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Paul Wolf

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Plant Systematics and Evolution

Professor & Associate Department Head - Biology Department | Ecology Center

Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: BNR 335
DialPhone: 435-797-4034
SendEmail: paul.wolf@usu.edu


Educational Background

Other, University of California, Irvine, 1992
PhD, Botany, Washington State University, 1990
MA, University of Kansas, 1986
BS, Biological Sciences, University of Leicester, 1982

Licensures & Certifications

Software Carpentry Instructor, Software Carpentry, 2017

Teaching Interests

Genetics, Evolutionary genetics, populations genetics, genetics lab

Research Interests

Evolutionary and comparative genomics,

Awards

Top Professor, 1998

Utah State University Mortar Board

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Wolf, P.G, Karol, K.G, (2012). Plastomes of bryophytes, lycophytes and ferns.: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration. Vol. “Genomics of chloroplasts and mitochondria”. . Springer-Verlag
    • Wolf, P.G, Roper, J.M, (2008). Structure and evolution of fern plastid genomes: Biology and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes. Cambridge University Press
    • Schneider, H., Pryer, K.M, Cranfill, R., Smith, A.R, Wolf, P.G, (2002). Phylogeny of vascular plants and the evolution of their body plans: Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution.. Taylor and Francis

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Schuettpelz, E., Wolf, P.G, et al, , (2016). PPG I. 2016. A community-derived classification for extant lycophytes and ferns. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 54, 563–603. doi: doi: 10.1111/jse.12229
        • Wolf, P.G, Rowe, C.A, Der, J.P, Schilling, M.P, Visger, C.J, Thomson, J.A, (2015). Origins and diversity of a cosmopolitan fern genus on an island archipelago. AoB Plants, 7, plv118. doi: doi:10.1093/aobpla/plv118
        • Wolf, P.G, Sessa, E.B, Marchant, D.B, Li, F., Rothfels, C.J, Sigel, E.M, Gitzendanner, M.A, Visger, C.J, Banks, J.A, Soltis, D.E, Soltis, P.S, Pryer, K.M, Der, J.P, (2015). An exploration into fern genome space. Genome Biology and Evolution, 7:9, 2533-2544. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv163
        • Campbell, D.T, ZuWallack, B.A, Longhurst, M., Shelton, B., Wolf, P.G, (2014). An examination of the changes in science teaching orientations and technology-enhanced tools for student learning in the context of professional development. International Journal of Science Education, 36:11, 1815-1848. doi: 10.1080/09500693.2013.879622
        • Campbell, D.T, Zuwallack, R., Longhurst, M., Shelton, B.E, Wolf, P.G, (2014). An Examination of the changes in science teaching orientations and technology-enhanced tools for student learning in the context of professional development.. International Journal of Science Education, 26:11, 1815-1848.
        • Sessa, E.B, Banks, J.A, Barker, M.S, Der, J.P, Duffy, A.M, Graham, S.W, Hasebe, M., Langdale, J., Li, F., Marchant, D.B, Pryer, K.M, Rothfels, C.J, Roux, S.J, Salmi, M.L, Sigel, E.M, Soltis, D.E, Soltis, P.S, Stevenson, D.W, Wolf, P.G, (2014). Between Two Fern Genomes. GigaScience, 3:1, 15.
        • Davidson, J.B, Durham, S.L, Wolf, P.G, (2014). Breeding System of the Threatened Endemic, Primula cusickiana var. maguirei (Primulaceae). Plant Species Biology, 29, e55–e63.
        • Schilling, M.P, Wolf, P.G, Duffy, A.M, Rai, H.S, Richardson, B.A, Mock, K.E, (2014). Genotyping-by-sequencing for Populus population genomics: an assessment of genome sampling patterns and filtering approaches. PLoS ONE, 9:4, e95292. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095292
        • Shelton, B.E, Campbell, T., Wolf, P.G, (2013). Science teaching orientations and technology-enhanced tools for student learning. Research in Science Education
        • Campbell, D.T, Longhurst, M., Duffy, A., Wolf, P.G, Shelton, B.E, (2013). Science teaching orientations and technology-enhanced tools for student learning.. Research in Science Education, 43:50, 2035-2057.
