Dr. Christopher J. Madden
Dr. Madden is Lead Scientist with the Everglades Division at South Florida Water Management, the agency responsible for managing water resources in the southern district of Florida, the Everglades, Florida Bay and the Florida Keys. He also has appointments at the University of Maryland, Florida Atlantic University and the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico.
His research in estuarine and coastal ecology is focused on ecosystem dynamics and ecological modeling, addressing how watershed and coastal processes influence water quality, primary production and ecosystem function in Florida and in diverse coastal habitats around the world. Related projects include field studies on seagrass dynamics and phytoplankton bloom processes and the development of computer simulation models that characterize ecosystem response to restoration and management actions. Dr. Madden is a leader in the development of Dataflow© instrumentation, technology, software and research protocols for high-speed, spatially extensive water quality mapping of aquatic systems.