Martin L. Cipollini, PhD.

Department of Biology

430 Berry College 

Mt. Berry, GA 30149  

PH: 706-290-2149  
FAX: 706-238-7855   
E-Mail:  mcipollini@berry.edu

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EDUCATION:

1991. Ph.D. Ecology. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Dissertation: Chemical defense of ripe fruit: antifungal defense versus frugivore attraction in the Ericaceae. Advisor: Dr. Edmund W. Stiles.

1984. M.S. Biology. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. Thesis: The phytotoxicity of barium in leach-field disposal of gas well brines. Advisor: Dr. Jerry L. Pickering.

1981. B.S. Biology major/Chemistry minor. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2008 – present.  Professor: Berry College, Department of Biology, Mount Berry, GA.  Courses taught: Principles of Cell Biology, Principles of Microbiology and Botany, General Microbiology, Forest Ecology, Field Botany, Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation (Costa Rica), Biology Seminar.

2002 - present.  Research Collaborator:  Plant Ecology Laboratory.  Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD.

2001 - present.  Director of the Berry College Longleaf Pine Project.

2008. Basic Tree Climbing Technician Certificate, Tree Climber’s Coalition and TreeTrek Adventures, February 2008.

2006.  Introduction to ArcGIS I Certificate, May 2006.

2003 - present.  Project Director of the Berry College National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in Ecology and Environmental Biology.

2002 - present.  Research Collaborator:  Plant Ecology Laboratory.  Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center , Edgewater, MD.

2001 - present.  Associate Professor: Berry College , Department of Biology, Mount Berry , GA.  Courses taught:  Biological Diversity, General Botany, Principles of Biology I and II, Principles of Cell Biology, Microbiology, Forest Ecology, Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation ( Costa Rica ), Biology Seminar

2001 - present.  Director of the Berry College Longleaf Pine Project.

2000 - present.  Research Cooperator.  United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park , HI .

2001 – 2004. Chair: Berry College , Department of Biology, Mount Berry , GA. 

2003.  Prescribed Burn Manager Certificate Program, Georgia Forestry Commission.

2003.  Faculty Participant: Scientific and Economic Analysis of Environmental Issues: An Institute for Teachers on Free Market Environmentalism.  Costa Rica .

1998 - 2001.  Department Coordinator: Berry College , Department of Biology, Mount Berry , GA.

1995 - 2001.  Assistant Professor:  Berry College , Department of Biology, Mount Berry , GA. Courses taught:  General Botany, Principles of Biology I and II, Environment and Society, Microbiology, Plant Taxonomy, Plant Ecology, Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation ( Costa Rica ), Biology Seminar, Freshman Seminar.

1998.  Environmental Consultant, Douglas County Endangered Species Survey: Garrett Consulting, Inc., Kennesaw , GA.

1997 - 1999.  Research Collaborator:  Plant Ecology Laboratory.  Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center , Edgewater, MD.

1997 - 1999.  Scientific Consultant:  Eisenhower education grant for Drs. Stephen Bell and Mary Outlaw, Berry College , Department of Education, Mount Berry , GA.

1996. Botanical Consultant:  West Rome Bypass Project Endangered Species Survey: Edwards-Pittman Environmental, Inc., Smyrna , GA.

1993 - 1995.  Postdoctoral Research Associate:  University of Florida , Department of Zoology, Gainesville , FL.

1994.  Resource Person, Field course in Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation ( Costa Rica ):  Organization for Tropical Studies, Durham , NC .

1991 - 1993.  Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow:  Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center , Edgewater, MD.

1990 - 1991.  Curator of Botanical Records:  Willowwood Arboretum, Morris County Park Commission, Morristown, NJ and Rutgers University, Department of Biological Sciences, Piscataway, NJ.

1987 - 1990.  Coordinator/Lecturer, General Ecology:  Rutgers University , The Summer School, New Brunswick , NJ .

1987 - 1990.  Assistant to Director:  Hutcheson Memorial Forest , Rutgers University , Department of Biological Sciences, Piscataway , NJ .

1984 - 1987.  Teaching Assistant, General Biology:  Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University , Piscataway , NJ .

1982 - 1983.  Field Botanist:  A.G. Shields Herbarium, Department of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania , Indiana , PA.

1982.  Botanical Consultant:  Office of Campus Physical Planning, Indiana University of Pennsylvania , Indiana , PA.

1981 - 1983.  Teaching Assistant, General Biology, Mycology, Cell Biology, Immunology:  Department of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania , Indiana , PA.

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BERRY COLLEGE COURSES TAUGHT: Click here to access course web pages.

Biological Diversity, Microbiology, Forest Ecology, Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation (Costa Rica course), Principles of Cell Biology, Principles of Microbiology and Botany, Biology Seminar.

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GENERAL RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Evolutionary ecology, plant reproductive ecology, forest management, plant-animal interactions, frugivory and seed dispersal, ecological biochemistry, physiological ecology, fire ecology, plant pathology, foraging behavior, tropical ecology, and conservation biology.

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PUBLICATIONS/MANUSCRIPTS (* = undergraduate authors and co-authors):

2010.  Cipollini, M.L., T. Baldvins*, J. Culberson*, J. Kronenberger*, and A. Montgomery*. Vegetation structure and bird species diversity in a mountain longleaf pine ecosystem undergoing restoration (in preparation for Restoration Ecology).

2010. Cipollini, M.L., Baldvins, T.*, J. Culberson*, K. Miller* and C. Strippelhoff*.  Herbaceous plants and grasses of the Berry College Longleaf Management Area. (in preparation for Restoration Ecology or Forest Ecology and Management).

2010.  Strahl, M.*, N. Soper Gorden*, M. Cipollini, R. Ware and P. Tomlinson. Vegetation survey and management plant for Martha’s Meadow, a calcareous limestone glade habitat in northwestern Georgia. (in preparation for Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society). 

2010.  Cipollini, M.L., A. Lottes*, and C. Francia* (and/or other possible student co-authors).  Effects of restoration fuel-reduction burning on mortality and health of relict Mountain Longleaf Pines (in preparation for Restoration Ecology or Forest Ecology and Management).

2010.  Cipollini, M.L, M.K. Belk*, C. Donahue*, A. Gaskell*, A. Huber*, and R. Worley* (and/or other possible student co-authors).  Carbon storage in relict Mountain Longleaf Pine stands undergoing restoration (in preparation for Forest Ecology and Management).

2010.  Cipollini, M.L., J. Culberson*, A.V. Mills, and D. Whigham. An analysis of sex-ratio variation in spicebush (Lindera benzoin) using matrix demographic modeling (in preparation for Journal of Ecology).
           
2010.  Cipollini, M.L. and D. Whigham. Long-term responses of the understory shrub Lindera benzoin to canopy disturbances: a patch specific-demographic matrix model revisited (in preparation for Journal of Ecology).

2010.  Cipollini, M.L. and D. Whigham. Exacerbated sexual dimorphism in Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) under conditions of extreme competition (in preparation for Ecology).

2010.  Cipollini, M.L, L. Bohs, E. Paulk*, R. Neal*, and K. Boehning-Gaese. Interspecific variation in fruit chemistry and morphology in the genus Solanum: ecology vs. phylogeny revisited (in preparation for Ecology).

2010.  Cipollini, M.L.  Status of the Mountain Longleaf Pine ecosystem on the Berry College campus and the effects of early restoration efforts (in preparation for Restoration Ecology or Conservation Biology).

2010.  Banko, P., R. Neal*, K. Brinck, W. Watkins*, W. Brooks*, M. Cipollini, and G. Breton.  Intraspecific variation in quinolizidine alkaloids of mamane (Sophora chrysophila) seeds. (in preparation for Journal of Chemical Ecology).

