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Dr. Amr Abd-Elrahman

Researcher Name:

Amr Abd-Elrahman

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

geomatics, geospatial data collection and analysis

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Dr. Laura Acosta

Researcher Name:

Laura Acosta

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

dietetics, nutrition communication skills

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Dr. Alison Adams

Researcher Name:

Alison Adams

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

social science, public trust, scientific communication, natural resource and environmental decisions

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Dr. Chuck Adams

Researcher Name:

Chuck Adams

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Sea Grant

Research Specializations:

economic benefits of reef fish, economic impact of marine-dependent industries, aquaculture, costs and feasibility

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Dr. Damian Adams

Researcher Name:

Damian Adams

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

economic valuation of ecosystem goods and services, forest management, choice modeling, survey methods, bioeconomic modeling, natural resource policy and law, invasive species

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Dr. Adegbola Adesogan

Researcher Name:

Adegbola Adesogan

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Livestock Innovation Lab

Research Specializations:

sustainable intensive livestock production, improved feeds for ruminant livestock, improved animal health and environmental outcomes

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Dr. Shinsuke Agehara

Researcher Name:

Shinsuke Agehara

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

environmental crop physiology, alternative crops

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Dr. Soohyoun (Soo) Ahn

Researcher Name:

Soohyoun (Soo) Ahn

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

food safety, food entrepreneurship, local economic development

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Dr. Robert Ahrens

Researcher Name:

Robert Ahrens

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

ecosystem modeling, fisheries management, fisheries biology, lionfish

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Dr. Ute Albrecht

Researcher Name:

Ute Albrecht

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Southwest Florida REC

Research Specializations:

physiological mechanisms for sustainable crop production systems, alternative management strategies, citrus, vegetables

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Dr. Barry Alto

Researcher Name:

Barry Alto

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Medical Entomology Lab

Research Specializations:

larval ecology and disease transmission by mosquitoes, susceptibility of mosquitoes to arboviruses, public health

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Dr. Fredy Altpeter

Researcher Name:

Fredy Altpeter

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

genetic improvement of grasses, molecular genetics for crop improvement and plant breeding

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Dr. Tony Andenoro

Researcher Name:

Tony Andenoro

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

innovative educational methodologies, development of self-awareness and emotional intelligence as a precursor to effective leadership practice, Challenge 2050

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Dr. James Anderson

Researcher Name:

James Anderson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Researcher Affiliation:

Institute of Sustainable Food Systems

Research Specializations:

fishery performance indicators, fishery management, aquaculture, marketing, salmon

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Dr. Michael Andreu

Researcher Name:

Michael Andreu

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

urban forests, forest ecology, ecological analysis, restoration of invaded ecosystems

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Dr. Douglas Archer

Researcher Name:

Douglas Archer

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

food safety, One Health

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Dr. John Arthington

Researcher Name:

John Arthington

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Range Cattle REC

Research Specializations:

beef nutrition and management, mineral nutrition, beef cattle reared in tropical and subtropical environments

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Dr. Frank Asche

Researcher Name:

Frank Asche

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Institute of Sustainable Food Systems

Research Specializations:

Aquaculture economics, fishery economics, market efficiency

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Dr. Karim Asghari

Researcher Name:

Karim Asghari

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

immunology, immunotherapeutic drugs

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Dr. Senthold Asseng

Researcher Name:

Senthold Asseng

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

climate change impact, adaptation & food security, managing climate variability

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Dr. James Austin

Researcher Name:

James Austin

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

population genetic and genomic research on wildlife and endangered taxa

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Dr. Ali Babar

Researcher Name:

Ali Babar

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

small grain food crop cultivar development, building future human resources to ensure global food security

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Dr. Allan Bacon

Researcher Name:

Allan Bacon

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

environmental pedology, soil formation, spatial distribution, soil and water management

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Dr. Brian Bahder

Researcher Name:

Brian Bahder

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

ecology of insect vectors, transmission of phytoplasmas, palm trees, Texas Phoenix Palm Decline

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Dr. Benjamin Baiser

Researcher Name:

Benjamin Baiser

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

Pine Rockland community ecology, quantitative community ecology

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Dr. George Baker

Researcher Name:

George Baker

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

seafood quality, food safety training, volatile compound identification, seafood

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Dr. Shirley Baker

Researcher Name:

Shirley Baker

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

shellfish pysiology and ecology, water quality and shellfish production modeling

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Dr. Rebecca Baldwin

Researcher Name:

Rebecca Baldwin

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

integrated pest management (IPM)

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Dr. Zhilong Bao

Researcher Name:

Zhilong Bao

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

synthetic biology, ploidy technology, growth regulator discovery

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Dr. Grenville Barnes

Researcher Name:

Grenville Barnes

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

property mapping, forest sampling, land tenure and property rights in developing countries, social-ecological systems, drones (UAS)

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Dr. Rosemary Barnett

Researcher Name:

Rosemary Barnett

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

adolescent, emerging adults, risk behaviors

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Dr. Kirby Barrick

Researcher Name:

Kirby Barrick

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

teaching and learning enhancement nationally and internationally, peer assessment of teaching, teacher clarity

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Dr. Wendy-Lin Bartels

Researcher Name:

Wendy-Lin Bartels

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

social learning analysis, participatory modeling, application to sustainable water use in agriculture, forestry and rural economies

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Dr. Linda Bartoshuk

Researcher Name:

Linda Bartoshuk

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

sweet-enhancing volatiles, bitter-suppressing volatiles

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Dr. Jerry Bartz

Researcher Name:

Jerry Bartz

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

postharvest handling, marketability, wholesomeness, fresh fruits and vegetables, commercial and small farm tomato marketing, postharvest decay, quality, microbial growth

Contact Information:

Dr. Mathieu Basille

Researcher Name:

Mathieu Basille

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

spatial ecology of large vertebrates, species response to climate change, wood stork migration and ecology

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Dr. Gilles Basset

Researcher Name:

Gilles Basset

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

molecular markers for nutritional improvement of crops, cost effective methods for use of microorganisms to produce plant vitamin and cofactors

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Dr. Ozgur Batuman

Researcher Name:

Ozgur Batuman

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Southwest Florida REC

Research Specializations:

citrus disease pathogens, IPM strategies, pathogen biology, epidemiology and pathogen-vector-citrus interactions

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Dr. David Bearl

Researcher Name:

David Bearl

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

culinary instruction that emphasizes resource efficiency, nutrition, convenience, and affordability by working with local growers, schools, and program partners

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Dr. Donald Behringer

Researcher Name:

Donald Behringer

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

marine species and communities, disease ecology of crustaceans, restoration of hard-bottom sponges, sand dredging

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Dr. Julien Beuzelin

Researcher Name:

Julien Beuzelin

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Everglades REC

Research Specializations:

IPM, invasive plants, sugarcane, sweet corn, and leafy vegetables

Contact Information:

Dr. Jehangir Bhadha

Researcher Name:

Jehangir Bhadha

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Everglades REC

Research Specializations:

cultivating flooded rice as a rotation crop, soil amendments, biochar

Contact Information:

Dr. Xiang Bi

Researcher Name:

Xiang Bi

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

environmental policy, economic value, natural resources, cost-benefit analysis, climate change, pollution, ecosystem services

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Dr. John Blake

Researcher Name:

John Blake

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

ecology, lowland forests, eastern Ecuador, avian ecology, conservation

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Dr. Nikolay Bliznyuk

Researcher Name:

Nikolay Bliznyuk

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

applied statistics, big data, spatio-temporal modeling, inference and prediction

Contact Information:

Dr. Jeffrey Bloomquist

Researcher Name:

Jeffrey Bloomquist

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

insecticides, repellents, bite protection, resistant disease-vectoring arthropods

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Dr. Linda Bobroff

Researcher Name:

Linda Bobroff

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

human health and wellness, chronic disease prevention, nutrition in aging

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Dr. Susan Boehlein

Researcher Name:

Susan Boehlein

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

structure-function relationship of ADP-glucose Pyrophosphorylase (AGPase), heat tolerance of enzymes in the starch biosynthetic pathway (SBP) of maize

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Dr. Stephanie Bohlman

Researcher Name:

Stephanie Bohlman

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

forest ecology, forest composition, structure and dynamics, remote sensing, tropical forest phenology, hydroelectric dams in the Amazon tropics

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Dr. Tatiana Borisova

Researcher Name:

Tatiana Borisova

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

water resource economics, production costs, urban water conservation, tourism, BMPs

Contact Information:

Dr. Rena Borkhataria

Researcher Name:

Rena Borkhataria

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Everglades REC

Research Specializations:

wood stork telemetry, diversity and inclusion in conservation

Contact Information:

Dr. Peggy Borum

Researcher Name:

Peggy Borum

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

precision ketogenic therapy for epilepsy, Piglet Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Contact Information:

Dr. Raoul Boughton

Researcher Name:

Raoul Boughton

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Range Cattle REC

Research Specializations:

rangeland wildlife and ecosystems, rangeland management, sustainability in beef production

Contact Information:

Dr. Nathan Boyd

Researcher Name:

Nathan Boyd

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

integrated weed management, precision pesticide application technology

Contact Information:

Dr. Lyn Branch

Researcher Name:

Lyn Branch

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

ecology and conservation of wildlife in changing landscapes, environmental change on wildlife behavior and dynamics

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Dr. Marc Branham

Researcher Name:

Marc Branham

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

insect biodiversity, phylogenetic trees, evolution of insect behavior

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Dr. Jeffrey Brecht

Researcher Name:

Jeffrey Brecht

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

quality maintenance in produce distribution systems, postharvest stress responses

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Dr. Eben Broadbent

Researcher Name:

Eben Broadbent

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

forest ecology, drone ecology, UAS

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Dr. John Bromfield

Researcher Name:

John Bromfield

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

uterine infections and fertility in dairy cows, modulating the early pregnant uterus to optimize pregnancy

Contact Information:

Dr. Samantha Brooks

Researcher Name:

Samantha Brooks

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

mapping the genetic loci controlling disease and performance traits of horse and rare livestock species, genome structure and function

Contact Information:

Dr. Ariena Bruggen

Researcher Name:

Ariena Bruggen

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

Ecosystem, soil, animal and plant health, temporal and spatial modeling, risk assessment

Contact Information:

Dr. Emilio Bruna

Researcher Name:

Emilio Bruna

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

population dynamics of tropical plants, science and policy, Latin America

Contact Information:

Dr. Ray Bucklin

Researcher Name:

