Here is a list of publications (last updated 1 Dec 2018). Visit my Google Scholar Page for the most current list. Manuscripts in any stage earlier than ‘submitted’ are not listed. You can download the PDFs from this page.


Santangelo JS, Thompson KA and MTJ Johnson. Herbivores and plant defenses affect selection on plant reproductive traits more strongly than pollinators. [pdf]

Thompson KA, Rieseberg LH and D Schluter. 2018. Speciation and the city. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.08.007 [pdf]



Thompson KA, Cory KA and MTJ Johnson. 2017. Induced defences alter the strength and direction of natural selection on reproductive traits in common milkweed. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30(6): 1219-1228. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13045.  [pdf] [data & script]


Thompson KA, Renaudin M and MTJ Johnson. 2016. Urbanization drives the evolution of parallel clines in plant populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.283:20162180. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2180. [pdf][data & script] [UTM press release] [Vancouver Sun Article] [Eco-evolutionary dynamics blog post]


Thompson KA and MTJ Johnson. 2016. Antiherbivore defenses alter natural selection on plant reproductive traits. Evolution 70(4): 796–810. doi: 10.1111/evo.12900. [pdf] [data & script]


Johnson MTJ, KA Thompson and HS Saini. 2015. Plant evolution in the urban jungle. American Journal of Botany 102(12): 1951–1953. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1500386. [pdf]

Oke OA and KA Thompson. 2015. Distribution models for mountain plant species: the value of elevation. Ecological Modelling 301, 72–77. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.01.019. [pdf]

Thompson KA, BC Husband and H Maherali. 2015. No influence of water limitation on the outcome of competition between diploid and tetraploid Chamerion angustifolium (Onagraceae). Journal of Ecology 103(3), 733–741. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12384. [pdf]


Thompson KA, BC Husband and H Maherali. 2014. Climatic niche differences between diploid and tetraploid cytotypes of Chamerion angustifolium (Onagraceae). American Journal of Botany 101(11) 1868–1875. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1400184. [pdf]

Thompson KA and SG Newmaster. 2014. Molecular taxonomic tools provide more accurate estimates of species richness at less cost than traditional morphology-based taxonomic practices in a vegetation survey. Biodiversity and Conservation 23(6): 1411–1424. doi:10.1007/s10531-014-0672-z. [pdf]

Thompson KA, DS Sora, KA Cross, JM St. Germain and K Cottenie. 2014. Mucilage reduces leaf herbivory in Schreber’s water shield, Brasenia schreberi J. F. Gmel. (Cabombaceae). Botany 92(5): 412–416. doi: 10.1139/cjb-2013-0296
(NRC Press Editor’s Choice Selection). [pdf]