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Florida Everglades

The River of Grass is integral to south Florida’s ecosystem; UM’s experts can speak to every facet of the Everglades: history, geography, flora, fauna, conservation.

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Larry Brand, Ph.D.,  professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Dr. Brand studies the interaction of ecological and evolutionary processes in marine phytoplankton, how fast and to what extent phytoplankton populations and species are able to adapt to their local environments. Over a hundred species isolated from different areas […]

Dr. Green can talk about the Jewish population of Cuba and the Cuban Jewish population in the United States, especially in South Florida. Department Bio / CV

Dr. Hood’s research interests include chemical processes occurring in coastal sediments and development of new methods in electron microscopy. Her research in the last decade has focused on deciphering human impacts in coastal environments using sediment records. Dr. Hood’s particular areas of study have included the Everglades/Florida Bay ecosystem and the Mississippi River outflow region […]

Helena Solo-Gabriele,  Ph.D, P.E., professor of Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering. Dr. Gabriele’s research relates to water flows within the Everglades watershed. This research is tied to public health and restoration given that the Everglades serves as the ultimate source of drinking water for large urban communities. Her most recent research project involves documenting the […]

Harold R. Wanless, Ph.D., is chairman and a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Cooper Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is available to discuss effects of hurricanes on coastal environments, coastal erosion and post hurricane recovery processes.  He has an active research program documenting hurricane effects on coastal environments; […]