Emerging Contaminants Series

Humans use a large variety of chemicals in their everyday activities (medications, personal care products, etc.) which become part of the wastewater stream. Many of these chemicals are classified as “emerging contaminants” due to their recent recognition as potential contaminants in various ecosystems. This series explores method development, assessment, monitoring, fate and transport, impacts on ecosystems and natural resources, and treatment of these emerging contaminants.
Emerging Contaminants Series.

Emerging Contaminants Series.

2016 Seminar Series

May 5, 2016

1:00-2:00pm, 105 Forest Resources Building
Tyrone Hayes, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California - Berkeley
From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men
No recording available.

May 2, 2016

1:30-2:30pm, 217 Forest Resources Building
Alistair Boxall, Professor of Environmental Science, University of York
Environmental Side Effects of Human and Veterinary Medicines
Link to recording

April 26, 2016

1:00-2:00pm, 105 Forest Resources Building
Gavan McGrath, Research and Teaching Fellow, University of Western Australia School of Earth and Environment
Climatology of Landscape Filters for the Retention and Rapid Mobilization of Agro-Chemicals from Soil to Water
Link to recording

April 14, 2016

1:30-2:30pm, 105 Forest Resources Building
Clinton Williams, Lead Research Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products: Movement through the Food Chain
Link to recording

April 11, 2016

1:30-2:30pm, 217 Forest Resources Building
Alan Kolok, Isaacson Professor of Aquatic Toxicology
Director, Nebraska Watershed Network
University of Nebraska - Omaha
Assessing Atrazine Across the Mississippi River Basin using Citizen-Based Scientific Data Collection
Link to recording


Phone: (814) 863-1817

This seminar series is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences' Departments of Agricultural and Biological Engineering & Ecosystem Science and Management and the Agriculture and Environment Center.

2015 Seminar Series

April 24, 2015

2:30-3:30pm, 244 Agricultural Engineering Building
Edward P. Kolodziej, Associate Professor, University of Washington: Addressing the Challenges of Agricultural Pharmaceuticals and Bioactive Contaminants in Aquatic Systems.
Link to recording

April 17, 2015

11:15am-12:05pm, 106 Forest Resources Building
Dana Kolpin, Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Iowa City: Contaminants of Emerging Concern: New Environmental Challenges.
Link to recording

April 16, 2015

3:30-4:30pm, 217 Forest Resources Building
Scott Yates, United States Department of Agriculture: Protecting Agro-Ecosystems by Controlling Emissions of Pesticides.
Link to recording

April 3, 2015

12:20-1:10pm, 106 Forest Resources Building
Alan Kolok, University of Omaha: Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Agriculturally Intensive Landscapes: Muddy Waters.
Link to recording

April 2, 2015

3:30-4:30pm, 217 Forest Resources Building
Clinton Williams, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service: Reclaimed Water and the Fate of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment.
Link to recording

March 27, 2015

12:20pm-1:10pm, 106 Forest Resources Building
Edward Topp, University of Western Ontario: Mitigating the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance: Managing Human Exposure to Antibiotic Resistance Genes Enriched in Food Production Systems
No recording available.

March 20, 2015

12:20pm-1:10pm, 104 Forest Resources Building
Dr. Maria S. Sepulveda
, Purdue University: Environmental Hormones: Can they Elicit Changes in Sex Ratios in Fish Populations?
Link to recording

March 19, 2015

1:00pm-2:00pm, 244 Ag Engineering Building
Dr. Linda Lee and Dr. Michael Mashtare
, Purdue University: Source and Remediation Potential of Perfluoroalkyl Acids
No recording available.


Contact: Matt Royer
Phone: (814) 863-8756

This seminar series is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Agriculture and Environment Center.

Available seminar recordings will be under each individual event. Not all seminars will be recorded due to unpublished research content.