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Lakewatch Videos


UF/IFAS research highlight of the FLorida LAKEWATCH program
, LAKEWATCH Director Mark Hoyer


Establishing numeric nutrient criteria for Florida lakes
, Dr. Dan Canfield


Problems with the proposed (now adopted) numeric nutrient criteria for Florida lakes
, Dr. Roger Bachmann

Meet the Team

Dr. Daniel E. Canfield, Jr

Dan Canfield is a Professor of Limnology in the University of Florida's Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. His specialty is the management of aquatic ecosystems. A native of Connecticut, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1973 from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He obtained both a Master of Science and a doctoral degree (Ph.D) from Iowa State University in Ames. He joined the UF faculty in 1979 and began his research program by studying the regional limnology of Florida lakes. Since then, he and his team of students and research biologists have conducted numerous studies on Florida lake limnology and published more than 100 papers and books on the subject.

Dr. Canfield has served as President of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), and he is a recipient of its prestigious Secchi Disk Award for his many contributions to the preservation of America's lakes. He also received the Edward Deevey, Jr. Award for his contributions to understanding Florida's lakes from the Florida Lake Management Society in 1996. He is founder of Florida LAKEWATCH, our pioneering citizen-volunteer water quality monitoring program involving over 1200 lakes statewide, and now being emulated across the United States. He also is one of the founders of "Fishing for Success", which received a national award in 2003 and continues to provide fishing and aquatic experiences for children and families in 2015.

e-mail: Phone: 352-273-3620

For more information, go to Dr. Canfield's faculty page in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. See also LAKEWATCH Publications Research Bibliography on this site for publications coauthored with Dr. Roger W. Bachmann and Mark V. Hoyer.