- Weitemier K, BE Penaluna, L Hauck, LJ Longway, T Garcia, R Cronn. 2021. Estimating the genetic diversity of Pacific salmon and trout using multi-gene eDNA metabarcoding. Molecular Ecology. doi:10.1111/mec.15811
- Weitemier K, SCK Straub, M Fishbein, CD Bailey, RC Cronn, A Liston. 2019. A draft genome and transcriptome of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) as resources for evolutionary, ecological, and molecular studies in milkweeds and Apocynaceae. PeerJ 7:e7649. doi:10.7717/peerj.7649
- Hauck* LL, KA Weitemier*, BE Penaluna, TS Garcia, R Cronn. 2019. Casting a broader net: Using microfluidic metagenomics to capture aquatic biodiversity data from diverse taxonomic targets. Environmental DNA. 1:251-267. doi:10.1002/edn3.26
- Muñoz-Rodríguez* P, T Carruthers*, JRI Wood, BRM Williams, K Weitemier, B Kronmiller, Z Goodwin, A Sumadijaya, NL Anglin, D Filer, D Harris, MD Rausher, S Kelly, A Liston, RW Scotland. 2019. A taxonomic monograph of Ipomoea integrated across phylogenetic scales. Nature Plants 5:1136-1154. doi:10.1038/s41477-019-0535-4
- Coble AA, CA Flinders, JA Homyack, BE Penaluna, RC Cronn, K Weitemier. 2019. eDNA as a tool for identifying freshwater species in sustainable forestry: A critical review and potential future applications. Science of the Total Environment. 649:1157-1170. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.370
- Muñoz-Rodríguez P, T Carruthers, JRI Wood, BRM Williams, K Weitemier, B Kronmiller, D Ellis, NL Anglin, L Longway, SA Harris, MD Rausher, S Kelly, A Liston, RW Scotland. 2018. Reconciling conflicting phylogenies in the origin of sweet potato and dispersal to Polynesia. Current Biology. 28(8):1246-1256. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.03.020
- Livshultz T, E Kaltenegger, SCK Straub, K Weitemier, E Hirsch, K Koval, L Mema, A Liston. 2018. Evolution of pyrrolizidine alkaloid biosynthesis in Apocynaceae: revisiting the defence de-escalation hypothesis. New Phytologist. 218(2):762-773. doi:10.1111/nph.15061
- Schmickl R, A Liston, V Zeisek, K Oberlander, K Weitemier, SCK Straub, RC Cronn, LL Dreyer, J Suda. 2016. Phylogenetic marker development for target enrichment from transcriptome and genome skim data: the pipeline and its application in southern African Oxalis (Oxalidaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources. 16(5):1124-1135. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12487
- Weitemier K, SCK Straub, M Fishbein, A Liston. 2015. Intragenomic polymorphisms among high-copy loci: A genus-wide study of nuclear ribosomal DNA in Asclepias (Apocynaceae). PeerJ 2:e718. doi:10.7717/peerj.718
- Weitemier* K, SCK Straub*, RC Cronn, M Fishbein, R Schmickl, A McDonnell, A Liston. 2014. Hyb-Seq: Combining target enrichment and genome skimming for plant phylogenomics. Applications in Plant Science 2(9):1400042. doi:10.3732/apps.1400042
- Straub SCK, M Parks, K Weitemier, M Fishbein, RC Cronn, A Liston. 2012. Navigating the tip of the genomic iceberg: Next-generation sequencing for plant systematics. American Journal of Botany 99(2):349-364. doi:10.3732/ajb.1100335
- Straub SCK, M Fishbein, T Livschultz, Z Foster, M Parks, K Weitemier, RC Cronn, A Liston. 2011. Building a model: Developing genomic resources for common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) with low coverage genome sequencing. BMC Genomics 12:211. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-211
- Kelso S, P Beardsley, K Weitemier. 2009. Phylogeny and biogeography of Primula sect. Parryi (Primulaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 170(1):93-106. doi:10.1086/593041
Kevin is a bioinformatics analyst developing ways of detecting environmental DNA in streams. Such methods attempt to observe DNA from organisms (mainly animals) in the water, to gain an understanding of community composition at particular locations. Kevin earned his doctoral degree in the Botany & Plant Pathology department at OSU, working in the lab of Aaron Liston. As a graduate student he studied botany and plant systematics, specifically working on the genomics and population genetics of milkweeds (Asclepias). He later worked for the OSU Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing as a bioinformatics analyst and e-trainer where he collaborated on experimental design and analysis of genomic data. He also taught bioinformatics to the OSU community, developing an online course in the R statistical computing language.
*Authors should be considered joint first author.
One chapter from my dissertation is currently being prepared for publication. This study uses population genomic techniques to study the jewel milkweed, Asclepias cryptoceras, and its two subspecies spread across the Intermountain West. You can access my dissertation here to read more about it.