Carlie Phipps

  • Faculty
  • Associate Professor
  • 2289 Donovan
  • Utica, New York
Phone Number
  • (315) 792-7203
Fax Number
  • (315) 792-7503
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  • My research currently centers on the evolution through geologic time of fungal plant pathogens that primarily infect leaf surfaces. Diseases such as powdery mildews, rusts, and others have a large impact in the environment and agriculture, yet little is known about how these relationships developed and how infection rates were affected through the major climate changes in the past. I am currently studying the change in numbers and types of fungi across the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary, one of the best-known large climate change events.

  • Publications:

  • 2006 Entopeltacites from the Miocene of Idaho, USA. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology , in press, preprint available online from ScienceDirect. Phipps, C. J.
  • 2004 Epiphyllous fungi from the Miocene of Idaho: Reproductive structures. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 129 (1-2): 67 – 79. Phipps, C. J. and W. C. Rember.

  • Projects:

  • Mentor for Planting Science, an online collaboration between professional botanists and high school biology classes
  • Instructor in middle school girls’ math and science day camps
  • Instructor in elementary school teachers’ biology workshops
  • Reviewer for Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, International Journal of Plant Sciences, and American Journal of Botany
  • Member of Botanical Society of America, International Organisation of Palaeobotany, Association for Women in Science, Sigma Xi

  • Presentations:

  • History of plant life on earth
  • Evolution and natural selection
  • Genetically modified crops

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