Ray Bucklin

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

structures to improve housing and cooling methods, postharvest methods and unit operations, farm-to-school produce distribution

Contact Information:

Dr. Nathan Burkett-Cadena

Researcher Name:

Nathan Burkett-Cadena

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Medical Entomology Lab

Research Specializations:

transmission ecology of mosquito-borne diseases, sampling and surveillance strategies

Contact Information:

Dr. Jeff Burkhardt

Researcher Name:

Jeff Burkhardt

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

public policy, agricultural and natural resource ethics

Contact Information:

Dr. Tom Burks

Researcher Name:

Tom Burks

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

high density citrus production equipment, mass harvesting, robotic citrus harvesting technology

Contact Information:

Dr. Robert Buschbacher

Researcher Name:

Robert Buschbacher

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

family agriculture, resilience, Amazon, collaborative networks, social learning, governance

Contact Information:

Dr. Gloria Cagampang

Researcher Name:

Gloria Cagampang

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

fats and oils technology in food application, cereal science and technology

Contact Information:

Dr. Edward Camp

Researcher Name:

Edward Camp

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

social science, fisheries management, aquaculture, human dimensions

Contact Information:

Dr. Juan Manuel Campos Krauer

Researcher Name:

Juan Manuel Campos Krauer

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus in deer, farmed deer mortality, EHDV, pathogens

Contact Information:

Dr. Randall Cantrell

Researcher Name:

Randall Cantrell

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

housing, communities, low-income

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Dr. Chad Carr

Researcher Name:

Chad Carr

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

muscle foods, meat-animal agriculture

Contact Information:

Dr. Daniel Carrillo

Researcher Name:

Daniel Carrillo

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

biology and management of Laurel Wilt vectors, invasive pests, tropical fruit crops

Contact Information:

Dr. Douglas Carter

Researcher Name:

Douglas Carter

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

forest management, forest economics, market analysis of timber

Contact Information:

Dr. Hannah Carter

Researcher Name:

Hannah Carter

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Researcher Affiliation:

Wedgworth Leadership Institute

Research Specializations:

organizational leadership, adult education, leadership programming

Contact Information:

Dr. Raymond Carthy

Researcher Name:

Raymond Carthy

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

ecology and conservation of coastal species and habitats, unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), natural resources

Contact Information:

Dr. Eric Cassiano

Researcher Name:

Eric Cassiano

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

pest snails, aquaculture production

Contact Information:

Dr. Ronald Cave

Researcher Name:

Ronald Cave

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Indian River REC

Research Specializations:

biological control agents for managing invasive insect pests

Contact Information:

Dr. Alan Chambers

Researcher Name:

Alan Chambers

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

rapid cycle breeding tools for tropical fruit trees, fruit quality and candidate gene-trait relationships

Contact Information:

Dr. José Chaparro

Researcher Name:

José Chaparro

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

peaches adapted to subtropical climates through plant breeding, develop improved citrus cultivars with HLB tolerance

Contact Information:

Dr. Frank Chapman

Researcher Name:

Frank Chapman

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

aquaculture, captive breeding, biology of aquatic organisms (e.g. ornamental fishes, groupers, and jurassic fishes like sturgeon, arapaima, arowana)

Contact Information:

Dr. Carlene Chase

Researcher Name:

Carlene Chase

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

cover crop, living mulch for weed management, enhancing cropping system sustainability

Contact Information:

Dr. Christine Chase

Researcher Name:

Christine Chase

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

mitochondrial functions in plant reproduction, organelle genomes and horticultural traits

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Dr. Ricardo Chebel

Researcher Name:

Ricardo Chebel

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

dairy cattle health and welfare, early diagnosis of dairy health and improving immune function

Contact Information:

Dr. Ron Cherry

Researcher Name:

Ron Cherry

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Everglades REC

Research Specializations:

sugarcane, rice, turf pest management, IPM

Contact Information:

Dr. Thomas Chouvenc

Researcher Name:

Thomas Chouvenc

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

hybrid subterranean termite spread and distribution, termite symbionts and role in colony development and health

Contact Information:

Dr. Brent Christner

Researcher Name:

Brent Christner

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

subglacial aquatic environments, bioprecipitation

Contact Information:

Dr. Chuck Cichra

Researcher Name:

Chuck Cichra

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

limnology, fish ecology, fisheries biology, fishery management

Contact Information:

Dr. Jennifer Clark

Researcher Name:

Jennifer Clark

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

agribusiness management, leadership, public-private partnerships, marketing

Contact Information:

Dr. Mark Clark

Researcher Name:

Mark Clark

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

wetlands, water quality

Contact Information:

Dr. Rodney Clouser

Researcher Name:

Rodney Clouser

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

County Commissioner Training, public policy issues

Contact Information:

Dr. Matt Cohen

Researcher Name:

Matt Cohen

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

hydrology, forested landscapes, watersheds, hydrologic connectivity, isolated wetlands, river and spring ecology, patterned landscapes

Contact Information:

Dr. James Collins

Researcher Name:

James Collins

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

intestinal iron transport, nutritional sciences

Contact Information:

Dr. Ana Conesa

Researcher Name:

Ana Conesa

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

bioinformatics, multiomics data analysis, gene expression

Contact Information:

Dr. Melanie Correll

Researcher Name:

Melanie Correll

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

gene-based crop models, high performance computing, undergraduate education

Contact Information:

Dr. Christa Court

Researcher Name:

Christa Court

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

regional economic modeling, economic impact analysis

Contact Information:

Dr. Robert Cousins

Researcher Name:

Robert Cousins

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

zinc metabolism and function in animal systems

Contact Information:

Dr. Raelene Crandall

Researcher Name:

Raelene Crandall

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

fire ecology and management, successional stage, plant-fire feedbacks, forest resilience and restoration, ecosystem interactions and fire disturbances

Contact Information:

Dr. Jonathan Crane

Researcher Name:

Jonathan Crane

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

science-based management of avocado laurel wilt, food safety plans for small to medium sized tropical fruit operations

Contact Information:

Dr. Wendell Cropper

Researcher Name:

Wendell Cropper

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

tree population modeling, matrix and integral models, ecosystem and soil process modeling, statistical analysis fo introduced species

Contact Information:

Dr. William Crow

Researcher Name:

William Crow

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

integrated pest management, plant-parasitic nematodes, turfgrasses, ornamental plants

Contact Information:

Dr. James Cuda

Researcher Name:

James Cuda

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

host-specific arthropods, biological control of weeds, integrated pest management (IPM)

Contact Information:

Dr. Jerry Culen

Researcher Name:

Jerry Culen

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

program planning and evaluation, volunteer development, 4-H, shooting sports, curriculum enhancement, online training

Contact Information:

Dr. Robin da Silva

Researcher Name:

Robin da Silva

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

immune function in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, protein metabolism

Contact Information:

Dr. Wendy Dahl

Researcher Name:

Wendy Dahl

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

wellness-promoting food and nutrition strategies, nutritional well-being of frail older adults, populations at risk for malnutrition

Contact Information:

Dr. Adam Dale

Researcher Name:

Adam Dale

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

sustainability of landscape insect pest management, biological control

Contact Information:

Dr. Jaret Daniels

Researcher Name:

Jaret Daniels

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

at-risk butterfly conservation, native pollinators

Contact Information:

Dr. Michelle Danyluk

Researcher Name:

Michelle Danyluk

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

food safety, food processing, microbiology of fruit juices, fruits and vegetables, and tree nuts

Contact Information:

Dr. Rebecca Darnell

Researcher Name:

Rebecca Darnell

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

nitrogen and iron assimilation in woody plants, blueberry rootstocks to decrease soil inputs

Contact Information:

Dr. Samira Daroub

Researcher Name:

Samira Daroub

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Everglades REC

Research Specializations:

soil, sustainability, Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA)

Contact Information:

Dr. John Davis

Researcher Name:

John Davis

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Office of Research

Research Specializations:

genetic and genomics, host-pathogen coevolution, fusiform rust pathogen, pine and oak hosts

Contact Information:

Dr. Bill Dawson

Researcher Name:

Bill Dawson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

HLB management, proteins or peptides that provide tolerance or resistance, RNAi for psyllid reproduction

Contact Information:

Dr. Jonathan Day

Researcher Name:

Jonathan Day

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Medical Entomology Lab

Research Specializations:

arboviral surveillance methodology, forecasting, sampling techniques, insect population assessments

Contact Information:

Dr. Valérie de Crécy-Lagard

Researcher Name:

Valérie de Crécy-Lagard

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

nucleic acid modifications, bioinformatics, primary metabolism

Contact Information:

Dr. Albert De Vries

Researcher Name:

Albert De Vries

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

dairy farm production technology and decisions

Contact Information:

Dr. Zhanao Deng

Researcher Name:

Zhanao Deng

Researcher Tenure Home:

Environmental Horticulture

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

plant breeding and genetics in ornamental plants, evaluation and breeding of alternative crops

Contact Information:

Dr. Johan Desaeger

Researcher Name:

Johan Desaeger

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

emerging nematodes, strawberries, integrated nematode management

Contact Information:

Dr. Megan Dewdney

Researcher Name:

Megan Dewdney

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

citrus diseases, foliar diseases, foliar pathogen, HLB, huanglongbing epidemiology

Contact Information:

Dr. Bon Dewitt

Researcher Name:

Bon Dewitt

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

UAV, ecological research, natural resource monitoring

Contact Information:

Dr. Donald Dickson

Researcher Name:

Donald Dickson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

tomato Mi-1 gene for root-knot nematode resistance, infestations, peanut

Contact Information:

Dr. David Diehl

Researcher Name:

David Diehl

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

evidence-based programming, agriculture health and safety

Contact Information:

Dr. Keith Diem

Researcher Name:

Keith Diem

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

program planning and evaluation, underrepresented, diversity and inclusiveness

Contact Information:

Dr. Peter DiGennaro

Researcher Name:

Peter DiGennaro

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

plant parasitic nematodes, root-knot diseases, nematode-host interactions

Contact Information:

Dr. Matthew DiMaggio

Researcher Name:

Matthew DiMaggio

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Tropical Aquaculture Lab

Research Specializations:

freshwater and marine aquaculture, culture techniques and domestication, commercial aquaculture

Contact Information:

Dr. Peter Dittmar

Researcher Name:

Peter Dittmar

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

fallow period weed management, pesticide registration, application education

Contact Information:

Dr. Jennifer Drew

Researcher Name:

Jennifer Drew

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

genetics, genomics, microbiome

Contact Information:

Dr. John Driver

Researcher Name:

