Current MPS Track Leaders

Applied Remote Sensing

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  • Roland Romeiser

    Dr. Roland Romeiser
    Applied Remote Sensing Track

    rromeiser@rsmas.miami.edu

    (305) 421-4645
    Roland Romeiser is a Professor in the Ocean Sciences department at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is working in the field of ocean remote sensing by radar, with emphasis on the interpretation of images from conventional and interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems on...

Aquaculture

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  • Daniel Benetti

    Dr. Daniel Benetti
    Aquaculture Management Track

    dbenetti@rsmas.miami.edu

    (305) 421-4889
    Besides my academic and research credentials, I have extensive international professional experience, having worked, consulted, and established research, commercial and educational programs and projects for the private and government sectors in > 20 countries throughout 5 continents over the last 30 years. Expertise in obtaining funding,...

  • John D. Stieglitz

    Dr. John D. Stieglitz
    Aquaculture Management Track

    jstieglitz@rsmas.miami.edu

    (305) 421-4303
    My research is focused on understanding how environmental changes of varying origins and temporal scales affect economically and ecologically valuable marine fish species. Utilizing approaches centered on applied ecophysiology of marine fish my research aims to address marine aquaculture production challenges while also developing a greater...

Broadcast Meteorology

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  • Brian Soden

    Dr. Brian Soden
    Weather Climate and Society Track

    b.soden@miami.edu

    (305) 421-4889
    Position and Research Expertise Brian Soden is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He specializes in the use of satellite observations to test and improve computer simulations of Earth's climate. His areas of interest include understanding climate...

Climate And Society

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  • Amy Clement

    Dr. Amy Clement
    Weather Climate and Society Track

    a.clement@miami.edu

    (305) 421-4846
    Position and Research Expertise Amy Clement is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is an expert in climate modeling and in her research she strives to understand the mechanisms of past, present, and future climate change...

  • Katharine Mach

    Dr. Katharine Mach
    Weather Climate and Society Track

    kmach@rsmas.miami.edu

    (305) 421-4889
    Katharine Mach is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a faculty scholar at the UM Abess Center, focused on environmental science and policy. Her research assesses climate change risks and response options to address increased flooding, extreme heat, wildfire, and other hazards...

  • Brian Soden

    Dr. Brian Soden
    Weather Climate and Society Track

    b.soden@miami.edu

    (305) 421-4889
    Position and Research Expertise Brian Soden is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He specializes in the use of satellite observations to test and improve computer simulations of Earth's climate. His areas of interest include understanding climate...

Coastal Zone Management

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  • Maria Estevanez

    Maria Estevanez
    Coastal Zone Management

    mestevanez@rsmas.miami.edu

    (305) 421-4012
    Ms. Estevanez has been conducting research on marine resource allocation policy. She has done several studies on recreational boating as they relate to environmental issues and marine policy. She uses computer-based geographic information systems in her research...

Exploration Science

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  • Keene Haywood

    Daniel Suman

    Dr. Keene Haywood
    Exploration Science Track

    keene@miami.edu

    (305) 284-1781
    Citizen science, applications of technology to exploration, video production and multimedia in science communication, and geospatial technologies. Dr. Keene Haywood is directing the Exploration Science program through the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. His background is mixture of media production, conservation, geospatial and...

Fisheries Management And Conservation

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  • Elizabeth Babcock

    Daniel Suman

    Dr. Elizabeth A Babcock
    Fisheries Management and Conservation

    e.babcock@miami.edu

    (305) 421-4852
    Beth Babcock is a Professor of Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is an expert on fish population dynamics, quantitative ecology and fisheries management...

  • David Die

    Daniel Suman

    Dr. David Die
    Fisheries Management and Conservation

    ddie@rsmas.miami.edu

    (305) 421-4607
    Professor Die has worked for 30 years on research devoted to the assessment and management of worldwide fisheries and his research has been instrumental in the development of major management changes to promote sustainability. He has current collaborative research links with scientists in scientific institutions all around the world...

Marine Conservation

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  • Evan D'Alessandro

    Daniel Suman

    Dr. Evan D'Alessandro
    Marine Conservation Track

    e.dalessandro@umiami.edu

    (305) 421-4848
    Dr. Evan K. D’Alessandro is a lecturer and the director of the Master of Professional Science degree at the University of Miami. His area of expertise is coral reef fish ecology, particularly early life stages, but his research extends into many aspects of marine fish ecology...

  • Catherine Macdonald

    Daniel Suman

    Catherine Macdonald
    Marine Conservation Track

    catherine.macdonald@rsmas.miami.edu

    (305) 284-2721

  • Manoj Shivlani

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    Manoj Shivlani
    Marine Conservation Track

    mshivlani@miami.edu

    (305) 284-8259
    Dr. Manoj Shivlani is an environmental scientist and senior lecturer specializing in the social and policy dimensions of coastal and marine resource management. His focus areas include stakeholder theory, socio-ecological systems, fisheries socioeconomics, and international ocean management. ...

Marine Mammal Science

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  • Jill Richardson

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    Dr. Jill Richardson
    Marine Mammal Science Track

    jrichardson@miami.edu

    (305) 421-4340
    Jill Richardson began working as a scientist in the marine environment over 13 years ago in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where she assessed the sustainability of local lobster harvesting. This is where her passion for other cultures and the development of resource management programs began. Her marine science adventures culminated in a Bachelor...

  • Maria C. Cartolano

    Jill L Richardson

    Dr. Maria C. Cartolano
    Marine Mammal Science Track

    m.cartolano@umiami.edu

    (305) 284-6212
    Maria Cartolano is a Lecturer of Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She serves as the co-track coordinator for students in the Marine Mammal Science (MMS) track of the Masters of Professional Science (MPS) program....

Natural Hazards And Catastrophes

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  • Tamay Ozgokmen

    Dr. Tamay Ozgokmen

    Dr. Tamay Ozgokmen
    Natural Hazards and Catastrophes Track

    tozgokmen@rsmas.miami.edu

    (305) 421-4053
    Tamay Ozgokmen is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is interested in oceanographic studies that combine social impact with a grand scientific challenge. In particular, he strives to better understanding oil spills and turbulence..

Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management

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  • Lydia Baker

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    Dr. Andrew C. Baker
    Tropical Marine Ecology Track

    abaker@rsmas.miami.edu

    (305) 421-4642
    Andrew Baker is a Professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Miami. His research focuses on the responses of coral reefs to climate change. ..

Underwater Archaeology

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  • Fritz Hanselmann

    Dr. Diego Lirman

    Dr. Fritz Hanselmann
    Underwater Archeology Track

    fhanselmann@rsmas.miami.edu

    (305) 421-4347
    Dr. Frederick H. Hanselmann ("Fritz") is an underwater archaeologist and Faculty in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and part of the Exploration Sciences Program at the Rosenstiel School of Marine...

Weather Forecasting

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  • David Nolan

    Dr. David Nolan

    Dr. David Nolan
    Weather Forecasting Track

    dnolan@miami.edu

    (305) 421-4930
    David Nolan is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami. He is an expert on hurricanes, tropical meteorology, computer modeling of weather phenomena, and tornadoes....