Lise Montefiore

Provost Graduate Research Fellow & PhD Student

Alice Alonso, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Cord Anthony

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sam Blackman

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Lauren Bartek

Undergraduate Research Assistant



NG Nelson, R Muñoz-Carpena, EJ Phlips, D Kaplan, P Sucsy, J Hendrickson (2018), Revealing biotic and abiotic controls of harmful algal blooms in a shallow subtropical lake through statistical machine learning, Environmental Science & Technology (in press).

NG Nelson, R Muñoz-Carpena, PJ Neale, M Tzortziou, JP Megonigal (2017), Temporal variability in the importance of hydrologic, biotic, and climatic descriptors of dissolved oxygen dynamics in a shallow tidal-marsh creek, Water Resources Research, 53, 7103-7120. doi:10.1002/2016WR020196

NG Nelson, R Muñoz-Carpena, EJ Phlips (2017), A novel quantile method reveals spatiotemporal shifts in phytoplankton descriptors between bloom and non-bloom conditions in a subtropical estuary, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 567:57-78. doi:10.3354/meps12054

Submitted and under review:

EJ Phlips, S Badylak, R Chamberlain, L Hall, J Hart, C Jacoby, M Lasi, J Lockwood, J Miller, L Morris, and NG Nelson, Cyclical patterns and a regime shift in phytoplankton blooms in a restricted sub-tropical lagoon: A 20-year perspective. Submitted, January 22, 2018.

Y Rong, AV Padron, KJ Hagerty, NG Nelson, S Chi, NO Keyhani, J Katz, S Datta, C Gomes, and ES McLamore, Post hoc support vector machine learning for biosensors based on weak protein-ligand interactions. Submitted, January 11, 2018.

Technical reports (non-referreed):

NG Nelson, S Ward, and D Ward (2017), Implications of altered freshwater flows on estuarine fish and shellfish: a case study of the Lower Suwannee River. White paper prepared for the Florida Climate Institute, UF Levin College of Law, and UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station.

R Muñoz-Carpena and NG Nelson (2017), Lake George Water Quality Modeling: EFDC and CE-QUAL-ICM Platform Compatibility and Evaluation of Sensitivity Analysis Methodologies. Report to the St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL. Contract # 28650.



  • ABE 495 / 590: “Applied Statistics for Environmental and Agricultural Data Analysis”, Spring 2018

Guest lectures:

  • Applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Principles of data visualization
  • Intro to R and reproducible science for curious non-users
  • Intro to local and global sensitivity analysis