Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Eric Schuettpelz

Research Botanist & Chair
Department / Division
Education

B.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

M.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Ph.D., Duke University

Research Interests

Fern systematics

Publications
  • Dal Forno, Manuela, Lawrey, James D., Moncada, Bibiana, Bungartz, Frank, Grube, Martin, Schuettpelz, Eric, and Luecking, Robert. 2022. "DNA Barcoding of Fresh and Historical Collections of Lichen-Forming Basidiomycetes in the Genera Cora and Corella (Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae): A Success Story?" Diversity-Basel, 14, (4). https://doi.org/10.3390/d14040284.
  • Campany, Courtney E., Pittermann, Jarmila, Baer, Alex, Holmlund, Helen, Schuettpelz, Eric, Mehltreter, Klaus, and Watkins, James E., Jr. 2021. "Leaf water relations in epiphytic ferns are driven by drought avoidance rather than tolerance mechanisms." Plant Cell and Environment, https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.14042.
  • Chen, Cheng-Wei, Lindsay, Stuart, Middleton, David J., Cicuzza, Daniele, and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2021. "New combinations and typifications in Haplopteris (Pteridaceae: Vittarioideae)." Kew Bulletin, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-021-09943-6.
  • Grusz, Amanda L., Windham, Michael D., Picard, Kathryn T., Pryer, Kathleen M., Schuettpelz, Eric, and Haufler, Christopher H. 2021. "A drought-driven model for the evolution of obligate apomixis in ferns: evidence from pellaeids (Pteridaceae)." American Journal of Botany, 108, (2) 263–283. (Life Without Water) https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1611.
  • Picard, Kathryn T., Ranft, Hannah, Grusz, Amanda L., Windham, Michael D., and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2021. "When it only takes one to tango: assessing the impact of apomixis in the fern genus Pteris." American Journal of Botany, https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1761.
  • Rouhan, Germinal, Boullet, Vincent, Field, Ashiley, and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2021. "Three new combinations and one lectotypification of fern and lycophyte taxa from the French overseas territories." Phytotaxa, 497, (1) 54–56. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.497.1.6.
  • Dal Forno, Manuela, Lawrey, James D., Sikaroodi, Masoumeh, Gillevet, Patrick M., Schuettpelz, Eric, and Lucking, Robert. 2020. "Extensive photobiont sharing in a rapidly radiating cyanolichen clade." Molecular ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15700.
  • Liu, Hong‐Mei, Schuettpelz, Eric, and Schneider, Harald. 2020. "Evaluating the status of fern and lycophyte nothotaxa in the context of the Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group classification (PPG I)." Journal of Systematics and Evolution, https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12641.
  • Huiet, Layne, Li, Fay-Wei, Kao, Tzu-Tong, Prado, Jefferson, Smith, Alan R., Schuettpelz, Eric, and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2018. "A worldwide phylogeny of Adiantum (Pteridaceae) reveals remarkable convergent evolution in leaf blade architecture." Taxon, 67, (3) 488–502. https://doi.org/10.12705/673.3.
  • Mahley, Jennifer N., Pittermann, Jarmila, Rowe, Nick, Baer, Alex, Watkins, James E., Schuettpelz, Eric, Wheeler, James K., Mehltreter, Klaus, Windham, Michael, Testo, Weston, and Beck, James. 2018. "Geometry, Allometry and Biomechanics of Fern Leaf Petioles: Their Significance for the Evolution of Functional and Ecological Diversity Within the Pteridaceae." Frontiers in Plant Science, 9 197. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00197.
  • Robison, Tanner A., Grusz, Amanda L., Wolf, Paul G., Mower, Jeffrey P., Fauskee, Blake D., Sosa, Karla, and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2018. "Mobile elements shape plastome evolution in ferns." Genome Biology and Evolution, 10, (10) 2558–2571. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evy189.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric, Rouhan, Germinal, Pryer, Kathleen M., Rothfels, Carl J., Prado, Jefferson, Sundue, Michael A., Windham, Michael D., Moran, Robbin C., and Smith, Alan R. 2018. "Are there too many fern genera?" Taxon, 67, (3) 473–480. https://doi.org/10.12705/673.1.
  • Sigel, Erin M., Schuettpelz, Eric, Pryer, Kathleen M., and Der, Joshua P. 2018. "Overlapping Patterns of Gene Expression Between Gametophyte and Sporophyte Phases in the Fern Polypodium amorphum (Polypodiales)." Frontiers in Plant Science, 9 1450–1450. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01450.
  • Prado, Jefferson, Hirai, Regina Y., and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2017. "Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes concerning Ormopteris and Pellaea (Pteridaceae) in Brazil." Brittonia, 69, (3) 313–315. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12228-017-9475-3.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric, Frandsen, Paul, Dikow, Rebecca B., Brown, Abel, Orli, Sylvia S., Peters, Melinda, Metallo, Adam, Funk, Vicki, and Dorr, Laurence J. 2017. "Applications of deep convolutional neural networks to digitized natural history collections." Biodiversity Data Journal, 5 e21139. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.5.e21139.
  • Zhang, Liang, Zhou, Xin-Mao, Chen, De-Kui, Schuettpelz, Eric, Knapp, Ralf, Thi Lu, Ngan, Tam Luong, Thien, Tri Dang, Minh, Duan, Yi-Fan, He, Hai, Gao, Xin-Fen, and Zhang, Li-Bing. 2017. "A global phylogeny of the fern genus Tectaria (Tectariaceae: Polypodiales) based on plastid and nuclear markers identifies major evolutionary lineages and suggests repeated evolution of free venation from anastomosing venation." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 114 295–333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.05.020.
  • Chen, Cheng Wei, Schuettpelz, Eric, Lindsay, Stuart, and Middleton, David J. 2016. "Proposal to conserve the name Haplopteris against Monogramma (Pteridaceae)." Taxon, 65, (4) 884–885. https://doi.org/10.12705/654.19.
  • Grusz, Amanda L., Rothfels, Carl J., and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2016. "Transcriptome sequencing reveals genome-wide variation in molecular evolutionary rate among ferns." BMC Genomics, 17, (1) 692. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-016-3034-2.
  • Haufler, Christopher H., Pryer, Kathleen M., Schuettpelz, Eric, Sessa, Emily B., Farrar, Donald R., Moran, Robbin, Schneller, J. Jakob, Watkins, James E., Jr., and Windham, Michael D. 2016. "Sex and the Single Gametophyte: Revising the Homosporous Vascular Plant Life Cycle in Light of Contemporary Research." Bioscience, 66, (11) 928–937. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biw108.
  • Hirai, Regina Y., Schuettpelz, Eric, Huiet, Layne, Pryer, Kathleen M., Smith, Alan R., and Prado, Jefferson. 2016. "Phylogeny and relationships of the neotropical Adiantum raddianum group (Pteridaceae)." Taxon, 65, (6) 1225–1235. https://doi.org/10.12705/656.1.
  • Pinson, Jerald B. and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2016. "Unraveling the origin of the Appalachian gametophyte, Vittaria appalachiana." American Journal of Botany, 103, (4) 668–676. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1500522.
  • Pryer, Kathleen M., Huiet, Layne, Li, Fay-Wei, Rothfels, Carl J., and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2016. "Maidenhair Ferns, Adiantum, are Indeed Monophyletic and Sister to Shoestring Ferns, Vittarioids (Pteridaceae)." Systematic Botany, 41, (1) 17–23. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364416X690660.
  • Schneider, Harald and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2016. "Systematics and evolution of lycophytes and ferns." Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 54, (6) 561–562. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12231.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric, Chen, Cheng-Wei, Kessler, Michael, Pinson, Jerald B., Johnson, Gabriel, Davila, Alex, Cochran, Alyssa T., Huiet, Layne, and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2016. "A revised generic classification of vittarioid ferns (Pteridaceae) based on molecular, micromorphological, and geographic data." Taxon, 65, (4) 708–722. https://doi.org/10.12705/654.2.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric, Schneider, Harald, Smith, Alan R., Hovenkamp, Peter, Prado, Jefferson, Rouhan, Germinal, Salino, Alexandre, Sundue, Michael, Almeida, Thais Elias, Parris, Barbara, Sessa, Emily B., Field, Ashley R., de Gasper, Andre Luis, Rothfels, Carl J., Windham, Michael D., Lehnert, Marcus, Dauphin, Benjamin, Ebihara, Atsushi, Lehtonen, Samuli, Schwartsburd, Pedro Bond, Metzgar, Jordan, Zhang, Li-Bing, Kuo, Li-Yaung, Brownsey, Patrick J., Kato, Masahiro et al. 2016. "A community-derived classification for extant lycophytes and ferns." Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 54, (6) 563–603. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12229.
  • Zhang, Liang, Schuettpelz, Eric, Rothfels, Carl J., Zhou, Xin-Mao, Gao, Xin-Fen, and Zhang, Li-Bing. 2016. "Circumscription and phylogeny of the fern family Tectariaceae based on plastid and nuclear markers, with the description of two new genera: Draconopteris and Malaifilix (Tectariaceae)." Taxon, 65, (4) 723–738. https://doi.org/10.12705/654.3.
  • Pittermann, Jarmila, Watkins, James E., Cary, Katharine L., Schuettpelz, Eric, Brodersen, Craig, Smith, Alan R., and Baer, Alex. 2015. "The Structure and Function of Xylem in Seed-Free Vascular Plants: An Evolutionary Perspective." In Functional and Ecological Xylem Anatomy. Hacke, Uwe, editor. 1–37. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15783-2_1.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric, Pryer, Kathleen M., and Windham, Michael D. 2015. "A Unified Approach to Taxonomic Delimitation in the Fern Genus Pentagramma (Pteridaceae)." Systematic Botany, 40, (3) 629–644. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364415X689366.
  • Zhang, Liang, Rothfels, Carl J., Ebihara, Atsushi, Schuettpelz, Eric, Le Pechon, Timothee, Kamau, Peris, He, Hai, Zhou, Xin-Mao, Prado, Jefferson, Field, Ashley, Yatskievych, George, Gao, Xin-Fen, and Zhang, Li-Bing. 2015. "A global plastid phylogeny of the brake fern genus Pteris (Pteridaceae) and related genera in the Pteridoideae." Cladistics, 31, (4) 406–423. https://doi.org/10.1111/cla.12094.
  • Cochran, Alyssa, Prado, Jefferson, and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2014. "Tryonia, a new taenitidoid fern genus segregated from Jamesonia and Eriosorus (Pteridaceae)." Phytokeys, 35 23–43. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.35.6886.
  • Rothfels, Carl J. and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2014. "Accelerated Rate of Molecular Evolution for Vittarioid Ferns is Strong and Not Driven by Selection." Systematic Biology, 63, (1) 31–54. https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syt058.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric, Davila, Alex, Prado, Jefferson, Hirai, Regina Y., and Yatskievych, George. 2014. "Molecular phylogenetic and morphological affinities of Adiantum senae (Pteridaceae)." Taxon, 63, (2) 258–264. https://doi.org/10.12705/632.7.
  • Prado, Jefferson, Schuettpelz, Eric, Hirai, Regina Y., and Smith, Alan R. 2013. "Pellaea flavescens, a Brazilian endemic, is a synonym of Old World Pellaea viridis." American Fern Journal, 103, (1) 21–26. https://doi.org/10.1640/0002-8444-103.1.21.
  • Rothfels, Carl J., Sundue, Michael A., Kuo, Li-Yaung, Larsson, Anders, Kato, Masahiro, Schuettpelz, Eric, and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2012. "A revised family-level classification for eupolypod II ferns (Polypodiidae: Polypodiales)." Taxon, 61, (3) 515–533.
  • Korall, Petra, Schuettpelz, Eric, and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2010. "Abrupt deceleration of molecular evolution linked to the origin of arborescence in ferns." Evolution, 64, (9) 2786–2792.
  • Pryer, Kathleen M., Schuettpelz, Eric, Huiet, Layne, Grusz, Amanda L., Rothfels, Carl J., Avent, Tony, Schwartz, David, and Windham, Michael D. 2010. "DNA barcoding exposes a case of mistaken identity in the fern horticultural trade." Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, (6) 979–985. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02858.x.
  • Pryer, K. M. and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2009. "Ferns (Monilophyta)." In The Timetree of Life. 153–156. Oxford University Press.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2009. "Evidence for a Cenozoic radiation of ferns in an angiosperm-dominated canopy." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106, (27) 11200–11205.
