John Kominoski

Professor, Florida International University
Florida Coastal Everglades, Miami, Florida

John Kominoski is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Environment and Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. He is the Lead Principal Investigator of the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). His research focuses on biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology, especially on organic matter processing and the dynamic role of disturbances on spatiotemporal patterns of carbon and nutrients in coastal ecosystems. John's research spans streams, wetlands, and coastal marshes and mangroves. He has conducted research for over 10 years in the Florida Everglades. John collaborates broadly and incorporates both ecological theory and application in his research. He is co-leading an NSF-funded Research Coordination Network called "Hurricane Ecosystem Response Synthesis" that compares storm characteristics and ecosystem responses across subtropical and tropical ecosystems. John has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, been awarded grants that have totaled over $15 million, and advised 9 Ph.D. and M.S. students. In 2022, he was honored as a Fellow by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography for his advances to aquatic ecology.

Restoring the Florida Coastal Everglades: Insights from Long-Term Ecological Research and Management

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