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Rumbold, Darren (PhD)

Program Director/Professor
The Water School
Office: SH 0432
Phone: 239-590-7527

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PhD in Marine Biology, University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
MS in Biology, Florida Atlantic University
BS in Biology, Florida Atlantic University
BA in Chemistry, Florida Atlantic University

Research and Teaching Interests

Landscape-scale approach in assessing impacts of high-volume, freshwater discharges and the transport and fate of nutrients, mercury and other toxicants transported through the coastal watershed.

Courses Offered

Ecological Risk Assessment


Select publications:
  • 2018 Rumbold, D.G., Lienhardt, C.T., Parsons, M.L. Mercury biomagnification through a coral reef ecosystem Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 75:121-133
  • 2018 Rumbold, D.G., Lange, T.R., Richard, D., DelPizzo, G. & Hass, N. Mercury biomagnification through food webs along a salinity gradient down-estuary from a biological hotspot. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 200: 116-125
  • 2017 Rumbold, D.G., Miller, K.E., Dellinger, T.A. & Haas, N. Mercury concentrations in feathers of adult and nestling Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) from coastal and freshwater environments of Florida. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 72 (1): 31–38 doi:10.1007/s00244-016-0330-4
  • 2014 Rumbold, D.G., Wasno, R., Hammerschlag, N., & Volety, A. Mercury accumulation in sharks from the coastal waters of Southwest Florida. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 67(3): 402–412.
  • 2009 Rumbold, D.G., Morrison, M.B., & Bruner, M.C. Assessing the ecological risk of a municipal solid waste landfill to surrounding wildlife: A case study in Florida. Environmental Bioindicators, 4:246-279.
  • 2001 Rumbold, D.G., Davis, P.W., & Peretta, C. Estimating the effect of beach nourishment on Caretta caretta (Loggerhead sea turtle) nesting. Restoration Ecology, 9: 304 – 310.
  • 1999 Rumbold, D.G., & Snedaker, S.C. Sea-surface microlayer toxicity off the Florida Keys. Mar. Environ. Res., 47: 457-472.

Consultant for: CALFED Bay-Delta Program; Maryland Sea Grant College; Tetra Tech EC, Inc.;  Camp, Dresser & McKee, Inc.;  and SFWMD.