Faculty and Staff

CEDB Faculty, Research Associates and Staff.


Faculty Profiles


Jane M. Caffrey, Professor, CEDB and Biology

Education: M.S. Marine Science, Louisiana State University; Ph.D Marine Environmental and Estuarine Studies Program, University of Maryland. Caffrey CV (PDF)

Research Interests: Estuarine nutrient biogeochemistry; bacterial nitrogen transformations, specifically the importance of nitrification and denitrification in the removal of fixed nitrogen from estuaries; in-situ nutrient analysis; water quality, including the factors controlling dissolved oxygen dynamics and metabolism.

Phone Number: (850) 857-6089
Office location: Building 6, Room 106
Email Address: jcaffrey@uwf.edu
Website: http://www.uwf.edu/jcaffrey

Jeffrey A. Eble, Research Associate and GCRLC Coordinator

Education: Ph.D., Zoology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu (CV PDF)

Research Interests: Conservation Genetics with emphasis on the identification of population boundaries, connectivity, and cryptic species. Development of integrated research and educational programs through partnership with Gulf Islands National Seashore. 

Phone Number: (850) 857-6010
Office location: Building 6
Email Address: Eble@uwf.edu

Fred D. Hileman, Research Associate

Education: M.S., Chemistry, Wright State University, 1973; Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, University of Utah, 1978. Hileman CV (PDF)

Research Interests: Analytical applications of mass spectrometry; chromatographic techniques; ultra trace analytical methodology; environmental chemistry; chemical process development; monitoring advanced biodegradation techniques.

Phone Number: (850) 857-6108
Office location: Building 6
Email Address: fhileman@uwf.edu

Wade H. Jeffrey, Professor, CEDB and Department of Biology

Education: M.S., Ph.D., Marine Science, University of South Florida. Jeffery CV (PDF)

Research Interests: Marine microbiology; Effects of ultraviolet radiation on marine microbes; DNA damage and repair in the environment; ozone depletion; Microbial community structure and function.

Phone Number: (850) 474-2472
Office location: Building 58, Room 62D
Email Address: wjeffrey@uwf.edu
Website: http://www.uwf.edu/wjeffrey

Joe Eugene Lepo, Professor, CEDB and Department of Biology

Education: M.S., Microbiology/Biology, Pittsburg State University; Ph.D. Microbiology/Biochemistry,  University of Texas, Austin.  Joe Eugene Lepo CV (PDF)

Research Interests: Oil spill bioremediation; plant-microbe interactions; microbial biofilms; metagenomic analysis of prokaryotic communities; impact of agricultural runoff; microbial source tracking methodologies; applied environmental microbiology; microbial ecology and microbial physiology of microorganisms.

Phone Number: (850) 857-6098
Office location: Building 58, Room 62G
Email Address: jlepo@uwf.edu
Website: http://www.uwf.edu/jlepo

Joseph A. Moss, Research Associate

Education: B.S. Biology, Florida State University, 2001; M.S. in Biology, University of West Florida, 2005. Joseph A. Moss CV (PDF)
Research Interests: Advancement of molecular methodologies for the detection and differentiation of waterborne pathogens; evaluation of microbial community dynamics (eukaryotic/prokaryotic) in relation to biogeochemical cycles and in response to anthropogenic sources; microbial biofilms as indicators of estuarine ecosystem condition and as substrates for detection (qualitative/molecular) of protozoan pathogens in environmental/recreational waters.

Phone Number: (850) 474-2937 or 474-2060
Office location: Building 6, Room 104
Email Address: jmoss@uwf.edu

K. Ranga Rao, University Research Professor Emeritus

Education: M.Sc., Ph.D., Andhra University (Visakhapatnam, India).  K. Ranga Rao CV (PDF)

Research Interests: Environmental toxicology; Comparative physiology, biochemistry, and endocrinology; Chemistry and functions of neurohormones in crustaceans.

Phone Number: (850) 474-2060
Office location: Building 58, Room 70
Email Address: rrao@uwf.edu
Website: http://www.uwf.edu/rrao

Christian Riesenfeld, Research Associate

Education: Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Christian Riesenfeld CV (PDF)

Research Interests: Environmental microbiology; genome biology; bacterial ecophysiology; microbial community dynamics; molecular biology; biological informatics.

Phone Number: (850) 474-2027
Office location: Building 6, Room 105
Email Address: criesenfeld@uwf.edu

Richard A. Snyder, Professor and Director, CEDB

Education: M.S., University of MD; Ph.D., University of MD. Richard A. Snyder CV (PDF)
Research Interests: Microbial and macro ecology with emphasis on marine and estuarine systems; water quality issues from agricultural runoff and septic tank impacts at site and watershed scales; use of biofilm microbial community structure and function as indicators of ecosystem status; body burdens of toxic materials in estuarine fauna; wet prairie community structure as an indicator of ecosystem restoration success.

Phone Number: (850) 474-2806
Office location: Building 58, Room 70
Email Address: rsnyder@uwf.edu

Staff:


Barbara B. Albrecht, Watershed Coordinator

Education:
B.S., Marine Biology from University of West Florida 1987. 

Barbara Albrecht CV 2014

Phone Number: (850) 384-6696
Office location: Building 58, Room 70
Email Address: balbrecht@uwf.edu

Jeremy Bosso, Wetlands Research Laboratory Manager

Education: B.S., Chemistry/Biochemistry, Univ. of West Florida; M.PH., Masters of Public Health, Univ. of West Florida. Bosso CV (PDF)

Phone Number: (850) 857-6096
Office location: Building 83, Room 109
Email Address: jbosso@uwf.edu

Whitney Bretana

Whitney Bretana, Assistant in CEDB, Wetlands Research Lab

Education: 

B.S., Marine Biology, Univ. of West Florida

M.S., Biology, Univ. of West Florida  Bretana CV (PDF)

Phone Number: (850) 857-6061
Office location: Building 83, Room 110
Email Address: wbretana@uwf.edu

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James R. Burkhalter, Curator, Michael I. Cousens Herbarium

Education:  B.S., Biology, University of Illinois

M.S., Biology, University of West Florida

James Burkhalter CV (PDF)

Phone Number: (850) 474-2060
Office location: Building 58, Room 70
Email Address: jburkhalter@uwf.edu

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Melissa Ederington Hagy, Associate in CEDB

Education: B.S., Biology, Univ. of Arkansas;

M.S., Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Sciences, Biological Oceanography, Univ. of Maryland. Hagy CV (PDF)

Phone Number: (850) 857-2031
Office location: Building 6, Room 107
Email Address: mederingtonhagy@uwf.edu

 

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John Harmuth, Associate in CEDB, Wetlands Research Lab

Education: B.S., Medical Technology, Univ. of West Florida;

B.S., Marine Biology, Univ. of West Florida;

M.S., Entomology, Univ. of Tennessee. Harmuth CV (PDF)

Phone Number: (850) 857-6096
Office location: Building 83, Room 109
Email Address: jharmuth@uwf.edu

Juanita M. Johns, Office Specialist

Education:
A.A., Univ. of West Florida.
Johns CV (PDF)

Phone Number: (850) 474-2060
Office location: Building 58, Room 70
Email Address: jjohns@uwf.edu

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Tanya L. Streeter, Office Administrator

Education: B.A., English, Univ. of Florida;

M.A., Communication Arts, Univ. of West Florida.

Tanya Streeter CV

Phone Number: (850) 474-2060
Office location: Building 58, Room 70
Email Address: tstreete@uwf.edu

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