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Dr. E. J. Neafsey

EJ Neafsey is a research scientist on the faculty of the University of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Sciences, concentrating in SW FL on the inventory and health assessment of local mangrove ecosystems using active/passive remote sensing, GIS, and field surveys and conducting subaqueous soil surveys of mangrove expansion zones and seagrass beds. He earned his PhD at Cornell University’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences for the dissertation entitled “Enhancing Soil Survey Using Diffuse-Reflectance Spectroscopy,” which focused, in part, on using the technology with subaqueous soils in coastal SE New England.