Department of Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Seminar

EVSC 4002  Tuesdays, 4 pm, 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

Fall 2022 Undergraduate Seminar Series

Fall 2022 Seminar Schedule



August 30

Dr. David Carr, Professor and Director Blandy Experimental Farm Dept. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia “Undergraduate Research  Opportunities  at  UVa’s Blandy Farm”

September 6

Dr. Robert Sobeck, PE, PH



Glen Allen, Virginia

“Water Resources over African volcanic lands through this century”

September 13

Ms. Avery Clemons

Development Engineer

Sun Tribe Development

Charlottesville, VA

“Solar Energy in Virginia”

September 20

Dr. Stephen MacAvoy, Professor and Chairman

Dept. of Environmental Sciences, American University , Washington, DC

"Light at the End of the Tunnel: Challenge and Success in the Anacostia

River Restoration, Washington, DC" 

September 27

Mr. Ed Clark, President

The Wildlife Center

Waynesboro,  Virginia

“The Work of the Wildlife Center”

October 4

Reading Days

October 11

Dr. Erwin Bohmfalk, Chair Emeritus

The Wildlife Center

Waynesboro, Virginia

“A Trip Around Antarctica”

October 18

Dr. Paul Freedman, Professor

Director , Environmental Thought and Practice

Department of Politics, University of Virginia 

"The Politics of Food”

October 25

Dr. Tim Beatley, Professor

School of Architecture, University of Virginia

Forest Urbanism: The Roles of Trees and Forests in Cities”

November 1

Mr. Damian Martin

Conservation Steward

Land Trust of Virginia

Middleburg, VA

“Hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay: Observation and Ecological Forecasting””

November 8

Election Day, No Classes

November 15

Ms. Keegan Marsh

 Environmental Scientist


Sperryville, VA

“Using Spatial Analysis for Stormwater Management”

November 22

Thanksgiving Recess

November 29

Graduate Students

 Department of Environmental Sciences

 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA

"Advancing our Understanding of the Environment through Graduate Study and  Public Service”

This is a one credit, pass/fail course. Grades are based on attendance. Students are expected  to attend all seminars. Students will be allowed to miss one seminar. Missing more than one seminar except in unusual circumstances will result in no credit (NC). Attendance is determined by each student turning in a question pertaining to that week's seminar at the end of each lecture in the COLLAB  File Drop under their name (by 11PM). Please turn off  cell phones  and mute your microphones during the seminars. Talks are expected to be about 40 minutes, with ten minutes for questions at the end.

Department of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., via Zoom or In-person
For questions and login information contact Kathleen Schiro (

Fall 2022 Seminar

Fall 2022 Seminar Schedule




August 25

Morgan O'Neill

Stanford University

September 1

Scott Colborne

UC Davis

September 8

Robert Johnson

University of Wisconsin Madison

September 15

Jill Lindsey Harrison

CU Boulder

September 22

Shallin Busch

NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center

September 29

Mitchell Kelleher


October 6

James Ruppert

University of Oklahoma

October 13

Max Castorani


October 20

Reed Scherer

Northern Illinois University

October 27

Angelique Demetillo


November 3

Irena Creed

U Toronto

November 10

Laura Reynolds

Worcester State University

November 17

Victoria Long Rubin


November 24



December 1

Spencer Tassone