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Name: Altieri, Andrew
Title: Assistant Professor
Organization: Environmental Engineering Sciences, ESSIE
Education: PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2006
Office Address: PO BOX 116580 GAINESVILLE FL 326116580
Email: andrew.altieri@essie.ufl.edu
Telephone: 305-250-8840

Research in Dr. Andrew Altieri’s lab (www.altierilab.org) examines the response of coastal ecosystems to global change. His research group is interested in how anthropogenic factors (e.g., species extinction, invasions, habitat degradation, climate change, overfishing) interact with biodiversity, species interactions, and emergent ecosystem functions. Much of his work has focused on the dynamics of ecologically important habitats created by living organisms including corals, mangroves, seagrass, and shellfish.

Keywords: Marine ecology; Conservation; Foundation species; Ecosystem engineers; Anthropogenic impacts; Coral reefs ; Mangroves; Seagrass; Tropical ecosystem; Predator-prey dynamics