Congratulations to Dr. Todd Osborne, assistant professor of biogeochemistry at Whitney Lab, for receiving the Excellence Award for Assistant Professors of the University of Florida. A four-member committee reviewed the nominations, and the honor was awarded based on quality and innovativeness of the research.
Dr. Osborne has a diverse research program focusing on biogeochemical processes in soil and water in a variety of ecosystems throughout Florida. Currently, he is highly engaged in climate change science with several projects investigating biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus within estuarine ecosystems along a climate change gradient in Florida. His research initiatives include carbon dynamics in mangrove and saltmarsh ecosystems, nutrient limitation in tropical mangrove ecosystems and climate change-induced changes to ecosystem processes (landscape scale biogeochemical processes). He is also very active in coastal ecosystem research dealing with sea grass and mangrove habitat restoration and mitigation.
Way to go, Dr. Osborne!