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Kenyon Lindeman, Ph.D. - Florida Tech. Melbourne, FL, US

Kenyon Lindeman, Ph.D.

Professor | Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences | Florida Tech


Dr. Lindeman applies multidisciplinary research to advance the sustainable management of coastal lands and fisheries.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Marine Protected Areas (MAPs)

Climate Adaptation


Conservation Science



Professor Kenyon Lindeman manages the Sustainability Program in the Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences.

His approach involves conservation science and policy tools used with partners to improve management of coastal systems affected by factors including overfishing, habitat loss, climate change and coastal land use.

Dr. Lindeman has written over 70 science and policy publications and 10 book chapters. He has served on over 30 advisory groups from local to international.

His four co-authored/edited books integrate public, private and non-profit work in the southeast U.S., western Atlantic and elsewhere: "Islands in the Sand: Ecology and Management of Nearshore Hardbottom Reefs of East Florida, Springer Press";
"Ecology of the Marine Fishes of Cuba, Smithsonian Institution Press"; "Living with Florida’s Atlantic Beaches, Duke University Press"; and "Designing Sustainable Urban Futures, Karlsruhe Institute Publishing."

Dr. Lindeman manages one of the few Bachelors of Science programs in Sustainability in the southern U.S., which has produced more than 175 graduates with a sustainability major or minor since 2010.

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Media Appearances (1)

Sustainability Degree vs. Environmental Science Degree: What’s the Difference?

Peterson's  online


This leaves us with environmental science being interdisciplinary among sciences to conclude findings and come up with scientific solutions to environmental issues, while sustainability works across both science and other disciplines to create change in societal structure. But what does this look like from a classroom and training standpoint? “They have similar attributes. If it’s a B.S. program they both will have a solid STEM component,” said Ken Lindeman, Professor of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences and director of the Sustainability Program at the Florida Institute of Technology.

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Education (3)

University of Miami: Ph.D. 1997

Universidad de Puerto Rico: M.S. 1984

Florida Institute of Technology: B.S. 1980

Selected Articles (7)

Climate adaptation within the tourism sector of a small island developing state: A case study from the coastal accommodations subsector in the Bahamas

Business Strategy and Development


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Testing a global standard for quantifying species recovery and assessing conservation impact

Conservation Biology


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Impacts of climate change on the tourism sector of a Small Island Developing State: A case study for the Bahamas

Environmental Development


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Regional fish spawning aggregation Fishery Management Plan: Nassau Grouper and Mutton Snapper

Caribbean Fishery Management Council and FAO


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IUCN Guidelines: gathering and utilising fishersknowledge for policy development and application

International Union for the Conservation of Nature


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Biophysical connectivity of snapper spawning aggregations and marine protected area management alternatives in Cuba

Fisheries Oceanography


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Coastal Climate Adaptation Literatures of the Southeast and Northeast U.S.: Regional Comparisons among States and Document Sources

Journal of Marine Science & Engineering


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