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2021 – 2022 Seminar Series

September 17, 2021
Dr. Stuart Schwartz
UMBC, CUERE
“Beyond Imperviousness:  The Hydrologic Legacy of Soil Disturbance and Compaction in the Urban Pervious Landscape”
Link to recorded talk

September 24, 2021 (cancelled) 
Dr. Bernice Rosenzweig
Sarah Lawrence College
“Climate change, cloudbursts and flooding in densely urbanized watersheds”

October 1, 2021
Dr. Branko Kerkez
University of Michigan
“Self-driving water systems”

October 8, 2021
Dr. Aditi Bhaskar
Colorado State University
“How urbanization of grasslands in the Denver area changes streamflow”
Link to recorded talk

October 15, 2021
Dr. Robert Traver
Villanova University
“Green Infrastructure Resilience – Lessons from Research”
Link to recorded talk

October 22, 2021
Dr. Wayne Zipperer
USDA Forest Service, Gainesville, FL
“The Wildland-Urban Interface: A Dynamic Socio-Ecological System”
Link to slides

October 29, 2021
Dr. Archana Sharma
Morgan State University
School of Architecture and Planning
“Reconciling social and natural ecology through PLUS (place-like urban stream) green network”

November 5, 2021
Dr. Elie Bou-Zeid
Princeton University
“So you want to cool your city? Question city managers should ask when designing their heat mitigation plans”Z
Link to recorded talk

November 12, 2021
Dr. Sarah Ledford
Georgia State University
“Impacts of urban infrastructure on hydrology and stream ecosystems”
Link to recorded talk

November 19, 2021
Dr. John Lagrosa
UMBC/CUERE
“Processing historical aerial imagery for use in urban landscape studies”
Link to recorded talk

November 26, 2021
No seminar

December 3, 2021
Dr. Marccus D. Hendricks
University of Maryland, College Park
“Unequal Protection Revisited: Planning for Environmental Justice, Hazard Vulnerability, and Critical Infrastructure in Communities of Color”
Link to recorded talk

December 10, 2021
Dr. Michael Sukop
Florida International University
“Applications of Groundwater Modeling to Problems and Potential Solutions in Miami-Dade County Florida”
Link to seminar

February 18, 2022
Dr. Carolyn Voter
University of Delaware
“Scaling Up: Accounting for Key Fine-Scale Urban Hydrologic Processes at City and Larger Scales”
Link to recorded talk

March 4, 2022
Dr. Stanley Grant
Virginia Tech
“Growing convergence around inland freshwater salinization: from fuzzy cognitive maps to transit time distribution models of urban water systems”
Link to recorded talk

March 18, 2022
Dr. Alimatou Seck
Potomac River Basin Commission
“Modeling water quantity and quality for water supply operations in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area”

March 25, 2022
No seminar; spring break

April 8, 2022
Dr. Dexter Locke
USDA forest Service, Baltimore
“Landscape Mullets: Why urban ecology needs to look at the differences between front yards and backyards”
Link to recorded talk

April 15, 2022
Dr. Luke Pangle
Georgia State University
“A combined quantitative-qualitative analysis of freshwater intrusion into sewers, sanitary-sewer overflows, and socio-hydrological perspectives within a metropolitan-Atlanta urban watershed ”
Link to recorded talk

April 22, 2022
Dr. Ruben Delgado
NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Science & Technologies (CESSRST)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
“UMBC Atmospheric Lidar Group: Profiling Measurements of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer for Air Quality, Wind Energy and Meteorological Applications”

April 29, 2022
Dr. Michael Alonzo
American University
“Urban trees cool the air but also feel the heat”
Link to recorded talk

May 6, 2022
Dr. Vivek Bedekar
S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc.
“Examples of water resources and environmental modeling”
Link to recorded talk

May 13, 2022
Rachel McQuiggan
Delaware Geological Survey & University of Delaware
“Deicing salt impacts on groundwater quality from stormwater infiltration”
Link to recorded talk