Susanne Renner, Dr rer nat

Honorary Professor
Biology

Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Program

  • 314-935-6850

  • 314-465-5688

  • McDonnell Hall 403, Danforth Campus

  • srenner@wustl.edu

  • https://biology.wustl.edu/people/susanne-s-renner

  • Evolution, plant systematics, nomenclature, biogeography, plant/animal interactions, sexual systems, sex chromosomes

  • I am an evolutionary biologist and plant systematist. Of particular interest to me are plant/animal interactions, biogeography, and plant sexual systems

Research Abstract:

In recent years, I have worked mostly on plant phenology (related to historic and ongoing climate change), the evolution of plant sex chromosomes, and the origin and domestication of Cucurbitaceae crops. Other fields that I am continuing to work on are pollination ecology and biogeography. See 'susanne renner google scholar' for more info.

Mentorship and Commitment to Diversity Statement:
My mentoring experience comes mostly from having trained Latin American, European, and Chinese doctoral students and postdocs.

Selected Publications:

Zhang, W-P., L. Cao, X-R. Lin, Y-M. Ding, Y. Liang, D-Y. Zhang*, E-L. Pang*, S. S. Renner*, and W-N. Bai* (corresponding authors). 2022. Dead-end hybridization in walnut trees revealed by large-scale genomic sequence data. Molecular Biology and Evolution 39(1): https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msab308



Renner, S. S., and C. M. Zohner. 2022. Trees growing in Eastern North America experience higher autumn solar irradiation than their European relatives, but is nitrogen limitation another factor explaining anthocyanin-red autumn leaves? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 35(1): 183–188.



Janousek, B., Gogela, R., Bacovsky, V. and S. S. Renner. 2022. The evolution of huge Y chromosomes in Coccinia grandis and its sister, C. schimperi. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 377(1850): https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2021.0294



Renner, S. S., and N. A. Müller. 2022. Sex determination and sex chromosome evolution in land plants. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 377(1850): https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2021.0210



Pérez-Escobar, O. A., S. Tusso, N. A. S. Przelomska, S. Wu, P. Ryan, M. Nesbitt, M. V. Silber, M. Preick, Z. Fei, M. Hofreiter, G. Chomicki, and S. S. Renner. 2022. Genome sequencing of up to 6,000-yr-old Citrullus seeds reveals use of a bitter-fleshed species prior to watermelon domestication. Molecular Biology and Evolution 39(8), https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msac168



Li, D-F., Han, W-L., S. S. Renner and S-Q. Huang. 2022. Touch-sensitive stamens enhance pollen dispersal by scaring away visitors. eLife https://elifesciences.org/articles/81449

Last Updated: 11/7/2022 3:05:35 PM

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