Carol Baskin

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Education: 
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 1968
Research: 

Our research area is plant ecology. More specifically, we are doing research on the (1) life cycle and germination ecology of woody and herbaceous species of angiosperms, (2) biology, conservation, and geographical ecology of plant taxa endemic to cedar (limestone) glades of unglaciated eastern United States, and (3) plant geography of Kentucky.

Major emphasis in our research program is on the ecological life history of plant species, with particular reference to the seed germination stage of the life cycle. Our goal is to explain the ecological, biogeographical, and evolutionary origins and relations of the various types of seed dormancy. Thus, we have studied the germination ecology and ecophysiology of species from different habitats and biomes, and with different life cycle, life forms, and phylogenetic relationships.

PubMed Publications*: 
  • Willis, CG ;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM ;, ;Venable, DL ;Cavender-Bares, J ;Donohue, K ;de Casas, RR ;Working, Group The N.E.S.Cen "The evolution of seed dormancy: environmental cues, evolutionary hubs, and diversification of the seed plants." The New phytologist (2014): Details. Full text
  • Cao, D.;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM ;Yang, F.;Huang, Z. "Dormancy cycling and persistence of seeds in soil of a cold desert halophyte shrub." Annals of botany 113, 1 (2014): 171-9. Details. Full text
  • Yang, X.;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM ;Gao, R ;Yang, F.;Wei, L.;Li, L.;He, H.;Huang, Z. "Hydrated mucilage reduces post-dispersal seed removal of a sand desert shrub by ants in a semiarid ecosystem." Oecologia 173, 4 (2013): 1451-8. Details. Full text
  • Chen, H.;Cao, M ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Temperature regulates positively photoblastic seed germination in four ficus (moraceae) tree species from contrasting habitats in a seasonal tropical rainforest." American journal of botany 100, 8 (2013): 1683-7. Details. Full text
  • Gama-Arachchige, NS ;Baskin, JM ;Geneve, RL ;Baskin, CC "Identification and characterization of ten new water gaps in seeds and fruits with physical dormancy and classification of water-gap complexes." Annals of botany 112, 1 (2013): 69-84. Details. Full text
  • Lu, JJ ;Tan, DY ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Trade-offs between seed dispersal and dormancy in an amphi-basicarpic cold desert annual." Annals of botany 112, 9 (2013): 1815-27. Details. Full text
  • Gama-Arachchige, NS ;Baskin, JM ;Geneve, RL ;Baskin, CC "Quantitative analysis of the thermal requirements for stepwise physical dormancy-break in seeds of the winter annual Geranium carolinianum (Geraniaceae)." Annals of botany 111, 5 (2013): 849-58. Details. Full text
  • Yang, X.;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM ;Zhang, W.;Huang, Z. "Degradation of seed mucilage by soil microflora promotes early seedling growth of a desert sand dune plant." Plant, cell & environment 35, 5 (2012): 872-83. Details. Full text
  • Wang, L.;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC ;Cornelissen, JH ;Dong, M.;Huang, Z. "Seed dimorphism, nutrients and salinity differentially affect seed traits of the desert halophyte Suaeda aralocaspica via multiple maternal effects." BMC plant biology 12, (2012): 170. Details. Full text
  • Gama-Arachchige, NS ;Baskin, JM ;Geneve, RL ;Baskin, CC "The autumn effect: timing of physical dormancy break in seeds of two winter annual species of Geraniaceae by a stepwise process." Annals of botany 110, 3 (2012): 637-51. Details. Full text
  • Cao, D.;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM ;Yang, F.;Huang, Z. "Comparison of germination and seed bank dynamics of dimorphic seeds of the cold desert halophyte Suaeda corniculata subsp. mongolica." Annals of botany 110, 8 (2012): 1545-58. Details. Full text
  • De Frenne, P.;Kolb, A.;Graae, BJ ;Decocq, G.;Baltora, S.;De Schrijver, A.;Brunet, J.;Chabrerie, O.;Cousins, SA ;Dhondt, R.;Diekmann, M.;Gruwez, R.;Heinken, T.;Hermy, M.;Liira, J.;Saguez, R.;Shevtsova, A.;Baskin, CC ;Verheyen, K. "A latitudinal gradient in seed nutrients of the forest herb Anemone nemorosa." Plant biology (Stuttgart, Germany) 13, 3 (2011): 493-501. Details.
  • Liu, K.;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC ;Bu, H.;Liu, M.;Liu, W.;Du, G. "Effect of storage conditions on germination of seeds of 489 species from high elevation grasslands of the eastern Tibet Plateau and some implications for climate change." American journal of botany 98, 1 (2011): 12-9. Details. Full text
  • Gama-Arachchige, NS ;Baskin, JM ;Geneve, RL ;Baskin, CC "Acquisition of physical dormancy and ontogeny of the micropyle--water-gap complex in developing seeds of Geranium carolinianum (Geraniaceae)." Annals of botany 108, 1 (2011): 51-64. Details. Full text
  • Copete, E.;Herranz, JM ;Ferrandis, P.;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM "Physiology, morphology and phenology of seed dormancy break and germination in the endemic Iberian species Narcissus hispanicus (Amaryllidaceae)." Annals of botany 107, 6 (2011): 1003-16. Details. Full text
  • Franchi, GG ;Piotto, B.;Nepi, M.;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM ;Pacini, E. "Pollen and seed desiccation tolerance in relation to degree of developmental arrest, dispersal, and survival." Journal of experimental botany 62, 15 (2011): 5267-81. Details. Full text
  • Chien, CT ;Chen, SY ;Tsai, CC ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC ;Kuo-Huang, LL "Deep simple epicotyl morphophysiological dormancy in seeds of two Viburnum species, with special reference to shoot growth and development inside the seed." Annals of botany 108, 1 (2011): 13-22. Details. Full text
  • Tuckett, RE ;Merritt, DJ ;Rudall, PJ ;Hay, F.;Hopper, SD ;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM ;Tratt, J.;Dixon, KW "A new type of specialized morphophysiological dormancy and seed storage behaviour in Hydatellaceae, an early-divergent angiosperm family." Annals of botany 105, 6 (2010): 1053-61. Details. Full text
  • Chen, SY ;Chien, CT ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Storage behavior and changes in concentrations of abscisic acid and gibberellins during dormancy break and germination in seeds of Phellodendron amurense var. wilsonii (Rutaceae)." Tree physiology 30, 2 (2010): 275-84. Details. Full text
  • Wang, AB ;Tan, DY ;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM "Effect of seed position in spikelet on life history of Eremopyrum distans (Poaceae) from the cold desert of north-west China." Annals of botany 106, 1 (2010): 95-105. Details. Full text
  • Lü, J.;Tan, D.;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Fruit and seed heteromorphism in the cold desert annual ephemeral Diptychocarpus strictus (Brassicaceae) and possible adaptive significance." Annals of botany 105, 6 (2010): 999-1014. Details. Full text
  • Jayasuriya, KM ;Wijetunga, AS ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Recalcitrancy and a new kind of epicotyl dormancy in seeds of the understory tropical rainforest tree Humboldtia laurifolia (Fabaceae, Ceasalpinioideae)." American journal of botany 97, 1 (2010): 15-26. Details. Full text
  • Gama-Arachchige, NS ;Baskin, JM ;Geneve, RL ;Baskin, CC "Identification and characterization of the water gap in physically dormant seeds of Geraniaceae, with special reference to Geranium carolinianum." Annals of botany 105, 6 (2010): 977-90. Details. Full text
  • Phartyal, SS ;Kondo, T.;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Temperature requirements differ for the two stages of seed dormancy break in Aegopodium podagraria (Apiaceae), a species with deep complex morphophysiological dormancy." American journal of botany 96, 6 (2009): 1086-95. Details. Full text
  • Jayasuriya, KM ;Baskin, JM ;Geneve, RL ;Baskin, CC "Phylogeny of seed dormancy in Convolvulaceae, subfamily Convolvuloideae (Solanales)." Annals of botany 103, 1 (2009): 45-63. Details. Full text
  • Turner, SR ;Cook, A.;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC ;Tuckett, RE ;Steadman, KJ ;Dixon, KW "Identification and characterization of the water gap in the physically dormant seeds of Dodonaea petiolaris: a first report for Sapindaceae." Annals of botany 104, 5 (2009): 833-44. Details. Full text
  • Jayasuriya, KM ;Baskin, JM ;Geneve, RL ;Baskin, CC "A proposed mechanism for physical dormancy break in seeds of Ipomoea lacunosa (Convolvulaceae)." Annals of botany 103, 3 (2009): 433-45. Details. Full text
  • Wang, L.;Huang, Z.;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM ;Dong, M. "Germination of dimorphic seeds of the desert annual halophyte Suaeda aralocaspica (Chenopodiaceae), a C4 plant without Kranz anatomy." Annals of botany 102, 5 (2008): 757-69. Details. Full text
  • Cook, A.;Turner, SR ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC ;Steadman, KJ ;Dixon, KW "Occurrence of physical dormancy in seeds of Australian Sapindaceae: a survey of 14 species in nine genera." Annals of botany 101, 9 (2008): 1349-62. Details. Full text
  • Qu, XX ;Huang, ZY ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Effect of temperature, light and salinity on seed germination and radicle growth of the geographically widespread halophyte shrub Halocnemum strobilaceum." Annals of botany 101, 2 (2008): 293-9. Details. Full text
  • Jayasuriya, KM ;Baskin, JM ;Geneve, RL ;Baskin, CC ;Chien, CT "Physical dormancy in seeds of the holoparasitic angiosperm Cuscuta australis (Convolvulaceae, Cuscuteae): dormancy-breaking requirements, anatomy of the water gap and sensitivity cycling." Annals of botany 102, 1 (2008): 39-48. Details. Full text
  • Jayasuriya, KM ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Cycling of sensitivity to physical dormancy-break in seeds of Ipomoea lacunosa (Convolvulaceae) and ecological significance." Annals of botany 101, 3 (2008): 341-52. Details. Full text
  • Jayasuriya, KM ;Baskin, JM ;Geneve, RL ;Baskin, CC "Morphology and anatomy of physical dormancy in Ipomoea lacunosa: identification of the water gap in seeds of Convolvulaceae (Solanales)." Annals of botany 100, 1 (2007): 13-22. Details. Full text
  • Orozco-Segovia, A.;Márquez-Guzmán, J.;Sánchez-Coronado, ME ;Gamboa de Buen, A.;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Seed anatomy and water uptake in relation to seed dormancy in Opuntia tomentosa (Cactaceae, Opuntioideae)." Annals of botany 99, 4 (2007): 581-92. Details. Full text
  • Gehan Jayasuriya, KM ;Baskin, JM ;Geneve, RL ;Baskin, CC "Seed development in Ipomoea lacunosa (Convolvulaceae), with particular reference to anatomy of the water gap." Annals of botany 100, 3 (2007): 459-70. Details. Full text
  • Kondo, T.;Sato, C.;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Post-dispersal embryo development, germination phenology, and seed dormancy in Cardiocrinum cordatum var. glehnii (Liliaceae s. str.), a perennial herb of the broadleaved deciduous forest in Japan." American journal of botany 93, 6 (2006): 849-59. Details. Full text
  • Turner, SR ;Merritt, DJ ;Ridley, EC ;Commander, LE ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC ;Dixon, KW "Ecophysiology of seed dormancy in the Australian endemic species Acanthocarpus preissii (Dasypogonaceae)." Annals of botany 98, 6 (2006): 1137-44. Details. Full text
  • Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM ;Chester, EW ;Smith, M. "Ethylene as a possible cue for seed germination of Schoenoplectus hallii (Cyperaceae), a rare summer annual of occasionally flooded sites." American journal of botany 90, 4 (2003): 620-7. Details. Full text
  • Baskin, CC ;Zackrisson, O.;Baskin, JM "Role of warm stratification in promoting germination of seeds of Empetrum hermaphroditum (Empetraceae), a circumboreal species with a stony endocarp." American journal of botany 89, 3 (2002): 486-93. Details. Full text
  • Hidayati, SN ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Dormancy-breaking and germination requirements for seeds of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus (Caprifoliaceae)." American journal of botany 88, 8 (2001): 1444-51. Details. Full text
  • Hidayati, SN ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Morphophysiological dormancy in seeds of two North American and one Eurasian species of Sambucus (Caprifoliaceae) with underdeveloped spatulate embryos." American journal of botany 87, 11 (2000): 1669-78. Details. Full text
  • Li, X.;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Comparative morphology and physiology of fruit and seed development in the two shrubs Rhus aromatica and R. glabra (Anacardiaceae)." American journal of botany 86, 9 (1999): 1217-25. Details. Full text
  • Li, X.;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Anatomy of two mechanisms of breaking physical dormancy by experimental treatments in seeds of two North American Rhus species (Anacardiaceae)." American journal of botany 86, 11 (1999): 1505-11. Details. Full text
  • Walck, JL ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Relative competitive abilities and growth characteristics of a narrowly endemic and a geographically widespread Solidago species (Asteraceae)." American journal of botany 86, 6 (1999): 820-8. Details. Full text
  • Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Effect of chilling and gibberellic acid on growth potential of excised embryos of Ruellia humilis." Planta 100, 4 (1971): 365-9. Details.
  • Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Replacement of chilling requirement in seeds of Ruellia humilis by gibberellic acid." Planta 94, 3 (1970): 250-2. Details.
  • Cao, D.;Li, J.;Huang, Z.;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM ;Hao, P.;Zhou, W.;Li, J. "Reproductive characteristics of a Populus euphratica population and prospects for its restoration in China." PloS one 7, 7 (0): e39121. Details. Full text
  • Jayasuriya, KM ;Wijetunga, AS ;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC "Physiological epicotyl dormancy and recalcitrant storage behaviour in seeds of two tropical Fabaceae (subfamily Caesalpinioideae) species." AoB plants 2012, (0): pls044. Details.
  • Liu, K.;Baskin, JM ;Baskin, CC ;Bu, H.;Du, G.;Ma, M "Effect of diurnal fluctuating versus constant temperatures on germination of 445 species from the eastern Tibet Plateau." PloS one 8, 7 (0): e69364. Details. Full text
  • Yang, X.;Baskin, CC ;Baskin, JM ;Liu, G.;Huang, Z. "Seed mucilage improves seedling emergence of a sand desert shrub." PloS one 7, 4 (0): e34597. Details. Full text
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