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WATER, WETLANDS, AND WATERSHEDS SEMINAR SERIES

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 mjsisk@ufl.edu 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.

Spring 2022


Jan 5 
David Kaplan, Christine Angelini EES & Mark Clark Soil & Water Sciences, UF 
Introduction…meet and greet, intro to the course, programs, research centers 


Jan 12 
David Tomasko, executive director, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Sarasota, FL 
Developing ecosystem restoration targets and pollutant load reduction goals for coastal systems – an example from Sarasota Bay 


Jan 19 
João Fernandes Amaral Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, UF 
Carbon dynamics in Amazon floodplains: Implications for the C cycle 


Jan 26 
Kathe Todd-Brown Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering Sciences, UF 
The math of mud 


Feb 2 
Chris Craft Janet Duey Professor in Rural Land Policy, Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University 
Effects of sea level rise and saltwater intrusion on tidal freshwater marshes: An experimental approach 


Feb 9 
TBA 


Feb 16 
Pat Megonigal Senior Scientist and Associate Director of Research, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 
Plant-microbe interactions impart homeostasis of coastal wetland greenhouse gas emissions 


Feb 23 
UF Water Institute Symposium 
***The seminar will not be held this week due to the UF Water Institute Symposium 


Mar 2 
TBA


Mar 16 
Marc Hensel Postdoctoral Research Associate, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary 
Shifting coastal dynamics in a changing world: Long-term consequences of climate change and invasions on nearshore foundation species 


Mar 23 
Sean Schaeffer Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, University of Tennessee 
Fate and transport of biodegradable plastics in soils and the environment 


Mar 30 
Erinn Muller Senior Scientist, Mote Marine Laboratory 
Integrating resilient reef restoration to recover Florida's Coral Reef 


Apr 6 
Melissa Hill Operations Manager, Gulf Program, National Wildlife Federation 
Coastal resilience planning for state-owned lands along Florida’s Gulf Coast 


Apr 13 
Carrie Adams Associate Professor, Restoration and Plant Ecology, Environmental Horticulture, UF 
Constraint- and solution-driven approaches for wetland plant invasions 


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