Merckx, V. S. F. T., Gomes, S. I. F., Wapstra, M., Hunt, C., Steenbeeke, G., Mennes, C. B., Walsh, N., Smissen, R., Hsieh, T.-H., Smets, E. F. and Bidartondo, M. I. 2017. The biogeographical history of the interaction between mycoheterotrophic Thismia (Thismiaceae) plants and mycorrhizal Rhizophagus (Glomeraceae) fungi. J. Biogeogr. doi:10.1111/jbi.12994.

Gomes, S.I.F., Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J., Bidartondo, M. & V.S.F.T. Merckx. 2017. Arbuscular mycorrhizal interactions of mycoheterotrophic plants are more specialized than in surrounding green plants. New Phytologist 213: 1418-1427.

Trueba S., Pouteau R., Lens F., Field T.S., Isnard S., Olson M.E., Delzon S. 2017. Vulnerability to xylem embolism as a major correlate of the environmental distribution of rain forest species on a tropical island. Plant, Cell & Environment 40: 277-289.

Crop E. de, Nuytinck J., Putte K. van de, Wisitrassameewong K., Hackel J., Stubbe D., Hyde K.D., Roy M., Halling R. E, Moreau P.-A., Eberhardt U., Verbeken A. 2017. A multi-gene phylogeny of Lactifluus (Basidiomycota, Russulales) translated into a new infrageneric classification of the genus. Persoonia 38: 58-80.


Lam V.K.Y., Merckx V.S.F.T., Graham S.W. 2016. A few-gene plastid phylogenetic framework for mycoheterotrophic monocots. American Journal of Botany 103: 692-708.

Lens F., Vos R., Charrier G., Niet T. van der, Merckx V., Baas P., Aguirre Gutierrez J., Jacobs B., Chacon Doria L., Smets E., Delzon S., Janssens S. 2016. Scalariform-to-simple transition in vessel perforation plates triggered by differences in climate during the evolution of Adoxaceae. Annals of Botany 118: 1043-1056.

Jacquemyn H., Waud M., Merckx V.S.F.T., Brys R., Tyteca D., Hedrén M., Lievens B. 2016. Habitat-driven variation in mycorrhizal communities in the terrestrial orchid genus Dactylorhiza. Scientific Reports 6: 37182.

Van de Putte K., Nuytinck J., De Crop E., Verbeken A. 2016. Lactifluus volemus in Europe: three species in one revealed by a multilocus genealogical approach, Bayesian species delimitation and morphology. Fungal Biology 120: 1-25.

Wisitrassameewong K., Looney B., Le T.H., Crop E. De, Das K., Putte K. Van De, Eberhardt U., Jiayu G., Stubbe D., Hyde K.D., Verbeken A., Nuytinck J. 2016. Lactarius subgenus Russularia (Basidiomycota, Russulales): novel Asian species, worldwide phylogeny and evolutionary relationships. Fungal Biology 120: 1554–1581.

Davin N., Edger P.P., Hefer C.A., Mizrachi E., Schuetz M., Smets E., Myburg A.A., Douglas C.J., Schranz M.E., Lens F. 2016. Functional network analysis of genes differentially expressed during xylogenesis in soc1ful woody Arabidopsis plants.. Plant Journal 86: 376-390.

Lens F., Picon-Cochard C., Delmas C., Signarbieux C., Buttler A., Jansen S., Chauvin T., Chacon Doria L., Arco M. del, Cochard H., Delzon S. 2016. Herbaceous angiosperms are not more vulnerable to drought-induced embolism than angiosperm trees.. Plant Physiology 172: 661-667.

Lens F., Vos R., Charrier G., Niet T. van der, Merckx V., Baas P., Aguirre Gutierrez J., Jacobs B., Chacon Doria L., Smets E., Delzon S., Janssens S. 2016. Scalariform-to-simple transition in vessel perforation plates triggered by differences in climate during the evolution of Adoxaceae. Annals of Botany 118: 1043-1056.

Ruchisansakun S., Tangtorwongsakul P., Cozien R., Smets E., Van Der Niet T. 2016. Floral specialization for different pollinators and divergent use of the same pollinator among co-occurring Impatiens species (Balsaminaceae) from Southeast Asia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 181: 651-666.


