Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding

Biographical Sketch

Oliver Gailing

Current Research Interests
Ecological genetics and genomics

Professional preparation
M. Sc. (Botany), University of Bochum, Germany, 1994
Ph.D. (Genetics), University of Halle, Germany, 2000
Postdoc (Genetics), Leibniz Institute IPK-Gatersleben, Germany, 2000-2002
Post lecturer qualification (Habilitation, Forest Genetics), University of Göttingen

Professional appointments
Since 2017 Professor and Chair, Forest Genetics, University of Göttingen
2016-2017 Professor, Michigan Tech University
2012-2016 Associate Professor, Michigan Tech University
2009-2012 Assistant Professor, Michigan Tech University
2008-2009 Research Scientist, University of Göttingen, Germany
2002-2008 Assistant Professor ("Wissenschaftlicher Assistent"), Göttingen University
2000-2002 Research Scientist (PostDoc), Leibniz Institute IPK-Gatersleben, Germany
1996-2000 Research Scientist (Ph.D.), Leibniz Institute IPK-Gatersleben, Germany

Recent Publications
Papageorgiou, A.C., Tsiripidis, I., Mourati, T., Hatziskakis, S., Gailing, O., Eliades, N.G., Vidalis, A.,Drouzas, A.D.& R. Finkeldey. 2014. Complex fine-scale phylogeographic patterns in a putative refugial region of Fagus sylvatica L. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 174: 516-528.
Lind-Riehl, J., Sullivan, A.R.& O. Gailing.2014. Evidence for selection on a CONSTANS-like gene between two red oak species. Annals of Botany 113: 967-975.
Rajendra, K.C., Seifert, S., Prinz, K., Gailing, O. & R. Finkeldey.2014. Subtle human impacts on patterns of neutral genetic variation in European beech (Fagus sylvatica). Forest Ecology and Management 319: 138-149.
Gailing, O. & A.L. Curtu. 2014. Interspecific gene flow and maintenance of species integrity in oaks. Annals of Forest Research 57: 5-18.
Puranik, S., Kumar, K.S., Gailing, O. & C.P. Joshi. 2014. Modifying plant cell walls for bioenergy production. CAB reviews 9: 017.
Lind-Riehl, J.& O. Gailing. 2015. Fine-scale spatial genetic structure of two red oak species, Quercus rubra and Q. ellipsoidalis. Plant Systematics and Evolution 301: 1601-1612.
Gailing, O. 2014. Strategies to identify adaptive genes in hybridizing trees like oaks and poplars. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 42: 299-309.
Owusu, S.A., Sullivan, A.R., Weber, J.A., Hipp, A.L. & O. Gailing. 2015. Taxonomic relationships and gene flow in four North American Quercus species. Systematic Botany 40: 510-521.
Gailing, O. 2014. Identification of genes under divergent selection in interfertile, but ecologically divergent oaks. Bulletin of the Transylvania University of Brasov 7: 1-10.
Collins, E., Sullivan, A.R. & O. Gailing. 2015.Limited gene flow between two interfertile oak species with different adaptations to drought. Trees-Structure and Function 29:1135-1148.
Khodwekar,S., Staton, M., Coggeshall, M.V., Carlson, J.E. & O. Gailing. 2015. Nuclear microsatellite markers for population studies in sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.). Annals of Forest Research 58:193-204.
Drost, D., Puranik, S., Novaes, E., Novaes, C.R.D.B., Dervinis, C., Gailing, O. & M. Kirst. 2015. Genetical genomics implicates PIN cycling in Populus leaf shape variation. BMC Plant Biology 15:166.
Zhang, R., Hipp, A. & O. Gailing. 2015. Sharing of chloroplast haplotypes among red oak species suggests interspecific gene flow between neighboring populations. Botany-Botanique 93:691-700.
Minn, Y., Gailing, O. & R. Finkeldey. 2016. Genetic diversity and structure of teak (Tectona grandis Linn. f.) and dahat (Tectona hamiltoniana Wall.) based on chloroplast microsatellites and Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 63: 961-974. DOI 10.1007/s10722-015-0293-8.
Irawan, B., Gruber, F., Finkeldey, R. & O. Gailing. 2016. Linking indigenous knowledge, plant morphology, and molecular differentiation: the case of ironwood (Eusideroxylon zwageri Teijm. et Binn.). Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 63: 1297-1306. DOI 10.1007/s10722-015-0317-4.
Staton, M.E., Best, T.O., Khodwekar, S.D., Owusu, S.A., Xu, T., Yu, Y., Jennings, T.N., Cronn, R.C., Arumuganathan, A.K., Coggeshall, M.V., Gailing, O., Liang, H., Romero-Severson, J., Schlarbaum, S.E. & J.E. Carlson. 2015. Preliminary genomic characterization of ten hardwood tree species from multiplexed low coverage whole genome sequencing.PLoS ONE 10: e0145031.
Bdeir, R., Yordanov, Y., Busov, V. & O. Gailing. 2016. Gene dosage effects and signatures of purifying selection in Lateral Organ Boundaries Domain (LBD) genes LBD1 and LBD18. Plant Systematics and Evolution 302: 433-445.
Sullivan, A.R., Owusu, S.A.,Weber, J.A., Hipp, A.L.& O. Gailing.2016. Hybridization and divergent selection in multispecies oak communities. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 181:99-114.
Gailing, O., & J. Riehl.2016. Hybridization and adaptive divergence in oaks. International Oaks: the Journal of the International Oak Society 27: 91-98.
Owusu, S.A., Schlarbaum S.E., Carlson, J.E. & O. Gailing. 2016. Gene flow analyses and identification of full-sib families in isolated populations of Gleditsia triacanthos L. Botany-Botanique 94: 523-532.
Flesher, K.N., Jurgensen, M.F. & O. Gailing. 2016. Comparison of phenotypic and genetic clone delineation in aspen. Trees-Structure and Function 30:1657-1667.
Lind-Riehl, J.F., Mayer, A.L., Wellstead, A.M. & O. Gailing.2016. Hybridization, agency discretion, and the implementation of the Endangered Species Act. Conservation Biology 30:1288-1296.
Konar, A., Choudury, O., Gailing, O., Coggeshall, M.V., Staton, M.E., Emrich, S., Carlson, J.E. & J. Romero-Severson. 2016. A genetic map for the Lobatae. International Oaks: the Journal of the International Oak Society 27: 181-188.
Nuroniah, H.S., Gailing, O.& R. Finkeldey. 2017. Development of a diagnostic DNA marker for the geographic origin of Shorea leprosula. Holzforschung.International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood 71:1-10.
Gailing,O., Staton, M.E., Lane, T., Schlarbaum, S.E., Rick Nipper, R., Owusu, S.A., & J. E. Carlson..2017. Construction of a framework genetic linkage map in Gleditsia triacanthos L. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 35:177-187.
Riehl, J. & O. Gailing. 2017. Characterization of a CONSTANS-like gene in North American red oaks. Forests8:3. doi:10.3390/f8010003.
Gailing, O. & C.D. Nelson. Genetic variation patterns of American chestnut at EST-SSR markers. Botany-Botanique.
Acet, M., Jurgensen, M., Kane, E. & O. Gailing. Genet diversity, genetic structure, and trait expression of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) after clear-cut harvesting and post-harvest soil treatments. Botany-Botanique.
Mitchell, C.L., Latuszek, C.E., Vogel, K.R., Greenlund, I.M., Hobmeier, R.E., Ingram, O.K., Dufek, S.R., Pecore, J.L., Nip, F.R., Johnson, Z.J., Ji, X., Wei, H., Gailing, O. & T. Werner. 2017. ?-Amanitin resistance in Drosophila melanogaster: a genome-wide association approach. PlosOne.12 (2): e0173162.
Ayele Bekele, T., Gailing, O. & R. Finkeldey. Spatial distribution of genetic diversity in Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel from Ethiopia, asessed by AFLP molecular markers. Annals of Forest Research.
Konar, A, Choudury, O., Bullis, R., Fiedler, L., Kruser, J., Stephens, M., Gailing, O., Schlarbaum, S., Coggeshall, M.V., Staton, M.E.; Carlson, J.E., Emrich, S. & J. Romero-Severson.High-quality genetic mapping with ddRADseq in the non-model tree Quercus rubra. BMC Genomics 18: 417.

Synergistic activities
1) Ad hoc reviewer for international Journals (e.g. BMC Plant Biology, Conservation Genetics, Molecular Ecology, New Phytologist, Plant Biology, Physiologia Plantarum, Plant Biology, Plant Cell and Environment, Plant Systematics and Evolution, PlosOne)
2) Ad hoc reviewer for NSF Plant Genomics program, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France); ERANET, European Union's 6th Framework Program for Research
3) Session Chair in international conferences, (AOX symposium, 2009, Evora, Portugal, Fagaceae Genomic conference (Raleigh November 10 -13, North Carolina)
4) Editorial boards: Frontiers in Genetics, Forstarchiv, Annals of Forest Research (since May 2014)
5) Honors and Awards: 2014: Manierre Publication Award, Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation, 1/2009: Habilitation (Post Lecturer Qualification) for Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding at the Georg-August University of Göttingen; 7/2000 Luther certificate of the University Halle / Wittenberg for the Ph.D. thesis