PUBLICATIONS

2021

 

Bonacorsi, N.K., Gensel, P. G., Hueber, F. M., Leslie, A.B. In press. Omniastrobus, gen. nov, an Emsian plant with implications for the evolution of heterospory in the Early Devonian. International Journal of Plant Sciences.

 

Swarup, K., Contreras, D., Leslie, A. B. 2021. Serotiny and the evolution of seed cone size in Cupressaceae. International Journal of Plant Sciences 182: 9-18.

 

2020

Bonacorsi, N.K., Gensel, P. G., Hueber, F. M., Wellman, C. H., Leslie, A.B. 2020. A novel reproductive strategy in an Early Devonian plant. Current Biology 30: R388-389.

2019

 

Bonacorsi, N.K. and Leslie, A.B. 2019. Sporangium position, branching architecture, and the evolution of reproductive morphology in Devonian plants. International Journal of Plant Sciences 180: 493-503.

 

Bonacorsi, N.K. and Leslie, A.B. 2019. Functional diversity and convergence in the evolution of plant reproductive structures. Annals of Botany 123: 145-152.

 

Diefendorf, A.F., Leslie, A.B., Wing, S.L. 2019. A phylogenetic analysis of conifer diterpenoids and their carbon isotopes for chemotaxonomic applications. Organic Geochemistry 127: 50-58.

 

Leslie, A.B. and Losada, J.M. 2019. Reproductive ontogeny and the evolution of morphological diversity in conifers and other plants. Integrative and Comparative Biology 59: 548-558. 

Losada, J.M., Blanco-Moure, N, Leslie, A.B. 2019. Not all “pine cones” flex: functional trade-offs and the evolution of seed release mechanisms. New Phytologist 222: 396-406.

Sundaram, M., Donoghue, M.J., Farjon, A., Filer, D., Mathews, S., Jetz, W., Leslie, A.B. 2019. Accumulation over evolutionary time as a major cause of biodiversity hotspots in conifers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 286: 20191887

2018

 

Leslie, A.B., Beaulieu, J.M., Holman, G., Campbell, C.S., Mei, W., Raubeson, L.R., Mathews, S. 2018. An overview of extant conifer evolution from the perspective of the fossil record. American Journal of Botany 105: 1-14.
 

Losada, J.M. and Leslie, A.B. 2018. Why are the seed cones of conifers so diverse at pollination? Annals of Botany 121: 1319-1331.

Perret, D.L., Leslie, A.B., Sax, D.F. 2018. Naturalized distributions show that climatic disequilibrium is structured by niche size in pines (Pinus L.). Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/geb.12862.

Shi, G., Li, H., Leslie, A.B., Zhou, Z. 2018. Araucaria bract-scale complex and associated foliage from the early-middle Eocene of Antarctica and their implications for Gondwanan biogeography. Historical Biology DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2018.1472255.

2017

Saladin, B., Leslie, A.B., Wuest, R.O., Litsios, G., Conti, E., Salamin, N., Zimmermann, N.E. in press. Fossils matter: improved estimates of divergence times in Pinus reveal older diversification. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17: 95.

Leslie, A.B., Beaulieu, J.M., Mathews, S. 2017. Variation in seed size is structured by dispersal syndrome and cone morphology in conifers and other non-flowering seed plants. New Phytologist DOI: 10.1111/nph.14456.

Escapa, I. and Leslie, A.B. 2017. A new Cheirolepidaceae from the Early Jurassic of Patagonia (Argentina): reconciling the fossil records of impression and permineralized fossils. American Journal of Botany 104: 322-334.

 

Shi, G., Herrera, F., Herendeen, P.S, Leslie, A.B., Ichinnorov, N., Takahashi, M., Crane, P.R. 2017. Leaves of Podozamites and Pseudotorellia from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia: stomatal patterns and implications for relationships. Journal of Systematic Paleontology DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2016.1274343.

Herrera, F., Shi, G., Knopf, P., Leslie, A.B., Ichinnorov, N., Takahashi, M., Crane, P.R., Herendeen, P.S. 2017. Cupressaceae conifers from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia. International Journal of Plant Sciences 178: 19-41.

2016

Herrera, F., Leslie, A.B., Shi, G., Knopf, P., Ichinnorov, N., Takahashi, M., Crane, P.R., Herendeen, P.S. 2016. New fossil Pinaceae from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia. Botany 94: 885-915.

