Dr. Todd Z. Osborne
Dr. Osborne is currently an Assistant Professor in the Wetland Biogeochemistry Laboratory. He 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 restoration science with several projects investigating biogeochemical cycling. He is leading clam restoration efforts in the Indian River Lagoon.
Dr. Todd Z. Osborne, Assistant Professor in the Wetland Biogeochemistry Laboratory, has a diverse research program focusing on biogeochemical processes in soil and water in a variety of ecosystems throughout Florida. Currently, Dr. Osborne is highly engaged in Everglades restoration science with several projects investigating biogeochemical cycling of phosphorus, sulfur and carbon within the Greater Everglades. These research initiatives include fire effects on biogeochemical cycling of phosphorus and impacts to water quality and exotic species, sulfur biogeochemistry and relationships to mercury and phosphorus mobility in Everglades soils, and spatial variability of soil nutrients at the landscape scale. Other Everglades research currently being conducted in Dr. Osborne’s program includes conservation of the ridge and slough landscape mosaic in the central Everglades via research on hydrologic modulators of plant productivity and community structure. Collaborative efforts with Dr. Matt Cohen (SFRC) and Dr. Mark Clark (SWS) have led to interesting new findings concerning alternative stable state theory with respect to south Florida wetlands (Watts et al. in review). Recently completed work on nutrient gradients in the Taylor Slough basin of Everglades National Park have also gained the attention of ecologists and Park Service land managers, resulting in new theories concerning nutrient cycling at the landscape scale in Everglades restoration science.