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Publications:

Franks SJ, Kane NC, O’Hara NB, Tittes S, Rest JS. Genome-wide analysis reveals rapid genetic changes in natural Brassica rapa populations following drought. Submitted to Molecular Ecology.

 

O’Hara NB, Franks SJ, Kane NC, Rest JS. Genomic signatures of a cost of adaption to drought in Brassica rapa. In preparation for New Phytologist.

 

O’Hara NB, Rest JS, Franks SJ. Factors affecting the disease severity of Alternaria blackspot in natural Brassica rapa populations on the California and Oregon coasts. In press at Madrono.

 

O’Hara NB, Rest JS, Franks SJ. Increased susceptibility to fungal disease is a cost of climate change adaptation in Brassica rapa. Accepted by Evolution pending revisions.

 

O’Hara NB, LaRocca TJ, Spikes DA, Miyazaki JM, O’Neal MH. Fundamentals of Scientific Inquiry in the Biological Sciences IIB, First Edition. US: Hayden-McNeil Publishing, 2011. (undergraduate biology lab manual)

 

Bishop JG, O’Hara NB, Titus JH, Apple JL, Gill RA, Wynn L.  2010. N-P co-limitation of primary production and response of arthropods to N and P in early primary succession on Mount St. Helens volcano. PLoS ONE 5(10): e 13598.

 

Selected Presentations and Abstracts (presenter*):

O’Hara NB*, Tittes S, Mangarin L, Kane NC, Franks SJ, Rest JS. The genomic basis of a cost of drought adaptation in a Brassica rapa plant population. New York Area Population Genomics Workshop, New York, Jan 2015. (Platform presentation)

 

O’Hara NB*, Franks SJ, Kane NC, Tittes S, Amidi-Abraham G, Rest JS. Genomic signatures of rapid evolution in drought response and disease susceptibility in an annual plant, Brassica rapa. Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE), Puerto Rico, June 2014. (Abstract)

 

O’Hara NB*. Climate Change and Evolution. American Association of University Women (AAUW), North Shore Branch Long Island, NY, March 2014. (Invited speaker)

 

O’Hara NB*. Annual Ecology and Evolution Departmental Retreat, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, March 2014. A cost of adaptation in an annual plant. (Platform presentation)

 

O’Hara NB*. Fordham University, Bronx, NY, February 2014. The Influence of Drought on the Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics of Fungal Pathogenesis in Brassica rapa. (Invited speaker)

 

O’Hara NB*. Introduction of the president of Stony Brook University, President Stanley, at the National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education, August 2013. (Invited)

 

O’Hara NB*, Rest JS, Franks SJ. Infectious disease in natural plant populations under climate change. The Ecological Society of America (ESA), Austin, Texas. August 2011. (Invited speaker)

 

O'Hara, NB*, and A. S. Gill. Shared drought and pathogen response pathways in Brassica rapa. Evolution Conference (SSE), Portland, OR, 2010. (Abstract)