Doctorate in Environmental Sciences

Seminar Series

The Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program hosts a weekly seminar series during the academic year featuring presentations by individuals (students, faculty and invited guests) discussing their research within the environmental sciences. These presentations are free and open to the public.

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Our Next Seminar:

Aneesha Balakrishnan

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 4:00 pm - Room CP 350

A Study on the Geochemistry of Abandoned Mine Drainage in Mahanoy Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania

Aneesha Balakrishnan,
Candidate, Environmental Sciences, Ph.D. Program

Abandoned mine drainage (AMD) is a consequence of pyrite weathering at abandoned coal mine sites and has been classified by the United Nations as the second leading environmental threat.

This project analyzes the aqueous geochemistry and sediment chemistry of AMD in an affected watershed in Pennsylvania. The research combines field, laboratory and analytical techniques to understand the factors affecting the chemistries of both water and sediments. The study will be conducted in the Mahanoy Creek Watershed (PA), where AMD is a recognized concern because it has severely affected the local waterways.

Download a flyer (PDF) for this presentation.

This Semester's Seminar Schedule:

Perdue Tuesday, 7 January, 2014
Dr. Michael Perdue,
Director Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program

"Introduction to the Seminar Series"
Becker

Tuesday, 14 January, 2014
Jesse Becker,
Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program

"Landscape-level Influences on Community Composition and Ecosystem Function in a Large River System"

Stone

Tuesday, 21 January, 2014
Dr. Alan Stone,
John Hopkins University 

"Redox Reactions between Metal Species and Organics During Drinking Water Treatment and Conveyance:  Unintended Consequences"

Subir

Tuesday, 28 January, 2014
Dr. Mahamud Subir,
Ball State University

“Nonlinear Spectroscopy in Probing Surface Chemistry: From Fundamentals to Environmental Applications”

Lau

Tuesday, 4 February, 2014
Jamie Lau,
Candidate, Environmental Sciences, Ph.D. Program

"Comparing Five Macroinvertebrate Indices of Integrity: Are We Meeting National Water Quality Monitoring Intent?"
Shamus Driver Portrait

Tuesday, 11 February, 2014
Shamus Driver,
Candidate, Environmental Sciences, Ph.D. Program

"A Comparison of The Acid-Base Chemistry of Dissolved Organic Matter Derived from Vascular Plants and Microbial Communities"

Doll

Tuesday, 18 February, 2014
Jason Doll,
Candidate, Environmental Sciences, Ph.D. Program

"Walleye Recruitment in Monroe Reservoir: Does Stocking Abundance Influence Recruitment to Harvestable Size?"
Lee

Tuesday, 25 February, 2014
Jee Hwan Lee,
Candidate, Environmental Sciences, Ph.D. Program

"The Toxicity and Effects of Carbamazepine on Yellow Perch (Perca Flavescens) Growth and Behavior"


Tuesday, 4 March, 2014

No Seminar

 

Tuesday, 11 March, 2014

Spring Break - No Seminar

Wyatt

Tuesday, 18 March, 2014
Dr. Kevin Wyatt,
Ball State University

"Breaking Bad: The Importance of Algae for Heterotrophic Metabolism in a Rapidly Changing Environment"
Kaur

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014
Devinder Kaur,
Candidate, Environmental Sciences, Ph.D. Program

“Computational Studies of Hydroxyl Radical Addition to Aromatics in Presence of Solvents”
Klaine 

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Dr. Steve Klaine,
Clemson University

"Nanotechnology: Challenges of the Next Technological Revolution"

 

Tuesday, 8 April, 2014

No Seminar

Aneesha Balakrishnan

Tuesday, 15 April, 2014
Aneesha Balakrishnan,
Candidate, Environmental Sciences, Ph.D. Program

"A Study on the Geochemistry of Abandoned Mine Drainage in Mahanoy Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania"

Moores

Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
Lee Moores,
Candidate, Environmental Sciences, Ph.D. Program

Presentation title pending...

  Tuesday, 29 April, 2014

No Seminar