SEMINAR ARCHIVES - BY DATE

 

2017

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. 13, Katelyn Foster (Exit Seminar)
Nitrogen Export in Watersheds: Exploring NO3- Attenuation in Sandy Soils from a Humid Subtropical Climate


Mar. 13, Dr. Sabine Grunwald (Seminar at OneHealth, OneScience Talks) Presentation Handout
OneHealth, OneScience - Authentic and Mindful Scientific Integration Approaches


Mar. 20, Wade Ross (Exit Seminar)
A Region-Wide Analysis of Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics Across 'The Land of Pines'


Apr. 3, Dr. David Bergvinson (Distinguished Speaker Seminar)
Science of Discover to Science of Delivery - ICRISAT's Approach To Serving Dryland Farmers in Asia and Africa


Apr. 17, Stefan Kalev (Exit Seminar)
Concentrations and Loads of Dissolved and Particulate Organic Carbon in Urban Stormwater Runoff and Pond Outflow Waters


Apr. 27, Dr. Elisa D'Angelo, Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky (Invited Speaker Seminar)
Explorations in Biogeochemical Research by a UFSWS Alumna


May 15, 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


June 5, Laibin Huang (Exit Seminar)
Microbial Community Structures Related to Nitrogen Cycling in Subterranean Estuaries


June 12, Elise Morrison (Exit Seminar)
Microbial Community Dynamics Along Peatland Nutrient Gradients


July 10, Anna Normand (Exit Seminar)
Global Peatland Soil Organic Carbon Chemical Composition and Greenhouse Gas Production


July 17, Anne Sexton (Exit Seminar)
Aquatic Vegetation Impacts on Sediment Composition, Phosphorus Pools, and Water Quality in South Florida Farm Canals


July 24, Liguang Li (Exit Seminar)
Molecular Characterization of Composition and Sources of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in Agricultural Catchments


July 31, Matt Jablonski (Exit Seminar)
Exploring the Efficacy of a Natural Wetland to Attenuate Nutrients and Trace Metals from Urban Stormwater Runoff


August 25, Dr. Yungen Liu (Distinguished Speaker Seminar)
Effects of Plateau Lakeshore Wetland on Lake Protection and Its Pollution Risks


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


2016

Jan 25, Dr. Sally Brown (Distinguished Speaker)
Toilet to Tank - Impact of Recycling Nutrients for Switchgrass-Based Ethanol


Feb 8, Dr. Kelly Morgan (Invited Speaker)
Evaluation of Fertilizer and Irrigation Practices on Agricultural Production in South Florida


Feb 15, Prissy Fletcher (Invited Speaker)
Applications and Experiences of Soil and Water Science in Extension


Feb 22, Dr. Wendy Mussoline (Invited Speaker)
Multifaceted Approach for Bioenergy Recovery from Industrial Sweetpotatoes


Mar. 14, Steve Ladendorf (Invited Speaker)
Hazardous Waste Management in UF Research Laboratories


Mar 21, Mohsen Tootoonchi (Exit Seminar)
Impact of Water Management on Rice Yields, Rice Water Weevil Infestation and Drainage Water Quality


Mar 28, Bill Schmahl (Exit Seminar)
Field Testing of Aluminum Water Treatment Residuals as a Permeable Reactive Barrier System to Reduce Soluble Phosphorus Movement in Groundwater


Apr 4, Tracey Schafer (Exit Seminar)
Evaluation of Organic Carbon Accumulation on a Restored Mangrove-Seagrass Habitat


Apr 21, Dr. Douglas Evans - School of the Environment, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario (Distinguished Speaker)
Applications of Trace Metal Isotope Fractionation in Biotic and Abiotic Environmental Systems


June 6, Timothy Ayankojo (Exit Seminar)
Validation of Smart Irrigation App in Vegetable Production


June 13, Katsutoshi Mizuta (Exit Seminar)
New Soil Index Development and Integration with Econometric Theory


July 11, Shanyu Meng (Exit Seminar)
Synthesis and Characterization of Lignin-based Dendrimer for Removing Heavy Metals


July 18, Matt Nance (Exit Seminar)
Influence of Sediment Organic Carbon upon Aquatic Herbicide Release: a Comparison of Effects on Granular and Liquid Formulations


Aug. 29, Michelle Leonard, Marston Science Library (Invited Speaker)
Library Resources and Their Use


Sept. 15, Dr. Pedro Sanchez (Distinguished Speaker)
Africa’s Progress in Fighting Hunger: Science and Policy


Sept. 19, Michelle Leonard, Marston Science Library (Invited Speaker)
Hands-on Training and Experience Setting Up and Conducting Literature Searches


Sept. 26,  Dr. Ahmed Al-Busaidi (Invited Speaker)
Mitigating Environmental Risks of Wastewater Reuse for Agriculture


Oct. 17, Michelle Leonard, Marston Science Library (Invited Speaker)
Plagiarism


Oct. 31, Eunice Yarney (Exit Seminar)
Temporal and Spatial Variability of Irrigation Water Salinity and Effects of Irrigation Practices on Soil Salinity in the Tri-County Agricultural Area, Northeast Florida


Nov. 14, William Zaragoza (Exit Seminar)
Characterization of Interactions of Pathogens with Non-Canonical Hosts and Their Virulence Factors


Nov. 28, Marcos de Moraes (Exit Seminar)
Functional and Comparative Genomic Analysis of Salmonella in Tomatoes


Dec. 5, Lorae Simpson (Exit Seminar)
The Impacts of Global Climate Change on the Carbon Sequestration Potential of the Salt Marsh-Mangrove Ecotone in Florida


Dec. 8, Dr. Gilles Pinay (Distinguished Speaker) 
Drainage Basins as Biogeochemical Reactors

2015

Jan 12, Mark Yanchisin (Invited Speaker)
Rules, Regs and Accidents


Feb 2, Steve Ladendorf - EHS - HMM (Invited Speaker)
Hazardous Waste Management in UF Research Laboratories


Feb 16, Dr. Nick Comerford IYS  (Invited Speaker)
2015 The International Year of Soil


Feb 23, Dr. Willie Harris (Invited Speaker)
Clues and Stumbling Blocks to the Understanding of Florida Soils


Mar 20, Ky Gress (Exit Seminar)
Residential exposures to As and CrVI from CCA- Wood


Mar 23, Mriganka De (Exit Seminar)
Fate and Transport of Effluent-Borne Nitrogen From Septic Drainfields to Shallow Groundwater


Mar 27, Mary Lusk (Exit Seminar)
Organic Nitrogen Biodegradability and Molecular Characterization in Urban Stormwater and Streams


Apr 1, Gustavo Vasques (Exit Seminar)
Digital Soil Mapping at Embrapa Soils and Brazil: Initiatives and Perspectives


Apr 6, Neil Young (Exit Seminar)
Drought Avoidance Acclimation of Warm Season Turfgrass in Response To Mild-Reoccuring Soil Water Deficit And N Fertilization


Apr 10, Christine VanZomeren (Exit Seminar)
Biogeochemical Cycling of Organic Nitrogen in Subtropical Wetlands


Apr 17, Odiney Alvarez-Campos (Exit Seminar)
Biochar and Mill Ash Use to Grow Sugarcane in Sandy Soils of South Florida


Apr 20, Biswanath Dari (Exit Seminar)
Predicting Soil Phosphorus Loss and Its Potential Remediation through Biochar Application


May 18, Jianru Shi (Exit Seminar)
Land Application as a Reuse Method of Cellulosic Ethanol Residuals


Jun 1, Tracey Wasylik (Exit Seminar)
Effect of Nitrogen Release Rates on St. Augustinegrass Performance throughout the Year with Emphasis on a No-Fertilization Summer Blackout Period


Jun 8, Ray Bodrey (Exit Seminar)
Preliminary Analysis for Exploring Nonpoint Source Pollution Indicator Conditions in the Coastal Surface Waters of Glynn County, Georgia


Jun 15, Sara Mechtensimer (Exit Seminar)
Fate and Transport of Phosphorus in Septic System Drainfields


Jul 6, Tiantian Li (Exit Seminar)
Chitosan and Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites


Jul 13, Rose Collins (Exit Seminar)
The Effect of Short Term Inundation on Potential Nitrogen Flux in a Coastal Ecosystem


Jul 20, Debjani Sihi (Exit Seminar)
Processes and Modeling of Temperature Sensitivity of Soil Organic Matter Decomposition in Subtropical Wetlands


Aug 3, Ann Couch (Exit Seminar)
Plant Phenology, Yield and Nitrogen Accumulation by Sesame (Sesamum indicum L. ) Grown in North Central Florida Under Standard Agronomic Practices


Sep 11, Dr. Harold Drake (Distinguished Speaker)
Darwin's Invertebrates: A Transient Soil Story


Oct 5, Jian Wu (Exit Seminar)
The interaction between Phytophthora nicotianae and Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Las) damage to citrus fibrous roots


Oct 12, Minjune Yang (Exit Seminar)
Forward and Back Diffusion through Low-permeability Aquitards


Oct 19, Hamza Keskin (Exit Seminar)
Digital Mapping of Soil Carbon Fractions


Nov 2, Yuanyuan Huang (Exit Seminar)
Terrestrial Soil Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Responses of Carbon Cycling to Drought


Nov 9, Amanda Hirst (Exit Seminar)
Reducing Nitrogen Loading from Onsite Wastewater Systems to Shallow


Nov 23, Eduardo Chavez (Exit Seminar)
Enrichment of Cadmium in Cacao-Growing Soils in Southern Ecuador: Chemical Characterization and Soil Amendments as Remediation Alternatives

2014

Jan. 13, Richard Cannon
Laboratory Safety


Feb. 3, Y. Ping Hsieh
Agricultural Air Quality Research Program Highlights


Feb. 4, James Jawitz (Invited Speaker)
What is causing the changes we are seeing in Florida's spring ecosystem?


Feb. 10, Hazardous Waste Management in UF Research Laboratories
University of Florida Department of Environmental Health & Safety


Feb 14, Dr. Elizabeth Hodges Snyder - Assistant Professor of Public Health - University of Alaska, Anchorage (Distinguished Speaker)
Meeting UF Standards and Markers of Excellence for Teaching Online and Blended Courses: Opportunites and Challenges in the Context for Soil and Water Science


March 10, Nicholas G. Aumen (Distinguished Speaker)
Everglades restoration in the context of cliamte change


March 24, Jose E. Villalobos
Effects of Subsurface Drip Irrigation Flow Rates and Emmitter Spacing on Sugarcane Water Uptake and Production in Florida Alfisols


March 31, Rajendra Gautam
Nitrogen fertilizer management of St. Augustinegrass for reduced nitrate-N leaching and healthy turfgrass


April 7, Julius Adewopo
Long-Term impacts of management intensification on soil carbon dynamics in subtropical grasslands


April 21, Rishi Prasad
Using a Nitrogen Budget and Crop System Model as Effective Tools for Assessing N Losses from Agricultural Systems


May 15, Rajendra Gutam
Nitrogen fertilizer management of St. Augustinegrass for reduced nitrate-N leaching and healthy turfgrass


June 16, Ignacio A. Rodriguez-Jorquera
Fate, Transport and Toxiity of Perfluorochemicals in Wastewater Dominant Systems


