Publications

Ellen L. Simms

Reviewed Papers

2014. Porter, S. S. and E. L. Simms. Selection for cheating across disparate environments in the legume-rhizobium mutualism. Ecology Letters 17(9):1121-1129.

2014. Ehinger, M., T. J. Mohr, J. B. Starcevich, J. L. Sachs, S. S. Porter, E. L. Simms. Specialization-generalization trade-off in a Bradyrhizobium symbiosis with wild legume hosts. BMC Ecology 14:8. doi:10.1186/1472-6785-14-8

2012. Simms, E. L. and S. S. Porter. Transcriptomic insights into mechanisms of symbiotic cooperation. Molecular Ecology 21(9):4665-4668.

2012. Jandér, K. C. , E. A. Herre, and E. L. Simms. Precision of host sanctions in the fig tree – fig wasp mutualism: consequences for uncooperative symbionts. Ecology Letters 15(2):1362 – 1369. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01857.x

2011. Akçay, E. and E. L. Simms. Negotiation, sanctions and context dependency in the legume-rhizobium mutualism. American Naturalist 178(1):1-14.

2010. Sachs, J. L., M. O. Ehinger, and E. L. Simms. Origins of cheating and loss of symbiosis in wild Bradyrhizobium. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(5):1075 – 1089.

2009. Sachs, J. L., S. W. Kembel, A. H. Lau, and E. L. Simms. In situ phylogenetic structure and diversity of wild Bradyrhizobium communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(14):4727 – 4735.

2008. Franks, S. J., P. D. Pratt, F. A. Dray, E. L. Simms. No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in an invasive plant since release from natural enemies. Biological Invasions 10(4):455 – 466.

2008. Sachs, J. L., and E. L. Simms. The origins of uncooperative rhizobia. Oikos 117(7):961-966.

2008. Franks, S. J., P. D. Pratt, and E. L. Simms. Selection on herbivory resistance traits and competitive ability in an invasive plant. American Naturalist 171(5):678 – 691.

2007. Palomino, M. T., P. G. Kennedy, E. L. Simms. Nickel hyperaccumulation as an anti-herbivore trait: considering the role of tolerance to damage. Plant and Soil 293:189-195

2007. Shefferson, R. P. and E. L. Simms. Costs and benefits of fruiting to future reproduction in two dormancy-prone orchids. Journal of Ecology 95:865-875.

2006. Sachs, J. L. and E. L. Simms. Pathways to mutualism breakdown. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 21(10):585-592.

2006. Simms, E. L., D. L. Taylor, J. Povich, R. P. Shefferson, J. L. Sachs, Y. Tausczik, M. Urbina. An empirical test of partner choice mechanisms in a legume-rhizobium interaction. Proc. Royal Soc. Series B 273 (1582): 77-81.

2005. Juenger, T. E., J. K. McKay, N. Hausmann, J. J. B. Keurentjes, S. Sen, K. A. Stowe, T. E. Dawson, E. L. Simms, J. H. Richards. Identification and characterization of QTL underlying whole-plant physiology in Arabidopsis thaliana: δ13C, stomatal conductance, and transpiration efficiency. Plant Cell and Environment 28 (6): 697-708.

2005. Hausmann, J., T. E. Juenger, S. Sen, K. A. Stowe, T. E. Dawson, E. L. Simms. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) affecting δ13C and response to differential water availability in Arabidopsis thaliana. Evolution 59(1):81-96.

2005. Juenger, T., Sen, S., Stowe, K. and E. L. Simms. Epistasis and gene-environment interaction for quantitative trait loci affecting flowering time in Arabidopsis. Genetica 123(1-2):87-105.

2004. Franks, S. J., P. D. Pratt, F. A. Dray, E. L. Simms. Selection for resistance in invasive plants. Weed Technology 18:1486-1489.

2003. Shefferson, R. P., J. Proper, S. R. Beissinger, and E. L. Simms. Life history trade-offs in a rare orchid: The costs of flowering, dormancy and sprouting. Ecology 84(5):1199 – 1206.

2003. Denison, R. F., C. Bledsoe, M. Kahn, F. O’Gara, E. L. Simms, L. Thomashow. Cooperation in the rhizosphere and the “free rider” problem. Ecology 84(4):838-845.

2003. Cipollini, D. F., J. W. Busch, K. A. Stowe, E. L. Simms, and J. Bergelson. Genetic variation and relationships of constitutive and wound-induced trypsin inhibitors, glucosinolates, and herbivore resistance in Brassica rapa. Journal of Chemical Ecology 29(2):285-302.

2002. Alpert, P. A. and E. L. Simms. The relative advantages of plasticity and fixity in different environments: when is it good for a plant to adjust? Evolutionary Ecology 16(3):285-297.

2002. Simms, E. L. and D. L. Taylor. Partner choice in nitrogen-fixation mutualisms of legumes and rhizobia. Integrative and Comparative Biology 42(2):369-380.

2002. West, S. A., E. T. Kiers, E. L. Simms, and R. F. Denison. Nitrogen fixation and the stability of the legume-rhizobium mutualism. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 269:685-694.

2001. A. E. Weis, Simms, E. L., and M. Hochberg. Will plant vigor and tolerance be genetically correlated?: Effects of intrinsic growth rate and self-limitation on regrowth. Evolutionary Ecology 14:331-352.

2001. Simms, E. L. Defining tolerance as a norm of reaction. Evolutionary Ecology 14:563-570.

2001. Chase, J. M., M. A. Leibold, and E. L. Simms. Plant tolerance and resistance in food webs: Community-level predictions and evolutionary implications. Evolutionary Ecology 14:289-314.

2001. J. L. Maron and E. L. Simms. Rodent-limited establishment of bush lupine: field experiments on the cumulative effect of granivory. Journal of Ecology 89:578-588.

2000. J. D. Bever and E. L. Simms. Evolution of nitrogen fixation in spatially structured populations of Rhizobium. Heredity 85:366-372.

2000. K. A. Stowe, R. J. Marquis, C. G. Hochwender, and E. L. Simms. The evolutionary ecology of tolerance to consumer damage. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 31:565-595.

1998. E. L. Simms and J. D. Bever. Evolutionary dynamics of rhizopine within spatially structured rhizobium populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 265:1713-1719.

1997. J. L. Maron and E. L. Simms. Habitat-dependent effects of seed predation on seed bank size and seedling recruitment of bush lupine (Lupinus arboreus). Oecologia 111:76-83.

1996. E. L. Simms, and J. K. Triplett. Paternal effects in inheritance of a pathogen resistance trait in Ipomoea purpurea. Evolution 50(6):2178-2186.

1996. E. L. Simms. The evolutionary genetics of plant-pathogen systems. BioScience 46:136-145.

1996. E. L. Simms, and M. A. Bucher. Pleiotropic effects of flower color intensity on herbivore performance on Ipomoea purpurea. Evolution 50:957-963.

1995. E. L. Simms, and T. Vision. Pathogen-induced systemic resistance in Ipomoea purpurea. Oecologia (Berlin) 102:494-500.

1994. E. L. Simms, and J. Triplett. Costs and benefits of plant responses to disease: Resistance and tolerance. Evolution 48:1973-1985.

1994. M. A., Steele, T. Knowles, K. Bridle, and E. L. Simms. Tannins and partial consumption of acorns: implications for dispersal of oaks by seed predators. American Midland Naturalist 130:229-238.

1993. E. L. Simms. Genetic variation for pathogen resistance in tall morning glory. Plant Disease 77:901-904.

1993. E. L. Simms, and M. D. Rausher. Patterns of selection on phytophage resistance in Ipomoea purpurea. Evolution 47:970-976.

1993. M. D. Rausher, K. Iwao, E. L. Simms, N. Ohsaki, and D. Hall. Induction and the cost of resistance in Ipomoea purpurea. Ecology 74:20-29.

1990. E. L. Simms, and R. S. Fritz. The ecology and evolution of host-plant resistance to insects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 5:356-360.

1990. E. L. Simms. Examining selection on the multivariate phenotype: plant resistance to herbivores. Evolution 44:1177-1188.

1989. M. D. Rausher, and E. L. Simms. The evolution of resistance to herbivory in Ipomoea purpurea. I. Attempts to detect stabilizing selection. Evolution 43:563-572.

1989 E. L. Simms, and M. D. Rausher. The evolution of resistance to herbivory in Ipomoea purpurea. II. Natural selection by insects and costs of resistance. Evolution 43:573-585.

1988. E. L. Simms. Ecological genetics and evolution in insect pests. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 2:153-159.

1988. E. L. Simms, and D. S. Burdick. The utility of profile analysis of variance in experimental ecology. Biometrical Journal 30:229-242.

1987. E. L. Simms, and M. D. Rausher. Costs and benefits of plant resistance to herbivory. American Naturalist 130:570-581.

1987. E. L. Simms. The effect of nitrogen and phosphorus addition on the growth, reproduction, and nutrient dynamics of two ericaceous shrubs. Oecologia 71:541-547.

1987. E. L. Simms. Growth response to clipping and nutrient addition in Lyonia lucida and Zenobia pulverulenta. American Midland Naturalist 114:44-50.

Book and Book Chapters

2001. E. L. Simms. Plant Animal Interactions, Pages 601-619 in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Vol. 4. Academic Press, New York.

1992. E. L. Simms. The evolution of plant resistance and correlated characters. Pages 15-25 in S. B. J. Menken, J. H. Visser, and P. Harrewijn (eds.), 8th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships, 9-13 March, 1992, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publisher, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

1992. R. S. Fritz, and E. L. Simms (eds.). Plant Resistance: Ecology, Evolution and Genetics. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

1992. E. L. Simms. Costs of resistance to herbivory. Pages 392-425 in R. S. Fritz, and E. L. Simms (eds.), Plant Resistance: Ecology, Evolution and Genetics. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

1992. E. L. Simms, and M. D. Rausher. Uses of quantitative genetics for studying the evolution of plant resistance. Pages 42-68 in R. S. Fritz, and E. L. Simms (eds.), Plant Resistance: Ecology, Evolution and Genetics. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

1992. R. S. Fritz, and E. L. Simms. Ecological genetics of plant-phytophage interactions. Pages 1-9 in R. S. Fritz, and E. L. Simms (eds.), Ecology and Evolution of Plant Resistance. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

1980. Christensen, N. C., B. Burchell, A. Liggett, and E. Simms. The structure and development of pocosin vegetation. Pages 43-61 in C. Richardson (ed.), Pocosin Wetlands. Hutchinson Ross Publishing Co., Stroudsburg, PA.

Book Reviews

1998. Review of Evolutionary Ecology across Three Trophic Levels: Goldenrods, Gallmakers, and Natural Enemies, by W. G. Abrahamson and A. E. Weis. Trends in Ecology and evolution 13:334.

1993. Review of Natural Enemies, edited by Michael Crawley. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 8:73.