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NICOLE M. HUGHES, PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology; High Point University
High Point, NC 27268

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Biochemical, physiological, and ecological functions of anthocyanin pigments in leaves; effects on clouds on microclimate and plant physiology; structural and physiological adaptations of plants to environmental stress; plant-herbivore interactions

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Biology                                                  Wake Forest University (2005-2009)
M.S. Biology                                                    Appalachian State University (2002-2004)
B.S. Biology Education, Magna cum Laude     Stetson University (1997-2001)

Ph.D. Dissertation: The photoprotective role of anthocyanin pigments in photosynthetic tissues

M.S. Thesis:
Functional role of anthocyanins in high-light winter leaves of the evergreen herb, Galax urceolata

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2016-current    Interim Director of Environmental Studies; High Point University
2010-current    Assistant Professor of Biology; High Point University
2009-2010       Postdoctoral Researcher; Wake Forest University
2009                Visiting Research Fellow; Victoria University, New Zealand
2005-2008       Graduate Teaching Assistant; Wake Forest University
2004-2005       8TH Grade Science Teacher; Young Middle Magnet School
2002-2004       Graduate Teaching Assistant; Appalachian State University
2001-2002       High School Science Teacher; Deltona High School

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2010-current  High Point University
Courses taught: Organismal Biology I (BIO 2110) with lab
Environmental Science (ENV/BIO 1110) with lab
Intro to Bio II: Ecology & Evolution (BIO 2000) with lab
Global Change Ecology (ENV/GBS/BIO 3300)
FYS: Plants: Painting, Propagating, and Percolating (FYS 1000)
Senior Seminar in Biology (BIO 4110)
Ecological Plant Physiology (BIO 4220); directed study only

2005-2010       Wake Forest University
Courses taught:
Ecophysiological Methods and Measurements (BIO 391)
Laboratory TA: Plant Systematics; Plant Ecophysiology; Comparative Physiology

2004-2005       Young Middle Magnet School of Math, Science & Technology; Tampa, FL
8th Grade Science teacher

2002-2004       Appalachian State University
Laboratory TA: General Biology I, General Biology II

2003                Caldwell Community College
Laboratory TA: General Biology I

2001-2002       Deltona High School; Deltona, FL
Courses taught: Biology, Integrated Science

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
* Denotes HPU student co-authors

*Hernandez, M, *Bayeur N, *Coley H, Hughes NM. 2016. Clouds homogenize shoot temperature, evapotranspiration, and photosynthesis within crowns of Abies fraseri. Oecologia (in press)

Sanchez A, Hughes NM, Smith WK. 2016. Leaf/shoot level ecophysiology in two broadleaf and two needle-leaf species under representative cloud regimes at the alpine treeline ecotone. Journal of Plant Ecology. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw019

Hughes NM, Lev-Yadun S. 2015. Red/purple leaf margin coloration: Potential ecological and physiological functions. Environmental and Experimental Botany 119: 27-39.

Hughes NM, *Carpenter KL, *Cook DK, *Keidel TS, *Miller CN, *Neal JL, Sanchez A, Smith WK. 2015. Effects of cumulus clouds on microclimate and shoot-level photosynthetic gas exchange in Picea engelmannii and Abies lasiocarpa at treeline, Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming, USA. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 201: 26-37.

Sanchez A, Hughes NM, Smith WK. 2015. Importance of natural cloud regimes to ecophysiology in the alpine species, Caltha leptosepala and Arnica parryi, Snowy Range Mountains, southeast Wyoming, USA. Functional Plant Biology 42(2): 186-197. 

Hughes NM, *Carpenter KL, *Keidel TS, *Miller CN, Waters, M.N., and Smith WK. 2014. Photosynthetic costs and benefits of adaxial versus abaxial anthocyanins in Colocasia esculenta ‘Mojito’ Planta 240(5): 971-81

Berry CZ, Hughes NM, Smith WK. 2014. Cloud immersion: an important water source for spruce and fir saplings in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Oecologia 174: 319-326.

*Carpenter KL, *Keidel TS, *Pihl MC, Hughes NM. 2014. Support for a photoprotective function of winter leaf reddening in N-deficient individuals of Lonicera japonica. Molecules 19: 17810-28.

Hughes NM, *Carpenter KL, Cannon JG. 2013. Estimating contribution of anthocyanin pigments to osmotic adjustment during winter leaf reddening Journal of Plant Physiology 170:230-233.

Sanchez A, Hughes NM, Smith WK. 2013. Water-use efficiency declines during autumn leaf senescence in three deciduous tree species. International Journal of Plant Biology 4:26-28.

Cooney LJ, van Klink J, Hughes NM, Perry N, Schaefer HM, Menzies I, Gould KS. 2012. Red leaf margins indicate increased polygodial content and function as visual signals to reduce herbivory in Pseudowintera colorata. New Phytologist 194: 488-497.

Hughes NM, Burkey KO, Cavendar-Bares J, and Smith WK. 2012. Seasonal antioxidant and xanthophyll cycle characteristics of broadleaf evergreen species differing in anthocyanin production during winter. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 1895-1905.

Hughes NM. 2011. Winter reddening in leaves of “evergreen” species. New Phytologist 190: 573-581

Hughes NM, Gould KS, and Smith WK. 2010. Red leaf margins do not signal increased phenolics in New Zealand Veronica species. Annals of Botany 105: 647-654.

Hughes NM, Reinhardt KS, Feild TS, Gierardi AR, and Smith WK. 2010. The association between drought stress and winter anthocyanin production in angiosperm evergreen species Journal of Experimental Botany 61(6): 1699-1709.

Archetti M, Döring T, Hagen S, Hughes N, Leather S, Lee D, Lev-Yadun S, Manetas Y, Ougham H, Schaberg P, Tomas H. 2009. Adaptive explanations for autumn colours- An interdisciplinary approach. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24: 166-173.

Hughes NM, Johnson DM, Akhalkatsi M, and Abdaladze O. 2009. Characterization of seedling microsites at the alpine-treeline ecotone for Betula litwinowii, a deciduous treeline species. Arctic, Alpine, and Antarctic Research 41: 112-118.

Archetti M, Döring TF, Hagen SB, Hughes NM, Leather SR, Lee DW, Lev-Yadun S, Manetas Y, Ougham HJ, Schaberg PG, Thomas H. 2009. Ultraviolet reflectance in autumn leaves and the un-naming of colours. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24: 237-238.

Smith WK, Hughes NM. 2009. Progress in coupling plant form and photosynthetic function. Castanea 74: 1-26.

Hughes NM, Vogelmann TC, Smith WK. 2008. Optical effects of abaxial anthocyanin on absorption of red wavelengths by understory species: re-visiting the back-scatter hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 3435–3442.

Hughes NM, Smith WK. 2007. Seasonal photosynthesis and anthocyanin production in ten broadleaf evergreen species. Functional Plant Biology 34: 1072-1079.

Hughes NM, Smith WK. 2007. Attenuation of incident light in Galax urceolata: concerted influence of adaxial and abaxial anthocyanic layers on photoprotection. American J of Botany 94: 784-790.

Hughes NM, Morley CB, Smith WK. 2007. Coordination of anthocyanin decline and photosynthetic maturation in developing leaves of three deciduous tree species. New Phytologist 175: 675-685.

Hughes NM, Neufeld HS, Burkey KO. 2005. Functional role of anthocyanins in high-light winter leaves of the evergreen herb Galax urceolata. New Phytologist 168: 575-587.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
* Denotes HPU students as presenters

§ Denotes N Hughes as presenter

*Parker E, *Forget S, Hughes N. “Effects of summer leaf angle on stress physiology of the wintergreen fern, Polystichum acrostichoides.” SNCURS, poster presentation (Durham, NC; 2016)

*Hernandez-Moreno M, *Bayeur N, *Coley H, Hughes N. “The effects of clouds on within crown light penetration of Abies fraseri”. High PURCS, poster presentation (High Point, NC; 2016)

*Kane A, *Essepian M, Hughes NM. “Morphological and ecological study of the cranefly orchid (Tipularia discolor Nutt.)”. High PURCS, poster presentation (High Point, NC; 2016)

