College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Fall 2015


FALL 2015

Seminars will be held Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in PLS 1140. If you are interested in meeting with any of the speakers, please notify the host faculty member or Jessica Trotta,



Guest Speaker:



September 10

Dr. Jason Slot

Ohio State University

Horizontal gene transfer in fungal evolution

Priscila Chaverri

September 17

Dr. Kevin Folta

University of Florida

Environmental, Genetic and Genomic Manipulation of High Value Plant Traits

Public records abuse - a new weapon in the war on GMO science

Burkhard Schulz

September 24

Dr. Rohan Tikekar*

University of Maryland

Photodynamic processes to improve the safety of wash water used in the fresh produce industry

Angus Murphy

October 1

George Chuck

UC Berkeley

Burkhard Schulz

October 8

Dr. Yinong Yang

Penn State University

Shunyuan Xiao

October 15

Dr. Matthew Smith

University of Florida

Perspectives on the Pecan Truffle – commercializing another North American truffle?

Cassandra Swett

October 22

Richard Jones


Phytophthora is the most destructive genus

Joseph Roberts

October 29

Dr. Martin Wiedmann


A systems approach to reducing foodborne pathogen transmission through produce: from the field to retail

Shirley Micallef

November 5

Dr. Linda Kinkel

University of Minnesota

The underground arms race: competition, coevolution, and disease suppression in the soil

Sarah Allard + GS

November 12

Dr. Zoe Cardon


Shirley Micallef

November 19

Dr. Ari Novy

United States Botanic Garden

Unmasking the Invisible Process of Food production: Engaging with the Public on Food and Agriculture at Botanic Gardens

Joseph Roberts

November 26

Thanksgiving Break

No Seminar


December 3 

Dr. Harald Scherm

University of Georgia

Cassandra Swett

To nominate or invite a speaker, please contact Dr. Shirley Micallef,, x54369


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