Plant.ID Seminar Series: Molecular identification of plants for science and society

The Plant.ID Seminar Series presented modern molecular tools for identifying plants, showcasing some of the most current developments in the field. This series included 5 seminars each revolving around a specific topic. All were recorded, with the links below for rewatching. 


Thursday February 25, 14:00-16:00 CET

Biodiversity time travels: The use of historical plant genomes in biodiversity research
14:00 Introduction by chairs

Margret Veltman (University of Oslo) &

Nataly Canales (University of Copenhagen)

14:05 A retrospective view on plant genetic diversity using ancient DNA

Hernán Burbano (University College London)

14:35 The Victorian parlour plant and the survival of the unfit

Thibauld Michel (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh)

14:55 Break
15:10 Inferring the population genomics of an invasive weed through time

Vanessa Bieker (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

15:30 Vintage genomics: Tracing wine grape varieties through time

Jazmín Ramos Madrigal (University of Copenhagen)

16:00 End

Thursday March 25, 14:00-16:15 CET

Modern tools and old methods: Descriptive taxonomy and phylogeny
14:00 Introduction by chair

Stephen Garrett (University of Copenhagen)

14:05 Describing signals of phylogeny and molecular evolution across swathes of genomic data

David A Duchêne (Australian National University & University of Copenhagen)

14:35 Polyploid genomes, the Achilles heel of molecular taxonomy?

Anne-Sophie Quatela (University of Gothenburg)

14:50 Species as a heuristic: reconciling theory and practice

Tom Wells (Oxford University)

15:20 Break
15:30 Species-tree diffusion models and their applications in campion (Silene) phylogeography

Ntwai Moiloa (University of Gothenburg)

15:45 A taxonomic monograph of Ipomoea integrated across phylogenetic scales

Robert Scotland (Oxford University)

16:15 End

Thursday April 22, 14:00-16:00 CET

Proxy wars: Molecular tools for reconstructing diets and environments
14:00 Introduction by chair

Physilia Chua (University of Copenhagen)

14:05 Ground-truthing soil eDNA vegetation assessment: a blast from the past

María Ariza (University of Oslo)

14:25 The hidden biodiversity of pollen grains

Marcel Polling (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)

14:45 Break
15:00 Holocene vegetation responses to climate and humans in Central Alps

Sandra Garcés Pastor (The Arctic University of Tromsø)

15:30 The trophic ecology of large herbivores

Tyler Kartzinel (Brown University)

16:00 End

Thursday May 27, 15:00-17:00 CET

Tracing trade: Crossing the border between taxonomy and forensics against illegal plant trade
15:00 Introduction by chair

Yannick Woudstra (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

15:05 Ethnobotany of traded Aloe species in Tanzania

Siri Abihudi (Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology)

15:35 Innovative tools for monitoring illegal hardwood timber trade

Mehrdad Jahanbanifard (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)

15:55 Break
16:10 Genome skimming reveals novel plastid markers for the identification of illegally logged African trees

Maurizio Mascarello (Meise Botanic Garden)

16:30 The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and new technologies to tackle illegal plant trade

Carly Cowell (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

17:00 End

Thursday June 24, 14:00-16:00 CET

Molecular monitoring: Plant product quality and the environment
14:00 Introduction by chair

Bastien Anthoons (Centre for Research & Technology, Hellas)

14:05 Identification and quantification of bioindicator diatom complexes: a case study with N. palea

Ozan Çiftçi (BaseClear)

14:25 DNA barcoding, metabarcoding and chemical profiling of Chinese herbal medicine

Felicitas Mück (University of Oslo)

14:45 Break
15:00 Molecular tools for early detection of invasive aquatic plants, and identification of cryptic invasive macrophytes

Joanna Freeland (Trent University)

15:30 Analytical methods for herbal medicine authentication and the need for standardization in the regulation of the global supply chain

Anthony Booker (University of Westminster)

16:00 End



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