bumblebee on white crabapple blossum

Spring 2023

In person seminars are held in Room 110 Jeffords. 1:10-2:00p

Online seminar links will be shared in the weekly announcements.



Faculty Coordinating Committee: Yolanda Chen. Graduate Student Committee Members: Samantha Brewer, Blair Christensen, Madelynn Edwards, Bailey Kretzler , Noah Olson, Bethany Pelletier

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.

Spring 2023 Raymond Seminar Series

   Date      TitleSpeakerSpeaker Institution
Feb 10Digging Deeper to Understand How Soils Respond to Global Change                                                     Caitlin Hicks Pries                        Assistant Professor Dartmouth Department of  Biological Sciences Dartmouth University                     
Feb 17 Local Farmer Panel Discussion Farmer Panel

Shelburne Vineyards, Shelburne VT

Sweetland Farms Norwich VT

Choiniere Family Farm, Highgate Center VT

Feb 24Sustainable and organic nutrient management in hydroponic and aquaponic systemsNeil MattsonProfessor, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section Cornell University
Mar 3Genomic Variations: the long and short of it!Zachary Cohen Post Doctoral Associate USDA Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, College Station Texas
Mar 10No Seminar  
Mar 17Spring Break  
Mar 24

Hurricane resistance and food movements in the Caribbean

Fully Remote

George FelixAssistant Professor Research, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry UK
Mar 31

Discovering species, protecting biodiversity, and doing SciComm using a next-gen + old-school multi-tool approach in a PUI environment.


Plant Biology Guest

Dr. Chris Martine, Professor Bucknell University and Director of the Manning Herbarium.

Apr 7In Person PresentationSam BrewerPlant and Soil Science, University of Vermont M.S. Candidate
Apr 14If we are what we eat, then where are we from?Colin KhourySenior Director of Science and Conservation San Diego Botanical Garden
Apr 21TBDElsa PetitSenior Lecturer UMASS Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Apr 28Via TeamsJenny BowerPlant and Soil Science, University of Vermont Ph.D. Candidate

If you require a disability-related accommodation please contact Anne Marie Resnik at aresnik@uvm.edu to discuss necessary accommodations.