Lissy D COLEY portrait
  • Research Affiliate, The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
  • Distinguished Professor, Biology

Publications

  • Forrister, D.L., Endara, M-J., Younkin, G.C., Coley, P.D. & Kursar, T.A. (2019). Herbivores as drivers of negative density dependence in tropical forest saplings. Science. Published, 03/2019.
  • Endara, MJ, Nicholls, JA, Coley, PD, Forrister, DL, Younkin, GC, Dexter, KG, Kidner, CA, Pennington, RT, Stone, GN & Kursar, TA (2018). Tracking of host defenses and phylogeny during the radiation of neotropical Inga-feeding sawflies (Hymenoptera; Argidae). Frontiers in Plant Science. Front. Plant Sci. Published, 08/23/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01237
  • Coley, PD, Endara, MJ & Kursar, TA (2018). Consequences of interspecific variation in defenses and herbivore host choice for the ecology and evolution of Inga, a speciose rainforest tree. Oecologia. Published, 06/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-018-4080-z
  • Endara, M-J, Coley, PD, Wiggins, NL, Forrister, DL, Younkin, GC, Nicholls, JA, Pennington, TR, Dexter, KG, Kidner, CA, Stone, GN & Kursar, TA (2018). Chemocoding as an identification tool where morphological- and DNA-based methods fall short: Inga as a case study. New Phytologist. Published, 02/13/2018.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nph.150...
  • Endara, MJ, Coley, PD, Ghabash, G, Nicholls, JA, Dexter, KG, Donoso, DA, Stone, GN, Pennington, RT & Kursar, TA (2017). Coevolutionary arms race versus host defense chase in a tropical herbivore-plant system. PNAS. Published, 09/2017.
    https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1707727114
  • Endara MJ, Coley PD, Ghabash G, Nicholls JA, Dexter KG, Donoso DA, Stone GN, Pennington RT & Kursar TA (2017). Coevolutionary arms race versus host defense chase in a tropical herbivore-plant system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 114, E7499-E7505. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Dexter KG, Lavin M, Torke BM, Twyford AD, Kursar TA, Coley PD, Drake C, Hollands R & Pennington RT (2017). Dispersal assembly of rain forest tree communities across the Amazon basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 114, 2645-2650. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Dexter, KG, Lavin, M, Torke, BM, Twyford, AD, Kursar, TA, Coley, PD, Drake, C, Hollands, R & Pennington, RT (2017). Dispersal assembly of rain forest tree communities across the Amazon basin. PNAS. Published, 03/07/2017.
    https://www.pnas.org/content/114/10/2645
  • Bixenmann, RJ, Coley, PD, Weinhold, A. & Kursar, TA (2016). High herbivore pressure favors constitutive over induced defense. Ecology and Evolution. Published, 07/23/2016.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2208
  • Sousa JP, Aguilar-Pérez MM, Arnold AE, Rios N, Coley PD, Kursar TA & Cubilla-Rios L (2016). Chemical constituents and their antibacterial activity from the tropical endophytic fungus Diaporthe sp. F2934. Journal of applied microbiology. Vol. 120, 1501-8. Published, 05/01/2016.
  • Sousa, J.P.B, Aguilar-Perez, MM, Arnold, AE, Rios, N., Coley, PD, Kursar, TA & Cubilla-Rios, L (2016). Chemical constituents and their antibacterial activity from the tropical endophytic fungus Diaporthe sp. F2934. Journal of Applied Microbiology. Published, 03/15/2016.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.13132
  • Wiggins, NL, Forrister, DL, Endara, M-J, Coley, PD & Kursar, TA (2016). Quantitative and qualitative shifts in defensive metabolites define chemical defense investment during leaf development in Inga, a genus of tropical trees. Ecology and Evolution. Published, 01/2016.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC47292...
  • Spear, Erin R., Coley, Phyllis D. & Kursar, Thomas A. (2015). Do pathogens limit the distributions of tropical trees across a rainfall gradient?. Wiley-Blackwell. , n/a-n/a. Published, 2015.
