Jenny Archibald

Jenny Archibald

Research Associate
785.864.5706
Haworth Hall

Dr. Archibald studies plant systematics, using molecular data and other tools to investigate speciation and diversification.

Research: 

Primary study systems include:

Diversification and species delimitation: integrative taxonomy within Camassia and Hastingsia (Asparagaceae). University of Kansas, 2011-present.

Evolution in a biodiversity hotspot: Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s.) as a case study of the influence of habitat, hybridization, and pollinator interactions on the diversification of a variable group in southern Africa. Ohio State University, 1998-2003; University of Kansas, 2006-present.

Speciation of island plants: Canary Island Tolpis (Asteraceae) as a study system on breeding and mating system diversity, rate of evolution and establishment of new forms, as well as reproductive isolation among potential taxa. University of Kansas and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2013.

Publications: 

Crawford, D. J., M. E. Mort, and J. K. Archibald. 2013. Tolpis santosii (Asteraceae: Cichorieae), a new species from La Palma, Canary Islands. Vieraea: Folia scientarum biologicarum canariensium 41: 169-176.

Soto-Trejo, F., J. K. Kelly, J. K. Archibald, M. E. Mort, A. Santos-Guerra, and D. J. Crawford. 2013. The genetics of self-compatibility and associated floral characters in Tolpis (Asteraceae) in the Canary Islands. International Journal of Plant Sciences 174: 171-178.

Crawford, D. J., J. K. Archibald, J. K. Kelly, M. E. Mort, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2010. Mixed mating system in "obligately outcrossing" Tolpis (Asteraceae) in the Canary Islands. Plant Species Biology 25: 114-119.

Mort, M. E., D. J. Crawford, J. K. Archibald, T. R. O'Leary, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2010. Plant DNA barcoding: a test using Macaronesian taxa of Tolpis (Asteraceae). Taxon 59: 581-587.

Mort, M. E., T. R. O’Leary, P. Carrillo-Reyes, T. Nowell, J. K. Archibald, and C. P. Randle. 2010.  Phylogeny and evolution of Crassulaceae: past, present, and future. Schumannia 6 – Biodiversity & Ecology 3:  69-86.

Crawford, D. J., J. K. Archibald, M. E. Mort, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2009. Pollen fertility of synthetic intra- and interspecific F1 hybrids in Canary Island Tolpis (Asteraceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 279: 103-113.

Verboom, G. A., J. K. Archibald, F. T. Bakker, D. U. Bellstedt, F. Conrad, L. L. Dreyer, F. Forest, C. Galley, P. Goldblatt, J. F. Henning, K. Mummenhoff, H. P. Linder, A. M. Muasya, K. C. Oberlander, V. Savolainen, D. A. Snijman, T. van der Niet, and T. L. Nowell. 2009. Origin and diversification of the Greater Cape flora: ancient species repository, hot-bed of recent radiation, or both? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51: 44-53.

Crawford, D. J., J. K. Archibald, D. Stoermer, M. E. Mort, J. K. Kelly, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2008. A test of Baker's law: breeding systems and the radiation of Tolpis (Asteraceae) in the Canary Islands. International Journal of Plant Sciences 169: 782-791.

Levsen, N. D., D. J. Crawford, J. K. Archibald, A. Santos-Guerra, and M.E. Mort. 2008. Nei’s to Bayes’: comparing computational methods and genetic markers for estimating patterns of genetic variation in Tolpis (Asteraceae). American Journal of Botany 95: 1466-1474.

Mort, M. E., J. K. Archibald, C. P. Randle, N. D. Levsen, T. R. O’Leary, K. Topalov, C. M. Wiegand, and D. J. Crawford. 2007. Inferring phylogeny at low taxonomic levels: utility of rapidly evolving cpDNA and nuclear ITS loci. American Journal of Botany 94: 173-183.

Archibald, J. K., D. J. Crawford, A. Santos-Guerra, and M. E. Mort. 2006. The utility of automated analysis of inter-simple sequence repeat loci (ISSR) for resolving relationships in the Canary Island species of Tolpis (Asteraceae). American Journal of Botany 93:1154-1162.

Archibald, J. K., M. E. Mort, D. J. Crawford, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2006. Evolutionary relationships within recently radiated taxa: comments on methodology and analysis of inter-simple sequence repeat data. Taxon 55: 747-756.

Crawford, D. J., J. K. Archibald, A. Santos-Guerra, and M. E. Mort. 2006. Allozyme diversity within and divergence among species of Tolpis (Asteraceae – Lactuceae) in the Canary Islands: systematic, evolutionary, and biogeographical implications. American Journal of Botany 93: 656-664.

Archibald, J. K., M. E. Mort, D. J. Crawford, and J. K. Kelly. 2005. Life history affects the evolution of reproductive isolation among species of Coreopsis (Asteraceae). Evolution 59: 2362-2369.

Archibald, J. K., M. E. Mort, and A. D. Wolfe. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships within Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s., tribe Manuleeae): classification based on DNA sequences from multiple genomes and implications for character evolution and biogeography. Systematic Botany 30: 196-215.

Crawford, D. J., E. Landolt, D. H. Les, J. K. Archibald, and R. T. Kimball. 2005. Allozyme variation within and divergence between Lemna gibba and L. disperma: systematic and biogeographic implications. Aquatic Botany 83: 119-128.

Archibald, J. K., A. D. Wolfe, and S. D. Johnson. 2004. Hybridization and gene flow between a day- and night-flowering species of Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s., tribe Manuleeae). American Journal of Botany 91: 1333-1344.

Archibald, J. K., P. G. Wolf, V. J. Tepedino, and J. B. 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 postpollination barriers to hybridization between sympatric species of Ipomopsis (Polemoniaceae). American Journal of Botany 88: 213-219.

Education: 

Ph.D., Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2003
B.S. (Summa Cum Laude), Biology with Chemistry and Math minors, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1997

Previous Academic Appointments: 

Postdoctoral researcher, the Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2007-2012
Lecturer, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, 2006-2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, 2005-2006
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, 2004-2005
Lecturer, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, 2004

Grants: 

2011, $857,027 ($408,070 to JA) – NSF DEB Grant (Co-PI, PI: S. Kephart, Willamette University, other Co-PI: T. Culley, University of Cincinnati)
2006, $5,500 – Faculty Professional Development Council Grant, PA State System of Higher Education
2006, $3,500 – Senate Fellowship Grant, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2005, $1,500 – University Senate Research Committee Award, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2002,  $750 – American Society of Plant Taxonomists Graduate Student Research
2002, $2,000 – Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship, Ohio State University
2001, $1,500 – Janice Carson Beatley Herbarium Award, Ohio State University
2001, $1,500 – Graduate Student International Dissertation Research Travel, Ohio State University
2000, $2,000 – Janice Carson Beatley Herbarium Award, Ohio State University
2000, $1,600 – Graduate Student International Dissertation Research Travel, Ohio State University

Awards: 

Dean’s Distinguished University Fellowship, Ohio State University, 1998
Distinguished Molecular Life Science Fellowship, Ohio State University, 1998
Valedictorian, College of Science, Utah State University, 1997
University and Departmental Honors, Utah State University, 1997
University Club Scholarship, Utah State University, 1993

Teaching: 

Lecturer, University of Kansas:
Evolutionary Biology (Biol 412), Fall 2006, Spring 2008
Principles of Organismal Biology, Honors (Biol 153), Spring 2004, Spring 2007
Phylogenetic Discussion Group (Biol 701), Spring 2008, Fall 2008
Guest lecturer: Systematic Botany (Biol 603), Fall 2004, Spring 2007, Spring 2011
Guest lecturer: Principles of Organismal Biology (Biol 152), Spring 2010

Tenure-track faculty, Indiana University of Pennsylvania:
Botany (Biol 210, lecture & lab), Fall 2005, Spring 2006
Principles of Biology II (Biol 112, 2 lab sections), Spring 2006
General Biology I (Biol 103, 3 lab sections), Fall 2005
Guest lecturer: Biology Seminar I (Biol 611), Fall 2005

Graduate lecture teaching assistant & lab instructor, Ohio State University:
Taxonomy of Vascular Plants (EEOB 672, lecture & lab), Spring 2002
Animal Diversity and Systematics (EEOB 405.02, lecture & lab), Fall 2001, Fall 2002
Evolution, Honors (EEOB H400, lecture), Spring 2001
Introduction to Ecology (EEOB 413.01 and 413.02, lecture & lab), Winter 2001

Professional Presentations: 
Invited Scholarly Presentations

Archibald, J. K.. 2012. Rapid plant diversification in South Africa - an example from Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae). University of South Dakota, SD.

Archibald, J. K.. 2010. The southern African genus Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae): systematics and coevolution. Sam Houston State University, TX.

Archibald, J. K.. 2008. Evolution of Zaluzianskya microsiphon (Scrophulariaceae) and relatives within South Africa. University of Central Missouri, MO.

Archibald, J. K., D. J. Crawford, M. E. Mort, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2005. Diversification of Tolpis (Asteraceae). Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA.

Archibald, J. K.. 2004. Systematics, hybridization, and character evolution within the South African genus, Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s., tribe Manuleeae). Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA.

Scholarly Presentations (Presenter underlined)

Kephart, S. R., K. E. Theiss, T. M. Culley, J. K. Archibald, and F. J. Cartieri. 2013. Solving taxonomic puzzles: insights on delimiting western species of Camassia (Asparagaceae: Agavoideae). Botany 2013, New Orleans, LA. (Oral)

Archibald, J. K., F. Soto-Trejo, M. Mort, J. Kelly, A. Santos-Guerra, and D. Crawford. 2012. The evolution of self-compatibility and associated floral characters in Tolpis (Asteraceae) in the Canary Islands. Botany 2012, Columbus, OH. (Oral)

Culley, T., S. Kephart, J.-F. Leng, K. Theiss, and J. K. Archibald. 2012. Genetic differentiation and diversity within a difficult taxonomic group, Camassia and Hastingsia (Agavaceae). Botany 2012, Columbus, OH. (Oral)

Kephart, S., J. Patzer, J. K. Archibald, and M. Sultany. 2011. Demystifying species divergence in Camassia (Agavaceae): integrating phenology, pollination, and floral trait manipulation. Botany 2011, St. Louis, MO. (Oral)

Archibald, J. K.. 2010. Phylogeny and paraphyly in the southern African genus Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s.), with evidence from nucleotide and indel characters. Botany 2010, Providence, RI. (Oral)

Crawford, D. J., J. K. Archibald, D. Stoermer, M. E. Mort, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2008. Unexpected patterns of hybrid sterility and fertility within and among species of Tolpis (Asteraceae) endemic to the Canary Islands. Evolution 2008, Minneapolis, MN. (Oral)

Crawford, D.J., J. K. Archibald, D. Stoermer, M. E. Mort, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2008. Breeding relationships among species and populations of Tolpis (Asteraceae) endemic to the Canary Islands. Botany 2008, Vancouver, BC. (Oral, abstract published)

Mort, M. E., J. K. Archibald, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2008. Phylogeny and evolution of Monanthes (Crassulaceae) from the Canary Islands inferred from chloroplast and nuclear DNA sequences. Evolution 2008, Minneapolis, MN. (Oral)

Archibald, J. K. and B. Anderson. 2007. The utility of inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) data for resolving phylogenetic relationships and inferring gene flow among populations of Zaluzianskya microsiphon and allied species in section Nycterinia. Botany 2007, Chicago, IL. (Oral, abstract published)

Crawford, D. J. and J. K. Archibald. 2007. Allozymes in flowering plants of the Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile; ecological and historical factors, with comparisons to other archipelagos. International Meeting of Experts in Molecular Population Genetic Markers and Biological Databases, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. (Oral)

