- Emel, SL, S Wang, RP Metz, and RB Spigler. 2021. Type and intensity of surrounding human land use, not local environment, shape genetic structure of a native grassland plant. Molecular Ecology 30:639–655.
- Spigler, R. B. and A. J. Woodard*. 2019. Context-dependency of resource allocation trade-offs highlights constraints to the evolution of floral longevity in a monocarpic herb. New Phytologist 221: 2298-2307. doi:10.1111/nph.15498. You can find a pre-print here!
- Randle#, A.M, R.B. Spigler#, and S. Kalisz. 2018. Shifts to earlier selfing in sympatry may reduce costs of pollinator sharing. Evolution 72-8: 1587–1599. (# indicates joint first authorship)
- Spigler, R. B. 2018 Small and surrounded: population size and land use intensity interact to determine reliance on autonomous selfing in a monocarpic plant. Annals of Botany.
- Spigler, R.B. and S. Kalisz. 2017. Persistent pollinators and the evolution of complete selfing. American Journal of Botany. 104 (12): 1783 – 1786- Invited & peer reviewed contribution to 'On the Nature of Things' forum.
- Emel, S.L., S. J. Franks, and R.B. Spigler. 2017. Phenotypic selection varies with pollination intensity across populations of Sabatia angularis. New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.14608
- Spigler, R.B., K Theodorou, and S.-M. Chang. 2017. Inbreeding depression and drift load in small populations at demographic disequilibrium. Evolution 71(1):81-94 | DOI: 10.1111/evo.13103
- Spigler, R.B. 2017. Plasticity of floral longevity and floral display in the self-compatible biennial Sabatia angularis (Gentianaceae): untangling the role of multiple components of pollination. Annals of Botany 119:167–176 | doi: 10.1093/aob/mcw195. Click here for full text!
- Kalisz, S., R.B. Spigler, and C.C. Horvitz. 2014. In a long-term experimental demography study, excluding ungulates reversed invader's explosive population growth rate and restored natives. PNAS 111(12): 4501-4506.
- Spigler, R.B. and S. Kalisz. (2013) Phenotypic plasticity in mating system traits in the annual Collinsia verna. Botany 91(9): 597-604.
- Ashman, T.-L., R.B. Spigler, M. Goldberg, R. Govindarajulu. (2013) Fragaria: a polyploid lineage for understanding sex chromosome evolution. ‘New Insights on Plant Sex Chromosomes’ Nova Science Publishers. Rafael Navajas-Pérez (Editor).
- Spigler, R.B. and T.-L. Ashman (2012) Gynodioecy to dioecy: Are we there yet? (Invited and peer-reviewed review for a special issue on plant mating) Annals of Botany 109: 531-543.
- Spigler, R.B. and T.-L. Ashman (2011) Sex ratio and subdioecy in Fragaria virginiana: the roles of plasticity and gene flow examined. New Phytologist 190: 1058-1068.
- Spigler, R.B., K.L. Lewers, and T.-L. Ashman (2011) Genetic architecture of sexual dimorphism in a subdioecious plant with a proto-sex chromosome. Evolution 65-4: 1114-1126. Selected for ‘Faculty of 1000 Biology’ by D. Charlesworth: http://f1000.com/1001695
- Goldberg*, M.T., R.B. Spigler, and T.-L. Ashman (2010) Comparative genetic mapping points to different sex chromosomes in sibling species of wild strawberry (Fragaria). Genetics 186: 1425-1433.
- Spigler, R.B., K.S. Lewers, A.L. Johnson, and T.-L. Ashman (2010) Comparative mapping reveals autosomal origin of sex chromosome in octoploid Fragaria virginiana. Journal of Heredity (Special Issue on Sex and Recombination) 101 (Supplement I): S107-S117.
- Bishop*, E., R.B. Spigler, and T.-L. Ashman (2010) Sex-allocation plasticity in hermaphrodites of sexually dimorphic Fragaria virginiana (Rosaceae). Botany 88: 231-240.
- Spigler, R.B., J.L. Hamrick, and S.-M. Chang (2010) Increased inbreeding but not homozygosity in small populations of Sabatia angularis (Gentianaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 284: 131-140.
- Spigler, R.B. and S.-M. Chang (2009) Pollen limitation and reproduction varies with population size in experimental populations of Sabatia angularis (Gentianaceae). Botany 87: 330-338.
- Spigler, R.B., K.S. Lewers, D. Main, and T.-L. Ashman (2008) Genetic mapping of sex determination in a wild strawberry, Fragaria virginiana, reveals earliest form of sex chromosome. Heredity 101: 507-517. Featured in ‘News and Commentary’: Moore, R.C. (2008) A ‘missing link’ in the evolution of sex chromosomes. Heredity 102: 211-212. Selected for ‘Faculty of 1000 Biology’ by D. Charlesworth: http://f1000.com/1129838
- Spigler, R.B. and S.-M. Chang (2008) Effects of plant abundance on reproductive success in the biennial Sabatia angularis (Gentianaceae): spatial scale matters. Journal of Ecology 96: 323-333.
*denotes undergraduate author
General Audience Publications
- Spigler, R.B. (2006) How does population size affect reproduction in the native rose pink (Sabatia angularis)? Tipularia 21:40-44. Tipularia is the journal of the Georgia Botanical Society.
- Spigler, R.B. (2007) Reproduction in rose-pink (Sabatia angularis, Gentianaceae): the consequences of small population size. Wild Flower XIX:5-11. Wild Flower is the journal of the North Carolina Native Plant Society.