2017_symposium

2017 Water Symposium

AGENDA

    3:00 pm   Welcome by Shreeram Inamdar, Director

    3:10 pm   Opening remarks by Dr. Mark Rieger, Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

    3:20 pm   Introduction to Drs. Dorothy Merritts & Robert Walter 

    3:30 pm   Plenary talk by Dr. Dorothy Merritts & Robert Walter

     

    Anthropocene streams and the great sediment experiment: Legacy sediment solutions to water quality woes in the mid-Atlantic

    4:30 pm   Break

    5:00 pm  WSP student presentations 

    6:30 pm   Panel Discussion by WSP Alumni

    7:00 pm  Adjourn


      REGISTER ONLINE HERE (Please register before Sep 21)


      About the Speakers:

      Robert Walter and Dorothy Merritts

      Dr. Dorothy Merritts

      Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA


      Dorothy Merritts (B.Sc. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, M.Sc. Stanford University, Ph.D. University of Arizona) is a geologist with expertise in streams, rivers, and other landforms, and on the impact of  geologic processes and human activities on the form and history of Earth's surface. Her primary research in the eastern United States is in the Appalachian Piedmont, particularly in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, where she is investigating the role of human activities in transforming the upland woodlands and valley bottom wetland meadows of Eastern North America to a predominantly agricultural and mixed-industrial/urban landscape since European settlement.  She is a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  In 2004-2005 she was the Flora Stone Mather Visiting Distinguished Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 2011-2012 she was appointed the Cox Visiting Professor at Stanford University.  She is the author of two textbooks and more than 50 scientific articles, and the editor and contributing author for numerous scientific books.

      Dr. Robert Walter

      Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA


      Robert Walter (B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University) is a geologist, geochemist and geochronologist. He has conducted field research in East Africa, North America, New Zealand and Asia, and is a leading expert on timescale calibrations and the geological context of human antiquity. He was elected a Fellow of the California Academy of Science in 1995. In 2002-2003 he was awarded a Diplomacy Fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, through which he was a science analyst for the U.S. Department of State on complex humanitarian emergencies in Africa, the Near East and Afghanistan. In 2004-2005 he was awarded Presidential Fellowship and Visiting Professorship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2005 he returned to his alma mater, Franklin and Marshall College, as an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environment, where his research interests include isotope geochronology, geochemistry, evolutionary timescales, climate change, landscape evolution, and human interactions with the environment. He is the author of over 60 scientific articles and has co-written and co-produced five documentary films.

      SHORT STUDENT TALKS

      Current Students: (5 min + 1 min for questions)

      Student Name

      Advisor

      Presentation Title

      Alexis Cunningham

      Firestone

      Adaptive management strategies on the Chesapeake Bay regarding TMDLs

      Daniel Warner

      Inamdar &  Vargas

      The breathing landscape: Predicting soil greenhouse gas fluxes at the watershed scale

      Joe Brown

      Imhoff

       A field study of biochar amended soils: Water retention, infiltration, and nutrient removal from stormwater runoff

      Kaitlynn Ritchie

      Messer

      Behavioural responses to home drinking water quality: A field study in an environmentally burdened community

      Lingyi Wu

      Wommack

      Understanding marine viruses by using next generation sequencing and bioinformatics tools

      Margaret Capooci

      Vargas

       Effects of a decrease in salinity due to a storm surge on greenhouse gas emmissions in tidal salt marsh soils

      Melissa Savin Hubert

      Shober

      Guiding effective ditch management to reduce nonpoint source pollution

      Samuel Villareal

      Vargas

      An analytical framework to optimally design an ecological observatory network




      New Students (Fall 2017) (2 min + 1 min for questions)

      Name

      Advisor

      Presentation Title

      Aaron Russell

      Firestone

      Water within attitudes towards renewable energy: From high desert solar to offshore wind

      Alyssa Lutgen

      Inamdar

      Freeze-thaw cycles and their effects on nutrient and sediment contributions from streambank legacy sediments

      Branimir Trifunovic

      Vargas

      Greenhouse gas fluxes in a salt marsh tidal creek

      Christine Chapman

      Maresca & Imhoff

      The microbial effects on soil aggregate formation in biochar amended soils for stormwater treatment.

      Chunlei Wang

      Sturchio

      Understanding the fate of organic contaminants in soil-groundwater systems

      Grant Jiang

      Inamdar

      Composition of legacy sediments and their contribution to sediment and nutrient loads in mid-Atlantic streams

      Jillian Young

      Kauffman

      Meterology and Hydrology: Interdisciplinary sciences making a difference

      Kelly Slabicki

      Kauffman

      Wilmington water quality

      Mehmet Altingoz

      Ali

       Transboundary water management: A way to establish cooperation among conflicting countries?

      Nathan David Sienkiewicz

      Inamdar

      Are streambank legacy sediments a source or a sink of nutrients in mid-Atlantic streams?

      Ricardo Llamas

      Vargas

       Multi-scale spatial analysis of soil moisture mapping across counterminous United States

      Shane Franklin

      Jin

      Colloid mobilization and biogeochemistry in wetlands

      Zhongyuan Xu

      Michael

      Influence of dynamic connectivity on groundwater flow in delta region 



      WSP ALUMNI PANEL DISCUSSION

      Professional experiences and tips/advice to current students.

      Panelists:

      Name

      Year graduated

      Degree

      Advisor

      Employment

      Kate Hutelmyer

      2014

      MS

      Kauffman

      Senior Coordinator, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, NJ.

      Jennifer Egan

      2015

      PhD

      Duke

      Principal Scientist and Project Manager with Skelly and Loy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

      Alex Soroka

      2016

      MS

      Shober

      Scientist, USGS, Dover, DE

      Kelsey Moxey

      2016

      MS

      Claessens

      Environmental Specialist, Maryland Environmental Service, Millersville, MD

      Richard Rowland

      2016

      MS

      Inamdar

      Water Resources Planner, DRBC, West Trenton, NJ.


       

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