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2021

Nitta, J. H., J. E. Watkins, N. M. Holbrook, T. W. Wang, and C. C. Davis (2021). “Ecophysiological differentiation between life stages in filmy ferns (Hymenophyllaceae)”. In: Journal of Plant Research 134, pp. 971-988. DOI: 10.1007/s10265-021-01318-z
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2020

Nitta, J. H., J. E. Watkins, and C. C. Davis (2020). “Life in the canopy: Community trait assessments reveal substantial functional diversity among fern epiphytes”. In: New Phytologist 227.6, pp. 1885-1899. DOI: 10.1111/nph.16607
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Nitta, J. H., A. Ebihara, and A. R. Smith (2020). “A taxonomic and molecular survey of the pteridophytes of the Nectandra Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica”. In: PLOS ONE 15.11, p. e0241231. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0241231
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2019

Ebihara, A., J. H. Nitta, Y. Matsumoto, Y. Fukazawa, M. Kurihara, H. Yokote, K. Sakuma, and O. Azakami (2019). “Growth dynamics of independent gametophytes of Pleurosoriopsis makinoi (Polypodiaceae)”. In: Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science, Series B (Botany), Tokyo 45.2, pp. 77-86.
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Ebihara, A. and J. H. Nitta (2019). “An update and reassessment of fern and lycophyte diversity data in the Japanese Archipelago”. In: Journal of Plant Research 132.6, pp. 723-738. DOI: 10.1007/s10265-019-01137-3
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Nitta, J. H. and A. Ebihara (2019). “Virtual issue: Ecology and evolution of pteridophytes in the era of molecular genetics”. In: Journal of Plant Research 132.6, pp. 719-721. DOI: 10.1007/s10265-019-01139-1
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2018

Gilbert, K. J., J. H. Nitta, G. Talavera, and N. E. Pierce (2018). “Keeping an eye on coloration: Ecological correlates of the evolution of pitcher traits in the genus Nepenthes (Caryophyllales)”. In: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123.2, pp. 321-337. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blx142
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Nitta, J. H., S. Amer, and C. C. Davis (2018). “Microsorum × tohieaense (Polypodiaceae), a new hybrid fern from French Polynesia, with implications for the taxonomy of Microsorum”. In: Systematic Botany 43.2, pp. 397-413. DOI: 10.1600/036364418X697166
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2017

Nitta, J. H., J. Meyer, R. Taputuarai, and C. C. Davis (2017). “Life cycle matters: DNA barcoding reveals contrasting community structure between fern sporophytes and gametophytes”. In: Ecological Monographs 87.2, pp. 278-296. DOI: 10.1002/ecm.1246
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Pinson, J. B., S. M. Chambers, J. H. Nitta, L. Kuo, and E. B. Sessa (2017). “The separation of generations: Biology and biogeography of long-lived sporophyteless fern gametophytes”. In: International Journal of Plant Sciences 178.1, pp. 1-18. DOI: 10.1086/688773
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Zhou, X., L. Zhang, C. Chen, C. Li, Y. Huang, D. Chen, N. Thi, D. Cicuzza, R. Knapp, T. Tam, J. H. Nitta, X. Gao, and L. Zhang (2017). “A plastid phylogeny and character evolution of the Old World fern genus Pyrrosia (Polypodiaceae) with the description of a new genus: Hovenkampia (Polypodiaceae)”. In: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 114, pp. 271-294. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.06.020
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2016

Pouteau, R., J. Meyer, P. Blanchard, J. H. Nitta, M. Terorotua, and R. Taputuarai (2016). “Fern species richness and abundance are indicators of climate change on high-elevation islands: evidence from an elevational gradient on Tahiti (French Polynesia)”. In: Climatic Change 138, pp. 143-156. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-016-1734-x
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2015

Chen, C., J. H. Nitta, M. Fanerii, T. Y. A. Yang, F. Pitisopa, C. W. Li, and W. Chiou (2015). “Antrophyum solomonense (Pteridaceae), a new species from the Solomon Islands, and its systematic position based on phylogenetic analysis”. In: Systematic Botany 40.3, pp. 645-651. DOI: 10.1600/036364415X689357
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2013

Ebihara, A., A. Yamaoka, N. Mizukami, A. Sakoda, J. H. Nitta, and R. Imaichi (2013). “A survey of the fern gametophyte flora of Japan: Frequent independent occurrences of noncordiform gametophytes”. In: American Journal of Botany 100.4, pp. 735-743. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1200555
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2011

Nitta, J. H., A. Ebihara, and M. Ito (2011). “Reticulate evolution in the Crepidomanes minutum species complex (Hymenophyllaceae)”. In: American Journal of Botany 98.11, pp. 1782-1800. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1000484
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Nitta, J. H., J. Meyer, and A. R. Smith (2011). “Pteridophytes of Mo’orea, French Polynesia: Additional new records”. In: American Fern Journal 101.1, pp. 36-49. DOI: 10.1640/0002-8444-101.1.36
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2010

Ebihara, A., J. H. Nitta, and M. Ito (2010). “Molecular species identification with rich floristic sampling: DNA barcoding the pteridophyte flora of Japan”. In: PLoS ONE 5.12, p. e15136. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015136
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2009

Ebihara, A., J. H. Nitta, D. Lorence, and J. Dubuisson (2009). “New records of Polyphlebium borbonicum, an African filmy fern, in the New World and Polynesia”. In: American Fern Journal 99.3, pp. 200-206. DOI: 10.1640/0002-8444-99.3.200
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Nitta, J. H. and M. J. Epps (2009). “Hemi-epiphytism in Vandenboschia collariata (Hymenophyllaceae)”. In: Brittonia 61.4, pp. 392-397. DOI: 10.1007/s12228-009-9097-5
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2008

Nitta, J. H. (2008). “Exploring the utility of three plastid loci for biocoding the filmy ferns (Hymenophyllaceae) of Moorea”. In: Taxon 57.3, pp. 725-2E. DOI: 10.1002/tax.573006
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Nitta, J. H. and P. O’grady (2008). “Mitochondrial phylogeny of the endemic Hawaiian craneflies (Diptera, Limoniidae, Dicranomyia): Implications for biogeography and species formation”. In: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46.3, pp. 1182-1190. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.12.021
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