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Water, Wetlands & Watersheds Seminar
Spring 2015 Schedule

Wednesdays, 11:45 – 12:35 PM, Phelps Lab 101
Brown bag (bring lunch if you'd like), the public is welcome & students may register for 1 credit:
ENV 6935, SWS 4932, SWS 6931, or online: contact mjsisk@ufl.edu for section #

January

7 Mark Brown, Professor, Environmental Engineering Sciences, UF &
Mark Clark, Associate Professor, SWS
Introduction...food for thought
14 Steven Noll, Master Lecturer, History Department, UF Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal & the struggle for Florida's future (pdf)
21 Martha Monroe, Professor, Extension Specialist, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF Can education change behavior? (pdf)
28 Linda Cronin Jones, Associate Professor of Science and Environmental Education, College of Education, UF Promoting youth and adult global water awareness, literacy, and conservation behavior: Challenges and opportunities (pdf)

February

4 Marc Kramer, Associate Professor, Soil and Water Science Department, UF Emerging land use practices in the Southeast: Implications for restoration and excess nitrate leaching in the region
11 Jason Seitz, recent MS graduate, Soil and Water Science Department, UF Stream-mediated dispersal mechanisms of invasive plants and the implications for management of natural areas
18 Terry Pride, Office of Agricultural Water Policy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Water policy and planning – Illusions and realities
25

Rishi Prasad, Postdoctoral Associate, Agronomy Department

Environmental nitrogen loading rates from typical crop production system in Suwanee River Basin: Opportunities and challenges (audio only)

March

11 James Nifong, Postdoctoral Fellow, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences,
School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF
From amphipods to alligators: Food web structure in Florida spring-fed rivers
18 Miles Medina, PhD student,
Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, UF
Assessing plant growth, water quality and economic effects from application of a plant-based aquafeed in a recirculating aquaponic system
25 Robert K. Bonde, Research Biologist - Sirenia Project,
Southeast Ecological Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
The Florida Manatee: Biology and conservation

April

1 Beth Middleton, Research Ecologist, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, LA The wind and the salt: Reassembly of coastal vegetation following hurricanes
8 Mary Beth Litrico, Masters student, Landscape Architecture, UF The feasibility of multi-functional stormwater basins
15 Alexa Lamm, Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Center for Public Issues Education, UF Public perceptions of water issues and awareness of water policy in Florida
University of Florida College of Engineering

Kirk Hatfield, Director
P.O. Box 116580
Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel: (352) 392-9537, ext. 1400
Fax: (352) 392-3394

Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands
100 Phelps Lab | Museum Road
P.O. Box 116350
Gainesville, FL 32611
Telephone: (352) 392-2424
Fax: (352) 392-3624
University of Florida

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