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

Schuettpelz, E., P. Korall, and K. M. Pryer. “Plastid atpA data provide improved support for deep relationships among ferns.” Taxon 55, no. 4 (January 1, 2006): 897–906. https://doi.org/10.2307/25065684. Full Text Open Access Copy

Smith, A. R., K. M. Pryer, E. Schuettpelz, P. Korall, H. Schneider, and P. G. Wolf. “A classification for extant ferns.” Taxon 55, no. 3 (January 1, 2006): 705–31. https://doi.org/10.2307/25065646. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pryer, Kathleen M., Eric Schuettpelz, Paul G. Wolf, Harald Schneider, Alan R. Smith, and Raymond Cranfill. “Phylogeny and evolution of ferns (monilophytes) with a focus on the early leptosporangiate divergences.American Journal of Botany 91, no. 10 (October 2004): 1582–98. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.91.10.1582. Full Text Open Access Copy

Schneider, Harald, Eric Schuettpelz, Kathleen M. Pryer, Raymond Cranfill, Susana Magallón, and Richard Lupia. “Ferns diversified in the shadow of angiosperms.Nature 428, no. 6982 (April 2004): 553–57. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature02361. Full Text Open Access Copy

Dubuisson, J. Y., S. Hennequin, E. J. P. Douzery, R. B. Cranfill, A. R. Smith, and K. M. Pryer. “rbcL phylogeny of the fern genus Trichomanes (Hymenophyllaceae), with special reference to neotropical taxa.International Journal of Plant Sciences 164, no. 5 (September 2003): 753–61. https://doi.org/10.1086/377059. Full Text Open Access Copy

Des Marais, D. L., A. R. Smith, D. M. Britton, and K. M. Pryer. “Phylogenetic relationships and evolution of extant Horsetails, Equisetum, based on chloroplast DNA sequence data (rbcL and trnL-F).International Journal of Plant Sciences 164, no. 5 (September 2003): 737–51. https://doi.org/10.1086/376817. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pryer, Kathleen M., Harald Schneider, Elizabeth A. Zimmer, and Jo Ann Banks. “Deciding among green plants for whole genome studies.Trends in Plant Science 7, no. 12 (December 2002): 550–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1360-1385(02)02375-0. Full Text Open Access Copy

Schneider, H., and K. M. Pryer. “Structure and function of spores in the aquatic heterosporous fern family Marsileaceae.International Journal of Plant Sciences 163, no. 4 (July 2002): 485–505. https://doi.org/10.1086/340736. Full Text Open Access Copy

Smith, A. R., H. Tuomisto, K. M. Pryer, J. S. Hunt, and P. G. Wolf. “Metaxya lanosa, a second species in the genus and fern family Metaxyaceae.” Systematic Botany 26, no. 3 (October 11, 2001): 480–86. Open Access Copy