Allen, Phil

Plant & Wildlife Sciences

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2123  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-2421


Curriculum Vitae

 Teaching Interests
Landscape Management
 Research Interests
Seed Ecophysiology, Ecological Restoration
 Honors and Awards
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals : Lifetime Leadership Award
  • Lawn and Landscape Magazine : Leadership Award
  • Professional Landcare Network : Co-Coach, 1st Place National Student Career Days Competition
  • College of Life Sciences, BYU : Thomas L. Martin Professorship
  • International Society of Arboriculture--Utah Chapter : Distinguished Service Award
  • College of Biology and Agriculture : College Professorshiip
  • Professional Landcare Network : 2nd Place Co-Coach, National Landscape Management Competitions
  • Provo City : Distinguished Service Award
  • Brigham Young University : Karl G. Maeser Teaching Award
  • Professional Landcare Network : 1st Place co-coach, National Landscape Competitions
  • Professional Landcare Network : National Educator of the Year
  • Brigham Young University : Phi Kappa Phi award
  • National Landscape Competitions, ALCA : 1st Place Coach
  • National Landscape Competitions, ALCA : 3rd Place Coach
  • Brigham Young University : Young Scholar Award
 Courses Taught

Fall 2018
  • PWS 103: Residential Landscape Design Section 001, 002, 003
  • PWS 191: Intro to Landscape Management Section 001
  • PWS 481: Case Stdy Landscape Mgt Sys Section 001, 002
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 001
Summer 2018
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 012
Spring 2018
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 010
Winter 2018
  • PWS 191: Intro to Landscape Management Section 001
  • PWS 320: Arboriculture Section 001
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 001

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Tilini KL, Meyer SE, Allen PS. 2017. Seed bank dynamics of blowout penstemon in relation to local patterns of sand movement on the Ferris Dunes, south-central Wyoming. Botany. 95:819-828.

Hawkins KK, Allen PS, Meyer SE. 2017. Secondary Dormancy Induction and Release in Bromus tectorum Seeds: The Role of Temperature, Water Potential, and Hydrothermal Time. Seed Science Research.  doi:10.1017/S0960258516000258

Barth C, Meyer S, Beckstead J, Allen PS. 2015. Modeling temperature and water potential effects on conidial germination and mycelial growth for a fungal seed pathogen using hydrothermal time. Fungal Biology. 119:720-730.

Lucero JE, Allen PS, McMillan BR. 2015. Increased primary production from an exotic invader does not subsidize native rodents. PloS ONE. :e0131564.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131564

Allen PS, Meyer SE. 2014. Community structure affects annual grass weed invasion during restoration of a shrub-steppe ecosystem. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 7(1):7-14.

Meyer SE, Merrill K, Allen PS, Beckstead J, Norte A. 2014. Indirect effects of an invasive annual grass on perennial grass seed fates. Oecologia. 174:1401-1413.

Hawkins KK, Allen PS, Meyer SE. 2013. Secondary seed dormancy of seeds in relation to the Pyrenophora seminiperda-Bromus tectorum pathosystem. Plant Protection Science. 49:10-14.

Finch H, Allen PS, Meyer SE. 2013. Environmentaly factors influencing Pyrenophora semeniperda-caused seed mortality in Bromus tectorum. Seed Science Research. 23:57-66.

Hunsaker-Alcantara HM, Jolley VD, Webb BL, Allen PS, Horrocks RD, Coronel EG, Bueso Campo BL. 2010. Alternativas al método de extracción Mehlich-I para estimar la necesidad de P en los suelos Guatemaltecos. 60:23-33.

Taylor JR, Roundy BA, Allen PS, Meyer SE, Eggett Dl. 2007. Soil water sensor accuracy for predicting seedling emergence using a hydrothermal time model. Arid Land Research and Management 21:229-243. 21:229-243.


Allen PS. Recruiting College Graduates: Advice for Landscape Contractors. 2017 Growth Summit. Louisville, KY. 2017 .

Meyer SE, Allen PS, Beckstead J. Seed bank pathogen community ecology. Triennial ISSS Conference. Monterey California. 2017 .

Allen PS, Meyer SE, Beckstead J, Clement S. Variation in general resistance to the fungal pathogen Pyrenophora semeniperda is ecologically significant for Bromus tectorum seed populations. Triennial ISSS Conference. Monterey California. 2017 .

Jensen A, Allen PS, Meyer SE, Hansen NC, Harris C. Could labile carbon and total nitrogen released following bleach-­‐blonde syndrome contribute to Bromus tectorum die-­‐offs?. Annual Conference. Portland Oregon. 2017 .

Allen PS. Summer interactions between host and pathogen in the Pyrenophora semeniperda - Bromus pathosystem. 7th International Weed Science Congress. Prague, Czech Republic. 2016 .

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