  • Endara, María-José, Weinhold, Alexander, Cox, James E., Wiggins, Natasha L., Coley, Phyllis D. & Kursar, Thomas A. (2015). Divergent evolution in antiherbivore defences within species complexes at a single Amazonian site. Wiley-Blackwell. , n/a-n/a. Published, 2015.
  • Forister, Matthew L., Novotny, Vojtech, Panorska, Anna K., Baje, Leontine, Basset, Yves, Butterill, Philip T., Cizek, Lukas, Coley, Phyllis D., Dem, Francesca, Diniz, Ivone R., Drozd, Pavel, Fox, Mark, Glassmire, Andrea E., Hazen, Rebecca, Hrcek, Jan, Jahner, Joshua P., Kaman, Ondrej, Kozubowski, Tomasz J., Kursar, Thomas A., Lewis, Owen T., Lill, John, Marquis, Robert J., Miller, Scott E., Morais, Helena C., Murakami, Masashi, Nickel, Herbert, Pardikes, Nicholas A., Ricklefs, Robert E., Singer, Michael S., Smilanich, Angela M., Stireman, John O., Villamarín-Cortez, Santiago, Vodka, Stepan, Volf, Martin, Wagner, David L., Walla, Thomas, Weiblen, George D. & Dyer, Lee A. (2015). The global distribution of diet breadth in insect herbivores. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. , 201423042. Published, 2015.
  • Oliveira, Karla N., Coley, Phyllis D., Kursar, Thomas A., Kaminski, Lucas A., Moreira, Marcelo Z. & Campos, Ricardo I. (2015). The Effect of Symbiotic Ant Colonies on Plant Growth: A Test Using an Azteca-Cecropia System. Public Library of Science (PLoS). Vol. 10(3), e0120351. Published, 2015.
  • Endara, M-J, Weinhold, A, Cox, JE, Wiggins, NL, Coley, PD & Kursar, TA (2015). Divergent evolution in anti-herbivore defences within species complexes at a single Amazonian site. Journal of Ecology. Published, 06/02/2015.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12431
  • Global distribution of diet breadth in insect herbivores. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1423042112. Published, 12/05/2014.
  • Chemical and bioactive natural products from Microthyriaceae sp., an endophytic fungus from a tropical grass. Letters in Applied Microbiology. doi:10.1111/lam.12245. Published, 03/28/2014.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lam.122...
  • Coley, P.D. and T.A. Kursar. 2014. Is the high diversity in tropical forests driven by the interactions between plants and their pests?" Science 343: 35-36. Published, 01/2014.
  • Higgins, K.L., A.E. Arnold, P. Coley, T. Kursar. 2014. Communities of fungal endophytes in tropical forest grasses: highly diverse host- and habitat generalists characterized by strong spatial structure. Fungal Ecology 8:1-11. Published, 01/2014.
  • Higginbotham, S.J., A.E. Arnold, A. Ibañez, C. Spadafora, P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2013. Bioactivity of fungal endophytes as a function of endophyte taxonomy and the taxonomy and distribution of their host plants. PLoS ONE 8(9): e73192. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073192. Published, 01/2013.
  • Bixenmann, R.J., P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2013. Developmental Changes in Direct and Indirect Defenses in the Young Leaves of the Neotropical Tree Genus Inga (Fabaceae). Biotropica 45:175-184. Published, 01/2013.
  • Coibanoles, a new class of meroterpenoids produced by Pycnoporus sanguineus. Tetrahedron Letters 53:919-922. Published, 09/2012.
  • Do the antiherbivore traits of developing leaves in the Neotrpical tree Inga paraensis (Fabaceae) vary with light availability? Oecologia 170:669-676. Published, 06/2012.
  • Antifungal depsidone metabolites from Cordyceps depterigena, an endophytic fungus antagonistic to the phytopathogen Gibberell fujikuroi. Tetrahedron Letters 53:1624-1626. Published, 01/2012.
  • Domatia morphology and mite occupancy of Psychotria horizontalis (Rubiaceae) across the Isthmus of Panama. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 6(1):129-136. Published, 01/2012.

Languages

  • Spanish, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Latin America and the Caribbean