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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. Roger Bachmann

Dr. Roger Bachmann's areas of research include limnology and aquatic ecology. Dr. Bachmann joined the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in 1993. He had previously served 30 years on the faculty of lowa State University where he taught limnology and conducted research on lake eutrophication, nutrient cycling, stream ecology, and quantitative relationships in lakes.

In Florida, he has looked at relationships between lake trophic states and fish populations, scientific bases for determining eutrophication in large Florida lakes, the application of the theory of alternative stable states to shallow Florida lakes, the role of wind in resuspending lake sediments, the use of biocriteria for evaluating lakes, and lake restoration strategies. He is also involved with others in analyzing the long-term database on Florida lakes collected by the Florida LAKEWATCH program, and recently has been working on a scientific basis for determining numeric nutrient criteria for lakes. The results of this were published in 2012 as a series of three papers (See "Selected Publications" to the right.). The series was chosen best paper for 2012 by the editors of Lake and Reservoir Management!

Dr. Bachmann regularly presents papers at meetings of the Florida Lake Management Society and the North American Lake Management Society, and in 2010 received the Secchi Disk Award from the North American Lake Management Society for Outstanding Service to the society. In 2011, he received the Edward Deevey Jr/Award from the Florida Lake Management Society, given for his "Contributions to Our Scientific Understanding of Florida's Water Bodies". He is a former editor for Lake and Reservoir Management and also served as an associate editor for the special eutrophication issue of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.

email: Phone: 352 273-3623

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