PES 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.

Spring 2022

Seminar Speaker Title
Fridays, 3:30 PM., GT 200. Contact for Zoom information PES Graduate Research Seminar College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences - Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU
Jan. 21 at 3:30 PM - Dr. Michael L. Kahn, Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Affiliate Faculty, PES, NMSUSymbiotic nitrogen fixation: foraging for meaning
Jan. 28 at 3:30 PM - Dr. Elizabeth LaRue, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at El PasoThe ecological role of structural diversity
Feb. 4 at 3:30 PM - Dr. Curtis Monger, Professor Emeritus, Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSUCarbon capture and storage as inorganic carbon—a realistic method for climate change mitigation?
Feb. 11 at 3:30 PM - Dr. Lin Ma, Associate Professor, Department of Earth, Environmental and Resource Sciences, University of Texas El PasoDryland Critical Zone Research—potential for collaborations
Feb. 18 at 3:30 PM - Nina Dropcho, Ph. D. Candidate Interactions between insect and plant hosts affecting beet curly top virus (BCTV) transmission
Feb. 25 at 3:30 PM - Maria Begum, Masters CandidateAssessment of water footprint for alfalfa hay, corn, wheat, and sorghum of New Mexico
Mar. 18 at 3:30 PM -
Gayle Tyree - Masters Candidate

Olufemi Adebayo - Master's Candidate

Responses of a physical control on wind erosion to oil and gas disturbance in the Upper Colorado River Basin

Cover crops, compost, and soil health
Mar. 25 at 3:30 PM - Govinda Sapkota, Ph. D. CandidateNutrient Content, Dynamics with Maturity, and Effect of Drying Methods on Nutrient Retention in Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) Grown Under Different Geographical Locations of New Mexico
Apr. 1 at 3:30 PM - Jessica Mikenas, Masters Candidate Responses of the rangeland soil microbiome to biocrust and nutrient additions in a greenhouse experiment
Apr. 8 at 3:30 PM - Sergei Shalygin, Ph. D. Candidate Advanced mass spectral and microscopical analyses of the targeted plants and cyanobacteria
Apr. 29 at 3:30 PM - Dr. Chad Higgins, Associate Professor, Oregon State University Agrivoltaic activities at Oregon State University