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Assistant Professor

518 W. Locust Street 
211C Lewis Hall
Davenport, Iowa  52803

563-333-6109 phone

Teaches topics ranging from plant and animal anatomy and physiology to population and community ecology. While her academic training focused largely on plant population ecology, she has more recently developed an interest in how slugs and earthworms impact plant communities.

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell University
Department of Natural Resources 

PhD, Colorado State University

MS, Georgia Southern University

BS, University of Iowa

Courses Taught

Biol 109 - Environmental Science, Fall Semester
Biol 200 - General Biology II: Functioning of Living Systems, Spring Semester
WI-Biol 307 - Writing Intensive Ecology, Fall Semester

Recent Publications and Presentations

Blair, A.C., D. Blumenthal, & R.A. Hufbauer. 2012. Hybridization and invasion: An experimental test with Diffuse Knapweed (Centaurea diffusa Lam.). Evolutionary Applications 5:17-28.

Blair, A.C. & R.A. Hufbauer. 2010. Hybridization and invasion: one of North America's most devastating invasive plants shows evidence for a history of interspecific hybridization. Evolutionary Applications 3:40-51. Picture on journal cover*

Duke, S.O., A.C. Blair, F.E. Dayan, R.D. Johnson, K.M. Meepagala, & D.D. Cook. 2009. Is (-)-catechin a "novel weapon" of spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)? Journal of Chemical Ecology 35:141-153.

Blair, A.C. & R.A. Hufbauer. 2009. Geographic patterns of interspecific hybridization between spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe) and diffuse knapweed (C. diffusa). Invasive Plant Science and Management 2:55-69.

Wolfe, L.M. & A.C. Blair. 2009. A tale of two continents: The role of ecology and evolution in a biological invasion. In Pysek, P. and Pergl, J. (Eds), Biological Invasions: Towards a Synthesis. Neobiota 8:29-41.

Blair, A.C. 2011. An experimental test of the role of hybridization in the invasion of diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa Lam.). Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX. 

Blair, A.C. 2011. Does hybridization stimulate plant invasion?: An experimental test with spotted and diffuse knapweed. University of Iowa Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology Seminar Series. 

Areas of Professional Interest

Ecological Society of America
Sigma Xi - John Deere Chapter