Beaton, Laura

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    Degree Institution Field Dates
    PhD  McMaster University  Biology  2004 
    BS  McMaster University    1997 
    non-degree  York College  Bridging the Gap Seminar Series  2013 
    certificate  City University of New York  Preparation for Teaching Online  2012 
    certificate  York College  Online Hybrid Course Development Program  2011 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Washington University in St. Louis  Postdoc  Biology  2005-2006 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


  4. Non Academic Experience


  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Associate Professor  2014 - present 
    Assistant Professor  2007 - 2014 
    Biology Doctoral Faculty  2012 - present 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Rothfels, C. J., L. L. Beaton, and S. A. Dudley. "The effects of salt, manganese, and density on life history traits in Hesperis matronalis L. from oldfield and roadside populations.." Canadian Journal of Botany. 80 2002: 131-139.

        Beaton, L. L. and S. A. Dudley. "Tolerance to salinity and manganese in three common roadside species.." International Journal of Plant Science. 165 2004: 37-51.

        Beaton, L. L. and S. A. Dudley. "The impact of solute leaching on the salt tolerance during germination of the common roadside plant Dipsacus fullonum subsp. sylvestris (Dipsaceae)." International Journal of Plant Sciences. 168 2007: 317-324.

        Beaton, L. L. and S. A. Dudley. "Maternal effects and drought tolerance determine seedling establishment success in a common roadside plant, Dipsacus fullonum subsp sylvestris.." Botany. 88 2010: 930-936.

        Beaton, L. L., P. A. Van Zandt, E. Esselman, and T. M. Knight.. "Comparison of modern and ancestral genotypes reveals rapid evolution in the competitive ability and herbivore defense of an invasive plant.." Oikos. 120 2011: 1413-1419.

        Beaton, L. L. and S. A. Dudley. "Tolerance of roadside and oldfield populations of common teasel (Dipsacus fullonum subsp. sylvestris) to salt and low osmotic potentials during germination.." AofB Plants. 2013: .

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Evolution of Increased Competitive Ability in an Invasive Species" 2012: Eastern Connecticut State University.

    "The role of maternal environment in the salt tolerance of a locally adapted roadside plant" 2005: Evolution, Fairbanks, Alaska.

    "The impact of solute leaching on the salt tolerance of a roadside plant" 2004: Ontario Ecology and Ethology Colloquium, Toronto, Ontario.

    "Salt and manganese tolerance in a common roadside plant" 2003: Plant Development Symposium, Hamilton, Ontario.

    "Salt and manganese tolerance in two common species of" 2000: Ontario Ecology and Ethology Colloquium, Guelph, Ontario.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:

      Beaton, L. L.. "Latitudinal gradients in defenses against herbivores, Helianthus annuus." . : .

    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:

      Beaton, L. L.. "Seed allelopathy in the invasive species, Alliaria petiolata." . : .

      Beaton, L. L.. "The effects of nitrogen on the competitive abilities and herbivore defenses of modern and ancestral genotypes of Melilotus officinalis (sweet yellow clover)." . : .

  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    President's Award for Student Research Engagement: 2012.

    President's Award for Student Research Engagement: 2013.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    Professional Staff Congress - CUNY, The Ecology of Excess: Alternative roles for prolific seed production and the establishment of seedbanks. 2008: $4550.00.

    Professional Staff Congress - CUNY, Ecogenomic Approach to the Evaluation of the Evolution of Increased Competitive Ability Hypothesis in the Invasive Species, Alliaria petiolata. 2009: $2900.00.

    Professional Staff Congress -CUNY, Indirect Defenses in Invasive Species. 2010: $3000.

    Professional Staff Congress -CUNY, Latitudinal Gradients in Herbivory Defense. 2012: $3500.

    Professional Staff Congress, The effects of nitrogen on the competitive abilities and herbivore defenses of modern and ancestral genotypes of Melilotus officinalis (sweet yellow clover). 2013: $3500.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Course coordinator Bio 201 lecture: 2009 - present.

      Course coordinator Bio 201 lab: 2012 - present.

      Biology Department Meetings Secretary: 2010 - 2012.

      Graduate School Advisement: 2011 - present.

      Personel and Budget Committee: 2013 - present.

    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College

      General Education Reform Taskforce - committee member: 2008-2009.

      General Education Reform Faculty Inquiry Group - Science Literacy - Chair: 2008-2009.

      General Education Reform Faculty Inquiry Group - Science Keystone: committee member: 2009 - 2010.

      Division of Mathematics and Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards Committee – committee member: 2007 - present.

      Curriculum Committee - committee member: 2008-2011.

      Biology Department Academic Integrity Committee - committee member: 2008 - 2011.

      York College Bridge to Science Program: co-director: 2010.

      York College Bridge to Science Program: mentor: 2010 - 2011.

      Committee Examining the Faculty Experience Survey: committee member: 2010-2011.

      Honors Recognition Awards Subcommittee: committee member: 2011.

      Executive Council for Graduate School Institutional Grant: committee member: 2010 - present.

      Admissions Committee: 2011 - present.

      Undergraduate Research Advisory Council: 2012 - present.

      SEEK Advisory Council: 2013 - present.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Junior Mathematics, Sciences and Humanities Symposium: Judge: 2009, 2010, 2013.

    York College Science Fair: Judge: 2008, 2009, 2013.

    New York City High School Science and Engineering Fair: Judge: 2008.

    South East Queens Park Association - program development: 2010.

    Reviewer for journals: American Naturalist, Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica, Functional Plant Biology, Invasive Plant Science and Management, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant Ecology, Plant Growth Regulation, Weed Science: .

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Biology 110 Environmental Biology 
      Biology 110 online Environmental Biology 
      Biology 201 Biological Principles I 
      Biology 201 Lab Biological Principles I 
      Biology 202 Lab Biological Principles II 
      Biology 231 Lecture and Lab Biology of Plants 
      Biology 403 Lecture and Lab Ecology 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):
Beaton, Laura
 

Beaton, Laura
Associate Professor
Biology