Crawford, D. J., J. K. Archibald, D. Stoermer, M. E. Mort, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2007. Baker’s law, breeding systems, and the evolution of Tolpis (Asteraceae) in the Canary Islands. Botany 2007, Chicago, IL. (Oral, abstract published)

O'Leary, T. R., J. K. Archibald, and M. E. Mort. 2007. A methodological study of the utility of ISSR data for phylogeny reconstruction in populations of the South African species Crassula vaginata (Crassulaceae). Botany 2007, Chicago, IL. (Oral, abstract published)

Cook, J. C., J. K. Archibald, and M. E. Mort. 2007. Examining uncertain phylogenetic relationships within section Nycterinia of genus Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s., tribe Limoselleae) using DNA sequences from the chloroplast genome. Botany 2007, Chicago, IL. (Poster, abstract published)

Levsen, N., J. K. Archibald, D. J. Crawford, B. Livers, M. E. Mort, D. Samanta Roy, P. E. Ryberg, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2007. Estimating allele frequencies and related statistics using dominant data, an empirical comparison with estimates using codominant data. Botany 2007, Chicago, IL. (Poster, abstract published)

Archibald, J. K., D. J. Crawford, A. Santos-Guerra, and M. E. Mort. 2006. The utility of automated analysis of inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) loci for resolving relationships in the Canary Island species of Tolpis (Asteraceae). Botany 2006, Chico, CA. (Oral, abstract published)

Crawford, D. J., J. K. Archibald, A. Santos-Guerra, and M. E. Mort. 2006. Allozyme diversity within and divergence among species of Tolpis (Asteraceae- Cichorieae) in the Canary Islands: systematic, evolutionary, and biogeographical implications. Botany 2006, Chico, CA. (Oral, abstract published)

Archibald, J. K., D. J. Crawford, M. E. Mort, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2005. Morphology and ecology within Canary island species of Tolpis: developing a framework of diversification. Ecological Genomics Spring Workshop, Manhattan, KS. (Oral)

Archibald, J. K., A. D. Wolfe, and S. D. Johnson. 2004. Hybridization and gene flow between a day- and night-flowering species of Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s., tribe Manuleeae). Botany 2004, Snowbird, UT. (Oral, abstract published)

Archibald, J. K., D. J. Crawford, M. E. Mort, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2004. The genus Tolpis (Asteraceae) in the Canary Islands: a system for studying divergence and speciation. Genes in Ecology, Ecology in Genes Symposium, Overland Park, KS. (Poster)

Crawford, D. J., J. K. Archibald, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2004. Insights into the formation of biodiversity on an island system. Kansas EPSCoR Conference, Manhattan, KS. (Poster)

Mort, M. E., C. P. Randle, and J. K. Archibald. 2004. The cape flora of South Africa: Crassula (Crassulaceae) as a model system for studying processes of diversification. Kansas EPSCoR Conference, Manhattan, KS. (Poster)

Archibald, J. K., A. D. Wolfe, and M. E. Mort. 2003. Classification and floral evolution within Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s., tribe Manuleeae): preliminary insights from multiple DNA data sets. Evolution, Chico, CA. (Oral)

Mort, M. E., J. K. Archibald, and K. N. Fairfield. 2003. Phylogenetics of Crassula (Crassulaceae) inferred from DNA sequence data. Evolution, Chico, CA. (Oral)

Archibald, J. K., A. D. Wolfe, and M. E. Mort. 2002. Preliminary insights into the phylogenetics of Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s., tribe Manuleeae) inferred from multiple DNA data sets. Botany 2002, Madison, WI. (Oral, abstract published)

Archibald, J. K., A. D. Wolfe, and M. E. Mort. 2002. Preliminary insights into the phylogenetics of Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s., tribe Manuleeae) inferred from multiple DNA data sets. South African Association of Botanists, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Oral, abstract published)

Archibald, J. K., A. D. Wolfe, and M. E. Mort. 2001. Preliminary insights into the phylogenetics of Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s., tribe Manuleeae) inferred from DNA sequence data. Evolution, Knoxville, TN. (Poster)

Professional Societies: 

American Society of Plant Taxonomists
Botanical Society of America