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Soil and Crop Sciences

Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule

12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. – W9 Plant Sciences

 

Speaker

Topic/Location

January 30th

Dr. Pat Byrne, Professor

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Colorado State University

Changing Landscapes in Asia: Reflections on a Sabbatical in Nepal, India, and China

February 6th

Dr. Jay Ham, Professor

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Colorado State University

Using 3D Printers and Low-cost Microprocessors to Build Environmental Sensors  and Other Lab Gadgets

February 13th

Dr. Raj Khosla, Professor

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Colorado State University

Global Food Security and Precision Agriculture

February 20st

Dr. Adam Heuberger

Research Scientist and Joint Assistant Professor

Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility

Colorado State University

Metabolomics in Crop Science: Potential for Improved Varietal Selection, Food Processing, and Understanding of Complex Phenotypes

February 27th

 

Dr. Keith Paustian, Professor

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Colorado State University

Beetlejuice – Researching Sustainable Biofuels From Beetle-Kill Wood in the Rockies

March 6th

Johannes Lehmann

Cornell University

(Speaker selected by the Graduate Student Committee)

Pyrogenic Carbon in Soil: What Can We Learn for Biochar Management

March 13th

Dr. Arathi Seshadri, Assistant Professor

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Influence of Environmental Stress on Plant Reproductive Strategies and Plant-Pollinator Interactions

March 20th

No Seminar – Spring Break

 No Seminar

March 27th

Dr. Jim Ippolito

USDA-ARS

Biochar\’s Benefits for Intermountain Western US Soils

April 3th

Harkamal Walia – Cargill

UNL

Drought Adaptive Traits in Wheat

April 10th

Rafael Telles Tenorio de Siqueira, MS Student

Hung Dao, PhD Student

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Colorado State University

Rafael deSiqueira : Fluorescence and Reflectance Sensing: Detecting Nitrogen Variability at Early Growth Stage in Maize

Hung Dao: Validation of Quantitative Trait Loci for Grain Quality Traits in Wheat

April 17th

Sarah Grogan, PhD Student

Kris Nichols, MS Student

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Colorado State University

Sarah Grogan: Mega-Analysis of Heading Date in 300 Winter Wheat Lines Grown Across the US Great Plains

Kris Nichols: Trace Gas Emissions from Cow Excrement on Cool-season Pasture and Native Rangeland of the Shortgrass Steppe

April 24th

 

Ashton Dilka, MS Student

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Colorado State University

(Note: Will start at 12:15)

Determining Groundwater Nitrate Contamination Sources in Colorado using δ15N and δ18O Isotopes

May 1st

Dr. Jan Leach, Professor

Department of Bioagricultural Sciences &Pest Mgmt

Colorado State University

Impacts of Rising Temperatures on R-gene-mediated Resistance in Rice

May 8th

Nick Carpita

Purdue University

(Speaker selected by the Graduate Student Committee)

Genetically Tailoring Biomass for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts