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Name: Martin, Charles
Title: Research Assistant Professor
Organization: UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station
Education: Ph.D., Marine Science, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, 2010
Office Address: P.O. Box 878,PO BOX 878 CEDAR KEY FL 326250878
Email: charles.martin@ufl.edu


I am a Research Assistant Professor stationed full time at the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station. I received my BS in Biology and PhD from the University of South Alabama. Working through the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, my dissertation work focused on the effects of estuarine invasive species in Mobile Bay, AL. More recently, I served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Louisiana State University studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coastal flora and fauna. My research involves examining how biotic processes and anthropogenic activities influence the structure and function of estuarine ecosystems. My current research experimentally assesses how factors such as climate change, invasive species, oil spills, trophic interactions, loss of biodiversity, and hydrology affect Gulf of Mexico ecosystems, especially habitats (submerged aquatic vegetation and seagrass, mangroves, marshes, oysters, and other structured environments), invertebrates, and fishes.

Keywords: submerged vegetation; macrophytes; estuary; coastal; freshwater; salinity; fish; ecology; predator; food webs