Thomas E. Marler

 Thomas E. Marler, PhD

Professor, Fruit Science

location  Office Location:  Agriculture & Life Sciences Bldg., 3rd Flr., Rm. 319
Mailing Address:UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Research interests

  • Ecophysiology of perennial tropical species
  • Abiotic stress in oceanic islands
  • Conservation of threatened plants


  • B.S., M.S., Mississippi State University
  • Ph.D., University of Florida

Selected publications

  • Marler, T.E. 2018. Bi-directional acclimation of Cycas micronesica leaves to abrupt changes in incident light in understory and open habitats. Photosynthetica 56:776-785.
  • Marler, T.E. and A.N.J. Cascasan. 2018. Carbohydrate depletion during lethal infestation of Aulacaspis yasumatsui on Cycas revoluta. Int. J. Plant Sci. 179:497-504.
  • Marler, T.E. and R. del Moral. 2018. Increasing topographic influence on vegetation structure during primary succession. Plant Ecology 219:1009-1020. DOI:10.1007/s11258-018-0853-z.
  • Marler, T.E. 2018. Axial and radial spatial patterns of non-structural carbohydrates in Cycas micronesica stems. Plants 7:49. DOI: 10.3390/plants7030049
  • Marler, T.E. 2018. Coconut leaf age and coconut rhinoceros beetle herbivory influence leaflet nutrients, metals, and lignin. Horticulturae 4:9. DOI:10.3390/horticulturae4020009.
  • Marler, T.E. 2017. Horticultural research crucial for plant conservation and ecosystem restoration. HortScience 52:1648-1649. DOI:10.21273/HORTSCI12423-17.
  • Marler, T.E., A.J. Lindström, and P.N. Marler. 2017. Diversity in Cycas species offered as larval food influences fecundity of Chilades pandava adults. International J. Insect Science 9:1-6. DOI: 10.1177/1179543317745863.
  • Marler, T.E. and G.N. Cruz. 2017. Adventitious rooting of mature Cycas micronesica K.D. Hill tree stems reveals moderate success for salvage of an endangered cycad. Journal of Threatened Taxa 9:10565-10570.
  • Marler, T.E. 2017. Diel root extension patterns of three Serianthes species are modulated by plant size. Plant Signaling & Behavior 12:e1327496, DOI:10.1080/15592324.2017.1327496.
  • Marler, T.E. 2017. Asexual reproduction to propel recovery efforts of the critically endangered Håyun Lågu tree (Serianthes nelsonii Merr.). Tropical Conservation Science 10:1-10. DOI:10.1177/1940082917697707.