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Research Talks

The Arnold Arboretum holds a weekly seminar series most Mondays at 12:10 p.m. at the Weld Hill Lecture Hall (*unless otherwise noted). All talks are free and open to everyone. To receive announcements, sign up for the AA Research Talks mailing list.

WATCH LIVE on the Arboretum’s YouTube channel if you are unable to attend in person. The streaming video is entitled “AA Research Talks Live” and is visible only when a live stream is scheduled or in progress.

Upcoming talks

Sept 9, 2019, 12:10 p.m.Al Kovaleski, Arboretum Putnam FellowWinter physiology matters
Sept 16, 2019, 12:10 p.m.Samridhi Chaturvedi, Postdoctoral fellow, Hopkins LabQuantifying the predictability of evolution at the genomic level in Lycaeides butterflies
Sept 23, 2019, 12:10 p.m.James Crall, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard UniversitySocial resilience: Understanding how environmental stressors impact the behavior and health of bees
Sept 30, 2019, 12:10 p.m.Anne Short Gianotti, Associate Professor, Boston University; Harvard Forest Bullard FellowThe politics and ecology of suburban deer, forests, and people
Oct 7, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
Host: Holbrook
Scott McAdam, Assistant Professor, Purdue UniversityForget roots, leaves are the main site of abscisic acid biosynthesis
Oct 21, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
Host: Friedman
Louise Lewis, Professor, University of ConnecticutOverview of green algal evolution, with a focus on the transitions to land
Oct 28, 2019, 12:10 p.m.Alison Brody, Professor, University of VermontInteractions above and below ground affect plants and their pollinators
Nov 4, 2019, 12:10 p.m.Wendy Clement, Associate Professor, The College of New Jersey; Arnold Arboretum Jewett Prize recipientIntegrating leaf and seed morphometrics with phylogeny to study the evolutionary history of reproductive ecology in the Dipsacales
Nov 18, 2019, 12:10 p.m.Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist Emeritus, Arnold Arboretum100 years of Stewartia research at the Arnold Arboretum
Nov 25, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
Host: Hopkins
Eric von Wettberg, Assistant Professor, University of VermontChickpeas, peas, and lentils: A contemporary take on Vavilov’s homologous series
Dec 2, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
Host: Hopkins
Deren Eaton, Assistant Professor, Columbia UniversityIsolation, interference, and introgression: Genomic perspectives on plant diversification
Jan 27, 2020, 12:10 p.m.Erin Sparks, Assistant Professor, University of DelawareThe development and function of stem-borne roots in maize
Feb 3, 2020, 12:10 p.m.Don Pfister, Professor and Curator, Harvard UniversityAdventures in the uttermost part of the Earth: Fungi, plants and biogeography
Feb 10, 2020, 12:10 p.m.Brook Moyers, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, BostonDynamic quantitative genetics in rice under stress
Feb 24, 2020, 12:10 p.m.Yaowu Yuan, Associate Professor, University of ConnecticutGenetics, development, and evolution of pigmentation patterns in monkey flowers (Mimulus)
March 2, 2020, 12:10 p.m.Rebecca Y. Kartzinel, Assistant Professor and Director, Brown University HerbariumDrivers of adaptation and diversity in plant populations
March 9, 2020, 12:10 p.m.Daniel Short Gianotti, Postdoctoral researcher, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyWater limitation and vegetated ecosystem responses

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.