2013 – 2014 Seminar Series

Dr. Jennifer Hains
Maryland Department of the Environment
“Maryland Department of the Environment: Monitoring and the Battle for Clean Air”

September 13, 2013
Chris Peot
DC Water and Sewer Authority
“Biosolids Digestion at the DC Water Blue Plains Resource Recovery Facility – Green Infrastructure and Renewable Energy”

September 20, 2013
No seminar

September 27, 2013
Dr. Brian Thomas
University of California Irvine
“Hydromorphology of Urban and Managed Watersheds”

October 4, 2013
Dr. Richard Feiock
Florida State University
“The Influence of City Government Structure and Collaboration Networks on Adoption of Sustainability Programs”

October 11, 2013
Dr. Steve Raciti
Boston University
“Human Dominated Ecosystems:  Do Natural Processes Matter?”

October 18, 2013
Alan Roberson
“What’s Next After Almost 40 Years of the Safe Drinking Water Act?”

October 25, 2013
Dr. Richard A. McLaughlin
Department of Soil Science
North Carolina State University
“Feasibility of Construction Site Runoff Treatments to Achieve Turbidity Limits”

November 1, 2013
Dr. Paul Robbins
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin – Madison
“Producing wildlife: Biodiversity in working commodity landscapes in South India”

November 8, 2013
Dr. Stephanie Pincetl
Center for Sustainable Communities
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
“Urban Nature, Second Nature.  Humans, Nature and the City”

November 15, 2013
Dr. Gary Felton
University of Maryland, College Park
“Nitrogen dynamics of the front lawn”

November 22, 2013
Dr. Douglas Wrenn
Pennylvania State University
“Local Interactions versus Regulatory Delay: Evaluating Competing Explanations for Residential Land Development”

November 29, 2013
No seminar – Thanksgiving

December 6, 2013
Dr. Luc Claessens
Department of Geography
University of Delaware
“Legacies in urban stormwater management and the effect on gully formation in the Delaware Piedmont”

February 7, 2014
Dr. Emily Elliott
University of Pittsburgh
“Investigating atmospheric-terrestrial-hydrologic interactions of reactive nitrogen using stable isotope geochemistry”

February 14, 2014

Seminar cancelled due to forecast for major snow storm.  Dr. Mejia has been moved to April 18th.

February 21, 2014
Dr. Ciaran Harman
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering
“Beyond perfect mixing: A new theoretical framework for modeling unsteady transport through control volumes, and applications to long-term and high-frequency solute transport dynamics in catchments”

February 28, 2014
Kevin M. Nelson
Community Assistance and Research Division Office of Sustainable Communities
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
“Using Smart Growth Strategies to Create More Resilient Communities in the Washington, D.C., Region”

March 7, 2014
Dr. Jon Duncan
University of North Carolina
“Spatial and Temporal Controls on Nitrogen Cycling and Export”

March 14, 2014
Dr. Anne Timm
US Forest Service
“Assessing aquatic vegetation as habitat for larval and young-of-the-year northern pike in Rainy Lake and Namakan Reservoir”

March 21, 2014
No seminar – spring break.

March 28, 2014
Marcus Quigley
“Transforming our Cities: High Performance Green Infrastructure”

April 4,
Dr. Chris Swan
�Integrated Sustainability Science: Urban Greening Research and Training in Baltimore City�

April 11, 2014
Peter R. Claggett
U.S. Geological Survey, Chesapeake Bay Program
“Modeling Urban Area and Change Across Large Regions”

April 18, 2014
Dr. Alfonso Mejia
Pennsylvania State University
“Hydrological complexity in metropolitan urban areas”

April 25, 2014
Patrick Phillips
U.S. Geological Survey
New York Water Science Center, Troy, NY
“Combined Sewer Overflows are an Important Source of Wastewater Contaminants in the Urban Environment”

May 2, 2014
Dr. Stuart Schwartz
“Hydrologic Function of the Pervious Landscape”

May 9, 2014
Dr. Ben Hobbs
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering
“Modeling Electricity Markets with Optimization: Why It’s Important (and Fun)”