Christy Horsburgh is a Senior Biological Scientist in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Florida. Since 1985, she has studied Florida's lakes and rivers. As a native Floridian, she has a deep appreciation for Florida's unique aquatic habitats.
Christy has been involved in several studies looking at the relationships between aquatic macrophytes, water chemistry and fish in Florida's lakes. As a limnologist, Christy specializes in aquatic macrophytes; she has surveyed the aquatic plant communities of many Florida lakes. Christy is responsible for managing the Florida LAKEWATCH water chemistry database along with other Lakewatch related data. She received her Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology in 1985 and her Master of Science in Limnology from the University of Florida in 1999.