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Harvard Forest Seminars

Spring 2019 Seminar Series

Seminars are Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted. They are held in the Harvard Forest Seminar Room and also can be joined online via webstreaming.

Seminars are free and open to the public; no pre-registration is required.

For additional information, contact Audrey Barker Plotkin (aabarker(at)fas.harvard.edu). 

Thomas Sherry - Tulane University and Bullard Fellow
Cradle and museum: a tropical perspective on the evolution of specialization and coexistence in biotic communities
Thursday, January 31: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Valentina Vitali - Université du Québec à Montréal
Climate change and German forestry: Can mixed forests help to cope with drought? A case study from the Black Forest
Thursday, February 7: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Seeta Sistla – Hampshire College
Unexpected impacts of land-based solar arrays: novel habitat heterogeneity formation and its influence on plant-soil interactions
Thursday, February 14: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Meghan Blumstein – Harvard University OEB
Nonstructural carbohydrates: what we know, what we think we know, and some new eco-evolutionary insights
Thursday, February 21: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Joe Elkinton – University of Massachusetts
Successful biological control of winter moth and its westward spread in New England
Thursday, March 7: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Edward Rastetter, Marine Biological Laboratory
Biogeochemical constraints on the responses of terrestrial ecosystems to climate change and disturbance
Thursday, March 14: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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CANCELLED Rinku Roy Chowdhury - Clark University
Land systems science in the Anthropocene: perspectives and case studies in structure, agency and ecology
Thursday, March 28: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Justin Richardson-University of Massachusetts, Geosciences Department
Thinking past NPK, are meso and micronutrients limiting New England forests?
Thursday, April 4: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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CANCELLED Soumaya Belmecheri; University of Arizona
How northeastern epic pluvial is modulating interactions between tree physiology and rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations
Thursday, April 11: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Susan Masino, Trinity College and Bullard Fellow, and Steve Schachter, Harvard Medical School
Forests and brain health: minds and medicine
Thursday, April 18: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Alyssa Hernandez and Jessica Gersony-Harvard University OEB G4
Where the rubber meets the road: how do phytophagous beetles hold onto host plants?; Carbon export patterns in relation to diurnal and seasonal carbon and water dynamics in red oak leaves
Thursday, April 25: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Linda Deegan-Woods Hole Research Center and Bullard Fellow
Title TBA
Thursday, May 2: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Qiao Xiujuan-Key Laboratory of Aquatic Botany and Watershed Ecology, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Species-area relationship and species-abundance distribution of forest communities in China
Thursday, May 9: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Kristina Stinson-University of Massachusetts
Ecology and impacts of the invasive plant, Alliaria petiolata
Thursday, May 16: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Annie Deslauriers-Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQC)
Carbon contribution in primary and secondary growth under changing environmental conditions and defoliation in boreal forest
Thursday, May 23: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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