The Soil and Water Sciences Department will hold a weekly seminar series on Tuesday's at 12 pm for Summer of 2019. As part of this series, MS and PhD students give 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.

Summer 2019 Seminars

Time and Location: 12 pm, McCarty Hall A, Room 3177 unless otherwise noted.

June 19 - Peng Gao (PhD Research Seminar)
PAHs in Florida Urban Soils: From Sources to Exposures

June 25 - No Seminar (UF Summer Break)

July 2 - Shiji Wang (MS Research Seminar - Done Remotely from IRREC - Fort Pierce, FL)
Use of Biochar to Enhance Soil Quality and Crop Production in Sandy Soils

July 9 - Franky Celestin (MS Research Seminar)
Black Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) Response to Phosphorus and Potassium Fertilizers in Two Different Soils in Haiti

July 16 - No Seminar

July 23 - Rose Collins (PhD Research Seminar)
The Effect of Coastal Flooding on Soil Nutrient Flux

July 30 - Qudus Uthman (MS Research Seminar)
Fate and Transport of Boron, Manganese and Zinc in Huanglongbing-affected Citrus Grown on a Florida Entisol

August 6 - Carla Gavilan (PhD Research Seminar)
Understanding Soil Carbon Dynamics in the Central Andes Ecosystem


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 2019 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.

Summer 2019 Exams:

Qudus Uthman; M.S. - Thesis Defense; Friday, June 28th; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Ben Hill Griffin Conference Room - Citurs REC - Lake Alfred, FL.

Peng Gao - Ph.D. Defense; Monday, July 1st, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 3177 McCarty Hall A
Rose Collins - Ph.D. Defense; Tuesday, July 23rd, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; G159 McCarty Hall A