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Arnold Arboretum

Past Research Talks

The Arnold Arboretum holds a weekly seminar series on Mondays at the Weld Hill Lecture Hall.

2013-14

Sept 9, 2013

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

Rosanne Healy

Sargent Award Recipient, University of Minnesota, McLaughlin Lab
Revisiting fungal “fuzz” on forest soil: old mysteries solved, new mysteries unearthed

Sept 23, 2013

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

Ailene Ettinger

University of Washington
Testing the limits: effects of climate & competition on tree ranges in a warming world

Sept 30, 2013

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
 

Bryan Connolly

Graduate Student, University of Connecticut, Brand Lab
Taxonomic relationship and germplasm exploration of the genus Aronia
and Aronia x Sorbus hybrids

Oct 21, 2013

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

David Haig

George Putnam Professor of Biology and Harvard College Professor
Filial mistletoes: functional morphology of the moss sporophyte

Nov 18, 2013

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

Callin Switzer

Graduate Student, Harvard University, Combes Lab
Vibrating bees: changes in buzz pollination frequency throughout the foraging season

Dec 2, 2013

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

Stacey Leicht Young

Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellow
Invasive lianas in North America: observations from the field

Dec 16, 2013

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

Marc Borrega

Post-doctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gibson Lab
Anatomical, structural and mechanical characterization of balsa (Ochroma pyramidale) wood

Feb 3, 2014

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill
 

Kuang-Chi Hung

D. Kim Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow
Subscribing to Specimens, Cataloging Nature:
Asa Gray and a Forgotten Page in the History of Harvard Botany GSD Student Projects

Feb 18, 2014

*Tues, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill

Lizzie Wolkovich

Assistant Professor, Arnold Arboretum and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Community Assembly and Dis-assembly with Global Change

March 14, 2014

*Friday, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill

David Des Marais

Arnold Arboretum Research Associate
Gene by environment interaction and the genomic basis of local adaptation in plants

March 24, 2014

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill

Michael Knoblauch

Associate Professor and Director FMIC, Washington State University
Photoassimilate distribution in large organisms

March 31, 2014

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill

Allison Miller

Associate Professor, St. Louis University
Diversity, diversification, and the genomic basis of evolution in perennial crops
and their wild relatives

April 7, 2014

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill

John Silander

Professor, University of Connecticut
Understanding how plant phenology responds to climate variation: from the leaf
to the landscape

April 14, 2014

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill

Mark Johnson

Associate Professor, Brown University
Molecular dialogs between pollen and pistil

April 21, 2014

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill

Robin Hopkins

Assistant Professor, Arnold Arboretum and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
The costs and benefits of reinforcement

April 28, 2014

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill
 

Jesse Bellemare

Assistant Professor, Smith College
Plant conservation in a warming world: insights from horticulture
and other biogeographical experiments

May 5, 2014

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill

Lucy Hutyra

Assistant Professor, Boston University
Urbanization, land cover change, and the carbon cycle

May 12, 2014

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill

Daniel Jacob

Vasco McCoy Family Professor, SEAS
The terrestrial biosphere and air quality

May 19, 2014

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill

GSD Students

Harvard Graduate School of Design
Bussey Brook Meadow Research

May 27, 2014

*Tues, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill

Juan Losada

Arnold Arboretum Post-doctoral Fellow, Friedman Lab
Reproductive biology of Nymphaea thermarum, an equatorial water lily extinct in the wild,
and its development as a model system for basal angiosperms

June 2, 2014

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill
 

Russell Johnson

Associate Professor of Biology, Colby College
How plants respond to the stress hormone abscisic acid: functional analysis
of the transcription factor TaABF1 during signal transduction in cereal grains

2012-13

Sept 18, 2012

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 
 

HUH Seminar at the Arboretum

Joe Williams

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Intersecting ontogenies: the evolutionary developmental origins of the pollination
to fertilization process of flowering plants

Sept 24, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Michael Marcotrigiano

Smith College, Professor and Botanic Gardens, Director
Variegations on a theme

Oct 1, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Hugh McAllister

Ness Botantic Gardens University of Liverpool
Great Mountain Ashes (Sorbus spp.): from herbarium to the living trees

Oct 11, 2012

*Thurs, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Daniel Chamovitz

Tel Aviv University
The complex roles of the COP9 Signalosome in regulating development

Oct 16, 2012

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 
 

HUH Seminar at the Arboretum

Egbert Leigh

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
What large forest plots can tell us about tropical forest ecology

Oct 22, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

Aaron Ellison

Harvard Forest
What do they do with all those ants? Nutrient limitation and stoichiometry of carnivorous plants

Nov 5, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Lisa Pearson

Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library
Trapped in a Filing Cabinet

Nov 15, 2012

*Thurs, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Barry Tomlinson

Harvard Forest E. C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology, Emeritus
Axillary branching. Where did it come from? Where did it go?

