Research & Teaching

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture; Co-Chair of the Sensory Media Platform
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Norman B. and Muriel Leventhal Professor of Advanced Urbanism; Co-Director - LCAU, MIT Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism
Aramont Professor of the History of Science 
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Edward C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology, Associate of Leverett House
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics
Harvard Medical School
Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School
Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development
Harvard Kennedy School
Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Curator of Vascular Plants in the Harvard University Herbaria
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Curator of Ornithology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology; Director of Graduate Studies
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America; Professor of Biology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology; Curator of Entomology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology; Faculty Dean of Leverett House of Harvard College
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Professor of Advanced Environmental Studies in the Field of Landscape Ecology, Emeritus
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Senior Lecturer in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Director of the Arnold Arboretum; Faculty Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government; Director, Ash Center's Democratic Governance Programs; Chief of Party and Principal Investigator, Transparency for Development
Harvard Kennedy School
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology; Harvard College Professor; Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Curator of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Planetary Health
Harvard School of Public Health
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology; Professor of Biology; Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology; Curator of Herpetology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology; Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Curator of Mammals, Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry; Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Interim Director of the Harvard Forest, Faculty Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy; Professor of Environmental Science and Policy; Co-Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program
Harvard Kennedy School
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences; Co-Director of Graduate Studies, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Harvard Kennedy School
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology; Co-Director of the GSD Technology Platform
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Fisher Professor of Natural History; Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Emeritus
Harvard Medical School

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Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and of Physics
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Medical School
Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Biology [Emeritus]
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

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Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Senior Research Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Principal Research Scientist, Planetary Health, Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health (HSPH); Director, Planetary Health Alliance
Harvard Medical School
Harvard School of Public Health
Junior Faculty, Eaton Peabody Lab, Mass Eye & Ear

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Murray and Martha Ross Professor of Environmental Sciences; Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; Harvard College Professor
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Sidney A. and John H. Hessel Professor of Biology; Curator of Lepidoptera, Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Professor of Genetics
Elliot T. and Onie H. Adams Professor Biochemistry and Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

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Bussey Professor of Biology [Emeritus]
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Landon T. Clay Professor of Scientific Archaeology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture; Director of the Office for Urbanization; Landscape Architecture Thesis Coordinator
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Pellegrino University Professor [Emeritus]; Museum of Comparative Zoology Professor [Emeritus]
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Medical School

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Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science; Associate, Harvard Forest
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Associate Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering Harvard University

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Ruth B. Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Young scholars come together to learn about the complexities of climate change from leading experts.
January 24, 2020
HUCE remembers Jim McCarthy for his remarkable contributions to biological oceanography and his dedication to teaching.
December 11, 2019
A profile on Agassiz Professor of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Scott Edwards
May 26, 2017
A profile on Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Naomi Oreskes
May 25, 2017
A profile on Professor of Early American History Joyce Chaplin
May 24, 2016
A profile on Professor of Engineering and Atmospheric Science and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Frank Keutsch
May 24, 2016
A profile on Environmental Science and Engineering Professor Elsie Sunderland
May 24, 2016
A profile on Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Professor Elizabeth Wolkovich
May 27, 2015
A new study co-authored by N. Michele Holbrook and published in "Plant, Cell & Environment" explores just how big fruit can grow
January 14, 2015
Tiny flying robots are being built to pollinate crops instead of real bees
July 9, 2014
HUCE welcomes new cohort of postdoctoral researchers, bids farewell to outgoing Fellows
June 17, 2013
Sachi Oshima '13 recalls her experience at last summer's Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil
June 17, 2013
As Harvard's Arnold Arboretum pushes into social media, trees and technology form an unexpected partnership
June 17, 2013
A profile on the Graduate Consortium on Energy & Environment
May 13, 2011
February 25, 2011

Course Requirements: Graduate Level Courses (300 and 3000) for E-SPCI Ph.D candidates only.

Given the current speed of habitat and species loss caused by human development, the restoration of degraded ecosystem is one of the greatest challenges humankind is facing. For this reason, the United Nations declared 2021-2030 as the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.

Symbioses - "living together" with microbes - are ubiquitous in nature, with powerful effects on the physiology, ecology, and evolution of all living organisms. The diversity of symbioses drives biological innovation, challenging us to think about life on earth at a different/new level.

Biogeography aims to explain distributions of organisms through historical and ecological factors. This course will focus on the history of biogeographic research, developments in the area of historical biogeography, and on ecological processes that affect distributions of whole clades.

Science is like a well-woven, ever-expanding fabric, designed to uncover Nature's secrets. This course emphasizes the strong connections between subfields of science,showing it as the never-ending and greatest detective story ever told, with evidence always the arbiter.

This course covers theoretical basis for low-frequency seismology.  The topics covered include boundary conditions, eigenfunctions and frequencies of the Earth, normal-mode summations for synthetic seismogram calculations, surface waves, and model-ray duality.

A comprehensive introduction to how the principles of mineralogy, phase equilibria, and the compositions of terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials are used to understand the evolution of the Earth and its resources.

To wander about among a vegetation which is new to one is pleasant and instructive. It is the same with familiar plants as with other familiar objects: in the end we cease to think about them at all. But what is seeing without thinking? (Goethe, Italian Journey)

Pests have had impacts large and small on human life, serving as sources of lethal pandemics and minor annoyance alike. But what constitutes a pest has varied greatly over time and space.

An advanced language and culture class that examines literature and films portraying the political, sociological, financial and environmental impact of multinational companies doing business in Latin America.

This course provides a cross-disciplinary overview of environmental science and how research contributes to public policy and human health risk assessment through a case study of a global pollution issue: lead biogeochemistry.

Concepts and applications of chemical kinetics and thermodynamics for environmental science and engineering.

Concepts and applications of chemical kinetics and thermodynamics for environmental science and engineering.

Notes: ESE 164 is also offered as E-PSCI 164. Students may not take both for credit.

Recommended Prep: Physical Sciences 11 or equivalent in general chemistry.

This course explores the fundamentals of marine biology. Students learn about the complex lifestyles of organisms whose home spans three quarters of our planet.

The purpose of this course is to develop understanding and guide student research of human and environmental systems. In class we will explore agriculture, conflict, and transmissible disease.

The purpose of this course is to develop understanding and guide student research of human and environmental systems. In class we will explore agriculture, conflict, and transmissible disease.

This course will explore the relationship between climate, environment and human evolution. How did hominins and other mammals adapt to global cooling and grassland expansion?

Human induced climate change has the potential to alter the function of natural ecosystems and the lives of people on a global scale. The prospect lies not in the distant future but is imminent.

What do landslides in Brazil, droughts in California, mass migration in Syria and the collapse of Mayan civilization all have in common? Water. This course introduces students to the terrestrial water cycle: how it works, how humans manipulate it, and how it manipulates us.

What is it about Earth that enables life to thrive? This question was reinvigorated with the 2016 ground-breaking discovery of a habitable planet around the nearest star, Proxima Centauri.

What one thing is changing everything in your lifetime—and for generations to come? It’s changing what you eat; it’s changing buildings you live in; and it’s changing politics, the arts, and finance. The change is accelerating.

This is an interdisciplinary graduate-level and advanced undergraduate-level course in which students explore topics in molecular microbiology, microbial diversity, and microbially-mediated geochemistry in depth. This course will be taught by faculty from the Microbial Sciences Initiative.

This is an interdisciplinary graduate-level and advanced undergraduate-level course in which students explore topics in molecular microbiology, microbial diversity, and microbially-mediated geochemistry in depth. This course will be taught by faculty from the Microbial Sciences Initiative.

Within our solar system, Earth is distinguished as the planet with life. Life was born of planetary processes, has been sustained for some four billion years by planetary processes, and through time has emerged as a set of planetary processes that is important in its own right.

Within our solar system, Earth is distinguished as the planet with life. Life was born of planetary processes, has been sustained for some four billion years by planetary processes, and through time has emerged as a set of planetary processes that is important in its own right.

Fundamental concepts and formalisms of conservation of energy and increase of entropy as applied to natural and engineered environmental and biological systems.

Fundamental concepts and formalisms of conservation of energy and increase of entropy as applied to natural and engineered environmental and biological systems.

This course introduces students to remote sensing data, methods and tools used for the study of global environmental change.

As human population grows, our collective influence is becoming an almost ubiquitous feature in the natural world, and the marine environment is no exception.

Even as we recognize that human well-being depends on the natural environment, we are experiencing unprecedented environmental challenges largely as a consequence of unsustainable interactions with nature.

The oceans contain 97 percent of the Earth's water, and host the most disparate ecosystems on the planet. This course provides an introduction to deep sea ocean habitats, animals, and microorganisms.

A survey of theory and applications of DNA technologies to the study of evolutionary, ecological and behavioral processes in natural populations.

This course lays out the significance of the international tourism industry, which represents approximately 10.4 percent of the global economy.

The proseminar introduces MLA II students to a range of theories and methods in landscape architecture and their implications for practice and research.

This course is a survey course on Natural Resources Law. Topics covered include Wildlife and Biodiversity, Living Marine Resources, Rangelands, Forest Lands, Protected Lands, Minerals, Forests, and Energy Resources.

Fishes inhabit diverse aquatic environments including deep seas, intertidal zones, coral reefs, polar waters, the vast Amazonian basin, and great East African lakes. A single fish species may occupy diverse environments through extraordinary long distance horizontal and vertical migrations.

This is an interdisciplinary graduate-level and advanced undergraduate-level course in which students explore topics in molecular microbiology, microbial diversity, and microbially-mediated geochemistry in depth. This course will be taught by faculty from the Microbial Sciences Initiative.

As a scarce and necessary resource for earthly activity, land triggers competition and conflict over its possession, use, development, and preservation. For privately owned land, the market manages much of the competition through its familiar allocative price-setting features.

