Mary Doyle, professor of Law, School of Law and co-director of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. Professor Doyle is the former director of the University of Miami Center and was deputy general counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the administration of President Jimmy Carter. In addition, she served as acting Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science, as chair of an intergovernmental panel, coordinating the massive 20-year $7.3 billion Everglades restoration program and has held Interior posts in the Clinton Administration.
Office: (305) 284-2986
Terri Hood, Ph.D., lecturer of Geology and assistant director of the Ecosystem Science and Policy (ESC) undergraduate program. 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 in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Office: (305) 972-6203
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 importance of water flow to landscape structure and sediment transport in Everglades National Park. Her lab characterizes the suspended sediment to model ecosystem function.
Office: (305) 284-3489
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 of the ocean, representing all the major phylogenetic groups of algae, are maintained in the laboratory. His field research addresses environmental quality as it relates to nutrient transport from the Everglades to Florida Bay.
Office: (305) 421-4138
Harold Wanless, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Wanless and his students have documented the recent geologic evolution of the lower Everglades and adjacent shallow marine environments, the role of changing sea level and storm processes in molding the environments and the historical changes that have occurred. He uses the knowledge of past evolution of environments to project future changes because of accelerating sea level rise because of human induced global warming. He can discuss environmental policy as it refers to the Everglades restoration project.
Phone: (305) 284-4253