IE Affiliated Faculty
You are currently viewing all Interdisciplinary Ecology affiliated faculty.
It is recommended that this list be used only as a guide, and that individual faculty homepages be used as the primary source for contact information, specializations and research conducted.
If you're an affiliate and would like to update your listing, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 | Back to top
Sustainability in site and land development, community design, and water conservation in the landscape
2 | Back to top
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.
3 | Back to top
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.
4 | Back to top
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.
5 | Back to top
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.
6 | Back to top
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.
7 | Back to top
Population dynamics and ecology of important freshwater fishes
8 | Back to top
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.
9 | Back to top
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.
10 | Back to top
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.
11 | Back to top
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.
12 | Back to top
Water resources, Subsurface Remediation, Wetland Hydrology, Dry Cleaner Site Remediation,
13 | Back to top
population genetics, systematics, phylogeography, and conservation genetics
Cross appointed between Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
14 | Back to top
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
15 | Back to top
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.
16 | Back to top
Physiology and ecology of marine and freshwater invertebrates, especially bivalves
17 | Back to top
Land and geographic information systems
18 | Back to top
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.
19 | Back to top
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.
20 | Back to top
Stormwater Management, Water Quantity and Quality Issues, Low Impact Development, Sustainable Urban Development to Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution
21 | Back to top
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.
22 | Back to top
"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"
23 | Back to top
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
24 | Back to top
"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"
25 | Back to top
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
26 | Back to top
Understanding the diversity, evolution, and natural history of amphibians and reptiles
27 | Back to top
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
28 | Back to top
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).
29 | Back to top
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.
30 | Back to top
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.
31 | Back to top
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.
32 | Back to top
Primate behavior, ecology, social evolution, and communication, Neotropics
33 | Back to top
Biology of sea turtles with emphasis on the early pelagic stage, migratory patterns, and demography.
34 | Back to top
"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."
35 | Back to top
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.
36 | Back to top
Active research projects focus on Wood Storks and include monitoring and telemetry studies, as well as spatial modeling.
37 | Back to top
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.
38 | Back to top
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.
39 | Back to top
"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
Wildlife response to landscape structure
40 | Back to top
Archaeologist; Africa food domestication
41 | Back to top
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.
42 | Back to top
Developing countries and regional economic cooperation. International political economy, international politics, and U.S. foreign policy
43 | Back to top
"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.
44 | Back to top
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.
45 | Back to top
"Tropical conservation, plant ecology, demographic modeling, plant-animal interactions, and mutualisms"
46 | Back to top
"Training for Agents and County Directors on issues such as water policy education, impacts of new agricultural technologies, and food security and equity"
47 | Back to top
Habitat associations and host plant relations of grasshoppers; development of control practices for grasshoppers on all crops
48 | Back to top
Interpretation of natural systems for land use and resource planning; global landscape planning using GIS; and greenways planning, design and management
49 | Back to top
Sea turtle ecology and conservation
Physiological and behavioral ecology of reptiles and amphibians: : :
wetland ecosystems, with special interests in nesting ecology of sea turtles
50 | Back to top
Anthropology of the State, Political Economy, Globalization, Commodities, Materiality, Infrastructure, Development, Bureaucracy, Borders, Interdisciplinary, African Studies
51 | Back to top
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
52 | Back to top
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.
53 | Back to top
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.
54 | Back to top
"Fisheries management, fish ecology, stream ecology"
Fisheries Management: : :
Fish Ecology: : :
Quantitative fisheries: : :
Pond Management: : :
55 | Back to top
"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:
56 | Back to top
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.
57 | Back to top
Evolutionary developmental biology, molecular development of vertebrate external genitalia, evolution of vertebrate limb development, and developmental genetic mechanisms of vertebrate skeleton evolution.
58 | Back to top
"Forest Soils, soil-root interactions, nutrient uptake modeling, nutrient cycling, forested wetlands, tropical soils"
59 | Back to top
computer simulation models of populations and physiological and ecological processes for southern pines and Florida ecosystems
60 | Back to top
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:
61 | Back to top
"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
62 | Back to top
Conservation biology of imperiled butterflies, approached through population ecology; Director of the Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network
63 | Back to top
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.
64 | Back to top
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.
65 | Back to top
environmental history, Florida history, history of the modern U.S. South
66 | Back to top
Director of The Center for Latin American Studies; Research interests include land policy, agrarian reform, and gender issues in Latin American agricultural development
67 | Back to top
Zooarchaeology and environmental anthropology, coastal adaptations, and historical archaeology in the southern U.S., the Caribbean, and the central Andes.
68 | Back to top
Water Chemistry: Water Quality: :
Contaminant Fate: : :
ground water and surface water quality; Water Resources Sustainability; Industrial Ecology
69 | Back to top
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
70 | Back to top
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
71 | Back to top
ecology and management of reptiles and amphibians
72 | Back to top
Dr. Donohoe is a geographer strongly placed in natural resource and environmental management but with a dedicated interest in tourism and leisure.
73 | Back to top
irrigation and drainage engineering, water quantity and quality issues, crop consumptive use, and Best Management Practices to reduce nonpoint source pollution
74 | Back to top
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.
75 | Back to top
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.
76 | Back to top
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.
77 | Back to top
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.
78 | Back to top
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.
79 | Back to top
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.
80 | Back to top
Urban forestry; Environmental and community functions of urban forests and the effects of urbanization, fire and hurricanes on natural systems near urban areas
81 | Back to top
82 | Back to top
He is interested in landscape ecology, habitat fragmentation, habitat selection by animals in changing landscapes, consequences of habitat restoration, and species distribution models.
83 | Back to top
Environmental justice, community-based participatory research, immigrants and refugees in Florida, built environments among low-income populations and other poverty-related issues.
84 | Back to top
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.
85 | Back to top
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.
86 | Back to top
Decision-making under environmental law and the intersection of science and law.
87 | Back to top
Veterinary medicine of aquatic animals
88 | Back to top
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
89 | Back to top
Director for the School of Natural Resources and Environment
90 | Back to top
Field and lab studies on ecology of wetland vertebrates and their environment, with an aim towards better management, conservation, and restoration of wetland ecosystems
91 | Back to top
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.
92 | Back to top
The research aims to better understand the cycles of carbon nitrogen and other nutrients in land ecosystems using modeling tools.
93 | Back to top
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.
94 | Back to top
95 | Back to top
sugarcane cultivar development and agronomic monitoring through on-farm trials in the Everglades Agricultural area
96 | Back to top
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.
97 | Back to top
wildlife education and management, human dimensions of wildlife conservation, and integrating wildlife management into other land-uses
98 | Back to top
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.
99 | Back to top
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.
100 | Back to top
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
101 | Back to top
Conservation, population biology, rare species, invasive non-native species, restoration of longleaf pine systems
102 | Back to top
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.
103 | Back to top
"Subsurface solute transport, groundwater resources evaluation, stochastic hydrology and remediation"
104 | Back to top
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.
105 | Back to top
"Soil landscape analysis, three-dimensional reconstruction and visualization of soil landscapes, spatial modeling, GIS applications, land resource management, and water quality"
106 | Back to top
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.
107 | Back to top
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
108 | Back to top
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.
109 | Back to top
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
110 | Back to top
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.
111 | Back to top
Contaminant transport in porous media
112 | Back to top
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.
113 | Back to top
biogeochemical processes and management of nutrients, contaminants, and wastes in soil-plant-water systems
114 | Back to top
urban water infrastructure, water supply, wastewater, storm water, simulation and optimization, decision support systems
115 | Back to top
"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"
116 | Back to top
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.
117 | Back to top
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.
118 | Back to top
I am a faculty member of the Geomatics Program, and my research interests are GIS, Wayfinding and Navigation, Decision Support Systems, and Data Quality.
119 | Back to top
Professor of Horticultural Sciences: Extension Specialist, Vegetables
Professor of Horticultural Sciences
120 | Back to top
Natural resource management of recreation and ecotourism areas
121 | Back to top
122 | Back to top
"Designing urban landscapes for wildlife, citizen participation in monitoring efforts, landscape ecology, scale-dependent responses to landscape structure by animals", Ecological Restoration
123 | Back to top
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.
124 | Back to top
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
125 | Back to top
"Quantitative and qualitative methods for evaluation of educational achievement, social capital, and extension education programs"
126 | Back to top
"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"
127 | Back to top
"Marine and near-shore sedimentary processes and environments, human impacts on estuarine sediments"
128 | Back to top
"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."
129 | Back to top
"Human impacts on natural hydrologic ecosystems, including watersheds, wetlands, and aquifers; techniques for characterization and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater"
130 | Back to top
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.
131 | Back to top
"Silviculture, with research interests in tree nutrition, forest fertilization and production ecology of managed coniferous forests.
132 | Back to top
133 | Back to top
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
134 | Back to top
Science and environmental education curriculum development and evaluation; international science and environmental education
135 | Back to top
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.
136 | Back to top
"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."
137 | Back to top
Tropical forest ecology and community-based forest management
138 | Back to top
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.
139 | Back to top
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.
140 | Back to top
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.
141 | Back to top
"Photojournalism, design, and editing"
142 | Back to top
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.
143 | Back to top
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.
144 | Back to top
Economic and ecological anthropology; horticultural societies; island archaeology; West Indian and eastern U.S. archaeology
145 | Back to top
Urban Entomology and Urban Pest Management, Vertebrate Pest and Nuisance Wildlife Management, Medical and Veterinary Entomology.
146 | Back to top
Environmental impacts of construction; sustainability; value engineering; recycling; expert systems; productive innovations; fire research.
147 | Back to top
Model linkage/integration, ecological and risk modeling, environmental decision analysis.
148 | Back to top
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.
149 | Back to top
"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"
150 | Back to top
Wetlands plant community ecology and management; GIS modeling and gap analysis
151 | Back to top
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
152 | Back to top
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
153 | Back to top
Research interests include: Paleoecology, taphonomy, geochronology, stratigraphy, quantitative methods, marine ecology, conservation biology, mollusks, brachiopods
154 | Back to top
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.
155 | Back to top
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.
156 | Back to top
How Individual and Group Level Cognition Impacts the Decision Making and Consensus Building Process, Role of Opinion Leaders, How Educational Initiatives Can Be Targeted
157 | Back to top
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.
158 | Back to top
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
159 | Back to top
"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"
160 | Back to top
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.
161 | Back to top
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.
162 | Back to top
Department of Biology, My expertise is in forest community and ecosystem ecology; global carbon cycle
163 | Back to top
Physiology and ecology of vertebrates
164 | Back to top
"Marine ecology, behavioral ecology and crustacean biology"
165 | Back to top
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
166 | Back to top
Tropical ecology and conservation, seed dispersal mutualisms, ecological niche modeling and applications of Geographic Information Systems technology for biodiversity research and conservation
167 | Back to top
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.
168 | Back to top
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.
169 | Back to top
Insects and other invertebrates: Biting insects (especially transmitters of human diseases): Insect behavior: Ecology and plant-insect relationships
170 | Back to top
"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"
171 | Back to top
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.
172 | Back to top
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.
173 | Back to top
"Ecosystem Ecology; effects of human activities on ecosystem nutrient cycling; biodiversity and ecosystem processes; global climate change"
174 | Back to top
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.
175 | Back to top
"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."
176 | Back to top
"Isotopic geochemistry and geochronology; stratigraphy, paleoclimate, and paleoceanography"
177 | Back to top
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
178 | Back to top
"Forest tree ecophysiology, with special interest in linking organ-level carbon and water relations physiology with questions at the whole-tree and stand scales"
179 | Back to top
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.
180 | Back to top
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
181 | Back to top
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: : :
182 | Back to top
Host plant resistance and biological control for sustainable management of insect pests
183 | Back to top
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
184 | Back to top
Conservation and management of terrestrial vertebrates in and around human altered landscapes.
185 | Back to top
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.
186 | Back to top
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.
187 | Back to top
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.
188 | Back to top
"research methods and psychometrics, accountability systems, large-scale assessment, validity, and generalizability"
189 | Back to top
Native plant restoration
190 | Back to top
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.
191 | Back to top
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.
192 | Back to top
"Curriculum development, communications, teacher training, evaluation, conservation behavior"
193 | Back to top
"Systems ecology, marshes and estuaries"
194 | Back to top
"Geoarchaeology, synthesis, agriculture"
195 | Back to top
"Fluvial geomorphology, coastal geomorphology, soils"
196 | Back to top
"Introduced galliformes, columbifromes, and passeriformes"
197 | Back to top
"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"
198 | Back to top
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.
199 | Back to top
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.
200 | Back to top
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
201 | Back to top
Analyzing exploratory fishing for sablefish on offshore seamounts and estimating abundance and dispersion of sablefish through mark-recapture surveys
202 | Back to top
Development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and teaching methods in the area of agriscience and natural resources.
203 | Back to top
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.
204 | Back to top
biophysical aspects of agroforestry systems including soil productivity and component interactions; agroforestry system design and evaluation
205 | Back to top
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
206 | Back to top
Animal population ecology, wildlife ecology, occupancy modeling, and biometrics.
207 | Back to top
Systematics and ecology of amphibians and reptiles: Cryptobranchus
208 | Back to top
Wildlife habitat management and restoration, forest ecology, conservation biology, natural resource education
209 | Back to top
"Environmental soil chemistry, specifically, the application of basic soil-chemistry principles to guide responsible and beneficial use of non-hazardous wastes on soils"
210 | Back to top
"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"
211 | Back to top
212 | Back to top
"Population ecology & modeling, matrix population models, and wildlife ecology and conservation"
213 | Back to top
Osborne, Edward W.
Agricultural Education & Communication
Agricultural science curriculum and instruction
214 | Back to top
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.
215 | Back to top
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
216 | Back to top
Evaluating institutions of environmental governance that improve the democratic accountability and participatory nature and transparency of environmental management.
217 | Back to top
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.
218 | Back to top
systematics, evolution, and ecology of freshwater fishes and Malacostraca; protection of aquatic natural areas.
219 | Back to top
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.
220 | Back to top
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.
221 | Back to top
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.
222 | Back to top
223 | Back to top
"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.
224 | Back to top
Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture with an expertise in developmental physiology of seeds, germination ecology, and macro-propagation
225 | Back to top
Social and demographic determinants of land use and land cover change in the Brazilian Amazon
226 | Back to top
"Environmental ethics and philosophy, grassroots environmental movements and sustainable livelihoods"
227 | Back to top
"Biology, ecology, and management of algae and aquatic micro-organisms"
228 | Back to top
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
229 | Back to top
Dr. Pilyugin’s areas of research include mathematical biology, population dynamics, dynamical systems and differential equations.
230 | Back to top
Aquatic resource management needs with informed decisions based on applied ecological theory, modeling exercises, and experimental observations.
231 | Back to top
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.
232 | Back to top
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.
233 | Back to top
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.
234 | Back to top
"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"
235 | Back to top
"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"
236 | Back to top
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.
237 | Back to top
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.
238 | Back to top
"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"
239 | Back to top
phylogenetic and evolutionary biology of mammals and their parasites, bioinformatics, and genomics; the coevolution of rodents and lice
240 | Back to top
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.
241 | Back to top
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.
242 | Back to top
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.
243 | Back to top
Roberts, Stephen M.
Veterinary Medicine, Physiological Science
Environmental health and toxicology; risk-based assessment
244 | Back to top
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.
245 | Back to top
conservation biology, population and community ecology of birds; avian brood parasitism in tropical and temperate ecosystems
246 | Back to top
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.
247 | Back to top
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.
248 | Back to top
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.
249 | Back to top
Gender and environmental policy; farming systems in Africa and Latin America
250 | Back to top
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.
251 | Back to top
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
252 | Back to top
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.
253 | Back to top
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
254 | Back to top
"Archaeologist; settlement and community, Southeastern U.S."
255 | Back to top
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.
256 | Back to top
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.
257 | Back to top
"Conservation and development in the Brazilian Amazon region, agroforestry, gender, community participation and natural resource management"
258 | Back to top
"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"
259 | Back to top
Congressional oversight and intergovernmental regulatory programs
260 | Back to top
Modeling and testing submarine and subterranean aquifers
261 | Back to top
"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"
262 | Back to top
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.
263 | Back to top
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.
264 | Back to top
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.
265 | Back to top
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.
266 | Back to top
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
267 | Back to top
Application of photogrammetry and remote sensing to land use management
268 | Back to top
Family impacts of social and economic changes in rural and natural-resource dependent areas
269 | Back to top
"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"
270 | Back to top
phylogenetics (including theory and methods of phylogeny reconstruction), genomics, biogeography, and population genetics
271 | Back to top
"Modeling of the impacts of climate change on agricultural and forest ecosystems, remote sensing and modeling of land cover change"
272 | Back to top
Behavioral ecology of fishes and marine invertebrates
273 | Back to top
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.
274 | Back to top
"Ecotourism, human dimensions of natural resource management, landscape values, wildland recreation management"
275 | Back to top
"Transportation and land use planning, transportation and environmental planning, energy issues, pedestrianism and livable cities, and growth management."
276 | Back to top
"Ecological anthropology, ethnobotany, traditional ecological knowledge, and human ecosystem theory"
277 | Back to top
waterway resource sustainability in the face of increasing coastal activity, such as recreational boating, fishing, and waterfront development
278 | Back to top
"Agricultural ecology and sustainable agriculture; social, economic, and environmental aspects of tropical agricultural production"
279 | Back to top
"Religion and nature, including ecological and environmental ethics"
280 | Back to top
Agricultural education and distance education
281 | Back to top
Ecology of plant-bacterial interactions
282 | Back to top
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
283 | Back to top
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
284 | Back to top
"Environmental ethics, evolution of environmental movements"
285 | Back to top
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.
286 | Back to top
Community Planning, Contemporary Technologies, Cross-Cultural Design, Cultural Landscapes, Global Contexts, International Planning, Participatory Community Development
287 | Back to top
"Preservation design for the tropics, urban design for historic seacoast communities"
288 | Back to top
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.
289 | Back to top
Solid and hazardous waste management and design
290 | Back to top
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.
291 | Back to top
292 | Back to top
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.
293 | Back to top
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.
294 | Back to top
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.
295 | Back to top
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.
296 | Back to top
My research covers environmental health, plant demography, tropical forest management, simulation models, and Bayesian statistical models.
297 | Back to top
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.
298 | Back to top
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.
299 | Back to top
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.
300 | Back to top
"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"
301 | Back to top
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.
302 | Back to top
Dr. Thomas Waltzek's 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.
303 | Back to top
hydrology, particularly the analysis of spatial variations in the statistics describing interannual and interseasonal variability of hydrometeorological variables
304 | Back to top
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.
305 | Back to top
"Bioremediation techniques for agricultural and industrial wastes, as well as soils and groundwater contaminated with constituents of these wastes"
306 | Back to top
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.
307 | Back to top
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.
308 | Back to top
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
309 | Back to top
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.
310 | Back to top
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.
311 | Back to top
"Three aspects of analytical mass spectrometry: instrumentation, fundamentals, and applications"
312 | Back to top
Assistant Professor of Anthropology with an expertise in African pastoral populations
313 | Back to top
314 | Back to top
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.
315 | Back to top
My general research interests are: Marine Geochemistry, Organic Geochemistry, Biogeochemistry, Aquatic Paleoecology, Geomicrobiology, Estuarine Research.
316 | Back to top
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.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 15:24