The Soil and Water Sciences Department holds a weekly seminar series on Mondays at 3pm when classes are in session. As part of this series, MS and PhD students give exit 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 2018 Seminars
Time and Location: 3pm, McCarty Hall A, Room G186 unless otherwise noted.
May 14th - No Seminar
May 21st - No Seminar
May 22nd, Dr. Qingshun Quinn Li, Xiamen University, China (Invited Seminar Speaker)
Mangrove Adaptation to Coastal Environment: Molecular Perspective and Management
May 28th - No Seminar (Memorial Day)
June 4th, Gurcan Baysal (Exit Seminar)
Soil Boron Determination Methods and Boron Uptake in Tomatoes
June 18th, Kaitlin Mroczka (Exit Seminar)
The Impact of Salt Water Inundation on the Stability of Freshwater Wetland Soils
June 25th - No Seminar (Summer Break)
July 2nd, Siti Jariani Mohd Jani (Exit Seminar)
Composition, Sources, and Bioavailability of Nitrogen in Urban Waters
July 9th, Laura Jalpa (Exit Seminar)
Uptake Efficiency and Requirement Using 15N in Tomatoes Grown on Sandy Soils
July 16th, Setyono Hari Adi (Exit Seminar)
Soil-Landscape Modeling for Agroecological Policy Development in the Developing Regions
July 23rd, Jay Capasso (Exit Seminar)
The Application of Aquatic Vegetation as Bio-Filter for Phosphorus Removal from Agricultural Drainage
July 30th, Sheng-Yen Wu (Exit Seminar)
Biological Control in the Service of a Phytoparasitic Fungus
August 6th, Kaylee August (Exit Seminar)
Soil Nutrient Enrichment Post Hydrologic Management: A Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Taylor Slough
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.
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 are open to the public. All SWSD students and faculty are expected to attend weekly seminars. See archived recordings.
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 2018 Exams:
Laura Jalpa; MS Thesis Defense; Thursday, June 21, 2018; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; G159 McCarty Hall A
Josh Papacek; PHD Defense; Wednesday, June 27, 2018; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2175 McCarty Hall A
Rose Collins; PHD Qualifying Exam; Wednesday, June 27, 2018; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; G159 McCarty Hall A
Gurcan Baysal; MS Thesis Defense; Thursday, June 28, 2018; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; G159 McCarty Hall A
Siti Jariani Mohd Jani; PHD Defense; Tuesday, July 3, 2018; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Gulf Coast Research and Education Center - Wimauma, FL.
Katie McCurley; PHD Qualifying Exam; Friday, July 27, 2018; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 3177 McCarty Hall A