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Research Talks

As part of our sesquicentennial, Arboretum Research Talks will celebrate 150 years of research at the Arboretum. Most AA research talks will feature speakers with an Arboretum connection (Arboretum 150 logo) including current and former scientists, postdoctoral researchers, students, interns, and visitors researching in our labs and greenhouses at Weld Hill, on the grounds, and in the collections. Our sesquicentennial offers a unique opportunity to celebrate our illustrious past and help define and amplify what it means to be a twenty-first century arboretum in service to science and humankind.

The Arnold Arboretum and the Harvard University Herbaria (HUH) will hold a joint seminar series. All talks are free and open to all. To receive announcements, sign up for the AA Research Talks mailing list.

WATCH LIVE wherever you are! Talks will either be available LIVE on Zoom (please note registration is REQUIRED) OR in-person and live-streamed on YouTube (please note, live stream is visible only when a live stream is in progress.)

In-person Arboretum talks will be in the Weld Hill Lecture Hall with a live-stream on the Arboretum YouTube channel

In-person HUH Seminars will be in the HUH Seminar Room 125 (22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138) with a live-stream on the HUH YouTube channel.

Upcoming Talks

HUH Seminar Series
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 12:00 pm
Antonio Currais, PhD

Staff Scientist, CNB-S, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Developing new treatments for dementia from plants - The value of herbarium collections
AA Research Talks
Monday, October 31, 2022, 12:10 pm
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Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Visiting Scholar Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

The physiological control of growth rate variation, and some observations about GxE
HUH Seminar Series
Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 12:00 pm
Dr. Alexandra Z. Worden

Professor of Ocean EcoSystems Biology, GEOMAR
Visiting Scholar in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Title: TBA
AA Research Talks
Monday, November 14, 2022, 12:10 pm
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Research Professor, IHSM la Mayora, Spain
Visiting Scholar of the Arnold Arboretum

Where have all the flowers gone? Understanding the extremely low fruit to flower ratio in avocado
AA Research Talks
Monday, November 28, 2022, 12:10 pm

Postdoctoral fellow, Boston University and Hokkaido University, Japan

Mycorrhizal fungal effects on biogeochemical cycling and free-living microbial communities under global changes
HUH Seminar Series
Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 12:00 pm
Dr Matthew Koski

Assistant Professor, Clemson University

Title: TBA
HUH Seminar Series
Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 12:00 pm
Natalia Pabon-Mora

Associate Professor, University of Antioquia
Visiting Fulbright Fellow

Title: TBA

See our events page for more lectures, classes and tours at the Arboretum.

See more Harvard Events (calendar hosted by the Harvard University Center for the Environment).

See past Research Talks.