Seminars are Wednesdays, 11:45am-12:35pm, Phelps Lab 101. Bring a brown bag lunch if you'd like.

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

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.


Spring 2018

Jan 10

Christine Angelini, Assistant Professor, EES
Mark Brown, Professor Emeritus, EES 
Mark Clark, Associate Professor, SWS
David Kaplan, Assistant Professor, EES

Introduction to the seminar series...food for thought

Jan 17

Gretchen Stokes, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, School of Natural Resources and Environment, UF

Air-breathing and movement ecology of Arapaima sp. in the Amazon

Jan 24

Eric Sparks, Asst. Extension Professor, Mississippi State University, Extension Program Leader & Coastal Ecology Specialist, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant

Improving the effectiveness of shoreline restoration and conservation

Jan 31

Jehangir H. Bhadha (Jango), Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Sciences, UF Everglades Research & Education Center, Belle Glade, FL

Phosphorus management through sustainable agricultural practices

Feb 7

No seminar due to Water Institute Symposium

Feb 14

Alberto Canestrelli, Assistant Professor, Civil and Coastal Engineering, UF

Numerical modeling of the long term evolution of salt marshes in back-barrier basins

Feb 21

Ada Bersoza, MS student, Environmental Engineering Sciences, UF

Past and novel approaches for coastal restoration: an overview of oyster reef restoration and a new hybrid living shoreline technique

Feb 28

John Carroll, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University

Parasites, pests, and predators, Oh My! Biotic influences of oyster populations

Mar 14

Ashley Smyth, Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Sciences, Tropical Research and Education Center, UF/IFAS, Homestead, FL

Delectable and beneficial: Oyster restoration, aquaculture and nitrogen removal

Mar 21

Eban Bean, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, UF

Urbanization and altered drainage impacts on low-order coastal plain stream quality

Mar 28

Benjamin Baiser, Assistant Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF

Environment-Host-Microbial Interactions shape the aquatic microbiome of the pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea at the continental scale (No recording)

Apr 4

Alex Sheremet, Assistant Professor, Civil & Coastal Engineering, UF

Ship waves, oysters and mud

Apr 11

Mauricio Arias, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, USF, Tampa, FL

Ongoing environmental change in the Mekong floodplains (No recording)

Apr 18

Elise Morrison, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Geological Sciences, UF

The role of priming effects on the conversion of blue carbon to CO2 in the coastal zone


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