Faculty

Rosenstiel School Faculty


Falk C Amelung

Professor

f.amelung@miami.edu

(305) 421-4949
Active Volcanism and Tectonics, InSAR, Remote Sensing

Elliot L Atlas

Professor

e.atlas@miami.edu

(305) 421-4128
Professor, Department of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry (now Department of Atmospheric Sciences), Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, (Aug) 2003 – present Affiliate Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Oct., 2003 – present. Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Section...

Jerald Stephen Ault

Professor

j.ault@miami.edu

(305) 421-4884
Jerald S. Ault, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society at the University of Miami, and Director of the Tarpon & Bonefish Research Center. Dr. Ault is an internationally renowned fisheries scientist in population dynamics, statistics, risk assessment, ecosystem modeling and resource management...

Roni Avissar

Dean, Academic

avissar@miami.edu

(305) 421-4000
Roni Avissar, a former Duke University climatologist who has studied the way Amazon deforestation affects precipitation patterns around the world, became dean of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in June 2009. Born and raised in France, Avissar was a professor at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering from 2001 and chair...

Elizabeth A Babcock

Associate Professor

e.babcock@miami.edu

(305) 421-4852
I work on fisheries stock assessment and quantitative ecological modelling, with focal species including sharks, tunas, billfishes, sturgeons, conchs and lobsters. The use of innovative data sources and analysis methods to inform conservation and management of fisheries for which traditional fisheries data are lacking is a primary focus of my...

Andrew Charles Baker

Assoc. Professor

a.baker1@umiami.edu

(305) 421-4642
Andrew Baker is an Associate Professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Miami. His research focuses on the responses of coral reefs to climate change. 

Lisa Beal

Professor
Associate Dean of Research

l.beal@miami.edu

(305) 421-4093
Lisa Beal is a Professor of Oceanography in the Ocean Sciences department at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is an expert on the Agulhas System of currents off South Africa and has brought recognition to the key role this System plays in a warming climate through her publications and...

Keir Becker

Professor

k.becker@miami.edu

(305) 421-4661
Heat flow and hydrothermal circulation in the oceanic crust; permeability and porosity of oceanic crust; borehole hydrogeological observatories.

Daniel Domingues Benetti

Professor

d.benetti@miami.edu

(305) 421-4889
Besides my academic and research credentials, I have extensive international professional experience, having worked, consulted, and established research, commercial and educational programs and projects for the private and government sectors in > 20 countries throughout 5 continents over the last 30 years. Expertise in obtaining funding,...

Francisco J Beron-Vera

Research Assoc. Professor

f.berovera@miami.edu

(305) 421-4873
Position and Research Expertise Francisco Javier Beron-Vera is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at RSMAS. He uses concepts from the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems to study transport and mixing processes in geophysical flows. Accomplishments Beron-Vera has been known for his contributions to the...

Larry E. Brand

Professor

l.brand@miami.edu

(305) 421-4138
Physiology, ecology and evolution of phytoplankton

Kenneth Broad

Professor

k.broad@miami.edu

(305) 284-2721
Dr. Kenny Broad is an environmental anthropologist who studies the relationship between humans and their environment. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1999. Kenny has led or participated in extreme scientific and filmmaking expeditions on every continent – from urban jungles to the deepest caves on the...

Michael G. Brown

Professor

m.brown3@miami.edu

(305) 421-4640
underwater sound propagation, Lagrangian dynamics and transport processes in the ocean and atmosphere, surface gravity wave dynamics.

Angela C Clark

Librarian Assoc. Professor

a.clark@miami.edu

(305) 421-4020

Amy C Clement

Professor

a.clement@miami.edu

(305) 421-4846
Position and Research Expertise Amy Clement is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is an expert in climate modeling and in her research she strives to understand the mechanisms of past, present, and future climate change. Teaching...

Hilary Close

Asst. Professor

hclose@rsmas.miami.edu

(305) 421-4306 x54306
Marine organic geochemistry. I am broadly interested in picking apart the processes of production, physical movement or mixing, and degradation of organic matter in complex natural environments, modern or ancient, with a goal toward understanding how ecological change translates into larger-scale effects on the marine carbon cycle. One of my...

Douglas L Crawford

Professor

d.crawford@miami.edu

(305) 421-4121
My academic interests are to understand the basic properties of adaptation (e.g., the importance of standing genetic variation, are many of loci involved in adaptation, are there conserved pathways to resolve specific selective pressures,etc.).  Knowing this information provides insights into human health and diseases and how organisms...

Evan K D'Alessandro

Lecturer
Director, Master of Professional Science Program

e.dalessandro@umiami.edu

(305) 421-4848
Publication Shulzitski, K., Sponaugle, S., Hauff, M., Walter, K., D'Alessandro, E.K., Cowen, R.K. (2015) Close encounters with eddies: oceanographic features increase growth of larval reef fishes during their journey to the reef. Bio. Letters 11(1) DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0746

Harry A. DeFerrari

Professor

h.deferrari@miami.edu

(305) 421-4644
Position and Research ExpertiseHarry DeFerrari is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’sRosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He specializes in underwater acoustics withemphasis on signal processing. His research focus is to understand the effects of oceanographicfluctuations on the...

David J Die

Research Assoc. Professor

ddie@rsmas.miami.edu

(305) 421-4607
Development of mathematical and statistical models (both for prediction and estimation) to support natural resource management. I give scientific advice on fishery resources and provide quantitative auditing of management performance. I have a special interest in developing an understanding of the mechanisms that are key to the sustainability of...

William Melville Drennan

Professor

w.drennan@miami.edu

(305) 421-4798
Air-sea interaction, turbulence, boundary layers, surface gravity waves.

Gregor Paul Eberli

Professor

g.eberli@miami.edu

(305) 421-4678
Sea-level changes, the record of environmental changes in the sedimentary record, seismic stratigraphy, petrophysics

Nelson M. Ehrhardt

Professor

n.ehrhardt@miami.edu

(305) 421-4741
Tropical fishery research is complex because of complicated population dynamic processes exhibited by tropical fish species. Efforts to assess the effects of fishery exploitation on these resources are usually marred by the considerable uncertainties associated with growth, mortality and reproductive characters of the species and the...

Maria Luisa M Estevanez

Senior Lecturer

mestevanez@miami.edu

(305) 421-4012
Ms. Estevanez has been conducting research on marine resource allocation policy. She has done several studies on recreational boating as they relate to environmental issues and marine policy. She uses computer-based geographic information systems in her research.

Lynne A. Fieber

Assoc. Professor

l.fieber@miami.edu

(305) 421-4906
Lynne Fieber is Associate Professor in the Department of Marine Biology & Ecology. She studies the nervous system of marine animal models using behavioral, electrophysiological, and molecular techniques.

Rana A. Fine

Professor

rfine@rsmas.miami.edu

(305) 421-4722
Rana Fine is a Professor of Oceanography in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the Universityof Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Her research has focused onlarge scale ocean circulation and ventilation of the ocean by atmospheric gases. Fine’s globalmeasurements and publications have contributed...

Cassandra J. Gaston

Asst. Professor

cjg174@miami.edu

(305) 421-4979
Position and Research Expertise Cassandra Gaston is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is an expert in atmospheric chemistry, specifically, in aerosols, traces gases, and their interactions. Teaching and Mentoring...

Hans C Graber

Professor

hans@miami.edu

(305) 421-4952
Surface wave dynamics, microwave remote sensing of ocean processes, air-sea interaction and boundary-layer dynamics.

Martin Grosell

Professor

mgrosell@miami.edu

(305) 421-4623
Martin Grosell, PhD is the lead PI and director of the GoMRI funded research consortium RECOVER (http://recover.rsmas.miami.edu/). Dr. Grosell is a Maytag professor of ichthyology with specialty in environmental physiology and toxicology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) in the...

Neil Hammerschlag

Research Associate Professor
Director of the Shark Research & Conservation Program

n.hammerschlag@umiami.edu

(305) 421-4356
Dr. Neil Hammerschlag is a marine ecologist and Research Associate Professor at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy. His current research centers broadly on the behavioral ecology, conservation biology and movement ecology of marine predators, primarily...

Dennis A Hansell

Professor

d.hansell@miami.edu

(305) 421-4078
Dennis A. Hansell is a professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the Rosenstiel School. His research interests are in the biogeochemistry of the major elements (such as carbon and nitrogen), primarily conducted by inferring the biological processing of those elements from their spatial and temporal variations. Hansell teaches courses in...

Frederick Hanselmann

Lecturer

fhanselmann@rsmas.miami.edu

(512) 557-3949
Dr. Frederick H. Hanselmann ("Fritz") is an underwater archaeologist and Faculty in the Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society and part of the Exploration Sciences Program at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami, where he directs the Underwater Archaeology Program.  Having...

Jim Happell

Research Assoc. Professor

j.happell@miami.edu

(305) 421-4111
One of my research interests involves the use of transient tracers, such as chlorofluorocarbons and tritium, to determine groundwater flow patterns and rates. I am also interested in the role of soils in the global budget of halogenated atmospheric trace gases. I am currently conducting a project that is focusing on obtaining a better estimate...

Brian K Haus

Professor

b.haus@miami.edu

(305) 421-4932
Experimental studies of coastal ocean surface currents for application to oil spill transport prediction and response (CARTHE); radar remote sensing of oceanographic processes from satellites in collaboration with CSTARS and from coastal radars (http://iwave.rsmas.miami.edu); shelf and inlet dynamics; wave-current interactions;...

Keene Haywood

Senior Lecturer
MPS Exploration Science Track Coordinator

keene@miami.edu

(305) 284-1781
Citizen science, applications of technology to exploration, video production and multimedia in science communication, and geospatial technologies. Dr. Keene Haywood is directing the Exploration Science program through the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. His background is mixture of media production, conservation, geospatial and...

Gary L Hitchcock

Assoc. Professor

g.hitchcock@miami.edu

(305) 421-4926
Our laboratory studies the environmental factors that regulate primary production and respiration in pelagic ecosystems, and more recently, the trophic transfer from primary to secondary producers. Our main regions of interest are the Florida shelf and estuaries as well as the eastern Gulf of Mexico, including the Mississippi River plume and...

Anthony Joseph Hynes

Professor

a.hynes@miami.edu

(305) 421-4173
Teaching and Mentoring Hynes teaches undergraduate courses on atmospheric science, atmospheric and environmental chemistry and also “Molecules of Life”. This class is team taught with Professor Mike Gaines from the Department of Biology and it explores the modern science of biological molecules, which occurs at the...

Mohamed Iskandarani

Professor

m.iskandarani@miami.edu

(305) 421-4045
Mohamed Iskandarani is a Professor of Oceanography in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He also holds an adjunct faculty position in the department of Computer Science. His expertise revolves around the development of new computational methods and their...

William E Johns

Professor

w.johns@miami.edu

(305) 421-4054
Dr. Johns is a seagoing oceanographer specializing in the use of long-term moored instrumentation to study ocean circulation. His research involves studies of the large-scale wind-driven circulation, with emphasis on the dynamics of western boundary currents, and on deep flows related to the global thermohaline circulation and climate...

Igor Kamenkovich

Professor

i.kamenkovich@miami.edu

(305) 421-4108
Igor Kamenkovich is an Associate Professor of Oceanography in the Ocean Sciences Department at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Kamenkovich is studying ocean dynamics and its role in climate, and his research has focused on mesoscale (tens to hundreds of kilometers) and large-scale...

Benjamin Kirtman

Professor
Director: Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies
Director: Center for Computational Science Climate and Environmental Hazards Program

bkirtman@miami.edu

(305) 421-4046
Position and Research Expertise Ben Kirtman is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He uses atmosphere-ocean general circulation models to study the predictability and variability of the Earth’s climate system. Teaching and Mentoring Kirtman...

James Klaus

Assoc. Professor

j.klaus@miami.edu

(305) 284-6792
Associate Professor, Department of Marine Geosciences, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Vassiliki H. Kourafalou

Research Professor

v.kourafalou@miami.edu

(305) 421-4905
Villy Kourafalou is Research Professor at the Department of Ocean Sciences in the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is an expert in coastal dynamics, extending to the shelf break processes and interaction with oceanic flows.  Kourafalou has taught courses on Coastal Oceanography and...

Chris Langdon

Professor

c.langdon@miami.edu

(305) 421-4614
Chris Langdon is a Professor of Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is an expert in matters relating to carbon cycling on coral reefs and climate change impacts on coral biology and ecology. Teaching and Mentoring Langdon teaches introduction to marine science...

David Letson

Professor

d.letson@miami.edu

(305) 421-4083
Since 1997, I have participated in a multi-disciplinary evaluation of climate forecasting for agricultural and water resources management in the southeastern US, as part of the Southeastern Climate Consortium (http://secc.coaps.fsu.edu/), representing several universities (Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Miami). The SECC receives its...

Guoqing Lin

Assoc. Professor

g.lin1@miami.edu

(305) 421-4150
Earthquake relocation, seismic velocity and attenuation tomography, volcano seismology, subduction earthquakes, and spatial/temporal variations of seismic properties.

Diego Lirman

Assoc. Professor

d.lirman@umiami.edu

(305) 421-4168
Diego Lirman currently works at the Department of Marine Biology & Ecology, University of Miami. Diego does research in Phycology, Marine Biology and Ecology. Their current project is 'Rescue A Reef Citizen Science Program.

Sharanya J Majumdar

Professor
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

s.majumdar@miami.edu

(305) 421-4779
Predictability of tropical cyclones, ensemble prediction, optimizing current and future observing systems, datat assimilation.  Sharan Majumdar is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. His main research...

Brian Earle Mapes

Professor

mapes@miami.edu

(305) 421-4275
Position and Research Expertise Brian  Mapes  is  a  Professor  in  the  Department  of  Atmospheric  Sciences  at  the University  of  Miami’s  Rosenstiel  School  of ...

Arthur J. Mariano

Professor

a.mariano@miami.edu

(305) 421-4193
Arthur J. Mariano is a Professor of Physical Oceanography in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Mariano is a mathematician who studies the ocean and his research interests are ocean currents, ocean prediction, data assimilation, Lagrangian data analyzes,...

Kevin Grant McCracken

Assoc. Professor

k.mccracken@miami.edu

(305) 284-9058
KUSHLAN CHAIR IN WATERBIRD BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION AREAS OF FOCUS Evolutionary Biology Tropical Ecology

M Danielle McDonald

Assoc. Professor

dmcdonald@rsmas.miami.edu

(305) 421-4856
Danielle McDonald is an Associate Professor of Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). She is an expert in fish physiology and behavior with a focus on how physiology and behavior may change during times of environmental stress such as social stress, pollution...

John W McManus

Professor

j.mcmanus@miami.edu

(305) 421-4814
John W. McManus, PhD. is a Professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries, and Director of the National Center for Coral Reef Research (NCORE) at the Rosenstiel School of the University of Miami. In 2007, he chaired the Five-Year Review of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, which led to major changes in its structure and activities. As the...

Sarah K. Meltzoff

Assoc. Professor

s.meltzoff@miami.edu

(305) 421-4085
Associate Professor, Department of Marine Affairs and Policy Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Secondary Appointment, Anthropology Department, University of Miami  

Liza Merly

Senior Lecturer

l.merly@miami.edu

(305) 284-3629
Liza Merly is a senior lecturer of Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.  She is interested in comparative immunology and marine biomedicine using diverse animal models.  She is interested in the use of the shark as a model for the evolution of the...

Frank J. Millero

Professor Emeritus

f.millero@miami.edu

(305) 421-4707
My major research interests are in the application of physical chemical principles to natural waters. I attempt to understand how ionic interactions affect the thermodynamics and kinetics of processes occurring in the oceans. Ionic interaction models are used to estimate the activity and speciation of ions in natural waters of known composition....

Peter J Minnett

Professor

p.minnett@miami.edu

(305) 421-4104
Peter Minnett is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami. His research is primarily concentrated on satellite remote sensing of the sea surface (especially in the infrared), microscale effects occurring at the sea surface, diurnal heating of the upper ocean,...

Renato Molina

Asst. Professor

renato.molina@rsmas.miami.edu

Renato Molina is an engineer and economist specializing in environmental and resource economics. His work focuses on topics at the intersection between game theory, sustainability, and institutional settings. His current research explores the role of property rights in the economic impact of natural disasters, the use of conservation for...

Lisa Murphy Goes

Lecturer

l.murphy7@umiami.edu

(305) 421-4990

David S Nolan, Ph.D.

Professor

d.nolan@miami.edu

(305) 421-4930
David Nolan is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami. He is an expert on hurricanes, tropical meteorology, computer modeling of weather phenomena, and tornadoes. Nolan teaches courses on Atmospheric Dynamics, the General Circulation of the...

