Mathews, Katherine

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Examination of morphological and habitat variation within Stenanthium gramineum (Eastern Featherbells, Melanthiaceae) 2020 143 Stenanthium gramineum (Ker. Gawler) Morong (Melanthiaceae) has historically been an understudied species. This species is generally considered to consist of two varieties: var. gramineum, a habitat generalist, occurring on grassy balds, rock outcrops...
A systematic study of the flowering plant genus Micranthes (Saxifragaceae) in the southern Appalachians 2009 3897 Recent molecular phylogenetic analyses have clearly shown the large, arctic and northtemperate genus Saxifraga (Saxifragaceae) sensu lato is polyphyletic with two distinct clades: Saxifraga sensu stricto and Micranthes. Six species belonging to Mic...
A study of the systematic relationships between members of the Trillium erectum complex 2010 1262 Systematic relationships among members of the Trillium erectum complex (T. cernuum L., T. flexipes Rafinesque, T. simile Gleason, T. rugelii Rendle, T. erectum L., T. sulcatum T. Patrick, and T. vaseyi Harbison) are not well described. For the purpos...
An examination of introgression in the Trillium erectum species complex using microsatellite analysis 2021 67 There are seven named taxa in the Trillium erectum L. species complex native to North America, many of which are experiencing secondary contact and hybridizing due to a lack of reproductive isolating mechanisms. This project will focus on T. erectum ...
Taxonomy and phylogeny of the flowering plant genus Diervilla (Diervillaceae) 2018 576 My research consists of a taxonomic and phylogenetic analysis of the genus Diervilla (Bush honeysuckle), containing three eastern North American species, Diervilla lonicera, Diervilla rivularis, and Diervilla sessilifolia (Diervillaceae). Because the...
Banking on the future of rock outcrops: analysis and comparison of soil seedbanks and extant aboveground vegetation composition of two high elevation communities 2021 22 The Southern Appalachian Mountains are an ancient region that supports an assortment of rare high-elevation communities. Rock outcrops are understudied communities that support a rich biodiversity of rare and endemic species and alpine relicts’ repre...