Faculty & Staff


Richard E. Baird

Professor
Discipline: Plant Pathology

Specialty: Plant (Forest) Mycology
Email: rbaird@plantpath.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2640
Fax: (662) 325-8955
Office Location: Dorman Hall, Room 402

Mailing Address
Box 9655
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
32 Creelman St
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • M.S., West Virginia University
  • B.S., West Virginia Universit

Courses Taught

  • EPP 4152/6152 - Taxon-Fungi Imperfecti
  • EPP 4162/6162 - Taxon Ascomycetes
  • EPP 4172/6172 - Taxon Basidiomycetes
  • EPP 4182/6182 - Taxon-oomycetes and zygomycetes
  • EPP 8173 - Clinical Plant Pathology

Society Membership

  • American Phytopathological Society
  • Mycological Society of America

Research Interests

  • Environmental changes to community structures
  • Genetic and taxonomic molecular studies of pathogenic and mycorrhizal associates in agricultural, forest and landscape ecosystems

Recent Publications

  • Baird, R., C. E. Stokes, A. Wood-Jones, M. Alexander, C. Watson, G. Taylor, K. Johnson, P. Threadgill, S. Diehl. 2014. A molecular clone and culture inventory of the root fungal community associated with eastern hemlock in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Southeastern Naturalist 13 (Special Issue 6):219-237. Download
  • Baird, R., C. E. Stokes, J. Frampton, B. Smith, C. Watson, C. Pilgram, and M. Scruggs. 2014. Density and diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungal community present in high elevation Fraser fir of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. North American Fungi 9:1-21. Download
  • Baird, R.E., A.K. Wood-Jones, J.J. Varco, C. Watson, W.D. Starrett, G. Taylor, K. Johnson. 2014. Rhododendron decline in the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas: intensive site study of biotic and abiotic parameters associated with the decline. Southeastern Naturalist, The, 13(1):1-25. Download
  • Baird, R.E., A.K. Wood-Jones, J.J. Varco, C. Watson, W.D. Starrett, G. Taylor, and K. Johnson. 2013. All taxa biodiversity inventory survey of select soil and plant ecological parameters associated with rhododendron decline in the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas. Southeastern Naturalist, The, Vol. 12(4):703-722. Download
  • Baird, R.E., L. Wallace, G.T. Baker, M.L. Scruggs. 2013. Stipitate hydnoid fungi of the temperate southeastern United States (monograph & book). Fungal Diversity, 62:41-114. Download