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James Marvin Memorial Seminar Series

Seminars are held in room 110 Jeffords Hall at 4:00 pm every Thursday (note the change from room 112 Jeffords last semester). Refreshments are available starting at 3:30 pm in room 107 Jeffords Hall.

The current seminar schedule is posted below. Schedules for the previous academic year can be accessed at www.uvm.edu/~plantbio/marvinarchive.php

Spring 2015 Marvin Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Seminar Title
Jan 15 Dr. David S. Hibbett, Clark University
Host: Dr. Terry Delaney
The roots of rot: phylogenomics of wood-decaying Fungi, and the “end of the Carboniferous"
Jan 22 Open Open
Jan 29 Dr. Don Ross, UVM Plant & Soil Sciences Department Rock-eating mycorrhizae, hydropedology and a new hypothesis for mineral weathering in upland catchments
Feb 5 Dr. Vikram Chhatre, Postdoc, Keller Lab Understanding Climate Adaptation through Genome-Wide Patterns of Differentiation and Local Selection in Populus balsamifera. How Important Are Peripheral Populations?
Feb 12 Dr. Michael Sundue, Postdoc, Barrington Lab Collections-based research at the University of Vermont's Pringle Herbarium
Feb 19 Dr. Rob McClung, Dartmouth College
Host: Dr. Terry Delaney and Prince Zogli
CANCELED: As easy as ABC: Arabidopsis and Brassica clocks
Feb 26 Dr. Nathalie Isabel, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre
Host: Dr. Stephen Keller
CANCELED: What is going on 200 miles away from the University of Vermont? Forest tree genomics!
Mar 5 Spring Break No Seminar
Mar 12 Dr. Gabriela Bucini, Postdoc, Beckage Lab Unexpected direction: Moving from savanna ecology to climate modeling
Mar 19 Dr. Jinshun Zhong, Postdoc, Preston Lab NAC-domain transcription factors are implicated in the development and evolution of corolla shapes (sympetaly) in Petunia x hybrida (Solanaceae)
Mar 26 Dr. Ingi Agnarsson, UVM Biology Department Caribbean biogeography: multiple arachnid lineages reveal the role of dispersal and geology in forming a biodiversity hotspot
Apr 2 Meghan McKeown, Grad Student, Preston Lab
Beck Powers, Grad Student, Preston Lab
Evolution of Vernalization Responsiveness in Temperate Pooideae
Genetic building blocks in the evolution of sympetaly: a candidate gene approach
Apr 9 Nikisha Patel, Grad Student, Barrington Lab
Kattia Palacio-Lopez, Grad Student, Molofsky Lab
The contribution of apomixis to biodiversity: insight from the holly fern subgroup Xiphopolystichum in China
Morphological plasticity and gene expression differences in Arabidopsis thaliana genotypes when grown at ambient and extreme temperatures
Apr 16 Gianna Sassi, Grad Student, Harris Lab
Levi Old, Field Naturalist Student
Evolutionary origins of the LATD/NIP clade and root organ meristem function
Watershed Conservation: engaging stakeholders and charting a stewardship path
Apr 23 Elliot Meyerowitz, California Tech
Host: Dr. Phil Lintilhac
Chemical and Physical Signals Control Pattern Formation at the Arabidopsis Shoot Apex
Apr 30 Mike Blouin, Field Naturalist Student
Nikki Baumann, Field Naturalist Student
Beyond the Bioblitz: Experiential Education and the Development of Character
Strategies for community-driven landscape management in the Nulhegan Basin, VT
May 7 Cintia Gomes de Freitas, Postdoc, Barrington Lab Molecular phylogeny of Attalea (Arecaceae): insights on the biogeography history of a recent evolved group
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