Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2001-2005 Associate Professor, Department
of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1995-2001 Assistant Professor,
Department of Botany, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1992-1994 Postdoctoral Associate,
Department of Land, Air and Water Resources,
University of California, Davis, CA. Postdoctoral advisor James H. Richards
1986-1992 Research and Teaching
Assistant and Graduate Student,
Department of Biology University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
1982-1986 Research Technician, Savannah
River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, SC
1980-1982 Research Assistant and
Graduate Student, College of Marine Studies,
University of Delaware, Lewes, DE.
1992 Biology, University of Utah Salt Lake
City, UT. Advisor James R. Ehleringer.
M.S. 1982 Marine Studies, University of
Delaware, Lewes, DE. Advisor John L. Gallagher.
B.S. 1980 Biology, Salisbury
State University, Salisbury, MD.
LA, F Ludwig, DM Rosenthal, LH Rieseberg, S Dudley. 2009. Phenotypic selection on leaf
ecophysiological traits in Helianthus.
New Phytologist 183: 868-879.
C.L., S.N. White, M.A. McGuire, S.J. Franks, L.A. Donovan, R. Mauricio.
2009. Plasticity, not local adaptation, explains variation along a salinity
gradient in a salt marsh perennial. Estuaries and Coasts. Online first.
A.R., M.W. van Iersel, J.H. Richards, L.A. Donovan. 2009. Nighttime
transpiration can decrease hydraulic redistribution. Plant Cell Environment. 32:1060-1070.
M.A., L.A. Donovan, J.H. Richards. 2009. Magnitude of
nighttime transpiration does not affect plant growth or nutrition in
well-watered Arabidopsis Physiologia Plantarum. In Press.
J.F., J.B. West, L.A. Donovan. 2009. Tree species
fine-root demography parallels habitat specialization across a sandhill
soil resource gradient. Ecology 90:1773-1787.
M.A., J.H. Richards, J.K. McKay, E.A. Stahl, T.E. Juenger, L.A.
Donovan. 2008. Variation among Arabidopsis thaliana accessions in
nighttime leaf conductance and correlations with ecophysiological and
environmental characters. Plant
Cell Environment 31:1170-1178.
KA, JJ Jeremy, HH. Richards,
LA Donovan. 2008. Does hydraulic lift facilitate
nitrogen capture? Plant and Soil
Etten M.L., L.B. Prevost, A.C
Deen, B.V. Ortiz, L.A. Donovan, S.-M. Chang.
2008 Gender differences in reproductive and physiological traits in
a gynodioecious species, Geranium
maculatum (Geraniaceae) International Journal of Plant Science.
M.L. Moody, L.C. Brouilette, L.A. Donovan, L.H. Rieseberg. 2007. Patterns of genetic diversity and
candidate genes for ecological divergence in homoploid hybrid sunflower Helianthus anomalus. Molecular Ecology
A.R., L.A. Donovan. 2007. Nighttime stomatal conductance and
transpiration in Helianthus: regulated by soil water but not
nutrient availability. Plant Physiology 143: 145-155.
J.H. Richards, L.A. Donovan. 2007. Nighttime stomatal conductance
and transpiration in C3 and C4 plants. Plant Physiology 143:
L.A., S. Dudley, D.M. Rosenthal, F. Ludwig. 2007. Phenotypic
selection on leaf WUE and related ecophysiological traits for natural
populations of desert sunflowers. Oecologia 152:13-25.
L.C, D.M. Rosenthal, L.H. Rieseberg, C. Lexer, R.L. Malmberg, L.A Donovan.
2007. Genetic architecture of leaf ecophysiological traits in
Helianthus. Journal of Heredity 98:142-146.
Brouillette, L.C., M. Gebremedhin, D.M.
Rosenthal, L.A. Donovan. 2006. Testing hypothesized evolutionary
shifts toward stress tolerance in hybrid Helianthus species. Western
North American Naturalist 66:409-419.
Ludwig, F, R.A.
Jewett, L.A. Donovan. 2006. Nutrient and water addition effects on day
and night-time conductance and transpiration in a C3 desert annual. Oecologia
James, J.J., N.N.
Alder, K.H. Mühling, A.E. Läuchli, K.A. Shackel, L.A. Donovan, J.H.
Richards. 2006. High apoplastic solute concentrations in leaves
alter water relations of the halophytic shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus. Journal of
Experimental Botany 57: 139-147
L.A. Donovan, .R.J. Mitchell, J.M. J.M. Vose, S.D. Pecot, S.B. Jack, U.G.
Hacke, J.S. Sperry, and R. Oren. 2006. Adjustments
in hydraulic architecture of Pinus palustris maintain similar
stomata conductance in xeric and mesic habitats. Plant Cell
Environment 29: 535-545.
D.M., L.H. Rieseberg, and L.A. Donovan. 2005. Recreating ancient hybrid
species’ complex multi-trait phenotypes from early-generation synthetic
hybrids: Three examples using wild sunflowers. American Naturalist
D.M. Rosenthal, O. Raymond, L.A. Donovan, L.H. Rieseberg. 2005.
Genetics of species differences in the wild annual sunflowers, Helianthus
annuus and H. petiolaris. Genetics 169: 2225-2239.
F. Ludwig, L.A. Donovan. 2005. Plant responses to an edaphic gradient
across and active sand dune /desert boundary in the Great Basin Desert. International
Journal of Plant Science 166: 247-255.
C.L., S.C. Pennings, L.A. Donovan. 2005. Habitat range and phenotypic
variation in salt marsh plants. Plant Ecology 176:263-273.
D.M. Rosenthal, J.A. Johnston, N. Kane, B.L. Gross, C. Lexer, S.A. Dudley,
L.H. Rieseberg, and L.A. Donovan. 2004. Selection on leaf
ecophysiological traits in a desert hybrid Helianthus species and
early generation hybrids. Evolution 58:2682-2692.
L.A. Donovan, and M.L. Arnold. 2004. Novel phenotypes among early
generation hybrids of two Louisiana Iris species: flooding
Experiments. Journal Ecology 92:967-976.
J.L. Hamrick, L.A. Donovan, and R. Mauricio. 2004. Unexpectedly high
clonal diversity of two salt marsh perennials across a severe environmental
gradient. Ecology Letters 7:1155-1162.
N.C. Kane, C. Lexer, F. Ludwig, D.M. Rosenthal, L.A. Donovan, L.H.
Rieseberg. 2004. Reconstructing the origin of Helianthus deserticola:
survival and selection on the desert floor. American Naturalist
and L.A. Donovan. 2004. Effects of individual bunchgrasses on potential
C and N mineralization of longleaf pine savanna soils. Journal of the Torrey
Botanical Society 131:120-125.
L.A. Donovan, J. J. James, R. L. Tiller, and J.H. Richards. 2004.
Extensive summer water pulses do not necessarily lead to canopy growth of
Great Basin and northern Mojave Desert shrubs. Oecologia 141:325-334.
J.F., J.B. West, L.A. Donovan. 2004. Species-specific patterns of
hydraulic lift in co-occurring adults trees and grasses in a sandhill
community. Oecologia 138:341-349.
R.N., R.J. Mitchell, R. Oren, and L.A. Donovan. 2004. Stomatal
sensitivity to vapor pressure deficit and its relationship to hydraulic
conductance in Pinus palustris. Tree Physiology 24:561-569.
J.F. Espeleta, and L.A. Donovan. 2004. Fine root production
and turnover across a complex edaphic gradient of a Pinus
palustris-Aristida stricta savanna ecosystem. Forest Ecology &
Management 189: 397-406.
Rieseberg, L.H., O.
Raymond, D.M. Rosenthal, Z Lai, K. Livingston, T. Nakazato, J.L. Durphy,
A.E. Schwarzbach, L.A. Donovan, C. Lexer. 2003. Major ecological
transitions in wild sunflower facilitated by hybridization. Science
J.A., M.L. Arnold, and L.A. Donovan. 2003. High hybrid fitness at seed
and seedling life history stages in Louisiana Irises. Journal of Ecology
West, J.B., J.F.
Espeleta, and L.A. Donovan. 2003. Root longevity and phenology
differences between two co-occurring savanna bunchgrasses with different
leaf habitats. Functional Ecology 17: 20-28.
J.H. Richards and L.A. Donovan. 2003. Nighttime conductance in C3 and
C4 species, do plants lose water at night? Journal of Experimental
L.A., J.H. Richards, and M.J. Linton. 2003. Magnitude and mechanisms of
predawn disequilibrium between predawn and plant soil water potentials in
desert shrubs. Ecology 84: 463-470.
D.M., A.E. Schwarzbach, L.A. Donovan, O. Raymond, and L.H. Rieseberg.
2002. Phenotypic differentiation between three ancient hybrid taxa and
their parental species. International Journal Plant Science
J.F. and L.A. Donovan. 2002. Fine root demography and morphology in
response to soil resource availability among xeric and mesic sandhill tree
species. Functional Ecology 16:113-121.
L.A., M.J. Linton, and J.H. Richards. 2001. Predawn plant water
potential does not necessarily equilibrate with soil water potential. Oecologia
J.A., R.A. Wesselingh, A.C. Bouck, L.A. Donovan, and M.L. Arnold. 2001.
Intimately linked or hardly speaking? The relationship between genotypic
variation and environmental gradients in a Louisiana Iris hybrid swarm. Molecular
Ecology 10: 673-681.
D.J. Grise, L.A. Donovan, and M.L. Arnold. 2001. Environment-dependent
performance and fitness of Iris
brevicaulis, I. fulva, (Iridaceae) and hybrids. American
Journal of Botany 88:933-938.
A.E., L.A. Donovan, and L.H. Rieseberg. 2001. Transgressive character
expression in a hybrid sunflower species. American Journal of Botany
Donovan, L.A. and J.S. Sperry. 2000.
Scaling the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum: from physics to ecosystems
(meeting report). Trends in Plant Science 5:510-512.
Rieseberg, L.H., A.E. Schwarzbach, and
L.A. Donovan. 2000. Ecological divergence of hybrid lineages. INTECOL
Newsletter Autumn: 8.
J.L. Hamrick and L.A. Donovan. 2000. Genetic variation in Pueria lobata
(Fabaceae), an introduced, clonal, invasive plant of the southeastern U.S. American
Journal of Botany 87: 1240-1245.
J.B. West and K.W. McLeod. 2000. Quercus
species differ in water and nutrient characteristics in a resource limited
fall -line sandhill habitat. Tree Physiology 20: 929-936.
L.A. and J.H. Richards. 2000. Juveniles show differences in stress tolerance,
but no competition or facilitation, along a stress gradient. Journal of
Ecology 88: 1-16.
L.A., D.J. Grise, J.B. West, R.A. Pappert, N.N. Alder and J.H. Richards.
1999. Predawn disequilibrium between plant and soil water potentials in two
cold desert shrubs. Oecologia 120: 209-217.
and L.A. Donovan. 1999. Water potential and ionic effects on
germination and seedling growth of two cold desert shrubs. American
Journal of Botany 86: 1146-1153.
Donovan, L.A. and R.A. Pappert. 1998.
Ecophysiological differences among growth stages of Quercus laevis in a
sandhill oak community. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 125
L.A., J.H. Richards, and E.J. Schaber. 1997. Nutrient relations of the
halophytic shrub, Sarcobatus
along a soil salinity gradient. Plant and Soil 190: 105-117.
J.H. Richards, and M.M. Muller. 1996. Water relations and leaf
chemistry of Chrysothamnus
nauseosus ssp. consimilis (Asteraceae) and Sarcobatus vermiculatus
(Chenopodiaceae). American Journal of Botany 83: 1637-1646.
Donovan, L.A. and J.R. Ehleringer.
1994. Carbon isotope discrimination, water-use efficiency, growth and
mortality in a natural shrub population. Oecologia 100: 347-354.
L.A. and J.R. Ehleringer. 1994. Potential for selection on plants for
water-use efficiency as estimated by carbon isotope discrimination. American
Journal Botany 81: 927-935.
Donovan, L.A. and J.R. Ehleringer.
1994. Water stress and use of summer precipitation in a Great Basin shrub
community. Functional Ecology 8: 289-297.
Donovan, L.A., J. Mausberg and J.R.
Ehleringer. 1993. Seedling size and survival for Chrysothamnus nauseosus.
Great Basin Naturalist 53: 237-245.
Sandquist, D.R., W.S.F. Schuster, L.A.
Donovan, S.L. Phillips, and J.R. Ehleringer. 1993. Differences in carbon
isotope discrimination between seedling and adult desert perennial plants. Southwestern
Naturalist 38: 212-217.
Donovan, L.A., and J.R. Ehleringer.
1992. Contrasting water-use patterns among size and life history classes of
a semiarid shrub. Functional Ecology 6: 482-488.
Donovan, L.A., and J.R. Ehleringer. 1991.
Ecophysiological differences among juvenile and reproductive classes of
several woody species. Oecologia 86: 594-597.
Smedley, M.P., T.E. Dawson, J.P.
Comstock, L.A. Donovan, E.S. Sherrill, C.S. Cook, and J.R. Ehleringer.
1991. Seasonal carbon isotope discrimination in a grassland community. Oecologia
L.A., K.W. McLeod, N.J. Stumpff, and K.C. Sherrod. 1988. Response of
woody swamp seedlings to flooding and increased water temperature. I.
Growth, biomass, and survivorship. American Journal Botany 75:
Donovan, L.A., J.L. Gallagher. 1985.
Morphological responses of a marsh grass, Sporobolus virginicus (L.) Kunth. To
saline and anaerobic stresses. Wetlands 5: 1-13.
L.A., and J.L. Gallagher. 1984. Anaerobic substrate tolerance in Sporobolus virginicus
(L). Kunth. American Journal Botany 71: 1424-1431.