Wolf, PG and Lichvar, RW. Video series on fern biology: 2a) Natural History of Ferns 2b) Identifying Ferns.  URL:

Wolf PG, Rowe CA, Der JP, Schilling MP, Visger CJ, Thomson J. 2015. Origins and diversity of a cosmopolitan fern genus on an island archipelago. AoB Plants 7: plv118; DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plv118

Wolf PG, Sessa EB, Marchant DB, Li F-W, Rothfels CJ, Sigel EM, Gitzendanner MA, Visger CJ, Banks JA, Soltis DE, Soltis PS, Pryer KM, Der JP. 2015. An exploration into fern genome space. Genome Biology and Evolution 7: 2533-2544. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evv163

Ellis M.W., P.G. Wolf, S. Bardot, J.A. Walton, C.A. Rowe, S. Kulpa, and KA. Mock. 2015. Further Examination of the Geographic Range of Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii (Polygonaceae). Phytotaxa 203: 279–286


Schilling, M.P., Wolf, P. G., Duffy, A. M., Rai, H. S., Richardson, B. A., Mock, K. E. 2014. Genotyping-by-sequencing for Populus population genomics: an assessment of genome sampling patterns and filtering approaches. PLoS One 9(4): e95292.

Sessa, E.B., J.A. Banks, M.S. Barker, J.P. Der, A.M. Duffy, S.W. Graham, M. Hasebe, J. Langdale, F.W. Li, D.B. Marchant, K.M. Pryer, C.J. Rothfels, S.J. Roux, M.L. Salmi, E.M. Sigel, D.E. Soltis, P.S. Soltis, D.W. Stevenson, and P.G. Wolf. 2014. Between two fern genomesGigaScience 3: 15.

Duffy AM, MC Stensvold, DR Farrar. 2014. Independent gametophytes of Hymenophyllum wrightii in North America: not as rare as we thought. American Fern Journal 105: 45–55.

Campbell, T. D., B. A. ZuWallack, D.T, M. Longhurst, B. Shelton, P. G. Wolf. 2014. An examination of the changes in science teaching orientations and technology-enhanced tools for student learning in the context of professional development. International Journal of Science Education 36: 1815-1848.

Davidson, J. B. S. L. Durham, and P. G. Wolf. 2014. Breeding system of the threatened endemic, Primula cusickiana var. maguirei (Primulaceae). Plant Species Biology 29: e55–e63.


Rai, H. S., K. E. Mock, B. A. Richardson, R. C. Cronn, K. J. Jayden, J. W. Wright, B. J. Knaus, P. G. Wolf. 2013. Transcriptome characterization and detection of gene expression differences in aspen (Populus tremuloides). Tree Genetics and Genomes 9: 1031-1041. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-013-0615-y.

Mock, K. E., B. A. Richardson, and P. G. Wolf. 2013. Molecular tools and aspen management: a primer and prospectus. Forest Ecology and Management 299: 6-13

Duffy, A. M., Wolf, P. G., Barrow, J., Longhurst, M., Campbell, D.T. & Beckett, H. 2013. Ecological investigations within an interactive plant community simulation. Science Scope 36(8): 42-51.

Campbell, D.T., Longhurst, M., Duffy, A. M, Wolf, P. G., & Shelton, B. E. 2013. Science teaching orientations and technology-enhanced tools for student learning in science. Research in Science Education. 43:2035–2057


Campbell, D.T., Longhurst, M., Duffy, A. M., Wolf, P. G., & Nagy, R. 2012. Investigating human impact in the environment with faded scaffolded inquiry supported by technologies. Science Activities. 49: 4

Mock, K.E., Callahan, C.M., Islam-Faridi, M.N., Shaw, J.D., Rai, H.S., Sanderson, S.C., Rowe, C.A., Ryel, R.J., Madritch, M.D., Gardner, R.S., Wolf, P.G., 2012. Widespread triploidy in western North American aspen (Populus tremuloides). PLoS ONE 7(10): e48406. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048406

Wolf, P. G. and K. G. Karol. 2012. Plastomes of bryophytes, lycophytes and ferns. Pages 89 – 102 In Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration. Vol 35. “Genomics of chloroplasts and mitochondria”. Editors: Ralph Bock & Volker Knoop. Springer, Dordrecht.

Wolf, P. G. 2012. Plastid genome diversity. Pages 145-154. In "Plant Genome Diversity" by Edited by Johann Greilhuber, Jonathan Wendel, Ilia J. Leitch, Jaroslav Dolezel. Springer Verlag.

Campbell, D. T, P. G. Wolf, J. P. Der, E. Packenham, and N. Abd-Hamid. 2012. Scientific inquiry in the genetics laboratory: biologists and university science teacher educators collaborating to increase engagement in science process. Journal of College Science Teaching 42: 82-89.


