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Buck, R., Ortega‐Del Vecchyo, D., Gehring, C., Michelson, R., Flores‐Rentería, D., Klein, B., Whipple, A.V. and Flores‐Rentería, L., 2022. Sequential hybridization may have facilitated ecological transitions in the Southwestern pinyon pine syngameon. New Phytologist.


Ramadoss, N., Orduño-Baez, A., Portillo, C., Steele, S., Rebman, J. and Flores-Rentería, L., 2022. Unraveling the development behind unisexual flowers in Cylindropuntia wolfii (Cactaceae). BMC Plant Biology, 22(1), pp.1-14.

Buck, R. and Flores-Rentería, L., 2022. The Syngameon Enigma. Plants, 11(7), p.895.


O'Shea, B., Vanderplank, S., Talley, D. and Flores-Rentería, L., 2022. Edaphic preference determines the distribution of the island endemic Ferocactus gatesii (Cactaceae) in Bahía de los Ángeles, Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments, 198, p.104691.

Flores‐Rentería, L., Rymer, P.D., Ramadoss, N. and Riegler, M., 2021. Major biogeographic barriers in eastern Australia have shaped the population structure of widely distributed Eucalyptus moluccana and its putative subspecies. Ecology and evolution, 11(21), pp.14828-14842.


Menon M, Bagley JC, Page GF, Whipple AV, Schoettle AW, Still CJ, Wehenkel C, Waring KM, Flores-Renteria L, Cushman SA, Eckert AJ. 2021. Adaptive evolution in a conifer hybrid zone is driven by a mosaic of recently introgressed and background genetic variants. Communications biology, 5;4(1):1-4.


Moler ER, Page G, Flores-Renteria L, Garms CG, Hull JB, Cooper HF, Swenson J, Perks S, Waring KM, Whipple AV. 2021. A method for experimental warming of developing tree seeds with a common garden demonstration of seedling responses. Plant Methods, 17(1):1-2.

Lamit LJ, Meinhardt KA, Flores-Rentería L, Kovacs ZI, Zinkgraf M, Whitham TG, Gehring CA. 2021. Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities differ among parental and hybrid Populus cross types within a natural riparian habitat. Fungal Ecology, 1;52:101059.


Simental-Rodriguez SL, Pérez-Luna A, Hernández-Díaz JC, Jaramillo-Correa JP, López-Sánchez CA, Flores-Rentería L, Carrillo-Parra A, Wehenkel C. 2021. Modelling Shifts and Contraction of Seed Zones in Two Mexican Pine Species by Using Molecular Markers. Forests, 12(5):570.


Leal-Sáenz A, Waring KM, Menon M, Cushman SA, Eckert A, Flores‐Rentería, L., Hernández-Díaz JC, López-Sánchez CA, Martínez-Guerrero JH, Wehenkel C. 2020. Morphological differences in Pinus strobiformis across latitudinal and elevational gradients. Frontiers in plant science. 11:1600.

Buck R, Hyasat S, Hossfeld A, Flores-Rentería L. 2020 Patterns of hybridization and cryptic introgression among one and four needle pinyon pines. Annals of Botany. 126:Pages 401-411.


Garms, C. G., Flores-Rentería, L., Waring, K., Whipple, A., Wing, M. G., & Strimbu, B. M. 2020. Augmenting size models for Pinus strobiformis seedlings using dimensional estimates from unmanned aircraft systems. Canadian Journal of Forest Research50(9), 890-904.

Yost, J. M., Pearson, K. D., Alexander, J., Edward, H., ... Flores-Rentería, L., ... & Aerne, L. 2020. The california phenology collections network: using digital images to investigate phenological change in a biodiversity hotspot. Madroño, 66(4), 130-141.

Menon, M., Landguth, E., Leal‐Saenz, A., Bagley, J.C., Schoettle, A.W., Wehenkel, C., Flores‐Renteria, L., Cushman, S.A., Waring, K.M. and Eckert, A.J., 2020. Tracing the footprints of a moving hybrid zone under a demographic history of speciation with gene flow. Evolutionary applications, 13(1), pp.195-209.

Whipple, A. V., Cobb, N. S., Gehring, C. A., Mopper, S., Flores‐Rentería, L., and Whitham, T. G. 2019. Long-Term Studies Reveal Differential Responses to Climate Change for Trees Under Soil-or Herbivore-Related Stress. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10, 132. 10.3389/fpls.2019.00132


Patterson, A., Flores‐Rentería, L., Whipple, A., Whitham, T. and Gehring, C. 2018. Common garden experiments disentangle plant genetic and environmental contributions to ectomycorrhizal fungal community structure. New Phytologist doi:10.1111/nph.15352


Flores-Rentería L., Whipple V. A., Benally G., Patterson A., Canyon B. and Gehring C.A. 2018. Higher temperature at lower elevation sites fails to promote acclimation or adaptation to heat stress during pollen germination. Frontiers in Plant Science 9:536.


