Seminars

Current research discussions are presented by Graduate level students and NMSU faculty. Graduate Enrichment Seminar's are only held throughout Spring and Fall Semesters. Seminars will take place in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200, unless otherwise indicated.

Seminar Speaker Title
August 25 at 3:30PM- Triston Hooks, NMSU PES Graduate Assistant, Doctoral Student (GT auditorium)"Evaluation of a Multi-parent Advanced Generation Inter-Cross (MAGIC) Population for Salinity Tolerance in Cotton"
September 1 at 3:30PM- Khadijeh (Hasti) Mozaffari, NMSU PES Graduate Assistant, Doctoral Student (GT auditorium)"Alterations in metabolite pool and lipid content in Galdieria sulphuraria under mixotrophic growth"
September 8 at 3:30PM - Dr. April Ulery, Professor of Soil and Environmental Sciences and Professor of Exemplary Teaching, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University (GT auditorium) "What the heck is a Professor of Exemplary Teaching?"
September 15 at 3:30PM- Dr. Malik Al-Ajlouni (NMSU-PES alumni), Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Sciences, University of Jordan (GT auditorium)"A Fulbright scholar's experience with teaching, research, and outreach in New Mexico and Jordan"
September 22 at 3:30PM
Harmanpreet Kaur, Masters candidate, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU (GT auditorium)

Zahra Zadeh, Masters candidate, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU (GT auditorium)

"Overexpression of genes for key enzymes in carbon and nitrogen metabolism improves growth and performance of alfalfa plants"
"Modeling of Dust Emission for a Crusted Surface"
September 29 at 3:30PM
Rachel Gioannini, Masters candidate, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU (GT auditorium)

Kimberly Rodriguez, Masters candidate, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU (GT auditorium)

"Plant Communities for Green Roofs in Arid Regions"

"The Complex Nature of Lutescens in Chile Pepper"
October 6 at 3:30PM- Ujala Sehar, PhD candidate, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU (GT auditorium)"Cellulolytic enzyme activity in G. sulphuraria cultures"
October 13 at 3:30PM - Dr. Scott Jasechko, Department of Geography, University of Calgary and Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, U.C. Santa Barbra (GT auditorium)"Global streamflow and groundwater ages"
October 20 at 3:30PM
Gasper Martinez Jr., Masters candidate, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU (GT auditorium)

Dr. Wenjie Ji, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU (GT auditorium)

"Evaluation of a MAGIC Population Derived from RMBUP-C4 for Verticillium Wilt Resistance"

"Spatiotemporal response of invasive plants to biocontrol: beetle-induced tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) defoliation along the Lower Rio Grande"
October 27 at 3:30PM- Esteban Herrera, Distinguished Alumni, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (GT auditorium)"Worldwide pecan acreage and production"
November 3 at 3:30PM- Bri Lind, PhD candidate, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU (GT auditorium)"Termite diversity in southern African savannas; a multi-scale perspective"
November 10 at 3:30PM- Michael Canton, PhD candidate, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU (GT auditorium)"Biomedical applications of algal derived compounds"
November 17 at 3:30PM- Sarah McCord, Physical Science Technician, Jornada Experimental Range, Agricultural Research Service (GT auditorium)"Principles of data management and QA/QC of scientific data"
December 1 at 3:30PM- Kaavya Polisetti, PhD candidate, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU (GT auditorium)"Cultivation of algae in wastewater for biofuel production"
December 8 -Exam Week No Seminar