Learn at Lunch: Focusing on Fronds
Wednesday November 15, 2017 12:00-1:00 p.m. Focusing on fronds across the fern tree of life with Dr. Jordan Metzgar, Massey Herbarium Curator
Dr. Jordan Metzgar will discuss his research on the evolution of diverse fern lineages, including eusporangiate neotropical ferns Danaea, stately Osmundaceae, heterosporous nitrogen-fixing aquatic fern Azolla, and glacier-loving boreal Cryptogramma. These studies have helped decipher the patterns and timing of diversification across ferns by spanning the field, herbarium, and laboratory. He will also his tell us about his new home at Virginia Tech's Massey Herbarium, the largest collection of plant specimens in the state.