July 7, Chumki Banik
Mechanistic Linkages between Water Saturation and Organo-metal Interactions in Sandy Coastal Plain Soils


July 11, Shannon Duffy
Litter Production and Decomposition in Three Conservation Area Marshes


July 14, Rujira Tisarum
Antimony uptake, efflux and speciation in arsenic hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata


July 25, Pamela Fletcher
Using Participatory Decision Support to Improve Coral Reef Management


July 28, Pasicha Chaikaew
Assessment of Climate Regulation, Carbon Sequestration, and Nutrient Cycling Ecosystems Services Impacted by Multiple Stressors


Oct. 4, Jorge Leiba
Imidacloprid Fate and Transport in Florida Flatwoods Soils and Plants during Control of the Asian Citrus Psyllid


Oct. 20, Miurel Bermudez Herrera
Effect of Drip Irrigation and Nitrogen Phosphorus and Potassium Applications on Tomatoes Growth and Yield


Oct. 27, Marcos Antonio Frateschi de Lima
Root Groth and Development of Containerized Citrus Trees in HLB-Free Environment Using Different Container Size and Design


Nov. 13, Heather Enloe (Invited Speaker)
Urbanization Effects on Soil Nitrogen Transformations in the Subtropics


Nov. 17, Jason Seitz (Exit Seminar)
Stream-Mediated Seed & Shoot Dispersal of Invasive Platns an Urban Riparian Wetland


Dec. 1, Sutie Xu (Exit Seminar)
Ecosystem C Stocks and the Impact of Land Use Intensification in Subtropical Grazing Land Ecosystems


Dec 5, Shengsen Wang (Exit Seminar)
Iron and Manganese Oxide Mineral Modified Biochars: Characterization and Removel of Arsenate and Lead


Dec 8, Jing Hu (Exit Seminar)
Nitrous Oxide Production, Consumtion and Emission in Agroecosystems: Effects fo Hydrology and Land Use


2013

Dr. Edward Topp - Principal Research Scientist - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Distinguished Speaker)
Bugs and Drugs: Assessing and Managing Risks to Food and Environmental Quality from Agricultural Use of Organic Amendments


Feb. 11, Samira Daroub
Water Quality & Sustainable Agriculture in the Everglades Agricultural Area


Feb 14, Hubbell Seminar: Dr. Jerald L. Schnoor - Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dept of Occupational and Environmental Health, and Co-Director for Global and Regional Environmental Research; Univerity of Iowa (Distinguished Speaker)
Water Sustainability in a Changing World


Feb. 25, Gurpal Toor
Tales of Fate, Transport, and Toxicity of Contaminants


Feb. 25, SPICE
Science Partners in Inquiry-based Collaborative Education


Mar. 11, Maria Silveira
Grazing land Management - Balancing Productivity and Environmental Sustainability


Mar. 18, Zhenli He
Soil and Water Science Program at UF - Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce


Mar 19, Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology - 2013 Water in the Landscape Distinguished Seminar Series: Dr. Daniel Radcliffe - Professor, Dept of Crop and Soil Science, University of Georgia (Distinguished Speaker)
Field and Watershed Scale Research on Onsite Wastewater Systems


Apr. 1, Rebecca Hellmuth
Nitrogen Mass Budget of a Silage Corn Field at UF's Dairy Unit


Apr. 8, Ben Coppenger
Enhanced Degradation of DDT via Application of Brewery Waste Product


Apr. 15, Jing Guan
Simplified Hydrologic Modeling for Evaluating Surface Water Stage of Historical Isolation Wetlands


Apr. 19, Christopher Adam Weidow
Diversity and Distribution of Aromatic Ring Dioxygenases Among Soil Actinobacteria


Apr. 22, Alan L. Wright
Soil Research & Management in the Everglades


June 7, Harmanpreet


June 14, Xiaoling Dong
Characterization of biochar and coal combustion residues and mechanisms of biochar-induced immobilization and transformation of soluble heavy metals


July 1, Susanna Gomez
Recycling Agricultural By-Products to Grow Sugarcane on Sandy Soils in South Florida


July 22, Hollie Hall
Protecting Florida Lakes: Regulatory Intent, Recreational uses, and Water quality


Sept. 9, Patrick W. Inglett
Burning Question: The Effort of Fire on Wetland Biogeochemistry

Sept. 16, Awards


Sept. 16, Xiong Xiong


Sept. 23, Todd Osborne


Sept. 30, John Thomas Inaugural


Oct. 14, Michelle Leonard


Oct. 21, Neal Beery


Nov. 18, Yingjia Zhu


Nov 25, Santanu Bakshi
Immobilization of Dissolved and Particulate Copper sing Lime/Biochar and Charachterization of Nanoparticles in Soils


Dec 2, Chris Wilson
Environmental Toxicology and Research in Fort Pierce - A Survey

2012

Jan. 30, Dr. James Jawitz (Invited Speaker)
The Important Role of Hydrologic Variability: From Nutrient Loads to Investigating a Murder.


