The next lecture in the Bioenergy and Biofuels series will be this Tuesday,
February 21, from 2 to 3 pm.  Dr. Mark Brown will be presenting "The Net
Energy of Bioenergy / Biofuels Options Using Emergy Models."  The
presentation will be held in the New Physics Building, Room 2205.


Dr. Mark Brown is an Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering
Sciences.  He has been a research scientist since 1980 with the University
of Florida's Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands, where he is Associate
Program Director. During this time he has also been a member of the faculty
in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, and Adjunct
Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Planning. He was recently
appointed Director of the Center for Environmental Policy.


His research has centered on what can broadly be described as natural
resource management, including systems ecology, ecological engineering,
ecological economics, environmental planning, environmental policy, and
wetlands ecology. He has served as consultant on environmental issues to the
EPA, USAID, Governments of Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Papua New Guinea,
Venezuela, and numerous private consulting firms world-wide. For six years
he was a consulting ecologist to The Cousteau Society working with their
research teams to develop appropriate solutions to a wide array of resource
management problems that affect marine resources throughout the world.


His current research includes projects to develop ecological indicators of
wetland ecosystem health, development of indices of success for restored
wetlands, restoration of drastically altered landscapes, and quantitative
evaluation of natural capital and environmental services.




Who: Dr. Mark Brown, Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering

What: Net Energy of Bioenergy / Biofuels Options using Emergy Models

Where: New Physics Building, Room 2205

When: February 21st @ 2-3 PM



The Bioenergy and Biofuels lecture series is co-hosted by the UF Bioenergy
and Sustainable Technology Society (BESTS)
and the University of Florida Sustainability Committee.









Brian Becker

Ph.D. Student - Interdisciplinary Ecology

Rm. 3, Bldg 182, Mowry Rd, PO Box 110831

University of Florida

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Phone (o): 352-846-3054

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