Research Lectures & Posters
*Invited speaker, **Keynote or plenary speaker

Lectures

(46) *Eckert, A. J. Putting the landscape into forest tree genomics. University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science - Appalachian Laboratory seminar series. Department of Biology seminar. March 18, 2013.
(45) *Eckert, A. J. Putting the landscape into forest tree genomics. West Virginia University. Department of Biology seminar. March 8, 2013.
(44) *Eckert, A. J. Evolutionary genomics of the genes underlying phenotypic associations for forest trees. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXI, San Diego, California. January 12 - January 16, 2013.
(43) *Eckert, A. J. Integration of genotype-phenotype associations and signatures of natural selection: are genes associated with phenotypes for forest trees unique? Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation seminar. February 27, 2012.
(42) *Eckert, A. J. Gene trees, species trees and effect of natural selection on inferences of species histories. University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolution seminar. January 19, 2012.
(41) *Eckert, A. J. Signatures of natural selection across conifer genomes. Duke University, Ecology and Evolution group seminar. December 8, 2011.
(40) *Eckert, A. J. Local adaptation and the search for signals of natural selection within forest tree genomes. Ninth Annual Research Symposium, The Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University. December 1, 2011.
(39) *Eckert, A. J. The theory and practice of association genetics. University of California at Davis, Genome Center. October 12, 2011.
(38) *Eckert, A. J. A tale of two conifers: the genetic architecture of local adaptation across the natural ranges of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) and coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). University of Virginia, Ecology and Evolution seminar series. September 28, 2011.
(37) **Eckert, A. J. Population and conservation genomics of forest trees: Seeing the forest for the trees. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2011: From genomes to integration and delivery. June 26-July 2, 2011. Arraial d’Ajuda, Bahia, Brazil.
(36) *Eckert, A. J. Seeing the forest for the trees: Landscape genomics and the search for adaptive genetic variation in forest trees. University of California at Los Angeles, Evolution and Ecology Departmental Seminar. December 8, 2010.
(35) *Eckert, A. J. Ecologically relevant genetic diversity in forest trees – Genotype, phenotype and environment. FoResTTrac Landscape Genomics working group meeting, Instituto Agrario di S. Michele all'Adige, Trento, Italy. August 22-24, 2010.
(34) **Bower, A. D., S. Curtis-McLane, A. J. Eckert, S. Jorgensen, A. Schoettle, and S. Aitken. Conservation genetics of high elevation five-needle pines. High-Five Symposium, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana. June 28-30, 2010.
(33) Eckert, A. J., A. D. Bower, K. D. Jermstad, J. L. Wegrzyn, B. J. Knaus, J. V. Syring, D. B. Neale. Comparative population genetics of Pinus subgenus Strobus. High-Five Symposium, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana. June 28-30, 2010.
(32) Wegrzyn, J., B. N. Figueroa, M. Choi, J. D. Liechty, A. J. Eckert, and D. B. Neale. Bioinformatic solutions for data storage, analysis, and interpretation in forest genomics: overview of the tools and resources from the Dendrome Project. FORESTTRAC Workshop. Alcala de Heneres, Spain. June 14-16, 2010.
(31) Eckert, A. J., J. L. Wegrzyn, J. M. Lee, J. D. Liechty, K. Stevens, K. D. Jermstad, B. Woolf, W. Tao, C. D. Nelson, S. C. Gonzalez-Martinez, C. H. Langley and D. B. Neale. Patterns of nucleotide diversity and associations to environmental heterogeneity across the functional gene space of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda, Pinaceae). Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, San Diego, California, January 2010.
(30) Wegrzyn, J. L., B. Figueroa, M. Choi, J. D. Liechty, A. J. Eckert and D. B. Neale. Bioinformatic solutions for data storage, analysis and interpretation in forest genomics: Overview of the tools and resources from the Dendrome Project. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, San Diego, California, January 2010.
(29) Eckert, A. J. Diversity, neutrality, and genetic associations across candidate genes for cold-hardiness in coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii). School of Agriculture Plant Biology Seminar Series, University of California, Davis, California. November 2009.
(28) Wegrzyn J., J. D. Liechty, A. J. Eckert, B. Figueroa, M. Choi, and D. B. Neale. Bioinformatic solutions for data integration in forest genomics: connecting genotypes and phenotypes to assist tree breeding. Opportunities, Challenges, and Limitations of Genomics-Based Technologies in Forest Tree Breeding and Forest Genetics. Freiburg, Germany. October 7 – 9, 2009.
(27) *Eckert, A. J. Genomic approaches to the identification of adaptive genetic diversity in forest trees. Western Forest Genetics Association Biennial Meeting, Alisomar, California, August 2009.
(26) Jermstad, K. D., B. Kinloch, D. Burton, D. Davis, A. Mix, A. J. Eckert, J. L. Wegrzyn and D. B. Neale. Mapping loci in sugar pine associated with major gene resistance and partial resistance to white pine blister rust. Western Forest Genetics Association Biennial Meeting, Alisomar, California, August 2009.
(25) Cumbie, P. W., R. Whetten, B. Goldfarb, J. L. Wegrzyn, A. J. Eckert, and D. B. Neale. Association genetics of water relations and early growth in loblolly pine. Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 2009.
(24) Eckert, A. J., J. L. Wegrzyn, J. D. Liechty, K. Stevens, K. D. Jermstad, C. D. Nelson, S. C. Gonzalez-Martinez, C. H. Langley and D. B. Neale. The integration of resequencing, genotyping and population structure data reveals patterns of adaptive genetic diversity in loblolly pine. Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 2009.
(23) Li, X., D. Huber, G. Peter, R. Sykes, M. Davis, A. J. Eckert, J. L. Wegrzyn, and D. B. Neale. Quantitative and association genetics of wood properties in loblolly pine. Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 2009.
(22) Stambolia-Kovach, A., J. L. Wegrzyn, A. J. Eckert, I. Korf, C. Holt, M. Yandell, D. R. Cook, G. E. Bruening, W. Tao, D. Smith, J. Hartigan, C. H. Langley, and D. B. Neale. Genomic BAC sequencing in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 2009.
(21) Tsang, K., A. J. Eckert, J. L. Wegrzyn, J. M. Lee, P. Cumbie, V. Tolstikov, B. Goldfarb, and D. B. Neale. Association genetics of the metabolome in loblolly pine. Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 2009.
(20) **Eckert, A. J. Genomic approaches to the identification of adaptive genetic diversity in forest trees. Western Forest Genetics Retreat, Placerville, California, March 19-20, 2009.
(19) Eckert, A. J., J. L. Wegrzyn, J. M. Lee, J. D. Liechty, K. Stevens, K. D. Jermstad, B. Woolf, W. Tao, C. H. Langley, and David. B. Neale. Patterns of nucleotide diversity and divergence across the functional gene space of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda, Pinaceae). Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference, San Diego, California, January 2009.
(18) Cumbie, P., R. W. Whetten, B. Goldfarb, A. J. Eckert, J. Wegrzyn, and D. B. Neale. Association genetics in water relations and growth phenotypes of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference, San Diego, California, January 2009.
(17) Eckert, A. J., J. L. Wegrzyn, B. Pande, K. D. Jermstad, J. M. Lee, J. D. Liechty, B. R. Tearse, K. V. Krutovsky and D. B. Neale. Patterns of nucleotide diversity and selective neutrality across 125 candidate genes putatively associated with cold tolerance in Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pinaceae). IUFRO-CTIA 2008 Joint Conference: Adaptation, Breeding and Conservation in the Era of Forest Tree Genomics and Environmental Change. Quebec, Canada. August 25-28, 2008.
(16) Wegrzyn, J. L., J. M. Lee, A. J. Eckert, B. J. Stanton, M. F. Davis, C-J Tsai, and D. B. Neale. Discovery of genes for improved cellulose and cellulose-extractability from poplar secondary xylem. IUFRO-CTIA 2008 Joint Conference: Adaptation, Breeding and Conservation in the Era of Forest Tree Genomics and Environmental Change. Quebec, Canada. August 25-28, 2008.
(15) Eckert, A. J., J. L. Wegrzyn, B. Pande, K. D. Jermstad, J. M. Lee, J. D. Liechty, B. R. Tearse, K. V. Krutovsky, and D. B. Neale. Signatures of natural selection across cold-hardiness candidate genes in Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Population, Quantitative and Comparative Genomics of Adaptation in Forest Trees, Centro di Ecologia Alpina, Monte Bondone, Trento, Italy. August 3-5, 2008.
(14) Eckert, A. J., S. C. Gonzalez-Martinez, C. D. Nelson, and D. B. Neale. Patterns of population structure and historical demographic inference for loblolly pine. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, San Diego, California, January 2008.
(13) Lee, J. M., J. L. Wegrzyn, A. J. Eckert, B. Wolfe, W. Tao, P. Harris, K. A. Stevens, C. H. Langley and D. B. Neale. Allele Discovery of Economic Pine Traits II - SNP discovery. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, San Diego, California, January 2008.
(12) Neale, D. B., B. Pande, A. J. Eckert, B. R. Tearse, J. L. Wegrzyn, J. M. Lee, K. V. Krutovsky, and J. B. St. Clair. Genomics of adaptation in Douglas-fir. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, San Diego, California, January 2008.
(11) Pande, B., A. J. Eckert, B. R. Tearse, J. L. Wegrzyn, J. M. Lee, K. V. Krutovsky, J. B. St. Clair, and D. B. Neale. Association genetics of 100 candidate genes involved in adaptation-related cold tolerance in Douglas-fir. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, San Diego, California, January 2008.
(10) Wegrzyn, J. L., J. M. Lee, A. J. Eckert, C. J. Suarez, B. J. Stanton, M. F. Davis, C-J Tsai, and D. B. Neale. Discovery of genes for improved cellulose and cellulose-extractability from poplar secondary xylem. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, San Diego, California, January 2008.
(9) Eckert, A. J., J. M. Lee, J. L. Wegrzyn, K. A. Stevens, C. H. Langley, and D. B. Neale. ADEPT2 – Resequencing, SNP discovery, and association studies for loblolly pine. Joint Meeting of the SFTIC/WFGA, Galveston, Texas. June 2007.
(8) Pande, B., A. J. Eckert, B. R. Tearse, J. L. Wegrzyn, J. M. Lee, K. V. Krutovsky, J. B. St. Clair, and D. B. Neale. Nucleotide diversity and neutrality testing in genes involved in adaptation in Douglas-fir. Joint Meeting of the SFTIC/WFGA, Galveston, Texas. June 2007.
(7) Lee, J. M., J. L. Wegrzyn, K. Stevens, A. J. Eckert, C. H. Langley, and D. B. Neale. ADEPT2 – Re-sequencing and SNP discovery in loblolly pine. Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference, San Diego, California, January 2007.
(6) Eckert, A. J. Environmental influences on levels of population differentiation in foxtail pine (Pinus balfouriana). Winter Retreat, Institute of Forest Genetics, Placerville, California, December 2006.
(5) Eckert, A. J. A phylogeographic analysis of the range disjunction for foxtail pine (Pinus balfouriana, Pinaceae): the role of Pleistocene glaciation. Biotechnology Forum, University of California at Davis, November 2006.
(4) Eckert, A. J. and B. D. Hall. Estimates of historic levels of gene flow and times of divergence among northern foxtail pine populations. Evolution 2005, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 2005.
(3) Eckert, A. J. and B. D. Hall. Patterns in species diversity and size class distributions of foxtail pine stands located in the Klamath Mountains: Effects of space and substrate heterogeneity. California Botanical Society Graduate Student Meetings, Tiburon, California, February, 2005.
(2) Eckert, A. J. and B. D. Hall. Molecular phylogenetics of Pinus: implications for Northern Hemisphere biogeography. Evolution 2003, Chico, California, June 2003.
(1) Olmstead, R. G., M. L. Zjhra, S. O. Grose, A. J. Eckert, and R. E. Spangler. Molecular phylogeny, evolution, and classification of the Bignoniaceae. Botany 2002, Madison, Wisconsin, August 2002.

Posters

(18) Eckert, A. J., C. J. Friedline, H. L. Eaves, R. J. Dyer, M. C. Rivera, and M. Leu. Preliminary insights into the genome of flowering dogwood (Cornus florida L.) - Implications for the study of local adaptation in the Eastern North American Hardwood Forest Ecosystem. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXI, San Diego, California. January 12-16, 2013.
(17) Guerra, F., M. Davis, A. J. Eckert, O. Fiehn, S. Gonzalez-Martinez, J. Holliday, J. Liechty, D. Macaya-Sanz, J. Richards, R. Shuren, B. Stanton, R. Sykes, S. Thompson, C.J. Tsai, G. Vendramin, J. Wegrzyn, J. Yu, and D. Neale. Association genetics of wood chemical properties in Populus species. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXI, San Diego, California. January 12-16, 2013.
(16) Wright, J. W., C. T. Liang, H. Rai, N. Dudley, T. Jones, P. F. Gugger, A. J. Eckert, and V. L. Sork. Using landscape genomics to evaluate population responses to climate change in two ecologically similar tree species in California and Hawaii. Western International Forest Disease Work Conference (60th year). Lake Tahoe, California. October 8-12, 2012.
