Mark V. Coggeshall, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Contact Information

Phone 573-884-1777
Address 203P Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building


  • Ph.D. 2008, University of Missouri – Columbia


  • Development of improved nut tree cultivars for use in agroforestry-based systems
  • Hardwood tree improvement

Research Summary

  • Coggeshall’s current research is focused on temperate agroforestry practices that emphasize both environmental service benefits as well as economic returns derived from the production of specialty crops. For example, identifying the genetic basis for flood tolerance among a range of hard mast producing tree species can provide significant environmental benefits for the establishment of new riparian buffers. In terms of specialty crops, he has developed an applied breeding program for eastern black walnut that is focused on the genetic improvement of a range of commercially important nut production characteristics. Additionally, he has initiated applied research programs in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation that focus on black walnut timber improvement, shortleaf pine restoration, early fruiting in swamp white oak for wildlife enhancement plantings and the use of flood tolerant oak seedlings for establishing new riparian buffer plantings.

Selected Publications

  • Coggeshall, M.V.; Woeste, K.E. 2010.
    Microsatellite and phenological descriptors identify eastern black walnut cultivars in Missouri, USA. International Symposium on Molecular Markers in Horticultural Species. Corvallis, OR. Acta Horticulturae 859:93-98.
  • Warmund, M.R.; Coggeshall, M.V.; 2010.
    Flowering and fruit characteristics of black walnut cultivars at the University of Missouri repository.VI International Walnut Symposium. Melbourne, Australia. Acta Horticulturae 861:177-182.
  • Warmund, M.R.; Coggeshall, M.V.; Stamps, W.T. 2009.
    Rest completion of eastern black walnut. Journal of the American Pomological Society 63(2):64-71.
  • Warmund, M.R; Coggeshall, M.V. 2008.
    Chip budding of ‘Auburn Super’ Chinese chestnut scions on Cropper and Qing seedling rootstocks. 4th International Chestnut Symposium. Beijing, China. Acta Horticulturae 844:115-117.
  • Thomas, A.L., D.K. Brauer, D.K.; Sauer T.J.; Coggeshall, M.V.; Ellersieck, M.R. 2008.
    Cultivar influences early rootstock and scion survival in grafted black walnut. Journal of the American Pomological Society 62(1):3-12.
  • Coggeshall, M.V.; Van Sambeek, J.W., Garrett, H.E. 2008.
    Grafting influences on early acorn production in swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor Willd.) In: Jacobs, D.E.; Michler, C., eds. Proceedings,16th Central States Forest Conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. West Lafayette, IN. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station:20-25.
  • Walsh, M.P.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Coggeshall, M.V. 2008.
    Variation in flood tolerance of container-grown swamp white oak, bur oak, and white oak seedlings. In: Jacobs, D.E.; Michler, C., eds. Proceedings, 16th Central States Forest Conference. Lafayette, IN. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. West Lafayette, IN. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station:446-456.
  • Coggeshall, M.V.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Schlarbaum, S.E. 2007.
    Genotypic variation in flood tolerance of black walnut and three southern bottomland oaks. In: Buckley, David S.; Clatterbuck, Wayne K., eds. Proceedings, 15th Central Hardwood Forest Conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-101. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 629-637.
  • Gwaze, D.P.; Melick, R.; Studyvin, C.; Coggeshall, M.V. 2005.
    Genetic control of growth traits in shortleaf pine in Missouri. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 29(4):200-204.
  • Warmund, M.R.; Coggeshall, M.V. 2005.
    Determination of black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) harvest date with durometer measurements. Acta Horticulturae. 705:529-531.
  • Cutter, B.; Coggeshall, M.V.; Phelps, J.; Stokke, D.D. 2004.
    Impacts of forest management activities on selected hardwood wood quality attributes: A review. Wood and Fiber Science. 36(1):84-97.
  • Reid, W.; Coggeshall, M.V.; Hunt, K.L. 2004.
    Cultivar evaluation and development for black walnut orchards. In: Michler, C.H., ed, and six others, Black walnut in a new century, Proceedings, 6th Walnut Research Symposium. Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-243. St. Paul, MN: U.S.D.A. Forest Service, North Central Research Station:18-24.