Feb. 20, Brian Bowers (Invited Speaker)
Hazardous Waste Management in UF Research Laboratories


Feb. 27, Dr. Rao Mylavarapu (Invited Speaker)
Soil & Nutrient Management Program - Research & Extension Activities


Mar. 7, Ani Katchova Seminar


Mar. 19, Amy Shober (Invited Speaker)
Managing Soil, Water, and Nutrients in Florida's Urban Landscapes


Apr. 2, Chris Martinez (Invited Speaker)


Apr 2, Dr. Charles Rice - University Distinguished Professor of Soil Microbiology - Agronomy Department - Kansas State University (Distinguished Speaker)
Can Soil Science Meet the Challenge of Climate Change, Food Security, and Sustainability? Managing Soil Biology for Carbon Storage


Apr. 9, Dakshina Murthy Kadiyala


Apr. 11, Pierce Jones (Invited Speaker)


Apr. 16, Bryce Van Dam
Organic Soil Subsidence and Nutrient Leaching in an Impacted Florida Wetland


Apr. 23, Wen Gu
Soil Amendment of Organic Materials to Reduce Nitrogen Loss in Sandy Soils


May 14, Ashvini Chauhan
Insites into the Catabolic Potential of Rhodococcus opacus Strain M213 Isolated from a Fuel-oil Contaminated Soil


May 21, Lisa G. Chambers
The Biogeochemical Effects of Sea Level Rise on Carbon Cycling in Coastal Wetland Soils


June 18, Subodh Acharya Exit
Development and Application of Analytical Expressions for Drainable and Fillable Porosity in Shallow Unconfined Aquifers


July 2, Aja Stoppe


July 16, Kiara Winans
Soil Organic Carbon in Semi-Arid Tropical India: Sources and Stabilization


July 20, Davie Kadyampakeni
Citrus Advanced Production System: Understanding Water & NPK Uptake & Leaching in Florida Flatwoods & Ridge Soils


July 23, Cassandra Medvedeff
Response of carbon cycling to disturbance in calcareous subtropical wetland soils


July 27,Augustine Muwamba
Nitrogen and Phosphorus Movement in Sandy Soils of South Florida Used for Sugarcane Production with Elevated Water Table


July 30, Drew McLean
Effect of Spodic Derived Fill Materials on the Growth and Establishment of St. Augustinegrass


Aug. 6, Jason T. Lessl
Improved Arsenic Accumulation in Pteris Vittata and Its Unique Ability to Acquire Phosphorus


Sept. 10, Katherine Milla


Oct. 8, Dr. Teri Balser - Dean of College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Professor of Soil and Water Science, University of Florida (Distinguished Speaker)
Can Learning the N Cycle Be Fun?


Nov. 5, Lucy Ngatia


Nov. 6, Hao Chen
Antibiotic Sorption & Transport in Porous Media: Solution Chemistry & Colloids


Nov. 16, Piyasa Ghosh
Influence of Arsenic Resistant Bacteria on Solubilization of Arsenic and Phosphorus Minerals and Their Uptake by Plants


Nov. 19, Rupesh Bhomia
Long-Term Accretion of Phosphorus in Wetlands: The Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas as a Case Example


Nov. 26, Jongsung Kim Upscaling of Soil Properties Across the Landscape of South Florida


Nov. 30, Ramona Smith


Dec. 3, Daniel L. Irick


2011

Jan. 10, Max Teplitski (Invited Speaker)
Microbial Ecology


Feb. 11, Max Agrios
How Does an Oil Spill Kill Plants?


Feb. 11, Risham Sidhu
Antibacterial Properties of Spices: Myth or Reality?


Feb. 11, Alvin Wang
Design, Production and Properties of rASS Therapeutic Forms


Mar. 4, Kanika Inglett (Invited Speaker)
Small Processes Big Consequences


Mar. 14, Sabine Grunwald (Invited Speaker)
Soil-Landscape Modeling at the Nexus of the Anthropocene


Mar. 18, Luke W. Gommermann
The Influence of Subaqueous Soils on the Subtropical Seagrass HALODULE WRIGHTII


Mar. 25, Rajendra Paudel
Spatio-Temporal Mechanistic Modeling of Hydrodynamic, Transport, and Phosphorus Cycling Processes in Large-Scale Constructed Treatment Wetlands


Mar. 28, James Bonczek (Invited Speaker)
Gen X, Gen y, and Gen ED


Apr. 7, Hiral Gohil
Optimization of Anoxic Biodegradation of DDT, DDD, and DDE (DDx) in Lake Appopka Soils


Apr. 8, Manmeet Waria
Fate, Transport, and Risk Assessment of Biosolids-borne Triclosan (TCS)


Apr. 11, Cheryl Mackowiak (Invited Speaker)
Enhancing Soil and Water Quality with Forage-based Agriculture


Apr. 18, Carolina Medina
Method Development to Characterize Nutrient Release Patterns of Enhanced-Efficiency Fertilizers


Apr. 20, Rupesh Bhomia & Daniel Irick


Apr. 20, Jared Sweat & Luke Gommermann


Apr. 20, Julia Maki & Julie Padowski


Apr. 20, Neal Berry & Piyasa Ghosh


Apr. 20, Wade Ross, Xiaolin Liao, Casey Schmidt


Apr. 20, Ben Hogue Manmeet Waria


Apr. 25, Mark W. Clark (Invited Speaker)
Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida: What are they and how did they come about?


May 9, Vimala Nair (Invited Speaker)


July 11, Wade Ross
Spatial-Temporal Modeling of Soil Organic Carbon Across a Subtropical Region


Aug. 29, David K. Mitchell
Wet Flatwoods Restoration After Decades of Fire Suppression.


Sept 9, Dr. Chris Field - Director of Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Insitution of Washington, Stanford University (Distinguished Speaker)
Climate Change Science in a Skeptical Era


Dr. William Mitsch - Distinguished Professor of Environment and Natural Resources; Director - Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Distinguished Speaker)
Creating Wetlands: 17 Years of Primary Succession, Water Quality Changes, and Self- Design


Sept. 26, Dr Matt Cohen (Invited Speaker)
Emerging Inference: High Resolution Sensing for Understanding Ecosystems Processes


Oct 3, Dr. Patrick Megonigal - Biogeochemist; Smithsonian Environmental Research Center - Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Distinguished Speaker)
Global Change Impacts on Wetland Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise


Oct. 10, Jason M. Neumann
Influences of Hydroperiod on Plant Community Composition and Forage


