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Acomb, Glenn
Landscape Architecture

352-392-6098x315
acomb@ufl.edu
Homepage

Sustainability in site and land development, community design, and water conservation in the landscape

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Adams, Alison E.
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-294-0615x
alison.adams@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Alison Adams' interests are in the environment and natural resources, grassroots community organizing, and social and environmental justice. She uses sociological concepts to examine environmental and social change, particularly as it relates to issues of social movement resistance, environmental risk, elite social control, and gendered activism. The research questions that drive this work ask how communities and organizations can challenge patterns of environmental inequality and how citizens democratically participate in environmental decision-making.

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Adams, Carrie Reinhardt
Horticultural Sciences

352-392-1831x223
creinhardt@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Carrie Reinhardt Adams, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Horticulture, is developing an Introduction to Ecological Restoration class for undergraduates and is developing a graduate course in Restoration Ecology and a new track in the Environmental Horticulture major on Conservation and Restoration Horticulture. Research focuses on restoration of plant communities in natural and semi-natural landscapes, addressing basic ecological questions with experiments in a restoration context. Extension program strives to connect the native plant industry with restorationists and land managers in Florida.

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Adams, Damian
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-0872x
dcadams@ufl.edu
Homepage

My research employs economic and policy analytic tools to evaluate the impacts of policies on natural resources and the environment, human welfare (e.g., enjoyment) from natural systems, and the bio-economy.

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Adams, Peter
Geological Sciences

352-846-0825x
adamsp@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, does research and teaching aimed at understanding the geomorphic evolution of landscapes that result from the interaction of coastal, fluvial, and tectonic processes. Primary methods include real-time instrumentation to examine physical processes, digital elevation analyses to examine landscape form, and numerical modeling to link process and form together.

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Ahrens, Robert
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-273-3630x
rahrens@ufl.edu
Homepage

The main thrust of his research is in the development of quantitative assessment models aimed at improving the management of natural populations in the face of uncertainty. His research to date has ranged from developing simple single species assessments through to global ecosystem models. In addition to his modeling work Dr. Ahrens maintains a keen interest in exploring exploitation by humans as a selective force and the population level consequences of such selection.

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Allen, Michael
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-392-9617
msal@ufl.edu
Homepage

Population dynamics and ecology of important freshwater fishes

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Anantharam, Anita
Women's Studies

352-273-0383x
aanita@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Anantharam's research interests are in the fields of nationalism and feminism in South Asia, women's movements, food and cultural studies. She is currently working on the issue of Domesticity and Food Politics and is specifically interested in how women selectively participate in global politics through reinventing and reimagining the home as a space of resistance and revolution.

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Andreu, Michael
Forest Resources & Conservation

813-757-2274x
mandreu@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Michael Andreu, Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, works on forest systems ecology. Conducting research on best management practices for fuel reduction and prescribed burning in ponderosa pine forests, biodiversity enhancement in Douglas-fir and loblolly pine plantations, and bio-energy resources in the Apalachicola National Forest. Teaches several courses in the Natural Resource conservation major at the Plant City campus, including dendrology, restoration ecology, and natural resources sampling. Also developing an extension program for forest landowners on the urban-wildland interface.

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Angelini, Christine
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-392-9537x1439
christine.angelini@essie.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Angelini is conducting research focused on the effects of top predator expansion on nearshore ecosystems on the West Coast of the US, the role of habitat-modifying organisms in shaping marine and terrestrial food webs, interactions among drought and invasive grasses in driving the collapse of Florida grassland biodiversity, as well as a number of other community and conservation ecology related topics.

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Ankersen, Thomas
Law

352-392-2237
ankersen@law.ufl.edu
Homepage

Decision-making under environmental law and the intersection of science and law. Thomas T. Ankersen is an attorney and Assistant in Law at the Center for Governmental Responsibility in the University of Florida College of Law where he teaches and conducts research on a wide variety of domestic and international environmental law and policy issues. He directs the Center's Mesoamerican Environmental Law Program, a program of applied research, policy development and training that lends supports to governmental and non-governmental organizations in Central America and Mexico. He recently launched the Center's Conservation Law Initiative, a pilot effort supported by the John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and designed to focus on the development of innovative legal and policy instruments and institutions to promote conservation in the United States and abroad. In Florida, Ankersen has focused his efforts in the area of coastal law and policy, water law, and legal issues associated with protection of biological diversity. He also serves as a faculty advisor to the College of Law's annual Public Interest Environmental Conference. He is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Florida's Center for Latin American Studies.

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Annable, Michael
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-392-3294
annable@ufl.edu
Homepage

Water resources, Subsurface Remediation, Wetland Hydrology, Dry Cleaner Site Remediation,

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Austin, James
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0646x
austinj@ufl.edu
Homepage

population genetics, systematics, phylogeography, and conservation genetics additional info: Cross appointed between Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

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Bacon, Allan
Soil & Water Science

352-294-3119x
allan.bacon@ufl.edu
Homepage

Contemporary Environmental Implications of Subsoil Morphology in Spodosols and Ultisols, Drivers and Implications of Inter- and Intra-horizon Variability of Subsoil C Cycle, Geochemical and Geophysical Signatures of Weathering, Utilization of Soil Taxonomy to Predict Soil Physical Properties

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Baiser, Benjamin
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-392-1947x
bbaiser@ufl.edu
Homepage

I am interested in how ecological communities assemble, maintain, change, and collapse. I use quantitative models, experimental manipulations, and observational experiments to explore how anthropogenic change influences the structure and dynamics of communities at the local scale and how this translates to changes in large-scale biodiversity patterns. My research currently focuses on three major areas: modeling ecological networks, the food web of the northern pitcher plant, and biotic homogenization-species composition and traits of globalized biota.

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Baker, Shirley M.
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-392-9617 x264
smbaker@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Physiology and ecology of marine and freshwater invertebrates, especially bivalves

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Barnes, Grenville
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-392-4498
gbarnes@ufl.edu
Homepage

Land and geographic information systems

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Bartels, Wendy-Lin
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-1511x
wendylin@ad.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Bartels is especially interested in rural development, family farming, and the convening role universities can play to facilitate knowledge exchange among diverse stakeholder groups. She has worked on several domestic and international climate-and-adaptation projects with multi-disciplinary teams of climate, crop, forestry, and hydrological modelers in their efforts to make research products more relevant to society (e.g. AgMIP, PINEMAP, Southeast Climate & Extension). Within this context, she examines the participatory methods and institutional arrangements that can help scientists to link more effectively with practitioners, bridge society-academia divides, and expand understandings.

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Basille, Mathieu
Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

954-577-6315x
basille@ufl.edu
Homepage

Determinism of the spatial distributions of animal species, from a fine scale (movement models) to a large scale (distribution in the landscape) in relation to the habitat and other species. Primarily studies large vertebrates, such as wood storks and sea turtles in Florida.

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Baweja, Vandana
Architecture

352-392-0205x228
vbaweja@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Vandana Baweja, Assistant Professor of Architecture, has research interests in colonial art, architecture, and urbanism in Southern Asia, histories of sustainable architecture, and cities and architectures of empires. She is developing a new graduate course in Global Sustainable Architecture.

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Bean, Eban
Agricultural & Biological Engineering

352-294-2277x
ezbean@ufl.edu
Homepage

Stormwater Management, Water Quantity and Quality Issues, Low Impact Development, Sustainable Urban Development to Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution

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Behringer, Donald
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-273-3634x
behringer@ufl.edu
Homepage

Research in my lab focuses on marine disease ecology and epidemiology, the resilience and restoration of marine communities impacted by human or natural disturbances, and the ecology and behavior of marine invertebrates.

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Bennett, Jerry M.
Agronomy

352-392-1814 x201
jmbt@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Environmental stress physiology of agronomic crop plants; effects of water deficits on the physiology, growth, development and yield of agronomic crops; adaptation of crops to environmental stresses; genetic, morphological and physiological characteristics relating to crop avoidance or tolerance of water deficits; crop water relations; nitrogen fixation; photosynthate accumulation and partitioning; evapotranspiration; stomatal activity; techniques for measuring plant water status"

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Bhadha, Jehangir
Soil & Water Science

561-993-1711x
jango@ufl.edu
Homepage

Phosphorus Biogeochemistry, Role of Biological Transformations in Soils and Sediments, Internal Loading of Nutrients Across Soil-Water Interface, Improving Soil Health and Fertility in Depleted Areas

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Binford, Michael W.
Geography

352-392-0494 x215
mbinford@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Geographic information systems and remote sensing applications in environmental systems paleoecology, paleolimnology and paleoclimatology land-water interactions landscape dynamics, especially land-cover/land-use change"

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Bjorndal, Karen
Biology

352-392-5194
bjorndal@ufl.edu
Homepage

Biology of sea turtles; comparative nutritional ecology of herbivores with emphasis on how and to what extent nutrition acts as a controlling mechanism on their biology--particularly on their growth and reproductive output

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Blackburn, David
Biology

352-273-1943x
dblackburn@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

Understanding the diversity, evolution, and natural history of amphibians and reptiles

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Blackburn, Jason K.
Emerging Pathogens Institute & Geography

352-294-7501x
jkblackburn@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Emerging Pathogens Institute with expertise in the disease ecology of Bacillus anthracis relative to wildlife and livestock. Research interests include: disease ecology, wildlife diseases, ecological modeling (niche and distributional), GIS, advanced methods in spatial analysis, biogeography, wildlife telemetry, disease surveillance, and field methods for spatial epidemiology

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Blake, John G.
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0591x
john.blake@ufl.edu
Homepage

My research focuses on the structure and organization of tropical bird communities. I am particularly interested in temporal and spatial patterns of diversity, population dynamics, and effects of habitat alterations on bird populations. Much of my current research focuses on several species of manakins (Pipridae).

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Bliznyuk, Nikolay
Statistics -- IFAS

352-392-3724x
nbliznyuk@stat.ufl.edu
Homepage

Research interests include Bayesian statistics, computational statistics, design of computer experiments, engineering applications, environmental applications, high-dimensional data modeling, inverse problems, Monte Carlo methods, spatial statistics, spatio-temporal modeling.

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Bohlman, Stephanie
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-3503x
sbohlman@ufl.edu
Homepage

My overall research interests are to understand how species/functional group composition and forest structure will respond to climate change and the effects of these responses on ecosystem functioning. I am particularly interested in landscape level patterns, which has led me to use remote sensing data extensively.

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Bohn, Kimberly
Forest Resources & Conservation

850-983-5216x107
kkbohn@ufl.edu
Homepage

Spatial relationships and variability of responses at multiple scales; relationships of forest stand regeneration, residual vegetation, and site factors across the landscape after both natural disturbance and forest management activities.

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Boinski, Sue
Anthropology

352-392-2253 x237
boinski@ufl.edu
Homepage

Primate behavior, ecology, social evolution, and communication, Neotropics

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Bolten, Alan
Zoology

352-392-5194
abolten@ufl.edu
Homepage

Biology of sea turtles with emphasis on the early pelagic stage, migratory patterns, and demography.

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Bonzongo, John-Claude
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-392-7604
bonzongo@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Biogeochemistry; the cycling, regulation, and biological role of trace metals and nutrients; fate and transport of pollutants in aquatic systems and sediments, trace metal speciation and dynamics, isotope tracers of hydrologic and geologic processes."

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Borisova, Tatiana
Food & Resource Economics

352-392-1826x
tborisova@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor of Food and Resource Economics, works in water economics and policy. Her recent research is in the areas of cost-benefit analyses of water polices, water-quality credit trading, economics of aquaculture development, and watershed valuation and planning.