Maria J Olascoaga

Professor

m.olascoaga@miami.edu

(305) 421-4647
Maria Josefina Olascoaga is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the Rosenstiel School. Her research focuses on the study of transport and mixing in the ocean. She has contributed to make the modern dynamical systems concept of Lagrangian Coherent Structures widely recognized by the international oceanographic community...

Marjorie F Oleksiak

Professor
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education

m.oleksiak@miami.edu

(305) 421-4341
Margie Oleksiak is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and a Professor in the Department of Marine Biology and Ecology.  Her research focuses on the importance of biological variation and how populations adapt to environmental change.

Donald B Olson

Professor

d.olson@miami.edu

(305) 284-2180
Donald B. Olson is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is the Associate Director of the Marine Science Undergraduate Program, and a senior member of the Ecosystem Science and Policy steering committee. Olson is an expert on mesoscale...

Peter B. Ortner

Research Professor

portner@miami.edu

(305) 421-4619
Physical regulation of biological systems; coastal zone management, ecosystem restoration, and fisheries management science and policy; coastal ecosystem effects of hurricane landfall; coastal ecosystem implications of regional and global climate change and climate variability; trophic relationships in marine plankton communities; phytoplankton...

Tamay M Ozgokmen

Professor

t.ozgokmen@miami.edu

(305) 421-4053
Tamay Ozgokmen is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is interested in oceanographic studies that combine social impact with a grand scientific challenge. In particular, he strives to better understanding oil spills and...

Claire B Paris-Limouzy

Professor

c.parislimouzy@miami.edu

(305) 421-4219
Claire Paris is a biological oceanographer with a diverse background in larval ecology, coastal oceanography, and numerical modeling. She has brought recognition to the key role of behavior of the pelagic larval stage in the connectivity of marine populations and the function of ecosystems. She leads a team of researchers and students at the...

Larry C. Peterson

Professor

l.peterson@miami.edu

(305) 421-4692
Reconstruction of past oceans and climates from marine sediments; abrupt climate change; deep sea sedimentation processes; stable isotope geochemistry of foraminifera.

Guillermo P Podesta

Research Professor

g.podesta@miami.edu

(305) 421-4142
Guillermo Podestá is a Professor of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. His research interests include the modeling and understanding of complex coupled natural-human systems, decisionmaking under risk and uncertainty, and the design and implementation of...

Kim Popendorf

Asst. Professor

kxp442@miami.edu

(305) 421-4328
I am a chemical oceanographer, interested in the role marine microbes play in global biogeochemical cycles, with an emphasis on linking the rates of chemical processes with the activity of microbes. Marine microbes are diverse, abundant, and dynamic. Their activity is instrumental in determining the magnitude and rate of fluxes of oxygen,...

Ali Pourmand

Assoc. Professor

a.pourmand@miami.edu

(305) 421-4662
My research interests range from the Cosmos to the Benthos and the Underworld, with special focus on applications of isotope geochemistry and extraction chromatography in paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, geoarcheology and cosmochemistry.

Sam Purkis

Professor
and Chair of the Department of Marine Geosciences

spurkis@rsmas.miami.edu

(305) 421-4351
At a young age I was fortunate enough to stumble on a copy of Jacques Cousteau’s 1953 book “The Silent World”, which piqued my interest in everything underwater. Shortly thereafter, I saw his movie of the same name. I was hooked. At the earliest possible opportunity I learnt to SCUBA dive, becoming a diving...

R. Pamela Reid

Professor

r.reid@miami.edu

(305) 421-4606
Carbonate sedimentation and diagenesis, geomicrobiology and biomineralization: formation and lithification of stromatolites; shallow-water alteration of carbonate skeletons; effects of sea level, volcanism and tectonics on processes of carbonate deposition.

Jill L Richardson

Senior Lecturer

jrichardson@miami.edu

(305) 421-4611
Jill Richardson began working as a scientist in the marine environment over 13 years ago in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where she assessed the sustainability of local lobster harvesting. This is where her passion for other cultures and the development of resource management programs began. Her marine science adventures culminated in a Bachelor...

Roland Romeiser

Assoc. Professor

rromeiser@rsmas.miami.edu

(305) 421-4645
Roland Romeiser is an Associate Professor in the Ocean Sciences department at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is working in the field of ocean remote sensing by radar, with emphasis on the interpretation of images from conventional and interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR)...

Michael C. Schmale

Professor
Associate Dean for Infrastructure

m.schmale@miami.edu

(305) 421-4140
Associate Dean for Infrastructure diseases of marine organisms, carcinogenesis

Lynn Keith Shay

Professor

l.shay@miami.edu

(305) 421-4075
Lynn K (Nick) Shay is a Professor of Oceanography in the Ocean Sciences Department at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Shay’s research focuses on mesoscale air-sea interactions and coastal ocean processes for both weak and strong winds such as tropical cyclones (e.g., hurricanes)....

Sharon Louise Smith

Professor Emeritus

s.smith2@miami.edu

(305) 421-4819
Ecology of zooplankton, particularly copepods and euphausiids, in highly productive ecosystems and strongly physically forced oceanic environments such as upwelling areas, polar regions and coastal zones. These studies include population dynamics, community structure and spatial distribution of zooplankton in the Bering Sea, East Greenland Sea,...

Brian J Soden

Professor
Associate Dean, Master of Professional Science

b.soden@miami.edu

(305) 421-4202
Position and Research Expertise Brian Soden is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He specializes in the use of satellite observations to test and improve computer simulations of Earth's climate. His areas of interest include understanding climate...

John D. Stieglitz

Research Asst. Professor

jstieglitz@rsmas.miami.edu

(305) 421-4303
My research is focused on understanding how environmental changes of varying origins and temporal scales affect economically and ecologically valuable marine fish species. Utilizing approaches centered on applied ecophysiology of marine fish my research aims to address marine aquaculture production challenges while also developing a greater...

Daniel O Suman

Professor

d.suman@miami.edu

(305) 421-4685
My work focuses on management of coastal areas, including mechanisms to increase institutional cooperation, capacity building, development of management plans, and reduction of conflicts between various resource users. Marine and coastal protected areas are an additional area of my work. I dedicate much of my effort to work in the Caribbean...

Peter K Swart

Professor

p.swart@miami.edu

(305) 421-4103
Stable Isotope Geochemistry Stable Isotope Laboratory; Carbonate Diagenesis; Sedimentology and Petrology Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory ; Cosmochemistry.

Gary L Thomas

Professor

g.thomas2@miami.edu

(305) 421-4733
Research fishery ecology, coastal marine ecosystems, hydroacoustics

Nikki Traylor-Knowles

Asst. Professor

ngt14@miami.edu

I am integrative biologist interested in the evolution of immunity and regeneration. I work with cnidarians (corals, sea anemones) to understand how their innate immune system evolved, and how it reacts to changes in their environment, such as those seen during El Niño events, or due to anthropogenic stressors such as pollution. I am...

John C. Van Leer

Assoc. Professor

j.vanleer@miami.edu

(305) 421-4044
John Van Leer is an Associate Professor in the Department in Ocean Sciences Department of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.   He is an expert in ocean Instrumentation, impacts of global warming on coastal Florida and the Arctic drivers of these changes.  He is also...

Charles Linwood Vincent

Research Professor

c.vincent@miami.edu

(305) 421-4717
Research interests include air-sea interaction and surface wave dynamics, high resolution simulation of the ocean-wave-air interface, remote sensing of the ocean, coastal processes.

Jorge F Willemsen

Professor

j.willemsen@miami.edu

(305) 421-4199
Jorge Willemsen is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is an expert on deterministic modeling of ocean surface gravity waves and physical mechanisms for the transport of nutrients and plankton.  Willemsen has taught graduate-level...

Jingfeng Wu

Professor

j.wu2@miami.edu

(305) 421-4714
My research interests focus on developing sampling and analytical techniques to understand the distribution, speciation (organic complexation and size-fractionation) and isotopic composition of iron, lead and other trace metals in oceanic waters and the relationship between dust, iron in the ocean and ocean productivity.

Paquita Zuidema

Professor

pzuidema@miami.edu

(305) 421-4276
Position and Research Expertise Paquita Zuidema is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Her research focuses on the relationship of warm, shallow clouds to the large-scale environment, with an emphasis on the connection to...