The Soil and Water Sciences Department will hold a weekly seminar series for the Fall of 2021. As part of this series, MS and Ph.D. 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.
Fall 2021 Seminars
Time and Location: 3 pm (unless noted otherwise) on the given date, now done remotely.
Friday, August 27 - Dr. YP "Ping" Hsieh
Our On-Going Research on Wetland Sulfur Chemistry and Sustainable Agriculture: Opportunities for Research Collaboration
Friday, September 3 - TBA
Friday, September 10 - Drs. Jehangir Bhadha, Yang Lin, Rao Mylavarapu, Andrew Ogram, and Sarah Strauss (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Soil Health Roundtable Discussion
Friday, September 17 - Dr. Mark Brenner (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
In Defense of Mud II: What Sediments Have Done for You LatelyIn Defense of Mud II: What Sediments Have Done for You Lately
Friday, September 24 - Dr. Yuncong Li (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Balancing Crop Production and Ecosystem Restoration in South Florida - Controlling Nonpoint Source Pollution
Friday, October 1 - TBA
Friday, October 8 - No Seminar - UF Homecoming Holiday
Friday, October 15 - Dr. Sabine Grunwald (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
AI Modeling of Soils from Local to Global Scale
Friday, October 22 - Dr. Matthew Cohen (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Alternative Stable States in River Ecosystems: Patterns and Predictions
Friday, October 29 - Chris Clingensmith (Ph.D. Dissertation Research Seminar)
Friday, November 5 - Rachel Fenn (M.S. – Thesis Research)
Phosphorus, Orthophosphate and Glyphosate Bioavailability, Uptake and Adsorption in Citrus on a Florida Entisol
Friday, November 12 - No Seminar
Friday, November 19 - Julio Pachon (Ph.D. Dissertation Research Seminar)
Utilizing Rapid and Novel Soil Primary Structure Indices to Characterize Critical Ecosystem Functions
Friday, November 26 - No Seminar - Happy Thanksgiving
Friday, December 3 - Caleb Gravesen (Ph.D. Dissertation Research Seminar)
The Retention and Release Behavior of Select Antibiotics and PFASs in Municipal Drinking and Wastewater Residuals
Archived Seminar Recordings
- Seminar Recordings by Date
- Research Forum Keynote Speakers
- Water, Wetlands and Watersheds Seminar Series
Water, Wetlands, and Watersheds Seminar Series
Offered during the fall and spring semesters, Wednesdays 11:45 am-12:35 pm, at the Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands, Conference Room, Phelps Lab 101. Seminars are open to the public.
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.
Fall 2021 Exams:
Miurel Brewer - PhD Oral Qualifying Exam - Thursday, September 23rd - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Via Zoom