Merckx V.S.F.T., Hendriks K.P., Beentjes K.K., Mennes C.B., Becking L.E., Peijnenburg K.T.C.A., Afendy A., Arumugam N., de Boer H., Biun A., Buang M.M., Chen P.-P., Chung A.Y.C., Dow R., Feijen F.A.A., Feijen H., Feijen-van Soest C, Geml J., Geurts R., Gravendeel B., Hovenkamp P., Imbun P., Ipor I., Janssens S.B., Jocqué M. Kappes H., Khoo E., Koomen P., Lens F., Majapun R.J., Morgado L.N., Neupane S., Nieser N., Pereira J.T., Rahman H., Sabran S., Sawang A., Schwallier R.M., Shim P.-S., Smit H., Sol N., Spait M., Stech M., Stokvis F., Sugau J.B., Suleiman M., Sumail S., Thomas D.C., van Tol J., Tuh F.Y.Y., Yahya B.E., Nais J., Repin R., Lakim M. & Schilthuizen M. 2015. Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain. Nature 524: 347-350.

Jacquemyn H., Waud M., Merckx V.S.F.T., Lievens B., Brys R. 2015. Mycorrhizal diversity, seed germination and long-term changes in population size across nine populations of the terrestrial orchid Neottia ovata. Molecular Ecology 24: 3269-3280.

Mennes C.B., Moerland M.S., Rath M., Smets E.F., Merckx V.S.F.T. 2015. Evolution of mycoheterotrophy in Polygalaceae. American Journal of Botany 102: 598-608.

Mennes C.B., Lam V.K.Y., Rudall P.J., Lyon S.P., Graham S.W., Smets E.F., Merckx V.S.F.T. 2015. Ancient Gondwana break-up explains the distribution of the mycoheterotrophic family Corsiaceae (Liliales). Journal of Biogeography 42: 1123-1136.

Ruchisansakun S., Niet T. van der, Janssens S.B., Triboun P., Techaprasan J., Jenjittikul T., Suksathan P. 2015. Phylogenetic Analyses of Molecular Data and Reconstruction of Morphological Character Evolution in Asian Impatiens Section Semeiocardium (Balsaminaceae). Systematic Botany 40: 1063-1074.

Van der Niet, T., Cozien, R.J., Johnson S.D. 2015. Experimental evidence for specialized bird pollination in an endangered South African orchid and analysis of associated floral traits. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 177:141-150.

Van der Niet, T., Juergens, A., Johnson S.D. 2015. Is the timing of scent emission correlated with insect visitor activity and pollination in long-spurred Satyrium species? Plant Biology 17:226-237.


Carvalheiro, L.G., Biesmeijer, J.C., Benadi, G., Fründ, J., Stang, M., Bartomeus, I., Kaiser-Bunbury, C.N., Baudade, M., Gomes, S.I.F., Merckx, V., Baldock, K.C.R., Bennett, A.T.D., Boada, R., Bommarco, R., Cartar, R., Chacoff, N., Dänhardt, J., Dicks, L.V., Dormann, C.F., Ekroos, J., Henson, K.S.E., Holzschuh, A., Junker, R.R., Lopezaira-Mikel, M., Memmott, J., Montero-Canstano, A., Nelson, I.L., Petanoidou, T., Power, E.F., Rundlöf, M., Smith, H.G., Stout, J.C., Temitope, K., Tscharntke, T., Tscheulin, T., Vila, M. & W.E. Kunin. 2014. The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness. Ecology Letters 17: 1389-1399.

De Crop E., Nuytinck J., Van de Putte K., Lecomte M., Eberhardt U. & Verbeken A. 2014. Lactifluus piperatus (Russulales, Basidiomycota) and allied species in Western Europe and a preliminary overview of the group worldwide. Mycological Progress 13: 493-511.

Eberhardt U., Verbeken A. & J. Nuytinck. 2014. DNA-Barcoding, Fungi and the German Barcode of Life Project (GBOL). Zeitschrift für Mykologie 80: 627-641.