Oct. 24, Dr. Jawwad A. Qureshi
Integrated Management of Asian Citrus Psyllid, Vector of Huanglongbing/Citrus Greening Disease


Nov. 7, Casey Schmidt
Denitrification Bioremediation:Ameliorating excessive N loading by putting microbes to work


Nov. 14, Beznjamin Hogue
Effect of Fire on Phosphorus Biogeochemistry in a Subtropical Calcareous Wetland


Nov. 21, Julia H. Maki
Vegetation as an Indicator of Pasture and Wetland Condition on a South Florida Ranchland


Dec. 2, Julie Padowski (Exit Seminar)
The Complexity of Urban Water Resources Management: Water Availability and Vulnerability for Large Cities in the United States


2010

Jan. 15, Moshe Doron
Aquatic Nitrogen Fixation: Rates, Patterns and Controls in a Shallow, Subtropical Lake


Jan. 22, Dr. Rafael Munoz-Carpena
Predicting Runoff Pesticide Reduction with Vegetative Filter Strips: Factor Importance, Uncertainty, and Regulatory Opportunities


Jan. 29, Andy Zimmerman
Black Carbon in the Environment: Dirty Stories & Dark Ambitions


Feb 5, Dr. Binayak P. Mohanty, Professor, Dept of Rangeland Ecology and Management & Dept of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A& M (Distinguished Speaker)
Scaling, Physical Controls, and Effective Parameters in Multi‐Scale Soil Hydrology – Current Understanding and Future Opportunities!


Feb. 26, Sylvia Lang
Green Roofs as an Urban Stormwater BMP of Water Quantity and Quality in the Subtropics and Mid-Atlantic


Mar. 26, Allie Sourakov
Mechanisms of Foraging in Butterflies


Mar. 26, Mona Oli
Aptamer-Conjugated Gold Nanorods for Targeted Nanothermal Radiation of Glioblastoma Cancer Cells


Apr. 2, Certificates


Apr. 2, Rupa Bose
The Effect of Decaying Plant Leachants on Groundwater Activity


Apr. 2, Joshua Hall
How to Kill a Mimosa Tree


Apr. 2,Vanessa Kizza George
Why do Divalent Catiins of equal consentration Flocculate Clay Particles in Suspension Differently


Apr. 2, Hope Pan
The Effects of Vitamin Suppuly and SOD Gene on the Lifespan of Drosophila Melanogaster


Apr. 9, Augustine K. Obour
Agronomic and Environmental Impacts of Phosphorus Fertilization of Low Input Bahiagrass Pastures in Florida


Dr. Jorge Gardea-Torresdey - Chairman, Dept of Chemistry, Dudley Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science and Engineering, Universtity of Texas at El Paso (Distinguished Speaker)
Toxicity & Biotransformation of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Terrestrial Plants


Apr 15, David Hubbell Seminar: Dr. Johan Bouma - Emeritus Professor of Soil Science, Wageningen University, The Netherlands (Distinguished Speaker)
The Role of Soil Science in Sustainability Studies


Apr. 16, A. W Cheesman
Biogenic Phosphorus in Wetlands: Source ans Stabilization


June 4, Henry Mayer
Nitrogen Release Patterns of Polymer-Coated Fertiliers Used in the Ornamental Industry in South Florida


June 11, Elena Azuaje
Aggregate Organic Carbon in Slash and Loblolly Pine Ecosystems


June 18, Kamaljit Banger
Transport of Nitrogen and Phosphorous Forms in the Developed and Undeveloped Sub-Basin of an Urbanizing Watershed


June 18, Maninder Chahal
Managing Tomato PAckinghouse Wastewater in Florida: Source Characterization and Leasching Studies


June 25, Charles Alan Jacoby
Travels With Charley


July 16, Yandi Fan
The Effects of Irrigation and Nitrogen Management on Potato Tuber Yield


July 23, Mike Jerauld
Factors Controlling Phosphorus Removal in Large Constructed Wetlands in South Florida


Aug. 6, Pauric McGroary
Nitrogen Leaching, Water use rate and turf response


Sept. 3, Nick Comerford
Soil Science Society of America


Sept. 10, Dr. Pepper
Soil Health


Sept. 17, Jinghua Fan
Chemical Remediation of Copper-Contaminated Soils Using Calcium Water Treatment Residuals


Sept. 24, Michelle Leon
Plagiarism


Oct. 1, Haryun Kim
Inorganic Nitrogen Transformations and Microbial Assemblage Compositions in Santa Fe River Tributary Sediments


Oct 8, Dr. Sunil Pancholy - Professor and Director, Center for Water Quality, Florida A & M University (Distinguished Speaker)
Programs, People, and Opportunities


Oct. 22, Ronald Gonzalez
Phosphorus Response and Orthophosphate Leaching in Floratam St. Augustinegrass and Empire Zoysiagrass.


Oct. 29, Jaya Das
Characterization of Physicochemical Properties, Phosphorus Fractions and P Release of the EAA Canal Sediments


Nov. 12, Shiny Mathews
Arsenic Hyperaccumulatin by Pteris Vittata Arsenic Transformation, uptake and environvment impact


2009

Feb. 6, Dr. Barbara S. Lollar - University of Toronto (Distinguished Speaker)
Tracing Contaminant Source and Fate in Groundwater using Carbon Specific Isotope Analysis


Dr. Jared Diamond - Geography, UCLA, Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Distinguished Speaker)
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed


Feb. 13, Dr. M. Swisher (Invited Speaker)
The National Organic Program


Feb. 20, Lauren A. Serra
Identifying Suitable Areas for the Re-establishment of South Florida Slash Pine in the Hole-in-the-Donut


Feb. 27, Michael Miyittah
Tailoring/Adapting Application of Sorrents For P Immobilization: Energetics & Simulation Modeling


