Leonard J. Scinto

Professor, Department of Earth and Environment
Researcher, Southwest Environmental Research Center


Dr.Scinto’s research focus is the biogeochemistry of freshwater wetlands, especially the cycling and impacts of anthropogenic nutrients. He is particularly interested in physicochemical changes brought about by photosynthesis and respiration of cyanobacterial mats and the effects these changes have on the geochemistry of surface water. He is also interested in the functioning of algal/limestone systems for the removal of P from surface waters.

  • Biogeochemistry of freshwater wetlands
  • Anthropogenic influences in natural systems
  • Natural resource management

  • Jorge Celi, M.Sc. (Research Coordinator)
  • Diana Johnson, B.Sc. (Graduate Research Assistant)

Ph.D.  Soil and Water Science, University of Florida
M.S. Soil Science, University of Florida
B.S. Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University
Moraine Valley Community College

Leonard J. Scinto

11200 SW 8th St, OE 148

Miami, FL 33199




FIU International Center for Tropical Botany