2021. Weeden NF, Coyne CJ, Lavin M, McPhee K. Distinguishing among Pisum accessions using a hypervariable intron within Mendel’s green/yellow cotyledon gene. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-021-01152-1 

2021. Hansen AJ, East A, Keane RE, Lavin M, Legg K, Holden Z, Toney C, Alongi F. Is whitebark pine less sensitive to climate warming when climate tolerances of juveniles are considered? Forest Ecology and Management 493: 119221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119221

2020 (April update). Montana Grasses App. High Country Apps.

2020. Cardoso, DBO, CM Jordão de Mattos, F Filardi, A Delgado-Salinas, M Lavin, PL Rodrigues de Moraes, F Tapia-Pastrana, H Cavalcante de Lima. A molecular phylogeny of the pantropical papilionoid legume Aeschynomene supports reinstating the ecologically and morphologically coherent genus Ctenodon. Neodiversity 13 (1): 1-38. DOI: 10.13102/neod.131.1

2020. Ringelberg, J. J., N. E. Zimmermann, A. Weeks, M. Lavin, and C. E. Hughes. Biomes as evolutionary arenas: convergence and conservatism in the trans‐continental succulent biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29 (7): 1100–1113. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13089.

2019. Alongi, F., A. J. Hansen, D. Laufenberg, R. E. Keane, K. Legg, and M. Lavin. An economical approach to distinguish genetically needles of limber from whitebark pine. Forests 2019, 10, 1060. , 10, 1060. https://doi.org/10.3390/f10121060. (DNA sequence data set; summary in the Spring 2020 #38 issue of Nutcracker Notes)

2018. Trabuco da Cruz, D., Á. Idárraga, K. Banda, C. van den Berg, L. P. Queiroz, R. T. Pennington, M. Lavin, and D. Cardoso. Ancient speciation of the papilionoid legume Luetzelburgia jacana, a newly discovered species in an inter-Andean seasonally dry valley of Colombia. Taxon 67 (5): 931–943. https://doi.org/10.12705/675.6. (BEAST2 output analysis)

2018. Lavin, M., R. T. Pennington, C. E. Hughes, G. P. Lewis, A. Delgado Salinas, R. Duno de Stefano, L. P. Queiroz, D. Cardoso, M. F. Wojciechowski. DNA sequence variation among conspecific accessions of the legume Coursetia caribaea reveal geographically localized clades here ranked as species. Systematic Botany 43 (3): 664–675. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364418X697382

2018. Adams, R. P., M. Lavin, and G. P. Seiler. Geographic variation in hexane extractable hydrocarbons in natural populations of Helianthus annuus (Asteraceae, Sunflowers) II. Phytologia 100 (2): 153-160.

2018. Adams, R. P., M. Lavin, S. Hart, M. Licher, and W. Holmes. Screening hydrocarbon yields of sunflowers: Helianthus maximiliani and H. nuttallii (Asteraceae). Phytologia 100 (2): 161-166.

2018. Farruggia, F. T., M. Lavin, and M. F. Wojciechowski. Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of the pantropical genus Sesbania (Leguminosae). Systematic Botany 43 (2): 414–429. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364418X697175

2017. Pennington, R. T. and M. Lavin. Dispersal, isolation and diversification with continued gene flow in an Andean tropical dry forest. Molecular Ecology 26: 3327–3329. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14182

2017. Dexter, K. G., M. Lavin, B. Torke, A. Twyford, T. Kursar, P. Coley, C. Drake, R. Hollands, R. T. Pennington. Dispersal assembly of rain forest tree communities across the Amazon basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 114 (10): 2645-2650. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1613655114

2017. The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (82 co-authors). A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny. Taxon 66 (1): 44-77, https://doi.org/10.12705/661.3

2016. Brummer, T. J., K. T. Taylor, J. Rotella, B. D. Maxwell, L. J. Rew, M. Lavin. Drivers of Bromus tectorum abundance in the Western North American sagebrush steppe. Ecosystems 19 (6): 986-1000. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-016-9980-3 (data, photos).

