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All Plant Biology and Conservation Events Cancelled

All day, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Northwestern University has issued new policies on events to help limit any possible spread of COVID-19. We will be canceling...

Jul
27
2022

MS Defense for PBC Student Ry'yan Clark

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

The student Ry'yan Clark will be presenting a master's research defense on: "Mature White Oak Soil Moisture and Water Redistribution Patterns:...

Jun
22
2022

MS Defense for PBC Student Jeremy Foster

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

The student Jeremy Foster will present his master's research defense on: "THE SEX LIFE OF BRIGHAMIA INSIGNIS (CAMPANULACEAE): SAVING A SPECIES...

Jun
8
2022

MS Defense for PBC Student Alexis Balog

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

The student Alexis Balog will present a master's research thesis defense on: "Solidago Altissima Management in Old Fields/Tallgrass Prairies of the...

May
17
2022

TBD

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

MS Defense for PBC Student    "TBD"  This event will be hosted remotely. If you are interested to join us, please contact plantbiology@northwestern.edu...

May
13
2022

PBC Seminar Invited Speaker: (TBD)

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

Title: TBD Speaker: TBD This may be a remote or hybrid event. Stay tuned. If you are interested in joining remotely, please...

May
9
2022

MS Defense for PBC Student Logan Novak

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

MS Defense for PBC Student Logan Novak Title: "Soil Feedbacks and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Linaria Vulgaris Invasion" This event will be...

Apr
29
2022

PBC Seminar PhD Student Speakers Nora Gavin-Smyth and Rory Schiafo

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

Titles: Speakers: Nora Gavin-Smyth, PhD Candidate; "Diversity and evolution of Eastern Arc Impatiens"   Rory Schiafo, PhD student "Understanding Patterns of Plant Diversity and Community...

Apr
28
2022

MS Defense for PBC Student Daniel Sandacz

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

The student Daniel Sandacz will present his master's research defense on: "The impact of invasive plant removal on Cirsium pitcheri and...

Apr
15
2022

PBC Seminar PhD Student Speakers: Justin Bain and Rafael Urbina Casanova

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

Speakers: Rafael Urbina Casanova, Ph.D. Candidate;  "Adding Genetics Perspective to Plant Conservation",   Justin Bain, Ph.D. Candidate "How the Floral Nutrient Landscape Influences Plant-Pollinator Interactions"      This...

Apr
8
2022

PBC Seminar PhD Student Speakers

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

Speakers: Elsa Godtfredsen, Ph.D. Student; "Earlier Snowmelt, Earlier Flowering, and Increased Drought: New Realities of Subalpine Plant Reproduction under Climate Change"  Jackie Fitzgerald,...

Apr
1
2022

PBC Seminar Invited Speaker: Professor Pedro Antunes. Algoma University, Canada

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

Title: The Functional Ecology of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Speaker: Pedro Antunes. Professor and Canada Research Chair. Algoma University, Canada https://pantunes4.wixsite.com/plantsoilecologylab https://twitter.com/1pantunes?lang=en   If you are...

Feb
23
2022

MS Defense for Elena Loke

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Elena Loki will present her master's research defense on: Incorporating Phased Alleles to Reconstruct a Recent and Rapid Radiation in Schiedea...

Feb
4
2022

PBC Seminar PhD Student Speaker: Haley Carter

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

Title: Finding Floral Scent in the Genome: Linalool Production in Oenothera harringtonii (Onagraceae) As a Case Study For Floral Volatile Evolution Speaker:...

Dec
3
2021

PBC Seminar: CBG Speed Talks

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

Presentations from the Natural Areas team at Chicago Botanic Garden: Jim Jabcon Matt Evans Joan O'Shaghnessey Peter Nagle Valerie Cichy This will be hosted on zoom....

Nov
19
2021

PBC Seminar: CBG Speed Talks

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

Learn about a range of programs at the Chicago Botanic Garden Emma Oschrin - Budburst Dave Sollenberger - Seedbank Chris Woolridge - Conservation...

Nov
17
2021

MS Defense for Maya Bickner

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

Maya will present her master's research defense on: Enigmatic Gymnospermous Seeds from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia and Inner Mongolia, China,...

Nov
5
2021

PBC Seminar: CBG Speed Talks

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

Presentations by: Eliza Fournier, Windy City Harvest Jacob Zeldin, Ecology Research Hilary Noble, Undergraduate Training Programs Chris Woolridge, Conservation Land Management Internship Progra

Oct
29
2021

MS Thesis Defense: Lindsey Gohd

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

Join PBC as MS thesis student, Lindsey Gohd, presents their thesis research to our community!

Oct
22
2021

PBC Seminar: Faculty Speed Talks

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

Presentations by: Sophie Taddeo Paul CaraDonna Norm Wickett Pat Herendeen

Oct
15
2021

PBC Seminar: Faculty Speed Talks

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

Presentations by: Kay Havens Louise Egerton-Warburton Krissa Skogen Stuart Wagenius  

Oct
8
2021

PBC Seminar: Faculty Speed Talks

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

Presentations by: Bekcy Barak Amy ILer Nyree Zerega

Oct
1
2021

PBC Seminar: Faculty Speed Talks

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

Presentations by: Jeremie Fant Andrea Kramer Greg Mueller

May
28
2021

PBC Guest Speaker Seminar: Dr. Wilnelia Recart Gonzalez

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

"Pollination in the face of novel species interactions and climate change" Wilnelia is a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Faculty at the...

