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 plantbio@uvm.edu 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 2022 Marvin Seminar Schedule

DateSpeakerSeminar Title
Feb 3Dr. Matt Kling, Postdoc in UVM BiologyWhither, whence, and whether: modeling the ability of plant biodiversity to track climate change
Feb 10Dr. Jennifer Mandel, University of MemphisPhylogeny and evolution of the worlds largest group of flowering plants
Feb 17Tenaya Driller, PhD candidate at University of Canterbury, New ZealandThe mechanisms behind sap exudation in sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
Feb 24OpenOpen
Mar 3Berke Tinaz and Baxter Worthing, UVM Plant Biology graduate students

Abscisic Acid (ABA) Localization in Mediago truncatula

A New Age for Poplar Genomics

Mar 10Spring BreakNo Seminar
Mar 17Julie Raiguel and Laura Hatmaker, UVM Plant Biology and Field Naturalist graduate students

The Functional Evolution of Transporters involved in the Legume-Rhizobum Symbiosis

Balch Head Heath: A Coastal Raised Bog in Maine

Mar 24Dr. Dan Park, Purdue UniversityThe ecological implications of intra- and inter-specific variation in phenological responses
Mar 31Sarah Morris and Zoe Portlas, UVM Plant Biology graduate students

Historical Biogeography of the Chocó Biogeographic Region

Drought tolerance in invasive and native Centuarea populations

Apr 7Masoumeh Khodaverde and Morgan Southgate, UVM Plant Biology graduate students

Role of climate variation in shaping sensitivity to vernalization

The hidden aspect of reticulate evolution in ferns; a study of allopolyploid gametophyte ecology

Apr 14Dr. Li-Jun Ma, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Accessory chromosomes and Fusarium pathogenomics

Apr 21Dr. Chandra Jack, Clark UniversitySelection on microbially-mediated traits in natural and agricultural systems
Apr 28Sarah Lindsay and Jaime Van Leuven, UVM Field Naturalist graduate students

Lepidopteran diversity and abundance in the Ossipee Pine Barrens ecosystem

American Chestnut Restoration with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

May 5Rachael Monosson, UVM Field Naturalist graduate student

Inspiring Environmental Leadership in Teens