Dr Kirsten Wolff
Reader in Evolutionary Genetics
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- Personal Website: http://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/kirsten.wolff/
- Address: School of Biology
University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
University of Groningen, the Netherlands:
1974 Bachelors degree pharmaceutics
1977 Bachelors degree biology
1982 MSc biology: Population genetics and plant physiology
1988 PhD: Faculty of Natural Sciences, title: “Natural selection in Plantago species: a genetical analysis of ecologically relevant morphological variability”
2002 – now Reader in Evolutionary Genetics at University of Newcastle
1999 – 2002 Lecturer at the University of Newcastle
1998 - now Honorary Lecturer at the University of St Andrews
1998 - 1999 Associate Professor at the Dept. of Botany, Univ. Neuchâtel, Switzerland
1995 - 1998 Teaching and Research Fellow at the Univ. of St Andrews, Scotland
1991 - 1995 Research Associate University of Leiden, the Netherlands
1990 Research Associate, Population genetics group University of Groningen
1988 - 1989 Science Fellowship of NWO, Prof. Schaal, Washington Univ., St. Louis, USA
1983 - 1987 Science Fellowship (PhD) NWO (BION)
1977 - 1982 Demonstrator practical courses (total 9) Population Genetics, Plant Physiology
Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology
British Ecological Society
Botanical Society of the British Isles
Botanical Society of America
European Society of Evolutionary Biology
Soc Molecular Biology and Evolution
Dutch is my mother tongue
Fluent in English, fair in German and French
link to my Google Scholar page
I have a broad research interest in molecular evolution and molecular ecology.
- What is the origin of genetic variation in populations and how is genetic variation in populations maintained?
- How do different genomes and parts of the DNA evolve in plants?
- What influences population structure in general?
- Plant mating systems and their effects.
- What are the influence of natural selection and gene flow on populations and species relationships in the genera Plantago and Tilia?
The use of molecular tools for individuals identification in wild species as well as in cultivated species.
The lab concentrates on two projects at the moment.Inter-genomic conflict in gynodioecy and its effects on molecular evolution of mitochondrial genomes
This is a substantial standard NERC funded project that investigates the mechanisms that cause and maintain sex phenotype polymorphism in Plantago. We will compare DNA sequence variation at the mitochondrial DNA and the nuclear DNA across arange of Plantago species. The project is a collaboration with Prof Charlesworth, Edinburgh UniversityEvolution and Population Genetics in the Genus Tilia
This project investigates genetic variation in lime trees, Tilia cordata and T. platyphyllos and their hybrid. Two PhD students are working on this project. http://research.ncl.ac.uk/tiliageneticsresearch/
Visit the Green fingers lab!
Link to my Google Scholar page
I am responsible for supervising and training PhD students in population genetics and molecular ecology.
Peer Review College NERC (2008 - 2011 and from 2014)
NERC standard grant panel (2008 - 2011, 2014)
Member of the steering committee of NERC’s molecular facilities in Sheffield (2002 - 2007)
Expert evaluator EU proposals, Brussels
Member of the Visiting Group of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on invitation of Scottish Office (SEERAD)
Member of Scientific Board and panel of Norwegian Research Council (2007 - 2009)
Member of Scientific Board of SEERAD, reviewing grant proposals
NERC project"Inter-genomic conflict in gynodioecy and its effects on molecular evolution of mitochondrial genomes""
with Prof Deborah Charlesworth, FRS, Edinburgh University
Examples of past funding:
- EU Marie Curie Intra-European fellowship of Dr Lagisz
- EU Marie Curie Training Site Fellowship "Molecular Tools in Evolutionary and Ecological Research, MOTIVE", PI and co-ordinator
- Standard NERC project with Prof. Marion Petrie: "Maternal, paternal and genetic compatibility effects on fertility and offspring growth and sex in peafowl (Pavo cristatus)"
Various engagement activities have taken place over the last few years. Here are some examples
• Horticulture and agriculture.
Since 2006 I have engaged closely with horticultural breeders Penny and David Ross through a DNA fingerprinting research project on a rare garden plant, Hesperantha (Schizostylus), for economical/societal benefit. After a recent publication (2009) further outcomes will be a public lecture and publications in the popular press, including a special issue of ‘the Plantsman’ in 2013, celebrating a jubilee of Plant Heritage National Plant Collection. This is of economical as well as cultural and intellectual value for the breeders and growers.
• I was one of four authors of the plant DNA fingerprinting specialist book. This was written with a broad audience in mind and has become a golden standard for many horticultural and agricultural institutes all over the world.
In my current NERC grant I put together a substantial package of engagement activities related to that grant, which will take place over the next few years. I will engage with breeders through an EU COST project as well as contribute to a meeting of the European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA). Public workshops will be organised at Royal Botanic Garden as well as Moorbank, around the theme of plant reproduction, British Science Festival
- March 2004 Durham, Institute of Biology, anniversary lectures
- Darwin’s celebrations, presented at the Phil and Lit society 4 Febr 2009, Darwin’s origins 150, reading group
- Popular article in Genetics society news about lime trees, celebrating a field trip
- Popular article in March 2012 Forest ecology bulletin (mainly read by foresters and woodland managers)
- Presenting at stake-holders conference in Sheffield 2011 and 2012 (main interaction with foresters and woodland managers, and amateurs, e.g. Find a tree
- Work on Tilia already done with Historic Landscape (Sarah Couch) and National Trust (Lindsay Moore) to determine which genotype of lime tree should be used to replace trees died/felled in historic lime avenue. Work with lime tree growers for cultivar identification. More of this type of work and publicity will follow.
- I organised discussion 'are we still evolving' at the Science festival Sept 2013 in Newcastle
- I gave a public lecture 'Tilia and it s evolution', Northumberland Natural History Soc Oct 2014.
- I gave to public lectures for 'Plant Heritage' on Hesperantha and Tilia cultivars.
- Training the next generation of scientist is one of my great passions. I have done this at a European scale through leading the Marie Curie Training site with 12 students.
Director and co-founder of Bioprofiles Ltd., a biotech company that delivers a service of DNA fingerprinting of plants for a variety of purposes, such as tree root identification and cultivar identification. The new technologies I developed in the last decade were applied in the spin out company Bioprofiles Ltd The company mainly deals with DNA fingerprinting of tree roots implicated in building subsidence or drain damage; we are still the only company in the world that does this work. Therefore, we have 100% of the market in tree identification. The company serves insurance companies, arboricultural consultants, loss adjusters and councils. The new technologies I developed in the last decade were applied in the company. The company has expanded from two to 25 different clients. Examples of clients are Abbey National Insurance Ltd, John Cromar Arboricultural Consultants, Islington Council and Meridian Soils Ltd. My company makes it possible that trees are identified through DNA fingerprinting, especially for Tree Preservation Orders, aiding the conservation of trees in urban environments. The company has increased its turnover with 80% in the last 4 years and now has an employee for the day to day running of the company.
Additonal benefits are that the through the company there is a small income for the SoB. The enabling technologies have had an effect on policies, namely the new tree preservation order. Stakeholders have been made aware of the technologies and the new Tree Preservation Order (April 2012) now often requires DNA fingerprinting of protected trees before felling or treatment. Insurance companies and Councils rely on our service for solving their most difficult disputes regarding subsidence cases. I also have written popular article in loss adjuster news letter to explain Bioprofiles’ services.
For further information: click on Bioprofiles
BIO1010 Biology in Action
BIO2008 Evolutionary and Population Genetics (Module Leader)
BIO3012 Conservation Biology Issues
BIO3041 Molecular Evolution and Systematics
BIO8052 Genetically Modified Organisms
Chair Board of Examiners MSc degrees (till November 2013)
Webmaster School of Biology (till November 2013)
Admissions PGT and PGR (2013/14)
ERASMUS and Science without Borders coordinator (from 2013/14)
Member of Senate (2009-2012)
Faculty Appointment committee (2012-2014)
Biology representative on IAPETUS NERC DTP - PGR
- Levsen N, Bergero R, Charlesworth D, Wolff K. Frequent, geographically structured heteroplasmy in the mitochondria of a flowering plant, ribworth plantain (Plantago lanceolata). Heredity 2016, 117(1), 1-7.
- Logan SA, Phuekvilai P, Wolff K. Ancient woodlands in the limelight: delineation and genetic structure of ancient woodland species Tilia cordata and Tilia platyphyllos (Tiliaceae) in the UK. Tree Genetics & Genomes 2015, 11, 52.
- Logan SA, Phuekvilai P, Wolff K. Ancient woodlands in the limelight: delineation and genetic structure of ancient woodland species Tilia cordata and Tilia platyphyllos (Tiliaceae) in the UK. Tree Genetics & Genomes 2015, 11(3), 52.
- Lam M, Wolff K, Griffiths H, Carmichael A. Correction: An Aqueous Extract of Fagonia cretica Induces DNA Damage, Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in Breast Cancer Cells via FOXO3a and p53 Expression. PloS ONE 2014, 9, e102655.
- Reardon W, Gallagher P, Nolan KM, Wright H, Cardenosa-Rubio MC, Bragalini C, Lee CS, Fitzpatrick DA, Corcoran K, Wolff K, Nugent JM. Different outcomes for the MYB floral symmetry genes DIVARICATA and RADIALIS during the evolution of derived actinomorphy in Plantago. New Phytologist 2014, 202(2), 716-725.
- Phuekvilai P, Wolff K. Characterization of Microsatellite Loci in Tilia platyphyllos (Malvaceae) and Cross-Amplification in Related Species. Applications in Plant Sciences 2013, 1(4), 1200386.
- Houston K, Wolff K. Rhinanthus minor population genetic structure and subspecies: Potential seed sources of a keystone species in grassland restoration projects. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 2012, 14(6), 423-433.
- Abdullah NAP, Richards AJ, Wolff K. Molecular evidence in identifying parents of Garcinia mangostana L. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science 2012, 35(2), 257-270.
- Kopp KC, Wolff K, Jokela J. Natural range expansion and human-assisted introduction leave different genetic signatures in a hermaphroditic freshwater snail. Evolutionary Ecology 2012, 26(3), 483-498.
- Lagisz M, Port G, Wolff K. Living in a jar: genetic variation and differentiation among laboratory strains of the red flour beetle. Journal of Applied Entomology 2011, 135(9), 682-692.
- Lagisz M, Port G, Wolff K. A cost-effective, simple and high-throughput method for DNA extraction from insects. Insect Science 2010, 17(5), 465-470.
- Lagisz M, Wolff K, Sanderson RA, Laskowski R. Genetic population structure of the ground beetle, Pterostichus oblongopunctatus, inhabiting a fragmented and polluted landscape: evidence for sex-biased dispersal. Journal of Insect Science 2010, 10, 105.
- Lagisz M, Wilde KE, Wolff K. The development of PCR-based markers for molecular sex identification in the model insect species Tribolium castaneum. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 2010, 134(1), 50-59.
- Lagisz M, Wolff K, Port G. Time matters: delayed toxicity of pirimiphos-methyl on Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and its effects on efficacy estimation of residual treatments. Journal of Stored Products Research 2010, 46(3), 161-165.
- Holzhauer SIJ, Wolff K, Wolters V. Changes in land use and habitat availability affect the population genetic structure of Metrioptera roeselii (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Journal of Insect Conservation 2009, 13(5), 543-552.
- Simeoni M, Dawson DA, Gentle LK, Coiffait L, Wolff K, Evans KL, Gaston KJ, Hatchwell BJ. Characterization of 38 microsatellite loci in the European blackbird, Turdus merula (Turdidae, AVES). Molecular Ecology Resources 2009, 9(6), 1520-1526.
- Wolff K, Houston K, Dunbar-Co S. Cross-species amplification of primers developed from Plantago major and P-intermedia in two Hawaiian Plantago species from the section Plantago. Molecular Ecology Resources 2009, 9(3), 981-984.
- Robson MA, Thomason JC, Wolff K. Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci markers for the barnacle Balanus amphitrite (syn. Amphibalanus amphitrite) Darwin 1854. Molecular Ecology Resources 2009, 9(1), 368-369.
- Houston K, Wolff K. Eight polymorphic microsatellite markers for Rhinanthus minor. Molecular Ecology Resources 2009, 9(1), 174-176.
- Wolff K, Knees S, Cubey S. Genetic relatedness and cultivar identification in a valuable garden species, Hesperantha coccinea (Schizostylis coccinea). Plant Genetic Resources 2009, 7(3), 281-290.
- Hale ML, Verduijn MH, Møller AP, Wolff K, Petrie M. Is the peacock's train an honest signal of genetic quality at the major histocompatibility complex?. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2009, 22(6), 1284-1294.
- Robson MA, Williams D, Wolff K, Thomason JC. The effect of surface colour on the adhesion strength of Elminius modestus Darwin on a commercial non-biocidal antifouling coating at two locations in the UK. Biofouling 2009, 25(3), 215-227.
