Past Events

  • 2019 Dec 12

    HUH Special Seminar

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Dr. L. Pushpa Kumar
    Faculty, University of Delhi, India

    Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing under the Nagoya Protocol: Challenges in dealing with the new international norms and perspectives on biodiversity law in India and the United States

  • 2019 Nov 26

    HUH Seminar Series - James Mitchell

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    James Mitchell, Graduate Student
    Pfister Lab, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
    Harvard University

    Topic: Ultrastructural Studies on the Spore Bodies of Orbiliomycetes

    Host Lab: Pfister

  • 2019 Nov 19

    HUH Seminar Series - Louise Comas, PhD

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Louise Comas, Plant Physiologist
    United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service

    Topic: Root functional traits for water and nutrient acquisition linked to plant strategies: unpacking the black box  

    Abstract: 
    Resource availability has long been recognized for playing a major role in structuring plant communities. Nonetheless, a functional understanding of root traits, their plasticity, and their interactions with soil...

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  • 2019 Nov 12

    HUH Seminar Series - Tucker Pforzheimer and Truman French

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Tucker Pforzheimer and Truman French, Managing Partners
    Martha's Vineyard Mycological

    Topic: Back to the Logs: Mycocultural Appropriation on Martha's Vineyard

    Abstract:
    Shiitake mushrooms, Lentinula edodes, are one of the most cultivated species of fungus in the world, and since the 1970’s the U.S. market has grown to over forty million dollars annually. Originating in Japan, China, and Korea, cultivation began on freshly felled oak logs...

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  • 2019 Nov 05

    HUH Seminar Series - Joyce G. Chery

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Joyce G. Chery, Postdoctoral Researcher
    Pennsylvania State University

    Topic: How do plants climb? Macroevolutionary patterns to fine-scale cell wall dynamics

    Abstract: 
    Woody vines (lianas) are distinct from erect trees and shrub in their ability to move through the forest canopy, thus presenting a...

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  • 2019 Oct 15

    HUH Seminar Series - Seung-Chul Kim

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Seung-Chul Kim, Full Professor
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

    Topic: Origin and Evolution of the Woody Sonchus Alliance (Asteraceae) in the Macaronesian Islands

    Abstract: 
    Oceanic island archipelagos are profoundly interesting ecosystems in which to ask questions about evolutionary patterns and process, and may rightly be considered as one of the best place on earth to seek an understanding the origin and elaboration of biological diversity. Recently...

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  • 2019 Oct 08

    HUH Seminar Series - Scott McAdam

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Scott McAdam, Assistant Professor
    Botany and Plant Pathology 
    Purdue University

    Topic: Why did the ancestor of seed plants evolve a stomatal response to the hormone abscisic acid?

    Abstract: 
    Plants restrict excessive water loss during drought by closing stomata.  Extensive work on model angiosperms indicates that the hormone abscisic acid (ABA) is critical for closing stomata...

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  • 2019 Oct 01

    HUH Seminar Series - Yong Yang

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Yong Yang, Associate Professor
    Institute of Botany, Beijing, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Topic: Taxonomy and conservation of Asian Lauraceae

    Abstract:
    The Lauraceae belong to the Laurales of primitive angiosperms. Plants of the family are mostly tall trees and occupy canopy of tropical/subtropical forests. These trees are well-known for their economic uses, e.g. fruits, spices, excellent wood, and oil etc. However, their taxonomy is notorious. I will give a few cases on...

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  • 2019 Sep 17

    HUH Seminar Series - Luíza Teixeira-Costa

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Luíza Teixeira-Costa, Postdoctoral Fellow
    Harvard University Herbaria

    Topic: Comparative studies of the haustorial system in parasitic plants: structural and evolutionary perspectives

    Abstract: 
    The parasitic lifestyle has repeatedly evolved in several occasions in the tree of life. Among plants, parasitic clades are currently believed to have diverged at least 12 times independently, comprising over 1% of the extant diversity of Angiosperms. This diversity is united by the presence of a particular organ...

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