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List of Publications Acknowledging the use of BYU’s Lytle Preserve:


Fragoso, V., Rothe, E., Baldwin, I. T., Kim, S.-G. (2014). Root jasmonic acid synthesis and perception regulate folivore-induced shoot metabolites and increase Nicotiana attenuata resistance. New Phytologist, 202(4), 1335-1345.

Kallenbach, M., Oh, Y., Eilers, E. J., Veit, D., Baldwin, I. T., Schuman, M. (2014). A robust, simple, high-throughput technique for time-resolved plant volatile analysis in field experiments. The Plant Journal, 78, 1060-1072.

Kumar, P., Pandit, S. S., Steppuhn, A., Baldwin, I. T. (2014). Natural history-driven, plant mediated RNAi based study reveals CYP6B46’s role in a nicotine-mediated antipredator herbivore defense. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(4), 1245-1252.

Kumar, P., Rathi, P., Schöttner, M., Baldwin, I. T., Pandit, S. S. (2014). Differences in nicotine metabolism of two Nicotiana attenuata herbivores render them differentially susceptible to a common native predator. PLoS One, 9(4): e95982.

Santhanam, R., Groten, K., Meldau, D. G., Baldwin, I. T. (2014). Analysis of plant-bacteria interactions in their native habitat: bacterial communities associated with wild tobacco are independent of endogenous jasmonic acid levels and developmental stages. PLoS One, 9(4): e94710.

Schuck, S., Weinhold, A., Luu, T. V., Baldwin, I. T. (2014). Isolating fungal pathogens from a dynamic disease outbreak in a native plant population to establish plant-pathogen bioassays for the ecological model plant Nicotiana attenuata. PLoS One, 9(7): e102915.


Hall*, L.K., R.T. Larsen, R.N. Knight, K.D. Bunnell, and B.R. McMillan. 2013. Water developments and canids in two North American deserts: a test of the indirect effect of water hypothesis. PLoS ONE 8(7): e67800. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067800.

Hall*, L.K., C.C. Day*, M.D. Westover*, R.J. Edgel*, R.T. Larsen, R.N. Knight, and B.R. McMillan. 2013. Vigilance behavior of kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis) at water sources: A test of the predator-vigilance and visibility-vigilance hypotheses for a solitary carnivore subject to intraguild predation. Behavioral Processes 94:76-82.

Allmann, S., Späthe, A., Bisch-Knaden, S., Kallenbach, M., Reinecke, A., Sachse, S., Baldwin, I. T., Hansson, B. (2013). Feeding-induced rearrangement of green leaf volatiles reduces moth oviposition. eLife, 2013(2): e00421.

Dinh, T. S., Galis, I., Baldwin, I. T. (2013). UVB radiation and 17-hydroxygeranyllinalool diterpene glycosides provide durable resistance against mirid (Tupiocoris notatus) attack in field-grown Nicotiana attenuata plants. Plant, Cell and Environment, 36(3), 590-606.

Gaquerel, E., Stitz, M., Kallenbach, M., Baldwin, I. T. (2013). Jasmonate signaling in the field, Part I: Elicited changes in jasmonate pools of transgenic Nicotiana attenuata populations. In A. Goossens, L. Pauwels (Eds.), Jasmonate Signaling: Methods and Protocols (pp. 83-95). New York: Humana Press.

Gaquerel, E., Stitz, M., Kallenbach, M., Baldwin, I. T. (2013). Jasmonate signaling in the field, Part II: Insect-guided characterization of genetic variations in jasmonate-dependent defenses of transgenic and natural Nicotiana attenuata populations. In A. Goossens, L. Pauwels (Eds.), Jasmonate Signaling: Methods and Protocols (pp. 97-109). New York: Humana Press.

Kessler, D., Diezel, C., Clark, D., Colquhoun, T., Baldwin, I. T. (2013). Petunia flowers solve the defense/apparency dilemma of pollinator attraction by deploying complex floral blends. Ecology Letters, 16(3), 299-306.

Machado, R. A. R., Ferrieri, A., Robert, C., Glauser, G., Kallenbach, M., Baldwin, I. T., Erb, M. (2013). Leaf-herbivore attack reduces carbon reserves and regrowth from the roots via jasmonate and auxin signaling. New Phytologist 200: 1234-1246.

Oh, Y., Baldwin, I. T., Galis, I. (2013). A jasmonate ZIM-domain protein NaJAZd regulates floral jasmonic acid levels and counteracts flower abscission in Nicotiana attenuata plants. PLoS One, 8(2): e57868.

Schäfer, M., Brütting, C., Gase, K., Reichelt, M., Baldwin, I. T., Meldau, S. (2013). “Real time” genetic manipulation: a new tool for ecological field studies. The Plant Journal, 76, 506-518.

Schuman, M., Kessler, D., Baldwin, I. T. (2013). Ecological observations of native Geocoris pallens and G. punctipes populations in the Great Basin Desert of southwestern Utah. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology; Cambridge Entomological Club, New York, NY: Hindawi, 2013: 465108.


Baldwin, I. T. (2012). Training a new generation of biologists: the genome-enabled field biologists. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 156(2), 205-214.

Dinh, T. S., Galis, I., Baldwin, I. T. (2012). UVB radiation and HGL-DTGs provide durable resistance against mirid (Tupiocoris notatus) attack in field-grown Nicotiana attenuata plants. Plant, Cell and Environment 15(10): 1365-3040.

Hettenhausen, C., Baldwin, I. T., Wu, J. (2012). Silencing MPK4 in Nicotiana attenuata enhances photosynthesis and seed production but compromises abscisic acid-induced stomatal closure and resistance to pathogens. Plant Physiology, 158, 759-776.

Kallenbach, M., Bonaventure, G., Gilardoni, P. A., Wissgott, A., Baldwin, I. T. (2012). Empoasca leafhoppers attack wild tobacco plants in a jasmonate-dependent manner and identify jasmonate mutants in natural populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(24), E1548-E1557.

Kaur, H., Shaker, K. H., Heinzel, N., Ralph, J., Galis, I., Baldwin, I. T. (2012). Environmental stresses of field growth allow cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase-deficient Nicotiana attenuata plants to compensate for their structural deficiencies. Plant Physiology, 159, 1545-1570.

Kessler, D. (2012). Context dependency of nectar reward-guided oviposition. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 144(1), 112-122.

Kessler, D., Bhattacharya, S., Diezel, C., Rothe, E., Gase, K., Schöttner, M., Baldwin, I. T. (2012). Unpredictability of nectar nicotine promotes outcrossing by hummingbirds in Nicotiana attenuata. The Plant Journal, 71(4), 529-538.

Meldau, D. G., Hoang, L. H., Baldwin, I. T. (2012). A native plant growth promoting bacterium, Bacillus megaterium B55, rescues growth performance of an ethylene insensitive plant genotype in nature. Frontiers in Plant-Microbe Interaction, 3.

Meldau, S., Ullman-Zeunert, L., GovindG., Bartram, S., Baldwin, I. T. (2012). MAPK-dependent JA and SA signalling in Nicotiana attenuata affects plant growth and fitness during competition with conspecifics. BMC Plant Biology 12: 213.

Oh, Y., Baldwin, I. T., Galis, I. (2012). NaJAZh regulates a subset of defense responses against herbivores and spontaneous leaf necrosis in Nicotiana attenuata plants. Plant Physiology, 159(2), 769-788.

Schuman, M., Barthel, K., Baldwin, I. T. (2012). Herbivory-induced volatiles function as defenses increasing plant fitness in nature. eLIFE 1: e00007.

Woldemariam, M., Onkokesung, N., Baldwin, I. T., Galis, I. (2012). Jasmonoyl-L-Isoleucine Hydrolase 1 (JIH1) regulates jasmonoyl-L-isoleucine levels and attenuates plant defenses against herbivores. The Plant Journal 72(5): 758-767.

Zhang, L., Oh, Y., Li, H., Baldwin, I. T., Galis, I. (2012). Alternative oxidase in resistance to biotic stresses: Nicotiana attenuata AOX contributes to resistance to a pathogen and a piercing-sucking insect but not Manduca sexta larvae. Plant Physiology , 160(3):1453-67.

Shrestha, G., S.D. Leavitt, M.W. Proulx, L.A. Glacy, C. Call, J. Henrickson, and L.L. St. Clair. 2012. A Checklist of the lichens of the Beaver Dam Slope, Washington County, Utah, USA. North American Fungi 7(5): 1-7.

Horn K.J., McMillan B.R., St.Clair S.B. (2012) Expansive fire in the Mojave Desert shrubland reduces abundance and species diversity of small mammals. Journal of Arid Environments 77: 54-58


Diezel, C., Kessler, D., Baldwin, I. T. (2011). Pithy protection: Nicotiana attenuata's Jasmonic acid-mediated defenses are required to resist stem-boring weevil larvae. Plant Physiology, 155, 1936-1946.

Stitz, M., Baldwin, I. T., Gaquerel, E. (2011). Diverting the flux of the JA pathway in Nicotiana attenuata compromises the plant's defense metabolism and fitness in nature and glasshouse. PLoS One, 6(10), e25925.

Stork, W. F. J., Weinhold, A., Baldwin, I. T. (2011). Trichomes as dangerous lollipops: do lizards also use caterpillar body and frass odor to optimize their foraging? Plant Signaling and Behavior, 6(12), 1893-1896.

van Doorn, A., Bonaventure, G., Rogachev, I., Aharoni, A., Baldwin, I. T. (2011). JA-Ile signaling in Solanum nigrum is not required for defense responses in nature. Plant, Cell and Environment, 34, 2159-2171.

Weinhold, A., Baldwin, I. T. (2011). Trichome-derived O-acyl sugars are a first meal for caterpillars that tags them for predation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(19), 7855-7859.


Allmann, S., and I.T. Baldwin. (2010). Insects betray themselves in nature to predators by rapid isomerization of green leaf volatiles. Science 329:1075-1078.

Bezzi, S., Kessler, D., Diezel, C., Muck, A., Anssour, S., Baldwin, I. T. (2010). Silencing NaTPI expression increases nectar germin, nectarins and hydrogen peroxide levels and inhibits nectar removal from plants in nature. Plant Physiology, 152, 2232-2242.

Hartl, M., A.P. Giri, H. Kaur, and I.T. Baldwin. (2010). Serine protease inhibitors specifically defend Solanum nigrum against generalist herbivores but do not influence plant growth and development. Plant Cell 22, 4158-4175.

Kessler, D., Diezel, C., Baldwin, I. T. (2010). Changing pollinators as a means of escaping herbivores. Current Biology, 20, 237-242.


Berger, B., and I.T. Baldwin. 2009. Silencing the hydroxyproline-rich glycopeptide systemin precursor in two accessions of Nicotiana attenuata alters flower morphology and rates of self pollination. Plant Physiology online first 10.1104/pp.108.132928.

Körner, E., von Dahl,C., Bonaventure, G., and I. T. Baldwin. 2009. Pectin methylesteraseNaPME1 controls the emission of methanol during insect herbivory and contributes to the elicitation of defence responses in Nicotiana attenuata. Journal of Experimental Botany (in press).

Meldau, S., Wu, J., and I.T. Baldwin. 2009. Silencing two herbivory-activated MAP kinases, SIPK and WIPK, does not increase Nicotiana attenuata’s susceptibility to herbivores in the glasshouse and in nature. New Phytologist 181: 161–173.

Sanford, M.P., and Nancy Huntly. 2009. Selective herbivory by the desert woodrat (Neotoma lepida) on Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia). Western North American Naturalist 69(2):165–170.

Schwaner, T.D., and B.K. Sullivan. 2009. Fifty years of hybridization:introgression between the Arizona toad (Bufo microscaphus) and Woodhouse’s toad (B. woodhousii) along Beaver Dam Wash in Utah. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 4(2):198–206.

Stork, W. Diezel, C., Halitschke, R., Gális, I., and I. T. Baldwin. 2009. An ecological analysis of the herbivory-elicited JA burst and its metabolism: Plant memory processes and predictions of the moving target model. PlosOne 4 (3): e4697.


