University of Florida

Philip Kauth

Environmental Horticulture Department
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Thank you for visiting my personal web page, and I hope you find it informational and helpful. I am currently enrolled in the PhD program in the Environmental Horticulture Department
at UF. My research focuses on growth and development of native terrestrial orchids. My major professors are (committee co-chairs) are Dr. Kane and Dr. Vendrame located at the
Tropical Research and Education Center.

Contact Information

Environmental Horticulture Department
PO Box 110675
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 32611
Phone: 352-392-1831 x207
Fax: 352-392-1413
E-mail: pkauth@ufl.edu

Education

Professional Experience

  • August 2005-current: Alumni Fellow, Plant Restoration, Conservation, and Propagation Biotechnolgoy Program, University of Florida.
  • September 2003-August 2005: Research Assistant, Plant Restoration, Conservation, and Propagation Biotechnology Program, University of Florida.
  • 2001-May 2003: Research Assistant (potato genetics), Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Presentations and Conferences

  • 2002 College of Letters and Sciences Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
    Poster: Screening for Verticillium wilt resistance in progeny of a cross between resistant clones
  • 2002-2003 Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creativity, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
    Poster: Genetic control of Verticillium wilt resistance in potato
  • 2003 College of Letters and Sciences research Symposium, Stevens Point, WI
    Oral Presentation: Inheritance of resistance to potato early dying disease in diploid interspecific hybrids
  • 2003 University of Wisconsin Systems Undergraduate Research and Creativity, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
    Poster: Inheritance of resistance to potato early dying disease in diploid interspecific hybrids
  • 2003 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Poster: Genetic control of Verticillium wilt resistance in potato
  • 2005 Society for In Vitro Biology, Baltimore, MD.
    Oral presentation: In Vitro Seed Germination and Seedling Development of Calopogon tuberosus.
  • 2006 Society for In Vitro Biology, Minneapolis, MN
    Oral Presentation: Micropropagation of Calopogon tuberosus, a Native Terrestrial Orchid, by Shoot Production from Corm Explants.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Kauth, P.J., W.A. Vendrame, and M.E. Kane. 2005. In vitro seed germination and seedling development of Calopogon tuberosus. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 85: 91-102.
  • Kauth, P.J., M.E. Kane, and W.A. Vendrame. 2006. Greenhouse irrigation method influences growth and quality of in vitro propagated Cryptocoryne wendtii plantlets. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (in press)
  • Jansky, S., D.I. Rouse, and P.J. Kauth. Inheritance of resistance to Verticillium dahliae in diploid interspecific hybrids. Plant Disease 88:1075-1078.

Published Abstracts

  • Kauth, P.J., W.A. Vendrame, and M.E. Kane. 2005. In vitro germination and seedling development of Calopogon tuberosus. In Vitro 41 (abstract spring 2005): 27-A.
  • Kauth, P.J., W.A. Vendrame, and M.E. Kane. 2006. Micropropagation of Calopogon tuberosus, a native terrestrial orchid, by shoot production through corm explants. In Vitro 42 (abstract spring 2006): 23-A.
  • Kane, M.E., N.L. Philman, P. Kauth, X. Shen, P. Sleszynski, S.L. Stewart and C. Valero-Aracama. 2006. Comparative in vitro shoot multiplication, rooting and ex vitro acclimatization of sea oats (Uniola paniculata L.) genotypes. In Vitro 42 (abstract spring 2006): 24-A.

Book Chapters

  • Kane, M.E., P. Kauth and S. Stewart. 2007. Micropropagation. In: J.E. Preece, C. Beyl, and R. Trigiano (eds.), Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises. CRC Press, Boca Raton. (in press)

Teaching Experience

  • July 2006: Assistant for "Introducing Tissue Culture into the Classroom" Workshop by Dr. Michael Kane. Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida.
  • Spring 2006: Graduate instructor, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida. Responsible for coordinating, organizing, and teaching ORH 1030: Plants, Gardens, and You.
  • July 2005, Fall 2005. Lecture "Orchids, They're not Rocket Science." Plants, Gardens, and You. ORH 1030. Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida.
  • March 2006: "Pollinating Orchids" Orchid Short Course, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
  • July 2005: "Orchid Seed Germination and Pollination". Workshop: Introducing Tissue Culture into the Classroom by Dr. Michael Kane. Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida.

Awards and Honors

  • 2005-2009 Alumni Fellowship, University of Florida
  • 2003-2004 Ethyl Knapp Memorial Scholarship, Orchid Society of Coral Gables
  • 2003 Outstanding Student Botanist. Biology Department, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • 2002-2003 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research: $1000 Travel Grant for National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
  • 2002 Gordon E. Geeseman Award for Outstanding Junior Botanist, Biology Department, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point