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

Fall 2022 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, September 9 - Dr. Julie Meyer (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Microbial Solutions for Coral Reef Conservation

Friday, September 23 - Dr. Austin Gray (DEI Invited Speaker Seminar)
Insights into how Emerging Contaminants Impact Aquatic Ecosystems: Going Beyond Ecotox

Wednesday, October 12 - Navdeep Kaur (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Nitrogen management in the hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) production system

Friday, October 14 - Dr. Chris Wilson (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Applications of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology

Wednesday, October 19 - Dr. Sam Smidt (UF Invited Speaker Seminar)
Advancing Environmental Sustainability in Geo-, Eco-, and Agro-Systems

Friday, October 21 - Amanpreet Sandhu (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Correlation of Melich-I and III and Evaluating Phosphorus Response in Potato Crop in Florida

Wednesday, October 26 - Juma Bukomba (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Understanding Nitrogen Dynamics and its Fate in Inorganic Forms in Sandy Soils under a Cover Crop System in Florida

Friday, October 28 - Ryan DeSimone (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Visualizing Hyporheic Zone Geometry in Sandry Soil Based Stream Sinuosity

Friday, November 4 - Ryan Champiny (M.S. Thesis Research Seminar)
Molecular Characterization and Degradability of Deep Podzolized Carbon

Friday, November 18 - Kira Sorochkina (PhD. Dissertation Research Seminar)
Significance and Controls of N-fixation in Agroecosystem Biocrusts

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.

Fall 2022 Exams:

Love Kumar - Ph.D. Oral Qualifying Exam - Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (EST) - Via Zoom