Capel, S.L.R., J.L. Bouzat, J.M. Catchen, J.A. Johnson, P.O. Dunn, and K.N. Paige. 2021. Evaluating the genome-wide impacts of species translocations: the greater prairie-chicken as a case study. Conservation Genetics, In Press.

Allsup, C.M., R.A. Lankau, and K.N. Paige. 2021. Herbivory and soil water availability induce changes in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal abundance and composition. Microbial Ecology 1-12. Published online 8/25/21.

Paige, K.N. 2021. Conservation genetics: founding principles, primary concerns.  In Foundations in Conservation Biology. University of Chicago Press.

Olds, B.P., P. J. Mulrooney, D.R. Scholes, B.R. Pittendrigh and K.N. Paige. 2021. Trees as mosaics of genetic variability: An assessment of the somatic mutation hypothesis.
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Nature News coverage 2012. “Tree’s leaves genetically different from its roots. “


Huang, J., S. Weilin, S. Keon Mook, O. Mittapalli, J. Ojo, B. Coates, K. N. Paige, M. J. Clark, and B. R. Pittendrigh. 2020. Dietary antioxidant vitamin C influences the evolutionary path of insecticide resistance in Drosophila melanogaster. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 168, 104631.


Mesa, J.M., J.A. Juvik and K.N. Paige. 2019. Individual and interactive effects of herbivory on plant fitness: endopolyploidy as a driver of genetic variation in tolerance and resistance. Oecologia 190:847–856. PDF

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Ramula, S., K.N. Paige, T. Lennartsson, and J. Tuomi. 2019. Plant adaptation to herbivory: overcompensation inspiring tolerance studies for 30 years. Ecology 100:1-6. Special Feature. Invited. PDF


Paige, K.N. 2018. Overcompensation, environmental stress, and the role of endoreduplication. On the Nature of Things, American Journal of Botany 105(7):1–4. doi:10.1002/ajb2.1135Invited. PDF


Mesa, J.M., D.R. Scholes, J. Juvik, and K.N. Paige. 2017. Molecular constraints on resistance–tolerance trade‐offs Ecology Special Feature 98:2528-2537. PDF  Invited.

 New York Times coverage of Mesa et al. 2017 Ecology – “Meet the    overcompensators,  plants that get tougher and meaner when attacked”. PDF

Scholes, D.R., E.N. Rasnick, and K.N. Paige. 2017. Characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana growth and regrowth patterns suggest a tradeoff between fitness and damage tolerance.  Oecologia 184:643–652.  PDF

Paige, K.N. 2017. Conservation genetics: founding principles, primary concerns. In, Foundations in Conservation Biology, J.D. Brawn, C. Meine, and S.K. Robinson, eds. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. In press. Invited. PDF

Scholes, D. R., J. Dalrymple, J. M. Mesa, J. A. Banta and K. N. Paige. 2017. An assessment of the molecular mechanisms contributing to tolerance to apical damage in natural populations of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Ecology. 218:265–276. PDF


Allsup, C.M. and K.N. Paige. 2016. Belowground fungal associations and water interact to influence the compensatory response of Ipomopsis aggregata. Oecologia 180:463-474. Published online October 26th, 2015. PDF

Scholes, D.R., A. E. Wszalek, and K. N. Paige. 2016. Regrowth patterns and rosette attributes contribute to the differential compensatory performances of Arabidopsis thaliana genotypes to apical damage. Plant Biology 18:239-248. Published online October 5th, 2015. PDF.


Siddappaji, M.H., D.R. Scholes, S. M. Krishnankutty, B. Calla, S.J. Clough, R.E. Zielinski and K.N. Paige. 2015. Role of invertase genes in compensatory responses to simulated herbivory. BMC Plant Biology. 15:278(1-12). Published online November 16th. PDF.

