Ethan Thibault

Seminars are held on Thursdays 4:15-5:15 in room Jeffords 110. People gather beforehand to socialize in room Jeffords 326 beginning at 3:45pm.

Seminars this semester will be held in person with a simultaneous livestream via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to attend a seminar remotely, please email to request a link to the MS Teams live stream.

The current seminar schedule is posted below. Marvin Seminar schedules for previous academic years can be accessed here.

Spring 2024 Marvin Seminar Schedule

DateSpeakerSeminar Title
Jan 18No Marvin SeminarFirst week back!
Jan 25Field Naturalist studentsUsing biological collections in research: Four brief presentations by Field Naturalist Master's Students
Feb 1Celebration of Sam Fertig's art in the Jeffords stairwellReception in the main office (Jeffords 111) at 4pm
Feb 8Dr. John Clark, Selby Gardens, FloridaConvergent evolution in a Neotropical plant group: When an evolutionary biologist's dream becomes a taxonomist's worst nightmare
Feb 15Julie Raiguel and Regina Visconti, Plant Biology graduate students

Growth vs. Infection: Divergence of Related Transporter Genes to Function in the Major Processes of Symbiotic Root Nodule Development

Arabidopsis root hair growth requires VTI13, VPS26C, and endosomal trafficking

Feb 22Dr. Emily Josephs, Michigan State University

Identifying the Selective Forces Shaping the Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity with Genomics

Feb 29Dr. Jordon Tourville, Appalachian Mountain Club

Montane and Alpine Plant Communities in an Era of Global Change: Perspectives from the Appalachian Mountain Club

Mar 7CANCELED: Mark Isselhardt, UVM Proctor Maple Research Center

We're still having a social at 3:45-4:15 in room Jeffords 326. We'll reschedule with Mark.

Mar 14No Marvin Seminar

Spring Break

Mar 21Dr. Nikisha Patel, Trinity College

Subgenome phasing and hybrid origins in mosses using target capture sequencing

Mar 28Matt Scarborough, UVM Department of Engineering

Harnessing microbiomes (and plants?) to reduce methane emissions from landfills

Apr 4Anoob Prakash and David Green, Plant Biology graduate students

Understanding the genetic architecture of local adaptation in red spruce (Picea rubens)

Using the Genome to Understand Stress Response in Medicago truncatula

Apr 11Michelle Giles and Catherine Wessel, Field Naturalist graduate students

What's a Woods? An Inquisitive and Inventory Informed Look at Centennial Woods Natural Area

Alpine Plant Communities on Mount Mansfield, Vermont

Apr 18Evan Horne and Lee Toomey, Field Naturalist graduate students

A Resilience and Vulnerability Assessment of Mass Audubon Forests

Revitalizing the Hohe Garbe: Floodplain Restoration Along the Elbe River, Germany

Apr 25Will Durkin and David Moroney, Field Naturalist graduate students

Climate Adaptive Forest Management: A modeled approach to assessing climate impacts on forest dynamics and silviculture in Northern New England

Making Space: Balancing Wildlife Conservation and Human Recreation in Stowe, Vermont

May 2Sarah Morris and Massi Khodaverdi, Plant Biology graduate students

Disentangling reticulate evolutionary processes in an Andean clade of scaly polypod ferns, Pleopeltis

Climatic and Genetic Determinants of Biomass Production and Yield in the Temperate Model Grass Brachypodium distachyon