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The Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences will hold a weekly seminar series for the Summer of 2022. 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 2022 Seminars

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

Friday, June 17- Kalie Zhang (Ph.D. Dissertation Research Seminar)
Long-Term Impacts of Sod-Based Rotation on Belowground Communities, Biologically-Mediated Nutrient Cycling, and Crop Productivity

Friday, June 24 - No Seminar - UF SUMMER BREAK

Friday, July 15 - Laura Jalpa (Ph.D. Dissertation Research Seminar)
Recovery Efficiency and Response to Control Release N Sources in Drip Irrigated Tomatoes

Friday, July 22 - Precious Nyabami (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Assessing Cover Crops for Nutrient Management and Potential Carbon Sequestration in Florida Vegetable Production Systems

Friday, July 29 - Valerie Mendez (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Biotic and Abiotic Factors Affect the Phyllosphere Mycobiome and Mycotoxin Concentrations of Warm-Season Pasture Grasses

Friday, August 5 - Barbara Cory (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Shrub Encroachment Influences Groundwater Chemistry in Herbaceous Wetlands of the Gulf Coastal Plains

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 Spring 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.

Fall 2022 Exams: