Conner Lab

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

Michigan State University

Jeffrey K. Conner

3700 East Gull Lake Drive

Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Conner, J. K. 2012. Quantitative genetic approaches to evolutionary constraint: how useful? Evolution 66:3313-3320. PDF

Rutter, M. T., A. Roles, J. K. Conner, R. G. Shaw, F. H. Shaw, K. Schneeberger, S. Ossowski, D. Weigel, C. B. Fenster. 2012. Fitness of Arabidopsis thaliana mutation accumulation lines whose spontaneous mutations are known. Evolution 66:2335-2339. PDF

Conner, J. K., K. Karoly, C. Stewart, V. A. Koelling, H. F. Sahli, and F. H. Shaw. 2011. Rapid Independent Trait Evolution despite a Strong Pleiotropic Genetic Correlation. The American Naturalist 178(4):429–441. (Lead article) PDF

Sahli, H. F. and J. K. Conner. 2011. Testing for conflicting and nonadditive selection: floral adaptation to multiple pollinators through male and female fitness. Evolution 65:1457-1473. PDF

Agrawal, A. A., J. K. Conner, and S. Rasmann. 2010. Tradeoffs and negative correlations in evolutionary ecology. In: M.A. Bell, W.F. Eanes, D.J. Futuyma, and J.S. Levinton, eds. Evolution After Darwin: the First 150 Years. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.

Conner, J. K., H. F. Sahli, and K. Karoly. 2009. Tests of adaptation: functional studies of pollen removal and estimates of natural selection on anther position in wild radish. Annals of Botany 103:1547-1556. PDF

Sahli, H. F., J. K. Conner, F. H. Shaw, S. Howe, and A. Lale. 2008. Adaptive differentiation of quantitative traits in the globally distributed weed, wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum). Genetics 180:945-955. PDF

Conner, J. K. 2007. A tale of two methods: putting biology before statistics in the study of phenotypic evolution. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20:17-19; discussion 39-44. PDF

Roles, A. J., and J. K. Conner. 2008. Fitness effects of mutation accumulation in a natural outbred population of wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum): comparison of field and greenhouse environments. Evolution 62: 1066-1075. PDF

Duffy, M. A., C. E. Brassil, S. R. Hall, A. J. Tessier, C. E. Caceres, and J. K. Conner. 2008. Parasite-mediated disruptive selection in a natural Daphnia population. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:80. PDF

Knapczyk, F. N., and J. K. Conner. 2007. Estimates of the average strength of natural selection are not inflated by sampling error or publication bias. The American Naturalist 170:501-508. PDF

Sahli, H. and J. K. Conner. 2007. Visitation, effectiveness, and efficiency of 15 genera of visitors to wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 94:203-209. PDF

Conner, J. K. 2006. Ecological genetics of floral evolution. In: Harder, L. D. and Barrett, S.C.H., eds. The Ecology and Evolution of Flowers. Oxford University Press. PDF

Sahli, H. and J. K. Conner. 2006. Characterizing ecological generalization in plant- pollination systems. Oecologia 148:365-372. PDF

Strauss, S. Y., H. Sahli, and J. K. Conner. 2005. Toward a more trait-centered approach to diffuse (co)evolution: New criteria for its detection. New Phytologist 165:81-90. PDF (invited, peer reviewed, for special edition)

Conner, J. K. and A. A. Agrawal. 2005. Mechanisms of constraints: The contributions of selection and genetic variance to the maintenance of cotyledon number in wild radish. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18:238-242. PDF

Agrawal, A. A., J. K. Conner, and J. R. Stinchcombe. 2004. Evolution of plant resistance and tolerance to frost damage. Ecology Letters 7:199-1208. PDF

Conner, J. K. and D. L. Hartl. 2004. A Primer of Ecological Genetics. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.

Conner, J. K., R. Franks, and C. Stewart.  2003.  Expression of additive genetic variances and covariances for wild radish floral traits: Comparison between field and greenhouse environments. Evolution 57:487-495. PDF

Conner, J. K., A. M. Rice, C. Stewart, and M. T. Morgan. 2003. Patterns and mechanisms of selection on a family-diagnostic trait: evidence from experimental manipulation and lifetime fitness selection gradients.  Evolution 57:480-486. PDF

Conner, J. K. 2003.  Artificial selection: a powerful tool for ecologists. Ecology 84:1650-1660. PDF

Conner, J. K. 2002. Genetic mechanisms of floral trait correlations in a natural population. Nature 420:407-410. PDF; Data

Agrawal, A. A., J. K. Conner, M. T. Johnson, and R. Wallsgrove. 2002. Ecological genetics of induced plant defense against herbivores in wild radish. Evolution 56:2206-2213. PDF

Conner, J. K. and R. Neumeier. 2002.  The effects of ultraviolet-B radiation and intraspecific competition on growth, pollination success, and lifetime female fitness in Phacelia campanularia and P. purshii (Hydrophyllaceae). American Journal of Botany 89:103-110. PDF

Conner, J. K. 2002. Trade-offs in evolutionary ecology (book review). Ecology 83:2356-2357. PDF

Strauss, S. Y., J. K. Conner, and K.P. Lehtila. 2001. Effects of foliar herbivory by insects on the fitness of Raphanus raphanistrum: damage can increase male fitness. American Naturalist 158:496-504. PDF

Williams, J. L. and J. K. Conner. 2001. Sources of phenotypic variation in floral traits in wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany. 88:1577-1581. PDF (Cover photo, Sept. 2002)

Conner, J. K. 2001. How strong is natural selection? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16:215-217. PDF  with permission from Elsevier Science.

Morgan, M. T., and J. K. Conner. 2001. Using genetic markers to directly estimate male selection gradients. Evolution 55:272-281. PDF

Karoly, K. and J. K. Conner. 2000. Heritable variation in an family-diagnostic trait. Evolution 54:1433-1438. PDF

Conner, J. K. and L. A. Zangori. 1998. Combined effects of water, nutrient, and UV-B stress on female fitness in Brassica (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 85:925-931. PDF

Conner, J. K. 1997. Floral evolution in wild radish: the roles of pollinators, natural selection, and genetic correlations among traits. International Journal of Plant Sciences 158:S108-S120. PDF

Conner, J. K. and L. A. Zangori. 1997. A garden study of the effects of ultraviolet-B radiation on pollination success and lifetime female fitness in Brassica. Oecologia 111:388-395. PDF

Conner, J. K. and S. Rush. 1997. Measurements of selection on floral traits in black mustard, Brassica nigra. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 10:327-335. PDF

Pfennig, K. S. and J. K. Conner. 1997. Pollen limitation in an experimental population of the wild radish Raphanus raphanistrum. Canadian Journal of Botany 75:72-73. PDF

Collins, S. A., J. K. Conner, and G. E. Robinson. 1997. Foraging behavior of honey bees on Brassica nigra and Brassica rapa grown under simulated ambient and enhanced UV-B radiation. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 90:102-106. PDF

Conner, J. K., D. Tjhio, S. H. Berlocher, and S. L. Rush. 1997. Inheritance and linkage relationships of nine allozyme loci in wild radish. Journal of Heredity 88:60-62. PDF

Conner, J. K. 1997. Pollination reviewed (book review). Ecology 78:327-328. PDF

Conner, J. K. 1996. Understanding natural selection: an approach integrating selection gradients, multiplicative fitness components, and path analysis. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 8:387-397. PDF

Kercher, S. and J. K. Conner. 1996. Patterns of genetic variability within and among populations of wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 83:1416-1421. PDF

Feldheim, K. and J. K. Conner. 1996. The effects of increased UV-B radiation on morphology, pollination success, and lifetime female fitness in two Brassica species. Oecologia 106:284-297. PDF

Conner, J. K. and A. Sterling. 1996. Selection for independence of floral and vegetative traits: evidence from correlation patterns in five species. Canadian Journal of Botany 74:642-644. PDF

Conner, J. K., S. Rush, S. Kercher, and P. Jennetten. 1996. Measurements of natural selection on floral traits in wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum). II. Selection through lifetime male and total fitness. Evolution 50:1137-1146. PDF

Conner, J. K., S. Rush, and P. Jennetten. 1996. Measurements of natural selection on floral traits in wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum). I. Selection through lifetime female fitness. Evolution 50:1127-1136. PDF

Strauss, S. Y., J.K. Conner, and S. L. Rush. 1996. Foliar herbivory affects floral characters and plant attractiveness to pollinators: implications for male and female plant fitness. American Naturalist 147:1098-1107. PDF

Conner, J. K. and S. Rush. 1996. Effects of flower size and number on pollinator visitation to wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum. Oecologia 105:509-516. PDF

Rush, S., J. K. Conner, and P. Jennetten. 1995. The effects of natural variation in pollinator visitation on rates of pollen removal in wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 82:1522-1526. PDF

Conner, J. K. and A. Sterling. 1995. Testing hypotheses of functional relationships: a comparative survey of correlation patterns among floral traits in five insect-pollinated plants. American Journal of Botany 82:1399-1406. PDF

Conner, J. K., R. Davis, and S. Rush. 1995. The effect of wild radish floral morphology on pollination efficiency by four taxa of pollinators. Oecologia 104:234-245. PDF

Conner, J. K. and R. Neumeier. 1995. Effects of black mustard population size on the taxonomic composition of pollinators. Oecologia 104:218-224. PDF

Conner, J. K. 1995. Extreme variability in sperm precedence in the fungus beetle, Bolitotherus cornutus. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 7:277-280. PDF

Via, S., and J. Conner. 1995. Genetic variability within and across multiple environments: response of Tribolium castaneum to five flours. Heredity 74:80-89. PDF

Conner, J. 1993. Tests for major genes affecting morphological and life history traits in wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum. Genetica 90:41-45. PDF

Eisner, T., I. T. Baldwin, and J. Conner. 1993. Circumvention of prey defense by a predator: Ant lion vs ant. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90:6716-6720. PDF

Conner, J. and S. Via. 1993. Patterns of phenotypic and genetic correlations among morphological and life history traits in wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum. Evolution 47:704-711. PDF; Data

Conner, J. and S. Via. 1992. Natural selection on body size in Tribolium: possible genetic constraints on adaptive evolution. Heredity 69:73-83. PDF

Eisner, T., J. Conner, J. E. Carrel, J. P. McCormick, A. J. Slagle, C. Gans, and J. C. O'Reilly. 1990. Systemic retention of ingested cantharidin by frogs. Chemoecology 1:57-62. PDF

Conner, J. 1989. Density-dependent sexual selection in the fungus beetle, Bolitotherus cornutus. Evolution 43:1378-1386. PDF

Conner, J. 1989. Older males have higher insemination success in a beetle. Animal Behavior 38:503-509. PDF

Conner, J. 1988. Field measurements of natural and sexual selection in the fungus beetle, Bolitotherus cornutus. Evolution 42:736-749. PDF

Conner, J., S. Camazine, D. Aneshansley, and T. Eisner. 1985. Mammalian breath: trigger of defensive chemical response in a tenebrionid beetle (Bolitotherus cornutus) . Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 16:115-118. PDF

Conner, J. and T. Eisner. 1983. Capture of bombardier beetles by ant lion larvae. Psyche 90:175-178. PDF

Conner, J. and D. Crews. 1980. Sperm transfer and storage in the lizard, Anolis carolinensis. J. Morph. 163:331-348. PDF