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Borkhataria, Rena
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

561-993-1599x
rrbork@ufl.edu
Homepage

Active research projects focus on Wood Storks and include monitoring and telemetry studies, as well as spatial modeling.

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Boughton, Raoul
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

863-735-1314x216
rboughton@ufl.edu
Homepage

Involved with the Sustainable Rangeland Ecosystem program, which focuses on promoting the conservation, maintenance, and improvement of rangelands. Focuses on using satellite and aerial imagery to improve range management, the effects of invasive feral swine, and coyote conflicts.

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Boyer, Treavor
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-846-3351x
thboyer@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Boyer’s research focuses on aquatic chemistry and water treatment. Specifically his research aims to develop engineering approaches to treating water throughout its lifecycle to improve sustainability and reduce potential impacts.

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Branch, Lyn C.
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0564
branchl@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Role of native herbivores in structuring plant and animal communities and controlling ecosystem processes, landscape structure and the dynamics of animal populations" Habitat effects of spatial and temporal distribution of prescribed burns Restoration Ecology Wildlife response to landscape structure

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Brandt, Steven
Anthropology

352-392-2253 x234
sbrandt@anthro.ufl.edu
Homepage

Archaeologist; Africa food domestication

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Brenner, Mark
Geological Sciences

352-392-2231x
brenner@ufl.edu
Homepage

I am a limnologist/paleolimnologist with special interests in tropical and subtropical lakes and watersheds. My research and teaching address interactions among climate, environment, and humans.

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Broadbent, Eben N.
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-392-4995x
eben@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Broadbent is involved in projects linking social sciences with forest ecology, conservation biology and remote sensing, including current projects investigating feedbacks between soil fertility and land use decision making in the context of rapid infrastructure development in the Amazon and linking land use change with water quality and biodiversity in Costa Rica.

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Brown, M. Leann
Political Science

352-392-0262 x286
lbrown@ufl.edu
Homepage

Developing countries and regional economic cooperation. International political economy, international politics, and U.S. foreign policy

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Brown, Mark T.
Environmental Engineering Sciences

"352-392-2309, 2-2424"
mtb@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Environmental planning, impact assessment, and public policy, modeling of systems of humanity and nature". Ecological engineering, energy analysis, environmental planning, environmental impact assessment, environmental and public policy, modeling of systems of humanity and nature.

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Brumback, Babette A.
Biostatistics

352-294-1946x
brumback@phhp.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Brumback conducts research dealing with statistics and modeling in public health and medicine. She also collaborates on public health and medical studies that investigate reproductive epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, community health, and clinical trials in children's oncology.

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Bruna, Emilio
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0634
embruna@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Tropical conservation, plant ecology, demographic modeling, plant-animal interactions, and mutualisms"

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Brym, Zachary T.
Agronomy

786-217-9238x
brymz@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Brym’s research and extension program explores how production systems can remain profitable while conserving natural resources and protecting the environment. His projects focus on the role of biodiversity and scale in agroecosystems, the distribution and management of invasive plant and pest species, and the impacts of management practices on crop production and environmental conservation. His work recommends data-supported adaptive management practices across commodities to address local and regional challenges to crop production.

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Burkhardt, Jeff
Food & Resource Economics

352-392-1881 x314
burk@UFL.EDU
Homepage

"Training for Agents and County Directors on issues such as water policy education, impacts of new agricultural technologies, and food security and equity"

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Capinera, John L.
Entomology & Nematology

352-392-1901 x111
jlcap@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Habitat associations and host plant relations of grasshoppers; development of control practices for grasshoppers on all crops

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Carr, Margaret H. (Peggy)
Landscape Architecture

352-392-6098x327
mcarr@dcp.ufl.edu
Homepage

Interpretation of natural systems for land use and resource planning; global landscape planning using GIS; and greenways planning, design and management

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Carthy, Ray
USGS, Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

352-846-0545
ngosi@UFL.EDU
Homepage

Sea turtle ecology and conservation Physiological and behavioral ecology of reptiles and amphibians: : : wetland ecosystems, with special interests in nesting ecology of sea turtles

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Chalfin, Brenda
Anthropology

352-392-2427x
bchalfin@ufl.edu
Homepage

Anthropology of the State, Political Economy, Globalization, Commodities, Materiality, Infrastructure, Development, Bureaucracy, Borders, Interdisciplinary, African Studies

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Chapman, Frank
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-392-9617x
fchapman@ufl.edu
Homepage

Frank Chapman's main area of interest is in the reproductive biology and larval development of aquatic organisms, particularly of ornamental (aquarium) fish and ancient fish species such as sturgeon. His laboratory activities focus on the applications of reproductive biology and early development to aquaculture, fishery management, and conservation. Three major areas of his research include: (1) broodstock development - the regulation of gametogenesis and sexual maturation, (2) environmental physiology - physiological adaptations in broodstock and early life stages of fish to their culture environment including nutrition, and (3) experimental culture - identification of biological and physiological parameters critical for culture of aquatic organisms. Chapman conducts educational demonstrations and workshops and provides direct assistance to commercial aquaculture farmers to develop energy-efficient systems for fish production

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Chase, Carlene
Horticultural Sciences

352-392-1928x 206
cachase@ufl.edu
Homepage

Conducts research on ecology and management of weeds, including tolerance of weeds to chemical and non-chemical control methods, biological bases of that tolerance, and management of weeds in horticultural crop systems. Current projects emphasize weed management in organic crop systems and nutsedge control in polyethylene-mulched vegetables.

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Child, Brian
Geography

352-392-0494x
bchild@africa.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Brian Child, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and the Center for African Studies, does research on the comparative ecology and economics of wildlife and livestock in southern Africa. Teaching courses in the Political Ecology of Conservation in Africa and Management of Protected Areas in Africa and the Americas.

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Cichra, Charles E.
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-392-9617 x249
fish@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Fisheries management, fish ecology, stream ecology" Fisheries Management: : : Fish Ecology: : : Quantitative fisheries: : : Pond Management: : : Environmental education:

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Clark, Mark
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1803x319
clarkmw@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Wetland nutrient assimilation and storage processes, vegetative succession dynamics, wetland macrophyte ecophysiology, and ecological engineering design using wetland processes to improve water quality and enhance ecological function of altered landscapes" wetlands: vegetation: ecology: biogeochemistry stormwater: wetlands: water quality: alternative design treatment wetlands: stormwater: wastewater: vegetation: succession: ecophysiology:

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Cohen, Matthew
Forest Resources & Conservation


mjc@ufl.edu
Homepage

Watershed-scale management of soil, water, wetland and forest resources, reflectance spectroscopy for assessment of soil and plant quality for improving spatial targeting of natural resource management intervention at the landscape scale, application of remote sensing and GIS to natural resource management, development of dynamic simulation models that link hydrology, geology, ecology and human activities, and environmental accounting for quantitative ecological valuation and decision making.

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Cohn, Martin
Zoology

352-273-8099x
cohn@zoo.ufl.edu
Homepage

Evolutionary developmental biology, molecular development of vertebrate external genitalia, evolution of vertebrate limb development, and developmental genetic mechanisms of vertebrate skeleton evolution.

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Comerford, Nicholas B.
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1951x248
nbc@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Forest Soils, soil-root interactions, nutrient uptake modeling, nutrient cycling, forested wetlands, tropical soils"

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Cropper, Wendell
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-0859x
wcropper@ufl.edu
Homepage

computer simulation models of populations and physiological and ecological processes for southern pines and Florida ecosystems

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Cuda, James
Entomology & Nematology

352-392-1901 x126
jcuda@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Screening and evaluating insect natural enemies for biological control of invasive weeds biological control: weeds: insects: weed biocontrol: aquatic: wetland: terrestrial IPM: insect biocontrol: weed biocontrol:

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Culen, Gerald R.
Family Youth & Community Sciences

352-392-2202x251
grculen@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Environmental education; program/curriculum development, implementation and evaluation" Environmental education: Issue investigation and evaluation: Outdoor Education: Curriculum: Development: Implementation: Evaluation Camp Management and Facilities Operations

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Daniels, Jaret
Entomology and Nematology

352-392-1901x121
jcdnls@ufl.edu
Homepage

Conservation biology of imperiled butterflies, approached through population ecology; Director of the Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network

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Daniels, Michael
Statistics -- IFAS

352-392-1941x237
mdaniels@stat.ufl.edu
Homepage

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Statistics, does research on Bayesian methodology and biostatistics. He has a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Professions. One of our students has already requested him to be on his supervisory committee.

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Daroub, Samira
Soil & Water Science

561-993-1593x
sdaroub@ufl.edu
Homepage

Associate Professor of Soil and Water Science, is located at the Everglades Research and Education Center and does research on soil and water quality, phosphorus chemistry and transformation in organic soils, development and implementation of best management practices to reduce phosphorus leaching in soils and transport into surface waters in the Everglades, subsidence of organic soils in the Everglades, and computer simulation of crop growth and development.

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Davis, Jack E.
History

352-392-0271x
davisjac@ufl.edu
Homepage

environmental history, Florida history, history of the modern U.S. South

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Deere, Carmen
Food & Resource Economics

352-392-0375x801
deere@ufl.edu
Homepage

Director of The Center for Latin American Studies; Research interests include land policy, agrarian reform, and gender issues in Latin American agricultural development

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deFrance, Susan
Anthropology


sdef@anthro.ufl.edu
Homepage

Zooarchaeology and environmental anthropology, coastal adaptations, and historical archaeology in the southern U.S., the Caribbean, and the central Andes.

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Deitch, Matthew
Soil & Water Science

850-983-7131x
mdeitch@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Deitch’s research interests include ecological implications of water management at reach-and catchment-scales, as well as how science can inform policy to advance sustainable water resource management. His research has been used to develop new policies and practices to improve aquatic ecosystem sustainability.

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Delfino, Joseph J.
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-392-9377
jdelf@eng.ufl.edu
Homepage

Water Chemistry: Water Quality: : Contaminant Fate: : : ground water and surface water quality; Water Resources Sustainability; Industrial Ecology

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Denslow, Nancy
Physiological Science

352-392-9665x
ndenslow@ufl.edu
Homepage

ecotoxicology and risk assessment; toxicogenomics; endocrine disruptors, using fish as a model to define mechanisms by which contaminants affect the endocrine system; synthesis of endogenous hormones mainly at the level of Steroidogenic Acute Regulatory (StAR) Protein and how contaminants may interact directly with fish estrogen receptors to affect gene expression, developing and using microarrays for gene expression experiments

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Dewitt, Bon A.
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-392-6010
bdewi@ce.ufl.edu
Homepage

Photogrammetry and remote sensing

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Dodd, Jr., C. Kenneth
Other

352-378-8181x
ken_dodd@usgs.gov
Homepage

ecology and management of reptiles and amphibians

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Donohoe, Holly
Recreation, Parks & Tourism

352-294-1654x
hdonohoe@hhp.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Donohoe is a geographer strongly placed in natural resource and environmental management but with a dedicated interest in tourism and leisure.

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Dukes, Michael
Agricultural & Biological Engineering

352-392-1864x107
mddukes@ufl.edu
Homepage

irrigation and drainage engineering, water quantity and quality issues, crop consumptive use, and Best Management Practices to reduce nonpoint source pollution

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Ellis, L. Rex
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1951x240
rexellis@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Ellis conducts research investigating estuarine and near-shore marine subaqueous soils that support seagrasses. This research involves subaqueous habitat restoration, characterizing physical and chemical properties of soils that support seagrasses, and documenting how soil morphologies relate to seagrass species, density, and geography. Dr. Ellis’ expertise is essential to the management of these estuarine systems.

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Emery, Kitty F.
Anthropology

352-273-1919x
kemery1@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Emery is the curator responsible for the Environmental Archaeology Program at the Florida Museum of Natural History. She is an environmental archaeologist who specializes in ancient Mesoamerican peoples and environments. Her research links archaeobotanical, zooarchaeological, and geoarchaeological data to reconstruct ancient human/environment relationships. Dr. Emery has worked in Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala for 15 years.

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Enloe, Heather A.
Soil & Water Science

352-294-3139x
heather.enloe@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Enloe's research interests are associated with urban soils and urban ecology, with an emphasis on biogeochemistry, plant productivity and soil pedology. Her current research focuses on the impact of land use change on nutrient cycling in subtropical forests and lawns along the Florida panhandle.

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Enloe, Stephen F.
Agronomy

352-392-6841x
sfenloe@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Enloe's research focus is terrestrial and aquatic invasive plant biology, ecology, and management. He is interested in both developing new methods and refining existing treatment methods that maximize invasive plant control and minimize non target impacts. His research is also directed at developing eradication protocols for incipient infestations of aggressive, invasive plants. In addition to his research, his invasive plant extension program covers a number of very diverse audiences within the state, including State and Federal Agencies, commercial and private applicators, pond and land managers, and the general public.

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Erickson, John E.
Agronomy

352-392-6189x
jerickson@ufl.edu
Homepage

My research focus is the study of nutrient, water, and carbon cycling of crops and cropping systems as affected by environmental conditions, management practices, diseases and crop traits.

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Ernest, Morgan
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-284-2082x
skmorgane@ufl.edu
Homepage

Morgan Ernest is an empirical community ecologist and macroecologist by training, and is interested in the intersection of theoretical and empirical ecology. She is in charge of the Portal Projects’s collection of rodent and weather datasets. Her research interests include understanding how communities respond to perturbations such as climate fluctuations, habitat change, and the colonization and extinction of dominant species.

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Escobedo, Francisco
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-378-2169x
fescobed@ufl.edu
Homepage

Urban forestry; Environmental and community functions of urban forests and the effects of urbanization, fire and hurricanes on natural systems near urban areas

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Ferl, Robert
Horticultural Sciences

352-392-1928x301
robferl@ufl.edu
Homepage

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Fletcher, Rob
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0632x
robert.fletcher@ufl.edu
Homepage

He is interested in landscape ecology, habitat fragmentation, habitat selection by animals in changing landscapes, consequences of habitat restoration, and species distribution models.

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Flocks, Joan
Law

352-392-2237x
flocks@law.ufl.edu
Homepage

Environmental justice, community-based participatory research, immigrants and refugees in Florida, built environments among low-income populations and other poverty-related issues.

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Flores-Lagunes, Alfonso
Food & Resource Economics

352-392-1826x307
alfonsofl@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor of Food and Resource Economics, is interested in econometrics/applied econometrics, labor economics, and monetary economics. Current projects involve estimation of causal effects and their applications, estimation of spatial sample selection models and their applications, the economics of education and training programs.

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Flory, S. Luke
Agronomy


flory@ufl.edu
Homepage

Research in the Flory Lab is focused broadly on understanding the ecology of biological invasions, including the community and ecosystem consequences of invasions, interactions between invasions and fire, evolution of introduced species, and accumulation of pathogens.

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Flournoy, Alyson C.
Law

352-392-2211x
flournoy@law.ufl.edu
Homepage

Decision-making under environmental law and the intersection of science and law.

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Francis-Floyd, Ruth
Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Clinic

352-392-9617 x229
rff@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Veterinary medicine of aquatic animals

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Frank, Kathryn
Urban & Regional Planning

352-392-0997x458
kifrank@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Design, Construction and Planning in Environmental Planning. Possesses expertise in: Ecosystem Management, Collaboration, and Water; Affiliated with the UF Water Institute

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Frazer, Tom K.
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-392-9230x
frazer@ufl.edu
Homepage

Director for the School of Natural Resources and Environment

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Frederick, Peter
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation


pfred@ufl.edu
Homepage

Field and lab studies on ecology of wetland vertebrates and their environment, with an aim towards better management, conservation, and restoration of wetland ecosystems

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Gao, Zhifeng
Food & Resource Economics

352-392-1826x424
zfgao@ufl.edu
Homepage

In the Department of Food and Resource Economics, has expertise in market research, consumer behavior, applied econometrics and quantitative methods. Current research projects include a Florida-Spain partnership for strengthening organic agriculture research and education, marketing opportunities and alternative production methods to enhance prosperity for small to medium sized southeastern blueberry farms, and determining consumer preferences for fresh Florida citrus.

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Gerber, Stefan
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1951x
sgerber@ufl.edu
Homepage

The research aims to better understand the cycles of carbon nitrogen and other nutrients in land ecosystems using modeling tools.

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Gettys, Lyn A.
Agronomy

954-577-6331x
lgettys@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Gettys serves as the aquatic plants lead for South Florida in cooperation with weed science faculty in the Agronomy department and the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants in Gainesville. She conducts applied and basic research on the biology, physiology, ecology and integrated control methods for aquatic and wetlands weeds.

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Gibson, David W.
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-392-4995
dgibs@ufl.edu
Homepage

Surveying and mapping

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Gilbert, Robert
Agronomy

suncom 233-1535
ragilbert@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

sugarcane cultivar development and agronomic monitoring through on-farm trials in the Everglades Agricultural area

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Gillooly, James
Zoology

352-392-1107x
gillooly@ufl.edu
Homepage

Mechanisms that control animal survival, growth, and reproduction in individual organisms and their relevance to the structure and function of communities and ecosystems; controls on individual metabolism, links of individual metabolism to ecosystem processes, and links of individual metabolism to evolutionary dynamics and patterns of biodiversity.

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Giuliano, William
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0575x
docg@ufl.edu
Homepage

wildlife education and management, human dimensions of wildlife conservation, and integrating wildlife management into other land-uses

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Glass, Gregory E.
Geography

352-392-0494x
gglass@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Glass works in a joint appointment with Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) and the Geography Department. His focus is on zoonotic infectious agents and their emergence and persistence in human populations. His research draws from the studies of medicine, geography and environmental science and explores the spatio-temporal patterns of diseases and the practical implications of these patterns in human dimensions. Dr. Glass' most recent work has focused on rodent-borne viruses (Hantavirus, Coronavirus Dengue virus), bacteria (Leptospira, Borrelia), rickettsiae (Ehrlichia) and malaria. In addition to traditional field and laboratory studies he has integrated statistical spatial models for disease risk assessment in a spatially explicit format using geographic information systems (GIS). Dr. Glass' interdisciplinary work allows for a holistic and well informed approach to tackling disease risk in the global human population.

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Gold, Martin
Architecture

352-392-0205x
mgold@ufl.edu
Homepage

Mr. Martin Gold, Associate Professor of Architecture, has over ten years of experience in design, teaching and research specializing in the environmental technologies with an emphasis on infrastructural, multifamily and residential projects responsive to the climate and character of the Florida landscape. Teaches graduate and undergraduate design studio, lecture and seminar courses and supervises master and doctoral projects that advance research based environmental design and sustainable methodologies with a focus on acoustics and illumination. Mr. Gold is beginning a part-time appointment with the SNRE to advance the proposals for the Institute for Integrative Land Use.

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Goldman, Abe
Geography

352-392-0494 x206
agoldmn@geog.ufl.edu
Homepage

Tropical agriculture and agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa, African geography and development; environment and development; cultural and political ecology; ethnic conflicts, resources, and development

105 | Back to top

Gordon, Doria
Botany (Nature Conservancy)

352-392-5949
dgordon@botany.ufl.edu
Homepage

Conservation, population biology, rare species, invasive non-native species, restoration of longleaf pine systems "

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Goss, Erica
Plant Pathology

352-273-4650x
emgoss@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Erica Goss’ research is on the origins, evolution, population genetic structure and migration of plant pathogens. Dr. Goss is also interested in the molecular evolution of virulence and host range as it relates to the emergence of new pathogens.

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Graham, Wendy Dimbero
Agricultural & Biological Engineering

352-392-1864 x209
wgraham@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Subsurface solute transport, groundwater resources evaluation, stochastic hydrology and remediation"

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Grogan, Kelly
Food & Resource Economics

352-294-7633x
kellyagrogan@ufl.edu
Homepage

Research interests include bioeconomic modeling, economically optimal pest control across time and space, adoption of sustainable agricultural practices, and natural resource economics in general. Uses dynamic and spatial models to address pest management, the use of biological control, and risk management.

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Grunwald, Sabine
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1951
sgrunwald@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Soil landscape analysis, three-dimensional reconstruction and visualization of soil landscapes, spatial modeling, GIS applications, land resource management, and water quality"

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Guralnick, Robert P.
Biology

352-273-1980x
rguralnick@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Guralnick’s research focuses on what causes spatiotemporal changes in genetic and species diversity. He takes an integrative approach to global change biology.

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Hall, Glenn
Entomology & Nematology

352-392-1901x
hgh@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Glenn Hall, Professor of Entomology and Nematology, does research on ecology, conservation, and pollinator roles of native bees in natural plant communities and in farms (mainly organic farms) across Florida.

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Hamann, Richard
Law

"352-392-2237, 2-7713"
hamann@law.ufl.edu
Homepage

Richard Hamann is an Associate in Law with the Environmental Studies Division where he specializes in water law, environmental law, and environmentally sensitive ecosystems. Internationally, he works on CGR's projects in Central America. He also teaches "Environmental Law: Water, Wetlands and Wildlife," "Water Law Seminar" and "Wetlands Law and Policy" and "Florida Ecosystems: Ecology, Management and Law" in the College of Law. He has conducted research and published extensively on a wide variety of environmental, land use and water management issues. Current research interests include the management of large scale ecosystems for ecological sustainability, the protection of natural systems in water management, and the development of protected areas systems and basin management in Latin America

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Harder, Amy M.
Agricultural Education & Communication

352-392-0502x230
amharder@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Harder is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. She studies academic development for extension and advisory services. Dr. Harder's work spans both domestic and international levels. Her research focuses on agricultural education methodologies, and includes models of cultural adaptation to place projects in a global context. Dr. Harder has broad and in-depth knowledge of international extension systems as well as the appropriate needs assessments necessary to run them successfully.

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Harris, Willie
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1951x42
apatite@ufl.edu
Homepage

Mineral stability and transformations in soils and sediments; properties and reactivity's of minerals; mineral distributions as related to stability and genetic processes; and soil properties as related to mineralogy

115 | Back to top

Hartmann, Marta
Agricultural Education & Communication

352-392-0502x
martah@ufl.edu
Homepage

Interested in women and sustainable development, community-based conservation, community negotiation processes, and gendered divisions of labor and resources across cultures. Teaches the subjects of gender and culture in agriculture and natural resource management, intercultural conflict management, leadership, and international and development communication.

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Hatfield, Kirk
Civil Engineering

352-392-9537 x1441
khatf@ce.ufl.edu
Homepage

Contaminant transport in porous media

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Havens, Karl
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences


khavens@ufl.edu
Homepage

Factors controlling the structure and function of freshwater plankton, including eutrophication, acidification, metal pollution, and exotic species invasion; interactions between plankton, periphyton, and aquatic plants in shallow lakes; predictive limnology and lake management of temperate, subtropical, and tropical lakes; and lake and wetland ecosystem responses to stress, including excessive nutrient loading, unnatural variations in water level, exotic species, and toxic chemicals.

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He, Zhenli
Geological Sciences

772-468-3922x109
zhe@ufl.edu
Homepage

biogeochemical processes and management of nutrients, contaminants, and wastes in soil-plant-water systems

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Heaney, James
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-392-0841x
heaney@ufl.edu
Homepage

urban water infrastructure, water supply, wastewater, storm water, simulation and optimization, decision support systems

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Heckenberger, Michael
Anthropology

352-392-2253 x230
mheckenb@anthro.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Indigenous peoples of South America (especially Amazonia), cultures of the humid tropics, complex societies, symbolic studies, history and theory of anthropology, historical anthropology, landscape approaches"

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Hellgren, Eric C.
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0552x
hellgren@ufl.edu
Homepage

Eric Hellgren's research revolves around the effects of anthropogenic disturbances on the ecology of wildlife species. Within this applied context, he also studies basic ecological questions such as competition, resource partitioning, and life-history variation.

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Henderson, Barron
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-846-2695x
barronh@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Henderson uses computer models to explore scientific and societal issues such as air quality and climate. Part of his practice involves applying models to answer regulatory questions.

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Hill, Jeffrey E.
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

813-671-5230x118
jeffhill@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Hill employs a combination of field sampling and experimental studies, coupled with ecological theory, to provide science-based information on non-native aquatic species to natural resource agencies, industry, and other stakeholders. He is interested in the use of non-native species in aquaculture and in other human activities.

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Hochmair, Hartwig Henry
Other

954-577-6317x
hhhochmair@ufl.edu
Homepage

I am a faculty member of the Geomatics Program, and my research interests are GIS, Wayfinding and Navigation, Decision Support Systems, and Data Quality.

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Hochmuth, George J.
Horticultural Sciences

850-875-7116x
hoch@ufl.edu
Homepage

Professor of Horticultural Sciences: Extension Specialist, Vegetables Professor of Horticultural Sciences

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Holland, Stephen
Recreation, Parks & Tourism

352-392-4042 x1313
sholland@hhp.ufl.edu
Homepage

Natural resource management of recreation and ecotourism areas

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Holt, Robert
Zoology

352-392-6917
rdholt@ufl.edu
Homepage

Theoretical ecology

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Hostetler, Mark
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0643
hossman@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Designing urban landscapes for wildlife, citizen participation in monitoring efforts, landscape ecology, scale-dependent responses to landscape structure by animals", Ecological Restoration

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Hull, Vanessa K.
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0638x
vhull@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Hull’s research includes examining spatio-temporal patterns of giant panda habitat selection in the coupled human and natural system of Wolong Nature Reserve. She has also participated in a wide variety of other research topics, including examining environmental attitudes of urban Chinese, forest recovery after a natural disaster, reproduction in captive giant pandas, population source-sink dynamics, and global sustainability. Her postdoctoral research examined various topics related to giant panda ecology and conservation, coupled human and natural systems, and telecoupling.

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Inglett, Patrick
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1803x349
pinglett@ufl.edu
Homepage

Studies biogeochemistry of wetlands and aquatic systems and uses a combination of traditional nutrient and flux analyses, enzyme activities, and novel microscopic and isotopic approaches to infer biogeochemical processes and trace the fate of nutrients, and measurements of bacterial production and dissolved organic matter interactions.

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Irani, Tracy
Agricultural Education & Communication

352-392-0502x231
irani@ufl.edu
Homepage

distance education, the internet, and use of technology in agricultural extension and communication of agricultural issues; recent studies include agroforestry and natural resources programs, biotechnology, GMO labeling, competencies of extension agents, adult learning, critical thinking, and job satisfaction

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Israel, Glenn D.
Agricultural Education & Communication

352-392-0502 x246
reports@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Quantitative and qualitative methods for evaluation of educational achievement, social capital, and extension education programs"

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Jacobson, Susan K.
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0562
jacobson@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Tropical conservation and sustainable development, focusing on natural resource education and park program planning and evaluation; university-level environmental education; human dimensions of wildlife management"

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Jaeger, John
Geological Sciences

352-846-1381
jaeger@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Marine and near-shore sedimentary processes and environments, human impacts on estuarine sediments"

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James, Margaret O.
Medicinal Chemistry

352-846-1952x
mojames@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Study of the biotransformation and bioavailability of environmental chemicals, including polychlorinated biphenyls, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and dichloroacetic acid. Study of xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes in fish as well as mammalian species."

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Jawitz, James
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1951
jwjawitz@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Human impacts on natural hydrologic ecosystems, including watersheds, wetlands, and aquifers; techniques for characterization and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater"

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Johnson, Steven
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-392-8375x
johnsons@wec.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Steven Johnson, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, has a 60/40 teaching/extension assignment. Area of expertise is herpetology, and maintains a small research program currently investigating ecology of invasive Cuban treefrogs, upland movements of gopher frogs, and methods for excluding frogs from lettuce fields. Teaches Wildlife of Florida, Wildlife Ecology and Management, Ecology and Management of Wildlife Invasions, and Wetland Wildlife Ecology in the BS program in Natural Resource Conservation at the Plant City campus. Extension program is in environmental education, currently developing a program on nonindigenous wildlife, how to avoid encountering venomous snakes, and wildlife values of privately-owned forests.

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Jokela, Eric J.
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-0890
ejokela@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Silviculture, with research interests in tree nutrition, forest fertilization and production ecology of managed coniferous forests. "

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Jones, Douglas S.
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-392-6562
dsjones@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

Invertebrate paleontology

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Jones, Jimmy W.
Agricultural & Biological Engineering

352-392-1864x289
Jimj@ufl.edu
Homepage

mathematical modeling of plant growth and environmental interactions (with soil and atmosphere) in analysis of agricultural systems for research and decision support applications, and in computer control of plant growth systems, including greenhouses and research growth systems

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Jones, Linda Lee Ann
Education, School of Teaching and Learning

352-392-9191x267
lcjones@coe.ufl.edu
Homepage

Science and environmental education curriculum development and evaluation; international science and environmental education

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Jones, Pierce
Agricultural & Biological Engineering

352-392-8074x
piercejones@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Jones is the Extension Program Leader – Energy Programs. He provides leadership for the development and delivery of educational programs and products related to energy and sustainable community development with emphasis on housing (e.g., energy efficient mortgages, continuing education for builders, architects and real estate licensees, termites, windstorm mitigation, resource efficient landscaping, indoor air quality, etc.). Dr. Jones works closely with Extension Specialists through State Major Program Design Teams (http://www.ifas.ufl.edu/~smpweb/) and other organization units to encourage progressive and timely delivery of research-based information to various user groups.

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Judd, Walter S.
Botany

352-392-5135
lyonia@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Systematics and evolution of flowering plants, with specific interest in the Ericaceae and Melastomataceae, phylogenetic relationships within temperate/tropical family pairs, and the floras of the West Indies and southeastern U.S."

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Kainer, Karen
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-0833
kkainer@UFL.EDU
Homepage

Tropical forest ecology and community-based forest management

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Kane, Andrew
Environmental and Global Health

352-273-4500x
kane@ufl.edu
Homepage

Environmental pathology, infectious disease and toxicology of aquatic organisms with emphasis on Chesapeake Bay fauna and captive fish species. Specific focus is placed on sublethal indices of disease, effects of contaminant and water quality stressors, and application of aquatic models for human health. Additional interests include dynamic outreach through traditional classes as well as the use of interactive, computer-based multimedia.

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Kane, Michael E.
Environmental Horticulture

352-392-1831 x205
micropro@ufl.edu micropro@ufl.edu
Homepage

My research is focused on development of in vitro propagation (micropropagation) systems for genotypic selection and production of aquatic/wetland, coastal plants and native orchids. The primary goal of his research is to develop environmentally sound production procedures for habitat restoration and plant reintroduction. He also examines genotypic effects on in vitro physiology and ex vitro field growth performance of micropropagated wetland and coastal plants in restored habitats.

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Kaplan, David
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-392-8439x
dkaplan@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Kaplans research has focused on the development of hydrologic and ecological models, ecological restoration, and feedbacks between biological, hydrological, and human systems. His publications have focused on systems throughout the globe including the Savanna, the southeastern United States, and Latin America.

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Kaplan, John
Journalism

352-392-0435
jkaplan@jou.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Photojournalism, design, and editing"

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Kaufman, Phillip
Entomology & Nematology

352-273-3975x
pkaufman@ufl.edu
Homepage

My research program focuses on the development of new pest management tools for Florida’s livestock operators. Beef cattle, dairy cattle and horses are the predominant livestock in Florida and are the focus of this program. Insecticide resistance and control failures are commonplace for many of the fly pests; therefore, innovative systems are needed to assist in their management. However, to successfully manage these pests, studies investigating their biology and ecology are needed.

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Kawahara, Akito
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-273-2018x
kawahara@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

The systematics, evolution, and behavior of arthropods, especially the butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera). Systematics is a fundamental discipline of biology that helps explain all of biodiversity, and the relationships among living organisms.

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Keegan, William F.
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-392-6561
keegan@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

Economic and ecological anthropology; horticultural societies; island archaeology; West Indian and eastern U.S. archaeology

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Kern, Jr., William Herrold
Entomology & Nematology

954-577-6329
whk@ufl.edu
Homepage

Urban Entomology and Urban Pest Management, Vertebrate Pest and Nuisance Wildlife Management, Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

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Kibert, Charles J.
Architecture

352-392-5965
ckibert@ufl.edu
Homepage

Environmental impacts of construction; sustainability; value engineering; recycling; expert systems; productive innovations; fire research.

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Kiker, Greg
Agricultural & Biological Engineering


gkiker@ufl.edu
Homepage

Model linkage/integration, ecological and risk modeling, environmental decision analysis.

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Kimball, Rebecca
Botany

352-846-3737x
rkimball@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Rebecca Kimball, Assistant Professor of Biology, uses molecular techniques to address evolutionary and ecological questions on single species, particularly in the areas of population (and conservation) genetics and behavior, and also multi-species comparisons, primarily in a phylogenetic framework, on the types of change in various traits (e.g., morphology, behavior, molecules) and evolutionary hypotheses. She is particularly interested in birds.

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Kitajima, Kaoru
Botany

352-392-4234
kitajima@botany.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Tropical forest plant ecology, regeneration strategies in plant communities, seed and seedling ecology of tropical trees, ecology of soil seed bank, comparative physiological ecology of forest plants, ecophysiological correlates of leaf life span, influence of architecture and biomass allocation on growth and survival"

157 | Back to top

Kitchens, Wiley M.
USGS, Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

352-846-0536
kitchensw@wec.ufl.edu
Homepage

Wetlands plant community ecology and management; GIS modeling and gap analysis

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Kobziar, Leda
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0901x
lkobziar@ufl.edu
Homepage

Efficacy of fuels reduction and prescribed burning treatments in forest restoration; Predicting potential wildfire and prescribed fire behavior and severity; Using dendrochronology to determine historical fire regimes; Relationships between fire, fuels management, and soil carbon efflux

159 | Back to top

Koeser, Andrew
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

813-633-4150x
akoeser@ufl.edu
Homepage

Sustainable Landscape Management, Urban/Residential Tree Growth and Longevity, Environmental/Economic Costs and Benefits of Landscapes, Role of Plants in Green Infrastructure, Tree Risk Assessment

160 | Back to top

Kowalewski, Michal
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-273-1944x
kowalewski@ufl.edu
Homepage

Research interests include: Paleoecology, taphonomy, geochronology, stratigraphy, quantitative methods, marine ecology, conservation biology, mollusks, brachiopods

161 | Back to top

Kramer, Marc
Soil & Water Science

352-294-3165x
mgkramer@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Kramer is interested in interactions among climate, the biosphere and the soil zone with a focus on structure and function of the Earth’s surface from a biogeochemical perspective. He has also researched mechanisms of organic matter stabilization / destabilization in soil and biogeochemical impacts of humans on soils at the global scale (Global Soil Change). This expertise will make him a valuable asset to SNRE students.

