Appalachian Laboratory Visiting Scholar Seminar Series
Seminars are held on Fridays at 11am in Room 109 of the UMCES Appalachian Laboratory unless otherwise specified. All sessions are open to the public, but please note that these are scientific talks intended for scientific audiences. For more information on our public events intended for general audiences please visit our Watershed Moments Community Learning Series website.
Current Schedule: Spring 2023
Dr. Joely Desimone presented, "Migratory physiology of the nomadic Pine Siskin" as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Visiting Scholar Seminar Series on Friday, September 23, 2022.
Dr. Kate Sheehan, Frostburg State University, presented "Disease ecology and the importance of invertebrate community systems in understanding host infection dynamics and conservation," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Visiting Scholar Seminar Series on May 5, 2022.
Dr. Maggie Triska, Round River Conservation Studies, presented "Grizzly bear and ungulate habitat associations in the Canadian Arctic: Weaving indigenous knowledge and western science to advance conservation outcomes," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's virtual Visiting Scholar Seminar Series on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
On Thursday, March 17, 2021, faculty from the UMCES-Appalachian Laboratory presented a series of lightning talks on their current research activities. Faculty participating included Dr. Andrew Elmore, Dr. David Nelson, Dr. Emily Cohen, Dr. Keith Eshleman, Dr. Bob Hilderbrand, Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick, Dr. Susanne Lachmuth, Dr. Jing Zhao, and Dr. Xin Zhang.
On Thursday, December 9, 2021, Dr. Khurshid Jahan, MDSG State Science Policy Fellow, presented "Optimization of the design of a suburban runoff treatment system using stormwater management model (SWMM)" as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.
On Thursday, December 2, 2021, Dr. Tassew Mekuria, a fellow with the MDSG State Science Policy program, presented "Carbon nanotubes and cobalt ferrite composite as a nano sensor for monitoring chromium in water" as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's virtual Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, Dr. Rachel Lamb, MDSG State Science Policy Fellow, presented "Context and Future Directions for Integrating High-Resolution Forest Carbon Science into State Climate Mitigation Planning," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's virtual Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.
Dr. Cassie Gurbisz, St. Mary's College of MD, presented "Submerged aquatic vegetation recovery dynamics in Chesapeake Bay: Surprise resurgence and unexpected interactions" as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's virtual Visiting Scholar Seminar Series on October 28, 2021.
On Thursday, October 21, 2021, Dr. Bill Dennison, Dr. Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen UMCES-IAN), and Katrina Kelly (UMES) presented a conceptual framework for an Environmental Justice Index for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which was developed through a graduate course in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science (MEES) program held in Spring 2021.
On Thursday, September 30, 2021, Dr. Andrea Pain, UMCES-HPL, presented "Impacts of continental ice retreat on carbon fluxes from land to sea: insights from Greenland," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's virtual Visiting Scholars Seminar Series.
Dr. Eric Davidson, Tanya Gossett, Dr. Dan Filer, and Rhonda Schwinabart presented "State of the Network: Reviewing and presenting the findings from the five-year assessment report of the Chesapeake Watershed CESU Research Network," on June 10, 2021. To learn more about the Chesapeake Watershed CESU visit the Network's website.
Dr. Veronica Del Bianco, UMCES-Appalachian Laboratory, presented "How do we know if citizen science volunteers are collecting good observational data?" on May 20, 2021.
Dr. Meredith Steele, Virginia Tech, presented "Urban macrosystems: Parcels to continents (and everything in between)," on May 6, 2021, as part of the Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.