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Mon. 10 Dec, 2018

UPSC Monday Seminar 2018

Mon. 10 Dec, 2018 9:00 - 10:00
UPSC Monday Seminarseries 2018

9:00 Jean Claude Nzayisenga
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Effect of light intensity on microalgal growth and lipid production using wastewater as a growth medium

Supervisor: Anita Sellstedt

9:30 Rubén Casanova-Sáez
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: An IAA metabolome-based screening of mutant lines

Supervisor: Karin Ljung

Place: Lilla hörsalen
Time: 9:00-10:00

Contact: Anne Honsel

Departmental meeting genfys (SLU) (APT möte)

Mon. 10 Dec, 2018 10:15 - 11:15

Tue. 11 Dec, 2018

UPSC Seminar: Laurent Gutíerrez

Tue. 11 Dec, 2018 14:00 - 15:00
UPSC Seminar

Laurent Gutierrez
Jules Verne University of Picardie, Amiens, France

Title: Auxin and BR induction of adventitious rooting require GSK3-like kinases in Arabidopsis

Host: Catherine Bellini


Wed. 12 Dec, 2018

Master thesis presentation: Zulema Carracedo Lorenzo

Wed. 12 Dec, 2018 10:00 - 11:00
Master thesis presentation

Zulema Carracedo Lorenzo

Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: Enzymatic activity of a member of the carbohydrate esterase family 15

Supervisor: Ewa Mellerowicz

Room: KB.J3.01 Seminar room

UPSC Christmas Lunch

Wed. 12 Dec, 2018 12:00 - 14:00
UPSC Christmas lunch at Åteln, Skogis

Date: 12 December
Start: 12:00h
Place: Åteln at SLU, Umeå

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UPSC Seminar: Ulrik Bräuner Nielsen

Wed. 12 Dec, 2018 15:00 - 16:00
UPSC Seminar

Ulrik Bräuner Nielsen
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management Section for Forest, Nature and Biomass, University of Copenhagen, Denmark  

Title: Superior ideo-types for Christmas tree production - combining quantitative genetic tools, molecular markers and improved somatic embryogenesis methods

Host: Ulrika Egertsdotter

Room: Aspen, SLU Umeå

Thu. 13 Dec, 2018

UPSC Board Meeting 2018-12-13

Thu. 13 Dec, 2018 9:00 - 11:00

UPSC Seminar: Jennifer Baltzer

Thu. 13 Dec, 2018 14:00 - 15:00
UPSC Seminar

Jennifer Baltzer
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Forests and Global Change
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Title: Ecological state changes following fire in North American boreal forests

Host: Vaughan Hurry

Outline for the talk
Wildfire is essential to the maintenance of boreal forest ecosystems. However, climate warming is driving the intensification of wildfire disturbance, with increased frequency, extent, severity and duration of the fire season. These changes are expected to alter the structure, composition and function of northern forests. Previous studies of severe fire events have demonstrated changes in patterns of tree species dominance as a consequence of fire-driven changes in seedbed conditions and seed availability, indicating the potential for state changes in boreal forests in response to warming-induced changes in the wildfire regime. Predicted warmer and drier growing season conditions will likely also influence tree seedling survival following disturbance thereby altering regeneration dynamics. Such changes have the potential to affect a wide range of ecosystem functions of boreal forests including but not limited to productivity and associated land surface – atmosphere exchange, understory community composition and wildlife habitat quality.

To understand drivers of post-fire regeneration, we compiled datasets from over 1600 sites spanning the circumboreal, all of which contain comparable measurements of pre- and post-fire tree species composition and stem densities, fire severity, seed bed characteristics and key environmental metrics such as site moisture conditions; post-fire climate variables were generated from gridded datasets for all studies. We evaluated a common conceptual framework based on the results of previous studies of post-fire regeneration dynamics to determine common drivers of post-fire regeneration across sites. While the most common post-fire trajectory was self-replacement, state changes from the pre-fire dominant taxa were also very common but varied biogeographically. Seed bed conditions were consistently an important predictor of post-fire trajectory based on random forest analyses. Results will be discussed in the context of predicted changes in climate and wildfire disturbance and the implications of this for boreal forest composition and function.

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018

PhD Thesis Defence: Julia Haas

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 - 14:00
Thesis defence

Julia Haas
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Abiotic stress and plant microbe interaction in Norway spruce

Faculty opponent: Jennifer Baltzer, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Forest and Global Change Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

Supervisor: Vaughan Hurry

Master thesis presentation: Mohamed Mounir Boucetta

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 14:00 - 15:00
Master thesis presentation

Mohamed Mounir Boucetta

Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Generation of Arabidopsis proteolytic mutants using CRISPR

Supervisor: Panagiotis Nikolaou Moschou (SLU, Uppsala)

Co-Supervisor: László Bakó

Room: KBC Glasburen

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018

There are no events on this day.