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2015 – 2016 Seminar Series

September 18, 2015
Drs. Claire Welty, Upal Ghosh, and Stuart Schwartz
“Environmental Engineering Research at UMBC” (Part 1)

September 25, 2015

Drs. Lee Blaney, Chris Hennigan, and Brian Reed
“Environmental Engineering Research at UMBC” (Part 2)

October 2, 2015
Nancy Sonti
USDA Forest Service
Baltimore, MD
“Urban Afforestation Strategies”

October 9, 2015
Dr. William Ball
Chesapeake Research Consortium and The Johns Hopkins University
“Historical Trends of Nutrient and Sediment Delivery from the Non-tidal Chesapeake Bay Watershed, with Special Focus on Conowingo Dam”;
“Chesapeake Research Consortium: Who we are, what we do, and why”

October 16, 2015
Dr. Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman
“Green infrastructure as hot spots in urban social-ecological systems�
University of Maryland, College Park
Department of Environmental Science and Technology
Center for Sustainability in the Built Environment

October 23, 2015
Dr. Adam Mumford
US Geological Survey
Reston, VA
“Impact of Unconventional Gas Waste Water Disposal on Surficial Stream Microbial Communities”

October 30, 2015
No seminar – UMBC Research Symposium.

November 6, 2015
Matt Schley
UMBC
“Controls on Upland River Channel Geometry”

November 13, 2015
Dr. Kevin Sowers
UMBC
“In situ pilot studies to assess the efficacy of bioaugmentation for treatment of PCB-impacted sediments”

November 20, 2015
Dr. Ning Zeng
U MD College Park
“Making SENSE of our environment: Monitoring urban air pollution, weather and greenhouse gases with smart sensor network”

November 27, 2015
No seminar – Thanksgiving break.

December 4, 2015
Heather Goodman
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
“Socio-ecological mechanisms structuring mosquito communities and disease risk in Baltimore, MD”

December 11, 2015
Mary Kay Foley, P.E., Director
US Geological Survey
MD-DE-DC Office
Baltimore, MD
“Summary of groundwater remediation project at Kaiserslautern Army Depot”

February 19, 2016
Dr. Jana Rehak
UMBC, Dept. of Anthropology
“Practicing Environmental Anthropology”

February 26, 2016
Likely no seminar

March 4, 2016
Dr. Jessica Lawson
The Johns Hopkins University
“Insecticide-treated mosquito nets: a potential toxicity hazard to aquatic life?”

March 11, 2016
Seminar cancelled due to medical emergency; rescheduled to May 13th.

Dr. Megan Wiley Rivera
HydroLogics
“A Tale of Floods and Droughts: Balancing “Normal” and the Extremes in Reservoir Operations”

March 18, 2016 – No seminar, spring break.

March 25, 2016
Anna Jaworski
Drexel University
“Vanishing Islands and Drowning Marshes: Shoreline Loss in the Delaware Bay”

April 1, 2016
Dr. Holly Michael
University of Delaware
Department of Geological Sciences and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
“The Role of Preferential Flow in Large-Scale Groundwater Systems: Arsenic and Salinity in the Bengal Delta”

April 8, 2016
Dr. Alan Stone
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University
“Permanganate, H-phosphonate, and other below-the-radar inorganics in food and water”

April 15, 2016
Dr. Christopher A. Gellasch
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
“Urban hydrogeology: Using multiple approaches to evaluate the impact of leaking sewers on water quality and public health”

April 22, 2016
Dr. Matthew Fagan
UMBC
“The secret lives of timber plantations in the southeastern US: insights from remote sensing”

April 29, 2016
Dr. Stewart Taylor
Bechtel Corporation
“Transport of Radionuclides in Groundwater”

May 6, 2016
Edmond Ndam
School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Newcastle University, UK
“Control of struvite formation in anaerobic digester processes”

May 13, 2016
Dr. Megan Wiley Rivera
HydroLogics
“A Tale of Floods and Droughts: Balancing “Normal” and the Extremes in Reservoir Operations”