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Past Events

Nov
15
2019

MS Thesis Presentation: Drake Mullett

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Join us as we celebrate the completed MS Thesis of PBC's own Drake Mullett!

Nov
8
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar, Christine Edwards

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker Christine Edwards, PhD, from the Missouri Botanic Garden will present their research to the PBC community. Understanding the relationshpi...

Nov
7
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar, Jacob Heiling

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker Jacob Heiling, PhD, from Florida State University will present their research to the PBC community. Flowers as strategies: understanding...

Nov
1
2019

Fall Faculty Seminar for New Students

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Today's presenters are: 10:00 am Greg Mueller 10:20 am Stuart Wagenius 10:40 am Norm Wickett 11:00 am Pati Vitt - Lake Forest Openlands Opportunities 11:20...

Oct
25
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar, Ellen Damschen

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker Ellen Damschen, PhD, from University of Wisconsin Madison will present a seminar, "How global change impacts and conservation...

Oct
18
2019

Fall Faculty Seminar for New Students

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Today's presenters are: 10:00 am Kay Havens-Young 10:30 am Jeremie Fant 11:00 am Pat Herendeen 11:30 am Nyree Zerega

Oct
11
2019

Fall Faculty Seminar for New Students

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Today's presenters are: 10:00 am Becky Barak 10:30 am Amy Iler 11:00 am Paul CaraDonna

Oct
4
2019

Fall Faculty Seminar for New Students

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Today's presenters are: 10:00 am Louise Egerton-Warburton 10:30 am Krissa Skogen 11:00 am Andrea Kramer

Jun
21
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar: Dr. Tim Crews

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Tim Crews of the Land Institute will present his research to the PBC community! This is a rescheduled event.

Jun
5
2019

Public Dissertation Defense: Lynnaun Johnson

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Lynnaun Johnson, PhD, presents his dissertation to the public. Congratulations Dr. Johnson!

May
31
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar, Dr. Holly Jones

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Holly Jones from NIU will be giving a seminar on her research.

May
24
2019

MS thesis defense: Marie Faust

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Marie Faust will defend her MS Thesis to the PBC community.

Apr
26
2019

PhD Public Defense: Jessa Finch

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Jessa Finch will present her successful dissertation defense to the PBC community! Congratulations Jessa!

Apr
19
2019

PBC Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Susan Deans and Adrienne Ernst

Apr
12
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar: Lauren Ponisio

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr Lauren Ponisio from UC Riverside, "Understanding the landscape and species characteristics that promote population and community resistance is essential...

Mar
22
2019

PBC Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Lea Richardson and Justin Bain

Mar
15
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar: CANCELLED

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Tim Crews from The Land Institute. Topic: sustainable agriculture

Mar
8
2019

PBC Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

PhD candidate Anita Cisternas-Fuentes will present updates on her research to the PBC community. "Plant breeding system and primary pollinator...

Mar
1
2019

MS Thesis Defense

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Kat Andrews will defend her MS Thesis titled "Precipitation Frequency Negatively Impacts Plant Survivorship, Growth, Phenology, and Herbivory in Oenothera...

Feb
22
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Ann Sakai from UC Irvine, topic: Plant mating systems evolution

Feb
15
2019

PBC Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Katie Wenzell, "Floral trait divergence and genetic structure in Castilleja (Orobanchaceae)" and Colby Witherup Wood "Using relative evolutionary rates to...

Feb
8
2019

PBC Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Anita Cisternas-Fuentes

Nov
30
2018

Guest Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

PBC Alum M. Kate Gallagher will present her research to the PBC community. Experimental environmental change alters plant–pollinator interactions and seed...

Nov
16
2018

Guest Speaker Seminar: Hollis Woodard

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest Speaker Dr. Hollis Woodard will present her research to the PBC community. The secret life of bumble bee queens: experimental...

Oct
26
2018

Guest Speaker Seminar: Heather Briggs

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest Speaker Dr. Heather Briggs, Causes and Consequences of Pollinator Foraging Behavior The central theme of my research is to understand how...

Aug
27
2018

Nora Gavin-Smyth MS Thesis Defense

10:00 AM - 11:30 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Please join us as MS student Nora Gavin-Smyth defends her MS thesis, "Genetic augmentation reduces mate limitation in two rare...

Aug
3
2018

Nathan Lamb, MS Thesis Defense

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Please join us for Nathan Lamb's MS thesis defense, "Investigating the restoration potential of soil seed banks following buckthorn removal"...

Jul
12
2018

Lauren Audi MS Thesis Defense

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

MS student Lauren Audi will defend her thesis "The Breadfruit Odyssey: Genetic Characterization of Caribbean Artocarpus altilis via Collaborative Science"

Jun
8
2018

PhD Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Lea, Adrienne and Rinnie

Jun
1
2018

Jordan Wood, MS Thesis defense

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Jordan Wood will defend his MS thesis to the PBC community.

May
4
2018

Dr. Surangi Punyasena, Guest Speaker

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Surangi Punyasena from University of Illinois will be speaking to the PBC program about their research.

Apr
27
2018

PhD Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Adrienne Ernst will be presenting updates on her research to the PBC community.

Apr
13
2018

Dr. Diane Byers, Guest Speaker

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Diane Byers from Illinois State University will be speaking to the PBC program about their research "Extreme variation in female frequency...

Mar
23
2018

PhD Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Lynnaun Johnson will be updating us on his current research.

Mar
22
2018

Dr Lauren Umek, PhD Defense

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

PBC Lauren Umek will be presenting her public defense of her dissertation "Impacts of Restoration and Management on Plant Communities...

Mar
21
2018

Dr Chen Ning, PhD Defense

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

PBC student Chen Ning will be presenting his public defense of his dissertation "Diversity, structure, and function of ectomycorrhizal fungal...

Mar
16
2018

Dr. Tom Miller, Guest Speaker

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Tom Miller from Rice University will be speaking to the PBC program about their research.

Feb
23
2018

PhD Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Katie and Alicia

Feb
16
2018

Dr. Lee Taylor, Guest Speaker

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Lee Taylor from University of New Mexico will be speaking to the PBC program about their research.

Jan
29
2018

Kaiyue Zhou, MS Thesis Defense

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

PBC MS Student Kaiyue Zhou will present her MS Thesis Defense, Plant species and functional group effects on biogeochemical cycling...

Jan
26
2018

Dr. Erika Edwards, Guest Speaker

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Erika Edwards from Yale University will be speaking to the PBC program about her research.

Jan
12
2018

Elliot Gardner PhD Defense

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Evolutionary transitions: phylogenomics and pollination of Artocarpus (Moraceae)

Dec
14
2017

Kelly Ksiazek Mikenas, PhD Dissertation Defense

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

The potential of green roofs to provide habitat for native plant conservationKelly Ksiazek MikenasPhD Dissertation Defense, Plant Biology and Conservation...

Nov
10
2017

New Student Fall Seminar

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Nyree Zerega, Dr. Pat Herendeen, Dr. Andrea Kramer, and Dr. Greg Mueller will present their research to new PBC...

Nov
3
2017

Chris Woolridge MS Thesis Defense

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Chris Woolridge will present his public defense of his MS Thesis

Nov
3
2017

New Student Fall Seminar

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Jeremie Fant and Dr. Norm Wickett will present their research to new PBC students.

Oct
20
2017

New Student Fall Seminar

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Stuart Wagenius, Dr. Paul CaraDonna, and Marion Cartwright will present their research to new PBC students.

Oct
13
2017

New Student Fall Seminar

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Kay Havens, Dr. Louise Egerton-Warburton, and Dr. Amy Iler will present their research to new PBC students.

Oct
6
2017

New Student Fall Seminar

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Krissa Skogen and Dr. Pati Vitt will present their research to new PBC students.

Oct
5
2017

Jacob Zeldin MS Thesis Defense

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Jacob Zeldin will present his public defense of his MS Thesis "FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITION IN PRAIRIE PLANT COMMUNITIES: IMPLICATIONS FORINVASION RESISTANCE,...

Jun
2
2017

Rebecca Barak, Ph.D. Public Defense

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Come celebrate the accomplishments of our third PhD. Dr. Rebecca Barak, as she shares her dissertation research with the public.

May
26
2017

PhD Student Seminar

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Rob Hevey PhD Student Seminar. Rob will update us on his research.

May
19
2017

Guest Speaker Seminar - Jeb Barrett

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker, Jeb Barrett from Virginia Tech, will discuss topics about their research: Response of soil biota to climate variability,...

May
12
2017

Guest Speaker Seminar - Rich Ambrose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker, Rich Ambrose from UCLA, will discuss topics about their research: https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/person/richard-ambrose/

May
5
2017

PBC Student Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Chen Ning and Adrienne Ernst will present updates on their research.

May
2
2017

Abigail White Thesis Defense

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Abigail White defends her master thesis.

Apr
28
2017

PBC Student Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Elliot Gardner will present updates on their research.

Apr
26
2017

Jessica Ross Thesis Defense

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Jessica Ross defends her master thesis.

Apr
14
2017

PBC Student Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Colby Witherup and Katie Wenzell will present updates on their research.

Apr
7
2017

Guest Speaker Seminar - Matthew Pennell

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker, Matthew Pennell from the University of British Columbia, will discuss topics about their research: Phylogenetic methods.

Mar
17
2017

Guest Speaker Seminar - Jane Ogilvie

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker, Jane Ogilvie, postdoctoral research associate, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and Florida State University. She was formally trained as...

Mar
3
2017

PBC Student Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Anita Cisternas-Fuentes and Jessa Finch will present updates on their research.

Feb
17
2017

Guest Speaker Seminar - Michele Dudash

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker, Michele Dudash from south Dakota State Universit, will discuss topics about their research: Plant mating system evolution, plant-insect...

Feb
3
2017

PBC Student Seminar

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Lynnaun Johnson will present updates on his research, "The Mycorrhizal status of the ghost orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii), a leafless epiphytic...

Jan
20
2017

PBC Student Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Alicia Foxx and Lynnaun Johnson will present updates on their research.

Jan
18
2017

Alex Seglias Thesis Defense Seminar

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Public thesis defense of MS student Alex Seglias.

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