Richard Noyes, Ph.D.
Ph.D. (Evolutionary Biology), Indiana University, Bloomington (1999).
M.S. (Botany), Washington State University, Pullman (1988).
B.A. (Botany), Cum Laude, University of Vermont, Burlington (1984).
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Central Arkansas (2012 –present).
Graduate Faculty, Department of Biology, University of Central Arkansas (2006-present).
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Central Arkansas (2006-2012).
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder (2001-2006).
Genetics (BIOL 2490)
Plant Taxonomy (BIOL 4404/5404)
Biology of Seed Plants (BIOL 4470/5470)
Evolution of flowering plant diversity, including genetics of plant reproductive systems, and phylogenetic analyses to evaluate relationships and trait evolution. Current work includes use of next-generation sequencing methods to study nuclear and chloroplast genome structure; classical Mendelian genetics of the locus controlling parthenogenetic development in plants; study of genetic variation of single copy nuclear genes. http://faculty.uca.edu/rnoyes/index.htm
Recent publications: [Reprints available upon request]
Noyes, R.D. and Bailey, P. 2013. Chromosome number and reproductive attributes for Erigeron lemmonii (Asteraceae), a cliff-dwelling endemic of southeastern Arizona. Madrono X: XXX-XXX. [Accepted for publication 08 April 2013]
Noyes, R.D. and Givens, A.D.* 2013. Quantitative assessment of megasporogenesis for the facultative apomicts Erigeron annuus and Erigeron strigosus (Asteraceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 174: 1239-1250.
Strijk. J.S., R.D. Noyes, D. Strasberg, C. Cruaud, J. Chave, R. Abbott, and C. Thébaud. 2012. In and out of Madagascar: Dispersal to peripheral Islands, insular speciation and diversification of Indian Ocean Daisy Trees (Psiadia, Asteraceae). PLoS ONE 7:e42932.
Noyes, R.D. and D.V. Groff.** 2011. Geography and phylogeny of sexual diploid Erigeron strigosus (Asteraceae) in Arkansas and Missouri. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 5: 577-586.
Andrus, N., Tye, A., Nesom, G., Bogler, D., Lewis, C., Noyes, R., Jaramillo, P., and J. Francisco-Ortega. 2009. Phylogenetics of Darwiniothamnus (Asteraceae: Astereae) – molecular evidence for multiple origins in the endemic flora of the Galápagos Islands. Journal of Biogeography 36: 1055-1069.
Noyes, R.D. 2008. Sexual devolution in plants: apomixis uncloaked? BioEssays 30: 798-801. (Invited commentary.)
*Undergraduate student contributor **Graduate student contributor
Current student lab members:
Marshall Anzaldua (UV microscopy to study in vivo pollen tube growth).
Will Caraway (nrDNA –ITS/ETS sequencing to test the hypothesis of a new species of Erigeron in Yosemite National Park, California).
Brittanie Kling (Isolation of enriched chloroplast DNA for next-generation whole genome sequencing).
Jennifer Wagner (Flow cytometry for estimating genome size in Erigeron).
Graduate students (M.S.):
Samantha Pike (Timing and function of parthenogenetic ovules in plants)