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2007-2008 Seminar Series  
Seminars are held on Fridays at 2 PM in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, and are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Visitor parking passes for the TRC lot may be purchased for $4.00 in the CUERE office in TRC 102/105 shortly before seminar.


September 7, 2007
Dr. Tom Whitlow, Cornell University
"Separating the forest from the trees: interpreting observations of airborne particulate matter"

September 14, 2007
Mr. Jim Reilly
"Land use change modeling in Maryland - Applications for EPA Chesapeake Bay Program and NOAA"

September 21, 2007
Dr. Junmei Tang, UMBC, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Systems
"Spatial Pattern Analysis and Modeling for Urbanization"

September 28, 2007
Dr. Steven Lev, Dept. of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Towson University

"On the road to ruin: Are roadways the next big threat to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed?"

October 5, 2007
Prof. Rena Steinzor
University of Maryland Law School
"Rescuing Science from Politics"

October 12, 2007
Dr. Mark Colosimo
International Joint Commission, U.S. Department of State
"Channel Changes in an Urbanizing Watershed, Gwynns Falls, Maryland"

October 19, 2007
Dr. Chris Swan, UMBC
"Species loss, environmental stress, and organic matter processing in stream ecosystems"

October 26, 2007

Dr. Jill Engel-Cox
Battelle
"Satellites for Air Quality: Principles and Applications for Maryland"

November 2, 2007
Dr. Dan Bain, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Geology and Planetary Science
"Constraining the Floodplain: Land use change, sediment dynamics, and Baltimore’s riparian ecology"

November 9, 2007
Dr. Michael Koterba, US Geological Survey
"Chesapeake Inundation Prediction System (CIPS): An Operational Ensemble Prototype to Predict Storm Surge and Inner-Coastal Inundation in the Chesapeake Bay"

November 16, 2007
Dr. Allen Bradley, The University of Iowa, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering
"The Hydrology of Low-Impact Development"

November 23, 2007
Holiday - No seminar

November 30, 2007
Dr. Mark Walbridge, USDA

"Phosphorus Cycling and Availability in Forested Floodplains"

December 7, 2007
Dr. Martin Doyle, University of North Carolina
"Aging Infrastructure and Ecosystem Restoration"


February 1, 2008
Dr. Lori Lynch
Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics,
University of Maryland, College Park
"Impact of Downzoning on Rural Land Value"

February 8, 2008
Daniel D'Oca
Interboro, LLC
"Ghostwriting the City"

February 15, 2008
Dr. Timothy Carter
University of Georgia
"Green Roofs and Amber Darters: Creating Multifunctional Urban Landscapes in Georgia"


February 22, 2008
Kernell Ries, USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center
"Water Use Regimes: Characterizing Direct Human Interaction with Hydrologic Systems"

February 29, 2008
Dr. Shirley Clark
Penn State Harrisburg
"Roofing in the Urban Environment: Pollution Source or Opportunity for Source Control"

March 7, 2008
Dr. Menglin Jin
NASA Goddard and UMCP
"Urbanization Effects on Atmosphere and Surface Properties - A Satellite View"

March 14, 2008

Dr. Gordon Heisler, USDA Forest Service
"Mapping Baltimore-Area Air Temperatures"

March 21, 2008
No seminar - Spring Break

March 24, 2008 ** 2008 Darcy Lecture **
1:30 PM at USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center
Dr. Michael Celia
Princeton University
"Geological Storage as a Carbon Mitigation Option"

March 28, 2008
Dr. Robert Shedlock
USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center
"Plans for a Comprehensive Assessment of the Atlantic Coastal Plain Aquifer System in Maryland"

April 4, 2008
Drs. Dorothy Merritts and Robert Walter
Franklin and Marshall College
"Natural Streams and the Legacy of Water-Powered Mills"

April 11, 2008
Dr. Greg McCarty
Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab
USDA ARS Beltsville MD
"The Role of Agriculture in Protecting the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem: Assessments in the Choptank River Watershed"

April 18, 2008
Ms. Terry Schwarz
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Kent State University
“Less and More: Planning Experiments for Shrinking Cities”

April 25, 2008
Dr. Nancy Kete
World Research Institute
"Revitalizing Mass Transit in a Motorized Metropolis: The Case of Mexico City"

May 2, 2008
Dr. Kenneth Potter
University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Adapting Urban Water Management to Climate Change: A Midwestern Perspective"

May 9, 2008

Dr. Ward Sanford, USGS Reston Virginia
"Groundwater Transport of Nitrate from the Delmarva Peninsula to the Chesapeake Bay"

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