Associate Professor of Biology
Associate Professor of Botany and Microbiology
Director of the Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station

Phone: (405)325-1792
Fax: (405)325-6202


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J. Phil GibsonCurrent Research Interests and Subject Areas Available for Graduate Research

The focus of our work is in two areas. First, my students and I conduct studies on the ecology and evolution of plant reproductive systems using a variety of different approaches. Work is currently focusing on heterocarpy in the genus Grindelia (gumweeds, Asteraceae) and establishment ecology in the rare species Alnus maritima (seaside alder, Betulaceae). The second area of emphasis is science education. We have been investigating the impact of a course curriculum based on Tree-Thinking for several years, and I continue to explore these types of curricular approaches.
 

Ph.D., University of Colorado

M.S. Botany, University of Georgia

B.S. in Botany, Oklahoma State University

 

 

 

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Selected publications:

  • Gibson, J.P. 2012. Reproductive Isolation In Columbines. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. Available at http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=659&id=659

  • Jones J.M. and J.P. Gibson. 2012. Mating system analysis of Alnus maritima (seaside alder), a rare riparian tree. Castanea 77: 11-20.

  • Jones J.M. and J.P. Gibson. 2011. Population genetic diversity and structure within and among disjunct populations of Alnus maritima (seaside alder) using microsatellites. Conservation Genetics. 12:1003-1013. DOI 10.1007/s10592-011-0203-3. Published online 17 March 2011.

  • Rice, S.A. and J.P. Gibson. 2009 Does the Oklahoma seaside alder (Alnus maritima ssp. oklahomensis) reproduce by seedling establishment? Oklahoma Native Plant Record 9: 59-63.

  • Gibson, J.P. and T.R. Gibson. 2009. Natural Selection. Chelsea House Publishers. New York, NY.

  • Gibson, J.P. 2008. Exaggerated traits and breeding success in widowbirds: A case of sexual selection and evolution. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. Available at http://www.sciencecases.org/widowbirds/widowbirds.asp.

  • Gibson, J. P., S.A. Rice, and C.M. Stucke. 2008. Comparison of population genetic diversity between a narrowly distributed and widespread species of Alnus (Betulaceae). American Journal of Botany 95:588-596.

  • Gibson, J.P. and T.R. Gibson. 2007. Plant Diversity. Chelsea House Publishers. New York, NY.

  • Schrader, J.A., W.R. Graves, S.A. Rice, and J.P. Gibson. 2006. Differences in shade tolerance help explain varying success of two sympatric Alnus species. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 167: 979-989.

  • Gibson, J.P. and T.R. Gibson. 2006. Plant Ecology. Chelsea House Publishers. New York, NY.

 

 

 

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