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James Marvin Memorial Seminar Series

Seminars are held in room 110 Jeffords Hall at 4:15 pm every Thursday. Refreshments are available starting at 3:45 pm in room 107 Jeffords Hall.

The current seminar schedule is posted below. Schedules for the previous academic year can be accessed at www.uvm.edu/~plantbio/marvinarchive.php

Fall 2017 Marvin Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Seminar Title
Sep 7 Katherine Hale, UVM Field Naturalist graduate student Best Practices for a Florida Torreya (Torreya taxifolia) Conservation Seed Orchard: Or, What's an Endangered Conifer Doing So Far North?
Sep 14 Dr. Dianna Jolles, Plymouth State University
Host: Dr. David Barrington
Reproductive isolation and diversification in the buzz-pollinated Pyrola picta (plant) species complex of western North America
Sep 21 Dr. Abby van den Berg, UVM Plant Biology, Proctor Maple Research Center Sustainable tapping guidelines for modern maple sap collection practices
Sep 28 Dr. Susanne Lachmuth, UVM Plant Biology visiting scholar in the Keller Lab Eco-evolutionary processes and their effects on the demographic dynamics of invasive plant populations
Oct 5 OPEN OPEN
Oct 12 CANCELLED Dr. Carolyn Rasmussen, University of California, Riverside
Host: Dr. Phil Lintilhac
Predicting plant cell division from cell shapes
Oct 19 Dr. Thomas Mitchell-Olds, Duke University
Host: Karl Fetter and Dr. Stephen Keller
Biotic and abiotic influences on balancing selection in nature
Oct 26 Dr. Jill Preston, UVM Plant Biology Evolutionary Genetics of Plant Reproductive Development
Nov 2 Susan Fawcett (Barrington Lab), UVM Plant Biology graduate student Biogeography, Taxonomy and Evolutionary Affinities of Northeastern Thelypteridaceae
Nov 9 Brittany Verrico and Karl Fetter (Keller Lab), UVM Plant Biology graduate students Is gene flow extensive and inhibiting adaptation of red spruce along an elevational gradient?

The cost of hybridization: modeling disease, genotype, and phenotype in naturally formed Poplar hybrid
Nov 16 Dr. Jamie Kostyun, UVM Plant Biology postdoc in Preston Lab
Host: Dr. Jeanne Harris
The developmental genetic basis and evolutionary consequences of floral diversity in Jaltomata (Solanaceae).
Nov 23 No Seminar Thanksgiving
Nov 30 Dr. Sara Helms Cahan, UVM Biology
Host: Dr. Jeanne Harris
Misery Loves Company: Exploring Variation in Social Structure in a Desert Ant
Dec 7 Dr. Christine Ondzighi-Assoume, Tennessee State University
Host: Dr. Jeanne Harris
Elucidation of Switchgrass Biomass Recalcitrance for Biofuels Through Biotechnology
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