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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


Please visit the following link to view Dr. Scinto’s current projects


Leonard J. Scinto

11200 SW 8th St, OE 148

Miami, FL 33199

scintol@fiu.edu - 305-348-1965

FIU International Center for Tropical Botany