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Current Seminar Schedule

  • 2015 Fall

    Sep 11, Dr. Harold Drake (Distinguished Speaker)
    Darwin's Invertebrates: A Transient Soil Story

    Oct 5, Jian Wu (Exit Seminar)
    The interaction between Phytophthora nicotianae and Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Las) damage to citrus fibrous roots

    Oct 12, Minjune Yang (Exit Seminar)
    Forward and Back Diffusion through Low-permeability Aquitards

    Oct 19, Hamza Keskin (Exit Seminar)
    Digital Mapping of Soil Carbon Fractions

    Nov 2, Yuanyuan Huang (Exit Seminar)
    Terrestrial Soil Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Responses of Carbon Cycling to Drought

    Nov 9, Amanda Hirst (Exit Seminar)
    Reducing Nitrogen Loading from Onsite Wastewater Systems to Shallow

    Nov 23, Eduardo Chavez (Exit Seminar)
    Enrichment of Cadmium in Cacao-Growing Soils in Southern Ecuador: Chemical Characterization and Soil Amendments as Remediation Alternatives

  • 2015 Summer

    May 18, Jianru Shi (Exit Seminar)
    Land Application as a Reuse Method of Cellulosic Ethanol Residuals

    Jun 1, Tracey Wasylik (Exit Seminar)
    Effect of Nitrogen Release Rates on St. Augustinegrass Performance throughout the Year with Emphasis on a No-Fertilization Summer Blackout Period

    Jun 8, Ray Bodrey (Exit Seminar)
    Preliminary Analysis for Exploring Nonpoint Source Pollution Indicator Conditions in the Coastal Surface Waters of Glynn County, Georgia

    Jun 15, Sara Mechtensimer (Exit Seminar)
    Fate and Transport of Phosphorus in Septic System Drain Fields

    Jul 6, Tiantian Li (Exit Seminar)
    Chitosan and Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites

    Jul 13, Rose Collins (Exit Seminar)
    The Effect of Short Term Inundation on Potential Nitrogen Flux in a Coastal Ecosystem

    Jul 20, Debjani Sihi (Exit Seminar)
    Processes and Modeling of Temperature Sensitivity of Soil Organic Matter Decomposition in Subtropical Wetlands

    Aug 3, Ann Couch (Exit Seminar)
    Plant Phenology, Yield and Nitrogen Accumulation by Sesame (Sesamum indicum L. ) Grown in North Central Florida Under Standard Agronomic Practices

  • 2015 Spring

    Jan 12, Mark Yanchisin (Invited Speaker)
    Rules, Regs and Accidents

    Feb 2, Steve Ladendorf - EHS - HMM (Invited Speaker)
    Hazardous Waste Management in UF Research Laboratories

    Feb 16, Dr. Nick Comerford IYS  (Invited Speaker)
    2015 The International Year of Soil

    Feb 23, Dr. Willie Harris (Invited Speaker)
    Clues and Stumbling Blocks to the Understanding of Florida Soils

    Mar 20, Ky Gress (Exit Seminar)
    Residential exposures to As and CrVI from CCA- Wood

    Mar 23, Mriganka De (Exit Seminar)
    Fate and Transport of Effluent-Borne Nitrogen From Septic Drain Fields to Shallow Groundwater

    Mar 27, Mary Lusk (Exit Seminar)
    Organic Nitrogen Biodegradability and Molecular Characterization in Urban Stormwater and Streams

    Apr 1, Gustavo Vasques (Exit Seminar)
    Digital Soil Mapping at Embrapa Soils and Brazil: Initiatives and Perspectives

    Apr 6, Neil Young (Exit Seminar)
    Drought Avoidance Acclimation of Warm Season Turfgrass in Response To Mild-Reoccurring Soil Water Deficit And N Fertilization

    Apr 10, Christine VanZomeren (Exit Seminar)
    Biogeochemical Cycling of Organic Nitrogen in Subtropical Wetlands

    Apr 17, Odiney Alvarez-Campos (Exit Seminar)
    Biochar and Mill Ash Use to Grow Sugarcane in Sandy Soils of South Florida

    Apr 20, Biswanath Dari (Exit Seminar)
    Predicting Soil Phosphorus Loss and Its Potential Remediation through Biochar Application

  • 2014 Fall

    Oct. 4, Jorge Leiba 
    Imidacloprid Fate and Transport in Florida Flatwoods Soils and Plants during Control of the Asian Citrus Psyllid

    Oct. 20, Miurel Bermudez Herrera
    Effect of Drip Irrigation and Nitrogen Phosphorus and Potassium Applications on Tomatoes Growth and Yield

    Oct. 27, Marcos Antonio Frateschi de Lima 
    Root Growth and Development of Containerized Citrus Trees in HLB-Free Environment Using Different Container Size and Design

    Nov. 13, Heather Enloe (Invited Speaker)
    Urbanization Effects on Soil Nitrogen Transformations in the Subtropics

    Nov. 17, Jason Seitz (Exit Seminar) 
    Stream-Mediated Seed & Shoot Dispersal of Invasive Plants an Urban Riparian Wetland

    Dec. 1, Sutie Xu (Exit Seminar)
    Ecosystem C Stocks and the Impact of Land Use Intensification in Subtropical Grazing Land Ecosystems

    Dec 5, Shengsen Wang (Exit Seminar)
    Iron and Manganese Oxide Mineral Modified Biochars: Characterization and Removal of Arsenate and Lead

    Dec 8, Jing Hu (Exit Seminar)
    Nitrous Oxide Production, Consumption and Emission in Agroecosystems: Effects of Hydrology and Land Use

  • 2014 Summer

    May 15, Rajendra Gutam
    Nitrogen fertilizer management of St. Augustinegrass for reduced nitrate-N leaching and healthy turfgrass

    June 16, Ignacio A. Rodriguez-Jorquera 
    Fate, Transport and Toxicity of Perfluorochemicals in Wastewater Dominant Systems

    July 7, Chumki Banik
    Mechanistic Linkages between Water Saturation and Organo-metal Interactions in Sandy Coastal Plain Soils

    July 11, Shannon Duffy
    Litter Production and Decomposition in Three Conservation Area Marshes

    July 14, Rujira Tisarum 
    Antimony uptake, efflux and speciation in arsenic hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata

    July 25, Pamela Fletcher
    Using Participatory Decision Support to Improve Coral Reef Management

    July 28, Pasicha Chaikaew 
    Assessment of Climate Regulation, Carbon Sequestration, and Nutrient Cycling Ecosystems Services Impacted by Multiple Stressors

  • 2014 Spring

    Jan. 13, Richard Cannon 
    Laboratory Safety

    Feb. 3, Y. Ping Hsieh 
    Agricultural Air Quality Research Program Highlights

    Feb. 4, James Jawitz (Invited Speaker) 
    What is causing the changes we are seeing in Florida's spring ecosystem?

    Feb. 10, Hazardous Waste Management in UF Research Laboratories
    University of Florida Department of Environmental Health & Safety

    Feb 14, Dr. Elizabeth Hodges Snyder - Assistant Professor of Public Health - University of Alaska, Anchorage (Distinguished Speaker)
    Meeting UF Standards and Markers of Excellence for Teaching Online and Blended Courses: Opportunities and Challenges in the Context for Soil and Water Science

    March 10, Nicholas G. Aumen (Distinguished Speaker) 
    Everglades restoration in the context of climate change

    March 24, Jose E. Villalobos 
    Effects of Subsurface Drip Irrigation Flow Rates and Emitter Spacing on Sugarcane Water Uptake and Production in Florida Alfisols

    March 31, Rajendra Gautam
    Nitrogen fertilizer management of St. Augustinegrass for reduced nitrate-N leaching and healthy turfgrass

    April 7, Julius Adewopo
    Long-Term impacts of management intensification on soil carbon dynamics in subtropical grasslands

    April 21, Rishi Prasad 
    Using a Nitrogen Budget and Crop System Model as Effective Tools for Assessing N Losses from Agricultural Systems

  • 2013 Fall

    Sept. 9, Patrick W. Inglett
    Burning Question: The Effort of Fire on Wetland Biogeochemistry

    Sept. 16, Awards

    Sept. 16, Xiong Xiong
    Geo-Spatial Modeling of Soil Organic Carbon and Its Uncertainty

    Sept. 23, Todd Osborne
    Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate: The Face of Change in Florida's Aquatic Ecosystems

    Sept. 30, John Thomas Inaugural
    Decades of Environmental Chemistry

    Oct. 14, Michelle Leonard
    Ethics: Research Misconduct, Authorship, Peer Review and Scientific Writing

    Oct. 21, Neal Beery
    Floating Treatment Wetlands as a Stormwater Best Management Practice in North Central Florida

    Nov. 18, Yingjia Zhu
    Transport and Interaction of Colloids and Mercury in Sand Porous Media and Contaminated Soils

    Nov 25, Santanu Bakshi
    Immobilization of Dissolved and Particulate Copper sing Lime/Biochar and Characterization of Nanoparticles in Soils

    Dec 2, Chris Wilson
    Environmental Toxicology and Research in Fort Pierce - A Survey

  • 2013 Summer

    June 7, Harmanpreet Sidhu
    Human Health Risks from Endocrine Disruptors in Reclaimed Water

    June 14, Xiaoling Dong
    Characterization of biochar and coal combustion residues and mechanisms of biochar-induced immobilization and transformation of soluble heavy metals

    July 1, Susanna Gomez
    Recycling Agricultural By-Products to Grow Sugarcane on Sandy Soils in South Florida

    July 22, Hollie Hall
    Protecting Florida Lakes: Regulatory Intent, Recreational uses, and Water quality

  • 2013 Spring

    Dr. Edward Topp - Principal Research Scientist - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Distinguished Speaker)
    Bugs and Drugs: Assessing and Managing Risks to Food and Environmental Quality from Agricultural Use of Organic Amendments

    Feb. 11, Samira Daroub
    Water Quality & Sustainable Agriculture in the Everglades Agricultural Area

    Feb 14, Hubbell Seminar: Dr. Jerald L. Schnoor - Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dept of Occupational and Environmental Health, and Co-Director for Global and Regional Environmental Research; University of Iowa (Distinguished Speaker)
    Water Sustainability in a Changing World

    Feb. 25, Gurpal Toor
    Tales of Fate, Transport, and Toxicity of Contaminants

    Feb. 25, SPICE
    Science Partners in Inquiry-based Collaborative Education

    Mar. 11, Maria Silveira
    Grazing land Management - Balancing Productivity and Environmental Sustainability

    Mar. 18, Zhenli He
    Soil and Water Science Program at UF - Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce

    Mar 19, Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology - 2013 Water in the Landscape Distinguished Seminar Series: Dr. Daniel Radcliffe - Professor, Dept of Crop and Soil Science, University of Georgia (Distinguished Speaker)
    Field and Watershed Scale Research on Onsite Wastewater Systems

    Apr. 1, Rebecca Hellmuth
    Nitrogen Mass Budget of a Silage Corn Field at UF's Dairy Unit

    Apr. 8, Ben Coppenger
    Enhanced Degradation of DDT via Application of Brewery Waste Product

    Apr. 15, Jing Guan
    Simplified Hydrologic Modeling for Evaluating Surface Water Stage of Historical Isolation Wetlands

    Apr. 19, Christopher Adam Weidow
    Diversity and Distribution of Aromatic Ring Dioxygenases Among Soil Actinobacteria

    Apr. 22, Alan L. Wright
    Soil Research & Management in the Everglades

  • 2012 Fall

    Sept. 10, Katherine Milla
    Hydrology of Seasonal Ponds in the Apalachicola National Forest

    Oct. 8, Dr. Teri Balser - Dean of College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Professor of Soil and Water Science, University of Florida (Distinguished Speaker)
    Can Learning the N Cycle Be Fun?

    Nov. 5, Lucy Ngatia
    Grass Productivity and Carbon Storage in Relation to Rainfall, Soil Nutrients, and Herbivory in an East African Savanna

    Nov. 6, Hao Chen
    Antibiotic Sorption & Transport in Porous Media: Solution Chemistry & Colloids

    Nov. 16, Piyasa Ghosh
    Influence of Arsenic Resistant Bacteria on Solubilization of Arsenic and Phosphorus Minerals and Their Uptake by Plants

    Nov. 19, Rupesh Bhomia
    Long-Term Accretion of Phosphorus in Wetlands: The Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas as a Case Example

    Nov. 26, Jongsung Kim
    Upscaling of Soil Properties Across the Landscape of South Florida

    Nov. 30, Ramona Smith-Burrell
    Characterization of Selected Pesticides in the Caloosahatchee River and the Potential Impact of the Most Common Mixture on the Aquatic Macrophyte Lemna minor

    Dec. 3, Daniel L. Irick
    Soil Phosphorus Characteristics and Sources in Tree Islands of the Florida Everglades

  • 2012 Summer

    May 14, Ashvini Chauhan
    Insights into the Catabolic Potential of Rhodococcus opacus Strain M213 Isolated from a Fuel-oil Contaminated Soil

    May 21, Lisa G. Chambers
    The Biogeochemical Effects of Sea Level Rise on Carbon Cycling in Coastal Wetland Soils

    June 18, Subodh Acharya Exit
    Development and Application of Analytical Expressions for Drainable and Fillable Porosity in Shallow Unconfined Aquifers

    July 2, Aja Stoppe
    The Contributions of Above and Below Ground Litter to Short-term Accretion and Maintenance of Organic Carbon in a Forest Soil

    July 16, Kiara Winans
    Soil Organic Carbon in Semi-Arid Tropical India: Sources and Stabilization

    July 20, Davie Kadyampakeni
    Citrus Advanced Production System: Understanding Water & NPK Uptake & Leaching in Florida Flatwoods & Ridge Soils

    July 23, Cassandra Medvedeff
    Response of carbon cycling to disturbance in calcareous subtropical wetland soils

    July 27,Augustine Muwamba
    Nitrogen and Phosphorus Movement in Sandy Soils of South Florida Used for Sugarcane Production with Elevated Water Table

    July 30, Drew McLean
    Effect of Spodic Derived Fill Materials on the Growth and Establishment of St. Augustinegrass

    Aug. 6, Jason T. Lessl
    Improved Arsenic Accumulation in Pteris Vittata and Its Unique Ability to Acquire Phosphorus

  • 2012 Spring

    Jan. 30, Dr. James Jawitz (Invited Speaker)
    The Important Role of Hydrologic Variability: From Nutrient Loads to Investigating a Murder.

    Feb. 20, Brian Bowers (Invited Speaker)
    Hazardous Waste Management in UF Research Laboratories

    Feb. 27, Dr. Rao Mylavarapu (Invited Speaker)
    Soil & Nutrient Management Program - Research & Extension Activities

    Mar. 7, Ani Katchova, University of Kentucky
    Competitive Advantages in Sourcing and Marketing Local Foods by Food Cooperatives

    Mar. 19, Amy Shober (Invited Speaker)
    Managing Soil, Water, and Nutrients in Florida's Urban Landscapes

    Apr. 2, Chris Martinez
    Drought in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Basin: A Southern Fried Water Fight (Invited Speaker)

    Apr 2, Dr. Charles Rice - University Distinguished Professor of Soil Microbiology - Agronomy Department - Kansas State University (Distinguished Speaker)
    Can Soil Science Meet the Challenge of Climate Change, Food Security, and Sustainability? Managing Soil Biology for Carbon Storage

    Apr. 9, Dakshina Murthy Kadiyala
    Optimizing Cultural Practices for Saving Water and Nitrogen in Rice-Maize Cropping System in Semi Arid Tropics

    Apr. 11, Pierce Jones (Invited Speaker)

    Apr. 16, Bryce Van Dam
    Organic Soil Subsidence and Nutrient Leaching in an Impacted Florida Wetland

    Apr. 23, Wen Gu
    Soil Amendment of Organic Materials to Reduce Nitrogen Loss in Sandy Soils

  • 2011 Fall

    Aug. 29, David K. Mitchell
    Wet Flatwoods Restoration After Decades of Fire Suppression.

    Sept 9, Dr. Chris Field - Director of Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford University (Distinguished Speaker)
    Climate Change Science in a Skeptical Era

    Dr. William Mitsch - Distinguished Professor of Environment and Natural Resources; Director - Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Distinguished Speaker)
    Creating Wetlands: 17 Years of Primary Succession, Water Quality Changes, and Self- Design

    Sept. 26, Dr Matt Cohen (Invited Speaker)
    Emerging Inference: High Resolution Sensing for Understanding Ecosystems Processes

    Oct 3, Dr. Patrick Megonigal - Biogeochemist; Smithsonian Environmental Research Center - Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Distinguished Speaker)
    Global Change Impacts on Wetland Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise

    Oct. 10, Jason M. Neumann
    Influences of Hydroperiod on Plant Community Composition and Forage

    Oct. 24, Dr. Jawwad A. Qureshi
    Integrated Management of Asian Citrus Psyllid, Vector of Huanglongbing/Citrus Greening Disease

    Nov. 7, Casey Schmidt
    Denitrification Bioremediation: Ameliorating excessive N loading by putting microbes to work

    Nov. 14, Beznjamin Hogue
    Effect of Fire on Phosphorus Biogeochemistry in a Subtropical Calcareous Wetland

    Nov. 21, Julia H. Maki
    Vegetation as an Indicator of Pasture and Wetland Condition on a South Florida Ranchland

    Dec. 2, Julie Padowski (Exit Seminar)
    The Complexity of Urban Water Resources Management: Water Availability and Vulnerability for Large Cities in the United States

  • 2011 Summer

    May 9, Vimala Nair (Invited Speaker)

    July 11, Wade Ross
    Spatial-Temporal Modeling of Soil Organic Carbon Across a Subtropical Region

  • 2011 Spring

    Jan. 10, Max Teplitski (Invited Speaker)
    Microbial Ecology

    Feb. 11, Max Agrios
    How Does an Oil Spill Kill Plants?

    Feb. 11, Risham Sidhu
    Antibacterial Properties of Spices: Myth or Reality?

    Feb. 11, Alvin Wang
    Design, Production and Properties of rASS Therapeutic Forms

    Mar. 4, Kanika Inglett (Invited Speaker)
    Small Processes Big Consequences

    Mar. 14, Sabine Grunwald (Invited Speaker)
    Soil-Landscape Modeling at the Nexus of the Anthropocene

    Mar. 18, Luke W. Gommermann
    The Influence of Subaqueous Soils on the Subtropical Seagrass HALODULE WRIGHTII

    Mar. 25, Rajendra Paudel
    Spatio-Temporal Mechanistic Modeling of Hydrodynamic, Transport, and Phosphorus Cycling Processes in Large-Scale Constructed Treatment Wetlands

    Mar. 28, James Bonczek (Invited Speaker)
    Gen X, Gen y, and Gen ED

    Apr. 7, Hiral Gohil
    Optimization of Anoxic Biodegradation of DDT, DDD, and DDE (DDx) in Lake Apopka Soils

    Apr. 8, Manmeet Waria
    Fate, Transport, and Risk Assessment of Biosolids-borne Triclosan (TCS)

    Apr. 11, Cheryl Mackowiak (Invited Speaker)
    Enhancing Soil and Water Quality with Forage-based Agriculture

    Apr. 18, Carolina Medina
    Method Development to Characterize Nutrient Release Patterns of Enhanced-Efficiency Fertilizers

    Apr. 20, Rupesh Bhomia & Daniel Irick

    Apr. 20, Jared Sweat & Luke Gommermann

    Apr. 20, Julia Maki & Julie Padowski

    Apr. 20, Neal Berry & Piyasa Ghosh

    Apr. 20, Wade Ross, Xiaolin Liao, Casey Schmidt

    Apr. 20, Ben Hogue Manmeet Waria

    Apr. 25, Mark W. Clark (Invited Speaker)
    Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida: What are they and how did they come about?

  • 2010 Fall

    Sept. 3, Nick Comerford
    Soil Science Society of America

    Sept. 10, Dr. Pepper
    Soil Health

    Sept. 17, Jinghua Fan
    Chemical Remediation of Copper-Contaminated Soils Using Calcium Water Treatment Residuals

    Sept. 24, Michelle Leon

    Oct. 1, Haryun Kim
    Inorganic Nitrogen Transformations and Microbial Assemblage Compositions in Santa Fe River Tributary Sediments

    Oct 8, Dr. Sunil Pancholy - Professor and Director, Center for Water Quality, Florida A & M University (Distinguished Speaker)
    Programs, People, and Opportunities

    Oct. 22, Ronald Gonzalez
    Phosphorus Response and Orthophosphate Leaching in Floratam St. Augustinegrass and Empire Zoysiagrass.

    Oct. 29, Jaya Das
    Characterization of Physicochemical Properties, Phosphorus Fractions and P Release of the EAA Canal Sediments

    Nov. 12, Shiny Mathews
    Arsenic Hyperaccumulation by Pteris Vittata Arsenic Transformation, uptake and environment impact

  • 2010 Summer

    June 4, Henry Mayer
    Nitrogen Release Patterns of Polymer-Coated Fertilizers Used in the Ornamental Industry in South Florida

    June 11, Elena Azuaje
    Aggregate Organic Carbon in Slash and Loblolly Pine Ecosystems

    June 18, Kamaljit Banger
    Transport of Nitrogen and Phosphorous Forms in the Developed and Undeveloped Sub-Basin of an Urbanizing Watershed

    June 18, Maninder Chahal
    Managing Tomato Packinghouse Wastewater in Florida: Source Characterization and Leaching Studies

    June 25, Charles Alan Jacoby
    Travels With Charley

    July 16, Yandi Fan
    The Effects of Irrigation and Nitrogen Management on Potato Tuber Yield

    July 23, Mike Jerauld
    Factors Controlling Phosphorus Removal in Large Constructed Wetlands in South Florida

    Aug. 6, Pauric McGroary
    Nitrogen Leaching, Water use rate and turf response

  • 2010 Spring

    Jan. 15, Moshe Doron
    Aquatic Nitrogen Fixation: Rates, Patterns and Controls in a Shallow, Subtropical Lake

    Jan. 22, Dr. Rafael Munoz-Carpena
    Predicting Runoff Pesticide Reduction with Vegetative Filter Strips: Factor Importance, Uncertainty, and Regulatory Opportunities

    Jan. 29, Andy Zimmerman 
    Black Carbon in the Environment: Dirty Stories & Dark Ambitions

    Feb 5, Dr. Binayak P. Mohanty, Professor, Dept of Rangeland Ecology and Management & Dept of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A& M (Distinguished Speaker)
    Scaling, Physical Controls, and Effective Parameters in Multi‐Scale Soil Hydrology – Current Understanding and Future Opportunities!