2009.  Cipollini, M., C. Strippelhoff*, T. Baldvins*, R. Armstrong*, K. Miller*, E. Lane*, C. McDaniel*, and J. Culberson*. Herbaceous plants and grasses of the Berry Longleaf Management Area: a preliminary survey.  Proceedings of the 7th Longleaf Alliance Regional Meeting.  Longleaf Alliance Report 14: 75. http://www.clpe.org/Pubs/LLA7thregionalproceedings.pdf

2008.  Cipollini, M. The Berry College Longleaf Pine Project: Progress over the First Five Years. Third Montane Longleaf Conference Proceedings. Longleaf Alliance Report 13: 42. http://www.clpe.org/Pubs/Proceedings-3rdmontaneconference.pdf

2008.  Cipollini, M., J. Blalock*, P. Browning*, G. Cassell*, E. Lane*, N. Malloy*, and E. Swanson*.  Short-term effects of restoration burning and herbicide treatment on aboveground biomass and tree community structure in a relict Mountain Longleaf Pine ecosystem. Third Montane Longleaf Conference Proceedings. Longleaf Alliance Report 13: 72. http://www.clpe.org/Pubs/Proceedings-3rdmontaneconference.pdf
 
2008. Cipollini, M., C. Francia*, C. Kujala*, A. Lottes*, N. Malloy*, M. Mann*, E. Swanson*, and N. Wigington*. Effects of restoration prescribed burning on post-fire mortality in relict Montane Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) in northwestern Georgia.  Third Montane Longleaf Conference Proceedings. Longleaf Alliance Report 13: 71. http://www.clpe.org/Pubs/Proceedings-3rdmontaneconference.pdf

2006.  Hall, C. A., T. Hobby*, and M. L. Cipollini.  Efficacy and mechanisms of solasonine- and solamargine-induced cytolysis on two strains of Trypanosoma cruzi.  Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 2405-2416.

2006.  Levey, D. J., J. Tewksbury, M. Cipollini, and T. Carlo. A field test of the directed deterrence hypothesis in two species of wild chili.  Oecologia 150: 61-68.

2006. Spanjer, G. R.*, and M. L. Cipollini.  Physiochemical parameters and distribution of stygobitic crayfishes. Southeastern Naturalist 5(1): 17-26.

2006.  Cipollini, M. The Berry College Longleaf Pine Project: Progress over the first three years. Proceedings of the 2nd Mountain Longleaf Conference , Mount Berry , GA.  November 18-19, 2005.  Longleaf Alliance Report 9:9-12.

2006.  Knight, T.*, M. Cipollini and C. Worrell*.  Dendrochronological investigations of longleaf pine on Lavendar Mountain . Proceedings of the 2nd Mountain Longleaf Conference , Mount Berry , GA.  November 18-19, 2005.  Longleaf Alliance Report 9:18-24.

2006.  Currie, K.*, J. M. Varner, J. Kush, and M. Cipollini.  A survey of the herbaceous vegetation found in the Berry Longleaf Pine Management Area.  Proceedings of the 2nd Mountain Longleaf Conference , Mount Berry , GA.  November 18-19, 2005.  Longleaf Alliance Report 9:35-39.

2006.  Huber, A.*, A. Gaskell*, C. Worrell* and M. Cipollini.  Estimation of carbon storage in a Mountain Longleaf ecosystem in northwestern Georgia .  Proceedings of the 2nd Mountain Longleaf Conference , Mount Berry , GA.  November 18-19, 2005.  Longleaf Alliance Report 9:44-48.

2005. Walls, R., H. Appel, M. Cipollini, and J. Schultz. Fertility, root reserves and the cost of inducible defenses in the perennial plant Solanum carolinense L. (Horsenettle). Journal of Chemical Ecology 31(10): 2263 - 2288. 

2005. Cipollini, M., Gaskell, A.*, and C. Worrell*. Use of herbicides and prescribed burning to control hardwoods in the regeneration and restoration of Mountain Longleaf Pine habitats. Longleaf Alliance Report 8: 9-13.

2004. Cipollini, M. L. The Berry College Longleaf Pine Project. Restoration Project Feature. The Southern Restorationist (Newsletter of the Coastal Plain Chapter of Society for Ecological Restoration) 4(1): 3-4. 

2004. Cipollini, M. L., E. Paulk*, K. Mink*, K. Vaughn*, and T. Fischer*. Defense tradeoffs in fleshy fruits: effects of resource variation on growth, reproduction, and fruit secondary chemistry in Solanum carolinense. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30 (1): 1-17. 

2004. Cipollini, M. L.. The Berry College Longleaf Pine Project: a management update. Proceedings of the First Mountain Longleaf Alliance Conference. Longleaf Alliance Report 7: 43-50.

2003. Cipollini, M. L., C. R. Faulkner*, and J. G. Goss*. The Berry Longleaf Management Plan: status of Mountain Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) on campus and current management plan. Proceedings of the Fourth Longleaf Alliance Regional Conference.  Longleaf Alliance Report 6: 25-28.

2002. Cipollini, M. L., E. Paulk*, and D. F. Cipollini. Effect of nitrogen and water treatment on leaf chemistry in Horsenettle Solanum carolinense, and relationship to herbivory by flea beetles Epitrix spp. and Tobacco Hornworm Manduca sexta. Journal of Chemical Ecology 28(12): 2371-2392.

2002. Banko, P., M. L. Cipollini, G. Breton, E. Paulk*, and M. Wink. Seed chemistry of Sophora chrysophylla (Mamane) in relation to the diet of the specialist seed predator Loxioides bailleui (Palila) in Hawaii. Journal of Chemical Ecology 28 (7): 1393-1410.

2001. Cipollini, M. L., Bohs, L., Mink, K.*, E. Paulk*, and K. Boehning-Gaese. Patterns of secondary compounds within fleshy fruits: ecology and phylogeny. In Levey, D. J., Silva, W. R., and M. Galetti. Seed Dispersal and Frugivory: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.

2000. Cipollini, M. L. Secondary compounds in fleshy fruits: evidence for adaptive functions. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, Special Issue: Avian physiological ecology -- old questions, new systems and new approaches. 73: 243-252.

1999. Levey, D. J. and M. L. Cipollini. Effects of plant secondary metabolites on diet choice and digestion. In: Admas, N. and R. Slotow (eds.). Proceedings of the XXII International Ornithological Congress, Durban. Ostrich 69: 2208-2220.

1998. Wahaj, S., D. J. Levey, A. N. Sanders and M. L. Cipollini. A test of the fruit laxative hypothesis in Solanum americanum fruits. Ecology 79: 2309-2319.

1998. Cipollini, M. L. and D. J. Levey. Secondary metabolites as traits of ripe fleshy fruits: a response to Eriksson and Ehrlen. American Naturalist 152: 908-911.

1998. Levey, D. J. and M. L. Cipollini. Effects of plant secondary metabolites on diet choice and digestion. In: Admas, N. and R. Slotow (eds.). Proceedings of the XXII International Ornithological Congress, Durban.

1998. Cipollini, M. L. Effects of disperser movement patterns on plant population fitness in a patchy dynamic environment. Ecology (in preparation).

1998. Cipollini, M. L. and K. R. Collins. Antifungal activity of Solanum fruit pulp glycoalkaloids: variation in resistance among fungal species. Journal of Chemical Ecology (in preparation for resubmission).

1998. Cipollini, M. L., A. V. Mills, and D. F. Whigham. Sources of sex ratio variation in Lindera benzoin: an assessment using matrix modelling. Journal of Ecology (in preparation for resubmission).

1998. Levey, D. J. and M. L. Cipollini. A glycoalkaloid in ripe fruit deters consumption by Cedar Waxwings. The Auk 115: 359-367.

1997. Cipollini, M. L. and D. J. Levey. Antifungal activity of Solanum fruit glycoalkaloids: implications for frugivory and seed dispersal. Ecology 78: 799-809.

1997. Cipollini, M. L. and D. J. Levey. Why are some fruits toxic? Glycoalkaloids in Solanum and fruit choice by vertebrates. Ecology 78: 782-798.

1997. Cipollini, M. L. and D. J. Levey. Secondary metabolites of fleshy vertebrate-dispersed fruits: adaptive hypotheses and implications for seed dispersal. American Naturalist 150: 346-372.

1996. Tamboia, T., M. L. Cipollini, and D. J. Levey. An evaluation of vertebrate seed dispersal syndromes in four species of Black Nightshade (Solanum Sect. Solanum). Oecologia 107: 522-532.

1996. Levey, D. L. and M. L. Cipollini. Is most glucose absorbed passively in Northern Bobwhite? Comparative Biochemical Physiology 113A: 225-231.

1994. Cipollini, M. L., D. A. Wallace-Senft, and D. F. Whigham. A model of patch dynamics, seed dispersal, and sex ratio in the dioecious shrub Lindera benzoin (Lauraceae). Journal of Ecology 82: 621-633.

1994. Cipollini, M. L. and D. F. Whigham. Sexual dimorphism and cost of reproduction in the dioecious shrub Lindera benzoin (Lauraceae). American Journal of Botany 81: 65-75.

1993. Cipollini, M. L., D. F. Whigham, and J. O'Neill. Population growth, structure, and seed dispersal in the understory herb Cynoglossum virginianum: a population and patch dynamics model. Plant Species Biology 8: 117-129.

1993. Whigham, D. F., J. P. O'Neill, and M. L. Cipollini. The role of tree gaps in maintaining the population structure of a woodland herb: Cynoglossum virginianum. Plant Species Biology 8: 107-115.

1993. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Fruit rot, antifungal defense, and palatability of fleshy fruits for frugivorous birds. Ecology 74: 751-762.

1993. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Fungi as biotic defense agents of fleshy fruits: alternative hypotheses, predictions, and evidence. American Naturalist 141: 663-673.

1993. Cipollini, M. L., B. G. Drake, and D. F. Whigham. Effects of elevated CO2 on growth and carbon/nutrient balance in the deciduous woody shrub Lindera benzoin. Oecologia 96: 339-346

1992. Cipollini, M. L. Hey girls, where are all the guys? A report on female-biased sex ratios in a foxy spicebush population. On the Rhoade 2: 2-3.

1992. Wetterer, J. M., S. Shaferi, M. Orr, K. Lipps, G. Gilbert, M. Cipollini, and C. Blaney. On- and off-trail orientation in the leaf-cutting ant Atta cephalotes. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 65: 96-98.

1992. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Relative risks of microbial rot for fleshy fruits: significance with respect to fruit dispersal and selection for secondary defenses in temperate fruits. Advances in Ecological Research 23: 35-91.

1992. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Relative risks of fungal rot for temperate ericaceous fruits: effects of seasonal variation on selection for chemical defense. Canadian Journal of Botany 70: 1868-1877.

1992. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Antifungal activity of ripe ericaceous fruits: phenolic-acid interactions and palatability for dispersers. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 20: 501-514.

1991. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Costs of reproduction in Nyssa sylvatica: sexual dimorphism in reproductive frequency and nutrient flux. Oecologia 86: 585-593.

1991. Cipollini, M. L., and D. J. Levey. Why some fruits are green when they are ripe: carbon balance in fleshy fruits. Oecologia 88: 371-377.

1991. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Seed predation by the weevil Acanthoscelides obtectus on Phaseolus species: consequences for seed germination, early growth and reproduction. Oikos 60: 205-214.

1991. Cipollini, M. L. Female-biased sex ratios in response to increased density in a bruchid seed predator: a consequence of local mate competition? Oikos 60: 197-204.

1986. Cipollini, M. L., and J. L. Pickering. Determination of the phytotoxicity of barium in leach-field disposal of gas-well brines. Plant and Soil 92: 159-169.

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PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS (* = undergraduate authors and co-authors):

2010. Culberson, J.*, M. Cipollini*, T, Baldvins*, E. Lane*, C. McDaniel*, K. Miller*, and C. Strippelhoff*. Herbaceous plants and grasses of the Berry College Longleaf Management Area. Abstracts: Ecological Society of America 95th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.  August 1-6, 2010.
 
2010. Kronenberger, J.*, T. Baldvins*, M. Cipollini and A. Montgomery*. Early effects of restoration practices within a historically fire-suppressed mountain longleaf pine ecosystem on vegetative and bird community structure.  Abstracts: Ecological Society of America 95th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.  August 1-6, 2010.

2010. Cipollini, M. W. Watkins*, B. Doyle*, and W. Graham*.  Progress over the first four years of the GATACF blight resistance breeding program.  Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, Callaway Gardens, GA.  April 24, 2010.

2010.  Cipollini, M. The TACF TREES database. Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, Callaway Gardens, GA.  April 24, 2010.

2010. Kronenberger, J.*, T. Baldvins*, M. Cipollini. W. McCullough*, A. Montgomery*, and A. Simpson*. Early effects of restoration practices within a historically fire-suppressed mountain longleaf pine ecosystem on vegetative structure and the bird community.  71st Annual Association of Southeastern Biologists Meeting, April 7-11, 2010, Asheville, NC. (accepted)

2010.  William W.*, W. Brooks*, R. Neal*, K. Brinck, P. Banko, M. Cipollini and G. Breton. Intraspecific developmental variation in quinolizidine alkaloids of mamane (Sophora chrysophylla) seed embryos: relevance to specialist seed predation by palila (Loxioides bailleui) and Cydia spp. 71st Annual Association of Southeastern Biologists Meeting, April 7-11, 2010, Asheville, NC. (accepted)

2010.  Cipollini, M. The TACF TREES database. Southern Regional Meeting of the American Chestnut Foundation.  Chattanooga, TN.  March 20, 2010.

2010.  Cipollini, M., W. Watkins*, B. Doyle*, W. Graham*, Reid Poppel*, and M. Summerlin*. Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation: Progress over the first four years of the state-wide blight resistance breeding program.  Southern Regional Meeting of the American Chestnut Foundation.  Chattanooga, TN.  March 20, 2010.

2009.  Watkins, W.*., M. Cipollini, and M. Summerlin*.  Georgia’s role in the rebirth of the American Chestnut tree.  70th Annual Association of Southeastern Biologists Meeting, April 1-4, 2009, Birmingham, AL. (accepted).

2009. Baldvins, T.*, M. Cipollini, J. Culberson*, K. Miller* and C. Strippelhoff*.  Herbaceous plants and grasses of the Berry College Longleaf Management Area: a preliminary survey. 70th Annual Association of Southeastern Biologists Meeting, April 1-4, 2009, Birmingham, AL. (accepted).

2009. Cipollini, M., W. Watkins*, and M. Summerlin*. Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation: Progress over the first three years of the state-wide blight resistance breeding program.  Southern Regional Meeting of the American Chestnut Foundation.  Chattanooga, TN.  March 7, 2009.

2008.  Cipollini, M., C. Strippelhoff*, T. Baldvins*, R. Armstrong*, K. Miller*, E. Lane*, and C. McDaniel*.  Herbaceous plants and grasses of the Berry College Longleaf Management Area: a preliminary survey. Abstracts: The Longleaf Alliance & Forest Guild Joint Meeting 2008. October 28 – November 1, Sandestin, FL.

2008.  Cipollini, M., J. Blalock*, P. Browning*, G. Cassell*, E. Lane*, N. Malloy*, and E. Swanson*.  Short-term effects of restoration burning and herbicide treatment on aboveground biomass and tree community structure in a relict Mountain Longleaf Pine ecosystem.  Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Spartanburg , SC.   April 16-19, 2008.

2008.  Cipollini, M., C. Francia*, C. Kujala*, A. Lottes*, N. Malloy*, M. Mann*, E. Swanson*, and N. Wigington *. Effects of restoration prescribed burning on post-fire mortality in relict Montane Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) in northwestern Georgia .  Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Spartanburg , SC.   April 16-19, 2008.

2008.  Cipollini, M., J. Blalock*, P. Browning*, G. Cassell*, E. Lane*, N. Malloy*, and E. Swanson*.  Short-term effects of restoration burning and herbicide treatment on aboveground biomass and tree community structure in a relict Mountain Longleaf Pine ecosystem. 3rd Mountain Longleaf Conference and Workshop, Auburn , AL. March 11, 2008.

2008. Cipollini, M., C. Francia*, C. Kujala*, A. Lottes*, N. Malloy*, M. Mann*, E. Swanson*, and N. Wigington *. Effects of restoration prescribed burning on post-fire mortality in relict Montane Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) in northwestern Georgia .  3rd Mountain Longleaf Conference and Workshop, Auburn , AL .  March 11, 2008.

2007. Worley, R.* and M. L. Cipollini. Fuel loads and carbon storage in mountain longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) stands undergoing restoration.  North Carolina Academy of Science 104th Annual Meeting, East Carolina University , March 30 – April 1, 2007. 

2007. Cipollini, M. L. and R. Worley*. Fuel loads, tree community structure, and carbon storage in Mountain Longleaf Pine stands undergoing restoration.  Ecological Society of America 92nd Annual Meeting, San Jose , CA .  August 4-11, 2007.

2007.  Strahl M.*, N. Soper Gordon*, M. Cipollini, P. Tomlinson, and R. Ware. Vegetative survey of Martha’s Meadow, an open limestone glade habitat in northwestern Georgia .  Ecological Society of America 92nd Annual Meeting, San Jose , CA .  August 4-11, 2007

2007.  Strahl M.*, N. Soper Gordon*, M. Cipollini, P. Tomlinson, and R. Ware. Vegetative survey of Martha’s Meadow, an open limestone glade habitat in northwestern Georgia .  Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Columbia , SC.   April 18-21, 2007 and Berry College NSF-REU Symposium, August 2006.

2006. Worley, R.* and M. L. Cipollini. Fuel loads, tree community structure, and carbon storage in Mountain Longleaf Pine stands undergoing restoration.  Longleaf Alliance Conference, Tifton , GA.   November 13-16, 2006 and Berry College NSF-REU Symposium, August 2006.

2006. Cipollini, M. L., A. Huber*, A. Gaskell*, M. Belk* and C. Donahue*.  Estimation of carbon storage and dynamics in a Mountain Longleaf Pine ecosystem undergoing restoration. Ecological Society of America 91st Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee.  August 6-11, 2006.

2006. Currie, K.*, J. M. Varner, J. Kush and M. Cipollini*.  A survey of the herbaceous vegetation in the Berry College Longleaf Pine Management Area.  The Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Gatlinburg , TN.   March 29-April 1, 2006. Southeastern Biology 53(2):208 and Berry College NSF-REU Symposium, August 2005.

2006. Huber, A.*, A. Gaskell*, C. Worrell*, L. Rogers* and M. Cipollini. Estimation of total biomass in a Mountain Longleaf Pine ecosystem in northwestern Georgia .  The Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Gatlinburg , TN.   March 29-April 1, 2006. Southeastern Biology 53(2):169-170 and Berry College NSF-REU Symposium, August 2005.

2006.  Strahl, M.*, M. Cipollini, R. Ware and P. Tomlinson. Vegetation survey of Martha’s Meadow, a calcareous limestone glade habitat.  Abstracts -- Berry College Symposium on Student Scholarship, Berry College , Mount Berry , GA, April 6-7, 2006 and Berry College NSF-REU Symposium, August 2005.

2006.  Strahl, M.*, M. Cipollini, R. Ware and P. Tomlinson. Vegetation survey of Martha’s Meadow, a calcareous limestone glade habitat.  The Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Gatlinburg , TN.   March 29-April 1, 2006. Southeastern Biology 53(2):201.

2005. Knight, T., M. Cipollini and C. Worrell*. Dendrochronological investigations of longleaf pine on Lavendar Mountain. Program and Abstracts: 2nd Mountain Longleaf Conference, Mount Berry, GA. November 18-19, 2005. 

2005. Currie, K.*, J. M. Varner, J. Kush, and M. Cipollini. A Survey of the Herbaceous Vegetation Found in the Berry Longleaf Pine Management Area. Program and Abstracts: 2nd Mountain Longleaf Conference, Mount Berry, GA. November 18-19, 2005. 

2005. Huber, A.*, A. Gaskell*, C. Worrell* and M. Cipollini. Estimation of Carbon Storage in a Mountain Longleaf Ecosystem of Northwestern Georgia. Program and Abstracts: 2nd Mountain Longleaf Conference, Mount Berry, GA. November 18-19, 2005.

 2005. Cipollini, M., A. Gaskell* and C. Worrell*. Use of herbicide and prescribed burning to control hardwoods in the regeneration and restoration of Mountain Longleaf Pine habitats. Abstracts: The Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Florence, AL. April 13-16, 2005. Southeastern Biology 52: 210. 

2005. Neal, R.*, K. Brinck, P. Banko, M. Cipollini and G. Breton. Intraspecific variation in quinolizidine alkaloids of mamane (Sophora chrysophylla) seed embryos: relevance to specialist seed predation by palila (Loxioides bailleui) and Cydia spp. Abstracts: The Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Florence, AL. April 13-16, 2005. Southeastern Biology 52:137.

2004. Cipollini, M. Gaskell, A.*, Worrell, C.*, Belk, M.*, and Donahue, C*. Use of herbicide and prescribed burning to control hardwoods in the regeneration and restoration of Mountain Longleaf Pine habitats. Abstracts: The Fifth Longleaf Alliance Regional Meeting: Making Dollars and Sense, Hattiesburg, MS. October 12-15, 2004. 

2004. Hall, C., T. Hobby*, and M. Cipollini. The in vitro effectiveness of Solanum spp. derived plant alkaloids as anti-trypanosomal compounds and their potential as chemotherapeutic agents. IX European Multicolloquium of Parasitology, Valencia, Spain, Programme and Abstracts, July 18-23, 2004: 178. 

2004. Hobby, T.*, J. Allem*, C. Hall, and M. Cipollini. The in vitro effectiveness of Solanum spp.-derived plant alkaloids as anti-Trypanosomal compounds and their potential as chemotherapeutic agents. Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, Meeting Program and Abstracts, April 14-16, 2004: 17-18. 

2004. Belk, M.*, C. Donahue*, and M. L. Cipollini. An analysis of standing fuel loads within the Berry College Longleaf Management Area, Floyd County, GA. Abstracts: Georgia Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. March 22-24, 2004. 

2004. Neal, R.*, and M. L. Cipollini. Interspecific variation in Solanum fruit pulp chemistry: Why are some fruits toxic when ripe? Abstracts: Georgia Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. March 22-24, 2004. 

2003. Cipollini, M. L. The Berry College Longleaf Pine Project: A Management Update. Abstracts: Mountain Longleaf Conference, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

2003.  Cipollini, M. L., E. Paulk*, K. Mink*, K. Vaughn*, and T. Fischer*.  Effects of nitrogen supplementation on growth, reproduction, and secondary chemistry of fruits of Solanum carolinense L.   Presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Savannah, GA.  August 1-9, 2003.

2003.  Cipollini, M. L.  Inter- and intra-specific variation in the secondary chemistry of Solanum fruits. Workshop: Birds and Berries and Plant Secondary Metabolites:  Frugivory, Detoxification and Utilisation.  Universität Heidelberg, Germany. http://www.birds-berries.uni-hd.de/birdsandberriesworkshop.html

2002. Cipollini, M. L., C. R. Faulkner*, and J. G. Goss*. The Berry College longleaf management plan: Status of Mountain Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) on campus and current management plans. The Fourth Longleaf Alliance Regional Conference: Longleaf Pine: A Southern Legacy Rising from the Ashes. Southern Pines, North Carolina, November 17-20, 2002.

2002. Banko, P. C., and M. L. Cipollini. Evolution and consequences of food specialization in a Hawaiian honeycreeper. Annual Meeting of the AAAS Pacific Division, Waimea, Hawaii, June 2002.

2002. Spanjer, G. R.*, and M. L. Cipollini. The relationship between water chemistry and presence of troglobytic crayfish in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia caves. Southeastern Biology 49: 198-199. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Boone, NC. April 10-13, 2002, and at the Berry College Symposium on Student Scholarship, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, April 4, 2002.

2002. Cipollini, M. L., P. C. Banko, G. W. Breton, E. Paulk*, M. Wink, and I. Izhaki. Seed chemistry of Sophora chrysophylla (mamane) in relation to the diet of the specialist seed predator Loxioides bailleui (palila) in Hawai’i. Southeastern Biology 49: 229. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Boone, NC. April 10-13, 2002, and at the Berry College Symposium on Student Scholarship, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, April 4, 2002.

2001. Lomascolo, S.*, M. L. Cipollini, and L. Bohs. A phylogenetic analysis of color and size in Solanum (Solanaceae) fruits. Paper presented at the 20th Argentine Ecology Meeting and 10th Reunion of the Chilean Ecology Association (1st Binational Ecology Meeting). Bariloche, Argentina, April 23-27, 2001.

2001. Paulk, E.*, M. L. Cipollini, and D. F. Cipollini. Effect of nitrogen and water treatment on leaf chemistry in Horsenettle Solanum carolinense, and relationship to herbivory by flea beetles (Epitrix spp.) and Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca sexta). Bulletin of the Association of Southeastern Biologists. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, New Orleans, Lousiana. April 4-7, 2001, at the School of Mathematics and Natural Science 2001 Annual Poster Session, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, April 10, 2001, and at the Berry College Symposium on Student Scholarship, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, April 17, 2001.

2001. Vaughn, K. H.*, E. Aquilar Espinoza*, S. Arce Flores*, C. L. Clary*, and M. L. Cipollini. Status of Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) on the Berry College campus, and implications for long-term management. Bulletin of the Association of Southeastern Biologists. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, New Orleans, Lousiana. April 4-7, 2001, at the School of Mathematics and Natural Science 2001 Annual Poster Session, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, April 10, 2001, and at the Berry College Symposium on Student Scholarship, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, April 17, 2001.

