Publications

Herron, M. D. 2017. Cells, colonies, and clones: individuality in the volvocine algae. Pp. 63-83 in S. Lidgard & L. Nyhart (eds.) Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. (pdf)

Ratcliff, W. C., M. D. Herron, E. Libby, & P. Conlin. In press. Nascent life cycles and the emergence of higher-level individuality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Nozaki, H., W. Mahakham, S. Athibai, K. Yamamoto, M. Takusagawa, O. Misumi, M. D. Herron, F. Rosenzweig, M. Kawachi. 2017. Rediscovery of the species of “ancestral Volvox”: morphology and phylogenetic position of Pleodorina sphaerica (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) from Thailand. Phycologia 56:469–475. (pdf)

Herron, M. D. 2016. Origins of multicellular complexity: Volvox and the volvocine algae (Meeting Review of the Third International Volvox Meeting). Molecular Ecology 25:1213–1223. (pdf)

Herron, M. D. 2016. Fitness and individuality in complex life cycles. Philosophy of Science 83:828-834. (pdf)

Nozaki, H., N. Ueki, O. Misumi, K. Yamamoto, S. Yamashita, M. D. Herron and F. Rosenzweig. 2015. Morphology and reproduction of Volvox capensis (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) from Montana, USA. Phycologia 54:316-320. (pdf)

Herron M. D. and A. M. Nedelcu. 2015. Volvocine algae: from simple to complex multicellularity. pp. 129-152 in A. M. Nedelcu & I. Ruiz-Trillo (eds.) Evolutionary transitions to multicellular life: Principles and mechanisms. Springer. (pdf)

Herron M. D., S. Ghimire, C. R. Vinikoor and R. E. Michod. 2014. Fitness trade-offs and developmental constraints in the evolution of soma: an experimental study in a volvocine alga. Evolutionary Ecology Research 16:203-221. (pdf)

Herron, M. D. and M. Doebeli. 2013. Parallel evolutionary dynamics of adaptive diversification in Escherichia coli. PLoS Biology 11(2):e1001490. (pdf)

Herron M. D., A. Rashidi, D. E. Shelton, and W. W. Driscoll. 2013. Cellular differentiation and individuality in the ‘minor’ multicellular taxa. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 88(4):844-861. (pdf)

Ratcliff, W. C., M. D. Herron, K. Howell, J. T. Pentz, F. Rosenzweig, and M. Travisano. 2013. Experimental evolution of an alternating uni- and multicellular life cycle in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Nature Communications 4:2742. (pdf)

Leliaert, F., D. R. Smith, H. Moreau, M. D. Herron, H. Verbruggen, C. F. Delwiche, and O. De Clerck. 2012. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of the green algae. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 31(1):1-46. (pdf)

Herron, M. D. and M. Doebeli. 2011. Adaptive diversification of a plastic trait in a predictably fluctuating environment. Journal of Theoretical Biology 285:58-68. (pdf) Supplementary content (Mathematica notebooks): Supplement A (s PIPs), Supplement B (two-trait streamplots), Supplement C (two-resident simulations). (Free Mathematica Player needed to view)

Nedelcu, A. M., W. W. Driscoll, P. M. Durand, M. D. Herron, and A. Rashidi. 2011. On the paradigm of altruistic suicide in the unicellular world. Evolution 65(1):3-20. (pdf) (F1000 evaluation)

Herron, M. D., A. G. Desnitskiy, and R. E. Michod. 2010. Evolution of developmental programs in Volvox (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 46(2):316-324. (pdf)

Herron, M. D. 2009. Many from one: lessons from the volvocine algae on the evolution of multicellularity (invited mini-review). Communicative & Integrative Biology 2(4):368-370. (pdf)

Herron, M. D., J. D. Hackett, F. O. Aylward, and R. E. Michod. 2009. Triassic origin and early radiation of multicellular volvocine algae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106(9):3254-3258. (pdf) (Supporting Information)

Pepper, J. W. and M. D. Herron. 2008. Does biology need an organism concept? Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 83(4):621-627. (pdf)

Herron, M. D. and R. E. Michod. 2008. Evolution of complexity in the volvocine algae: transitions in individuality through Darwin’s eye. Evolution 62(2):436-451. (pdf) (Supporting Online Material)

Jiang, Z. J., T. A. Castoe, C. C. Austin, F. T. Burbrink, M. D. Herron, J. A. McGuire, C. L. Parkinson, and D. D. Pollock. 2007. Comparative mitochondrial genomics of snakes: substitution rate dynamics and functionality of the duplicate control region. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7:123. (pdf)

Michod, R. E. and M. D. Herron. 2006. Cooperation and conflict during evolutionary transitions in individuality. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19(5):1406-1409. (pdf)

Herron, M. D., J. M. Waterman, and C. L. Parkinson. 2005. Phylogeny and historical biogeography of African ground squirrels: the role of climate change in the evolution of Xerus. Molecular Ecology 14(9):2773-2788. (pdf)

Herron, M. D., T. A. Castoe, and C. L. Parkinson. 2004. Sciurid phylogeny and the paraphyly of Holarctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31(3):1015-1030. (pdf)

Herron, M. D., and J. M. Waterman. 2004. Xerus erythropus. Mammalian Species 748:1-4. (pdf)

Waterman, J., and M. D. Herron. 2004. Xerus princeps. Mammalian Species 751:1-3. (pdf)