Ralph Cavaliere

Contact: rcavalie@gettysburg.edu, (717) 334-7327

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EDUCATION:

Ph.D Duke University, 1965. Major: Botany (Mycology); Minor: Zoology

M.S. Arizona State University, 1962. Major: Biology

B.S. Arizona State University, 1960. Major: Biology

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION:

Mycology; Microbiology; Phycology; Electron Microscopy.

FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg PA:

Professor of Biology- 1977- 2011

Chair, Department of Biology- 1975-1985

Associate Professor of Biology- 1969;

Assistant Professor of Biology- 1966;

Duke University:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Botany- 1965-66.

AWARDS:

1994. Charles H. Graff Professorship in Biology.

1994. Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.

1990. Sears Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award.

1989. Faculty Appreciation Award. Presented by the Student Senate of Gettysburg College.

1983. Faculty Appreciation Award. Presented by the Student Senate of Gettysburg College.

RECENT PROFESSIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Associate Editor, Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science.1988-present

Editorial Board, Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States. NOAA Technical Reports. NMFS Circulars. 1984-2010.

Reader. Wittenberg Review, An Undergraduate Journal of the Liberal Arts. 1990-92

Panel Chair. Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program (ILI). National Science Foundation. 1990.

Panel Member, Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program. (ILI). National Science Foundation. 1989.

Member, Publication Board, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Bermuda.1988-94.

Chair, Cell Biology Session. Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science.1987-90.

Assistant Treasure. Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 1986-88.

Chair, Physiology and Microbiology Sessions. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. 1979,81,85.

Reviewed biological texts and manuscripts ( Mycologia, Canadian Jour. Bot., Trans. Am. Micro. Soc., Penn. Aca. Sci., Inter. Biodeter. & Biodegred. ) 1965-

Past Member: Mycological Society of America

  American Institute of Biological Sciences

  American Phycological Society

  Pennsylvania Academy of Science

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Molds are Mutilating our Masterpieces. Hanna Szczepanowska and A.R. Cavaliere. International Institute for Conservation. Baltimore, MD. September, 2002.

Artworks, Drawings, Prints, and Documents- Fungi Eat Them All. Hanna Szczepanowska and A.R. Cavaliere. Art, Biology and Conservation-Biodeterioration of Works of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY. June, 2002.

Tutankhamum Tomb- A Closer Look at Biodeterioration. Hanna Szczepanowska and A.R. Cavaliere. International Conference on Fungi-A Threat for People and Cultural Heritage. Munich, Germany. June, 2001.

Fungal Deterioration of 18th and 19th Century Documents: A Case Study of the Tilghman Family Collection, Wye House, Easton Maryland. Hanna Szczepanowska and A.R. Cavaliere. The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works. Philadelphia PA. June, 2000.

Fungal Deterioration of 18th and 19th Century Documents: A Case Study of the Tilghman Family Collection, Wye House, Easton Maryland. Hanna Szczepanowska and A.R. Cavaliere. Eleventh International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Symposium. Arlington VA. August, 1999.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: Books, Field Guides, Chapters, Articles (1965-2012)

Szczepanowska, Hanna and Cavaliere, A. R.  2012. Conserving our cultural heritage:  The role of fungi in biodeterioration.  pp. 293-309.  In: Bioaerosols – Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins in Indoor and Outdoor Environments and Human Health. Johanning, E., Morey, P.R. and Auger, P.L. (Eds.).  Fungal Research Group Foundation, Inc. Albany, NY.  391 pp. ISBN 978-0-9709915-0-8.

Szczepanowska, H.M. and Cavaliere, A.R. 2004. Tutankhamum Tomb: A Closer Look at Biodeterioration- Preliminary Report. In: Rouch, A., S. Miklin-Kniefacz, and A. Harmssen, (Eds.).  Schimmel- Gefahr fur Mensch und Kulturgut durch Mikroorganismen (Fungi- A Threat for People and Cultural Heritage through Microgoransisms). Verband der Resauratoren, Theiss, Bonn, Germany, 42-47.

Knies, Jennifer L., Veronique A. Delesalle, and A.R. Cavaliere. 2004. Seed mass and morphology in outcrossing and selfing species of Clarka (Onagraceae): An SEM study. Int. Jour. Plant Sci. 165(1):85-96.

Szczepanowska, H.M. and Cavaliere, A.R. 2003. Artworks, Drawings, Prints, and Documents- Fungi Eat Them All! In: Koestler, R.J., Koestler, V.R., Charola, A.E., and Nieto-Fernandez, F.E., (Eds.).  Art, Biology, and Conservation: Biodeterioration of Works of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT. 128-151.

Cavaliere, A.R. 2003. In Defense of the Fungi. In: Koestler, R.J., Koestler, V.R., Charola, A.E., and Nieto-Fernandez, F.E., (Eds.).  Art, Biology, and Conservation: Biodeterioration of Works of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT. 554-565.

Campbell, Erin V., Orolaza-Halbrendt, Noemi, Hickey, Kenneth D. and Cavaliere, A.R. 2001. A scanning electron microscopic study of endophytic and epiphytic growth of Erwinia amylovora in apple trees. Jour. Penn. Aca. Sci. 75: 50-55.

