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.

Summer 2018 Seminars

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

May 14th - No Seminar

May 21st - No Seminar

May 22nd, Dr. Qingshun Quinn Li, Xiamen University, China (Invited Seminar Speaker) 
Mangrove Adaptation to Coastal Environment: Molecular Perspective and Management

May 28th - No Seminar (Memorial Day)

June 4th, Gurcan Baysal (Exit Seminar)
 Soil Boron Determination Methods and Boron Uptake in Tomatoes

June 11th, Joshua Papacek (Exit Seminar)
A New Normal? Intensification of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Indian River Lagoon Under Shifting Nutrient Ratios and Sources

June 18th, Kaitlin Mroczka (Exit Seminar)
The Impact of Salt Water Inundation on the Stability of Freshwater Wetland Soils

June 25th - No Seminar (Summer Break)

July 2nd, Siti Jariani Mohd Jani (Exit Seminar)
Composition, Sources, and Bioavailability of Nitrogen in Urban Waters

July 9th, Laura Jalpa (Exit Seminar)
Uptake Efficiency and Requirement Using 15N in Tomatoes Grown on Sandy Soils

July 16th, Setyono Hari Adi (Exit Seminar)
Soil-Landscape Modeling for Agroecological Policy Development in the Developing Regions

July 23rd, Jay Capasso (Exit Seminar)
The Application of Aquatic Vegetation as Bio-Filter for Phosphorus Removal from Agricultural Drainage

July 30th, Sheng-Yen Wu (Exit Seminar)
Biological Control in the Service of a Phytoparasitic Fungus

August 6th, Kaylee August (Exit Seminar)
Soil Nutrient Enrichment Post Hydrologic Management: A Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Taylor Slough


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 2018 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 2018 Exams:

Laura Jalpa; MS Thesis Defense; Thursday, June 21, 2018; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; G159 McCarty Hall A

Josh Papacek; PHD Defense; Wednesday, June 27, 2018; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2175 McCarty Hall A

Rose Collins; PHD Qualifying Exam; Wednesday, June 27, 2018; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; G159 McCarty Hall A

Gurcan Baysal; MS Thesis Defense; Thursday, June 28, 2018; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; G159 McCarty Hall A

Siti Jariani Mohd Jani; PHD Defense; Tuesday, July 3, 2018; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Gulf Coast Research and Education Center - Wimauma, FL.

Katie McCurley; PHD Qualifying Exam; Friday, July 27, 2018; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 3177 McCarty Hall A