2006 – 2007 Seminar Series

September 8, 2006
Dr. Neely Law, Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD
“Nitrogen Sources and Pathways in Suburban Watersheds: The Impact of Residential Lawncare Practices”

September 15, 2006
Dr. Kevin Omland, Department of Biological Science, UMBC
“DNA Barcoding: Can Mitochondrial DNA Be Used to Identify All Animals?”

September 22, 2006
Dr. Susan Minkoff, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMBC
“A Survey of Problems in Subsurface Modeling”

September 29, 2006
Dr. Laura R. Lewis, Dept of Geography and Environmental Systems, UMBC
“Agro-Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape: A Case Study from Sacramento, California”

October 6, 2006
Arthur Cohen, MPH, JD
“Water and Sanitation – Public Health’s Oldest Unfinished Business”

October 13, 2006
Dr. Claire A. Jantz, Department of Geography & Earth Science, Shippensburg University
“A Regional Application of an Urban Land Cover Change Model: Modeling Urban Growth in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.”

October 20, 2006
Dr. Joel Snodgrass, Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University
“Potential Adaptations of a Minnow to Changes in the Stream Habitat Template Across a Rural-Urban Gradient”

October 27, 2006

Dr. Rolf Reichle, Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, UMBC and
Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
“Land Data Assimilation and Application to Seasonal Climate Prediction”

November 3, 2006
Dr. Raymond P. Morgan II
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Laboratory
“A History of the Rise and Decline and Fall of the Brookie Empire�

November 10, 2006
Dr. Michelle M. Lorah, USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center
“Development and Testing of a Dechlorinating Culture and an Innovative Bioremediation Remedy at the Ground-Water/Surface-Water Interface”

November 17, 2006
Dr. Penny Rheingans, UMBC, Dept. of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
“Interactive Visual Methods for Spatial Partitioning”

November 24, 2006
Holiday – No seminar

December 1, 2006
Dr. Andrew Kane, University of Maryland
Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine
Aquatic Pathobiology Center, Department of Veterinary Medicine
“Mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay Fishes: Pathogen or Portent?” 

December 8, 2006
Bernadette Hanlon, CUERE, UMBC
“End of the Dream: Decline in the Older, Inner Suburbs of Metropolitan America”

February 9, 2007
Dr. Tim Brennan
UMBC, Department of Public Policy
“Environmental Tools: Managing the ‘Implementation’ Portfolio”

February 16, 2007
Dr. Martin T. Schultz
Dept. of Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
“The Value of Information and Rates of Change in Sea-Level Rise for a Coastal Zoning Decision”

February 23, 2007
Dr. Kristina Hill
University of Virginia
“Adaptive Urbanism: Learning from Ecology and Global Change Studies”

March 2, 2007
Dr. Kelly J. Clifton
Urban Studies and Planning Program
National Center for Smart Growth
University of Maryland – College Park
“The Built Environment and Physical Activity: Exploring the Connections with Non-Motorized Transportation” 

March 9, 2007
Dr. Gerald Galloway
University of Maryland, College Park
“Shaping National Water Policy: Challenges and Outlook”

March 16, 2007

Dr. Norb Delatte
Cleveland State University
�Design Considerations for Pervious Concrete Pavements�

March 23, 2007
No seminar – Spring Break

March 30, 2007
Dr. Karen Prestegaard
University of Maryland, College Park
“Nutrient and Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Plain Streams”

April 6, 2007

Dr. Nigel Crook
Stanford University
“Geophysical Characterization of Hydrological Systems”

April 13, 2007
Dr. B. Michael Walton
Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences
CLeveland State University
�Ecological Roles of Salamanders in Forest-Floor Food Webs: Implications of Urbanization and Environmental Change�

April 20, 2007
Dr. Gregory Glass
Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health
“Cats, Rats and the Prevalence of Microparasites in an Urban Landscape”

April 27, 2007
Dr. Thomas Johnson
“Understanding the Sensitivity of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Goals to Climate Change: A Case Study in the Monocacy Watershed”

May 4, 2007
Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone
Temple University, Center for Sustainable Communities
“Pennypack Creek Watershed Study”

May 11, 2007

Karen Cappiella
Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD
“Using the Leafout Analysis Method to Project Future Forest Cover in a Watershed”