Michael is a quantitative ecologist with more than 20 years of experience in the environmental sciences. His area of expertise includes statistical analysis of water quality data, development of stressor-response models to determine appropriate water quality thresholds based on important ecological endpoints, and consultation on regulatory aspects of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Impaired Waters Rule.

Michael has a breadth of experience providing consultation and statistical support to clients involved in natural resource decision making issues in Florida. His principal duties include the application of advanced statistical techniques to ecological datasets, optimization of sampling designs, power analysis, project management, and publication in the environmental and health science fields.

He has developed habitat suitability models based on generalized linear modeling to evaluate habitat suitability for fish and benthos in Tampa Bay and applied those models to describe shoreline habitat preferences of estuarine dependent fishes in Tampa Bay tidal rivers to inform restoration strategies.