Jesse Lasky

Assistant Professor of Biology

Jesse Lasky

Research Summary

Ecological and evolutionary genomics, genetic and ecophysiological basis of adaptation to environmental stress, evolutionary ecology of biological complexity.

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Publication Tags

Climate Genotype Genes Arabidopsis Phenotype Gene Expression Water Physiology Genome Geography Proline Genomics Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Local Adaptation Arabidopsis Thaliana Abscisic Acid Phenology Dehydration Alleles Genetic Variation Effect Drought Pleiotropy Biomass Food Supply

Most Recent Papers

What processes must we understand to forecast regional scale population dynamics?

Jesse Lasky, Mevin Hooten, Peter Adler, Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Genomics of Natural History Collections for Understanding Evolution in the Wild

Lua Lopez, Kathryn Turner, Emily Bellis, Jesse Lasky, Molecular Ecology Resources

Effects of genomic and functional diversity on stand-level productivity and performance of non-native arabidopsis: genetic diversity effects in arabidopsis

Kathryn G. Turner, Claire M. Lorts, Asnake T. Haile, Jesse R. Lasky, 2020, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Competition × drought interactions change phenotypic plasticity and the direction of selection on Arabidopsis traits

Claire M. Lorts, Jesse R. Lasky, 2020, New Phytologist on p. 1060-1072

Genomic history and ecology of the geographic spread of rice

Rafal M. Gutaker, Simon C. Groen, Emily S. Bellis, Jae Y. Choi, Inês S. Pires, R. Kyle Bocinsky, Emma R. Slayton, Olivia Wilkins, Cristina C. Castillo, Sónia Negrão, M. Margarida Oliveira, Dorian Q. Fuller, Jade A.d’Alpoim Guedes, Jesse R. Lasky, Michael D. Purugganan, 2020, Nature Plants on p. 492-502

Genomics of sorghum local adaptation to a parasitic plant

Emily S. Bellis, Elizabeth A. Kelly, Claire M. Lorts, Huirong Gao, Victoria L. DeLeo, Germinal Rouhan, Andrew Budden, Govinal B. Bhaskara, Zhenbin Hu, Robert Muscarella, Michael P. Timko, Baloua Nebie, Steven M. Runo, N. Doane Chilcoat, Thomas E. Juenger, Geoffrey P. Morris, Claude W. dePamphilis, Jesse R. Lasky, 2020, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 4243-4251

Effects of two centuries of global environmental variation on phenology and physiology of Arabidopsis thaliana

Victoria L. DeLeo, Duncan N.L. Menge, Ephraim M. Hanks, Thomas E. Juenger, Jesse R. Lasky, 2020, Global Change Biology on p. 523-538

In the presence of population structure: From genomics to candidate genes underlying local adaptation

Nicholas Price, Lua Lopez, Adrian E. Platts, Jesse R. Lasky, 2020, Ecology and Evolution

Transcriptomics of host-specific interactions in natural populations of the parasitic plant purple witchweed (Striga hermonthica)

Lua Lopez, Emily S. Bellis, Eric Wafula, Sarah J. Hearne, Loren Honaas, Paula E. Ralph, Michael P. Timko, Nnanna Unachukwu, Claude W. Depamphilis, Jesse R. Lasky, 2019, Weed Science on p. 397-411

Natural variation in 9-cis-epoxycartenoid dioxygenase 3 and aba accumulation

Rajesh Kalladan, Jesse R. Lasky, Sandeep Sharma, M. Nagaraj Kumar, Thomas E. Juenger, David L. Des Marais, Paul E. Verslues, 2019, Plant physiology on p. 1620-1631

Most-Cited Papers

Characterizing genomic variation of Arabidopsis thaliana

Jesse R. Lasky, David L. Des Marais, John K. McKay, James H. Richards, Thomas E. Juenger, Timothy H. Keitt, 2012, Molecular ecology on p. 5512-5529

The relationship between tree biodiversity and biomass dynamics changes with tropical forest succession

Jesse R. Lasky, María Uriarte, Vanessa K. Boukili, David L. Erickson, W. John Kress, Robin L. Chazdon, 2014, Ecology Letters on p. 1158-1167

Genome-environment associations in sorghum landraces predict adaptive traits

Jesse R. Lasky, Hari D. Upadhyaya, Punna Ramu, Santosh Deshpande, C. Tom Hash, Jason Bonnette, Thomas E. Juenger, Katie Hyma, Charlotte Acharya, Sharon E. Mitchell, Edward S. Buckler, Zachary Brenton, Stephen Kresovich, Geoffrey P. Morris, 2015, Science Advances

Trait-mediated assembly processes predict successional changes in community diversity of tropical forests

Jesse R. Lasky, María Uriarte, Vanessa K. Boukili, Robin L. Chazdon, 2014, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 5616-5621

Intron-mediated alternative splicing of Arabidopsis P5CS1 and its association with natural variation in proline and climate adaptation

Ravi Kesari, Jesse R. Lasky, Joji Grace Villamor, David L. Des Marais, Ying Jiun C. Chen, Tzu Wen Liu, Wendar Lin, Thomas E. Juenger, Paul E. Verslues, 2012, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 9197-9202

Pleiotropy of FRIGIDA enhances the potential for multivariate adaptation

John T. Lovell, Thomas E. Juenger, Scott D. Michaels, Jesse R. Lasky, Alexander Platt, James H. Richards, Xuhong Yu, Hsien M. Easlon, Saunak Sen, John K. Mckay, 2013, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Detecting spatial genetic signatures of local adaptation in heterogeneous landscapes

Brenna R. Forester, Matthew R. Jones, Stéphane Joost, Erin L. Landguth, Jesse R. Lasky, 2016, Molecular ecology on p. 104-120

Comparing methods for detecting multilocus adaptation with multivariate genotype–environment associations

Brenna R. Forester, Jesse R. Lasky, Helene H. Wagner, Dean L. Urban, 2018, Molecular ecology on p. 2215-2233

Genome-wide association mapping combined with reverse genetics identifies new effectors of low water potential-induced proline accumulation in Arabidopsis

Paul E. Verslues, Jesse R. Lasky, Thomas E. Juenger, Tzu Wen Liu, M. Nagaraj Kumar, 2014, Plant physiology on p. 144-159

Natural variation in abiotic stress responsive gene expression and local adaptation to climate in Arabidopsis thaliana

Jesse R. Lasky, David L. Des Marais, David B. Lowry, Inna Povolotskaya, John K. McKay, James H. Richards, Timothy H. Keitt, Thomas E. Juenger, 2014, Molecular biology and evolution on p. 2283-2296