Research Publications

Marcotrigiano, M. 2017. Elms revisited. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. 43(6):217–240.

Marcotrigiano, M. Elms and Dutch elm disease: A Quick Overview. Pp. 2-5. In: Pinchot, Cornelia C.; Knight, Kathleen S.; Haugen, Linda M.; Flower, Charles E.; Slavicek, James M., eds. 2017. Proceedings of the American elm restoration workshop 2016; 2016 October 25-27; Lewis Center, OH. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-174. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 148 p. View online.

Marcotrigiano M. 2010. A role for leaf epidermis in the control of leaf size and the rate and extent of mesophyll cell division. American Journal of Botany. 97(2):224-233. View online

Pooler M, Nicholson R, Vandegrift A. 2008. Clonal fidelity in Large Colonies of Gaylussacia brachycera Gray (Box Huckleberry) Assessed by DNA fingerprinting. Northeastern Naturalist. 15 (1): 67–74. View online

Nicholson ., Bales J, Palmer-Fortune J, Nicholson R. 2008. Darwin’s Bee-trap, the Kinetics of Catasetum, a New World Orchid. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 3 (1): 19–23 doi: 10.4161/psb.3.1.4980

Bruno, A,  Marcotrigiano M, and Horton N. 2007. A three-stage micropropagation system for a novel color morph of the wildflower, Porteranthus trifoliatus (L.) Britt. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. 90:9-13. doi: 10.1007/s11240-007-9205-8

Markham K, Bloor S, Nicholson R, Rivera R, et al. 2004. Black flower coloration in wild Lisianthius nigrescens, its chemistry and ecological consequences. Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung C 59 (9–10): 619–625. doi: 10.1515/znc-2004-9-1003

Shemluck M., Nicholson R., Estrada E., Brobst S. 2003. A preliminary study of taxane chemistry and natural history of the Mexican yew, Taxus globosa. Bulletin of the Botanical Society of Mexico. 72: 119–127.

Nicholson R., Munn DX. 2003. Observations on the propagation of Taxus globosa Schltdl. Boletín de la Sociedad Botánica de México [Bulletin of the Botanical Society of Mexico]. 72: 129–130. View online

Li J, Nicholson R, Alexander J, et al. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships of Empetraceae inferred from sequences of chloroplast gene matK and nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS Region. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 25(2): 306–315. doi: 10.1016/S1055-7903(02)00241-5

Marcotrigiano M. 2001. Genetic Mosaics and the Analysis of Leaf Development. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 162 (3), 513–525. doi: 10.1086/320138

Cheng Y, Chaw S., Nicholson R, Tripp K.  2000. Phylogeny of Taxaceae and Cephalotaxaceae genera inferred from chloroplast matK gene and nuclear rDNA ITS region. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 14 (3): 353–365. doi: 10.1006/mpev.1999.0710

Nicholson R, Garcia-Biao B. 1999. Observations on the propagation of Cupressus dupreziana, an endemic conifer of the Sahara Desert. Botanic Garden Conservation International News. 3 (3): 49–50. View online

Garcia-Bailo B, Determann R, Nicholson R, Sojkowski S. 1998. The ex situ conservation of stinking cedar. Public Garden. 13(3). View online

Sprinkle J, Nicholson R. 1995. Grafting trifoliate maples. Proceedings of the International Plant Propagators Society. 45: 508–512. View online

Nicholson R, Munson R. 1994. A germination protocol for small seed lots. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 12 (4): 223–226. View online

Nicholson R. 1994. Hedging a bet against extinction: the use of shears in ex situ conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 3 (2): 628–631. doi: 10.1007/BF00114205

Nicholson R. 1993. Rooting Torreya taxifolia, an endangered conifer of the Florida Panhandle. Botanic Garden Conservation International News. 2(2): 35–37. View online

Nicholson R, Fairey J, Schoenfeld ., Shemluck M, Estrada E. 1992. The propagation of the temperate woody Mexican flora. Proceedings of the International Plant Propagators Society. 42: 442–446. View online

Periclinal Chimeras in Datura in Relation to the Development of the Carpel
By Sophie Satina and Alfred F. Blakeslee
American Journal of Botany, Vol., 30, No. 7 (July, 1943), pp. 453-462

Periclinal Chimeras in Datura in Relation to Development and Structure (A) of the Style and Stigma (B) of Calyx and Corolla
By Sophie Satina
American Journal of Botany, Vol, 31, No. 8, (October, 1944), pp. 493-502

Periclinal Chimeras in Datura in Relation to the Development and Structure of the Ovule
By Sophie Satina
American Journal of Botany, Vol. 32, No. 2, (February 1945), pp. 72-81

Names in bold are Botanic Garden staff or students.

Student presenting her research

What began with a work-study project on rare and endangered species propagation with Conservatory Manager Rob Nicholson led me to a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, presenting a poster at a national symposium in Washington, D.C., and finally to Smith’s Collaborations showcase for student research this spring. 


Jacqueline Maasch, Smith Class of 2016