Environmental Science, Policy & Geography

Environmental Science Policy & Geography
USF St Petersburg Dav 100
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Ph: 727-873-4156

Maintained by Dr. Bob Wang
Last updated 9/9/13


Colloquium Series

Schedule for ESP seminars

September 16, 2005
Dr. Deby Cassill
USF-St. Pete
Experiments in cooperation: When does it pay to be nice to neighbors?
September 30, 2005
Dr. Charles Kovach
Florida DEP
Closure of Piney Point and the Gulf Dispersal and Monitoring (Note change in time)
October 21, 2005
Dr. Joseph Dorsey
USF-St. Pete
Reflective Learning in an Environmental Seminar: A Case Study.
October 28, 2005
Dr. Andy Casper
USF-St. Pete
Evidence for the importance of biotic control in abiotically driven ecosystems: Field experiments in the St. Lawrence River.
November 2, 2005

At FCT 118S (Florida Center for Teachers, on the corner of 2nd Street and 6th Avenue South)

Stephen V. Smith
Department of Ecology
Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada Ensenada
Baja California, México
Fates of Eroded Soil Organic Carbon: Mississippi Basin Case Study.
December 2, 2005
Dr. Randy Edwards
USF-St. Pete
Big Fish in a Big Pond:  Studies of movements and migrations of Gulf sturgeon, yellowfin tuna, and white marlin in the Gulf of Mexico.
January 20, 2006
Dr. Donny Smoak
USF-St. Pete
Radium enrichment in Tampa area lakes: a result of groundwater augmentation
February 3, 2006
Dr. Thomas Smucker
USF-St. Pete
Land Reform and Agricultural Intensification in Kenya's Semi-Arid Lands
March 3, 2006
Dr. Jim Gore
USF-St. Pete
Reference streams and development of a classification system to assess the health of lotic ecosystems
March 24, 2006
Dr. Rebecca Johns
USF-St. Pete
Radical Simplicity in the U.S. and South Asia: overturning the global economy from the ground up.
April 7, 2006
Daanish Mustafa
USF-St. Pete
The terrible geographicalness of terrorism
September 14, 2006
Matt Waters
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Canals, Salt and a Roadway: A Paleolimnological Investigation of Three Coastal-Plain Lakes in North Carolina
October 05, 2006
Kathy Carvalho-Knighton
USF-St. Pete
Remediation of environmental contaminants using zero-valent bimetallic systems
October 19, 2006
Eric Steimle
USF-St. Pete
Guided Surface Vehicles for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
November 02, 2006
Charles Kovach
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Optical Measures of Water Quality: Their Utility in Setting Goals For and Managing Water Column and Habitat Quality
November 16, 2006
Binhe Gu
South Florida Water Management District
Stable Isotope Applications to Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Research
November 30, 2006
Richard Flamm
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Selling Environmental Stewardship
January 29, 2007
3:30 - 4:30pm
Dav. Hall Room 108
Franco Lodato
Herman Miller Design
The Nature of Design:
Bionics and Bio-Design: Using Environmental Aspects of Design to Transform Products and Industry
(Seminar Flyer)
February 28, 2007
Henry Alegria
Persistent Organic Pollutants #1:
Sources, Cycling, Fate and the Stockholm Convention (Seminar Flyer)
March 07, 2007
Todd Gouin
University of Toronto, Canada
Persistent Organic Pollutants #2:
Assessing Source-Receptor Relationships And Environmental Fate Of POPs (Seminar Flyer)
March 21, 2007
Gerardo Gold-Bouchot Ph.D.
Centro de Investigacion y
Estudios Avanzados, Mexico
Persistent Organic Pollutants #3:
Chemical Pollution Impacts in Chetumal Bay: The Mayan Catfish (Ariopsis assimilis) as a Bioindicator Species (Seminar Flyer)
March 28, 2007
Foday Jaward Ph.D.
USF College of Public Health
Persistent Organic Pollutants #4:
Passive Air Sampling of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Remote and Source Region (Seminar Flyer)
April 11, 2007
Jon Martin
University of Florida
Karst Geochemistry In The Bahamas:
Hydrogeology, hydrochemistry, and diagenesis in a modern carbonate platform – examples from San Salvador Island, Bahamas (Seminar Flyer)
April 25, 2007
Jim Krest
Cancelled. Will be rescheduled for the Fall (Seminar Flyer)
September 21, 2007
Tom Hallock
Between art and science: William Bartram’s drawings (1739-1823)
September 28, 2007
Nancy Smith
Eckerd College
Biological invasions of estuarine communities: ecology and management strategies
October 5, 2007
Holly Greening
The Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Impacts of atmospheric deposition and toxic contaminants to Tampa Bay
October 12, 2007
Samuel M. Savin
Provost and VPAA
New College
Reconstructing the history of the Earth’s climate using oxygen isotopes
October 19, 2007
Matt Waters
Canals, Climate and a Causeway: A paleolimnological investigation of Lake Mattamuskeet, NC
October 25, 2007
12:00 - 1:00pm
Room: DAV 102
Marissa Gowrie
Analysis of the pollen constituent in Saharan Dust at two > sample sites in Trinidad and its relationship to asthma incidence
November 9, 2007
Yelda Hangun-Balkir
Eckerd College
Green Chemistry
November 30, 2007
Justin Krebs
Restoring Value to Fish Habitat in Tampa Bay Tidal Wetlands
January 29, 2008
Cherie Geiger
Environmental Applications of Nanoscale and Microscale Reactive Particles
February 5, 2008
Sekeenia Haynes
Accumulated total mercury in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and variations in the Everglades ecosystem
February 12, 2008
Michael E. Ketterer
Plutonium in the environment: forensic and geochemical studies with mass spectrometry
March 18, 2008
Marin Greenwood
Applied studies of fishes and invertebrates in southwest Florida tidal rivers
March 25, 2008
Dean Martin
Synthesis and utilization of metalloligs (metal derivatives of immobilized ligands
April 1, 2008
Daniel Yeh
Sustainable water treatment and reuse technologies for meeting the challenges of the global water crisis.
April 15, 2008
Frank Alcock


