Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

John Kress

Senior Research Botanist and Curator of Botany (Zingiberales)
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
  • Blaxter, Mark, Archibald, John M., Childers, Anna K., Coddington, Jonathan A., Crandall, Keith A., Di Palma, Federica, Durbin, Richard, Edwards, Scott V., Graves, Jennifer A. M., Hackett, Kevin J., Hall, Neil, Jarvis, Erich D., Johnson, Rebecca N., Karlsson, Elinor K., Kress, W. J., Kuraku, Shigehiro, Lawniczak, Mara K. N., Lindblad-Toh, Kerstin, Lopez, Jose V., Moran, Nancy A., Robinson, Gene E., Ryder, Oliver A., Shapiro, Beth, Soltis, Pamela S., Warnow, Tandy et al. 2022. "Why sequence all eukaryotes?" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119, (4). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2115636118.
  • Gostel, Morgan R. and Kress, W. John. 2022. "The Expanding Role of DNA Barcodes: Indispensable Tools for Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation." Diversity, 14, (3). https://doi.org/10.3390/d14030213.
  • Kress, W. J., Soltis, Douglas E., Kersey, Paul J., Wegrzyn, Jill L., Leebens-Mack, James, Gostel, Morgan R., Liu, Xin, and Soltis, Pamela S. 2022. "Green plant genomes: What we know in an era of rapidly expanding opportunities." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119, (4). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2115640118.
  • Kress, W. John. 2022. "Thomas E. Lovejoy III (1941-2021)-An individual for all times and places, especially in the tropics." Biotropica, https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.13102.
  • Kress, W. John and Krupnick, Gary A. 2022. "Lords of the biosphere: Plant winners and losers in the Anthropocene." Plants People Planet, https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10252.
  • Lewin, Harris A., Richards, Stephen, Lieberman Aiden, Erez, Allende, Miguel L., Archibald, John M., Bálint, Miklós, Barker, Katharine B., Baumgartner, Bridget, Belov, Katherine, Bertorelle, Giorgio, Blaxter, Mark L., Cai, Jing, Caperello, Nicolette D., Carlson, Keith, Castilla-Rubio, Juan, Chaw, Shu-Miaw, Chen, Lei, Childers, Anna K., Coddington, Jonathan A., Conde, Dalia A., Corominas, Montserrat, Crandall, Keith A., Crawford, Andrew J., DiPalma, Federica, Durbin, Richard et al. 2022. "The Earth BioGenome Project 2020: Starting the clock." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119, (4). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2115635118.
  • Palmer, Christine M., Wershoven, Nicole L., Martinson, Sharon J., ter Hofstede, Hannah M., Kress, W. John, and Symes, Laurel B. 2022. "Patterns of Herbivory in Neotropical Forest Katydids as Revealed by DNA Barcoding of Digestive Tract Contents." Diversity-Basel, 14, (2). https://doi.org/10.3390/d14020152.
  • Sherkow, Jacob S., Barker, Katharine B., Braverman, Irus, Cook-Deegan, Robert, Durbin, Richard, Easter, Carla L., Goldstein, Melissa M., Hudson, Maui, Kress, W. J., Lewin, Harris A., Mathews, Debra J. H., McCarthy, Catherine, McCartney, Ann M., da Silva, Manuela, Torrance, Andrew W., and Greely, Henry T. 2022. "Ethical, legal, and social issues in the Earth BioGenome Project." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119, (4). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2115859119.
  • Wiegand, Thorsten, Wang, Xugao, Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina J., Bourg, Norman A., Cao, Min, Ci, Xiuqin, Davies, Stuart J., Hao, Zhanqing, Howe, Robert W., Kress, W. John, Lian, Juyu, Li, Jie, Lin, Luxiang, Lin, Yiching, Ma, Keping, McShea, William, Mi, Xiangcheng, Su, Sheng-Hsin, Sun, I-Fang, Wolf, Amy, Ye, Wanhui, and Huth, Andreas. 2021. "Consequences of spatial patterns for coexistence in species-rich plant communities." Nature Ecology & Evolution, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01440-0.
  • Yu, Jie, Wu, Xi, Liu, Chang, Newmaster, Steve, Ragupathy, Subramanyam, and Kress, W. John. 2021. "Progress in the use of DNA barcodes in the identification and classification of medicinal plants." Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 208 111691–111691. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2020.111691.
