Carla Harper

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Michael Krings, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Munich, Germany
Primary office:
Haworth Hall


Advisor: Thomas N. Taylor
Research Interests: Paleobotany, paleomycology, plant evolution
Hometown: Del Rio, Texas

Carla J. Harper


CURRENT POSITION

Ph.D. candidate, University of Kansas, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


EDUCATION

                          B.S., 2010, Plant Biology – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

                          B.S., 2010, Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics – Purdue University,
                          West Lafayette, IN


PUBLICATIONS

2014     Glauser, A.L., Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Taylor, E.L., Marshall, C.P., Olcott-Marshall, A. Reexamination of cell contents in Pennsylvanian spores and pollen grains using Raman spectroscopy. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. In press.

2013     Krings, M., Taylor, T.N., Dotzler, N., Harper, C.J. Frankbaronia velata nov. sp., a putative peronosporomycete oogonium containing multiple oospores from the Lower Devonian Rhynire Chert. Zitteliana A. 53, 23-30.

2013     Krings, M., White, J.F., Dotzler, N., Harper, C.J. A Putative fossil zygomycetous fungus with mantled zygosporangia and apposed gametangia from the lower coal measures (Carboniferous) of Great Britain. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 174, No. 3, 269-277.

2013     Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Krings, M., Taylor, E.L. Mycorrhizal symbiosis in the Paleozoic seed fern Glossopteris from Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 192, 2-31.

2013     Klymiuk, A.A., Harper, C.J., Moore, D.S., Taylor, E.L., Taylor, T.N., and Krings, M. Reinvestigating Carboniferous ‘actinomycetes’: authigenic formation of biomimetic carbonates and implications for microbial paleoecology. PALAIOS. 28, No. 2, 80-92.

2012     Harper, C.J., Bomfleur, B., Decombeix, A., Taylor, E.L., Taylor, T.N., and Krings, M. Tylosis formation and fungal interactions in an Early Jurassic conifer from northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 175, 25-31.

2012   Krings, M., Taylor, T.N., Taylor, E.L., Hass, H., Dotzler, N., Taylor, E.L., Kerp, H., Dotzler, N. and Harper, C.J.. Microfossils from the Lower Devonian Rhynie Chert with suggested affinities to the Peronosporomycetes. Journal of Paleontology 86 (2), 358-367.


PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

            2014       Harper, C.J. Talylor, T.N., Krings, M. Taylor, E.L. Foliar fossil fungi:
            Leaf-fungal interactions from the Permian and Triassic of Antarctica.
            Botanical Society of  America, Paleobotanical Section, Boise, ID. July 26-July 31.

2014     Harper, C.J. Talylor, T.N., Krings, M. Taylor, E.L. Pathogens of the past: Plant-pathogenic fungal interactions in Paleozoic and Mesozoic woods. European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference, Padova, Italy. Aug 26-Sept1.

2014     Hieger, T.J., Harper, C.J., Serbet, R., Taylor, T.N., Taylor, E.L. Cheirolepidiaceae diversity: an anatomically preserved pollen cone from southern Victoria Land, Antarctica.. Botanical Society of America, Paleobotanical Section, Boise, ID. July 26-July 31.

2013     Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Taylor, E.L., Krings, M., Small-scale interactions and the microbial diversity of the fern Ashicaulis: a Triassic micro-ecosystem. Botanical Society of America, Paleobotanical Section, New Orleans, LA. July 26-Aug 1, 2013.

2013     Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Krings, M. Dark side of wood decay: Evidence from the fossil record. Invited symposium presentation.Mycological Society of America. Austin, TX, Aug 10-15, 2013.

2013     Glauser, A., Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Taylor, E.L., Marshall, C., Olcott Marshall, A., Reexamication and analysis of microspore content in Pennsylvanian spores and pollen grains. Botanical Society of America, Paleobotanical Section, New Orleans, LA. July 26-Aug 1, 2013.

2012     Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Krings, M. Mycorrhizal-like associations in the Permian seed fern Glossopteris from Antarctica. International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference. Tokyo, Japan. August 23-30, 2012.

2012     Harper, C.J., Krings, M., Dotzler, N. Paleobotanical contributions to paleomycology. International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference. Tokyo, Japan. August 23-30, 2012.

2012       Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Krings, M. Antarctic wood-decay fungi in glossopteridalean roots and stems. Botanical Society of America, Paleobotantical Section, Columbus, OH. July 7-11, 2012.

2012      Klymiuk, A.A., Harper, C.J., Moore, D.S., Taylor, E.L., Taylor, T.N., Krings., M. Reinvestigating Carboniferous “actinomycetes”: authigenic formation of biomimetic carbonates and implications for microbial paleoecology. Paleobotanical Section. Columbus, OH. July 7-11, 2012.      

2011     Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Krings, M. Fossil fungi from the Permian and Triassic of Antarctica. Botanical Society of America, Paleobotanical Section, St. Louis, MO. July 9-13, 2011.


FUNDING FOR RESEARCH

$2000 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Dept. KU Summer Research Funding Summer 2014

                               $500. Botanical Society of America Graduate Student Research Award 2014

$500. Association for Women in Geosciences Osage Chapter Graduate Student Research Award 2014

$2000 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Dept. KU Summer Research Funding Summer 2013

$2000 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Dept. KU Summer Research Funding Summer 2012


OTHER GRANTS- PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

                         $250. Triarch Botanical Image Award. 3rd Place. 2014

                         $500. University of Kansas Graduate Studies Travel Award 2014

$750. Mycological Society of America Travel Grant 2013

$600. Arthur J. Mix Scholarship Fund Botany Summer Research Scholarship Travel Grant 2013

$1000. Botanical Society of American-Paleobotantical Section student travel grant for travel to IOPC (International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference) in Tokyo Japan, 2012.

$500. Mike Boulter student travel award from the International Organization of Palaeobotany for travel to IOPC IX in Tokyo, Japan 2012.

$300. University of Kansas Botany Endowment Fund. Travel grant to IOPC (International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference) to Tokyo, Japan 2012.

$150. Mycological Section of the Botanical Society of America. Travel grant to Botanical Society of America Conference, Columbus, OH, 2012.

$300. Mycological Section of the Botanical Society of America. Travel grant to Botanical Society of America Conference, St. Louis, MO. 2011

$300. University of Kansas Botany Endowment Fund. Travel grant to Botanical Society of America Conference, St. Louis, MO. 2011.

$350. University of Kansas Botany Endowment Fund. Travel grant to Botanical Society of America Conference, Providence, RI. 2010

$200. Women in Science. Travel grant to Botanical Society of America Conference, Providence, RI. 2010


AWARDS and HONORS

            2014 Kenneth B. Armitage Award for Excellence in Teaching,
            Principles of Biology Laboratory (Student Nominated Award)

            2013 Sally K. Frost Mason and Kenneth A. Mason Award for Excellence
            in Teaching
Undergraduate Biology Core Laboratory (Student Nominated Award)


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