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The Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences will hold a weekly seminar series for the Spring of 2023. 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.

Spring 2023 Seminars

Time and Location: 3 pm (unless noted otherwise) on the given date, now done remotely and in person in McCarty Hall A, Room 3177.

Friday, January 20 - Dr. Maria Silveira (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Research Updates

Friday, January 27 - Dr. AJ Reisinger (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Biogeochemical Dynamics of the Urban Watershed Continuum

Monday, February 6 at 9:30 am - Dr. Walter Dodds (Research Forum Distinguished Speaker Seminar)(Reitz Union Rion Ballroom)
Laws, Theories, and Patterns in Ecology

Friday, February 17 - Dr. Matt Whiles (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
The Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences Department in 2023: Reflecting on 2022 & Opportunities and Challenges for Upcoming Years

Friday, February 24 - Dr. Stefan Gerber (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Struggles With Predicting Ecosystem Dynamics - An Exercise of Extrapolating Into The Unknown

Friday, March 10 - Dr. Zacchaeus Compson (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
A Journey Through The Tangled Web From Food Web Theory to Form and Function

Wednesday March 22 - Dr. Jane Lucas (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Understanding Soil Health in the Face of Global Change and the Age of Antibiotics (McCarty Hall D, Room G001)

Friday, March 24 - Dylan Barr (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Researching the Efficacy of Reclaimed Water Landscape Irrigation BMPS for Nutrient Load Reductions in Residential Areas

Friday, March 31 - Vanesa Rostan (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Influence of Pesticide, Application Rate, Method, and Timing on Contamination of Floral Resources in Ornamental Plants

Wednesday, April 12 - Miurel Brewer (PhD. Dissertation Research Seminar)
Citrus Row-Middle Management Using Cover Crops for Suppressing Weeds and Improving Soil

Friday, April 14 - Maryory Orton (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Assessment of Phosphorus Dynamics in Histosols in the Everglades Agricultural Area

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 the Fall 2022 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 2023 Exams: