Environmental Science and Policy

Jerald Stephen Ault



(305) 421-4884
Jerald S. Ault is a Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Dr. Ault is an internationally renowned fisheries scientist specializing in population dynamics, predictive analytics, machine learning, sampling design, ecosystem modeling and risk...

Kenneth Broad



(305) 284-2721
Dr. Kenny Broad is an environmental anthropologist who studies the relationship between humans and their environment. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1999. Kenny has led or participated in extreme scientific and filmmaking expeditions on every continent – from urban jungles to the deepest caves on the...

Maria Luisa M Estevanez

Senior Lecturer


(305) 421-4012
Ms. Estevanez has been conducting research on marine resource allocation policy. She has done several studies on recreational boating as they relate to environmental issues and marine policy. She uses computer-based geographic information systems in her research.

Neil Hammerschlag

Research Associate Professor
Director of the Shark Research & Conservation Program


(305) 421-4356
Dr. Neil Hammerschlag is a marine ecologist and Research Associate Professor at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy. His current research centers broadly on the behavioral ecology, conservation biology and movement ecology of marine predators, primarily...

Frederick Hanselmann

Senior Lecturer
Director, Underwater Archaeology and Exploration
Director, Scientific Diving and Boating


(305) 421-4347
Dr. Frederick H. Hanselmann ("Fritz") is an underwater archaeologist and Faculty in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and part of the Exploration Sciences Program at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami, where he directs the Underwater Archaeology...

Keene Haywood

Senior Lecturer
MPS Exploration Science Track Coordinator


(305) 284-1781
Citizen science, applications of technology to exploration, video production and multimedia in science communication, and geospatial technologies. Dr. Keene Haywood is directing the Exploration Science program through the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. His background is mixture of media production, conservation, geospatial and...

David Letson

AND CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF Environmental Science and Policy


(305) 421-4733
David Letson is Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Miami, where he has worked since 1995. His research focuses on the economics of extreme weather and climate variations. He is interested in the value of predictions from the geosciences and in how those predictions are interpreted and used.Letson obtained his...

Catherine Macdonald

Research Asst. Professor


(305) 284-2721
Dr. Catherine Macdonald is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist and Lecturer at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami. She is the Track Coordinator for the Marine Conservation track of the Masters of Professional Science Program, and teaches courses in Marine Conservation Biology,...

Katharine Mach



(305) 421-4741
Katharine Mach is a Professor at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a faculty scholar at the UM Abess Center, focused on environmental science and policy. Her research assesses climate change risks and response options to address increased flooding, extreme heat, wildfire, and other hazards. Through...

Renato Molina

Asst. Professor


(305) 421-4055
Renato Molina is an engineer and economist specializing in environmental and resource economics. His work focuses on topics at the intersection between game theory, sustainability, and institutional settings. His current research explores the role of property rights in the economic impact of natural disasters, the use of conservation for...

Manoj Shivlani

Senior Lecturer


(305) 284-8259
Dr. Manoj Shivlani is an environmental scientist and senior lecturer specializing in the social and policy dimensions of coastal and marine resource management. His focus areas include stakeholder theory, socio-ecological systems, fisheries socioeconomics, and international ocean management. His recent research has evaluated the effects of...

Daniel O Suman



(305) 742-8762
My work focuses on management of coastal areas, including mechanisms to increase institutional cooperation, capacity building, development of management plans, and reduction of conflicts between various resource users. Marine and coastal protected areas and adaptation to climate change are additional areas of my work. I dedicate much of my...