Past Events

  • 2019 Feb 26

    HUH Seminar Series - George Staples

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, HUH Seminar Room 125

    George Staples, PhD
    Independent Researcher and Scholar
    HUH Associate 

    TopicConvolvulaceae: What? Where? Why?

    Abstract
    An overview of the family Convolvulaceae that describes their morphology and biology, where they can be found in the wild and in cultivation, and some of the interesting case studies—economic, taxonomic, biological, and inter-species relationships—that make them fascinating study subjects. Bring your morning glory...

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  • 2018 Dec 04

    HUH Seminar Series - Donald Pfister

    12:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, HUH Seminar Room 125

    Donald H. Pfister
    Curator of the Farlow Library and Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany
    Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany
    Harvard University

    Topic: Diversity in the Pezizomycetes and Orbiliomycetes

    Abstract:
    These two classes of Ascomycota offer examples of ways of thinking about species diversity and some of the factors that come to play in detailed studies of fungi. In some cases collecting in habitats that have not been well explored reveal hidden diversity; in other cases a failure to recognize...

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  • 2018 Nov 27

    HUH Seminar Series - Fay-Wei Li

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, HUH Seminar Room 125

    Fay-Wei Li, Assistant Professor
    Boyce Thompson Institute
    Cornell University

    Topic: Evolutionary genomics of seed-free plants: ferns, Isoetes, and hornworts

    Abstract:
    Since the first complete plant genome from Arabidopsis thaliana was announced in 2000, reference genomes for all other major green lineages have been published, except for a few orphan clades such as ferns, quillworts (Isoetes), and hornworts. Here I will present the assemblies and analyses of two first fern genomes—Azolla...

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