Scholes, D.R. and K.N. Paige. 2015. Transcriptomics of plant compensatory responses to herbivory reveals no tradeoff between tolerance and defense. Plant Ecology 216:1177–1190. Published online July 15th. PDF

Scholes, D.R. and K.N. Paige. 2015. Plasticity in ploidy: a generalized stress response.
Trends in Plant Science 20:165-175. Published online December 19. Invited. PDF


Scholes, D.R. and K.N. Paige. 2014. Plasticity in ploidy underlies plant fitness compensation to herbivore damage. Molecular Ecology 23:4862–4870. PDF

Scholes, D.R., A. Suarez, A. Smith, J. Johnston, and K.N. Paige. 2014. Patterns of
endopolyploidy and organ function in the giant ant Dinoponera australis. Journal of
Hymenopteran Research. 37:113-126. PDF

Previte, D., B. Olds, K. Yoon,, W. Sun, W. Muir, K.N. Paige, S.H. Lee, J. Clark, J. Koehler, and B.R. Pittendrigh. 2014. Differential gene expression in human head and body lice when challenged with Bartonella quintana, a pathogenic bacterium. Insect Molecular Biology 23:244- 254. PDF


Johnson, K.P., J.M. Allen, B.P. Olds, L. Mugisha, D.L. Reed, K.N. Paige, and B.R. Pittendrigh. 2013. Rates of genomic divergence in humans, chimpanzees, and their lice. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281: 2013-2174. PDF

Scholes, D.R., M.H. Siddappaji and K.N. Paige. 2013. The genetic basis of
overcompensation in plants: A synthesis. International Journal of Modern Botany. 3:34-42 Invited. PDF

Siddappaji, M.H., D.R. Scholes, and K.N. Paige 2013. Overcompensation in response to herbivory in Arabidopsis thaliana: the role of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and the oxidative pentose-phosphate pathway. Genetics 195:589-598. Published on-line August 9, 2013. PDF

Scholes, D.R., A.V. Suarez, and K.N. Paige. 2013. Can endopolyploidy explain body size variation within and between castes in ants? Ecology and Evolution 1-10. Open Access. PDF


Olds, B.P., B.S. Coates, L.D. Steele, W. Sun, T.A. Agunbiade, K.S. Yoon, J.P. Strycharz, S. H. Lee, K.N. Paige, J.M. Clark, and B.R. Pittendrigh. 2012. Comparison of the transcriptional profiles of head and body lice. Journal of Insect Molecular Biology. 21:257-268. PDF


Scholes, D.R. and K.N. Paige. 2011. Chromosomal plasticity: mitigating the impacts of
herbivory. Ecology 92:1691-1698. PDF

Sarup, P., J.G. Sørensen, T.N. Kristensen, A.A. Hoffmann,V. Loeschcke, K.N. Paige, and P. Sørensen. 2011. Candidate genes detected in transcriptome studies are strongly dependent on genetic background. PloS ONE 6:1-5. PDF

Anderson, L.L., F.S. Hu and K.N. Paige. 2011. Phylogeographic history of white spruce during the last glacial maximum: uncovering cryptic refugia. Journal of Heredity 102:207-216. Published on-line October 18. PDF


Paige, K.N. 2010. The functional genomics of inbreeding: A new approach to an old problem. BioScience 21st Century Directions in Biology. 60:267-277. Invited. PDF


Sano, C.M., M.O. Bohn, K.N. Paige and T.W. Jacobs. 2009. Heritable variation in the
inflorescence replacement program of Arabidopsis thaliana. Theoretical and Applied
Genetics 119:1461-1471. Published online September 29 2009. PDF

Ayroles, J., K.A. Hughes, K. Rowe, M. Reedy, S. L. Rodriguez-Zas, J. Drnevich, C. Caceres, and K.N. Paige. 2009. Genome-wide assessment of inbreeding depression: gene number, function and mode of action. Conservation Biology 23:920-930. Published online March 11, 2009. PDF


Anderson, L.L., F.S. Hu, D.M. Nelson, R.J. Petit, and K.N. Paige. 2006. Ice age endurance: DNA evidence of a white spruce refugium in Alaska. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103:12447-12450. PDF

             New York Times. March of Trees. August 1, 2006

Hughes, K.A., J. Ayroles. M. Reedy, J. Drnevich, K. Rowe, C. Carceres and K.N. Paige. 2006. Within-population variation in the transcriptome: cis versus trans regulation and
dominance effects of alleles. Genetics 173:1-9. PDF

Rowe, K.C., E.J. Heske, and K.N. Paige. 2006. Comparative phylogeography of chipmunks and white-footed mice in relation to the individualistic nature of species. Molecular Ecology 15:4003-4020. PDF

Wenny, D., L.L. Anderson, D. Kirk, J. Bergstrom, D. Enstrom and K.N. Paige. 2006. Genetic consequences of ecological isolation of Swainson’s Hawk in Illinois. Journal of Raptor Research 40:270-276. PDF


Rowe, K.C., E. J. Heske, P. W. Brown, and K.N. Paige. 2004. Surviving the ice: northern refugia and post-glacial recolonization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101:10355-10359. PDF

    Discover Magazine Year in Science Top 100 Stories of 2004 “This little            chipmunk braved the ice sheets”. NPR coverage.

Levine, M.T. and K.N. Paige. 2004. Direct and indirect effects of drought on compensation following herbivory in scarlet gilia. Ecology 85:3185-3191. PDF

Bidart-Bouzat, M.G., S. Portnoy, E.H. DeLucia, and K.N. Paige. 2004. Trait integration in Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to herbivory and enriched CO2 environments. Ecology
Letters 7:837-847. PDF


Anderson, L.L. and K.N. Paige. 2003. Multiple herbivores and coevolutionary interactions in an Ipomopsis hybrid swarm. Evolutionary Ecology 17:139-156. PDF

Williams, B.L., J.D. Brawn and K.N. Paige. 2003. Landscape scale genetic effects of habitat fragmentation on a high gene flow species: Speyeria idalia (Nymphalidae). Molecular Ecology 12:11-20. PDF


Maherali, H., B. Williams, K.N. Paige, and E.H. DeLucia. 2002. Hydraulic differentiation of Ponderosa pine populations along a climate gradient is not associated with ecotypic
divergence. Functional Ecology 16:510-521. PDF

Williams, B.L., J.D. Brawn and K.N. Paige. 2002. Highly polymorphic microsatellite loci for Speyeria idalia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 2:87-88. PDF

Parker, R.W., K.N. Paige and A. DeVries. 2002. Genetic variation among populations of the Antarctic toothfish: evolutionary insights and implications for conservation. Polar
Biology 25:256-261. PDF


Anderson, L.L., F.S. Hu, and K.N. Paige. 2001. A molecular approach to understanding the late-quaternary history of spruce (Picea) in eastern Beringia. Paleotimes 11-12.

Paige, K.N., B. Williams and T. Hickox. 2001. Overcompensation through the paternal
component of fitness in Ipomopsis arizonica. Oecologia 128:72-76. PDF

Rubin, C.S., R.E. Warner, and K.N. Paige. 2001. An evaluation of the population genetic
structure of Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in an urban landscape. Biological
Conservation 99:323-330. PDF


Paige, K.N. 1999. Regrowth following ungulate herbivory in scarlet gilia, Ipomopsis
aggregata: geographic evidence for overcompensation. Oecologia 118:316-323. PDF


Bouzat, J.L., H.A. Lewin, and K.N. Paige. 1998. The ghost of genetic diversity past: ancient DNA analysis of the Greater Prairie Chicken. The American Naturalist 152:1-6. PDF

Science coverage “Fingering a genetic bottleneck”.

Bouzat, J.L., H.H. Cheng, H.A. Lewin, R.L. Westemeier, J.D. Brawn, and K.N. Paige. 1998. Genetic evaluation of a demographic bottleneck in the greater prairie chicken
(Tympanuchus cupido). Conservation Biology 12:836-843. PDF

Westemeier, R.L., J.D. Brawn, S.A. Simpson, T.L. Esker, R.W. Jansen, J.W. Walk, E.L.
Kershner, J.L. Bouzat, and K.N. Paige. 1998. Tracking the long-term decline and
recovery of an isolated population. Science 282:1695-1698. PDF

Science coverage “No need to isolate genetics”, New York Times coverage “A birds race towards extinction is halted”.


Gronemeyer, P.A., B.J. Dilger, J.L. Bouzat, and K.N. Paige. 1997. The effects of herbivory on paternal fitness in scarlet gilia: better moms also make better pops. The American Naturalist 150:592-602. PDF


Paige, K.N. and M.S. Heschel. 1996. Inbreeding depression in scarlet gilia, Ipomopsis
aggregata: a reply to Ouborg and van Groenendael. Conservation Biology 10:1292-
1294. PDF


Trame, A., A.J. Coddington, and K.N. Paige. 1995. Field and genetic studies testing optimal outcrossing in Agave schottii, a long-lived clonal plant. Oecologia 104:93-100. PDF

Paige, K.N. 1995. Bats and barometric pressure: conserving limited energy and tracking insects from the roost. Functional Ecology 9:463-467. PDF

Heschel, M.S. and K.N. Paige. 1995. Inbreeding depression, environmental stress, and
population size variation in scarlet gilia, Ipomopsis aggregata. Conservation Biology
9:126-133. PDF


Paige, K.N. 1994. Herbivory and Ipomopsis aggregata: differences in response, differences in experimental protocol, a reply to Bergelson and Crawley. The American Naturalist 143:739-749. PDF


Lewin, H.A., E.M. Spevak, and K.N. Paige. 1993. Genetic management of herd health and productivity: molecular strategies. Proceedings of the 1st International Bison Conference.

