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Frank Müller-Karger’s captivating career path went from a budding interest in whale research to pioneering work in studying phytoplankton blooms via satellite technology. He was recently recognized as a Distinguished University Professor at USF.

Frank Müller-Karger, Distinguished University Professor, recognized for pioneering scientific research and leadership

From whale research to satellite-based remote sensing, Frank Müller-Karger has earned recognition as a Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida.

February 19, 2024Awards, News

Student Macarena Martin Mayor working on spectrophotometric techniques in the Byrne lab.

Six CMS students awarded the 2024 SAML student award

Six students from the USF College of Marine Science are recipients of the SAML Student Awards for 2024.

January 30, 2024Awards, Blogs and Perspectives

CMS graduate students Lydia Ruggles and Emma Graves, and CMS Ocean Circulation Lab intern, Samantha D’Angelo.

CMS grads and intern win the 2023 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award

Congratulations to CMS graduate students Lydia Ruggle and Emma Grave who recently received the 2023 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award.

December 6, 2023Awards, Blogs and Perspectives

Nine current CMS faculty and two emeritus faculty are recognized on the list of high-impact researchers, which includes career-long and single-year citations.

CMS faculty earn global recognition as high-impact researchers

The Stanford-Elsevier study identifies the top two percent of researchers worldwide across all fields of study, based on their citation impact through 2022.

December 4, 2023Awards, News

Robert H. Weisberg, a University of South Florida physical oceanographer, stands on the top deck of the R/V W.T. Hogarth research vessel on May 3. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Tampa Bay Times ]

Robert H. Weisberg was elected as an AGU Fellow

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Robert H. Weisberg was elected as an American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fellow.

September 19, 2022Awards, News

Active coral restoration at Laughing Bird Caye National Park in Belize

USF awarded $20 million federal grant to protect coral reef and mangrove ecosystems

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $20 million grant to a USF-lead team of researchers to develop a standardized approach to the protection and replenishment of coral reef and mangrove ecosystems, which serve as a barrier in protecting our coasts.

September 12, 2022Awards, Diversity

The Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

Shannon Burns awarded prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

USF College of Marine Science Ph.D. student, Shannon Burns, is among 86 finalists selected for the highly competitive 2023 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, announced by NOAA and Sea Grant.

August 1, 2022Awards

Dr. Serge Andrefouet was visiting USF when he processed this 2001 Landsat-7 satellite image of sand and seaweed beds in the Bahamas, which won NASA’s Tournament Earth 2020 contest. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory / Serge Andrefouet, USF.

Dr. Frank Muller-Karger Receives 2021 William T. Pecora Award

Dr. Frank Muller-Karger, biological oceanography professor who leads the Institute for Remote Sensing at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science, has been honored with the prestigious 2021 William T. Pecora Award for his extraordinary contributions and leadership using remote sensing to further our understanding of the ocean.

June 21, 2022Awards

Natalia López Figueroa, CMS Ph.D. candidate

USF CMS student Natalia López Figueroa awarded NOAA Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

CMS Ph.D. candidate Natalia López Figueroa was awarded a Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship administered by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management.

May 25, 2022Awards, Diversity, News

Mya Breitbart in the lab. Credit, Amanda Sosnowski at Terrene Visions.

Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida Announces Selection of 15 New Members for 2022

Dr. Mya Breitbart, a professor and microbiologist at the USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS), is among 15 prominent scholars from throughout the state of Florida who were selected for membership to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL).

May 23, 2022Awards, News

The new AAAS Fellows span multiple colleges and disciplines, bringing the total number of Fellows at USF to 92.

Ten USF faculty members receive national recognition as AAAS Fellows for academic research

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named 10 University of South Florida researchers as new Fellows.

January 26, 2022Awards, News

Dr. Michelle Guitard, CMS alum and paleoceanographer.

Dr. Michelle Guitard, CMS alum and paleoceanographer, wins prestigious USF award

Congratulations, Dr. Guitard! She was recently honored in a virtual event, which included this short video in which she shared her research interests.

October 29, 2021Awards, News

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