Leah S Dudley

Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Biology Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management

Office: 234 G Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-2561
Email: dudleyl@uwstout.edu

Teaching Interests: Plant ecophysiology, ecology, plant ecology, field ecology, experimental design

Research Interests: dioecy, plant mating systems, plant ecophysiology

Roles/Responsibilities

Botany, Genetics

Languages

  • Spanish (Conversational)

Education

    • Ph D
      University of Missouri
      Columbia, MO, United States, 2006
    • BA Biology
      Truman State University
      Kirksville, MO, United States, 1999

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Visiting Professor
        September 1, 2015 -

      • Online Instructor
        June 13, 2005 - August 2016
      • Warren Wilson College
        Sabbatical Replacement
        August 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
      • Santa Barbara City College
        Adjunct Professor
        September 1, 2011 - December 15, 2012
      • UCSB
        Teacher of Record
        June 2012 - August 2012
      • University of Missouri, Columbia
        Graduate Teaching Assistant
        September 2002 - September 2005

Intellectual Contributions

    Annals of Botany

    • Outcrossing and photosynthetic rates vary independently within two Clarkia species: implications for the joint evolution of drought escape physiology and mating systems (Annals of Botany). IN Dudley, L., Ivey, C., Hove, A. A., Emms, S. K., & Mazer, S. J. (Eds.), .

    Journal Article

    • Dudley, L. (2015). Seasonal changes in physiological performance in wild Clarkia xantiana (Onagraceae) populations. Implications for the evolution of a compressed life cycle and selffertilization. American Journal of Botany, 102, 962-972.
    • Physiological performance and mating system in Clarkia: Does phenotypic selection predict divergence between sister species?. IN Dudley, L., Hove, A., & Mazer, S. J. (Eds.), .
    • Geographic distribution and associated flora of native and introduced bumble bees in Chile. IN Dudley, L., Montalva, J., Arroyo, M., Retamales, H., & Abrahamovich, A. H. (Eds.), Journal of Apicultural Research 50: 11-21 .
    • Physiological performance and mating system in Clarkia: Does phenotypic selection predict divergence between sister species?. IN Dudley, L., Mazer, S. J., Hove, A. A., Emms, S. K., & Verhoeven, A. S. (Eds.), International Journal of Plant Sciences 171: 1029-1047 http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/656305 .
    • Dudley, L., Mazer, S. J., & Galusky, P. The joint evolution of mating system, floral traits, and life history in Clarkia (Onagraceae): genetic constraints vs. independent evolution. .
    • Dudley, L. Ecological correlates of secondary sexual dimorphism in Salix Glauca (Salicaceae) . .

    New Phytologist

    • Cavieres, L. A. Temperature-driven flower flower longevity in a high alpine species influences reproductive assurance (New Phytologist). IN Dudley, L., Arroyo, M. T., Jespersen, G., & Pacheco , D. A. (Eds.), .

    CRC Press, New York. pp 29-38

    • Rozzi, R. A possible correlation between the altitudinal and latitudinal ranges of species in the high elevation flora of the Andes. (CRC Press, New York. pp 29-38). IN Dudley, L., Kalin Arroyo, T. M., Pliscoff, P., Cavieres, L. A., Squeo, F. A., & Marticorena, C. (Eds.), IN Daa Mining for Global Trends in Mountain Biodiversity, Eds. E. M Spehn and C. Korner. .

    New Phytologist 183:630-648

    • Dudley, L., Mazer, S. J., Delesalle, V. A., Paz, H., & Galusky, P. Stability of pollen-ovule ratios in pollinator-dependent versus autogamous Clarkia sister taxa: testing evolutionary predictions (New Phytologist 183:630-648). .

    First record of Xylocopa (Schonnherria) splendidula Lepeletier 1841 (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopini) in the Mediterranean Zone of Chile

    • Dudley, L., Montalva, J., & Arroyo, M. First record of Xylocopa (Schonnherria) splendidula Lepeletier 1841 (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopini) in the Mediterranean Zone of Chile. Gayana 72:258-260 (First record of Xylocopa (Schonnherria) splendidula Lepeletier 1841 (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopini) in the Mediterranean Zone of Chile). .

    Book

    • Dudley, L., & Galen, C. (2007). Stage-dependent patterns of drought tolerance and gas exchange vary between sexes in the alpine willow, Salix glauca. .

Presentations

    Poster

    • Vandenberg, M. (April 29, 2016). Variation in flower conductance rates among plant species of the Chilean Andes. , Menomonie, United States.
    • Klinefelter, K. (May, 2011). The evolution of self-fertilization in a California wildflower, Clarkia. ,
    • Linarez, A. (March, 2011). Correlations between seed set and physiological rates in Clarkia. ,
    • Martinez, A. (February, 2011). Fitness consequences of variation in photosynthetic rate in the California wildflower Clarkia. California Alliance for Minority Participation Statewide Symposium, CA.
    • Carreno, A. (September, 2010). Understanding the relationship between physiology and fruit set in Clarkia unguiculata and C. exilis. , Anaheim, CA, United States.
    • Linarez, A. (February 9, 2010). Mating system evolution: correlations between seed set and physiological rates. Elings Hall, UCSB,
    • Roman, S. (October, 2009). Mating system evolution: correlating physiology with fitness. , Dallas, TX.
    • Linarez, A. (October, 2009). Mating system evolution: correlations between seed set and physiological rates. , Dallas, TX, United States.
    • Linarez, A. (August, 2009). Mating system evolution: correlations between seed set and physiological rates. UC LEADS end of program colloquium and final talks,
    • Dudley, L. (August 28, 2008). "Diferenciacion fisiologica entro los sexos de Kageneckia angustifolia: hembras tienen curvas mas grandes que machos". Quinto Taller de Jovenes Investigadores, Huallilemus Sur, Chile.
    • Dudley, L. (April 08, 2004). "Jack Sprat revisited: ecological niche partitioning in Salix Glauca". Life Sciences Week, MO.

    Oral Presentation

    • Dudley, L. (July 30, 2013). Instantaneous and long-term water use efficiencies in two pairs of Clarkia taxa with contrasting mating systems. , New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Dudley, L. (August, 2012). Genetic correlation between flowering time and pollen to ovule ratio in Clarkia. INSET end of program colloquium and final talks, UCSB, Menomonie, WI.
    • Cervantes, J. (June, 2012). Mating system evolution in Clarkia. RISE end of program colloquium and final talks, UCSB,
    • Dudley, L. (June 20, 2011). "From elegant to slender, does phenotypic selection on leaf physiological traits predict the divergence between Clarkia sister species, C. unguiculata and C. exilis?". Evolution 2011, Norman, OK, United States.
    • Dudley, L. (February 14, 2011). "Towards an integrative approach to dioecy". Evolution and Marine Biology Seminar Series, Santa Barbra, CA, United States.
    • Linarez, A. (May, 2010). Mating system evolution: correlations between seed set and physiological rates. ,
    • Linarez, A. (November, 2009). Effects of physiological rates on fitness in Clarkia. ,
    • Klinefelter, K. (November, 2009). Mating system evolution in Clarkia: Potential consequences of climate change for the evolution of self-fertilization in a California wildflower. , CA, United States.
    • Linarez, A. (August, 2009). Mating system evolution: correlations between seed set and physiological rates. ,
    • Dudley, L. (October 05, 2008). "En camino a una aproximacion holisitica a la dioicia". Instituto de Ecologia y biodiversidad, Santiago, Chile.
    • Dudley, L. (July 30, 2008). "Insect community patch dynamics over a dioecious cushion plant, Laretia acaulis". I Taller de Avances de Investigacion de Alumnos e Investigadores Postdoctorales, Santiago, Chile.
    • Dudley, L. (February 07, 2008). "Plant sex differences in the visiting insect community of Laretia acaulis". UCSB Graduate Symposium, Santa Barbra, CA, United States.
    • Dudley, L. (November 22, 2007). "Sistemas reproductivos en Solaria atropurpureum en el matorral mediterraneo de Chile". , Arequipa, Peru.
    • Dudley, L. (November 18, 2007). "Ecofisiologia en plantas: Desde la teoria a la practica en una hora". IV Escuela Latinoamericana de Ecologia, Arequipa, Peru.
    • Dudley, L. (October 03, 2007). "Diferenciacion fisiologica entro los sexos de Kageneckia angustifolia: hembras tienen curvas mas grandes que machos". III Reunion Bi Nacional de ecologia, La Serena, Chile.
    • Dudley, L. (June 25, 2006). "Gunsite trajectories: constraints vs independence of floral traits, life history, and mating system within and between gunsite Clarkia subspecies". Evolution 2006, Stony Brook, NY, United States.
    • Dudley, L. (November 02, 2005). "Where there's a way, there's a willow: ecological correlates of sexual dimorphism in Salix glauca". , Columbia, MO, United States.
    • Dudley, L. (August 16, 2005). "Sugar and spice and everything nice: similar phenolic chemistry may not mean similar defense in an alpine willow shrub, Salix glauca". Learning from Plants, Austin, TX, United States.
    • Dudley, L. (August 04, 2004). "Jack Sprat revisited: ecological niche partitioning in Salix Glauca". Lessons o fLewis & Clark: Ecological Exploration of Inhabited Landscapes, Portland, OR, United States.
    • Dudley, L. (March 15, 2003). "Phenolic defense chemicals in Salix glauca". Creative Activities Forum, MO.
    • Dudley, L. (January 19, 2000). "First year trials and tribulations conquered". Alumni Speaker, Ronald E. McNair Informal Gathering,

    Uncategorized

    • Dudley, L. (May 05, 2001). "Sex, drugs, and defense in Salix glauca". Ecology Lunch Seminar,

Applied Research

    Uncategorized

    • Dr. Mary Arroyo (Chile)
      Research award from Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Technologica (2014 - 2018)
    • Dr. Susan Mazer (University of California, Santa Barbara)
      Research award from NSF (award #0718227) (October 2008 - September 2013)
    • Dr. Mary Arroyo (Istitute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Andes, RM, Chile)
      (October 2006 - October 2008)

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    • Dr. Mary Arroyo (Chile)
      Research award from Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Technologica (2014 - 2018)
    • Dr. Susan Mazer (University of California, Santa Barbara)
      Research award from NSF (award #0718227) (October 2008 - September 2013)
    • Dr. Mary Arroyo (Istitute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Andes, RM, Chile)
      (October 2006 - October 2008)
    • Dr. Thomas Bultman
      Investingated the tri-trophic interaction among Festuca arundiacea, Rhopalosiphum padi, Neotuphodium coenophialum (1998 - 1999)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Dudley, L., & Arroyo, M. Altitudinal trends in key floral traits and pollen limitation in the Chilean Andes: testing hypotheses using a phylogenetically-controlled multispecies approach, studies on phylogenetically related species and populations of the same species. Sponsored by Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (Funded).
    • Dudley, L., & Mazer, S. The evolution of life history, physiological, and floral traits in Clarkia, exploring the joint evolution of mating system with plant water use strategies. Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $596389 (Funded).

Service

    Professional

    • Visitng Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Stout (September 2015 - Present)
    • Sabbatical Replacement, Warren Wilson College (July 2014 - July 2015)
    • Postdoctoral Research, University of California, Santa Barbra (October 2008 - September 2014)
    • Adjunct Professor, Santa Barbra City College (September 2011 - December 2012)
    • Postdoctoral Research, Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (October 2006 - October 2008)
    • Greenhouse Manager, University of California, Santa Barbra (December 2005 - September 2006)
    • Research Supervisor, University of California, Santa Barbra (March 2005 - September 2006)
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri, Coumbia (2002 - 2005)
    • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri, Coumbia (1999 - 2004)