University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Plant and Soil Science Seminar Series

PSS 394: Spring 2019 Seminars

Friday, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Location: Jeffords 127

Coordinating committee: Eric Bishop von Wettberg, Vic Izzo, Erika Bueno, Allen Wilder
For more information contact Eric Bishop von Wettberg <>

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.

Jan 18 Understanding Soil foodwebs: effects on cropping systems Deborah Neher, Professor Plant and Soil Science, UVM
Jan 25 The Queen of Sheba's chickpeas: using genetics to track crop dispersal and diversification across historical trade-routes Eric Bishop von Wettberg, Assistant Professor Plant and Soil Science, UVM
Feb 1

Seeking Soil and Water Solutions for Vermont Agriculture’s Climate Change Challenges

Joshua Faulkner, Research Assistant Professor, UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Feb 8 Climate change and Northeastern Agriculture: from human dimensions to water management” Rachel Schattman, USDA Northeast Climate Hub, UVM Extension Vegetable and Berry Program
Feb 15 High Tunnel Production in the Northeast Vernon Grubinger, UVM Extension Professor, Vermont Vegetable and Berry Specialist
Feb 22 Soil Carbon Stocks in Vermont's Managed Forests: Complex Interaction of Soil Properties, Land-Use History and Earthworms Don Ross,Research Professor Plant and Soil Science, UVM
Mar 1 Modeling Agricultural Outcomes in a Warmer, Wetter Vermont Rachel Mason, Ph.D. Defense, Plant & Soil Science, Advisor Scott C. Merrill
Mar 8 No Seminar No Seminar
Mar 22 Evaluation of candidate pheromone blends for mating disruption of the invasive swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii) Elisabeth Hodgdon, Ph.D. Defense, Plant & Soil Science Advisor Yolanda Chen
Mar 29
Apr 5 Everything you wanted to know about the microbiome and more Noah Fierer, Professor Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder
Thurs Apr 11 Jeffords 110 4:15

Joint Presentation with Plant Biology, Note Date/Location and Time Change:

Thursday April 11, Jeffords 110 @ 4:15. Refreshments in 107 at 3:30.

Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, Professor Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, CA
Apr 19 Agroecology & Livelihoods Collaborative Research Fellows Program Presenters: Allie Pankoff, Elise Schumacher, Emily McCarthy, Lizzy Holiman & Nell Carpente Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative
Apr 26 Food Sovereignty Initiatives in Chiapas, Mexico Helda Morales and Bruce Ferguson, Professors, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) Chiapas, Mexico

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