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Phil Allen

Phil Allen

Professor
Plant & Wildlife Sciences

2123 LSB
Provo, UT
84602

801-422-2421

Teaching Interests


Landscape Management

Research Interests


Seed Ecophysiology, Ecological Restoration

Honors and Awards


  • Ryan Lawn and Tree, Kansas City MO : 2017 Professor of the Year
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals : Co-Coach, 1st Place, National Collegiate Landscape Competition
  • University of Minnesota : Outstanding Alumni Award
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals : Co-Coach, 1st Place, National Collegiate Landscape Competition
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals : Co-Coach, 1st Place, National Collegiate Landscape Competition
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals : Lifetime Leadership Award
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals : Co-Coach, 1st place team as Student Career Days
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals : Co-Coach, 1st Place, National Collegiate Landscape Competition
  • Professional Landcare Network : Board of Directors
  • Master Gardeners of Utah : Hidden Garden Selection
  • Lawn and Landscape Magazine : Leadership Award
  • Professional Landcare Network : Co-Coach, 1st Place National Student Career Days Competition
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals : Co-Coach, 1st Place, National Collegiate Landscape 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


Winter 2019

  • PWS 191: Intro to Landscape Management Section 001
  • PWS 320: Arboriculture Section 001
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 001

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

Publications

Journal Articles

Richardson WC, Badrakh T, Roundy BA, Aanderud ZT, Petersen SL, Allen PS, Whitaker DR, Madsen MD. 2019. Influence of an abscisic acid (ABA) seed coating on seed germination rate and timing of Bluebunch Wheatgrass. Ecology and Evolution. Published Ahead of Press.

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.

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.

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.

Presentations

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.