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

Schneider, H. A. R. A. L. D., A. L. A. N. R. Smith, and K. A. T. H. L. E. E. N. M. Pryer. “Is Morphology Really at Odds with Molecules in Estimating Fern Phylogeny?Systematic Botany 34, no. 3 (July 2009): 455–75. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364409789271209. Full Text Open Access Copy

Schuettpelz, Eric, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Evidence for a Cenozoic radiation of ferns in an angiosperm-dominated canopy.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106, no. 27 (July 2009): 11200–205. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0811136106. Full Text Open Access Copy

Windham, Michael D., Layne Huiet, Eric Schuettpelz, Amanda L. Grusz, Carl Rothfels, James Beck, George Yatskievych, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Using Plastid and Nuclear DNA Sequences to Redraw Generic Boundaries and Demystif Species Complexes in Cheilanthoid Ferns.American Fern Journal 99, no. 2 (April 1, 2009): 128–32. Open Access Copy

Pryer, Kathleen M., and David J. Hearn. “Evolution of leaf form in marsileaceous ferns: evidence for heterochrony.Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 63, no. 2 (February 2009): 498–513. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00562.x. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hennequin, S. A. B. I. N. E., E. R. I. C. Schuettpelz, K. A. T. H. L. E. E. N. M. Pryer, A. T. S. U. S. H. I. Ebihara, and J. E. A. N. -. Y. V. E. S. Dubuisson. “Divergence Times and the Evolution of Epiphytism in Filmy Ferns (Hymenophyllaceae) Revisited.International Journal of Plant Sciences 169, no. 9 (November 2008): 1278–87. https://doi.org/10.1086/591983. Full Text Open Access Copy

Schuettpelz, E. R. I. C., A. M. A. N. D. A. L. Grusz, M. I. C. H. A. E. L. D. Windham, and K. A. T. H. L. E. E. N. M. Pryer. “The Utility of Nuclear gapCp in Resolving Polyploid Fern Origins.Systematic Botany 33, no. 4 (October 2008): 621–29. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364408786500127. Full Text Open Access Copy

NAGALINGUM, N. A. T. H. A. L. I. E. S., M. I. C. H. A. E. L. D. NOWAK, and K. A. T. H. L. E. E. N. M. PRYER. “Assessing phylogenetic relationships in extant heterosporous ferns (Salviniales), with a focus on Pilularia and Salvinia.” Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. Linnean Society of London 157, no. 4 (August 2008): 673–85. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8339.2008.00806.x. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rothfels, C. J., M. D. Windham, A. L. Grusz, G. J. Gastony, and K. M. Pryer. “Toward a monophyletic Notholaena (Pteridaceae): Resolving patterns of evolutionary convergence in xeric-adapted ferns.” Taxon 57, no. 3 (January 1, 2008): 712–24. https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.573005. Full Text Open Access Copy

Metzgar, J. S., J. E. Skog, E. A. Zimmer, and K. M. Pryer. “The paraphyly of Osmunda is confirmed by phylogenetic analyses of seven plastid loci.Systematic Botany 33, no. 1 (January 2008): 31–36. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364408783887528. Full Text Open Access Copy

Christenhusz, M. J., H. Tuomisto, J. S. Metzgar, and K. M. Pryer. “Evolutionary relationships within the Neotropical, eusporangiate fern genus Danaea (Marattiaceae).Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46, no. 1 (January 2008): 34–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2007.09.015. Full Text Open Access Copy