If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Managing expectations – The microbiome in agriculture, with Jack Gilbert, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, it’s available online.
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Bud dormancy and cold hardiness in wild and cultivated grapes, with Jason Londo, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Horticulture Section and
Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS Grape Genetics Unit, Geneva, N.Y., it’s available online.
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, What did they really eat? A critical analysis of the food value in the Three Sisters, with Jane Mt Pleasant, Associate Professor, Horticulture Section, it’s available online.
Seminar video: Chlorophyll fluorescence as a tool for biofeedback control of photosynthetic lighting
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Chlorophyll fluorescence as a tool for biofeedback control of photosynthetic lighting with Marc van Iersel, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, it’s available online.
Horticulture seminar series presents historian and author Andrea Wulf speaking on her new book:
Alexander von Humboldt and the Invention of Nature
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm
Note location: Riley Robb, 125
The Invention of Nature reveals the extraordinary life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today. Though almost forgotten today, his name lingers everywhere from the Humboldt Current to the Humboldt penguin.
Humboldt was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing the highest volcanoes in the world, paddling down the Orinoco or racing through anthrax–infested Siberia.
Perceiving nature as an interconnected global force, Humboldt discovered similarities between climate zones across the world and predicted human-induced climate change. He turned scientific observation into poetic narrative, and his writings inspired naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth and Goethe but also politicians such as Jefferson.
Wulf also argues that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s ‘Walden’. Wulf traces Humboldt’s influences through the great minds he inspired in revolution, evolution, ecology, conservation, art and literature. In The Invention of Nature, Wulf brings this lost hero to science and the forgotten father of environmentalism back to life.
Humboldt was, after all, as one contemporary said, ‘the greatest man since the Deluge’.
If you missed Wednesday’s Graduate Field of Horticulture exit seminar, Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Ethiopia: Variety Diversity, Attributes and Farmers’ Needs, with with PhD candidate Semagn-Asredie Kolech, it’s available online.
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Agricultural resiliency: A human aspect of production agriculture , with Jeff Perry, senior lecturer, Horticulture Section, it’s available online.
Department of Landscape Architecture Lecture Series
Integrating Design, Ecology, and Human Cultural Needs in Naturalistic Urban Planning
James Hitchmough, Horticultural Ecology, University of Sheffield
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Kennedy Hall, 461