Mark Brenner





Professor of Geology

Director of LUECI

Ph.D. University of Florida, 1983 




Tropical and subtropical limnology
Paleolimnology and paleoclimatology

I am a limnologist and paleolimnologist with special interests in tropical and subtropical lakes and watersheds.  I use sediment cores from lake bottoms to reconstruct the history of aquatic ecosystems and their drainage basins.  These sediment profiles record information on long-term climate change as well as recent anthropogenic environmental impacts.  The research is collaborative and multidisciplinary, involving pollen analysis, sediment geochemistry, microfossil analysis, stable isotopes, and radiometric dating.  I frequently collaborate with archaeologists, biologists, and researchers from other disciplines.

The University of Florida Land Use and Environmental Change Institute (LUECI) facilitates interdisciplinary research and teaching on complex interactions among climate, humans, and the environment.

Research Opportunities:
Historical trophic state changes in Florida lakes
Pleistocene/Holocene climate of the Circum-Caribbean
Pb-210 dating and radionuclides in the environment

Department of Geological Sciences
University of Florida
203 Williamson Hall
PO Box 112120
Gainesville, Florida 32611-2120
Phone: 352-392-2231
FAX: 352-392-9294