- Wilk T, Cichoń M, Wolff K. Lack of evidence for improved immune response of extra-pair nestlings in collared flycatcher Ficedula albicollis. Journal of Avian Biology 2008, 39(5), 546-552.
- Garnier S, Verduijn M, Preuss S, Wolff K, Stone GN. Polymorphic microsatellite loci and interspecific cross-amplification in the parasitoid wasps Megastigmus stigmatizans and Megastigmus dorsalis. Molecular Ecology Resources 2008, 8(2), 421-424.
- El-Bakatoushi R, Richards AJ, Wolff K. Introgression between PLantago major L. subspecies major and subspecies intermedia (Gilib.) Lange in a British population. Watsonia 2007, 26, 373-379.
- Perini D, Meloni M, Wolff K, Binelli G. Isolation and characterization of microsatellites in Primula glaucescens Moretti and their cross-species amplification in P. spectabilis Tratt. Conservation Genetics 2007, 8(5), 1263-1266.
- Kozurahova E, Richards AJ, Hale M, Wolff K. Two rare Oxytropis species (Fabaceae) endemic to the Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria. Phytologia balcanica 2007, 13(3), 335-346.
- Coiffait L, Bevan RM, Newton J, Redfern CPF, Wolff K. Elucidating the movements of migratory birds through the combined use of stable isotope ‘signatures’ and DNA markers. In: Boere, G.C.; Galbraith, C.A.; Stroud, D.A, ed. Waterbirds Around the World. Edinburgh: The Stationery Office, 2006, pp.506-507.
- Gondek A, Verduijn M, Wolff K. Polymorphic microsatellite markers for endangered spotted suslik, Spermophilus suslicus. Molecular Ecology Notes 2006, 6(2), 359-361.
- Nilsson E, Gyllenstrand N, Wolff K. Six polymorphic microsatellite markers for Plantago maritima. Molecular Ecology Notes 2006, 6(4), 1093-1095.
- Weising K, Nybom H, Wolff K, Kahl G. DNA fingerprinting in plants: principles, methods, and applications. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis Group, 2005.
- Hale ML, Borland AM, Wolff K. High degree of conservation of nuclear microsatellite loci in the genus Clusia. Genome 2005, 48(5), 946-950.
- Mira S, Wolff K, Cancela ML. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in Bonelli's eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus). Molecular Ecology Notes 2005, 5(3), 493-495.
- Maurer G, Hale ML, Verduijn MH, Wolff K. Polymorphic microsatellite loci in pheasant coucal (Centropus phasianinus). Molecular Ecology Notes 2005, 5(2), 337-339.
- Holzhauer SIJ, Wolff K. Polymorphic microsatellite loci in the bush-cricket Metrioptera roeseli. Molecular Ecology Notes 2005, 5(3), 502-503.
- Hale ML, Borland AM, Gustafsson MHG, Wolff K. Causes of Size Homoplasy Among Chloroplast Microsatellites in Closely Related Clusia Species. Journal of Molecular Evolution 2004, 58(2), 182- 190.
- Korbecka G, Wolff K. Characterization of nine microsatellite loci in Cynoglossum officinale (Boraginaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes 2004, 4(2), 229-230.
- Lagisz M, Wolff K. Microsatellite DNA markers for the ground beetle Pterostichus oblongopunctatus F. Molecular Ecology Notes 2004, 4(1), 113-115.
- Hale ML, Lurz PWW, Wolff K. Patterns of genetic diversity in the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris L.): Footprints of biogeographic history and artificial introductions. Conservation Genetics 2004, 5(2), 167-179.
- Hale ML, Lurz PWW, Wolff K. Patterns of genetic diversity in the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris L.): Footprints of biogeographic history and artificial introductions. Conservation Genetics 2004, 5(2), 167-179.
- Hale ML, Petrie M, Wolff K. Polymorphic microsatellite loci in peafowl (Pavo cristatus). Molecular Ecology Notes 2004, 4(3), 528-530.
- Korbecka G, Vrieling K, Squirrell J, Hale ML, Wolff K. Characterization of six microsatellite loci in Echium vulgare (Boraginaceae). Moelcular Ecology Notes 2003, 3(2), 274-276.
