Pamela K. Diggle
Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1988

Ramaley N134 (office)
Ramaley C287 (lab)
303-492-4860
pamela.diggle@colorado.edu

Lab website

Pamela K.  Diggle
Research Interests

Development and evolution of plants. Current research focuses on the combined effects of genotype, environment, and ontogenetic history on the development and expression of plant phenotypes. Model systems include highly plastic sex expression in andromonoecious Solanum and highly constrained developmental phenomena associated with extreme preformation in alpine Polygonum and Caltha. These studies of plasticity and constraint form the basis for the concept of ontogenetic contingency, a set of developmental constructs that are crucial to understanding the complex determinants of plant phenotypes.

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Selected Publications

Diggle, P.K. and J.S. Miller. 2004. Architectural effects mimic floral sexual dimorphism in Solanum (Solanaceae). In press. American Journal of Botany.

Diggle, P.K. 2003. Architectural effects on floral form and function: a review. In: T. Stuessy, E. H