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David Fugate, PhD

Associate Professor
Dept Marine & Earth Science
Office: Whitaker Hall WH - 115
Phone: 239-590-7136

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PhD Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Research and Teaching Interests

Sediment transport and hydrodynamics in estuaries spans physical, morphological and ecological aspects of the environment.
Current research includes analyzing the dynamics of the turbidity maximum in the Calooshatchee River, FL, and the relative importance of freshwater discharge and tidal energy to vertical mixing and hypoxia in the river. Other research interests include the hydrodynamics and associated sediment transport during the inverse estuarine conditions that frequently occur in South Florida, and the effects of bivalves on water flow around oyster reefs and above clam beds. 

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