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2012 Spring Seminars

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  • April | May | June

    June 2012

    • BIOL 252: Department of Biology Seminar Series
    • TBA
      Tadashi Fukami I Stanford University I BIOL 252
      June 7, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium

    May 2012

    • BIOL 252: Department of Biology Seminar Series
    • Earth 101: College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences & The Science Center 2012 Science Lecture Series
    • ENT 250: Entomology 250 Seminars
    • PLS: Public Policy Lecture Series: Sustainable Issues in Southern California
    • Sexual Selection in American Bison: Behavior, Genetics, Hormones, and Acoustical Communication
      Mike Mooring I Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego I BIOL 252
      May 3, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • California - Can It Be Fixed?
      Joe Matthews | Author of California Crack-Up: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It | PLS
      May 3, 6:00-7:30 PM
      UCR Extension Center
    • Mapping quantitative traits in Drosophila: Combining artifical selection and genome-wine association to find the genes affecting behavior
      Tom Turner I UC Santa Barbara I ENT 250
      May 7, 4:10 PM
      Genomics 1102A
    • Is Coral Immunology the Key to Understanding Reef Declines?
      Laura Mydlarz I University of Texas at Arlington I BIOL 252
      May 10, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Reducing Greenhouse Gases
      Aaron Katzenstein | South Coast AQMD | PLS
      May 10, 6:00-7:30 PM
      UCR Extension Center
    • Where Does Your Water Come From?
      Dan Schlenk I UC Riverside I Earth 101
      May 10, 7:00-8:00 PM
      UCR Extension Center
    • Invasion of the booth snatchers; the evolution of slavery in the ant Genus Polyergus
      Howard Topoff I SW Reaearch Station, AMNH, Portal, AZ I ENT 250
      May 14, 4:10 PM
      Genomics 1102A
    • Life Without Heme: Aerobic Kinetoplastid Flagellate Phytomonas Does Not Require Heme for Viability
      Prof. Julius Lukes I Budweis, Czech Republic I BIOL 252
      May 17, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Watershed Quality and Improvements
      Mark Norton | PE, LEED AP, Santa Ana Water Project Authority | PLS
      May 17, 6:00-7:30 PM
      UCR Extension Center
    • Exotic Armored Scales Entering California on Mexican Avocados - Politics Trumps Science
      Joseph Morse | UC Riverside | ENT 250
      May 21, 4:10 PM
      Genomics 1102A
    • Interactions of Air Pollution and Global Environmental Change on Ecosystems
      Michael F. Allen | UC Riverside | Environmental Toxicology Seminar Series
      May 23, 12:10-1:00 PM
      Room 142, Winston Chung Hall
    • Trends in Housing and Planning
      Matthew Burris | MS, LEED AP, AICP, Senior Associate at Raimi + Associates, Planning Commission member, Jurupa Valley | PLS
      May 24, 6:00-7:30 PM
      UCR Extension Center

    April 2012

    • PLPA: Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Seminar Series
    • BPS 250: Botany & Plant Sciences Seminar Series
    • BIOL 252: Department of Biology Seminar Series
    • Earth 101: College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences & The Science Center 2012 Science Lecture Series
    • ENT 250: Entomology 250 Seminars
    • PLS: Public Policy Lecture Series: Sustainable Issues in Southern California
    • TBA
      Marce Lorenzen I NC State University, Raleigh I ENT 250
      Apr. 2, 4:10 PM
      1102A Genomics
    • TBA
      David Lee I UNLV I BIOL 252
      Apr. 5, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Explosive Radiation, Extreme Phenotypic Diversity, and Striking Convergent Evolution among Ant Nest Bettles (Carabidae: Paussinae: Paussini)
      Wendy Moore I University of Arizona, Tucson I ENT 250
      Apr. 9, 4:10 PM
      1102A Genomics
    • Testing the Limits: The Ecology of Elevational Ranges in Neotropical Birds
      Jill Jankowsky I UBC I BIOL 252
      Apr. 12, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • What Hollywood Can Teach Us About Our Planet
      Jodie Holt I UC Riverside Plant Pathology I Earth 101
      Apr. 12, 6:00-7:00 PM
      UCR Extension Center
    • Testing the Limits: The Ecology of Elevational Ranges in Neotropical Birds
      David Buchwalter I NC State University, Raleigh I ENT 250
      Apr. 16, 4:10 PM
      1102A Genomics
    • How many ants can an island hold? Exploring and diversity in the Southwest Indian Ocean
      Brian Fisher I California Academy of Sciences I ENT 250
      Apr. 19, 4:10 PM
      1102A Genomics
    • Evolutionary ecology of novel host-pathogen interactions
      Ingrid Parker I UC Santa Cruz I Jane Block Distinguished Lecturer Seminar
      Apr. 19, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Overview of Sustainability and Public Policy in southern California
      Joe Norbeck I UC Riverside I PLS
      Apr. 19, 6:00 PM
      UCR Extension Center [1200 University Ave]
    • Evolutionary Ecology of Novel Host-Pathogen Interactions
      Ingrid M. Parker I UCSC I BIOL 252
      Apr. 23, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • TBA
      Pawel Koteja I TBA I BIOL 252
      Apr. 26, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • What's Your Carbon Footprint?
      Lou Santiago I UC Riverside Physiological Ecology I Earth 101
      Apr. 26, 6:00-7:00 PM
      UCR Extension Center
    • Transportation Issues in Southern California
      Ty Schuiling I SanBAG I PLS
      Apr. 26, 6:00 PM
      UCR Extension Center [1200 University Ave]
    • TBA
      Theresa Markow I UC San Diego I ENT 250
      Apr. 30, 4:10 PM
      1102A Genomics

2012 Winter Seminars

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  • January | February | March
    • PLPA: Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Seminar Series
    • BPSC 250: Botany & Plant Sciences Seminar Series
    • BIOL 252: Department of Biology Seminar Series
    • Unraveling Plant Immune Perception and Signaling
      Dr. Gitta Coaker I UC Davis I PLPA
      Jan. 5, 12:10-1:00 PM
      Genomics Auditorium 1102A
    • Host Specificity in Xylella fastidiosa
      Dr. Don Cooksey I UC Riverside I PLPA
      Jan. 12, 12:10-1:00 PM
      Genomics Auditorium 1102A
    • Experimental Evolution of Multicellularity
      Will RatCliff I University of Minnesota I BIOL 252
      Jan. 12, 4:10
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Genetic Screening for Genes Involving in nat-siRNA Biogenesis
      Mr. Pei Zhu I UC Riverside I PLPA
      Jan. 19, 12:10-1:00 PM
      Genomics Auditorium 1102A
    • TBA
      Barry Sinervo I UC Santa Cruz I BIOL 252
      Jan. 19, 4:10
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Functional Study of the Pseudomonas syringae Type III Effector HopZla
      Mr. Pei Zhu I UC Riverside I PLPA
      Jan. 26, 12:10-1:00 PM
      Genomics Auditorium 1102A
    • Atmospheric Deposition of Reactive Nitrogen: Consequences for the Environment of Inadvertent Nitrogen Fertilization
      Mark Fenn I USDA Forest Service PSW Research Station I BIOL 252
      Jan. 26, 4:10
      Genomics Auditorium

February 2012

  • PLPA: Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Seminar Series
  • BPS 250: Botany & Plant Sciences Seminar Series
  • BIOL 252: Department of Biology Seminar Series
  • Applicant for C.E. Specialist in Subtropical Horticulture
    Dr. S. Kaan Kurtural I California State University, Fresno I BPS 250
    Feb. 1, 4:10-5:00
    Engineering 2 Room 138
  • The role of RNAi in fungal pathogens during host infection
    Mr. Ming Wang I UC Riverside I PLPA
    Feb. 2, 12:10-1:00 PM
    Genomics Auditorium 1102A
  • Evolution and Mechanisms of Mammalian Cooperation: From Hyenas to Marmots
    Jennifer Smith I UCLA I BIOL 252
    Feb. 2, 4:10
    Genomics Auditorium
  • Advancing the barley Genome
    Dr. Timothy Close I UC Riverside I BPS 250
    Feb. 8, 4:10-5:00
    Engineering 2 Room 138
  • Molecular Genetic Approaches to Dissecting Pathogenicity and Engineering Resistance in Cereal Rust Interactions
    Dr. Scot Hulbert I Washington State University I PLPA
    Feb. 9, 12:10-1:00 PM
    Genomics Auditorium 1102A
  • Fossil and Molecular Approaches to Understanding the Origins of Global Diversity
    R. Alexander Pyron I The George Washington University I BIOL 252
    Feb. 9, 4:10
    Genomics Auditorium
  • Branch Canker Pathogens of California: the Botryosphaeriaceae
    Mr. Joey Mayorquin I UC Riverside I PLPA
    Feb. 16, 12:10-1:00 PM
    Genomics Auditorium 1102A
  • Ants, Plants, and Bacteria: A Tale of Evolutionary Diversification
    Corrie Moreau I Field Museum I BIOL 252
    Feb. 16, 4:10
    Genomics Auditorium
  • Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Pathogen Recognition in Plants
    Dr. Roger Innes I Indiana University, Bloomington I PLPA
    Feb. 23, 12:10-1:00 PM
    Genomics Auditorium 1102A
  • Structure, Function, and Evolution of Centromeres - the "Black Holes" of the Maize Genome
    Kelly Dawes I University of Georgia I BIOL 252
    Feb. 23, 4:10
    Genomics Auditorium
  • Structure, function and evolution of centromeres-the “black holes” of the maize genome
    Dr. Kelly Dawe I University of Georgia I BPS 250
    Feb. 23, 4:10-5:00
    Genomics Auditorium
  • Identification of a nucleotidyltransferase gene in miRNA tailing and degradation in Arabidopsis
    Yuanyuan Zhao I University of California, Riverside I BPS 250
    Feb. 29, 4:10-5:00
    Genomics Auditorium

March 2012

  • PLPA: Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Seminar Series
  • BPS 250: Botany & Plant Sciences Seminar Series
  • BIOL 252: Department of Biology Seminar Series
  • Mycoparasitic Hypomyces spp and their relationship with ectomycorrhizal boletes
    Mr. Gilberto Uribe I UC Riverside I PLPA
    Mar. 1, 12:10-1:00 PM
    Genomics Auditorium 1102A
  • Inferential Robustness in Modeling Complex Ecological Systems
    James Justus I Florida State University I BIOL 252
    Mar. 1, 4:10
    Genomics Auditorium
  • Climatic Variability and Global Change Impacts on Species
    Timothy Bonebrake I UC Riverside I BIOL 252
    Mar. 8, 4:10
    Genomics Auditorium
  • RNAi-mediated Viral Immunity in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Dr. Xianbing Wang I UC Riverside I PLPA
    Mar. 15, 12:10-1:00 PM
    Genomics Auditorium 1102A

2011 Fall Seminars

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  • October | November | December
    • PLPA: Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Seminar Series
    • BPSC 250: Botany & Plant Sciences Seminar Series
    • BIOL 252: Department of Biology Seminar Series
    • WSPC: Water Science and Policy Center Seminar Series

    October 2011

    • Investigation Heterotrophic Soil Respiration in Response to Pulse Water Events in El Centro, CA
      Patty Oikawa I UC Riverside I BPSC 250
      Oct. 3, 4:10-5:00
      Engineering 2 Room 138
    • Functional Significance of coat protein induced Membrane Modification in Brome Mosaic Virus life cycle
      Devinka Bamunusinghe I UC Riverside I PLPA
      Oct. 6, 4:00
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • Monitoring Agricultural and Water Resources around the World in Near Real Time
      Mr. Alan Basist I Weather Predict Consulting I WSPC
      Oct. 10, 12:10-1:30
      Orbach Science Library Room 240
    • Fire Ecology and Seed Serotiny in the Western Mediterranean Basin
      Daniel Moya I University Castilla La Mancha, Spain I BPSC 250
      Oct. 10, 4:10-5:00
      Engineering 2 Room 138
    • TBA
      Nicole Hynson I UC Irvine I BIOL 252
      Oct. 12, 4:10
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Functional Study of a Pseudomonas syringae Type III Secreted Effector, HopZ1
      Shushu Jiang I UC Riverside I PLPA
      Oct. 13, 4:00
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • Sensitivity of Joshua Trees to Modeled Climate Change at the Sonoran-Mojave Desert Interface
      Cameron Barrows I UC Riverside I BPSC 250
      Oct. 17, 4:10-5:00
      Engineering 2 Room 138
    • TBA
      Greg Douhan I UC Riverside I PLPA
      Oct. 20, 4:00
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • The Sensory Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions
      Jesse Barber I Boise State University I BIOL 252
      Oct. 20, 4:10
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Elucidation of the Role of Leucine Aminopeptidase A in the Wound Response Pathway in Tomato
      Missy Scranton I UC Riverside I BPSC 250
      Oct. 24, 4:10-5:00
      Engineering 2 Room 138
    • Novel insights into the emergence of the sudden oak death pathogen Phytophthora ramorum
      Niklaus Grunwald I USDA Agricultural Research Service I PLPA
      Oct. 27, 4:00
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • TBA
      Patrick A. Carter I Washington State University I BIOL 252
      Oct. 27, 4:10
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Genetic Improvement of Cowpea
      Jeff Ehlers I UC Riverside I BPSC 250
      Oct. 31, 4:10-5:00
      Engineering 2 Room 138

November 2011

  • PLPA: Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Seminar Series
  • BPSC 250: Botany & Plant Sciences Seminar Series
  • BIOL 252: Department of Biology Seminar Series
  • WSPC: Water Science and Policy Center Seminar Series
  • Genome-based inquires of plant-mutualistic and pathogenic interactions
    Jeff Chang I Oregon State University I PLPA
    Nov. 3, 4:00
    1467 Boyce Hall
  • Understanding Invasives: Comparing Plant-Soil Feedbacks of Red Brome in California with its Native Mediterranean Origins
    Mike Allen I UC Riverside I BIOL 252
    Nov. 3, 4:10
    Genomics Auditorium
  • Functional Dissection of the Genetic Framework Regulated by the LATERAL ORGAN BOUNDARIES Gene in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Lifeng Yu I UC Riverside I BPSC 250
    Nov. 7, 4:10-5:00
    Engineering 2 Room 138
  • The role of OxyR, and oxidative stress sensor, in the oxidative stress response, virulence and host colonization of the bacterial pathogen of sweetcorn, Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii
    Lindsey Burbank I UC Riverside I PLPA
    Nov. 10, 4:00
    1467 Boyce Hall
  • Examining the causes and consequences of fungal diversity using biogeographic and evolutionary approaches
    Anthony Amend I UC Irvine I BIOL 252
    Nov. 10, 4:10
    Genomics Auditorium
  • Dissertation Defense: Dissection of Plant Defense Mechanisms Using Chemical Genomics
    Melinda Rodriguez-Salus I UC Riverside I BPSC 250
    Nov. 14, 4:10-5:00
    Engineering 2 Room 138
  • Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh: A Household Labor Market Approach
    Dr. Richard Carlson I UC San Diego I WSPC
    Nov. 17, 1:30-2:30
    Orbach Science Library Room 240
  • Mechanism of helper independent replication of satellite RNA.
    Sonali Chaturvedi I UC Riverside I PLPA
    Nov. 17, 4:00
    1467 Boyce Hall
  • The Biomechanics of Flow Sensing in Fish
    Matt McHenry I UC Irvine I BIOL 252
    Nov. 17, 4:10
    Genomics Auditorium
  • Evaluation of Ryegrasses, Fescues, and their Hybrids for Improved Stress Tolerance
    Brent Barnes I UC Riverside I BPSC 250
    Nov. 21, 4:10-5:00
    Engineering 2 Room 138
  • BPSC 200A Students
    Special Project Presentation I UC Riverside I BPSC 250
    Nov. 28, 4:10-5:00
    Engineering 2 Room 138

December 2011

  • PLPA: Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Seminar Series
  • BPSC 250: Botany & Plant Sciences Seminar Series
  • BIOL 252: Department of Biology Seminar Series
  • WSPC: Water Science and Policy Center Seminar Series
  • Novel Rival RNA production in Lettuce chlorosis virus (LCV) infected cells and mapping determinants of LCV minus-strand RNA synthesis
    Chawin Mongkolsiriwittana I UC Riverside I PLPA
    Dec. 1, 4:00
    1467 Boyce Hall
  • The Challenges of Living in a Changing Climate: Inferences from Lizard Ecophysiology
    Peter Zani I Cal Poly Pomona I BIOL 252
    Dec. 1, 4:10
    Genomics Auditorium

2011 Spring Seminars

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  • April I May I June

    April 2011


    • California’s Fading Wildflowers
      Rich Minnich I UC Riverside I BPS
      Apr. 6, 4:00-5:00 PM
      GENO 1102A
    • "Mammalian Phylogeny and the Molecular Decay of Enamelin Genes"
      Robert Meredith I UC Riverside I BIOL 252
      Apr. 7, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Nutrient Limitation of Productivity in Lowland Tropical Forest
      Louis Santiago I UC Riverside I BPS
      Apr. 13, 4:00-5:00 PM
      GENO 1102A
    • "How Acute is the Acute Stress Response?"
      Jessica Malisch I Claremont McKenna College I BIOL 252
      Apr. 14, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • TBA
      Darrel Jenerette I UC Riverside I BPS
      Apr. 20, 4:00-5:00 PM
      GENO 1102A
    • "The Molecular Genetics of Meiosis"
      Scott Hawley I University of Kansas School of Medicine and The Stowers Institute for Medical Research I BIOL 252
      Apr. 21, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • "Molecular Basis of the Regulation of Actin by Profilin"
      Peter Rubenstein I University of Iowa School of Medicine I BIOL 252
      Apr. 28, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium

May 2011


BPS: Department of Botany & Plant Sciences Seminar 250 Seminar Series
BIOL 252: Biology 252 Seminar Series
  • TBA
    Shang Wu I UC Riverside I BPS
    May 4, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    GENO 1102A
  • TBA
    John Sabo I Arizona State University I BIOL
    May 5, 4:10 PM
    Genomics Auditorium
  • TBA
    Maureen Stanton I UC Davis I BPS
    May 11, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    GENO 1102A
  • TBA
    Heather E. Watts I Loyola Marymount University I BIOL
    May 12, 4:10 PM
    Genomics Auditorium
  • A Hard Day’s Night: Nocturnal Removal of Air From Plant Hydraulic Systems
    Jochen Schenk I CSU Fullerton I BPS
    May 18, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    GENO 1102A
  • "Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose - An Overview of Parasites and Host Behavior"
    Janice Moore I Colorado State University I BIOL
    May 19, 4:10 PM
    Genomics Auditorium
  • TBA
    Patricia Colunga I Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán I BPS
    May 25, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    GENO 1102A
  • "Skin and bones - structure and function in the remarkable wings of bats"
    Sharon Swartz I Brown University I BIOL
    May 26, 4:10 PM
    Genomics Auditorium

