Research Talks

Research Talks

The Arnold Arboretum holds a weekly seminar series most Mondays at 12:10pm at the Weld Hill Lecture Hall (*unless otherwise noted). All talks are free and open to everyone. To receive announcements, sign up for the AA Research Talks mailing list.

WATCH LIVE on the Arboretum’s YouTube channel if you are unable to attend in person. The streaming video is entitled “Arnold Arboretum Live Stream” and is visible only when a live stream is in progress.

Sept 10, 2018

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
 

Jake Grossman

Arboretum Putnam Fellow
The mystery of Smith’s aspen: uncovering the genetic identity and climate change vulnerability
of a hybrid Pleistocene relic

Sept 17, 2018

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

Rick Harper

Extension Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Aligning production methods & urban tree planting objectives

Sept 24, 2018

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

Jenica Allen

Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire
Invasive plant challenges and opportunities in the U.S.

Oct 1, 2018

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
 

Stephanie Conway

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Kramer Lab
LEAFY function in the model fern Ceratopteris richardii: reconstructing the ancestral role of a
flowering meristem identity gene

Oct 15, 2018

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
 

Hilary Callahan

Professor, Bernard College, Columbia University
UnPAK – Undergraduates Phenotyping Arabidopsis Knockouts: Engaging hands, eyes and brains
in the age of automation

Oct 22, 2018

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
 

Graham Dow

Research Assistant Professor, Boston University
Understanding the relationships between stomatal development, leaf function,
and environmental response

Oct 29, 2018

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

Monica Geber

Professor, Cornell University
Ecology and evolution of species range limits

Nov 5, 2018

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

Robin Hopkins

Assistant Professor, OEB, Harvard University and Faculty Fellow, Arnold Arboretum
The evolution of mate choice to avoid hybridization in plants

Nov 19, 2018

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
 

Jon Mahoney

PhD Student, University of Connecticut
Arboretum Deland Award Recipient
Breeding improved Aronia for the commercial fruit industry

Nov 26, 2018

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
 

Margaret Grose

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne
Arboretum Sargent Award Recipient
Title: TBA

Dec 3, 2018

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
 

Andrew Groover

Research Geneticist, US Forest Service
Embracing the complexity of nature –genomic approaches for understanding
the development and evolution of forest trees

Jan 28, 2019

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

TBA

TBA
Title: TBA

Feb 4, 2019

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

TBA

TBA
Title: TBA

Feb 11, 2019

Mon, 12:10 pm
Weld Hill
Host: Hopkins

Deren Eaton

Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Title: TBA
 

Feb 25, 2019

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
Host: Friedman

Spencer Barrett

University Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto
Title: TBA
 

March 4, 2019

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
Host: Holbrook

Scott McAdam

Assistant Professor, Purdue University
Title: TBA
 

March 11, 2019

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
 

Mark Ashton

Professor and Director of School Forests, Yale University
Understanding principle mechanisms of tropical forest degradation with application
to their restoration

March 25, 2019

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

TBA

TBA
Title: TBA

April 1, 2019

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill

Evan Preisser

Professor & Chair, University of Rhode Island
Just how friendly IS my enemy’s enemy? Herbivore-herbivore interactions on eastern hemlock

April 8, 2019

Mon, 12:10p
Weld Hill
Host: Friedman
Shu-Mei Chang

Professor, University of Georgia
Title: TBA
 

See our calendar for more lectures, classes and tours at the Arboretum.

See more Harvard Events (calendar hosted by the Harvard University Center for the Environment).

See Biology Week (calendar hosted by the Whitehead Institute) for more biology seminars and symposia in the Boston/Cambridge area.