- Davison AW, Neufeld HS, Chappelka AH, Wolff K, Finkelstein PL. Interpreting spatial variation in ozone symptoms shown by cutleaf cone flower, Rudbeckia laciniata L. Environmental Pollution 2003, 125(1), 61- 70.
- Hale ML, Wolff K. Polymorphic microsatellite loci in Plantago lanceolata. Molecular Ecology Notes 2003, 3(1), 134-135.
- Hale ML, Squirrell J, Borland AM, Wolff K. Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the genus Clusia (Clusiaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes 2002, 2(4), 506-508.
- Hale ML, Lurz PWW, Shirley MDF, Rushton S, Fuller RM, Wolff K. Impact of Landscape Management on the Genetic Structure of Red Squirrel Populations. Science 2001, 293(5538), 2246-2248.
- Squirrell J, Wolff K. Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci in Plantago major and P. intermedia. Molecular Ecology Notes 2001, 1(3), 179-181.
- Hale ML, Bevan R, Wolff K. New polymorphic microsatellite markers for the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and their applicability to the grey squirrel (S. carolinensis). Molecular Ecology Notes 2001, 1(1-2), 47-49.
- Lesur C, Boury S, Weising K, Kahl G, Wolff K, Becher A, Peltier D. Comparison of seven molecular techniques for Pelargonium cultivar identification. Acta Horticulturae 2000, 508, 297-300.
- Becher SA, Steinmetz K, Weising K, Boury S, Peltier D, Renou J-P, Kahl G, Wolff K. Microsatellites for cultivar identification in Pelargonium. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 2000, 101(4), 643-651.
- Abbott RJ, Smith LC, Milne RI, Crawford RMM, Wolff K, Balfour J. Molecular analysis of plant migration and refugia in the Arctic. Science 2000, 289(5483), 1343-1346.
- Wolff K, Morgan-Richards M, Davison AW. Patterns of molecular genetic variation in Plantago major and P. intermedia in relation to ozone resistance. New Phytologist 2000, 145(3), 501-509.
- Morgan-Richards M, Wolff K. Genetic structure and differentiation of Plantago major reveals a pair of sympatric sister species. Molecular Ecology 1999, 8(6), 1027-1036.
- Milne RI, Abbott RJ, Wolff K, Chamberlain DF. Hybridization among sympatric species of Rhododendron (Ericaceae) in Turkey: Morphological and molecular evidence. American Journal of Botany 1999, 86(12), 1776-1785.
- Wolff K, Morgan-Richards M. The use of RAPD data in the analysis of population genetic structure: case studies of Alkanna (Boraginaceae) and Plantago (Plantaginaceae). 1999, Glasgow, Scotland: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
- Wolff, K., M. Morgan-Richards. RAPD markers distinguish Plantago major subspecies. Theor. Appl. Genet 1998, 96, 282-286.
- Schoen, E.D. and K. Wolff. Design and analysis of a fractional 413125 split-plot experiment. J. Appl. Stat 1997, 24, 409 – 419.
- Todd,C.D., A.M. Walker, K.Wolff, S.J. Northcott, A.F. Walker, M.G. Ritchie, R. Hoskins, R.J. Abbott and N. Hazon. Genetic differentiation of populations of the copepod sea louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer) ectoparasitic on wild and farmed salmonids around the coasts of Scotland: evidence from RAPD markers. J. Exp. Marine Biol. And Ecol 1997, 210, 251-274.
- Wolff, K., El-Akkad, S., Abbott, R.J. Population structure in Alkanna orientalis L. Boiss. (Boraginaceae) in the Sinai desert, in relation to its pollinator behaviour. Mol. Ecol 1997, 6, 365-372.
- Wolff K, El-Akkad S, Abbott RJ. Population substructure in Alkanna orientalis (Boraginaceae) in the Sinai Desert, in relation to its pollinator behaviour. Molecular Ecology 1997, 6, 365-372.
- Ritchie, M. G., Racey, S. N., Gleason, J. M. & Wolff, K. Variability of the bushcricket Ephippiger ephippiger: Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNAs and song races. Heredity 1997, 79, 286 – 294.
- Wolff, K. RAPD analysis of sporting and chimerism in chrysanthemum. Euphytica 1996, (89), 159-164.
- Weising, K., H. Nybom, K. Wolff and W. Meyer. DNA fingerprinting in plants and fungi. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1995.
- De Jager, C.M., R.P.T. Butôt, P.G.L. Klinkhamer,T.J. De Jong, K.Wolff and E. Van Der Meijden. Genetic variation in chrysanthemum for resistance to thrips. Entomol. Exp. et Applica 1995, 77, 277 - 287.
- Wolff, K., E. Zietkiewicz and J. Peters-Van Rijn. Identification of chrysanthemum cultivars and stability of fingerprint patterns. Theor. Appl. Genet 1995, 91, 439-447.
- Wolff, K., A.F.M. Nierop and C.M. De Jager. Insect resistance and molecular markers in chrysanthemum analysed with a newly developed regression (WeSel). In: Ninth meeting of the Eucarpia section Biometrics in plant breeding, 6-8 July 1994. 1994, Wageningen.
- Wolff, K., E. Schoen and J.Peters-Van Rijn. Optimizing the generation of Random Amplified Polymorphic DNAs in chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tvelev.). Theor. Appl. Genet 1994, 86, 1033-1037.
- Wolff, K., B.A. Schaal and S.H. Rogstad. Population and species variation of minisatellite DNA in Plantago. Theor. Appl. Genet 1994, 87, 733-740.
- Wolff,K., J. Peters-Van Rijn and H. Hofstra. RFLP analysis in a horticultural species: chrysanthemum.I Probe and primer development. Theor. Appl. Genet 1994, 88, 472-478.
- Wolff, K. and J. Peters-Van Rijn. Rapid detection of genetic variability in chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tvelev.) using random primers. Heredity 1993, 71, 335-341.
- Van Dijk, H. and K. Wolff. Allozyme variation and genetic structure in Plantago species. In: Kuiper, P.J.C. and M. Bos, ed. Plantago: a multidisciplinary study. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1992, pp.184-192.
- Wolff, K. and B.A. Schaal. Chloroplast DNA variation within and among five Plantago species. . J. Evol. Biol 1992, 5, 325-344.
- Van Delden, W., H. Van Dijk and K. Wolff. The genetics of Plantago species. In: Plantago: a multidisciplinary study. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1992, pp.295-310.
- Wolff, K. Analysis of allozyme variability in three Plantago species and a comparison to morphological variability. Theor. Appl. Genet 1991, 81, 119-126.
- Wolff, K. Genetic analysis of morphological variability in three Plantago species with different mating systems. Theor. Appl. Genet 1991, (81), 111-118.
- Rogstad, S.H., K. Wolff and B.A. Schaal. Geographical variation in Asimina triloba revealed by the M13 “DNA Fingerprinting” probe. Amer. J. Bot 1991, 78, 1391-1396.
- Wolff, K. Genetic analysis of ecologically relevant morphological variability in Plantago lanceolata L.V Diallel analysis of two natural populations. Theor. Appl. Genet 1990, 79, 481-488.
- Wolff, K. and J. Haeck. Genetic analysis of ecologically relevant morphological variability in Plantago lanceolata L.VI Relation between heterozygosity and some fitness characters. J. Evol. Biol 1990, 3, 243-255.
- Wolff, K. and W. Van Delden. 1989. Genetic analysis of ecologically relevant morphological variability in Plantago lanceolata L.IV Response and correlated response to bidirectional selection for leaf angle. Heredity 1989, 62, 153-160.
- Wolff, K. 1988. Genetic analysis of ecologically relevant morphological variability in Plantago lanceolata L.III Natural selection in an F2 population. Theor. Appl. Genet 1988, 75, 772-778.
- Van Dijk, H., K. Wolff and A. de Vries. Genetic variability in Plantago species in relation to their ecology. 3. Genetic structure of populations of P. major, P. lanceolata and P. coronopus. Theor. Appl. Genet 1988, 75, 518-528.
- Wolff, K. Natural selection in Plantago species: a genetical analysis of ecologically relevant morphological variability. Groningen: University Press, 1988.
- Wolff, K., B. Friso and J.M.M. van Damme. Outcrossing rates and male sterility in natural populations of Plantago coronopus. Theor. Appl. Genet 1988, 76, 190-196.
- Wolff, K. and W. van Delden. Genetic analysis of ecologically relevant morphological variability in Plantago lanceolata L.I Population characteristics. Heredity 1987, 58, 183-192.
- Wolff, K. Genetic analysis of ecologically relevant morphological variability in Plantago lanceolata L.II Localisation and organisation of quantitative trait loci. Theor. Appl. Genet 1987, 73, 903-914.