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The Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences will hold a weekly seminar series for the Summer of 2024. 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.

Summer 2024 Seminars

Time and Location: 3 pm (unless noted otherwise) on the given date, now done remotely and in person. 

In-Person seminars are held in McCarty Hall A, Room 3177, during the summer semester.

Friday, May 17th

Friday, May 24th

Friday, May 31st

Friday, June 7th

Friday, June 14th - Yuheng Qiu (Ph.D. Dissertation Research Seminar)
Characterizing and Tracking the Phosphorus Source of Floc and Sediment in Canals and Adjacent Wetlands near the S333 Structure

Friday, June 21st - Cristina Gil (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)

Friday, June 21st - Allison Schmidt (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)

Friday, June 28 – UF Summer Break

Wednesday, July 3rd – Audrey Goeckner (Ph.D. Dissertation Research Seminar)
Evaluating Biogeochemical and Microbial Dynamics of Urban Ponds and Their Effects Downstream

Friday, July 5th

Wednesday, July 10th – Duplicate Sambani (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
The Influence of Soil Acidification and Fertilization on Soil Quality for the Rehabilitation of HLB-affected Citrus Trees
***Note Zoom from CREC – Lake Alfred

Wednesday, July 10th – Jose Prieto (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Effect of Silicon Supplementation for Citrus in Field and Greenhouse Setting
***Note Zoom from CREC – Lake Alfred

Friday, July 12th – Rachel Howard (Ph.D. Dissertation Research Seminar)

Friday, July 19th – Ayush Sharma (Ph.D. Dissertation Research Seminar)

Friday, July 26th – Zoe Spielman (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Assessing Patterns and Major Parameters of Phosphorus Transport and Storage Within Constructed Wetlands

Friday, July 26th – Alexander Griffel Dalager (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Vegetation Description and Evaluation of Environmental Factors in the Inland Saline Wetlands of the Upper St. Johns River Basin

Friday, August 2nd – Courtney Roen (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Phosphorus accumulation trends in bahiagrass pastures: a county-level analysis across Florida

Friday, August 2nd – Victoria Tesch (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)

Friday, August 9th – JoAnn Donald (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)

Friday, August 9th – TBD (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)

Archived Seminar Recordings


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.

See this semester's 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 Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences.

Invited Speaker Seminars

The Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences 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 SWES 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 SWES students, faculty, and the general public, are encouraged to attend these presentations. See archived recordings.

Student Seminars

Student Seminars are open to the public. All SWES 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 2024 Exams:

Ayush Sharma - Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 3177 McCarty Hall A & Zoom (Contact Ayush Directly For Zoom Link)

Rachel Howard - Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Friday, May 31, 2024 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Cancer and Genetics Research Complex, Room 336 & Zoom (Contact Rachel Directly For Zoom Link)