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Edward Castaneda

Research Assistant Professor

Southeast Environmental Research Center


Office: VH 332

Phone: 305-348-7479

Email: ecastane@fiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Edward Castaneda's research as a wetland ecologist focuses on nutrient biogeochemistry and ecosystem dynamics of coastal wetlands, including mangrove forests and marshes. He studies the effect of large-scale natural (hurricanes) and human (freshwater diversions) disturbances on carbon and nutrient dynamics and vegetation succession to understand trajectories of ecosystem structure and function. His research also includes the implementation of self-activating sensors to continuously monitoring net ecosystem exchange (eddy covariance technique), coastal eutrophication and sediment transport in coastal systems.

Research Areas

Dr. Castaneda is interested in the ecology and biogeochemistry of coastal wetlands, water quality, restoration and management of coastal systems, and effects of large-scale natural (hurricanes) and human (freshwater diversions) disturbances on carbon and nutrient dynamics and vegetation and succession in mangrove wetlands.