Peer Reviewed Publications

Jansky, S.H., Dawson, J.C., Spooner, D.M. 2015. How do we address the disconnect between genetic and morphological diversity in germplasm collections? American Journal of Botany. 102(8): 1213–1215.

Pierre Rivière, Julie Dawson, Isabelle Goldringer, Olivier David. 2015. Hierarchical Bayesian modeling for flexible experiments in decentralized participatory plant breeding. Crop Science 55:1–15

Chable, V., Dawson, J.C., Bocci R., and Goldringer, I. 2014. Seeds for Organic Agriculture: Development of Participatory Plant Breeding and Farmers’ Networks in France. Chapter 21 in S. Bellon, S. Penvern (eds.), Organic Farming, Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures, 383pp. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7927-3_21, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Dawson, J.C., Jeffrey B. Endelman, Nicolas Heslot, José Crossa, Jesse Poland, Susanne Dreisigacker, Yann Manès, Mark E. Sorrells, Jean-Luc Jannink. 2013.  The use of unbalanced historical data for genomic selection in an international wheat breeding program. Field Crops Research. 154 (2013) 12–22. doi: 10.1016/j.fcr.2013.07.020.

Rivière, P., Goldringer, I., Berthellot, J.-F., Galic, N., Jouanne-Pin, S., DeKochko, P. and Dawson, J.C.,  2013. Response to farmer mass selection in early generation progeny of bread wheat landrace crosses. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 30: 190-201 doi:10.1017/S1742170513000343.

Dawson, J.C., Serpolay, E., Giuliano, S., Galic, N., Schermann, N., Berthellot, J.-F., Chesneau, V., Ferté, H., Mercier, F., Osman, A., Pino, S., and Goldringer, I. 2013. Phenotypic diversity and evolution of farmer varieties of bread wheat on organic farms in Europe. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 60: 145-163 doi: 10.1007/s10722-012-9822-x

Dawson, J.C., Serpolay, E., Giuliano, S., Galic, N., Schermann, N., Chable, V., and Goldringer, I. 2012 Multi-trait evolution of farmer varieties of bread wheat after cultivation in contrasting organic farming systems in Europe. Genetica 140: 1-17. doi: 10.1007/s10709-012-9646-9

Poland, J., Endelman, J., Dawson, J.C., Rutkoski, J., Wu, S., Manes, Y., Dreisigacker, S., Crossa, J., Sanchez-Villeda, H., Sorrells, M., and Jannink, J.L. 2012. Genomic Selection in Wheat Breeding using Genotyping-by-Sequencing. The Plant Genome 5:103-113 doi:10.3835/plantgenome2012.06.0006

Thomas, M., Demeulenaere, E., Dawson, J.C., Khan, A.R., Galic, N., Jouanne-Pin, S., Remoue, C., Bonneuil, C., Goldringer, I. 2012. On-farm dynamic management of genetic diversity: the impact of seed diffusions and seed saving practices on a population-variety of bread wheat. Evolutionary Applications. Online first April 2012 doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2012.00257.x

Dawson, J.C., Rivière, P., Berthellot, J.-F., Mercier, F., De Kochko, P., Galic, N., Pin, S., Serpolay, E., Thomas, M., Giuliano, S. and Goldringer, I. 2011. Collaborative plant breeding for organic agricultural systems in developed countries. Sustainability 3: 1206-1223 doi:10.3390/su3081206

Dawson, J.C. and Goldringer, I. 2012. Breeding for genetically diverse populations: variety mixtures and evolutionary populations. Invited chapter in: Organic Crop Breeding. Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren, and James R. Myers, Eds. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NY, USA.

Serpolay, E., Dawson, J.C., Chable, V., Lammerts Van Bueren, E.T., Osman, A., Pino, S., Silveri, D. and Goldringer, I. 2011. Diversity of different farmer and modern wheat varieties cultivated in contrasting organic farming conditions in western Europe and implications for European seed and variety legislation. Organic Agriculture, 1, 127-145 doi: 10.1007/s13165-011-0011-6.

Dawson, J.C., Murphy, K.M., Huggins, D.R. and Jones, S.S. 2011. Comparison of winter wheat genotypes selected under different nitrogen regimes for traits related to nitrogen use in an organic system. Organic Agriculture 1(2): 65-80. doi: 10.1007/s13165-011-0006-3.

Enjalbert, J, Dawson, J.C., Paillard, S., Rhoné, B., Rousselle, Y., Thomas, M., and Goldringer, I. 2011. Dynamic management of crop diversity: from an experimental approach to on-farm conservation. Comptes Rendus de l’Academie des Sciences: Biologies 334: 458-468. doi: 10.1016/j.crvi.2011.03.005.

Thomas, M., Dawson, J.C., Goldringer, I. and Bonneuil, C. 2011. Seed exchanges, a key to analyze crop diversity dynamics in farmer-led on-farm conservation. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 58(3): 321-338. doi: 10.1007/s10722-011-9662-0.

Glenna, L., Jussaume, R. and Dawson, J.C. 2011. How Farmers Matter in Shaping Agricultural Technologies: Social and Structural Characteristics of Wheat Growers and Wheat Varieties. Agriculture and Human Values, 28(2):213-224. doi: 10.1007/s10460-010-9275-9.

Archer D., Dawson J.C., Kreuter U.P., Hendrickson M., Halloran J.M., 2008. Social and political influences on agricultural systems. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 23(4), 272–284. doi: 10.1017/S174217050700169X.

Dawson J.C., Huggins D.R., Jones S.S., 2008. Characterizing nitrogen use efficiency in natural and agricultural ecosystems to improve the performance of low input and organic agricultural systems. Field Crops Research 107: 89–101. doi: 10.1016/j.fcr.2008.01.001.

Dawson J.C., Goldberger J., 2008. Assessing farmer interest in participatory plant breeding: Who wants to work with scientists? Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 23: 177-187. doi: 10.1017/S1742170507002141.

Dawson J.C., Murphy K.M., Jones S.S., 2008. Decentralized selection and participatory approaches in plant breeding for low-input systems. Euphytica 160: 143–154. doi: 10.1007/s10681-007-9533-0.

Murphy K.M., Dawson J.C., Jones. S.S., 2008. Relationship among phenotypic growth traits, yield and weed suppression in spring wheat landraces and modern cultivars. Field Crops Research 105: 107–115; doi: 10.1016/j.fcr.2007.08.004.

Dawson, J.C., and Smith, M., 2004. Research, Rhetoric and Realities: Genetic Engineering of Plants. Northeast Regional Agriculture and Engineering Service (NRAES), Ithaca, NY. 128 pp.

Selected Other Publications

Dawson, J.C., Murphy, K.M. and Jones, S.S. 2012. On-farm breeding for small grains. Northern Grain Growers Association News. No 12: Summer 2012. St. Albans, VT

Goldringer, I., Enjalbert, Rivière, P. and J. Dawson, J.C. 2012. Recherche participative pour des variétés adaptées à une agriculture à faible niveau d’intrants et moins sensibles aux variations climatiques. POUR 213. Eau et agriculture: quels défis aujourd’hui et demain? Available online at

Goldringer, I., Dawson, J.C., and Rey, F., eds. 2010. Breeding for Resilience: a strategy for organic and low-input farming systems? Proceedings of the Eucarpia Conference of the Organic and Low-Input agriculture section. 1-3 January, 2010, Paris, France. Available online at

Dawson, J.C., Leval, K., et al., 2005. Reinvigorating public plant and animal breeding. Position paper of the Midwest Sustainable Agriculture Working Group and the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, Washington, DC.