Introduction to the structure, diversity, and physiology of plants with an emphasis on evolutionary relationships and adaptations to life on land.

An integrated approach to the diversity of life, emphasizing how chemical, physical, genetic, ecological and geologic processes contribute to the origin and maintenance of biological diversity.

Conserving and managing biodiversity and ecosystem services in diverse landscapes across the globe is a major sustainability challenge of this century. Solutions critically rest on fundamental concepts and principles in ecology.

This course investigates the habitats and diversity of marine life in the world's oceans, discusses human impacts upon them, and examines sustainable management practices for the future.

This course surveys the scientific principles of sustainability and environmental management practices, with attention to system dynamics perspectives; sustainability—concerns, definitions, and indicators; quality of life—values and worldview; knowledge and models; ecological systems; human popul

Fall term, four units, required for both MLA 1 and MLA AP students taking the third LA core-studio.

This course is an introduction to the understanding of plants from non-managed plant communities to managed living structures.

Selected topics in the history of the North American coastal zone, including the seashore as wilderness, as industrial site, as area of recreation, and as artistic subject; the shape of coastal landscape for conflicting uses over time; and the perception of the seashore as marginal zone in litera

The oceans contain 97% of Earth’s water, and host the most disparate ecosystems on the planet. This course provides an introduction to deep ocean habitats, macrofauna and microorganisms.

An introduction to the uses of plants by humans. Topics include the form, structure, and genetics of plants related to their use as sources of food, shelter, fiber, flavors, beverages, drugs, and medicines.

This course examines the relationships of organisms to their environment at the individual, population, and community level.

The course covers micro- and macro-evolution, ranging in its focus from population genetics through molecular evolution to the grand patterns of the fossil record.

Global change ecology is the line of scientific inquiry that integrates the responses of organisms, ecosystems, and their environments with changes in human activity and climate.

Research and writing of the senior thesis under faculty direction. Senior honors candidates must take at least one term of this course while writing a thesis. The signature of the faculty adviser is required.

The major goal of conservation biology is to preserve and recover genetic, species, and ecosystem diversity through evidence-based assessment, analysis, and management.

