Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

John Kress

Research Botanist Emeritus
Department / Division
Education
  • B.A., Harvard University
  • Ph.D., Duke University
Research Interests
Systematic Biology: systematics of Heliconia and other Zingiberales, especially with regards to reproductive biology, allozyme and molecular variation, and cladistic relationships; generic concepts in the Zingiberales; phylogeny and evolution of the monocotyledons.`Evolutionary Biology: plant reproductive biology; the evolution of breeding and pollination systems; genetic diversity and speciation in tropical angiosperms.`Conservation Biology: forest fragmentation, gene flow, and genetic variation in tropical and temperate plant species.
Publications
Article
  • Crane, Peter R., Ge, Song, Hong, De-Yuan, Huang, Hong-Wen, Jiao, Gen-Lin, Knapp, Sandra, Kress, W. John, Mooney, Harold, Raven, Peter H., Wen, Jun, Wu, Wei-Hua, Yang, Huan-Ming, Zhu, Wei-Hua, and Zhu, Yu-Xian. 2017. "The Shenzhen Declaration on Plant Sciences—Uniting plant sciences and society to build a green, sustainable Earth." Journal of Systematics and Evolution 55 (5):415–416. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12283
  • Crane, Peter R., Ge, Song, Hong, De-Yuan, Huang, Hong-Wen, Jiao, Gen-Lin, Knapp, Sandra, Kress, W. John, Mooney, Harold, Raven, Peter H., Wen, Jun, Wu, Wei-Hua, Yang, Huan-Ming, Zhu, Wei-Hua, and Zhu, Yu-Xian. 2017. "The Shenzhen Declaration on Plant Sciences." Taxon 66 (5):1261–1262. https://doi.org/10.12705/665.34
  • Garcia-Robledo, Carlos, Horvitz, Carol C., Kress, W. John, Carvajal-Acosta, A., Erwin, Terry L., and Staines, Charles L. 2017. "Experimental assemblage of novel plant-herbivore interactions: ecological host shifts after 40 million years of isolation." Biotropica 49 (6):803–810. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12464
  • Gevú, Kathlyn Vasconcelos, Lima, Helena Regina Pinto, Kress, W. John, and Da Cunha, Maura. 2017. "Morphological analysis of vessel elements for systematic study of three Zingiberaceae tribes." Journal of Plant Research 130 (3):527–538. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10265-017-0911-y
  • Kress, W. John. 2017. "Plant DNA barcodes: Applications today and in the future." Journal of Systematics and Evolution 55 (4):291–307. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12254
  • Kress, W. John and Knapp, Sandra. 2017. "The Shenzhen Declaration on Plant Sciences: Too late or just in time?." Phytokeys (86): 1–2. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.86.20712
  • Lowman, Margaret D. and Kress, W. John. 2017. "Museum careers – so much more than curating collections!." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15 (7):404–405. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.1524
  • Pei, Nancai, Chen, Bufeng, and Kress, W. John. 2017. "Advances of Community-Level Plant DNA Barcoding in China." Frontiers in Plant Science 8 (225):https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00225
  • Shapcott, Alison, Liu, Yining, Howard, Marion, Forster, Paul I., Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L., Faith, Daniel P., Shimizu, Yoko, and McDonald, William J. F. 2017. "Comparing Floristic Diversity and Conservation Priorities across South East Queensland Regional Rain Forest Ecosystems Using Phylodiversity Indexes." International Journal of Plant Sciences 178 (3):211–229. https://doi.org/10.1086/690022
  • Costion, Craig M., Kress, W. John, and Crayn, Darren M. 2016. "DNA Barcodes Confirm the Taxonomic and Conservation Status of a Species of Tree on the Brink of Extinction in the Pacific." PloS One 11 (6):https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0155118
  • García-Robledo, Carlos, Kuprewicz, Erin K., Staines, Charles L., Erwin, Terry L., and Kress, W. John. 2016. "Limited tolerance by insects to high temperatures across tropical elevational gradients and the implications of global warming for extinction." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113 (3):680–685. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1507681113
  • Howard, Marion G., McDonald, William J. F., Forster, Paul I., Kress, W. John, Erickson, David, Faith, Daniel P., and Shapcott, Alison. 2016. "Patterns of Phylogenetic Diversity of Subtropical Rainforest of the Great Sandy Region, Australia Indicate Long Term Climatic Refugia." PloS One 11 (4):https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0153565
  • McManus, Kelly M., Asner, Gregory P., Martin, Roberta E., Dexter, Kyle G., Kress, W. John, and Field, Christopher B. 2016. "Phylogenetic Structure of Foliar Spectral Traits in Tropical Forest Canopies." Remote Sensing 8 (3):196. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs8030196
  • Muscarella, Robert, Uriarte, Maria, Aide, T. Mitchell, Erickson, David L., Forero-Montana, Jimena, Kress, W. John, Swenson, Nathan G., and Zimmerman, Jess K. 2016. "Functional convergence and phylogenetic divergence during secondary succession of subtropical wet forests in Puerto Rico." Journal of Vegetation Science 27 (2):283–294. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12354
  • Muscarella, Robert, Uriarte, María, Erickson, David L., Swenson, Nathan G., Kress, W. John, and Zimmerman, Jess K. 2016. "Variation of tropical forest assembly processes across regional environmental gradients." Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 23:52–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppees.2016.09.007
  • Temeles, Ethan J., Newman, Julia T., Newman, Jennifer H., Cho, Se Yeon, Mazzotta, Alexandra R., and Kress, W. John. 2016. "Pollinator Competition as a Driver of Floral Divergence: An Experimental Test." PloS One 11 (1):https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146431
  • Wills, Christopher, Harms, Kyle E., Wiegand, Thorsten, Punchi-Manage, Ruwan, Gilbert, Gregory S., Erickson, David, Kress, W. John, Hubbell, Stephen P., Gunatilleke, C. V. S., and Gunatilleke, I. A. U. N. 2016. "Persistence of Neighborhood Demographic Influences over Long Phylogenetic Distances May Help Drive Post-Speciation Adaptation in Tropical Forests." PLOS ONE 11 (6):1–24. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0156913
  • Zhao, Jian-Li, Xia, Yong-Mei, Cannon, Charles H., Kress, W. John, and Li, Qing-Jun. 2016. "Evolutionary diversification of alpine ginger reflects the early uplift of the Himalayan–Tibetan Plateau and rapid extrusion of Indochina." Gondwana Research 32:232–241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2015.02.004
  • Betts, Matthew G., Hadley, Adam S., and Kress, W. John. 2015. "Pollinator recognition by a keystone tropical plant." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112 (11):3433–3438. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1419522112
  • Chen, Juan, Zhao, Jietang, Erickson, David L., Xia, Nianhe, and Kress, W. John. 2015. "Testing DNA barcodes in closely related species of Curcuma (Zingiberaceae) from Myanmar and China." Molecular Ecology Resources 15 (2):337–348. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12319
  • Costion, Craig M., Simpson, Lalita, Pert, Petina L., Carlsen, Monica M., Kress, W. John, and Crayn, Darren. 2015. "Will tropical mountaintop plant species survive climate change? Identifying key knowledge gaps using species distribution modelling in Australia." Biological Conservation 191:322–330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.07.022
  • Fan, Yong-Li, Kress, W. John, and Li, Qing-Jun. 2015. "A New Secondary Pollen Presentation Mechanism from a Wild Ginger (Zingiber densissimum) and Its Functional Roles in Pollination Process." PloS One 10 (12):https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0143812
  • García-Robledo, Carlos, Staines, Charles L., and Kress, W. John. 2015. "A new species of bromeliad-feeding Cephaloleia Chevrolat (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae) from Costa Rica: evidence from DNA barcodes, larval and adult morphology and insect diets." ZooKeys (477): 143–155. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.477.8220
  • Kartzinel, Tyler R., Chen, Patricia A., Coverdale, Tyler C., Erickson, David L., Kress, W. John, Kuzmina, Maria L., Rubenstein, Daniel I., Wang, Wei, and Pringle, Robert M. 2015. "DNA metabarcoding illuminates dietary niche partitioning by African large herbivores." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112 (26):8019–8024. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1503283112
  • Kress, W. John, García-Robledo, Carlos, Uriarte, Maria, and Erickson, David L. 2015. "DNA barcodes for ecology, evolution, and conservation." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30 (1):25–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2014.10.008
  • Lemoine, Nathan P., Shue, Jessica, Verrico, Brittany, Erickson, David L., Kress, W. John, and Parker, John D. 2015. "Phylogenetic relatedness and leaf functional traits, not introduced status, influence community assembly." Ecology 96 (10):2605–2612. https://doi.org/10.1890/14-1883.1
  • Pei, Nancai, Erickson, David L., Chen, Bufeng, Ge, Xuejun, Mi, Xiangcheng, Swenson, Nathan G., Zhang, Jin-Long, Jones, Frank A., Huang, Chun-Lin, Ye, Wanhui, Hao, Zhanqing, Hsieh, Chang-Fu, Lum, Shawn, Bourg, Norman A., Parker, John D., Zimmerman, Jess K., McShea, William J., Lopez, Ida C., Sun, I. F., Davies, Stuart J., Ma, Keping, and Kress, W. John. 2015. "Closely-related taxa influence woody species discrimination via DNA barcoding: evidence from global forest dynamics plots." Scientific Reports 5 (15127):https://doi.org/10.1038/srep15127
  • Pei, Nan-Cai, Kress, W. John, Chen, Bu-Feng, Erickson, David L., Wong, Khoon Meng, Zhang, Jin-Long, Ye, Wan-Hui, Huang, Zhong-Liang, and Zhang, Dian-Xiang. 2015. "Phylogenetic and climatic constraints drive flowering phenological patterns in a subtropical nature reserve." Journal of Plant Ecology 8 (2):187–196. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpe/rtv009
  • Shapcott, Alison, Forster, Paul I., Guymer, Gordon P., McDonald, William J. F., Faith, Daniel P., Erickson, David L., and Kress, W. John. 2015. "Mapping Biodiversity and Setting Conservation Priorities for SE Queensland's Rainforests Using DNA Barcoding." PloS One 10 (3):https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0122164
  • Erickson, David L., Jones, Frank A., Swenson, Nathan G., Pei, Nancai, Bourg, Norman, Chen, Wenna, Davies, Stuart James, Ge, Xue-jun, Hao, Zhanqing, Howe, Robert W., Huang, Chun Lin, Larson, Andrew J., Lum, Shawn K., Lutz, James, Ma, Keping, Meegaskumbura, Madhava, Mi, Xiangcheng, Parker, John D., Sun, I. Fang, Wright, S. Joseph, Wolf, Amy T., Xing, Dinglian, Zimmerman, Jess K., and Kress, W. John. 2014. "Comparative evolutionary diversity and phylogenetic structure across multiple forest dynamics plots: a mega-phylogeny approach." Frontiers in Genetics 5:358. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2014.00358
  • Kress, W. John. 2014. "Valuing collections." Science 346 (6215):1310. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaa4115
  • Lasky, Jesse R., Uriarte, María, Boukili, Vanessa K., Erickson, David L., Kress, W. John, and Chazdon, Robin L. 2014. "Corrigendum to “The relationship between tree biodiversity and biomass dynamics changes with tropical forest succession”." Ecology Letters 17 (11):1478–1478. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12370
  • Lasky, Jesse R., Uriarte, María, Boukili, Vanessa K., Erickson, David L., Kress, W. John, and Chazdon, Robin L. 2014. "The relationship between tree biodiversity and biomass dynamics changes with tropical forest succession." Ecology Letters 17 (9):1158–1167. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12322
  • Martin, Adam R., Erickson, David L., Kress, W. John, and Thomas, Sean C. 2014. "Wood nitrogen concentrations in tropical trees: phylogenetic patterns and ecological correlates." New Phytologist 204 (3):484–495. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.12943
  • Muscarella, Robert, Uriarte, María, Erickson, David L., Swenson, Nathan G., Zimmerman, Jess K., and Kress, W. John. 2014. "A well-resolved phylogeny of the trees of puerto rico based on DNA barcode sequence data." PloS One 9 (11):1–11. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0112843
  • Côrtes, Marina C., Uriarte, María, Lemes, Maristerra R., Gribel, Rogério, Kress, W. John, Smouse, Peter E., and Bruna, Emilio M. 2013. "Low plant density enhances gene dispersal in the Amazonian understory herb Heliconia acuminata." Molecular ecology 22 (22):5716–5729. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.12495
  • García-Robledo, Carlos, Erickson, David L., Staines, Charles L., Erwin, Terry L., and Kress, W. John. 2013. "Tropical Plant–Herbivore Networks: Reconstructing Species Interactions Using DNA Barcodes." PLoS ONE 8 (1):e52967. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0052967
  • García-Robledo, Carlos, Kuprewicz, Erin K., Staines, Charles L., Kress, W. John, and Erwin, Terry L. 2013. "Using a comprehensive DNA barcode library to detect novel egg and larval host plant associations in a Cephaloleia rolled-leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110 (1):189–198. https://doi.org/10.1111/bij.12115
  • Gowda, Vinita and Kress, W. John. 2013. "A Geographic Mosaic of Plant–Pollinator Interactions in the Eastern Caribbean Islands." Biotropica 45 (2):224–235. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2012.00915.x
  • Swenson, Nathan G., Mi, Xiangcheng, Kress, W. John, Thompson, Jill, Uriarte, María, and Zimmerman, Jess K. 2013. "Species-time-area and phylogenetic-time-area relationships in tropical tree communities." Ecology and Evolution 3 (5):1173–1183. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.526
  • Temeles, Ethan J., Rah, Y. J., Andicoechea, J., Byanova, K. L., Giller, G. S. J., Stolk, S. B., and Kress, W. John. 2013. "Pollinator-mediated selection in a specialized hummingbird-Heliconia system in the Eastern Caribbean." Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26 (2):347–356. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.12053
  • Cron, Glynis V., Pirone, Cary, Bartlett, Madelaine, Kress, W. John, and Specht, Chelsea. 2012. "Phylogenetic Relationships and Evolution in the Strelitziaceae (Zingiberales)." Systematic Botany 37 (3):606–619. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364412X648562
  • Gowda, Vinita, Erickson, David L., and Kress, W. John. 2012. "Development and characterization of microsatellite loci for two Caribbean Heliconia (Heliconiaceae: H. bihai and H. caribaea)." American Journal of Botany 99 (2):e81–e83. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1100386
  • Gowda, Vinita, Kress, W. John, and Htun, Thet. 2012. "Two new species of Gingers (Zingiberaceae) from Myanmar." PhytoKeys 13:5–14. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.13.2670
  • Gowda, Vinita, Temeles, Ethan J., and Kress, W. John. 2012. "Territorial Fidelity to Nectar Sources by Purple-throated Caribs, Eulampis Jugularis." Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124 (1):81–86. https://doi.org/10.1676/11-061.1
  • Laurance, William F., Carolina Useche, D., Rendeiro, Julio, Kalka, Margareta, Bradshaw, Corey J. A., Sloan, Sean P., Laurance, Susan G., Campbell, Mason, Abernethy, Kate, Alvarez, Patricia, Arroyo-Rodriguez, Victor, Ashton, Peter, Benítez-Malvido, Julieta, Blom, Allard, Bobo, Kadiri S., Cannon, Charles H., Cao, Min, Carroll, Richard, Chapman, Colin, Coates, Rosamond, Cords, Marina, Danielsen, Finn, De Dijn, Bart, Dinerstein, Eric, Donnelly, Maureen A. et al. 2012. "Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas." Nature 489:290–294. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11318
  • Mi, Xiangcheng, Swenson, Nathan G., Valencia, Renato, Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L., Perez, Alvaro J., Ren, Haibao, Su, Sheng-Hsin, Gunatilleke, Nimal, Gunatilleke, Savi, Hao, Zhanqing, Ye, Wanhui, Cao, Min, Suresh, H. S., Dattaraja, H. S., Sukumar, R., and Ma, Keping. 2012. "The Contribution of Rare Species to Community Phylogenetic Diversity across a Global Network of Forest Plots." American Naturalist 180 (1):E17–E30. https://doi.org/10.1086/665999
  • Nicole, Silvia, Negrisolo, Enrico, Eccher, Giulia, Mantovani, Roberto, Patarnello, Tomaso, Erickson, David L., Kress, W. John, and Barcaccia, Gianni. 2012. "DNA Barcoding as a Reliable Method for the Authentication of Commercial Seafood Products." Food Technology and Biotechnology 50 (4):387–398.
  • Specht, Chelsea D., Yockteng, Roxana, Almeida, Ana Maria, Kirchoff, Bruce K., and Kress, W. John. 2012. "Homoplasy, Pollination, and Emerging Complexity During the Evolution of Floral Development in the Tropical Gingers (Zingiberales)." Botanical Review 78 (4):440–462. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12229-012-9111-6
  • Swenson, Nathan G., Erickson, David L., Mi, Xiangcheng, Bourg, Norman Alan, Forero-Montana, Jimena, Ge, Xuejun, Howe, Robert, Lake, Jeffrey K., Liu, Xiaojuan, Ma, Keping, Pei, Nancai, Thompson, Jill, Uriarte, María, Wolf, Amy T., Wright, S. Joseph, Ye, Wanhu, Zhang, Jinlong, Zimmerman, Jess, and Kress, W. John. 2012. "Phylogenetic and Functional Alpha and Beta Diversity in Temperate and Tropical Tree Communities." Ecology 93 (8):S112–S125. https://doi.org/10.1890/11-0402.1
  • Swenson, Nathan G., Stegen, James C., Davies, Stuart James, Erickson, David L., Forero-Montaña, Jimena, Hurlbert, Allen H., Kress, W. John, Thompson, Jill, Uriarte, María, Wright, S. Joseph, and Zimmerman, Jess K. 2012. "Temporal turnover in the composition of tropical tree communities: functional determinism and phylogenetic stochasticity." Ecology 93 (3):490–499. https://doi.org/10.1890/11-1180.1
  • Fleming, Theodore H. and Kress, W. John. 2011. "A brief history of fruits and frugivores." Acta Oecologica 37 (6):521–530. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actao.2011.01.016
  • Gagnon, Paul R., Bruna, Emilio M., Rubim, Paulo, Darrigo, Maria Rosa, Littell, Ramon C., Uriarte, Maria, and Kress, W. John. 2011. "Growth of an understory herb is chronically reduced in Amazonian forest fragments." Biological Conservation 144 (2):830–835. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2010.11.015
  • Jones, F. Andrew, Erickson, David L., Bernal, Moises A., Bermingham, Eldredge, Kress, W. John, Herre, Edward Allen, Muller-Landau, Helene C., and Turner, Benjamin L. 2011. "The Roots of Diversity: Below Ground Species Richness and Rooting Distributions in a Tropical Forest Revealed by DNA Barcodes and Inverse Modeling." PLoS ONE 6 (9):1–10. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0024506
  • Kress, W. John and Penev, Lyubomir. 2011. "Innovative electronic publication in plant systematics: PhytoKeys and the changes to the "Botanical Code" accepted at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne." PhytoKeys 6:1–4.
  • Martén-Rodríguez, Silvana, Kress, W. John, Temeles, Ethan J., and Meléndez-Ackerman, Elvia. 2011. "Plant–pollinator interactions and floral convergence in two species of Heliconia from the Caribbean Islands." Oecologia 167 (4):1075–1083. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-011-2043-8
  • Nicolè, Silvia, Erickson, David L., Ambrosi, Daria, Bellucci, Elisa, Lucchin, Margherita, Papa, Roberto, Kress, W. John, and Barcaccia, Gianni. 2011. "Biodiversity studies in Phaseolus species by DNA barcoding." Genome 54 (7):529–545. https://doi.org/10.1139/g11-018
  • Pei, Nancai, Lian, Ju-Yu, Erickson, David L., Swenson, Nathan G., Kress, W. John, Ye, Wan-Hui, and Ge, Xue-jun. 2011. "Exploring Tree-Habitat Associations in a Chinese Subtropical Forest Plot Using a Molecular Phylogeny Generated from DNA Barcode Loci." Plos One 6 (6):1–9. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0021273
  • Penev, Lyubomir, Stoev, Pavel, Kress, W. John, Knapp, S., and Erwin, Terry L. 2011. "Cybertaxonomy, semantic markup and semantic enhancements: The PhytoKeys and ZooKeys experience." South African Journal of Botany 77 (2):560–560.
  • Westbrook, Jared W., Kitajima, Kaoru, Burleigh, J. Gordon, Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L., and Wright, S. Joseph. 2011. "What Makes a Leaf Tough? Patterns of Correlated Evolution between Leaf Toughness Traits and Demographic Rates among 197 Shade-Tolerant Woody Species in a Neotropical Forest." American Naturalist 177 (6):800–811. https://doi.org/10.1086/659963
  • Whitfeld, T. J. S., Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L., and Weiblen, G. D. 2011. "Change in community phylogenetic structure during tropical forest succession: evidence from New Guinea." Ecography 35 (9):821–830. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.07181.x
  • Zhang, Z. Q., Kress, W. John, Xie, W. J., Ren, P. Y., Gao, J. Y., and Li, Q. J. 2011. "Reproductive biology of two Himalayan alpine gingers (Roscoea spp., Zingiberaceae) in China: pollination syndrome and compensatory floral mechanisms." Plant Biology 13 (4):582–589. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1438-8677.2010.00423.x
  • Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L., Swenson, Nathan G., Thompson, Jill, Uriarte, Maria, and Zimmerman, Jess K. 2010. "Advances in the Use of DNA Barcodes to Build a Community Phylogeny for Tropical Trees in a Puerto Rican Forest Dynamics Plot." PLoS ONE 5 (11):e15409. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0015409
  • Kress, W. John, Mood, John, Sabu, Mamiyil, Prince, Linda, Dey, Santanu, and Sanoj, E. 2010. "Larsenianthus , a New Asian Genus of Gingers (Zingiberaceae) with Four Species." PhytoKeys 1:15–32.
  • Liu, Ai-Zhong, Kress, W. John, and Li, De-Zhu. 2010. "Phylogenetic analyses of the banana family (Musaceae) based on nuclear ribosomal (ITS) and chloroplast (trnL-F) evidence." Taxon 59 (1):20–28.
  • Penev, Lyubomir, Agosti, Donat, Georgiev, Teodor, Catapano, Terry, Miller, Jeremy, Blagoderov, Vladimir, Roberts, David, Smith, Vincent S., Brake, Irina, Ryrcroft, Simon, Scott, Ben, Johnson, Norman F., Morris, Robert A., Sautter, Guido, Chavan, Vishwas, Robertson, Tim, Remsen, David, Stoev, Pavel, Parr, Cynthia Sims, Knapp, Sandra, Kress, W. John, Thompson, F. Christian, and Erwin, Terry L. 2010. "Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples." ZooKeys 50:1–16.
  • Penev, Lyubomir, Kress, W. John, Knapp, Sandra, Li, De-Zhu, and Renner, Susanne S. 2010. "Fast, linked, and open – the future of taxonomic publishing for plants: launching the journal PhytoKeys." PhytoKeys 1 (1-14):https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.1.642
  • Schreeg, Laura A., Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L., and Swenson, Nathan G. 2010. "Phylogenetic Analysis of Local-Scale Tree Soil Associations in a Lowland Moist Tropical Forest." Plos One 5 (10):e13685. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0013685
  • Temeles, Ethan J. and Kress, W. John. 2010. "Mate choice and mate competition by a tropical hummingbird at a floral resource." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277:1607–1613.
  • Uriarte, María, Swenson, Nathan G., Chazdon, Robin L., Comita, Liza S., Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L., Forero-Montaña, Jimena, Zimmerman, Jess K., and Thompson, Jill. 2010. "Trait similarity, shared ancestry and the structure of neighbourhood interactions in a subtropical wet forest: implications for community assembly." Ecology Letters 13 (12):1503–1514. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01541.x
  • Yu, F., Kress, W. John, and Gao, J. Y. 2010. "Morphology, distribution, and chromosome counts of two varieties of Hedychium villosum (Zingiberaceae)." Journal of Systematics and Evolution 48 (5):344–349. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-6831.2010.00094.x
  • Cortes, M. C., Gowda, V., Kress, W. John, Bruna, Emilio M., and Uriarte, M. 2009. "Characterization of 10 microsatellite markers for the understorey Amazonian herb Heliconia acuminata." Molecular Ecology Resources 9 (4):1261–1264. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02627.x
  • Dick, Christopher W. and Kress, W. John. 2009. "Dissecting Tropical Plant Diversity with Forest Plots and a Molecular Toolkit." Bioscience 59 (9):745–755. https://doi.org/10.1525/bio.2009.59.9.6
  • Fleming, Theodore H., Geiselman, Cullen, and Kress, W. John. 2009. "The Evolution of Bat Pollination: a Phylogenetic Perspective." Annals of Botany 104 (6):1017–1043. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcp197
  • Hollingsworth, Peter M., Forrest, Laura L., Spouge, John L., Hajibabaei, Mehrdad, Ratnasingham, Sujeevan, van der Bank, Michelle, Chase, Mark W., Cowan, Robyn S., Erickson, David L., Fazekas, Aron J., Graham, Sean W., James, Karen E., Kim, Ki-Joong, Kress, W. John, Schneider, Harald, van AlphenStahl, Jonathan, Barrett, Spencer C. H., van den Berg, Cassio, Bogarin, Diego, Burgess, Kevin S., Cameron, Kenneth M., Carine, Mark, Chacón, Juliana, Clark, Alexandra, Clarkson, James J. et al. 2009. "A DNA barcode for land plants." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106 (31):12794–12797. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0905845106
  • Kress, W. John and Betancur, Julio. 2009. "A New Species of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) from the Choco Region of Colombia." Caldasia 31 (1):99–104.
  • Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L., Andrew Jones, F., Swenson, Nathan G., Pérez, Rolando A., Sanjur, Oris I., and Bermingham, Eldredge. 2009. "Plant DNA Barcodes and a Community Phylogeny of a Tropical Forest Dynamics Plot in Panama." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106 (44):18621–18626. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0909820106
  • Krupnick, Gary A., Kress, W. John, and Wagner, Warren L. 2009. "Achieving Target 2 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: building a preliminary assessment of vascular plant species using data from herbarium specimens." Biodiversity and Conservation 18 (6):1459–1474. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-008-9494-1
  • Temeles, Ethan J., Koulouris, Carolyn R., Sander, Sarah E., and Kress, W. John. 2009. "Effect of flower shape and size on foraging performance and trade-offs in a tropical hummingbird." Ecology 90 (5):1147–1161. https://doi.org/10.1890/08-0695.1
  • Erickson, David L., Spouge, John, Resch, Alissa, Weigt, Lee A., and Kress, W. John. 2008. "DNA barcoding in land plants: developing standards to quantify and maximize success." Taxon 57 (4):1304–1316.
  • Gowda, Vinita and Kress, W. John. 2008. "Nectar characteristics of two Eastern Caribbean Heliconias (Heliconia: Heliconiaceae." Heliconia Society International Bulletin 14 (4):6–10.
  • Kress, W. John and Erickson, David L. 2008. "DNA barcoding - a windfall for tropical biology?." Biotropica 40 (4):405–408. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2008.00426.x
  • Kress, W. John and Erickson, David L. 2008. "DNA barcodes: Genes, genomics, and bioinformatics." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105 (8):2761–2762. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0800476105
  • Agarwal, G., Ling, H., Jacobs, D., Shirdhonkar, S., Kress, W. John, Russell, Rusty, Bourg, Norman, Belhumer, P., Dixit, N., Feiner, S., Mahajan, D., Sunkavalli, K., Ramamoorthi, R., and White, S. 2006. "First steps toward an electronic field guide for plants." Taxon 55:597–610.
  • Cowan, R. S., Chase, Mark W., Kress, W. John, and Savolainen, V. 2006. "300,000 species to identify: problems, progress, and prospects in DNA barcoding of land plants." Taxon 55:611–616.
  • Kress, W. John and Krupnick, Gary A. 2006. "The future of floras: new frameworks, new technologies, new uses." Taxon 55:579–580.
  • Prince, L. M. and Kress, W. John. 2006. "Phylogenetic relationships in the Prayer Plant Family (Marantaceae): Insight from plastid DNA sequence data." Taxon 55:281–296.
  • Bordelon, M. and Kress, W. John. 2005. "Tropical Ginger Cultivation in North American Temperate Climates." Sibbaldia 3:83–91.
  • Funakoshi, H., Kress, W. John, Skornickova, J., Liu, A., and Inoue, K. 2005. ". Return from the lost: rediscovery of the presumed extinct Leptosolena (Zingiberaceae) in the Philippines and its phylogenetic placement in gingers." Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 56:41–53.
  • Givnish, T. J., Pires, J. C., Graham, S. W., McPherson, M. A., Prince, L. M., Patterson, T. B., Rai, H. S., Roalson, E. H., Evans, T. M., Hahn, W. J., Meerow, A. W., Molvray, M., Kores, P. J., O'Brien, H. E., Hall, J. C., Kress, W. John, and Sytsma, Kenneth J. 2005. "Repeated evolution of net venation and fleshy fruits among monocots in shaded habitats confirms a priori predictions: evidence from an ndhF phylogeny." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 272:1481–1490.
  • Kress, W. John, Liu, A. Z., Newman, M., and Li, Q. J. 2005. "The molecular phylogeny of Alpinia (Zingiberaceae): a complex and polyphyletic genus of gingers." American Journal of Botany 92:167–178.
  • Kress, W. John, Wurdack, Kenneth J., Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne, Weigt, Lee A., and Janzen, Daniel H. 2005. "Use of DNA barcodes to identify flowering plants." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102:8369–8374.
  • Meléndez-Ackerman, E. J., Speranza, P., Kress, W. John, Rohena, L., Toledo, E., Cort, s.,C., Treece, D., Gitzendanner, M., Soltis, P. S., and Soltis, D. E. 2005. "Microevolutionary processes inferred from AFLP and morphological variation in Heliconia bihai (Heliconiaceae)." International Journal of Plant Sciences 166:781–794.
  • Barkley, T. M., DePriest, Paula T., Funk, Vicki Ann, Kiger, R. W., Kress, W. John, McNeill, J., Moore, G., Nicolson, Dan H., Stevenson, D. Wm, Wheeler, Q. D., and Wheeler, Q. D. 2004. "A review of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature with respect to its compatibility with phylogenetic classification." Taxon 53:159–161.
