Past Events

  • 2017 Oct 31

    HUH Seminar Series - Thiago André

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Dr. Thiago André, Professor of Botany
    Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará (UFOPA)

    Topic: Diversity and speciation dynamics in Costaceae (Zingiberales)

    Host Lab: Naomi Pierce

  • 2017 Oct 24

    HUH Seminar Series - Emily Meineke

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Emily Meineke, Postdoctoral Fellow
    Harvard University

    Topic: Herbivory through the ages: Revealing effects of climate on insect herbivory with herbarium specimens

    Host Lab: Davis

    Abstract:
    Herbivory by phytophagous insects is ubiquitous and has effects that cascade from damage to individual plants to altered nutrient cycling through ecosystems. Yet, how herbivory has responded to anthropogenic environmental change remains unclear, because historical monitoring of insect herbivores...

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  • 2017 Oct 17

    HUH Seminar Series - David Baum

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    David Baum, Professor
    University of Wisconsin

    Topic: Exclusivity and species taxonomy in the face of horizontal gene transfer

    Host Lab: Davis

  • 2017 Oct 03

    HUH Seminar Series - Barnabas Daru

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Barnabas Daru, HUH Postdoctoral Fellow
    Harvard University

    Topic: Putting Phylogenetic Biogeography on the Map

  • 2017 Sep 26

    HUH Seminar Series - Danny Haelewaters

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Danny Haelewaters, Graduate Student
    Harvard University

    Topic: On the hunt for fungi on flies on bats. A summer of fieldwork in Panama

    Host Lab: Pfister

    For this informal seminar, Danny will share his summer adventures in Panama with the audience. 

  • 2017 Sep 12

    HUH Seminar Series - Peter Kennedy

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Peter Kennedy, Associate Professor
    University of Minnesota

    Topic: Partner choice in ectomycorrhizal symbioses: A case study using the fungal genus Suillus

    Host Lab: Pfister

    Abstract:
    Despite the well-recognized functional importance of ectomycorrhizal fungi in forest ecosystems, the ecological and evolutionary factors controlling ectomycorrhizal partner choice remain poorly understood. Using an emerging model system for understanding plant-fungal coevolution, I will discuss a set of...

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  • 2017 May 23

    HUH Special Seminar - H.V. Anil Kumar

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    HUH Seminar Room, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Dr.H.V. Anil Kumar
    Associate Professor of Sericulture, Laboratory for Applied Biological Science
    DVS College of Arts and Science, Shivamogga

    Topic: Crop improvement in rain fed mulberry genotypes by EMS induced mutations and its impact on silk yield

    Abstract:
    Silk is a splendid gift of nature to mankind, an inimitable natural fiber synonymous with splendor, sibilant with luster and spectacular in vision. Silk is a protein biosynthesized by the silkworm Bombyx mori. L. Silkworm is monophagous...

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  • 2017 May 16

    HUH Special Seminar - Guido Berguido

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    HUH Seminar Room, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Guido Berguido
    Founder, Asociación Adopta el Bosque Panamá (ADOPTA)

    Topic: Saving the Rainforest: A Personal Journey - Practical Approaches Chucanti, a Cloud Forest in Panama

    Internationally renowned ornithologist and hailed by conservation biologists as a beacon of hope for saving tropical rainforests, Guido Berguido is a scientist on a mission to save Panama’s rainforests before unknown species are driven to extinction.

     

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  • 2017 Apr 25

    HUH Seminar Series - Marc Jeanson

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    HUH Seminar Room, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Marc Jeanson
    Collections Manager of the National Herbarium
    Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

    Topic: The renovation of the French National Herbarium : new opportunities, new challenges

    Abstract:
    Between 2007 and 2013 the largest herbarium in the world went through a drastic renovation which led to the largest virtual collection of botanical specimens. In addition to technical and philosophical challenges, the new setting led us to develop many projects and collaborations which would not have been possible without the...

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