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Seminars are now in webinar format until further notice.  Zoom links are provided to students. 

The public is welcome and students may register for 1 credit: ENV 6935, SWS 4932, or SWS 6932, or online: contact for SWS section #.

Livestreams are also available to be viewed at 11:45 am EST and recordings on the Water Institute's YouTube channel.  

See seminar titles below for links to the seminar recordings once available. 

This seminar series is presented by the Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands, the Water Institute and the Soil & Water Sciences Department.

Fall 2021

Aug 25

David Kaplan, Christine Angelini, EES & Mark Clark, Soil & Water Sciences, UF

Introduction to the seminar series, academic programs, research centers

Sept 1

Chuanmin Hu, Professor, Optical Oceanography, College of Marine Science, USF, Tampa, FL

Rising green tides and golden tides: An oceanographic regime shift?

Sept 8

Debra Hernandez, Executive Director, Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA)

Coastal and Ocean Observing in the Southeast: Old and new technologies and techniques to meet community information needs

Sept 15

Myoseon Jang, Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering Sciences, UF


Sept 22

Nancy Denslow, Professor & Director of Aquatic Toxicology, College of Veterinary Medicine, UF

Agricultural pesticides and wastewater contaminants and the challenges they present to aquatic life

Sept 29

Bob Weisberg, Distinguished University Professor, College of Marine Science, USF, Tampa, FL


Oct 6

Mike Allen, Professor, School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences; Director, Nature Coast Biological Station, UF

Exploring implications of a snook expansion into northern Florida for food webs and minimum flows in coastal springs and rivers

Oct 13

Christa Court, Assistant Professor, Food and Resource Economics; Director, Economic Impact Analysis Program, UF

Quantifying the economic impacts of harmful algal blooms

Oct 20

Cynthia Heil, Director, Red Tide Institute, Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota, FL


Oct 27

Frank Muller-Karger, Professor, Biological Oceanography and Remote Sensing, College of Marine Science, USF, Tampa, FL

Marine Life 2030: User requirements, standards, and best practices for marine biodiversity information for the ocean decade

Nov 3

Tom Bianchi, Professor of Geology, Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Endowed Chair of Geological Sciences, UF

Carbon processing at the land-ocean interface: Challenges in the 21st century

Nov 10

Tom Ankersen, Legal Skills Professor; Conservation Clinic Director, Levin College of Law, UF

Who owns the shoreline: the law and policy of ambulatory boundaries

Nov 17

Kate Hubbard, Research Scientist, Director, FWC Center for Red Tide Research, FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWC-FWRI)


Dec 1

Jason Evans, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies, Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Coastal watershed management and the rising seas: A few tales of science, policy, models, and decision-making in the U.S. southeast Atlantic

Previous Water, Wetlands & Watersheds Seminar Series