 

Condamine, F.L., Leslie, A.B., Antonelli, A. 2016. Ancient islands acted as refugia and pumps for conifer diversity. Cladistics. DOI: 10.1111/cla.12155.

 

Shi, G., Leslie, A.B., Herendeen, P.S., Herrera, F., Ichinnorov, N., Takahashi, M., Knopf, P. and Crane, P.R., 2016. Early Cretaceous Umkomasia from Mongolia: implications for homology of corystosperm cupules. New Phytologist 210: 1418-1429.

 

2015

Herrera, F., Shi, G., Leslie, A.B., Ichinnorov, N., Takahashi, M., Knopf, P., Crane, P.R., Herendeen, P.S. 2015. A new Voltzian seed cone from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia and its implications for the evolution of ancient conifers. International Journal of Plant Sciences 176: 791-809.

 

Diefendorf, A.F., Leslie, A.B., Wing, S.L. 2015. Leaf wax composition and carbon isotopes vary among major conifer groups. Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta 170: 145-156.

 

Leslie, A.B., Beaulieu, J.M., Crane, P.R., Knopf, P., and Donoghue, M.J. 2015. Trait integration and macroevolutionary patterns in the pollination biology of conifers.

Evolution 69: 1573-1583.

 

2014

Shi, G., Leslie, A.B., Herendeen, P.S., Ichinnorov, N., Takahashi, M., Knopf, P., Crane, P.R. 2014. Whole-plant reconstruction and phylogenetic relationships of Elatides zhoui sp. nov. (Cupressaceae) from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia. International Journal of Plant Sciences 175: 911-930.

 

Leslie, A.B., Beaulieu, J.M., Crane, P.R., and Donoghue, M.J. 2014. Cone size is related to branching architecture in conifers. New Phytologist 203: 1119-1127.

 

Crane, P.R. and Leslie, A.B. 2014. Major Events in the Evolution of Land Plants.  In: The Princeton Guide to Evolution, J. Losos (Ed.), Princeton University Press, Princeton, USA, pp. 143-151.

2013

Leslie, A.B., Glasspool, I., Herendeen, P.S., Ichinnorov, N., Knopf, P., Takahashi, M., Crane, P.R. 2013. Pinaceae-like reproductive morphology in Schizolepidopsis canicularis, sp. nov. from the Early Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian) of Mongolia. American Journal of Botany 100: 2426-2436.

 

Leslie, A.B., Beaulieu, J.M., Crane, P.R., and Donoghue, M.J. 2013. Explaining the distribution of breeding and dispersal syndromes in conifers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 280: 20131812.

2012

Leslie, A.B., Beaulieu, J.M., Rai, H.S., Crane, P.R., Donoghue, M.J., and Mathews, S. 2012. Hemisphere-scale differences in conifer evolutionary dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 1617-1622.

 

Leslie, A.B. 2012. Branching habit and the allocation of reproductive resources in conifers. Annals of Botany 110: 915-921.

 

Leslie, A.B. and Boyce, C.K. 2012. Function, constraint, and the evolution of angiosperm reproductive innovations. International Journal of Plant Sciences 173: 640-648.

 

Boyce, C.K. and Leslie, A.B. 2012. The paleontological context of angiosperm vegetative evolution. International Journal of Plant Sciences 173: 561-568.

 

2011

Leslie, A.B. 2011. Predation and protection in the macroevolutionary history of conifer cones. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 278: 3003-3008.

 

Leslie, A.B. 2011. Shifting functional roles and the evolution of conifer pollen-producing and seed-producing cones. Paleobiology 37: 587-602.

 

2010

Leslie, A.B. 2010. Flotation preferentially selects saccate pollen during conifer pollination. New Phytologist 188: 273-279.

 

Leslie, A.B., and Pfefferkorn, H.W. 2010. Fossil floras from the Emma Fiord Formation (Visean, Mississippian) of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and their paleoenvironmental context.  Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 159: 195-203.

 

2009

Leslie, A.B., Herendeen, P.S., and Crane, P.R. 2009. Upatoia barnardii gen. et sp. nov., an araucarian pollen cone with in situ pollen from the Late Cretaceous (Santonian) of Georgia, USA. Grana 48: 128-135.

 

2008

Leslie, A.B. 2008. Interpreting the function of saccate pollen in ancient conifers and other seed plants. International Journal of Plant Sciences 169: 1038-1045.