Biology Seminar: October 4


Contributed by Nancy Pierce

James Watkins, Colgate University
"An inordinate frondness for ferns: evolution and ecophysiology of seed-free vascular plant"

Thursday, October 4
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Department Seminar Series

Refreshments served at 3:45, 1st floor CNS foyer. Bring your mug. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


The work in my lab focuses on organismal plant ecology and physiology with a primary focus on ferns and their allies. Lab members work across  many disciplines to include molecular biology, systematics, ecology, physiology, anatomy, and reproductive biology. I run a diverse ship, but the lab mainly focuses on how the natural world shapes the distribution of species in both modern landscapes and over evolutionary time frames. Central to our work are studies on plant stress physiology and developing a better understanding of the mechanisms behind stress tolerance and recovery.