Halitschkel, R., J.A. Stenberg, D. Kessler, A. Kessler, I.T. Baldwin. 2008. Shared signals–'alarm calls' from plants increase apparency to herbivores and their enemies in nature. Ecology Letters 11(1):24–34. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01123.x

Kessler, D., Gase, K., and Ian T. Baldwin 2008. Field experiments with transformed plants reveal the sense of floral scents. Science 321: 1200-1202.

Mitra, S., and I.T. Baldwin. 2008. Independent silencing of two photosynthetic proteins in Nicotiana attenuata has different effects on herbivore resistance Plant Physiology 148: 1128-1138.

Pandey, S., Gaquerel, E., Gase, K., and Baldwin, I.T. 2008. RNA-directed RNA polymerase (RdR) 3 from Nicotiana attenuata is required for competitive growth in natural environments. Plant Physiology 147: 1212-1224.

Pandey, S., and I.T. Baldwin. 2008. Silencing RNA-directed RNA polymerase 2 (RdR2) increases Nicotiana attenuata’s susceptibility to UV in the field and in the glasshouse The Plant Journal 54: 845-862.

Paschold, A., Bonaventure, G., Kant, M., and I.T. Baldwin. 2008 Jasmonate perception regulates jasmonate biosynthesis and JA-Ile metabolism: the case of COI1 in Nicotiana attenuata. Plant and Cell Physiology 49: 1165-1175.

Rayapuram, C., and I.T. Baldwin. 2008. Host-plant-mediated effects of Nadefensin on herbivore and pathogen resistance in Nicotiana attenuata. Plant Biology 8 109.

Rayapuram, C., Wu, J., Haas, C., and I.T. Baldwin. 2008. PR-13/Thionin not PR-1 mediates bacterial resistance in Nicotiana attenuata in nature and neither influences herbivore resistance. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 21: 988-1000.

Skibbe, M., Qu, N., Gális, I., and I.T. Baldwin. 2008. Induced plant defenses in the natural environment: Nicotiana attenuata’s WRKY3 and WRKY6 coordinate responses to herbivory. The Plant Cell 20: 1984-2000.

Steppuhn, A., Schuman, M.C., and Baldwin, I.T., 2008. Silencing jasmonate (JA) signaling and JA-mediated defenses reveals different survival strategies between two Nicotiana attenuata accessions. Molecular Ecology 17: 3717-3732.


Barazani, O., von Dahl, C.C., and I.T. Baldwin 2007. Sebacina vermifera promotes the growth and fitness of Nicotiana attenuata by inhibiting ethylene signalling. Plant Physiology 144: 1223-1232.

Berger, B., and I.T. Baldwin. 2007. The hydroxyproline-rich glycopeptide systemin precursor NapreproHypSys does not play a central role in Nicotiana attenuata’s anti-herbivore defense responses Plant, Cell and Environment 30: 1450–1464.

Kessler, D. and I.T. Baldwin. 2007. Making sense of nectar scents: the effects of nectar secondary metabolites on floral visitors of Nicotiana attenuata. The Plant Journal 49: 840-854.

Pandey, S.P., and I.T. Baldwin. 2007. RNA-directed RNA polymerase1 (RdR1) mediates the resistance of Nicotiana attenuata to herbivore attack in nature. The Plant Journal 50: 40-53.

Paschold, A., Halitschke, R. and I.T. Baldwin 2007. Co(i) ordinating defense NaCOI1 mediates herbivore-induced resistance in Nicotiana attenuata and reveals the role of herbivore movement in avoiding defenses. The Plant Journal 51: 79-91.

Rayapuram C., and I.T. Baldwin. 2007. Increased SA in NPR1–silenced plants antagonizes JA and JA-dependent direct and indirect defenses in herbivore-attacked Nicotiana attenuata in nature. The Plant Journal 52: 700-715.

Wu, J., Kurten, E.L., Monshausen, G., Hummel, G.M., Gilroy, S., and I.T. Baldwin. 2007 NaRALF, a peptide signal essential for the regulation of root hair tip apoplastic pH in Nicotiana attenuata, is required for root hair development and plant growth in native soils. The Plant Journal 52: 877-890.


Baldwin, I.T., R. Halitschke, A. Paschold, C.C. von Dahl, and C.A. Preston. 2006. Volatile signaling in plant-plant interactions: “talking trees“ in the genomic era. Science 311: 812–815.

Gilliland, K.D., N.J. Huntly, and J.E. Anderson. 2006. Age and population structure of Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) in the northwestern Mojave Desert. Western North American Naturalist 66:202–208.

Kessler, A., R. Halitschke, C. Diezel, and I.T. Baldwin. 2006. Priming of plant defense responses in nature by airborne signaling between Artemisia tridentata and Nicotiana attenuata. Oecologia 148: 280-292.


Kessler, A., and I.T. Baldwin. 2004. Herbivore-induced plant vaccination I: The orchestration of plant defenses in nature and their fitness consequences in the wild tobacco Nicotiana attenuata. The Plant Journal 38: 639-649.

Keßler A; Halitschke R; Baldwin IT (2004): Silencing the jasmonate cascade: Induced plant defenses and insect populations. Science 305, 665-668.

Preston, C.A., G. Laue, and I.T. Baldwin. 2004. Plant-plant signaling: Application of trans- or cis-methyl jasmonate equivalent to sagebrush releases does not elicit direct defenses in native tobacco. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30: 2193-2200.

Preston, C.A., R. Becker, and I.T. Baldwin. 2004. Is NO news good news? Nitrogen oxides are not components of smoke that elicits germination in two smoke-stimulated species, Nicotiana attanuata and Emmenanthe penduliflora. Seed Science Research 14: 73-79.

Steppuhn A; Gase K; Krock B; Halitschke R; Baldwin IT (2004): Nicotine’s defensive function in nature. PLOS-Biology 2, 1074-1080


Baldwin IT (2003): "Curing" of Nicotiana attenuata leaves by small mammals does not decrease nicotine contents. Western North American Naturalist 63, 114-117

Glawe G; Zavala JA; Keßler A; van Dam NM; Baldwin IT (2003): Ecological costs and benefits correlated with trypsin protease inhibitor production in Nicotiana attenuata. Ecology 84, 79-9

Sime K; Baldwin IT (2003): Opportunistic out-crossing in Nicotiana attenuata (Solanaceae), a prodominantly self-fertilizing native tobacco. BMC Ecology 3, 6

van Dam, N.M., and I.T. Baldwin. 2003. Heritability of a quantitative and qualitative protease inhibitor polymorphism in Nicotiana attenuata. Plant Biol (Stuttg) 5(2):179–185. doi:10.1055/s-2003-40719


Keßler A; Baldwin IT (2002): Manduca quinquemaculata's optimization of intra-plant oviposition to predation, food quality, and thermal constraints. Ecology 83, 2346- 2354

Preston CA; Betts H; Baldwin IT (2002): Methyl jasmonate as an allelopathic agent: Sagebrush inhibits germination of a neighboring tobacco, Nicotiana attenuata. Journal of Chemical Ecology 28, 2343-2369


Keßler A; Baldwin IT (2001): Defensive function of herbivore-induced plant volatile emissions in nature. Science 291, 2141-2144

Voelckel C; Krügel T; Gase K; Heidrich N; van Dam NM; Winz R; Baldwin IT (2001): Anti-sense expression of putrescine N-methyltransferase confirms defensive role of nicotine in Nicotiana sylvestris against Manduca sexta. Chemoecology 11, 121- 126


Preston CA; Baldwin IT (1999): Positive and negative signals regulate germination in the post- fire annual, Nicotiana attenuata. Ecology 80, 481-494


Baldwin IT (1998): Jasmonate-induced responses are costly but benefit plants under attack in native populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 95, 8113-8118


Davidson, D.W., V.D. Newmark, J.W. Sites Jr., D.K. Shiozawa, E.A. Rickart, K.T. Harper, and R.B. Keiter. 1996. Selecting wilderness areas to conserve Utah's biological diversity. Great Basin Naturalist 56:95–118.


Rasmuson, K.E., J.E. Anderson, and N. Huntly. 1994. Coordination of branch orientation and photosynthetic physiology in the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia). Great Basin Naturalist 54:204–211.


Yearsley, K.H., S.R. Rushforth, and J.R. Johansen. 1992. Diatom flora of Beaver Dam Creek, Washington County, Utah, USA. Great Basin Naturalist 52:131–138.