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The Soil and Water Sciences Department will hold a weekly seminar series for the Summer of 2021. 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 2021 Seminars

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

Wednesday, June 9 - Heather Donnelly (MS Graduate Student Research Seminar)
Effects of Oyster Aquaculture and Oyster Reefs on Sediment Nitrogen Cycling

Friday, July 2 - Jung-Chen Liu (MS Graduate Student Research Seminar)
Above- and Below-Ground Responses of Incorporating Rhizoma Peanut into Bahiagrass Forage Systems 

Friday, July 9, 3:00 pm - Vaasuki Marupaka (MS Graduate Student Research Seminar)
Soil Boron Determination in Coastal Plain Sandy Soils of Florida

Friday, July 9, 3:30 pm - Amanda Rodriguez (MS Graduate Student Research Seminar)
Calibrating Mehlich-3 Phosphorus Recommendations Using FeO Strip Phosphorus and Mehlich 1-Phosphorus

Friday, July 16 - Nan Xu (Ph.D. Graduate Student Research Seminar)
Investigating the Application of Bagasse for Sugarcane Production in South Florida

Wednesday, July 21 - Clayton Nevins (Ph.D. Graduate Student Research Seminar)
Biological Soil Crusts Impact Nutrient Cycling and Soil Microbiome in Agroecosystems

Friday, July 23 - TBA

Friday, July 30th, Chris Clingensmith (Ph.D. Graduate Student Research Seminar)
Dissertation title TBA

Friday, August 6 - Carla Alonso-Contes (Ph.D. Graduate Student Research Seminar)
Methane Emissions Modeling in Florida Wetlands

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 2021 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 2021 Exams: