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Marine Biology

College or University: University of South Florida

Type of degree: Ph.D.

Brief overview of program: The College of Marine Science (CMS) ) ( at the University of South Florida (USF)is a comprehensive graduate research program whose excellent faculty and outstanding graduate students, at both the MS and PhD levels, interact together to solve complex scientific problems in all oceanographic environments. CMS is a strong interdisciplinary group that transcends the traditional oceanographic fields using the latest technologies much of which is developed within our own program.

Website: Click here for program website

Description of Facilities: Laboratories Biological Oceanography: Ecosystems, Marine Fluorescence, Microbiology, Physiology. Marine Zooplankton Ecology, Genomics, Marine Sensory, SEM/TEM, Marine Remote Sensing. Chemical Oceanography: Organic Geochemistry, Ocean Nutrients, Radiochemistry, Spectral Acquisition and Processing. Geological Oceanography: Geophysics—Plate Tectonics, Paleoceanography/Paleoclimatology, Reef Indicators, Seafloor Mapping, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, x-ray diffraction (XRD). Physical Oceanography: Ocean Circulation, Ocean Modeling and Prediction, Analysis of Sea Level, Turbulence Modeling. Ocean Modeling, Ocean Sensors, and Real-Time Data Systems Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System (COMPS), Tampa Bay Physical Oceanography Real-Time Systems (PORTS), Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS), Center for Predicting Red Tide (CPR). Center for Ocean Technology--Ocean engineers and technicians embedded with the CMS Education and Outreach Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE), Oceanography Camp for Girls, GK-12 Fellows.

Program Faculty: Biological Oceanography Norman J. Blake, Mya Breitbart, Kendra L. Daly, Pamela Hallock Muller, David Mann, Frank E. Muller-Karger, John H. Paul, Joseph J. Torres, Gabriel a. Vargo, John J. Walsh Chemical Oceanography Peter R. Betzer, Robert H. Byrne, Paula G. Coble, Kent A. Fanning, Luis Garcia-Rubio, David Hollander, Ashanti J. Pyrtle, Edward s. Van Vleet Geological Oceanography Benjamin P. Flower, Pamela Hallock Muller, Albert C. Hine, David F. Naar Physical Oceanography Kendall L. Carder, Boris Galperin, Mark E. Luther, Gary Mitchum, Robert H. Weisberg Courtesy Professors Leonard Ciaccio, Thomas Cuba, Christopher D’Elia, Cynthia Heil, Thomas Hopkins, Peter Howd, Walter Jaap, John Lisle, Anne Meylan, Harunur Rashid, Eugene Shinn, Randy Wells

Program Point of Contact: Linda Kelbaugh


Department: Marine Science

Institution address: University of South Florida 830 First Street South
                             St. Petersburg,FL 33701

Phone: 727-553-1634


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