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Mark Brown

Professor Emeritus Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
Work Phone: 352-392-2424 Website: Google Scholar


Dr. Mark Brown is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering Sciences and Director of the Center for Environmental Policy. He is a systems ecologist, whose research focuses on systems ecology, wetlands ecology, ecological engineering and emergy analysis. While his early career research focused on wetland ecology and management and ecological engineering, recently his attention has focused on applied and theoretical approaches to understanding the energy, ecology, and economics nexus.

Primary Research Area

Systems Ecology & Ecological Engineering

Research Interests

Ecological Engineering, Wetlands Ecology, Systems Ecology, Energy Analysis, Ecological Economics, Environmental Planning, GIS and spatial modeling


Bachelor’s B.A. Architecture, 1971, University of Florida
Master’s M.A. Architecture, 1971, University of Florida
Ph.D. Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Sciences, 1980, University of Florida

2021 – Lifetime Achievement Award. The Society of Wetlands Scientists.
2019 – Odum Award for Ecological Engineering Excellence. The American Ecological Engineering Society.
2011 – Distinguished Fulbright Chair of Energy and Environment, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
2007 – Parthenope University (Italy) Distinguished Research Scientist
2006: University of Florida Graduate Advisor/Mentor of the year
1999: University of Florida Teacher of the Year