Past Events

  • 2016 Apr 05

    David Hollinger

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 Seminar Room

    David Hollinger
    Plant Physiologist and Project Leader
    USDA Forest Service

    Topic: "Investigating the causes for a long-term trend of increasing carbon uptake at the Howland Forest, Maine".

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  • 2016 Mar 29

    M. Catherine Aime

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, Seminar Room

    M. Catherine Aime
    Associate Professor of Mycology
    Director of the Arthur and Kriebel Herbaria
    Department of Botany & Plant Pathology
    Purdue University

    Topic: Uncovering Mycological “dinosaurs” in the remote jungles of Guyana's lost world

    Abstract:
    In terms of species numbers and ubiquity, rust fungi (Pucciniales) are an incredibly successful lineage. Together, the more than 7000 described species form the largest known monophyletic group of plant pathogens. All are obligate parasites of...

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  • 2016 Mar 22

    Daniel Park

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 Seminar Room

    Daniel Park
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Harvard University

    Topic: Niches, Invasions, and Climate Change

  • 2016 Mar 08

    Kabir G. Peay

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 Seminar Room

    Kabir G. Peay, Assistant Professor of Biology
    Stanford University

    Topic: Microbes, Mutualism, and the Nature of Soil Biodiversity

    Abstract:  Microbes are a critical component of the diversity and function of ecosystems. Among microbes, fungi are key regulators of decomposition rates, facilitate plant nutrient uptake and have a profound impact on agriculture and industry. Technical breakthroughs in DNA sequencing have revealed incredible fungal diversity, and shown that fungal symbioses are...

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  • 2016 Mar 01

    Jarrett Byrnes

    12:00pm to 1:05pm

    Location: 

    22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 Seminar Room

    Jarrett Byrnes
    Assistant Professor
    University of Massachusetts, Boston

    Topic: "The Future of Floating Forests in a Changing World".

  • 2016 Feb 23

    Meredith Blackwell

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Seminar Room, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Meredith Blackwell
    Boyd Professor Emerita, Louisiana State University
    Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina

    Topic: Yeasts in nature: the gut of beetles

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  • 2016 Feb 16

    Dr. Iñaki García de Cortazar Atuari

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, Seminar Room

    Dr. Iñaki García de Cortazar Atuari
    Agroclim group of INRA agronomique (Institut national de la recherche)

    Topic: "Climate change and viticulture. Impacts and adaptations".

  • 2016 Feb 09

    Ana Sofia Reboleira, Ph.D.

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA Seminar Room 125

    Ana Sofia Reboleira, Ph.D.
    University of Copenhagen
    Ecology, Entomology, Zoology

    Topic: “Unsafe sex and interesting facts about the biology of cave inhabitants ”.

  • 2016 Feb 02

    Mary I. O'Connor

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA Seminar Room 125

    Dr. Mary I. O'Connor
    Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology
    Associate Director, Biodiversity Research Centre
    University of British Columbia


    Topic:

    “Biodiversity change through time: the recent past, current challenges and a vision for the future”

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