Richard Noyes, Ph.D.
Education: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).
Employment History: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).
Principal courses: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.
Visit the Noyes lab website: 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)