Kwit, C., M. Nageswara-Rao, and C.N. Stewart. In Press. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) as a bioenergy crop: advantages, concerns, and future prospects. In H. Lou and Y. Wu, eds. Compendium of Bioenergy Plants: Switchgrass. CRC Press.

Nageswara-Rao, M., C. Kwit, S. Agarwal, M.T. Patton, J.A. Skeen, R.M. Manshardt, J.S. Yuan, and C.N. Stewart. 2013. Sensitivity of a real-time PCR method for the detection of transgenes in a mixture of transgenic and non-transgenic seeds of papaya (Carica papaya L.). BMC Biotechnology 13: 69.

Nageswara-Rao, M., J.R. Soneji, C. Kwit, and C.N. Stewart. 2013. Advances in biotechnology and genomics of switchgrass. Biotechnology for Biofuels 6: 77.

Nageswara-Rao, M., C.N. Stewart, and C. Kwit. 2013. Genetic diversity and structure of natural and agronomic switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) populations. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 60: 1057-1068.

Ridley, C., C. Clark, H. Jager, Z. Leggett, R. Efroymson, C. Kwit, D. Miller, and D. Landis. 2013. Debate: can bioenergy be produced in a sustainable manner that protects biodiversity and avoids the risk of invaders? Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 94: 277-290.



Greenberg, C.H., D.J. Levey, C. Kwit, J.P. McCarty, S.F. Pearson, S. Sargent, and J. Kilgo. 2012. Long-term patterns of fruit production in five forest types of the South Carolina Upper Coastal Plain. Journal of Wildlife Management 76: 1036-1046.

Kwit, C., G. J. Marcello, J. Laboy Gonzalez*, A.C. Shapiro, and R.D. Bracken. 2012. Advantages of seed dispersal for a myrmecochorous temperate forest herb. American Midland Naturalist 168: 9-17.

Kwit, C., and C.N. Stewart. 2012. Gene flow matters in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), a potential widespread biofuel feedstock. Ecological Applications 22: 3-7.

Larkin, C.C., C. Kwit, J.M. Wunderle, Jr., E.H. Helmer, M.H.H. Stevens, M.T.K. Roberts, and D.N. Ewert. 2012. Disturbance type and plant successional communities in Bahamian dry forests. Biotropica 44: 10-18.

Wei, W., C. Kwit, R.J. Millwood, H.S. Moon, and C.N. Stewart. 2012. Assessment and detection of gene flow. Pages 27-42 in M. Oliver and Y. Li, eds. Plant Gene Containment. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A.



Kwit, C., H.S. Moon, S.I. Warwick, and C.N. Stewart. 2011. Transgene introgression in crop relatives: molecular evidence and mitigation strategies. Trends in Biotechnology 29: 284-293.



Helmer, E.H., T.S. Ruzycki, J.M. Wunderle, S. Vogesser, B. Ruefenacht, C. Kwit, T.J. Brandeis, and D.N. Ewert. 2010. Mapping tropical dry forest height, foliage height profiles and disturbance type and age with a time series of cloud-cleared Landsat and ALI image mosaics to characterize avian habitat. Remote Sensing of Environment 114: 2457-2473.

Wunderle, J.M., D. Currie, E.H. Helmer, D.N. Ewert, J.D. White, T.S. Ruzycki, B. Parresol, and C. Kwit. 2010. Kirtland’s warblers in anthropogenically disturbed early-successional habitats on Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Condor 112: 123-137.



Larkin, C.C., and C. Kwit. 2009. Effects of managed goat grazing on early successional plant communities on Eleuthera Island, The Bahamas: conservation implications for the Kirtland’s warbler. Ohio Journal of Science 109: A24.



Kwit, C., and B. Collins. 2008. Native grasses as a management alternative on vegetated closure caps. Environmental Management 41: 929-936.

Drewa, P.B., W.J. Platt, C. Kwit, and T.W. Doyle. 2008. Stand structure and dynamics of sand pine differ between the Florida panhandle and peninsula. Plant Ecology 196: 15-25.



Kwit, C., D.J. Levey, S.A. Turner, C.J. Clark, and J.R. Poulsen. 2007. Out of one shadow and into another: causes and consequences of spatially contagious seed dispersal by frugivores. Pages 427-444 in A. J. Dennis, E.W. Schupp, R.J. Green, and D.A. Westcott, eds. Seed Dispersal: Theory and its Application in a Changing World. CAB International, Wallingford, U.K

Vincent, M.A., and C. Kwit. 2007. Additions to the vascular plant flora of Eleuthera Island, Bahamas. Bahamas Naturalist and Journal of Science 2: 52-54.



Holladay, C.-A., C. Kwit, and B. Collins. 2006. Woody regeneration in and around aging southern bottomland hardwood forest gaps: effects of herbivory and gap size. Forest Ecology and Management 223: 218-225.



Kwit, C., D.J. Levey, and C.H. Greenberg. 2004. Contagious seed dispersal beneath heterospecific fruiting trees and its consequences. Oikos 107: 303-308.

Kwit, C., C.C. Horvitz, and W.J. Platt. 2004. Conserving slow-growing, long-lived species: input from the demography of a rare understory conifer, Taxus floridana. Conservation Biology 18: 432-443.

Kwit, C., D.J. Levey, C.H. Greenberg, S.F. Pearson, J.P. McCarty, and S. Sargent. 2004. Cold temperature increases winter fruit removal rate of a bird-dispersed shrub. Oecologia 139: 30-34.

Kwit, C., D.J. Levey, C.H. Greenberg, S.F. Pearson, J.P. McCarty, S. Sargent, and R.L. Mumme. 2004. Fruit abundance and local distribution of wintering hermit thrushes and yellow-rumped warblers in South Carolina. Auk 121: 46-57.



Kwit, C., and W.J. Platt. 2003. Disturbance history influences regeneration of non-pioneer understory trees. Ecology 84: 2575-2581.


2000 and prior

Kwit, C., W.J. Platt, and H.H. Slater. 2000. Post-hurricane regeneration of pioneer plant species in south Florida subtropical hardwood hammocks. Biotropica 32: 244-251.

Kwit, C., M.W. Schwartz, W.J. Platt, and J.P. Geaghan. 1998. The distribution of tree species in steepheads of the Apalachicola River Bluffs, Florida. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 125: 309-318.