Paige, K.N. and W.C. Capman. 1993. The effects of host-plant genotype, hybridization and environment on gall aphid attack and survival in cottonwood: the importance of genetic studies and the utility of RFLP’s. Evolution 47:36-45. PDF


Paige, K.N. 1992. The effects of fire on scarlet gilia: an alternative selection pressure to
herbivory? Oecologia 92:229-235. PDF

Paige, K.N. 1992. Overcompensation in response to mammalian herbivory: from mutualistic to antagonistic interactions. Ecology 73:2076-2085. PDF


Paige, K.N., W.C. Capman and P. Jennetten. 1991. Mitochondrial inheritance patterns across a cottonwood hybrid zone: cytonuclear disequilibria and hybrid zone dynamics. Evolution 45:1360-1369. PDF


Keim, P., K.N. Paige, T.G. Whitham, and K.G. Lark. 1989. Genetic analysis of an interspecific hybrid swarm of Populus: occurrence of unidirectional introgression. Genetics 123:557-565. PDF

Keim, P., K.N. Paige, T.G. Whitham, and K.G. Lark. 1989. The genetic-structure of a Populus hybrid swarm and the correlation of insect susceptibility of specific genetic classes. Genetics 122:S30.


Paige, K.N. 1988. The wiliest wildflower in the west. Natural History 97:49-53.


Paige, K.N. and T.G. Whitham. 1987. Flexible life history traits: shifts by scarlet gilia in response to pollinator abundance. Ecology 68:1691-1695. PDF

Paige, K.N. and T.G. Whitham. 1987. Overcompensation in response to mammalian herbivory: the advantage of being eaten. The American Naturalist 129:407-416. PDF

Science coverage “On the benefits of being eaten”. Trends in Ecology and Evolution “Benevolent herbivores?”


Paige, K.N. and T.G. Whitham. 1985. Individual and population shifts in flower color by scarlet gilia: a mechanism for pollinator tracking. Science 227:315-317. Cover photo featured for this issue. PDF

New York Times coverage “Plant’s color shifts tied to attracting pollinators”.

Paige, K.N., L.A. Mink, and V.R. McDaniel. 1985. A broadband ultrasonic field detector for monitoring bat cries. Journal of Wildlife Management 49(1):11-13. PDF


McDaniel, V.R., M.J. Harvey, C.R. Tumlison, and K.N. Paige. 1983. Status of the small-footed bat, Myotis leibii in the Southern Ozarks. Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Science 36:92-94.


Paige, K.N., C.R. Tumlison, and V.R. McDaniel. 1981. A second record of Typhlichthys
subterraneus from Arkansas. Southwestern Naturalist 26:67-68.


Sutton, K.B. and K.N. Paige. 1980. Geographic distribution: Ambystoma talpoideum. SSAR Herp Review II (I):13.


McDaniel, V.R., K.N. Paige, and C.R. Tumlison. 1979. Cave fauna of Arkansas: additional invertebrate and vertebrate records. Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Science 33:84-85.

Paige, K.N., C.T. McAllister, and C.R. Tumlison. 1979. Unusual results from pellet analysis of the American Barn Owl, Tyto alba pratincola (Bonaparte). Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Science 33:88-89.


Paige, K.N. Owen-Smith, N. 2002. Adaptive Herbivore Ecology: From Resources to Populations in Variable Environment. Cambridge Studies in Ecology. 374pp. The Quarterly Review of Biology 78:121. PDF

Whitham, T.G., J. Maschinski, K.C. Larson, and K.N. Paige. 1991. Plant responses to herbivory: the continuum from negative to positive and underlying physiological mechanisms. In Plant-Animal Interactions: Evolutionary Ecology in Tropical and Temperate Regions (P.W. Price & G.W. Fernandes, eds.) Wiley Publishers, pp 227-256.

Paige, K.N., P. Keim, T.G. Whitham and K.G. Lark. 1990. The use of restriction fragment length polymorphisms to study the ecology and evolutionary biology of aphid-plant interactions. In Aphid-Plant Genotype Interactions (R.K. Campbell & R.D. Eikenbary, eds.) Elsevier 1. Science Publishers B.V., pp 69-87.

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