John Driver

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

genetics of autoimmune diabetes, natural killer T cells to counteract influenza

Contact Information:

Dr. Nicholas Dufault

Researcher Name:

Nicholas Dufault

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

Plant pathogen genetics, ecology and epidemiology, integrated disease management

Contact Information:

Dr. Dagne Duguma

Researcher Name:

Dagne Duguma

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Medical Entomology Lab

Research Specializations:

nontarget effects of mosquito control, mosquito-microbiota interactions

Contact Information:

Dr. Michael Dukes

Researcher Name:

Michael Dukes

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Researcher Affiliation:

Center for Landscape Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

smart irrigation controllers for landscape irrigation, optimizing agricultural irrigation for water conservation and increased nutrient use efficiency

Contact Information:

Dr. Larry Duncan

Researcher Name:

Larry Duncan

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

conservation of native entomopathogenic nematodes, taxonomic revision of regulated plant parasitic nematodes

Contact Information:

Dr. Manjul Dutt

Researcher Name:

Manjul Dutt

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

engineered citrus resistant to abiotic and biotic stresses, HLB, transgene mediated protection of citrus scions and rootstocks

Contact Information:

Dr. Mariola Edelmann

Researcher Name:

Mariola Edelmann

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

exosomes in innate and adaptive immune responses to bacterial infection, annotation and quantification of novel enzymes using chemical proteomics

Contact Information:

Dr. Choaa El Mohtar

Researcher Name:

Choaa El Mohtar

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

CTV infectious clones (HLB/Asian citrus psyllid control), phenotypes in different citrus host species

Contact Information:

Dr. Jamie Ellis

Researcher Name:

Jamie Ellis

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

sustainability, beekeeping, pollination ecology, managed and unmanaged bee populations

Contact Information:

Dr. Mauricio Elzo

Researcher Name:

Mauricio Elzo

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

cattle multibreed populations, genomic models of straightbred and crossbred cattle populations

Contact Information:

Dr. Stephen Enloe

Researcher Name:

Stephen Enloe

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

aquatic invasive plant management, riparian and upland invasive plant management

Contact Information:

Dr. John Erickson

Researcher Name:

John Erickson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

bioenergy cropping system development, developing human capacity to deliver sustainable intensification of global cropping systems

Contact Information:

Dr. S.K. Morgan Ernest

Researcher Name:

S.K. Morgan Ernest

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

patterns of biodiversity change, forecasting

Contact Information:

Dr. Ed Etxeberria

Researcher Name:

Ed Etxeberria

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

anatomical, physiological and morphological aspects of citrus phloem, HLB, laser technologies

Contact Information:

Dr. Edward Evans

Researcher Name:

Edward Evans

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

generating economically viable and environmentally friendly technologies, practices, and production marketing systems, economics of water conservation, IPM practices, and management of invasive species

Contact Information:

Dr. Derek Farnsworth

Researcher Name:

Derek Farnsworth

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

financial management, agribusinesses, excellence in curriculum development

Contact Information:

Dr. Vicente Febres

Researcher Name:

Vicente Febres

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

citrus, disease resistance, CRISPR technology

Contact Information:

Dr. Rob Ferl

Researcher Name:

Rob Ferl

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

plants in extrememe environments, genomics of living in space

Contact Information:

Dr. Luiz Ferraretto

Researcher Name:

Luiz Ferraretto

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

forage and feedstuffs quality and digestibility, macronutrients utilization by dairy cows

Contact Information:

Dr. Jason Ferrell

Researcher Name:

Jason Ferrell

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Researcher Affiliation:

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Research Specializations:

weed management in agronomic crops and pastures

Contact Information:

Dr. Fred Fishel

Researcher Name:

Fred Fishel

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

certification and recertification of pesticide applicators, principles of pesticides

Contact Information:

Dr. Pamela Fletcher

Researcher Name:

Pamela Fletcher

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

climate change, sea level rise, integrated ecosystem assessments

Contact Information:

Dr. Robert Fletcher

Researcher Name:

Robert Fletcher

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

landscape ecology, conservation of biodiversity

Contact Information:

Dr. Luke Flory

Researcher Name:

Luke Flory

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

evaluating non-native plant impacts and invasion risk

Contact Information:

Dr. Kate Fogarty

Researcher Name:

Kate Fogarty

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

youth problems, youth development

Contact Information:

Dr. Svetlana Folimonova

Researcher Name:

Svetlana Folimonova

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

viral and bacterial diseases of citrus, citrus tristeza virus (CTV), Candidatus Liberibacter spp., citrus Huanglongbing (HLB)

Contact Information:

Dr. Kevin Folta

Researcher Name:

Kevin Folta

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

Light Control of High-Value Crop Traits

Contact Information:

Dr. Larry Forthun

Researcher Name:

Larry Forthun

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

adolescent, emerging adult, development, risky behavior

Contact Information:

Dr. Jamie Foster

Researcher Name:

Jamie Foster

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

space environment, beneficial host-microbes, biological processes, biologically-induced carbonate mineralization

Contact Information:

Dr. Clyde Fraisse

Researcher Name:

Clyde Fraisse

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

decision support tools to increase resource use efficiency, agricultural climate sicence literacy, resilience to climate variability and change

Contact Information:

Dr. Peter Frederick

Researcher Name:

Peter Frederick

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

wetland ecology, management and restoration

Contact Information:

Dr. Masanori Fujimoto

Researcher Name:

Masanori Fujimoto

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

aquatic microbial ecology, microbes, biogeochemical cycles, primary production, sediment, limnology

Contact Information:

Dr. Dean Gabriel

Researcher Name:

Dean Gabriel

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

genetics of host-parasite interactions, bacterial pathogens, HLB control, culturing, PD control, grape cultivation, CVC anticipation

Contact Information:

Dr. Sebastian Galindo

Researcher Name:

Sebastian Galindo

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

creating and implementing program evaluation plans, evaluation toolbox for extension

Contact Information:

Dr. Beth Gankofskie

Researcher Name:

Beth Gankofskie

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

didactic program, dietetics

Contact Information:

Dr. Bin Gao

Researcher Name:

Bin Gao

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

engineered biochar for sustainable environment, applications and impacts of nanotechnology absorbents

Contact Information:

Dr. Zhifeng Gao

Researcher Name:

Zhifeng Gao

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

consumer food choice, market opportunities, economic feasibility, adoption of sustainable technologies

Contact Information:

Dr. Karen Garrett

Researcher Name:

Karen Garrett

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

impact network analysis, plant disease epidemiology, phytobiomes

Contact Information:

Dr. Stefan Gerber

Researcher Name:

Stefan Gerber

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

landscape biogeochemistry, carbon and nutrient cycles, greenhouse gas emissions

Contact Information:

Dr. Lyn Gettys

Researcher Name:

Lyn Gettys

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

healthy aquatic ecosystems, pesticide applicator training, invasive aquatic weeds

Contact Information:

Dr. Salvador Gezan

Researcher Name:

Salvador Gezan

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

statistics, forestry, quantitative genetics, data-driven tools, phenotypic and molecular genetic analysis

Contact Information:

Dr. Robin Giblin-Davis

Researcher Name:

Robin Giblin-Davis

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

nematode species inventories, biodiversity and ecology

Contact Information:

Dr. Martie Gillen

Researcher Name:

Martie Gillen

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

personal and family finance, agricultural worker safety

Contact Information:

Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman

Researcher Name:

Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

IPM, olives

Contact Information:

Dr. Fred Gmitter

Researcher Name:

Fred Gmitter

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

citrus breeding for grower and consumer value, genetic and genomic research

Contact Information:

Dr. Claudio Gonzalez

Researcher Name:

Claudio Gonzalez

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

biochemistry of microbial enzymes, pathways affecting microbe host interactions

Contact Information:

Dr. Renée Goodrich

Researcher Name:

Renée Goodrich

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

processing, safety and quality of fruit and vegetable products and by-products, juice and beverage processing technology

Contact Information:

Dr. Erica Goss

Researcher Name:

Erica Goss

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

evolution and ecology of plant pathogens, pathways, emergence

Contact Information:

Dr. Siddarame Gowda

Researcher Name:

Siddarame Gowda

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

expression of antimicrobial peptides against HLB pathogen using CTV vector, RNAi against psyllids using V silencing vector

Contact Information:

Dr. Zane Grabau

Researcher Name:

Zane Grabau

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

crop productivity, nematode management

Contact Information:

Dr. Jesse Gregory

Researcher Name:

Jesse Gregory

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

B-vitamin metabolism and function in human nutrition and metabolism, food chemistry

Contact Information:

Dr. Kelly Grogan

Researcher Name:

Kelly Grogan

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

environmentally sustainable agriculture analysis, optimal management of invasive diseases, technology adoption, conservation, pesticides, water use

Contact Information:

Dr. Jude Grosser

Researcher Name:

Jude Grosser

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

citrus variety improvement, emerging biotechnologies, conventional plant breeding, transgenic (GMO) approaches to citrus improvement

Contact Information:

Dr. Sabine Grunwald

Researcher Name:

Sabine Grunwald

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

GIS, spatial modeling, pedometrics, landscape analysis, carbon stocks and sequestration, soil sensing, remote sensing technologies

Contact Information:

Dr. Liwei Gu

Researcher Name:

Liwei Gu

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

recovery and enrichment of phytonutrients from agricultural wastes or bioproducts, bioactivity and bioavailability of phytonutrients from fruits and vegetables

Contact Information:

Dr. Jiahn-Chou Guan

Researcher Name:

Jiahn-Chou Guan

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

striga-resistance in maize, genomic basis of flavors in strawberry

Contact Information:

Dr. Zhengfei Guan

Researcher Name:

Zhengfei Guan

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

trade and labor policy analysis, farm management

Contact Information:

Dr. William Gurley

Researcher Name:

William Gurley

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

plant transcriptional control, engineering plant genomes for pathogen resistance, molecular biology

Contact Information:

Dr. Jeffery Gustin

Researcher Name:

Jeffery Gustin

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

environmental stress tolerance in maize, high throughput machine vision phenotyping systems to collect seed and seedling traits

Contact Information:

Dr. Michael Gutter

Researcher Name:

Michael Gutter

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Associate Dean for Extension

Research Specializations:

leadership, 4-H, FCS, community development, behavioral economics, financial decision-making, lifespan

Contact Information:

Dr. Timothy Hackmann

Researcher Name:

Timothy Hackmann

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

gastrointestinal microbial growth, substrate use by uncultured bacteria

Contact Information:

Dr. Daniel Hahn

Researcher Name:

Daniel Hahn

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

climate change, insect populations, biological control, pest insects, weeds

Contact Information:

Dr. Glenn Hall

Researcher Name:

Glenn Hall

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

native bees, nesting behavior, cleptoparasitism

Contact Information:

Dr. William Haller

Researcher Name:

William Haller

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

herbicides for aquatics, native plant biology

Contact Information:

Dr. Curtis Hannah

Researcher Name:

Curtis Hannah

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

manipulation of the starch biosynthetic pathway in cereal endosperms

Contact Information:

Dr. Peter Hansen

Researcher Name:

Peter Hansen

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

Determinants of pregnancy success in ruminants

Contact Information:

Dr. Andrew Hanson

Researcher Name:

Andrew Hanson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

B vitamin deficiency and abiotic stress, metabolite damage in synthetic biology (SynBio)

Contact Information:

Dr. Amy Harder

Researcher Name:

Amy Harder

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

provide leadership for the program development and evaluation center

Contact Information:

Dr. Carrie Harmon

Researcher Name:

Carrie Harmon

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

diagnosis and management of plant diseases

Contact Information:

Dr. Philip Harmon

Researcher Name:

Philip Harmon

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

turfgrass, blueberry, rapid diagnostic, disease

Contact Information:

Dr. Victor Harris

Researcher Name:

Victor Harris

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

parenting, family life education, youth and family, professional development, relationships

Contact Information:

Dr. Willie Harris

Researcher Name:

Willie Harris

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

soil mineralogy, carbon, soil amendments, genetic and transport processes

Contact Information:

Dr. Marta Hartmann

Researcher Name:

Marta Hartmann

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

global literacy, leadership competencies, strengthen international extension efforts

Contact Information:

Dr. Arie Havelaar

Researcher Name:

Arie Havelaar

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

Research Specializations:

epidemiology and risk assessment of foodborne pathogens and illnesses, global food safety

Contact Information:

Dr. Karl Havens

Researcher Name:

Karl Havens

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Sea Grant, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

lake ecosystems, climate change

Contact Information:

Dr. Zhenli He

Researcher Name:

Zhenli He

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Indian River REC

Research Specializations:

remediation of contaminated soil and water, smart nanoparticles for pesticides and fertilizers efficiency

Contact Information:

Dr. Young Her

Researcher Name:

Young Her

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

climate change and sea level rise adapation and mitigation planning, hydrology, water quality, and agricultural conservation practices of South Florida

Contact Information:

Dr. Matt Hersom

Researcher Name:

Matt Hersom

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

beef cattle nutrition and feeding management, weaned calf performance in integrated beef production systems

Contact Information:

Dr. Jeff Hill

Researcher Name:

Jeff Hill

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Tropical Aquaculture Lab

Research Specializations:

risk assesment and management, non-native aquatic animals, invasive species

Contact Information:

Dr. Hartwig Hochmair

Researcher Name:

Hartwig Hochmair

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

mitigate the impact of invasive pests, crowd-sourced geoinformation, geomatics, GIS, data

Contact Information:

Dr. Alan Hodges

Researcher Name:

Alan Hodges

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

regional economic impact analysis

Contact Information:

Dr. Mark Hostetler

Researcher Name:

Mark Hostetler

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

urban, city, conserve biodiversity and natural resources

Contact Information:

Dr. Lisa House

Researcher Name:

Lisa House

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

consumer marketing, consumer preferences

Contact Information:

Dr. Ray Huffaker

Researcher Name:

Ray Huffaker

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

data diagnostics, bioeconomic systems, food price volatility, food security

Contact Information:

Dr. Jiri Hulcr

Researcher Name:

Jiri Hulcr

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

insects, fungi, trees, forest health, invasive tree pests and diseases

Contact Information:

Dr. Jiri Hulcr

Researcher Name:

Jiri Hulcr

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

forest insect pests, insect-fungus and insect-microbe interactions, ecology and evolution of invasive species, national and international management

Contact Information:

Dr. Vanessa Hull

Researcher Name:

Vanessa Hull

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

interdisciplinary, human-wildlife interactions, coexistence

Contact Information:

Dr. Samuel Hutton

Researcher Name:

Samuel Hutton

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

compact growth habit, disease resistant, tomatoes

Contact Information:

Dr. Basil Iannone

Researcher Name:

Basil Iannone

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

herbivorous anthropod pests, ornamental gardens, wetlands, stormwater ponds, invasive plants, urban water management

Contact Information:

Dr. Kanika Inglett

Researcher Name:

Kanika Inglett

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

environmental microbiology, molecular and biochemical approaches, enzyme activities, grasslands

Contact Information:

Dr. Patrick Inglett

Researcher Name:

Patrick Inglett

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

biogeochemistry, ecosystem models, eutrophication, nutrient cycling, isotopic methods

Contact Information:

Dr. Glenn Israel

Researcher Name:

Glenn Israel

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

improving measurement of extension outcomes, methods for reducing survey error

Contact Information:

Dr. Susan Jacobson

Researcher Name:

Susan Jacobson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

human dimensions of wildlife conservation, enviornmental communications, public awareness, wildlife management, attitudes and behaviors, ecological systems

Contact Information:

Dr. James Jawitz

Researcher Name:

James Jawitz

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

hydrology, water resource sustainability

Contact Information:

Dr. KC Jeong

Researcher Name:

KC Jeong

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

chitosan nanoparticles targeting pathogenic escherichia coli in beef and dairy cattle, antibiotic resistance and mitigation strategies in cattle

Contact Information:

Dr. Qiu-Xing Jiang

Researcher Name:

Qiu-Xing Jiang

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

ion channel structure and function, intracellular RNA-binding complexes (RNPs)

Contact Information:

Dr. Tracy Johns

Researcher Name:

Tracy Johns

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

surveys, questionnaire design, focus group protocols, population sampling, applied data analysis

Contact Information:

Dr. Dwain Johnson

Researcher Name:

Dwain Johnson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

fresh meat quality and composition, under-utilized portions of meat producing animals

Contact Information:

Dr. Evan Johnson

Researcher Name:

Evan Johnson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

root infection in HLB, novel antimicrobials for canker and HLB control

Contact Information:

Dr. Steve Johnson

Researcher Name:

Steve Johnson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

mitigating impacts, nuisance invasive vertebrates, native species and human quality of life

Contact Information:

Dr. Jeffrey Jones

Researcher Name:

Jeffrey Jones

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

bacterial diseases of tomato, pepper and citrus, pathogen diversity in xanthomonads, development of resistance in pepper, bacterial spot

Contact Information:

Dr. Jennifer Jones

Researcher Name:

Jennifer Jones

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

philanthropic giving, nonprofit management and leadership

Contact Information:

Dr. Melissa Jones

Researcher Name:

Melissa Jones

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

norovirus-bacterial interactions on virus survival and transmission, human norovirus, bacterial gene expression

Contact Information:

Dr. Pierce Jones

Researcher Name:

Pierce Jones

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

quantitative evaluation of land development impacts on energy, water and other natural resources

Contact Information:

Dr. Jasmeet Judge

Researcher Name:

Jasmeet Judge

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

microwave remote sensing, data assimilation algorithms, spatio-temporal downscaling

Contact Information:

Dr. Jonathan Judy

Researcher Name:

Jonathan Judy

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

soil and water chemistry, bioavailability and transport of contaminants, terrestrial ecosystems

Contact Information:

Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni

Researcher Name:

Davie Kadyampakeni

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

optimize water management for citrus production, water use efficiency, local and regional water use models, precision agriculture for water

Contact Information:

Dr. Karen Kainer

Researcher Name:

Karen Kainer

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

forest ecology, silviculture, socioeconomic and policy of community-based forest management

Contact Information:

Dr. Phillip Kaufman

Researcher Name:

Phillip Kaufman

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

tick and tick-borne disease risks, IPM, filth flies, livestock

Contact Information:

Dr. Gail Kauwell

Researcher Name:

Gail Kauwell

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

nutrition and dietetics, metabolic and epigenetic responses to changes in folate intake

Contact Information:

Dr. Kevin Kenworthy

Researcher Name:

Kevin Kenworthy

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

breeding of turfgrass and forage cultivars, warm-season turfgrass and ryegrass forage cultivars

Contact Information:

Dr. William Kern

Researcher Name:

William Kern

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

insect classification, termite biology and control, urban IPM

Contact Information:

Dr. Nemat Keyhani

Researcher Name:

Nemat Keyhani

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

insect pathogenic fungi, chemical communication in insects

Contact Information:

Dr. Gregory Kiker

Researcher Name:

Gregory Kiker

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

modeling livestock and wildlife systems in southern africa, sea level rise modeling and decision analysis

Contact Information:

Dr. Nabil Killiny

Researcher Name:

Nabil Killiny

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

plant pathogen-vector interactions, omics approaches to investigate the tritrophic interaction of vector-borne diseases in citrus, RNAi, vector development and transmission of pathogens

Contact Information:

Dr. Peter Kima

Researcher Name:

Peter Kima

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

molecular mediators of Leishmania pathogenesis, strategies to inhibit parasite-mediated pathogenesis

Contact Information:

Dr. Matias Kirst

Researcher Name:

Matias Kirst

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

phylogenomic discovery, nitrogen fixation, bioenergy woody crops, poplar, genome and transcriptome-baseed prediction, regulator inference of molecular and whole-plant phenotypes, pine feedstocks for bioenergy and renewable chemicals, genome-wide selection

Contact Information:

Dr. Harry Klee

Researcher Name:

Harry Klee

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

"flavor and nutrition improvement of tomato fruit, breeding tomatoes for performance in home gardens "

Contact Information:

Dr. Hal Knowles III

Researcher Name:

Hal Knowles III

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

urban systems ecology, geospatial analytics, home energy time-series analytics

Contact Information:

Dr. Mitchell Knutson

Researcher Name:

Mitchell Knutson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

molecular mechanisms of iron transport and homeostasis (ZIP proteins and iron metabolism), manganese transport

Contact Information:

Dr. Karen Koch

Researcher Name:

Karen Koch

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

functional genomics of C-Partitioning, maize, genomics of strigolactone and striga-resistant, UniformMu National Public Resource for knock-out mutants

Contact Information:

Dr. Philip Koehler

Researcher Name:

Philip Koehler

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

filth-breeding flies, homes and food-handling establishments, residential mosquitoes, Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya virus

Contact Information:

Dr. Andrew Koeser

Researcher Name:

Andrew Koeser

Researcher Tenure Home:

Environmental Horticulture

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

tree risk assessment, hurricane-induced tree failures, urban tree diversity and species selection

Contact Information:

Dr. Bryan Kolaczkowski

Researcher Name:

Bryan Kolaczkowski

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

gene regulation and innate immunity, animals and plants

Contact Information:

Dr. Jaclyn Kropp

Researcher Name:

Jaclyn Kropp

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

agricultural support programs, farm income, nutrition assistance programs

Contact Information:

Dr. Muthusami Kumaran

Researcher Name:

Muthusami Kumaran

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

organizational capacity, non-profit, management

Contact Information:

Dr. Alexa Lamm

Researcher Name:

Alexa Lamm

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

understanding decision making of public issues, increase ability to address water issues

Contact Information:

Dr. Bobbi Langkamp-Henken

Researcher Name:

Bobbi Langkamp-Henken

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

nutritional sciences, dietetics, clinical models of food and dietary supplements, health outcomes in healthy individuals

Contact Information:

Dr. Jimena Laporta

Researcher Name:

Jimena Laporta

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

climate change and the dairy industry, prevention of hypocalcemia in dairy cows

Contact Information:

Dr. Joseph Larkin III

Researcher Name:

Joseph Larkin III

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

immune regulationstrategies to prevent autoimmunity, diversity in biomedical research workforce

Contact Information:

Dr. Vincent Lecours

Researcher Name:

Vincent Lecours

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

geomorphometry, marine habitat mapping, spatial analysis

Contact Information:

Dr. Seonghee Lee

Researcher Name:

Seonghee Lee

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

strawberry, molecular genetics, genomics

Contact Information:

Dr. Tong Geon Lee

Researcher Name:

Tong Geon Lee

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

tomato, genetics , bioinformatics, genomics

Contact Information:

Dr. Won Suk Lee

Researcher Name:

Won Suk Lee

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

sensing systems for citrus diseases and dropped fruit, detection systems for crop health (fruit, insect, weed, soil and crop nutrients)

Contact Information:

Dr. Norman Leppla

Researcher Name:

Norman Leppla

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

sustainable integrated pest management (IPM), invertebrate biological control agents, biopesticides, pests

Contact Information:

Dr. Amit Levy

Researcher Name:

Amit Levy

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

biology of pathogen-host interactions, biology and molecular characteristics of Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) infection, citrus greening causal agent, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

Contact Information:

Dr. Yuncong Li

Researcher Name:

Yuncong Li

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

management practices for nutrient use efficiency and crop production, minimizing impacts on ecosystems, development of fertilizers and management practices

Contact Information:

Dr. Oscar Liburd

Researcher Name:

Oscar Liburd

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

monitoring, small fruit pests, integrated organic strategies, agricultural pests

Contact Information:

Dr. Bill Lindberg

Researcher Name:

Bill Lindberg

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

marine fisheries, density-dependent habitat selection, reef habitat enhancement, marine fisheries management

Contact Information:

Dr. Angela Lindsey

Researcher Name:

Angela Lindsey

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

disaster preparedness, disaster recovery

Contact Information:

Dr. G.D. Liu

Researcher Name:

G.D. Liu

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

efficient water and nutrient management of vegetable and fruit production, genetics, tomato, lettuce

Contact Information:

Dr. Bette Loiselle

Researcher Name:

Bette Loiselle

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

population and behavioral ecology studies of birds, including seed dispersal mutualisms, biodiversity conservation

Contact Information:

Dr. Graciela Lorca

Researcher Name:

Graciela Lorca

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

targeted discovery, antibiotics, Huanglongbing disease, probiotics, prevention, autoimmune diabetes

Contact Information:

Dr. Cynthia Lord

Researcher Name:

Cynthia Lord

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Medical Entomology Lab

Research Specializations:

transmission Ecology of vector-borne pathogens, moquito control

Contact Information:

Dr. Kai Lorenzen

Researcher Name:

Kai Lorenzen

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

fisheries enhancement (hatcheries, aggregation devices), fisheries management, fishing behavior

Contact Information:

Dr. Susan Lowerre-Barbieri

Researcher Name:

Susan Lowerre-Barbieri

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

fisheries ecology, recreational fisheries, marine fish

Contact Information:

Dr. Andrea Lucky

Researcher Name:

Andrea Lucky

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

insect systematics and biodiversity, citizen science, science education, ant populations, ant genetics

Contact Information:

Dr. Lisa Lundy

Researcher Name:

Lisa Lundy

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

agriculture and natural resource issues, social media

Contact Information:

Dr. Sarah Lynne

Researcher Name:

Sarah Lynne

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

interdisciplinary, prevention science

Contact Information:

Dr. Paul Lyrene

Researcher Name:

Paul Lyrene

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

domestication of Florida deerberry, blueberry cultivars using deerberry genes

Contact Information:

Dr. Lena Ma

Researcher Name:

Lena Ma

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

trace metal biogeochemistry, soil contamination, remediation, phytoremediation

Contact Information:

Dr. Greg Macdonald

Researcher Name:

Greg Macdonald

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

crop and weed management strategies and practices, sustainable peanut based cropping systems

Contact Information:

Dr. Gabriel Maltais-Landry

Researcher Name:

Gabriel Maltais-Landry

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

sustainable nutrient management, agroecology and agroecosystems, nutrient cycling, soil fertility, spatial scale

Contact Information:

Dr. Catharine Mannion

Researcher Name:

Catharine Mannion

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

ornamental plants, identification and management of exotic invasive whiteflies, integrated pest management (IPM)

Contact Information:

Dr. Willm Martens-Habbena

Researcher Name:

Willm Martens-Habbena

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, marine and terrestrial nitrogen cycle

Contact Information:

Dr. Timothy Martin

Researcher Name:

Timothy Martin

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

forest productivity, nutrient cycles, genetics, management

Contact Information:

Dr. Christopher Martinez

Researcher Name:

Christopher Martinez

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

water supply, water quality, climate variability

Contact Information:

Dr. James Maruniak

Researcher Name:

James Maruniak

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

viruses transmitted by mosquitoes (West Nile virus, bunyavirus, and other arboviruses), pathogens of insects in(viruses, fungi, and bacteria)

Contact Information:

Dr. Raluca Mateescu

Researcher Name:

Raluca Mateescu

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

genomic tools for florida beef producers, and to increase adaptive capacity of small ruminants

Contact Information:

Dr. Anne Mathews

Researcher Name:

Anne Mathews

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

treating nutrition related chronic diseases, develop interventions to support healthy living with nutritional and behavioral strategies, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease

Contact Information:

Dr. Julie Maupin-Furlow

Researcher Name:

Julie Maupin-Furlow

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

metabolic engineering extremophiles, enzymes, fuels and chemicals, human health

Contact Information:

Dr. Frank Mazzotti

Researcher Name:

Frank Mazzotti

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

ecology of alligators, crocodiles, and invasive wildlife

Contact Information:

Dr. Heather McAuslane

Researcher Name:

Heather McAuslane

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

host plant resistance to horticultural plant pests, behavior-based management of herbivorous insects, chemical ecology

Contact Information:

Dr. Donald McCarty

Researcher Name:

Donald McCarty

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

maize, genetics and genomics of seed formation, functional genomics and modeling of B vitamin pathways

Contact Information:

Dr. Robert McCleery

Researcher Name:

Robert McCleery

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

anthropogenic influences on animal communities

Contact Information:

Dr. Mabry McCray

Researcher Name:

Mabry McCray

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Researcher Affiliation:

Everglades REC

Research Specializations:

sugarcane, rice, crop nutrition, soil testing

Contact Information:

Dr. Brandon McFadden

Researcher Name:

Brandon McFadden

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

future challenges of agriculture, contemporary issues on food production, economic trade-offs

Contact Information:

Dr. Eric McLamore

Researcher Name:

Eric McLamore

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

biosensors for food security and human health

Contact Information:

Dr. Joel McQuagge

Researcher Name:

Joel McQuagge

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

Teaches 6 courses

Contact Information:

Dr. Tesfamariam Mengistu

Researcher Name:

Tesfamariam Mengistu

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

nematode systematics and management

Contact Information:

Dr. Geoffrey Meru

Researcher Name:

Geoffrey Meru

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

development and application of genomic resources, vegetables, capacity building tools for growers

Contact Information:

Dr. Julie Meyer

Researcher Name:

Julie Meyer

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, microbial ecology of coral disease and restoration

Contact Information:

Dr. Kati Migliaccio

Researcher Name:

Kati Migliaccio

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

irrigation stratgies and tool development using monitoring and modeling, hydrology

Contact Information:

Dr. Christine Miller

Researcher Name:

Christine Miller

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

insect-plant interactions, sexual selection, fighting behavior, performance, evolution of shape

Contact Information:

Dr. Craig Miller

Researcher Name:

Craig Miller

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

energy and water efficiency in design and construction, building codes, and energy ratings

Contact Information:

Dr. Deborah Miller

Researcher Name:

Deborah Miller

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

ecological information, conservation, management, restoration

Contact Information:

Dr. Emily Miller-Cushon

Researcher Name:

Emily Miller-Cushon

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

dairy calf management and welfare, refining behavioral indicators of welfare

Contact Information:

Dr. Pat Minogue

Researcher Name:

Pat Minogue

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

forest management, silviculture, alternative forest crops, forestry best management practices (BMPs), efficient water use

Contact Information:

Dr. Paul Monaghan

Researcher Name:

Paul Monaghan

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

evaluating social marketing to improve behavior change outcomes in extension programming, Protect our Ponds, Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities

Contact Information:

Dr. Martha Monroe

Researcher Name:

Martha Monroe

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

communication strategies, landscape protection, social science, conservation behavior and nature appreciation

Contact Information:

Dr. Gloria Moore

Researcher Name:

Gloria Moore

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

citurs genetics, rapid cycling breeding

Contact Information:

Dr. Kelly Moore

Researcher Name:

Kelly Moore

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

social, economic, communities, research methods, community food systems

Contact Information:

Dr. Kimberly Moore

Researcher Name:

Kimberly Moore

Researcher Tenure Home:

Environmental Horticulture

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

sustainable ornamental plant production, salt tolerance of container-grown ornamental plants

Contact Information:

Dr. Kelly Morgan

Researcher Name:

Kelly Morgan

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Southwest Florida REC

Research Specializations:

nutrient and irrigation management of citrus and vegetables, statewide BMP program

Contact Information:

Dr. Philipe Moriel

Researcher Name:

Philipe Moriel

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Range Cattle REC

Research Specializations:

beef nutrition and management, nutritional management of heifers and cows in tropical and subtropical environments

Contact Information:

Dr. Charles Moss

Researcher Name:

Charles Moss

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

agricultural policies, interest rates, farm income, farm debt

Contact Information:

Dr. Michael Moulton

Researcher Name:

Michael Moulton

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

ecology, introduced Species

Contact Information:

Dr. Conner Mullally

Researcher Name:

Conner Mullally

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

extension interventions in developing countries, household-level livestock programs

Contact Information:

Dr. Rachata Muneepeerakul

Researcher Name:

Rachata Muneepeerakul

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

modeling coupled natural-human systems, adaptive systems approach

Contact Information:

Dr. Patricio Munoz

Researcher Name:

Patricio Munoz

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

breeding process of autopolyploid species, blueberry cultivars and traits

Contact Information:

Dr. Rafael Muñoz-Carpena

Researcher Name:

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

hydrological and water quality field research, remediation and pesticide exposure

Contact Information:

Dr. Debra Murie

Researcher Name:

Debra Murie

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

fish population dynamics, tropic dynamics, managing fish stocks, sustainable fisheries

Contact Information:

Dr. Brian Myers

Researcher Name:

Brian Myers

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

agriscience curriculum development and implementation, agricultural teacher education

Contact Information:

Dr. Rao Mylavarapu

Researcher Name:

Rao Mylavarapu

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

sustainable nutrient management, soil testing, macronutrients, nutrient efficiencies, remote sensing

Contact Information:

Dr. P. K. Nair

Researcher Name:

P. K. Nair

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

agroforestry systems, soil carbon sequestration, climate change mitigation

Contact Information:

Dr. Vimala Nair

Researcher Name:

Vimala Nair

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

environmental soil chemistry, water quality, carbon sequestration, biochar, legacy phosphorous

Contact Information:

Dr. Corwin Nelson

Researcher Name:

Corwin Nelson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

nutrition, metabolism and genomic actions of vitamins, and mastitis and milk quality

Contact Information:

Dr. Wayne Nicholson

Researcher Name:

Wayne Nicholson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

evolution, B. subtilis, extreme environments, microbes, human spaceflight

Contact Information:

Dr. Peter Nkedi-Kizza

Researcher Name:

Peter Nkedi-Kizza

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

soil physics, agrochemicals (nutrients and pesticides), transport models

Contact Information:

Dr. Gerardo Nunez

Researcher Name:

Gerardo Nunez

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

plant stress response, hydroponic systems, alternative crops

Contact Information:

Dr. Latoya O'Neal

Researcher Name:

Latoya O'Neal

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

cooperative programs, community health, health equity

Contact Information:

Dr. George O’Connor

Researcher Name:

George O’Connor

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

soil chemistry, land applications of waste, waste and waste constituents in soil, human and ecological risks

Contact Information:

Dr. Holly Ober

Researcher Name:

Holly Ober

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

forest management, conserve and enhance biodiversity

Contact Information:

Dr. Calvin Odero

Researcher Name:

Calvin Odero

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Researcher Affiliation:

Everglades REC

Research Specializations:

weed management, herbicide evaluation, soil-herbicide interactions, sugarcane, vegetables

Contact Information:

Dr. Andrew Ogram

Researcher Name:

Andrew Ogram

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

microbial ecology, methane production, mercury cycling

Contact Information:

Dr. Cortney Ohs

Researcher Name:

Cortney Ohs

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Indian River REC

Research Specializations:

marine baitfish aquaculture, marine ornamental fish aquaculture

Contact Information:

Dr. Faith Oi

Researcher Name:

Faith Oi

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

IPM, resistance management

Contact Information:

Dr. Michael Olexa

Researcher Name:

Michael Olexa

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

agricultural and natural resource law education, agricultural practices and limiting liability exposure

Contact Information:

Dr. Madan Oli

Researcher Name:

Madan Oli

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

ecology and management, wildlife populations

Contact Information:

Dr. Monika Oli

Researcher Name:

Monika Oli

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

Microbiology lab instruction and management

Contact Information:

Dr. Pascal Oltenacu

Researcher Name:

Pascal Oltenacu

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

resilience of small ruminants to environmental stressors, food security and nutrition in developing counties

Contact Information:

Dr. Gulcan Onel

Researcher Name:

Gulcan Onel

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

immigration, agricultural markets, rural development, agricultural prices, demand for food

Contact Information:

Dr. Nicole Owens

Researcher Name:

Nicole Owens

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

expanded food and nutrition education, food environments, low-income communities

Contact Information:

Dr. Monica Ozores-Hampton

Researcher Name:

Monica Ozores-Hampton

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Southwest Florida REC

Research Specializations:

adoption of nutrient BMPs, statewide BMP program, awareness and adoption of new vegetable varieties

Contact Information:

Dr. Aaron Palmateer

Researcher Name:

Aaron Palmateer

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

integrated management of ornamental plant diseases and disorders affecting nurseries and landscapes

Contact Information:

Dr. Joshua Patterson

Researcher Name:

Joshua Patterson

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Apollo Beach

Research Specializations:

coral reef restoration, sea and bay scallop restoration, oyster reef and marsh grass restoration, aquaculture

Contact Information:

Dr. Will Patterson

Researcher Name:

Will Patterson

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

marine fisheries, fish population dynamics, trophic dynamics, reef fish barotrauma, fishery-independent population estimation, lionfish, Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Contact Information:

Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul

Researcher Name:

Anna-Lisa Paul

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

plants in space, genomics of living on Mars

Contact Information:

Dr. Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski

Researcher Name:

Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

manipulating microbial communities for management of insect-transmitted plant pathogens, insect-microbe interactions

Contact Information:

Dr. Francisco Peñagaricano

Researcher Name:

Francisco Peñagaricano

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

animal genetics and genomics for improvement of animal productivity traits, effects maternal nutrition during preganancy on the offspring

Contact Information:

Dr. Roberto Pereira

Researcher Name:

Roberto Pereira

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

bed bugs, biology, control, pest ants

Contact Information:

Dr. Natalia Peres

Researcher Name:

Natalia Peres

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

management of strawberry diseases, identification and control of diseases on ornamental plants

Contact Information:

Dr. Gary Peter

Researcher Name:

Gary Peter

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

southern pine tree population modeling and dynamics, disease resistance, wood properties, genetic analysis of pest and disease resistance

Contact Information:

Dr. Edward Phlips

Researcher Name:

Edward Phlips

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

marine and freshwater ecosystems, primary production, algae blooms

Contact Information:

Dr. Elizabeth Pienaar

Researcher Name:

Elizabeth Pienaar

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

private landowners, residents, conservation of wildlife and ecosystem services

Contact Information:

Dr. Bill Pine

Researcher Name:

Bill Pine

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

quantitative wildlife ecology, field ecology, river ecology, management exploited populations

Contact Information:

Dr. Randy Ploetz

Researcher Name:

Randy Ploetz

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

Laurel wilt of avocado, Fusarium wilt (Panama disease) of banana

Contact Information:

Dr. Jane Polston

Researcher Name:

Jane Polston

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

insect-transmitted viruses affecting vegetables and ornamental plants, plant virology, epidenmics, plant viruses, mitigate crop losses

Contact Information:

Dr. Abby Powell

Researcher Name:

Abby Powell

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Coop Unit

Research Specializations:

avian ecology and conservation

Contact Information:

Dr. Dale Pracht

Researcher Name:

Dale Pracht

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

organizational change, Land Grant Universities, community based service-learning, formal and nonformal education

Contact Information:

Dr. Pratap Pullammanappallil

Researcher Name:

Pratap Pullammanappallil

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

design, operation and optimization of anaerobic digestion process for conversion of organic residues and wastes to biogas biofuel, sustainable production of algal biomass for waste treatment and as feedstock for biofuel production

Contact Information:

Dr. Jiangxiao Qiu

Researcher Name:

Jiangxiao Qiu

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

ecosystem services, biological invasions, biodiversity at landscape scale

Contact Information:

Dr. Heidi Radunovich

Researcher Name:

Heidi Radunovich

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

families experiencing stress

Contact Information:

Dr. Bala Rathinasabapathi

Researcher Name:

Bala Rathinasabapathi

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

functional genomics of abiotic stress tolerance, peppers, genetics of fruit quality traits

Contact Information:

Dr. K. Ramesh Reddy

Researcher Name:

K. Ramesh Reddy

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

wetland biogeochemistry, macro-elemental cycling, soil organic matter, carbon stability, greenhouse gas emissions

Contact Information:

Dr. Christopher Reisch

Researcher Name:

Christopher Reisch

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

synthetic biology, functional genomics, bacteria, organic sulfur assimilation, marine bacteria

Contact Information:

Dr. Alexander Reisinger

Researcher Name:

Alexander Reisinger

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

urban soil, water systems, landscape management, urban water quality, pharmaceutical and pesticide contaminants

Contact Information:

Dr. Lindsey Reisinger

Researcher Name:

Lindsey Reisinger

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

freshwater community ecology, invasive species, crayfish

Contact Information:

Dr. Justin Renkema

Researcher Name:

Justin Renkema

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

management strategies, emerging arthropod pests, Florida berry crops, ecosystem services, beneficial arthropods

Contact Information:

Dr. Marcio Resende

Researcher Name:

Marcio Resende

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

metabolomic-based breeding for increased flavor in sweet corn, genomic basis of corn resistance to Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB)

Contact Information:

Dr. Jorge Rey

Researcher Name:

Jorge Rey

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Medical Entomology Lab

Research Specializations:

ecology of urban mosquitoes, biological control

Contact Information:

Dr. Laura Reynolds

Researcher Name:

Laura Reynolds

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

coastal ecology, population and community ecology, biogeochemistry, plant physiology, ecosystem functions

Contact Information:

Dr. Kelly Rice

Researcher Name:

Kelly Rice

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

novel bacterial adaptation mechanisms to stressful or alternative environments

Contact Information:

Dr. Brantlee Richter

Researcher Name:

Brantlee Richter

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

emerging specialty crops

Contact Information:

Dr. Mark Ritenour

Researcher Name:

Mark Ritenour

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Indian River REC

Research Specializations:

Improving pre- and postharvest practices to maximize quality of fresh citrus and maintain market access, Improve produce quality retention through improved postharvest handling

Contact Information:

Dr. Grady Roberts

Researcher Name:

Grady Roberts

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

globalizing educational programs, building human and institutional capacity to deliver educational programs

Contact Information:

Dr. Pamela Roberts

Researcher Name:

Pamela Roberts

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Southwest Florida REC

Research Specializations:

mitigation of losses in vegetable and specialty crops by endemic and emerging plant pathogens

Contact Information:

Dr. Fritz Roka

Researcher Name:

Fritz Roka

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Researcher Affiliation:

Southwest Florida REC

Research Specializations:

agricultural labor compliance, cost-benefit analyses, citrus economic sustainability

Contact Information:

Dr. Jeff Rollins

Researcher Name:

Jeff Rollins

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

"genetics and genomics, fungal plant pathogens, host-pathogen interactions, fungal pathogenicity, host specificity, developmental regulation of fungal lifecycles "

Contact Information:

Dr. Christina Romagosa

Researcher Name:

Christina Romagosa

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

biological invasions, wildlife trade, biodiversity, ecosystem restoration, management

Contact Information:

Dr. Tony Romeo

Researcher Name:

Tony Romeo

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

prokaryotic regulation and physiology, bacterial environmental sensing, molecular regulatory mechanisms

Contact Information:

Dr. Philippe Rott

Researcher Name:

Philippe Rott

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Everglades REC

Research Specializations:

plant-pathogen interactions, sugarcane diseases

Contact Information:

Dr. Diane Rowland

Researcher Name:

Diane Rowland

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

physiological research on water use efficiency, drought tolerance, stress memory, and seed quality, and agroecology

Contact Information:

Dr. Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar

Researcher Name:

Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

extension leadership, household and consumer economics

Contact Information:

Dr. Joy Rumble

Researcher Name:

Joy Rumble

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

effective communication, assessment of public opinion

Contact Information:

Dr. Kathleen Ruppert

Researcher Name:

Kathleen Ruppert

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

housing efficiency (energy, water, residential landscaping, indoor air quality), sustainability behavior change

Contact Information:

Dr. Pedro Sanchez

Researcher Name:

Pedro Sanchez

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

tropical soil management, tropical savannas, Africa

Contact Information:

Dr. Hardev Sandhu

Researcher Name:

Hardev Sandhu

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Researcher Affiliation:

Everglades REC

Research Specializations:

genetic improvement, sugarcane, shared germplasm, soil sustainability, yields

Contact Information:

Dr. German Sandoya

Researcher Name:

German Sandoya

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Everglades REC

Research Specializations:

diverse traits, lettuce, plant breeding, Everglades

Contact Information:

Dr. José Eduardo Santos

Researcher Name:

José Eduardo Santos

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

embryo development under normal and abnormal conditions, traits that improve peripartum health and reporduction in dairy cows, nutritional requirments for dairy cows

Contact Information:

Dr. Steven Sargent

Researcher Name:

Steven Sargent

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

technologies to extend postharvest quality of fresh fruits and vegetables, feasibility of mechanical and assisted harvest

Contact Information:

Dr. Paul Sarnoski

Researcher Name:

Paul Sarnoski

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

seafood food safety, seafood quality, flavor chemistry

Contact Information:

Dr. Bruce Schaffer

Researcher Name:

Bruce Schaffer

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

root-zone flooding on physiology and growth of subtropical and tropical fruit crops

Contact Information:

Dr. Brett Scheffers

Researcher Name:

Brett Scheffers

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

ecological problems, optimal conservation management, climate change

Contact Information:

Dr. Jason Scheffler

Researcher Name:

Jason Scheffler

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

extracellular matrix to beef tenderness and palatability

Contact Information:

Dr. Tracy Scheffler

Researcher Name:

Tracy Scheffler

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

genetic and environmental factors influencing beef composition and muscle quality, regulation of energy metabolism in skeletal muscle of swine

Contact Information:

Dr. Rudolf Scheffrahn

Researcher Name:

Rudolf Scheffrahn

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

invasive terminte identification and spread, termite biology and control, structural fumigation

Contact Information:

Dr. Andrew Schmitz

Researcher Name:

Andrew Schmitz

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

welfare economics, agricultural trade policy

Contact Information:

Dr. Keith Schneider

Researcher Name:

Keith Schneider

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

food safety training, foodborne pathogen survival and intervention

Contact Information:

Dr. Arnold Schumann

Researcher Name:

Arnold Schumann

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

advanced production systems, precision agriculture

Contact Information:

Dr. Dakshina Seal

Researcher Name:

Dakshina Seal

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

integrated management to control melon thrips (Thrips palmi Karny), vegetable crops, corn silk fly (Euxesta stigmatis Loew)

Contact Information:

Dr. James Seale

Researcher Name:

James Seale

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

international trade, China, Russia

Contact Information:

Dr. M. Jennison Kipp Searcy

Researcher Name:

M. Jennison Kipp Searcy

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

affordable housing policy, utility demand-side management programs

Contact Information:

Dr. Brent Sellers

Researcher Name:

Brent Sellers

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Researcher Affiliation:

Range Cattle REC

Research Specializations:

weed science, tropical and sub-tropical pastures and hayfields

Contact Information:

Dr. Mark Settles

Researcher Name:

Mark Settles

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

maize, endosperm development, phenomics

Contact Information:

Dr. Travis Shaddox

Researcher Name:

Travis Shaddox

Researcher Tenure Home:

Environmental Horticulture

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

turfgrass nutrition and management

Contact Information:

Dr. K. T. Shanmugam

Researcher Name:

K. T. Shanmugam

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

metabolic engineering, bacteria, fuels and chemicals, biomass conversion of sugars for fermentation

Contact Information:

Dr. Ajay Sharma

Researcher Name:

Ajay Sharma

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

applied forest ecology, agroforests, forest stand dynamics, silviculture, native groundcover restoration, multi-objective forest management

Contact Information:

Dr. Karla Shelnutt

Researcher Name:

Karla Shelnutt

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

nutrition education, low-income families, dieticians

Contact Information:

Dr. Dongyoung Shin

Researcher Name:

Dongyoung Shin

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Medical Entomology Lab

Research Specializations:

mosquito pesticide resistance gene, gene pathways, mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases

Contact Information:

Dr. Sanjay Shukla

Researcher Name:

Sanjay Shukla

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Researcher Affiliation:

Southwest Florida REC

Research Specializations:

water sustainability of agriculture (vegetable, cattle, citrus), water and nutrient management strategies, payment for ecosystem services, agricultural water storage

Contact Information:

Dr. Blair Siegfried

Researcher Name:

Blair Siegfried

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

sustainable pest management, resistance management, RNAi, insect pest control

Contact Information:

Dr. Kathryn Sieving

Researcher Name:

Kathryn Sieving

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

behavioral ecology and management, native birds, human-dominated landscapes, avian field research, wildlife behavior

Contact Information:

Dr. Maria Silveira

Researcher Name:

Maria Silveira

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Range Cattle REC

Research Specializations:

sustainable soil nutrient management practices, protecting water and atmospheric resources

Contact Information:

Dr. Amy Simonne

Researcher Name:

Amy Simonne

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

food safety quality program

Contact Information:

Dr. Charles Sims

Researcher Name:

Charles Sims

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

food quality, flavor and consumer acceptability, food quality and sensory characteristics

Contact Information:

Dr. Ariel Singerman

Researcher Name:

Ariel Singerman

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

production economics, risk management, farm management

Contact Information:

Dr. Chelsea Smartt

Researcher Name:

Chelsea Smartt

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Medical Entomology Lab

Research Specializations:

insecticide resistance, gene expression variations in mosquitoes due to infection with virus

Contact Information:

Dr. Samuel Smidt

Researcher Name:

Samuel Smidt

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

watershed science

Contact Information:

Dr. Hugh Smith

Researcher Name:

Hugh Smith

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

integrated management of arthropod pests of horticultural crops, insecticide resistance monitoring for whiteflies

Contact Information:

Dr. Matthew Smith

Researcher Name:

Matthew Smith

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

evolution, ecology, biogeography and systematics of fungi, molecular phylogenetics, molecular ecology, symbiotic Fungi

Contact Information:

Dr. Scot Smith

Researcher Name:

Scot Smith

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

Contact Information:

Dr. Suzanna Smith

Researcher Name:

Suzanna Smith

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

changing families, social and cultural context, family resilience

Contact Information:

Dr. Lynn Sollenberger

Researcher Name:

Lynn Sollenberger

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

warm-climate grasslands, ecosystem services, new forage cultivars for grassland-livestock systems

Contact Information:

Dr. Wen-Yuan Song

Researcher Name:

Wen-Yuan Song

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

molecular mechanisms of rice innate immunity, protein interaction networks, sensor XA21-mediated

Contact Information:

Dr. Mike Spranger

Researcher Name:

Mike Spranger

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

local communities, cultural arts, post-disaster community redevelopment

Contact Information:

Dr. Phil Stansly

Researcher Name:

Phil Stansly

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Southwest Florida REC

Research Specializations:

integrated management of citrus and vegetable pests

Contact Information:

Dr. Charles Staples

Researcher Name:

Charles Staples

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

genome selection for feed efficiency of lactating dairy cows, nutrient requirements for dairy animals

Contact Information:

Dr. Nicole Stedman

Researcher Name:

Nicole Stedman

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

student and stakeholder leadership development

Contact Information:

Dr. Candice Stefanou

Researcher Name:

Candice Stefanou

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

social science research methods

Contact Information:

Dr. Spiro Stefanou

Researcher Name:

Spiro Stefanou

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

investment and innovation patterns, firm learning, capacity utilization, corporate and social responsibility

Contact Information:

Dr. Taylor Stein

Researcher Name:

Taylor Stein

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

nature-based recreation, tourism

Contact Information:

Dr. Lukasz Stelinski

Researcher Name:

Lukasz Stelinski

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

holistic management of horticultural crops and forestry, insecticide resistance, IPM

Contact Information:

Dr. Ulrich Stingl

Researcher Name:

Ulrich Stingl

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

microbial communities, Everglades, seagrass microbiome

Contact Information:

Dr. Kathryn Stofer

Researcher Name:

Kathryn Stofer

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

public engagement with agriscience

Contact Information:

Dr. Sarah Strauss

Researcher Name:

Sarah Strauss

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Southwest Florida REC

Research Specializations:

soil microbial community interactions with citrus and vegetable plants and the environment, improving soil microbe management practices

Contact Information:

Dr. Juliane Struve

Researcher Name:

Juliane Struve

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

coastal fisheries, spatial dynamics, recreational fish and fisheries, cooperative fisheries governance, marine fisheries

Contact Information:

Dr. Leslie Sturmer

Researcher Name:

Leslie Sturmer

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

Contact Information:

Dr. Nan-Yao Su

Researcher Name:

