University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Plant and Soil Science Seminar Series

PSS 393: Fall 2017 Seminars

Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: Jeffords 112

Coordinating committee: Ernesto Mendez, Terry Bradshaw, Kristian Brevik, Rebecca Tharp, Alisha Utter
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Seminars are free and open to the public.

All are Welcome!

Appreciation is due to the William T. Raymond Memorial Fund for making this series possible.

Sept 13 New American Farming Communities Mark Freudenberger Pine Island Farm, Colchester Vermont
Sept 20 Preliminary results from a landscape-scale bioretention retrofit project: hydrological and ecological observations David Wituszynski, Graduate Research Associate,
Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Ohio State University
Sept 27 Does lack of chlorophyll degradation alter the response to water shortage of "stay-green" crops? Edward Marques, Ph.D. Candidate Plant and Soil Science, Advisor Eric Bishop von Wettberg
Oct 4 Using rapid small-scale column test data and the pore surface diffusion model to design fixed-bed biochar adsorbers for control of synthetic organic contaminants in representative water matrices Joshua Kearns, Research Assistant Professor, NC State.
Oct 11 Agroecology: Strategies for Scaling from the Ground Up Steven Brescia, Groundswell
Oct 18 Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate Laura Lengnick, Cultivating Resilience
Oct 25 Consequences of sublethal pesticide effects on an invasive pest Leena Lindstrom, University Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Nov 1 Place-based and People-based Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Design: Landscape Visualizations and Participatory Processes for Multifunctional GSI and Cultural Ecosystem Services Holly Greenleaf, M.S. Candidate, Plant and Soil Science, Advisor Stephanie E. Hurley
Nov 8 The Effect of Urban and Peri-Urban Community Garden Programs on Food Security, Food Sovereignty, and Food Justice Bennett Lafond, M.S. Candidate, Plant and Soil Science, Advisor Ernesto Mendez
Nov 15 Phylogenomics, human-assisted migration, and domestication of the mango and the genus Mangifera" Emily Warschefsky, PhD Candidate, International Center for Tropical Botany, Florida International University
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Break No Seminar  
Nov 29
Cider Apple Production
Terry Bradshaw, Research Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Science, UVM
Dec 6 Floating Treatment Wetlands for stormwter pond pollutant removal performance - macrophyte selection Becky Tharp,PhD Candidate, Plant and Soil Science, Advisor Stephanie Hurley

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