(15) Wegrzyn, J. L., A. J. Eckert, M. Choi, B. J. Stanton, C-J Tsai, and D. B. Neale. Discovery of genes for improved cellulose and cellulose-extractability from poplar secondary xylem. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, San Diego, California, January 2010.
(14) Wegrzyn, J., A. J. Eckert, J. M. Lee, C. J. Suarez, B. J. Stanton, M. F. Davis, T. J. Chung, and D. B. Neale. Discovery of genes for improved cellulose and cellulose-extractability from poplar secondary xylem. Western Forest Genetics Association. Asilomar, CA. August 10-13, 2009.
(13) Seeve, C. M., S. R. Palle, C. A. Loopstra, P. Cumbie, and A. J. Eckert. Association studies of stress-related and wood-forming genes in loblolly pine. Plant Biology 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2009.
(12) Eckert, A. J., J. L. Wegrzyn, J. M. Lee, J. D. Liechty, K. Stevens, K. D. Jermstad, B. Woolf, W. Tao, C. D. Nelson, S. Gonzalez-Martinez, C. H. Langley, D. B. Neale. The integration of nucleotide diversity, divergence and population structure estimates reveal patterns of positive selection across the functional gene space of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda, Pinaceae). Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference, San Diego, California, January 2009.
(11) Eckert, A. J., J. L. Wegrzyn, A. D. Bower, B. Pande, K. D. Jermstad, Jennifer M. Lee, J. D. Liechty, B. R. Tearse, K. V. Krutovsky, J. B. St. Clair and D. B. Neale. Patterns of selection and genotype-phenotype associations across candidate genes for cold-hardiness in Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pinaceae). Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference, San Diego, California, January 2009.
(10) Quesada, T., V. Gopai, Z. Li, A. J. Eckert, P. Cumbie, B. Goldfarb, D. B. Neale, G. Casella, D. A. Huber, and J. M. Davis. Association genetics for disease resistance: the case of pitch canker resistance in loblolly pine. Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference, San Diego, California, January 2009.
(9) Stambolia-Kovach, A., A. J. Eckert, J. L. Wegrzyn, D. R. Cook, G. E. Bruening, J. Hartigan, C. H. Langley, and D. B. Neale. Genomic discovery in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference, San Diego, California, January 2009.
(8) Wegrzyn, J. L., A. J. Eckert, J. M. Lee, M. Choi, B. J. Stanton, M. F. Davis, C-J Tsai, and D. B. Neale. Discovery of genes for improved cellulose and cellulose-extractability from Populus trichocarpa secondary xylem. Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference, San Diego, California, January 2009.
(7) Wegrzyn, J., A. J. Eckert, J. M. Lee, C. J. Suarez, B. J. Stanton, M. F. Davis, T. J. Chung, and D. B. Neale. Discovery of genes for improved cellulose and cellulose-extractability from poplar secondary xylem. Joint Genome Institute User Meeting: Genomics of Energy and Environment. Walnut Creek, CA. March 26-28, 2008.
(6) Eckert, A. J., S. C. Gonzalez-Martinez, C. D. Nelson, and D. B. Neale. Assessment of population structure and inference of historical demography in loblolly pine. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, San Diego, California, January 2008.
(5) Wegrzyn, J. L., J. M. Lee, A. J. Eckert, C. J. Suarez, B. J. Stanton, M. F. Davis, C-J Tsai, and D. B. Neale. Discovery of genes for improved cellulose and cellulose-extractability from poplar secondary xylem. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, San Diego, California, January 2008.
(4) Lee, J. M., J. L. Wegrzyn, A. J. Eckert, B. Wolfe, W. Tao, P. Harris, K. A. Stevens, C. H. Langley, and D. B. Neale. ADEPT2 – SNP discovery using PineSAP. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, San Diego, California, January 2008.
(3) Eckert, A. J. and B. D. Hall. Coalescent-based multilocus inference for the divergence time between two disjunct populations of foxtail pine (Pinus balfouriana). Evolution 2006, Stony Brook, New York, June 2006.
(2) Eckert, A. J., M. L. Eckert. S. Hwang, J. K. West, and B. D. Hall. Fine-scale genetic structure and gene flow within four populations of northern foxtail pine. Evolution 2005, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 2005.
(1) Hwang, S., J. West, A. J. Eckert, and B. D. Hall. Spatial patterns of genetic diversity within a species rich population of foxtail pine (Pinus balfouriana Grev. & Balf.). Undergraduate research project for S. Hwang, University of Washington, Summer 2004.