June 2011


BIOL 252: Biology 252 Seminar Series
  • TBA
    Rae Eden Yumul I University of California, Riverside I BIOL
    May 26, 4:10 PM
    Genomics Auditorium

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2011 Winter Seminars

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  • January | February | March

    PLPA: Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Seminar Series
    SWSC-250: Soil & Water Sciences Seminar
    BIOL 252: Department of Biology Seminar Series

    January 2011

    • TBA
      Dr. Brad Lee I University of Kentucky I SWSC-150
      Jan. 5, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 INTN
    • "Parasites Approach the Darwinian Demon, Evolutionary Wormholes and Metabolic Scaling"
      Armand Kuris I UCSB I BIOL 252
      Jan. 6, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Tuna Talk: Feeding Ecology and Fish Movement in the Equatorial Pacific
      Dr. Brian Fry I Coastal Ecology Institute Louisiana State University I SWSC-150
      Jan. 12, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 INTN
    • “Novel functions of ubiquitination and epigenetic regulation in rice innate immunity"
      Prof. Guo-Liang Wang I Ohio State University I PLPA
      Jan. 13, 4:00 PM
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science
      Dr. Sharon Hall I Arizona State University I SWSC-150
      Jan. 19, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 INTN
    • "The regulation of primary and secondary sporulation by Myb transcription factors in the oomycete Phytophthora infestans"
      Dr. Qijun Xiang I Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, UCR I PLPA
      Jan. 20, 4:00 PM
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • Boreal Forest Carbon Cycling in the Anthropocene Epoch
      Dr. Jason Vogel I Ecosystem Science and Management I Texas A&M University I SWSC-150
      Jan. 26, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 INTN
    • "Investigating the lifestyles of two xylem-dwelling bacteria, Xylella fastidiosa and Pantoea stewartii"
      Prof. Caroline Roper I Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, UCR I PLPA
      Jan. 27, 4:00 PM
      1467 Boyce Hall

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    February 2011

    • Mining Soil Metagenomes for Meaning
      Dr. Jim Tiedje I Center for Microbial Ecology Michigan State University I SWSC-250
      Feb. 2, 12:10-1:00 PM
      1002 INTN
    • Desperately Seq-ing Nitrogen: pathways for production of algal biofuels
      Sabeeha Merchant I Professor, University of California, Los Angeles I BPS 250
      Feb. 2, 4:10-5:00 PM
      1102A GEN
    • "Identification and Characterization of Host Targets of Pseudomonas syringae Effector HopZ in Soybean (Glycine Max) "
      Dr. Huanbin Zhou I Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology University of California, Riverside I PLPA
      Feb. 3, 4:00 PM
      1467 Boyce
    • The Chemical Speciation Model and Micro-site Analysis of Soil Contaminants
      Dr. Dean Hesterberg I Department of Soil Science North Carolina State University I SWSC-250
      Feb. 9, 12:10-1:00 PM
      1002 INTN
    • "Centromeres of filamentous fungi"
      Prof. Michael Freitag I Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Oregon State University I PLPA
      Feb. 11, 4:00 PM
      1467 Boyce
    • Geochemical Forensics to Discriminate Between Geologic and Agricultural Sources of Salinity in a Southwestern Alluvial Basin Fill Aquifer
      Dr. Barry Hibbs I Department of Geological Sciences California State University-Los Angeles I SWSC-250
      Feb. 16, 12:10-1:00 PM
      1002 INTN
    • The Vascular Flora of Greater San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico
      Sula Vanderplank I BPS 250
      Feb. 16, 4:10-5:00 PM
      1102A GEN
    • "Hypoxia adaptation in the human pathogenic fungus A. fumigatus"
      Prof. Robert Cramer I Dept. of Immunology & Infectious DiseasesMontana State University I PLPA
      Feb. 17, 4:00 PM
      1467 Boyce
    • Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Louisiana Coast
      Dr. Ralph Portier I Department of Environmental Studies Louisiana State University I SWSC-250
      Feb. 23, 12:10-1:00 PM
      1002 INTN
    • Genomics of gene flow in teosinte: mating patterns, hybridization, and the origin of maize
      Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra I Professor, Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis I BPS 250
      Feb. 23, 4:10-5:00 PM
      1102A GEN
    • "In vivo determination and characterization of protein-protein interactions in RNA viruses using bimolecular fluorescence complementation assay"
      Dr. Jang-Kyun Seo I Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology University of California, Riverside I PLPA
      Feb. 24, 4:00 PM
      STAT B650