*Coley H, *Ireland S, Hughes NM. “Xanthophyll de-epoxidation and shade acclimation in leaf tissues with abaxial versus adaxial anthocyanin”. High PURCS, oral presentation (High Point, NC; 2016)

*Bayeur N, *Carpenter K, Hughes NM. “Does sun/shade acclimation affect ecological and geographical range distributions of Nothofagus menziesii and Nothofagus solandri in New Zealand?”. High PURCS, poster presentation (High Point, NC; 2016)

*Hernandez-Moreno M, *Bayeur N, *Coley H, Hughes N. “The effects of clouds on within crown light penetration of Abies fraseri”. Association of Southeastern Biologists, oral presentation (Concord, NC; 2016).

*Kane A, *Essepian M, Hughes NM. “Morphological and ecological study of the cranefly orchid (Tipularia discolor Nutt.)”. Association of Southeastern Biologists, poster presentation (Concord, NC; 2016).

§ Hughes, NM. “Red/purple leaf margin coloration: Potential ecological and physiological functions”. International Workshop on Anthocyanins, oral presentation (Montpellier, France; 2015)

* Coley H, *Ireland S, Hughes NM. “Xanthophyll de-epoxidation and shade acclimation in leaf tissues with abaxial versus adaxial anthocyanin”. International Workshop on Anthocyanins, poster presentation (Montpellier, France; 2015)

*Ireland S, *Coley H, Hughes NM. “Xanthophyll de-epoxidation and shade acclimation in leaf tissues with abaxial versus adaxial anthocyanin”. High PURCS, poster presentation (2015)

*Cook DK, Hughes NM, *Jordan JN, *Heisler AA, *Carpenter KL. “Effects of regional cloud patterns on microclimate and shoot-level photosynthetic gas exchange in Picea engelmannii and Abies lasiocarpa at treeline, Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming, USA”. Association of Southeastern Biologists, poster presentation (Spartanburg SC, 2014)

*Fravel WS, Hughes NM, Smith WK. “Thermogenic effects of anthocyanin pigments in leaves”. Association of Southeastern Biologists, poster presentation (Spartanburg SC, 2014)

*Cook DK, Hughes NM, *Jordan JN, *Heisler AA, *Carpenter KL. “Effects of regional cloud patterns on microclimate and shoot-level photosynthetic gas exchange in Picea engelmannii and Abies lasiocarpa at treeline, Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming, USA”. High PURCS, poster presentation (High Point NC, 2014)

*Fravel WS, Hughes NM, Smith WK. “Thermogenic effects of anthocyanin pigments in leaves”. High PURCS, poster presentation (High Point NC, 2014)

§ Hughes NM. “Beyond fruits, flowers, and autumn leaves: The new frontiers of anthocyanin functional ecology research”. International Workshop on Anthocyanins, Keynote presentation (Porto, Portugal, 2013)

*May M, *Chavez J, Hughes NM, Sapp K. “Antibacterial effects of the medicinal plant Verbascum thapsus”. Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium, poster presentation (High Point, NC, 2013); First place in section

*Neal JL, Hughes NM, *Carpenter KL, *Miller CN, *Keidel TS. “Effects of clouds on photosynthesis in Picea engelmannii saplings at treeline; Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming, USA”. Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium, poster presentation (High Point, NC, 2013)

*Keidel TS, Hughes NM, Carpenter KL, *Miller CN, Smith WK. “Photosynthetic costs and benefits of abaxial/adaxial anthocyanins in understory environments”. Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium, poster presentation (High Point, NC, 2013)

*Fravel WS, Hughes NM, Smith WK. “A biophysical approach to testing thermogenic effects of anthocyanins in plant tissue”. Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium, poster presentation (High Point, NC, 2013); First place in section

*Carpenter KL, Hughes NM, Cannon JG. “Estimating contribution of anthocyanin pigments to osmotic adjustment during winter leaf reddening”. Ecological Society of America, poster presentation (Portland OR, 2012)

*Miller CN, *Keidel, TS, Hughes NM. “Photosynthetic costs and benefits of adaxial / abaxial anthocyanin in understory plants”. Ecological Society of America, poster presentation (Portland, OR, 2012)

§ Hughes NM. “The ecophysiology of winter leaf reddening”. Ecological Society of America, oral presentation (Portland, OR, 2012)

§ Hughes NM. “Winter leaf reddening in ‘evergreen’ species”. International Workshop on Anthocyanins, oral presentation (Concord, NC, 2011).