Nan-Yao Su

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Ft. Lauderdale REC

Research Specializations:

sustainable management of subterranean termites, behavior, ecology and control of termite pests

Contact Information:

Dr. Andres Susaeta

Researcher Name:

Andres Susaeta

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

forest economics, ecosystem services, landowner sustainability incentives, longleaf pine agrosystems, agricultural water security

Contact Information:

Dr. Masaharu Suzuki

Researcher Name:

Masaharu Suzuki

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

genetics and genomics of plant embryogenesis, biochemistry of seed maturation regulators

Contact Information:

Dr. Robert Swett

Researcher Name:

Robert Swett

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Sea Grant

Research Specializations:

offshore recreational boating

Contact Information:

Dr. Mickie Swisher

Researcher Name:

Mickie Swisher

Researcher Tenure Home:

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Research Specializations:

social science research methods, sustainable agricultural methodologies

Contact Information:

Dr. Walter Tabachnick

Researcher Name:

Walter Tabachnick

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Medical Entomology Lab

Research Specializations:

vector competence for pathogens, public outreach, vector-borne diseases

Contact Information:

Dr. Lisa Taylor

Researcher Name:

Lisa Taylor

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

sexual selection, evolution of colorful courtship displays, predator psychology, evolution of prey defenses

Contact Information:

Dr. Nicholas Taylor

Researcher Name:

Nicholas Taylor

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

energy and water conservation program analysis, data management

Contact Information:

Dr. Ricky Telg

Researcher Name:

Ricky Telg

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Researcher Affiliation:

PIE Center

Research Specializations:

communication skills and methods of professionals and students

Contact Information:

Dr. Andrew Thoron

Researcher Name:

Andrew Thoron

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

school-based agriscience education, teacher professional development, teaching and learning through scientific reasoning and argumentation skills

Contact Information:

Dr. Denise Tieman

Researcher Name:

Denise Tieman

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

biochemistry and genomic basis of tomato flavor

Contact Information:

Dr. Zhaohui Tong

Researcher Name:

Zhaohui Tong

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

sustainable biopolymer synthesis and self-assembling, conversion of lignocelluloses to high value bioproducts (materials, drop-in fuels, and chemicals)

Contact Information:

Dr. Danielle Treadwell

Researcher Name:

Danielle Treadwell

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

organizational leadership in sustainable agriculture and food systems, USDA Organic & Alternative Specialty Crop Production Systems

Contact Information:

Dr. Eric Triplett

Researcher Name:

Eric Triplett

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

role of bacteria in premature birth and type 1 diabetes, culturing the citrus greening pathogen, diazotrophs in natural forest ecosystems

Contact Information:

Dr. Quenton Tuckett

Researcher Name:

Quenton Tuckett

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

invasive species, risk assessment, sportfish in restoration areas, native ornamental fish

Contact Information:

Dr. Pilar Useche

Researcher Name:

Pilar Useche

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Researcher Affiliation:

Center for Latin American Studies

Research Specializations:

technology adoption, poverty, vulnerability, food insecurity, developing countries

Contact Information:

Dr. Gary Vallad

Researcher Name:

Gary Vallad

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

characterization and control of diseases impacting vegetable and alternative crop production

Contact Information:

Dr. Denis Valle

Researcher Name:

Denis Valle

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

statistical methods, bayesian decision making tools, environmental science, malaria epidemiology

Contact Information:

Dr. Eduardo Vallejos

Researcher Name:

Eduardo Vallejos

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

gene-based crop simulation models, domestication process in the common bean

Contact Information:

Dr. Edzard Van Santen

Researcher Name:

Edzard Van Santen

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

statistical consulting and training

Contact Information:

Dr. John VanSickle

Researcher Name:

John VanSickle

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

agricultural policy, mitigating agricultural risk

Contact Information:

Dr. Tripti Vashisth

Researcher Name:

Tripti Vashisth

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

horticultural strategies, citrus production, grove management, citrus mineral nutrition, fruit physiology and abscission

Contact Information:

Dr. Wagner Vendrame

Researcher Name:

Wagner Vendrame

Researcher Tenure Home:

Environmental Horticulture

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

plant production using micropropagation, plant conservation using cryopreservation

Contact Information:

Dr. Joao Vendramini

Researcher Name:

Joao Vendramini

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Researcher Affiliation:

Range Cattle REC

Research Specializations:

management practices to improve forage and livestock production efficiency

Contact Information:

Dr. Wilfred Vermerris

Researcher Name:

Wilfred Vermerris

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Specializations:

genetic enhancement of sorghum, sustainable production, bio-based fuels and chemicals, plant-derived nanomaterials in biomedical applications

Contact Information:

Dr. Jason Vogel

Researcher Name:

Jason Vogel

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

silviculture, forest carbon and nutrient cycling, climate change

Contact Information:

Dr. Kristina von Castel Dunwoody

Researcher Name:

Kristina von Castel Dunwoody

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

Improving nutrition screening and education in pediatric dentistry, enhancing learning outcomes and student interactivity in STEM courses

Contact Information:

Dr. Jianping Wang

Researcher Name:

Jianping Wang

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agronomy

Research Specializations:

molecular tools for crop improvement

Contact Information:

Dr. Nian Wang

Researcher Name:

Nian Wang

Researcher Tenure Home:

Microbiology and Cell Science

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

citrus HLB, interactions of Las and citrus using a CRISPR-Cas system, citrus canker control, manipulating the ebe (effector binding element) of canker susceptibilitygene cslob1

Contact Information:

Dr. Yu Wang

Researcher Name:

Yu Wang

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Researcher Affiliation:

Citrus REC

Research Specializations:

flavor chemistry, food processing, natural product chemistry and citrus byproducts

Contact Information:

Dr. Laura Warner

Researcher Name:

Laura Warner

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural Education and Communication

Research Specializations:

social marketing, program planning and evaluation capabilities

Contact Information:

Dr. Lori Warren

Researcher Name:

Lori Warren

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

equine nutrition and feeding management, environmental impact of horse operations

Contact Information:

Dr. Emma Weeks

Researcher Name:

Emma Weeks

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Research Specializations:

arthropods, domestic residences

Contact Information:

Dr. Rick Weldon

Researcher Name:

Rick Weldon

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food and Resource Economics

Research Specializations:

risk management, agricultural producers, specialty crops

Contact Information:

Dr. Bruce Welt

Researcher Name:

Bruce Welt

Researcher Tenure Home:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Specializations:

packaging material test methods development, enhanced modified atmosphere packaging

Contact Information:

Dr. Vance Whitaker

Researcher Name:

Vance Whitaker

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Gulf Coast REC

Research Specializations:

strawberry, breeding, genetics

Contact Information:

Dr. Ethan White

Researcher Name:

Ethan White

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

forecasting ecological systems, local to global scales, data-intensive approaches, cross-scale integrative biodiversity modeling, ecological forcasting

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Dr. Frank White

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Frank White

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Plant Pathology

Research Specializations:

disease resistance through plant biotechnology, plant disease susceptibility and resistance, genomics, genetics, and biochemistry

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Dr. Carissa Wickens

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Carissa Wickens

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Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

environmental impact of equine operations, temperamentand behavior in horses, horse management

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Dr. Ann Wilkie

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Ann Wilkie

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

environmental microbiology, phycoremediation, anaerobic digestion, waste treatement, renewable energy, biomass

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Dr. Ben Wilkinson

Researcher Name:

Ben Wilkinson

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Research Specializations:

UAS, multimodal sensor data, advanced photogrammetery algorithms, airborne geospatial sensor mission planning, microwave signal attenuation in forests, lidar accuracy

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Dr. Sally Williams

Researcher Name:

Sally Williams

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

food additives and muscle food proteins, microbiology, food safety, consumer acceptance, antimicrobial intervention for pathogenic bacteria in muscle foods

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Dr. Jeff Williamson

Researcher Name:

Jeff Williamson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

blueberry, efficient irrigation and nitrogen fertilization, vaccinium arboreum as a rootstock

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Dr. P. Chris Wilson

Researcher Name:

P. Chris Wilson

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Research Specializations:

environmental toxicology, ecological risk, agrichemicals, BMPs

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Dr. Samantha Wisely

Researcher Name:

Samantha Wisely

Researcher Tenure Home:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Research Specializations:

wildlife disease research, wildlife-livestock-public health interface

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Dr. Stephanie Wohlgemuth

Researcher Name:

Stephanie Wohlgemuth

Researcher Tenure Home:

Animal Sciences

Research Specializations:

cellular stress biology and bioenergetics in muscle, cellular physiology of mammary gland remodeling in the dairy cow

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Dr. Alan Wright

Researcher Name:

Alan Wright

Researcher Tenure Home:

Soil and Water Sciences

Researcher Affiliation:

Indian River REC

Research Specializations:

wetland biogeochemistry, everglades restoration, soil and nutrient management for sugarcane, vegetables, turf, citrus

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Dr. Anita Wright

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Anita Wright

Researcher Tenure Home:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Research Specializations:

foodborne pathogens, food microbiology

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Dr. Huiping Yang

Researcher Name:

Huiping Yang

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Specializations:

triploid-tetraploid technology, shellfish breading (oyster and hard clam), germplasm cryopreservation technology, shellfish aquaculture

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Dr. Roy Yanong

Researcher Name:

Roy Yanong

Researcher Tenure Home:

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Researcher Affiliation:

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Veterinary Medicine

Research Specializations:

aquaculture, parasite amyloodinium, metomidate for fish euthanasia, emerging infectious diseases, disease management

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Dr. Shouan Zhang

Researcher Name:

Shouan Zhang

Researcher Tenure Home:

Plant Pathology

Researcher Affiliation:

Tropical REC

Research Specializations:

integrated disease management on vegetable and herbal crops, invasive pathogens

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Dr. Liming Zhao

Researcher Name:

Liming Zhao

Researcher Tenure Home:

Entomology and Nematology

Researcher Affiliation:

Florida Medical Entomology Lab

Research Specializations:

molecular pesticides, pesticide effects on mosquito gene expression, pesticide resistant mosquitoes, biology and control of mosquitoes

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Dr. Xin Zhao

Researcher Name:

Xin Zhao

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

integrated use of grafting in sustainable vegetable production, nutrient dynamics in organic strawberry cropping systems

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Dr. Lincoln Zotarelli

Researcher Name:

Lincoln Zotarelli

Researcher Tenure Home:

Horticultural Sciences

Research Specializations:

best management practices for irrigation of vegetable crops, fertilizer management, germplasm evaluation, potato, broccoli

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