Marie Jasieniuk

Marie Jasieniuk

Position Title
Professor

Unit
Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

269 Robbins Hall
Bio

Research Interests

Population genetics and evolution of agricultural weeds and invasive plants

The Jasieniuk lab studies the population genetics, molecular ecology, and evolution of agricultural weeds and invasive plants. Our research focuses on elucidating the genetic, demographic, and evolutionary processes underlying the introduction, establishment, and spread of weeds and invasive plants, and their adaptation to changing environments, including management practices.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Ecology Graduate Group
  • Horticulture and Agronomy Graduate Group
  • Plant Biology

Specialties / Focus

  • Systematics and Evolutionary Biology

Courses

  • PLS 012 Plants and Society, Spring
  • SAS 012 Plants and Society, Spring
  • BIS 2B Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution, Winter
  • PBI 200A Plant Biology Graduate Group Core Course, Fall

Labs

  • Jasieniuk Lab https://jasieniuklab.ucdavis.edu

Degrees

  • 1985 PhD Biology McGill University

Publications

Rosche C, Hensen I, Schaar A, Zehra U, Jasieniuk M, Callaway RM, Khasa DP, Al-Gharaibeh MM, Lekberg Y, Nagy DU, Pal RW, Okada M, Schrieber K, Turner KG, Lachmuth S, Erst A, Tsunoda T, Sheng M, Schmidt R, Peng Y, Luo W, J€aschke Y, Reshi ZA, Shah MA (2019) Climate outweighs native vs. nonnative range effects for genetics and common garden performance of a cosmopolitan weed. Ecological Monographs 00(00):e01386. 10.1002/ecm.1386.

Matzrafi M, Brunharo C, Tehranchian P, Hanson BD, Jasieniuk M (2019) Increased temperatures and elevated CO2 levels reduce the sensitivity of Conyza canadensis and Chenopodium album to glyphosate.  Scientific Reports 9:2228.

Tehranchian P, Nandula VK, Matzrafi M, Jasieniuk M (2019) Multiple herbicide resistance in California Italian ryegrass (Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum): characterization of ALS-inhibiting herbicide resistance. Weed Science 67:273-280.

Ravet K, Patterson EL, Krähmer H, Hamouzová K, Fan L, Jasieniuk M, Lawton-Rauh A, Malone J, McElroy JS, Merotto Jr A, Westra P, Preston C, Vila-Aiub MM, Busi R, Tranel PJ, Reinhardt C, Saski C, Beffa R, Neve P, Gaines TA (2018) The power and potential of genomics in weed biology and management. Pest Management Science 74:2216-2225.

Karn E, Beffa R, Jasieniuk M (2018) Variation in response and resistance to glyphosate and glufosinate in California populations of Italian ryegrass (Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum). Weed Science 66:168-179.

Tehranchian P, Nandula V, Jugulam M, Putta K, Jasieniuk M (2018) Multiple resistance to glyphosate, paraquat and ACCase-inhibiting herbicides in Italian ryegrass populations from California: confirmation and mechanisms of resistance.  Pest Management Science 74:868-877.

Karn E, Jasieniuk M (2017) Nucleotide diversity at site 106 of EPSPS in Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum from California indicates multiple evolutionary origins of herbicide resistance. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:777.

Karn E, Jasieniuk M (2017) Genetic diversity and structure of Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum in California vineyards and orchards indicate potential for spread of herbicide resistance via gene flow.  Evolutionary Applications 10:616-629. 

Moretti ML, Sosnoskie LM, Shrestha A, Wright SD, Hembree KJ, Jasieniuk M, Hanson BD (2016) Distribution of Conyza sp. in orchards of California and response to glyphosate and paraquat. Weed Science 64:339-347.

Shrestha A, Steinhaur KM, Hanson BD, Jasieniuk M, Hembree KJ, Wright SD (2016) Growth and development of fall- and spring-planted populations of Conyza canadensis and C. bonariensisInternational Journal of Pest Management 62:300-307.

Okada M, Hanson BD, Hembree KJ, Peng Y, Shrestha A, Stewart Jr CN, Wright SD, Jasieniuk M (2015) Evolution and spread of glyphosate resistance in Conyza bonariensis in California and a comparison with closely related Conyza canadensis. Weed Research 55:173–184.

Dwyer H, Jasieniuk M, Okada M, Shapiro A (2015) Molecular evidence for hybridization in Colias (Lepidoptera: Pieridae): Are Colias hybrids really hybrids? Ecology and Evolution 5: 2865-2877.

Peng Y, Lai Z, Lane T, Nageswara-Rao M, Okada M, Jasieniuk M, O’Geen H, Kim RW, Sammons RD, Rieseberg LH, Stewart Jr CN (2014) De novo genome assembly of the economically important weed horseweed using integrated data from multiple sequencing platforms. Plant Physiology 166:1241-1254.

Okada M, Jasieniuk M (2014) Inheritance of glyphosate resistance in hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis) from California. Weed Science 62:258-266.

Kleist A, Herrera-Reddy AM, Sforza R, Jasieniuk M (2014) Inferring the complex origins of horticultural invasives: French broom in California. Biological Invasions 16:887-901.

Hanson BD, Wright S, Sosnoskie LM, Fischer AJ, Jasieniuk M, Roncoroni JA, Hembree KJ, Orloff S, Shrestha A, Al-Khatib K (2014) Herbicide-resistant weeds challenge some signature cropping systems.  California Agriculture 68:142-152.

Ward SM, Cousens RD, Bagavathiannan MV, Barney JN, Beckie HJ, Busi R, Davis AS, Dukes JS, Forcella F, Freckleton RP, Gallandt ER, Hall LM, Jasieniuk M, Lawton-Rauh A, Lehnhoff EA, Liebman M, Maxwell BD, Mesgaran MB, Murray JV, Neve P, Nuñez MA, Pauchard A, Queenborough SA, Webber BL (2014) Agricultural weed research: a critique and two proposals. Weed Science 62:672-678.

Shrestha A, Steinhauer KM, Moretti ML, Hanson BD, Jasieniuk M, Hembree KJ, Wright SD (2014) Distribution of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis) in central California and their phenological development.  Journal of Pest Science 87:201-209.

Délye C, Jasieniuk M, Le Corre V (2013) Deciphering the evolution of herbicide resistance in weeds.  Trends in Genetics 29:649-658.

Okada M, Hanson BD, Hembree KJ, Peng Y, Shrestha A, Stewart Jr CN, Wright SD, Jasieniuk M (2013) Evolution and spread of glyphosate resistance in Conyza canadensis in California. Evolutionary Applications 6:761-777.

Clark LV, Evans KJ, Jasieniuk M (2013) Origins and distribution of invasive Rubus fruticosus L. agg. (Rosaceae) clones in the Western United States. Biological Invasions 15:1331-1342.

Firestone JL, Jasieniuk M (2013) Small population size limits reproduction in an invasive grass through both demography and genetics. Oecologia 172:109-117.

Clark LV, Jasieniuk M (2012) Spontaneous hybrids between native and exotic Rubus in the Western United States produce offspring both by apomixis and by sexual recombination. Heredity 109:320-328.

Firestone JL, Jasieniuk M (2012) Seed production is reduced by small population size in natural populations of the invasive grass Lolium multiflorum. Biological Invasions 14:2519-2529.

Firestone JL, Jasieniuk M (2012) Reduced genetic diversity in the parental population decreases offspring quality in an invasive grass. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 139:349-355.

Clark LV, Jasieniuk M (2011) POLYSAT: an R package for polyploid microsatellite analysis. Molecular Ecology Resources 11:562-566.

Kleist A, Jasieniuk M (2011) A molecular phylogenetic analysis of invasive and ornamental brooms and their relationships within the Genistoid legumes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61:970-977.

Osuna MD, Okada M, Ahmad R, Fischer AJ, Jasieniuk M (2011) Genetic diversity and spread of thiobencarb resistant early watergrass (Echinochloa oryzoides) in California. Weed Science 59:195-201.

Merotto A, Jasieniuk M, Fischer AJ (2010) Distribution and cross-resistance patterns of ALS-inhibiting herbicide resistance in smallflower umbrella sedge (Cyperus difformis). Weed Science 58:22-29.

Okada M, Lyle M, Jasieniuk M (2009) Inferring the introduction history of the invasive apomictic grass Cortaderia jubata using microsatellite markers. Diversity and Distributions 15:148-157.

Merotto A, Jasieniuk M, Fischer AJ (2009) Estimating the outcrossing rate of smallflower umbrella sedge (Cyperus difformis L.) using resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides and SRAP molecular markers. Weed Research 49:29-36.

Sherwood AM, Jasieniuk M (2009) Molecular identification of weedy glyphosate-resistant Lolium (Poaceae) in California. Weed Research 49:354-364.

Davis AS, Hall JC, Jasieniuk M, Locke MA, Luschei EC, Mortensen DA, Riechers DE, Smith RG, Sterling TM, Westwood JH (2009) Weed science research and funding: a call to action. Weed Science 57:442-448.

Okada M, Grewell BJ, Jasieniuk M (2009) Clonal spread of invasive Ludwigia hexapetala and L. grandiflora in freshwater wetlands of California. Aquatic Botany, 91:123-129.

Ward SM, Jasieniuk M (2009) Sampling weedy and invasive plant populations for genetic diversity analysis. Weed Science 57:593-602.

Merotto A, Jasieniuk M, Osuna MD, Ferrero A, Fischer AJ (2009) Cross-resistance to all ALS-inhibiting herbicide groups and sequencing of the ALS gene in Cyperus difformis L. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57:1389-1398.

Ahmad R, Liow P-S, Spencer DF, Jasieniuk M (2008) Molecular evidence for a single genetic clone of invasive Arundo donax in the United States. Aquatic Botany 88:113-120.

Jasieniuk M, Ahmad R, Sherwood AM, Firestone JL, Perez-Jones A, Lanini WT, Mallory-Smith C, Stednick Z (2008) Glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) in California:  distribution, response to glyphosate, and molecular evidence for an altered target enzyme. Weed Science 56:496-502.

Okada M, Ahmad R, Jasieniuk M (2007) Microsatellite variation points to local landscape plantings as sources of invasive pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) in California. Molecular Ecology 16:4956-4971.

Ahmad R, Okada M, Firestone JL, Mallek CR, Jasieniuk M (2006) Isolation, characterization, and evaluation of microsatellite loci for cultivar identification in the ornamental Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 131:499-505.

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