2016. Snak, C., M. Vatanparast, C. Silva, G. P. Lewis, M. Lavin, T. Kajita, L. P. Queiroz. A dated phylogeny of the papilionoid legume genus Canavalia reveals recent diversification by a pantropical liana lineage. Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution 98: 133–146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.02.001

2016. Pennington, R. T. and M. Lavin. The contrasting nature of woody plant species in different neotropical forest biomes reflects differences in ecological stability. The New Phytologist 210: 25–37. (TreeBase accession 18275) https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.13724

2015. Daughenbaugh, K. F., M. Martin, L. M. Brutscher, I. Cavigli, E. Garcia, M. Lavin, and M. L. Flenniken. Honey bee infecting Lake Sinai Viruses. Viruses 7: 3285-3309.

2014. Meireles, J. E., A. M. Tozzi, M. Lavin. A phylogenetic analysis of molecular and morphological data reveals a paraphyletic Poecilanthe (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae). Systematic Botany 39 (4): 1142-1149. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364414X683912 (TreeBase accession 15171)

2014. Oliveria-Filho, A., R. T. Pennington, J. Rotella, M. Lavin. Exploring evolutionarily meaningful vegetation definitions in the tropics: a community phylogenetic approach. In pp. 239-260 (Chapter 9), Forests and Global Change, ed. David A. Coomes, David F. R. P. Burslem and William D. Simonson. British Ecological Society, Cambridge University Press.

2014. Taylor, K., T. Brummer, L. J. Rew, M. Lavin, and B. D. Maxwell. Bromus tectorum response to fire varies with climate. Ecosystems: 17 (6): 960-973. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-014-9771-7

2013. Oliveira-Filho, A. T., D. Cardoso, B. D. Schrire, G. P. Lewis, R. T. Pennington, T. J. Brummer, J. Rotella, and M. Lavin. Stability structures tropical woody plant diversity more than seasonality: insights into the ecology of high legume-succulent-plant biodiversity. South African Journal of Botany 89: 42-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2013.06.010 (site dataspecies dataphylomatic listphylomatic age constraintsphylomatic backbone treephylomatic commandscommunity phylogeny).

2013. Cardoso, D., R. T. Pennington, L. P. de Queiroz, J. S. Boatwright, B.-E. Van Wyk, M. F. Wojciechowski, and M. Lavin. Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes. South African Journal of Botany 89: 58-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001 (data)

2013. Thulin, M., P. B. Phillipson, M. Lavin. Peltiera (Fabaceae), the coming and going of an “extinct” genus in Madagascar. Adansonia, sér. 3, 35 (1): 61-71. https://doi.org/10.5252/a2013n1a6 (data)

2013. Lavin, M., T. J. Brummer, R. Quire, B. D. Maxwell, L. J. Rew. Physical disturbance shapes vascular plant diversity more profoundly than fire in the sagebrush steppe of southeastern Idaho, U.S.A.. Ecology and Evolution 3 (6): 1626-1641. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.574. (site dataspecies datacommunity phylogeny). [This study derives from Lavin, M., T. Brummer, T. Seipel, B. Maxwell, and L. Rew. 2013. The Intermountain Flora sets the stage for a community phylogenetic analysis of plant biodiversity in the sagebrush steppe of western North America. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 108: 63-84.]

2013. Cardoso, D., L. P. de Queiroz, H. C. de Lima, E. Suganuma, C. van den Berg, and M. Lavin. A molecular phylogeny of the Vataireoid legumes underscores floral evolvability that is general to many early-branching papilionoid lineages. American Journal of Botany 100 (2): 403-421. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1200276. (data).

2012. Cardoso, D., L. P. Queiroz, R. T. Pennington, H. C. de Lima, É. Fonty, M. F. Wojciechowski, and M. Lavin. Revisiting the phylogeny of papilionoid legumes: New insights from comprehensively sampled early-branching lineages. American Journal of Botany 99 (12): 1991-2013. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1200380. (data).

2012. Cardoso, D., H. C. de Lima, R. S. Rodrigues, L. P. Queiroz, R. T. Pennington, and M. Lavin. The realignment of Acosmium sensu stricto with the Dalbergioid clade (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) reveals a proneness for independent evolution of radial floral symmetry among early-branching papilionoid legumes. Taxon 61 (5): 1057-1073 (data).

2012. Cardoso, D., H. C. de Lima, R. S. Rodrigues, L. P. Queiroz, R. T. Pennington, and M. Lavin. The Bowdichia clade of Genistoid legumes: Phylogenetic analysis of combined molecular and morphological data and a recircumscription of Diplotropis. Taxon 61 (5): 1074-1087 (data).

2012. Lewis, G. P., J. R. I. Wood, and M. Lavin. Steinbachiella Harms (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae: Dalbergieae), endemic to Bolivia, is reinstated as an accepted genus. Kew Bulletin 67: 789-796 (data). doi:/10.1007/s12225-012-9415-z

2012. Särkinen, T., R. T. Pennington, M. Lavin, M. F. Simon, and C. E. Hughes. Evolutionary islands in the Andes: persistence and isolation explains high endemism in Andean dry tropical forests. Journal of Biogeography 39: 884–900. doi:/10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02644.x

2011. Delgado-Salinas, A., M. Thulin, R. Pasquet, N. Weeden, and M. Lavin. Vigna (Leguminosae) sensu lato: the names and identities of the American segregate genera. American Journal of Botany 98 (10): 1694-1715 (data).

2011. Lavin, M. and C. Seibert. Great Plains Flora? Plant geography of eastern Montana’s lower elevation shrub-grass dominated vegetation. In Wambolt, C. L. et al. (compilers), 3-14. Proceedings - Shrublands: wildlands and wildlife habitats. 15th Wildland Shrub Symposium, 2008 June 17-19, Bozeman, MT. NREI, volume XVI. S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Natural Resources Research Library, Logan, Utah, USA.

2011. Pennington, R. T., A. Daza, C. Reynel, and M. Lavin. Poissonia eriantha (Leguminosae) from Cuzco, Peru: an overlooked species underscores a pattern of narrow endemism common to seasonally dry neotropical vegetation. Systematic Botany 36 (1): 59-68 (data).

2011. Queiroz, L. P. de and M. Lavin. Coursetia (Leguminosae) from eastern Brazil: nuclear ribosomal and chloroplast DNA sequence analysis reveal the monophyly of three caatinga-inhabiting species. Systematic Botany 36 (1): 69-79 (data).

2010. Pennington, R. T., M. Lavin, T. Särkinen, G. P. Lewis, B. B. Klitgaard, C. E. Hughes. Contrasting plant diversification histories within the Andean biodiversity hotspot. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107 (31): 13783-13787.

2010. Boyd, E. S., T. L. Hamilton, J. R. Spear, M. Lavin, and J. W. Peters. [FeFe]-hydrogenase in Yellowstone National Park: evidence for dispersal limitation and phylogenetic niche conservatism. The ISME Journal 2010: 1-11.

2010. Duno de Stefano, R., G. Carnevali Fernández-Concha, L. Lorena Can-Itza, and M. Lavin. The morphological and phylogenetic distinctions of Coursetia greenmanii (Leguminosae): taxonomic and ecological implications. Systematic Botany 35 (2): 289-295 (data). TreeBase accession 10155 (legacy accession S2499).

2010. Ireland, H., R. T. Pennington, M. Lavin, B. Schrire, G. Kite, N. Veitch, and M. Chase. Biogeographical, ecological and morphological structure, in a phylogenetic analysis of Ateleia (Swartzieae, Fabaceae) derived from combined molecular, morphological and chemical data. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 162: 39-53. TreeBase accession 9962 (legacy accession S2567).

2009. Pennington, R. T., M. Lavin, and A. Oliveira-Filho. Woody plant diversity, evolution and ecology in the tropics: perspectives from seasonally dry tropical forests. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 40: 437-457.

2009. Schrire, B., M. Lavin, F. Forest. Phylogeny of the tribe Indigofereae (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae): geographically structured more in succulent-rich and temperate settings than in grass-rich environments. American Journal of Botany 96: 816-852 (data). TreeBase accession S2186.

2008. Lavin, M. and A. Beyra-Matos. The impact of ecology and biogeography on legume diversity, endemism, and phylogeny in the Caribbean region: a new direction in historical biogeography. The Botanical Review 74 (1): 178-196.

2008. Mohatt, K. R., C. L. Cripps, and M. Lavin. Ectomycorrhizal fungi of whitebark pine (a tree in peril) revealed by sporocarps and molecular analysis of mycorrhizae from treeline forests in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Canadian Journal of Botany 86(1): 14-25.

2007. Snyder, J. C., B. Wiedenheft, M. Lavin, F. F. Roberto, J. Spuhler, A. C. Ortmann, T. Douglas, M. Young. No Boundaries: virus movement maintains local virus population diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy, USA 104 (48): 19102-19107.

2007. Ribeiro, R. A., M. Lavin, J. P. Lemos Filho, C. V. Mendonça Filho, F. R. Santos, M. B. Lovato. The Genus Machaerium (Leguminosae) is more closely related to Aeschynomene sect. Ochopodium than to Dalbergia: inferences from combined sequence data. Systematic Botany 32 (4): 762-771 (data). TreeBase accession 1877.

2006. Delgado-Salinas, A., R. Bibler, and M. Lavin. Phylogeny of the genus Phaseolus (Leguminosae): a recent diversification in an ancient landscape. Systematic Botany 31 (4): 779-791 (data). TreeBase accession S1606.

2006. Lavin, M. Floristic and geographic stability of discontinuous seasonally dry tropical forests explains patterns of plant phylogeny and endemism, Chapter 19. Pp. 433-447 In Neotropical savannas and seasonally dry forests: plant biodiversity, biogeographic patterns and conservation. Eds. R. T. Pennington, J. A. Ratter, G. P. Lewis. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. Book doi. A detailed rates analysis of the genus Coursetia (from the Robinieae TreeBase accession 935) and Inga (includes chronograms for both data sets).

2005. Pennington, R. T., M. Lavin, D. E. Prado, C. A. Pendry, and S. K. Pell. Climate change and speciation in Neotropical seasonally dry forest plants, Chapter 17. Pp. 199-214. Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change, eds. Y. Malhi and O. Phillips. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. (from TreeBase accession 1036)

2005. Schrire, B. D., M. Lavin, and G. P. Lewis. Pp. 21-54, Biogeography of the Leguminosae, in Lewis, G., B. Schrire, B. Mackinder, and M. Lock [editors]. Legumes of the world. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. (data).

2005. Schrire, B. D., M. Lavin, and G. P. Lewis. Global distribution patterns of the Leguminosae: insights from recent phylogenies. In I. Friis & H. Balslev (eds.), Plant diversity and complexity patterns: local, regional and global dimensions. Biologiske Skrifter 55: 375-422 (data).

2005. Lavin, M., P. Herendeen, and M. F. Wojciechowski. Evolutionary rates analysis of Leguminosae implicates a rapid diversification of lineages during the Tertiary. Systematic Biology 54 (4): 530-549. Data sets: rbcL (from TreeBase accession 1509) and matK.

2004. Delgado-Salinas, A., and M. Lavin. (1639-1640) Proposals to change the conserved type of Phaseolus helvolus, nom. cons. and to conserve the name Glycine umbellata with a conserved type (Fabaceae). Taxon 53 (3): 839-841.

2004. Lavin, M., B. D. Schrire, G. Lewis, R. T. Pennington, A. Delgado-Salinas, M. Thulin, C. E. Hughes, A. Beyra-Matos, and M. F. Wojciechowski. Metacommunity processes rather than continental tectonic history better explain geographically structured phylogenies in legumes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Biological Series 359 (1450): 1509-1522. A Bayesian and penalized likelihood analysis of data from studies reported below.

2004. Pennington, R. T., M. Lavin, D. E. Prado, C. A Pendry, S. Pell, and C. Butterworth. Neotropical seasonally dry forest plants show patterns of both Tertiary and Quaternary diversification. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences 359: 515-538 (data).

2004. Riley-Hulting, E. T., A. Delgado-Salinas, and M. Lavin. Phylogenetic systematics of Strophostyles (Fabaceae): a North American temperate genus within a Neotropical diversification. Systematic Botany 29 (3): 627-653 (data). TreeBase accession 1110.

