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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.

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

AA Research Talks
Monday, March 27, 2023, 12:10 pm

Senior Scientist at the Harvard Forest

The ecosystem responses of concurrent biotic and climatic disturbances in New England forests
HUH Seminar Series
Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 12:00 pm
Michael Bradshaw

HUH Research Fellow

Title: TBA
AA Research Talks
Monday, April 10, 2023, 12:10 pm
Sesquicentennial seal
Nidhi Vinod

Graduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles
2021 DaRin Butz Intern

Title: TBA
AA Research Talks
Monday, April 10, 2023, 12:10 pm
Sesquicentennial seal
Liam Cleary

PhD Student, Clark University
2019 DaRin Butz Intern

There will be two 20 min talks during today’s seminar. Zoom link is for all talks.

Perspective on the Genetic Plasticity and Diversity of Basidiobolus
HUH Seminar Series
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 12:00 pm
Margaret Frank

Assistant Professor, Cornell University

Title: TBA
AA Research Talks
Monday, April 24, 2023, 12:10 pm

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Building trust in citizen science: understanding motivations for participating and exploring methods for improving data quality
AA Research Talks
Monday, May 1, 2023, 12:10 pm

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College

Digging deeper to understand how soils respond to global change

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.