Menon M, Bagley JC, Friedline CJ, et al. Flores-Rentería L. et al. 2018. The role of hybridization during ecological divergence of southwestern white pine (Pinus strobiformis) and limber pine (P. flexilis). Molecular Ecology 27:1245–1260.

Goodrich BA, Waring KM, Flores-Rentería L. 2018. Pinus strobiformis gene conservation and genecology. Proceedings Conference Paper, IUFRO Joint Conference: 2.02.15 Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five-Needle Pines.

Gehring C. A., Sthultz C.M., Flores-Rentería L., Whipple A.V., Whitham T.G. 2017. Tree genetics defines fungal partner communities that may confer drought tolerance. PNAS.

Flores-Rentería L, Rymer PD, Riegler M. 2017. Unpacking boxes: integration of molecular, morphological and ecological approaches reveals extensive patterns of reticulate evolution in box eucalypts. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 108, 70-87. pdf

Gehring C, Hayer M, Flores-Rentería L,  Krohn A, Schwartz E, Dijkstra P. 2016. Cheatgrass invasion alters the abundance and composition of dark septate fungal communities in sagebrush steppe. Botany 94:481-491, invited paper.


Lamit L, Holeski L, Flores-Rentería L, Whitham T, Gehring C. 2016. Tree genotype and litter chemistry linked to ectomycorrhizal fungal communities: ecological and evolutionary implications. Fungal Ecology 24, 124-134, invited paper.


Gehring C, Flores-Rentería D, Sthultz CM, Leonard TM, Flores-Rentería L, Whipple AV, Whitham TG. 2014. Plant genetics and interspecific competitive interactions determine ectomycorrhizal fungal community responses to climate change. Special issue: Nature’s microbiome. Molecular Ecology 23:1379-1391.

Flores-Rentería L, Matthew KL, Lamit LJ, Gehring CA. 2014. An elusive ectomycorrhizal fungus reveals itself: A new species of Geopora (Pyronemataceae) associated with Pinus edulis. Mycologia 106: 553-563. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.06.010.


Flores-Rentería, L., Wegier A., Ortega Del Vecchyo D., Ortiz A., Piñero D., Whipple, A.V., Molina-Freaner, F. and C. A. Domínguez. 2013. Genetic, morphological, geographical and ecological approaches reveal phylogenetic relationships in complex groups, an example of recently diverged pinyon pine species (Subsection Cembroides). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69(3):940-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.06.010


Flores-Rentería, L., Molina-Freaner, F., Whipple, A.V., Gehring C. A., and C. A. Domínguez. 2013. Sexual stability in the nearly dioecious Pinus johannis. American Journal of Botany 100(3): 602–612. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1200068.


Baoming J., Gehring C. A., Wilson W.T.G., Miller R. M., Flores-Rentería, L. and N.C. Johnsons. 2013. Patterns of diversity and adaptation in Glomeromycota from three prairie grasslands. Molecular Ecology 22(9):2573-87. doi: 10.1111/mec.12268.


Flores-Rentería, L., Orozco-Arroyo G., Cruz-García F., Alfaro I., Vázquez-Santana S. 2013. Programmed cell death promotes male-sterility in the functional dioecious Opuntia stenopetala (Cactaceae). Annals of Botany 112(5):789-800. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct141.


Flores-Rentería, L., Vázquez-Lobo, A., Whipple A. V., Piñero, D., Márquez-Guzmán, J. and C.A. Domínguez. 2011. Functional bisporangiate cones in Pinus johannis (Pinaceae): Implications for the evolution of bisexuality in seed plants. American Journal of Botany 98(1): 130–139. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1000275.

Krohn A. L., Flores-Rentería L., Gehring C. A. 2013. Microsatellite primers in the foundation tree species Pinus edulis (Pinaceae) and Pinus monophylla (Pinaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 1(8):1200552. doi:


Flores-Rentería, L. and A. V. Whipple. 2011.  A new approach to improve the scoring of mononucleotide microsatellite loci. American Journal of Botany, Primer Notes & Protocols in the Plant Sciences 98: e51-53. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1000428.





Flores-Rentería, L. and Krohn A. L. 2013. Scoring Microsatellites. In: Microsatellites. Ed. Stella Kantartzi. Springer. ISSN 1064-3745.

Serrato Díaz A., Flores Rentería L., Aportela Cortés J. and E. Sierra Palacios. 2013. PCR: Polymerase Chain Reaction. In: Molecular tools applied in ecology: theoretical and practical aspects. Eds. Cornejo et al. UAM. PP. 67-88. ISBN: 978-607-8246-72-4.




Flores-Rentería L, Baena-Diaz F, Perez-Alquicira J, Molina-Freaner F, Domínguez CA. 2013. Mapping evolutionary pathways: Sky Islands as a natural laboratory. Sonorensis, 33:14-17.

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