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The Soil and Water Sciences Department will hold a weekly seminar series on Friday's at 3 pm for Spring of 2020. 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.

Spring 2020 Seminars

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

January 10 - Dr. Kathe Todd-Brown (UF Invited Speakers Seminar)
Mathematics of Soil Biogeochemistry: Targeted Modeling for Research and Beyond

January 17 - Florence Nantaba (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Occurrence, Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment, Sorption Kinetics, and Degradation of Selected Emerging Organic Chemical Pollutants in The Aquatic Ecosystem of Lake Victoria, Uganda

January 24 - Dr. Matt Whiles (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
The SWSD in 2020: Where We're At, and Where We're Headed

January 31 - Mark Albrecht (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
EHS809 Training: Hazardous Waste Management in UF Research Laboratories

February 7 - Tracey Schafer (Ph.D. Research Seminar)
Hurricane Impacts on Water Quality and Dissolved Organic Matter Cycling Along an Aquatic Continuum

February 14 - Dr. Andrew Zimmerman (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Biochar Stability in Soil and Aquatic Environments

February 21 - Dr. James Jawitz (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Human Settlements on Fractal Landscapes

February 28 - SWS Invited SSEF Student Research Seminar
Alachua Regional Science Fair Winners

March 6 - No Seminar - UF Spring Break

March 13 - Open

March 18 - No Seminar

March 20 - No Seminar

March 25 - No Seminar

March 27 - Ibukun “Timothy” Ayankojo (Ph.D. Research Seminar)
Towards Best Management Practices in Florida Tomato Production: Irrigation, Nutrition and Modeling

April 3 - John Allar (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Determining how Cover Crop Diversity and Composition Affect Nitrogen Cycling in Organic Bell Pepper Production (online attendance only)

April 3 - Susan Lamb (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Irrigation Decision-Making and Groundwater Use Outcomes (online attendance only)

Wednesday, April 8 - Qianyao Si (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
The Inorganic N Production and Removal in Different Hydrologic Conditions along the Sediment Gradient of Stormwater Infiltration Basins (online attendance only)

April 10 - No Seminar

April 17 - Yuting Fu (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Investigating the Use of Aquatic Weeds as Biopesticides towards Promoting Sustainable Agriculture (online attendance only)

April 17 - Kalani Henshaw (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Subsurface Dissolved and Colloidal Phosphorus Flux in Well-drained Soils (online attendance only)


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 2020 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.

Spring 2020 Exams:

Kalindhi Larios; Ph.D. Oral Qualifying Exam; Tuesday, April 14th; 9:35 am - 12:50 pm; Zoom Only 

Dipti Rai; Ph.D. Oral Qualifying Exam; Monday, April 20th; 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; 2175 McCarty Hall A

Steve Hohman; M.S. Thesis Defense; Friday, June 5th; 11:00 am - 2:00 pm; 2175 McCarty Hall A

Hanh Nguyen; Ph.D. Dissertation Defense; Friday, June 12th; 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; 2175 McCarty Hall A