Title: SFRC newsletter for alumni and friends
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Title: SFRC newsletter for alumni and friends
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Language: English
Creator: School of Forest Resources and Conservation. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. University of Florida
Publisher: School of Forest Resources and Conservation. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: December 2008
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Director's Letter
It is our pleasure to announce that
the Department of Fisheries and
Aquatic Sciences has merged with the
School of Forest Resources and Con-
servation (SFRC) and will now be one
Sof three broad programmatic areas
Within the SFRC along with Geomatics
and Forest Resources and Conserva-
tion. The faculty and staff of the Pro-
gram for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (PFAS) will continue to deliver
the same premier teaching, research and extension programs that
have earned them national acclaim.
This issue of the SFRC Newsletter introduces you to the 17 tenured
and tenure-accruing faculty in PFAS to give you a flavor of the breadth
and depth of their programs. In addition to these faculty, other key
research faculty include: Patrick Baker (Research Assistant Professor),
Roger Bachmann (Research Professor), Don Behringer (Research As-
sistant Professor), Denise Petty (Research Assistant Professor), Daryl
Parkyn (Research Assistant Professor), Leslie Sturmer (Multi-county
Aquaculture Extension Faculty), Carl Walters (Eminent Scholar) and
Craig Watson (Director, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory).
Collectively, these faculty and associated staff have excellent pro-
grams spanning four programmatic areas: (1) Aquatic animal health
focusing on natural and anthropogenic pathogens and toxins that af-
fect wild and cultured organisms; (2) Aquaculture aimed at enhancing
productivity of finfish and shellfish as well as ornamental fish for the
aquarium industry; (3) Conservation and management of aquatic envi-

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ronments including lakes, rivers, estuaries and coastal marine environ-
ments; and (4) Sustainable fisheries with foci on population biology and
modeling, behavioral ecology, life histories, and factors influencing fish
community structure.
Fisheries and aquatic sciences are of paramount importance to Flor-
ida, the region, the nation and the world. In Florida alone, there are
more than 7,500 lakes and 8,400 miles of tidal coastline that support
one of the largest recreational fisheries in the world with more than
one million boaters each year and a total economic impact to Florida of
over $8 billion annually. In addition the aquaculture industry generates
a farmgate value of nearly $100 million mainly from the production of
hard clams and ornamental fish and plants for the aquarium industry.
The sustainability of these activities and the ecosystem health of our
aquatic resources are the primary foci of PFAS.
This is an exciting time for the SFRC since we now have an enhanced
capacity to address aquatic and terrestrial natural resource problems
at a whole-watershed level beginning at the headwaters and culminat-
ing in estuaries and coastal marine environments. We will continue to
develop programs in teaching, research and extension that stress sus-
tainable production, management and conservation of the resources.
As we move forward, we will work with the faculty and staff and with
all of you, our colleagues, stakeholders, students and friends, to find
programmatic synergies and new collaborations that enhance all of our
programs and address the pressing issues and opportunities in natural
We welcome your feedback and wish you a joyous Holiday Season.

Tim White

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Faculty

Mike Allen
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Mississippi State University
Courses Taught: Ecological Statistics, Popu-
.--- lation Dynamics
Research Areas: Fish ecology, quantitative
methods, fisheries management

Jim Austin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D Queen's University
Courses Taught: Intro to Conser-
vation Genetics
Research Areas: Population &
landscape genetics of verte-
brates, phylogeography, molecu-
lar ecology

Shirley M. Baker
Associate Professor
Ph.D. -The College of William and Mary
Courses taught: Aquatic Invertebrate Ecological
Physiology, co-teach FAS Graduate Student Sympo-
Research interests: Physiology and ecology of
marine, estuarine, and freshwater invertebrates,
especially bivalves

SDan Canfield
Ph.D. -: Iowa State University
Courses Taught: Introduction to Fishery Science
Research Areas: Limnology, lake management



The Sdiool of Fbrest Resources& Conservation Newsletter is published to inform alumni and friends. Comments and informa-
tion to share should be directed to the Main Office: phone (352)846-0850, fax (352)392-1707, email sfrc@ifas.ufl.edu. Visit
our website at www.sft.ufl.edu.

Frank Chapman
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of California Davis
Courses Taught: Aquariums, Water, and
Research Areas: The Biology, culture, use
and conservation of aquatic organisms
Extension Areas: Food and ornamental
fish aquaculture

Chuck Cichra
Extension Fisheries Specialist
PFAS Graduate Coordinator
Ph.D. Texas A&M University
Courses Taught: Introduction to Fishery Science,
Fisheries Management, Fish and Limnology, Ap-
plied Fisheries Statistics
Research Areas: Fish ecology and management,
aquatic ecology, stream ecology
Extension Areas: Pond and lake management,
aquatic youth education (Fishing For Success)

SRuth Francis-Floyd
Director of Aquatic Animal
Health Program
DVM University of Florida
Courses Taught: Diseases of Warm water
Fish, Advanced Fish Medicine
Research Areas: Health management of or-
namental fish, emphasis on marine species
Extension Areas: Aquaculture, fish health
management, marine mammal health and
stranding events

Thomas K. Frazer
Associate Director SFRC
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of California at Santa
Courses Taught: Marine Ecological Processes,
Springs of Florida: Ecology and Management,
Field Ecology of Aquatic Organisms
Research Areas: Ecology of coastal marine,
estuarine and riverine systems; springs

Karl Havens
Director of the Florida Sea Grant
College Program
Ph.D. West Virginia University
Courses Taught: Zooplankton Ecology, Seminar
in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Research Areas: Plankton ecology, limnology
Extension Areas: Lake management

Jeffrey E. Hill
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Florida
Courses Taught: Invasion Ecology
S of Aquatic Animals, Introduction to
Aquaculture, Practical Aquaculture
Short Course
Research and Extension Areas:
Non-native (invasive) aquatic species
biology, ecology, and management;
ornamental aquaculture

Bill Lindberg
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Florida State University
Courses Taught: Scientific Thinking in
Research Areas: Behavioral ecology,
marine fisheries ecology, essential fish
Extension Areas: Fisheries habitat, par-
ticularly artificial reef applications

Debra Murie
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Victoria
Courses Taught: Global & Regional
Perspectives in Fisheries, Biology of
Fishes, Seminar
Research Areas: Coastal fisheries
ecology and management
Extension Areas: Finfish stock assess-
ment workshops and panels

Cortney L. Ohs
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Mississippi State University
Courses Taught: Aquaculture, Fish and
Crustacean Nutrition
Research Areas: Marine baitfish pro-
duction ish nutrition, larval nutrition
including culture of live food organisms
Extension Areas: Production of food-
fish, shrimp, and bait; development
and implementation of an aquaculture
curriculum in middle and high schools

Edward J. Phlips
Ph.D. University of Miami
Courses Taught: Applied Phycology
Research Areas: Marine ecology, limnol-
ogy, algae, aquatic plants, harmful algal
blooms, bioenergy

Bill Pine
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. NC State University
Courses Taught: Stream Fish Ecology, Eco-
logical Statistics and Design
Research Areas: Large river and coastal fish

Robert A. Swett
Assistant Professor
Director of Boating and
Waterway Management
l Program
Ph.D. University of Florida
Research & Extension Areas: Planning
for and managing surface water uses;
spatial and temporal patterns of water-
way activities; behaviors and charac-
teristics of waterway users; geospatial
information technologies training

Roy Yanong
Extension Veterinarian
Associate Professor
VMD University of Pennsylvania
Courses Taught: Introduction to Fish
and Aquatic Invertebrate Histological
Research Areas: Aquatic animal
health and aquaculture
Extension Areas: Aquatic animal
health and aquaculture

S Congratulations to Rich ('99) & Stephanie Alexander on
the birth of their second son, Cody Michael, on August 18,
Andi VanLoan ('06)
and Lindsey McCo-

Congratulations to Patrick O'Rouke who was awarded the Costa Del Mar
graduate scholarship. Patrick is studying largemouth bass in the Kissim-
mee Chain of Lakes in Central Florida.

Miriam Wyman (PhD student in forestry) and Matt Catalano (PhD stu-
dent in fisheries and aquatic sciences) were married November of 2007.

Eric Jokela was awarded the SFRC Teacher of the Year for 2008 for the
junior class. Doug Carter was awarded the SFRC Teacher of the Year for
2008 for the senior class.
Martha Monroe was promot-
ed to Full Professor.
Wendell Cropper (left) and
Karen Kainer (right) were pro-
moted to Associate Professor.

Bill Pine was recently rec-
Sognized by the USGS for his
involvement in the Glen Can-
yon Adaptive Management

Program and native fish recovery in the
Grand Canyon.

Martha Monroe (right, middle) was
awarded the Jeske Award from the North
American Association for Environmental


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Thank you!

Appreciation For Our Supporters
Without the support of friends we could not maintain our level of academic excellence.
Thank you to the following for their contributions to the School's Unrestricted Fund: Michael & Julia ('81) Klapproth, Nicholas DiGruttolo ('08),
Helen Probst ('08), Carol Wild ('93), Bill ('78) & Mary Cleckley, & Roger ('61) & Janie Bollinger. Thank you to Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery, Inc. for
their contribution to Don Rockwood's eucalyptus research.Thank you to Bill Undberg for his contribution to the SFRC Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences
Unrestricted Fund. Thank you to Dr. & Mrs. Loukas Arvanitis for their contribution to the John Gray Endowment for Excellence in Forest Resources
& Conservation. Thank you to the following for their contribution to the University of Florida Forest Stewardship program: International Forest
Company, Environmental Services, Inc., Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Forestland Management, Inc., Green Circle Bio Energy Inc., F&W Forestry
Services, Inc., Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc. & Blanton's Longleaf Container Nursery. Thank you to Dr. & Mrs. Josh Dickinson for their con-
tribution to the Joshua C. Dickinson IV Memorial Fund for Tropical Forestry. Thank you to Mrs. Glenn Rankin for her contribution to the William
Paul Shelley, Sr. Memorial Fund in Forestry. Thank you to the following for their contribution to the Surveying Support Fund: Florida Surveying &
Mapping Society, Inc., Manasota Chapter of the Florida Surveying & Mapping Society, Inc., Collier-Lee Chapter of the Florida Surveying & Mapping
Society, Inc. and Terry McKay. Thank you to the following for their support of Project Learning Tree: Rayonler, St. Johns River Water Management
District, Coastal Plywood Company, Southeastern Wood Producers Association, Inc. & Leon County Extension. Thank you to Richard Hinson ('80) for
his contribution to the Surveying/Mapping Scholarship Fund. Thank you to the following for their contribution to the Terry D. Willaford Memorial
Scholarship in remembrance of Terry Willaford: John Shannon, Patrick & Patricia Tomford & Nancy Lashlee-Darragh.

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