Department of Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Seminar Series

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


February 1
"Environmental Career Resources"
Mr. Jorge Piocuda
University Career Services, University of Virginia
February 8
"From Treetops to Coastal Depths - Monitoring Blue Carbon Ecosystems"
Dr. Lola Fatoyimbo Agueh, Research Scientist

NASA Goddard

February 15
"Nuclear Follies"
Mr. James Beall, Nuclear Engineer
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Retired
Charlottesville, VA
February 22
"Wildlife as Depicted in the Paleolithic Cave Art of Western Europe"
Dr. Ray Dueser, Visiting Professor
Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
March 1
"Socio-ecology of the Southern African Woodlands"
Dr. Natasha Ribeiro, Visiting Professor
Dept. of Forestry, Eduardo Mondlane University
Maputo, Mozambique
March 15
"Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Mood Landings"
Earl Swift, Author
Virginia Humanities Fellow
Waynesboro, VA
March 22
"PFAS and the Toxic Substance Control Act"
Dr. Gloria Odustoe, Chemical Engineer
Office of Civil Enforcement, EPA
Washington, D.C.
March 29
"The Interface of Isotope Chemistry and Nuclear Forensics"
Ms. Marcia Brisson, Program Manager, Retired
Department of Energy
Washington, D.C.
April 5
"Studying Wetlands from Space While Sitting At Your Kitchen Table"
Dr. Elliott White, Professor
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
April 12
"A Field Guide to Volcanism of Terrestrial Planets and Moons of the Solar System"
Dr. Richard Williams, Senior Associate Scientist
Stefansson Arctic Institute
Akureyri, Iceland
April 19
"Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability"
Mr. Brian Richter, Chief Scientist
Global Water Program, The Nature Conservancy
April 26
"Mitigating Climate Change with the Sustainable Energy Trifecta"
Mr. Richard Lang, Development Associate
Station A
San Francisco, CA

Department of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

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

Spring 2022

January 20 | In-person (Moore Lecture)
Drew Lohrer, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand

January 27 | Virtual
Yair Cohen, Caltech

February 3 | TBD
February 10 | TBD
February 17 | TBD
February 24 | TBD
March 3 | Virtual
Amber Slatosky, Ph.D. seminar
Dept. of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
March 10
Spring Break - No Lecture
March 17 | In-person
Scott Burgess,  Florida State University
March 24 | In-person
Jacob Malcomb, Ph.D. seminar
Dept. of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
March 31 | Virtual
Catherine Hulshof, Virginia Commonwealth University
April 7 | In-person (Moore Lecture)
Ken Dunton, University of Texas at Austin
April 14 | In-person
Qingguang (Bright) Zhu, Ph.D. seminar
Dept. of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
April 21 | In-person
Justin Richardson, University of Massachusettes Amherst
April 28 | In-person
Allie Parisien, Ph.D. seminar
Dept. of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia