Department of Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Seminar Series

EVSC 4002  Tuesdays, 4 pm, Please "arrive" early
Zoom Link Here
Please feel free to invite other students not in the course to attend as well.
Stephen A. Macko  ( 924-6849,  Clark Hall 396
Lauren Simkins ( 924-3964, Clark Hall 205


February 2
Organizational Day

February 9
"Environmental Career Resources"
Mr. Jorge Piocuda, Director of Science and Sustainability
University Career Services, University of Virginia
Director Blandy Environmental Farm
February 16
"Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment"
Mr. Mark Garvey, J.D., Senior Attorney
Office of Civil Enforcement, EPA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
February 23
"Survival of an 'old-growth' mammal in a short-rotation world: Recovery story of the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel"
Dr. Ray Dueser, Visiting Professor
Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
March 2
"The Glaciers of Iceland: Changes Resulting from Climate Variability and Volcanic Activity"
Dr. Richard Williams, Senior Associate Scientist
Stefansson Arctic Institute
Akureyri, Iceland
March 9
Spring Break Day
March 16
"Waste: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret"
Ms. Caroline Coleman Flowers, Founder
Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice, Virginia Festival of the Book
Virginia Humanities
March 23
"Fluoride in Drinking Water Litigation"
Mr. Dan DePasquale, J.D.
Office of General Counsel, EPA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
March 30
"Break Free from Plastics"
Ms. Dan Zie, National Political Director
Public Interest Research Group
St. Petersburg, FL
April 6
"An Ecology of Astronomy in an Indo-Pacific Social System"
Dr. Fred Damon, Professor
Dept. of Anthropology, University of Virginia
April 13
"Heat, Water and Urban Climates: Phoenix Perspectives"
Dr. Dave Hondula, Professor
School of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
April 20
"Sustainability Programs at UVa"
Ms. Andrea Trimble, Director
Office of Sustainability, University of Virginia
April 27
"Recycling: From Stars to Starships"
Dr. James Beall, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Ret.
Charlottesville, VA
May 4
"Working Together to Advocate for a Livable Future"
Ms. Emily Scruby Irvine
Citizens Climate Lobby
Charlottesville, VA

Department of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., via Zoom
For questions and login information contact Ajay B. Limaye (

Spring 2021

February 4
Joel Davis, National History Museum, London
"The ancient formation and modern modification of sedimentary basins on Mars"

February 11
Deon Knights, West Virginia University

February 18
Sarah Evans, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University
February 25
Julia Wellner, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston
March 4
Ken Caldeira, Carnegie Institution for Science (Moore Lecture)
March 11
Charles Scaife, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (Ph.D. seminar)
March 18
No seminar
March 25
Lola Fatoyinbo Agueh, NASA Goddard

April 1
Sara Hogan, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (Ph.D. seminar)

April 8
Ryan Emanuel, North Carolina State University

April 15
No seminar (University break day)

April 22
Amelie Berger, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (Ph.D. seminar)

April 29
Jonathan Overpeck, University of Michigan

May 6
Cal Buelo, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (Ph.D. seminar)