  • Garcia-Robledo, Carlos, Kuprewicz, Erin K., and Kress, W. John. 2020. "REMEMBRANCE: Terry L. Erwin (1940-2020): Un cientifico muy Agra-dable." Biotropica, 52, (4) 785–786. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12828.
  • Gostel, Morgan R., Zúñiga, Jose D., Kress, W. John, Funk, Vicki A., and Puente-Lelievre, Caroline. 2020. "Microfluidic Enrichment Barcoding (MEBarcoding): a new method for high throughput plant DNA barcoding." Scientific Reports, 10 Article 8701. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-64919-z.
  • Gostel, Morgan R., Zúñiga, Jose D., Kress, W. John, Funk, Vicki A., and Puente-Lelievre, Caroline. 2020. "Author Correction: Microfluidic Enrichment Barcoding (MEBarcoding): a new method for high throughput plant DNA barcoding." Scientific Reports, 10, (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-69598-4.
  • Kress, W. John, Mazet, Jonna A. K., and Hebert, Paul D. N. 2020. "Intercepting pandemics through genomics." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117, (25) 13852–13855. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2009508117.
  • Pei, Nancai and Kress, W. John. 2020. "Research in Forest Biology in the Era of Climate Change and Rapid Urbanization." Forests, 11, (1) Article 26. https://doi.org/10.3390/f11010026.
  • Wood, Jana, Yasmin-Karim, Sayeda, Moreau, Michele, Kumar, Rajiv, Akwanwi, Janet, Derek, Atoh, Atoneche, Fred, Kress, W. John, and Ngwa, A. Wilfred. 2020. "Characterization of Isolated Extracts from Justicia Plant Leaves used as Remedy for Anemia." Molecules, 25, (3) Article E534. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25030534.
  • Gill, Brian A., Musili, Paul M., Kurukura, Samson, Hassan, Abidikadir A., Goheen, Jacob R., Kress, W. John, Kuzmina, Maria, Pringle, Robert M., and Kartzinel, Tyler R. 2019. "Plant DNA-barcode library and community phylogeny for a semi-arid East African savanna." Molecular Ecology Resources, 19, (4) 838–846. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13001.
  • Carlsen, Mónica M., Fér, Tomáš, Schmickl, Roswitha, Leong-Škorničková, Jana, Newman, Mark, and Kress, W. John. 2018. "Resolving the rapid plant radiation of early diverging lineages in the tropical Zingiberales: pushing the limits of genomic data." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 128 55–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.07.020.
  • Chauvin, K. M., Asner, G. P., Martin, R. E., Kress, W. John, Wright, S. Joseph, and Field, C. B. 2018. "Decoupled dimensions of leaf economic and anti-herbivore defense strategies in a tropical canopy tree community." Oecologia, 186, (3) 765–782. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-017-4043-9.
  • Chen, Lei, Comita, Liza S., Wright, S. Joseph, Swenson, Nathan G., Zimmerman, Jess K., Mi, Xiangcheng, Hao, Zhanqing, Ye, Wanhui, Hubbell, Stephen P., Kress, W. John, Uriarte, Maria, Thompson, Jill, Nytch, Christopher J., Wang, Xugao, Lian, Juyu, and Ma, Keping. 2018. "Forest tree neighborhoods are structured more by negative conspecific density dependence than by interactions among closely related species." Ecography, 41, (7) 1114–1123. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03389.
  • Comita, Liza S., Uriarte, María, Forero-Montaña, Jimena, Kress, W. John, Swenson, Nathan G., Thompson, Jill, Umaña, María Natalia, and Zimmerman, Jess K. 2018. "Changes in Phylogenetic Community Structure of the Seedling Layer Following Hurricane Disturbance in a Human-Impacted Tropical Forest." Forests, 9, (9) 556. https://doi.org/10.3390/f9090556.
  • Kress, W. John, Garcia-Robledo, Carlos, Soares, Joao V. B., Jacobs, David, Wilson, Katharine, Lopez, Ida C., and Belhumeur, Peter N. 2018. "Citizen Science and Climate Change: Mapping the Range Expansions of Native and Exotic Plants with the Mobile App Leafsnap." Bioscience, 68, (5) 348–358. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biy019.
  • Kress, W. John, Knapp, Sandra, Stoev, Pavel, and Penev, Lyubomir. 2018. "PhytoKeys at 100: progress in sustainability, innovation, and speed to enhance publication in plant systematics." Phytokeys, (100) 1–9. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.100.27591.
  • Lewin, Harris A., Robinson, Gene E., Kress, W. John, Baker, William J., Coddington, Jonathan, Crandall, Keith A., Durbin, Richard, Edwards, Scott V., Forest, Felix, Gilbert, M. Thomas P., Goldstein, Melissa M., Grigoriev, Igor V., Hackett, Kevin J., Haussler, David, Jarvis, Erich D., Johnson, Warren E., Patrinos, Aristides, Richards, Stephen, Castilla-Rubio, Juan Carlos, van Sluys, Marie-Anne, Soltis, Pamela S., Xu, Xun, Yang, Huanming, and Zhang, Guojie. 2018. "Earth BioGenome Project: Sequencing life for the future of life." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, (17) 4325–4333. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1720115115.
  • Kress, W. John and Stine, Jeffrey K., editors. 2017. Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Baker, Timothy R., Pennington, R. Toby, Dexter, Kyle G., Fine, Paul V. A., Fortune-Hopkins, Helen, Honorio, Euridice N., Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Isau, Klitgård, Bente B., Lewis, Gwilym P., de Lima, Haroldo C., Ashton, Peter, Baraloto, Christopher, Davies, Stuart, Donoghue, Michael J., Kaye, Maria, Kress, W. John, Lehmann, Caroline E. R., Monteagudo, Abel, Phillips, Oliver L., and Vasquez, Rodolfo. 2017. "Maximising Synergy among Tropical Plant Systematists, Ecologists, and Evolutionary Biologists." Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32, (4) 258–267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.01.007.
  • 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.
  • 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 Uniting plant sciences and society to build a green, sustainable Earth." Phytokeys, (86) 3–7. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.86.20859.
  • 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.
  • Fér, Tomáš, Schmickl, Roswitha E., Záveská, Eliška, Pospíšilová, Monika, Leong-Škorničková, Jana, Otakar, Ší, Poulsen, Axel D., Newman, Mark F., Kress, W. John, and Marhold, Karol. 2015. "Reconstruction of the Phylogeny of the family Zingiberaceae using HYB-SEQ approach." 10–11. Kerala, India: Calicut University.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Erickson, David L. and Kress, W. John. 2012. "Future directions." In DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols. 459–465. Humana Press. 858 in Methods in molecular biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61779-591-6_23.
  • 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.
  • Kress, W. John and Erickson, David L. 2012. "DNA barcodes: methods and protocols." In DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols. 3–8. Humana Press. In Methods in molecular biology, 858. 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. Kress, W. John and Erickson, David L., editors. 441–458. Humana Press. In Methods in Molecular Biology, 858.
  • 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.
  • Mi, Xiangcheng, Swenson, Nathan G., Valencia, Renato, Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L., Pérez-Castañeda, Álvaro 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. [Dataset] The contribution of rare species to community phylogenetic diversity across a global network of forest plots. Distributed by Dryad Digital Repository.
  • 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., Jones, F. Andrew, 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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). Funk, Vicki Ann, Hollowell, Thomas H., Berry, P. E., Kelloff, Carol L., and Alexander, Sara N., editors. 110. Washington D. C.: Smithsonian Institution. In Contributions from the United States National Herbarium.
  • 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.
  • Bruna, Emilio M. and Kress, W. John. 2005. "Forest fragmentation and tropical plant-animal interactions in Brazil." In Plant conservation: a natural history approach. Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John, editors. 141–146.
  • 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 and Funk, Vicki Ann. 2005. "Herbarium, floras, and checklists." In Plant conservation: a natural history approach. Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John, editors. 209–217.
  • Kress, W. John and Funk, Vicki Ann. 2005. "Herbarium collections, floras, and checklists." In Plant Conservation: A natural history approach. Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John, editors. 209–218.
  • Kress, W. John and Horvitz, C. 2005. "Habitat alteration in the Caribbean: natural and human-induced." In Plant conservation: a natural history approach. Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John, editors. 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. Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John, editors. 313–318.
  • 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 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. Friis, I. and Balslev, Henrik, editors. 459–478.
  • 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.
  • Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John. 2005. Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach. University of Chicago Press.
  • Liu, A. Z. and Kress, W. John. 2005. "The Gaoligong Moutains of Southwest China and Northeast Myanmar." In Plant conservation: a natural history approach. Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John, editors. 86–92.
