Seminars
12:30-1:20, Wednesdays, 108 Noble Research Center unless otherwise noted*
   - contact david.meinke@okstate.edu for more information -
FEBRUARY
8: Frankie Coburn, PhD Graduate Student (Fishbein Lab)
  "Phylogenomics of Asclepias L. and Amsonia Walter (Apocynaceae): Uncovering the roles of substrate, geography, and climate in diversification and endemism"
15: Steve Hallgren, Associate Professor, OSU Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (host: Henry Adams)
  "Restoration of Cross Timbers Forest Ecosystems"
SPECIAL RETIREMENT SEMINAR
20: Dan McGlinn, College of Charleston
  "Advancing the Pamerian Paradigm: How to Incorporate Scale into our Measurement of Biodiversity"
22: Million Tadege, Associate Professor, OSU Department of Plant & Soil Sciences; Institute for Agricultural Biosciences (Ardmore, Oklahoma) (host:Ming Yang)
  "Mechanistic insights into eudicot leaf blade outgrowth"
MARCH
1: Deren Eaton, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University (host: Mark Fishbein)
  "Comparative Genomics Reveals Ecological Drivers of Plant Diversification"
8: Nikolai Starzak, MS Graduate Student (Fishbein Lab)
  Initial M.S. Presentation: "The Flora of Beaver County: High Plains Vascular Plants of the Oklahoma Panhandle"
15: SPRING BREAK
22: Dylan Franks, PhD Graduate Student (Henley Lab)
  Updated PhD Proposal: "Optimization of Lipid Accumulation in Microalgae under Continuous Culture"
29: Ky Shen, MS Graduate Student (Steets Lab)
  Final M.S. Defense Seminar: "The effect of an Invasive Plant Species on the Reproductive Success of a Native Congener"
APRIL
5: Arthur Grossman, Carnegie Institution (host: Bill Henley)
  "Discovery of Novel Photosynthetic Function Using the Green Alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii"
12: Angela McDonnell, PhD Graduate Student (Fishbein Lab)
  Final PhD Defense Seminar: "Turning vines into trees: phylogeny and evolution of New World milkweed vines (Apocynaceae, Gonolobinae) with an emphasis on the arid-adapted species of Chthamalia"
19: Justin Dee, PhD Graduate Student (Palmer Lab)
  Final PhD Defense Seminar: "Refining the role of annual rings as a tool for investigating the growth of herbaceous species"
26: Nicole Parker, PhD Graduate Student (Meinke Lab)
  Final PhD Defense Seminar: "Natural Variation in Sensitivity to a Loss of Chloroplast Translation in Arabidopsis"
MAY

30: Qing Li, MS Graduate Student (Doust Lab)
  Initial M.S. Presentation: "Investigating early plant growth dynamics in the C4 panicoid grass Seteria"
Alissa Freeman, MS Graduate Student (Adams Lab)
  Initial M.S. Presentation: "Interactions among competition, species composition, and the pathogenicity of Biscogniauxia on tree mortality in upland Crosstimbers ecosystems"