November 23, 2020
Zoom
Wenying Liao, Postdoctoral Fellow, OEB, Taylor Lab and Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, will present "Fix the Global Nitrogen Cycle: From Forests to Agricultural Landscapes."
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:10pm
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October 30, 2020
Livestream
The Washington Post brings together epidemiologist Christopher Golden, PhD and field scientist Kendra Phelps, PhD to discuss National Geographic's new series about how scientists are piecing together cultural, medical and environmental factors to trace the origins of deadly diseases and help stave off future pandemics.
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 4:30pm
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October 21, 2020
Zoom
Paula Dobriansky, Former US Ambassador and FDP Senior Fellow; David Balton, former US Ambassador; and Fran Ulmer, former Chair of the Arctic Research Commission and Belfer Center Fellow, will examine key countries’ economic and national security interests in the Arctic region and the role of the rule of law in preventing conflict alongside critical questions of governance to balance environmental, economic, and security concerns.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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October 23, 2020
Zoom
Join the International Land Conservation Network for a conversation with Rand Wentworth, President Emeritus, Land Trust Alliance, Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership, and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS; Sadiya Muqueeth, Director of Community Health at the Trust for Public Land; and Carles Castell, Head of the Natural Areas Department, Barcelona Provincial Council and President Emeritus, EUROPARC—Spain.
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 9:15am to 10:45am
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October 14, 2020
Online
Join the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative for a panel discussion on how safeguarding the rainforest can be a source of wealth, growth and justice for communities in the biodiversity hotspots of Latin America.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
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October 7, 2020
Online
Join the DRCLAS Brazil Office as they discuss the bio-economy for the Amazon in "Amazon 4.0: Defining a Third Way for the Amazon" as part of the 24 Hours of Harvard program.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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October 6, 2020
Zoom
David Moreno Mateos, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard GSD, will present "The Recovery of Ecosystem Complexity from Ancient Human Impacts."
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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October 7, 2020
Online
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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October 29, 2020
Zoom
Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, ICREA Research Professor, Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Associate Professor, Universitat de Barcelona, will present "The Power of Unicellular Relatives of Animals: A New Perspective Into the Origin of Metazoa."
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:30pm
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October 1, 2020
Zoom
Paul S. Shamble, John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow, Harvard University, will discuss "How Spiders Jump."
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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October 15, 2020
Zoom
Donna L. Maney, Professor of Psychology, Emory University, will present "Inside the Supergene of the Bird with Four Sexes."
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 3:30pm
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October 8, 2020
Online
Learn how animals are impacted across continents and within oceans and how species will be impacted by climate change in a panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth Stephenson, Marine Conservation Action Fund, NEAQ with speakers Shannon Walajtys, IFAW; Jason Donofrio, The Ocean Foundation; and Nikhil Advani, World Wildlife Fund.
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:00pm
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October 15, 2020
Zoom
Diane Beckles, Plant Sciences, University of California - Davis, will present "Starch-to-Sugar and Back Again: A Critical Role for Starch Metabolism in Plant Growth, Development and Abiotic Stress Response."
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:00am
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October 29, 2020
Zoom
Laura Leites, Ecosystem Science & Management, Pennsylvania State University, will give a talk.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:00am
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November 12, 2020
Zoom
Charles Harvey, MIT, will present "The Mathematical Simplicity of Impenetrable Topical Peat Swamp Forests: Welcome to the Necromass."
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 11:00am
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December 3, 2020
Zoom
Ashley Keiser, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst, will discuss "The Hidden Biotic and Abiotic Drivers of Leaf Litter Decomposition in Temperate Forests."
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:00am
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December 17, 2020
Zoom
Nancy Johnson, School of Earth & Sustainability, Northern Arizona University, will present "When Mycorrhizal Microbiomes Can and Cannot Influence Plant Fitness."
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 11:00am
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October 1, 2020
Zoom
Richard Forman, Harvard GSD, will present "Values of Large-versus-Small Urban Greenspaces, and Their Arrangement."
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 11:00am
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September 17, 2020
Zoom
Missy Holbrook, Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Interim Director of the Harvard Forest, will present "It's Hard to Be a Tree!". 
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:00am
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September 21, 2020
Webinar
The Harvard Graduate School of Design welcomes Seth Denizen, a researcher and design practitioner trained in landscape architecture and human geography, who will give a talk as part of the Kiley Fellow Lecture Series.
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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September 23, 2020
Zoom
Join the Harvard Alumni Association in conversation with Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies, Co-Director of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design; Samuel Myers, Principal Research Scientist, Planetary Health, Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Planetary Health Alliance; and Caro Park, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:00pm
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September 3, 2020
Zoom
Erica Bree Rosenblum, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at University of California, Berkeley, will present “Content and Context in Evolutionary Biology: A Tale of Two Study Systems.”
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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September 22, 2020
Zoom
Education and Outreach in the Harvard Forest LTER Program Sessions will highlight how graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, undergraduates, and K-12 teachers and students benefit from and contribute to the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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June 5, 2020
WEBINAR
In this online talk featuring Rachel Saunders, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Curator of Asian Art, and William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum, you will observe artworks from the exhibition alongside the living collections of the Arnold Arboretum.
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
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May 22, 2020
WEBINAR
The latest installment of Bridging the Virtual Gap: Connecting Climate Optimists in Times of Crisis, a webinar series produced by Climate XChange. 
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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May 26, 2020
WEBINAR
The Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment invites you to celebrate the Harvard Class of 2020 and inspire graduates to take bold climate action. Six to ten graduating Harvard undergraduate and graduate students will talk about their novel and big idea for how we should combat the climate crisis (think PechaKucha talk meets the i-Lab). Students will be asked to share their one big idea in a 3-4 minute talk during a Zoom Webinar with current students, fellow graduates, and the broader Harvard community.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:00pm
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May 21, 2020
WEBINAR
The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies invites you for a lecture by director Brian D. Farrell, Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America; Professor of Biology; Curator of Entomology, Museum of Comparative Zoology; and Faculty Dean, Leverett House of Harvard College.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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May 18, 2020
WEBINAR
DRCLAS Brazil Studies Program and Brazil Office invite you to an online dialogue with Natalie Unterstell, Climate Public Policy Expert, Director, Talanoa Think Tank; Former Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University, and Fabiano Maisonnave, Amazon Correspondent, Folha de São Paulo; Former Fellow, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 11:00am
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May 1, 2020
WEBINAR
"Soil and Climate Impact on the Growth and Competitiveness of Temperate Tree Species" with Paulino Pinto, Widen Horizon Fellow, AgroParisTech, University of Lorrain, INRA.
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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April 21, 2020
WEBCAST
David Mateos Moreno, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, GSD, will explore current patterns of ecosystem recovery of simple and complex attributes, why restored and undisturbed ecosystems are different, and particularly, why recovery is a long term process. Finally, we will hypothesize potential actions we can use to accelerate the recovery process that will bring more resilient and resistant ecosystems back.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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April 20, 2020
Online Lecture
Celebrated paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin discusses his latest book, "Some Assembly Required." This lively and accessible account traces the great transformations in the history of life on Earth, including an updated view of the evolution of human and animal life that explains the development of the incredible diversity of life on our planet.
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
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April 10, 2020
Zoom Webinar
Julia Smachylo, Harvard GSD, will discuss research on forest stewardship policies in the province of Ontario, and how they have shifted away from a reliance on public initiatives to tax incentives for private property owners.
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
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April 18, 2020
WEBCAST
This full-day event is held once a year on the Cambridge campus and features presentations by leading microbiologists from around the world. See website for further details.
Saturday, April 18, 2020 (All day)
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April 2, 2020
WEBINAR
Care deeply about the Amazon Rainforest but not sure where to start? Dive into action at the i-lab IdeaJam. At this workshop, you’ll learn Design Thinking brainstorming techniques to begin to build tangible solutions for preserving the Amazon. The prompts that you’ll learn to generate innovative thinking can be used to reframe any problem you encounter. Harvard ID holders only.
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
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March 31, 2020
WEBINAR
Join pgEd as they introduce their newest lesson plan and explore three case studies that illustrate how genetic tools are being used with the goal of addressing environmental issues: reducing toxicity of an important food crop, preventing population decline in an endangered bird species, and preserving the permafrost through de-extinction of the woolly mammoth.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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April 24, 2020
WEBCAST
Carlos Nobre, Brazil’s leading expert on the Amazon and climate change, discusses the Amazon forest fires and the impact of both local and global politics in the fight to save our planet. Hosted by the MIT Center for International Studies (CIS) and MIT Brazil Program.
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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March 12, 2020
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"As the Crow Flies and the Beetle Rolls: Straight-Line Orientation from Behavior to Neurons" with Marie Dacke, Professor, Lund University.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 3:30pm
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February 28, 2020
Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham
"Five Decades of Tree Census Data from Permanent Rainforest Plots across North-Eastern Australia" with Helen Murphy, CSIRO, Australia.
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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March 6, 2020
Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham
"Local Habitat Modulation of Tree Responses to Climate Change in a High Elevation Tropical Forest" with Paulo Quadri, Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont.
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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March 3, 2020
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
William Friedman, Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Arnold Arboretum, will speak as part of the Evolution Matters Lecture Series hosted by the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 6:00pm
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March 17, 2020
Fisher Museum, Harvard Forest, 324 N Main St., Petersham
This symposium focuses on the education, outreach, and impact of the Harvard Forest Long-term Ecological Research Program.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (All day)
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March 10, 2020
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"Flowers, Flies, and Fermentation: Floral Mimicry and Pollination Ecology of Pawpaw" with Katherine R. Goodrich, Widener University.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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March 5, 2020
Haller Hall (102), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
"A Multidisciplinary Approach to Explore Early Hominin Paleobiology through Field and Lab Research" with Zeray Alemseged, Donald N. Pritzker Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago.
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
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March 30, 2020
GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge
Stefanie Hessler, curator and writer, and Armin Linke, photographer and filmmaker, will present “Prospecting Ocean: Artistic Research in the Oceanic Anthropocene.”
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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February 26, 2020
Office of Career Services, 54 Dunster St., Cambridge
The food industry is changing! Student-scientists, entrepreneurs, social scientists, and policymakers see that the alternative protein space is an arena where they can make a positive impact. The field spans many diverse disciplines, from tissue or chemical engineering to synthetic biology, from economics to data science. Attend this panel discussion to hear from alumni and others in this rapidly growing field and learn how you can make an impact! Harvard students and alumni only.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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February 25, 2020
Office of Career Services, 54 Dunster St., Cambridge
A changing climate is dramatically affecting many sectors and organizations, and opportunities to work within this field are varied. Attend this discussion to hear from panelists working in diverse industries and job functions related to the environment in nonprofit, corporate, and government settings. Registration required. Harvard students and alumni only.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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February 24, 2020
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Catherine Aime, Professor and Director of the Purdue Herbaria, Purdue University, will discuss "Illuminating the Dark Fungi."
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:00pm
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February 20, 2020
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"Fossil Plants and Global Change: The Past Can Save the Future" with Peter Wilf, Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University.
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 3:30pm
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February 27, 2020
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
B. L. Turner II, Regents Professor and Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, will examine the complex social and environmental conditions that affected Maya societies.
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
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February 24, 2020
Geo Museum 102, Haller Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Ylona van Dinther, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, will give a talk. Title TBA.
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
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March 9, 2020
Geo Museum 102, Haller Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Laura Kreidberg, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will present "Big Steps Toward Small Worlds: Exoplanet Atmosphere Characterization in the Next Decade and Beyond."
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 12:00pm
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March 16, 2020
Geo Museum 102, Haller Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Rick Aster, Colorado State University, will give a talk. Title TBA.
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 12:00pm
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March 30, 2020
Geo Museum 102, Haller Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Sukyoung Lee, Penn State University, will give a talk. Title TBA.
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:00pm
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February 10, 2020
Geo Museum 102, Haller Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Bruce Anderson, Boston University, will give a talk. Title TBA.
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
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February 21, 2020
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
Kristen DeAngelis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will present "Life in the Anthropocene: Microbes Adapt to Soil Warming."
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 11:00am
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January 31, 2020
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
"The Thermophilization of Forest Plant Communities with Climate Warming" with Jean Claude Gegout, Bullard Fellow, Harvard Herbaria and AgroParisTech.
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:00am
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February 7, 2020
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
"Ponderosa Pine Survival to Bark Beetles and Drought: Growth Rates Matter" with Anna Sala, Professor, Division Biological Sciences, University of Montana.
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 11:00am
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February 14, 2020
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
"Savanna Forest, Alternative Stable States" with Carla Staver, Yale University.
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 11:00am
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February 3, 2020
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Don Pfister, Harvard OEB, will present "Adventures in the Uttermost Part of the Earth: Fungi, Plants and Biogeography."
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 12:10pm
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February 10, 2020
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Brook Moyers, University of Massachusetts, Boston, will present “Dynamic Quantitative Genetics in Rice Under Stress.”
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 12:10pm
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February 24, 2020
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Yaowu Yuan, University of Connecticut, will discuss "Genetics, Development, and Evolution of Pigmentation Patterns in Monkeyflowers (Mimulus)."
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:10pm
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March 2, 2020
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Rebecca Y. Kartzinel, Director, Brown University Herbarium, will discuss "Drivers of Adaptation and Diversity in Plant Populations."
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 12:10pm
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March 9, 2020
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Daniel Short Gianotti, MIT, will discuss "Water Limitation and Vegetated Ecosystem Responses."
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 12:10pm
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March 23, 2020
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Karl J. Niklas, Cornell University, will discuss "The Evo-devo Origins of Multicellularity."
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 12:10pm
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January 27, 2020
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Erin Sparks, University of Delaware, will discuss "The Development and Function of Stem-borne Roots in Maize."
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:10pm
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January 17, 2020
Pierce Hall (100F), 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
Jhoon Kim, Yonsei University, will discuss "New Era of Air Quality Monitoring from Space: Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS)."
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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January 29, 2020
Cheryl A. Chase Center, 200 Packard Ave., Medford
Bill Moomaw, CIERP Founder, Professor Emeritus at The Fletcher School, will present "Responding to the Climate Emergency: Technology or Ecosystem Based Approaches?"
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
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February 13, 2020
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Jeannine Cavendar-Bares, Professor, University of Minnesota, will present "Understanding Drivers and Consequences of Plant Diversity Across Temporal and Spatial Scales in an Era of Rapid Global Change."
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:30pm
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February 10, 2020
Haller Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Caroline Strömberg, Professor, University of Washington, will give a talk. This seminar is presented jointly with the Earth History and Paleontology (EHaP) lecture series.
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:00pm
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February 6, 2020
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Benjamin de Bivort, Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, will present "The Neurobiology of Individuality." 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 3:30pm
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January 30, 2020
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"Fins to Limbs: The Forgotten Story of Fin Rays" with Neil Shubin, Professor, The University of Chicago.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 3:30pm
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March 3, 2020
Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston
Join the Museum of Science for an evening devoted to the social, economic, and environmental effects of sea level rise in Boston.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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January 15, 2020
Mugar 235, 160R Packard Avenue, Tufts University, Medford
Harry Verhoeven, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University, will speak as part of the CIERP Research Seminar Series.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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Haller Hall (102), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Jason Phipps Morgan, Chair Professor, Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, SUSTech, will present “Two-Phase Lithospheric Growth at Oceanic Transform Plate Boundaries."
December 13, 2019
Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham
"Forest Planning 2.0: Foreseeing Forest Futures to Aid Management Decisions" with Marco Mina, Université du Quebéc à Montréal, UQAM.
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 11:00am
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December 12, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing under the Nagoya Protocol: Challenges in Dealing with the New International Norms and Perspectives on Biodiversity Law in India and the United States" with Pushpa Kumar, University of Delhi, India. 
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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January 28, 2020
Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum,125 Arborway, Boston
Join Jake Grossman, Putnam Postdoctoral Fellow, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, for an exploration of the world of biodiversity research.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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December 2, 2019
Haller Hall (102), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
John Priscu, Regents Professor of Ecology, Co-director of the Subzero Research Facility, Montana State University, will discuss "Geomicrobiology in and beneath Polar Ice Sheets."     
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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December 3, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"DNA barcoding for Plant-Pathogens Diagnostic and Monitoring: Forest Diseases and Turbo-Taxonomy in Tympanidaceae as a Case of Study" with Luis Jesus Quijada Fumero, Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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December 3, 2019
Sever Hall 213, 25 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Join the Harvard Data Science Initiative and Steve Sain, Jupiter Intel, for a talk about his career in data science and the estimation of coastal flood risk.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
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December 3, 2019
Harvard i-lab, 125 Western Ave., Boston
Join the Harvard Innovation Labs for an IdeaJam centered on the preservation of the Amazon Rainforest.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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December 5, 2019
Room 3-174, MIT, 77 Mass Ave., Cambridge
Join the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative for the world-premiere screening of "Mining the Deep Sea," a film about deep-sea mining produced by John Freidah, followed by a panel discussion with experts from the film.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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December 2, 2019
CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St., Cambridge
Jennifer L. Derr, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz, will give a talk on "The Lived Nile: Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt'" as part of the CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series.
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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November 21, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Robert McCracken Peck, Curator of Art and Artifacts, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, will discuss the remarkable life and natural history paintings of children's writer Edward Lear.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
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November 14, 2019
Simons IMAX Theatre, New England Aquarium, 43 Central Wharf, Boston, MA
Laura Robinson, Professor of Geochemistry, University of Bristol, will present "Deep Sea Corals and Their Climate Secrets."
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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November 15, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
"Unnatural Histories: Towards an Integrative Understanding of Adaptation to Anthropogenic Change" with Shane Campbell-Staton, Assistant Professor, UCLA Institute for Society & Genetics.
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:30pm
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November 21, 2019
Room 008, Barnum Hall, 163 Packard Ave., Medford
Paul Mayewski, University of Maine; Susan Solomon, MIT; and Paul Berkman, Tufts University, will each give a presentation and sit for a panel to reflect on their research experiences in Antarctica.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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November 19, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"Root Functional Traits for Water and Nutrient Acquisition Linked to Plant Strategies: Unpacking the Black Box" with Louise Comas, Plant Physiologist, United States Department of Agriculture.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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November 19, 2019
Science Center Hall C // Cabot Science Library, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
Naomi Oreskes, Professor, Harvard History of Science, Harvard SEAS, will give a lecture followed by a book signing of her latest book, "Why Trust Science?"
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:00pm
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November 5, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"How Do Plants Climb? Macroevolutionary Patterns to Fine-scale Cell Wall Dynamics" with Joyce G. Chery, Postdoctoral Researcher, Pennsylvania State University.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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November 13, 2019
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
HUCE, The Nieman Foundation, and C-CHANGE invite you for a discussion with journalist and filmmaker John D. Sutter about the BASELINE documentary series, an unprecedented look at the climate crisis, checking in with four locations every five years until 2050.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:30pm
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November 21, 2019 to November 22, 2019
Wong Auditorium, 2 Amherst St., Cambridge
The MIT Water Summit is a two-day conference hosted annually by MIT Water Club. The purpose of the event is to bring together leaders from academia, government, nonprofits, NGOs and industry to discuss the greatest challenges and opportunities in the water sector.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 (All day) to Friday, November 22, 2019 (All day)
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November 13, 2019
S050, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Eduardo Souza-Rodrigues, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, will discuss the current state of the Brazilian Amazon as well as explore relevant policy changes over the last two decades. He will also focus on the efficacy of alternative policies from an economic perspective. Moderated by Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Government Department, Harvard University; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS. Hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard (DRCLAS) and co-sponsored by HUCE.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
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October 30, 2019
Knafel Center, 10 Garden St., Cambridge
Christian Rutz, Professor, University of St. Andrews, and current Grass Fellow, will present "Crafty Crows, Tropical Islands, and the Mystery of Human Technological Evolution."
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 4:00pm
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November 7, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
The social environment—both in early life and adulthood—has major effects on human health and survival. But how and why does the social environment get “under the skin” to also affect our physical health? Susan Alberts, Robert F. Durden Professor of Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, pursues this question by studying wild baboons in Kenya. Baboons, like humans, evolved as savannah dwellers.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
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November 5, 2019
Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge
The XXII Triennale di Milano highlighted the concept of restorative design, plotting its role in surveying our species’ bonds with the complex systems in the world, and in designing reparations when necessary, through objects, concepts, and new systems. Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture and Design; Director, Research & Development at The Museum of Modern Art, will take stock of the experience, casting the exhibition against the turbulent geopolitical background of the past year, describing which among its ambitions were met, and which were not, in this Cultural Innovations Lecture.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:30pm
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November 6, 2019
Belfer Room, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center presents Bathsheba Demuth, Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society at Brown University and the author of "Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait."
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
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October 28, 2019
Littauer Center of Public Administration, 1805 Cambridge Street, Room M-15
Benjamin Faber, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of California-Berkeley, will present "Scaling Up Agricultural Policy Interventions: Theory and Evidence from Uganda."
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm
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October 28, 2019
Robinson Hall, Lower Library, 35 Quincy St., Cambridge
Pedro Machado, Associate Professor of History, Indiana University, will present "A Trove of Ocean Riches: Marine Products and the Political Economy of Empire."
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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October 22, 2019
Agassiz Room, MCZ 101A, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Katerina Ragkousi, Assistant Professor of Biology, Amherst College, will present “Oscillating Polarity in Dividing Sea Anemone Epithelia.”
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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October 21, 2019
Haller Hall (102), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Sonia Tikoo, Assistant Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University, will present "Paleomagnetic Insights into Impact Processes: Chicxulub Crater."
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:00pm
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October 23, 2019
Darman Room (Taubman 135), HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
The Center for Public Leadership at HKS hosts Will Shafroth, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, who will share his perspective on the state of our national parks – the challenges that face them and what the future holds. He will also share how his 38-year public service career and time at HKS has prepared him for the work he does today.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm
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October 10, 2019
Hunnewell Bldg, 125 Arborway, Boston
As the first botanical history of World War II, Plants Go to War examines military history from the perspective of plant science. From victory gardens to drugs, timber, rubber, and fibers, plants supplied materials with key roles in victory. Author and botanist Judith Sumner will speak of the many plants that were incorporated into wartime safety materials, diet and rations, and even bombers.
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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October 4, 2019
Room 369, Littauer Bldg, Belfer Center Library, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
