Dr. Deborah Marr

  • Dr. Deborah Marr
  • Associate Professor of Biology,
  • Office: Northside 132D
  • Phone: 574-520-5564
  • Email: dmarr AT
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  • Dolan RW, Marr DL, Schnabel A (2008) Capturing genetic variation during ecological restorations: An example from Kankakee Sands in Indiana; Restoration Ecology, Published online: 12-Nov-2007.
  • Marr DL and Marshall ML (2006) Effect of a fungal pathogen on floral size and seed size in Hydrophyllum appendiculatum. American Journal of Botany, 93: 389-398.
  • Marr DL (2006) Seed fitness of hermaphrodites in areas with females and anther smut disease: Silene acaulis and Microbotryum violaceum. New Phytologist, 169: 741-752.
  • Marr DL and Delph LF (2005) Spatial and temporal pattern of a pollinator-transmitted pathogen in a long-lived perennial (Silene acaulis). Evolutionary Ecology Research 7: 335-352.
  • Marr DL and Pellmyr O (2003) Effect of pollinator-inflicted ovule damage on floral abscission in the yucca-yucca moth mutualism: the role of mechanical and chemical factors. Oecologia 136: 236-243.
  • Grens A, Marr D, Schnabel A (2002) Writing in the Sciences. Pages 636-639 in Coleman, B., R. Brittenham, S. Campbell, and S. Girard, editors. Making Sense: Constructing Knowledge in the Arts and Sciences. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.
  • Marr DL, Brock MR, Pellmyr O (2001) Coexistence of mutualists and antagonists: exploring the impact of cheaters on the Yucca-yucca moth mutualism. Oecologia 128: 454-463.
  • Marr DL, Leebens-Mack J, Elms L, Pellmyr O (2000) Pollen dispersal in Yucca filamentosa (Agavaceae): the paradox of self-pollination behavior by Tegeticula yuccasella (Prodoxidae). American Journal of Botany 87: 670-677.
  • Delph LF, Bailey MF, Marr DL (1999) Seed provisioning in gynodioecious Silene acaulis (Caryophyllaceae). American Journal of Botany 86: 140-144. Marr DL (1998) The effect of Microbotryum violaceum spores on pollen germination in Silene acaulis. International Journal of Plant Science 159: 221-227.
  • Marr DL (1997) Impact of a pollinator-transmitted disease on reproduction in healthy Silene acaulis. Ecology 78: 1471-1480.
  • Marr DL, Devine TE, Parker MA (1997) Nodulation restrictive genotypes of Glycine and Amphicarpaea: a comparative analysis. Plant and Soil 189: 181-188.