Dr. Charles E. Simpson, Ph.D.

Professor EmeritusDr. Charles E. Simpson, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. – Plant Breeding & Cytogenetics, Texas A&M University, 1967
  • M.S. – Plant Breeding & Cytogenetics, Texas A&M University, 1966
  • B.S. – Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University, 1963

Email:    c-simpson@tamu.edu
Phone:   254.968.4144
Fax:      254.965.3759

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2007-Present Professor Emeritus, Texas AgriLife Research, Texas A&M University
2003-2007 Professor Emeritus, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
1979-Present: Graduate Faculty, Texas A&M University
1984-2003: Professor, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
1975-1984: Associate Professor, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
1967-1975: Assistant Professor, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station

CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Peanut variety development and release; peanut germplasm collection and preservation; peanut germplasm evaluation, enhancement, and utilization. Co-leader on international efforts to collect, preserve and utilize wild peanut species.

AWARDS

I have received nine different state, national and international awards during my career.

PUBLICATIONS 1967 – 2008
REFERRED JOURNAL ARTICLES —————————-90
NON-REFERRED J. ARTICLES ——————————– 5
SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS —————————–116
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS ————————— 10
BOOK CHAPTERS AUTHORED OR COAUTHORED —— 10
BOOKS TRANSLATED SPANISH TO ENGLISH ———— 1
TAES, USDA, & OTHER PUBLICATIONS——————- 38
POPULAR AND TRADE JOURNAL ARTICLES ———– 125

Crop Science Society 2007. Award for “Outstanding Paper on Plant Genetic Resources” in C8 Division of Crop Science for 2006 Publication year. One of four co-authors.

Coyt T. Wilson Distinguished Service Award. American Peanut Research and Education Society. July 14, 2006.

Award for Lifetime of Service to Arachis. Award Presented at Fifth Biannual International Conference of Workers in Arachis in Latin America and the Caribbean. April 8, 2006. Rio Quarto, Argentina.

Crop Science Society 2004. Award for “Outstanding Paper on Plant Genetic Resources” in C8 Division of Crop Science for 2003 Publication year. One of several co-authors.

National Peanut Council Award for Outstanding Research. co-winner with Dr. James L. Starr for our transfer of root-knot nematode resistance from a wild peanut to a cultivated variety. June 27, 2001.

Bailey Award for best paper presented at annual meeting of American Peanut Research and Education Society – Co-author to J.L. Starr and others. 2000.

Bailey Award for best paper presented at annual meeting of American Peanut Research and Education Society – Co-author to J.L. Starr and others. 1998.

Elected as Fellow of the American Peanut Research and Education Society. July 1995 Charlotte, NC. Annual Meetings of APRES.

Special Achievement Award for Research. Soil & Crop Sciences Department, Texas A&M University — January 1995.

Frank N. Meyer Medal for plant genetic resources. Presented November 9, 1993 by the Crop Science Society of America at the annual meetings in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Past Presidents Award. American Peanut Research and Education Society. Huntsville, AL. July 1993.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Krapovickas, A. and W.C. Gregory. 2007. Taxonomy of the genus Arachis (Leguminosae). Translated by D.E. Williams and C.E. Simpson. Bonplandia 16 (Supl.):1-205. ISSN 0524-0476.

Baring, M.R., Y. Lopez, C.E. Simpson, J.M. Cason, J. Ayers, M.D. Burow. 2006. Registration of Tamnut OL06 Peanut. Crop Sci. 46: 2720.

Baring, M.R., C.E. Simpson, M.D. Burow, M.C. Black, J.M. Cason, J. Ayers, Y. Lopez, and H.A. Melouk. 2006. Registration of Tamrun OL07 Peanut. Crop Sci. 46: 2721.

Simpson, C.E., M.R. Baring, A.M. Schubert, M.A. Black, H.A. Melouk, and Y. Lopez. 2006. Registration of ‘Tamrun OL02′ peanut. Crop Sci. 46: 1813-1814.