September 24, 2008
Kiyoko Yokota
U of Tampa
Colony formation in phytoplankton - intersection of ecology, evolution and toxicology (Abstract)
October 14, 2008 Tom Smith
Mangrove Forests as Protection from Storm Surges and Tsunamis: Do the Data Really Support the Paradigm?
October 21, 2008 Brandt Henningsen
An overview of coastal ecosystem restoration for Tampa Bay
October 28, 2008 Kent Curtis
Eckerd College CANCELLED
November 4, 2008 Bill Arnold
Managing a marine metapopulation: The bay scallop Argopecten irradians.
November 18, 2008 David Hastings
Eckerd College
Reconstructing the Ocean's Secret Past: Implications for future climate change
November 25, 2008 Gregg Brooks
Eckerd College
January 27, 2009

Dr. Fenda Akiwumi

USF (Geography)

Women of muglomie: Sustainable livelihoods and mining in Sierra Leone
February 10, 2009

Dr. Rebecca K. Zarger

USF (Anthropology)

Gender and Sociocultural Complexities of Water Use and Management in the Mara River Basin.
February 24, 2009

Dr. Christina Kellogg


Coral Microbial Ecology: Snot, Sequencing, and Submersibles.
March 10, 2009

Mr. Milt Meckler

Global Environment, Energy and Climate Challenges Offer USF Opportunities.
April 14, 2009

Dr. Jeff Cunningham

USF (Civil & Environmental Engineering)

Transport and biodegradation of chlorinated ethenes in groundwater: Experiments and modeling.

April 21, 2009

Dr. Jim Mihelcic

USF (Engineering)

The Urban-Coastal Interface: Global Challenges to Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World.

February 2 , 2010

Dr. Noel Brown

Environmental Diplomat

February 22 , 2010

Dr. Christopher J. Miller

St. Leo University

Alternatives to Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest

(Monday, 22 February at 4:00 pm, in 104 DAVIS HALL)

March 29, 2010

Dr. Beth Forys

Eckerd College

No place to tern? The challenge of being a beach-nesting bird in a crowded world.

(Monday, 29 March at 4:00 pm, in 104 DAVIS HALL)

September 24, 2010

Sheela and Saurabh Chokshi


Integrative medicine: Role in current Healthcare

October 8, 2010

Dr. Joseph Dorsey Protecting Underserved and Underrepresented Populations at the Gulf of Mexico: EPA's Coastal Environment Justice Community Ambassadors

October 15, 2010

Dr. David John Molecular Detection Technology Using NASBA Nucleic Acid Amplification

October 29, 2010

Dr. Kathy Carvalho-Knighton Environmental Applications of Reactive Nanoscale and Microscale Reactive Particles

January 21, 2011

Bob Weisberg Alternative Power Generation Potential for Florida by Mechanical (winds, ocean currents and waves) and Solar Means (Presentation in PDF)

January 28, 2011

Leon Hardy On the Modeling and the Molecular Dynamic Simulation of the STAT-3 Protein

February 4, 2011

Jaeson Clayborn Turtle-Ant Interactions

February 11, 2011

Eric Flagg Environmental Education through Digital Media

February 18, 2011

TGIFF (Film Friday) Water’s Journey: Episode II

February 24, 2011

Eugene Shinn Tiny Specks, Big Effects (PDF)
March 4, 2011 Don Chambers Measuring and Understanding the Sources of Sea Level Rise (PDF)
March 11, 2011 Joe W. Long Long-term Forecasts of Beach Erosion
March 25, 2011 Pam Hallock-Muller Coral-Reefs of the 21st Century: Is the Past the Key to the Future
April 1, 2011 Joseph Dorsey Sustainability, Sustainabilitism, and the Ecology of Commerce
April 8, 2011 Tony Greco The Ocean Microcosm as Seen Through the Electron Microscope (PDF)
April 15, 2011 Mark Clark Everglades, Nutrient Criteria, and Low Impact Development
April 22, 2011 Suren Tatulian TBA
April 29, 2011 Matthew Cohen Nitrogen Cycling in Northeast Florida Springs

October 20, 2011 

Rene Baumstark

Spatial and Spectral Image Processing Techniques as an Alternative to Photo-interpretation for Mapping Seagrass in Springs Coast Florida

October 24, 2011

Tom Swihart Florida's Water: A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State

October 27, 2011

Alvan Karlin Using LiDAR Topographic Mapping for Surface Water Modeling at the Southwest Florida Water Management District

November 3, 2011

Ellen Rabbe Environment, Science, and Technology: How Airborne Thermal Infrared Imagery Sheds Light on Groundwater Discharge to the Gulf of Mexico

November 10, 2011

Manoj Ji Materials and Applications Related to Nanotechnology

November 17, 2011

Matt Cohen Humans and their impact on the Hydroecology of Florida Springs

December 1, 2011

Tom Stephens A Paleolimnological Record of New Zealand's Late Quaternary Paleoclimate - Evidence for an Antarctic Forcing
February 9, 2012 Cynthia Barnett TBA
February 16, 2012 Eugene Shinn Bimini Road and the Atlantis Hoax
February 23, 2012 Albert Hine Overview of Geologic History of Florida Including Origin of Tampa Bay
March 1, 2012 Harold Wanless Seal level rise….?
March 29, 2012 Alvan Karlin Hydrogeology
April 5, 2012 Heather Judkins Cephalopods
April 12, 2012 Alina Corcoran HABs
September 20, 2012 Dr. Rajiv Sahay Indoor Environments and Aerobiology (Abstract in PDF)
September 27, 2012 Dr. Manoj  kumar Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy Applications: Conversion, Storage and Conservation (Abstract in PDF)
October 11 , 2012 Dr. Ellen Raabe Tidal wetlands in Tampa Bay: How uncertainty shapes knowledge (Abstract in PDF)
October 18 , 2012 Dr. Kip Curtis Urban gardens, environmental justice and the local food movement
October 25 , 2012 Dr. Pamela Hallock The FORAM Index: A single-metric indicator of coastal and reef water quality
November 15, 2012 Renee Duffey Development of a GIS-Based Habitat Suitability Model for Predicting Seagrass Presence in Charlotte Harbor
November 29 2012 Dr. Alvan Karlin Watershed Management Planning at the Southwest Florida Water Management District
December 6, 2012 Dr. Jeff Cunningham Julia Roberts, John Travolta, and Me: Dealing with Hazardous Chemicals in the Environment
January 31, 2013 Dr. Ruiliang Pu Mapping and Assessing Seagrass Abundance Using Landsat TM and EO-1 ALI/Hyperion Imagery


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