Alexander Motten

Associate Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Biology

130 Science Drive, 137 Biosci, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 684-2301


  • Ph.D., Duke University 1982

Motten, A. F. “Coexistence and reproductive isolation of two sympatric, deciduous forest species of Erythronium (Liliaceae) (In preparation).” For Submission to American Journal of Botany or American Midland Naturalist, 2009.

Stone, Judy L., and Alexander F. Motten. “Anther-stigma separation is associated with inbreeding depression in Datura stramonium, a predominantly self-fertilizing annual.Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 56, no. 11 (November 2002): 2187–95. Full Text

Motten, A. F. “A Simplified Experimental System for Observing Pollen Tube Growth in Styles.” American Biology Teacher 54, no. 3 (January 1, 1992): 173–76. Full Text

Motten, A. F., and J. Antonovics. “Determinants of outcrossing rate in a predominantly self-fertilizing weed, Datura stramonium (Solanaceae).” American Journal of Botany 79, no. 4 (January 1, 1992): 419–27. Full Text

Lyons, E. E., N. M. Waser, M. V. Price, J. Antonovics, and A. F. Motten. “Sources of variation in plant reproductive success and implications for concepts of sexual selection.” American Naturalist 134, no. 3 (January 1, 1989): 409–33. Full Text

Motten, A. F. “Autogamy and competition for pollinators in Hepatica americana ( Ranunculaceae).American Journal of Botany 69, no. 8 (January 1, 1982): 1296–1305. Full Text