* Nowel M, *Keidel T, Hughes NM. “Winter reddening corresponds with a photosynthetic handicap in individuals of Lonicera japonica. Association of Southeastern Biologists, poster presentation (Huntsville, AL, 2011).

§ Hughes NM, Smith WK. “Winter color change: why do some evergreen species synthesize anthocyanin in winter leaves, while others don’t?” Ecological Society of America, oral presentation (Milwaukee, WI 2008).

§ Hughes NM, Smith WK. “Winter color change: the adaptive role of anthocyanin pigments in broad-leaf evergreen species”. Botanical Society of America, oral presentation (Vancouver, BC 2008).

§ Hughes NM, Morley CB, Smith WK. “Red coloration in developing leaves: Coordination of anthocyanin decline and photosynthetic maturation”. Botanical Society of America, poster presentation (Vancouver, BC 2008).

§ Hughes NM, Smith WK, and Vogelmann TC. “The adaptive significance of red abaxial coloration in understory plants”. Association of Southeastern Biologists, oral presentation (Spartanburg, SC 2008).

§ Hughes NM, Smith WK, Reinhardt KS, and Burkey KO. “Winter color change in ‘evergreen’ leaves: The adaptive significance of anthocyanin pigments”. Association of Southeastern Biologists, poster presentation (Spartanburg, SC 2008).

§ Hughes NM, Smith WK, Vogelmann TC. “Abaxial anthocyanin: contrasting adaptive function in high light and low light species”. Ecological Society of America, oral presentation (San Jose, CA 2007).

§ Hughes NM, Smith WK, Vogelmann TC. “Why undersurfaces of leaves are sometimes red: contrasting the adaptive function of abaxial anthocyanin in high light and low light species “. Botanical Society of America, oral presentation (Chicago, IL 2007).

§ Hughes NM, Smith WK. “When are red juvenile leaves mature enough to be green? The coordination of anthocyanin decline and photosynthetic maturation”. Association of Southeastern Biologists, oral presentation (Columbia, SC 2007).

§ Hughes NM, Smith WK. “Contrasting the adaptive function of abaxial anthocyanin in leaves adapted to high-light and low-light environments”. Ecological Society of America, oral presentation (Memphis, TN 2006).

§ Hughes NM, Smith WK. “The coordination of anthocyanin decline and photosynthetic maturation in developing leaves of three deciduous tree species”. Wake Forest University Graduate Student Research Day, poster presentation (2006).

§ Hughes NM, Neufeld HS. “Ecophysiological and biochemical function of anthocyanins in high-light winter leaves of Galax urceolata“. Association of Southeastern Biologists, oral presentation (Memphis, TN 2004).

§ Hughes NM. “Functional role of anthocyanin in high-light, winter leaves of the evergreen herb, Galax urceolata”. Sigma Xi, ASU chapter annual meeting invited seminar (2004).

§ Hughes NM. “Prevelance and frequency of temporomandibular joint disorders in musicians: psychological and mechanical stress implications”. Stetson University Scholarship and Performance Day (2001).

INVITED TALKS/ SEMINARS
“The diverse roles of anthocyanin pigments in plants”. Institut Sophia Agrobioteque, France (2015)

“The new frontiers of anthocyanin functional ecology research”. Wake Forest University (2013)

“Red pigment patterns in leaves: Ecology and Physiology” Guilford Horticultural Society (2012)

”Physiology and ecology of red leaves”. High Point University (2010)

“Adaptations of Angiosperms”. Southern Polytechnic State University (2010)

“Red pigment patterns in leaves and their possible adaptive functions”. USC, Upstate (2009)

“Red pigment patterns in leaves and their possible adaptive functions”. La Moyne College (2009)

“Red pigment patterns in leaves and their possible adaptive functions”. UNC, Asheville (2009)

“Why leaves are sometimes red”. Lewis and Clark University (2009)

“The role of anthocyanin pigments in photosynthetic adaptation”. University of Vermont (2009)

“Functional role or red leaf pigmentation in two contrasting plant systems”. Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand (2009)

“Winter color change: Functional role of anthocyanins in evergreen species”. Oxford University, Oxford, England (2008)

AWARDS AND HONORS

Ruth Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award (2014)
- Awarded yearly to one faculty member at High Point University in recognition of outstanding professional achievement

Tansley Medal (runner-up) (2011)
- International award given by New Phytologist Trust in recognition of outstanding botanists in the early stages of their careers

Gordon Melson Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student
-Wake Forest University (2009)

Elton C. Cocke Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Biology
-Wake Forest University (2008)

Best Student Paper Presentation In Botany
-2008 Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting

Physiological Section Award for Best Poster
-2008 Botanical Society of America meeting

Best Student Poster In Botany
-2008 Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting

Euguene P. Odum Award for Best Student Paper Presentation in Ecology (runner-up)
-2008 Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting

Quarterman-Catherine Keever Award for best Student Poster in Ecology
-2008 Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting

Billings Award for Best Ecophysiological Paper Presentation (runner-up)
-2007 Ecological Society of America meeting

Conant Award for Botanical Imaging (third place)
-2007 Botanical Society of America meeting

Eugene P. Odum Award for Best Student Paper Presentation in Ecology
-2004 Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting

Outstanding Graduate Research in the Sciences
-ASU chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society (2004)

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
-Appalachian State University (2004)

Biology Department’s Excellence in Research Award
-Stetson University (2001)

Outstanding Senior in the Department of Biology
-Stetson University (2001)

Randolph L. Carter Award- Outstanding Secondary School Intern
-Stetson University (2001)

Runner-up for best oral presentation at the 2001 Stetson Scholarship & Performance Day
-Stetson University (2001)

Award for outstanding contribution to music by a non-major
-Stetson University School of Music (2001)


REVIEWER FOR THE JOURNALS:
Southeastern Naturalist, Oecologia, Ecological Informatics, Photosynthetica, New Phytologist, Journal of Experimental Botany, Environmental and Experimental Botany, Trees- Structure and Function, African Journal of Range and Forest Science, Journal of Plant Physiology, Plant and Cell Physiology, Journal of Botany, Physiologia Plantarum, PLoS- ONE, Plant Biology, Rhodora, Annals of Botany


GRANTS AND FUNDING

National Science Foundation, Physiological and Structural Systems, Collaborative RUI Grant Date of award:           2011-2015
Amount awarded: $205,000
Project title:          “Effects of contrasting cloud regimes on plant carbon/water relations at treeline”
Grant number:      1122064

Richter Fellowship for International Research: $5,000
- Wake Forest University (2008)

Student Travel Awards
- Association of Southeastern Biologists (2004, 2008)
- Botanical Society of America (2008)
- Wake Forest University (2006, 2007, 2008)

Vecellio Award for Research: $5400 total
Elton C. Cocke Travel Award; Alumni Travel Award: $1500 total
-Wake Forest University, Biology Department (2006, 2007, 2008)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Association of Southeastern Biologists
Botanical Society of America
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
Ecological Society of America
Beta Beta Beta biological honors society

FINE ARTS

Visual Art:        Sight of Sounds: a visual interpretation of Hans Otte’s Book of Sounds
- Performance Art with Pianist Bruce Moser
- High Point University (2013)
- Chowan University (2012)

A Minimalist Evening- Performance Art with Pianist Bruce Moser
-University of North Carolina, Greensboro (2008)

Wake Forest University Student Art Exhibition
-Charlotte and Philip Hanes Gallery, Wake Forest University (2008)

Artists on Liberty Gallery featured artist- Solo Show
-Artists on Liberty Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC (2008)

“Science as Art” Exhibition
-Chelsee’s Coffee Shop, Winston-Salem, NC (2008)

Music:
Bassoon, High Point University Symphonic Band (2011-current)
Bassoon, High Point Community Orchestra (2011-2013)
Bassoon, Contra-bassoon, Stetson University Orchestra (1999-2001)
Bassoon, Stetson University Symphonic Band (1997-2001)

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