Each year the Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative sends a delegation of students to attend the world’s largest Arctic gathering, the Arctic Circle Assembly. This year, after a competitive application process, four students were selected to represent Harvard at the Arctic Innovation Lab. Come and hear their presentations before they leave for Iceland to pitch their ideas for a changing Arctic. 
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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October 8, 2019
Room 101, Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Charley Eiseman, freelance naturalist and author, will present "Life in a Leaf: The Wonderful World of Leafminers."
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:30pm
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October 26, 2019
Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Ned Friedman, Director, Arnold ARboretum, will present "Sibling Cooperation and Interparental Conflict in a Seed: How Plant Mothers, Fathers, and Siblings Behave during the Act of Reproduction in Flowering Plants. David Haig, Harvard OEB, will present "A Romp in the Sac: Bisporic and Tetrasporic Development Reconsidered." David Queller, Washington University, St. Louis, will discuss "Evolutionary Arms Races due to Kin Conflict in Arabidopsis Seeds." Harsh Bais, Universtiy of Delaware, will present "Plant Communication via Roots," and Kamal Bawa, University of Massachusetts Boston, will give concluding remarks.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
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October 25, 2019
Room 3300, University of Massachusetts Boston Integrated Science Complex,100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston
Rick Kesseli, University of Massachusetts, Boston, will give an introduction. Kamal Bawa, University of Massachusetts Boston, will present "Kin Selection in Plants: Resolution of Conflict Between Parents and Offsprings and Among Siblings" and Susan Dudley, McMaster University, Hamilton, will present "Measuring the Fitness Consequences of Plant Kin Recognition Responses."
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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October 3, 2019
Belfer-102, SICI Innovation Studio, HKS
Map the System with Rebecca Trupin: Drivers of Deforestation in Tanzania
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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October 10, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Barbara Schaal, Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor of Biology and Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, will present "An Evolutionary Journey through Domestication."
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:00pm
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October 9, 2019
CMES (102), 38 Kirkland St., Cambridge
Nathalie Peutz, Associate Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies, NYU Abu Dhabi, will discuss her book "Islands of Heritage: Conservation and Transformation in Yemen."
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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October 18, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
Mariano Amoroso, Argentinean National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), will present "Forest Dynamics and Disturbance History Along Environmental Gradients in the Andean-Patagonian Forests."
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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November 22, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
"Mistletoes: Evolution, Form and Function" with Luiza Teixeira-Costa, Harvard University Herbaria. 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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October 4, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
David Wong, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, will discuss "Chloride Pollution and Forests in Massachusetts: A Tale of Two Streams."
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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October 3, 2019
Pierce 209, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
"The Geometry of Ecosystems in a Changing World" with Corina Tarnita, Princeton University.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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October 4, 2019
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
"Quantifying Upstream and Downstream Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas" with Brian McDonald, NOAA.
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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September 27, 2019
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
"Cloud and Chemistry Processes Affecting Atmospheric Composition" with Mary C. Barth, National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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October 10, 2019
Northwest Labs B103, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge
The Harvard University Center for the Environment invites you for a special lecture by one of the world's authorities on the melting of glaciers and ice caps as a warning of rising global temperatures, Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished Professor of Geologic Sciences; Senior Research Scientist, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, The Ohio State University.
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 5:00pm
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March 20, 2020
Room 095, Building E51, 2 Amherst St., Cambridge
Karen Sayer, Leeds Trinity University, will discuss "Thinking Forward Through the Past–Requiem for the Farm Animal."
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
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February 21, 2020
Room 095, Building E51, 2 Amherst St., Cambridge
Andrew Robichaud, Boston University, will present "Animal City: Remaking Human and Animal Life in Nineteenth-Century America."
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
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October 18, 2019
Room 095, Building E51, 2 Amherst St., Cambridge
Joyce Chaplin, Department of History, Harvard University, will present "Climate in Words and Numbers: How Early Americans Recorded Weather in Almanacs."
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
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October 11, 2019
Room 095, Building E51, 2 Amherst St., Cambridge
Kate Brown, MIT, will present "The Great Chernobyl Acceleration."
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
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October 1, 2019
Haller Hall (102), Geo Museum, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Tanja Bosak, Associate Professor of Geobiology, MIT, will discuss "Reconstructing the Record of Oxygenic Photosynthesis on the Early Earth."
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:00pm
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October 4, 2019
Room 3300, 3rd Floor, Integrated Sciences Complex, UMass Boston Harbor Campus
Hosted by The University of Massachusetts Boston, Department of Biology, this semester’s symposium is focused on "Tropical Ecology: Long-Term Research to Address Global Challenges." Tropical forests – the world’s greatest source of biodiversity – are under increasing threat. Leading tropical ecologists will discuss major Long-Term Research Projects designed to understand and protect these forests. Reception to follow.
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
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September 17, 2019
Fisher Museum, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham
Richard T. T. Forman, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and long-time research scientist and collaborator at the Harvard Forest, will discuss his latest book, in which he makes the case for towns and villages as important, dynamic environmental 'hotspots'.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
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October 21, 2019
Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge
Watch an experiential documentary about the ecological and aesthetic coevolution of Papua New Guinea’s Bosavi rainforest region and its inhabitants, followed by a discussion with the film's director, Steven Feld, and Amahl Bishara, an associate professor of anthropology at Tufts University.
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
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September 16, 2019
Mezzanine (Cabot 310), The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave., Medford
Rotate from table to table to talk with four Woods Hole scientists about their research projects.
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
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September 17, 2019
Haller Hall (102), Geo Museum, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Michael Caldwell, University of Alberta, Canada, will discuss "The Origin of Snakes: Morphology and the Fossil Record."
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 1:00pm
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September 29, 2019
Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston
Join Marty Amdur, Arboretum Docent, for a tour of the Arnold Arboretum to learn about the concern of invasive plants in our parks, gardens and public places.
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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September 26, 2019
Weld Hill Solar Array, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Danny Schissler, project coordinator, and Brandan Keegan, gardner, Arnold Arboretum, will discuss the Weld Hill Solar Project as part of Arnold Arboretum Climate Preparedness Week.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:45pm
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September 24, 2019
Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston
As part of Arnold Arboretum Climate Preparedness Week, Douglas Zook, Global Ecologist, Science Educator, and Director of the Global Ecology Education Initiative, based at UMass Boston School for the Environment, will introduce us to some of the courageous and science-based grassroots peoples in nations around the world who are practicing and even prioritizing an earth-centered ethic.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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September 17, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"Comparative Studies of the Haustorial System in Parasitic Plants: Structural and Evolutionary Perspectives" with Luíza Teixeira-Costa, Postdoctoral Fellow, HUH.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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September 20, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
"Town Ecology: For the Land of Towns and Villages" with Richard T.T. Forman, GSD.
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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September 27, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
"Conversations Between Art and Science" with Shoshannah White.
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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September 13, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
"Mosquitoes, Risk, and the Urban Landscape" with Shannon LaDeau, Cary Institute.
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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September 20, 2019
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
"Light-Absorbing Impurities in Snow: Origins, Radiative Processes, and Climate Impacts" with Mark Flanner, University of Michigan.
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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September 6, 2019
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
"Wildfire, Megadrought, and Climate Change in Western North America" with A. Park Williams, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University.
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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October 7, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre St., Boston
Scott McAdam, Assistant Professor, Purdue University, will present "Forget Roots, Leaves Are the Main Site of Abscisic Acid Biosynthesis."
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 12:10pm
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October 21, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Louise Lewis, Professor, University of Connecticut, will give a talk on "Overview of Green Algal Evolution, with a Focus on the Transitions to Land."
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:10pm
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October 28, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Alison Brody, Professor, University of Vermont, will discuss "Interactions Above and Below Ground Affect Plants and Their Pollinators."
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 12:10pm
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November 4, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Wendy Clement, Assistant Professor, The College of New Jersey; Arnold Arboretum Jewett Prize recipient, will discuss "Integrating Leaf and Seed Morphometrics with Phylogeny to Study the Evolutionary History of Reproductive Ecology in the Dipsacales."
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 12:10pm
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November 18, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist Emeritus, Arnold Arboretum, will discuss "Closing the Book on Sargent’s Weeping Hemlock."
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:10pm
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September 16, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Samridhi Chaturvedi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hopkins Lab, will be discussing "Quantifying the Predictability of Evolution at the Genomic Level in Lycaeides Butterflies."
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 12:10pm
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November 25, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Eric von Wettberg, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, will give a talk on "Chickpeas, Peas, and Lentils: A Contemporary Take on Vavilov's Homologous Series."
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 12:10pm
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September 23, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
James Crall, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, will be discussing "Social Resilience: Understanding how Environmental Stressors Impact the Behavior and Health of Bees."
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:10pm
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December 2, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Deren Eaton, Assistant Professor, Columbia University, will discuss "Isolation, Interference, and Introgression: Genomic Perspectives on Plant Diversification."
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:10pm
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September 30, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre St., Boston
Anne Short Gianotti, Associate Professor, Boston University; Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow, will discuss "The Politics and Ecology of Suburban Deer, Forests, and People."
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:10pm
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September 9, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Al Kovaleski, Arboretum Putnam Fellow, will be discussing "Winter Physiological Matters."
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 12:10pm
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December 12, 2019
Biological Lecture Hall 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Mohamed A.F. Noor, Professor, Duke University will discuss "Challenging Assumptions on the Role of Inversions in Speciation Using Drosophila."
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 3:30pm
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November 14, 2019
BioLabs Lecture Hall 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge 
Harmit Malik, Professor, University of Washington, will be discussing " Genetic Conflicts During Meiosis Shape Centromeres and Species."
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 3:30pm
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November 13, 2019
Geo Museum Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Harmit Malik, Professor, University of Washington, will be discussing "Paleovirology: Ghosts and Gifts of Ancient Viruses."
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
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November 12, 2019
Geo Museum Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Harmit Malik, Professor, University of Washington, will be discussing "Rules of Engagement: Molecular Arms Races Between Host and Viral Genomes."
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
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November 21, 2019
Biological Lecture Hall 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Cassie Stoddard, Assistant Professor, Princeton University, will present "Avian Coloration and Morphology: Insights from Tiny Hummingbirds, Giant Emus and Other Birds."
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 3:30pm
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October 24, 2019
Biological Lecture Hall 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Martha Munoz, Assistant Professor, Yale University, will be discussing "Behavior is a Motor and Brake for Evolution."
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:30pm
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November 7, 2019
Biological Lecture Hall 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"How Do Plant Organs Reach the Right Size and Shape?" with Adrienne Roeder, Associate Professor, Cornell University.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:30pm
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September 12, 2019
BioLabs Lecture Hall 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
George Lauder, Henry Bryant Bigelow Professor, Department of OEB, will be discussing "Robotics as a Comparative Method to Understand the Functional and Evolutionary Diversity of Fishes."
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 3:30pm
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September 19, 2019
BioLabs Lecture Hall 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Mansi Srivastava, Assistant Professor, Department of OEB, will be discussing "Mechanisms of Regeneration and their Evolution."
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 3:30pm
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October 10, 2019
Biological Lecture Hall 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Doug Altshuler, Professor, The University of British Columbia, will be discussing "Encoding of Optic Flow in Anna's Hummingbirds, Zebra Finches, and Pigeons."
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 3:30pm
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September 5, 2019
BioLabs Lecture Hall 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Robin Hopkins, Assistant Professor, Department of OEB, will be discussing "The Evolution of Mate Choice to Avoid Hybridization in Plants."
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:30pm
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September 16, 2019
Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford St., Cambridge
Throughout his career, Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography Jim McCarthy has blended his scientific curiosity about life in the oceans with his commitment to a broader public understanding of human impacts on the Earth system. In honor of his 75th year, and in recognition of his many contributions to science, to education, and to the assessment of climate change as a global challenge, HUCE invites you to join Jim along with five visionary leaders in science and policy for a discussion of the future of the oceans and the Earth. 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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September 3, 2019
Agassiz Room, MCZ, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Nigel Hughes, University of California Riverside, will discuss "Fine Scale Trilobite Paleobiology: Resolving Patterns and Controls of Morphological Variation About the Species."
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 11:00am
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June 27, 2019
Hunnewell Bldg, 125 Arborway, Boston
William Bryant Logan, author and Certified Arborist, Founder and President of Urban Arborists, Inc., will discuss his latest book, which uncovers the millennial story of the call-and-response by which people and trees have lived together in the world. He reflects deeply on how we helped woodlands, but also how in a rapidly changing world, the sprouting of trees can save us.
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
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June 26, 2019
Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection, 125 Arborway, Boston
Join Manager of Plant Production, Tiffany Enzenbacher, for an evening exploration into the oldest dwarfed plant collection in the United States. As one of the caretakers of the Arboretum's bonsai collection, Tiffany will highlight many of the procedures used by staff to maintain the health of these captivating specimens.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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June 15, 2019
Hunnewell Bldg, 125 Arborway, Boston
John de la Parra, Associate, Harvard University Herbaria, and Ernest Anemone, JD Lecturer, Tufts University, will lead a guided tour of the cultivated and wild medicinal species in the Arboretum.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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July 16, 2019
Weld Hill Bldg, 1300 Centre Street, Boston
Light pollution, simply put, is any unnecessary or excessive outdoor illumination. Sadly, it’s become a pervasive and ugly consequence of modern 24/7 society. Kelly Beatty, Science Journalist, will give a talk on how light pollution robs us of the night sky’s beauty, negatively affects the ecosystem, and creates an in-your-face waste of energy. But a new mindset and new technology are poised to slow — and perhaps reverse — this bane of modern life.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
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May 5, 2019
Centre Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arbor Way, Boston
Join Emily Wheeler, Arboretum Docent, to hear those stories, as she takes you on a timeline through the walnut and oak collections, to the beeches, and back via Bussey Hill. This tour meets at the Centre Street Gate.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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May 2, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
The Harvard Museum of Natural History hosts a lecture and book signing with author and nature photographer Mark W. Moffett.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
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April 29, 2019
Haller Hall (102), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences presents "On Soil Moisture, Plants, and the Atmospheric Boundary Layer" with Amilcare Porporato, Princeton University.
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
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May 7, 2019 to May 8, 2019
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
The Climate Change Initiative at David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies hosts this two-day conference bringing together experts and leaders from the US and Latin America to discuss the past, present, and future of Amazonia.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 9:30am to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 1:00pm
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April 26, 2019
S250, Porté Room, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Join the Harvard University Asia Center for a discussion with panelists Xiaofei Gao, Fung Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center, Anthony Medrano, Ziff Environmental Fellow, HUCE; Prasannan Parthasarathi, History Department, Boston College. Moderated by Arunabh Ghosh, Assistant Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Co-sponsored by HUCE.
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:15pm to 2:00pm
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April 18, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
New approaches to studying evolutionary processes, from genomics to big data, have revolutionized the study of organisms across geological time and geographical space. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History for a series of short “flash” presentations by Harvard graduate students and learn about the range of questions that scientists are asking today about evolution.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
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April 24, 2019
310 Goddard (Crowe), The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave., Medford
Join the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy at Tufts University for a lecture by Jenny Aker, Professor of Development Economics at the Fletcher School and Department of Economics at Tufts University as part of the CIERP Research Seminar Series. Light lunch will be served. RSVP appreciated. 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:30pm
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April 23, 2019
Room 369, Littauer Bldg, Belfer Center Library, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
Join the Environment and Natural Resources Program at HKS for a seminar with NYU environmental studies Professor Jennifer Jacquet on overfishing and unsustainable aquaculture.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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April 16, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Brian A. Atkinson, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Division of Paleobotany, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, will discuss "Unearthing the Tree of Death for Cornales: An Integrative Approach."
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:00pm
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April 11, 2019
Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave., Cambridge
Religions and the Practice of Peace and Sustainability and Health Initiative for Net Positive Enterprise (SHINE) at MIT welcome Margarita Mora, Director of Partnerships, Nia Tero, and Indira S. Raimberdy, Executive Director, Peace Building Center.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
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April 15, 2019
Hunnewell Bldg, 125 Arborway, Boston
Kristel Schoonderwoerd, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, will explain how trees slow down for winter and subsequently reverse “gears” for springtime and the onset of the growing season.
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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April 23, 2019
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Lobster War is an award-winning documentary film about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea known as the Gray Zone were traditionally fished by U.S. lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty. Directed by David Abel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at The Boston Globe, and Andy Laub, an award-winning documentarian.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
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April 3, 2019
Crowe Room, Goddard 310, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave., Medford
Ping Huang, Tufts University, will discuss "Clean Energy Innovation Landscape in China."
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 12:30pm
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April 4, 2019
Bussey Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum, Boston
Redirect your commute to the Arnold Arboretum for an exploratory journey into what wildness is, what it could be, and how it might be recovered in our daily lives. No matter if you live in the city or farther afield, exposure to natural elements and observation of other-than-human creatures can refresh your mind and fuel your soul. Gavin Van Horn, Director, Cultures of Conservation, Center for Humans and Nature, will lead this landscape amble, interjecting readings and thoughts for finding wildness within and beyond self. Dress according to the weather and plan to walk approximately one mile, on and off trail, up and down steep terrain.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
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April 3, 2019
Hunnewell Bldg, 125 Arborway, Boston
The Arnold Arboretum hosts Gavin Van Horn, Director, Cultures of Conservation, Center for Humans and Nature, describes urban amalgam in prose that weaves myth with science, ecological loss with abundance, and reflects on the role wildlife can play in waking us to a shared sense of place and fate.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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April 10, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Corrie Moreau, Moser Professor of Arthropod Biosystematics and Biodiversity, Cornell University, will discuss this unique aspect of ant biology and what it tells us about the diversity and dominance of ants in terrestrial ecosystems, the evolutionary history of social insects, and the broad-scale evolutionary patterns of life.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm
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April 2, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Gregory Skomal, Program Manager and Senior Scientist, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, has studied and tracked white sharks in the Atlantic for more than 30 years. In this lecture, he will examine the behavior, ecology, natural history, and population dynamics of this species, and how scientific research can help sharks and humans coexist in the Cape Cod waters.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
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April 2, 2019
CiC Venture Cafe (Kendall Square), One Broadway, Cambridge
The Boston Area Sustainability Group welcomes Nick Dorian, Tufts University; Richard Robinson, Northeast Organic Farming Association; and Mario Motta, American Medical Association, on insect decline--what’s happening and what we can do about it. Tickets: $8-12.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
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April 2, 2019
Room 111, Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge
Thomas Elmqvist, Professor, Stockholm University, will discuss “Sustainability, Resilience and Transformation for the Urban Century.”
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 1:00pm
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March 19, 2019
Room 66-110, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge
Understanding why defective materials are key to developing energy technologies that will advance the viability of low-cost renewable electricity with Professor Will Chueh from Stanford University with an introduction by Professor Yet-Ming Chiang of Materials Science and Engineering.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 5:15pm
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March 14, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Painter Lily Simonson and Peter Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, exemplify the long tradition of artists and scientists working in tandem to explore new worlds—in their case, the magnificent deep sea. Simonson will discuss how the immersive, glowing canvases in her current exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep, have been shaped by collaborations with scientists—whether exploring the depths of the ocean in a submersible or scuba diving beneath Antarctic sea ice. Girguis will reveal how working at sea with an artist has shaped his research and enabled him to see familiar organisms and environments in new ways.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
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April 16, 2019
Harvard Global Health Institute, 42 Church St., Cambridge
"Predicting Crop Yields from Water Resources" with Angela Rigden, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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March 27, 2019
HUCE Room 429, 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Cathy Watson, Chief of Programme Development for World Agroforestry, will discuss how agroforestry -- the deliberate integration of trees on to farms -- can restore river flows, conserve soil, bolster livelihoods, build rich diets, meet energy needs, and act as a refugia for pollinators and other threatened biodiversity.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 5:00pm
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HUCE Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Mecky Pohlschröder, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss "Novel Aspects of Archaeal Cell Surface Biogenesis and Function."
March 12, 2019
Room 101, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Kevin Esvelt, Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab, will discuss "The Gene Drive, New World Screwworm, and the Foundational Assumption."
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7:30pm
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April 9, 2019
Room 429, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Reading and discussion group on diverse topics in ecology. Visit the website for topics of discussion. All interested Harvard and MIT researchers are welcome. Lunch is provided.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:00pm
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April 23, 2019
Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Reading and discussion group on diverse topics in ecology. Visit the website for topics of discussion. All interested Harvard and MIT researchers are welcome. Lunch is provided.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
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March 12, 2019
Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Reading and discussion group on diverse topics in ecology. Visit the website for topics of discussion. All interested Harvard and MIT researchers are welcome. Lunch is provided.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
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March 26, 2019
Room 429, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Reading and discussion group on diverse topics in ecology. Visit the website for topics of discussion. All interested Harvard and MIT researchers are welcome. Lunch is provided.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
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March 8, 2019
Room 375 (formerly Room 310), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Eric Brown, Postdoctoral Fellow in R. Xavier Lab at the Broad Institute, will discuss "How the Gut Ecosystem Incentivizes Microbial Symbiosis."
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:30am
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March 6, 2019
Biological Labs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge
Karoline Heyduk, Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellow, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, Yale University, will discuss, “Evolutionary Enablers – and Roadblocks – For the Origins of Crassulacean Acid Metabolism.”
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 3:30pm
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March 4, 2019
William James Lecture Hall, B1, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
Robert Skelton, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California, Berkeley, will discuss “Drought Tolerance in Diverse Temperate Trees and Shrubs: Solutions to Long-Standing Problems.”
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 3:30pm
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March 5, 2019
Cabot 701/702, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave., Medford
Timothy A. Wise launches his new book, "Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food," with a public talk and reading as part of "Tufts University Global Week," linking the global with the local. Wise will be joined by Frances Moore Lappé, renowned author of Diet for a Small Planet and other books, for a conversation about the battle for the future of food.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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March 6, 2019
Snyder Auditorium, Kresge G1, HSPH, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston
From tobacco smoke to global warming, a handful of scientists obscured the truth on these issues to create doubt among the general public. Join "Merchants of Doubt" author, Naomi Oreskes, as she explores this deliberate attempt to confuse the public with former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. The two will discuss what Ms. Oreskes has learned since writing this groundbreaking book and how to determine what is certain versus uncertain.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 1:00pm
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March 5, 2019
Room 521, Gund Hall, 42-58 Quincy St., Cambridge
The Harvard Graduate School of Design hosts Rhett Larson, Morrison Fellow in Water Law; Associate Professor, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Arizona State University, and Dilip Da Cunha, Co-Director, Risk and Resilience Master in Design Studies at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; Adjunct Professor at the GSAPP, Columbia University.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:00pm
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March 7, 2019
HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
“Maximum Information Entropy: A Foundation for Ecological Theory” with John Harte, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley. Lunch is provided. 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:00pm
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March 27, 2019
Level B3, Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge
Life After Death: Documenting Mass Extinctions and Great Recoveries
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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March 12, 2019
Science Center Lecture Hall D, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
HUCE presents a special lecture with author Paul Greenberg followed by a panel discussion featuring Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition; Christopher Golden, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Planetary Health; Susan Korrick, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and moderated by Elsie Sunderland, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry. Co-sponsored by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Planetary Health Alliance.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
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March 6, 2019
American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Auditorium, 200 Beacon St., Somerville
Hosted by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, scientists Douglas E. and Pamela S. Soltis, both of the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida, will share challenges and breakthroughs of this undertaking and how the Tree of Life can be used to illustrate, instruct, and inspire the public about biodiversity. Introduction by Scott Vernon Edwards, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Orinthology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
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April 9, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
The Harvard Museum of Natural History hosts a lecture with Richard Wrangham, Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:00pm
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March 30, 2019
Weld Hill Research Bldg, Arnold Arboretum, 1300 Centre St., Roslindale
Join the Arnold Arboretum for a thought-provoking gathering as experts share perspectives on the history of American chestnut (Castanea dentata), its significance as a forest species, and subsequent decimation by an invasive blight pathogen, Cryphonectria parasitica. Ongoing research in blight tolerance and the addition of blight-tolerant genes are the prognosis for this tree’s future.
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
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March 27, 2019
Knafel Center, 10 Garden St., Cambridge
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study presents a lecture by Panče Naumov RI '19 as part of the 2018-2019 Fellows' Presentation Series.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:00pm
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February 27, 2019
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"Within-Species Physiological Variation as a Tool for Ecological Prediction" with Leander D.L. Anderegg, University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Institution for Science. Reception to follow talk.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
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February 25, 2019
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"Fueling Forest Carbon Capture in a Changing World" with Benton Taylor, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Reception to follow talk. 
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
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February 27, 2019
Science Center Lecture Hall C, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
"A Tale of Two Subcontinents: The Parallel Prehistories of Europe and South Asia" with David Reich, Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
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March 1, 2019
Room 375 (formerly Room 310), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Laurie Comstock, Associate Microbiologist, Brigham and Women's and Associate Professor, HMS, will discuss "The Who, What and Why of Antibacterial Toxin Production by the Gut Bacteroides."
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:30am
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February 22, 2019
Room 375 (formerly Room 310), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Wenyuan Shi, CEO and CSO, Forsyth Institute, will discuss "War and Peace Within Microbiome Communities."
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 8:30am
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March 11, 2019
Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge
A film screening of the documentary 'Why We Cycle' followed by a panel discussion on the health, sustainability, and equity benefits from cycling. This event is free and open to the public.
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
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March 7, 2019
Global Center for Cleanteach Innovation, 444 Somerville Ave., Somerville
EnergyBar is Greentown Labs' networking event devoted to helping people in clean technology meet and discuss innovations in energy technology. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech,’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing regional clean technology community. This special edition focuses on helping rockstar interns and innovative cleantech startups find each other!
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 5:30pm
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March 7, 2019
CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
A panel discussion featuring John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, HKS and Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences; Co-Director of Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, HKS; former Science Advisor to President Barack Obama and former Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Peter Huybers, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences and SEAS; Elsie Sunderland, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry, SEAS and HSPH; Steve Wofsy, Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences and SEAS.
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm
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March 5, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
The Harvard Museum of Natural History welcomes Rebecca A. Fischer, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, will explore the hypotheses for how Earth and the Moon came to be geochemical twins and she will present new models that offer insight into why this occurred.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:00pm
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February 28, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Evolution Matters Lecture Series, two of the world’s best-known science writers, David Quammen and Carl Zimmer, will engage in a lively and wide-ranging conversation. From a discussion of their latest books on heredity and the history of life on Earth to the story of how two English majors became award-winning practitioners of scientific non-fiction, they will explore the most important idea in biology—evolution.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
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March 8, 2019
MIT Media Lab (E14), 77 Mass Ave., Cambridge
Bringing together young investigators, clinicians, and industries in microbiome and health.
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
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February 25, 2019
Haller Hall (102), Geo Museum, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences presents "Unsteady Growth of the Continental Sedimentary Reservoir: Implications for the Earth-life System" with Professor Shanan Peters University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
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February 20, 2019
Geological Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Mark Plotkin and Brian Hettler, both of the Amazon Conservation Team, will discuss the relevance of Schultes’ travels and collections for science, conservation, and education in the twenty-first century.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
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February 11, 2019
Haller Hall (102), Geo Museum, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences presents "The Bacterial Influence on Algal Life, Death, and Environmental Signature" with Einat Segev, Weizmann Institute of Science.
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
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April 17, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 142, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Kevin J M Keane, Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, will discuss "The Early Sestina Evidence in Support of Mary Douglas’ Theory of Text as Ring Composition: Findings."
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:00pm
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March 5, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Liming Cai, Graduate Student, Davis Lab, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will be presenting.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:00pm
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March 12, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
"LEAFY Function in the Model Fern Ceratopteris richardii: Reconstructing the ancestral role of a flowering meristem identify gene" with Stephanie Conway, Postdoctoral Fellow, Kramer Lab, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
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April 2, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Li-Jun Ma, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will present "Fusarium Pathogenomics: Understanding Fungal Pathogenicity through Genomics."
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:00pm
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April 9, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
"Ecosystem Genomics and Old Herbarium Mushrooms: Implications on the Ecology and Evolution of Fungi" with Adriana L. Romero-Olivares, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of New Hampshire.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:00pm
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April 23, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Kenneth James Feeley, PhD, Smathers Chair of Tropical Tree Biology, Department of Biology, University of Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, will be presenting.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
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April 30, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Israel Loera, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, will explore “What the Quaternary Paleobiological Record Can Tell Us about Vegetation Turnover and Climate Change?”
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:00pm
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February 26, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
George Staples, PhD, Independent Researcher and Scholar, HUH Associate, will present "Convolvulaceae: What? Where? Why?"
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
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February 12, 2019
HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Kadeem Gilbert, PhD Student, Naomi Pierce Lab, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will discuss "Tropical Pitcher Plants as an Ecological Filter."
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
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February 14, 2019
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Biology can be a design medium: scientists can now “write” DNA and manipulate microbial behavior. In this lecture hosted by the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Christina Agapakis, Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks, will discuss current and potential uses of biotechnology in various fields from agriculture and medicine to consumer goods and renewable energy.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
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February 19, 2019
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, GSD, 42 Quincy St., Cambridge
Dilip Da Cunha, co-director of the Risk and Resilience program at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, will discuss his new book.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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February 13, 2019
Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor, Littauer Bldg, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
HKS Professor Nicholas Burns and Kåre Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the United States, will discuss the role of diplomacy in combating climate change and the precarious state of our shared oceans.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am
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February 8, 2019
Classroom 375 (formerly Room 310), 3rd floor, Geo Museum, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Murray Tipping (FAS-MCB, Research Associate in the Gibbs Lab) will present and lead a discussion on "How Can Bacteria Control Access to Cooperative Behavior?" Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served.
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:30am
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February 1, 2019
Classroom 375 (formerly Room 310), 3rd floor, Geo Museum, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Colleen Cavanaugh and Roberto Kolter (FAS-OEB, Professor and HMS-Microbiology, Professor Emeritus) will present and lead a discussion on "Fifteen years of MSI: Mano a mano before the handover." Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served.
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:30am
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February 4, 2019
Room 102, Haller Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Melissa Ilardo, Postdoctoral Researcher, Molecular Medicine Program, University of Utah and Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, will be discussing "People of the Sea: What Divers Can Teach Us About Human Physiology and Evolution."
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 4:00pm
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April 25, 2019
Room 1080, Biological Labs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Tom Gilbert, Professor, Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, will present "Population Palaeogenomics as a Window into the Legacy of the Black Death."
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
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April 11, 2019
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Becca Safran, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Colorado, will present "The Role of Adaptation in Phenotype Divergence and Speciation: An Integrative and Comparative Perspective."
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 3:30pm
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March 28, 2019
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Mark A. Kirkpatrick, Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, will be discussing "Sex Differences in the Recombination Landscape."
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 3:30pm
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February 28, 2019
Room 1080, Biological Labs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Betsy Arnold, Associate Professor, The University of Arizona, will be discussing "Mosaics, Megabases, and Matryoshki: A Leaf-to-Landscape Perspective on the Symbiotic Renaissance."
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 3:30pm
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February 21, 2019
Room 1080, Biological Labs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Bradford Gemmell, University of South Florida, Tampa, will be discussing "It’s a Fluid Situation: Adaptive Strategies for Feeding and Moving in Marine Environments."
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 3:30pm
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February 19, 2019
Room 1080, Biological Labs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Alison Gould, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, will be discussing "Shedding Light on Specificity: The Evolutionary Ecology of a Bioluminescent Vertebrate-Microbe Symbiosis."
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 3:30pm
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February 14, 2019
Room 1080, Biological Labs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Felicity Jones, Research Group Leader, The Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society, will be discussing "Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Adaptive Divergence In Sticklebacks."
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:30pm
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February 13, 2019
Haller Hall (102), Geo Museum, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Andrea Quattrini, Harvey Mudd College, will discuss "Marine Ecological Genomics: Unraveling the Drivers of Coral Diversity from the Deep Sea to Deep Time."
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 3:30pm
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February 11, 2019
Haller Hall, Geological Museum, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Reniel Cabral, University of California, Santa Barbara, will be discussing "Innovations for Fisheries and Conservation Solutions."
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:30pm
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January 31, 2019
Room 1080, Biological Labs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Lindy McBride, Assistant Professor, Princeton University, will be discussing "Molecular and Neural Insights into the Evolution of Mosquito Preference for Human Odor."
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 3:30pm
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February 4, 2019
Haller Hall (102), Geo Museum, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences presents "Triple Oxygen and Hydrogen Isotopes of Gypsum Hydration Water: A resurrected proxy of hydrologic change" with David Hodell, Professor of Geology, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Clare College.
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
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February 25, 2019
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge
Jim Stock, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University, will be discussing "The Cost of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions."
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
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March 4, 2019
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge
Valerie Karplus, Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, will discuss "Smoke and Mirrors: Did China's Environmental Crackdowns Lead to Persistent Changes in Polluting Firm Behavior?"
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
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March 11, 2019
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge
Ari Peskoe, Director of the Electricity Law Initiative, Harvard Law School, will be discussing "Legal Controversies about State Clean Energy Policies in Courts and at FERC."
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
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April 1, 2019
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge
Joule Bergerson, Associate Professor in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Energy Technology Assessment, will be discussing "Life Cycle Assessment for Policy: Opportunities and Challenges."
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
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April 15, 2019
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Bldg, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
Jesse Ausubel, Senior Research Associate and Director, Program for the Human Environment, The Rockefeller University, will be discussing "Energy and the Maritime Environment."
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:00pm
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February 11, 2019
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge
Pasi Miettinen, President and CEO of Sagewell, will be discussing "Surprising Insights from Electricity Customer Micro Data."
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
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February 14, 2019
Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
The Harvard-China Project at SEAS hosts a talk by Liu Jialin, Visiting Fellow, Harvard-China Project; Ph.D. Student, Key Laboratory of Forest Ecology, Northeast Forestry University.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:30pm
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February 15, 2019
MD G-115, Lessin Lecture Hall, Maxwell-Dworkin, 33 Oxford St., Cambridge
Robin Wordsworth will discuss "The Past Inside the Present: Bridging the Gap Between the Solar System and Exoplanets via Climate Evolution Research."
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 12:00pm
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February 8, 2019
Pierce 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
Jordi Vila, Wageningen University, will be discussing "Towards a Holistic Understanding of the Interactions Between Biochemical and Physical Processes Above the Amazonian Rain Forest."
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
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January 25, 2019
Pierce 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
Nicola Pirrone will be discussing "Integration of Earth Observation Data, Modelling Tools and Advanced Global Cyber-Infrastructures to Support Environmental Policy."
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
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May 2, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham, MA
Linda Deegan, Woods Hole Research Center and Bullard Fellow, will give a talk on "Trouble on the Edge: Coastal Ecosystems in Changing Times."
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:00am
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May 9, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham, MA
Qiao Xiujuan, Key Laboratory of Aquatic Botany and Watershed Ecology, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, will give a talk on "Species-Area Relationship and Species-Abundance Distribution of Forest Communities in China."
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 11:00am
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May 23, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham
Annie Deslauriers, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQC), will give a talk on "Carbon Contribution in Primary and Secondary Growth Under Changing Environmental Conditions and Defoliation in Boreal Forest."
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:00am
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April 18, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham
Susan Masino, Trinity College and Bullard Fellow, and Steve Schacter, Harvard Medical School, will discuss "Forests and Brain Health: Minds and Medicine."
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:00am
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April 25, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
Alyssa Hernandez and Jessica Gersony, Harvard University OEB G4, will discuss "Where the Rubber Meets the Road: How Do Phytophagous Beetles Hold onto Host Plants?; Carbon Export Patterns in Relation to Diurnal and Seasonal Carbon and Water Dynamics in Red Oak Leaves."
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:00am
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February 7, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham, MA
Valentina Vitali, Université du Québec à Montréal, will discuss "Climate Change and German Forestry: Can Mixed Forests Help to Cope with Drought? A Case Study from the Black Forest."
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:00am
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February 14, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham, MA
Seeta Sistla, Hampshire College, will discuss "Unexpected Impacts of Land-Based Solar Arrays: Novel Habitat Heterogeneity Formation and its Influence on Plant-Soil Interactions."
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:00am
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February 21, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham, MA
Meghan Blumstein, Harvard University OEB, will discuss "Nonstructural Carbohydrates: What We Know, What We Think We Know, and Some New Eco-Evolutionary Insights."
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:00am
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March 7, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham
Joe Elkinton, University of Massachusetts, will discuss "Successful Biological Control of Winter Moth and its Westward Spread in New England."
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:00am
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January 31, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham, MA
Thomas Sherry, Tulane University and Bullard Fellow, will discuss "Cradle and Museum: a Tropical Perspective on the Evolution of Specialization and Coexistence in Biotic Communities."
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:00am
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March 14, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham, MA
Edward Rastetter, Marine Biological Laboratory, will discuss "Biogeochemical Constraints on the Responses of Terrestrial Ecosystems to Climate Change and Disturbance."
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:00am
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April 4, 2019
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham, MA
Justin Richardson, University of Massachusetts, Geosciences Department, will discuss "Thinking Past NPK, are Meso and Micronutrients Limiting New England Forests?"
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:00am
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March 11, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Marianne F. Potvin, Harvard, GSD, will discuss "Humanitarian Planners in the "Century of the Unsettled Man."
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:15pm
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March 25, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Eli Nelson, Williams College, Anthropology, will discuss "Repossessing the Wilderness: New Deal Sciences in the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation."
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:15pm
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April 1, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Geneva Smith, University of New Mexico, Anthropology, and Harvard, STS, will discuss "The Law of the Land: Charting Exclusion Zones at the Limits of Argentina's Soybean Futures."
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 12:15pm
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April 8, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Jia Hui Lee, MIT, HASTS, will discuss "A Rat By Any Other Name": Practices of Naming and Classifying Rodents in Morogoro, Tanzania."
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:15pm
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February 11, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Durba Mitra, Harvard, Women, Gender and Sexuality, will discuss "Abortion and the Forensics of Sexuality in Colonial India."
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:15pm
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April 15, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Simon Fraser University, School of Communication, will discuss "Discriminating Data."
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:15pm
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February 18, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Benjamin Tyler Wilson, Harvard, History of Science, will discuss "Strategies of Conflict: Performing Responsibility in the Missile Age."
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 12:15pm
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April 22, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Natalia Gutkowski, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, will discuss "Materializing Time: The Techno-Scientific Transformation of Olive Agriculture in Israel/Palestine."
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:15pm
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February 25, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Daniel Francis Zizzamia, Harvard, Solar Geoengineering, will discuss "American Geomimesis: The Earth's Past and Engineering Environments."
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:15pm
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April 29, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Robin Celikates, University of Amsterdam, Philosophy, will discuss "Agency and Automation: Digital Disobedience and Its Infrastructure."
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 12:15pm
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March 4, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney, History, will discuss "Negotiating Personhood and Precision in Recent Biomedicine."
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:15pm
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February 4, 2019
CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Benjamin Tyler Wilson, Harvard, History of Science, will discuss "Strategies of Conflict: Performing Responsibility in the Missile Age."
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:15pm
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March 25, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre St., Boston
Paul Manos, a professor at Duke University, will discuss "Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow: Phylogenomic Data Add New Branches to the Quercus Tree of Life".
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:10pm
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April 1, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre St., Boston
Evan Preisser, a professor at the University of Rhode Island, will discuss "Just How Friendly IS My Enemy’s Enemy? Herbivore-Herbivore Interactions on Eastern Hemlock".
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 12:10pm
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April 8, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre St., Boston
"Maintenance of Variation in Sex Expression in the Wild Geranium, Geranium maculatum" with Shu-Mei Chang, Professor, University of Georgia.
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:10pm
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February 4, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre St., Boston
Avalon Owens, a PhD student at Tufts University and a Cunin/Sigal Award Recipient, will discuss "Strangers in the Night: Will Light Pollution Lead to Firefly Declines?"
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:10pm
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February 11, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre St., Boston
Deren Eaton, an assistant professor at Columbia University, will discuss "Isolation, Interference, and Introgression: Genomic Perspectives on Plant Diversification".
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:10pm
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February 25, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre St., Boston
Spencer Barrett, University Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, will present on "Reproductive Evolution Across Geographical Ranges."
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:10pm
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March 11, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre St., Boston
Mark Ashton, a professor and the Director of School Forests at Yale University, will be discussing "Understanding Principle Mechanisms of Tropical Forest Degradation with Application to Their Restoration."
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:10pm
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January 28, 2019
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre St., Boston
Juliette de Meaux, a professor at the University of Cologne, will discuss "The Double Threat of Habitat Shrinking and Gene Flow to Arabis Nemorensis: a Genomics Study".
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:10pm
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March 19, 2019
Fisher Museum, Harvard Forest, 324 N Main St., Petersham
This year, we look back on the history of the Harvard Forest LTER program as we move into its fourth decade.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (All day)
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January 29, 2019
Hunnewell Bldg, 125 Arborway, Boston
The Arnold Arboretum welcomes Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, Arnold Arboretum and Peter Zale, PhD, Associate Director, Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections, Longwood Gardens, who will share the history of exploration of the Province and tales of the their three-week Western Hubei plant collecting journey as part of the 2018 NACPEC expedition.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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January 30, 2019
Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden St., Cambridge
Clarissa Tossin, a Radcliffe fellow in 2017–2018, expands upon her fellowship project with a newly commissioned exhibition that considers the ecology of an uncertain future.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 6:00pm
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February 25, 2019
Hunnewell Bldg, 125 Arborway, Boston
Gina McCarthy, Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard University, will speak as part of the 2019 Directors Lecture Series at the Arnold Arboretum.
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
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December 6, 2018
Haller Hall (102), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Earth and Planetary Sciences present "A Library of Early Cambrian Chemostratigraphic Correlations from a Reproducible Algorithm" with Jessica Creveling, Assistant Professor, CEOAS, Oregon State University.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:00am
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December 6, 2018
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"What’s So Special About Vascular Plants? A Down Under Perspective on Transport Physiology" with Noel Michele Holbrook, Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:30pm
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November 29, 2018
Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
On July 12, 1969, Ruth Davis, a young American volunteer at Dr. Jane Goodall’s research site in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, left camp to follow a chimpanzee into the forest. Six days later, her body was found floating at the base of a high waterfall. What happened? The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and Harvard Museum of Natural History hosts this lecture and book signing with author Dale Peterson, who will delve into the full story of day-to-day life at Gombe during the months preceding Ruth’s death.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
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November 21, 2018
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, Arnold Arboretum, 1300 Centre St., Boston
"The Botany of Thanksgiving" with Pam Diggle, Professor and Associate Department Head, University of Connecticut.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:00am
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December 4, 2018
Hunnewell Bldg, 125 Arborway, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain
Hosted by the Arnold Arboretum, Ronald Sandler, PhD, Chair and Professor of Philosophy; Director, Ethics Institute, Northeastern University, will explore the values and philosophies that underlie species conservation under conditions of rapid change.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
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November 19, 2018
Cabot 702, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave., Medford
Tufts University's Center for International Environment & Resource Policy Research Seminar with Peter Corkeron, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA.
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
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November 15, 2018
BioLabs Lecture Hall (1080), 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
"Long-Distance Electrical Signals in Arabidopsis Leaves" with Ted Farmer, Professor, Université of Lausanne.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 3:30pm
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