• Frye, H., M. E. Aiello-Lammens, D. Euston-Brown, C. S. Jones, H. K. Mollmann, C. Merow, J. A. Slingsby, H. van der Merwe, A. W. Wilson, J. A. Silander. 2021. Plant spectral diversity as a surrogate for species, functional and phylogenetic diversity across a hyper‐diverse biogeographic region. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/geb.13306
  • Mocko, K., C. S. Jones. 2021. Do seedlings of larger geophytic species outperform smaller ones when challenged by drought? American Journal of Botany 108: 320-333. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1612


  • Frye, H. A., K. Mocko, T. E. Moore, C. D. Schlichting, and C. S. Jones. 2020. Leaf margins in a deciduous lineage from the Greater Cape Floristic Region track climate in unexpected directions. American Journal of Botany. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1472.
  • Moore, T. E., C. S. Jones, C. Chong, C. D. Schlichting, and C. Seymour. 2020. Impact of rainfall seasonality on intraspecific trait variation in a shrub from a Mediterranean climate. Functional Ecology 34: 865-876. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.13533


  • van de Kerke SJ*, Shrestha B, Ruhlman TA, Weng ML, Jansen RK, Jones C. S., Schlichting CD, Hosseini S, Mohammadin S, Schranz ME, Bakker FT. 2019. Plastome based phylogenetics and younger crown node age in Pelargonium. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 137: 33-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.03.021


  • 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.