  • 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.
  • 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. Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John, editors. 286–293.
  • 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.
  • Barkley, Theodore M., DePriest, Paula T., Funk, Vicki Ann, Kiger, Robert W., Kress, W. John, McNeill, John, Moore, Gerry, Nicolson, Dan H., Stevenson, Dennis W., and Wheeler, Quentin D. 2004. "A review of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature with respect to its compatibility with phylogenetic classification." Taxon, 53, (1) 159–161. https://doi.org/10.2307/4135502.
  • 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. 2002. "Globalization and botanical inventory." In Proceedings of the Nepal-Japan Joint Symposium on Ÿ_oThe Himalayan plants, Can they save us?Ÿ__. Watanabe, T., Takano, A., Bista, M. S., and Saiju, H. K., editors. 6–8.
  • 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.
  • Barrett, G. W. and Kress, W. John. 2001. "Introduction: The new revolution in biology." In A new century of biology. Kress, W. John and Barrett, G. W., editors. 1–8.
  • Kress, W. John. 2001. "Heliconiaceae." Flora de Nicaragua.Monographs in Systematic Botany, 85 1132–1139.
  • 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 and Barrett, G. W. 2001. "Preface: A new century of biology." In A new century of biology. Kress, W. John and Barrett, G. W., editors. xi–xiii.
  • 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.
  • Kress, W. John and Prince, L. M. 2000. "Family 218. Cannaceae Jussieu." In Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Editorial Committee, editor. 22.
  • Kress, W. John and Whittemore, Alan T. 2000. "Family 215. Heliconiaceae (A. Richard) Nakai." In Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Editorial Committee, editor. 22.
  • 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.
  • 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. Goodfriend, G. A., Collins, Martin J., Fogel, Marilyn L., Macko, S. A., and Wehmiller, J., editors. 83–87.
  • 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.
  • Kress, W. John, Betancur, J., and Echeverry, B. 1999. Heliconias - Llamaradas de la selva colombiana. Cristina Uribe Editores.
  • 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.
  • Kress, W. John. 1997. "Phylogeny of the Zingberanae: morphology and molecules." In Proceedings of the Second Symposium on the Family Zingiberaceae. Wu, L., Wu, G., and Chen, Y., editors. 122–141.
  • 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.
  • 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. Churchill, S. P., Balslev, Henrik, Forero, E., and Luteyn, James L., editors. 513–523.
  • Kress, W. John. 1995. "Phylogeny of Zingiberanae: morphology and molecules." In Monocotyledons: systematics and evolution. Rudall, P., editor. 443–460.
  • 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 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. McDade, L. A., Bawa, K. S., Hespenheide, H., and Hartshorn, G., editors. 161–182.
  • 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.
  • 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. Nilsson, S. and Praglowski, J., editors. 432–467.
  • Berry, F. and Kress, W. John. 1991. Heliconia: An Identification Guide. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • 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. "Taxonomy of Old World Heliconia (Heliconiaceae)." Allertonia, 6 1–58.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. "The phylogeny and classification of the Zingiberales." Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 77 698–721.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. [Book review] "Flora Novo-Galiciana, Volume 15, Bromeliaceae to Dioscoreaceae." Systematic Botany, 15, 347–348.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. "The systematic distribution of vascular epiphytes." In Phylogeny and ecophysiology of epiphytes. Luttge, U., editor. 234–261.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. "Heliconiaceae." In Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. Wagner, Warren L., Herbst, D. R., and Sohmer, S. H., editors. 1440–1442.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. "The diversity and distribution of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) in Brazil." Acta Botanica Brasilica, 4 159–167.
  • 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. "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. 1986. "Exineless pollen structure and pollination systems of tropical Heliconia (Heliconiaceae)." In Pollen and spores: form and function. Blackmore, Stephen H. and Ferguson, I. K., editors. 329–345.
  • Kress, W. John. 1986. "New heliconias (Heliconiaceae) from Panamá." Selbyana, 9 156–166.
  • Kress, W. John. 1985. "Pollination and reproductive biology of Heliconia." In The botany and natural history of Panama. D'Arcy, William G. and Correa A., Mireya D., editors. 267–271.
  • 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 and Stone, D. E. 1983. "Pollen intine structure, cytochemistry and function in monocots." In Pollen: biology and implications for plant breeding. Mulcahy, D. L. and Ottaviano, E., editors. 159–163.
  • 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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