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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Publication Tags

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

Most Recent Publications

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

Combining GWAS and population genomic analyses to characterize coevolution in a legume-rhizobia symbiosis

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, Peter Tiffin, 2020, URBAN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 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

Legacy of prior host and soil selection on rhizobial fitness in planta

Liana T. Burghardt, Brendan Epstein, Peter Tiffin, 2019, Evolution; international journal of organic evolution on p. 2013-2023

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

Multiple paths to similar germination behavior in Arabidopsis thaliana

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

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

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

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

Transcriptomic basis of genome by genome variation in a legume-rhizobia mutualism

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