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    March 2011


    • TBA
      Dr. Martin Rabenhorst I Environmental Science and Technology I SWSC-250
      Mar. 2, 12:10-1:00 PM
      1002 INTN
    • Bacterial pathogenesis as a probe of plant cell biology, jasmonate signaling, and stomatal function
      Prof. Sheng Yanh He I Department of Plant Biology Michigan State University I PLPA
      Mar. 3, 4:00 PM
      1467 Boyce
    • "Using intraspecific variation to examine the mechanisms underlying physiological performance traits"
      Patricia M. Schulte I The University of British Columbia Garland I BIOL 252
      Mar. 3, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service In Search of Selenium Toxicity Thresholds for Birds: A 25-yr Retrospective
      Dr. Joe Skorupa I University of Maryland I SWSC-250
      Mar. 9, 12:10-1:00 PM
      1002 INTN
    • TBA
      Prof. Steve Briggs I Division of Biological Sciences University of California, San Diego I PLPA
      Mar. 10, 4:00 PM
      1467 Boyce
    • TBA
      Marshal Hedin I SDSU I BIOL 252
      Mar. 11, 4:10 PM
      Genomics Auditorium

2010 Fall Seminars

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  • October | November | December

    PLPA: Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Seminar Series
    BIOL 252: Department of Biology Seminar Series
    BPS: Botany & Plant Sciences 250 Seminar Series

    October


    • "Developmental and Evolutionary Effects of Atmospheric Oxygen on Insect Growth and Size"
      Jon Harrison I Arizona State University I BIOL 252
      Oct. 7, 4:10 PM
      Spieth Hall 2200
    • “Biomolecular Tools for Sustainable Energy and Improved Human Health”
      Dr. Wilfred Chen I Department of Chemical Engineering University of California, Riverside I PLPA
      Oct. 7, 4:00 PM
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • Siderophores of Mycorrhizal Fungi: Structure and Function
      Kurt Haselwandter I University of Innsbruck, Austria I BPS
      Oct. 11, 4:10-5:00 PM
      STAT B650
    • "Sexual odor processing within the corticomedial amygdala: Implications for reproductive behavior in male Syrian hamsters"
      Pam Maras I UC Irvine I BIOL 252
      Oct. 14, 4:00
      Genomics Auditorium
    • "Epidemiology of a generalist plant pathogen: invasive species, climate, and vector behavior"
      Dr. Matt Daugherty I Department of Entomology University of California, Riverside I PLPA
      Oct. 14, 4:00
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • Dissertation Defense: From Seed banks to Communities: Effects of Plant Invasions and Nitrogen Deposition on Desert Annual Forbs
      Heather Schneider I UCR I BPS
      Oct. 18, 4:10-5:00 PM
      STAT B650
    • “Ralstonia solanacearum behavior in the rhizosphere environment and its relationship to bacterial wilt disease of tomato”
      Jennifer Clifford I Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology University of California, Riverside I PLPA
      Oct. 21, 4:00
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • "Birdsong and the Evolution of Reliable Communcation Systems"
      Rindy Anderson I Duke I BIOL 252
      Oct. 21, 4:00
      Genomics Auditorium
    • Thesis Defense: The Effects of Wheat Chromosome 1A on Root Characters
      Aaron Hoops I UCR I BPS
      Oct. 25, 4:10-5:00 PM
      STAT B650
    • “Role of 3' internal tRNAs in translation of small plus-strand RNA viruses”
      Dr. Anne Simmons I Dept of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics University of Maryland I PLPA
      Oct. 28, 4:00
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • TBA
      Wed Dowd I Stanford University I BIOL 252
      Oct. 28, 4:10
      Genomics Auditorium

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    November 2010

    • "A Tale of Two Mutants"
      Colin Dale I University of Utah I BIOL 252
      Nov. 4, 4:10
      Genomics Auditorium
    • “How to manage having a bug in your brain!”
      Dr. Emma Wilson I Department of Biomedical Sciences University of California, Riverside I PLPA
      Nov. 4, 4:00
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • Dissertation Defense: Invasion Plant-Soil Feedbacks and ecosystem resistance and Resilience
      Sarah Jo Dickens I University of California Riverside I BPS 250
      Nov. 8, 4:10-5:00
      STAT B650
    • “Pathogen Immune Evasion at the Vector-Host Interface”
      Dr. Joe Pedra I Department of Entomology University of California, Riverside I PLPA
      Nov. 11, 4:00
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • Rainfall Variability in Deserts and the Timing of Seed Release in Chorizanthe rigida, A Serotinous Winter Annual
      Alejandra Martinez I . I BPS 250
      Nov. 15, 4:10-5:00
      STAT B650
    • “Fungal endophytes from the tropics to the tundra: clues to the evolution of fungal symbioses”
      Dr. Betsy Arnold I Division of Plant Pathology & Microbiology University of Arizona I PLPA
      Nov. 18, 4:00
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • TBA
      Marek Konarzewski I Institute of Biology, University of Bialystok, Poland I BIOL 252
      Nov. 18, 4:10
      Genomics Auditorium
    • The establishment of leaf polarity and the regulation of microRNA165/166 expression by ASYMMETRIC LEAVES2 in Arabidopsis
      Yoshihisa Ueno I . I BPS 250
      Nov. 22, 4:10-5:00
      STAT B650
    • Ecophysiological Responses of Plants to Environmental Change: Studies from Sri Lanka to San Diego
      Uromi Goodale I Ecology, Behavior & Evolution Section, UCSD I BPS 250
      Nov. 29, 4:10-5:00
      STAT B650

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    December 2010

    • Comparison of Two Fire Resprouters, Quercus engelmannii and Quercus dumosa, to the Combined Effects of Land Use Change, Climate Change, and Altered Fire Regime
      Erin Conlisk I UC Riverside I BIOL 252
      Dec. 2, 4:10
      Genomics Auditorium
    • “Deciphering the roles of signaling genes in Neurospora crassa”
      Jackie Servin I Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology University of California, Riverside I PLPA
      Dec. 2, 4:00
      1467 Boyce Hall
    • Collaborative Research Project,TBA
      BPSC 200 Students I UC Riverside I BPS 250
      Dec. 6, 4:10
      STAT B650
    • “Extreme genome reduction and metabolic complementarity in bacterial symbionts of sap-feeding insects”
      Dr. John McCutcheon I Division of Biomedical Sciences University of Montana PLPA
      Dec. 9, 4:10
      1467 Boyce Hall

2010 Spring Seminars

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  • April | May

    BPS: Botany & Plant Sciences 250 Seminar Series
    GCC: Global Climate Change: Causes, Impacts, Solutions Lecture Series

    April


    • Climate Change, Bark Beetles, Environmental Markets and Sustainability: The Changing Face of Forestry and Natural Resources
      Ann Bartuska I U.S. Forest Service I BPS
      April 5, 4:10-5:00 PM
      Bourns Hall A125
    • What Awaits Us in the Greenhouse World
      Martin Kennedy I Geology I GCC
      April 8, 7:00-8:15 PM
      302 HUB
    • Using Cultural Control as a Restoration Tool within the Riparian Plant Community
      Kai Palenscar I BPS
      April 12, 4:10-5:00 PM
      Bourns Hall A125
    • TBA
      Li Yao I BPS
      April 19, 4:10-5:00 PM
      Bourns Hall A125
    • Climate's Control of California Landscapes
      Michael Allen I Plant Pathology I GCC
      April 22, 7:00-8:15 PM (Earth Day)
      302 HUB
    • TBA
      Heather Schneider I BPS
      April 26, 4:10-5:00 PM
      Bourns Hall A125

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    May



    • In the Crosshairs: California's Environment
      Michael Allen I Professor of Plant Pathology I GCC
      May 6, 7:00-8:15 PM
      University Theatre
    • TBA
      Panya Kim I BPS
      May 10, 4:10-5:00 PM
      Bourns Hall A125
    • Tipping the Scales? Pest Insects, Agriculture, & Health
      Peter Atkinson I Professor of Entomology I GCC
      May 20, 7:00-8:15 PM
      302 HUB
    • TBA
      Reed Sorenson I BPS
      May 24, 4:10-5:00 PM
      Bourns Hall A125

2010 Winter Seminars

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  • January I February I March

    PLPA: Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Seminar Series
    SWSC-250: Soil & Water Sciences Seminar
    BPS: Botany & Plant Sciences 260 Seminar Series
    DLS: Distinguished Lecturer Seminar


