College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Plant and Soil Science Seminar Series

PSS 393: Spring 2014 Seminars

Fridays, 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: Jeffords 112

Coordinating committee: Yolanda Chen, Lynn Fang, Lindsey Ruhl, Rachel Schattman.
For more information contact Yolanda.Chen@uvm.edu or Lynn.Fang@uvm.edu

Seminars are free and open to the public.

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

January 24


Communication of scientific information to general audiences  


Lesley-Ann L. Dupigny-Giroux, Associate Professor and Vermont State Climatologist

University of Vermont


January 31
Practical chemical ecology of spotted wing drosophila

Richard Cowles, Agricultural Scientist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station


University of Connecticut

February 7


How are species able to successfully adapt? The genetic basis of local adaption

Sean Schoville, Assistant Professor of Entomology


University of Wisconsin


February 14 Produce Food Safety: Key Concerns and On-Farm Research in Vermont  

Vern Grubinger, Extension Professor, Vermont Fruit and Vegetable Specialist

University of Vermont

February 21



Large Scale Vermicomposting  

Tom Herlihy, Worm Power


Avon, NY


February 28

Expanding the Utility of Cover Crops in the Northeast


Matt Ryan, Assistant Professor Crop and Soil Sciences


Cornell University


March 7

Spring Break



March 14


Soil Ecology



Stuart Grandy, Professor, Soil Biogeochemistry and Fertility

University of New Hampshire

March 21

A succession-energy framework for understanding and reducing the environmental impacts of annual crop production  

Richard Smith, Assistant Professor Agroecology


University of New Hampshire

March 28 Exploring and exploiting the multifunctional roles of herbivore-induced
plant volatiles

Cesar Rodriguez-Saona Associate Professor Entomology


Rutgers University, New Jersey

April 4


Biology and management of leek moth, Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Acrolepiidae), a new invasive insect pest of Allium vegetables



Masa Seto, Post Doctoral Fellow

Soil Insect Ecology


Cornell University


April 11


Perspectives on the continuum of crop domestication: early origins, in situ conservation, and participatory plant breeding


Helen Jensen, Regional Program Coordinator

The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security


April 18


Soil Arthropod Ecology


Kyle Wickings, Assistant Professor

Soil Arthropod Ecology Lab

Cornell University

April 25

Cultivating deeper learning with soil science  

Mary Savin, Professor of Microbial Ecology and Soil Biology


University of Arkansas

Seminars, 2004-2013

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