University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Plant and Soil Science Seminar Series

PSS 394: Spring 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.

Jan 25 Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC): History and Future Directions  Ernesto Mendez, Olivia Andreozzi, and Claire Wiggin 
Feb 1 Illustrating the Pesticide Treadmill Kristian Brevik, Ph.D. Candidate, Insect Agroecology Lab, Advisor Yolanda Chen
Feb 8 Potential for Phosphorus Release in Streambank Soils of Different Land Uses Vanesa Perillo, Ph.D. candidate, Soils Lab, Advisor Don Ross

Tues Feb 14

Wed Feb 15 Trait mapping methods for marker assisted breeding Laura Shannon, Postdoctural Research Associate, University of Wisconsin, Dept of Horticulture

Friday Feb 17


Aiken 102

Communicating Science with the Public- A Focus on Genetic Engineering Dr. Kevin Folta Professor and Chair of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida

Tues Feb 21

Wed Feb 22 Crop breeding: QTL mapping Xinshuai Qi, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Tues Feb 28

Wed Mar 1 Linkage Disequilibrium: What is it, how is it calculated, and why is it important for marker assisted breeding? Robert L. Baker, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Wyoming, Department of Botany

Tues Mar 7

Wed Mar 8 Genetic segregation, linkage disequilibrium and applications to maker-assisted breeding Courtney P. Leisner, Postdoctoral Fellow Michigan State University, Department of Plant Biology

Tues Mar 21

Wed Mar 22 Assembling diversity: genebanks, wild relatives, and the legacy of Vavilov Eric Von Wettberg, Associate Professor Florida International University, Department of Biology
Wed Mar 29 Tetra Tech ARD: Vermont-based International Development Panel Discussion: Tetra Tech consultants Jason Girard, Marcello Godcharles, and PSS M.S.candidate Bennett LaFond
Wed Apr 5 Bottom-up knowledge and management in agriculture and developed landscapes for sustainable adaptive practice Sarah Coleman, Ph.D. Candidate, Sustainable Landscape Horticulture, Advisor Stephanie Hurley
Wed Apr 12 Cover Crops in Vermont: A Practical Approach for Farmers and the Environment Kirsten Workman, M.S. Candidate, Agronomy, Advisor Sid Bosworth
Wed Apr 19 Microbes, Meta-analysis, Mountains, Models, and Mechanics: Exploring Ecosystem Function under Global Change Aimée Classen, Associate Professor, Rubenstein School of Natural Resources


April 27 Noon to 1pm

Aiken 110


Farming for Change: unearthing trials, tensions and triumphs of participatory agroecology research in Malawi Rachel Bezner, Associate Professor, Cornell University

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