CAES Seminar Series
- Wednesday, August 19, 2020--Dr. Jill Wegrzyn, University of Connecticut, "Integrating Beyond Genomics: Cyberinfrastructure for Forest Health and Productivity" Video of the Seminar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdkkpQQIFgM
- Wednesday, September 2, 2020--Dr. Doug Brackney, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, CAES, "Optimizing Community Scale Surveillance Efforts for SARS CoV-2" Video of the Seminar: https://youtu.be/Oi1-qyoZAi0
- Wednesday, September 16, 2020--Dr. Ed Furlong, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, "Still Haven't Found What You're Looking For? Integrated Interdisciplinary Analyses May Be The Solution" Video of the Seminar: https://youtu.be/E-CYI05i8FU
- Wednesday, September 30, 2020--Dr. Susanna Kerio, Dept. of Forestry and Horticulture, CAES, "Candidate Disease Resistance Genes for Populus trichocarpa Revealed by Genome-wide Association Mapping and Transcriptome Analysis"
- Wednesday, October 14, 2020--Dr. Anna Hagstrom, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection "PFAS Management in Connecticut and Beyond”
- Wednesday, October 21, 2020--Ms. Mary Ellen Lemay, "Pollinator Pathways and The Green Corridor: Improving Biodiversity on Protected Land in Our Own Yards!"
- Wednesday, October 28, 2020--Dr. Elisha Allan, "Discovery of a New Diaporthe Pathogen Affecting Hops in Connecticut"
- Tuesday, November 10, 2020--Dr. Megan Linske, Dept. of Entomology, CAES, “Researching the Impacts of a Warming Climate on Survival and Range Expansion of the Pathogen Vectors Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum”
- Wednesday, November 18, 2020--Dr. Scott Williams, Dept. of Forestry and Horticulture, CAES, "Suppression of Vector Tick Populations in a Suburban Landscape Through Integrated Use of Host-targeted and Non-host Targeted Tick Control Measures"
- Wednesday, December 2, 2020--Dr. Christian Dimkpa, Dept. of Analytical Chemistry, CAES, "Micronutrients, The Underestimated Fertilizer-Agrochemicals for Improving Crop Productivity and Quality: From Conventional to Nano-scale"
- Wednesday, December 9, 2020--Dr. Jatinder Aulakh, Valley Laboratory, CAES, "Evolution and Mechanisms of Herbicide Resistance in Weeds: A Palmer Amaranth Case Study"
- Wednesday, December 16, 2020--Dr. Washington da Silva, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Ecology, CAES, "Nano-enabled Technologies: Prospective Weapons to Tackle Destructive Plant Viruses"
- Wednesday, October 9, 2019--Hyunho Kang, University of Minnesota and the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, “Synthesis of Silica Nanoparticles: Controlled Release to Manage Crop Disease"
- Wednesday, October 23, 2019--Dr. Stephen Taerum, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Ecology, "Protist Evolution and Diversity in the Termite Hindgut Symbiosis"
- Wednesday, November 6, 2019--Dr. John Burand, Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, "Sterilizing Viruses as Potential Insect Control Agents"
- Wednesday, November 13, 2019--Steven Gephard, Supervising Fisheries Biologist, CT DEEP Fisheries Division, "Reconnecting Stream Habitat to Benefit Migratory Fish"
- Wednesday, December 4, 2019--Dr. Andrea Gloria-Soria, Assistant Scientist I, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, "Tracking Down Invasions of the Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti, at Different Time Scales"
- Wednesday, December 18, 2019--Dr. Robert Fahey, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut, “Measuring and Manipulating Forest Canopy Structure to Promote Ecosystem Functioning and Resilience”
- Wednesday, January 8, 2020--Dr. Rohit Sharma, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, “Photodynamic Inactivation of Leishmania braziliensis: A Potential Strategy for Vaccination Against Cutaneous Leishmaniasis”
- Tuesday, January 21, 2020--Dr. Hirotatsu Murano, Visiting Researcher in the Dept. of Environmental Sciences (CAES) from the Laboratory of Environmental Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan, “Dynamics of Pesticides in Soils Characteristic of Japan”
- Wednesday, January 29, 2020--Dr. John Fortner, Professor, Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, "Multifunctional Nanoscale Platform Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications"
- Wednesday, February 5, 2020--Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III, Chief Scientist, Dept. of Entomology, "Maggots and Murder: An Introduction to Forensic Entomology"
- Wednesday, February 19, 2020--Shuresh Ghimire, Assistant Extension Educator-Extension Vegetable Specialist, University of Connecticut Extension, "Growing Hemp in Connecticut: What We Learned from the 2019 Field Season"
- Wednesday, March 4, 2020--Dr. Walter Krol, Associate Scientist, Dept. of Analytical Chemistry, "Food Safety and ISO 17025 Accreditation"
- *CANCELED Friday, March 20, 2020--Dr. James LaMondia, Chief Scientist, Valley Laboratory, "Management of Boxwood Blight"
- *CANCELED Wednesday, April 1, 2020--Dr. Sarah Hird, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, "Birds and Bacteria: An Introduction to the Avian Microbiome"
- *CANCELED Wednesday, April 15, 2020--Dr. Lee Blaney, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, title TBD
- *CANCELED Wednesday, April 29, 2020--Dr. Jonathan Hulvey, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, Eastern Connecticut State University, "Uncovering Mechanisms of Fungicide Resistance and Detoxification"
- *CANCELED Wednesday, May 13, 2020--Dr. Jatinder Aulakh, Assistant Scientist II, Valley Laboratory, “Nitrogen Fertilization and Herbicide Rates Affect Mugwort Control in a Cool Season Grass Pasture”
- Wednesday, September 26, 2018--Dr. Theodore Andreadis, Center for Vector Biology &
Zoonotic Diseases, CAES Director, "Reflections on the Ecology and Epidemiology
of Mosquito-Borne Viruses in Connecticut: An Analysis from 20 Years of Research
- CANCELED--Friday, October 12, 2018--Lockwood Lecture--tea at 10:30 a.m., lecture at 11:00 a.m., Dr. Mathews Paret, University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center, Qunicy, FL, "Nanotechnology and Bacterial Disease Suppression in Florida Tomatoes"
- Wednesday, October 24, 2018-- Dr. Scott Williams, Department of Forestry and Horticulture, "Tick-Borne Disease Ecology Research Update and Future Direction"
- Wednesday, November 7, 2018-- CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11. Dr. Kendra Maas, Microbial Analysis, Resources, and Services (MARS); UConn CORE; title TBA
- Thursday, November 15, 2018--Dr. Abigail Maynard, Department of Forestry and Horticulture, "Composting and Utilization of Compost"
- Wednesday, November 21, 2018--CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15. Dr. Abigail Maynard, Department of Forestry and Horticulture, "Composting and Utilization of Compost"
- Wednesday, December 5, 2018--Michael Rickenbach, CT Dept. of Emergency Services and
Public Protection, Chemical Analysis Section, “An Overview of Programs from the
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Chemical Analysis
- Tuesday, December 11, 2018-- Dr. Kendra Maas, Microbial Analysis, Resources, and Services (MARS); UConn CORE, “Microbial Community Analysis: Combining Advances in Next-Gen Sequencing and Ecological Theory to Explore the Microbial Black Box”
- Wednesday, December 19, 2018--Dr. James LaMondia, Valley Laboratory, “Connecticut Cigar Wrapper Tobacco: The Result of Practical Research and 380 Years of Tobacco
- Wednesday, January 9, 2019--Dr. Josie Hyde, Department of Environmental Sciences, “The Ecology of Australian Diving Beetles: A Subterranean Pool Party, B.Y.O.G.”
- Wednesday, January 16, 2018--Dr. Hannah Reynolds, Biology Department, Western Connecticut State University; “Evolutionary Genomics of Psychedelic and Pathogenic Fungi”
- Wednesday, January 23, 2019--Dr. Zhouqi Cui, Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology,
“Bacterial pathogen Dickeya dadantii differentiates into functional units
during the invasion of plants”
- Wednesday, February 6, 2019--Dr. Gale Ridge, Department of Entomology, “The Devil’s Bait: The Chaos of Delusionary Infestations, Where Lives Are Ruined and Occasionally Lost”
- Wednesday, February 20, 2019-- Dr. Kirby Stafford, Department of Entomology, “CAES
History Part 2: 109 Years of “Field Day” at Lockwood Farm”
- Wednesday, March 6, 2019--Dr. Melody Keena, Forest Service Northern Research Station,
Hamden, “A Tale of Two Anoplophora, Which Poses the Greater Threat?”
- Thursday, March 21, 2019--Ms. Deborah Surabian, State Soil Scientist, Connecticut and Rhode Island, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, “Subaqueous Soils – It’s Not Just Mud”
- Wednesday, April 3, 2019--Dr. Nubia Zuverza-Mena, Department of Analytical Chemistry,
“Emerging Contaminants: Not New Pollutants, but Current Concerns”
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019--Dr. Pam Marrone, Founder and CEO, Marrone Bio Innovations, “The History, Status and Potential of Biologicals for Pest Management and Plant Health”
- Wednesday, April 17, 2019--Dr. Elisha Allen-Perkins, Valley Laboratory, “Reintroducing Hops to Connecticut: Varietal Testing and Integrated Pest Management”
- Friday, April 26, 2019--Dr. Tania Maria Guardado Alvarez, TGA Scientific Consulting and Co-Owner of Xotramorphic LLC, “Surface Functionalization of Nanoparticles for Applications from Drug Delivery to Nanoproteomics”
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019--Dr. Yi Yang, Department of Environmental Sciences, “Peroxymonosulfate-based Oxidation Processes for Pollutant Degradation in Water”
- Wednesday, May 22, 2019--Dr. Daniel Cooley, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, “Using Decision Support Systems to Guide Fungicide Spray Programs and Management of Apple Scab”
1. Thursday, October 12, 2017--Dr. Charles Vossbrinck, Department of Environmental Science, CAES, “Genomic Ecology of the Microsporidia” (PDF Format)
2. Wednesday, November 1, 2017-- Dr. Jeffrey Ward, Department of Forestry and Horticulture, CAES,
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--Dr. 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, CT Farm Bureau Association, “CT Agriculture in 2018: A Discussion of Trends and Analysis by Sector”
December 20, 2017--Juli Gould, USDA, “Progress Towards Biocontrol of Emerald
7. Wednesday, January 3, 2018--Dr. Wade Elmer, Department of Plant Pathology & Ecology, CAES, “Nanoparticles for Plant Disease Control”
8. Wednesday, January 17, 2018--Dr. Joseph Pignatello, Department of Environmental Science, CAES, "Roles of Biochars and Other Carbons in Agricultural and Environmental Management"
9. Wednesday, January 31, 2018--Dr. Carole Cheah, Valley Laboratory, CAES, “Climate Impacts on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Northeast”
10. Wednesday, February 14, 2018--Dr. Martin Gent, Department of Forestry & Horticulture, CAES, "Modeling Translocation and Metabolism in Plants"
11. Wednesday, February 21, 2018--Yangchao Luo, UConn, “Nanoscale Oral Delivery Systems Made from All Natural Ingredients and Their Potential Applications in Functional Foods”
12. Wednesday, February 28, 2018--Dr. DeWei Li, Valley Laboratory, CAES, “Update on Ethnomycology: fungi and human beings”
13. Thursday, March 15, 2018--Dr. Kimberly Stoner, Department of Entomology, CAES, “Tracking Sources of Pesticides in Pollen Trapped from Honeybees”
14. Wednesday, March 28, 2018--Dr. Scott Williams, Department of Forestry & Horticulture, CAES, "Tick-borne disease ecology: Concerns for forest and public health alike"
15. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 --Prof. Julia Kuzovkina, Department of Analytical Chemistry, UConn, “Willows Beyond Wetlands: Uses of Salix L. Species for Ecosystem Services”
16. Wednesday, April 25, 2018--Dan Gage, Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology, UConn, “Soil Protists - Enhancing the Growth of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria”
17. Thursday, May 10, 2018--Dr. Teja Shidore, Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology, CAES, "Bacterial Toxin-Antitoxin Systems: Implications for Plant Disease"
18. Wednesday, May 23, 2018--Dr. Christina Robb, Department of Analytical Chemistry, CAES, “Select Agent Analysis at CAES”
19. Wednesday, June 20, 2018--Ms. Clarisse Liné, Ecolab, Toulouse, France, "Impacts and Detection of Carbon Nanotubes on Plants"
4.—Wednesday, November 25--Dr. Neil Schultes, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Ecology, CAES, "Purine and pyrimidine transporters in plants and select microbes"
5.—Wednesday, December 9--Dr. Elizabeth Roberts, Southern Connecticut State University, “Fungi, fescue, and a tripartitemicrobial mutualism”
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”
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”
9.—Wednesday, February 17--Dr. Jeffrey Ward, Dept. of Forestry and Horticulture, CAES, “Mixing applied and basic research—crop tree management”
10.—Wednesday, March 9--Dr. Adriana Arango-Velez, Dept. of Forestry and Horticulture, CAES, “Environmental challenges and trees…who wins the battle?”
11.—Wednesday, March 30--Dr. Richard Cowles, Valley Laboratory, CAES, “Against the wind: challenges in applying behavioral manipulation to manage spotted wing drosophila”
12.—Wednesday, April 13--Dr. Sam Telford, Tufts University, “Emergence, expansion, and changes in the frequency of vector-borne diseases in the US”
13.—Wednesday, April 20--Dr. Anthony DeNicola, White Buffalo, “Can tick-associated disease risks be mitigated through deer management?”
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"
15.—Tuesday, May 10-- Dr. Blaire Steven, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, CAES, A microbial ecological perspective on sudden vegetation dieback in coastal wetlands”
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?"