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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.

Spring 2022

Jan 5 
David KaplanChristine 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 
H. Dail Laughinghouse IV, Assistant Professor & State Extension Specialist – Phycology/HABs, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, UF / IFAS

Cyanobacteria: from blooms to management

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 
Bret Webb, Professor, Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 

Natural and nature-based features for coastal resilience

Mar 16 
Joe Morton, Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental Engineering Sciences, UF 
The effects of parasites on coastal marsh ecosystem structure and functioning 

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 

Previous Water, Wetlands & Watersheds Seminar Series