Superior instructors and creative scholars
Marine science faculty members believe strongly in the value of carrying out research with students, and it is here where many faculty truly excel.
Not only are they superior instructors, but creative scholars in their own right. Faculty collaborate with students on research projects across a broad range of fields in marine science, particularly in the biological, chemical, and geological facets of oceanography. In many cases, this work leads to publications in journals and books as well as research presentations at national and regional conferences that are jointly authored by students and faculty.
Millions of dollars in grant funding
To support teaching and research programs, marine science faculty have been awarded more than $2 million in external grant funding over the past decade:
- Wildlife Conservation Society and Sea Turtle Conservancy grants support sea turtle research in Panama and Bermuda.
- Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative grants have provided ~$1.2 million in funding of student/faculty research into Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill effects including sedimentation rates and contamination.
- To satisfy the requirements of the United Nations International Seabed Authority, faculty were funded to assess the Environmental Impact of Deep Sea Mining (raw materials for renewable energy storage) for an area in the east-central Pacific Ocean.
- Funding has also been provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for an ongoing project focusing on the coupling of seafloor processes with Harmful Algal Blooms (Red Tide) on the West Florida Shelf.
- An ASIANetwork Service Learning grant funds mangrove restoration in Indonesia, including student and faculty travel.
- National Science Foundation grants support scholarships to science transfer students and Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory renovations.
- Bonefish and Tarpon Trust funds support collaborative research on recreational fisheries and habitat connectivity between Cuba and Florida (USA).
- We have received ~$200,000 to monitor microplastics in Tampa Bay from Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund and Hillsborough County Pollution Recovery Fund.
- NOAA Marine Debris Program has awarded over $260,000 to support the reduction of single-use plastic on college campuses, pioneered by efforts from Eckerd College.
We encourage you to learn more about our Marine Science faculty peer-reviewed publications and prestigious awards by visiting their individual profile pages.