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The Soil and Water Sciences Department will hold a weekly seminar series for the Summer 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.

Summer 2020 Seminars

Time and Location: 3 pm on given date, now done remotely.

Friday, June 5 - Steve Hohman (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Quantifying the Internal and External Drivers of Stormwater Pond Nutrient Cycling and Water Quality

Friday, June 12 - Hanh Nguyen (Ph.D. Research Seminar) *Special Start-Time For This Seminar: 1:00 PM*
Characterization of Microbial Communities in Soil and Water Column of Constructed Wetlands: The everglades Storm-Water Treatment Area 2A as A Case Example

Friday, June 19 - TBA

Friday, June 26 - No Seminar

Friday, July 3 - No Seminar

Friday, July 10 -TBA

Wednesday, July 15 - Audrey Goeckner (M.S Thesis Research Seminar - Zoom from Gulf Coast REC)
Carbon Dynamics of Urban Stormwater Ponds: Burial, Gas Flux, and DOM Quality

Friday, July 17 - TBA

Wednesday, July 22 - Rachelle Berger (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar - Zoom from Everglades REC)
Soil Microbial Community Composition and Nutrient Availability Following Flooded Rice Production in South Florida

Wednesday, July 22 - Eduardo Esteves (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar - Zoom from Citrus REC)
Nitrogen, Calcium, and Magnesium Management for Improving Performance of HLB-Affected Orange Trees (Citrus sinensis)

Friday, July 24 - Carla Gavilan (Ph.D. Research Seminar)
Understanding Soil Carbon Dynamics in the Central Andes Ecosystem

Wednesday, July 29 - Xiaoping Xin (Ph.D. Research Seminar)
Developement and Evaluation of Polymeric Nanoparticles for Enhancing Use Efficiency of Agrochemicals

Friday, July 31 - Sara Phelps (Ph.D. Research Seminar)
Sediment Finerprinting for Nonpoint Nutrient Source Allocation in Urbanized Watersheds

Friday, August 7 - Kay Wilcox (Ph.D. Research Seminar)
Meta-Soil Model

Friday, August 14 - TBA


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.

Summer 2020 Exams:

Steve Hohman; M.S. Thesis Defense; Friday, June 5th; 11:00 am - 2:00 pm; Zoom Only

Hanh Nguyen; Ph.D. Dissertation Defense; Friday, June 12th; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Zoom Only