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Marine & Coastal Research Faculty

Biological Science

Ecology and Evolution

Scott Burgess
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-sburgess.php
Research: Ecological and evolutionary principles to study the population biology of coastal marine invertebrates.

undefinedEmily DuVal
Biological Science

Website: http://bio.fsu.edu/duval/
Research: Behavioral ecology, sexual selection, and reproductive strategies of birds.

undefinedGregory Erickson
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-erickson.php
Research: Evolutionary morphology of vertebrates and paleobiology.

undefinedKimberly Hughes
Biological Science

Website:http://www.bio.fsu.edu/kahughes/Hughes_Lab_Home_Page.html
Research: Evolutionary, ecological and behavioral genomics.

undefinedBrian Inouye
Biological Science

Website: http://bio.fsu.edu/~binouye/
Research: Population ecology, theoretical ecology, and species interactions.

undefinedEmily Lemmon
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/chorusfrog/
Research: Phylogenetics, speciation, behavioral ecology, sexual selection, phylogeography, and population genetics of amphibians.

undefinedDon Levitan
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-levitan.php
Research: Evolutionary ecology of marine invertebrates; population biology.

undefinedAustin Mast
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-mast.php
Research: Plant and algal (especially diatom) evolution, ecology, and diversity; biodiversity informatics.

Sophie McCoy
Biological Science

Website: http://www.marecology.com/
Research: Research in the McCoy Lab draws relationships between processes that occur at small scales to macro-scale patterns.

undefinedTom Miller
Biological Science

Website: http://bio.fsu.edu/~miller/HOMEPAGE/
Research: Coastal dune vegetation, effects of climate on barrier island plant communities.

Andrew Rassweiler
Biological Science

Website: http://www.msi.ucsb.edu/people/research-scientists/andrew-rassweiler
Research: Combines field experiments, data analysis and mathematical modeling to address both basic and applied questions, mainly in temperate reef ecosystems.

undefinedDarin Rokyta
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/~drokyta/
Research: Molecular and statistical properties of adaptive evolution.

undefinedScott Steppan
Biological Science

Website: http://bio.fsu.edu/~steppanlab/
Research: Evolutionary biology and mammalian molecular and morphological systematics and mollusk phylogeny.

undefinedJoseph Travis
Biological Science

Website: http://bio.fsu.edu/faculty-travis.php
Research: Ecological genetics, the study of how selection molds the phenotypic and genetic variation within and among populations of the same species.

undefinedWalter Tschinkel
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-tschinkel.php
Research: Biology and ecology of social insects.

undefinedAlice Winn
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-winn.php
Research: Plant population ecology and evolution.

undefinedJanie L. Wulff
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-wulff.php
Research: Evolutionary ecology of marine invertebrates, especially sponges, bryozoans, corals, and other clonal animals; community ecology of coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangrove prop roots. 

undefinedFrances James (Professor Emeritus)
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-james.php
Research: Vertebrate ecology and evolution; conservation biology.

Cell and Molecular Biology   

undefinedRoss Ellington
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-ellington.php
Research: Structure, function, and evolution of enzymes in marine invertebrates.

undefinedJames Fadool
Biological Science

Website: http://www.neuro.fsu.edu/faculty/jfadool/
Research: Developmental biology; cellular and genetic analysis of visual system development in fishes.

undefinedLisa Lyons
Biological Science

Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-lyons.php
Research: Signaling and circadian modulation regulating associative memory (sea hare physiology).

Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies

   

undefinedAlexandra Bozec
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies

Website: http://coaps.fsu.edu/people/bozec.shtml
Research: Mediterranean Outflow Waters in the Atlantic and their impact on global circulation

   

undefinedEric Chassignet
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-eric-chassignet
Research: Role of the ocean in climate variability from the complementary perspectives of coupled ocean-atmosphere modeling and observations.

   

undefinedDmitry Dukhovskoy
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies

Website: http://coaps.fsu.edu/dmitry-dukhovskoy
Research: Numerical modeling of physical processes in the ocean

   

undefinedSteve Morey
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
Website: http://coaps.fsu.edu/people/morey.shtml
Research: Analyzing observational data and numerical ocean models of physical processes and circulation within the Gulf of Mexico, including estuarine systems and their connectivity with the offshore environment; ocean response to hurricanes; and deepwater topography.

   

undefinedPanagiotis Velissariou
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies


Chemistry

   

undefinedWilliam Cooper
Chemistry

Website: http://www.chem.fsu.edu/~cooper/
Research: Analytical and organic geochemistry of natural waters and sediments, including studies of the biogeochemical reactivity of naturally occurring organic compounds,  mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry methods for the analysis of complex mixtures commonly found in nature.

Coastal and Marine Lab

   

undefinedSandra Brooke
FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory

Website: https://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/faculty/sandra-brooke
Research: Coral biology, physiology, and conservation.

   

undefinedChip Cotton
FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory

Website: https://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/faculty/chip-cotton
Research: Life history and ecology of estuarine and deep sea fishes: Coral biology, physiology, and conservation.

   

undefinedFelicia Coleman
FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory

Website: https://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/faculty/felicia-coleman
Reef Fish Ecologist, Marine Resource Policy.

 

undefinedDean Grubbs
FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory

Website: https://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dean-grubbs
Research: Fish and fisheries; ecology of coastal and deep-sea fishes, especially sharks and their relatives, including studies of habitat use, migration, life histories, functional morphology. 

 

undefinedJeroen Ingels
FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory

Website: https://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/faculty/jeroen-ingels
Research: Ph.D. Marine Biology, Deep-Sea Ecology

 

undefinedSophie McCoy
FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory

Website: https://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/faculty/sophie-mccoy
Research: Ph.D. Ecology and Evolution


College of Law

   

undefinedDonna Christie
College of Law

Website: http://www.law.fsu.edu/our-faculty/profiles/christie
Research: Ocean and coastal management law and policy, including beaches and coastal development, fisheries and marine living resources management, maritime boundaries and jurisdiction, ocean policy.

   

undefinedShi-Ling Hsu
College of Law

Website: http://www.law.fsu.edu/our-faculty/profiles/hsu
Research: Environmental and natural resource law, climate change, law and economics, and property.

   

undefinedDave Markell
College of Law

Website: http://www.law.fsu.edu/our-faculty/profiles/markell
Research: Climate change, compliance and enforcement, and North American environmental law and policy.


Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

   

undefinedAmy Baco-Taylor
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-amy-baco-taylor
Research: Marine Molecular Ecology, Benthic Ecology, Deep Sea Coral Ecology, Conservation of Benthic Marine InvertebratesZ

   

undefinedMark Bourassa
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/people/bourassa.shtml
Research: Air/Sea Interaction, Remote Sensing, Boundary Layer Meteorology, Tropical Meteorology

   

undefinedWilliam C. Burnett (Professor Emeritus)
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-william-burnet
Research: Applications of naturally occurring radio isotopes to address problems in the earth, marine, and environmental sciences.

   

undefinedJeffrey P. Chanton
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-jeff-chanton
Research: Chemical Oceanography, Geochemistry, Environmental Geology

   

undefinedAllan J. Clarke
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-allan-j-clarke
Research: Climate Dynamics, El Nino Predictions, Equatorial & Shelf Water Dynamics, Sea Level Rise.

   

undefinedWilliam K. Dewar
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://www.marianafuentes.net/mariana-fuentes.html
Research: Dynamics of the ocean at scales from 100km to 10,000 km, or from the deformation scale to the basin scale.

  

Mariana Fuentes
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-william-dewar
Research: Conservation planning, natural resource management, anthropogenic and climate change impacts on marine mega-fauna, especially marine turtles

   

undefinedMarkus Huettel
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-markus-huettel/
Research: Benthic Ecology, Ecology of coastal and shelf environments with emphasis on processes in the sediments and at the sediment-water interface.

   

undefinedAngela Knapp
Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-angela-knapp
Research: Nitrogen cycling and marine biogeochemistry, marine microbial ecology

  

Sven Krantz
Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science

Website: http://www.eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-sven-kranz
Research: Ecology, unicellular marine photoautotrophs, and phytoplankton ecology

   

undefinedWilliam M. Landing
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-william-m-landing
Research: Biogeochemical cycling of trace elements

   

undefinedIan MacDonald
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-ian-macdonald
Research: Deep ocean extreme communities

   

undefinedOlivia Mason
Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-olivia-mason
Research: Marine microbial ecology

   

undefinedVasu Misra
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/people/misra.php
Research: Climate Variability and predictability

   

undefinedDoron Nof
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-doron-nof
Research: Movement of fluids within the ocean & its relationship to the atmosphere above

   

undefinedVincent Salters
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-vincent-jm-salters
Research: Trace element & Isotope geochemistry

   

undefinedKevin Speer
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-kevin-speer
Research: Deep currents & polar circulation

   

undefinedRobert Spencer
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-robert-spencer
Research: Watershed hydrology, ecosystem processing, global climate change and land use and management

   

undefinedMike Stukel
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-mike-stukel
Research: The intersection of plankton ecology and biogeochemical cycling, including plankton trophic dynamics and biogeochemical modeling

   

undefinedWilton Sturges (Professor Emeritus)

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-wilton-sturges-iii
Research: Physical oceanography

   

undefinedPhilip Sura
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-philip-sura
Research: Stochastic-dynamical understanding of extreme climate events

   

undefinedDavid E. Thistle (Professor Emeritus)
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-david-thistle
Research: Benthic Ecology, Emergence of Primarily Benthic Organisms, Range sizes of Deep-Sea Species

   

undefinedYang Wang
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science

Website: http://eoas.fsu.edu/people/faculty/dr-yang-wang
Research: Paleoclimate and paleoecology, Food webs in modern and fossil ecosystems, Biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nutrients

  

Nico Wienders
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science

Website: http://ocean.fsu.edu/~wienders
Research: Physical Oceanography, Instrumentation, Observations at Sea, High Resolution Modeling, Coupled Dynamics. 


Electrical and Computer Engineering

   

undefinedSimon Y. Foo
Electrical and Computer Engineering (FAMU-FSU College of Engineering)

Website: https://www.eng.fsu.edu/ece/people/foo.html
Research: Modeling and synthesis of high-frequency side-scan sonar imagery of sea bottoms.

   

undefinedMark Weatherspoon
Electrical and Computer Engineering (FAMU-FSU College of Engineering)

Website: https://www.eng.fsu.edu/ece/people/weatherspoon.html
Research: Study of bioluminescence of dinoflagellates.


Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center

   

undefinedLori Medders
Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management

Website: http://www.stormrisk.org/


Geography

undefinedJay Baker
Geography

Website: http://www.coss.fsu.edu/geography/staff/jbaker.html
Research: Natural and technological hazards, Environmental policy, Environmental perception, Behavioral geography, Policy evaluation methods.

undefinedJames B. Elsner
Geography

Website: http://myweb.fsu.edu/jelsner/
Research: Hurricane climatology, Spatial statistics, Applications of extreme value theory, Bayesian modeling, Scaling laws in the atmosphere.

Sarah Lester
Geography

Website: http://geography.fsu.edu/people/sarah-lester/
Research: Marine conservation and protected areas, natural resource management and policy, sustainable seafood, spatial planning.

undefinedTingting Zhao
Geography

Website: http://myweb.fsu.edu/tzhao/
Research: GIS, remote sensing, landscape ecology, carbon accounting

History

   

undefinedFrederick R. Davis
History

Website: http://history.fsu.edu/People/Faculty-by-Name/Frederick-R.-Davis
Research: I teach the history of science and medicine and environmental history. My research examines the history of environmental sciences with links to environmental history. 

   

undefinedRichard M. Mizelle, Jr.
History

Research: Social and cultural history surrounding the 1927 Mississippi River flood and post-Katrina New Orleans and the Gulf.


Urban and Regional Planning

   

undefinedWill Butler
Urban and Regional Planning

Website: http://coss.fsu.edu/durp/node/24
Research: Natural resource management; Hazard mitigation; Collaborative planning

   

undefinedTim Chapin
Urban and Regional Planning

Website: http://coss.fsu.edu/durp/node/25
Research: Land planning in coastal communities; Plan implementation; Hazard mitigation; Hurricane evacuation clearance

   

undefinedChristopher Coutts
Urban and Regional Planning

Website: http://coss.fsu.edu/durp/node/26
Research: Green infrastructure; Community health

   

undefinedRobert Deyle
Urban and Regional Planning

Research: Climate change and sea level rise; Coastal planning; Plan implementation; Hazard mitigation; Hurricane evacuation clearance

   

undefinedLindsay Stevens
Urban and Regional Planning

Website: http://coss.fsu.edu/durp/node/31
Research: Planner-in-Residence, including work in coastal communities