Rosemary L. Pendleton

Research Ecologist
Ph.D. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1986. Biology (Plant Ecology).
email: rpendleton@fs.fed.us


Narrative Biography:

I have been permanently employed as a research ecologist by the Rocky Mountain Research Station (and former Intermountain Research Station) since 1986. I share this position with my husband, Burton Pendleton. Plant reproductive parameters, including pollination vector, breeding system, and germination characteristics, and ecology of seedling establishment have been the primary focus of my research. Taxa examined include chenopod (Atriplex, Grayia, Kochia) and rosaceous (Coleogyne, Purshia, Cowania) shrubs, and wildflower species (primarily Linum). I am also interested in plant/mycorrhizal relationships of arid-land ecosystems. Most of my research has been conducted in Utah. As a recent addition to the Albuquerque team, I will be working in the shrubland/grassland ecotone. I am a member of the Ecological Society of America and the Botanical Society of America.


Selected Publications:

Pendleton, R. L., D. C. Freeman, E. D. McArthur, and S. C. Sanderson. 2000. Gender specialization in heterodichogamous Grayia brandegei (Chenopodiaceae): evidence for an alternative pathway to dioecy. American Journal of Botany, in press.

Pendleton, R. L. 2000. Pre-inoculation by an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus enhances male reproductive output of Cucurbita foetidissima. International Journal of Plant Science, in press.

Meyer, S. E., and R. L. Pendleton. 2000. Genetic regulation of seed dormancy in Purshia tridentata (Rosaceae). Annals of Botany, in press.

Pendleton, R. L., B. K. Pendleton, and S. D. Warren. 1999. Response of blackbrush (Coleogyne ramosissima) seedlings to inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. p. 245-251 in E. D. McArthur, W. K. Ostler, C. L. Wambolt (comps.), Proceedings: shrubland ecotones. Proceedings RMRS-P-11. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Pendleton, B. K., and R. L. Pendleton. 1998. Pollination biology of Coleogyne ramosissima. Southwestern Naturalist 43: 376-380.

Pendleton, R. L., S. D. Nelson, and R. L. Rodriguez. 1996. Do soil factors determine the distribution of spineless hopsage? p. 205-209 in J. R. Barrow, E. D. McArthur, R. E. Sosebee, and R. J. Tausch (comps.), Proceedings: shrubland ecosystem dynamics in a changing environment. General Technical Report INT-GTR-338. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station.

Harper, K. T., and R. L. Pendleton. 1993. Cyanobacteria and cyanolichens: can they enhance availability of essential minerals for higher plants? Great Basin Naturalist 53: 59-72.

Pendleton, R. L., E. D. McArthur, D. C. Freeman, and A. C. Blauer. 1988. Heterodichogamy in Grayia brandegei: report from a new family. American Journal of Botany 75: 267-274.

Selected Technology Transfer:

Leidolf, A., M. L. Wolfe, and R. L. Pendleton. 2000. Avian Communities of gambel oak: a literature review. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR- . Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Pendleton, R. L., and S. D. Warren. 1996. The effects of cryptobiotic soil crusts and VA mycorrhizal inoculation on growth and nutrient content of five rangeland plant species. p. 436-437 in N. E. West (ed.), Rangelands is a sustainable biosphere - proceedings of the Fifth International Rangeland Congress. Denver, CO: Society for Range Management.

Pendleton, R. L., N. C. Frischknecht, and E. D. McArthur. 1992. Long-term survival of twenty selected plant accessions in a Rush Valley, Utah, planting. Research Note INT-403. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 7 p.