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Mary Collins

Professor Emeritus, Environmental Pedology
2007 Distinguished Alumna, SUNY Cobleskill

Program Areas

  • Teaching
    • SOS 3022 - Introduction to Soil and the Environment
    • SOS 6717C - Soil Genesis and Classification
    • Soils for Professional Short CourseCourse 1
  • Research

    Departmental Research Areas:

    • Soil Quality/Ecosystem Services
    • Soil/Landscape Analysis
    • Wetlands and Aquatic Systems

    Research focus:
    Research emphasis is on environmental pedology investigating the relationship of soils to landscape, vegetation, and hydrology as well as interpretation of land use; exploring near coast subaqueous soils; modeling of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data to analysis subsurface variability; and detecting pedological-human interactions to study the genesis of soils.
    Recent studies include: Research focus text.

    • Heavy Metal Contamination of Soils in an Ecologically Enhanced Urban Storm Water Retention Basin.
    • Observations and Characterization of Subaqueous Soils and Sea Grasses in a Recently Constructed Habitat in the Indian River Lagoon Florida
    • Comparison of Archaeological Sites and Gravesites with Ground-Penetrating Radar and Soil Analyses
    • Biogeochemical Significance of Channel Substrate in Florida Coastal Spring-fed Rivers

Mary Collins, Emeritus Faculty, Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida