Liana Burghardt

Huck Early Career Chair of Root Biology and Rhizosphere Interactions; Assistant Professor of Plant Science

Liana Burghardt

Research Summary

Plant-microbe-climate interactions; the evolution and ecology of legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia; the genomic basis and environment dependence of root, nodule, and mutualism traits; GWAS/transcriptomics/evolve & resequence methodologies

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Genotype Genes Symbiosis Rhizobium Genetic Variation Genome Germination Fabaceae Bacteria Nitrogen Seeds Phenology Medicago Truncatula Genomics Ecology Legumes Mutualism Temperature Fitness Rhizobacterium Gene Expression Gene Coevolution Dormancy Genome Wide Association Study

Most Recent Publications

The evolutionary ecology of rhizobia: multiple facets of competition before, during, and after symbiosis with legumes

Liana T. Burghardt, George C. diCenzo, 2023, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Liana T. Burghardt, Brendan Epstein, Michelle Hoge, Diana I. Trujillo, Peter Tiffin, 2022, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Rebecca T. Batstone, Liana T. Burghardt, Katy D. Heath, 2022, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Brendan Epstein, Liana T. Burghardt, Katy D. Heath, Michael A. Grillo, Adam Kostanecki, Tuomas Hämälä, Nevin D. Young, Peter Tiffin, 2022, Molecular Ecology

Mannix Burns, Brendan Epstein, Liana T. Burghardt, 2021, Phytobiomes Journal on p. 400-407

Adaptive evolution of plant life history in urban environments

Amanda Gorton, Liana Burghardt, P Tiffin, 2020, on p. 142-156

Liana T. Burghardt, Diana I. Trujillo, Brendan Epstein, Peter Tiffin, Nevin D. Young, 2020, Plant Physiology on p. 463-471

Liana Burghardt, 2020, NEW PHYTOLOGIST on p. 24-25

Filling in the gaps in survival analysis: using field data to infer plant responses to environmental stressors

Bradley J. Tomasek, Liana T. Burghardt, Robert K. Shriver, 2019, Ecology

Most-Cited Papers

Charles G. Willis, Carol C. Baskin, Jerry M. Baskin, Josh R. Auld, D. Lawrence Venable, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Kathleen Donohue, Rafael Rubio de Casas, K. Bradford, L. Burghardt, S. Kalisz, S. Meyer, J. Schmitt, S. Strauss, A. Wilczek, 2014, New Phytologist on p. 300-309

Modeling the influence of genetic and environmental variation on the expression of plant life cycles across landscapes

Liana T. Burghardt, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Amity M. Wilczek, Johanna Schmitt, Kathleen Donohue, 2015, American Naturalist on p. 212-227

Amanda J. Waters, Irina Makarevitch, Jaclyn Noshay, Liana T. Burghardt, Candice N. Hirsch, Cory D. Hirsch, Nathan M. Springer, 2017, Plant Journal on p. 706-717

Liana T. Burghardt, Brianne R. Edwards, Kathleen Donohue, 2016, New Phytologist on p. 1301-1312

Liana T. Burghardt, Brendan Epstein, Joseph Guhlin, Matt S. Nelson, Margaret R. Taylor, Nevin D. Young, Michael J. Sadowsky, Peter Tiffin, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 2425-2430

The community-level effect of light on germination timing in relation to seed mass: A source of regeneration niche differentiation

Chunhui Zhang, Charles G. Willis, Liana T. Burghardt, Wei Qi, Kun Liu, Paulo Roberto de Moura Souza-Filho, Zhen Ma, Guozhen Du, 2014, New Phytologist on p. 496-506

A Guide to Genome-Wide Association Mapping in Plants

Liana T. Burghardt, Nevin D. Young, Peter Tiffin, 2017, Current protocols in plant biology on p. 22-38

Applying developmental threshold models to evolutionary ecology

Kathleen Donohue, Liana T. Burghardt, Daniel Runcie, Kent J. Bradford, Johanna Schmitt, 2015, Trends in Ecology and Evolution on p. 66-77

Secondary dormancy dynamics depends on primary dormancy status in Arabidopsis thaliana

Gabriela A. Auge, Logan K. Blair, Liana T. Burghardt, Jennifer Coughlan, Brianne Edwards, Lindsay D. Leverett, Kathleen Donohue, 2015, Seed Science Research on p. 230-246

Liana T. Burghardt, Joseph Guhlin, Chan Lan Chun, Junqi Liu, Michael J. Sadowsky, Robert M. Stupar, Nevin D. Young, Peter Tiffin, 2017, Molecular Ecology on p. 6122-6135