    Feb. 26, Sylvia Lang 
    Green Roofs as an Urban Stormwater BMP of Water Quantity and Quality in the Subtropics and Mid-Atlantic

    Mar. 26, Allie Sourakov
    Mechanisms of Foraging in Butterflies

    Mar. 26, Mona Oli
    Aptamer-Conjugated Gold Nanorods for Targeted Nano-thermal Radiation of Glioblastoma Cancer Cells

    Apr. 2, Certificates

    Apr. 2, Rupa Bose 
    The Effect of Decaying Plant Leachents on Groundwater Activity

    Apr. 2, Joshua Hall 
    How to Kill a Mimosa Tree

    Apr. 2,Vanessa Kizza George 
    Why do Divalent Cations of equal concentration Flocculate Clay Particles in Suspension Differently

    Apr. 2, Hope Pan 
    The Effects of Vitamin Supply and SOD Gene on the Lifespan of Drosophila Melanogaster

    Apr. 9, Augustine K. Obour 
    Agronomic and Environmental Impacts of Phosphorus Fertilization of Low Input Bahiagrass Pastures in Florida

    Dr. Jorge Gardea-Torresdey - Chairman, Dept of Chemistry, Dudley Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science and Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso (Distinguished Speaker)
    Toxicity & Biotransformation of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Terrestrial Plants

    Apr 15, David Hubbell Seminar: Dr. Johan Bouma - Emeritus Professor of Soil Science, Wageningen University, The Netherlands (Distinguished Speaker)
    The Role of Soil Science in Sustainability Studies

    Apr. 16, A. W Cheesman
    Biogenic Phosphorus in Wetlands: Source and Stabilization

  • 2009 Fall

    Sept. 11, Dr. C.S. Snyder (Invited Speaker)
    Managing Reactive N in Agriculture

    Sept. 18, Dr. David Wright (Invited Speaker)
    Next Generation Farming System: Integrated Sod/Livestock/Row Crops Using Conservation Technology

    Sept. 25, Maria L. Silveira (Invited Speaker)
    SWS Research and Education Programs - UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC, Ona

    Oct. 9, Ivan Vargas
    Comparative Maintenance of Paspalum and Bermuda Grasses

    Oct. 15, Dr. Jason Evans (Invited Speaker)
    Biofuels in the United States: Implications for Land, Water, and Energy

    Oct. 19, Mark S. McClain
    Soil Scientists Performing Wetland Delineations

    Oct. 20, Susan Curry (Invited Speaker)
    Soil Erosion & Conservation Tillage

    Oct. 23, Rongzhong Ye 
    Coupling Microbial Activity and Nutrient Cycling in Soils of the Everglades Agricultural Area

    Oct. 30, Niel Young 
    Inorganic Nitrogen Leaching and Agronomic Response of St. Augustine Grass to Nitrogen Fertilization Strategies Under Residential Lawn Conditions

    Nov. 6, John Rowland Jr.
    Fertilizer and Water Usage Characteristics of Warm-Season Putting Green Cultivars

    Nov. 13, Dr. Michael Dukes (Invited Speaker)
    Water Conservation Through Smart Irrigation Technology

  • 2009 Summer

    May 22, Dr. Alex McBratney - Australian Centre for Precision Agriculture, University of Sydney, Australia (Distinguished Speaker)
    Digital Soil Mapping and Monitoring

    June 26, Jehangir Bhadha 
    Pore Water Transport Mechanisms and Soil Diagenesis in an Impacted Isolated Wetland Within the Lake Okeechobee Drainage Basin: Implications for Internal Nutrient Loading

    July 10, Dr. Gustavo Vasques 
    Spatial and Spectral Models of Soil Carbon at Multiple Scales in Florida

    July 15, Marcela Quintero 
    Effects of Conservation Tillage in Soil Carbon Sequestration and Net Revenues of Potato-Based Rotations in the Columbian Andes

    July 24, Smita Barkataky
    Role of Temperature in Water Uptake of Cold Acclimated 'Hamlin' Sweet Orange

  • 2009 Spring

    Feb. 6, Dr. Barbara S. Lollar - University of Toronto (Distinguished Speaker)
    Tracing Contaminant Source and Fate in Groundwater using Carbon Specific Isotope Analysis

    Dr. Jared Diamond - Geography, UCLA, Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Distinguished Speaker)
    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

    Feb. 13, Dr. M. Swisher (Invited Speaker)
    The National Organic Program

    Feb. 20, Lauren A. Serra 
    Identifying Suitable Areas for the Re-establishment of South Florida Slash Pine in the Hole-in-the-Donut

    Feb. 27, Michael Miyittah 
    Tailoring/Adapting Application of Sorrents For P Immobilization: Energetics & Simulation Modeling

    Mar. 6, Shawna Loper 
    Effect of Tillage and Organic Amendments on Soils Properties, nutrient Losses, and Plant Growth in Residential Landscapes

    Mar. 20, Kirandeep Mann 
    Characterization and Amelioration of Yield-limiting Soil Variability in Florida Citrus Production

    Mar. 27, Melissa R. Martin
    A Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation of the Invasion and Management of Melaleuca quinquenervia

    Apr. 3, Laura Waldo
    Soil Moisture Spatial Variability Under Florida Ridge Citrus Tree Canopies and Identifying Alternative Methods of Scheduling Irrigation Based on Tree Canopy Stress

    Apr. 10, Liz Hodges Snyder 
    Fate, Transport, and Risk of Biosolids-Borne Tricolocarbon

    Apr. 17, Mary K Maddox 
    Evaluation of Cattle Supplements and Nitrogen in Two Winter Pasture Systems

    Apr. 20, Ashok Alva - USDA ARS (Distinguished Speaker)
    An Overview of ARS, Prosser Accomplishments - Soil Water Monitoring as Basis for Developing Irrigation BMP's

  • 2008 Fall

    Sept. 12, Donald L. Sparks (University of Delaware) (Distinguished Speaker)
    Shining Light on Biogeochemical Processes in the Earth's Critical Zone

    Sept. 19, Elizabeth H. Snyder (Invited Speaker)
    Soils and Public Health

    Sept. 26, Dr. Lena Ma (Invited Speaker)
    Effective Presentation

    Oct. 3, K.R. Reddy (Invited Speaker)
    Soil and Water Science Programs: Roadmap to Preeminence

    Oct. 17, Dr. Jim Jawitz (Invited Speaker)
    Water Flow and Reactive Transport Modeling Applications in Soil and Water Science

    Nov. 7, Rotem Shahar
    Tools to Advance Row Crop Best Management Practice Implementation in Florida's Lower Suwanee River Basin

    Dec. 5, Anhui Huang
    Charactrization of Arsenic-Resistant Bacteria in the Rhizosphere of Arsenic-Hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata

  • 2008 Summer

    July 11, Jessica McKay Philippe 
    Utilizing a Knowledge-Based System to Test the Transferability of a Soil-Landscape Model in Northeastern Vermont

    Aug. 1, Matt Miller 
    Characterizing the Long-Term Lability of Biosolids-Phosphorus

  • 2008 Spring

    Feb. 1, Gary Sayler - (University of Tennessee) (Distinguished Speaker)
    Bioluminescent Live Cell and Integrated Circuit Environmental Sensing for Toxic Chemicals

    Feb. 8, Dr. Mickie Swisher (Invited Speaker)
    The National Organic Standard and Us

    Feb. 15, Dwain Butler
    The Effectiveness of the Falling Head Permeability Test as an Assessment Tool of Fill Material for On-Site Sewage Management Systems

    Mar. 5, Ken Cassman 
    BioFuels, Food Security and Natural Resources

    Mar. 21, John H. Rowland Jr.
    Impact and Control of Organic Matter in USGA Ultradwarf Bermudagrass Greens

    Mar. 26, Christian E.W. Steinberg 
    Dissolved Humic substances are essential for life in freshwaters

    Mar. 28, Richard Yudin 
    Snakes in Paradise - Monitoring agricultural point-source pollution in Belize

    Apr. 4, Kimberly Y. Epps 
    Chemical Diversity - highlighting a species richness and ecosystem function disconnect

    Apr. 9, Michael Gretz
    Diatom EPS in Colne Estuary Biofilms: From Biochemistry to Ecology

    Apr. 11, Sabine Grunwald (Invited Speaker)
    EcoLearnIT- A Collection of Soil & Water Science.

    Apr. 21, David W. York (Invited Speaker)
    Water Reuse in Florida - Opportunities & Issues

  • 2007 Fall

    Aug. 31, Walter Bowen
    A Win-Win Technology for Farmers and the Environment

    Sept. 7, Caitlin E. Hicks
    Sediment Organic Carbon Pools and Sources in a Recently Constructed Mangrove and Seagrass Ecosystem

    Sept. 21, Jason Hood
    Dissolved Oxygen as Related to Minimum Flows and Levels

    Sept. 28, Angelique M. Keppler
    Investigating Re-Vegetation Patterns, Nutrient Limitations, and Storage of Nitrogen as Determinants of Restoration Success

    Oct. 5, Matt Fisher
    Biogeochemical Transformations Of Phosphorus in Wetland Soil

    Oct. 12, Subodh Acharya
    Subsurface Lateral Water Flow in Seepage Irrigated Potato Fields of Tri-County Agricultural Area, Northeast Florida

    Oct. 19, Isabela Claret Torres
    Linkage between Biogeochemical Properties and Microbial Activities in Lake Sediments: Biotic Control of Organic Phosphorus Dynamics.

    Nov. 9, Augustine Muwamba
    Determination of Aqueous Soil Sorption Coefficient(Koc) of Strongly Hydrophobic Organic Chemicals(SHOC3) Using Mixed Solvent Systems and the Solvophobic Model

    Nov. 19, Lalitha Janardhanan
    Phosphorus Sorption by Soils of the Everglades Agricultural Area

    Nov. 26, Gabriel Kasozi
    Characterization of Sorption and Degradation of Pesticides in Carbonatic and Associated Soils from South Florida and Puerto Rico, and Oxisols from Uganda

    Nov. 30, David Hornsby
    Distribution & Occurrence of Nitrate- Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus in the Water Resources of the Suwannee River Water Management District

    Dec. 3, Julie L. Driscoll
    The Effects of an Al-WTR on Soil Phosphorus Retention and Forage Yield and Quality

  • 2007 Summer

    May 25, Dr. Tom Obreza
    An Overview of Florida's Water Quality

    May 25, Dr. Tom Obreza (continued)

    June 15, Daniel Herrera
    Phosphorus Solubility of Dairy Manure-impacted Soils as Affected by Dietary Ca and Mg

    June 22, Erin Atkinson
    Development and Field-testing of a Passive Surface Water Flux Meter for the Direct Measurement of Water and Solute Mass Fluxes

    July 6, Tom Saunders
    A Multi-Scale Analysis of Benthic Biogeochemical Properties and Processing in Spring-fed River and Estuary

    July 13, Ying Ouyang 
    Shallow Groundwater Quality Dynamics in the Lower St. Johns River Basin, Florida

    July 13, Ying Ouyang (continued)

    July 20, Kim B. Ritchie 
    Coral-associated microbial communities: their role in coral health and global carbon cycling

    Aug. 3, Daniel Perkins
    Water and Chemical Budgets of Depressional Wetlands in the Lake Okeechobee Basin, FL

  • 2007 Spring

    Jan. 26, Adrienne Frisbee 
    Nitrate-Nitrogen Dynamics in Tributaries of the Santa Fe River Watershed, North-Central Florida

    Feb. 2, Lauren Serra 
    Jumpstarting Pinus elliottii var. densa reestablishment in the Hole-in-the-Donut Restoration Area: A historical evaluation and influence of hydroperiod on pine germination and survival.

