Publications

2013

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.

 

2012

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.

 

2011

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.

 

2010

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.

 

2009

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.

 

2008

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.

 

2007

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.

 

2006

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.

 

2004

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.

 

2003

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.