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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, SWS 4932, or SWS 6932, or online: contact for SWS 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 2019

Jan. 9

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

Introduction to the seminar for thought

Jan. 16

Mark Brenner, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, UF

The dynamic paleoenvironment of the Yucatan Peninsula

Jan. 23

Bob Knight, Executive Director, Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, High Springs, FL

Springs Basin Management Action Plans – the Sound and Fury

Jan. 30

Joshua Papacek, Membership Consultant, United Faculty of Florida, Miami, FL, and recent PhD graduate, Soil and Water Sciences, UF

A new normal?: Nutrient trends and harmful blooms in the northern Indian River Lagoon

Feb. 6

Janie Wulff, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, FSU

Bottom-up, top-down, and sideways control of tropical marine sponges: consequences for community organization and ecosystem function

Feb. 13

Mike Annable, Professor & Preeminent Scholar, Department of Biology, UF

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) releases and environmental impacts

Feb. 20

Katherine Todd-Brown, Postdoctoral Fellow, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

The mathematics of mud: Scaling complexity in soil carbon models

Feb. 27

Peter Frederick, Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF

Using oyster reefs for hydrological manipulation in the Big Bend of Florida

Mar. 13

Sean King, Senior Engineer, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., Gainesville, FL

Ecological restoration of Florida spring systems- challenges and opportunities

Mar. 20

Jake Hosen, Postdoctoral Associate, UF School of Forest Resource & Conservation

Time for carbon: tracing organic matter from watersheds to rivers

Mar. 27

Mary Lusk, Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Science, UF/IFAS, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Nutrients in urban stormwater runoff: sources, transport mechanisms and mitigation options

Apr. 3

Todd Osborne, Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Sciences Department, Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience, UF

The legacy of phosphorus in Everglades National Park: Is restoration really working?

Apr. 10

Tatiana Borisova, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Food and Resource Economics Department, UF

Statewide water demand and supply planning

Apr. 17

Laura Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Sciences Department, UF

Using biodiversity theory to restore submerged aquatic vegetation in Lake Apopka

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