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John K McKay
Associate Professor
Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
College of Agricultural Sciences

Phone:
970-491-5730
Education:
  • Ph D, University of Montana; Ecology
  • BS, SUNY Albany; Biology
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Lowry, D B, Logan, T l, Santuari, L, Hardtke, C S, Richards, J H, DeRose-Wilson, L J, McKay, John K, Sen, S, Juenger, T E, Expression QTL mapping across water availability environments reveals contrasting associations with genomic features in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Cell, DOI 10.1105/tpc.113.115352.

Ågren, J, Oakley, CG, McKay, John K, Lovell, JT , Schemske, DW , Genetic mapping of adaptation reveals fitness trade-offs in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienc

McKay, John K, "Physiological Genetics of Drought Adaptation in Brassica napus" Plant and Animal Genome

McKay, John K, Lovell, JT, Juenger, TE , Michaels, S , Lasky, JR , Platt, A , Richards, JH , Yu, X , Sen, S, Protagonistic pleiotropy of FRIGIDA promotes adaptation and positive assortative mating. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 1043.

Becker, Steven R, Byrne, Patrick F, Reid, Scott D, Bauerle, William L, McKay, John K, Haley, Scott D, (2016) Root traits contributing to drought tolerance of synthetic hexaploid wheat in a greenhouse study Euphytica 207 1 213-224

Mojica, J P, Mullen, Jack Leonard, Lovell, J T, Monroe, John Grey, Paul, J R, Oakley, C G, McKay, John K, (2016) Genetics of water use physiology in locally adapted Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology 251 12-22

Monroe, John Grey, McGovern, C, Lasky, J R, Grogan, Kelsi Angelise, Beck, J, McKay, John K, (2016) Adaptation to warmer climates by parallel functional evolution of CBF genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular ecology 25 15 3632-44

Zhu, M, Monroe, John Grey, Suhail, Y, Villiers, F, Mullen, Jack Leonard, Pater, D, Hauser, F, Jeon, B W, Bader, J S, Kwak, J M, Schroeder, J I, McKay, John K, Assmann, S M, (2016) Molecular and systems approaches towards drought-tolerant canola crops. The New phytologist 210 4 1169-89

Fletcher, R S, Herrmann, D, Mullen, Jack Leonard, Li , Q, Schrider, D R, Price, Nicholas, Lin, J, Grogan, Kelsi Angelise, Kern, A, McKay, John K, (2016) Identification of Polymorphisms Associated with Drought Adaptation QTL in Brassica napus by Resequencing. G3 (Bethesda, Md.) 6 4 793-803

Tanger, Paul, Vega-Sánchez, Miguel E, Fleming, Margaret Brigham, Tran, Kim, Singh, Seema, Abrahamson, James B, Jahn, Courtney Elaine, Santoro, Nicholas, Naredo, Elizabeth B, Baraoidan, Marietta, Danku, John M.C., Salt, David E, McNally, Kenneth L, Simmons, Blake A, Ronald, Pamela C, Leung, Hei, Bush, Daniel R, McKay, John K, Leach, Jan E, (2015) Cell Wall Composition and Bioenergy Potential of Rice Straw Tissues Are Influenced by Environment, Tissue Type, and Genotype BioEnergy Research 1-18

Reuning, Gretchen A, Bauerle, William L, Mullen, Jack Leonard, McKay, John K, (2015) Combining quantitative trait loci analysis with physiological models to predict genotype‐specific transpiration rates Plant, cell & environment 38 4 710-717

Lovell, John T, McKay, John K, (2015) Ecological genetics of range size variation in Boechera spp.(Brassicaceae) Ecology and evolution 5 21 4962-4975

Lovell, J T, Mullen, Jack Leonard, Lowry, D B, Awole, K, Richards, J H, Sen, S, Verslues, P E, Juenger, T E, McKay, John K, (2015) Exploiting Differential Gene Expression and Epistasis to Discover Candidate Genes for Drought-Associated QTLs in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant cell 27 4 969-83

Easlon, H M, Carlisle, E, McKay, John K, Bloom, A J, (2015) Does low stomatal conductance or photosynthetic capacity enhance growth at elevated CO2 in Arabidopsis? Plant physiology 167 3 793-9

Shafer, A B, Wolf, J B, Alves, P C, Bergström, L, Bruford, M W, Brännström, I, Colling, G, Dalén, L, De Meester, L, Ekblom, R, Fawcett, K D, Fior, S, Hajibabaei, M, Hill, J A, Hoezel, A R, Höglund, J, Jensen, E L, Krause, J, Kristensen, T N, Krützen, M, McKay, John K, Norman, A J, Ogden, R, Österling, E M, Ouborg, N J, Piccolo, J, Popović, D, Primmer, C R, Reed, F A, Roumet, M, Salmona, J, Schenekar, T, Schwartz, M K, Segelbacher, G, Senn, H, Thaulow, J, Valtonen, M, Veale, A, Vergeer, P, Vijay, N, Vilà, C, Weissensteiner, M, Wennerström, L, Wheat, C W, Zieliński, P, (2015) Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice. Trends in ecology & evolution 30 2 78-87

Fletcher, Richard S, Mullen, Jack Leonard, Heiliger, Annie, McKay, John K, (2014) QTL analysis of root morphology, flowering time, and yield reveals trade-offs in response to drought in Brassica napus Journal of experimental botany eru423

Kenney, A M, McKay, John K, Richards, J H, Juenger, T E, (2014) Direct and indirect selection on flowering time, water-use efficiency (WUE, δ (13)C), and WUE plasticity to drought in Arabidopsis thaliana. Ecology and evolution 4 23 4505-21

Reuning, Gretchen, Bauerle, William L, Mullen, Jack Leonard, McKay, John K, (2014) Combining quantitative trait loci analysis with physiological models to predict genotype specific transpiration rates Plant, Cell and Environment

Lovell, J T, Grogan, Kelsi Angelise, Sharbel, T F, McKay, John K, (2014) Mating system and environmental variation drive patterns of adaptation in Boechera spatifolia (Brassicaceae). Molecular ecology 23 18 4486-97

Lasky, J R, Des Marais, D L, Lowry, D B, Povolotskaya, I, McKay, John K, Richards, J H, Keitt, T H, Juenger, T E, (2014) Natural variation in abiotic stress responsive gene expression and local adaptation to climate in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular biology and evolution 31 9 2283-96

Des Marais, D L, Auchincloss, L C, Sukamtoh, E, McKay, John K, Logan, T, Richards, J H, Juenger, T E, (2014) Variation in MPK12 affects water use efficiency in Arabidopsis and reveals a pleiotropic link between guard cell size and ABA response. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111 7 2836-41

Easlon, H M, Nemali, K S, Richards, J H, Hanson, D T, Juenger, T E, McKay, John K, (2014) The physiological basis for genetic variation in water use efficiency and carbon isotope composition in Arabidopsis thaliana. Photosynthesis research 119 1-2 119-29

Enjalbert, Jean-Nicolas, Zheng, Shusong, Johnson, Jerry J, Mullen, Jack Leonard, Byrne, Patrick F, McKay, John K, (2013) Brassicaceae germplasm diversity for agronomic and seed quality traits under drought stress Industrial Crops and Products 47 176–185

Enjalbert, Jean-Nicolas, Zheng, Shusong, Johnson, Jerry J, Mullen, Jack Leonard, Byrne, Patrick F, McKay, John K, (2013) Brassicaceae germplasm diversity for agronomic and seed quality traits under drought stress Industrial Crops and Products 47: 176-185

Ågrena, J, Oakley, C G, McKay, John K, Lovell, J T, Schemske, D W, (2013) Genetic mapping of adaptation reveals fitness tradeoffs in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110 52 21077-82

Fletcher, R S, Mullen, Jack Leonard, Yoder, S, Bauerle, William L, Reuning, G, Sen, S, Meyer, E, Juenger, T E, McKay, John K, (2013) Development of a next-generation NIL library in Arabidopsis thaliana for dissecting complex traits. BMC genomics 14 655

Lowry, D B, Logan, T L, Santuari, L, Hardtke, C S, Richards, J H, DeRose-Wilson, L J, McKay, John K, Sen, S, Juenger, T E, (2013) Expression quantitative trait locus mapping across water availability environments reveals contrasting associations with genomic features in Arabidopsis. The Plant cell 25 9 3266-79

(2012) 2b-RAD: a simple and cost-effective method for genotyping on a genome-wide scale Nature Methods 9 808-810

(2012) Harnessing genomics for delineating conservation units Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27 489-96

(2012) The role of geography, climate and phenology in explaining genomic variation of Arabidopsis thaliana Molecular Ecology 22 5512-29

(2012) Variation and conservation of gene expression and physiological responses to soil drying stress among Arabidopsis thaliana accessions Plant Cell 24 893-914

Lasky, J R, Des Marais, D L, McKay, John K, Richards, J H, Juenger, T E, Keitt, T H, (2012) Characterizing genomic variation of Arabidopsis thaliana: the roles of geography and climate. Molecular ecology 21 22 5512-29

Funk, William Christopher, McKay, John K, Hohenlohe, P A, Allendorf, F W, (2012) Harnessing genomics for delineating conservation units. Trends in ecology & evolution 27 9 489-96

Wang, S, Meyer, E, McKay, John K, Matz, M V, (2012) 2b-RAD: a simple and flexible method for genome-wide genotyping. Nature methods 9 8 808-10

Des Marais, D L, McKay, John K, Richards, J H, Sen, S, Wayne, T, Juenger, T E, (2012) Physiological genomics of response to soil drying in diverse Arabidopsis accessions. The Plant cell 24 3 893-914

Econopouly, Bethany F, McKay, John K, Westra, Philip, Lapitan, Nora L V, Chapman, Phillip Lee, Byrne, Patrick F, (2011) Backcrossing Provides an Avenue for Gene Introgression from Wheat to Jointed Goatgrass (Aegilops cylindrica) in the US Great Plains Weed science 59 2 188–194

(2011) Backcrossing provides an avenue for gene introgression from wheat to jointed goatgrass in the Great Plains Weed Science 59 188-194

(2011) Linkage illuminates a complex genome Nature Biotechnology 29 717-718

McKay, John K, Leach, Jan E, (2011) "Linkage illuminates a complex genome." Nature biotechnology 29 8 717-8

Jahn, Courtney Elaine, McKay, John K, Mauleon, R, Stephens, J, McNally, K L, Bush, Daniel R, Leung, H, Leach, Jan E, (2011) Genetic variation in biomass traits among 20 diverse rice varieties. Plant physiology 155 1 157-68

(2010) Exploring genetic and expression differences between physiologically extreme ecotypes: comparative genomic hybridization and gene expression studies of Kas-1 and Tsu-1 accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana Plant, Cell and Environment 33 1268-84

(2010) Genetic variation in biomass traits among 20 diverse rice varieties Plant Physiology

(2010) Patterns of introduction and adaptation during the invasion of Aegilops triuncialis (Poaceae) into Californian serpentine soils Molecular Ecology 19 5308-5319

(2010) The role of adaptive trans-generational plasticity in biological invasions of plants Evol Appl 3 179-192

Meimberg, H, Milan, N F, Karatassiou, M, Espeland, E K, McKay, John K, Rice, K J, (2010) Patterns of introduction and adaptation during the invasion of Aegilops triuncialis (Poaceae) into Californian serpentine soils. Molecular ecology 19 23 5308-19

Dyer, A R, Brown, C S, Espeland, E K, McKay, John K, Meimberg, H, Rice, K J, (2010) The role of adaptive trans-generational plasticity in biological invasions of plants. Evolutionary applications 3 2 179-92

(2009) Multiple Origins Promote the Ecological Amplitude of Allopolyploid Aegilops (Poaceae) Am J Bot 96 1262-1273

Meimberg, H, Rice, K J, Milan, N F, Njoku, C C, McKay, John K, (2009) Multiple origins promote the ecological amplitude of allopolyploid Aegilops (Poaceae). American journal of botany 96 7 1262-73

(2008) Ecological Genomics of Model Eukaryotes Evolution 62 2953-2957

(2008) Genetic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana for night-time leaf conductance Plant Cell Environ 31 1170-1178

(2008) Genetics of Drought Adaptation in Arabidopsis Thaliana Ii Qtl Analysis of a New Mapping Population, Kas-1 X Tsu-1 Evolution 62 3014-3026

(2008) Herbivores and edaphic factors constrain the realized niche of a native plant Ecology 89 754-762

McKay, John K, Stinchcombe, J R, (2008) Ecological genomics of model eukaryotes. Evolution; international journal of organic evolution 62 12 2953-7

McKay, John K, Richards, J H, Nemali, K S, Sen, S, Mitchell-Olds, T, Boles, S, Stahl, E A, Wayne, T, Juenger, T E, (2008) Genetics of drought adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana II. QTL analysis of a new mapping population, KAS-1 x TSU-1. Evolution; international journal of organic evolution 62 12 3014-26

Christman, M A, Richards, J H, McKay, John K, Stahl, E A, Juenger, T E, Donovan, L A, (2008) Genetic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana for night-time leaf conductance. Plant, cell & environment 31 8 1170-8

Lau, J A, McCall, A C, Davies, K F, McKay, John K, Wright, J W, (2008) Herbivores and edaphic factors constrain the realized niche of a native plant. Ecology 89 3 754-62

(2007) Adaptive versus non-adaptive phenotypic plasticity and the potential for contemporary adaptation in new environments Funct Ecol 21 394-407

(2006) Experimental verification of ecological niche modeling in a heterogeneous environment Ecology 87 2433-2439

(2006) Molecular evidence for adaptive radiation of Micromeria Benth (Lamiaceae) on the Canary Islands as inferred from chloroplast and nuclear DNA sequences and ISSR fingerprint data Mol Phylogenet Evol 41 566-578

(2006) Molecular evidence for an extreme genetic bottleneck during introduction of an invading grass to California Biol Invasions 8 1355-1366

Meimberg, H, Abele, T, Bräuchler, C, McKay, John K, de Pérez Paz, P L, Heubl, G, (2006) Molecular evidence for adaptive radiation of Micromeria Benth. (Lamiaceae) on the Canary Islands as inferred from chloroplast and nuclear DNA sequences and ISSR fingerprint data. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 41 3 566-78

Wright, J W, Davies, K F, Lau, J A, McCall, A C, McKay, John K, (2006) Experimental verification of ecological niche modeling in a heterogeneous environment. Ecology 87 10 2433-9

(2005) "How local is local?" - A review of practical and conceptual issues in the genetics of restoration Restor Ecol 13 432-440

(2005) Identification and characterization of QTL underlying whole-plant physiology in Arabidopsis thaliana Plant Cell Environ 28 697-708

(2004) Latitudinal variation in genetic divergence of populations and the potential for future speciation Evolution 58 938-945

Martin, P R, McKay, John K, (2004) Latitudinal variation in genetic divergence of populations and the potential for future speciation. Evolution; international journal of organic evolution 58 5 938-45

(2003) Genetics of drought adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana Mol Ecol 12 1137-1151

McKay, John K, Richards, J H, Mitchell-Olds, T, (2003) Genetics of drought adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana: I. Pleiotropy contributes to genetic correlations among ecological traits. Molecular ecology 12 5 1137-51

(2002) Adaptive population divergence Trends Ecol Evol 17 285-291

(2002) Genetic population divergence Trends Ecol Evol 17 501-502

McKay, John K, Bishop, Janet, Lin, J Z, Richards, J H, Sala, A, Mitchell-Olds, T, (2001) Local adaptation across a climatic gradient despite small effective population size in the rare sapphire rockcress. Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society 268 1477 1715-21

Bradshaw, Jr, H D, Otto, Kristen, Frewen, B E, McKay, John K, Schemske, D W, (1998) Quantitative trait loci affecting differences in floral morphology between two species of monkeyflower (Mimulus). Genetics 149 1 367-82