Nov 19, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Stephanie Conway

University of Melbourne, Arboretum Visiting Fellow
The shoot apical meristem in Gymnosperms

Nov 26, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Erica Fadon

Aula Dei Experimental Station–CSIC, Spain, Arboretum Visiting Fellow
Flowers in the fall: Getting ready to rest

Dec 3, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

Michele Dudash

University of Maryland
Quantifying the ecological context of a nursery pollination system in a North American Silene species

Dec 10, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Peter Del Tredici and Garth Holman

Arnold Arboretum and University of Maine
A new species of Tsuga from Korea

Feb 4, 2013

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Preeti Rao

Boston University, Hutyra Lab; Arboretum Deland Award Recipient
Atmospheric nitrogen inputs and losses along an urbanization gradient in Boston

Feb 11, 2013

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

Hong Ma

Distinguished Professor, Penn State and Professor and Dean, Fudan University
Using highly stable nuclear genes to investigate angiosperm phylogeny:
new hypotheses regarding relationships at the level of orders

Feb 19, 2013

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Cary Pirone

Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellow
Pollination Drop Function in Cephalotaxus koreana and C. sinensis

March 4, 2013

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Simone Cappellari

Harvard University Post-doctoral Fellow, Davis Lab
Coexistence and pollination niche overlap in specialist pollinated Malpighiaceae
from the Brazilian Cerrado

March 18, 2013

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Guang-you Hao

Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellow
Linking xylem hydraulics with plant functioning: an ecological tour from tropical rainforest to desert

March 25, 2013

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Sarah Mathews

Arnold Arboretum Sargent Fellow
“Gymnosperms” and angiosperms—the David and Goliath of seed plant phylogenetics

April 1,  2013

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Larry Hufford

Professor and Director, Washington State University
Kittentails in time and space: phylogeny, diversity, and biogeography of Synthyris (Plantaginaceae)

April 10, 2013

*Wed, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Juha Tuomi

Professor of Plant Ecology, University of Oulu, Finland
Conditional species interactions: antagonism vs mutualism

April 16, 2013

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

HUH Seminar at the Arboretum

Rebecca Irwin

Dartmouth College
Anthropogenic change and the fate of pollination services

April 22, 2013

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Hazel Wetzstein

Professor, University of Georgia
The return of Elliottia racemosa to the Arnold Arboretum: An integrated approach to plant conservation

April 29, 2013

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

John Klironomos

Professor, Biology, University of British Columbia
Scorched earth strategy by invasive alien plants

May 9, 2013

*Thurs, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Kristina Stinson

Harvard Forest, Community Ecologist
Ecotypic variation in common ragweed response to climate change – something to sneeze about?

May 13, 2013

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Andrew Groover

Geneticist, USDA Forest Service, UC Davis
Developing a genome-scale view of the genetic processes regulating the vascular cambium
and wood formation in trees.

May 30, 2013

*Thurs, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Steven Vogel

Research Professor, Duke University
Twisting in the Wind: Living with the Forces of Flow

2011-12

Aug 8, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

Iñaki Hormaza

La Mayora Experimental Station in Malaga, Spain / Arnold Arboretum Associate
Seedless fruits and ovule development: A successful story of a candidate
gene approach from Arabidopsis to sugar apple.

Sept 12, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

Juan Losada

Aula Dei Experimental Station – CSIC, Spain / Arnold Arboretum Associate
From apple to magnolia: the conservation of glycoproteins involved in
pollen-pistil interactions

Sept 20, 2011

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

HUH Seminar at the Arboretum

Michael Donoghue

Yale University
Viburnum diversity and evolution

Oct 3, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

Robert Baker

University of Colorado, Boulder / Arnold Arboretum Associate
Microevolution and development of Mimulus: monkeying with meristem dynamics
and heterochrony explains intraspecific changes in shoot architecture and life history

Oct 18, 2011

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

HUH Seminar at the Arboretum

Jun Wen

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Evolution of the biogeographic disjunctions between eastern Asia and North America

Oct 25, 2011

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

David Lee

Florida International University
The Natural History of the North Cascades

Oct 31, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

David Kenfack

CTFS–SIGEO Africa Program Coordinator / Arnold Arboretum Associate
The trans-atlantic genus Carapa (Meliaceae)

Nov 7, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Pam Diggle

University of Colorado, Boulder and Harvard University
Multiple developmental processes underlie sex differentiation in angiosperms

Nov 15, 2011

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 
 

HUH Seminar at the Arboretum

Yuguo Wang / Bharti Sharma

Harvard University, Davis Lab / Kramer Lab
Reconstructing patterns of reticulate evolution in kiwifruits
B-class gene duplication linked to novel organ identity in Aquilegia

Nov 22, 2011

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 
 

Special Series: The Future of Living Collections

Todd Forrest

Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections, The New York Botanical Garden
Growing Impact in the Heart of The New York Botanical Garden: The Ongoing Restoration
of a National Historic Landmark Landscape

Nov 28, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

George C. K. Chiang

Harvard University, Kramer Lab
Role of natural alleles on developmental transitions in field grown Arabidopsis

Dec 5, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Lorna Gibson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Hierarchical Structure and Mechanics of Plants

Dec 12, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Anthony Brach

Missouri Botanical Garden / HUH / Arnold Arboretum Associate
Flora of China e-Resources

Dec 19, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Wenheng Zhang

Havard University, Davis Lab
Floral symmetry genes and the evolution of a plant pollinator mutualism

Jan 23, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

David Boufford

Harvard University Herbaria / Arnold Arboretum Associate
Field Studies in the Tibetan Regions of China

Jan 31, 2012

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

HUH Seminar at the Arboretum

Alan Knapp

Colorado State University / Harvard Forest
Global Change and Grasslands

Feb 13, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Pamela Templer

Boston University
Effects of winter climate change on northern hardwood forests

Feb 28, 2012

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Rebecca Povilus

Arnold Arboretum, Friedman Lab
Auxin and the evolution of female gametophyte development in Angiosperms

March 12, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Selena Ahmed

Tufts University
Impacts of Climate and Management Variability on Tea Quality
and Associated Farmer Perceptions

March 27, 2012

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

HUH Seminar at the Arboretum

Vivian Irish

Yale University
Regulation of petal organogenesis

April 2, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

Rick Kesseli

University of Massachusetts, Boston
Sex, lies and polyploid mates: Is invasive Japanese Knotweed
really the world’s largest living being?

April 3, 2012

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 
 

HUH Seminar at the Arboretum

Rachel Spicer

Connecticut College
Making connections: Auxin transport and leaf-system vascular
continuity in the model woody plant Populus

April 17, 2012

*Tues, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill
 

HUH Seminar at the Arboretum

Erika Edwards

Brown University
A clade’s eye view of plant ecological adaptation

April 30, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

George Morris and IT team

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
The Evolution of IT at the Arnold Arboretum

May 7, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Rachel Levin

Amherst College
Lycium (Solanaceae): Fruits, Flowers, and Phylogenetics

May 14, 2012

Mon, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Peter Del Tredici

Arnold Arboretum
The Ecology of Abandonment

May 29, 2012

*Tue, 12:15 pm
Weld Hill

Abby Hird

BGCI-US and AA Associate
Supporting public garden plant conservation efforts: an update from BGCI-US

2011

Jan 19, 2011

Wed, 12:15 pm

Michael Dosmann

Arnold Arboretum

Jan 26, 2011

Wed, 12:15 pm

Cam Webb

Arnold Arboretum

Feb 9, 2011

Wed, 12:15 pm

Sarah Mathews

Arnold Arboretum

Feb 16, 2011

Wed, 12:15 pm

George Morris

Arnold Arboretum

Feb 23, 2011

Wed, 12:15 pm

Brian Morgan

Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellow

March 9, 2011

Wed, 12:15 pm

Garth Holman

Graduate Student, University of Connecticut

March 14, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Rebecca Povilus

Arnold Arboretum, Friedman Lab

March 21, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Stuart Davies

Arnold Arboretum

April 6, 2011

Wed, 12:15 pm

Abby Hird

BGCI-US and AA Associate

April 11, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Erin Kurten

Arnold Arboretum, Davies Lab

April 18, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Julien Basile Bachelier

Arnold Arboretum, Friedman Lab

April 25, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Peter Del Tredici

Arnold Arboretum

May 2, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Shirley Xiaobi Dong

Harvard Univeristy, Moorcroft Lab

May 9, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Peter Del Tredici

Arnold Arboretum

May 16, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Don Les

University of Connecticut

May 23, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Cary Pirone

Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellow

June 6, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Elizabeth Crone

Harvard Forest

June 13, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Maciej Zwieniecki

Arnold Arboretum

June 20, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Francesca Secchi

Arnold Arboretum, Zwieniecki Lab

June 27, 2011

Mon, 12:15 pm

Faye Rosin

Arnold Arboretum
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