The Soil and Water Sciences Department holds a weekly seminar series on Mondays at 3pm when classes are in session. As part of this series, MS and PhD students give exit seminars on their research. The department also invites speakers from among current faculty, other UF departments, and other institutions, including hosting several Distinguished Speaker seminars each year.  

Departmental seminars are open to the public and are streamed live and recorded for later viewing.

Spring 2018 Seminars

Time and Location: 3pm, McCarty Hall A, Room G186 unless otherwise noted.

January 8 - No Seminar

January 15, NO SEMINAR (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 22 - No Seminar

January 29, Mark Albrecht (Invited Speaker Seminar) 
Hazardous Waste Management in UF Research Laboratories (This seminar requires Gatorlink login to view live stream or recording.)

February 5, Dr. Olegario Muniz (Distinguished Speaker Seminar)
Heavy Metals on Cuban Soils and Agriculture

February 12 - No Seminar

February 19, Dr. Guohua Xu (Distinguished Speaker Seminar)
Enhancing Crop Nutrient Uptake Efficiency: Genetic Basis and Molecular Mechanisms

February 26, Paul Julian (Exit Seminar)
Evaluating Nutrient Biogeochemical Processes in a Subtropical Treatment Wetland

Thursday, March 1st, 2pm, 3177 McCarty Hall A: Jonathan Diller (Exit Seminar)
A Review, Compilation, and Analysis of the Stormwater Treatment Wetland Monitoring Data in the International Stormwater BMP Database

March 5, NO SEMINAR (UF Spring Break)

March 12, NO SEMINAR

March 19, Evandro da Silva (Exit Seminar)
Phytoremediation of Arsenic Contaminated Soils by Pteris vittata: Arsenic Removal and Biomass Disposal

March 26, Yaslin Gonzalez (Exit Seminar)
Pedology of Deep Podzolized Carbon on the Southeastern Coastal Plain

April 2, Harmanpreet Sidhu (Exit Seminar)
Risks from Biosolids-borne Ciprofloxacin and Azithromycin

April 9, Brandy Foley (Exit Seminar)
Paleolimnological Reconstructions of Two Coastal Dune Lakes in Northwest Florida Using Sediment Organic Matter Proxies

April 16, Graduate Assistants United
Graduate Assistant Contract Education Session

April 23, NO SEMINAR


Archived Seminar Recordings


Water, Wetlands, and Watersheds Seminar Series

Offered during the fall and spring semesters, Wednesdays 11:45am-12:35pm, at the Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands, Conference Room, Phelps Lab 101. Seminars are open to the public.

See the Spring 2018 schedule and recordings of the seminars, and recordings of previous semesters.

This seminar series is presented by the Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands, the Water Institute and the Soil & Water Sciences Department.

Invited Speaker Seminars

The SWSD invites individual UF faculty members, alumni, and non UF speakers the opportunity to present a seminar several times each semester. These include inaugural seminars to recognize SWSD faculty contributions to the department and celebrate their promotion in their professional career, focusing on key accomplishments, vision and future direction, and innovative ideas to move the department to the next level of excellence. All SWSD students and faculty, and the general public, are encouraged to attend these presentations. See archived recordings.

Student Seminars

Student Seminars are open to the public. All SWSD students and faculty are expected to attend weekly seminars. See archived recordings.

Student Examinations

Thesis/Dissertation Defenses, Qualifying Exams, and Oral Final Exams are open to interested faculty, staff, and students, and are announced at least 10 days in advance.

Spring 2018 Exams: