Dr. Donald L. Sparks University of Delaware The Plant and Soil Sciences Department cordially invites you to a seminar on

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Dr.DonaldL.Sparks
UniversityofDelaware
February12,2016
12:20PM—1:15PMin132TownsendHall
HumansecurityisextremelydependentonPlanetEarth’ssoilresources.Yet,therearemajor
threatstothesevitalresourcesexacerbatedbyclimatechange,contamination,andincreasing
populationanddevelopment,tonameafew.Humanimpactsonsoilshaveneverbeengreater.
Howwerespondtothesethreatswillultimatelyimpacthumanprosperityandsurvival.
Dr.Sparks'researchfocusesonsoilandenvironmentalchemistry--specificallythereactionratesof
metalsandnutrientswithmineralsurfacesandsoilsandimpactsonbioavailabilityandtransportin
soilsandwater.SincejoiningtheUDfaculty36yearsago,Dr.Sparkshascreatedaninternationally
prominentgraduateprograminenvironmentalsoilchemistryintheCollegeofAgricultureand
NaturalResources.Hehaswonnumerousawardsandhonors,includingtheUniversity'shighest
academicrecognition,theFrancisAlisonAward,andUD'sDoctoralStudentAdvisingandMentoring
Award,ofwhichhewasthefirstrecipient.