PUBLICATIONS


* = graduate student; ¥ = undergraduate

Molano-Flores, B., S. Primer*, J. Annis*, M.A. Feist, J. Coons, and R. Digges.  2018. Reproductive ecology of three rare North American Pinguicula species. Plant Species Biology 33:129-139.

Primer, S.*, B. Molano-Flores, D.N. Zaya, C. Helm, and J. Coons. 2018. Effect of habitat structure on reproduction and prey capture of a rare carnivorous plant, Pinguicula lutea.  Arthropod-Plant Interactions 12:671-683.

Annis, J.*, J. Coons, C. Helm, and B. Molano-Flores. 2018. The role of red leaf coloration in prey capture for Pinguicula planifolia. Southeastern Naturalist 17:433-437.

Matthews, J.W., B. Molano-Flores, J. Ellis, P. Marcum, W. Handel, J. Zylka, and L.R. Phillippe. 2017. Impacts of management and antecedent site disturbance on restoration outcomes in a sand prairie.  Restoration Ecology 25:972-981.

Zaya, D.N., B. Molano-Flores, M.A. Feist, J. Koontz, and J. Coons. 2017. Population genetics assessment of the USA endemic carnivorous plant Pinguicula ionantha R.K. Godfrey (Lentibulariaceae). Conservation Genetics 18:171-180. 

Zylka, J.J.*, C.J. Whelan, and B. Molano-Flores. 2016. Restoration implications of land management on aboveground vegetation and seed bank of grassland communities.  American Midland Naturalist 176:36-59.

Chi, K.* and B. Molano-Flores. 2016. Reproductive morphology of a rare endemic Midwestern species in association with habitat degradation.  The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 143:169-179.

Chi, K.* and B. Molano-Flores. 2015. Habitat degradation disrupts plant-pollinator interactions for a rare, self-compatible prairie species. Plant Ecology 216:1275-1283.

Helm, C. and B. Molano-Flores. 2015. New records of native and non-native bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) for Illinois.The Great Lakes Entomologist 48:137-149.

Molano-Flores, B., L.R. Phillippe, P.B. Marcum, C. Carroll-Cunningham, J.L. Ellis, D.T. Busemeyer,  and J.E. Ebinger. 2015. A floristic inventory and vegetation survey of three dolomite prairies in northeastern, Illinois. Castanea 80:153-170.

Leja, M.¥, K. Chi*, and B. Molano-Flores. 2015. Presence and intensity of pre-dispersal seed predation in a rare plant in response to habitat quality and population metrics. Natural Areas Journal 35:542-549.

Molano-Flores, B. and A.E. Faivre. 2015. Sexual differences in Lobelia spicata populations: floral morphometrics, stigma pollen loads, and pollen tube growth.  Plant Species Biology 30:202-211.

Kurylo, J.,S. Raghu, and B. Molano-Flores. 2015. Flood tolerance in common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). Natural Areas Journal 35:502-507. 

Ruffatto, D.M.*, D.N. Zaya, and B. Molano-Flores. 2015. Reproductive success of the gynodioecious Lobelia spicata Lam. (Campanulaceae): female frequency, population demographics, and latitudinal patterns. The International Journal of Plant Sciences 176:120-130.

Pearion, M*. and B. Molano-Flores. 2015. The reproductive ecology of Mononeuria patula (Michx.) Dillenb. and Kadereit (Caryophyllaceae). The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 142:38-50.

Chi, K.* and B. Molano-Flores. 2014. Can floral display size compensate for Allee effects caused by low population abundance and density in Synthyris bullii (Plantaginaceae), a rare species? American Journal of Botany 101:428-436.

Molano-Flores, B. 2014. An invasive plant species decreases native plant reproductive success. Natural Areas Journal 34:465-469. 

Curtis, M.*, K. Chi*, and B. Molano-Flores. 2013. Seed ecology of Synthris bullii (Plantaginaceae), a rare endemic of the Midwestern USA. Botany 91:884-889.

Chu, S.* and B. Molano-Flores. 2013. Impacts of landscape-use change on floristic quality assessment in northeastern Illinois wetlands. Urban Ecosystems 16:235-246.

