CAES: CAES Seminar Series

CAES Seminar Series

2017-2018 SCHEDULE


1.   Thursday, October 12, 2017--Charles Vossbrinck, Department of Environmental Science, CAES, “Genomic Ecology of the Microsporidia” (PDF Format)

2.   Wednesday, November 1, 2017-- Jeffrey Ward, (TBA)

3.   Tuesday, November 7, 2017-- Dr. Jie Wang, Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology, Michigan State University, “Population Genetics and Disease Management of the Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome Pathogen, Fusarium virguliforme

4.   Wednesday, November 29, 2017--Kirby C. Stafford III, Department of Entomology, CAES, “The Lone Star Tick in Connecticut: A New Tick and Associated Diseases on the Horizon”

5.   Wednesday, December 6, 2017--Henry Talmage, Executive Director, Department of Forestry and Horticulture, CT Farm Bureau Association, “CT Agriculture in 2018: A Discussion of Trends and Analysis by Sector”

6.   Wednesday, December 20, 2017--Juli Gould, Department of Entomology, USDA, “Progress Towards Biocontrol of Emerald Ash Borer”


1.   Wednesday, January 3, 2018--Wade Elmer, “Nanoparticles for Plant Disease Control”

2.   Wednesday, January 17, 2018--Joseph Pignatello, (TBA)

3.   Wednesday, January 31, 2018--Carole Cheah, “Climate Impacts on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Northeast”

4.   Wednesday, February 14, 2018--Yangchao Luo, Department of Analytical Chemistry, UConn, “Nanoscale Oral Delivery Systems Made from All Natural Ingredients and Their Potential Applications in Functional Foods”

5.   Wednesday, February 28, 2018--DeWei Li, “Fungal Evolution and Ethnomycology”

6.   Thursday, March 15, 2018--Kimberly Stoner, Department of Entomology, CAES, “Do Plants from Commercial Nurseries Have Pesticides in Their Pollen?”

7.   Wednesday, March 28, 2018--Scott Williams, (TBA)

8.   Wednesday, April 11, 2018 --Prof. Julia Kuzovkina, Department of Analytical Chemistry, UConn, “Willows Beyond Wetlands: Uses of Salix L. Species for Ecosystem Services”

9.   Wednesday, April 25, 2018--Dan Gage, Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology, UConn, “Soil Protists- Enhancing the Growth of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria”

10.  Wednesday, May 9, 2018--Teja Shidore, Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology, CAES, “Toxin-Antitoxin Systems: Implications for Plant Disease?”

11.  Wednesday, May 23, 2018--Christina Robb, Department of Analytical Chemistry, CAES, “Select Agent Analysis at CAES”

2016-2017 SCHEDULE


1.  Wednesday, September 28, 2016--Dr. Jeffrey Ward, Department of Forestry and Horticulture, CAES, "Roadside Forest Management: Tree-by-Tree" (PDF Format)

2.  Wednesday, October 19, 2016--Mr. Gregory Bugbee, Department of Environmental Sciences, CAES, "Invasive Aquatic Plants-The State of the State" (PDF Format)

3.  Thursday, October 27, 2016--Dr. Leslie Brandt, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Sciences, U.S. Forest Service, "A Framework for Adapting Forests and Agricultural Resources of Climate Change" (PDF Format)

4.  Wednesday, November 2, 2016--Dr. Claire RutledgeDepartment of Entomology, CAES, “Biosurveillance, Detecting an Alien Invasive Beetle Using a Native Wasp” (PDF Format)

5.  Wednesday, November 9, 2016--Dr. Jeffrey Powell, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, "Population Genetics to Understand and Control Vectors: Aedes aegypti, a Case Study" (PDF Format)


6.  Wednesday, November 17, 2016--Dr. Katja Maurer, Valley Laboratory, CAES, “Hops – A New Crop for Connecticut” (PDF Format)

7.  Wednesday, December 7, 2016--Dr. Lindsay Triplett, Department of Plant Pathology & Ecology, CAES, "American Heirloom: Looking to a Heritage Crop for Solutions to Modern Agricultural Problems" (PDF Format)

8.  Wednesday, December 21, 2016-- Prof. Baoshan Xing, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, “Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment” (PDF Format)


9.  Wednesday, January 4, 2017--Dr. Nichole Broderick, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, The Institute of Systems Genomics at the University of Connecticut, “The Microbiome in Health and Disease: Using a Fly Model to Understand Host-microbe Interactions” (PDF Format)

10.  Wednesday, January 18, 2017--Dr. Robert Marra, Department of Plant Pathology & Ecology, CAES, "Accounting for decay and carbon loss in trees: a novel and nondestructive approach using tomography" (PDF Format)

11.  Wednesday, February 1, 2017--Dr. Lawrence F. Gall, Head, Computer Systems Office and Entomology Collections Manager, Peabody Museum of Natural History, “Of Moths, Museums, and Digitization” (PDF Format)

12.  Wednesday, February 15, 2017--Dr. Richard Cowles, Valley Laboratory, CAES, “Neonicotinoids and Honeybees” (PDF Format)

13.  Wednesday, March 1, 2017--Dr. Donald Aylor, Department of Pathology and Ecology, CAES, "A Biophysical Framework for Modeling Aerial Dispersal of Plant Pathogens" (PDF Format)    

14.  Wednesday, March 15, 2017--Dr. Walter Krol, Department of Analytical Chemistry, CAES, “Pesticide Residues in Food Sold in Connecticut: The Road to Gaining ISO Accreditation” (PDF Format)

15. Friday, March 17, 2017--Comm. Steven Reviczky, Connecticut Department of Agriculture, "Agriculture in Connecticut" (PDF Format)

16. Wednesday, March 29, 2017--Prof. Beth Lawrence, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Center for Environmental Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, "Impacts of Invasive Cattail (Typha x glauca) Management on Wetland Ecosystems Services" (PDF Format)

17.  Wednesday, April 12, 2017--Dr. Gale Ridge, Department of Entomology, CAES, “The Maligned Human Bed Bug: A Masterpiece in Adaptation and Survival” (PDF Format)

18.  Wednesday, April 26, 2017--Dr. Zheng Wang, Yale University, “Traffic lights to fungal sex–toward systems biology of the asexual-sexual switch in fungi” (PDF Format)

19.  Wednesday, May 10, 2017--Dr. Craig Brodersen, Assistant Professor of Plant Physiological Ecology, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, "Using 3D X-ray Imaging to Study the Vulnerability of Plant Vascular Systems to Drought and Pathogens" (PDF Format)

20.  Wednesday, May 17, 2017--Dr. Ben Niu, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, "After the Plant-Root Microbiome...What Next?" (PDF Format)

21.  Wednesday, May 24, 2017-- Dr. Nubia Zuverza-Mena, Department of Analytical Chemistry, CAES, “The Good/Bad and the Unknown about Nanotechnology” (PDF Format)

2015-2016 SCHEDULE


1.—Wednesday, October 7--Dr. Quan Zeng, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Ecology, CAES, "Using comparative genomics approaches to understand an emerging turf grass disease: what questions can we ask and what do we learn?" (PDF Format)

2.—Wednesday, October 21--Dr. Luca Pagano, Dept. of Life Sciences, University of Parma, Parma, Italy, "Functional toxicogenomics of metal-based nanoparticles in model organisms" (PDF Format)

3.—Wednesday, November 4--Dr. Lili He, Dept. of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, "Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy: a next generation analytical tool for detection and characterization of nanoparticle contaminants" (PDF Format)


4.—Wednesday, November 25--Dr. Neil Schultes, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Ecology, CAES, "Purine and pyrimidine transporters in plants and select microbes" (PDF Format)


5.—Wednesday, December 9--Dr. Elizabeth Roberts, Southern Connecticut State University, “Fungi, fescue, and a tripartitemicrobial mutualism” (PDF Format)



6.—Wednesday, January 6--Dr. Victoria L. Smith, Dept. of Entomology, CAES, “Inspection, registration, and early detection:activities of the Office of the State Entomologist” (PDF Format)

7.—Wednesday, January 13--Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III, Dept. of Entomology, CAES, "The birth of an idea: a history of the first agricultural experiment station--CAES" (Flyer, PDF Format) (Full Presentation, PDF Format)


8.—Wednesday, January 27--Dr. Peter J. Krause, Senior Research Scientist, Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, “Emerging tick-borne infections: Babesiosis and hard tick relapsing fever” (PDF Format)


9.—Wednesday, February 17--Dr. Jeffrey Ward, Dept. of Forestry and Horticulture, CAES, “Mixing applied and basic research—crop tree management” (PDF Format)


10.—Wednesday, March 9--Dr. Adriana Arango-Velez, Dept. of Forestry and Horticulture, CAES, “Environmental challenges and trees…who wins the battle?” (PDF Format)


11.—Wednesday, March 30--Dr. Richard Cowles, Valley Laboratory, CAES, “Against the wind: challenges in applying behavioral manipulation to manage spotted wing drosophila” (PDF Format)


12.—Wednesday, April 13--Dr. Sam Telford, Tufts University, “Emergence, expansion, and changes in the frequency of vector-borne diseases in the US” (PDF Format)

13.—Wednesday, April 20--Dr. Anthony DeNicola, White Buffalo, “Can tick-associated disease risks be mitigated through deer management?” (PDF Format)


14.—Wednesday, April 27--Dr. Doug Brackney, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, CAES, “Genetic bottlenecks, RNAi-mediated diversification and selective constraints collectively influence the evolution of Powassan virus" (PDF Format)


15.—Tuesday, May 10-- Dr. Blaire Steven, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, CAES, A microbial ecological perspective on sudden vegetation dieback in coastal wetlands” (PDF Format)


16.—Wednesday, May 25-- Paula Schenck, M.P.H., Director, Indoor Environments and Health Programs, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UConn Health Center, “Mold Exposure and health: Why has it become more of a concern? What does exposure mean to health? What have we learned about added risks, as communities recover from catastrophic weather?" (PDF Format)

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