Fourth Annual Meeting, 2014

The fourth annual meeting was held at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan from August 14th to 17th. The presentations were followed by a day long field trip across the Keweenaw peninsula, including visits to Michigan Tech's experimental forest and the Estivant Pines, the last stand of virgin white pine in the Upper Peninsula.

Speaker File
Scott Schlarbaum and Mark Coggeshall Development of Mapping Populations
Chris Saski and Tatyana Zhebentyayev Northern Red Oak and Black Walnut BAC-based Comparative Genomics
Haiying Liang Stress Treatments
Ketia Shumaker Comparative Hardwood Genomics’Outreach Component withThe University of West Alabama
Meg Staton Hardwoods UpdateUT Bioinformatics
Haiying Liang Yellow Poplar Linkage Map
Di Wu and Teodora Best Green Ash
Andi Noakes Population Dynamics of Green Ash, Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Sandra Acheampong Owusu and Oliver Gailing Genetic linkage mapping in Gleditsia triacanthos
Jennifer Lind, Alexis Sullivan, and Oliver Gailing Evidence for selection on a CONSTANS-like gene between two red oak species
Daniel Borkowski Population Genetics and Genomics in Quercus rubra L.
Arpita Konar Comparative Genomics of Fagaceae
Jeanne Romero-Severson RAD-tag MappingQuercus rubra and Juglans nigra
John Carlson Comparative Genomics of Environmental Stress Responses in North American Hardwoods

Third Annual Meeting, 2013

The third annual meeting took place September 12-14, 2013 at the University of Missouri, located in Columbia, Missouri. The presentations are available below. The meeting was followed by a field trip to view the extensive collections at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC), located at New Franklin, Mo. This 665 acre farm includes several experimental fruit and nut orchards including important black walnut and northern red oak populations used in this project.


The group stopped at the world champion bur oak for our group photo (right).

Speaker File
John Carlson Introduction: Comparative Genomics of Environmental Stress Responses in North American Hardwoods
Scott Schlarbaum Part 2a: Genetic Resources at the University of Tennessee
Mark Coggeshall Part 2b: Development of Mapping Populations at the University of Missouri
Haiying Liang Part 3: Stress Treatments
Teo Best Part 4: Ozone treatments – UWA Internship, RNA Isolation and Sequencing To Date
Meg Staton Part 5: Bioinformatics Update
Chris Saski Part 6: Black Walnut and Northern Red Oak BAC Resources
Haiying Liang Part 7a: Tulip Poplar and Red Bay Marker Development, Genotyping, and Linkage Mapping
Teo Best Part 7b: Green Ash SSR Development and Screening
Oliver Gailing Part 7c: Honeylocust, White Oak and Sugar Maple gSSR Development and Screening
Jeanne Romero-Severson Part 7de: High Density Genetic Mapping in Northern Red Oak and Black Walnut
Jeanne Romero-Severson Part 8: Range wide diversity and differentiation of Green Ash
Ketia Shumaker Part 9: Comparative Hardwood Genomics Outreach Component with The University of West Alabama
Scott Schlarbaum Part 10a: Outreach to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Haiying Liang Part 10b: Project Supplemental: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
John Carlson Part 11: Summary of Year 3 Activities

Plant and Animal Genome Conference, 2013

The plant and animal genome conference (PAG XXI) took place on January 12-16th, 2013 in San Diego, CA. There were two posters representing the Hardwood Genomics project; both are available for download as pdf files.

Presenter File
Tim McCleary Genomic Resources for North American Hardwoods
Xinfu Zhang Developing EST SSR markers for constructing a framework genetic linkage map for yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L.)

Second Annual Meeting, 2012

The second annual meeting took place on September 21st, 2012 in Memphis, TN. The presentations are available for download as pdf files. The meeting was followed by a field trip to view the Ames Plantation where many of the mapping populations for the project are being maintained.

Speaker File
John Carlson Project goals, review of previous year's SAB recommendations and team responses, general progress and unplanned activities
Scott Schlarbaum / Mark Coggeshall Review of population development for all species
Haiying Liang / John Carlson Marker development and genomics of stress response
Meg Staton Genomic sequencing for SSR identification, BAC libraries and gene space physical map
Oliver Gailing, Haiying Liang, Arpita Konar, Tim McCleary, Jeanne Romero-Serverson, John Carlson Marker development, genotyping and linkage mapping
Ketia Shumaker West Alabama/Penn State intern program
Scott Schlarbaum / Jeanne Romero-Severson Cherokee K-12 Genetics Curriculum/Modules
John Carlson Timelines, budgets, additions/deletions

NSF PIs Meeting, 2011

A poster given by Dr. John Carlson in Arlington, VA for the NSF Project PI's meeting.

Presenter(s) File
Dr. John Carlson Comparative Genomics of Environmental Stress Responses in North American Hardwoods

Michigan Tech Visit, 2011

A talk given by Dr. John Carlson at Michigan Technological University on September 23, 2011.

Presenter(s) File
Dr. John Carlson Genomics of Environmental Stress Responses in Hardwoods

American Society for Plant Biologists, 2011

Dr. Ketia Shumaker attended American Society of Plant Biologists meeting in July 2011 with two summer outreach students, Dantria Grace and Christen Nelms.

Award Received in February, 2012:The poster they presented received an award of Honorable Mention from the Council on Undergraduate Research in the Posters on the Hill competition.

These students were chosen for one of this project's outreach components, the undergraduate research training and experience program, and they presented their research accomplished over the summer at Penn State University.

Presenter(s) File
Dr. Ketia Shumaker, Dantria Grace, Christen Nelms Ozone Stress Response in Northern Red Oak