    Feb. 9, Sarah Chinault 
    An Agronomic and Environmental Characterization of Phosphorus in Biosolids Produced and/or Marketed in Florida

    Feb. 16, Thomas J. Saunders 
    Spatial Trends in Water Quality of the Ecuadorian Amazon: Human Influences and Natural Buffering

    Feb. 23, Tiffany Kapner 
    Analysis of the Spatial Relationships between Physico-Chemical Soil Properties and Vegetative Patterns in Everglades Water Conservation Area 1

    Mar. 2, Cecilia Kennedy 
    Characterization of Urban Roadway Sediments and Possible Effects on Downstream Soil Phosphorus Sorption Capacity

    Mar. 9, Lynette Malecki Brown 
    Effects of Alum in a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Wetland

    Mar. 21, Behzad Mortazavi 
    The Response of Biogeochemical Cycles to Climate Change and to Anthropogenic Forcing

    Mar. 23, Kirandeep Mann 
    Characterization and Amelioration of Citrus Production Problems on Excessively Drained Florida Soils

    Mar. 27, Patrick W. Inglett 
    Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles in Wetlands and Aquatic Systems: Past, Present and Future?

    Apr. 6, Jehangir H. Bhadha 
    Pore Water Transport Mechanisms and Soil Diagenesis in Isolated Wetlands: Implications for Internal Nutrient Loading.

    Apr. 9, Karrie A. Weber 
    Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles: The Role of Nitrate in Metal Cycling

    Apr. 9, Min Liu 
    St. Augustinegrass Phosphorus Requirement

    Apr. 13, Andrea Albertin. 
    Nutrient Dynamics in Florida Springs and Relationships to Algal Blooms

    Apr. 20, Victoria M. Gardner 
    Heavy Metal Contamination of Soils in an Ecologically Enhanced Urban Stormwater Retention Basin

    Apr. 23, Christopher P Chilton 
    Investigating Archaeological Sites, Cemeteries and Soils with Ground-Penetrating Radar in Florida

  • 2006 Fall

    Sept. 8, Liesbeth M. Schmidt
    Characterization & Evaluation of Biodegradation Potential of Pentachlorophenol-metabolizing Bacteria Isolated from a Contaminated Shallow Aquifer at a Former Wood Treatment Facility

    Sept. 22, Michael Tischler 
    Life After UF

    Sept. 29, Deoyani V. Sarkhot 
    What does Soil Carbon in Forested Sandy Soil Look Like: Is it Manageable?

    Oct. 13, Travis C. Richardson 
    Characterization of Sandhill Lake Soils: In support of St. Johns River Water Management District's Minimum Flows and Levels Program

    Oct. 16, H. Carl Fitz 
    Integrated Ecosystem Processes in the Everglades Landscape

    Oct. 20, Manohardeep Josan 
    Manure-component Effects on P Release from Manure-amended Sandy Soils

    Oct. 27, Joaquin Jimenez 
    Nitrate and Phosphate Concentrations in Leachate Samples from Three Different Substrates Used to Grow Impatiens

    Oct. 30, Kelly Fischler
    Observations and Characterizations of Seagrasses and Subaqueous Soils in a Recently Constructed Habitat, Indian River Lagoon, FL

    Nov. 3, Darren Bishop 
    Soil Characteristics in Created or Restored Wetlands: A Review

    Nov. 6, Olawale Oladeji 
    Management of P-Sources and Water Treatment Residuals (WTR) for Environmental and Agronomic Benefits

    Nov. 27, Marty Anderson 
    Where is the Algae in the Fountain of Youth?

    Dec. 1, Claudia Arrieta 
    Soil Compaction and Goosegrass Infestation in Bermudagrass Turf

    Dec. 6, Sara Chinault 
    5 Points I learned from Seminars

    Dec. 6, Josan Manhardeep 
    5 Points I learned from Seminars

    Dec. 6, Jaya Das 
    5 Points I learned from Seminars

    Dec. 6, Andrea Albertin 
    5 Points I learned from Seminars

    Dec. 6, Wale Oladeji 
    5 Points I learned from Seminars

    Dec. 6, Marty Anderson
    5 Points I learned from Seminars

    Dec. 6, Sam Agyin-Birikorang 
    5 Points I learned from Seminars

    Dec. 6, Lynette Brown 
    5 Points I learned from Seminars

    Dec. 8, Geoffery Kironchi 
    Soil and Water Management for Sustainable Agriculture in Drought Prone Areas in Kenya: A Case Study of the Upper Ewaso Ngi'ro Basin

  • 2006 Summer

    June 2, Jason M. Smith 
    Microbial Succession Associated with Soil Redevelopment In the Hole in the Donut

    June 30, Michael K. Miyittah 
    Phosphorus Stabilization: Effects of Co-Blending Mg and Al By-Products In Manure-Impacted Spodosol

    July 14, TJ Rew 
    Aluminum Water Treatment Residuals for Reducing Phosphorus Loss from Manure-Impacted, High Water Soils

    July 21, Natalie Balcer 
    Litter Decomposition and Phosphorus Release in Okeechobee Isolated Wetlands

    July 28, Isabela C Torres 
    5 points I have learned to present a good seminar

    July 28, Chirstopher P Chilton 
    5 points I have learned to present a good seminar

    July 28, Kelly Fischler 
    5 points I have learned to present a good seminar

    July 28, Manohardeep Josan 
    5 points I have learned to present a good seminar

    July 28, Sanjay Lamsal 
    5 points I have learned to present a good seminar

    July 28, Michael K Miyittah 
    5 points I have learned to present a good seminar

    July 28, T J Rew 
    5 points I have learned to present a good seminar

    July 28, Natalie Balcer
    5 points I have learned to present a good seminar

    July 28, Yun Cheng 
    5 points I have learned to present a good seminar

  • 2006Spring

    Jan. 20, Max Teplitski 
    Who Listens When Microbes Talk?

    Feb. 10, Kelly Hamilton 
    Passive Nutrient Flux Meters for Determination of Phosphorus Flux in Groundwater: Application in Lake Okeechobee Basin, FL.

    Feb. 24, Angelique Keppler 
    Macrophyte Diversity and its Relationship to Biomass Production, Nutrient-Use Efficiency and Nitrogen Cycling in Restored Wetlands

    Mar. 3, Kanika Sharma 
    Biogeochemical & Microbial Succession in Early Development of Calcareous Wetland Soils

    Mar. 10, Melissa Martin
    Alteration of Ecosystem Nutrient Pools and Soil Microbial Communities After Invasion of an Exotic Plant

    Mar. 20, Scot Hagerthey 
    The importance of perspective and context when assessing ecological impacts

    Mar. 24, Qin Lu 
    Improving the Quality of Sandy Soils with Biosolids

    Mar. 27, Kyle Dorsey 
    Water Quality of Gainesville Creeks and its Relationship to Nearby Land Use

    Mar. 27, Ajit Vakharia 
    To Sanitize or Not to Sanitize: To Clean or TOO Clean

    Mar. 27, Catherine R. Turner 
    Which Antiseptic is Most Effective against Bacteria?

    Mar. 27, Jennifer F. N. Kizza 
    The Effect of Cation Charge and Concentration on the Flocculation of Negatively Charged Clay particles in Suspension

    Mar. 27, Gene B. Rodrick 
    Effect of Gamma Irradiation on the Bacterial Content and Shelf Life of Raw Oysters

    Mar. 31, Lauren Parkel 
    Establishing Stormwater Ponds as a Habitat for Native Species

    Apr. 3, Samira Daroub 
    Best Management Practices in the Everglades Agricultural Area: A Success Story

    Apr. 7, Carolina Medina 
    Nutrient Release Patterns of Coated Fertilizers used for Citrus Production and their Effect on Fruit Yield and Foliar Nutrition

    Apr. 10, Dara Park 
    Nitrogen leaching and St. Augustinegrass turf response to lawn maintenance strategies

    Apr. 14, Caroline B. R. Hamilton 
    Evaluation & Characterization of Organic Waste Products as Nutritional Sources for Bahiagrass

    Apr. 21, Maria Silva Gonzaga 
    Effects of Soils and Plant on Arsenic Accumulation by Arsenic Hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata

    Apr. 26, Spring '06 Seminar End-Notes 
    Students of the Spring '06 Seminar class giving quick presentations of what they have learned throughout the semester.

  • 2005 Fall

    Sept. 9, L. Rex Ellis 
    Subaqueous Pedology: Expanding Soil Science to Near-Shore Subtropical Marine Habitats

    Sept. 23, Daniel Perkins 
    Hydro- and chemo-dynamics of isolated wetlands: Phosphorus transport pathways and water quality

    Sept. 23, Daniel Herrera 
    Phosphorus Stability in Dairy Manure as Related to Changes in Dietary Calcium and Magnesium Concentrations

    Sept. 30, Elizabeth Hodges 
    Fate and Transport of Biosolids-Borne Triclocarban - Project proposal

    Oct. 14, Noel Cawley 
    A-horizon development from sub-soils horizons

    Oct. 21, Warren Zwanka 
    Using magnetic susceptibility to determine hydric soils In South Coastal soils

    Oct. 21, Yun Cheng 
    Biodegradation of toxaphene and DDT in the soils of Lake Apopka

    Oct. 28, Wonsook Ha 
    Non-Isothermal Fate and Transport of Drip-Applied Agrochemicals in Plastic-Mulched Soil Beds

    Nov. 4, Julie Padowski 
    A Novel Approach for Direct Measurement of Cumulative Water and Solute Mass Fluxes using a Passive Surface Water Flux Meter"

  • 2005 Summer

    July 29, Eric Jorczak 
    Possible Mechanisms Regulating Everglades Ridge and Slough Soil Topography

    Aug. 5, David Stuckey 
    A Biochemical Survey of Wetlands in Southwestern Indiana

  • 2004

    Rattan Lal (Ohio State University) (Distinguished Speaker)

    Curtis Richardson (Duke University) (Distinguished Speaker)

    Fred Sklar (South Florida Water Management District) (Distinguished Speaker)

    Michael Miller (Argonne National Laboratory) (Distinguished Speaker)

  • 2003

    Wendell Gilliam (North Carolina State University) (Distinguished Speaker)

    Ronnie Best (US Geological Survey) (Distinguished Speaker)

    Pedro Sanchez (Columbia University) (Distinguished Speaker)

  • 2002

    Eric Roden (University of Alabama) (Distinguished Speaker)

    James T. Morris (University of South Carolina) (Distinguished Speaker)

  • 2001

    Malcolm Sumner (University of Georgia) (Distinguished Speaker)

    M. S. Swaminathan (M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India) (Distinguished Speaker)

    P. Suresh Rao (Purdue University) (Distinguished Speaker)

  • 2000

    Derek Lovley (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) (Distinguished Speaker)