• van de Kerke S. J.*, B. Shrestha, T. A. Ruhlman, M. L. Weng, R. K. Jansen, C. S. Jones, C. D. Schlichting, S. Hosseini, S. Mohammadin, M. E. Schranz and F. T. Bakker. In Press. Phylogenetics and dating in Pelargonium. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution


  • Moore, T. E., C. Schlichting, M. Aiello_Lammens, K. Mocko and C. S. Jones. 2018. Divergent trait and environment relationships among parallel radiations in Pelargonium (Geraniaceae): a role for evolutionary legacy? New Phytologist 219: 794-807. doi:10.1111/nph.15196.
  • Ray, D. and C. S. Jones. 2018. Scaling relationships and vessel packing in petioles. American Journal of Botany 105: 667-676. doi:10.1002/ajb2.1054.
  • Tsai, T. P.K. Diggle, H. Frye and C. S. Jones. 2018. Contrasting lengths of Pelargonium floral nectar tubes result from late differences in rate and duration of growth. Annals of Botany 121: 549-560. doi:10.1093/aob/mcx171.
  • Mocko, K. , A. B. Nicotra, C. S. Jones. 2018. Extent of solar tracking differs between two co-occurring, congeneric geophytes that differ in leaf shape. International Journal of Plant Sciences 179: 162-173. doi:10.1086/69569


  • Rock-Blake, R., M. K. McCormick, H. E. Brooks, C. S. Jones, and D. F. Whigham. 2017. Symbiont abundance can affect host plant population dynamics. American Journal of Botany 104: 72-82. doi:10.3732/ajb.1600334.


  • Aiello-Lammens, M. E., J. A. Slingsby, C. Merow, H. K. Mollmann, D. Euston-Brown, C. S. Jones, AND J. A. Silander. 2016. Processes of community assembly in an environmentally heterogeneous, high biodiversity region. Ecography 40: 561-576. doi:10.1111/ecog.01945.


  • Mitchell, N., T. E. Moore, H. K. Mollmann, J. E. Carson, K. Mocko, H. Martinez-Cabrerra, C. Adams, J. A., Silander, Jr., C. S. Jones, C. D. Schlichting, K. E. Holsinger, 2015. Functional traits in parallel evolutionary radiations and trait-environment associations in the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa. American Naturalist 185: 525-537. doi:10.5061/dryad.sc286.


  • Jones, C. S., Martinez-Cabrera, H. I., K. Mocco, A. Nicotra, S. Cunningham, E. Marais, C. Schlichting. 2013. Phylogenetic influences on leaf trait integration in Pelargonium (Geraniaceae): Convergence, divergence, and historical adaptation to a rapidly changing climate. American Journal of Botany 100: 1306-1321. doi:10.3732/ajb.1200526.


  • Budke, J., B. Goffinet and C. S. Jones. 2013. Dehydration protection provided by a maternal cuticle improves offspring fitness in the moss Funaria hygrometrica. Annals of Botany 111: 781-789. doi:10.1093/aob/mct033.


  • Martinez-Cabrera, H. I., C. D. Schlichting, J. Silander and C. S. Jones. 2012. Low levels of climate niche conservatism may explain clade diversity patterns in the South African genus Pelargonium (Geraniaceae). American Journal of Botany 99: 954-960. doi:10.3732/ajb.1100600.
  • Tippery, N., D. Les and C. S. Jones. 2012. Evolution of inflorescence architecture in Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae). Aquatic Botany 99: 11-19. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2012.01.001.
  • Budke, J., B. Goffinet and C. S. Jones. 2012. The cuticle on the gametophyte calyptra matures before the sporophyte cuticle in the moss Funaria hygrometrica. American Journal of Botany 99: 14-22. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1100311.  WINNER of the Grady L. Webster Award


  • Nicotra, A., A. Leigh, K. Boyce, C. Jones, K. Niklas, D. Royer, and H. Tsukaya. 2011. The evolution and functional significance of leaf shape in the angiosperms. Functional Plant Biology 38: 535-552. doi:10.1071/FP11057.
  • Budke, J. M., B. Goffinet and C. S. Jones. 2011. A hundred year old question: is the moss calyptra covered by a cuticle? A case study in Funaria hygrometrica Hedw. Annals of Botany 107: 1279-1286. doi:10.1093/aob/mcr079.
  • Martinez-Cabrera, H. I., H. J. Schenk, S. R. S. Cevallos-Ferriz and C. S. Jones. 2011. Integration of vessel traits, wood density and height in angiosperm shrubs and trees. American Journal of Botany 98:915-922. doi:10.3732/ajb.1000335.
  • Lambert, S., C. S. Jones and H. J. Schenk. 2011. Distribution of axis-splitting in Mojave Desert shrub species along an elevation gradient. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 106-111. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.09.019.


  • Martinez-Cabrera, H. I., C. S. Jones, S. Espino and H. J. Schenk. 2009. Wood anatomy and wood density in shrubs: Responses to varying aridity along transcontinental transects. American Journal of Botany 96: 1-11. doi:10.3732/ajb.0800237.
  • Jones, C. S., F. T. Baker, C. D. Schlichting and A. B. Nicotra. 2009. Leaf shape evolution in the South African genus Pelargonium L’Hér. (Geraniaceae). Evolution 63: 479-497. doi:10.1111/j.l558-5646.2008.005.
  • Schenk, H. J., S. Espino, C. Goedhart, M. Nordenstahl, H. Martinez-Cabrera* and C. S. Jones. 2008. Hydraulic integration and shrub growth form linked across continental aridity gradients. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 11248-11253. doi:10.1073/pnas.0804294105.
  • Nicotra, A. B., M. J. Cosgrove, A. Cowling, C. D. Schlichting, and C. S. Jones. 2008. Leaf shape linked to photosynthetic rates and temperature optima in South African Pelargonium species. Oecologia 154:625-635. doi:10.1007/s00442-007-0865-1.
  • Nicotra, A. B., J. P. Hermes†, C. S. Jones, and C. D. Schlichting. 2007. Geographic variation and plasticity to water and nutrients in Pelargonium australe. New Phytologist 176:136-149. doi:10.1111/j.1469-137.2007.02157.x.
  • Budke, J. M., C. S. Jones, B. Goffinet. 2007. Understanding an enigmatic peristome: A developmental study of the peristome-forming region of Timmia megapolitana (Timmiaceae; Bryophyta) American Journal of Botany 94: 460-467. doi:10.3732/ajb.94.3.460.
  • Madden, J.I. C. S. Jones, C. Auer. 2005. Modes of regeneration in Pelargonium X hortorum (Geraniaceae) and three closely related species. In vitro Cell and Developmental Biology—Plant 41: 37-46. doi:10.1079/IVP2004605.
  • Vitt, P., K. Holsinger, C. S. Jones. 2003. Local differentiation and plasticity in functional size and sex expression in Jack-in-the-pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum, American Journal of Botany 90: 1729-1735.doi:10.3732/ajb.90.12.1729.
  • Jones, C. S. Z. G. Cardon, A. Czaja. 2003. A phylogenetic view of low level CAM in Pelargonium (Geraniaceae). American Journal of Botany 90: 135-142. doi:10.3732/ajb.90.1.135.
  • Watson, M. A., K. Scott, J. Griffith, S. Dieter†, C. S. Jones and S. Nanda. 2001. The developmental ecology of mycorrhizal associations in mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum, Berberidadeae. Evolutionary Ecology 15: 425-442. doi:10.1023/A:1016097217834.
  • Jones, C. S. 2001. The functional correlates of heteroblastic variation in leaves: changes in form and ecophysiology with whole plant ontogeny. Bulletin of the Botanical Society of Argentina 36: 171-184.
  • Jones, C. S. and M. A. Watson. 2001. Heteroblasty and preformation in mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum (Berberidaceae): Developmental flexibility and morphological constraint. American Journal of Botany 88: 1340-1358. doi:10.2307/3558442.
  • Jones, C. S. 1999. An essay on juvenility, phase change and heteroblasty in seed plants. International Journal of Plant Science 160: S105-S111. doi:10.1086/314215.
  • Mercure, E. W., C. S. Jones, Brand, M. H. and C. A. Auer. 1998. Anatomy of shoots and tumors of in vitro habituated Rhododendron “Montego” cultures with tissue proliferation. American Journal of Botany 85:616-628. doi:10.2307/2446530.
  • Kane, N. A., C. S. Jones, and T. Vourisalo. 1997. Development of galls on leaves of Alnus glutinosa and Alnus incana caused by the eriophyid mite, Eriophyes laevis. International Journal of Plant Science 158: 13-23. doi:10.1086/297409.
  • Pigliucci, M., C. D. Schlichting, C. S. Jones, and K. Schwenk. 1996. Developmental reaction norms: the interactions among allometry, ontogeny and plasticity. Plant Species Biology 11: 69-85. doi:10.1111/j.1442-1984.1996.tb00110.x.
  • Jones, C. S. and R. A. Price. 1996. Diversity and evolution of seedling Baupläne in Pelargonium (Geraniaceae). Aliso 14: 281-295. doi:10.5642/aliso.19951404.07.
  • Watson, M. A., M. A. Geber, and C. S. Jones. 1995. Ontogenetic contingency and the expression of plant plasticity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 10: 1-3. doi:10.1016/S0169-5347(00)89191-0.
  • Jones, C. S. 1995. Does shade prolong juvenile development? A morphological analysis of leaf shape changes in Cucurbita argyrosperma subsp. sororia (Cucurbitaceae) American Journal of Botany 82: 346-359. doi:10.2307/2445580.
  • Jones, C. S. 1993. Heterochrony and heteroblastic leaf development in two subspecies of Cucurbita argyrosperma (Cucurbitaceae). American Journal of Botany 80: 778-795. doi:10.1002/j.1537-2197.1993.tb15294.x.
  • Jones, C. S. 1992. Comparative ontogeny of a wild cucurbit and its derived cultivar. Evolution 46: 1827-1847. doi:10.2307/2410034.
  • Castellanos, A.E., H.A. Mooney, S.H. Bullock, C.S. Jones and R. Robichaux. 1989. Leaf, stem and metamer characteristics of vines in a tropical deciduous forest in Jalisco, Mexico. Biotropica 21: 41-49. doi:10.2307/2388440.
  • Schlesinger, W. H. and C. S. Jones. 1984. The comparative importance of overland runoff and mean annual rainfall to shrub communities of the Mojave Desert. Botanical Gazette: 145: 116-124. doi:10.1086/337434.
  • Jones, C. S. 1984. The effect of axis splitting on xylem pressure potentials and water movement in the desert shrub Ambrosia dumosa Gray) Payne (Asteraceae). Botanical Gazette: 145: 125-131. doi:10.1086/337435.
  • Jones, C. S. and E. M. Lord. 1982. The development of split axes in Ambrosia dumosa (Gray) Payne (Asteraceae). Botanical Gazette: 143: 446-453. doi:10.1086/337320.
  • Jones, C. S. and W. H. Schlesinger. 1980. Emmenanthe penduliflora: Further consideration of germination response. Madroño 27: 122-125.