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

Sigel, E. M., M. D. Windham, C. H. Haufler, and K. M. Pryer. “Phylogeny, divergence time estimates, and phylogeography of the diploid species of the polypodium vulgare complex (Polypodiaceae).” Systematic Botany 39, no. 4 (January 1, 2014): 1042–55. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364414X683921. Full Text Open Access Copy

Sessa, Emily B., Jo Ann Banks, Michael S. Barker, Joshua P. Der, Aaron M. Duffy, Sean W. Graham, Mitsuyasu Hasebe, et al. “Between two fern genomes.Gigascience 3 (January 2014): 15. https://doi.org/10.1186/2047-217x-3-15. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rothfels, C. J., M. D. Windham, and K. M. Pryer. “A plastid phylogeny of the cosmopolitan fern family cystopteridaceae (Polypodiopsida).” Systematic Botany 38, no. 2 (June 1, 2013): 295–306. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364413X666787. Full Text Open Access Copy

León, B., C. J. Rothfels, M. Arakaki, K. R. Young, and K. M. Pryer. “Revealing a cryptic fern distribution through DNA sequencing: Pityrogramma trifoliata in the Western Andes of Peru.” American Fern Journal 103, no. 1 (January 1, 2013): 40–48. https://doi.org/10.1640/0002-8444-103.1.40. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rothfels, Carl J., Anders Larsson, Fay-Wei Li, Erin M. Sigel, Layne Huiet, Dylan O. Burge, Markus Ruhsam, et al. “Transcriptome-mining for single-copy nuclear markers in ferns.Plos One 8, no. 10 (January 2013): e76957. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0076957. Full Text Open Access Copy

Beck, James B., James R. Allison, Kathleen M. Pryer, and Michael D. Windham. “Identifying multiple origins of polyploid taxa: a multilocus study of the hybrid cloak fern (Astrolepis integerrima; Pteridaceae).American Journal of Botany 99, no. 11 (November 2012): 1857–65. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1200199. Full Text Open Access Copy

Li, F. W., K. M. Pryer, and M. D. Windham. “Gaga, a new fern genus segregated from cheilanthes (pteridaceae).” Systematic Botany 37, no. 4 (October 1, 2012): 845–60. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364412X656626. Full Text Open Access Copy

Johnson, Anne K., Carl J. Rothfels, Michael D. Windham, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Unique expression of a sporophytic character on the gametophytes of notholaenid ferns (Pteridaceae).American Journal of Botany 99, no. 6 (June 2012): 1118–24. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1200049. Full Text Open Access Copy