Emeritus Faculty

Mary Collins

Professor Emeritus, Environmental Pedology

2007 Distinguished Alumna, SUNY Cobleskill


Program Areas

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


email: mec@ufl.edu