Assessing genetic variation of forest tree species at risk: Papers and presentations

Papers

Maguire, K.C., D.J. Shinneman, K.M. Potter, and V.D. Hipkins. 2018. Intraspecific niche models for ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) suggest potential variability in population-level response to climate shifts. Systematic Biology. DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syy017.

Potter, K.M., A.R. Campbell, S.A. Josserand, C.D. Nelson, and R.M. Jetton. 2017. Population isolation results in unexpectedly high differentiation in Carolina hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana), an imperiled Southern Appalachian endemic conifer. Tree Genetics & Genomes 13(105). DOI: 10.1007/s11295-017-1189-x.

Prasad, A.M. and K.M. Potter. 2017. Macro-scale assessment of demographic and environmental variation within genetically derived evolutionary lineages of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), an imperiled conifer of the eastern United States. Biodiversity and Conservation 26(9):2223-2249. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-017-1354-4.

Potter, K.M., R.M. Jetton, A. Bower, D.F. Jacobs, G. Man, V.D. Hipkins, and M. Westwood. 2017. Banking on the future: Progress, challenges and opportunities for the genetic conservation of forest trees. New Forests. 48(2):153-180. DOI: 10.1007/s11056-017-9582-8.

Prasad, A.M. and K.M. Potter. 2017. Macro-scale assessment of demographic and environmental variation within genetically derived evolutionary lineages of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), an imperiled conifer of the eastern United States. Biodiversity and Conservation. DOI 10.1007/s10531-017-1354-4.

Willyard, A., D. Gernandt, K.M. Potter, V.D. Hipkins, P. Marquart, M.F. Maholovich, S.K. Langer, F. Telewski,  B. Cooper, C. Douglas, K. Finch, H. Karemera, J. Lefler, P. Lea, and A. Wofford. 2017. Pinus ponderosa: A checkered past obscured four species. American Journal of Botany. 104(1):161-181. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1600336.

Shinneman, Douglas J., R.E. Means, K.M. Potter, and V.D. Hipkins. 2016. Exploring climate niches of ponderosa pine haplotypes in the western United States: Insight into evolutionary history and implications for future conservation. PLOS One. 11(3): e0151811. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151811.

Potter, K.M., V.D. Hipkins, M.F. Mahalovich, and R.E. Means. 2015. Nuclear genetic variation across the range of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa): Phylogeographic, taxonomic, and conservation implications. Tree Genetics & Genomes.11(3). DOI:10.1007/s11295-015-0865-y

Potter, K.M., V.D. Hipkins, M.F. Mahalovich, and R.E. Means. 2013. Mitochondrial DNA haplotype distribution patterns in Pinus ponderosa (Pinaceae): Range-wide evolutionary history and implications for conservation. American Journal of Botany. 100(8):1-18.

Potter , K.M., R.M. Jetton, W.S. Dvorak, V.D. Hipkins, W.A. Whittier, and J. Rhea. 2012. Extensive inbreeding and unexpected geographic patterns of genetic variation in eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), an imperiled North American conifer. Conservation Genetics 13(20):475-498.

Potter, K.M., J. Frampton, S.A. Josserand, and C.D. Nelson. 2010. Evolutionary history of two endemic Appalachian conifers revealed using microsatellite markers. Conservation Genetics. 11(4):1499-1513. DOI:10.1007/s10592-009-9980-3.

Potter, K.M., R.M. Jetton, W.S. Dvorak, J. Frampton, and J. Rhea. 2010. “Ex situ seed collection represents genetic variation present in natural stands of Carolina hemlock.” pp. 181-190 in B. Onken and R. Reardon, compilers, Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Eastern United States, Asheville, North Carolina, August 17-19, 2010. USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, FHTET-2010-07, Morgantown, West Virginia, pp. 181-190.

Potter, K.M., J. Frampton, S.A. Josserand, and C.D. Nelson. 2010. Evolutionary history of two endemic Appalachian conifers revealed using microsatellite markers. Conservation Genetics. 11(4):1499-1513. DOI:10.1007/s10592-009-9980-3.

Dvorak, W.S., K.M. Potter, V.D. Hipkins, and G.R. Hodge. 2009. Genetic diversity and gene exchange in Pinus oocarpa, a Mesoamerican pine with resistance to the pitch canker fungus (Fusarium circinatum). International Journal of Plant Sciences. 170(5):609-626. DOI:10.1086/597780.

Jetton, R.M., W.S. Dvorak, W.A. Whittier, K.M. Potter, and R. Rhea. 2009. Genetics and conservation of hemlock species threatened by the hemlock woolly adelgid.Proceedings of the 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, 2009, Katherine McManus and Kurt Gottschalk, eds. Annapolis, Maryland, Jan. 13-16, 2009. General Technical Report NRS-P-51. Newtown Station, Pennsylvania: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. pp. 39-40.

Potter, K.M., W.S. Dvorak, B.S. Crane, V.D. Hipkins, R.M. Jetton, W.A. Whittier, and R. Rhea. 2008. Allozyme variation and recent evolutionary history of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) in the southeastern United States. New Forests. 35:131-145. DOI: 10.1007/s11056-007-9067-2.

Potter, K.M., J. Frampton, S.A. Josserand, and C.D. Nelson. 2008. Genetic variation and population structure in Fraser fir (Abies fraseri): A microsatellite assessment of young trees. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 38:2128-2137. DOI:10.1139/X08-064. Jetton, R.M., W.A. Whittier, W.S. Dvorak and K.M. Potter. 2008. Status of ex situ conservation efforts for eastern and Carolina hemlock in the southeastern United States. pp. 81-89 in: B. Onken and R. Reardon, eds., Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-2008-01, Morgantown, WV, 299 p.


Technical Reports

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2015. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Regnier Ponderosa-Pinyon Pine Natural Area, Oklahoma. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 10 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Glacier National Park, Montana. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 8 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 8 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Yosemite National Park, California. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Lava Beds National Monument, California. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) within the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, California. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Sagauro National Park, Arizona. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) Sites within the Proposed Wah Wah Mountains Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), Millard County and Iron County, Utah. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 9 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at the Square S Gulch Site, Rio Blanco County, and Douglas Mountain Site, Moffat County, Colorado. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 8 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) Sites in the Big Hole River Region, Beaverhead County, Montana. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 9 p.


Presentations

Johnsen, K.H., S. McKeand, K.M. Potter, B. St. Clair, D. Ence, K. Smith, C. Echt, M. Kirst, L. Davis, and D. Nelson. 2108. “Forest Genetics in the United States: Past, Present and Future.” International Forum on Practices and Tendencies in Silviculture in the United States, Canada and Europe: Past, Present and Future, Durango, Mexico, April 27, 2018.

Potter, K.M., D.J. Shinneman, R.E. Means, V.D. Hipkins, and M.F. Mahalovich. 2016. “Synthesizing Genetic Divergence and Climate Modeling to Inform Conservation Planning for Ponderosa Pine.” Banking on the Future: Gene Conservation of Forest Trees workshop, Chicago, Illinois, May 19, 2016.

Potter, K.M., A.R. Campbell, S.A. Josserand, C.D. Nelson, and R.M. Jetton. 2016. “Population Isolation Results in High Inbreeding and Differentiation in Carolina Hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana), an Imperiled Southern Appalachian Conifer.” Banking on the Future: Gene Conservation of Forest Trees workshop, Chicago, Illinois, May 16-19, 2016. (poster)

Hastings, J., K.M. Potter, M. Megalos, F.H. Koch, and R.M. Jetton. 2015. “Using Climate and Genetic Diversity Data to Prioritize Conservation Seed Banking for Imperiled Hemlock Species.” 10th Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference, Athens, Georgia, December 7-8, 2015. (poster)

Jetton, R.M., L. R. Campbell, K.M. Potter, A. Mayfield, W.A. Whittier, W.S. Dvorak, and J. Rhea. 2014. “Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Carolina Hemlock, and Genetic Resource Conservation: Planning for Species Restoration under Novel Environmental Conditions.” Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. November 18, 2014.

Potter, K.M., V.D. Hipkins, M.F. Mahalovich, and R.E. Means. 2014. “Evolutionary History and Genetic Diversity of Pinus ponderosa: Management Implications for an Important Western Species.” 24th International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, Salt Lake City, Utah. October 10, 2014.

Potter, K.M., V.D. Hipkins, M.F. Mahalovich, and R.E. Means. 2013. “Ponderosa Pine Evolutionary History: Surprising Results from the Most Confusing Pine in the West.” Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources seminar, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, September 16, 2013.

Potter, K.M., V.D. Hipkins, M.F. Mahalovich, and R.E. Means. 2013. “Evolutionary History of Pinus ponderosa: Range-wide Molecular Marker Findings.” Society of American Foresters 2013 National Convention. North Charleston, South Carolina. October 25, 2013.

Potter, K.M., V.D. Hipkins, M.F. Mahalovich, and R.E. Means. 2013. “Ponderosa Pine Evolutionary History and Genetic Variation: Results from a Range-wide Mitochondrial Study.” IUFRO Forest Genetics 2013. Whistler, British Columbia, July 25, 2013.

Potter, K.M., R.M. Jetton, W.S. Dvorak, V.D. Hipkins, J. Rhea, and W.A. Whittier. 2013. “Range-Wide Assessment of Genetic Variation and Structure in Eastern Hemlock, an Imperiled Conifer, Using Microsatellites.” Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests 2013 Symposium, Asheville, North Carolina, October 29-30, 2013. (poster)

Potter_hemlock_SFTIC_poster_2011.jpgPotter, K.M., R.M. Jetton, W.S. Dvorak, V.D. Hipkins, J. Rhea, W.A. Whittier. 2011. “Range-Wide Assessment of Genetic Variation and Structure in Eastern Hemlock, an Imperiled Conifer, Using Microsatellites.” 31st Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, June 13-16, 2011. (poster)

Jetton, R.M., W.S. Dvorak, K.M. Potter, W.A. Whittier, and R. Rhea. 2011. Genetics and conservation of hemlock species threatened by the hemlock woolly adelgid. Proceedings of the 30th Southern Tree Improvement Conference, Amy Brunner, ed. Blacksburg, Virginia, May 31-June 3, 2009. pp. 81-87.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2011. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) Sites within the Proposed Wah Wah Mountains Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), Millard County and Iron County, Utah. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 6 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2011. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at the Square S Gulch Site, Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 4 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2011. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at the Big Hole Site, Beaverhead County, Montana. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 6 p.

Potter, K.M., R.M. Jetton, W.S. Dvorak, J. Frampton, and J. Rhea. 2010. “Ex situ seed collection represents genetic variation present in natural stands of Carolina hemlock.” pp. 181-190 in B. Onken and R. Reardon, compilers, Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Eastern United States, Asheville, North Carolina, August 17-19, 2010. USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, FHTET-2010-07, Morgantown, West Virginia, pp. 181-190.

Potter, K.M., W.W. Hargrove, R.M. Jetton, W.S. Dvorak, V.D. Hipkins, R. Rhea, and W.A. Whittier. 2010. “Of Microsatellites, HWA and Climate Change: Assessing Genetic Diversity, and Threats to It, in the Southern Appalachians.” 20th Annual Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, November 16, 2010.

Potter, K.M., R.M. Jetton, W.S. Dvorak, V.D. Hipkins, W.W. Hargrove, R. Rhea, and W.A. Whittier. 2010. “Of Microsatellites, HWA and Climate Change: Assessing Genetic Diversity, and Threats to It, Across the Range of Eastern Hemlock.” 5th Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Asheville, North Carolina, August 18, 2010.

Potter, K.M., R.M. Jetton, W.S. Dvorak, J. Frampton, and R. Rhea. 2010. “Ex situ Seed Collection Represents Genetic Variation Present in Natural Stands of Carolina Hemlock.” 5th Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Asheville, North Carolina, August 17-19, 2010 (poster).

Potter, K.M., R.M. Jetton, W.S. Dvorak, V.D. Hipkins, and R. Rhea. 2010. “Range-wide Eastern Hemlock Genetic Variation Study: Status Update and Results from the South.” First Meeting of the Working Group on Genetics and Host Resistance in Hemlock, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 25, 2010.

Potter, K.M., J. Frampton, S.A. Josserand, and C.D. Nelson. 2010. Evolutionary history of two endemic Appalachian conifers revealed using microsatellite markers. Conservation Genetics. 11(4):1499-1513. DOI:10.1007/s10592-009-9980-3.

Jetton, R.M., W.S. Dvorak, K.M. Potter, W.A. Whittier, and R. Rhea. 2009. “Genetic Diversity and Ex Situ Gene Conservation of Eastern and Carolina Hemlocks Threatened by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.” 30th Southern Tree Improvement Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, May 31-June 3, 2009.

Dvorak, W.S., K.M. Potter, V.D. Hipkins, and G.R. Hodge. 2009. Genetic diversity and gene exchange in Pinus oocarpa, a Mesoamerican pine with resistance to the pitch canker fungus (Fusarium circinatum). International Journal of Plant Sciences. 170(5):609-626. DOI:10.1086/597780.

Jetton, R.M., W.S. Dvorak, W.A. Whittier, K.M. Potter, and R. Rhea. 2009. Genetics and conservation of hemlock species threatened by the hemlock woolly adelgid.

Proceedings of the 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, 2009, Katherine McManus and Kurt Gottschalk, eds. Annapolis, Maryland, Jan. 13-16, 2009. General Technical Report NRS-P-51. Newtown Station, Pennsylvania: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. pp. 39-40.

Potter, K.M., J. Frampton, S.A. Josserand, and C.D. Nelson. 2009. “Evolutionary History and Population Genetics of Fraser Fir and Intermediate Fir, Southern Appalachian Endemic Conifers Imperiled by an Exotic Pest and Climate Change.” Conference on Ecology and Management of High-Elevation Forests of the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountains, Snowshoe, West Virginia, May 14-15, 2009.

Jetton, R.M., W.A. Whittier, W.S. Dvorak and K.M. Potter. 2008. Status of ex situ conservation efforts for eastern and Carolina hemlock in the southeastern United States. pp. 81-89 in: B. Onken and R. Reardon, eds., Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-2008-01, Morgantown, WV, 299 p.

Potter, K.M. 2008. “Population Genetics and Gene Conservation of Southern Appalachian Hemlocks and Firs.” Department of Biological Sciences seminar, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, Feb. 27, 2008.

Josserand, S.A., B.M. Shamblin, K.M. Potter, C.J. Nairn, C.S. Echt, and C.D. Nelson. 2008. “Genomic Markers for Carolina Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock, and Five Other Tsuga Species.” 4th Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Hartford, Connecticut, Feb. 12-14, 2008 (poster).

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