Bowles ML, Garner M, Scharenbroch BC, Williams EW, Barak RS, Byrne A, Ernst AR, Grigg E, Midgley MG, Wagreich H, Larkin DJ. 2018. Effects of Phylogenetic Diversity and Phylogenetic Identity in a Restoration Ecology Experiment. In: Scherson RA, Faith DP, eds. Phylogenetic Diversity: Applications and Challenges in Biodiversity Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 189–210.


Denk T, Grimm GW, Manos PS, Deng M, Hipp AL. 2017. An updated infrageneric classification of the oaks: review of previous taxonomic schemes and synthesis of evolutionary patterns. In: Gil-Pelegrín E, Peguero-Pina JJ, Sancho-Knapik D, eds. Tree Physiology. Oaks Physiological Ecology. Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L. Springer, Cham, 13–38.

Dolan RW, Aronson MFJ, Hipp AL. 2017. Floristic response to urbanization: Filtering of the bioregional flora in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. American Journal of Botany 104: 1179–1187.

Fitz-Gibbon S, Hipp AL, Pham KK, Manos PS, Sork V. 2017. Phylogenomic inferences from reference-mapped and de novo assembled short-read sequence data using RADseq sequencing of California white oaks (Quercus subgenus Quercus). Genome 60: 743–755.

Hauser DA, Keuter A, McVay JD, Hipp AL, Manos PS. 2017. The evolution and diversification of the red oaks of the California Floristic Province (Quercus section Lobatae, series Agrifoliae). American Journal of Botany 104: 1581–1595.

Larkin DJ, Hipp AL, Kattge J, Prescott W, Tonietto RK, Jacobi SK, Bowles ML. 2015. Phylogenetic measures of plant communities show long-term change and impacts of fire management in tallgrass prairie remnants. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1638–1648.

McVay JD, Hauser D, Hipp AL, Manos PS. 2017a. Phylogenomics reveals a complex evolutionary history of lobed-leaf white oaks in western North America. Genome 60: 733–742.

McVay JD, Hipp AL, Manos PS. 2017b. A genetic legacy of introgression confounds phylogeny and biogeography in oaks. Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20170300.

Pham KK, Hipp AL, Manos PS, Cronn RC. 2017. A time and a place for everything: phylogenetic history and geography as joint predictors of oak plastome phylogeny. Genome 60: 720–732.


Escudero M, Hahn M, Brown BH, Lueders K, Hipp AL. 2016. Chromosomal rearrangements in holocentric organisms lead to reproductive isolation by hybrid dysfunction: The correlation between karyotype rearrangements and germination rates in sedges. American Journal of Botany103: 1529–1536.

Hahn M, Budaitis B, Grant J, Wetta D, Murphy P, Cotton A, Pham K, Hipp AL. 2016. Training the Next Generation of Sedge Taxonomists: School Kids Tackle Sedge Morphological Diversity. Systematic Botany 41: 540–551.

The Global Carex Group: Jiménez-Mejías P, Hahn M, Lueders K, Starr JR, Brown BH, Chouinard BN, Chung K-S, Escudero M, Ford BA, Ford KA, … Hipp AL, Roalson EH. 2016. Megaphylogenetic Specimen-Level Approaches to the Carex (Cyperaceae) Phylogeny Using ITS, ETS, and matK Sequences: Implications for Classification. Systematic Botany 41: 500–518.

Larkin DJ, Jacobi SK, Hipp AL, Kramer AT. 2016. Keeping All the PIECES: Phylogenetically Informed Ex Situ Conservation of Endangered Species. PLOS ONE 11: e0156973.

The Global Carex Group: Pham KK, Hahn M, Lueders K, Brown BH, Bruederle LP, Bruhl JJ, Chung K-S, Derieg NJ, Escudero M, Ford BA,… Hipp AL. 2016. Specimens at the center: an informatics workflow and toolkit for specimen-level analysis of public DNA database data. Systematic Botany 41: 529–539.