Ziska, LH, DM Blumenthal, SJ Franks. 2019. Evolution of invasive weeds in a changing climate. Invasive Plant Science and Management. Invited review. (Accepted April 9, 2019).
Ansaldi, BH, JJ Weber, C Goodwillie, SJ Franks. 2019. Low levels of inbreeding depression and enhanced fitness in cleistogamous progeny in the annual plant Triodanis perfoliata. Botany. DOI: 10.1139/cjb-2019-0022
Dickman, E, L Pennington, SJ Franks, J Sexton. 2019. Evidence for adaptive responses to historic drought across a native plant species range. Evolutionary Applications. DOI: 10.1111/eva.12803
Ansaldi, BH, SJ Franks and JJ Weber. 2018. The influence of environmental factors on breeding system allocation at large spatial scales. AoB Plants. 10: ply069. DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/ply069
Sekor, MR and SJ Franks. 2018. An experimentally introduced population of Brassica rapa (Brassicaceae). 2. Rapid evolution of phenotypic traits. Plant Ecology and Evolution. In press.
Hamann, E, AE Weis and SJ Franks. 2018. Two decades of evolutionary changes in Brassica rapa in response to fluctuations in precipitation and severe drought. Evolution. In press.
Ansaldi, BH, JJ Weber and SJ Franks. 2018. The role of phenotypic plasticity and pollination environment in the cleistogamous, mixed-mating breeding system of Triodanis perfoliata. Plant Biology. DOI:10.1111/plb.12877
Sekor, MR and SJ Franks. 2018. An experimentally introduced population of Brassica rapa (Brassicaceae). 1. Phenotypic selection over three years following colonization of a novel environment. Plant Ecology and Evolution. 151 (2): 209–218. DOI: 10.5091/plecevo.2018.1354.
VanWallendael, A, E Hamann and SJ Franks. 2018. Evidence for plasticity, but not local adaptation, in invasive Japanese knotweed (Reynoutria japonica) in North America. Evolutionary Ecology.
Franks, SJ, N Genovese, M Stockdale, JJ Weber, B Ansaldi, E van Wilgenburg. 2018. The effects of artificial selection for rapid cycling in Brassica rapa on herbivore preference and performance. International Journal of Plant Sciences.
Franks, SJ, E Hamann and AE Weis. 2018. Using the resurrection approach to understand contemporary evolution in changing environments. Evolutionary Applications 11: 17-28. doi: 10.1111/eva.12528.
Emel, S, SJ Franks and R Spigler. 2017. Phenotypic selection varies with pollination intensity across populations of Sabatia angularis. New Phytologist. 215: 813-824. doi: 10.1111/nph.14608
Franks, SJ. 2016. A harvest of weeds yields insight into a case of contemporary evolution. Molecular Ecology 25: 4421-4423.
Franks, SJ, NC Kane, NB O’Hara, S Tittes, JS Rest. 2016. Rapid genome-wide evolution in Brassica rapa populations following drought revealed by sequencing of ancestral and descendent gene pools. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.13615. Cover Article.
O’Hara, NB, JS Rest and SJ Franks. 2016. Increased susceptibility to fungal disease accompanies adaptation to drought in Brassica rapa. Evolution 70: 241-248. doi: 10.1111/evo.12833.
Weber, JJ, LB Vary, CES Berg, BH Ansaldi and SJ Franks. 2016. How evolution occurs in a population: The pollination game. American Biology Teacher. 78: 149-154. doi: 10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.149.
Etterson, JR, SJ Franks, SJ Mazer, RG Shaw, NL Soper-Gorden, HE Schneider, JJ Weber, KJ Winkler, AE Weis. 2016. Project Baseline: An unprecedented resource to study plant evolution across space and time. Invited paper in a special feature in American Journal of Botany 103: 164-173. doi:10.3732/ajb.1500313
Brown, JL, JJ Weber, D Alvarado-Serrano, MJ Hickerson, SJ Franks, AC Carnaval. 2016. Predicting the genetic consequences of future climate change: the power of coupling demography, the coalescent, and contemporary genetic patterns. Invited paper in a special feature in American Journal of Botany 103: 153-163. doi:10.3732/ajb.1500117.
Franks, SJ. 2015. The unique and multifaceted importance of the timing of flowering. American Journal of Botany 102: 1401-1402. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1500234.
Welt, RS, A Litt, SJ Franks. 2015. Analysis of population genetic structure and gene flow in Brassica rapa following a rapid evolutionary response to drought. AoB Plants 7: plv026. doi:10.1093/aobpla/plv026. This paper received an ‘Editor’s Choice’ award.
Weis, AE, SM Wadgymar, MR Sekor and SJ Franks. 2014. The shape of selection: Using alternative fitness functions to explore patterns of selection on flowering time. Evolutionary Ecology 28: 885-904.
