Caleb  Morse

Caleb Morse

Collection Manager
785.864.4493
Bridwell Laboratory

As the collection manager for the Division of Botany, Caleb is responsible, in conjunction with the curators, for the oversight of Division operations, development and implementation of Herbarium policies and protocols, identification of plant and lichen specimens sent to the Herbarium, and collection, identification, and curation of plant and lichen specimens.

Publications: 

Morse, C. A. 2013. A new lichenicolous Enterographa (Arthoniales, Roccellaceae) from central North America. Opuscula Philolichenum 12: 233–240.

Morse, C. A. and D. Ladd. 2013. A new species of Fellhanera (lichenized Ascomycota: Pilocarpaceae) from central North America. The Lichenologist 45: 341–346.

Esslinger, T. L., C. A. Morse, and S. D. Leavitt. 2012. A new North American species in the lichen genus Hyperphyscia. The Bryologist 115(1): 31–41.

Ladd, D. and C. A. Morse. 2012. Endemism lost: Lecanora pallidochlorina (Lecanorales, lichenized Ascomycota) in the Great Plains, U. S. A. Opuscula Philolichenum 11: 60–63.

Sheard, J. W., K. Knudsen, H. Mayrhofer, and C. A. Morse. 2011. Three new species of Rinodina (Physciaceae) and a new record from North America. The Bryologist 114(3):453–465.

Westberg, M., C. A. Morse, and M. Wedin. 2011. Two new species of Candelariella and key to the Candelariales (lichenized Ascomycetes) in North America. The Bryologist 114: 325–334.

Lendemer, J. C. and C. A. Morse. 2010. Caloplaca yuchiorum (Teloschistaceae, Lichenized Ascomycota), a new sorediate species from North America. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club 137: 327–332.

Morse, C. A. and J. R. Reveal. 2009. Neotypification of Artemisia carruthii (Asteraceae: Anthemideae). Journal of the Botanical Research Insitute of Texas 3: 667–672.

McKenzie, P. M., C. T. Witsell, L. R. Phillippe, C. S. Reid, M. A. Homoya, S. B. Rolfsmeier, and C. A. Morse. 2009. Status assessment of Eleocharis wolfii (Cyperaceae) in the United States. Journal of the Botanical Research Insitute of Texas 3: 831–854.

Knudsen, K. and C. A. Morse. 2009. Acarospora nicolai, a rediscovered species. The Bryologist 112: 147–151.

Harris, R. H. and C. A. Morse. 2008. Monoblastiopsis (Dothideomycetes, Pleosporales, incertae sedis), a new genus from the Great Plains and Ozark Highlands. Opuscula Philolichenum 5: 89–96.

Morse, C. A., C. C. Freeman, and R. L. McGregor. 2007. New, corrected, and interesting records for the Kansas vascular flora. Journal of the Botanical Research Insitute of Texas 1: 753–761.

Nesom, G. L. and C. A. Morse. 2007. Variation in Petradoria pumila (Asteraceae: Asteraeae). Journal of the Botanical Research Insitute of Texas 1: 351–356.

Urbatsch, L. E., R. P. Roberts, C. A. Morse, and K. M. Neubig. 2006. 167. Nestotus. pp. 169–170 In Asteraceae. Vol. 20. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.

Morse, C. A. 2006. 170. Stenotus. pp. 174–177 In Asteraceae. Vol. 20. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.

Morse, C. A. 2006. 172. Tonestus. pp. 181–184 In Asteraceae. Vol. 20. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.

Morse, C. A. 2005. A new combination in Stenotus (Asteraceae). Sida 21: 2093.

Morse, C. A. 2005. Appendix A: Habitat map and floristic quality analysis. In: Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan.
Freeman, C. C., W. H. Busby, J. Delisle, W. D. Kettle, K. Kindscher, H. Loring, C. A. Morse, and V. B. Salisbury. 2003. A natural areas inventory of the Ft. Leavenworth Military Reservation, Leavenworth County, Kansas. II. Open-file Report No. 117. Kansas Biological Survey. Lawrence, KS. 199 pp.

Freeman, C. F., C. A. Morse, and R. L. McGregor. 2003. New vascular plant records for the grassland biome of central North America. Sida 20: 1289–1297.

Freeman, C. F., C. A. Morse, and J. P. Thurmond. 2003. The vascular flora of the Ogallala ecotone on the Dempsey Divide, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. Sida 20: 1217–1245.

Freeman, C. C. and C. A. Morse. 2002. Kansas floristic quality assessment: coefficients of conservatism for plants in southeast Kansas. Unpublished report submitted to Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment. R.L. McGregor Herbarium, University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS. 29 pp.

Thurmond, J. P., C. C. Freeman, K. Kindscher, H. Loring, C. A. Morse, and B. W. Hoagland. 2002. Preliminary report of an ethnobotanical survey along the Ogallala ecotone on the Dempsey Divide in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Archeology 50: 10–37.

Morse, C. A. 2002. Sensitive species evaluations submitted to United States Forest Service Region 2 (Rocky Mountain Region). R.L. McGregor Herbarium, University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS. (100 evaluations for taxa native to Kansas).

Baker, D. A. and C. A. Morse. 2001. Disaster recovery in the herbarium. Collection Forum 15: 26–35.

Freeman, C. F., R. L. McGregor, and C. A. Morse. 1998. Vascular plants new to Kansas. Sida 18: 593–604.

Morse, C. A. 1998. Systematics and taxonomy of Stenotus Nutt. (Asteraceae: Astereae). Master's thesis submitted to the University of Kansas. 139 pp.

Education: 

University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
December 1992: Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages and Literature, Graduated with high distinction
University of Kansas in Lawrence
Fall 1994–Spring 1995: Special student (biology)
Fall 1998: Master of Arts in Botany

Grants: 

American Society of Plant Taxonomists Student Research Grant, 1996
KU Department of Botany Eugenia S. Polson Summer Fellowships, 1996 and 1997
Panorama Society Small Grants Program, KU Natural History Museum, 1996

Awards: 

Phi Beta Kappa, December 1992

Teaching: 

Division of Biological Sciences, University of Kansas, Instructor
June 2012, June 2013, Introduction to Field Botany (Biology 418/701) (field and lab course, offered at the Armitage Education Center, Nelson Ecological Study Area); in 2013, course was cross-listed as EVRN 420

Division of Biological Sciences, University of Kansas, Instructor
June–July 2004, Flora of the Great Plains (Biology 418/701)

Field Station and Ecological Reserves, University of Kansas, Instructor
May 19–30, 2003, Plants of Kansas (field and lab course, offered at the Nelson Ecological Study Area)

Public Education Programs, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Instructor
June 8–29, 2001, What’s that wildflower? (field and lab course, offered at the R.L. McGregor Herbarium)

Division of Biological Sciences, University of Kansas, Teaching Assistant
August–December 1998, History and Diversity of Life (Biology 413), for Drs. Meredith A. Lane and Robert M. Timm
January–May 1997, Laboratory in Cytogenetics (Biology 637), for Dr. William H. Bloom
August–December 1996, Plant Systematics (Biology 603), for Dr. Christopher H. Haufler

Professional Societies: 

American Bryological and Lichenological Society
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections