Topics from the Beck Lab at Wichita State

“Topics from the Beck Lab at Wichita State”

A (Virtual) Lunchtime Lecture by Dr. James Beck and Stacy Holt

The research group led by Dr. James Beck at Wichita State University is broadly interested in obtaining genetic and genomic data from museum resources, and using these data to answer questions in plant biodiversity and evolution. This 1-hr seminar will be divided into two presentations, each followed by a short Q&A.

“What is giant salvinia? Plastid Phylogenomics of the Salvinia molesta invasion” — Stacy Holt, M.S. student researcher, Wichita State University

Salvinia molesta (photo by Harry Rose, CC-BY-2.0, Flickr)


“Cytogeography and niche evolution in the giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea), reconstructed from hundreds of herbarium specimens” — Dr. James Beck, Associate Professor, Wichita State University

This event has passed. A recording of the lecture can be found here. Check out past lectures here.

About the Research Lecture Series

The BRIT Research Lecture Series is designed to create community wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly developing topics. This series gives scientists and speakers a forum for sharing the most current information about their areas of expertise and allows the public to interact with leading members of the local, national, and international scientific community. Read more at


Sep 07 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The event is finished.


Brooke Byerley Best


Brooke Byerley Best