        • Campbell, D.T, Wolf, P.G, Der, J.P, Packenham, E.D, Abd-Hamid, N., (2013). Scientific Inquiry in the Genetics Laboratory: Biologists and University Science Teacher Educators Collaborating to Increase Engagements in Science Processes. Journal of College Science Teaching
        • Rai, H.S, Mock, K.E, Richardson, B.A, Cronn, R.C, Hayden, K.J, Wright, J.W, Knauss, B.J, Wolf, P.G, (2013). Transcriptome Characterization and Detection of Gene Expression Differences in Aspen (Populus tremuloides). Tree Genetics and Genomes, 9, 1031-1041. doi: DOI: 10.1007/s11295-013-0615-y
        • Mock, K.E, Richardson, B.A, Wolf, P.G, (2013). Molecular tools and aspen management: a primer and prospectus. Forest Ecology and Management, 299, 6-13.
        • Campbell, D.T, Longhurst, M., Duffy, A.M, Wolf, P.G, Nagy, R., (2012). Investigating human impact in the environment with faded scaffolded inquiry supported by technologies. Science Activities, 49, 99-107.
        • Mock, K.E, Callahan, C.M, Islam-Faridi, M.N, Shaw, J.D, Rai, H.S, Rowe, C.A, Ryel, R.J, Madritch, M.D, Gardner, R.S, Wolf, P.G, (2012). Widespread triploidy in western North American aspen (Populus tremuloides). PLoS ONE , 7:10, e48406. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048406
        • Campbell, D.T, Wolf, P.G, Der, J.P, Packenham, E., Abd-Hamid, N., (2012). Scientific inquiry in the genetics laboratory: biologists and university science teacher educators collaborating to increase engagement in science process. Journal of College Science Teaching, 41:3, 82-89.
        • Der, J.P, Barker, M.S, Wickett, N.J, dePamphilis, C.W, Wolf, P.G, (2011). De novo characterization of the gametophyte transcriptome in bracken fern, Pteridium aquilinum. BMC Genomics, 12, 99.
        • Davidson, J.B, Wolf, P.G, (2011). Natural history of Maguire primrose, Primula cusickiana var. maguirei (Primulaceae). Western North American Naturalist, 71:3, 327-337.
        • Wolf, P.G, Der, J.P, Duffy, A.M, Jacobson, J.B, Grusz, A.L, Pryer, K.M, (2011). The evolution of chloroplast genes and genomes in ferns. Plant Molecular Biology, 76, 251-261.
        • Oliver, M.J, Murdock, A.G, Mishler, B.D, Kuehl, J.V, Boore, J.L, Wolf, P.G, Mandoli, D.F, Everett, K.D, Duffy, A.M, Karol, K.G, (2010). Chloroplast genome sequence of the moss Tortula ruralis: gene content, polymorphism, and structural arrangement relative to other green plant chloroplast genomes. BMC Genomics, 11, 143.
        • Karol, K.G, Arumuganathan, K., Boore, J.L, Duffy, A.M, Everett, K.D, Hall, J.D, Hansen, S.K, Kuehl, J.V, Mandoli, D.F, Mishler, B.D, Olmstead, R.G, Renzaglia, K.S, Wolf, P.G, (2010). Complete plastome sequences of Equisetum arvense and Isoetes flaccida: implications for phylogeny and plastid genome evolution of early land plant lineages. BMC Evolutionary Biology
        • Campbell, T.S, Wang, S.W, Hsu, H.Y, Duffy, A.M, Wolf, P.G, (2010). Learning with Web Tools, Simulations, and Other Technologies in Science Classrooms. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 19, 505-511.
        • Ellis, M.W, Wolf, P.G, (2010). Teaching Species. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 3, 89-98.
        • Wolf, P.G, Roper, J.M, Duffy, A.M, (2010). The evolution of chloroplast genome structure in ferns. Genome, 53, 731-738.
        • Barker, M.S, Wolf, P.G, (2010). Unfurling fern biology in the genomics age. BioScience, 60:3, 177-185.
        • Campbell, D.T, Wang, S., Hsu, H., Duffy, A., Wolf, P.G, (2010). Learning with Web Tools, Simulations, and Other Technologies in Science Classrooms. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 19:5, 505-511. doi: 10.1007/s10956-010-9217-8
        • Duffy, A.M, Kelchner, S.A, Wolf, P.G, (2009). Conservation of selection on matK following an ancient loss of its flanking intron. Gene, 438, 17-25.
        • Der, J.P, Thomson, J.A, Stratford, J.K, Wolf, P.G, (2009). Global chloroplast phylogeny and biogeography of bracken (Pteridium: Dennstaedtiaceae). American Journal of Botany, 96, 1041-1049.
        • Wolf, P.G, Duffy, A.M, Roper, J.M, (2009). Phylogenetic use of inversions in fern chloroplast genomes. American Fern Journal. American Fern Journal, 99, 132-133.