Mar. 6, Shawna Loper
Effect of Tillage and Organic Amendments on Soils Properties, nutrient Losses, and Plant Growth in Residential Landscapes


Mar. 20, Kirandeep Mann
Characterization and Amelioration of Yield-limiting Soil Variability in Florida Citrus Production


Mar. 27, Melissa R. Martin
A Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation of the Invasion and Management of Melaleuca quinquenervia


Apr. 3, Laura Waldo


Apr. 10, Liz Hodges Snyder
Fate, Transport, and Risk of Biosolids-Borne Tricolocarbon


Apr. 17, Mary K Maddox
Evaluation of Cattle Supplements and Nitrogen in Two Winter Pasture Systems


Apr. 20, Ashok Alva - USDA ARS (Distinguished Speaker)
An Orverview of ARS, Prosser Accomplishments - Soil Water Monitoring as Basis for Developing Irrigation BMP's


May 22, Dr. Alex McBratney - Australian Centre for Precision Agriculture, University of Sydney, Australia (Distinguished Speaker)
Digital Soil Mapping and Monitoring


June 26, Jehangir Bhadha
Pore Water Transport Mechanisms and Soil Diagnenesis in an Impacted Isolated Wetland Within the Lake Okeechobee Drainage Basin: Implications for Internal Nutrient Loading


July 10, Dr. Gustavo Vasques
Spatial and Spectral Models of Soil Carbon at Multiple Scales in Florida


July 15, Marcela Quintero
Effects of Conservation Tillage in Soil Carbon Sequestration and Net Revenuews of Potato-Based Rotations in the Columbian Andes


July 24, Smita Barkataky
Role of Tempertaure in Water Uptake of Cold Acclimated 'Hamlin' Sweet Orange


Sept. 11, Dr. C.S. Snyder (Invited Speaker)
Managing Reactive N in Agriculture


Sept. 18, Dr. David Wright (Invited Speaker)
Next Generation Farming System: Integrated Sod/Livestock/Row Crops Using Conservation Technology


Sept. 25, Maria L. Silveira (Invited Speaker)
SWS Research and Education Programs - UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC, Ona


Oct. 9, Ivan Vargas
Comparative Maintenance of Paspalum and Bermuda Grasses


Oct. 15, Dr. Jason Evans (Invited Speaker)
Biofuels in the United States: Implications for Land, Water, and Energy


Oct. 19, Mark S. McClain
Soil Scientists Performing Wetland Delineations


Oct. 20, Susan Curry (Invited Speaker)
Soil Erosion & Conservation Tillage


Oct. 23, Rongzhong Ye
Coupling Microbial Activity and Nutrient Cycling in Soils of the Everglades Agricultural Area


Oct. 30, Niel Young
Inorganic Nitrogen Leaching and Agronomic Response of St. Augustine Grass to Nitrogen Fertilization Strategies Under Residential Lawn Conditions


Nov. 6, John Rowland Jr.
Fertilizer and Water Usage Characteristics of Warm-Season Putting Green Cultivars


Nov. 13, Dr. Michael Dukes (Invited Speaker)
Water Conservation Through Smart Irrigation Technology


2008

Feb. 1, Gary Sayler - (University of Tennessee) (Distinguished Speaker)


Feb. 8, Dr. Mickie Swisher (Invited Speaker)
The National Organic Standard and Us


Feb. 15, Dwain Butler


Mar. 5, Ken Cassman
BioFuels, Food Security and Natural Resources


Mar. 21, John H Rowland Jr.


Mar. 21, John H. Rowland Jr.
Impact and Control of Organic Matter in USGA Ultradwarf Bermudagrass Greens


Mar. 26, Christian E.W. Steinberg
Dissolved Humic substances are essential for life in freshwaters


Mar. 28, Richard Yudin
Snakes in Paradise - Monitoring agricultural point-source pollution in Belize


Apr. 4, Kimberly Y. Epps
Chemical Diversity - highlighting a species richness and ecosystem function disconnect


Apr. 9, Michael Gretz
Diatom EPS in Colne Estuary Biofilms: From Biochemistry to Ecology


Apr. 11, Sabine Grunwald (Invited Speaker)
EcoLearnIT- A Collection of Soil & Water Science.


Apr. 21, David W. York (Invited Speaker)
Water Resuse in Florida - Opportunities & Issues


July 11, Jessica McKay Philippe
Utilizing a Knowledge-Based System to Test the Transferability of a Soil-Landscape Model in Northeastern Vermont


Aug. 1, Matt Miller
Characterizing the Long-Term Lability of Biosolids-Phosphorus


Sept. 12, Donald L. Sparks (University of Delaware) (Distinguished Speaker)
Shining Light on Biogeochemical Processes in the Earth's Critical Zone


Sept. 19, Elizabeth H. Snyder (Invited Speaker)
Soils and Public Health


Sept. 26, Dr. Lena Ma (Invited Speaker)
Effective Presentation


Oct. 3, K.R. Reddy (Invited Speaker)
Soil and Water Science Programs: Roadmap to Preeminence


Oct. 17, Dr. Jim Jawitz (Invited Speaker)


Oct. 17, Dr. Jim Jawitz (Invited Speaker)


Nov. 7, Rotem Shahar
Tools to Advance Row Crop Best Managament Practice Implementation in Florida's Lower Suwanee River Basin


Dec. 5, Anhui Huang
Charectrization of Arsenic-Resistant Bacteria in the Rhizosphere of Arsenic-Hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata


2007

Jan. 26, Adrienne Frisbee
Nitrate-Nitrogen Dynamics in Tributaries of the Santa Fe River Watershed, North-Central Florida


Feb. 2, Lauren Serra
Jumpstarting Pinus elliottii var. densa reestablishment in the Hole-in-the-Donut Restoration Area: A historical evaluation and influence of hydroperiod on pine germination and survival.


Feb. 9, Sarah Chinault
An Agronomic and Environmental Characterization of Phosphorus in Biosolids Produced and/or Marketed in Florida


Feb. 16, Thomas J. Saunders
Spatial Trends in Water Quality of the Ecuadorian Amazon: Human Influences and Natural Buffering


Feb. 23, Tiffany Kapner
Analysis of the Spatial Relationships between Physico-Chemical Soil Properties and Vegatative Patterns in Everglades Water Conservation Area 1


Mar. 2, Cecilia Kennedy
Characterization of Urban Roadway Sediments and Possible Effects on Downstream Soil Phosphorus Sorption Capacity


Mar. 9, Lynette Malecki Brown
Effects of Alum in a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Wetland


Mar. 21, Behzad Mortazavi
The Response of Biogeochemical Cycles to Climate Change and to Anthropogenic Forcing


Mar. 23, Kirandeep Mann
Characterization and Amelioration of Citrus Production Problems on Excessively Drained Florida Soils


Mar. 27, Patrick W. Inglett
Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles in Wetlands and Aquatic Systems: Past, Present and Future?


Apr. 6, Jehangir H. Bhadha
Pore Water Transport Mechanisms and Soil Diagnesis in Isolated Wetlands: Implications for Internal Nutrient Loading.


Apr. 9, Karrie A. Weber
Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles: The Role of Nitrate in Metal Cycling


Apr. 9, Min Liu
St. Augustinegrass Phosphorus Requirement


Apr. 13, Andrea Albertin.
Nutrient Dynamics in Florida Springs and Relationships to Algal Blooms


Apr. 20, Victoria M. Gardner
Heavy Metal Contamination of Soils in an Ecologically Enhanced Urban Stormwater Retention Basin


Apr. 23, Christopher P Chilton
Investigating Agchaeological Sites, Cemeteries and Soils with Ground-Penetrating Radar in Florida


May 25, Dr. Tom Obreza
An Overview of Florida's Water Quality


May 25, Dr. Tom Obreza (continued)


June 15, Daniel Herrera
Phosphorus Solubility of Dairy Manure-impacted Soils as Affected by Dietary Ca and Mg


June 22, Erin Atkinson
Development and Field-testing of a Passive Surface Water Flux Meter for the Direct Measurement of Water and Solute Mass Fluxes


July 6, Tom Saunders
A Multi-Scale Analysis of Benthic Biogochemical Properties and Processing in Spring-fed River and Estuary


July 13, Ying Ouyang
Shallow Groundwater Quality Dynamics in the Lower St. Johns River Basin, Florida


July 13, Ying Ouyang (continued)


July 20, Kim B. Ritchie
Coral-associated microbial communities: their role in coral health and global carbon cycling


Aug. 3, Daniel Perkins
Water and Chemical Budgets of Depressional Wetlands in the Lake Okeechobee Basin, FL


Aug. 31, Walter Bowen
A Win-Win Technology for Farmers and the Environment


Sept. 7, Caitlin E. Hicks
Sediment Organic Carbon Pools and Sources in a Recently Constructed Mangrove and Seagrass Ecosystem


Sept. 21, Jason Hood
Dissolved Oxygen as Related to Minimum Flows and Levels


Sept. 28, Angelique M. Keppler
Investigating Re-Vegetation Patterns, Nutrient Limitations, and Storage of Nitrogen as Determinants of Restoration Success


Oct. 5, Matt Fisher
Biogeochemical Transformations Of Phosphorus in Wetland Soil


Oct. 12, Subodh Acharya


Oct. 19, Isabela Claret Torres
Linkage between Biogeochemical Properties and Microbial Activities in Lake Sediments: Biotic Control of Organic Phosphorus Dynamics.


Nov. 9, Augustine Muwamba
Determination of Aqueous Soil Sorption Coefficient(Koc) of Strongly Hydrophobic Organic Chemicals(SHOC3) Using Mixed Solvent Systems and the Solvophobic Model


Nov. 19, Lalitha Janardhanan
Phosphorus Sorption by Soils of the Everglades Agricultural Area


Nov. 26, Gabriel Kasozi
Characterization of Sorption and Degradation of Pesticides in Carbonatic and Associated Soils from South Florida and Puerto Rico, and Oxisols from Uganda


Nov. 30, David Hornsby
Distribution & Occurrence of Nitrate- Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus in the Water Resources of the Suwannee River Water Management District


Dec. 3, Julie L. Driscoll
The Effects of an Al-WTR on Soil Phosphorus Retention and Forage Yield and Quality

2006

Jan. 20, Max Teplitski
Who Listens When Microbes Talk?


Feb. 10, Kelly Hamilton
Passive Nutrient Flux Meters for Determination of Phosphorus Flux in Groundwater: Application in Lake Okeechobee Basin, FL.


Feb. 24, Angelique Keppler
Macrophyte Diversity and its Relationship to Biomass Production, Nutrient-Use Efficiency and Nitrogen Cycling in Restored Wetlands


Mar. 3, Kanika Sharma
Biogeochemical & Microbial Succession in Early Development of Calcareous Wetland Soils


Mar. 10, Melissa Martin
Alteration of Ecosystem Nutrient Pools and Soil Microbial Communities After Invasion of an Exotic Plant


Mar. 20, Scot Hagerthey
The importance of perspective and context when assessing ecological impacts


Mar. 24, Qin Lu
Imporving the Quality of Sandy Soils with Biosolids


Mar. 27, Kyle Dorsey
Water Quality of Gainesville Creeks and its Relationship to Nearby Land Use


Mar. 27, Ajit Vakharia
To Sanitize or Not to Sanitize: To Clean or TOO Clean


Mar. 27, Catherine R. Turner
Which Antiseptic is Most Effective against Bacteria?


Mar. 27, Jennifer F. N. Kizza
The Effect of Cation Charge and Concentration on the Flocculation of Negatively Charged Clay particles in Suspension


Mar. 27, Gene B. Rodrick
Effect of Gamma Irradiation on the Bacterial Content and Shelf Life of Raw Oysters


Mar. 31, Lauren Parkel
Establishing Stormwater Ponds as a Habitat for Native Species


Apr. 3, Samira Daroub
Best Management Practices in the Everglades Agricultural Area: A Success Story


Apr. 7, Carolina Medina
Nutrient Release Patterns of Coated Fertilizers used for Citrus Production and their Effect on Fruit Yield and Foliar Nutrition


Apr. 10, Dara Park
Nitrogen leaching and St. Augustinegrass turf response to lawn maintenance strategies


Apr. 14, Caroline B. R. Hamilton
Evaluation & Characterization of Organic Waste Products as Nutritional Sources for Bahiagrass


Apr. 21, Maria Silva Gonzaga
Effects of Soils and Plant on Arsenic Accumulation by Arsenic Hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata


Apr. 26, Spring '06 Seminar End-Notes
Students of the Spring '06 Seminar class giving quick presentations of what they have learned throughout the semester.


June 2, Jason M. Smith
Microbial Succession Associated with Soil Redevelopment In the Hole in the Donut


June 30, Michael K. Miyittah
Phosphorus Stabilization: Effects of Co-Blending Mg and Al By-Products In Manure-Impacted Spodosol


July 14, TJ Rew
Aluminum Water Treatment Residuals for Reducing Phosphorus Loss from Manure-Impacted, High Water Soils


July 21, Natalie Balcer
Litter Decomposition and Phosphorus Release in Okeechobee Isolated Wetlands


July 28, Isabela C Torres
5 points I have learned to present a good seminar


July 28, Chirstopher P Chilton
5 points I have learned to present a good seminar


July 28, Kelly Fischler
5 points I have learned to present a good seminar


July 28, Manohardeep Josan
5 points I have learned to present a good seminar


July 28, Sanjay Lamsal
5 points I have learned to present a good seminar


July 28, Michael K Miyittah
5 points I have learned to present a good seminar


July 28, T J Rew
5 points I have learned to present a good seminar


July 28, Natalie Balcer


July 28, Yun Cheng
5 points I have learned to present a good seminar


Sept. 8, Liesbeth M. Schmidt
Characterization & Evaluation of Biodegradation Potential of Pentachlorophenol-metabolizing Bacteria Isolated from a Contaminated Shallow Aquifer at a Former Wood Treatment Facility


Sept. 22, Michael Tischler
Life After UF


Sept. 29, Deoyani V. Sarkhot
What does Soil Carbon in Forested Sandy Soil Look Like: Is it Manageable?


Oct. 13, Travis C. Richardson
Characterization of Sandhill Lake Soils: In support of St. Johns River Water Management District's Minimum Flows and Levels Program


Oct. 16, H. Carl Fitz
Integrated Ecosystem Processes in the Everglades Landscape


Oct. 20, Manohardeep Josan
Manure-component Effects on P Release from Manure-amended Sandy Soils


Oct. 27, Joaquin Jimenez
Nitrate and Phosphotate Concentrations in Leachate Samples from Three Different Substrates Used to Grow Impatiens

Oct. 30, Kelly Fischler
Obeservations and Characterizations of Seagrasses and Subaqueous Soils in a Recently Constructed Habitat, Indian River Lagoon, FL


Nov. 3, Darren Bishop
Soil Characteristics in Created or Restored Wetlands: A Review


Nov. 6, Olawale Oladeji
Management of P-Sources and Water Treatment Residuals (WTR) for Environmental and Agronomic Benefits


Nov. 27, Marty Anderson
Where is the Algae in the Fountain of Youth?


Dec. 1, Claudia Arrieta
Soil Compaction and Goosegrass Infesation in Bermudagrass Turf


Dec. 6, Sara Chinault
5 Points I learned from Seminars


Dec. 6, Josan Manhardeep
5 Points I learned from Seminars


Dec. 6, Jaya Das
5 Points I learned from Seminars


Dec. 6, Andrea Albertin
5 Points I learned from Seminars


Dec. 6, Wale Oladeji
5 Points I learned from Seminars


Dec. 6, Marty Anderson
5 Points I learned from Seminars


Dec. 6, Sam Agyin-Birikorang
5 Points I learned from Seminars


Dec. 6, Lynette Brown
5 Points I learned from Seminars


Dec. 8, Geoffery Kironchi
Soil and Water Management for Sustainable Agriculture in Drought Prone Areas in Kenya: A Case Study of the Upper Ewaso Ngi'ro Basin

2004
Rattan Lal (Ohio State University) (Distinguished Speaker)

Curtis Richardson (Duke University) (Distinguished Speaker)

Fred Sklar (South Florida Water Management District) (Distinguished Speaker)

Michael Miller (Argonne National Laboratory) (Distinguished Speaker)
2003
Wendell Gilliam (North Carolina State University) (Distinguished Speaker)

Ronnie Best (US Geological Survey) (Distinguished Speaker)

Pedro Sanchez (Columbia University) (Distinguished Speaker)
2002
Eric Roden (University of Alabama) (Distinguished Speaker)

James T. Morris (University of South Carolina) (Distinguished Speaker)
2001
Malcolm Sumner (University of Georgia) (Distinguished Speaker)

M. S. Swaminathan (M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India) (Distinguished Speaker)

P. Suresh Rao (Purdue University) (Distinguished Speaker)
2000
Derek Lovley (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) (Distinguished Speaker)