Publications (**student advisee; *listed alphabetically)

  1. Cytrynbaum EG*, CM Small*, RY Kwon, B Hung, D Kent, Y Yan, ML Knope, RA Bremiller, T Desvignes, CB Kimmel. (2019) Developmental tuning of mineralization drives morphological diversity of gill cover bones in sculpins and their relatives. Evolution Letters 3(4):374-391 [pdf]

  2. Farina SC, ML Knope, KA Corn, AP Summers, WE Bemis. Functional coupling in the evolution of suction feeding and gill ventilation of sculpins (Perciformes: Cottoidei). Integrative and Comparative Biology (in press)

  3. Stallman JK**, VA Funk, JP Price, and ML Knope. (2019) DNA barcodes fail to accurately differentiate species within Hawaiian plant lineages.  Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 190(4):374-388. [pdf]

  4. McClain CR, NA Heim, ML Knope, and JL Payne (2018) Is biodiversity energy-limited or unbounded? A test in fossil and modern bivalves. Paleobiology 1-17. [pdf]

  5. Kimmel, CB, CM Small, and ML Knope (2017) A rich diversity of of opercle bone shape amongst teleost fishes. PLoS ONE 12(12):e0188888 [pdf]

  6. Heim NA, JL Payne*, S Finnegan*, ML Knope*, M Kowalewski*, SK Lyons*, DW McShea*, PH Novack-Gotschall*, FA Smith*, and SC Wang* (2017). Hierarchical complexity and the size limits of life. Proceedings of the Royal Society London: Biological Sciences 284:20171039 [pdf]

  7. Knope ML, KA Tice and DC Rypkema (2017) Site fidelity and homing behaviour in intertidal sculpins revisited. Journal of Fish Biology 90:341-355 [pdf]

  8. Payne JL, AM Bush*, ET Chang*, NA Heim*, ML Knope*, and SB Pruss* (2016) Extinction intensity, selectivity, and their combined macroevolutionary influence in the fossil record. Biology Letters 12:20160202 [pdf]

  9. Payne JL, AM Bush*, NA Heim*, ML Knope*, and DJ McCauley* (2016) Ecological selectivity of the emerging mass extinction in the oceans. Science 353:1284-1286 [pdf]

  10. Knope ML, NA Heim, LO Frishkoff, and JL Payne (2015) Limited role of functional differentiation in early diversification of animals. Nature Communications 6:6455. [pdf]

  11. Heim NA, ML Knope, E Schaal, S Wang, and JL Payne (2015) Cope’s rule in the evolution of marine animals. Science 347:867-870. [pdf]

  12. Knope ML and RJ Larson (2014) Autotomy is an effective escape mechanism for porcelain crabs from rockfish predation. Marine Ecology. 35:471-477. [pdf]

  13. Payne JL, NA Heim, ML Knope, and CR McClain (2014) Metabolic dominance of bivalves predates brachiopod diversity decline by 150 million years. Proceedings of the Royal Society London: Biological Sciences 281:20133122. [pdf]

  14. Knope ML, R Pender, DJ Crawford, and AM Wieczorek (2013) Invasive congeners are unlikely to hybridize with native Hawaiian Bidens (Asteraceae). American Journal of Botany 100(6):1-6. [pdf]

  15. Knope ML and JA Scales (2013) Adaptive morphological shifts to novel habitats in marine sculpin fishes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26:472-482. [pdf]

  16. Knope ML (2013) Phylogenetics of the marine sculpins (Teleostei: Cottidae) of the North American Pacific Coast. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66:341-349. [pdf]

  17. Knope ML, CW Morden, VA Funk, and T Fukami (2012) Area and the rapid radiation of Hawaiian Bidens (Asteraceae). Journal of Biogeography 39(7):1206-1216. [pdf]

  18. Knope ML, Forde SE and T Fukami (2012) Evolutionary history, immigration history, and the extent of diversification in community assembly. Frontiers in Microbiology 2:273. [pdf]

  19. Spalding HL, A Gupta, DJ Barshis, ML Knope, KA Tice, R Dirzo, and C Wilbur (2010) K-12 science education and “broader impacts.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8(4):217-218.

  20. Ramon ML and ML Knope (2008) Molecular support for marine sculpin (Cottidae; Oligocottinae) diversification during the transition from the subtidal to intertidal habitat in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46:475-483. [pdf]

  21. Wasson K, BE Lyon, and ML Knope (2002) Hair-trigger autotomy in porcelain crabs (Petrolisthes spp.) is a highly effective escape strategy. Behavioral Ecology 13:481-486. [pdf]


Baumgartner E, CJ Zabin, JK Philippoff, E Cox, and ML Knope (2009) Ecological monitoring provides a thematic foundation for student inquiry. Pp. 191-209. In: Yager, R. (Ed). Inquiry: The Key to Exemplary Science. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association.