Peer Reviewed Publications

Hanson, S.J., Dawson, J.C. and Goldman, I.L. 2021. Participatory plant breeding reveals that geosmin concentration is not the central determinant of hedonic liking in table beet. Accepted for publication in Euphytica, December 9, 2021.

Massman, C., Meints, B., Hernandez, J., Kunze, K., Hayes, P.M., Sorrells, M.E., Smith, K.P., Dawson, J.C. and Gutierrez, L. 2021. Genetic Characterization of Agronomic Traits and Grain Threshability for Organic Naked Barley in the Northern U.S. Accepted for Publication in Crop Science. November 30, 2021.

Hanson, S.J., Dawson, J.C. and Goldman, I.L. 2021. B. vulgaris ssp. vulgaris Chromosome 8 shows significant association with geosmin concentration in table beet. Accepted for publication in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, September 16, 2021.

Brainard, S.H., Ellison, S.L., Simon, P.W., Dawson, J.C., and Goldman, I.L. 2021 Genetic characterization of carrot root shape and size using genome-wide association analysis and genomic-estimated breeding values. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Online November 15 2021.

Colley, M., Dawson, J., McCluskey, C., Myers, J., Tracy, W., and Lammerts van Bueren, E. 2021. Exploring the emergence of participatory plant breeding in countries of the Global North: a review. The Journal of Agricultural Science, 159(5-6), 320-338. doi:10.1017/S0021859621000782

Kissing Kucek, L. and Mallory, E. B. and Darby, H. M., Dawson, J. C. and Sorrells, M. E. 2021. Breeding wheat for weed-competitive ability: I. Correlated traits. Euphytica 217, 202. doi:10.1007/s10681-021-02930-9

Kissing Kucek, L., Dawson, J.C., Darby, H., Mallory, E., Davis, M. and Sorrells, M.E. 2021. Breeding wheat for weed-competitive ability: II. measuring gains from selection and local adaptation. Euphytica 217, 203. doi:10.1007/s10681-021-02905-w

Coe, K.M., Ellison, S.H., Senalik, D., Dawson, J.C., and Simon, P.W. 2021. The influence of the Or and Carotene Hydroxylase genes on carotenoid accumulation in orange carrots [Daucus carota (L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 134:3351-3362.

Brainard Scott H., Bustamante Julian A., Dawson Julie C., Spalding Edgar P., Goldman Irwin L. 2021. A Digital Image-Based Phenotyping Platform for Analyzing Root Shape Attributes in Carrot. Frontiers in Plant Science 12, 1171.

Smith, M., Dawson, J.C. 2021 Participatory plant breeding programs to optimize use of crop genetic resources. in Dulloo, M. E. (ed.), Plant genetic resources: A review of current research and future needs. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2021, (ISBN: 978 1 78676 451 5;

De Oliveira Y, Burlot L, Dawson JC, Goldringer, I, Darkawi Madi, D, Rivire, P, Steinbach, D, van Frank G, and Thomas, M. 2020. SHiNeMaS: a web tool dedicated to seed lots history, phenotyping and cultural practices. Plant Methods. 2020;16(1). doi:10.1186/s13007-020-00640-2

Corak, K.E., Ellison, S.L., Simon, P.W., Spooner, D.M. and Dawson, J.C. 2019. Comparison of representative and custom methods of generating core subsets of a carrot (Daucus carota) germplasm collection. Crop Science 59:1107-1121. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2018.09.0602.

Healy, G.K. and J.C. Dawson. 2019. Plant breeding and social change: Perspectives from the Seed to Kitchen collaborative. Agriculture, Food and Human Value. DOI: 10.1007/s10460-019-09973-8

Zystro, J. Colley, M. and Dawson. J.C. 2019. Alternative Experimental Designs for Plant Breeding. Plant Breeding Reviews 42: 87-117

Kissing-Kucek, L., Santantonio, N., Gauch, H.G, Dawson, J.C., Mallory, E.B., Darby, H.M., Sorrells, M.E. 2019. Genotype by environment interactions and stability in organic wheat. Crop Science 58:1 (2019) doi: 10.2135/cropsci2018.02.0147.

Ellison, S.L.*, Luby, C.H.*, Corak, K.E.*, Coe, K., Senalik, D., Iorizzo, M., Goldman, I.L., Simon, P.W., Dawson, J.C. 2018. Carotenoid Presence Is Associated with the Or Gene in Domesticated Carrot. Genetics 210:1497-1508. Selected for the cover of the December 2018 issue. *These authors contributed equally to the publication

Dawson, J.C. and Healy, G.K. 2018. Flavor Evaluation for Plant Breeders. Plant Breeding Reviews 41: 215-262.

Kissing-Kucek, L., Santantonio, N., Gauch, H.G, Dawson, J.C., Mallory, E.B., Darby, H.M., Sorrells, M.E. 2018. Genotype by environment interactions and stability in organic wheat. Crop Science. First look August 28th. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2018.02.0147.

Dawson, J.C., Moore V.M. and Tracy, W.F. 2018. Establishing Best Practices for Germplasm Exchange, Intellectual Property Rights, and Revenue Return to Sustain Public Cultivar Development. Crop Science 58: 469-471.

Lamine, C. and J.C. Dawson. 2018. The Agroecology of Food Systems: Reconnecting Agriculture, Food, and the Environment.  Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 42: 629-636, DOI: 10.1080/21683565.2018.1432517

Healy, G.K., B.J. Emerson and Dawson, J.C. 2017 Comparing tomato varieties for productivity and quality under organic hoop-house and open-field management. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. DOI 10.1017/S174217051600048X

Kissing-Kucek, L., E. Dyck, J. Russell, L. Clark, J. Hamelman, S. Burns-Leader, S. Senders, J. Jones, D. Benscher, M. Davis, G. Roth, S. Zwinger, M.E. Sorrells and J.C. Dawson. 2017 Quality and sensory evaluation of northeastern wheats for artisanal bread, pasta and pastry. Journal of Cereal Science. 74: 19-27.

Luby, C.H., Dawson, J.C. and Goldman, I. 2016 Assessment and Accessibility of Phenotypic and Genotypic Diversity of Carrot (Daucus carota L. var. sativus) Cultivars Commercially Available in the United States. PLOS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167865

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.

Rivière, P., Dawson, J.C., Goldringer, I., David, O. 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.