CHECK IT OUT! An outstanding collection of work in our field:

Barrett SCH, Colautti RI, Dlugosch KM, Rieseberg LH (eds) (2017) Invasion Genetics: The Baker and Stebbins Legacy. John Wiley & Sons.

Includes: Dlugosch KM, Parker IM (2017) Introduction: Evolutionary Ecology. pp 21–24.

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Lab software available at links below associated publications.

Available Preprints

Kaczowka A, Lu Irving P, Baltrus BA, Dlugosch KM. Variation in the oxidative burst in response to wounding and bacterial infection among native and invading genotypes of yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis). bioRxiv 156083.


Braasch JE, Barker BS, Dlugosch KM. (2019) Expansion history and environmental suitability shape effective population size in a plant invasion. Molecular Ecology 28: 2546–2558.
(Earlier version at bioRxiv 416693.

Lu-Irving P, Harencar J, Sounart H*, Welles SR, Swope SM, Baltrus DA, Dlugosch KM. (2019) Native and invading yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) microbiomes differ in composition and diversity of bacteria. mSphere: 4 (2) e00088–19.
(Earlier version at bioRxiv 119917; doi:

Barker BS, Cocio JE*, Anderson SR, Braasch J, Cang FA, Gillette HD*, Dlugosch KM. (2019) Potential limits to the benefits of admixture during biological invasion. Molecular Ecology 28: 100–113.
(Earlier version at bioRxiv 139709; doi:

Fitzpatrick C^, Lu-Irving P^, Copeland J, Guttman D, Wang P, Baltrus DA, Dlugosch KM, Johnson M. (2018) Chloroplast sequence variation and the efficacy of peptide nucleic acids for blocking host amplification in plant microbiome studies. Microbiome 6:144. ^co-first authors.

Welles SR, Dlugosch KM. (2018) Population genomics of colonization and invasion. In “Population Genomics Concepts, Strategies, and Approaches” ed. Rajora O. Springer.

Lu-Irving P, Marx HE, Dlugosch KM. (2018) Leveraging contemporary species introductions to test phylogenetic hypotheses of trait evolution. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 42, 95–102.

Barker BS, Andonian K, Swope SM, Luster DG, Dlugosch KM (2017) Population genomic analyses reveal a history of range expansion and trait evolution across the native and invaded range of yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis). Molecular Ecology 26 (4), 1131–1147. LINK

Colautti RI, Alexander JM, Dlugosch KM, Keller SR, Sultan SE (2017) Invasions and extinctions through the looking glass of evolutionary ecology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 372: 20160031. LINK

Dlugosch KM, Cang FA, Barker BS, Andonian K, Swope SM, Rieseberg LH (2015) Evolution of invasiveness through increased resource use in a vacant niche. Nature Plants 1: 15066. PDF  UA News Article  BYU Radio interview

Dlugosch KM, Anderson SR, Braasch J, Cang FA, Gillette HD* (2015) The devil is in the details: genetic variation in introduced populations and its contributions to invasion. Molecular Ecology 24: 2095–2111. PDF

Li MY, Dlugosch KM, Enquist BJ (2015) Novel spatial analysis methods reveal scale-dependent spread and its limiting factors in invasive Sahara mustard. Ecography 38: 311–320. PDF

Dlugosch KM^, Lai Z^, Bonin A, Hierro J, Rieseberg LH (2013) Allele identification for transcriptome-based population genomics in the invasive plant Centaurea solstitialis. G3 3: 359–367. ^co-first authors PDF

Lai Z, N Kane, A Kozik, K Hodgins, KM Dlugosch, M Barker, M Matvienko, Q Yu, K Turner, S Pearl, G Bell, Y Zou, C Grassa, A Guggisberg, K Adams, J Anderson, D Horvath, Kesseli, J Burke, R Michelmore, LH Rieseberg (2012) Genomics of Compositae weeds: EST libraries, microarrays, and evidence of introgression. American Journal of Botany 99: 209–218. PDF

Dlugosch KM, Bonin A (2012) Allele identification in assembled genomic sequence datasets. In “Data Production and Analysis in Population Genomics” eds. Bonin A, Pompanon F. Methods in Molecular Biology Series, Humana Press. PDF

Mayrose M, Kane NC, Mayrose I, Dlugosch KM, Rieseberg LH (2011) Increased growth in sunflower correlates with reduced defenses and altered gene expression in response to biotic and abiotic stress. Molecular Ecology 20: 4683–4694. PDF

Barker MS, Dlugosch KM, Dinh L, Challa RS, Kane NC, King MG, Rieseberg LH (2010) bioinformatic tools for ecological and evolutionary genomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics: 6 143–149. PDF

Dlugosch KM, Barker MS, Rieseberg LH (2010) NU-IN: Nucleotide evolution and input module for the EvolSimulator genome simulation platform. BMC Research Notes 3: 217. PDF

  • Software download: NU-IN

Stewart CN Jr., Tranel PJ, Horvath DP, Anderson JV, Rieseberg LH, Westwood JH, Mallory-Smith CA, Zapiola ML, Dlugosch KM (2009) Evolution of weediness and invasiveness: charting the course for weed genomics. Weed Science 57: 451–462. PDF

Barker MS^, Dlugosch KM^, Reddy ACC, Amyotte SN, Rieseberg LH (2009) SCARF: Maximizing next-generation EST assemblies for evolutionary and population genomic analyses. Bioinformatics 25: 535–536. ^co-first authors PDF

  • Software download: SCARF

Dlugosch KM, Hays CG (2008) Genotypes on the move: some things old and some things new shape the genetics of colonization during species invasions. Molecular Ecology 17: 4583–4585. PDF

Dlugosch KM, Parker IM (2008) Invading populations of an ornamental shrub show rapid life history evolution despite genetic bottlenecks. Ecology Letters 11(7): 701–709. PDF

Dlugosch KM, Whitton J (2008) Can we stop transgenes from taking a walk on the wild side? Molecular Ecology 17(5): 1167–1169. PDF

Whitton J, Dlugosch KM, Sears CJ (2008) Molecular and morphological evidence for and against gene flow in sympatric apomicts of the North American Crepis agamic complex (Asteraceae). Canadian Journal of Botany 86(8): 877–885. PDF

Dlugosch KM, Parker IM (2008) Founding events in species invasions: genetic variation, adaptive evolution, and the role of multiple introductions. Molecular Ecology 17 (1): 431–449. PDF Featured on Faculty of 1000

Parker IM, Cuevas Garcia E, Dlugosch KM, Holloran P, Swope SM, Hulvey KB, Clark R (2007) Invasions as a tool for basic research. Conservation Biology 21 (5): 1376–1377. PDF

Dlugosch KM, Parker IM (2007) Molecular and life history trait variation across the native range of the invasive species Hypericum canariense: evidence for ancient patterns of colonization via pre-adaptation? Molecular Ecology 16 (20): 4269–4283. PDF

Dlugosch KM (2005) Understory community changes associated with English ivy invasion in Seattle’s urban parks. Northwest Science 79 (1): 52–60. PDF

Schultz CB, Dlugosch KM (1999) Nectar and hostplant scarcity limit populations of an endangered Oregon butterfly. Oecologia 119 (2): 231–238. PDF

Dlugosch K, del Moral R (1999) Vegetational heterogeneity along elevational gradients. Northwest Science 73 (1): 12–18. PDF