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 2017 Seminars
Time and Location: 3pm, McCarty Hall A, Room G186 unless otherwise noted.
Jan. 16, NO SEMINAR (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Jan. 23, Mark Albrecht, UF Environmental Health & Safety (Invited Speaker Seminar)
Hazardous Waste Management in UF Research Laboratories
Jan. 30, Dr. Fernando Jaramillo (Invited Speaker Seminar)
Human Impacts on the Terrestrial Freshwater System
Feb. 6, Dr. Milko Jorquera (Invited Speaker Seminar)
Plant-Growth Promoting Bacteria from Chilean Extreme Environments
Feb. 13, Andree George (Exit Seminar)
The Ecology of Salmonella Proliferation in Tomatoes
Feb. 20, Dr. Masanori Fujimoto (Invited Speaker Seminar)
Microbe Mediated Ecological Processes in Natural and Engineered Systems
Feb. 27, Nasiru Danmowa (Exit Seminar)
Fate and Transport of Nitrogen Forms, Phosphorus and Pesticides in Soils from Florida and Nigeria
Mar. 6, NO SEMINAR (UF Spring Break Week)
Mar. 13, Katelyn Foster (Exit Seminar)
Mar. 20, Wade Ross (Exit Seminar)
A Region-Wide Analysis of Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics Across 'The Land of Pines'
Mar. 27, Noha Abdel-Mottaleb (Exit Seminar)
Potential Removal of Organic Contaminants from Surface Waters using Phytoremediation
Apr. 3, Steph Jamis (Exit Seminar)
Land Application of Lignocellulosic Residual Wastes: Effects on Soil Biogeochemical Properties
Apr. 10, Steve Jennewein (Exit Seminar)
Determining Management Effects on Soil Gas Flux, Microbial Biomass, and Crop Yield to Identify Sustainable Practices in the Everglades Agricultural Area
Apr. 17, Stefan Kalev (Exit Seminar)
Concentrations and Loads of Dissolved and Particulate Forms of Carbon from Stormwater Runoff in a Residential Catchment
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.
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 are open to the public. All SWSD students and faculty are expected to attend weekly seminars. See archived recordings.
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 2017 Exams:
Tuesday, February 28th: Katelyn Foster; M.S. Thesis Defense; 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2175 McCarty Hall A
Tuesday, February 28th: Wade Ross; Ph.D. Defense; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 3177 McCarty Hall A
Monday, April 10th: Claire Friedrichsen; Ph.D. Qualifying Exam; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2175 McCarty Hall A