Salzman S, Crook D, Calonje M, Stevenson DW, Pierce NE, Hopkins R. 2021. Cycad-Weevil Pollination Symbiosis Is Characterized by Rapidly Evolving and Highly Specific Plant-Insect Chemical Communication. Frontiers in Plant Sciences. 12:639368 [PDF]

Valencia-Montoya WA, Quental TB, Tonini JFR, Talavera G, Crall JD, Lamas G, Busby RC, Carvalho APS, Morais AB, Mega NO, Romanowski HP, Liénard MA, Salzman S, Whitaker MRL, Kayahara AY, Lohman DJ, Robbins RK, Pierce NE. 2021. Evolutionary trade-offs between male secondary sexual traits revealed by a phylogeny of the hyperdiverse tribe Eumaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 288: 20202512 [PDF]

Liénard MA, Bernard, GD, Allen, AA, Lassance JM, Song S, Childers RR, Yu N, Ye D, Stephenson A, Valencia-Montoya WA, Salzman S, Whitaker MRL, Calonje M, Zhang F, Pierce NE. 2021. The evolution of red color vision is linked to coordinated rhodopsin tuning in lycaenid butterflies. PNAS. 118: e2008986118 [PDF]

Whitaker, MRL, Salzman S, Gratacos X, Tucker Lima J. 2020. Localized overabundance of an otherwise rare butterfly threatens endangered cycads. Florida Entomologist. 103: 519-522. [PDF]

Whitaker MRL* & Salzman S*. 2020. Ecology and evolution of cycad-feeding Lepidoptera. Ecology Letters: doi:10.1111/ele.13581 [PDF] * Authors contributed equally

Salzman S, Crook D, Crall JD, Hopkins R*, Pierce NE*. 2020. An ancient push-pull pollinaiton mechanism in cycads. Science Advances 6(24): aay6169 doi:0.1126/sciadv.aay6169 [PDF]

Whitaker MRL, Baker C, Salzman S, Martins DJ, Pierce NE. 2019. Combining stabile isotope analysis with metabarcoding improves inferences of trophic ecology. PLoS ONE 14(7): e0219070 [PDF]

Salzman S, Whitaker MRL, Pierce NE. 2018. Cycad feeding insects share a core gut microbiome. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123: 728-738 doi:10.1093/biolinnean/bly017 [PDF]

Hua C+, Salzman S, Pierce NE. 2018. A First Record of Anatrachyntis badia (Hodges 1962) (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) on Zamia integrifolia (Zamiaceae). Florida Entomologist 101: 335-338 [PDF]

Bruenn R, Lavenburg V, Salzman S. 2017. Don’t judge a plant by it’s flowers. Frontiers for Young Minds 5: 31 doi: 10.3389/frym.2017.00031 [PDF]

Whitaker MRL, Salzman S, Sanders J, Kaltenpoth M, Pierce N. 2016. Microbial communities of Lycaenid butterflies do not correlate with larval diet. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 1920. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01920 [PDF]

André T, Salzman S, Wendt T, Specht C. 2016. Speciation dynamics and biogeography of Neotropical spiral gingers (Costaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 103: 55-63 [PDF]

Espeland M, Hall J, DeVries P, Less D, Cornwall M, Hsu Y, Wu L, Campbell D, Talavera G, Vila R, Salzman S, Ruehr S+, Lohman D, Pierce NE. 2015. Ancient Neotropical origin and recent recolonisation: Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 93: 296-306 [PDF]

André T, Specht C, Salzman S, Palma-Silva C, Wendt T. 2015. Evolution of species diversity in the genus Chamaecostus (Costaceae): Molecular phylogenetics and morphometric approaches. Phytotaxa 204: 265-276. [PDF]

Salzman S, Driscoll H, Renner T, André T, Shen S, Specht C. 2015. Spiraling into history: A molecular phylogeny and investigation of biogeographic origins and floral evolution for the genus Costus. Systematic Botany 40: 104-115 [PDF]

  • Winner Grady L. Webster Award from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) for the most outstanding paper published in Systematic Botany or Systematic Botany Monographs in the field of plant systematics for the years 2014 and 2015.

+ Undergraduate mentee