    January


    • Wood structure and function: From ecosystems to molecules and from seedlings to adults
      Frank Ewers I Cal State Pomona I BPS
      Jan. 6, 4:10 - 5:00 PM
      STAT B650
    • Quantifying and testing species coexistence mechanisms in plant communities
      Peter Chesson I University of Arizona I BPS
      Jan. 13, 4:10 - 5:00 PM
      STAT B650
    • Ecophysiology of flooding tolerance in both wild and model plant species
      Rens Voesenek I Utrecht University I BPS
      Jan. 20, 4:10 - 5:00 PM
      STAT B650
    • Genomic and Evolutionary Studies of Thermotolerance
      Elizabeth Waters I Cal State San Diego I BPS
      Jan. 27, 4:10 - 5:00 PM
      STAT B650
    • Soil Fungi and Global Atmospheric Carbon: From measuring individual hyphae to global carbon fluxes
      Dr. Michael Allen I University of Riverside I PLPA 250
      Jan. 14, 4:10 PM
      1471 Webber Hall
    • Phytophthora: Old and New - A Global Threat
      Dr. Michael Coffey I University of Riverside I PLPA 250
      Jan. 21, 4:10 PM
      1471 Webber Hall
    • Identification of the microbe involved in the the host-specific, tripartite rhizosphere interaction required for the germination of ascospores of Monosporascus cannonballus
      Dr. Michael Stanghellini I University of Riverside I PLPA 250
      Jan. 28, 4:10 PM
      1471 Webber Hall
    • Lake Tahoe : Five Decades of Change and the World Water Crisis
      Dr. Charles Goldman I University of California, Davis I SWSC-250
      Jan. 6, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 CHASS Interdisciplinary Building (North)
    • Adaptations to a Crusty Lifestyle: How Microbes Sustain Fertility and Prevent Erosion in Arid Lands
      Dr. Ferran Garcia-Pichel I Arizona State University I SWSC-250
      Jan. 13, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 CHASS Interdisciplinary Building (North)
    • Permafrost Carbon and Climate Feedbacks in a Warmer World
      Dr. Ted Schuur I University of Florida I SWSC-250
      Jan. 20, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 CHASS Interdisciplinary Building (North)
    • Permafrost Carbon and Climate Feedbacks in a Warmer World
      Dr. Ted Schuur I University of Florida I SWSC-250
      Jan. 20, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 CHASS Interdisciplinary Building (North)
    • Exploring terra incognita: The Biogeography of Microorganisms
      Dr. Noah Fierer I University of Colorado, Boulder I SWSC-250
      Jan. 27, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 CHASS Interdisciplinary Building (North)

    February


    • Three’s a crowd: incompatibility relationships and mixed mating in a heterostylous species
      Steven Weller I UC Irvine I BPS
      Feb. 3, 4:10 - 5:00 PM
      STAT B650
    • Floral variation in Aquilegia: from field studies to genomic analysis
      Scott Hodges I UC Santa Barbara I BPS
      Feb. 17, 4:10 - 5:00 PM
      STAT B650
    • Discovery of mechanisms from mathematical modeling of DNA microarray data: Computational Prediction and experimental verification
      Orly Alter I University of Texas, Austin I BPS
      Feb. 24, 4:10 - 5:00 PM
      STAT B650
    • The causal agent of Pierce’s Disease: Xylella fastidiosa
      Peng Wang I University of Riverside I PLPA 250
      Feb. 4, 4:10 PM
      1471 Webber Hall
    • Soil suppression of the cyst nematode in UCR 9E soil
      Jiue-in Yang I University of Riverside I PLPA 250
      Feb. 11, 4:10 PM
      1471 Webber Hall
    • Seeking Membranes: Positive - Strand RNA virus replication and encapsidation
      Jiue-in Yang I University of Riverside I PLPA 250
      Feb. 18, 4:10 PM
      1471 Webber Hall
    • Molecular mechanism of type III secreted effector-HopZ1 evolution in Pseudomonas syringae
      Shushu Jiang I University of Riverside I PLPA 250
      Feb. 25, 4:10 PM
      1471 Webber Hall
    • Hyper-Arid Ecosystems of Antarctica
      Dr. Jim Bockheim I University of Wisconsin, Madison I SWSC-250
      Feb. 3, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 CHASS Interdisciplinary Building (North)
    • Space-Based Monitoring of Ice Sheets and High-Latitude Regions
      Dr. Isabella Velicogna I University of California, Irvine I SWSC-250
      Feb. 10, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 CHASS Interdisciplinary Building (North)
    • Water Quality Characteristics of Riparian-zone Groundwater of the Lower San Joaquin River, California
      Dr. Randy Dahlgren I University of California, Davis I SWSC-250
      Feb. 17, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 CHASS Interdisciplinary Building (North)
    • Perspectives on the California Water Crisis from The Delta Science Program
      Dr. Cliff Dahm I University of New Mexico I SWSC-250
      Feb. 17, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 CHASS Interdisciplinary Building (North)

    March


    • TBA
      Ann M. Bartuska I US Forest Service I BPS
      March 3, 4:10 PM
      STAT B650
    • TBA
      Diane Elam I US Fish and Wildlife I BPS
      March 10, 4:10 PM
      STAT B650
    • Small RNA’s involved in plant defense
      Shang Gao I University of Riverside I PLPA 250
      March 4, 4:10 PM
      1471 Webber Hall
    • Population structure and cultural management of Waitea circinata var. circinata, the causal agent of brown ring patch on annual bluegrass in the U.S.
      Chi-min Chen I University of Riverside I PLPA 250
      March 11, 4:10 PM
      1471 Webber Hall
    • Contaminants in the Colorado River System and Potential Transfer to Irrigated Food Crops
      Dr. Charles Sanchez I University of Arizona I SWSC-250
      March 3, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 CHASS Interdisciplinary Building (North)
    • Use of Saline-Sodic Drainage Water for Irrigation: Opportunities and Challenges
      Dr. Steve Grattan I University of California, Davis I SWSC-250
      March 10, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
      1002 CHASS Interdisciplinary Building (North)
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