Seminars and Events

 

SIPS Section Seminars for February 20 - 24

 

No Seminar - February Break

Section of Horticulture
Monday, February 20, 12:20 - 1:10 pm, 404 Plant Science in Ithaca and by videoconference to A134 Barton Lab in Geneva

No Seminar - February Break

Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics
Tuesday, February 21, 12:20 - 1:10 pm, 135 Emerson in Ithaca and by videoconference to A137 Barton Lab in Geneva
 

Causes and consequences of intraspecies antagonism in Pseudomonas syringae

Kevin Hockett, Penn State University
Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Wednesday, February 22, 12:20 - 1:10 pm, 404 Plant Science in Ithaca and by videoconference to A134 Barton Lab in Geneva
 

Animals, nutrient management and soils

Dan Brown, Department of Animal Sciences, Cornell
Section of Soil and Crop Sciences
Thursday, February 23, 12:20 - 1:10 pm, 135 Emerson in Ithaca
 

The Kindr complex, a novel gene family that activates neocentromeres and causes meiotic drive in maize

R Kelly Dawe, University of Georgia
Section of Plant Biology
Friday, February 24, 11:15 - 12:10 pm, 404 Plant Science in Ithaca
 

SIPS Section Seminars for February 27 - March 3

 

 

Medical Cannabis: Positioning yourself for opportunities in the new industry

Chuck Schmitt, Vireo Health NY
Section of Horticulture
Monday, February 27, 12:20 - 1:10 pm, 404 Plant Science in Ithaca and by videoconference to A134 Barton Lab in Geneva
 

Breeding the next generation cassava varieties for Africa: Approaches to enhanced productivity and nutritional traits

Chiedozie Egesi, Visiting Scientist, International Programs, Cornell
Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics
Tuesday, February 28, 12:20 - 1:10 pm, 135 Emerson in Ithaca and by videoconference to A137 Barton Lab in Geneva
 

Trichoderma, the phytobiome and the challenge of translating science to the field

Molly Cadle-Davidson, Advanced Biological Marketing
Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Wednesday, March 1, 12:20 - 1:10 pm, 404 Plant Science in Ithaca and by videoconference to A134 Barton Lab in Geneva
 

How much could ecosystem service payments for perennial crops, cover crops, and improved fertilizer management contribute to improved water quality in the Chesapeake Bay?

Peter Woodbury, Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell
Section of Soil and Crop Sciences
Thursday, March 2, 12:20 - 1:10 pm, 135 Emerson in Ithaca

 

Integration of genome-wide approaches with imaging tools and modeling to understand network dynamics regulating stem cells

Ross Sozzani, North Carolina State University
Section of Plant Biology
Friday, March 3, 11:15 - 12:10 pm, 404 Plant Science in Ithaca

 

Other seminars and events of interest
 

Career Paths for Science PhDs

Michael Roach, Cornell
Boyce Thompson Institute Post-Graduate Society Career Symposium
Monday, February 20, 9:15 - 10:00 am, BTI Auditorium in Ithaca
Keynote Address to be followed by a panel discussion

Plant Biodiversity/Phylodiversity Faculty Candidate Research Seminar

Hybridization and Diversification: Extreme Phylogenomic Discord in Heuchera

Ryan Folk, University of Florida
Section of Plant Biology, Cornell
Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 - 11:00 am, 404 Plant Science Building in Ithaca

Quantitative Genetics Faculty Candidate Research Seminar

Leveraging small-effect loci and epistatic interactions for understanding maize evolution and driving improvement

Tim Beissinger, University of Missouri
Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell
Thursday, February 23, 10:00 - 11:00 am, 404 Plant Science in Ithaca

Hortus Forum Greenhouse Sale

Hortus Forum Horticulture Student Club
Saturday, February 25, 9:00 - 3:00 in Ithaca

Quantitative Genetics Faculty Candidate Research Seminar

Title: TBA

Min Zhang, Purdue University
Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell
Monday, February 27, 10:00 - 11:00 am, 404 Plant Science in Ithaca

Habitat location and host discrimination by a specialist phytophagous insect

Mike Wolfin, Department of Entomology, Cornell
Jugatae Seminar
Monday, February 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, A137 Barton in Geneva

 

Plant Biodiversity/Phylodiversity Faculty Candidate Research Seminar

Adaptation in plant populations, species, and clades

Seema Sheth, UC-Berkeley
Section of Plant Biology, Cornell
Tuesday, February 28, 10:00 - 11:00 am, 404 Plant Science Building in Ithaca
Chalk Talk (for faculty only): Wednesday, March 1, 1:30 pm, 413 Mann Library in Ithaca

CALS Make Your Mark Career Fair

Cornell Career Services
Tuesday, February 28,
11:00 – 4:00,  Mann Library:  Main Lobby and Dean’s Room in Ithaca
 

Managed landscapes, managed livelihoods? Diverse responses to environmental policies in southwest China

Jack Zinda, Department of Developmental Sociology, Cornell
Department of Natural Resources
Tuesday, February 28, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, G24 Fernow Hall in Ithaca
 

Farmer-managed Field Trials Illustrate the Benefits of Vermicompost and Biochar for Suppressing Soil Borne Diseases and Increasing Bean Yields in Western Kenya

Janice Thies, Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell
Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD)
Wednesday, March 1, 12:20 - 1:10 pm, 135 Emerson in Ithaca
 

Plant Biodiversity/Phylodiversity Faculty Candidate Research Seminar

Mobilizing phylogenetics, phenology, and herbarium records to study changing plant diversity in the Anthropocene

Charles Willis, UC-Berkeley
Section of Plant Biology, Cornell
Thursday, March 2, 10:00 - 11:00 am, 404 Plant Science Building in Ithaca
Chalk Talk (for faculty only): Friday, March 3, 1:30 pm, 413 Mann Library in Ithaca

 

Ithaca Food Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Heather Sandford, The Piggery
Dilmun Hill Student Farm
Thursday, March 2, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, 102 Mann Library in Ithaca

Quantitative Genetics Faculty Candidate Research Seminar

Title: TBA

Kelly Robbins, Cornell University
Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell
Monday, March 6

Plant Biodiversity/Phylodiversity Faculty Candidate Research Seminar

Exploring Diversity in the Zingiberales: phylogenetic, developmental and geo-spatial factors leading to plant diversification

Chelsea Specht, UC-Berkeley
Section of Plant Biology, Cornell
Tuesday, March 7, 10:00 - 11:00 am, 404 Plant Science Building in Ithaca
Chalk Talk (for faculty only): Wednesday, March 8, 1:30 pm, 413 Mann Library in Ithaca

Quantitative Genetics Faculty Candidate Research Seminar

Title: TBA

Carol Huang
Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell
Thursday, March 9

 

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The School of Integrative Plant Science News Blog has been created to highlight activities of general interest to SIPS members and to serve as a source of news items about SIPS research, teaching, and outreach for CALS news and other media.  Cross-sectional collaborations are of particular interest as are activities that may be under-represented in CALS publications.  Contact Magdalen Lindeberg, to submit recent research breakthroughs, publications, or other topics potentially suitable for the SIPS News.