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2016 – 2017 Seminar Series

October 7, 2016
Dr. Matt Limmer
University of Delaware
“Phytoforensics: Plants as Biomonitors of Subsurface Contamination”

October 14, 2016
William K. Burris
Joint Base Andrews Installation Support Team
Air Force Civil Engineer Center
“Chlorinated Solvent Remediation at Brandywine DRMO, A Case for Thermal Remediation”

October 21, 2016
Dr. Keeve Nachman
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health
“Risks and perceptions among urban agriculture participants in Baltimore” (tentative)

October 28, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Halverson
UMBC, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Systems
“The July 2016 Ellicott City and September 2016 Southern Maryland flash floods: Contrasting meteorological perspectives, and the trouble with prediction”

November 4, 2016
Dr. Alan Yeakley
UMBC, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Systems
“Strengthening Urban Ecosystem Resilience:  Examples of Success from Portland Oregon”

November 11, 2016
Dr. Nathalie Lombard
UMBC, Dept. of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering
“Use of passive sampler to monitor dechlorination activity by Dehalobium chlorocoercia DF-1

November 25, 2016
No seminar – Thanksgiving break

December 2, 2016
Dr. Peter I. May
Biohabitats, Inc.
“A proposal to establish a rapid restoration review and research response (Re4) collaboration between restoration practitioners, academic researchers and regulators”

February 3, 2017
Dr. Joel Moore
Dept. of Geosciences, Towson University
“The urban built environment as a contributor of elevated solute concentrations in urban streams, including spatial and temporal variations”

February 10, 2017
Dr. John Lagrosa
UMBC, CUERE
“An integrated approach to projecting changes In carbon storage within a land-use/land cover context for a subtropical urban watershed”

February 17, 2017
No seminar

February 24, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Yarwood
University of Maryland, College Park
“Urbanization and soil microbial convergence: Can it lead to biodiversity loss?”

March 3, 2017

March 10, 2017
Dr. Meghan Avolio
SESYNC
“Community Assembly of Urban Plants in Cultivated Areas”

March 17, 2017
Dr. Juneseok Lee
San Jose State University and University of Delaware
Critical Emerging Issues in Drinking Water Infrastructure”

March 24, 2017

No seminar, spring break

March 31, 2017
Dr. Glenn Moglen
USDA, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Trends in water yield with urbanization and climate change”

April 7, 2017
Dr. Christiane W. Runyan
Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
Urbanization as a driver of positive feedbacks and bistability following land use change”

April 14, 2017
Dr. Katalin Szlavecz
Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
“The soil ecosystem in urban vacant lots”

April 21, 2017
Dr. Matthew Baker
UMBC, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Systems
Unpacking impervious cover: Understanding links between urban development and biotic response in Maryland streams”

April 28, 2017
Dr. Tamás Budavári
Applied Mathematics & Statistics
The Johns Hopkins University
“Breaking the divestment cycle: Predicting abandonment and fostering neighborhood revitalization in Baltimore”

May 5, 2017
Dr. Mintesinot Jiru
Coppin State University, Department of Natural Sciences
“Socio-environmental synthesis approach in studying water quality: A case study in Baltimore Watersheds”.

May 12, 2017
Dr. Jana Rehak
UMBC
“Smith Island Ecology and Climate Change: ‘We Live in The Water’ “