Mark V. Coggeshall
715 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
1. It focuses on defining the levels of genetic variation that are linked to adaptive traits for several important hardwood tree species in eastern US forests.
2. It uses forest genetics and tree breeding approaches for a group of keystone hardwood tree species that are considered to be under threat due to increasing exotic pest pressures, as well as climate change.
3. It elucidates how to best exploit heritable, within-species genetic variation for the improvement of both adaptive and commercially important traits.
4. It represents the only program of its kind that focuses on tree species that are very difficult to work with due to their inhernent biological constraints, including delayed flowering & fruting patterns.
- University of Missouri, Phd, Horticulture, 2008
- Mississippi State University, M.S., Forest Genetics, 1978
- University of Massachusetts/Amherst, B.S Forestry, Forest Management, 1976
Adjunct Assistant Professor ,
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University,
Supervisory Plant Biologist and Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Northern Supervisory Plant Biologist and Project Leader, NRS14 and Co-Director, Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center,
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907,
Currently serving as Project Leader for NRS14 since January 2017. This unit is composed of three scientists and two support staff. Our project represents a close collaboration between Purdue University and NRS, focused on the genetic improvement of fine hardwood tree species in the Central Hardwood Forest Region (CHFR).
Assistant Research Professor,
University of Missouri,
He served as Forest Geneticist and Tree Breeder for the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry (UMCA) for 18 years. Primary responsibilities included breeding black walnut for improved nut traits, conducting research focused on quantifying levels of within-species genetic variation in response to flooding for a total of eight native riparian oak species in Missouri. Additional research focused on use of genetic markers to facilitate breeding efforts in both black walnut and chestnut.
Tree Improvement Specialist,
Missouri Department of Conservation,
Previously served as the Tree Improvement Specialist for the State of Missouri, Department of Conservation from 2000 through 2010. In this capacity, he worked with MDC staff to assist in the conservation of butternut (a de facto endangered species), select, propagate & evaluate black walnut timber selections for inclusion in state seed orchards, and quantify the genetic responses (within species) of native MO oak species to flooding stress.
Nursery Manager & Propagator,
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY,
Previously served as the woody plant propagator and nursery manager for this Research Arboretum, located just south of Louisville, KY. In addition to the re-propagation of older, existing collections, he was also responsible for the acquisition and subsequent evaluation of a number of taxa, not currently held in the arboretum collections.
Tree Improvement Specialist,
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry,
Previously served as the Tree Improvement Specialist in Indiana for 20 years. In this capacity, he was responsible for the development of a series of applied tree improvement programs for a number of fine hardwood tree species including, black walnut, northern red oak, white oak, black cherry, cherrybark oak, English oak and white ash. These efforts resulted in the development of progeny tested, clonal seed orchards that supplied the IDNR state nurseries with genetically improved seeds for their reforestation programs.
International Dendrology Society,
I have served in this organization since the mid 1980's. Life Member.
International Oak Society,
Participant/contributor in numerous meetings. Life Member.
- Outstanding University of Missouri Graduate Faculty Award (Forestry), 2012
- American Pomological Society Shepard Award for Best Research Paper, 2009
- Black Walnut Achievement Award, Walnut Council, 2008
Inagural IPPS Eastern Region-Scandanavian Region Exchange Award, 1999
Recipient of first exchange award between the International Plant Propagators' Society (IPPS) Eastern and Scandinavian Regions.
- Ebrahimi, Aziz ; Lawson, Shaneka S.; Frank, Graham S.; Coggeshall, Mark V; Woeste, Keith E.; McKenna, James R.. 2018. Pollen flow and paternity in an isolated and non-isolated black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) timber seed orchard
- Stevens, Kristian A.; Woeste, Keith ; Chakraborty, Sandeep ; Crepeau, Marc W.; Leslie, Charles A.; Martínez-García, Pedro J.; Puiu, Daniela ; Romero-Severson, Jeanne ; Coggeshall, Mark ; Dandekar, Abhaya M.; Kluepfel, Daniel ; Neale, David B.; Salzberg, Steven L.; Langley, Charles H.. 2018. Genomic variation among and within six Juglans species
- Zhao, Peng ; Zhou, Huijuan ; Coggeshall, Mark ; Reid, Bill ; Woeste, Keith. 2018. Discrimination and assessment of black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) cultivars using phenology and microsatellite markers (SSRs)
- Hefty, Andrea R.; Aukema, Brian H.; Venette, Robert C.; Coggeshall, Mark V; McKenna, James R.; Seybold, Steven J.. 2018. Reproduction and potential range expansion of walnut twig beetle across the Juglandaceae
- Rink, George; Van Sambeek, J.W.; O'Connor, Phil; Coggeshall, Mark. 2017. Practical strategies of black walnut genetic improvement an update
- Konar, Arpita ; Choudhury, Olivia ; Bullis, Rebecca ; Fiedler, Lauren ; Kruser, Jacqueline M.; Stephens, Melissa T.; Gailing, Oliver ; Schlarbaum, Scott ; Coggeshall, Mark V; Staton, Margaret E.; Carlson, John E.; Emrich, Scott ; Romero-Severson, Jeanne. 2017. High-quality genetic mapping with ddRADseq in the non-model tree Quercus rubra
- Woeste, Keith E.; Pike, Carolyn C.; Warren, James C.; Coggeshall, Mark V. 2021. Characterization of stem volume and form tradeoffs in a northern red oak (Quercus rubra) breeding population in early stages of selection
- Wu, Di ; Koch, Jennifer ; Coggeshall, Mark ; Carlson, John. 2019. The first genetic linkage map for Fraxinus pennsylvanica and syntenic relationships with four related species
- Pike, Carolyn ; Warren, James ; Coggeshall, Mark. 2018. Trends in Production of Hardwood Tree Seedlings Across the Northeast United States From 2008 to 2016
McKenna, J. R. and Coggeshall, M. V. 2018. The Genetic Improvement of Black Walnut for Timber Production, in Plant Breeding Reviews (ed I. Goldman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781119414735.ch6
Wu, D., Koch, J., Coggeshall, M., Carlson, J. 2019. The first genetic linkage map for Fraxinus pennsylvanica and syntenic relationships with four related species Plant Molecular Biology 99:251–264. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-018-0815-9
Pike, C, Warren, J, Coggeshall, M. 2018. Trends in production of hardwood tree seedlings across the northeast United States from 2008 to 2016. Tree Planter’s Notes 61(1)18-25.
Danh C. Vu; Phuc H. Vo; Mark V. Coggeshall; Chung-Ho Lin. 2018. Identification and characterization of phenolic compounds in black walnut kernels. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 6(17):4503-4511. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01181
Oren, E., Klingeman, W., Gazis, R., Moulton, J., Lambdin, P., Coggeshall, M., Hulcr, J., Seybold, S.J., Hadziabdic, D. 2018. A novel molecular toolkit for rapid detection of the pathogen and primary vector of Thousand Cankers Disease. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0185087. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185087.
Ebrahimi, A., Mathur, S., Lawson, S.S., LaBonte, N.R., Lorch, A., Coggeshall, M.V., Woeste, KE. 2019. Microsatellite Borders and Microsequence Conservation in Juglans. Scientific Reports. 9:3748. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-39793-z#MOESM1
Konar, A., Choudhury, O., Bullis, R., Fiedler, L., Kruser, J.M., Stephens, M.T., Gailing, O., Schlarbaum, S., Coggeshall, M.V., Staton, M.E., Carlson, J.E., Emrich, S.,Romero-Severson, J. 2017. High-quality genetic mapping with ddRADseq in the non-model tree Quercus rubra. BMC Genomics (2017) 18:417. DOI 10.1186/s12864-017-3765-8
Harmon, M., Lane, T., Staton, M., Coggeshall, M.V., Best, T., Chien‑Chih Chen, Liang, H., Zembower, N., Drautz‑Moses, D.I., Yap Zhei Hwee, Schuster, S.C., Schlarbaum, S.E., Carlson, J.E., Gailing, O. 2017. Development of novel genic microsatellite markers from transcriptome sequencing in sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.). BMC Res. Notes (2017) 10:369. DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2653-2