Dr. Keith E Gilland

Biology Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management

Office: 302F Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-3696
Email: gillandk@uwstout.edu

Teaching Interests: Botany, Restoration Ecology

Research Interests: Restoration ecology, patterns of plant distribution and diversity

Office Hours

Day Time
Tu Th Fr 9:00 - 11:00

Education

    • Ph D Plant Ecology
      Ohio University
      Athens, OH, United States, 2013
    • BS Botany/Enviornmental Science
      Miami University
      Oxford, OH, United States, 2007

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • Miami University, Department of Statistics
        Visiting Assistant Professor
        September 2013 - June 2016
      • Miami University
        Biology Instructor
        January 2013 - August 2013
      • Ohio University
        Graduate Assistant
        September 2010 - January 2012
      • Ohio University
        Teaching Assistant
        September 2007 - September 2010

Intellectual Contributions

    In Press

    • Bauman, J. M., Cochran, C., Chapman, J. I., & Gilland, K. (2015). Bur production and canker incidence on backcrossed restoration chestnut trees (In Press). R.I. Barnhisel (Ed.) Reclamation Opportunities for a Sustainable Future.

    Journal Article

    • Bauman, J. M., Cochran, C., Chapman, J. I., & Gilland, K. (2015). Plant community decelopment following restortation treatments on a legacy reclaimed mine site. Ecological Engineering, 83, 521-528.
    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy, B. C. Microtopography influences early successional plant communities on experimental coal surface mine reclamation. Resotation Ecology , 22, 232-239.
    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy, B. C. (Accepted). Performance and phenotypic variation of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) hybrids on newly reclaimed mine sites in Eastern Ohio, USA. Ecology Restortation, 32, 379-387.
    • Gilland, K., Keiffer, C. H., & McCarthy, B. C. Seed production of mature forest-grown American chestnut (Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh). Journal of the American Chestnut Foundation .
    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy, B. C. (2012). Reintroduction of American chestunut (Castanea dentata) on reclaimed mine sites in Ohio: Microsite actors controlling establishment success. Nothern Journal of Applied Forestry, 29, 179-205.
    • Gilland, K., Keiffer, C. H., & McCarthy, B. C. (2012). Seed production of mature forest-grown American chestnut (Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh). Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 139, 283-289.
    • McCarthy, B. C., Gilland, K., Bauman, J. M., & Keiffer, C. H. (2010). Factors affecting performance of artificially regenerated America chestnut on reclaimed mine sites. R.I. Barnhisel (ED.), Bridging Reclamation, Science, and Community, 582-597.

    Book Review

    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy, B. C. A first course in statistical programming with R. by W. John Braun and Duncan J. Murdoch. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 138, 252-253.

Presentations

    Seminar

    • Gilland, K. (August 1, 2015). Restoration, and Remedation: Mines in Ohio. , Columbus, OH, United States.
    • Gilland, K. (April 8, 2015). Eastern Forests: Nothing Left Untouched. , Richmond, KY, United States.
    • Gilland, K. (December 3, 2014). Surface Mining and Reclamation: History, What We've Learned, and What We Haven't. Dayton Metroparks CafeSci, Dayton, OH, United States.
    • Gilland, K. (April 1, 2014). At an Intersection: Influences on Landscape Context and Management on Restoration Outcomes. , Middletown, OH, United States.
    • Gilland, K. (December 12, 2013). American Chestnut: Where We are and Where We're Going. Dayton Metroparks CafeSci, Dayton, OH, United States.
    • Gilland, K. (April 20, 2013). Red Alert: Alien Invaders in Ohio. , Middletown, OH, United States.
    • Gilland, K. (December 1, 2012). American Chestnut: History and Restoration. Wild Ones Native Plant Society, Columbus, OH, United States.
    • Gilland, K. (May 11, 2011). American Chestnut Restoration: Progress and Challenges in Ohio. , Rockville, MD, United States.

    Oral Presentation

    • Bauman, J. M., Cochran, C., Chapman, J., & Gilland, K. (June 6, 2015). Bur production and canker incidence on backcroseed restoration chestnut trees. National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Lexington, KY, United States.
    • Campbell, A. C., Gilland, K., & Keiffer, C. H. (July 26, 2014). Successional chronosequence of woody restoration in strip mined land in Zanesville, Ohio. Botanical Society of America, Boise, ID, United States.
    • Gilland, K. (April 4, 2014). Even a housecat can do it: Intergrating R into a distance based applied statistics class. AURCO Conference, Clermont, OH, United States.
    • Gilland, K., Cochran, C. J., Chapman, J. I., & Bauman, J. M. (December 11, 2013). Plant community development following restoration treatments on a legacy reclaimed mine site. OIPC/MIPN invasive symposium, North Central Weed Science Society Annual Conference , Columbus, OH, United States.
    • McCarthy , B. C., Bizzari, L. E., & Gilland, K. (June 16, 2013). The American chestnut: At the crossroads of ecology, restoration, and reclamation. North American Forest Ecological Workshop (NAFEW), Bloomington, IN, United States.
    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy , B. C. (April 12, 2013). Microtopography influences early plant community assemblages on experimentally-reclaimed mine sites. Society for Ecologoical Restoration Midwest/Great Lakes Chapter, Wooster, OH, United States.
    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy , B. C. (April 5, 2012). Performance of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) and its hybrids on reclaimed mine sites in unglaciated Ohio. Association of Southeastern Biologists, Athens, GA, United States.
    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy , B. C. (April 10, 2010). Site Specific Factors and the Reintroduction of American chestnut. Association of southeastern Biologists, Ashville, NC, United States.
    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy , B. C. (April 2, 2009). Performance of American chestnut (Castanea Dentata (Marsh.) Borkh) Hybrids on reclaimed mine sites in Ohio. Association of Southeastern Biologists, Birmingham, AL, United States.
    • Gilland, K., & Keiffer, C. H. (April 22, 2006). Ecological impact of the decline of the American chestnut Castanea dentata. Ohio Academy of Science, Dayton, OH, United States.
    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy , B. C. (April 13, 2001). Factors affecting early vegetation succession on reclaimed minelands in Eastern Ohio. Association of Southeastern Biologists, Huntsville, AL, United States.

