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Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate students standing together after presenting their research
2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium Participants

The Morton Arboretum hosted the 2017 Center for Tree Science Undergraduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, August 16th. Fellows gave 15 minute presentations on their summer research projects and answered audience questions.

 

A collage of Research Symposium Presentation titlesA wide range of topics for the audience to enjoy!

Our keynote speaker was Dr. Richard Primack, Professor of Biology at Boston University, Editor of the journal Biological Conservation, and author of Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods, as well as the popular conservation biology textbook Essentials of Conservation Biology. He spoke about detecting the impacts of a warming climate on plants and the role of botanical gardens.

Keynote symposium speaker displaying a slide with an image of his new book "Walden Warming"Dr. Primack discusses the many benefits of Botanical Gardens

We thank Dr. Primack for a fascinating lecture and congratulate the 2017 Fellows on a successful symposium.