        • Ellis, M.W, Roper, J.M, Gainer, R., Der, J.P, Wolf, P.G, (2009). The taxonomic designation of Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii (Polygonaceae) is supported by AFLP and cpDNA analyses. Systematic Botany, 34, 693-703.
        • Wickett, N.J, Zhang, Y., Hansen, S.K, Roper, J.M, Kuehl, J.V, Plock, S.A, Goffinet, B., Wolf, P.G, DePamphilis, C.W, Boore, J.L, (2008). Functional gene losses occur with minimal size reduction in the plastid genome of the parasitic liverwort Aneura mirabilis. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 25, 393-401.
        • Bjerregaard, L., Wolf, P.G, (2008). Strong genetic differentiation among neighboring populations of a locally endemic primrose. Western ?North American Naturalist, 68, 66-75.
        • Roper, J.M, Hansen, S.K, Wolf, P.G, Karol, K.G, Mandoli, D.F, Everett, K.D, Kuehl, J., Boore, J.L, (2007). The Complete Plastid Genome Sequence of Angiopteris evecta (G. Forst.) Hoffm. (Marattiaceae). American Fern Journal , 97:2, 95-106.
        • Smith, A.R, Pryer, K.M, Schuttpelz, E., Korall, P., Schneider, H., Wolf, P.G, (2006). A classification for extant ferns. Taxon, 55:3, 705-731.
        • Wolf, P.G, Karol, K.G, Mandoli, D.F, Kuehl, J., Arumuganathan, K., Ellis, M.W, Mishler, B.D, Kelch, D.G, Olmstead, R.G, Boore, J.L, (2005). The first complete chloroplast genome sequence of a lycophyte, Huperzia lucidula (Lycopodiaceae). Gene, 350, 117-128.
        • Nishiyama, T., Kugita, M., Sinclair, R.B, Sugita, M., Sugiura, C., Wakasugi, T., Wolf, P.G, Yamada, K., Yoshinaga, K., Hasbe, M., (2004). Bryophytes are monophyletic and land plants comprise two extant lineages. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 21:10, 1813-1819.
        • Wolf, P.G, Doche, B., Gielly, L., Taberlet, P., (2004). Genetic structure of Rhododendron ferrugineum at a wide range of spatial scales. Journal of Heredity, 95, 301-308.
        • Wolf, P.G, Rowe, C.A, Hasebe, M., (2004). High levels of RNA editing in a vascular plant chloroplast genome: analysis of transcripts from the fern Adiantum capillus-veneris. Gene, 339, 89-97.
        • Pryer, K.M, Schuettpelz, E., Wolf, P.G, Schneider, H., Smith, A.R, Cranfill, R., (2004). Phylogeny and evolution of ferns (monilophytes) with a focus on the early leptosporangiate divergences. American Journal of Botany, 91, 1557-1581.
        • Wolf, P.G, Rowe, C.A, Sinclair, R.B, Hasbe, M., (2003). Complete nucleotide sequence of the chloroplast genome from a leptosporangiate fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris L. DNA Research , 10:2, 59-64.
        • Archibald, J.K, Wolf, P.G, Tepedino, V.J, Bair, J., (2001). Genetic relationships and population structure of the endangered steamboat buckwheat, Eriogonum ovalifolium var. williamsiae (Polygonaceae). American Journal of Botany , 88, 608-615.
        • Wolf, P.G, Schneider, H., Ranker, T.A, (2001). Geographic distributions of homosporous fern taxa: does dispersal obscure evidence of vicariance? . Journal of Biogeography , 28, 263-270.
        • Rowe, D.L, Murphy, M.T, Fleischer, R.C, Wolf, P.G, (2001). High frequency of extra-pair paternity in Eastern Kingbirds. Condor, 103, 845-851.
        • Pryer, K.M, Schneider, H., Smith, A.R, Cranfill, R., Wolf, P.G, Hunt, J.S, Sipes, S.D, (2001). Horsetails and ferns are a monophyletic group and the closest relatives to seed plants. Nature, 409, 618-622.
        • Smith, A.R, Tuomisto, H., Pryer, K.M, Hunt, J.S, Wolf, P.G, (2001). Metaxya lanosa, a second species in the genus and fern family Metaxyaceae. Systematic Botany , 26, 480-486.
        • Sipes, S.D, Wolf, P.G, (2001). Phylogenetic relationships within Diadasia, a group of specialist bees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution , 19, 144-156.
        • Wolf, P.G, Campbell, D.R, Waser, N.M, Sipes, S.D, Toler, T.R, Archibald, J.K, (2001). Tests of pre-and post-pollination barriers to hybridization between sympatric species of Ipomopsis (Polemoniaceae). American Journal of Botany , 88, 213-219.
        • Bobowski, B.R, Hole, D.J, Wolf, P.G, Bryant, L., (1999). Identification of roots of woody species using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis. Molecular Ecology, 8, 485–491.
        • Professional Journal