Ellis, A.G., Verboom, G.A., Van der Niet, T., Johnson, S.D., Linder, H.P. 2014. Speciation and extinction in the Greater Cape Floristic Region. In: Ecology and Evolution of Fynbos; Understanding megadiversity (eds. N. Allsopp, J.F. Colville, T. Verboom, R.M. Cowling). Pp 119-141. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Hunt, C.A. Steenbeeke, G. & V.S.F.T. Merckx. 2014. Thismia megalongensis (Thismiaceae), a new species of Thismia from New South Wales. Telopea 16: 165-174.

Jacquemyn, H., Brys, R., Merckx, V.S.F.T., Waud, M., Lievens, B. & T. Wiegand. 2014. Co-existing orchid species have distinct mycorrhizal communities and display strong spatial segregation. New Phytologist 202: 616-627.

Merckx, V. & E. Smets. 2014 Thismia americana, The 101st anniversary of a botanical mystery. International Journal of Plant Sciences 175: 165-175.

Merckx, V.S.F.T. & M. Wapstra. 2014. Further notes on the occurrence of fairy lanterns Thismia rodwayi F. Muell. (Thismiaceae) in Tasmania: vegetation associations. The Tasmanian Naturalist 135: 71-78.

Miller, J.A., Schilthuizen, M., Burmester, J.L., van der Graaf, L., Merckx, V., Jocqué, M., Kessler, P.J.A., Fayle, T.M., Breeschoten, T., Broeren, R., Bouman, R., Chua, W.-J., Feijen, F., Fermont, T., Groen, K., Groen, M., Kil, N.J.C., de Laat, H.A., Moerland, M.S., Moncoquet, C., Panjang, E., Philip, A.J., Roca-Eriksen, R., Rooduijn, B., van Santen, M., Swakman, V., Evans, M.N., Evans, L.J., Love, K., Joscelyne, S.H., Tober, A.V., Wilson, H.F., Ambu, L.N. & B. Goossens (2014) Dispatch from the field: ecology of ground-web-building spiders with description of a new species (Araneae, Symphytognathidae). Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1076

Nuytinck J. & J.F. Ammirati. 2014. A new species of Lactarius section Deliciosi (Russulales, Basidiomycota) from western North America. Botany 92 (10): 767-774.

Van der Niet, T., Peakall, R., Johnson S.D. 2014. Pollinator-driven ecological speciation in plants: new evidence and future perspectives. Annals of Botany 113: 199-211.

Van der Niet, T., Pirie, M.D., Shuttleworth, A., Johnson, S.D., Midgley, J.J. 2014. Do pollinator distributions underlie the evolution of pollination ecotypes in the Cape shrub Erica plukenetii? Annals of Botany 113: 201-315.

Verbeken A., Hampe F., Wissitrassameewong K., Hyde K.D., Eberhardt U. & J. Nuytinck. 2014. A new angiocarpous Lactarius species from Thailand. Phytotaxa 181: 163–170.

Verbeken A., Stubbe D., Van de Putte K., Eberhardt U. & J. Nuytinck. 2014. Tales of the unexpected: angiocarpous representatives of the Russulaceae in tropical South East Asia. Persoonia 32: 13–24.

Welzen P.C. van, Strijk J.S., Konijnenburg-van Cittert J.H.A. van, Nucete M. & V.S.F.T. Merckx. 2014. Dated phylogenies of the sister genera Macaranga and Mallotus (Euphorbiaceae): Congruence in historical biogeographic patterns? PLOS One 9: e85713.

Wisitrassameewong K., Nuytinck J., Hyde K.D. & A. Verbeken. 2014. Lactarius subgenus Russularia (Russulaceae) in Southeast Asia: 1. Species with very distant gills. Phytotaxa 158: 023-042.

Wissitrassameewong K., Hampe F., Nuytinck J., Hyde K.D. & A. Verbeken. 2014. Lactarius subgenus Russularia (Russulaceae) in South-East Asia: 2. Species with remarkably small basidiocarps. Phytotaxa 188: 181–197.

Zhang, N., Zhao, J., Lens, F., de Visser, J., Menamo, T., Fang, W., Basnet, R.K., Xiao, D., Bucher, J., Basnet, R.K., Lin, K., Cheng, F., Wang, X. & G. Bonnema. 2014. Morphology, carbohydrate composition and vernalization response in a genetically diverse collection of Asian and European turnips (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa). PLoS ONE 9: e114241.

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