Davidson, J. B. and P. G. Wolf. 2011. Natural history of Maguire primrose, Primula cusickiana var. maguirei (Primulaceae). Western North American Naturalist 71: 327 - 337.

Banks, J. A., T. Nishiyama, M. Hasebe, J. L. Bowman, M. Gribskov, C. dePamphilis, P. G. Wolf et al. 2011. The Selaginella genome identifies changes in gene content associated with the evolution of vascular plants. Science 332: 960-963. DOI: 10.1126/science.1203810.

Der, J. P., M. S. Barker , N. J. Wickett, C. W. dePamphilis, P. G. Wolf. 2011. De novo characterization of the gametophyte transcriptome in bracken fern, Pteridium aquilinum. BMC Genomics 12: 99. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-99.

Wolf P.G., Der J.P., Duffy A.M., Davidson J.B., Grusz A.L., Pryer K.M. 2011. The evolution of chloroplast genes and genomes in ferns. Plant Molecular Biology 76: 251-261. DOI 10.1007/s11103-010-9706-4.


Karol, K. G., Arumuganathan, K., Boore, J. L., Duffy, A. M., Everett, K. D. E., Hall, J. D., &Hansen, S. K., Kuehl, J. V., Mandoli, D. F., Mishler, B. D., Olmstead, R. G., Renzaglia, K. S., Wolf, P. G. 2010. Complete plastome sequences of Equisetum arvense and Isoetes flaccida: implications for phylogeny and plastid genome evolution of early land plant lineages. BMC Evol. Biol. 10: 321.

Campbell, D. T., S. W. Wang, H‐Y. Hsu, A. M. Duffy, and P. G. Wolf. 2010. Learning with Web Tools, Simulations, and Other Technologies in Science Classrooms. Journal of Science Education and Technology 19:505-511.

Wolf, P. G., Roper, J. M., Duffy, A. M. 2010. The evolution of chloroplast genome structure in ferns. Genome 53: 731-738.

Oliver, M. J., A. G. Murdock, B. D. Mishler, J. V. Kuehl, J. L. Boore, D. F. Mandoli, K. D. E. Everett, P. G. Wolf, *A. M. Duffy, K. G. Karol. 2010. Chloroplast genome sequence of the moss Tortula ruralis: gene content, polymorphism, and structural arrangement relative to other green plant chloroplast genomes. BMC Genomics 2010, 11:143

Barker, M. S. and P. G. Wolf. 2010. Unfurling fern biology in the genomics age. BioScience 60(3): 177-185.

Ellis, M. W. and P. G. Wolf. 2010. Teaching Species. Evolution: Education and Outreach 3: 89-98.


Wolf, P. G., A. M. Duffy, and J.M. Roper. 2009. Phylogenetic use of inversions in fern chloroplast genomes. American Fern Journal 99:132-133. 

Ellis, M. W., J. M. Roper, &R. Gainer, J. P. Der, and P. G. Wolf. 2009. The taxonomic designation of Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii (Polygonaceae) is supported by AFLP and cpDNA analyses. Systematic Botany 34: 693-703.

Duffy, A. M., S. A. Kelchner, and P. G. Wolf. 2009. Conservation of selection on matK following an ancient loss of its flanking intron. Gene 438: 17-25.

Der, J. P., J. A. Thomson, J. K. Stratford & P. G. Wolf. 2009. Global chloroplast phylogeny and biogeography of bracken (Pteridium: Dennstaedtiaceae). American Journal of Botany 96: 1041-1049.


Bjerregaard, L. and P. G. Wolf. 2008. Strong genetic differentiation among neighboring populations of a locally endemic primrose. Western North American Naturalist 68: 66-75.

Wickett, N. J. , Y. Zhang, &S. K. Hansen, J. M. Roper, J. V. Kuehl, S. A. Plock, B. Goffinet, P. G. Wolf, C. W. dePamphilis, Jeffrey L. Boore. 2008. Functional gene losses occur with minimal size reduction in the plastid genome of the parasitic liverwort Aneura mirabilis. Molecular Biology and Evolution 25: 393–401.

Wolf, P.G. and J. M. Roper. 2008. Structure and evolution of fern plastid genomes. In: "Biology and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes" Edited by Tom A. Ranker and Christopher H. Haufler (Cambridge University Press)

Smith, A. R., K. M. Pryer, E. Schuettpelz, P. Korall, H. Schneider, & P. G. Wolf. 2008. Fern Classification. In: "Biology and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes" Edited by Tom A. Ranker and Christopher H. Haufler (Cambridge University Press)


Roper, J.M, &S.K. Hansen, P.G. Wolf , K.G. Karol KG, D.F. Mandoli, K.D.E. Everett, J. Kuehl, J.L. Boore. 2007. The Complete Plastid Genome Sequence of Angiopteris evecta (G. Forst.) Hoffm. (Marattiaceae). American Fern Journal 97 (2): 95-106


Smith, A. R., K. M. Pryer, E. Schuettpelz, P. Korall, H. Schneider & P. G. Wolf. 2006. A classification for extant ferns. Taxon 55 (3): 705-731


Wolf, P.G, K.G. Karol, D. F. Mandoli, J. Kuehl, K. Arumuganathan, M. W. Ellis, B. D. Mishler, D. G. Kelch, R. G. Olmstead, J. L. Boore. 2005. The first complete chloroplast genome sequence of a lycophyte, Huperzia lucidula (Lycopodiaceae). Gene 350: 117-128.


Wolf, P. G., C. A. Rowe, M. Hasebe. 2004. High levels of RNA editing in a vascular plant chloroplast genome: analysis of transcripts from the fern Adiantum capillus-veneris. Gene 339: 89-97

Pryer, K. M., E. Schuettpelz, P. G. Wolf, H. Schneider, A. R. Smith, R. Cranfill,. 2004. Phylogeny and evolution of ferns (monilophytes) with a focus on the early leptosporangiate divergences. American Journal of Botany 91: 1557-1581

Nishiyama, T., M. Kugita, R. B. Sinclair, M. Sugita, C. Sugiura, T. Wakasugi, P. G. Wolf, K. Yamada, K. Yoshinaga, and M. Hasebe. 2004. Bryophytes are monophyletic and land plants comprise two extant lineages. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 21 (10): 1813-1819

Wolf, P. G., B. Doche, L. Gielly and P. Taberlet. 2004. Genetic structure of Rhododendron ferrugineum at a wide range of spatial scales. Journal of Heredity 95: 301-308


Wolf, P. G., C. A. Rowe, R. B. Sinclair, M. Hasebe. 2003. Complete nucleotide sequence of the chloroplast genome from a leptosporangiate fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris L. DNA Research 10 (2): 59-64.


Schneider, H., K. M. Pryer, R. Cranfill, A. R. Smith, P. G. Wolf. 2002. Phylogeny of vascular plants and the evolution of their body plans. In Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution. Q. Cronk, R. M. Bateman, J. A. Hawkins (Eds.) Taylor and Francis, London.


Rowe, D. L., M. T. Murphy, R. C. Fleischer, and P. G. Wolf. 2001. High frequency of extra-pair paternity in Eastern Kingbirds. Condor 103: 845-851.

Sipes, S. D. and P. G. Wolf. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships within Diadasia, a group of specialist bees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 19: 144-156.

Smith, A. R., H. Tuomisto, K. M. Pryer, J. S. Hunt, P. G. Wolf. 2001. Metaxya lanosa, a second species in the genus and fern family Metaxyaceae. Systematic Botany 26: 480-486.

Archibald J.K., P.G. Wolf, V. J. Tepedino, and J. Bair. 2001. Genetic relationships and population structure of the endangered steamboat buckwheat, Eriogonum ovalifolium var. williamsiae (Polygonaceae). American Journal of Botany 88: 608-615.

Wolf, P. G., D. R. Campbell, N. M. Waser, *S. D. Sipes, T. R. Toler, and &J. K. Archibald. 2001. Tests of pre-and post-pollination barriers to hybridization between sympatric species of Ipomopsis (Polemoniaceae). American Journal of Botany 88: 213-219.

Wolf, P. G., H. Schneider, and T. A. Ranker. 2001. Geographic distributions of homosporous fern taxa: does dispersal obscure evidence of vicariance? Journal of Biogeography 28: 263-270.

Pryer, K. M., H. Schneider, A. R. Smith, R. Cranfill, P. G. Wolf, J. S. Hunt, and S. D. Sipes. 2001. Horsetails and ferns are a monophyletic group and the closest relatives to seed plants. Nature 409: 618-622.


Wolf, P. G., S. D. Sipes, &M. R. White, &M. L. Martines, K. M. Pryer, A. R. Smith, K. Uedo. 1999. Phylogenetic relationships of the enigmatic fern families Hymenophyllopsidaceae and Lophosoriaceae: evidence from rbcL nucleotide sequences. Plant Systematics and Evolution 219: 263-270.

Soltis, P. S., D. E. Soltis, P. G. Wolf, D. L. Nickrent, S-M. Chaw, and R. L. Chapman. 1999. The Phylogeny of land plants inferred from 18S rDNA sequences: pushing the limits of rDNA signal? Molecular Biology and Evolution 16: 1774 - 1784.

1986 - 1998

See Paul's CV under "Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles"