Tim D. Phillips, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Research
Teaching

tim.phillips@uky.edu
Phone (859) 218-0769
Fax (859) 257-7125

1405 Veterans Drive
Lexington KY 40546

Professional Profile

Speciality
forage grass breeding

Classes

Pls104 - PLANTS, SOILS, AND PEOPLE:  A SCIENCE  PERSPECTIVE. ; Credits - 3 An introduction to the looming world food crisis and the scientific basis governing our ability to sustainably meet it. The course explores the biological and environmental constraints on food production, the ways that agricultural science has dealt with these in the past and possible ways for the future, as well as societal and cultural issues, such as population growth, human health, education, and food definitions, that also impact food security. Intended for any student interested in these topics.. Instructors: Tim D. Phillips Elisa DAngelo

Pls220 - INTRODUCTION TO PLANT IDENTIFICATION. ; Credits - 3 An introduction to the techniques used for plant identification based on over one hundred plants encountered in everyday life. Lecture, one hour; laboratory, four hours per week.. Instructors: Tim D. Phillips

Pls514 - Grass Taxonomy and Identification; Credits - 3 Overview of the grass family, concentrating on taxonomic issues and identification skills for ~200 species (turf, forages, weeds, etc.). Lecture: two hours; laboratory: two hours per week. Prereq: PLS 220 or permission from instructor. . Instructors: Tim D. Phillips

Research/Teaching Publications

Books and Book Chapters

Phillips, T. D. 2008. Breeding Turfgrasses. pp. 203-207. IN: Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology, M. Pessarakli, ed., Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. 

Refereed Journal Articles

Jamboonsri, W., T. D. Phillips, R. L. Geneve, J. P. Cahill, and D. Hildebrand. 2012. Extending the range of an ancient crop, Salvia hispanica L.-a new ω3 source. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 59(2): 171-178. (Watchareewan Jamboonsri was a PhD student in Plant Physiology)   Authors in PSS Dept.: Tim D. Phillips David Hildebrand

Johnson, J. M., G. E. Aiken, T. D. Phillips, M. Barrett, J. Klotz, and F. Schrick.  2012. Steer and pasture responses for a novel endophyte tall fescue developed for the upper transition zone. Journal of Animal Science 90(7): 2402-2409. Published online: doi: 10.2527/jas2011-4493. (Jennifer Johnson was a PhD student in Crop Science)  Authors in PSS Dept.: Tim D. Phillips Glen Aiken Michael Barrett

Handayani, I.P., M.S. Coyne, and T. Phillips. 2011. Soil organic carbon fractions differ in two contrasting tall fescue systems. Plant and Soil 338:43-50.  Authors in PSS Dept.: Tim D. Phillips Mark Coyne

Jamboonsri, W., T.D. Phillips, R.L. Geneve, J.P. Cahill, and D. Hildebrand. 2011. Extending the range of an ancient crop; a new ω3 source. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. Published online: doi: 101007/s10722-011-9673-x.  Authors in PSS Dept.: Tim D. Phillips David Hildebrand

Handayani, I.P., M.S. Coyne, and T.D. Phillips. 2010. Soil organic carbon fractions differ in two contrasting tall fescue systems. Journal of Plant and Soil Science. Published online: doi: 10.1007/s11104-0100352-z. Authors in PSS Dept.: Tim D. Phillips Mark Coyne

Siegrist, J.A., R.L. McCulley, L.P. Bush, and T.D. Phillips. 2010. Alkaloids may not be responsible for endophyte-associated reductions in tall fescue decomposition rates. Functional Ecology 24(2):460-468. Published online: doi: 10:1111/j.1365-2435.2009.01649.x. Authors in PSS Dept.: Tim D. Phillips Lowell Bush Rebecca McCulley

Clement, S.L., V.L. Bradley, L.R. Elberson, D.E. Bragg, and T.D. Phillips. 2009. Cereal leaf beetle colonizes grass germplasm nurseries and impacts seed production activities. Forage and Grazinglands. Published online: doi:10.1094/FG-2009-1214-01-RS.

Phillips, T.D., and G.E. Aiken. 2009. Novel endophyte-infected tall fescues. Forage and Grazinglands. Published online: doi:10.1094/FG-2009-1102-01-RV. Authors in PSS Dept.: Tim D. Phillips Glen Aiken

Siegrist, J.A., R.L. McCulley, L.P. Bush, and T.D. Phillips. 2009. Alkaloids may not be responsible for endophyte-associated reductions in tall fescue decomposition rates. Functional Ecology. Published online: doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2009.01649.x. Authors in PSS Dept.: Tim D. Phillips Lowell Bush Rebecca McCulley

Stefaniak, T.R., T.D. Phillips, C.A. Rodgers, R. VanDyke, and D. Williams. 2009. The inheritance of cold tolerance and turf traits in a seeded bermudagrass population. Crop Science 49:1489-1495. Authors in PSS Dept.: Tim D. Phillips David Williams

Tim D.Phillips,  2008. Breeding turfgrasses. pp. 203-207. IN: M. Pessarakli, ed. Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology. Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, Fla. 

Owens, H.T., C.H. Finneseth, T.M. Tillery, and T.D. Phillips. 2007. Germination rate and seedling vigour of tall fescue as affected by endophyte status and seed density. pp. 271-274. IN: A.J. Popay and E.R. Thom, ed. 6th International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses. Grassland Research and Practice Series 13. New Zealand Grassland Association, Christchurch, New Zealand, March 25-28.

Curriculum Vitae

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/pss/Phillips,Tim

Education

B.S. Botany, NCSU, 1983
M.S. Crop Science/Peanut Breeding, NCSU, 1987
Ph.D. Crop Science/Small Grains Breeding, NCSU, 1992

Areas of Interest

Forages, Plant and Soil