• Kathleen M. Pryer

  • Duke Herbarium
  • Biological Sciences Building
  • Campus Box 90338
  • Homepage
  • Specialties

    • Vascular Plants
  • Teaching

    • BIOLOGY 158.01
      • PLANTS AND HUMAN USE
      • Bio Sci 144
      • W 01:25 PM-03:55 PM
  • Education

      • Ph.D., Botany,
      • Department of Botany,
      • Duke University,
      • 1995
      • M.Sc., Botany,
      • University of Guelph,
      • 1981
      • B.Sc., Biology,
      • McGill University,
      • 1976
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • NSF CAREER Award (Early Development Career Award),
      • May 2004
      • Lawrence Memorial Award,
      • Hunt Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University,
      • December 1994
      • John Macoun Travel Bursary,
      • Canadian Botanical Association,
      • December 1993
      • Lionel Cinq Mars Award,
      • Canadian Botanical Association,
      • December 1993
      • Edgar T. Wherry Award,
      • December 1988
  • Selected Publications

      • Rothfels C.J., A. Larsson, F.-W. Li, E.M. Sigel, L. Huiet, D.O. Burge, M. Ruhsam, S.W. Graham, D. Stevenson, G.K.-S. Wong, P. Korall, and K.M. Pryer.
      • (2013).
      • Transcriptome-mining for single-copy nuclear markers in ferns.
      • PLoS ONE 8(10): e76957. doi:10:1371/journal.pone.0076957
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      • Korall, P. and K.M. Pryer.
      • (2013).
      • Global biogeography of scaly tree ferns (Cyatheaceae): evidence for Gondwanan vicariance and limited transoceanic dispersal.
      • Journal of Biogeography, 29 Nov 2013 | doi: 10.1111/jbi.12222
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      • Li, F.-W., K.M. Pryer, and M.D. Windham.
      • (2012).
      • Gaga, a new fern genus segregated from Cheilanthes (Pteridaceae).
      • Systematic Botany
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      • 37
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      • 845-860.
      • Beck, J.B., J. Allison, K.M. Pryer, and M.D. Windham.
      • (2012).
      • Identifying multiple origins of polyploid taxa: a multilocus study of the hybrid cloak fern (Astrolepis integerrima; Pteridaceae).
      • American Journal of Botany
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      • 99
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      • 1857-1865.
      • Rothfels, C.J., A. Larsson, L.-Y. Kuo, P. Korall, W.-L. Chiou, and K.M. Pryer.
      • (2012).
      • Overcoming deep roots, fast rates, and short internodes to resolve the ancient rapid radiation of eupolypods II ferns.
      • Systematic Biology
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      • 61
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      • 490-509.
      • Schuettpelz, E. and K.M. Pryer.
      • (2009).
      • Evidence for a Cenozoic radiation of ferns in an angiosperm-dominated canopy.
      • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106: 11200-11205 (cover).
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      • Schuettpelz E. and K.M. Pryer.
      • (2007).
      • Fern phylogeny inferred from 400 leptosporangiate species and three plastid genes..
      • Taxon 56: 1037-1050.
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      • Smith, A.R., K.M. Pryer, E. Schuettpelz, P. Korall, H. Schneider, and P.G. Wolf.
      • (2006).
      • A classification for extant ferns.
      • Taxon 55: 705-731
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      • Schneider, H., E. Schuettpelz, K.M. Pryer, R. Cranfill, S. Magallón, R. Lupia.
      • (2004).
      • Ferns diversified in the shadow of angiosperms.
      • Nature
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      • 428
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      • 553-557.
      • Pryer, K.M., H. Schneider, A.R. Smith, R. Cranfill, P.G. Wolf, J.S. Hunt, and S.D. Sipes.
      • (2001).
      • Horsetails and ferns are a monophyletic group and the closest living relatives to seed plants.
      • Nature
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      • 409
      • ,
      • 618-622 (cover).
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  • Postdoctoral Students

    • James Beck
      • September, 2007 - August, 2009
      • Assistant Professor, Wichita State University
    • Layne Huiet
      • August, 2007 - June, 2010
      • Senior Research Scientist, Pryer Lab, Duke University
    • Eric Schuettpelz
      • May, 2007 - July 31, 2009
      • Research Botanist and Assistant Curator, Smithsonian Institution, D.C.
    • David Hearn
      • March, 2005 - February, 2006
      • Assistant Professor, Towson University, MD
    • Petra Korall
      • July 1, 2004 - December 31, 2006
      • Associate Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden
    • Sabine Hennequin
      • 2004 - December, 2007
      • Maitre de Conferences, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6).
    • Michal Skakuj
      • October 01, 2003 - July 31, 2005
      • Ph.D., University of Gdansk, Poland
    • Nathalie Nagalingum
      • August, 2003 - July, 2007
      • Research Scientist, New South Wales Herbarium, Sydney, Australia
    • Jennifer Steinbachs
      • 1999-2000
      • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1999. Currently deputy director of the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Indiana University
    • Stefan Zoller
      • 1999 - 2001
      • Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, 1999. Currently a postdoc at the North Carolina Super Computing Center.
    • Harald Schneider
      • 1999-2001
      • Ph.D., University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1996. Currently an Assistant Professor at the Albrecht-von-Haller Institut of Plant Sciences, University of Göttingen, Germany.
  • PhD Students

    • Fay-Wei Li
      • August, 2010 - present
    • Erin Sigel
      • August, 2008 - present
    • Amanda Grusz
      • August, 2007 - present
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