Kelly Cathrine Pfeiler

Doctoral aspirant and Self Fellow
Primary office:
EEB Haworth Hall


Summary

Advisors: Brian Atkinson and Kelly Matsunaga
Research Interests: Paleobotany and plant evolution
Hometown: Bishop, CA


Education

  • BS in Botany, 2018, summa cum laude, Humboldt State University
  • MS in Biology, 2020, with distinction, Humboldt State University
     

Publications

  • Pfeiler, K.C., Tomescu, A.M.F. 2020. An Early Devonian actinostelic euphyllophyte with secondary growth from the Emsian of Gaspé (Canada) and the importance of tracheid wall thickening patterns in early euphyllophyte systematics. Papers in Palaeontology. In press.
  • Pfeiler, K.C., Tomescu, A.M.F. 2018. An Early Devonian permineralized rhyniopsid from the Battery Point Formation of Gaspé (Canada). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 187: 292 – 302.
     

Presentations

  • Pfeiler, K.C., Tomescu, A.M.F. 2019. A new type of Early Devonian wood-producing euphyllophyte from Gaspé (Canada). Botanical Society of America Meeting, Tucson, AZ. Contributed oral paper. (https://2019.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php?func=detail&ai...)
  • Iler, A., CaraDonna, P., Pfeiler, K.C, Richardson, L., Freymiller, G., Godfrey, K., Gorman, A., Whitford, M., Wilson, N., Wu, E., and Jules, E. 2019. Genotype accounts for intraspecific variation in the timing and duration of life cycle events in a dioecious willow species. Ecological Society of America, Louisville, Kentucky. Contributed oral paper.
  • Pfeiler, K.C., Tomescu, A.M.F. 2018. How many times did wood splinter? Closing in on the origins of secondary growth in euphyllophytes. 10th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference, Dublin, Ireland. Invited oral contribution.
  • Pfeiler, K.C., Bippus, A., Kammet, A., Ortiz, A., Escapa, I., Tomescu, A. 2018. Fossils and seed cone morphology in the resolution of phylogenetic relationships among basal Cupressaceae s.l. 10th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference, Dublin Ireland. Contributed oral paper.
  • Pfeiler, K.C., Ortiz, A., Kammet, A., Bippus, A., Tomescu, A. 2017. Exploring the relationships of an anatomically-preserved cupressaceous seed cone from the Lower Cretaceous of California. Botanical Society of America Meeting, Fort Worth, TX. Contributed oral paper. (http://www.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php?func=detail&aid=177)
  • Pfeiler, K.C., Tomescu, A.M.F. 2016. An anatomically preserved Early Devonian rhyniopsid from the Battery Point Formation (Gaspé, Canada). Botanical Society of America Meeting, Savannah, GA. Contributed oral paper. (http://2016.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php?func=detail&aid...)
     

Fellowships

  • Pfeiler, K.C. Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship. The University of Kansas. 60 mo. 7/20 – 7/25. Funded.
  • Pfeiler, K.C. Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowship. The University of Kansas. Declined.
  • Pfeiler, K.C. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. 2019. $102,000. 36 mo. 8/20 – 7/23. Funded.
     

Grants, Awards, & Honors

  • Pfeiler, K.C. Patricia O. McConkey Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Humboldt State University. 2020.
  • Pfeiler, K.C. Milton J. Boyd Outstanding Teaching Associate Award. Humboldt State University. $1,000. 2019.
  • Pfeiler, K.C. Gregory Mark Jennings Botany Award. Humboldt State University. $1,000. 2019.
  • Pfeiler, K.C. Master’s Grant. Humboldt State University. $300. 2019.
  • Pfeiler, K.C. Biological Graduate Student Association: Travel Grant to Botany 2019. Humboldt State University. $120. 2019.
  • Pfeiler, K.C. Graduate Research Grant. Geological Society of America. $1,585. 2018.
  • Pfeiler, K.C. Botanical Society of America Paleobotany Section: Student Travel Award for European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference, Dublin, Ireland. $1,000. 2018.

 


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