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. E., C. E. Stokes, A. S. Windham. 2016. Basidiomycota: Diverse complex of saprophytic, parasitic and symbiotic fungi. Chapter 15, pages 237-248 in B.H. Ownley, R.N. Trigiano, editors, Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third Edition. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Sun, D., J. She, J. Gower, C. E. Stokes, G. Windham, R. E. Baird, T. E. Mlsna. 2016. Effects of growth parameters on the analysis of Aspergillus flavus volatile metabolites. Separations 3(2):13. Download
  • Trigiano, R. N., O. Spring, A. S. Windham, R. E. Baird, S. N. Jeffers, K. H. Lamour. 2016. Oomycota: The fungus-like organisms. Chapter 8, pages 135-154 in B.H. Ownley, R.N. Trigiano, editors, Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third Edition. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Woolfolk, S., C. E. Stokes, C. Watson, G. T. Baker, R. L. Brown, R. E. Baird. 2016. Fungi associated with Solenopsis invicta Buren (Red Imported Fire Ant, Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from mounds in Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist 15(2):220-234. Download
  • Woolfolk, S., C. E. Stokes, C. Watson, R. L. Brown, R. E. Baird. 2016. Bacteria associated with red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) from mounds in Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist 15(1):83-101. Download