Past Events

  • 2018 Mar 27

    HUH Seminar - Siobhan A. Braybrook

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Siobhan A. Braybrook, Professor
    Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UCLA

    Topic: Life in a Box: Growing shapes in plants and algae

    Abstract: 
    In multi-cellular walled organisms, the growth of shape and form requires the modification of two physical parameters: the material properties of the cell wall and/or the amount of turgor pressure within the cell. Work in our research group focuses on the balance between these two parameters, with most of our work cent...

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  • 2018 Mar 20

    HUH Seminar - Richard Ree

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Richard Ree, Associate Curator of Flowering Plants
    Field Museum

    Topic: Tempo and mode of biodiversity hotspot assembly in China's Hengduan Mountains

    Abstract:
    The disproportionately rich biodiversity of mountains is often attributed to uplift-driven diversification, the idea that orogeny creates conditions favoring rapid in situ speciation of resident lineages. Of the mountains surrounding the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP), the Hengduan Mountains region is the richest in plant species; it is also the...

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  • 2018 Mar 06

    HUH Seminar - Emily Sessa

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Emily Sessa, Assistant Professor
    Department of Biology, University of Florida

    Topic:  Fern tales at two scales: Using phylogenetics to study historical biogeography in Africa and community assembly in Florida

    Abstract: 
    Phylogenies are tools that can be used to investigate a diverse array of questions in evolutionary biology. In this talk, I will discuss several applications of phylogenies to understanding plant evolution, using ferns as the group of interest. I will describe efforts to understand...

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  • 2018 Feb 27

    HUH Seminar - Peter Stevens

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Peter Stevens, Professor of Biology
    University of Missouri - St. Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden

    Topic: What do we (think we) know about the evolution of flowering plants?

    Host Lab: Davis

  • 2018 Feb 20

    HUH Seminar - Erin Tripp

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Erin Tripp,  Assistant Professor
    University of Colorado, Boulder

    Title: Nearly 6,000 Species of North American Lichens: Distributions, Traits, Ecologies, and New Syndromes

    Topic: TBD

    Host Lab: Davis

  • 2018 Feb 13

    HUH Seminar - Kyle G. Dexter

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Kyle G. Dexter, Senior Lecturer
    School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh

    Research Associate, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    Title: The Importance of the Biome Context in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Host Lab: Davis

    Topic: Biomes constitute major vegetation units with...

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  • 2018 Feb 06

    HUH Seminar - Aaron Ellison

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Aaron Ellison, Senior Research Fellow in Ecology
    Harvard Forest

    Title: Things fall apart: land-use history, non-native insects, climatic change, and the decline of a forest foundation species

    Host Lab: Davis

    Topic: Foundation species create and define particular ecosystems; control in large measure the distribution and abundance of associated flora and fauna; and modulate core ecosystem processes. In forests, foundation species are large, long-lived, late-successional trees...

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  • 2017 Nov 14

    HUH Seminar Series - Thomas P. Jack

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Thomas P. Jack, Professor
    Dartmouth College

    Topic: Patterning the Arabidopsis flower: SUPERMAN and the definition of the stamen-carpel boundary

    Host Lab: Kramer 

  • 2017 Nov 07

    HUH Seminar Series - Arne Mooers

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Arne Mooers, Professor of Biodiversity
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

    Topic: Hitting the conservation nail with our phylogenetics hammer

    Host Lab: Wolkovich

    Abstract:
    Many evolutionary biologists embraced the idea that phylogenies offered a guide to prioritizing taxa and places for conservation; finally, our work could be put to good use. However, 25 years after Dan Faith formalized the idea (in a paper now cited >1400 times), we...

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  • 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

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