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Nina Baghai-Riding

Department
Biological Sciences

Position
Professor Biology/Envir Scienc

Office: Walters 116A

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Texas – botany/paleobotany (1996)
  • M.S., University of Rochester – geoscience (1989)
  • M.S., University of Idaho – geology/paleobotany (1983)
  • B.S., University of Wyoming – botany (1979)
  • B.S., University of Wyoming – geology (1978)

Research Interests

  • Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary palynomorphs, paleoecology, paleobotany, and vertebrate paleontology

Professional Certification/Experiences

Courses taught

  • BIO 110. Biology and Human Concerns
  • BIO 123. Foundations of Environmental Science
  • BIO 314. Physical Geology for the Life Science
  • BIO 410/510. Plant Anatomy
  • BIO 411/511. Elements of Plant Systematics
  • BIO 414/514. Environmental Geology
  • BIO 415. Materials and Methods in Environmental Science
  • BIO 459/559. Conservation Biology

Grants received

  • Community Pride Grants, 2005-2009
  • Bryce Griffis Grant, 2005-2006, 2008-2016
  • Army Corps of Engineers funding for a Japanese knotweed study, 2006
  • OIT Technology Grant, 2009, 2016
  • EPA DEEP Water grant, 2012-2013
  • Herbarium NSF grant, 2012-2017
  • Scanning electron microscope NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant, 2013-2016

Recent publications

  • Nina L. Baghai-Riding, Julie R. Kelley, and Charles T. Swann (Dec. 2016), Palynological analysis of a sample from the Coon Creek Member, Union County, Mississippi, In the Paleontology of the Cretaceous Coon Creek Formation (eds. Dana Ehret, T. Lynn Harrell Jr. and Sandy Ebersole), Alabama Museum of Natural History, The University of Alabama, Bulletin 33, Volume 2, p. 106-117
  • Fitts, L., Baghai-Riding, N. L., Blackwell, E., Napier-Jameson, R., 2015, Place-based Environmental Science Training in the Rural Mississippi Delta, Delta Journal of Education, 5(2), ISSN 2160-9179
  • Olivi, B., Lemoine, J., Baghai-Riding, N. L. and Blackwell, E., 2015, Census of the Delta State University Woody Plant Community and Its Implications for Ecosystem Health, BIOS, 86(2): 74-90.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1893/0005-3155-86.2.74
  • Hotton, C.L. and Baghai-Riding, N. 2010, Palynological evidence for conifer dominance within a heterogeneous landscape in the Late Jurassic Morrison Formation, U.S.A. In Gee, C.T. (Ed.). Plants in Mesozoic Time: Morphological Innovations, Phylogeny, Ecosystems. Chapter 13, p. 295-328, Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Baghai-Riding, N. L. and DiBenedetto, J. N. 2001, An unusual dinosaur coprolite from the Campanian Aguja Formation, Texas. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, 51: 9-20.
  • Baghai, N. and R. B. Jorstad, 1995, Paleontology, Paleoclimatology and Paleoecology of the Late-Middle Miocene Musselshell Creek flora, Clearwater County, Idaho. A preliminary study of a new fossil flora. Palaios. 10(5): 424-436.

Dr. Baghai-Riding joined Delta State in 1999

Department of Biological Sciences