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:

Lazorchak

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 4:00 pm - Room CP 350

What are Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs)?
How can CECs be Detected Using Biological Based Methods or Approaches?

James Lazorchak
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This presentation will overview what Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) are, provide some examples of various CECs and some of the biological approaches to assess their exposure and effects to aquatic life.

The term CECs has been used since the 1990s to identify chemical, physical or biological contaminants that have no regulatory standard, have been recently “discovered” in natural streams because of improved analytical chemistry detection levels, and potentially cause deleterious effects on aquatic life, human health, or ecosystems.

Several case studies will be presented that assess estrogenic or other toxic exposure and effects found in laboratory, field deployments, experimental streams and a worldwide recognized Whole Lake dosing experiment.

Fish
Remember... what's good for the fish is good for us too!

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This Semester's Seminar Schedule:

Perdue Tuesday, 13 January, 2015
Dr. Michael Perdue,
Director Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program
"Fast Graphically-Inspired Algorithm for Assignment of Chemical Formulae in Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry"

Tuesday, 20 January, 2015
Dr. Michael Perdue,
and
Environmental Science Ph.D. Candidates
"Environmental Science Seminar Series Roundtable Discussion"

Shamus Driver Portrait

Tuesday, 27 January, 2015
Shamus Driver
Environmental Science Ph.D. Candidate

"Electrodialysis Application in the Isolation of Natural Organic Matter"

Mark Pyron

Tuesday, 3 February, 2015
Dr. Mark Pyron
Ball State University

"Regime Change in a Large River" 


Tuesday, 10 February, 2015
Dr. Michael Perdue,
and
Environmental Science Ph.D. Candidates

"Environmental Science Seminar Series Roundtable Discussion"

Khameiss

Tuesday, 17 February, 2015
Belkasim Khameiss
Environmental Science Ph.D. Candidate

"Paleoecology and Age Dating of Middle Tertiary Reefs in Northeastern Libya"

Shields

Tuesday, 24 February, 2015
Robert Shields
Environmental Science Ph.D. Candidate

"Age, Growth, and Prey of Freshwater Drum (Aplodinotus grunniens) in the Lower Missouri River"


Tuesday, 3 March, 2015

Spring Break - No Seminar

Lazorchak

Tuesday, 10 March, 2015
Dr. James Lazorchak
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

"What are Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs)?
How can CECs be Detected Using Biological Based Methods or Approaches?"

 

Tuesday, 17 March, 2015

Seminar Speaker/Topic pending


Tuesday, 24 March, 2015

Seminar Speaker/Topic pending


Tuesday, 31 March, 2015

Environmental Science Ph.D. Student Symposium

 

Tuesday, 7 April, 2015
Dr. Annette Engel
University of Tennesee

Seminar Topic pending

 

Tuesday, 14 April, 2015

Seminar Speaker/Topic pending

Becker

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015
Dr. Jesse Becker
Ball State University

Seminar Topic pending