2000. Cipollini, M. L., and L. Bohs. Patterns of secondary compounds within fleshy fruits: ecology and phylogeny. Paper presented in the symposium entitled: Historical and theoretical aspects of frugivory and seed dispersal. Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium-Workshop on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal: Biodiversity and Conservation Perspectives. August 6-11, 2000. Sao Pedro, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Program and Abstracts: 38.

2000. Cipollini, M. L., E. Paulk*, K. Mink*, K. Vaughn*, T. Fischer*, C. Manous*, and D. Cipollini. Effects of nitrogen supplementation on growth, reproduction, and secondary chemistry of leaves and fruits of Solanum carolinense L. Bulletin of the Association of Southeastern Biologists 47(2): 122. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Chattanooga, Tennessee. April 5-8, 2000.

2000. Mink, K.*, E. Paulk*, K. Vaughn*, T. Fischer*, C. Manous*, M. Cipollini, and D. Cipollini. Effects of nitrogen supplementation on growth, reproduction, and secondary chemistry of leaves and fruits of Solanum carolinense L. School of Mathematics and Natural Science 2000 Annual Poster Session, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.

1999. Cipollini, M. L. Secondary metabolites of vertebrate-dispersed fruits: evidence for adaptive functions. IV Congreso de Ornitologia Neotropical (IV Neotropical Ornithological Congress). Book of Abstracts: 202.

1999. Fischer, T.*, E. Paulk*, and M. L. Cipollini. The effect of nitrogen supplementation on growth, reproduction, and fruit glycoalkaloid content in Solanum carolinense. School of Mathematics and Natural Science 1999 Annual Poster Session, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.

1998. Cipollini, M. L., A. K. Sanders, and D. J. Levey. Inter- and intra-specific variation in glycoalkaloid content of vertebrate dispersed Solanum fruits. American Journal of Botany 85(6): 30-31.

1998. Sanders, A. K., and M. L. Cipollini. Separation of glycoalkaloids of Solanum species using high-performance liquid chromatography. School of Mathematics and Natural Science 1998 Annual Poster Session, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.

1997. Sanders, A. K., S. Wahaj, D. J. Levey and M. L. Cipollini. A test of the fruit laxative hypotheses in Solanum americanum: Do glycoalkaloids hasten seed passage in birds? Bulletin of the Association of Southeastern Biologists 44: 115.

1997. Sanders, A. K., S. Wahaj, D. J. Levey and M. L. Cipollini. A test of the fruit laxative hypotheses in Solanum americanum fruits. School of Mathematics and Natural Science 1997 Annual Poster Session, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.

1997. Cipollini, M. L. and K. R. Collins. Does a-solamargine function as a fungal resistance factor for Solanum carolinense fruits? Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 78 (3).

1996. Cipollini, M. L. and D. J. Levey. Antifungal activity of Solanum glycoalkaloids: implications for frugivory and seed dispersal. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 77 (3): 82.

1996. Levey, D. J. and M. L. Cipollini. Why are some fruits toxic when ripe? Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 77 (3): 262.

1996. Collins, K. and M. L. Cipollini. Antifungal activity of Solanum fruit pulp glycoalkaloids: variation in resistance among fungal species. School of Mathematics and Natural Science 1996 Annual Poster Session, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.

1996. Sanders, A. and M. L. Cipollini. Thin-layer chromatography of glycoalkaloids from tropical Solanum species. School of Mathematics and Natural Science 1996 Annual Poster Session, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.

1996. Garvey, B. and M. L. Cipollini. Seed size and seed predation in the neotropical legume, Sesbania emerus. School of Mathematics and Natural Science 1996 Annual Poster Session, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.

1994. Cipollini, M. L. and D. J. Levey. The influence of secondary chemistry of fleshy fruits on frugivorous birds: implications for seed dispersal. Journal fur Ornithologie 135: 314. (Invited Symposium on Avian Nutrition, 1994 International Ornithological Congress, Vienna, Austria).

1994. Cipollini, M. L., A. V. Mills, and D. F. Whigham. Sex ratio variation in Lindera benzoin: A two-sex transition matrix model approach. American Journal of Botany 81(6): 68-69.

1993. Cipollini, M. L., D. Wallace-Senft, and D. F. Whigham. Population structure and dynamics in response to gap formation in the dioecious shrub Lindera benzoin: a mixed population/forest dynamics model. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 74(2): 193.

1991. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Microbe-specificity, and alternative models for antifungal defense of ripe fruit: defense vs. attraction in the Ericaceae. American Journal of Botany 78(6): 52.

1990. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Seed predation by the bean weevil Acanthoscelides obtectus: implications for seed size variation in host Phaseolus spp. American Journal of Botany 77(6): 66.

1990. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Sexual dimorphism in stem carbohydrate and nitrogen flux for the dioecious tree Nyssa sylvatica: evidence for differential costs of reproduction. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 71(2): 119.

1989. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Male-biased sex ratios in Nyssa sylvatica: a consequence of differential flowering frequencies? Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 70(2): 81.

1988. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Frugivorous birds as selective agents for antimicrobial defense of ripe fruit: effect of fungal degradation on fruit choice in captive birds. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 69(2).

1987. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Seed size variation in Phaseolus: effects on germination, growth and reproduction, and influence of predation by Acanthoscelides obtectus. Bulletin of the New Jersey Academy of Science, 1987.

1987. Cipollini, M. L., and E. W. Stiles. Clumped oviposition of Acanthoscelides obtectus Say among seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris L. and Phaseolus coccineus L.: effects on larval development patterns. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 68(2).

1984. Cipollini, M. L., and J. L. Pickering. The phytotoxicity of barium in leach-field disposal of gas well brines. Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 1984.

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS: (* = undergraduate authors and co-authors)

2008. Cipollini, M. L. (writer/project director) Forest Health in Northwest Georgia and Mountain Longleaf Pine.  Produced in conjunction with the Georgia Forestry Commission and U.S. Forest Service. (educational brochure).

2007.  Cipollini, M. L. (writer/project director) and A. Potts* (associate producer/production assistant).  Promoting healthy forests in NW Georgia: Management practices, ecological restoration, and Mountain Longleaf Pine. Produced in conjunction with Dan Sperling Video, Georgia Forestry Commission and U.S. Forest Service.  July 2007. (DVD, web podcast, video PSA, and audio PSA). 

2007. Cipollini, M. L. GATACF’s First “Official” Georgia Chestnut Orchard is Planted!  The Georgia Sprout (Newsletter of the Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation) 4(1):1 (news article).

2007. Cipollini, M. L. Chestnut Seed Planting at Berry College .  The Georgia Sprout (Newsletter of the Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation) 4(1):5. (news article).

2006. Cipollini, M. L. (editor). Proceedings of the Second Montane Longleaf Conference Workshop.  Berry College , Mount Berry , GA.  November 18-19, 2005.  Longleaf Alliance Report No. 9 (conference proceedings).

2006. Cipollini, M. L. (compiler). Proceedings of the Second Montane Longleaf Conference Workshop. Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. November 18-19, 2005. Longleaf Alliance Report No. 9.

2002. Karen Vaughn*, Eduardo Aguilar-Espinoza*, Sofia Arce-Flores*, Corey Babb*, Lisa Barnes*, Melanie Barnett*, Rebecca Bennett*, Brooke Bowen*, Rex Bowman*, Amy Brown*, Chris Clary*, Janine Douglass*, Kevin Eifell*, Jason Farmer*, Sally Hileman*, Walter Hutchins*, Alison Hydeman*, Jeremy Jones*, John Jones*, Stacy Lindsey*, Carrie Manous*, Lauren Marziliano*, Kimberly Mink*, Diane Mitchell*, Meghan Nolan*, Pennsylvania Olinda*, Paul Pugliese*, Kristen Palmer*, Sonya Payne*, Susan Roth*, Anna Sanders*, StephanieWallace*, Sarah Williams*, Shelby West*, Kerri Wrinn*, and Martin Cipollini (project coordinator). The Berry College Longleaf Management Plan: A Proposal for the Study and Management of Mountain Longleaf Pine on Lavender Mountain. For submission to the Educational Land Management Presidential Task Force and to Dr. Scott Colley, President, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA 30149.

1999. Cipollini, M. L. and E. Paulk*. An assessment of Biorinse for the reduction of Salmonella on post-chill poultry products. A report submitted to: American Food Safety Products, Inc., c/o Mr. Don Westall, Lab Depot, Inc., 3510 Trotter Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30004 and Mr. Frank Beadle, Equitech, Inc., 1392 La Vista Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324. April 30, 1999.

1998. Cipollini, M. L. and K. R. Collins. An assessment of "Bio Rinse" as a post-chill treatment to reduce pathogenic bacterial loads of poultry products. Report for release to public. American Food Safety Products, Inc. September 11, 1998.

1992. Cipollini, M. L. Microbes, plants, and herbivores. BioScience, January 1992 (invited book review).

1991. Cipollini, M. L. The Willowwood Arboretum Botanical Records Program. Morris County Park Commission, April 1991 (computer program and procedure manual).

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AWARDS AND RESEARCH GRANTS:

AWARDS: 

2008.  Martindale Faculty Award of Distinction, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.

2005. Inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. 

2004. Inducted into Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. 

1990-1993. Smithsonian Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Sexual dimorphism and cost of reproduction in the dioecious shrub Lindera benzoin. 

1989. Organization for Tropical Studies Fellowship. The Graduate School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. 

1986-1988. Hutcheson Memorial Forest Fellowships. Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey.

1984-1985. Graduate Merit Scholarships. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. 

1984. Award for Most Outstanding Graduate Student Research. Sigma Xi Club, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania. 

1980. Inducted into Chi Beta Phi National Honorary Science Fraternity, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Chapter, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

GRANTS FUNDED: 

2010.  Proposal for an American Chestnut Backcross Orchard to be Established in Cooperation with Berry College and the Henry Family (Armuchee, GA). Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (Martin Cipollini and Erin Coughlin). $39,801 (final approval pending).

2009.  Proposal to Obtain Rugged Laptops for General Field Use in the Biology Department.  Provost’s Office, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. $4450 (starting list price of GoBook MR-1).

2009.  Faculty Professional Development Grant. Prescribed burns in the Berry College Longleaf Pine Management Area. $660. 

2008.  Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation.  A grant proposal for a water tap and drip irrigation system for the Berry College American Chestnut backcross orchard.  $5416.

2008.  Faculty Professional Development Grant.  A water tap for a drip irrigation system for the Berry College American Chestnut Backcross Orchard. $2000.

2007.  Faculty Professional Development Grant.  The Establishment of a Seedling-Based Longleaf Pine Seed Orchard on the Berry College Campus.  $2000.

2006.  Georgia Forestry Commission Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. Forest Health and Public Education and Outreach: Use of the Longleaf Pine in Restoring Healthy Forests to Northwest Georgia . $15,000.

2006. Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation.  Berry College American Chestnut Backcross Orchard.  $35,885.

2006. Development of Undergraduate Research Grant, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and the Berry College Chapter of Sigma Xi, Berry College , Mount Berry , GA.  The Evaluation of Graft Success Rate in the Berry College Mountain Longleaf Seed Orchard. $1000.

2005.  National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Southern Company Longleaf Legacy Grant.  Berry College (GA) Longleaf Pine Project.  $41,564 (plus $145,995 matching funds).   

2004. Faculty Professional Development Grant, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. An analysis of sex-ratio variation in spicebush (Lindera benzoin) using matrix demographic modeling. $2000. 

2004. National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites Grant. REU Site: An Integrative Faculty/Student Research Program in Biology at Berry College. $166,244 (Co-PI Patricia Tomlinson). 

2003. Georgia DNR Watchable Wildlife and Education Project Grant. Berry College Longleaf Management Project Interpretive Trails. $5000. 

2003. Faculty Professional Development Grant, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. The Berry College Longleaf Management Plan. $2000. 

2002. Development of Undergraduate Research Grant, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. The Berry College Longleaf Management Plan. $1000. 

2001 (Fall). Development of Undergraduate Research Grant, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. Secondary metabolites of fleshy fruits: ecology vs. phylogeny in the genus Solanum. $1426. 

2001 (Spring). Development of Undergraduate Research Grant, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. Secondary metabolites of fleshy fruits: ecology vs. phylogeny in the genus Solanum. $1500. 

2000. Faculty Development Grant, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. Effect of nitrogen and water treatment on leaf chemistry in Horsenettle Solanum carolinense, and relationship to herbivory by flea beetles (Epitrix spp.) and Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca sexta). $2500. 

1999. Faculty Development Grant, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. Inter- and intra-specific variation in fruit chemistry of Solanum species. $1,500. 

1999. Summer Research Program in Environmental Sciences, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. Secondary metabolites of fleshy fruits: ecology vs. phylogeny in the genus Solanum. $5,200. 

1999. International Travel Grant, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. To collect Solanum fruit samples in Monterrey, Mexico and Guanacaste, Costa Rica in October, 1999. $2,500. 

1999. Development of Undergraduate Research Grant, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. Secondary metabolites of fleshy fruits: ecology vs. phylogeny in the genus Solanum. $1,293. 

1999. American Food Safety Products., Alpharetta, GA. An assessment of "BioRinse" as a post-chill treatment to reduce Salmonella on poultry. $11,165. 

1998. American Food Safety Products., Alpharetta, GA. An assessment of "BioRinse" as a post-chill treatment to reduce pathogenic bacterial loads of food products. $9,891. 

1998. Development of Undergraduate Research Grant. For a study on the effect of nitrogen on fruit number and fruit chemistry in Solanum carolinense. Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA. $700. 

1997. Lettie Pate Evans Multimedia Instruction Grant. For development and incorporation of instructional technology into the General Botany course. Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA. $1,170. 

1997. Development of Undergraduate Research Grant. For development of HPLC and LC techniques for Solanum glycoalkaloids. Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA. $647. 

1996. Academic Research Infrastructure Grant, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. Glycoalkaloids of Solanum fruits: intraspecific patterns and effects upon consumers. $51,194. 

1996. Research Experiences for Undergraduates Supplemental Grant, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. The role of Solanum fruit pulp glycoalkaloids in influencing gut retention times and viability of seeds consumed by birds and mammals. $5,000 (Co-PI with Douglas J. Levey, University of Florida). 

1996. Faculty Development Grant, Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA. $620. 1996. 

Faculty Development Grant, Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA. $390. 

1995. Faculty Development Grant, Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA. $450. 

1994-1995. Research Experiences for Undergraduates Supplemental Grant, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. Dispersal syndromes in the Solanaceae. $3,500 (Co-PI with Douglas J. Levey, University of Florida). 

1992-1996. Academic Research Grant, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. Glycoalkaloids of Solanaceous fruits: relative effects on seed dispersing and non-seed-dispersing organisms. $174,428 (Co-PI with Douglas J. Levey, University of Florida). 

1992. Research and Exploration Grant, National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. Reproductive ecology of an annual neotropical legume, Sesbania emerus. $850. 

1991. Pilot Research Award, Organization for Tropical Studies, Durham, NC. Seed size variation and the establishment of fitness hierarchies in an annual neotropical legume, Sesbania emerus. $1,930. 

1988-1990. Dissertation Travel/Improvement Grants. The Graduate School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Chemical defense of ripe fruit: antifungal defense vs. frugivore attraction in the Blueberry Family (Ericaceae). $773. 

1985-1988. Steinetz-Leathem Awards. Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. Chemical defense of ripe fruit: antifungal defense vs. frugivore attraction in the Blueberry Family (Ericaceae). $2,870. 

1987. Grant-in-Aid of Research. Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society. Sexual dimorphism and cost of reproduction in the dioecious tree Nyssa sylvatica. $400. 

1987. Sigma Xi Matching Grant. Bureau of Biological Research, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. Sexual dimorphism and cost of reproduction in the dioecious tree Nyssa sylvatica. $323. 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)*
American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)*
Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB)*
            Nominated for Secretary: 1997
            Annual Meeting Session Chair/Student Award Judge: 1997
            Annual Meeting Odum Student Award Judge: 2006
Brewers Association (BA)*
Ecological Society of America (ESA)*
            Annual Meeting Session Chair: 1993
            SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Development and Sustainability)
     Student Mentor: 2006
Georgia Academy of Science (GAS)
Georgia Botanical Society (GBS)
Georgia Prescribed Fire Council (GA-PFC)*
            Steering Committee Member, 2007 – present.
Longleaf Alliance (LLA)*
            Organizer and Field Trip Coordinator for 2nd Mountain Longleaf Conference: 2005
            Editor of Proceedings for 2nd Mountain Longleaf Conference: 2006
            Organizer for 3rd Mountain Longleaf Conference: 2007
Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)*
Phi Kappa Phi*
Sigma Xi*
The Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (GA-TACF)*
            Volunteer in Pollination, Seed Harvesting, and Seed Orchard Work: 2005-present
Board Member: 2006-present
Coordinator of Tree Preservation/Pollination Committee: 2006-present
Director of the Berry College Backcross Orchard: 2006-present
Supervisor of the Berry College GA-TACF Intern: 2006-present

REVIEWER OF MANUSCRIPTS and GRANTS FOR:
Acta Oecologia, American Journal of Botany, American Midland Naturalist, American Naturalist, Annals of Botany, Arquipelago, Auk, Australian Journal of Zoology, Biotropica, CABI, Inc., Conservation Biology, Ecography, Ecology, Ecology Letters, International Journal of Plant Science, Israel Science Foundation, Journal of Avian Biology, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, Journal of Vegetation Science, Ecology, Ecological Entomology, EcoScience, Enslow Publishers, Frugivores and Seed Dispersers, Functional Ecology, National Science Foundation, Nature, New Phytologist, Northeastern Naturalist, Oikos, Oecologia, Plant Ecology, Trinity University (tenure application), U.S.D.A. Forsest Service, U.S./Israel Binational Science Foundation.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS and FIELD TOURS:
2010. Coosa River Basin Initiative, Waterfest, Rome, GA.
2009. City of Rome Visitors and Conventions Bureau, Rome, GA.
2009. Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, Mount Berry, GA.
2009: Southern Regional Meeting of the American Chestnut Foundation, Chattanooga, TN.
2009: City of Rome Visitors and Conventions Bureau, Rome, GA.
2009: Cave Spring Wildlife Club, Cave Spring, GA.
2009: Darlington High School, Rome, GA.
2008: Daughters of Berry, Mount Berry, GA.
2008. Mount Berry Garden Club, Mount Berry, GA.
2008. Four Season’s Garden Club, Rome, GA.
2008. City of Rome Visitors and Convention’s Bureau (two tours), Rome, GA.
2008: The American Chestnut Foundation at the 2008 meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, 13-17 July 2008, Chattanooga, TN.
2008.  Adairsville High School, Adairsville, GA.
2008.  Mountain View Garden Club, Rome, GA.
2008.  Berry Middle School, Mount Berry, GA.
2008. GA Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
2008  GIS in Teaching and Research Conference at GA Tech, Atlanta, GA February 13-15.
2008.  Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, Vogel State Park, Blairsville, GA..
2007.  Bi-annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, Dalton State College, Dalton, GA.
2007.  Bi-annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, Elachee Nature Center, Gainesville, GA.
2007.  Urban Forestry Conference.  Rome, GA.
2007.  Panel discussion on balancing teaching and research at small liberal arts colleges. 
University of Georgia, Department of Botany.  Athens, GA.
2007.  Gordon County Master Gardeners Club, Mount Berry, GA.
2006 and 2007. 1st and 2nd Southern Regional Meeting of the American Chestnut Foundation.  University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.
2006: The Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, Red Top Mountain State Park, Acworth, GA.
2006:  Berry College Elementary School.  Longleaf Tour.
2006.  3rd Annual Stewardship Partners Meeting, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation-Southern Company, Auburn, AL.
2006.  Floyd County Master Gardeners Club, Rome, GA.
2006.  The Georgia Forestry Commission Exotics and Invasive Species that Impact Georgia’s Forests Symposium, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.
2006.  The Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.
2005.  The Mountain Longleaf Conference, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.
2005.  Environmental Science and the Teacher Graduate Course (EDU622), Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.
2005:  National Fish and Wildlife Foundation/Southern Company Tour, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.
2005.  National Association of State Foresters Forest Health Tour, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.
2005.  Armuchee Middle School CIS Class, Longleaf Tour and Seminar, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.
2005:  The Nature Conservancy Rome Area Landowner’s Meeting, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.
2004.  High Meadows School (Ms. Robie’s classes), Longleaf Tour
2004:  K-12 Professional Educators Development Workshop, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, Longleaf Seminar.
2004:  Outdoor Classroom Symposium, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.  Longleaf Tours (2).
2004:  Armuchee Middle School CIS Class, Longleaf Seminar and Tour
2004:  Armuchee Middle School (Ms. Gallagher’s classes), Longleaf Tour and Volunteer Work Session
2003:  Mount Berry Garden Club, Mount Berry, GA.
2003:  Georgia Botanical Society, Mountain Longleaf Field Trip Leader, Mount Berry, GA
2003:  Mountain Longleaf Conference, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL.
2003:  Scientific and Economic Analysis of Environmental Issues: An Institute for Teachers on
            Free Market Environmentalism, Costa Rica.
2003:  MARKERS Summer Institute, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA
2003.  Workshop: Birds and Berries and Plant Secondary Metabolites:  Frugivory,
Detoxification and Utilisation, Heidelberg, Germany.
2003.  University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
2001.  University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2000.  3rd International Symposium‑Workshop on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal.
São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil.
2000.  Wright State University, Department of Biology, Dayton, OH.
1999.  VI Neotropical Ornithological Congress, Monterrey, Mexico.
1998.  University of North Florida, Department of Natural Sciences, Jacksonville, FL.
1998.  International Ornithological Congress, South Africa (co-author; D.  Levey, speaker)
1997.  Savannah River Ecology Lab, Aiken, SC.
1995.  University of Tennessee, Department of Botany, Knoxville, TN.
1995.  University of Florida, Department of Zoology, Gainesville, FL.
1995.  Southeastern Louisiana University, Department of Biology, Hammond, LA.
1994.  University of Florida, Department of Zoology, Gainesville, FL.
1994.  International Ornithological Congress, Vienna, Austria.
1993.  International Botanical Congress, Kyoto, Japan (co-author; D. Whigham, speaker)
1992.  University of Maryland, Department of Biology, Frostburg, MD.
1991.  University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biology, Philadephia, PA.

PRINCIPLE SENIOR COLLABORATORS:

Heidi Appel (Penn State University), Paul Banko (USGS - Hawaii), Katrin Boehning-Gaese (University of Mainz – Germany), Lynn Bohs (University of Utah), Gary Breton (Berry College), Donald F. Cipollini, Jr. (Wright State University), Colleen Downs (University of Natal, South Africa), George Gallagher (Berry College), Christopher Hall (Berry College), John Hendrickson (Temple-Inland), Kirk Hinson (Southern Seed Company), Ido Izhaki (University of Haifa - Israel), Sylvia Lomascolo (University of Florida), Douglas J. Levey (University of Florida), Jack Schultz (Penn State University), Joshua Tewksbury (University of Washington), Ramona Walls (SUNY Stony Brook), Dennis Whigham (SERC - Maryland), Dean Wilson (Berry College), Michael Wink (University of Heidelberg - Germany)

DIRECTED STUDENT RESEARCH:  (* = currently active Berry students)

Active student research projects:

2009 – present.  Forest Ecology class and Berry College Student Work Program.  Vegetation structure and bird species diversity in a mountain longleaf pine ecosystem undergoing restoration (in preparation for Restoration Ecology). Thomas Baldvins*, Joshua Culberson, John Kronenberger*, and Andrew Montgomery*. 

2006 – present.  Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation.  Backcross breeding of Georgia American Chestnuts and the establishment of a backcross orchard on the Berry College campus.  Erin Coughlin*, John Lull, Matt Summerlin*, Reid Poppel*, and William Watkins (student interns).

2005 -- present. Berry College National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduate program and Berry College Work Program.  A survey of the herbaceous vegetation in the Berry College Longleaf Pine Management Area.  Kate Currie (co-author of two published abstracts), Josh Culberson*, Thomas Baldvins*, Kalia Miller*, Cade Strippelhoff, Evan Lane, and Chris McDaniel.

2005 -- present. Berry College National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduate program and Berry College Work Program.  Estimation of total carbon in a Mountain Longleaf Pine ecosystem in northwestern Georgia. Amy Huber (co-author of two published abstracts) and Rebecca Worley (co-author of submitted abstract), Jennifer Blalock, Glenn (Sam) Cassell, Josh Culberson*, Thomas Baldvins*, Kalia Miller*, Cade Strippelhoff, Evan Lane, Chris McDaniel. 