May
14
2021

PBC Guest Speaker Seminar: Dr. Sue Pierre

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

Critical Ecology: Defining Sociobiophysical Drivers of Ecological Change

Apr
16
2021

Guest speaker seminar

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

Dr. Gerardo Arceo-Gomez from East Tennessee State University’s Department of Biological Sciences.

Apr
8
2021

MS Thesis defense: Kristen Manion

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Please join PBC as MS student Kristen Manion presents her thesis research to her committee!

Mar
5
2021

MS Thesis defense: Sam Danguilan

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

Please join us as MS student Sam Danguilan presents her MS thesis research to her committee!

Feb
26
2021

PBC Guest Speaker Seminar: Dr. Danielle Ignace

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

Please join the PBC community for a guest speaker seminar presented by Dr. Danielle Ignace of Smith College.

Feb
19
2021

PBC Guest Speaker Seminar: Kristine Schad Eebes, M.S.

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

Please join us this Friday for a guest speaker seminar presented by Kristine Schad Eebes from the Lincoln Park Zoo. Kristine...

Feb
12
2021

PBC Seminar: CBG Mentors Group

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

The CBG mentors group will be sharing tips for sharing science with a younger audience.

Feb
5
2021

Friends of CBG speed talks

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

This week's talk will be presented by: Claire Ellwanger and Anna Braum

Jan
29
2021

CBG Post-doc Speaker Seminar: Dr. Jared Beck

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

Please join the PBC program for a seminar presented by CBG post-doc Jared Beck. Title: “Environmental factors shaping plant distributions and...

Dec
11
2020

PBC Seminar Series: Friends of CBG

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

Please join PBC this week for guest speakers from the Audubon Society and the Chicago Park District.

Dec
4
2020

Chicago Botanic Garden Science Seminar Series

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

Join us to learn more about the exciting work of ecologists at the Chicago Botanic Garden. We will have speed...

Nov
20
2020

Chicago Botanic Garden Science Seminar Series

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

Come learn about three exciting programs at the Garden: Windy City Harvest, Conservation Land Management, and the Research Experience for...

Nov
19
2020

MS Thesis Presentation: Lucas Chamberlain

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

Please join us as MS student Lucas Chamberlain presents his thesis research to the PBC community! Quantifying soil carbon sequestration following...

Nov
17
2020

MS Thesis Presentation: Diana Jerome

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

Please join us for the MS Thesis presentation of PBC student Diana Jerome! The effect of early snowmelt and warming on...

Nov
16
2020

MS Thesis Presentation: Matt Evans

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

Please join us for the MS Thesis presentation of PBC student Matt Evans! An Assessment of Vernal Pool Soil Seed Banks...

Nov
16
2020

MS Thesis Presentation: Andrea Gruver

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Please join us as MS student Andrea Gruver presents her MS thesis research to the PBC community.

Nov
6
2020

Guest Speaker Seminar: Dr. Cristina Eisenberg

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

PBC is pleased to welcome Dr. Cristina Eisenberg to present their research to the community. https://www.cristinaeisenberg.com/ Seeds of Success: Fort Belknap Indian...

Oct
30
2020

Chicago Botanic Garden Science Seminar Series

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

Join us to learn more about the exciting work of scientists at the Chicago Botanic Garden. We will have speed...

Oct
23
2020

Chicago Botanic Garden Science Seminar Series

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

Join us to learn more about the exciting work of scientists at the Chicago Botanic Garden. We will have speed...

Oct
16
2020

Chicago Botanic Garden Science Seminar Series

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

Join us to learn more about the exciting work of scientists at the Chicago Botanic Garden. We will have speed...

Oct
9
2020

PBC PhD Seminar: Nora Gavin-Smyth

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

Join us to learn about the exciting work of Plant Biology and Conservation graduate students. This week Nora Gavin-Smyth will...

Oct
2
2020

Chicago Botanic Garden Science Seminar Series

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

Join us to learn more about the exciting work of scientists at the Chicago Botanic Garden. We will have speed...

Jun
19
2020

Zoom: Guest Speaker Seminar, Dr. Rosa Scherson

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

Rosa Scherson, PhD, will present their research to the PBC community. This is a virtual seminar. The link and password...

Jun
12
2020

Zoom: Guest Speaker Seminar, Dr. Joan Dudney

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

  Measuring the unpredictable: climate change impacts on infectious tree disease    Climate change is predicted to shift the distribution and severity of...

May
8
2020

Zoom: Guest Speaker Seminar, Jennifer Pett-Ridge

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

Guest speaker Jennifer Pett-Ridge from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will present their research to the PBC community.  

Jan
31
2020

PBC Postdoc Seminar: Marcello De Vitis

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

Postdoc Marcello De Vitis will present their research to the PBC community.

Jan
17
2020

PBC Postdoc Seminar: Angela McDonnell

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

Postdoc Angela McDonnell will present their research to the PBC community.

Jan
10
2020

Guest Speaker Seminar, Julian Resasco

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

Guest speaker Julian Resasco, PhD, from Colorado University Boulder will present their research to the PBC community.

Dec
6
2019

PBC Postdoc Seminar: Fabiany Hererra

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

Postdoc Fabiany Hererra will present their research to the PBC community.

Nov
22
2019

PBC Postdoc Seminar: Kelly Matsunaga

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

Postdoc Kelly Matsunaga will present their research to the PBC community.

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

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