James Marden

James Marden

Associate Director of Operations, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Professor of Biology

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Bio

How physiological variation within species affects their ecology and evolution. Primarily with insects, but recently also with plants, and a particular interest in allelic variation in the pathogen resistance genes of tropical trees.

Publication Tags

Genes Butterflies Flight Insects Genomics Transcriptome Enzymes Gene Oxygen Butterfly Life History Polymorphism Nucleotides Hypoxia Muscles Enzyme Proteins Genotype Alleles Population Rate Genetic Variation Host Plants Phenotype Muscle

Most Recent Papers

Enzyme polymorphism, oxygen and injury

Julianne E. Pekny, Philip B. Smith, James H. Marden, 2018, Journal of Experimental Biology

Two genomes of highly polyphagous lepidopteran pests (Spodoptera frugiperda, Noctuidae) with different host-plant ranges

Anaïs Gouin, Anthony Bretaudeau, Kiwoong Nam, Sylvie Gimenez, Jean Marc Aury, Bernard Duvic, Frédérique Hilliou, Nicolas Durand, Nicolas Montagné, Isabelle Darboux, Suyog Kuwar, Thomas Chertemps, David Siaussat, Anne Bretschneider, Yves Moné, Seung Joon Ahn, Sabine Hänniger, Anne Sophie Gosselin Grenet, David Neunemann, Florian Maumus, Isabelle Luyten, Karine Labadie, Wei Xu, Fotini Koutroumpa, Jean Michel Escoubas, Angel Llopis, Martine Maïbèche-Coisne, Fanny Salasc, Archana Tomar, Alisha R. Anderson, Sher Afzal Khan, Pascaline Dumas, Marion Orsucci, Julie Guy, Caroline Belser, Adriana Alberti, Benjamin Noel, Arnaud Couloux, Jonathan Mercier, Sabine Nidelet, Emeric Dubois, Nai Yong Liu, Isabelle Boulogne, Olivier Mirabeau, Gaelle Le Goff, Karl Gordon, John Oakeshott, Fernando L. Consoli, Anne Nathalie Volkoff, Howard W. Fescemyer, James H. Marden, Dawn S. Luthe, Salvador Herrero, David G. Heckel, Patrick Wincker, Gael J. Kergoat, Joelle Amselem, Hadi Quesneville, Astrid T. Groot, Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly, Nicolas Nègre, Claire Lemaitre, Fabrice Legeai, Emmanuelle D'Alençon, Philippe Fournier, 2017, Scientific Reports

Ecological genomics of tropical trees

J. H. Marden, S. A. Mangan, M. P. Peterson, E. Wafula, H. W. Fescemyer, J. P. Der, C. W. dePamphilis, L. S. Comita, 2017, Molecular ecology on p. 2498-2513

A pathway analysis of melanin patterning in a hemimetabolous insect

Jin Liu, Thomas R. Lemonds, James H. Marden, Aleksandar Popadić, 2016, Genetics on p. 403-413

Origin and diversification of wings

Victor Medved, James H. Marden, Howard W. Fescemyer, Joshua P. Der, Jin Liu, Najmus Mahfooz, Aleksandar Popadić, 2015, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 15946-15951

Covariation in abscission force and terminal velocity of windborne sibling seeds alters long-distance dispersal projections

Brittany J. Teller, James H. Marden, Katriona Shea, 2015, Methods in Ecology and Evolution on p. 593-599

Cascading effects of host plant inbreeding on the larval growth, muscle molecular composition, and flight capacity of an adult herbivorous insect

Scott L. Portman, Rupesh R. Kariyat, Michelle A. Johnston, Andrew G. Stephenson, James H. Marden, 2015, Functional Ecology on p. 328-337

Inbreeding compromises host plant defense gene expression and improves herbivore survival

Scott L. Portman, Rupesh R. Kariyat, Michelle A. Johnston, Andrew G. Stephenson, James H. Marden, 2015, Plant Signaling and Behavior on p. 1-4

Insights into the development and evolution of exaggerated traits using de novo transcriptomes of two species of horned scarab beetles

Ian A. Warren, J. Cristobal Vera, Annika Johns, Robert Zinna, James H. Marden, Douglas J. Emlen, Ian Dworkin, Laura C. Lavine, 2014, PLoS One

Nature's inordinate fondness for metabolic enzymes

James H. Marden, 2013, Molecular Ecology on p. 5743-5764

Recent High-Impact Papers

Rapid transcriptome characterization for a nonmodel organism using 454 pyrosequencing

J. Cristobal Vera, Christopher W. Wheat, Howard W. Fescemyer, Mikko J. Frilander, Douglas L. Crawford, Ilkka Hanski, James H. Marden, 2008, Molecular Ecology on p. 1636-1647

Flight metabolic rate and Pgi genotype influence butterfly dispersal rate in the field

Kristjan Niitepõald, Alan D. Smith, Juliet L. Osborne, Don R. Reynolds, Norman L. Carreck, Andrew P. Martin, James H. Marden, Otso Ovaskainen, Ilkka Hanski, 2009, Ecology on p. 2223-2232

Lethal and pre-lethal effects of a fungal biopesticide contribute to substantial and rapid control of malaria vectors

Simon Blanford, Wangpeng Shi, Riann Christian, James H. Marden, Lizette L. Koekemoer, Basil D. Brooke, Maureen Coetzee, Andrew F. Read, Matthew B. Thomas, 2011, PLoS One

Functional genomics of life history variation in a butterfly metapopulation

Christopher W. Wheat, Howard W. Fescemyer, J. Kvist, Eva Tas, J. Cristobal Vera, Mikko J. Frilander, Ilkka Hanski, James H. Marden, 2011, Molecular ecology on p. 1813-1828

Nature's inordinate fondness for metabolic enzymes

James H. Marden, 2013, Molecular Ecology on p. 5743-5764

Nucleotide polymorphism at a gene (Pgi) under balancing selection in a butterfly metapopulation

Christopher W. Wheat, Christoph R. Haag, James H. Marden, Ilkka Hanski, Mikko J. Frilander, 2010, Molecular Biology and Evolution on p. 267-281

Weight and nutrition affect pre-mRNA splicing of a muscle gene associated with performance, energetics and life history

James H. Marden, Howard W. Fescemyer, Marjo Saastamoinen, Suzanne P. MacFarland, J. Cristobal Vera, Mikko J. Frilander, Ilkka Hanski, 2008, Journal of Experimental Biology on p. 3653-3660

Genetic variation in hif signaling underlies quantitative variation in physiological and life-history traits within lowland butterfly populations

James H. Marden, Howard W. Fescemyer, Rudolf J. Schilder, William R. Doerfler, Juan C. Vera, Christopher W. Wheat, 2013, Evolution; international journal of organic evolution on p. 1105-1115

Origin and diversification of wings

Victor Medved, James H. Marden, Howard W. Fescemyer, Joshua P. Der, Jin Liu, Najmus Mahfooz, Aleksandar Popadić, 2015, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 15946-15951

Maize toxin degrades peritrophic matrix proteins and stimulates compensatory transcriptome responses in fall armyworm midgut

Howard W. Fescemyer, Germán V. Sandoya, Torrence A. Gill, Seval Ozkan, James H. Marden, Dawn S. Luthe, 2013, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on p. 280-291