Wallner, A.M.*, B. Molano-Flores, and C.H. Dietrich. 2013. Using Auchenorrhyncha (Insecta: Hemiptera) to develop a new insect index in measuring North American tallgrass prairie quality.  Ecological Indicators 25:58-64.

Wallner, A.M.*, B. Molano-Flores, and C.H. Dietrich. 2013. Evaluating glacial drift hill prairie quality in Illinois using Auchenorrhyncha (Insecta: Hemiptera) and vascular plants. Biodiversity and Conservation 22:615-637.

Molano-Flores, B. and T. Bell. 2012. Projected population dynamics and extinction rates for a federally endangered plant under different climate change emission scenarios. Biological Conservation 145:130-138.

Molano-Flores, B. 2012. Diaspore morphometrics and self-burial in Hesperostipa spartea from loam and sandy soils. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 139:56-62.

Wallner, A.M.*, B. Molano-Flores, and C.H. Dietrich. 2012. The influence of fire on Illinois hill prairie Auchenorrhyncha (Insecta: Hemiptera) diversity and integrity. Journal of Insect Conservation 16:433-445.

Spyreas, G.*, S. Meiner, J.W. Matthews, and B. Molano-Flores. 2012. Successional trends in floristic quality. Journal of Applied Ecology 49:339-348.

Molano-Flores, B., J.M. Coons, and J.B. Cunningham*. 2011. Germination study of two seed types from three species of Dalea. Castanea 76:266-271. 

Phillippe, L.R., B. Molano-Flores, M.J.C. Murphy, P.B. Marcum, and J.E. Ebinger. 2011. Status of endangered and threatened sand area species of the Illinois flora. Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin 39:259-296. 

Molano-Flores, B. and H. Mlynarski*. 2011. The effects of carbon amendments on the growth and reproduction of a prairie plant. Ecological Restoration 29:327-329. 

Molano-Flores, B. and H. Mlynarski*. 2011. Testing carbon amendments in future prairie restoration site.  Ecological Restoration 29:17-19. 

Roberts, L.A*., B. Molano-Flores, M.P. Ward, and D.C. Elbert*. 2011. Insect emergence variation in northern Illinois wetlands used by the Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus). Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 104:85-91. 

Molano-Flores, B., C.A. Danderson* and K. Patel¥. 2010. Relationship among awn number and seed self-burial, seed germination, and seedling survivorship for a species with hygroscopic awns. Ecological Restoration 28:126-129. 

Danderson, C.A.* and B. Molano-Flores. 2010. Effects of herbivory and inflorescence size on insect visitation to Eryngium yuccifolium (Apiaceae) a prairie plant. The American Midland Naturalist 163:234-246. 

Molano-Flores, B. and C.A. Danderson*. 2009. Gynomonoecy individuals in Lobelia spicata (Campanulaceae) populations. Rhodora 111:398-402. 

Molano-Flores, B. 2009. Insect herbivory of ovules and seeds in native and reconstructed prairies. Restoration Ecology 17:187-191. 

Danderson, C.A.*, B. Molano-Flores, and S. Raghu. 2008. Impact of floral herbivory by Coleotechnites eryngiella Bottimer (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on the reproductive output of Eryngium yuccifolium Michaux (Apiaceae): a test of the reserve ovary model. Plant Ecology 197:277-284. 

Molano-Flores, B., J.A. Koontz, and M.A. Feist. 2007. Genetic diversity of the threatened species Agalinis auriculata (Orobanchaceae) and two congeners using RAPD and allozyme markers. The American Midland Naturalist 158:279-291. 

Scott, L.* and B. Molano-Flores. 2007. Reproductive output and biology of Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii (C.L. Boynt and Beadle) Cronq., (Sullivant’s coneflower, Asteraceae) a USDA Regional Forester Sensitive Species. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 134:362-368. 

Molano-Flores, B., M.A. Feist, and J.A. Koontz. 2007. Seed germination of the Illinois-threatened Agalinis auriculata (Michx.) Blake (Orobanchaceae). Castanea 72:116-118. 

Scott, L.*, B. Molano-Flores, and J.A. Koontz. 2007. Comparisons of genetic variation and outcrossing potential between the sensitive species Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii (Asteraceae) and its cultivar. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences 100:129-144. 

Mulvaney, C.R.*, B. Molano-Flores, and D.W. Whitman. 2006. Is insect herbivory contributing to the threatened status of Agalinis auriculata (Orobanchaceae) in Illinois? The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 133:560-565. 

