Spring 2017 Series

Mondays 4:00-5:00pm
All presentations will take place in 202 Paige Laboratory unless otherwise noted.

  • Feb. 6, 2017: Duane Greene, UMass -- Apple Thinning Guid by Physiological Principles -- hosted by Mandy Bayer
  • Feb. 13: Klaus Nusslein, UMass -- Land Use Change Affects Soil Microbial Diversity and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in the Amazon Rainforest -- hosted by Marco Keiluweit
  • Thursday, March 2: Mary Firestone, University of California, Berkley -- The interconnected rhizosphere. Location: Room 222 Morrill Science Center South -- hosted by Marco Keiluweit
  • March 6: Hesham Abdullah, UMass -- Transcriptome and metabolome networks directing the flow of carbon into seed oil in Camelina sativa -- hosted by Om Parkash
  • March 20: Mike Rawlins, UMass -- Climate Change in the Northeast US: Recent Trends and Future Projections -- hosted by Om Parkash 
  • March 27: Rajeev Arora, Iowa State University -- Systems and Approaches to Studying Plants' Response to Freezing Stress: A Physiological Perspective -- hosted by Michelle DaCosta
  • April 3: Geunhwa Jung, Umass -- Xenobiotic detoxification conferring multidrug resistance in plant pathogenic fungi and cancer cells -- hosted by Mandy Bayer
  • April 10: Elisha Allan-Perkins, UMass -- The Turf Phytobiome: Understanding how management affects bacteria, fungi, and nematodes -- hosted by Mandy Bayer
  • April 24: Dale Bremer, Kansas State University -- Evaluating the utility of small unmanned aircrast systems for turfgrass management -- hosted by Scott Ebdon



Past Series Presenters

Fall 2016 Series

Mondays, 4:00-5:00PM
All seminars will be held in 202 Paige Laboratory unless otherwise noted.

  • September 12: Steve Young, Northeastern IPM Center -- The need for Frameworks in managing agricultural systems -- hosted by Masoud Hashemi
  • September 19: John Stoffolano, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst -- The impact of flies in Agriculture, Food Safety, and Horticulture -- hosted by Mandy Bayer
  • September 26: David McNear, University of Kentucky -- The influence of Plant Fungal Endosymbionts on Rhizosphere Processes and Nutrient Acquisition -- hosted by Marco Keiluweit
  • October 3: Robert Hurt, Brown University -- Out of their Comfort Zone: Transformation and degradation of synthetic nanomaterials in the natural environment -- hosted by Baoshan Xing
  • October 10: Holiday: Columbus Day
  • October 17: Dan Roberts, University of Tennessee -- Breaking down the hourglass: The multiple roles of nodulin intrinsic proteins in plant nutrition and stress responses. Location: Room 221 ISB. Joint Seminar with PB and Om Parkash. 
  • October 24:: Quan Zeng, Connecticut Ag. Exp. Station -- Using Comparative Genomics Approaches to Understand an Emerging Turfgrass Disease: What questions can we ask and What do we learn? -- hosted by Dan Cooley
  • October 31: Kristen DeAngelis, Umass -- Parsing physical, chemical, and biological feedbacks to climate in response to chronic forest soil warming. -- hosted by Marco Keiluweit
  • November 7: Jacob Barney, VPI -- What do we actually know about the ecological impacts of invasive plants -- hosted by Prasanta Bhowmik
  • November 14: Klaus Nusslein, UMass  -- Land Use Change Affects Soil Microbial Diversity and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in the Amazon Rainforest -- hosted by Marco Keiluweit
  • November 21: Elizabeth Roberts, Southern Connecticut State University -- Fungi, Fescue, and a Tripartite Mutualism -- hosted by Michelle DaCosta
  • November 28: David Hibbett, Clark University -- Diversity and Evolution of saprotrophic capabilities in ectomycorrhizal mushrooms -- hosted by Graduate Society of Mycology (SMUTS)

Spring 2016 Series 

Mondays, 4:00-5:00PM
All seminars will be held in 202 Paige Laboratory unless otherwise noted

  • February 1 -- Nick Brazee, UMass Extension --  The rotten truth: non-destructive detection of internal decay in living trees and the effects on carbon sequestration -- hosted by Mandy Bayer
  • February 8 -- Marco Keiluweit, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst -- Mapping Carbon Flow Through Soils; Ecosystem and Global Impacts -- hosted by Masoud Hashemi
  • February 15 -- Holiday: President’s Day 
  • February 22 -- Lili He, Dept. of Food Science, UMass Amherst -- Development of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy in food safety applications-- hosted by  Baoshan Xing
  • February 29 -- Bill Fry, School of Integrative Plant Sciences, Cornell University -- Phytophthora infestans: Lessons from a "model" microbe -- hosted by Elsa Petit
  • March 7 -- Lee Ferguson,  Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University -- Carbon nanotubes in the aquatic environment:  Analytical challenges and interactions with organic contaminants -- hosted by Baoshan Xing
  • March 14 -- Spring Break 
  • March 21 -- Franck Dayan, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University Sorgoleone and Its Role in Sorghum Allelopathy -- hosted by Prasanta Bhowmik
  • March 28 -- Gurdev Khush, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis -- What it will take to feed 9 billion people in 2050 -- Location: ISB Room 221 -- hosted by Om Parkash
  • April 4 -- Kate Fiedler -- Current status of microbial food quality in fresh market vegetables in Bangladesh -- hosted by Rob Wick
  • April 11 -- Greg LeFevre, Iowa State University -- Plant Uptake and Metabolism of Emerging Contaminants: Discovering Novel Transformation Products in the Laboratory and Food Crops -- hosted by Marco Keiluweit
  • April 25 -- P.V. Vara Prasad, Kansas State University -- Sustainable Intensification for Improved Climate Resiliency and Food Security -- hosted by Om Parkash