Associate Professor of Forest Resources & Conservation
Matt Cohen’s research focuses on fluxes of water, carbon and nutrients within and between aquatic systems and their surroundings, and the role of biological processes in regulating those fluxes.
He is particularly interested in river metabolism and how that is coupled to nitrogen and phosphorus removal. He is also investigating the use of chemical tracers in water to discern the source of the water.
Because vertical position in the water column is enormously influential on productivity, seed germination, site hydraulics, and biodiversity, the processes that create that topography are of broad interest.
His group works in North Florida’s karst springs and rivers, patterned peatlands in the Everglades and karst landforms in Big Cypress National Preserve.