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.

Fall 2019

August 29
Trophic and Non-Trophic Drivers of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Biomagnification in Southeastern US Estuaries
Christine Angelini, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida
Hosted by Max Castorani

September 5
Leah Johnson, Department of Statistics, Virginia Tech
Hosted by Manuel Lerdau

September 12
William Easterling, Directorate for Geosciences, National Science Foundation
Hosted by Larry Band

September 19
Kevin Grise, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

September 26
Marc-Macias Fauria, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University (UVA Arctic Conference)
Hosted by Howie Epstein

October 3
Kate LeCroy, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (Ph.D. seminar)
Hosted by T'ai Roulston

October 10
Todd Scanlon, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

October 17
Gerta Keller, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University
Hosted by Steve Macko

October 24
Priya Shyamsundar, Lead Economist, The Nature Conservancy
TNC NatureNet Science Fellows Research Symposium (co-sponsored with the Environmental Resilience Institute)
10:00 – 10:45 AM, UVA Corner Building at 1400 University Ave

October 31
Denis Felikson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenland outlet glacier shapes control the timing and magnitude of dynamic mass loss from the ice sheet
Hosted by Lauren Simkins

November 7
Jay Famiglietti, Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan
Host by Larry Band

November 14
Robin Bell, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University (Moore Lecture)
Host by Lauren Simkins

November 21
Alf Norkko, Tvärminne Zoological Station, University of Helsinki
Host by Peter Berg

November 28

December 5
No seminar