The Sobel Lab

Binghamton University (SUNY) - Dept of Biological Sciences

Biodiversity | Evolutionary ecology & genetics | Genomics


Lowry, D. B., Sobel, J. M., et al. 2019 in press. The case for the continued use of the genus name Mimulus for all monkeyflowers. Taxon (accepted for publication Sep 2019)

Sobel, J. M., Stankowski, S., and M. A. Streisfeld. 2019. Variation in ecophysiological traits might contribute to ecogeographic isolation and divergence between parapatric ecotypes of Mimulus aurantiacus. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 32:604-618.

Sobel, J. M. 2018. Book review of: Plant Evolution: An Introduction to the History of Life by K. J. Niklas (2016, Chicago). Quarterly Review of Biology 93:50-51.

Stankowski, S, JM Sobel, MA Streisfeld. 2017. Geographic cline analysis as a tool for studying genome-wide variation: A case study of pollinator-mediated divergence in a monkeyflower. Molecular Ecology. 26:107-122. Full text, PDF

Sobel JM. 2016. The Geography of Speciation. in RM Kliman ed. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. 4:183-191. Oxford Academic Press.

Stankowski S, JM Sobel, MA Streisfeld. 2015. The geography of divergence-with-gene-flow facilitates multi-trait adaptation and the evolution of pollinator isolation in Mimulus aurantiacus. Evolution 69:3054-3068. Full text, PDF, Supplemental Materials

Sobel JM and MA Streisfeld. 2015. Strong premating reproductive isolation drives incipient speciation in Mimulus aurantiacus. Evolution 69:447-461. Full text, PDF, Supplemental Figures and Tables

Sobel JM. 2014. Ecogeographic isolation and speciation in the genus Mimulus. American Naturalist 184: 565-579. Full text, PDF, Appendix, Supplemental Figures and Tables

Sobel JM and GF Chen. 2014. Unification of methods for estimating the strength of reproductive isolation. Evolution 68: 1511-1522. Full Text, PDF

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Sobel JM and MA Streisfeld. 2013. Flower color as a model system for studies of plant evo-devo. Frontiers in Plant Science 4: 321. Full Text

Streisfeld MA, WN Young, and JM Sobel. 2013. Divergent selection drives genetic differentiation in an R2R3-MYB transcription factor that contributes to incipient speciation in Mimulus aurantiacus. PLOS Genetics 9: e1003385. Full text

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Sobel JM, GF Chen, LR Watt, and DW Schemske. 2010. The biology of speciation. Evolution 64: 295-315. Full textPDF

*most downloaded and cited article of 2010 for the journal Evolution

Schemske DW, GG Mittelbach, HV Cornell, JM Sobel, and K Roy. 2009. Is there a latitudinal gradient in the importance of biotic interactions? Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics 40: 245-269. Full text, PDF

Sobel JM, Randle AM. 2009. Comparative approaches to the evolution of reproductive isolation: A comment on Scopece et al. 2007. Evolution 8: 2201-2204. Full text, PDF

*Link to original article: Scopece et al 2007

*Link to Scopece et al response to comment: Scopece et al 2009

Mittelbach GG, DW Schemske, HV Cornell, AP Allen, JM Brown, MB Bush, SP Harrison, AH Hurlbert, N Knowlton, HA Lessios, CM McCain, AR McCune, LA McDade, MA McPeek, TJ Near, TD Price, RE Ricklefs, K Roy, DF Sax, D Schluter, JM Sobel, and M Turelli. 2007. Evolution and the latitudinal diversity gradient: Speciation, extinction, and biogeography. Ecology Letters 10: 315-331. Full text, PDF