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Botany Brown Bag Seminar
Thursday - April 27, 2017 - 12:20 - 1:15 pm
Classroom Building, Room 142

Bayesian network analysis of interaction networks for Brassica rapa under mild-drought

Mallory Lai
Department of Botany, UW

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Botany Brown Bag Seminar Series

Importance of Range Context in Understanding Local Adaptation - Insights from a Boreal Tree Populus balsamifera

Vikram Chhatre
INBRE Bioinformatics Core

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Auditorium
March 30, 2017 - 12:20 - 1:10 pm

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In Memoriam: Martha Christensen (1932-2017)

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Williams Conservatory Support Campaign

The Williams Conservatory promotes education, research, and outreach while providing University of Wyoming students, staff, and faculty and the Laramie community with a tranquil atmosphere.

The Williams Conservatory needs your help. With looming budget cuts, the Williams Conservatory will now be solely responsible to raise operational funds through plant sales, workshops, and fundraisers. 

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Botany Distinguished Speaker Series

The relationships between plants and insects from the mid Mesozoic of Eastern Asia

Berry Biodiversity Center Auditorium
March 2, 2017 - 12:20 - 1:15pm


Dr. Conrad Labandeira,
Curator of Paleoentomology at the Smithsonian Institution

Conrad’s talk will highlight recent astounding discoveries with his Chinese colleagues from the Mesozoic of NE China. These include insect body fossils and plant anatomical evidence demonstrating that insect pollination, and for good measure, the feeding and camouflage features seen in today’s butterflies, were in place in other lineages tens of millions of years before angiosperms or butterflies (Science 2009, BMC Evol Biol 2014, Proc. B, 2016).

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The public is invited to attend the world premier of The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science on Friday, March 3rd. This film and photographic project celebrates the work of female paleontologists and highlights the challenges and obstacles they face. A preview screening of the documentary film, followed by Q&A with cast and crew members, will be held from 6:30-7:20 PM in Classroom Building, Room 133. The opening reception for the portrait exhibition will be from 7:30-9:00 PM in the UW Geological Museum.

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Botany Distinguished Speaker

Origins and consequences of trait variation in aquatic communities
Dr. Rebecca Best
Northern Arizona University

Biodiversity Center, Room 138

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Wyoming PBS to air Dr. Miller's work on restoring sweet apple on Nov 14, 2016 at 9:00am.

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Botany faculty Ken Driese, Chris North, and Ramesh Sivanpillai represented the Botany Department in the 2016 Campus Pass event.

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Botany faculty Ellen Currano’s research accomplishments highlighted by UW President in the State of the University Address
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