David M. Rosenthal

Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental and Plant Biology

Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA






Bernacchi CJ, Rosenthal DM, Pimmentel C, Long SP and GD Farquhar (2009) Modeling the Temperature Response of Photosynthesis. (In) Photosynthesis in Silico: Understanding Complexity From Molecules to Ecosystems. Editors: Agu Laisk, Ladislav Nedbal and Govindjee. Springer




Rosenthal DM and NJ Tomeo 2013 Climate, crops and lacking data underlie regional disparities in the CO2 fertilization effect. Environ Res. Lett. 031001. (Perspective)   


Bernacchi CJ, Bagley JE, Serbin SP, Ruiz-Vera UM, Rosenthal DM, Vanloocke A. 2013. Modelling C3 photosynthesis from the chloroplast to the ecosystem. Plant, Cell & Environment. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12118


Ruiz-Vera UM, Siebers M, Gray SB, Drag DW, Rosenthal DM, Kimball BA, Ort DR, Bernacchi CJ. (2013). Global Warming Can Negate the Expected CO2 Stimulation in Photosynthesis and Productivity for Soybean Grown in the Midwestern United States. Plant Physiology 162: 410-423.


Bates GW, Rosenthal DM, Sun J, Chattopadhyay M, Peffer E, Jing Yang, Donald R Ort, Alan M Jones (2012) A comparative study of the Arabidopsis thaliana guard-cell transcriptome and its modulation by sucrose.  PLoS ONE 7(11): e49641. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049641


Kun J, Frick-Cheng A, Trusov Y, Delgado-Cerezo M, Rosenthal DM, Lorek J, Panstruga R, Booker FL, Botella J, Molina A, Ort DR and Alan M. Jones. (2012) Dissecting Arabidopsis Gb Signal Transduction on the Protein Surface. Plant Physiology


Rosenthal DM, Slattery RA, Miller RE, Grennan AK, Gleadow RM, Cavagnaro TR, Fauquet CM, and Donald R. Ort (2012) Cassava about-FACE: greater than expected yield stimulation of cassava (Manihot esculenta) by future CO2 levels. Global Change Biology. 18:2661 - 2675


Rosenthal DM and DR Ort (2012) Examining cassava,s potential to enhance food security under climate change. Tropical Plant Biology. DOI : 10.1007/s12042-011-9086-1


Rosenthal DM, Locke A, Khozaei M, Raines CA, Long SP and Donald R. Ort (2011) Over-expressing the Calvin cycle enzyme Sedoheptulose - 1 - 7 Bisphosphatase (SBPase) improves photosynthetic carbon gain and yield under elevated CO2. BMC Plant Biology 11:123


Rosenthal DM, Stiller V, Sperry JS and LA Donovan (2010) Differing drought tolerance strategies in two desert annuals of hybrid origin. Journal of Experimental Botany 61: 2769 - 2778


Donovan LA, Rosenthal DM, Sanchez-Velenosi, Riesberg LH, and F Ludwig (2010) Are hybrid species more fit than ancestral parent species in the current hybrid species habitat? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 805 - 816


Donovan, LA, F Ludwig, DM Rosenthal, LH Rieseberg, SA Dudley (2009) Phenotypic selection on leaf ecophysiological traits in Helianthus. New Phytologist 183:868 - 879


Rosenthal DM, Ramakrishnan AP, and MB Cruzan (2008) Evidence for multiple sources of invasion and intraspecific hybridization in Brachypodium sylvaticum (Hudson) Beauv. in North America. Molecular Ecology 17: 4657 - 4669


Ramakrishnan AP, Rosenthal DM, Musial T, and MB Cruzan (2008) Isolation and Characterization of Nine Microsatellite Markers for Brachypodium sylvaticum (Huds.) Beauv., a Recently invasive Grass in Oregon. Molecular Ecology Resources 8: 1297 - 1299


Picotte, JJ, Rosenthal DM, Rhode JM, and MB Cruzan. (2007) Plastic responses to temporal variation in moisture availability: consequences for water use efficiency and plant performance. Oecologia 153: 821 - 832


Donovan LA, Dudley S, Rosenthal DM, and F Ludwig (2007) Phenotypic selection on leaf ecophysiological traits for natural populations of desert sunflowers. Oecologia. 152 13 - 25.


Brouillette LC, Rosenthal DM, Rieseberg LH, Lexer C, Malmberg RL and LA Donovan (2007) Genetic architecture of leaf ecophysiological traits in Helianthus. Journal of Heredity 98:142 - 146.


Brouillette LC, Gebremedhin M, Rosenthal DM, and LA Donovan (2006) Testing hypothesized evolutionary shifts toward stress tolerance in hybrid Helianthus species. Western North American Naturalist. 66(4): 409 - 419.


Rosenthal DM, Rieseberg LH and LA Donovan (2005) Recreating ancient hybrid species phenotypes from early generation synthetic hybrids. American Naturalist 166: 26 - 41.


Rosenthal DM, Ludwig F, and LA Donovan (2005) Plant responses to edaphic heterogeneity in the Great Basin Desert. International Journal of Plant Sciences 166: 247 - 255.


Lexer C, Rosenthal DM, Raymond O, Donovan LA, and LH Rieseberg. (2005) Genetics of species differences in the wild sunflowers Helianthus annuus and Helianthus petiolaris. Genetics 165: 2225 - 2239.


Gross B. L., Kane N. L, Lexer C., Ludwig, F., Rosenthal DM, Donovan, LA, and LH Rieseberg. (2004). Reconstructing the origin of Helianthus deserticola: survival and selection on the desert floor. American Naturalist 164: 145 - 156.


Ludwig F, Rosenthal DM, Johnston JA, Kane N, Gross BL, Lexer C, Dudley SA, Rieseberg LH and Lisa A. Donovan (2004) Selection on leaf ecophysiological traits in a desert hybrid Helianthus species and early generation hybrids. Evolution 58: 2682 - 2692


Rieseberg, L. H., O. Raymond, D. M. Rosenthal, Z. Lai, K. Livingstone, T. Nakazato, J. L. Durphy, A. E. Schwarzbach, L. A. Donovan, and C. Lexer (2003) Major ecological transitions in wild sunflowers facilitated by hybridization. Science 301:1211 - 1216.


Rosenthal, DM, AE Schwarzbach, LA Donovan, O Raymond, and LH Rieseberg. 2002. Phenotypic differentiation between three ancient hybrid taxa and their parental species. International Journal of Plant Sciences 163: 387 - 398.





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