  • Barkley, T. M., DePriest, Paula T., Funk, Vicki Ann, Kiger, R. W., Kress, W. John, and Moore, G. 2004. "Linnaean nomenclature in the 21st Century: a report from a workshop on integrating traditional nomenclature and phylogenetic classification." Taxon 53:153–158.
  • Bawa, K. S., Kress, W. John, Nadkarni, N. M., and Lele, S. 2004. "Beyond paradise - meeting the challenge in tropical biology in the 21st Century." Biotropica 36:437–446.
  • Bawa, K. S., Kress, W. John, Nadkarni, N. M., Lele, S., Raven, Peter H., Janzen, Daniel H., Lugo, A. E., Ashton, Peter S., and Lovejoy, Thomas E. 2004. "Tropical Ecosystems into the 21st Century." Science 306:227–228.
  • Bruna, Emilio M., Kress, W. John, Marques, Francisco, and da Silva, Osmaildo Ferreira. 2004. "Heliconia acuminata reproductive success is independent of local floral density." Acta Amazonica 34:467–471.
  • Kress, W. John. 2004. "Paper floras: how long will they last? A review of Flowering Plants of the Neotropics." American Journal of Botany 91:2124–2127.
  • Miller, Scott E., Kress, W. John, and Samper, Cristian K. 2004. "Crisis for biodiversity collections." Science 303:310.
  • Moore, G., Barkley, T. M., DePriest, Paula T., Funk, Vicki Ann, Kiger, R. W., Kress, W. John, McNeill, J., Nicolson, Dan H., Stevenson, D. Wm, and Wheeler, Q. D. 2004. "(065-067) Proposals to amend Article 3.1, Article 22.3, and Article 26.3." Taxon 53:214.
  • Williams, K. J., Kress, W. John, and Manos, P. S. 2004. "Appendages do matter: the phylogeny, evolution and classification of the genus Globba and tribe Globbeae (Zingiberaceae)." American Journal of Botany 91:100–114.
  • Xia, Y. M., Kress, W. John, and Prince, L. M. 2004. "Phylogenetic analyses of Amomum (Alpinioideae: Zingiberaceae) using ITS and matK DNA sequence data." Systematic Botany 29:334–344.
  • Kress, W. John, DeFilipps, Robert A., Farr, E., and Yin Yin Kyi, D. 2003. "A checklist of the trees, shrubs, herbs, and climbers of Myanmar (revised from the original works by J. H. Lace, R. Rodger, H. G. Hundley and U Chit Ko Ko on the "List of trees, shrubs, herbs and principal climbers etc. recorded from Burma")." Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45:1–590.
  • Kress, W. John, Prince, L. M., and Williams, K. J. 2003. "The phylogeny and a new classification of the gingers (Zingiberaceae): evidence from molecular data." American Journal of Botany 89:1682–1696.
  • Kress, W. John and Thet, Htun. 2003. "A second species of Smithatris (Zingiberaceae) from Myanmar." Novon 13:68–71.
  • Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John. 2003. "Hotspots and ecoregions: a test of conservation priorities using taxonomic data." Biodiversity and Conservation 12:2237–2253.
  • Liu, A. Z., Kress, W. John, and Long, C. L. 2003. "The ethnobotany of Musella lasiocarpa (Musaceae), an endemic plant of southwest China." Economic Botany 57:279–281.
  • Rehse, T. and Kress, W. John. 2003. "Distichochlamys rubrostriata (Zingiberaceae), a new species of tropical ginger from Northern Vietnam." Brittonia 55:205–208.
  • Temeles, Ethan J. and Kress, W. John. 2003. "Evidence for adaptation in a plant-hummingbird association." Science 300:630–633.
  • Williams, K. J., Kress, W. John, and Thet, Htun. 2003. "A striking new epiphytic Hedychium (Zingiberaceae) from Myanmar with a discussion of several anomalous related genera." Edinburgh Journal of Botany 60:43–48.
  • Bruna, Emilio M. and Kress, W. John. 2002. "Habitat Fragmentation and the Demographic Structure of an Amazonian Understory Herb (Heliconia Acuminata)." Conservation Biology 16 (5):1256–1266.
  • Kress, W. John and DePriest, Paula T. 2002. "Linnaeus visits the 21st Century." Taxon 51:5–6.
  • Kress, W. John, O'Connor, J. D., and DePriest, Paula T. 2002. "The globalization of nature." Science 296:1612.
  • Li, Q. J., Kress, W. John, Zu, Z. F., Xia, Y. M., Zhang, L., Deng, X. B., and Gao, J. Y. 2002. "Stigmatic behavior and the pollination biology of Alpinia kwangsiensis (Zingiberaceae)." Plant Systematics and Evolution 232:123.
  • Liu, A. Z., Li, Dazhou, Wang, H., and Kress, W. John. 2002. "Ornithophilous and chiropterophilous pollination in Musa itinerans (Musaceae), a pioneer species in tropical rain forests in Yunnan, SW China." Biotropica 34:254–260.
  • Kress, W. John. 2001. "Heliconiaceae." Flora de Nicaragua.Monographs in Systematic Botany 85:1132–1139.
  • Kress, W. John and DePriest, Paula T. 2001. "What's in a PhyloCode name?." Science 292:52.
  • Kress, W. John and Larsen, K. 2001. "Smithatris, a new genus of Zingiberaceae from Southeast Asia." Systematic Botany 26:226–230.
  • Kress, W. John, Miller, Scott E., Krupnick, Gary A., and Lovejoy, Thomas E. 2001. "Museum collections and conservation efforts." Science 291:828–829.
  • Kress, W. John, Prince, L. M., Hahn, W. J., and Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne. 2001. "Unraveling the evolutionary radiation of the families of the Zingiberales using morphological and molecular evidence." Systematic Biology 50:926–944.
  • Li, Q. J., Zu, Z. F., Kress, W. John, Xia, Y. M., Zhang, L., Deng, X. B., Gao, J. Y., and Bai, Z. L. 2001. "Flexible style that encourages outcrossing." Nature 410:432.
  • Specht, C. D., Kress, W. John, Stevenson, D. W., and DeSalle, R. 2001. "A molecular phylogeny of Costaceae (Zingiberales)." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 21:333–345.
  • Soltis, D. E., Soltis, P. S., Chase, Mark W., Mort, M. E., Albach, D. C., Zanis, M., Savolainen, V., Hahn, W. H., Hoot, S. B., Fay, M. F., Axtell, M., Swensen.S.M., Prince, L. M., Kress, W. John, Nixon, K. C., and Farris, J. S. 2000. "Angiosperm phylogeny inferred from 18S rDNA, rbcL, and atpB sequences." Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 133:381–461.
  • Wilf, Peter, Labandeira, Conrad C., Kress, W. John, Staines, Charles L., Windsor, Donald M., Allen, A. L., and Johnson, Kirk R. 2000. "Timing the radiations of leaf-beetles: Hispines on gingers from Latest Cretaceous to Recent." Science 289:291–294.
  • Heyer, W. Ronald, Coddington, Jonathan A., Kress, W. John, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Cole, Daniel G., Erwin, Terry L., Meggers, Betty J., Pogue, Michael G., Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Vari, Richard P., Weitzman, Marilyn J., and Weitzman, Stanley H. 1999. "Amazonian biotic data and conservation decisions." Ciência e Cultura Sao Paulo 51 (5-6):372–385.
  • Pedersen, L. B. and Kress, W. John. 1999. "Honeyeater (Meliphagidae) pollination and the floral biology of Polynesian Heliconia (Heliconiaceae)." Plant Systematics and Evolution 216:1–21.
  • Kress, W. John, Heyer, W. Ronald, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Coddington, Jonathan A., Cole, Daniel G., Erwin, Terry L., Meggers, Betty J., Pogue, Michael G., Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Vari, Richard P., Weitzman, Marilyn J., and Weitzman, Stanley H. 1998. "Amazonian biodiversity: Assessing conservation priorities with taxonomic data." Biodiversity and Conservation 7 (12):1577–1587. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1008889803319
  • Jaramillo, Maria Alejandra and Kress, W. John. 1997. "Phylogenetic relationships of the genera of the Family Costaceae." Heliconia Society International Bulletin 9 (1):5–8.
  • Kress, W. John. 1997. "A synopsis of the genus Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) in Venezuela with one new variety." BioLlania, Edición Especial 6:407–430.
  • Soltis, D. E., Soltis, P. S., Nickrent, D. L., Johnson, L. A., Hahn, W. J., Hoot, S. B., Sweere, J. A., Kuzoff, R. K., Kron, K. A., Chase, Mark W., Swensen.S.M., Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne, Chaw, S. M., Gillespie, L. J., Kress, W. John, and Sytsma, Kenneth J. 1997. "Angiosperm phylogeny inferred from 18S ribosomal DNA sequences." Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 84:1–49.
  • Kress, W. John. 1996. [Book review] "Diversity and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Flowers." Quart.Rev.Biol.. 71:124–125.
  • Luther, H. E. and Kress, W. John. 1996. "Two overlooked species of Guzmania from Central America and a discussion of Massangea." Brittonia 48:91–95.
  • Roesel, C. S., Kress, W. John, and Bowditch, B. M. 1996. "Low levels of genetic variation in Phenakospermum guyannense (Streliziaceae), a widespread, bat-pollinated Amazonian herb." Plant Systematics and Evolution 199:1–15.
  • Kress, W. John, Hahn, W. J., Evans, T. M., and Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne. 1995. "Unraveling the evolutionary radiation of the families of the Zingiberanae using morphological, molecular and fossil characters." Am.J.Bot. 82 (-):142.
  • Kress, W. John, Maddox, G. D., and Roesel, C. S. 1994. "Genetic variation and protection priorities in Ptilimnium nodosum (Apiaceae), an endangered plant of the Eastern United States." Conservation Biology 8:271–276.
  • Kress, W. John, Schatz, G. E., Andrianifanhanana, M., and Morland, H. S. 1994. "Pollination of Ravenala madagascariensis (Strelitziaceae) by lemurs: evidence for an archaic coevolutionary system?." American Journal of Botany 81:542–551.
  • Brown, G. K., Luther, H. E., and Kress, W. John. 1993. "Comments on the responsibilities of taxonomists." Journal of the Bromeliad Society 43:154–156.
  • Chase, Mark W., Soltis, D. E., Olmstead, R. G., Morgan, D., Les, D. H., Mishler, B. D., Duvall, M. R., Price, R. A., Hills, H. E., Qui, Y. L., Kron, K. A., Rettig, J. H., Conti, E., Palmer, J. D., Manhart, J. R., Sytsma, Kenneth J., Michaels, H. J., Kress, W. John, and Kar, K. G. 1993. "Phylogenetics of seed plants: an anlysis of nucleotide sequences from the plastid gene rcbL." Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 80:528–580.
  • Kress, W. John. 1993. "Coevolution of plants and animals: pollination of flowers by primates in Madagascar." Current science 65:253–257.
  • Kress, W. John, Betancur, J., Roesel, C. S., and Echeverry, B. E. 1993. "Lista de las heliconias de Colombia con cinco especies nuevas." Caldasia 17:183–198.
  • Kress, W. John and Stone, D. E. 1993. "The morphology and floral biology of Phenakospermum (Strelitziaceae), an arborescent herb of the neotropics." Biotropica 25:290–300.
  • Manchester, S. R. and Kress, W. John. 1993. "Fossil bananas (Musaceae): Ensete oregonense from the Eocene of western North America and its phytogeographic significance." American Journal of Botany 80:1264–1272.
  • Smith, J. F., Kress, W. John, and Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne. 1993. "Phylogenetic analysis of Zingiberales based on rcbL sequences." Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 80:620–630.
  • Kress, W. John. 1991. "New taxa of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) from Ecuador." Brittonia 43 (4):253–260.
  • Bateman, Richard M., Goddard, Ives, O'Grady, R. T., Funk, Vicki Ann, Mooi, Richard, Kress, W. John, and Cannell, P. F. 1990. "Discussion and criticism: on human phylogeny and a linguistic history; reply to comments." Current Anthropology 31:177–183.
  • Bateman, Richard M., Goddard, Ives, O'Grady, R., Funk, Vicki Ann, Mooi, Richard, Kress, W. John, and Cannell, P. 1990. "Speaking of Forked Tongues: the feasibility of reconciling human phylogeny and language." Current Anthropology 31:1–13.
  • Bateman, Richard M., Goddard, Ives, O'Grady, Richard, Funk, Vicki Ann, Mooi, Richard, Kress, W. John, and Cannell, Peter. 1990. "Reply." Current Anthropology 31:315–316.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. "The diversity and distribution of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) in Brazil." Acta botânica brasilica 4:159–167.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. "Taxonomy of Old World Heliconia (Heliconiaceae)." Allertonia 6:1–58.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. [Book review] "Flora Novo-Galiciana, Volume 15, Bromeliaceae to Dioscoreaceae." Systematic Botany. 15:347–348.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. "The phylogeny and classification of the Zingiberales." Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 77:698–721.
  • Kress, W. John, Luther, H. E., and Roesel, C. S. 1990. "Genetic variation in three species of Florida Tillandsia." Journal of the Bromeliad Society 40:59–63, 81.
  • Smith, Lyman B. and Kress, W. John. 1990. "New genera of Bromeliaceae." Phytologia 69:271–274.
  • Kress, W. John. 1989. "New taxa and notes on Heliconia (Heliconiaceae)." Selbyana 11:49–53.
  • O'Grady, R. T., Goddard, Ives, Bateman, Richard M., Dimichele, William A., Funk, Vicki Ann, Kress, W. John, Mooi, Richard, and Cannell, P. F. 1989. "Genes and Tongues." Science 243:1651.
  • Smith, Lyman B. and Kress, W. John. 1989. "New or restored genera of Bromeliaceae." Phytologia 66:70–79.
  • Kress, W. John and Roesel, C. S. 1987. "Seed germination trials in Heliconia stricta cv. Jamaica." Bulletin, Heliconia Society International 2:6–7.
  • Watson, J. H., Kress, W. John, and Roesel, C. S. 1987. "A bibliography to the biological literature on vascular eiphytes." Selbyana 10:1–23.
  • Kress, W. John. 1986. "New heliconias (Heliconiaceae) from Panamá." Selbyana 9:156–166.
  • Kress, W. John. 1986. "The systematic distribution of vascular epiphytes: an update." Selbyana 9:2–22.
  • Kress, W. John. 1986. "The use of ethanolamine in the study of pollen wall stratification." Grana 25:31–40.
  • Kress, W. John. 1986. "Bat pollinated Heliconias." Bulletin, Heliconia Society International 1:4–6.
  • Kress, W. John. 1985. "Bat pollination of an Old World Heliconia." Biotropica 17:302–308.
  • Kress, W. John. 1984. "Systematics of Central American Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) with pendent inflorescences." Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 65:429–532.
  • Kress, W. John. 1983. "Self-incompatibility systems in Central American Heliconia." Evolution 37:735–744.
  • Kress, W. John. 1983. "Crossability barriers in neotropical Heliconia." Annals of Botany 52:131–148.
  • Kress, W. John and Stone, D. E. 1983. "Morphology and phylogenetic significance of exine-less pollen of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae)." Systematic Botany 8:149–167.
  • Kress, W. John. 1982. "A new species of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) from Costa Rica." Brenesia 19/20:201–208.
  • Kress, W. John and Stone, D. E. 1982. "Nature of the sporoderm in monocotyledons with special reference to the pollen grains of Canna and Heliconia." Grana 21:129–148.
  • Plowman, T., Kress, W. John, and Kennedy, H. 1982. "Heliconia zebrina, a new name for a handsome heliconia from Peru." Baileya 21:149–157.
  • Kress, W. John. 1981. "New Central American taxa of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae)." Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 62:243–260.
  • Kress, W. John. 1981. "Sibling Competition and the evolution of pollen unit, ovule number and pollen vector in angiosperms." Systematic Botany 6:101–112.
  • Stone, D. E., Sellers, S. C., and Kress, W. John. 1981. "Ontogeny and evolutionary implications of a neotenous exine in Tapeinochilos (Zingiberales: Costaceae) pollen." American Journal of Botany 86:49–63.
  • Beach, J. H. and Kress, W. John. 1980. "Sporophyte versus gametophyte: a note on the origin of self-incompatibility in flowering plants." Systematic Botany 5:1–5.
  • Stone, D. E., Sellers, S. C., and Kress, W. John. 1979. "Ontogeny of exine-less pollen in Heliconia, a banana native." Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 66:701–730.
  • Kress, W. John, Stone, D. E., and Sellers, S. C. 1978. "Ultrastructure of exine-less pollen: Heliconia (Heliconiaceae)." American Journal of Botany 65:1064–1076.

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Book
  • Kress, W. John and Stine, Jeffrey K. , eds. 2017. Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Singer, Jonathan, Kress, W. John, and Hachadourian, Marc. 2013. Botanica magnifica: portraits of the world's most extraordinary flowers & plants. 1st Tiny Folio ed. New York: Abbeville Press Publishers.
  • Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John. 2005. Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach. University of Chicago Press.
  • Kress, W. John and Barrett, G. W. 2001. A New Century of Biology. Smithsonian Institution Press in association with the American Institute of Biological Sci.
  • Kress, W. John, Betancur, J., and Echeverry, B. 1999. Heliconias - Llamaradas de la selva colombiana. Cristina Uribe Editores.
  • Berry, F. and Kress, W. John. 1991. Heliconia: An Identification Guide. Smithsonian Institution Press.
Chapter
  • Bunch, Lonnie G., III. 2017. "Black and Green: The Forgotten Commitment to Sustainability." in Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans, edited by Kress, W. John and Stine, Jeffrey K., 83–86. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Krupnik, Igor. 2017. "Living on a Changing Planet: Why Indigenous Voices Matter." in Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans, edited by Kress, W. John and Stine, Jeffrey K., 78–82. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Marsh, Joanna. 2017. "The City and the Sea: Alexis Rockman's Anthropocene Imaginings." in Living in the anthropocene : Earth in the age of humans., edited by Kress, W. John and Stine, Jeffrey K., 108–112. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.
  • McMahon, Sean M. 2017. "Temperature Forests: A Tale of the Anthropocene." in Living in the anthropocene : Earth in the age of humans, edited by Kress, W. John and Stine, Jeffrey K., 53–57. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.
  • Milbourne, Karen E. 2017. "African Art and the Anthropocene." in Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans, edited by Kress, W. John and Stine, Jeffrey K., 113–116. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Novy, Ari, Raven, Peter H., and Shimizu, Holly H. 2017. "The Earth is a Garden." in Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans, edited by Kress, W. John and Stine, Jeffrey K., 95–98. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Potts, Richard. 2017. "What will it mean to be human?." in Living in the Anthropocene: Humanity in the Age of Humans, edited by Kress, W. John and Stine, J. K., 27–31. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. 2017. "Thinking Like a Mountain in the Anthropocene." in Living in the Anthropocene Earth in the Age of Humans, edited by Kress, W. John and Stein, J. K., 18–22. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.
  • Erickson, David L. and Kress, W. John. 2012. "Future directions." in DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols, 459–465. Methods in molecular biology. Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61779-591-6_23
  • Kress, W. John and Erickson, David L. 2012. "DNA barcodes: methods and protocols." in Methods in molecular biology, 3–8. Methods in molecular biology. Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61779-591-6_1
  • Kress, W. John, Lopez, Ida C., and Erickson, David L. 2012. "Generating Plant DNA Barcodes for Trees in Long-Term Forest Dynamics Plots." in DNA Barcodes, edited by Kress, W. John and Erickson, David L., 441–458. Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press.
  • Kress, W. John, Lopez, Ida C., and Erickson, David L. 2012. "Generating Plant DNA Barcodes for Trees in Long-Term Forest Dynamics Plots." in DNA Barcodes, edited by Kress, W. John and Erickson, David L., 441–458. Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press.
  • Andersson, L. L., Kress, W. John, and Maas, P. J. M. 2007. "Heliconiaceae." in Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana), edited by Funk, Vicki Ann, Hollowell, Thomas H., Berry, P. E., Kelloff, Carol L., and Alexander, Sara N., 110. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium. Washington D. C.: Smithsonian Institution.
  • Touwaide, Alain. 2007. "Art and Sciences: Private Gardens and Botany in the Roman Empire." in Botanical Progress, Horticultural Innovation and Cultural Changes, edited by Conan, M. and Kress, W. John., 3–16.
  • Adey, Walter H. 2005. "Marine Plant Diversity." in Plant Conservation, a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 25–42.
  • Adey, Walter H. 2005. "Degradation of algae in coral reefs." in Plant Conservation, a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 155–160.
  • Adey, Walter H. and Norris, James N. 2005. "Alteration of kelp communities in the northwestern North Atlantic." in Plant Conservation, a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 161–175.
  • Bruna, Emilio M. and Kress, W. John. 2005. "Forest fragmentation and tropical plant-animal interactions in Brazil." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 141–146.
  • Bruna, Emilio M. and Kress, W. John. 2005. "Forest fragmentation and tropical plant-animal interactions in Brazil." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 141–146.
  • Dimichele, William A. and Bateman, Richard M. 2005. "Evolution of land plant diversity: Major innovations and lineages through time." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 3–14. University of Chicago Press.
  • Dorr, Laurence J., Stergios, Basil, and Niño, S. M. 2005. "The Ramal de Guaramacal in the Venezuelan Andes." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 72–76.
  • Faust, Maria A. 2005. "Dinoflagellates: Phylum Dinoflagellata. Chapter 5.1 Taxonomic Consequences." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 93–97.
  • Funk, Vicki Ann and Berry, P. E. 2005. "Chapter 4.3 The Guiana Shield." in Plant Conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 76–79.
  • Funk, Vicki Ann and Robinson, Harold E. 2005. "5.7. Daisies and sunflowers: Family Asteraceae." in Plant conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 102–104. University of Chicago Press.
  • Jaramillo, Maria Alejandra and Funk, Vicki Ann. 2005. "Chapter 10.3. Phylogenetic considerations." in Plant Conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 223–235.
  • Kress, W. John and Funk, Vicki Ann. 2005. "Herbarium, floras, and checklists." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 209–217.
  • Kress, W. John and Funk, Vicki Ann. 2005. "Herbarium collections, floras, and checklists." in Plant Conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 209–218.
  • Kress, W. John and Funk, Vicki Ann. 2005. "Herbarium collections, floras, and checklists." in Plant Conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 209–218.
  • Kress, W. John and Funk, Vicki Ann. 2005. "Herbarium, floras, and checklists." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 209–217.
  • Kress, W. John and Horvitz, C. 2005. "Habitat alteration in the Caribbean: natural and human-induced." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 147–150.
  • Kress, W. John and Horvitz, C. 2005. "Habitat alteration in the Caribbean: natural and human-induced." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 147–150.
  • Kress, W. John and Krupnick, Gary A. 2005. "Conclusions: Documenting and conserving plant diversity in the future." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 313–318.
  • Kress, W. John and Krupnick, Gary A. 2005. "Conclusions: Documenting and conserving plant diversity in the future." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 313–318.
  • Kress, W. John and Specht, C. D. 2005. "Between Cancer and Capricorn: phylogeny, evolution, and ecology of the tropical Zingiberales." in Proceedings of a symposium on plant diversity and Proceedings of a symposium on plant diversity and complexity patterns -- local, regional and global dimensions, edited by Friis, I. and Balslev, Henrik., 459–478.
  • Krupnick, Gary A. 2005. "Species assessment: The IUCN Red List." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 241–247.
  • Krupnick, Gary A. 2005. "Hot spots and ecoregions." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 218–223.
  • Littler, Mark M. and Littler, Diane S. 2005. "Application of a seagrass management model." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 270–285.
  • Littler, Mark M. and Littler, Diane S. 2005. "A proposed sustainable coral-reef management model." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 262–269.
  • Liu, A. Z. and Kress, W. John. 2005. "The Gaoligong Moutains of Southwest China and Northeast Myanmar." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 86–92.
  • Liu, A. Z. and Kress, W. John. 2005. "The Gaoligong Moutains of Southwest China and Northeast Myanmar." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 86–92.
  • Mutke, J., Kier, G., Krupnick, Gary A., and Barthlott, W. 2005. "Terrestrial plant diversity." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 15–25.
  • Peterson, Paul M. 2005. "Chapter 5.4 Grasses: family Poaceae." in Plant conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 104–108.
  • Peterson, Paul M. and McCracken, C. L. 2005. "Chapter 9 Genetic consequences of reduced diversity: Heterozygosity loss, inbreeding depression, and effective population size." in Plant conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 194–205.
  • Peterson, Paul M., Shetler, Stanwyn G., Abu-Asab, M. S., and Orli, Sylvia S. 2005. "Global climate change: The spring temperate flora." in Plant conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 185–193.
  • Poulin, J., Sakai, A. K., Weller, S. G., and Wagner, Warren L. 2005. "Invasive species." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Kress, W. John and Krupnick, Gary A., 176–184.
  • Robinson, Harold E. 2005. "5.3. Mosses: Phylum Bryophyta." in Plant conservation : a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 102–104. University of Chicago Press.
  • Shetler, Stanwyn G. 2005. "Chapter 14 Grassroots conservation." in Plant conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 294–312.
  • Stein, B. A. and Wagner, Warren L. 2005. "Current Plant Extinctions: Chiaroscuro in Shades of Green." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Kress, W. John and Krupnick, Gary A., 54–66.
  • ten Kate, K. and Kress, W. John. 2005. "Laws and treaties: is the Convention on Biological Diversity protecting plant diversity?." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 286–293.
  • ten Kate, K. and Kress, W. John. 2005. "Laws and treaties: is the Convention on Biological Diversity protecting plant diversity?." in Plant conservation: a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 286–293.
  • Wagner, Warren L., Mix, D., and Price, J. 2005. "Pacific Islands." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Kress, W. John and Krupnick, Gary A., 79–85.
  • Wasshausen, Dieter C. 2005. "Chapter 5.6 Acanthus: Family Acanthaceae." in Plant conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 112–114.
  • Wasshausen, Dieter C. and Rauh, W. 2005. "Chapter 6.3 Habitat loss: the extreme case of Madagascar." in Plant conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 151–155.
  • Wing, Scott L. 2005. "A paleontological perspective on plant extinction." in Plant Conservation A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 43–53. University of Chicago Press.
  • Yahr, R. and DePriest, Paula T. 2005. "Ecology, life-history, and conservation of the endangered lichen Cladonia perforata." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 97–102. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne. 2005. "Genetic assessment methods for plant conservation biology." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 237–241.
  • Kress, W. John. 2002. "Globalization and botanical inventory." in Proceedings of the Nepal-Japan Joint Symposium on Ÿ_oThe Himalayan plants, Can they save us?Ÿ__, edited by Watanabe, T., Takano, A., Bista, M. S., and Saiju, H. K., 6–8.
  • Barrett, G. W. and Kress, W. John. 2001. "Introduction: The new revolution in biology." in A new century of biology, edited by Kress, W. John and Barrett, G. W., 1–8.
  • Barrett, G. W. and Kress, W. John. 2001. "Introduction: The new revolution in biology." in A new century of biology, edited by Kress, W. John and Barrett, G. W., 1–8.
  • Kress, W. John and Barrett, G. W. 2001. "Preface: A new century of biology." in A new century of biology, edited by Kress, W. John and Barrett, G. W., xi–xiii.
  • Kress, W. John and Barrett, G. W. 2001. "Preface: A new century of biology." in A new century of biology, edited by Kress, W. John and Barrett, G. W., xi–xiii.
  • Kress, W. John and Prince, L. M. 2000. "Family 218. Cannaceae Jussieu." in Flora of North America North of Mexico, edited by Flora of North America Editorial Committee., 22.
  • Kress, W. John and Whittemore, Alan T. 2000. "Family 215. Heliconiaceae (A. Richard) Nakai." in Flora of North America North of Mexico, edited by Flora of North America Editorial Committee., 22.
  • Teece, M. A., Tuross, Noreen C., Kress, W. John, Peterson, Paul M., Russell, G., and Fogel, Marilyn L. 2000. "Preservation of proteins in museum herbarium samples." in Perspectives in Amino Acid and Protein Geochemistry, edited by Goodfriend, G. A., Collins, Martin J., Fogel, Marilyn L., Macko, S. A., and Wehmiller, J., 83–87.
  • Kress, W. John. 1997. "Phylogeny of the Zingberanae: morphology and molecules." in Proceedings of the Second Symposium on the Family Zingiberaceae, edited by Wu, L., Wu, G., and Chen, Y., 122–141.
  • Betancur, J. and Kress, W. John. 1995. "Distribucion geografica y altitudinal del genero Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) en Colombia." in Biodiversity and conservation of neotropical montane forests, edited by Churchill, S. P., Balslev, Henrik, Forero, E., and Luteyn, James L., 513–523.
  • Kress, W. John. 1995. "Phylogeny of Zingiberanae: morphology and molecules." in Monocotyledons: systematics and evolution, edited by Rudall, P., 443–460.
  • Kress, W. John and Beach, J. H. 1994. "Flowering plant reproductive systems at La Selva Biological Station." in La Selva: Ecology and natural history of a neotropical rain forest, edited by McDade, L. A., Bawa, K. S., Hespenheide, H., and Hartshorn, G., 161–182.
  • Stone, D. E. and Kress, W. John. 1992. "The application of transmission electron microscopy and cytochemistry in palynology." in Ertdman's Handbook of Palynology, Second Edition, edited by Nilsson, S. and Praglowski, J., 432–467.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. "The systematic distribution of vascular epiphytes." in Phylogeny and ecophysiology of epiphytes, edited by Luttge, U., 234–261.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. "Heliconiaceae." in Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i, edited by Wagner, Warren L., Herbst, D. R., and Sohmer, S. H., 1440–1442.
  • Kress, W. John. 1986. "Exineless pollen structure and pollination systems of tropical Heliconia (Heliconiaceae)." in Pollen and spores: form and function, edited by Blackmore, Stephen H. and Ferguson, I. K., 329–345.
  • Kress, W. John. 1985. "Pollination and reproductive biology of Heliconia." in The botany and natural history of Panama, edited by D'Arcy, William G. and Correa A., Mireya D., 267–271.
  • Kress, W. John and Stone, D. E. 1983. "Pollen intine structure, cytochemistry and function in monocots." in Pollen: biology and implications for plant breeding, edited by Mulcahy, D. L. and Ottaviano, E., 159–163.

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