Affiliated Faculty

Affiliated Faculty are organized into the research areas of Ecology, Coastal Physical Science, Public & Environmental Health, Policy, and Water Quality. Please use the drop down menu to filter by any one of these categories. You can also find profile information by clicking on the images or plus sign.

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Peter Adams
Assoc. Professor, Geological Sciences

  • Research areas: geomorphology, coastal processes, climate change
  • Website

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Andrew Altieri
Asst. Professor, Env. Engineering Sciences

  • Research areas: Coastal ecosystems, resilience, ecosystem services, anthropogenic impacts and natural environmental gradients
  • Website

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Christine Angelini
Assoc. Professor, Env. Engineering Sciences

  • Estuarine ecology, community ecology, environmental engineering, ecosystem resilience to climate change and other human impacts
  • Webpage


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Thomas Ankersen
Legal Skills Professor, Levin College of Law

  • Legal Skills Professor, UF Levin College of Law
  • Director of the University of Florida Conservation Clinic, the experiential learning arm of the College’s Environmental and Land Use Law Program
  • Comparative Law (Latin America), Conservation Real Estate Law, Environmental Law, Land Use, Sustainability
  • Webpage

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David Arnold
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Research areas: Micro/nanotechnology, Energy-harvesting, nanocomposite materials, rapid on-site detection of fecal indicating bacteria for coastal water quality monitoring
  • Website

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Shirley Baker
Assoc. Professor, SFRC Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

  • Research areas: effects of water quality on shellfish productivity, physiological mechanisms that underlie those effects, provision of ecosystem services by shellfish, development of models to predict impacts of water quality parameters on shellfish productivity and provision of ecosystem services
  • Webpage

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Jiang Bian
Assoc. Professor, Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics

  • Research areas: data science with heterogeneous data, information and knowledge resources
  • Webpage

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Thomas Bianchi
Professor, Geological Sciences

  • Jon L. AND Beverly A. Thompson Endowed Chair of Geological Sciences
  • Research areas: Biogeochemistry and processing of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in coastal, oceanic, estuarine, and riverine environments.
  • Website

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Joe Bisesi
Assistant Professor, Environmental & Global Health

  • Research areas: Gastrointestinal system and microbiome in physiological response to toxicants; nanomaterials and organic chemical contaminants in biological systems
  • Website

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John Bowden
Asst. Professor, College of Vet. Medicine

  • Research interests: mass spectrometric methods, endocrine disruption, environmental chemistry, wildlife and human health
  • Webpage

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James Cahill
Lecturer, Env. Engineering Sciences

  • Research interests: metagenomics, particularly sediment DNA and conservation-oriented population genomics

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Ed Camp
Assistant Professor, SFRC Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

  • Research areas: Recreational fisheries, oyster populations, aquaculture, and fisheries, cooperative management, socioecological systems and trade-offs
  • Website

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Alberto Canestrelli
Asst. Professor, Civil & Coastal Engineering

  • Geomorphology, river engineering, numerical modeling of coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics and morphodynamics
  • Dr. Canestrelli studies the long term modeling of the morphodynamic evolution of river estuaries and back barrier basins, with a particular focus on salt marsh erosion and progradation. His research also focuses on the storm surge forecast, and on modeling of the long term evolution of beaches, with a particular focus on beach recovery.
  • Webpage

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Mark Clark
Associate Professor, Soil & Water Sciences

  • Wetland nutrient assimilation and storage processes, vegetative succession dynamics, ecological engineering design using wetland processes to improve water quality and enhance ecological function of altered landscape
  • Webpage

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Eric Coker
Assistant Professor, Environmental & Global Health

  • Environmental epidemiology, environmental health and exposure science, spatial and field epidemiology
  • Webpage

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Carolyn Cox
Coordinator, Florida Climate Institute

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Justin Davis
Research Assistant Scientist, ESSIE, HWCOE

  • Research Assistant Scientist, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE), Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, UF
  • Theory and technological development necessary to advance science, education, and observation of the coastal and estuarine environment
  • Numerical modeling, Sensor networking, cyberphysical laboratory testing, ESSIE/Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering IT Support: Networking, Unix/Linux System Administration, HPC Cyberinfrastructure Manager, UF NHERI Experimental Facility
  • Ph.D., Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering (Minor in Computer Engineering)
  • Webpage

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Nancy Denslow
Professor, College of Vet. Medicine

Dr. Denslow’s research involves developing and using molecular biomarkers to evaluate changes in gene expression depending on stress or exposure to contaminants.


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Warren Dixon
Professor, Mech. & Aerospace Engineering

  • Newton C. Ebaugh Professor and Department Chair
  • Adaptive nonlinear control, robotics, human-machine interactions, biomedical, visual servo control
  • Webpage

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Lili Du
Assoc. Professor, Civil & Coastal Engineering

  • Transportation system analysis and network modeling
  • CV/AV/CAV/EV related network modeling and platooning control
  • Big data analytics for traffic ow analysis
  • AI applications in transportation systems
  • Resilient civil infrastructure networks
  • Mobility as a service
  • Webpage

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Z. Hugh Fan
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Research areas: microfluidics, environmental monitoring, detection of pathogens.
  • Webpage

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Peter Frederick
Emeritus Professor, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

  • Wetland processes, community dynamics, conservation, management, restoration
  • Webpage

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Yi Guo
Asst. Professor, Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics

  • Research areas: Electronic health records (EHR)-based phenotyping and risk stratification, Causal modeling and inference, Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in clinical and public health applications.
  • Webpage

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Peter Ifju
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Research areas: Experimental mechanics, moire interferometry, compositie materials
  • Webpage

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John Jaeger
Associate Professor, Geological Sciences

  • Areas of Interest: Sedimentary Geology, Marine and Coastal Geology, Oceanography
  • Dr. Jaeger’s research group integrates subsurface data (samples, logs, drill core) with geophysical data and numerical models of surface processes to test source-to-sink concepts of how strata are formed. We also use highly resolved temporal data (cores, air photos, digital elevation models) from modern settings to document the role of current climate change on sedimentary processes. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves collaborators in all fields of geosciences at U.S. and international institutions.
  • Website

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Myoseon Jang
Assoc. Professor, Env. Engineering Sciences

  • Research areas: Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosol Modeling, Health Effect, Aerosol Climate Forcing, Algal Aerosol, Mineral Dust Particles, Organic Aerosol, Sea Spray Aerosol
  • Webpage

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David Kaplan
Assoc. Professor, Env. Engineering Sciences

  • Research areas: Systems Ecology & Ecological Engineering, Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics, Water Systems, Hydrology, Ecology, Modeling, Water Management
  • Watershed Ecology Lab
  • Departmental webpage

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H. Dail Laughinghouse IV
Asst. Prof., Agronomy

  • Assistant Professor, Ft Lauderdale Research and Extension Center, Dept of Agronomy, Applied Phycology
  • Research areas: Cyanobacteria, environmental influences on macroalgae and microbial photoautotrophs, bioremediation, detection and effects of bioactive compounds
  • Webpage

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Vincent Lecours
Asst. Professor, Sch. of Forest, Fisheries & Geomatics Sciences

  • GIS and Remote Sensing, Habitat Mapping and Modeling, Geomorphometry, Autonomous and Remotely Operated Vehicles, Geovisualization, Underwater Image Processing and Analysis
  • Assistant Professor, Marine Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis, Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences | School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences, UF
  • PhD, Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Lecours Lab – The Marine Geomatics Lab
  • Faculty webpage

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Kai Lorenzen
Professor, School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences

  • Professor of Integrative Fisheries Science, UF
  • Associate Director of the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, UF
  • Research interests: integrative, trans-disciplinary approaches to address complex fisheries management problems; quantitative ecology; human dimensions; management initiatives
  • Lorenzen Lab Website

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Charles Martin
Asst. Professor, IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station

  • Research areas: Estuarine ecology, plant-animal interactions, community ecology, invasive species, disturbance ecology, submerged vegetation
  • Webpage

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Forrest Masters
Professor, Civil and Coastal Engineering

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Julie Meyer
Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Sciences

  • Research interests: microbial ecology, marine microbiology, coral disease, symbiosis, genomics, probiotics, wetlands and aquatic ecosystems
  • Faculty profile
  • Lab website

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Elise Morrison
Asst. Professor, Env. Engineering Sciences

  • Research areas: Microbial Ecology, Organic Biogeochemistry
  • Webpage

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Maitane Olabarrieta
Assoc. Professor, Civil & Coastal Engineering

  • Research in Dr. Olabarrieta’s Coastal Hazards Lab focuses on the processes that drive coastal erosion and flooding under extreme storms and longer-term (seasonal to decadal) inlet and estuarine morphodynamics. One of the main goal is to improve numerical models used to predict coastal change, erosion and flooding.
  • Webpage

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Todd Osborne
Assoc. Professor, Soil and Water Sciences

  • Research areas: sea level rise, soil carbon storage, salt marsh restoration in coastal Florida, restoration of water quality via shellfish, sea grass & mangrove habitat restoration and mitigation.
  • Webpage

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Edward Phlips
Professor, SFRC – Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

  • Dr. Phlips has initiated a toxic algae research program, with the goal of evaluating the distribution, causes and consequences of harmful algae in both freshwater and marine ecosystems.
  • Webpage

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Laura Reynolds
Asst. Professor, Soil and Water Sciences

  • Research interests: Carbon Dynamics and Ecosystem Services; Wetlands and Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Webpage

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Tara Sabo-Attwood
Professor, Env. & Global Health

  • Relevant research areas: molecular mechanisms that drive various health impacts associated with environmental exposures to agents which include endocrine disruptors, mineral fibers, and nanomaterials; nano-enabled applications relevant to improving water quality in aquaculture settings
  • Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Global Health and a member of the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology and Emerging Pathogens Institute at the UF
  • Associate Dean of Faculty Development, Cultural Affairs, and Wellness Programs
  • Webpage

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Katherine Serafin
Assistant Professor, Geography

Dr. Serafin is a coastal scientist who researches extreme sea levels and coastal hazards to better understand how our coastlines are changing and the resultant consequences for people and places. She combines observational datasets with statistical and numerical models to understand the frequency, drivers, and impacts of coastal flooding and erosion events. Some of her interests include compound flooding hazards, extreme value analysis, coastal processes, human-natural coupled systems, flood risk management in a changing climate, and climate adaptation and resilience.


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Alex Sheremet
Professor, Civil & Coastal Engineering

  • Michael K. Ochi Professor of Coastal Engineering
  • Research areas: Coastal and oceanographic engineering, coastal ecosystem dynamics
  • Webpage

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Ashley Smyth
Asst. Professor, Soil and Water Sciences

  • Assistant Professor of Biogeochemistry in the Department of Soil and Water Sciences at the IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center
  • Florida Sea Grant Affiliate
  • Research areas: coastal biogeochemistry, shellfish, water quality, biogeochemical response of restoration and management activities, effects of climate variability and sea level rise on biogeochemistry of South Florida’s coastal habitats
  • Webpage

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Kathe Todd-Brown
Asst. Professor, Env. Eng. Sci.

  • Research interests: coastal carbon model, marsh accretion rates
  • Website

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Benjamin Wilkinson
Associate Professor, Geomatics, SFFGS

  • Dr. Wilkinson specializes in the collection and processing of data using geospatial sensors, with emphasis on airborne and terrestrial photography, lidar, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS), particularly 3D scene reconstruction using photogrammetric techniques as well as data adjustment, fusion, and uncertainty estimation.
  • PhD, Geomatics, University of Florida
  • Personal/Lab Website: Geospatial Mapping and Applications Lab

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Chang-Yu Wu
Professor, Env. Engineering Sciences

  • Research areas: Aerosol Technology, Respiratory Health, Particle Technology, Engineering Education
  • Webpage

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Dapeng Oliver Wu
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Xiao Yu
Assistant Professor, Civil & Coastal Engineering

  • Research areas: nearshore processes, sediment transport, physical-ecological coupling of ecosystems
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