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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 11:45am 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.

Spring 2021

Jan. 13

Kimberly Van Meter, Assistant Professor, Ecohydrology, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago &
Frederick Cheng, PhD Student/Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada

Wetlandscapes: Land-Use legacies and water quality futures

Jan. 20

James Morris, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences, Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

The responses of coastal marshes to rising sea level and their strange harmonics in 4D- with a twist: it’s a symphony

Jan. 27

Bregje van Wesenbeeck, Associate Professor, Coastal Engineering and Ecology at Delft University of Technology; Senior researcher at Deltares, Delft, the Netherlands

Nature-based solutions for coastal resilience: from science to implementation

Feb. 3

Miles Medina, Environmental Scientist/Consultant, Wood, Gainesville, FL

Seasonal dynamics of terrestrially sourced nitrogen influenced Karenia brevis blooms off Florida’s southern Gulf Coast

Feb. 10

Keryn Gedan, Assistant Professor of Biology, George Washington University, DC

Ghosts of the coast: Ecological investigations of a mid-Atlantic ghost forest

Feb. 17

David W. Johnston, Associate Professor, Marine Conservation Ecology, Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC

Unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS) are transforming marine science and conservation

Feb. 24

Anna Armitage, Professor, Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston, TX

Climate change and coastal ecosystems: Ecological consequences of mangrove expansion into Gulf of Mexico salt marshes

Mar. 3

Heida Diefenderfer, Restoration Ecologist, Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sequim, WA

Applying cumulative effects to strategically advance large-scale ecosystem restoration

Mar. 10

Leonardo Bertassello, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Environmental Change Initiative, University of Notre Dame, IN

Dynamic spatiotemporal patterns of metapopulation occupancy in wetlandscapes

Mar. 17

Sam Zipper, Assistant Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

No Flow? No Problem! Drivers of flow and long-term change in non-perennial streams

Mar. 24

Lauren Koenig, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Taking the “pulse” of river ecosystems: from stream reaches to watersheds

Mar. 31

Alice Besterman, NE CASC Postdoctoral Fellow, Buzzards Bay Coalition, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Buying time – Salt marsh adaptive management to sea level rise using runnels

Apr. 7

Samantha Chapman, Professor, Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Warming and mangrove encroachment alter above- and belowground processes with positive implications for surface elevation maintenance: findings from the WETFEET project

Apr. 14

Matthew Ross, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Using big data, machine learning, and remote sensing to integrate lake and river research

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