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Krigbaum, John
Anthropology

325-392-2253x243
krigbaum@anthro.ufl.edu
Homepage

A biological anthropologist doing research on tropical forest ecology, prehistory, and paleodiet, using stable isotopes. This work applies new methods in bone chemistry and stable isotope analysis to better understand ecological and cultural systems in the past, looking at tooth and bone materials to understand archaeological and paleontological problems.

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Lamm, Alexa
Agricultural Education & Communication

352-392-6545x
alamm@ufl.edu
Homepage

How Individual and Group Level Cognition Impacts the Decision Making and Consensus Building Process, Role of Opinion Leaders, How Educational Initiatives Can Be Targeted

164 | Back to top

Larkin, Iske
Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Clinic

352-294-4095x
Ivlarkin@vetmed.ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Scientist in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. She does research on reproductive endocrinology, reproductive behavior, embryology, and development of the Florida manatee.

165 | Back to top

Larkin, Sherry
Food & Resource Economics

352-392-1826 x431
slarkin@ufl.edu
Homepage

Natural Resource Modeling, Fisheries Economics and Management, and Seafood Marketing Taught agricultural marketing, with emphasis on Canadian products, at the University of British Columbia. Examined U.S. and Japanese market preferences for U.S. produced surimi. Determined wholesaler preferences for U.S. produced Pacific whiting by U.S., Canadian, and European firms. Summarized the world market for trade in marine ornamentals. Consulted for the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council regarding the role, importance, and estimation of discount rates in the management of common property resources

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Laughinghouse, Haywood
Agronomy

954-577-6382x
hlaughinghouse@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Laughinghouse’s research focuses on applied phycology, including algal treatment methods, biofertilizers and bioremediation, the effect of algal blooms on crops, and the diversity of cyanobacteria and microbial eukaryotes.

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Li, Yuncong
Soil & Water Science

305-246-7001 x282
yunli@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Nutritional requirements and diagnostic measures for nutrient-related disorders for tropical fruit and vegetable crops in south Florida; management practices to improve fertilizer efficiency, plant nutrition and water quality; nutrient cycling in agricultural and natural ecosystems in south Florida"

168 | Back to top

Liang, Song
Environmental and Global Health

352-273-9203x
songliang@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Liang studies environmental epidemiology and dynamic modeling of water- and vector-borne infectious diseases. His research areas have included environmental determinants and control of neglected tropical diseases, water quality, sanitation, and food safety, environmental burden of diseases, and one health and eco-health approaches to infectious disease control.

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Liburd, Oscar
Entomology & Nematology

352-392-1901x108
oeliburd@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Oscar Liburd, Associate Professor of Entomology, does research on behavioral and ecological factors affecting the management of key fruit and vegetable pests in Florida and develops ecologically-based pest management programs that will reduce growers' reliance on pesticides.

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Lichstein, Jeremy
Biology

352-392-1540x
jlichstein@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor Department of Biology, My expertise is in forest community and ecosystem ecology; global carbon cycle

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Lillywhite, Harvey
Zoology

352-392-1101
hblill@ufl.edu
Homepage

Physiology and ecology of vertebrates

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Lindberg, William J.
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-392-9617 x239
wjl@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Marine ecology, behavioral ecology and crustacean biology" artificial reefs

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Lindner, Angela S.
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-846-3033
alind@eng.ufl.edu
Homepage

Biological transformations of substituted aromatic and aliphatic compounds; molecular-level fundamentals of microbial transformation processes; mechanistic studies of enzymatic oxidation of aromatic compounds by soluble methane monooxygenase quantitative structure-activity relationships; bioremediation of substituted aromatic and aliphatic compounds; microbial ecology of mixed cultures

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Loiselle, Bette Ann
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-273-4706x
loiselleb@ufl.edu
Homepage

Tropical ecology and conservation, seed dispersal mutualisms, ecological niche modeling and applications of Geographic Information Systems technology for biodiversity research and conservation

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Lord, Dr. Cynthia
Entomology and Nematology

772-778-7200x
clord@ufl.edu
Homepage

Associate Professor of Entomology and Nematology (Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory) does research on the ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases, using mathematical models, field studies, and laboratory experiments to investigate the dynamics of pathogen transmission. The goal of this work is to understand the dynamics of species and their interaction in the transmission system, to predict risk of transmission in space and time, and to inform control strategies. Current projects include effects of mosquito age structure on transmission, effect of multiple vector species on the dynamics of virus, and bionomics of Culex nigripalpus, an important arbovirus vector.

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Lorenzen, Kai
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-273-3646x
klorenzen@ufl.edu
Homepage

Interested in addressing complex fisheries management problems through integrative-interdisciplinary science. His research integrates quantitative ecology with human dimensions and engages closely with management initiatives. A particular focus is on assessing and improving the use of hatchery and habitat enhancement and restoration measures in fisheries management.

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Lounibos, Phil
Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

561-778-7200x
lpl@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Insects and other invertebrates: Biting insects (especially transmitters of human diseases): Insect behavior: Ecology and plant-insect relationships

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Ma, Lena
Soil & Water Science

352-392-9063
lqma@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Phytoremediation and chemical remediation of trace-metal-contaminated water, soils, and wastes, land-application and disposal of non-hazardous wastes, biogeochemistry and speciation of trace metals in water-soil system, chemical equilibria of trace metals in soils, their bioavailability to plants, and mechanisms controlling their solubilities in soils"

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MacDonald, Gregory E.
Agronomy

352-392-1811x228
pineacre@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. MacDonald’s research focuses on invasive plant management and biology, with an emphasis on perennial grasses. He also works in international agronomy, focusing on peanut production and utilization for rural farmers and households.

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Macedo, Joseli
Urban & Regional Planning

352-392-0997x
joseli@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Macedo’s areas of interest span sustainable design, cross-cultural, and urban design, and community planning. Her expertise will be a valuable asset to SNRE students interested in sustainable urban and regional planning.

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MacFadden, Bruce
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-392-1721x496
bmacfadd@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology His current research interests include fossil vertebrates and stable isotopes, with emphasis on paleobiology, macroevolution, and paleoecology of Neogene mammals (particularly herbivores) of the Americas, Incremental growth and diagenesis of vertebrate skeletal tissues (particularly lamnoid sharks), and learning in informal museum settings.

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Mack, Michelle
Botany

352-848-2510x
mcmack@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Ecosystem Ecology; effects of human activities on ecosystem nutrient cycling; biodiversity and ecosystem processes; global climate change"

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MacKowiak, Cheryl
Soil & Water Science

850-875-7126x
echo13@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor of Soil and Water Science Conducts research on elemental (N, P, C) cycling in soils under perennial pasture-hay cropping systems and soil fertility requirements for nutrient best management practice (BMP) advancement. Emphasizes the development of soil nutrient management strategies for improving soil and water quality and soil assimilative capacity for municipal and agronomic wastes.

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Main, Martin
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

239-658-3400x
mmain@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Behavioral ecology of ungulates, large carnivores, and wading birds. Management of wildlife habitat based on fire ecology in Florida natural areas and wetlands management on golf courses. Wildlife conservation on private lands through valuation strategies and incentive-based mechanisms."

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Martin, Ellen E.
Geological Sciences

352-392-2141
emartin@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Isotopic geochemistry and geochronology; stratigraphy, paleoclimate, and paleoceanography"

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Martin, Jonathan
Geological Sciences

352-392-6219
jmartin@ufl.edu
Homepage

Fluid chemistry and hydrogeology at convergent and transform plate margins; physical and chemical hydrogeology of karst aquifers; record of paleohydrological systems contained in diagenetic minerals

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Martin, Tim
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-0866
tamartin@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Forest tree ecophysiology, with special interest in linking organ-level carbon and water relations physiology with questions at the whole-tree and stand scales"

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Martinez, Chris
Agricultural & Biological Engineering

352-392-1864x279
chrisjm@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, does research on the impacts of climate variability and change on human and natural systems, statistical methods to improve hydrologic forecasts, ensemble forecasting for water resource decision making, water quality impacts of reclaimed water systems, and hydrologic and biogeochemical modeling of watersheds and wetlands.

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Matyas, Corene
Geography

352-392-0494x
matyas@ufl.edu
Homepage

Tropical climates, severe weather, and precipitation; Improving the prediction of rainfall from landfalling tropical cyclones using spatial analysis and GIS to examine the shapes of storm rain shields

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Mazzotti, Frank J.
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

954-577-6300x
fjma@ufl.edu
Homepage

Ecology and management of alligators and crocodiles Role of restoration ecology in ecosystem management: : : Linkages between landscape ecology and restoration ecology: : : Growth Management: Cross scale evaluation and monitoring of ecosystem management plans: : Endangered Species: : : Environmental Education:

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McAuslane, Heather J.
Entomology & Nematology

352-392-1901 x129
hjm@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Host plant resistance and biological control for sustainable management of insect pests

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McCarty, Chris
Economics

352-392-2908x101
chrism@bebr.ufl.edu
Homepage

social networks and the adaptation of traditional network methods to large-scale telephone and field surveys; estimation of hard-to-count populations, such as the homeless and those who are HIV positive; economic studies in Florida using data generated by the bureau's monthly survey

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McCleery, Robert
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0566x
ramccleery@ufl.edu
Homepage

Conservation and management of terrestrial vertebrates in and around human altered landscapes.

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Mcdade-Gordon, Barbara
Geography

352-392-1245x
bagordo@ufl.edu
Homepage

Primary areas of research are entrepreneurship and economic development and economic viability of small and medium size businesses in West Africa.   In the African Diaspora--my research focus is on Black-owned businesses in the United States.

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Meyer, Julie E.
Soil & Water Science



Homepage

Dr. Meyer investigates microbial interactions in the establishment of coral disease. She also systematically investigates the role of coral microbiomes in the functioning of healthy reefs and in coral restoration.

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Migliaccio, Kati White
Agricultural & Biological Engineering

305-246-7000x
klwhite@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Kati Migliaccio, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, conducts Research and Extension activities that focus on hydrology and water quality of the southern Everglades and the farmlands of Miami-Dade County. Her program focuses are (1) agricultural sustainability considering environmental and economic aspects related to water quality and quantity and (2) water resource management including sustenance of water supplies for designated uses.

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Miller, Christine
Entomology & Nematology

352-392-1901x123
cwmiller@ufl.edu
Homepage

Department of Entomology and Nematology, does work on the evolution of behavior and morphology, particularly sexual selection and phenotypic plasticity in the family Coreidae, the leaf-footed bugs. She uses tools including quantitative genetics, morphometrics, chemical ecology and behavior.

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Miller, David
Educational Psychology

352-392-0723 x224
dmiller@coe.ufl.edu
Homepage

"research methods and psychometrics, accountability systems, large-scale assessment, validity, and generalizability"

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Miller, Debbie
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

850-983-5216x104
dlmi@ufl.edu
Homepage

Restoration ecology Native plant restoration

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Minogue, Patrick
Forest Resources & Conservation

850-875-7142x
pminogue@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor of Forest Resources and Conservation, is located at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy. He does research on silvicultural problems and issues of interest to non-industrial forest landowners, including a recent emphasis on best management practices and their effects on water quality.

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Monaghan, Paul
Agricultural Education & Communication

352-392-0502x
paulf@ufl.edu
Homepage

Focus is training Extension agents in the CBSM methodology and developing programs with homeowners and homeowner associations that reduce the environmental impact of landscape practices such as water and fertilizer use.

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Monroe, Martha C.
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-0878
mcmonroe@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Curriculum development, communications, teacher training, evaluation, conservation behavior"

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Montague, Clay L.
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-392-6222
cmont@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Systems ecology, marshes and estuaries"

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Moseley, Michael
Anthropology

352-392-2031 x228
moseley@anthro.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Geoarchaeology, synthesis, agriculture"

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Mossa, Joann
Geography

352-392-0494 x221
mossa@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Fluvial geomorphology, coastal geomorphology, soils"

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Moulton, Michael P.
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0571
mpm@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Introduced galliformes, columbifromes, and passeriformes"

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Mueller, Paul
Geological Sciences

352-392-2231
mueller@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Isotopic and trace-element geochemistry and geochronology with an emphasis on the origin and evolution of the crust-mantle system in the Precambrian. Origin, evolution, and accretionary history of southern Appalachian terranes. Geochronology in sedimentary systems, including the Sr isotopic evolution of seawater"

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Mullally, Conner
Food & Resource Economics

352-294-7680x
connerm@ufl.edu
Homepage

Research focuses on measuring the effects of agricultural interventions at the household and community level, particularly in the areas of agricultural extension and technology. He is an expert in development economics and impact evaluation.

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Mulvaney, Michael J.
Agronomy

850-983-7104x
m.mulvaney@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Mulvaney's research interests include evaluation of the sustainability and profitability of traditional row crops and emerging cropping systems. Research focuses on innovative approaches in areas such as traditional row crops, specialty and alternative crops, bioenergy crops, precision agriculture, conservation tillage, efficient nutrient and water management in crop-based systems, crop rotations, environmental issues, crop protection, carbon sequestration, and climate change. Emphasis is placed on root system dynamics, above- and below-ground residue mineralization, and water management under conservation tillage systems.

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Munoz-Carpena, Rafael
Agricultural & Biological Engineering

305-246-7001x288
carpena@ufl.edu
Homepage

hydrology and water quality, particularly effects of modifications to the Everglades water management system, water conservation associated with agriculture and golf courses, and efficient irrigation for row crops

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Murie, Debra J.
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-392-9617 x245
dmurie@ufl.edu
Homepage

Analyzing exploratory fishing for sablefish on offshore seamounts and estimating abundance and dispersion of sablefish through mark-recapture surveys

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Myers, Brian
Agricultural Education & Communication

352-273-2567x
bmyers@ufl.edu
Homepage

Development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and teaching methods in the area of agriscience and natural resources.

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Mylavarapu, Rao
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1951x202
raom@ufl.edu
Homepage

Associate Professor of Soil and Water Science, does research on management of nutrients, pesticides, and wastes and on remediation of contaminated soils, waters, and aquifers.

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Nair, P.K.R.
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-0880x
pknair@ufl.edu
Homepage

biophysical aspects of agroforestry systems including soil productivity and component interactions; agroforestry system design and evaluation

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Nair, Vimala
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1804x324
vdna@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Fate and transport of phosphorus (P) from agricultural lands and hence the water quality implications of animal-based agriculture; Evaluates leaching criteria for vertical transport risk for coastal plain soils of the SE USA, mechanisms for P retention within a site, long-term stability of P in manure-impacted soils, agroforestry practices that reduce runoff and leaching of chemicals from farmland, and soil carbon sequestration potential of tree-based agricultural systems

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Nichols, James
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

301-497-5660x
jim_nichols@nbs.gov
Homepage

Animal population ecology, wildlife ecology, occupancy modeling, and biometrics.

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Nickerson, Max
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-392-1721
maxn@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

Herpetology Systematics and ecology of amphibians and reptiles: Cryptobranchus

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Ober, Holly
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

850-875-7150x
holly.ober@ufl.edu
Homepage

Wildlife habitat management and restoration, forest ecology, conservation biology, natural resource education

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O'Connor, George
Soil & Water Science

352-392-7181 x329
gao@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Environmental soil chemistry, specifically, the application of basic soil-chemistry principles to guide responsible and beneficial use of non-hazardous wastes on soils"

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Ogram, Andrew V.
Soil & Water Science

352-392-5970
aogram@UFL.EDU
Homepage

"Adaptation of microbial communities to human impacts, including shifts in microbial community structure in upland and wetland soils; molecular evolution of xenobiotic-degrading genes and mobile DNA elements in soil bacteria"

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Olexa, Michael
Food & Resource Economics

352-392-1881 x327
olexa@UFL.EDU
Homepage

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Oli, Madan
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0561
olim@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Population ecology & modeling, matrix population models, and wildlife ecology and conservation"

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Osborne, Edward W.
Agricultural Education & Communication

352-392-0502 x231
ewo@ufl.edu
Homepage

Agricultural science curriculum and instruction

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Osborne, Todd Z
Soil & Water Science

904-461-4047x
osbornet@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Osborne's research interests relate to biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem processes. He has worked in a variety of aquatic influenced ecosystems, including salt marshes, mangroves, sea grass beds, and coastal forests.

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Osenberg, Craig
Zoology

352-392-9201
osenberg@zoo.ufl.edu
Homepage

Population and community ecology (especially of aquatic organisms); predator-prey and competition theory; dynamics of structured populations; ontogenetic niche shifts and their effect on species interactions; design and implementation of environmental impact studies

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Overdevest, Christine
Sociology


coverdev@ufl.edu
Homepage

Evaluating institutions of environmental governance that improve the democratic accountability and participatory nature and transparency of environmental management.

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Oyuela-Caycedo, Augusto
Anthropology


caycedo@ufl.edu
Homepage

Historical ecology, evolution of ideology, ecology of religion, indigenous peoples of South America (especially the Amazonia and Andes), origins of technology and food production, history and theory of archaeology and anthropology.

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Page, Larry
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-392-1721x
lpage@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

systematics, evolution, and ecology of freshwater fishes and Malacostraca; protection of aquatic natural areas.

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Palmer, Todd
Biology

352-392-6357x
tmp@ufl.edu
Homepage

Interests include species coexistence, the ecology and evolution of mutualisms, and the role of ecosystem engineers in structuring rangeland communities. Most work is conducted in East Africa, although some work in alpine streams, meadows, and prairies of the western U.S.

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Patterson, Will
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-273-3647x
will.patterson@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Patterson’s research includes population dynamics, trophic dynamics, and population structure of marine fishes. He is interested in how populations are structured in space and time and in describing factors that affect population dynamics and demographics, as well as population connectivity.

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Paulay, Gustav
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-273-1948x
paulay@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Pauley studies biodiversity on coral reefs and Pacific islands with a two-pronged approach: documenting species diversity with large-scale taxonomic surveys, and testing hypotheses about historical origins of diversity using paleontological, ecological, and phylogenetic tools. His goal is to understand how the diversity and distribution of marine organisms evolved on coral reefs through speciation, extinction, and changing species ranges. The Pauley lab uses genetic tools to document the differentiation and relationships of insular populations.

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Paulson, Susan
Latin American Studies, Ctr. For

352-273-4730x
spaulson@latam.ufl.edu
Homepage

Research interests include political ecology, gender, class, race, ethnicity, research methodologies, sustainability science, and degrowth. Research explores ways in which gender, class, and ethnicity interact with biophysical environments.

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Pennington-Gray, Lori
Recreation, Parks & Tourism

352-392-4042 x318
penngray@hhp.ufl.edu
Homepage

Commercial recreation

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Percival, H. Franklin
USGS, Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

352-392-1861x
percivalf@wec.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Leader, FL Coop Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Interests in wetland wildlife ecology with major focus on American alligator. Involved in effort to develop small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for wildlife population and habitat assessment. Interested in using interdisciplinary research in solving conservation problems. "

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Perez, Hector E.
Environmental Horticulture

352-273-4503x
heperez@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture with an expertise in developmental physiology of seeds, germination ecology, and macro-propagation

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Perz, Stephen
Sociology

352-392-0251
sperz@soc.ufl.edu
Homepage

Social and demographic determinants of land use and land cover change in the Brazilian Amazon

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Peterson, Anna
Religion

352-392-1625
alp@religion.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Environmental ethics and philosophy, grassroots environmental movements and sustainable livelihoods"

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Phlips, Ed
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-392-9617 x248
ejph@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Biology, ecology, and management of algae and aquatic micro-organisms"

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Pienaar, Elizabeth
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0630x
efpienaar@ufl.edu
Homepage

Human dimensions of wildlife with a specific focus on economic solutions to human-wildlife conflict, Economic approaches to improve the performance of wildlife-based Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Programs in Botswana, Measuring how environmental attitudes towards endangered and threatened marine species are influenced by survey information, and survey design, implementation and analysis

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Pilyugin, Sergei
Mathematics

352-392-0281x 296
pilyugin@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Pilyugin’s areas of research include mathematical biology, population dynamics, dynamical systems and differential equations.

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Pine, William
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-273-3650x
billpine@ufl.edu
Homepage

Aquatic resource management needs with informed decisions based on applied ecological theory, modeling exercises, and experimental observations.

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Ponciano Castellanos, Jose M
Biology

352-392-2784x
josemi@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Ponciano's research focuses on the use of stochastic processes in Biology through mathematics. He uses stochastic processes and statistics to translate fundamental questions in Biology into testable hypotheses that can be confronted with real data. This research focus grew from the application of stochastic processes in Ecology, Population Genetics and Evolution, to Wildlife Management, Conservation Biology and Fisheries, to Epidemiological modeling, Microbial Community Ecology, Population Genetics and Phylogenetics.

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Porter, Wendell
Agricultural & Biological Engineering

352-392-1864x
waporter@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, specializes in energy and resource-efficient building and process systems, IEQ and sick building investigations, heat and mass transfer. He teaches several courses, including AOM 2520 Global Sustainable Energy. One of our students has already requested him to be chair of his supervisory committee. http://snre.ufl.edu/common/humphrey/nominations/Porter,Wend

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Porzecanski, Ignacio
Other

352-392-0836x
igna@ufl.edu
Homepage

Lecturer in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, is interested in engaging students in the problem of how the biological sciences can devise means of understanding natural resource utilization and management in contexts of social and economic development, in particular studying the practices, institutions and policies that define the relationships between people and the environment. Typically, this means addressing problems such as ecosystem conservation, the establishment and consolidation of protected areas, the application of adaptive management strategies, and the design of alternative development / conservation policies and institutions that will be respectful of environmental processes.

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Powell, Abby
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0543x
abbypowell@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Powell's research focuses on avian ecology and conservation, and she has a background in endangered and threatened species and coastal wetland ecology. Before moving to the Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Dr. Powell spent 15 years in Alaska working on issues ranging from impacts of environmental change on shorebirds and seaducks to impacts of expanding populations of gulls and ravens on species of conservation concern. Her research interests include migratory connectivity and full life cycle biology of birds.

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Putz, Francis E.
Botany

352-392-1486
fep@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Forest ecology, both in the tropics and in the north temperate zone, forest community ecology; the patterns and processes of regeneration in natural and silviculturally managed forests"

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Quesenberry, Ken
Agronomy

352-392-1811 x213
clover@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Genetics of adaptation of cool and warm season forage legumes to ecological conditions prevalent in Florida, including adaptation of native and introduced Trifolium species to Florida conditions; plant genetic resource collection, maintenance, and evaluation, including threatened and endangered legume species in the genus Trifolium, from the United States and worldwide"

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Radunovich, Heidi
Family Youth & Community Sciences

352-392-1778x233
hliss@ufl.edu
Homepage

Child and family functioning, mental health, prevention programs and telehealth; investigating whether the Master Gardener program (and potentially other nature-based programs) have emotional and physical benefits beyond the increased knowledge gain.

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Rechcigl, Jack E.
Soil & Water Science

941-751-7636 x225
rechcigl@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Soil fertility for pasture grasses and legumes that evaluates the impact of fertilizers on surface and ground water quality. Determines fertilizer requirements for tropical grasses with emphasis on sustainable agriculture.

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Reddy, K. Ramesh
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1804 x317
krr@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Biogeochemical cycling of nutrients (including redox-related processes) in natural ecosystems, e.g. wetlands lake sediments, and constructed wetlands/ponds used for water treatment; biogeochemical indicators to evaluate changes in ecosystem functions"

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Reed, David L.
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-392-1721x
dreed@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

phylogenetic and evolutionary biology of mammals and their parasites, bioinformatics, and genomics; the coevolution of rodents and lice

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Reynolds, Laura
Soil & Water Science

352-294-3165x
lkreynolds@ufl.edu
Homepage

Research integrates approaches from population and community ecology, biogeochemistry, and plant physiology to better understand how environmental and individual variability influences the functions and stability of nearshore marine ecosystems.

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Rheingans, Richard
Environmental and Global Health

352-294-5110x
rrheing@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Rheingans’s interests lie in global health. Specifically he is interested in water, sanitation, and vaccinations in low-income countries and areas, and the impacts of these factors.

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Ries, Robert
Design, Construction and Planning

352-273-1155x
rries@ufl.edu
Homepage

Rinker Professor of Construction, Assistant Professor, and Associate Director of the Powell Center for Construction and the Environment, in the Rinker School of Construction. He does research on improving the environmental performance of buildings, life cycle assessment of building systems, modeling of construction processes, optimization, and assessing impacts as various scales. He has developed courses in green building design and construction.

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Roberts, Stephen M.
Veterinary Medicine, Physiological Science

352-392-4700 x5500
smr@ufl.edu
Homepage

Environmental health and toxicology; risk-based assessment

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Roberts, Thomas, II
Agricultural Education & Communication

352-273-2568x
groberts@ufl.edu
Homepage

Prior to joining the University of Florida, Dr. Roberts’s previous experience included four years as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University, three years as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Florida, and ten years as an agricultural science teacher in Hillsborough County, Florida. Dr. Roberts’ research interests include global education, experiential learning, and teaching and learning in university settings. His background and expertise will be a valuable asset to SNRE students.

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Robinson, Scott
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-392-1721x
srobinson@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

conservation biology, population and community ecology of birds; avian brood parasitism in tropical and temperate ecosystems

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Romagosa, Christina
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-273-3996x
cmromagosa@ufl.edu
Homepage

Research in four overlapping aspects of biological invasions: process through the influence of wildlife trade, prevention through risk assessment, ecological impacts, and policy and management.

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Ross, Perran
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-392-7137x
pross@ufl.edu
Homepage

Extensive research background with with sea turtles and crocodilians, including international conservation and trade management through CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) involving biologists, commercial, and government-administrative sectors under a wide variety of cultural and political systems.

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Rowland, Diane
Agronomy

352-273-3408x
dlrowland@ufl.edu
Homepage

My professional research is focused on the physiological mechanisms which determine stress response in crops. Emphasis is placed on quantifying water use and water-use efficiency under different irrigation methods and scheduling schemes, and in conservation and conventional tillage systems.

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Russo, Sandra L.
Int'l Studies & Programs, Office of

352-392-5834
srusso@ufic.ufl.edu
Homepage

Gender and environmental policy; farming systems in Africa and Latin America

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Ryan, Sadie J.
Geography

352-294-7513x
sjryan@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Sadie Ryan works on ecology at the human interface and its implications for conservation, disease, sustainability, and wildlife management. Her interdisciplinary work incorporates tools from quantitative and applied ecology, geography, and social science. She uses a variety of techniques from the lab to the field to the computer to the white board.

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Salemi, Marco
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

352-273-9567x
salemi@pathology.ufl.edu
Homepage

Molecular epidemiology, intra-host virus evolution, and the application of phylogenetic and population genetic methods to the study of human and simian pathogenic viruses polysaccharides, and environmental persistence of Vibrios

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Sanford, Whitney
Religion

352-392-1625x
wsanford@ufl.edu
Homepage

Agricultural ethics in Latin America and India; working with the Water Institute and organizing a speakers series entitled Women, Water and Social Equity in India.

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Sansalone, John
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-392-0841x
jsansal@ufl.edu jsansal@ufl.edu
Homepage

hydrology and stormwater management, including physical and chemical processes and stormwater facilities operation, rainfall runoff infiltration, ballast-water processes, treatment and re-use of wastewater and residuals by anaerobic processes, permeable reactive pavements, fate of atmospheric dry deposition, sediment transport and deposition, and settling and consolidation properties of marine sediments

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Sassaman, Ken
Anthropology

352-392-2253 x246
sassaman@anthro.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Archaeologist; settlement and community, Southeastern U.S."

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Schaffer, Bruce
Horticultural Sciences

352-478-7001x316
bas56@ufl.edu
Homepage

Located at the Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, his research focus is environmental physiology of tropical horticultural crops with emphasis on tropical fruit species; leaf gas exchange, plant weather relations, carbohydrate partitioning, physiology of plant interactions with soil, pathogens, and insects, and improving compatibility of tropical agriculture with adjacent natural systems. He is also affiliated with Asian Studies.

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Scheffers, Brett
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0570x
brett.scheffers@ufl.edu
Homepage

Research interests in global change ecology, especially drivers of biological organization in space and time and the effects of human disturbance on these processes. Recent research focuses on multidimensional species distributions in rainforest canopy environments, ecophysiology of ectotherms, microhabitat buffering in structurally complex environments, and extreme climate events.

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Schmink, Marianne
Latin American Studies, Ctr. For

352-392-0375x
schmink@tcd.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Conservation and development in the Brazilian Amazon region, agroforestry, gender, community participation and natural resource management"

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Schuur, Edward (Ted)
Botany

352-392-7913
tschuur@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Controls over fluxes of energy and materials through terrestrial ecosystems, interaction between carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems, global biogeochemical cycles, and climate change, exchange of carbon between plants, soils, and the atmosphere, and the response to changes in climate and disturbance regimes, isotopes and environmental gradients in ecosystems and landscapes"

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Scicchitano, Michael J.
Political Science

352-392-0262 x284
mscicc@polisci.ufl.edu
Homepage

Congressional oversight and intergovernmental regulatory programs

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Screaton, Elizabeth
Geological Sciences

352-392-4612
screaton@ufl.edu
Homepage

Modeling and testing submarine and subterranean aquifers

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Sieving, Katie E.
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0569
chucao@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Evolutionary community ecology of avian nest predation, and behavioral ecology of forest bird movement and distribution in disturbed landscapes (forested and agricultural ecosystems of northern Florida and southern Chile); ecology and conservation of endemic and globally endangered birds of south-temperate rainforest"

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Simmons, Cynthia S.
Geography

352-392-0494x
cssimmons@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Cynthia Simmons is a human geographer whose research program addresses the interaction of economic development and environmental policy in Less Developed Countries. She is especially interested in the social consequences of these interactions, and much of her current work examines the agrarian reform and land conflict in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Smith, Benjamin
Political Science

352-392-0262x272
bbsmith@ufl.edu
Homepage

His current research focuses on the conditions under which democracy can be sustained in oil-rich countries, on the relationship between political patronage and economic growth in the developing world, state policy and communal conflict, and on the sources of durable authoritarian rule. His first book, Hard Times in the Land of Plenty: Oil, Opposition, and Late Development, is under contract with Cornell University Press.

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Smith, Hugh
Entomology & Nematology

813-633-4124x
hughasmith@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Hugh Smith is GCREC's vegetable entomologist. The vegetable entomology program focuses on management of insects and mites that attack tomatoes, peppers, and other horticultural crops.

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Smith, Matthew
Plant Pathology

352-273-2837x
trufflesmith@ufl.edu
Homepage

I am broadly interested in fungal ecology, evolution, and systematics. I have worked extensively on the biology and systematics of hypogeous fungi (“truffles”) and the ecology of plant-symbiotic ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi. However, I have also studied a variety of other fungal groups, including plant pathogens Armillaria mellea ("oak root fungus") and Claviceps purpurea (Ergot disease of grasses) as well as the nematode-destroying fungi (Orbiliales and other Ascomycota). My work combines the synergistic use of molecular, morphological, and culture-based methods in both laboratory and field settings.

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Smith, Nigel
Geography

352-392-0494 x203
nsmith@geog.ufl.edu
Homepage

Survey of under-valued plants of the Amazon floodplain with market potential; policy issues surrounding the linkages between biodiversity and agriculture; management of plant resources by small-scale farmers in the humid tropics

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Smith, Scot E.
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-392-4990
sesmith@ufl.edu
Homepage

Application of photogrammetry and remote sensing to land use management

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Smith, Suzanna D.
Family Youth & Community Sciences

352-392-2202 x255
sdsmith@ufl.edu
Homepage

Family impacts of social and economic changes in rural and natural-resource dependent areas

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Sollenberger, Lynn E.
Agronomy

352-392-1823 x201
les@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Interactions between forage plants and grazing livestock, evaluates integration of grazed pasture into management programs for lactating dairy cows; impact of grazed pasture and pasture management inputs on nutrient cycling in soils and on environmental quality"

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Soltis, Pamela
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-392-1721x
psoltis@ufl.edu
Homepage

phylogenetics (including theory and methods of phylogeny reconstruction), genomics, biogeography, and population genetics

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Southworth, Jane
Geography

352-392-0494 x220
jsouthwo@geog.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Modeling of the impacts of climate change on agricultural and forest ecosystems, remote sensing and modeling of land cover change"

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St. Mary, Colette
Zoology

352-392-1636
stmary@ufl.edu
Homepage

Behavioral ecology of fishes and marine invertebrates

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Steadman, David
Florida Museum of Natural History

352-392-6571
dsteadman@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

Biogeography, systematics, community ecology, zooarchaeology, and paleontology of birds, especially on tropical islands. Current focus is on habitat associations, species-area relationships, turnover, extinction, comparative osteology, and species-level systematics of landbirds from Pacific and Caribbean islands.

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Stein, Taylor V.
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-0860x
tstein@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Ecotourism, human dimensions of natural resource management, landscape values, wildland recreation management" "

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Steiner, Ruth L.
Urban & Regional Planning

352-392-0997 x431
rsteiner@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Transportation and land use planning, transportation and environmental planning, energy issues, pedestrianism and livable cities, and growth management."

