Department of Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Seminar Series

EVSC 4002  Tuesdays, 4pm , Clark 108
Please feel free to invite other students not in the course to attend as well.
Stephen A. Macko  ( 924-6849,  Clark Hall 396
Thomas Smith ( 924-3107


August 27
Organizational Day

September 3
The Role of Science in the High Seas Treaty Negotiations at the United Nations​
Kristine Dalaker Kraabel, PhD Research Fellow, The Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea, UiT
The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

September 10
Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UVa’s Blandy Experimental Far​m
Dr. David Carr, Director, Blandy Experimental Farm
Dept. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

September 17
Geology, Virginia and the Civil War
Dr. Aaron Cross
Department Mines, Minerals and Energy, Retired

September 24
Altered States: Challenge and a Chance for Recovery for the Anacostia River, Washington DC
Dr. Stephen MacAvoy, Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Environmental Sciences, American University, Washington, DC

October 1
Insights into the Water Resources of East Africa
Dr. Robert Sobeck, PE/PH, Senior Engineer and Hydrologist
AECOM, Arlington, VA

October 8
Reading Day

October 15
Antarctica: A Trip Around the Bottom of the World
Dr. Erwin Bohmfalk, Chair Emeritus, The Wildlife Center
Waynesboro, Virginia

October 22
The Relationship Between Simulated and Remotely Sensed Forest Parameters
Dr. Amanda Armstrong, Research Associate
Department of Environmental Science, UVA

October 29
Applying Forensic Chemistry to Homeland and National Security
Dr. Sara Szmania, Director
Signature Science, Charlottesville, VA

November 5
Back to the Future: Rail Transportation and the Environment
Dr. Meredith Richards, Former Mayor, Charlottesville
President, Virginia Rail Policy Institute

November 12
The Current Status of Shellfish and Finfish Aquaculture
Dr. J. Sook Chung, Professor, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

November 19
Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
Mr. Earl Swift, Author and Accidental Environmentalist
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, VA

November 26
Thanksgiving Recess

December 3
Advancing our Understanding of the Environment through Graduate Study and Public Service​
Graduate Students
Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

Department of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., 108 Clark Hall
Refreshments in the foyer at 3:15 p.m.

Spring 2020

January 16
Jonathan Walter, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
Hosted by Mike Pace

January 23
Jessica Gurevitch, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University (Moore Lecture)
Hosted by Manuel Lerdau

January 30
Lauren Hallett, Department of Biology, University of Oregon
Hosted by Max Castorani

February 6
Naomi Tague, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara (Moore Lecture)
Hosted by Larry Band

March 19
Heather Throop, School of Earth & Space Exploration and School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Hosted by Manuel Lerdau

March 26
Daniel Schmidt, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (Ph.D. seminar)
Hosted by Kevin Grise

April 2
Drew Lohrer, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA), New Zealand
Hosted by Peter Berg

April 9
Melissa Hey, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (Ph.D. seminar)
Hosted by Kyle Haynes

April 16
Victoria Long, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (Ph.D. seminar)
Hosted by Linda Blum

April 23
Nate McDowell, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Hosted by Xi Yang