Franks, SJ, J Munshi-South. 2014. Go forth, evolve, and prosper: The genetic basis of adaptive evolution in an invasive species. Molecular Ecology 23: 2137-2140.
Colautti, RI, SJ Franks, RA Hufbauer, PM Kotanen, M Torchin, JE Byers, P Pyšek, O Bossdorf. 2014. The Global Garlic Mustard Field Survey: Challenges and opportunities of a unique, large-scale collaboration for invasion biology. NeoBiota 21: 29–47.
Franks, SJ JJ Weber, S Aitken. 2014. Evolutionary and plastic responses to climate change in terrestrial plant populations. Invited contribution to a special issue of Evolutionary Applications 7: 123-139.Barnum, K, SJ Franks. 2013. Seed extracts impede germination in Brassica rapa plants. International Journal of Plant Biology. In press.
Franks, SJ, AA Hoffmann. 2012. Genetics of climate change adaptation. Annual Reviews in Genetics 46:185-208.
Franks, SJ, G Wheeler and C Goodnight. 2012. Genetic variation and evolution of secondary compounds in native and introduced populations of the invasive plant Melaleuca quinquenervia. Evolution. 66: 1398-1412.
Franks, SJ. 2011. Plasticity and evolution in drought avoidance and escape in the annual plant Brassica rapa. New Phytologist 190: 249-257.
Franks, SJ, PD Pratt and ND Tsutsui. 2011. Genetic consequences of a demographic bottleneck in a biological control insect. Conservation Genetics 12: 201-211.
Franks, SJ. 2010. Population genetics of island and coastal dune plants. Journal of Plant Biology. 2: 481-488.
Richards, CL, SN White, MA McGuire, SJ Franks, LA Donovan, R Mauricio. 2010. Plasticity, not adaptation to salt level, explains variation along a salinity gradient in a salt marsh perennial. Estuaries and Coasts 33: 840-852.
Franks, SJ. 2009. Genetics, evolution and conservation of island plants. Journal of Plant Biology 2: 481-488.
Franks, SJ, and AE Weis. 2009. Climate change alters reproductive islolation and potential gene flow in an annual plant. Evolutionary Applications 2:481-488.
Franks, SJ, PD Pratt, FA Dray, and EL Simms. 2008. Selection of herbivory resistance and growth rate in an invasive plant. American Naturalist 171:678-691.
Franks, SJ, JC Avise, WE Bradshaw, JK Conner, JR Etterson, SJMazer, RG Shaw, and AE Weis. 2008. The Resurrection Initiative: storing ancestral genotypes to capture evolution in action. BioScience 58: 870-873.
Franks, SJ and AE Weis. 2008. A change in climate causes rapid evolution of multiple life-history traits and their interactions in an annual plant. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 1321-1334.
Franks, SJ, PD Pratt, FA Dray, and EL Simms. 2007. No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies. Biological Invasions 10: 455-466.
Franks, SJ, S Sim, and AE Weis. 2007. Rapid evolution of flowering time by annual plant in response to a climate fluctuation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 104: 1278-1282.
Franks, SJ, AM Kral, and PD Pratt. 2006. Herbivory by introduced insects reduces growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia seedlings. Environmental Entomology 35: 366-372.
Weis, AE and SJ Franks. 2006. Herbivory tolerance and coevolution: an alternative to the arms race? New Phytologist 170: 423-425.
Center, TD, TK Van, FA Dray, SJ Franks, MT Rebelo, PD Pratt, and MB Rayamajhi. 2005. Herbivory alters competitive interactions between two invasive aquatic plants. Biological Control 33: 173-185.
Franks, SJ, PD Pratt, FA Dray, and EL Simms. 2004. Selection for resistance in invasive plants. Weed Technology 18: 1486-1489.
Franks, SJ, CL Richards, E Gonzales, J Cousins, and JL Hamrick. 2004. Multi-scale genetic analysis of Uniola paniculata L.: a coastal species with a fragmented linear distribution. American Journal of Botany 91(9): 1345-1351.
Franks, SJ. 2003. Facilitation in multiple life-history stages: evidence for nucleated succession in coastal dunes. Plant Ecology 168(1): 1-11.
Franks, SJ and CJ Peterson. 2003. Burial disturbance leads to facilitation among coastal dune plants. Plant Ecology 168(1): 13-21.
Franks, SJ. 2003. Competitive and facilitative interactions among two species of coastal dune perennials. Canadian Journal of Botany 81(4): 330-337.
Books and Book Contributions
Franks, SJ. 2013. Rapid evolution of an annual plant in response to climate change. Invited 'guest box' in Allendorf, F. Conservation Genetics. Wiley-Blackwell.