Szczepanowska, Hanna and Cavaliere, A.R. 2000. Fungal deterioration of 18th and 19th century documents: A case study of the Tilghman family collection, Wye house, Easton, Jour. International Biodeterioration and Biodegredation 46:245-249.

Birkholz, James H., James, Steven W., and Cavaliere, A.R. 1999. Morphological variation of mutant strains of Aspergillus nidulans: An SEM study. Jour. Penn. Aca. Sci. 72: 73-76.

Hanyak, Kevin, R., Sorensen, Ralph A., and Cavaliere, A.R. 1997. An SEM study of lymphocyte extravasation in the mouse spleen. Jour. Penn. Aca. Sci. 70: 118-122.

Colladay, John and Cavaliere, A.R. 1992. Cochlear hair cells and the tectorial membrane of mouse: An SEM study. Jour. Penn. Aca, Sci. 66:146-148.

Pomponio, R.J. and Cavaliere, A.R. 1989. Scanning electron microscopy of the coralline alga, Mesophyllum mesomorphum (Foslie) Adey (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) from Bermuda. Jour. Penn. Aca. Sci. 63: 173-177.

Herbst, J.D., Campbell, T.G., and Cavaliere, A.R. 1987. An Electron microscopic Study of the Fungus, Lepiota procera (Fr.) S.F. Gray (Lepiotaceae). Proc. Penn. Aca. Sci. 60: 36-38.

Sterrer, W.E. and A.R.Cavaliere. 1998. Bermuda’s Seashore Plants and Seaweeds. Bermuda Natural History Museum and Bermuda Zoological Society. Bermuda. 169 pp. (ISBN 0-9682504-1-6)

Cavaliere, A.R. 1994. Marine Algae of Bermuda. A Field Guide to Common Inshore and Shallow Water Species. Bermuda Biological Station Special Publication #33. 140 pp. (ISBN 0-917642-31-7)

Cavaliere, A.R., Barnes, R.D., and Cook, C.B. 1992. Field Guide to the Conspicuous Flora and Fauna of Bermuda (3rd Edition). Bermuda Biological Station Special Publication #31. 109 pp. (ISBN 0-91764-29-5)

Cavaliere, A.R. and Schneider, C.W. 1988. The marine algae of the Southern States and Caribbean. In: Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores. (Eugene H. Kaplan, Ed.). pp. 127-141. Peterson Field Guides. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, MA. (ISBN 0-395-31321-X)

Cavaliere, A.R and Riggs, J.M., Eds. 1988. Selected Topics In Human Sexuality. Univ. Press of America. New York. NY. 171 pp. (ISBN 0-8191-6718-5)

Cavaliere, A.R. 1986. Phylum Chlorophyta; Phylum Phaeophyta; Phylum Rhodophyta.. In: Marine Fauna and Flora of Bermuda. (Wolfgang Sterrer, Ed.). pp. 27-66. John Wiley and Sons. New York. NY. (ISBN 0-471-82336-8)

Cavaliere, A.R. 1977. Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States. Higher fungi: Ascomycetes, Deuteromycetes and Basidiomycetes. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS Circ. 398, 1-49.

Cavaliere, A.R. 1975. Aquatic fungi of Lake Itasca, Minnesota. Minn. Aca. Sci. 41: 32-35..

Cavaliere, A.R. 1973. Ascomycetes. In: Encyclopedia of Microscopy and Microtechnique. (Peter Gray, Ed.). pp. 13-14. Van Nostrand Reinhold. New York. NY.

Cavaliere, A.R. 1968. Contributor, Mycological Index 1909-1968. New York Bot. Gardens Publications. Brooklyn. NY

Cavaliere, A.R. 1968. Marine fungi of Iceland: a preliminary account of Ascomycetes. Mycologia 60: 475-479.

Wolf, F.A. and Cavaliere, A.R. 1965. Two new leafblight fungi on Kalmia latifolia. Mycologia 57: 576-582.

Cavaliere, A.R. and Johnson, T.W., Jr. 1965. A new marine Ascomycete from Australia. Mycologia 57: 927-932.

Cavaliere, A.R. 1965. Marine Ascomycetes: ascocarp morphology and its application to taxonomy. I. Amylocarpus Currey, Ceriosporella gen. nov., Lindra Wilson. Nova Hedwigia 10: 387-398.

Cavaliere, A.R. 1965. Marine Ascomycetes: ascocarp morphology and its application to taxonomy. II. Didymosporae. Nova Hedwigia 10: 399-424.

Cavaliere, A.R. 1965. Marine Ascomycetes: ascocarp morphology and its application to taxonomy. IV. Stromatic species. Nova Hedwigia 10: 438-452.

Cavaliere, A.R. and Johnson, T.W., Jr. 1965. Marine Ascomycetes: ascocarp morphology and its application to taxonomy. III. A revision of the genus Lulworthia Sutherland. Nova Hedwigia 10: 424-437.