Barry H. Rosen, Ph.D.

Expert in cyanobacteria, harmful algal blooms and blue-green algae · Florida Gulf Coast University

Barry Rosen studies the nature of freshwater harmful algal blooms and their dynamics.

blue-green algae Cyanobacterial genetics Diatoms Limnology Fish kills

James Douglass, Ph.D.

Expert in coastal marine ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

James Douglass studies the interactions among living organisms and the environment in coastal waters, including algae blooms.

Reefs Algae Oysters Water Pollution Marine Biology

Andrea Kirkwood

Associate Professor · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Aquatic Ecology | Algae | Water Research | Water Quality | Water Pollution | Invasive Species | Environmental Microbiology

Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Invasive Species Algae algal blooms blue-green algae

Charles Yarish, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Yarish is an expert in marine macroalgae, coastal management and commercial uses for seaweed for food, cosmetics and biofuels.

Marine Phycology Commercial uses of seaweed Marine Algae “Captain Seaweed” Aquaculture

Serge Thomas, Ph.D.

Expert in the ecology of aquatic environments · Florida Gulf Coast University

Serge Thomas specializes in the consequences of natural and human stresses in aquatic ecosystems.

Ecological Engineering Hydrosystems Technologies to Clean Water Microplastics Algal Blooms

Jim Sullivan, Ph.D.

Executive Director · Florida Atlantic University

Jim Sullivan is an expert in biological and physical mechanisms controlling the spatial-temporal dynamics of plankton populations.

Sampling Instrumentation Harmful Algal Bloom Dynamics Spatial-temporal Dynamics of Plankton Bioluminescence in the Ocean

Brian LaPointe, Ph.D.

Research Professor at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute · Florida Atlantic University

Brian Lapointe’s research interests include algal physiology and biochemistry, marine bioinvasions and marine conservation.

Marine Bioinvasions Coral Reef Ecology Algal Physiology Biochemistry Seagrass Ecology

H. Shelton Weeks, Ph.D.

Expert in real estate and financial markets · Florida Gulf Coast University

H. Shelton Weeks has extensive industry experience in valuation of real property with an emphasis on senior living projects.

Economics Corporate Finance Real Estate Financial Markets Investments

Ryan Arsenault

Associate Professor, Animal Science · University of Delaware

Prof. Arsenault's research interests include animal biology from a kinome perspective and gut health.

Animal Biosciences One Health Gut Health Animal Sciences Microbiome

William Louda, Ph.D.

Research Professor · Florida Atlantic University

WIlliam Louda studies algal blooms, water quality, and how that affects microalgal communities (phytoplankton, periphyton, epiphytes etc.).

Algal Blooms Organic Geochemistry Phosphorus Pollution Photosynthetic and Accessory Pigments Microalgal Communities

Molly Nation, Ph.D.

Expert in environmental education · Florida Gulf Coast University

Molly Nation explores environmental issues within formal education settings.

Environmental Change Environmental Education Nature-based Solutions Translational Climate Climate Policy

Andrea Grottoli

Professor | School of Earth Sciences · The Ohio State University

Climate change expert, specializing in coral responses to climate change and reconstructing oceanographic conditions

Coral Reefs Paleoceanography Biogeochemistry

Ram B. Gupta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research | Professor of Chemical & Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Research interest: batteries, electrochemistry, sustainable energy, biofuel, biomaterials, supercritical extraction, and nanomedicine.

Batteries Electrochemical engineering Bio-carbon Supercritical carbon dioxide technology Nanotechnology

Darren Rumbold, Ph.D.

Expert in landscape-scale ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

Darren Rumbold is an expert in environmental toxicology and mercury in estuarine and coastal systems.

Marine Ecology Ecological Risk Assessment Mercury Biogeochemistry and Biomagnification Environmental Toxicology Water Quality

David Hu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

David Hu's research focuses on fundamental problems of hydrodynamics and elasticity that have bearing on problems in biology.

Physical Applied Mathematics Biomechanics Fluid Dynamics Fluid Mechanics Solid Mechanics

Andrew Palmer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences · Florida Tech

Dr. Palmer's research interests include eavesdropping on bacterial 'conversations', Martian farming, and cell wall fragment-based signaling.

Astrobiology Ocean Engineering Biomedical Molecular Biology Biochemistry

Ralph Turingan, Ph.D.

Professor | Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences · Florida Tech

Dr. Turingan's research is on the ecology and evolution of organismal design in vertebrates.

Aquaculture Fish Biology Biomechanics Physiological Ecology Marine Biology

Jeffrey Andresen

Professor of Geography · Michigan State University

Weather and Agriculture Expert

Agriculture Meteorology Climatology

Stephen Hamilton

Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry · Michigan State University

Expert in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, with particular attention to aquatic environments

Wetlands, Streams, Lakes and Watersheds Acquatic Environments Ecosystem Ecology Biogeochemistry Agricultural Ecology

Christa Court

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Christa Court is director of the UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program, which focuses on disaster impacts to the state of Florida.

Hurricane Effects on Florida Agriculture Economic Modeling Supply Chain Aquaculture Forestry