2004. Thulin, M., M. Lavin, R. Pasquet, and A. Delgado-Salinas. Phylogeny and biogeography of Wajira (Leguminosae): a monophyletic segregate of Vigna centered in the Horn of Africa region. Systematic Botany 29 (4): 903-920 (data). TreeBase accession 1165.

2004. Wojciechowski, M. F., M. Lavin, and M. J. Sanderson. A phylogeny of legumes (Leguminosae) based on analysis of the plastid matK gene resolves many well-supported subclades within the family. American Journal of Botany 91: 1846-1862. TreeBase study accession 1509.

2003. Lavin, M., M. F. Wojciechowski, P. Gasson, C. H. Hughes, and E. Wheeler. Phylogeny of robinioid legumes (Fabaceae) revisited: Coursetia and Gliricidia recircumscribed, and a biogeographical appraisal of the Caribbean endemics. Systematic Botany 28: 387-409 (data). TreeBase study accession number 935.

2003. Schrire, B.D., M. Lavin, N. P. Barker, H. Cortes-Burns, I. von Senger, and J.-H. Kim. Towards a phylogeny of Indigofera (Leguminosae - Papilionoideae): identification of major clades and relative ages. In A. Bruneau and B. Klitgaard (eds.), pp. 269-302. Advances in legume systematics, part 10. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (data). TreeBase accession 910.

2002. Hu, J.-M., M. Lavin, M. F. Wojciechowski, and M. J. Sanderson. Phylogenetic analysis of nuclear ribosomal ITS/5.8 S sequences in the tribe Millettieae (Fabaceae): Poecilanthe-Cyclolobium, the core Millettieae, and the Callerya group. Systematic Botany 27 (4): 722-733 (data). TreeBase accession 891.

2001. Lavin, M., R. T. Pennington, B. B. Klitgaard, J. I. Sprent, H. C. de Lima, and P. Gasson. The dalbergioid legumes (Fabaceae): circumscription of a monophyletic pantropical clade. American Journal of Botany 88: 503-533 (data). TreeBase accession 884.

2001. Lavin, M., M. F. Wojciechowski, A. Richman, J. Rotella, M. J. Sanderson, A. Beyra-Matos. Identifying Tertiary radiations of Fabaceae in the Greater Antilles: alternatives to cladistic vicariance analysis. International Journal of Plant Sciences 162 (6 supplement): S53-S76 (data). TreeBase study accession number 886.

2001. Pennington, R. T., M. Lavin, H. Ireland, B. Klitgaard, J. Preston, and J.-M. Hu. Phylogenetic relationships of basal papilionoid legumes based upon sequences of the chloroplast trnL intron. Systematic Botany 26 (3): 537-556. TreeBase accession 888.

2001. Thulin, M. and M. Lavin. Phylogeny and biogeography of the Ormocarpum group (Fabaceae): a new genus Zygocarpum from the Horn of Africa region. Systematic Botany 26: 299-317 (data). TreeBase study accession number S762.

2000. Hu, J.-M., M. Lavin, M. F. Wojciechowski, and M. J. Sanderson. Phylogenetic systematics of the tribe Millettieae (Leguminosae) base on chloroplast trnK/matK sequences and its implications for evolutionary patterns in Papilionoideae. American Journal of Botany 87(3): 418-430. TreeBase accession 890.

2000. Lavin, M., M. Thulin, J.-N. Labat, and R. T. Pennington. Africa, the odd man out: molecular biogeographic studies of dalbergioid legumes (Fabaceae) suggest otherwise. Systematic Botany 25 (3): 449-467ITS and trnK data sets. TreeBase accession 887.

1999. Delgado-Salinas, A., T. Turley, A. Richman, and M. Lavin. Phylogenetic analysis of the cultivated and wild species of Phaseolus (Fabaceae) Systematic Botany 24: 438-460 (data). TreeBase accession 883.

1999. Beyra-M. and M. Lavin. A monograph of Pictetia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) and review of Aeschynomene. Systematic Botany Monographs 46: 1-93 (data).

1998. Lavin, M., E. Eshbaugh, J.-M. Hu, S. Mathews, and R. A. Sharrock. Monophyletic subgroups of the tribe Milletieae (Leguminosae) as revealed by phytochrome nucleotide sequence data. American Journal of Botany 85: 412-433 (data). TreeBase accession 885.