The Indian River Lagoon is the most biologically diverse estuary in the United States. This is due to the unique biogeography of the lagoon as a transition zone between the tropical coastal ecosystems to the south (mangroves and coral reefs) and the temperate coastline to the north (saltgrass marshes). As a result, this unique waterway has been designated as "An estuary of national significance." The Indian River Lagoon and the near-shore ocean waters support active commercial and recreational fisheries.
Aquaculture, water quality, and youth and adult environmental education
- Fishery resource management
- Marine ecology
MS, Biological Oceanography (specialty fisheries and aquaculture) from the University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL, 1973
BA, Biology, Frostburg University, Frostburg, MD, 1972