Kelly Pfeiler

Graduate Student
Haworth Hall

PhD student
BI Advisor: Kelly Matsunaga and Brian Atkinson

Research areas: plant evolution, plant anatomy, Early Devonian euphyllophytes, evolution of secondary growth, Cupressaceae s.l.
 

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. (https://doi.org/10.1002/spp2.1335)

 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.

Fellowships

Pfeiler, K.C. Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship. The University of Kansas. 2020-2025

Pfeiler, K.C. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. 2019-2023.

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. 2019.

Pfeiler, K.C. Gregory Mark Jennings Botany Award. Humboldt State University. 2019.

Pfeiler, K.C. Master’s Grant. Humboldt State University. 2019.

Pfeiler, K.C. Biological Graduate Student Association: Travel Grant to Botany 2019. Humboldt State University. 2019.

Pfeiler, K.C. Graduate Research Grant. Geological Society of America. 2018.

Pfeiler, K.C. Botanical Society of America Paleobotany Section: Student Travel Award for European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 2018.

Education: 

Education:

B.Sc. in Botany, 2018, summa cum laude, Humboldt State University

M.Sc. in Biology, 2020, with distinction, Humboldt State University

Professional 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...)