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Nicholas P. Tippery - Curriculum Vitae

Updated 12 October 2014


Department of Biological Sciences
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
U.S.A.

Office: Upham Hall 350
Phone: (262) 472-1061

Email: tipperyn@uww.edu


Education:

2010 - Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Dissertation Title: "Systematics and Evolution of Menyanthaceae and the Floating-Leaved Genus Nymphoides" (Major Advisor: Donald H. Les)
[ abstract ]
2000 - B.A. in Biology / Classics, University of Dallas, Irving, TX

Publications:

Les, D.H., Peredo, E.L., King, U.M., Benoit, L.K., Tippery, N.P., Ball, C.J., and R.K. Shannon. 2014. Through thick and thin: cryptic sympatric speciation in the submersed genus Najas (Hydrocharitaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution in press.
[ DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.09.022 ]
Yousefzadeh, H., Colagar, A.H., Akbarzadeh, F., and N.P. Tippery. 2014. Taxonomic status and genetic differentiation of Hyrcanian Castanea based on noncoding chloroplast DNA sequences data. Tree Genetics and Genomes in press.
[ DOI: 10.1007/s11295-014-0783-4 ]
Tippery, N.P., Les, D.H., and D.J. Crawford. 2014. Evaluation of phylogenetic relationships in Lemnaceae using nuclear ribosomal data. Plant Biology in press.
[ DOI: 10.1111/plb.12203 ]
Tippery, N.P., Schilling, E.E., Panero, J.L., Les, D.H., and C.S. Williams. 2014. Independent origins of aquatic Eupatorieae (Asteraceae). Systematic Botany 39: 1217-1225.
[ DOI: 10.1600/036364414X683958 ]
Les, D.H., Peredo, E.L., Benoit, L.K., Tippery, N.P., King, U.M., and S.P. Sheldon. 2013. Phytogeography of Najas gracillima (Hydrocharitaceae) in North America and its cryptic introduction to California. American Journal of Botany 100: 1905-1915.
[ DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1300005 ]
Les, D.H. and N.P. Tippery. 2013. In time and with water ... the systematics of alismatid monocotyledons. Pp. 118-164 in P. Wilkin, ed. Early Events in Monocot Evolution. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781107012769
[ publisher website ]
Tippery, N.P. and D.H. Les. 2013. Hybridization and systematics of dioecious North American Nymphoides (N. aquatica and N. cordata; Menyathaceae). Aquatic Botany 104: 127-137.
[ DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2012.08.003 ]
Les, D.H., Tippery, N.P., and H. Razifard. 2012. Noteworthy collections: California. Madroño 59: 232.
[ DOI: 10.3120/0024-9637-59.4.232a ]
Les, D.H., Tippery, N.P., and H. Razifard. 2012. Noteworthy collections: Texas. Madroño 59: 232-233.
[ DOI: 10.3120/0024-9637-59.4.232b ]
Tippery, N.P., Fučíková, K., Lewis, P.O., and L.A. Lewis. 2012. Probing the monophyly of the Sphaeropleales (Chlorophyceae) using data from five genes. Journal of Phycology 48: 1482-1493.
[ DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12003 ]
Tippery, N.P., Les, D.H., and C.S. Jones. 2012. Evolution of inflorescence architecture in Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae). Aquatic Botany 99: 11-19.
[ DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2012.01.001 ]
Philbrick, C.T., Malecki, J., Tippery, N.P., and H.I Stevens. 2011. A new genus of Podostemaceae from Venezuela. Novon 21: 475-480.
