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The Soil and Water Sciences Department will hold a weekly seminar series on Friday's at 3 pm for Fall of 2019. 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.

Fall 2019 Seminars

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

August 30 - Heather Enloe & Michelle Leonard (UF Invited Speakers Seminar)
Playing Fair in Academia

September 6 - No Seminar 

September 13 -  Dr. Daniella Rempe (Distinguished Speaker Seminar, Co-Sponsor UF Water Institue)
Investigating the Hydrology and Biogeochemistry of Fractured Bedrock Underlying Forest

September 20 - No Seminar

September 27 - No Seminar 

October 4 - No Seminar - (UF Homecoming)

October 11 - No Seminar

Wednesday October 16 - Carla Gavilan (Ph.D. Research Seminar)
Understanding Soil Carbon Dynamics in the Central Andes Ecosystem

October 18 - Cayla Sullivan (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Understanding the Landscape Level Impacts of Increased Temperature – The Influence of Mangrove Encroachment on Seagrass Meadows

October 25 - Theresa Gruninger (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
The Influence of Structure on Ecosystem Processes among

November 1 - Sara Phelps (Ph.D. Research Seminar)
Sediment Fingerprinting for Nonpoint Nutrient Source Allocation in Urbanized Watersheds

November 8 - Carlos Quintero (Ph.D. Research Seminar)
Geometry Controls on Water and Carbon Fluxes in a Subtropical Karst Wetland Landscape

November 15 - Katie McCurley (Ph.D. Research Seminar)
Global Hydroclimatological Drivers and Responses

November 22 - Yanyan Lu (Ph.D. Research Seminar)
Agronomic and Environmental Impacts of Land Application of Biosolids on Bahiagrass Pastures in Florida

November 29 - No Seminar - (Thanksgiving)


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 Fall 2019 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.

Fall 2019 Exams:

Ibukun Timothy Ayankojo; Ph.D. Oral Qualifying Exam; Wednesday, September 25th; 8:30 am - 12:00 pm; Large Conference Room; Southwest Florida REC - Immokalee, FL.