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.

Fall 2017 Seminars

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

August 25 (Friday), Dr. Yungen Liu (Distinguished Speaker Seminar)
Note Time and Location: 1:30pm, 3177 McCarty Hall A
Effects of Plateau Lakeshore Wetland on Lake Protection and Its Pollution Risks

August 28, NO SEMINAR


September 11, NO SEMINAR

September 18, Ryan Blaustein (Exit Seminar)
Defining the Interactions within the Citrus Microbiome during Huanglongbing Disease Progression and in Response to Phytopathogen Removal

September 25, Dr. Cheryl Palm (Distinguished Speaker Seminar)
Soils and Sustainable Intensification in Africa

October 2, Dr. Olegario Muniz (Distinguished Speaker Seminar)
Soil Science in Cuba: Status and Challenges

October 9, Dr. Timothy Townsend (Invited Speaker Seminar)
Expanding Recycling in Florida: Efforts to Reach Florida's 75% Recycling Goal

October 16, Dr. George Hochmuth (Invited Speaker Seminar)
Perspectives on BMP Issues in Crop Production Agriculture in Florida


October 30, Dr. Alan Wright (Invited Speaker Seminar)
Soil and Water Research and Extension Programs in South Florida

November 1, Dr. Patrick Mutuo (Invited Speaker Seminar)
Note Time and Location: 1:30 pm, 3177 McCarty Hall A
SoilDoc: Recent Experiences and Improvements

November 6, Dr. Mike Allen (Invited Speaker Seminar)
Exploring Lionfish Impacts on Reef Fish Communities and Potential Benefits of Mitigation Strategies

November 13, Dr. Thomas Bianchi (Distinguished Speaker Seminar)
Note Time and Location: 9am, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Rion Ballroom (SWSD Research Forum)
Carbon Remineralization and Burial in the Coastal Margin: Linkages in the Anthropocene

November 20, NO SEMINAR

November 27, Dr. Stefan Gerber (Invited Speaker Seminar)
Reflections on Having Used Models in Biogeochemistry

December 4, 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 Fall 2017 schedule and recordings of the seminars as they become available, 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.

Distinguished Speaker Seminars

The SWSD sponsors seminars presented by distinguished speakers and invited guests several times each semester. All SWSD students and faculty, and the general public, are encouraged to attend these presentations. See archived recordings.

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.

Fall 2017 Exams:

Andressa Freitas - Ph.D. Qualifying Exam; December 19, 2017; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2175 McCarty Hall A