[ DOI: 10.3417/2010051 ]
Martine, C.T., Lavoie, E.M., Tippery, N.P., Vogt, F.D., and D. H. Les. 2011. DNA analysis identifies Solanum from Litchfield National Park as a lineage of S. dioicum. Northern Territory Naturalist 23: 29-38.
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Tippery, N.P., Les, D.H., and C.R. Williams. 2011. Nymphoides humboldtiana (Menyanthaceae) in Uvalde County, Texas - a new record for the U.S.A. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 5: 889-890.
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Tippery, N.P. and D.H. Les. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships and morphological evolution in Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae). Systematic Botany 36: 1101-1113.
[ DOI: 10.1600/036364411X605092 | OPEN ACCESS ]
Tippery, N.P. and D.H. Les. 2011. Evidence for the hybrid origin of Nymphoides montana Aston (Menyanthaceae). Telopea 13: 285-294.
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Tippery, N.P., Philbrick, C.T., Bove, C.P., and D.H. Les. 2011. Systematics and phylogeny of neotropical riverweeds (Podostemaceae: Podostemoideae). Systematic Botany 36: 105-118.
[ DOI: 10.1600/036364411X553180 | OPEN ACCESS ]
Les, D.H., Sheldon, S.P., and N.P. Tippery. 2010. Hybridization in hydrophiles: Natural interspecific hybrids in Najas L. (Hydrocharitaceae). Systematic Botany 35: 736-744.
[ DOI: 10.1600/036364410X539826 ]
Tippery, N.P., Les, D.H., Regalado Jr., J.C., Averyanov, L.V., Vu Ngoc Long, and P.H. Raven. 2009. Transfer of Villarsia cambodiana to Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae). Systematic Botany 34: 818-823.
[ DOI: 10.1600/036364409790139673 ]
Les, D.H., Murray, N.M., and N.P. Tippery. 2009. Systematics of two imperiled pondweeds (Potamogeton vaseyi, P. gemmiparus) and taxonomic ramifications for subsection Pusilli (Potamogetonaceae). Systematic Botany 34: 643-651.
[ DOI: 10.1600/036364409790139727 ]
Tippery, N.P. and D.H. Les. 2009. A new genus and new combinations in Australian Villarsia (Menyanthaceae). Novon 19: 406-413.
[ DOI: 10.3417/2007181 ]
Tippery, N.P. and D.H. Les. 2008. Phylogenetic analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region in Menyanthaceae using predicted secondary structure. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 526-537.
[ DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.07.019 ]
Tippery, N.P., Les, D.H., Padgett, D.J., and S.W.L. Jacobs. 2008. Generic circumscription in Menyanthaceae: a phylogenetic evaluation. Systematic Botany 33: 598-612.
[ DOI: 10.1600/036364408785679851 ]
Les, D.H., Jacobs, S.W.L, Tippery, N.P., Chen, L., Moody, M.L., and M. Wilstermann-Hildebrand. 2008. Systematics of Vallisneria (Hydrocharitaceae). Systematic Botany 33: 49-65.
[ DOI: 10.1600/036364408783887483 ]
Les, D.H., R.S. Capers, and N.P. Tippery. 2006. Introduction of Glossostigma (Phrymaceae) to North America: a taxonomic and ecological overview. American Journal of Botany 93: 927-939.
[ DOI: 10.3732/ajb.93.6.927 | OPEN ACCESS ]
Hartman, J.L. IV and N.P. Tippery. 2004. Systematic quantification of gene interactions by phenotypic array analysis. Genome Biology 5: R49.
[ DOI: 10.1186/gb-2004-5-7-r49 | OPEN ACCESS ]

Presentations (undergraduate student authors are indicated with asterisks):

Sokolik, J.T.* and N.P. Tippery. 2014. In search of diagnostic seed characters for African Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae). Poster presented at the Botany 2014 Conference, Boise, Idaho.
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Tippery, N.P.. 2013. Development of novel, phylogenetically informative genes in Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae) using next-generation sequence data. Presented 30 July 2013 at the Botany 2013 Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Tippery, N.P., Peredo, E.L., and D.H. Les. 2012. New taxonomic and biogeographical insights in Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae). Presented 09 July 2012 at the Botany 2012 Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
[ abstract ]
Tippery, N.P. 2011. Getting their feet wet: Morphological and reproductive system evolution in the floating-leaved plant genus Nymphoides. Presented 01 December 2011 at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Tippery, N.P. and D.H. Les. 2011. Evidence for natural hybridization between two dioecious North American Nymphoides species (N. aquatica and N. cordata; Menyanthaceae). Presented 13 July 2011 at the Botany 2011 Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.
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Tippery, N.P., Lewis, L.A., and P.O. Lewis. 2011. Evaluation of chloroplast genes for resolving ordinal phylogenetic relationships in Chlorophyceae. Poster presented at the Northeast Algal Symposium, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
[ abstract | poster file ]
Tippery, N.P., Les, D.H., and C.S. Jones. 2010. Learning to float: Evolution of inflorescence architecture in the aquatic plant genus Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae) Presented 25 June 2010 at the Evolution 2010 Conference, Portland, Oregon.
Tippery, N.P. 2010. Learning to float: Evolution of floating-leaved habit in the aquatic plant genus Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae). Presented 31 March 2010 at Western Connecticut State University.
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Tippery, N.P., Les, D.H., Jacobs, S.W.L., and C.S. Jones. 2009. But will it float? Evolution of inflorescence architecture in Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae). Presented 29 July 2009 at the Botany 2009 Conference, Snowbird, Utah.
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Tippery, N.P., Philbrick, C.T., and D.H. Les. 2009. Systematics and phylogenetic analysis of neotropical riverweeds (Podostemaceae). Presented 29 July 2009 at the Botany 2009 Conference, Snowbird, Utah.
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Tippery, N.P. 2009. Systematics and evolution of Nymphoides, the "other" water lily (Menyanthaceae). Presented 24 April 2009 at the State University of New York (SUNY) Plattsburgh.
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Tippery, N.P. 2009. Evolution of floating inflorescence leaves in Nymphoides: phylogenetic and morphological considerations. Presented 17 January 2009 at the MORPH Minicourse "Homology: Conceptual Integration from the Morphological to the Molecular".
Tippery, N.P., Les, D.H., Padgett, D.J., and S.W.L. Jacobs. 2008. Taxonomic revision of Villarsia (Menyanthaceae) in Australia: Molecular and morphological evidence. Poster presented at the Botany 2008 Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.
[ abstract | poster file ]
Tippery, N.P. and D.H. Les. 2007. Expanding the phylogenetic utility of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region using predicted secondary structure. Presented 10 July 2007 at the Botany 2007 Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
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Tippery, N.P., Les, D.H., Padgett, D.J., and S.W.L. Jacobs. 2006. Clades and grades: an evaluation of generic circumscriptions in Menyanthaceae Dumort. (Asterales). Presented 02 August 2006 at the Botany 2006 Conference, Chico, California.
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Courses Taught:

Introductory Biology I Survey of macromolecules, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, prokaryotes, and viruses.
(BIOLOGY 141, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
The Plant Kingdom Anatomy, structure, and diversity of photosynthetic organisms, emphasizing evolution in land plants.
(BIOLOGY 351, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Plant Taxonomy Plant structure and terminology, systematic treatment of economically important and locally diverse plant groups, plant specimen collection and identification.
(BIOLOGY 353, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)

Appointments:

Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Whitewater, WI. (2011-current)
Instructor The Summer Flora (EEB 4272), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. (2011)
Postdoctoral Associate Lewis Laboratory, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Green Algae Tree of Life Project. Systematics of Chlorophyceae and Trebouxiophyceae. (2010-2011)
Research Assistant Les Laboratory, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Phylogenetics and ecology of invasive Glossostigma cleistanthum (Phrymaceae). Systematics of Alismataceae. Systematics of Lemnaceae. Systematics of Najas (Hydrocharitaceae). Systematics of Potamogeton. Systematics of Vallisneria (Hydrocharitaceae). (2005-2007, 2009-2010)
Student Instructor Current Topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB 3894), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. (2007-2008)

Summer Faculty Workshop in Biodiversity and Forensic Genetics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. (2006)
Teaching Assistant Systematic Botany (EEB 3271), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. (2009)

Introductory Biology (BIOL 1108), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. (2003-2005, 2008)

Introduction to Botany (BIOL 1110), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. (2007-2008)
Research Technician Hartwell Laboratory, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA. Phenotypic screen of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) single gene deletion mutants in response to chemical perturbation of dNTP synthesis. (2000-2003)

Awards and recognitions:

2012 Faculty Development Grant, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
2009 Excellence in Student Teaching Award (EEB 3271 - Systematic Botany), Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut
2008 Graduate Student Research Grant, American Society of Plant Taxonomists
 
Graduate Student Research Award, Center for Conservation and Biodiversity, University of Connecticut
2007 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, The Graduate School, University of Connecticut
2006 Student Research Award, Ronald Bamford Fund, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut

Synergistic activities:

Reviewer - American Journal of Botany
- Annals of Botany
- Aquatic Botany
- International Journal of Plant Sciences
- Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (formerly Sida, Contributions to Botany)
- Limnologia
- Molecular Biology Reports
- Plant Research
- Plant Science Bulletin
- Plant Systematics and Evolution
- Preslia
- Systematic Botany
- Telopea
Member - American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT)
- Botanical Club of Wisconsin
- Botanical Society of America (BSA)
- Wisconsin Wetlands Association