Spyreas G., J. Ellis, C. Carroll, and B. Molano-Flores. 2004. Non-native plant commonness and dominance in the forests, wetlands, and grasslands of Illinois, USA. Natural Areas Journal 24:290-299.  

Mulvaney, C.R.*, B. Molano-Flores, and D.W. Whitman. 2004. The reproductive biology of Agalinis auriculata (Michx.) Raf. (Orobanchaceae), a threatened North American prairie inhabitant. The International Journal of Plant Sciences 165:605–614. 

Molano-Flores, B. 2004. Breeding systems of plants used for prairie restorations: a review. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences 97:95-102. 

Molano-Flores, B. 2004. Reproductive success of the federal endangered leafy prairie clover, Dalea foliosa in Illinois a third year of data. Castanea 69:9-14. 

Brandon, A., G. Spyreas, B. Molano-Flores, C. Carroll, and J. Ellis. 2003. Can volunteers provide reliable data for forest vegetation surveys? Natural Areas Journal 23:254-262. 

Molano-Flores, B., M.A. Feist, and C.J. Whelan. 2003. Seed germination, seedling survivorship, and host preference for Agalinis auriculata (Orobanchaceae), an Illinois threatened species. Natural Areas Journal 23:152-157. 

Molano-Flores, B. 2002. Pollination biology and flower visitors of the gynodioecious species Lobelia spicata Lam. (Campanulaceae). The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 128:187-193. 

Molano-Flores, B. 2001. Herbivory and calcium concentrations affect calcium oxalate crystal formation in leaves of Sida (Malvaceae). Annals of Botany 88:387-391. 

Molano-Flores, B. 2001. The reproductive biology of Eryngium yuccifolium Michx. (Apiaceae), a prairie species. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 128:1-6. 

Molano-Flores, B. and S.D. Hendrix. 1999. The effects of population density and population size on the reproductive output of Anemone canadensis L. (Ranunculaceae). The International Journal of Plant Sciences 160:759-766. 

Molano-Flores, B., S.D. Hendrix and S.B. Heard. 1999. The effect of population size on stigma pollen load, fruit set, and seed set in Allium stellatum Ker. (Liliaceae). The International Journal of Plant Sciences 160:753-757. 

Molano-Flores, B. and S.D. Hendrix. 1998. Reproductive biology of Candle Anemone. The Prairie Naturalist 30:69-179. 

Cordero, R.A. and B. Molano-Flores. 1996/1997. Germination of Tabebuia heterophylla seeds (Bignoniaceae) from a wet and dry forest of Puerto Rico. Revista de Biologia Tropical 44/45:79-86. 

 


 

Proceedings

Molano-Flores, B. 2001. What can happen to a heterostylous species in prairie restorations?: The case of Lithospermum canescens (Boraginaceae). In N.P. Bernstein and L.J. Ostrander (eds.), Proceedings of the 17th North America Prairie Conference. Seeds for the future; roots of the past, 88-91. North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, Iowa.

Molano-Flores, B. 2001.Monitoring of the federal endangered species, leafy prairie clover (Dalea foliosa). In C.E. Petersen (ed.), Proceedings of the 12th Northern Illinois Prairie Workshop: A land odyssey – an exploration of prairie, wetland, savanna, and beyond, 72-81. Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Mulvaney, C., B. Molano-Flores, and D.W. Whitman. 2001.The reproductive biology and insect associates of the threatened Illinois prairie plant, Tomanthera auriculata (Scropulariaceae). In C.E. Petersen (ed.), Proceedings of the 12th Northern Illinois Prairie Workshop: A land odyssey – an exploration of prairie, wetland, savanna, and beyond, 82-89. Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Molano-Flores, B. 2000. The importance of plant breeding systems in prairie restorations. In T.E. Rice (ed.), Proceedings of the Fifth Central Illinois Prairie Conference: People and prairies caring for where we live, 16-18. Champaign, Illinois.

Molano-Flores, B. 1992. The effects of leaf-mining on the levels of foliar minerals in Commelina diffusa. In J.A. Olsen and W. Straszheim (eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty Ninth Annual Electron Microscopy Colloquium, 12-14. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.