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Coastal Watershed Institute
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Phone: 239-590-7526

E-mail:
Mike Parsons

 

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Michael Parsons

Michael ParsonsProfessor of Marine Science and Director of Coastal Watershed Institute
Phone: (239) 590-7526
E-Mail: mparsons@fgcu.edu
Office: AB7 433

Dr. Mike Parsons is an Associate Professor of Marine Science at Florida Gulf Coast University and a faculty member of FGCU's Coastal Watershed Institute. He was a State of Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow and received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 1996 in Biological Oceanography.  Parsons has received over $1.7 million in grants and contracts from such agencies as the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency, and is the author of publications focusing on coastal eutrophication, harmful algae, cold core eddies, and estuarine ecology.  He has mentored both undergraduate and graduate students and has taught courses in marine biology, oceanography, coastal eutrophication, microalgal culturing techniques, senior thesis, marine conservation, marine monitoring techniques, and experimental design. His current research interests include harmful microalgae (Pseudo-nitzschia spp., Gambierdiscus spp., and Karenia brevis), transfer of biotoxins into marine foodwebs, and the role of eutrophication in altering coastal foodwebs and promoting harmful algal blooms.

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