  • Windham, Michael D., Huiet, Layne, Schuettpelz, Eric, Grusz, Amanda L., Rothfels, Carl J., Beck, James, Yatskievych, George, and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2009. "Using plastid and nuclear DNA sequences to redraw generic boundaries and demystify species complexes in cheilanthoid ferns." American Fern Journal, 99, (2) 128.
  • Hennequin, Sabine, Schuettpelz, Eric, Pryer, Kathleen M., Ebihara, Atsushi, and Dubuisson, Jean-Yves. 2008. "Divergence times and the evolution of epiphytism in filmy ferns (Hymenophyllaceae) revisited." International Journal of Plant Sciences, 169, (9) 1278–1287.
  • Moran, Robbin C., Prado, Jefferson, Labiak, Paulo H., Hanks, Judith Garrison, and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2008. "A "new" tree fern species from southeastern Brazil: Cyathea myriotricha (Cyatheaceae)." Brittonia, 60, (4) 362–370.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric, Grusz, Amanda L., Windham, Michael D., and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2008. "The utility of nuclear gapCp in resolving polyploid fern origins." Systematic Botany, 33, (4) 621–629.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2008. "Fern phylogeny." In Biology and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes. 395–416. Cambridge University Press.
  • Smith, Adam R., Pryer, K. M., Schuettpelz, Eric, Korall, P., Schneider, Harald, and Wolf, P. G. 2008. "Fern classification." In Biology and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes. Ranker, Tom A. and Haufler, Christopher H., editors. 417–467. Cambridge University Press.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric. 2007. "The evolution and diversification of epiphytic ferns." PhD, Duke University.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2007. "Fern phylogeny inferred from 400 leptosporangiate species and three plastid genes." Taxon, 56, (4) 1037.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric, Schneider, Harald, Huiet, Layne, Windham, Michael D., and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2007. "A molecular phylogeny of the fern family Pteridaceae: assessing overall relationships and the affinities of previously unsampled genera." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 44, (3) 1172–1185.
  • Schneider, Harald and Schuettpelz, Eric. 2006. "Identifying fern gametophytes using DNA sequences." Molecular Ecology Notes, 6, (4) 989–991.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric and Hoot, Sara B. 2006. "Inferring the root of Isoëtes: exploring alternatives in the absence of an acceptable outgroup." Systematic Botany, 31, (2) 258–270.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric, Korall, Petra, and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2006. "Plastid atpA data provide improved support for deep relationships among ferns." Taxon, 55, (4) 897–906.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric and Pryer, Kathleen M. 2006. "Reconciling extreme branch length differences: decoupling time and rate through the evolutionary history of filmy ferns." Systematic Biology, 55, (3) 485–502.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric and Trapnell, Dorset W. 2006. "Exceptional epiphyte diversity on a single tree in Costa Rica." Selbyana, 27, (1) 65–71.
  • Smith, Alan R., Pryer, Kathleen M., Schuettpelz, Eric, Korall, Petra, Schneider, Harald, and Wolf, Paul G. 2006. "A classification for extant ferns." Taxon, 705–731.
  • Pryer, Kathleen M., Schuettpelz, Eric, Wolf, Paul G., Schneider, Harald, Smith, Alan R., and Cranfill, Raymond. 2004. "Phylogeny and evolution of ferns (monilophytes) with a focus on the early leptosporangiate divergences." American Journal of Botany, 91, (10) 1582–1598.
  • Schneider, Harald, Schuettpelz, Eric, Pryer, Kathleen M., Cranfill, Raymond, Magallón, Susana, and Lupia, Richard. 2004. "Ferns diversified in the shadow of angiosperms." Nature, 428, (6982) 553–557.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric and Hoot, Sara B. 2004. "Phylogeny and biogeography of Caltha (Ranunculaceae) based on chloroplast and nuclear DNA sequences." American Journal of Botany, 91, (2) 247–253.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric, Hoot, S. B., Samuel, R., and Ehrendorfer, F. 2002. "Multiple origins of Southern Hemisphere Anemone (Ranunculaceae) based on plastid and nuclear sequence data." Plant Systematics and Evolution, 231, (1-4) 143–151.
  • Schuettpelz, Eric. 2001. "Phylogenetic Relationships Within Caltha (Ranunculaceae) Based on Three Molecular Data Sets and Morphology." MS, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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