Kathleen M. Pryer

Professor of Biology

358 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338


  • Ph.D., Duke University 1995

  • M.S., University of Guelph (Canada) 1981

  • B.S., McGill University (Canada) 1976

Rothfels, Carl J., Anders Larsson, Li-Yaung Kuo, Petra Korall, Wen-Liang Chiou, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Overcoming deep roots, fast rates, and short internodes to resolve the ancient rapid radiation of eupolypod II ferns.Systematic Biology 61, no. 3 (May 2012): 490–509. https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/sys001. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rothfels, C. J., M. A. Sundue, L. Y. Kuo, A. Larsson, M. Kato, E. Schuettpelz, and K. M. Pryer. “A revised family-level classification for eupolypod II ferns (Polypodiidae: Polypodiales).” Taxon 61, no. 3 (January 1, 2012): 515–33. https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.613003. Full Text Open Access Copy

Beck, James B., Michael D. Windham, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Do asexual polyploid lineages lead short evolutionary lives? A case study from the fern genus Astrolepis.Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 65, no. 11 (November 2011): 3217–29. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01362.x. Full Text Open Access Copy

Sigel, Erin M., Michael D. Windham, Layne Huiet, George Yatskievych, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Species Relationships and Farina Evolution in the Cheilanthoid Fern Genus Argyrochosma (Pteridaceae).” Systematic Botany 36, no. 3 (July 2011): 554–64. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364411x583547. Full Text Open Access Copy

Wolf, Paul G., Joshua P. Der, Aaron M. Duffy, Jacob B. Davidson, Amanda L. Grusz, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “The evolution of chloroplast genes and genomes in ferns.Plant Molecular Biology 76, no. 3–5 (July 2011): 251–61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-010-9706-4. Full Text Open Access Copy

Li, Fay-Wei, Li-Yaung Kuo, Carl J. Rothfels, Atsushi Ebihara, Wen-Liang Chiou, Michael D. Windham, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “rbcL and matK earn two thumbs up as the core DNA barcode for ferns.Plos One 6, no. 10 (January 2011): e26597. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0026597. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pryer, Kathleen M., Eric Schuettpelz, Layne Huiet, Amanda L. Grusz, Carl J. Rothfels, Tony Avent, David Schwartz, and Michael D. Windham. “DNA barcoding exposes a case of mistaken identity in the fern horticultural trade.Molecular Ecology Resources 10, no. 6 (November 2010): 979–85. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02858.x. Full Text Open Access Copy

Korall, Petra, Eric Schuettpelz, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Abrupt deceleration of molecular evolution linked to the origin of arborescence in ferns.Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 64, no. 9 (September 2010): 2786–92. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01000.x. Full Text Open Access Copy

Beck, J. A. M. E. S. B., M. I. C. H. A. E. L. D. Windham, G. E. O. R. G. E. Yatskievych, and K. A. T. H. L. E. E. N. M. Pryer. “A Diploids-First Approach to Species Delimitation and Interpreting Polyploid Evolution in the Fern Genus Astrolepis (Pteridaceae).” Systematic Botany 35, no. 2 (April 2010): 223–34. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364410791638388. Full Text Open Access Copy

Grusz, Amanda L., Michael D. Windham, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Deciphering the origins of apomictic polyploids in the Cheilanthes yavapensis complex (Pteridaceae).American Journal of Botany 96, no. 9 (September 2009): 1636–45. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.0900019. Full Text Open Access Copy