Director: T. L. White
Graduate Coordinator: William J. Lindberg
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The School of Forest Resources and Conservation’s program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences conducts research, teaching, and extension programs in four broad areas:
- Sustainable fisheries
- Aquatic animal health
- Conservation and management of aquatic environments
The School’s program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences leads to the Master of Science, Master of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (nonthesis), and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a program in fisheries and aquatic sciences. Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees and Programs section of this catalog.
Research programs of faculty encompass water quality and chemistry, fish ecology, marine and estuarine ecology, paleolimnology, crustacean biology, fish and shellfish genetics, fish and shellfish reproduction and endocrinology, fish health management, fish population dynamics, phycology/microbiology, stream ecology, and aquatic plant science and management. Research associations exist with the Whitney Marine Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, National Biological Survey, National Marine Fisheries Service, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Mote Marine Laboratory, and several state agencies including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Graduate studies in the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program emphasizes the needs and interests of individual students. Graduate students work closely with their faculty advisers to develop comprehensive programs of study. Admission to graduate study is based on the individual merits and interests of the applicant, fulfillment of the general admission requirements of the Graduate School, and acceptance by a faculty adviser.
Prospective applicants should request an application packet from Cynthia Hight, School of Forest Resources & Conservation, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida, P.O. Box 110410, Gainesville, FL 32611.
The Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program offers a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program. Contact the graduate coordinator for information.