Biology- Simon Fraser University

Elizabeth Elle, Associate Professor

Selected Publications

32 Winn, A. A., E. Elle, S. Kalisz, P.-O. Cheptou, C. Goodwillie, M. Johnston, D. Moeller, R. Ree, R. Sargent, and  M. Vallejo-Marin. in press. Insight into the causes of mixed mating in plants from the magnitude and timing of expression of inbreeding depression. Evolution.

31 Tunbridge, N. M., C. Sears and E. Elle. 2011.  Variation in floral morphology and ploidy among populations of Collinsia parviflora and C. grandiflora. Botany 89:19-33.

30 Mayberry, R. J. and E. Elle.  2010.  Conservation of a rare plant requires different methods in different habitats: demographic lessons from Actaea elata.  Oecologia 164:1121-1130.

29 Elle, E., S. Gillespie, S. Guindre-Parker, and A. L. Parachnowitsch.  2010. Variation in the timing of autonomous selfing among populations that differ in flower size, time to reproductive maturity, and climate.  American Journal of Botany 97: 1894-1902.

28 Goodwillie,C., R. D. Sargent, C. G. Eckert, E. Elle, M. A. Geber, M. O. Johnston, S. Kalisz, D. A. Moeller, R. H. Ree, M. Vallejo-Marin and A. A. Winn.  2010.  Correlated evolution of mating system and floral display traits in flowering plants and its implications for the distribution of mating system variation.  New Phytologist  185: 311-321.

27 Eckert, C. G., S. Kalisz, M. A. Geber, R. Sargent, E. Elle, P.-O. Cheptou, C. Goodwillie, M. O. Johnston, J. K. Kelly, D. A. Moeller, E. Porcher, R.H. Ree, M.Vallejo-Marin and A. A. Winn.  2010. Plant Mating Systems in a Changing World.  Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25(1): 35-43.

26 Mayberry, R. and E. Elle. 2009.  Effects of forest structure and microhabitat on the  distribution and flowering of a rare understory plant, Actaea elata.  Forest Ecology and Management 258: 1102-1109.
25 Johnston, MO; Porcher, E; Cheptou, PO; Eckert, CG; Elle, E; Geber, MA; Kalisz, S; Kelly, JK; Moeller, DA; Vallejo-Marin, M; Winn, AA. 2009. Correlations among Fertility Components Can Maintain Mixed Mating in Plants. American Naturalist 173: 1-11.
24 Kennedy, BF; Elle, E. 2008. The inbreeding depression cost of selfing: importance of flower size and population size in Collinsia parviflora (Veronicaceae) American Journal of Botany 95: 1596-160.
23 Cahill, JF; Elle, E; Smith, GR; Shore, BH. 2008. Disruption of a belowground mutualism alters interactions between plants and their floral visitors Ecology 89: 1791-1801.
22 Kennedy, B. F. and E. Elle. 2008.  The reproductive assurance benefit of selfing: importance of flower size and population size. Oecologia 155: 469-477.

21Vamosi, JC, SL Goring, BF Kennedy, RJ Mayberry, CM Moray, LA Neame, ND Tunbridge, E. and E Elle.  2007.  Pollination, floral display, and the ecological correlates of polyploidy.  Functional Ecosystems and Communities 1: 1-9.
20 Biernaskie, J. M. and E. Elle. 2007. A theory for exaggerated secondary sexual traits in animal pollinated plants. Evolutionary Ecology 22: 817-818.  
19 Parachnowitsch, A. L., and E. Elle. 2006. Insect visitation to wildflowers in the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem of British Columbia, Canada. The Canadian Field-Naturalist 119 (2):245-253.
18 Biernaskie, J. M. and E. Elle. 2005. Conditional strategies in an animal-pollinated plant: size dependent adjustment of gender and rewards. Evolutionary Ecology Research 17: 901-919. 
17 Stastny, M., U. Schaffner, and E. Elle. 2005. Do vigor of introduced populations and escape from specialist herbivores contribute to invasiveness? Journal of Ecology 93:27-37. 
16 Elle, E. 2004. Floral adaptations and biotic and abiotic selection pressures. In Plant Adaptation: Molecular Genetics and Ecology. Proceedings of an International Workshop held December 11-13, 2002, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Edited by Q.C.B. Cronk, J. Whitton, R.H. Ree, and I.E.P. Taylor. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario. pp. 111-118. 
15 Sabara, H. A., D. R. Gillespie, E. Elle, and M. L. Winston. 2004. Influence of brood, vent screening, and time of year on Honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) pollination and fruit quality of greenhouse tomatoes. Journal of Economic Entomology 97(3): 727-734.
14 Hare, J. D. and E. Elle. 2004. Survival and seed production of sticky and velvety Datura wrightii in the field: a five-year study. Ecology 85(3):615-622. 
13 Parachnowitsch, A. L. and E. Elle. 2004. Variation in sex allocation and male-female trade-offs in Collinsia parviflora (Scrophulariaceae). American Journal of Botany 91(8)1200-1207. 
12 Elle, E. and R. Carney. 2003. Reproductive assurance varies with flower size in Collinsia parviflora (Scrophulariaceae). American Journal of Botany 90:888-896. 
11 Hare, J.D., E. Elle, and N. M. van Dam. 2003. Costs of Glandular Trichomes in Datura wrightii: A Three-Year Study. Evolution 57:793-805.
10 Hare, J. D. and E. Elle. 2001. Geographic variation in the frequencies of trichome phenotypes of Datura wrightii and correlation with annual water deficit. Madrono 48:33-37.
9 Hare, J. D. and E. Elle. 2002. Variable impact of diverse insect herbivores on dimorphic Datura wrightii. Ecology 83:2711-2720.
8 Elle, E. and J. D. Hare. 2002. Environmentally induced variation in floral traits affects the mating system in Datura wrightii. Functional Ecology 16: 79-88.
7 Elle, E. and T. R. Meagher. 2000. Sex allocation and reproductive success in the andromonoecious perennial Solanum carolinense (Solanaceae). II. Paternity and functional gender. The American Naturalist 156:622-636.
6 Elle, E. and J. D. Hare. 2000. No benefit of glandular trichome production in natural populations of Datura wrightii? Oecologia 123:57-65.
5 van Dam, N.M., J.D. Hare, and E. Elle. 1999. Inheritance and distribution of trichome phenotypes in Datura wrightii. Journal of Heredity 90:220-227
4 Elle, E., N.M. van Dam, and J.D. Hare. 1999. Cost of glandular trichomes, a "resistance" character in Datura wrightii Regel (Solanaceae). Evolution 53:22-35.
3 Elle, E. 1999. Sex allocation and reproductive success in the andromonoecious perennial Solanum carolinense (Solanaceae). I. Female Success. American Journal of Botany 86:278-286.
2 Elle, E. 1998. The quantitative genetics of sex allocation in the andromonoecious perennial, Solanum carolinense L. Heredity 80: 481-488.
1 Elle, E. 1996. Reproductive trade-offs in genetically distinct clones of Vaccinium macrocarpon,the American cranberry. Oecologia 107: 61-70.