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Andrew Altieri

Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
Office 580C Weil Hall Lab 506C Weil Hall Work Phone: 352-294-7748 Website: Website Website: Google Scholar page


Andrew Altieri earned his BA at UC Santa Cruz and PhD at Brown University followed by postdocs at Northeastern University and Brown University. Andrew was a staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama before joining the faculty at UF. He is an Associate Director in UF’s Center for Coastal Solutions. He is generally interested in human impacts on coastal ecosystems, particularly the ecological interactions that underlie the response of biogenic habitats and their associated communities to those impacts.

Primary Research Area

Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics

Research Topic

Life after death in coral reefs: Testing the pivotal role of dead corals in ecosystem resilience


National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Award 2023


B.A., Marine Biology, 1999, University of California at Santa Cruz
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2006, Brown University