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Curriculum vita

1 August 2018
Taylor Sultan Quedensley
Research Botanist
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 335-8157
tquedensley@brit.org

Additional Appointments
Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, The Smithsonian Institution

Education
Ph.D. in Plant Biology at The University of Texas at Austin, 2012. Dissertation title: Molecular phylogenetics and chloroplast genomics of the Mexican tussilaginioid group (Senecioneae: Asteraceae). Advisors: Dr. Beryl Simpson and Dr. Robert Jansen.
Master of Science in Biology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2006. Thesis title: The Asteraceae of Pico Zunil, Guatemala. Advisor: Dr. Thomas Bragg.
Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with minors in Entomology and Biology at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1998. Advisor: Dr. Ellen Paparozzi (under the name Taylor Sultan Neal)

Academic Work Experience
Assistant Professor of Biology, Missouri Western State University, August 2014-June 2017.
Assistant Professor of Biology, Georgia College and State University, August 2012-July 2014.

Research interests
Bryophytes and Lichens of Northwestern Missouri
Texas Floristics
Lichen Diversity of the Southern Philippines

Publications (pdf may be provided upon request)
Quedensley, T.S. and M.L. Carr. 2017. Cryptogamic Flora of Northwestern Missouri. Missouri Prairie Journal 38: 14-17.
Quedensley, T.S., M.E. Véliz P., and L.E. Velázquez M. 2014. A New Species of Roldana (Asteraceae) from Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Lundellia 17: 1-4.
Véliz, M.E. and T.S. Quedensley. 2011. Salvia carrilloi, a New Species from Western Guatemala. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 5: 471-474.
Quedensley, T.S. and M.E. Véliz. 2011. Ramalina mahoneyi, a New Lichen from a Cloud Forest in Western Guatemala. Lundellia 14: 3-7.
Quedensley, T.S. and M.E. Véliz P. 2010. Salvia coriana sp. nov. (Lamiaceae), a New Species from a Cloud Forest in Western Guatemala.J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 4: 27-31.
Quedensley,T.S. and J.L. Villaseñor 2009. A New Species of Roldana (Asteraceae) from Southern Oaxaca. Lundellia 12: 28-30.
Quedensley, T.S. and T.B. Bragg 2007. The Asteraceae of Northwestern Pico Zunil, a Cloud Forest in Western Guatemala. Lundellia 10: 49-70.

Research Grants, Contracts, and Travel Awards
Awarded:
National Science Foundation (DEB 1754697/1754667): Peter Fritsch (PI), Taylor Quedensley, Daniel Nickrent, and Darin Penneys (co-PIs), Plant Discovery in the Southern Philippines, $1,300,000, August 2018-July 2022.
Garden Genome Initiative: Funk, V. (PI) and T. S. Quedensley (co-PIs), 2018 GGI Rolling Awards Program, Sampling Biodiversity at Three Understudied Sites in Texas, $14,840, 2018-2019.
Missouri Department of Conservation Cooperative Agreement: (PI), Mark Mills and Julie Jedlicka, (co-PIs), Monitoring Vascular Plants, Reptiles, Birds, and Amphibians in Glade Ecosystems in the Ozarks, $100,000, Summer 2016-Summer 2018.
Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri State Parks contract to inventory lichens and bryophytes at eight State Parks in Northwestern Missouri, $14,954, Summer 2016-Summer 2019.
Program of Research, Teaching and Applied Learning (PORTAL) Research Award, Cryptogamic Flora of Northwestern Missouri, Missouri Western State University, $3,500, Summer 2016.
Missouri Western State University Foundation, Expansion of the Leo Galloway Herbarium, $2,500, Spring 2015.
Prairie Biotic Research Inc., Cryptogamic Flora of Northwestern Missouri, $1,000, Spring 2015.
Program of Research, Teaching and Applied Learning (PORTAL) Research Award, Cryptogamic Flora of Northwestern Missouri, Missouri Western State University, $3,500, Summer 2015.
Cryptogamic Flora of Northwestern Missouri, $2,500, Spring 2015. Missouri Prairie Foundation, Summer Undergraduate Research Grant (with Justina Everhart, Georgia College, and Malcolm Hodges, The Nature Conservancy), The Lichenized-fungi of Jefferson, Johnson, and Washington Counties: Contributions to the Georgia Atlas Lichen Project, Office of Undergraduate Research in the Center for Engaged Learning, Georgia College $4250, Summer 2013.
Faculty Research Grant, High Throughput Sequencing and Phylogenetics Analyses Using the Whole Chloroplast Genome Sequences of Endemic Guatemalan Asteraceae, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects, Georgia College $4999, Fall 2012.
Research Award for Comparative Genomics, Plant Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Austin $906, Spring 2011.
Graduate Student Research Grant, American Society of Plant Taxonomists $600, Spring 2010. Travel Award for Field Work, Plant Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Austin $900, Spring 2010.
Travel Award for Conference, Plant Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Travel Award, American Society of Plant Taxonomists $300, Spring 2010.
Lewis and Clark Field Scholar, American Philosophical Society $2300, Spring 2009.
Travel Award for Field Work, Plant Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Austin $1075, Spring 2009.
Travel Award for Field Work, Plant Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Austin $850, Fall 2008.
Research Funds for Field Work, Botany Department, University of Hawaii-Manoa $750, Fall 2008.
Mexico Summer Research Grant, Mexican Center, Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin $750, Spring 2008.
Travel Award for Field Work, Plant Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Austin $800, Spring 2008.
Travel Award, Pre-Graduate School Internship, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin $150, Fall 2007.
Travel Award, Graduate College, The University of Texas at Austin $625, Spring 2007.
Travel Award, Pre-Graduate School Internship, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin $400, Spring 2007.
Travel Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska at Omaha $500, Fall 2005. Travel Grant for Lichen Research in Guatemala, New York Botanical Garden $4200, Fall 2005.
Student Travel Award, American Bryological and Lichenological $250, Summer 2005.
Research Funds for Field Work, Botany Department, University of Vermont, $400, Spring 2005. University Committee on Research, Research Grant, University of Nebraska at Omaha $500, Spring 2005.
Graduate Research Grant, Biology Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha $250, Fall 2004.

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Academic Awards
Graduate Excellence Fund, Section of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin $3000, Summer 2012.
David Bloch Memorial Scholarship for Research in Organismal Botany, Plant Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Austin $400, Spring 2011.
Mike Hogg Endowed Graduate Fellowship, Graduate College, The University of Texas at Austin $27,251, Fall 2010–Spring 2011.
Linda Escobar Fellowship in Systematic Botany, Plant Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Austin $500, Fall 2009.
Blattstein Endowed Presidential Scholarship, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin $2500, Summer 2008.
Jean Andrews Faculty Fellow Internship, Plant Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Austin $1500, Spring 2008.
Visiting Scholarship to the Smithsonian Institution at the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. $1715, Fall 2006.
Linda Escobar Fellowship in Systematic Botany, Plant Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Austin $1000, Fall 2006.
NASA Nebraska Space Grant Statewide Scholarship, NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR Program $1000, Fall 2005.
Presidential Fellowship, Graduate College, University of Nebraska at Omaha $12,000 plus tuition remission, Fall 2005–Spring 2006.
Fund for Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska at Omaha $2500, Fall 2005.
Graduate Thesis Scholarship, Graduate College, University of Nebraska at Omaha $1000, Spring 2005.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Graduate College, University of Nebraska at Omaha $500, Spring 2005.
Visiting Scholarship to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. $425, Fall 2004. Summer Graduate Scholarship, Graduate College, University of Nebraska at Omaha $1000,Summer 2004.
Visiting Scholarship to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. $315, Spring 2004. Graduate Research Grant, Biology Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha $250, Fall 2003.

Teaching Experience
Assistant Professor (August 2014–May 2017), Missouri Western State University

Principles of Organismal Biology (BIOL 105; Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring
2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
Plant Systematics (BIO350; Fall 2014, Fall 2016)
Bioinformatics (BIO331; Spring 2015, Spring 2017)
Local Flora (BIO351; Summer 2015, Summer 2016)
Lichenology (BIO352; Spring 2016)

Assistant Professor (August 2012–August 2014), Georgia College & State University
Horticulture (BIOL 4950/5950; Spring 2014)
Molecular Systematics (BIOL 6950; Spring 2014)
Seminar (BIOL 3000; Summer 2013, Summer 2014)
Evolution (BIOL 3700; Summer 2013, Summer 2014)
Plant Systematics (BIOL 4760/5760; Fall 2012, Fall 2013)
Principles of Biology II: Ecology and Evolution (BIOL 1108 & 1108L; Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Summer 2014)
Principles of Biology I: Molecular and Cellular Biology (BIOL 1107 & 1107L; Spring, Summer 2013, Spring 2014)
Lichenology (BIOL 4950/5950; Spring 2013)

Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (August 2006–May 2012), The University of Texas at Austin Plant Biology Graduate Program:
Freshman Research Initiative Program (FRI): Research Methods (Fall 2010), Biofuels Research (Spring 2011)
Introductory Biology II (Summer 2008, Spring 2009, Summer 2009, Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Spring 2011)
Native Plants (Spring 2010)
UTeach Outreach Program (Fall 2008 and Fall 2009)
Aquatic Entomology (Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2011)
Plant Anatomy (Spring 2007, Spring 2008)
Survey of the Plant Kingdom (Summer 2007)
Structure, Physiology, and Reproduction of Seed Plants (Fall 2006, Fall 2007)

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (August 2003–December 2005), University of Nebraska at Omaha Biology Department:
Lichenology (Fall 2005)
Morphology of Non-Vascular Plants (Spring 2005)
Biology I: General Botany (Fall 2003, Summer 2004, Summer 2005)
General biology for non-majors (Fall 2004)
Plant Anatomy (Spring 2004)

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (1996–1998), University of Nebraska at Lincoln:
Woody Plant Identification (Spring 1998)
General Entomology (Fall 1996 and Fall 1997)

Secondary Education Experience
5th grade science inquiry-based instruction and high school science test writing (UTeach Outreach Program (Fall 2008 and Fall 2009)
Volunteer teaching assistant for Advanced Placement Environmental Biology (January 2007– May 2011). Austin High School, Austin, Texas. Supervisor: Deena Telley.
Volunteer work with National Honor Society students from Central High School, Omaha, NE (Spring 2004).

Lichen Workshops
Organizer and instructor. Lichens of the Ouachita Mountains. Ouachita Mountain Biological Station. Mena, AR. May, 2016.
Organizer and instructor. Lichens of Northwestern Missouri. Missouri Department of Conservation, St. Joseph, MO. May, 2015.
Co-organizer. 14th Annual Tuckerman Lichen Foray. Brunswick, GA. March 2013.
Organizer and co-instructor. Lichens of Central Texas. Austin, Texas. March, 2009.
Assistant Instructor. NSF-funded Microlichens of Guatemala. Guatemala City, Guatemala. May, 2008.
Assistant Instructor. Lichens of the Rocky Mountain National Forest. Estes Park, Colorado. August, 2005.

Undergraduate Mentoring
Helaine Mills, Monitoring Biodiversity in Missouri Ozarks Glade Ecosystems, Department of Biology, Missouri Western State University, Summer 2016-current.
Danielle Hubbard, Monitoring Biodiversity in Missouri Ozarks Glade Ecosystems, Department of Biology, Missouri Western State University, Summer 2016.
Mariah Carr, Bryophytes of Northwestern Missouri, Department of Biology, Missouri Western State University, Spring 2015-Summer 2016.
Jaime Moore, Lichens of Knob Noster State Park, Department of Biology, Missouri Western State University, Summer 2015-Summer 2016.
Lance Layton, Lichens of Jefferson, Johnson, and Washington Counties, GA. Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Georgia College and State University, Summer 2013- Summer 2014.
Anne Zimmerman, Plant Systematics Honor's Program Research, Vascular Flora of Lake Laurel Field Station, Fall 2012.
Nicholas Wilhelm, Laboratory experience in phylogenetics, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2010.
Kyle Whigham, Laboratory experience in insect identification and the curation of insect specimens, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2008.
Galen Yacalis, Field experience collecting lichens in Guatemala and Texas, Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Mentoring Program, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall, 2008.
Stacey O’Brien, Fieldwork in Guatemala, Creighton University, Fall, 2004.

Additional Research experience
Graduate Research Assistantship (January 2010–May 2011) The University of Texas at Austin Plant Biology Graduate Program, Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Juenger. Phylogeny of the Panicum diffusa clade (Poaceae: Paniceae).
Graduate Research Assistantship (May 2011–August 2011) The University of Texas at Austin Plant Biology Graduate Program, Supervisor: Dr. Christine Hawkes. Barcoding and field work for NSF Switchgrass and Department of Energy field sites.
Graduate Research Assistantship (January 2010–May 2011) The University of Texas at Austin Plant Biology Graduate Program, Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Juenger. Biofuels, climate change, and drought-stress physiology of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).
Graduate Research Assistantship (June 2009–August 2009) The University of Texas at Austin Plant Biology Graduate Program, Supervisor: Dr. Larry Gilbert. Propagation and maintenance of extensive Passiflora collection.
Graduate Research Assistantship (May 2008–August 2008) The University of Texas at Austin Plant Biology Graduate Program, Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Juenger. Arabidopsis experiment.
Master of Science Research (August 2003–August 2006) Thesis title: The Asteraceae on Pico Zunil. Investigator, (December 2003–present) Lichens of Pico Zunil, Guatemala.

Other Work Experience
Greenhouse Operations Manager (August 2002–May 2005), Creighton University, Department of Biology
Volunteer Assistant to Horticultural Manager (August 1998–April 2002), San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco, CA

Service
Fringe Benefits Committee, Chair, Missouri Western State University (January 2016-present). Lockerly Arboretum, Board of Trustees Member, Milledgeville, Georgia (March 2012–January 2013). Grounds committee, chair; Education committee, member.
Curriculum and Instruction Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, Georgia College (August 2013–May 2014)
Freshman Convocation Experience Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, Georgia College (September 2013–January 2014)
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Georgia College (Fall 2012 – May 2014)
Reviewer for The Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, The Lichenologist, and Phytokeys.
Graduate Student Representative to the Graduate Studies Committee, Section of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin (August, 2010-December, 2010).
Member of search committee for plant systematics position at University of Nebraska at Omaha (August 2004-July 2005).
Member of Plant Identification Team 1997-98; placed fourth as a team internationally in a competition in Guadalajara, Mexico 1998.

Field Work Experience
Plant and lichen collecting, Guatemala, 18 trips, 2001-2014, Departments of Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, Huehuetenango, Izabal, Jalapa, Petén, Sacatepéquez, San Marcos, Sololá, Quetzaltenango, and Quiche.
Plant collecting, Mexico, 4 trips, 2007-2010, States of Chiapas, Durango, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, and Zacatecas.
Lichen collecting, United States, 2003-2011, States of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

Conference Presentations
Carr, M. and T.S. Quedensley. Bryophyte Flora of Northwestern Missouri. Botany 2016 Conference, Savannah, GA, Summer 2016.
Quedensley, T.S., J. Moore, A. Donaldson, and M. Carr. Cryptogamic Flora of Northwestern Missouri, Botany 2016 Conference, Savannah, GA, Summer 2016.
Layton, L., J. Everhart, M. Hodges, and T.S. Quedensley. Contributions to the Georgia Atlas Lichen Project: A Preliminary Inventory of Five Counties in East-Central Georgia. Georgia College Research Conference, Milledgeville, GA, Spring 2014.
Zimmerman, A.O. and T.S. Quedensley. (Poster) Vascular Plant Survey of the Lake Laurel Field Station. Georgia College Research Conference, Milledgeville, GA, Spring 2013.
Quedensley, T.S. and R.K. Jansen. Phylogeny of the Mexican Tussilaginioid Group (Asteraceae: Senecioneae). Botany 2010 Conference, Providence, RI, Summer 2010.
Quedensley, T.S. and R. French. (Poster) Contributions to the Flora of Pico Zunil, Botany 2007 Conference, Chicago, IL, Summer 2007.
Quedensley, T.S., T.B. Bragg, and M.E. Véliz P. “Asteraceae of Pico Zunil,” Botany 2006 Conference, Chico, CA, Summer 2006.
Quedensley, T.S. “Lichens of Pico Zunil: Preliminary Glimpse into Guatemalan Cloud Forest Lichen Diversity,” Botany 2005 Conference, Austin, TX, Summer 2005.

Invited Talks
Lichen-forming Fungi of Texas, Indian Trail Master Naturalists, Waxahachie, TX, 26 February 2018.
The Amazing World of Lichens, Elm Fork Master Naturalists, Denton, TX, Fall 2017.
Lichen-forming Fungi: Diversity and Evolution, The University of Texas at Arlington Biology Department, TX, Fall 2017.
Lichenized-fungi of Central Texas, Brackenridge Field Laboratory Science Under the Stars Seminar Series, The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2010.
Licheninized-fungi of Central Texas, Texas Native Plants Society, Austin Chapter, Austin, TX, Spring 2008.
Botanical Explorations in the Cloud Forests of Guatemala, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Biology Department Graduate Seminar Series, Spring 2003.
Botanical Explorations in the Cloud Forests of Guatemala, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, Environmental Science Seminar Series, Fall 2003.
Botanical Explorations in the Cloud Forests of Guatemala, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Horticulture Department, Fall 2002.
Horticultural Potential of Guatemalan Cloud Forest Plants, San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco, CA, Spring 2002.
Lichen-forming fungi as tools for biodiversity assessments, establishment of conservation priorities, and undergraduate research, Benedictine College, Department of Biology, Fall 2014.

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