    Poster

    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy , B. C. (August 5, 2012). Performance and leaf morphological variation of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) and its hybrids on reclaimed mine sites in unglaciated Ohio. Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR, United States.
    • Bauman, J. M., Hiremath, S., Gilland, K., & Keiffer, C. H. (August 5, 2012). Ectomycorrhizal fungal community assemblage under various soil reclamation methods. The Ecological Society of America, Portland, OH, United States.
    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy , B. C. (August 8, 2011). Microsite specificity of plant colonization on reclaimed mine sites in Ohio. Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX, United States.
    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy , B. C. (August 7, 2009). Evaluating reintroduction of American chestnut Castanea dentata ((Marsh.) Borkh) on reclaimed mine sites in Ohio. Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM, United States.
    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy , B. C. (May 14, 2009). Evaluating reintroduction of AMerican chestnut Castanea dentata ((Marsh.) Borkh.) on reclaimed mine sites un Ohio. Ohio University Research Expo, OH, United States.
    • Gilland, K., McCarthy , B. C., & Keiffer, C. H. (April 18, 2008). Two year seed production of forest-Grown American chestnut Castanea dentata. Association of Southeastern Biologists, Spartanburg, SC, United States.
    • Gilland, K., Keiffer, C. H., & McCarthy, B. C. (August 8, 2006). Seed production of forest-grown American chestnut, Castanea dentata, in West Salem, Wisconsin. Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN, United States.

    Contributed Oral Presentation

    • Gilland, K., & McCarthy , B. C. (August 2, 2010). Growth and Survival of American Chestnut Seedlings on Mined Lands Reclaimed via End-dumping. Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Gilland, K., & Baurman, J. (2016) Heavy Metal Uptake Following Aggressive Soil Treatment on Reclaimed Mine Sites. Sponsored by American Chestnut Foundation, $4700 (Currently Under Review).
    • Gilland, K., & McEwan, R. (2016) Rapid Assessement Protocol and Implementation. Sponsored by Five Rivers Metroparks, $10000 (Currently Under Review).
    • Gilland, K. Biodiversity Conservation Potential of Mature Urban Woodlots Following Invasive Species Removal. Sponsored by Ohio Biological Survey, $500.
    • Gilland, K. Effects of Non-Native Groundcover on Native Tree Establishment. Sponsored by Miami University Middletown Faculty Research Grant, $1500.
    • Gilland, K. Seed Bank Influence on the initial Colonization of an Experimentally-reclaimed Surface Mine in Eastern Ohio. Sponsored by Miami University Middletown Faculty Research Grant, $1850.
    • Gilland, K. Spatial Pattern of Woody Plant Colonization on Reclaimed Coal Mines in Ohio. Sponsored by GSS Original Work Grant, $750.
    • Gilland, K. Factors Affecting Early Colonization on FRA End-Dump Coal Mine Sites. Sponsored by GSS Original Work Grant, $750.
    • Gilland, K. Performance of American Chestnut on FRA End-Dump Coal Mine Site. Sponsored by GSS Original Work Grant, $750.
    • Gilland, K. Germination of American Chestnut Seeds in Unreclaimed Mine Soils. Sponsored by Miami University Academic Challenge, $500.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • Letter of Commendation, Miami University Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and Undergraduate Assessment (December 2015)
    • Environmental and Plant Biology Poster Presentation, Ohio University Research Expo (2011)
    • Environmental and Plant Biology Poster Presentation, Ohio University Research Expo (2010)
    • Graduate Cum Laude, Miami University (2007)
    • President's Distinguished Service Award, Miami University (2007)
    • Outstanding Young Botanist/Certificate of Special Recognition, Botanical Society of America (2005)

    Scholarship

    • Choose Ohio First Bioinformatics Scholarship, (2010)
    • Phi Delta Theta Applied Research Scholarship, (2010)
    • Howard Hughs Summer Research Internship, (2005)

Service

    University

      Miami University

      • Co-Advisor, Green Club Faculty (2013 - Present)

      UW Stout

      • President, Miami University Botany Club (2004 - 2006)

    Professional

    • Secretary, American Chestnut Foundation Ohio Chapter (2008 - Present)
    • Member, Society of American Foresters (2007 - Present)
    • Member, Ecological Society of America (2005 - Present)