2005 – present.  Berry College National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduate program and Berry College Work Program.  Vegetation survey of Martha’s Meadow, a calcareous limestone glade habitat.  Maya Strahl (co-author of one published and one submitted abstract, and one manuscript) and Nicole Soper Gorden (co-author of one submitted abstract, and one manuscript).

2004 – present.  Berry College National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduate program and Berry College Work Program.  Hardwood management in restoration of longleaf pine habitats: herbicide treatment and prescribed burning. Amy Gaskell (student; oral and poster presentation co-author, manuscript co-author), Christopher Worrell (student; poster presentation and manuscript co-author),  John Oliver, Amy Huber, Carolyn Kujala, Hannah Pruett, Melanie Belk and Carly Donahue (students; poster presentation and manuscript co-authors), Jennifer Blalock, Peter Browning, Whitney Callaway, Glenn (Sam) Cassell, Ian Cipollini, Cecil Clark, Jake Dirnberger, George Frye, Kelly Graham, Eric Griffin, Sara Holbrook, Sarah Kovar, Carolyn Kujala, Evan Lane, Angela Lottes, Jay Love, Nicole Malloy, Lynde Mann, Wilder McCullough*, Taryn McDonald, Amber Palmer, Amy Potts, Chris Rodriguez, Larry Rogers, Aikura Shimura, Averi Simpson*, Eric Swanson, Nathanial Wigington and Chris Worrell.

2004 – present.  The establishment of two Longleaf Pine seed orchards on the Berry College campus: one using cloned Berry College stock and the other using Berry College seedlings.  George Gallagher, William Yeomans, Dean Wilson, Kirk Hinson, John Hendrickson (collaborators), and Chris Worrell, John Oliver, Marlin Cox,  Jennifer Blalock, Peter Browning, Whitney Callaway, Glenn (Sam) Cassell, Ian Cipollini, Cecil Clark, Jake Dirnberger, George Frye, Kelly Graham, Eric Griffin, Sara Holbrook, Kartee Johnson*, Sarah Kovar, Carolyn Kujala, Evan Lane*, Angela Lottes, Jay Love, Nicole Malloy, Lynde Mann, Wilder McCullough*, Taryn McDonald,  Kalia Miller*, Amber Palmer, Amy Potts, Chris Rodriguez, Larry Rogers, Aikura Shimura, Averi Simpson*, Eric Swanson, and Nathanial Wigington (students).

2004 – present.  University of Arizona Ph. D. Program in Geography.  Tree growth-ring analysis as a means of detecting climatic events in old-growth Longleaf Pine stands on Lavender Mountain, Berry College, Georgia and nearby longleaf sites.  Troy Knight and Georgina DeWeese (collaborators) and Christopher Worrell (student co-author of published abstract) and Jake Dirnberger, Kartee Johnson*, and Kalia Miller* (students).

1998 - present. Berry College Work Program and Forest Ecology class:  Population structure and dynamics of a Long-leaf Pine (Pinus palustris) population on the Berry College Campus.  Carly Donahue, Christopher Faulkner, James Golden Goss, Carolyn Kujala, Tiffanny Fischer, Karen Vaughn, Carrie Manous, Kimberly Mink, Hannah Pruett, Sofia Arce-Flores, Eduardo Aguilar-Espinoza, Chris Clary, Eric Paulk, Sarah Stephan, Maya Strahl, and Christopher Worrell, Berry College (oral presentation co-authors).

1997 - present.  Berry College Work Program: Intra- and inter-specific variation in the chemistry of Solanum fruits.  Lynn Bohs and Katrin Boehning-Gaese (collaborators), and Tiffany Fischer, Karen Vaughn, Carrie Manous, Kimberly Mink, Eric Paulk, and Rebecca Neal (students).  Berry College. (poster and oral presentation co-authors, manuscript and published paper co-authors).

1991 – present.  Sources of sex-ratio variation in spicebush (Lindera benzoin); a two-sex matrix model approach.  Dorothy Wallace-Senft, April V. Mills, Dennis Whigham and Jay O’Neill (collaborators) and Joshua Culberson (student)
 
Completed student research projects:

2004 – 2010.  Berry College National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduate program, Berry College Work Program, and Berry College Honor’s Program.  Intraspecific variation in quinolizidine alkaloids of mamane (Sophora chrysophila) seeds. Paul Banko, Kevin Brinck, and Gary Breton (collaborators), Rebecca Neal (oral and poster presentation co-author, and manuscript co-author), and Sarah Stephan, William Brooks*, and William Watkins (students).

2003 – 2005. University of West Georgia, Graduate Program in Ecology.  Restoring Fire in a Long-Unburned Mountain Longleaf Pine Forest:  Impacts on Fine Root and Mycorrhizal Fungi.  Brianna Bennett (collaborator; MS Thesis)

2001 - 2005.  Berry College Honors Program:  The relationship between water chemistry and presence of troglobytic crayfish in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia caves.  Genevieve Spanjer (honors thesis, oral presentation co-author, published paper co-author).

2001 - 2004. Berry College Work Program, Plant Ecology Class, and Directed Studies. The development of a management plan for Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) on the Berry College campus. Carly Donahue, Christopher Faulkner, James Golden Goss, Karen H. Vaughn, Sophia Arce Flores, Eduardo Aguilar Espinosa, Ian Cipollini, Chris Clary, Melanie Belk, George Frye, and Jessica Ball.  Berry College (management plan co-authors, regional poster and oral presention co-authors).

2000 - 2002.  Berry College Work Program.  Effect of nitrogen and water supplementation on herbivory by Eggplant Flea Beetles and Tobacco Hornworm on Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense). Eric Paulk, Berry College (published paper co-author).

1999 - 2002.  Berry College Work Program.  Seed chemistry of Sophora chrysophylla (Mamane) in relation to the diet of the specialist seed predator Loxioides bailleui (Palila) in Hawaii.  Eric Paulk, Berry College (published paper co-author, regional oral presentation co-author).

1999 - 2002.  Berry College Work Program and Summer Research Program in Environmental Sciences:  Inter- and intra-specific variation in protease inhibitor activity of leaves and leaf herbivory on Solanum species.  Tiffanny Fischer, Karen Vaughn, Carrie Manous,  Kimberly Mink, and Eric Paulk, Berry College.

1998 - 1999.  Independent Research: An assessment of BioRinse as a post-chill treatment to reduce pathogenic bacterial loads on food products.   Kristy Rae Collins, and Eric Paulk, Berry College.  (web-based report co-authors)

1996 - 2000.  Berry College Work Program: Glycoalkaloids of tropical Solanum species,  Anna Sanders, Berry College (oral presentation co-author).

1996 - 1998.  Berry College Honors Program: Antimicrobial properties of the glycoalkaloids of temperate and tropical Solanum species.  Kristy Rae Collins, Berry College (manuscript co-author).

1996 - 1997.  Berry College Honors Program:  A study in forensic pathology: tetracyline accumulation in the bones of a 4,000 year old Nubian population.  Kristy Rae Collins, Berry College (honors thesis, manuscript first author).

1996.  NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program: The role of Solanum fruit pulp glycoalkaloids in influencing gut retention times and viability of seeds consumed by birds and mammals.  Anna Sanders, Berry College and Sofia Wahaj, University of Florida (oral presentation and published paper co-authors).

1996.  Berry College Work Program: Seed size and seed predation rates in the neotropical legume, Sesbania emerus.  Bethany Garvey, Berry College.

1994.  NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program:  Seed dispersal syndromes in the Solanaceae. Teri Tamboia, University of Florida (published paper first author).

1993.  NSF funded research.  Liquid and thin-layer chromatography of glycoalkaloids of Solanaceous plants.  Leslie Baggett, University of Florida.

1992.  Smithsonian Institution Work/Learn Program:  A model of patch dynamics and seed dispersal in the understory shrub Lindera benzoin.  Dorothy Wallace-Senft, Bennington College, VT (oral presentation and published paper co-author).

1991.  Smithsonian Institution Work/Learn Program:  A two-sex matrix model of the understory shrub Lindera benzoin.  April V. Mills, Hampshire College, MS (oral presentation and manuscript co-author).

1990.  Rutgers University Biomedical Careers Program. Effect of fruit nutrient chemistry on growth of fungal fruit rot agents.  Usha Rana, Rutgers University, NJ  (oral presentation author) 

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Internet Directory of Botany
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Association for Tropical Biology
Organization for Tropical Studies
Berry Biology Dept home page 

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