        • Longhurst, M., Wolf, P.G, Duffy, A.M, Coster, D.C, Lee, H., Campbell, D.T, (2016). Multi-year professional development grounded in educative curriculum focused on integrating technology with reformed science teaching principles. School Science and Mathematics, 116:8, 430-441.
        • Duffy, A.M, Wolf, P.G, Barrow, J., Longhurst, M., Campbell, D.T, Beckett, H., (2013). Ecological investigations within an interactive plant community simulation. Science Scope, 36:8, 42-51.
        • Duffy, A., Wolf, P.G, Barrow, J., Longhurst, M., Campbell, D.T, Beckett, H., (2013). Ecological investigations within an interactive plant community simulation.. Science Scope, 36:8, 42-51.
        • Campbell, D.T, Longhurst, M., Duffy, A., Wolf, P.G, Nagy, R., (2012). Investigating human impact in the environment with faded scaffolded inquiry supported by technologies.. Science activities: Classroom projects and curriculum ideas., 49:4, 99-107.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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          Publications - Technical Reports

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          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

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              Scheduled Teaching


              Graduate Students Mentored

              Marley Haupy, Biology, August 2016
              Sylvia Kinosian, Biology, August 2016
              Jenessa Lemon, Biology, January 2016
              Martin Schilling, Biology, August 2012 - December 2016
              Aaron Duffy, Biology, August 2006 - May 2015
              Jacob Davidson, Biology, August 2007 - May 2010
              Mark Ellis, Biology, August 2002 - May 2009
              Jessie Roper, BiologyApril 2007
              Lee Bjerregaard, BiologyNovember 2004
              Sedonia Sipes, Biology, September 1996 - June 2001