Fall 2004/05

Sept. 28 Barry Tomlinson (OEB) Reaction fibers (or fibres!) in woody plants - the evolutionary significance of Gnetum
Oct. 5 Fabian Michelangeli (NYBG) Ant-plant relationships in Neotropical Melastomataceae: combining phylogenetic, anatomical and ecological data
Oct. 12 David Lee (Florida International Univ./Harvard Forest) Why do leaves turn red in the autumn?
Oct. 19 Egbert Leigh (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) How understanding speciation can help us understand what maintains the diversity of tropical trees
Oct. 26 Dale Karlson (Univ. of West Virginia) Molecular and Physiological Aspects of Cold Acclimation in Red-Osier Dogwood
Nov. 2 Tanya Livshultz (Mercer Fellow, HUH) Systematics of Apocynaceae subfamily Apocynoideae and the APSA clade
  Nina Theis (Mercer Fellow, HUH) Targeting pollinators and evading herbivores: Floral scent in two species of thistle
Nov. 9 David King (Center for Tropical Forest Science) Forest dynamics plots in Malaysia
Nov. 16 Tom Brutnell (Cornell Univ.) Phytochrome photoreceptors of maize: targets of selection, targets for manipulation
Nov. 23 Amy Zanne (Tufts Univ.) Tree vascular constraints: A survey from Arnold Arboretum
  Linda and Jonathan Haar (Boston Planning Institute) Explaining biodiversity to the public: The Boston Darwin Project
Nov. 30 Charles Canham (Inst. of Ecosystem Studies) Neighborhood competition along environmental gradients: fundamental versus realized niches of northeastern tree species
Dec. 7 S. P. Dinesh-Kumar (Yale Univ.) Emerging perspectives on plant innate immune response to viruses
Dec. 16 Rebecca Zufall (Smith College) Evolution of innovation: case studies from plants and protists