Fávero, A.P., C.E. Simpson, J.F.M. Valls, and N.A. Vello. 2006. Study of the evolution of cultivated peanut through crossability studies among Arachis ipaënsis, A. duranensis, and A. hypogaea. Crop Science. 46: 1546-1552.

Valls, J.F.M. and C.E. Simpson. 2005. New species of Arachis from Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Bonplandia 14:1&2. 35-64

Kiniry, J.R., C.E. Simpson, A.M. Schubert, and J.D. Reed. 2005. Peanut leaf area index, light interception, radiation use efficiency, and harvest index at three sites in Texas. Field Crops Research 91:297-306.

Ferguson, M.E., A. Jarvis, H.T. Stalker, D. Williams, Luigi Guarino, J.F.M. Valls, R.N. Pittman, C.E. Simpson, and P. Bramel. 2005 Biogeography of Wild Arachis (Leguminosae): Distribution and Environmental Characterization. Biodiversity and Conservation 14 (7): 1777-1798.

Simpson, C.E., J.L. Starr, M.D. Burow, A.H. Paterson 2003. Registration of ‘NemaTAM’ peanut Crop Sci. 43:1561.

Simpson, C.E., M.R. Baring, A.M. Schubert, H.A. Melouk, M.A. Black, Y. Lopez, and J.S. Kirby. 2003. Registration of ‘OLin’ peanut. Crop Sci. 43:1880-81.

Simpson, C.E., M.R. Baring, A.M. Schubert, H.A. Melouk, M.A. Black, Y. Lopez, and K.R. Keim. 2003. Registration of ‘Tamrun OL01′ peanut. Crop Sci. 43: 2298.

Simpson, C.E., Valls, J.F.M, and Krapovickas, A. 2001. History of Arachis Including evidence of A. hypogaea L. Progenitors. Peanut Science 28:78-80.

Simpson, C.E. 2001 Use of Wild Arachis species/Introgression of Genes into A. hypogaea. Peanut Science 28:114-116.

Burow, M.D., Simpson, C.E., Starr, J.L., and Paterson, A.H. 2001. Transmission Genetics of Chromatin from a Synthetic Amphidiploid to Cultivated Peanut. Genetics:159:823-837.

.Lavia, G., A. Fernandez, C.E. Simpson, and G. Seijo. 2001. Cytologia. IN PRESS.

Simpson, C.E. and J.L. Starr. 2001. Registration of ‘COAN’ peanut. Crop Sci. 41. 918.

Simpson, C.E., J.L. Starr, J.L. Lasswell, and C.A. Foreman. 2001. Cover Photo for Crop Science 41:# 3.

PLANT MATERIAL RELEASES

Cultivars – 14 peanut cultivars released. 16 cultivars Registered in CROP SCIENCE.
Germplasm Lines – 7 peanut germplasm lines released, 4 pending. 7 Registered in CROP SCIENCE.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

I have served on 10 PhD committees and co-chair of 4.
I have served on 10 MS committees and co-chair of 6.
From 1982 to 2009 I have been a PI or Collaborating PI on the Texas Peanut CRSP Breeding projects in West Africa.
Since 1977 I have made twenty-five Arachis germplasm collection expeditions to South America. Countries where collections have been made include Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Our teams have collected more than 4,500 cultivated lines and landraces and we have collected more than 1,800 wild species accessions, which represent 59 new species of the 80 which have been described.

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS

My primary research interest is the collection, preservation, evaluation, and utilization of Arachis germplasm – both wild and cultivated. I have (with collaborators) released cultivars which have genes from landrace PI’s as well as from wild species of Arachis. Construction of the tetraploid molecular map (RFLP) from my crosses is a major milestone in peanut breeding, in my opinion. (Burow, Simpson, Starr, Paterson 2001).

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