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Stepp, J. Richard
Anthropology

352-392-2253
stepp@anthro.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Ecological anthropology, ethnobotany, traditional ecological knowledge, and human ecosystem theory"

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Swett, Robert
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-392-6233x
rswett@ufl.edu
Homepage

waterway resource sustainability in the face of increasing coastal activity, such as recreational boating, fishing, and waterfront development

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Swisher, Marilyn
Family Youth & Community Sciences

352-392-2202 x303
mesw@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Agricultural ecology and sustainable agriculture; social, economic, and environmental aspects of tropical agricultural production"

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Taylor, Bron
Religion

352-392-1625 x237
bron@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Religion and nature, including ecological and environmental ethics"

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Telg, Ricky
Agricultural Education & Communication

352-392-0502 x224
rtelg@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

Agricultural education and distance education

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Teplitski, Max
Soil & Water Science


maxtep@ufl.edu
Homepage

Ecology of plant-bacterial interactions

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Thapa, Dr. Brijesh
Recreation, Parks & Tourism

352-392-4040x1239
bthapa@hhp.ufl.edu
Homepage

1. Ecotourism and cultural heritage tourism in developing countries 2. Tourist behaviors & impacts: socio-cultural, environmental and economic 3. Outdoor recreation and tourism management in parks & protected areas 4. Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors in Outdoor Recreation Director of Center for Tourism Research and Development

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Thetford, Mack
Environmental Horticulture

suncom 689-5766x122
thetford@ufl.edu
Homepage

ornamental plant introduction and evaluation, the use of triazole plant growth regulators on the growth, physiology and anatomy of the woody ornamental shrubs, and technologies for large-scale, vegetative propagation of loblolly pine for reforestation

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Thiele, Leslie P.
Political Science

352-392-0262 x273
thiele@polisci.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Environmental ethics, evolution of environmental movements"

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Thomas, John
Soil & Water Science

352-392-1951x216
thomas@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Soil and Water Science, does research on chemistry and microbiology of environmental contaminants and agrochemicals. Current work includes bioremediation of pesticides in Lake Apopka soil.

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Thompson, Kevin
Landscape Architecture

352-392-6098x329
gday@ufl.edu
Homepage

Community Planning, Contemporary Technologies, Cross-Cultural Design, Cultural Landscapes, Global Contexts, International Planning, Participatory Community Development

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Tilson, William
Architecture

352-392-4836 x311
wtropic@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Preservation design for the tropics, urban design for historic seacoast communities"

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Toor, Gurpal
Soil & Water Science

813-633-4152x
gstoor@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor, Department of Soil and Water Science, does work aiming to minimize surface and sub-surface water quality degradation in an urban environment from nutrients, metals, and emerging contaminants. Research interests include nutrient management and remediation, waste management, fate and transport of emerging contaminants in the environment.

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Townsend, Timothy
Environmental Engineering Sciences

352-392-0846
ttown@eng.ufl.edu
Homepage

Solid and hazardous waste management and design

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Treadwell, Danielle D
Horticultural Sciences

352-273-4775x
ddtreadw@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Danielle Treadwell's work is focused on the economic, environmental and social sustainability of conventional vegetable production systems as well as those that are certified organic by the National Organic Program. Her work is, by nature, interdisciplinary and often involves collaborators from otherwise disparate fields of study, e.g., plant pathology, entomology, agronomy, soil science, wildlife ecology and conservation.

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Treise, Deborah
Journalism

352-392-9755
dtreise@jou.ufl.edu
Homepage

Science communications

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Tucker, Catherine
Anthropology

352-392-0690x
tuckerc@ufl.edu
Homepage

Research interests include environmental governance, community-based conservation, institutional analysis, climate change adaptation, belief systems, sustainability, and how collective action and governance arrangements may enhance or undermine the sustainability of social-ecological systems.

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Ullman, Jeffrey
Agricultural & Biological Engineering

352-392-1864x223
jullman@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Ullman’s research interests include contaminant fate and transport with emphasis on emerging contaminants, toxicological effects on aquatic organisms, and water quality and treatment in natural systems. This expertise will be a valuable asset to SNRE students.

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Useche, Pilar
Food & Resource Economics

352-392-1826x430
useche@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor of Food and Resource Economics, studies the economics of development. She is interested in economics of the adoption of new technologies, decision-making about agricultural development and water supply and demand, and land policies for poverty alleviation.

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Valderrama, Diego
Food & Resource Economics

352-294-7678x
dvalderrama@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Diego Valderrama is a natural resource economist. He has a strong interest in marine and coastal resource economics and is particularly interested in the area of fisheries and aquaculture.

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Valle, Denis
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-392-3806x
drvalle@ufl.edu
Homepage

My research covers environmental health, plant demography, tropical forest management, simulation models, and Bayesian statistical models.

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Vincent, Christopher
Citrus Research & Education Center

863-956-8757x
civince@ufl.edu
Homepage

Research on production methods and biological understanding to improve productivity of citrus crops and additional crops and cropping systems in the traditional citrus region, particularly how plant adaptive and acclimative characteristics impact crop health and productivity in the humid sub-tropics.

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Vogel, Jason
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-0879x
jvogel@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Vogel’s research group studies forest nutrient cycling, structure, and growth. He is interested in how resilient these forest processes and attributes are as they respond to climate change, disturbance, and management decisions. He investigates how silviculture can be used to restore and maintain the attributes of forests that are important to society.

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Walker, Robert
Geography

352-392-0494x
roberttwalker@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Robert Walker’s research focuses on land cover change processes, especially tropical deforestation. His work, to date, integrates remote sensing, spatial statistics, and ethnographic field data into studies of land cover change processes in the Amazon basin. He has studied, for example, the land use decisions of households, the spatial-processes of road building, and, most recently, the impacts of land reform on tropical forests.

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Walsh-Childers, Kim
Journalism

352-392-3924
kwchilde@jou.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Print media news coverage of health issues, mass media effects on individual health and health policy, and the relationship between mass media content and adolescent sexual beliefs and behavior"

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Waltzek, Thomas B.
Pathobiology

352-273-5202x
tbwaltzek@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Thomas Waltzek research interests are focused on aquatic animal health. Specifically, he is interested in the characterization of emerging aquatic animal viruses (EAAVS). Dr. Waltzek uses a phylogenomics approach to study the biology, epidemiology, and evolution of EAAVS, and employs a broad suite of diagnostic methodologies to track EAAVS.

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Waylen, Peter
Geography

352-392-0494x204
prwaylen@geog.ufl.edu
Homepage

hydrology, particularly the analysis of spatial variations in the statistics describing interannual and interseasonal variability of hydrometeorological variables

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Wendy-Lin Bartels
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-1511x
wendylin@ad.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Bartels is especially interested in rural development, family farming, and the convening role universities can play to facilitate knowledge exchange among diverse stakeholder groups. She has worked on several domestic and international climate-and-adaptation projects with multi-disciplinary teams of climate, crop, forestry, and hydrological modelers in their efforts to make research products more relevant to society (e.g. AgMIP, PINEMAP, Southeast Climate & Extension). Within this context, she examines the participatory methods and institutional arrangements that can help scientists to link more effectively with practitioners, bridge society-academia divides, and expand understandings.

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White, Ethan
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-294-2081x
ethanwhite@ufl.edu
Homepage

Ethan White’s research focuses on data-intensive questions in ecology, using large ecological datasets, advanced statistical/machine learning methods, and theoretical modeling to understand ecological patterns.

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Wilkie, Ann
Soil & Water Science

352-392-8699
acwilkie@ufl.edu
Homepage

"Bioremediation techniques for agricultural and industrial wastes, as well as soils and groundwater contaminated with constituents of these wastes"

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Willmott, Keith R.
Entomology & Nematology

352-273-2012x
kwillmott@flmnh.ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Keith Willmott's research combines field, museum and molecular research and concerns the origins and conservation of biodiversity. His research focus is on butterflies of the Neotropics and the tropical Andes in particular. Dr. Willmott studies evolution and the diversity from various perspectives, including revisionary systematics, community ecology, macroecology and historical biogeography.

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Wilson, Patrick (Chris)
Soil & Water Science

772-468-3922x119
pcwilson@ufl.edu
Homepage

agroecology; identifying and reducing negative impacts of land use on natural and existing ecosystems, including characterization of agrichemical loadings in surface water from different land uses, bioremediation/phytoremediation of agrichemicals in contaminated surface water, and evaluation of the environmental benefits of best management practices.

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Wilson, Sandra
Environmental Horticulture

772-468-3922x107
sbwilson@ufl.edu
Homepage

Associate Professor of Environmental Horticulture, is located at the Indian River Research and Education Center. She does research on the invasive potential of ornamental plants, propagation of native plants, organic-based medium components for containerized ornamentals, roadside use of native wildflowers, and enhanced commercial

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Wisely, Samantha
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

352-846-0645x
wisely@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Wisely is interested in how human impacts on the landscape alter ecosystem function. Deforestation, urbanization, and climate change alter the connectivity of populations, the composition of communities and the emergence of disease. Invasive species are particularly sensitive to these alterations and in turn serve as catalysts for changes in ecosystem function. Using a combination of field and laboratory techniques, Dr. Wisely seeks to understand the drivers of disease emergence in systems with invasive species.

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Wright, Alan L.
Soil & Water Science

561-993-1555x
alwr@ifas.ufl.edu
Homepage

My responsibilities include conducting research and developing extension programs that support proper management of natural resources in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) and Everglades wetlands, including minimization of fertilizer inputs for agriculture, determining effects of changing land uses on soil and water quality, and effects of anthropogenic factors on nutrient dynamics in Everglades wetland ecosystems. Research projects include assessment of the fate of phosphorus fertilizer in the subsiding soils of the EAA, management factors influencing vegetable production, and effects of Everglades restoration on soil and water biogeochemical processes. These research efforts will lead to better management of natural resources and improved recommendations for agricultural producers and water managers in the EAA and throughout south Florida.

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Yang, Huiping
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

352-294-0671x
huipingyang@ufl.edu
Homepage

Dr. Yang’s research experience covers general aquaculture, germplasm preservation, and cytogenetics of molluscan shellfish. The molluscan shellfish species she has worked on include scallops, oysters, clams, and abalone. Her research projects include triploid-tetraploid production, aneuploid production, gynogenesis, ploidy determination, analysis of meiosis process, germplasm cryopreservation, and self-fertilization inbred line production.

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Yost, Richard A.
Chemistry

352-392-0557
ryost@chem.ufl.edu
Homepage

"Three aspects of analytical mass spectrometry: instrumentation, fundamentals, and applications"

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Young, Alyson
Anthropology

352-392-1896x303
agyoung@ufl.edu
Homepage

Assistant Professor of Anthropology with an expertise in African pastoral populations

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Zarin, Daniel
Forest Resources & Conservation

352-846-1247
zarin@ufl.edu
Homepage

Tropical forest ecology

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Zhao, Xin
Botany

352-273-4773x
zxin@ufl.edu
Homepage

I am broadly interested in evolution, particularly (though not exclusively) of birds. My research has focused in two main areas. The first area is molecular phylogenetics and population genetics. The second area is behavioral ecology, where I am interested in mating systems, sexual selection and the evolution and proximate control of secondary sexual characters. I am interested in integrating these two areas, by using phylogenetics to understand and examine the evolution of avian behaviors and traits, particularly male secondary sexual traits and by using molecular population genetic data to understand genetic consequences and conservation implications of different mating systems and behaviors.

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Zimmerman, Andrew
Geological Sciences

352-392-0070x
azimmer@ufl.edu
Homepage

My general research interests are: Marine Geochemistry, Organic Geochemistry, Biogeochemistry, Aquatic Paleoecology, Geomicrobiology, Estuarine Research.

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Zwick, Paul D.
Urban & Regional Planning

352-392-0997x427
pdzwick@ufl.edu
Homepage

My research emphasis has been directed at the design, development, and analysis of paradigms used for computer applications in Urban and Environmental Planning, and Engineering. More specifically, my research efforts have been directed at the analysis and design of dynamic models and the use of spatial analysis systems, commonly referred to as geographic information systems.

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