Dan DiResta, Ph.D.
and Atmospheric Science Program
Professor, Department of Biology
University of Miami
My current research interests include shallow
water, benthic communities of tropical, marine
ecosystems; I am interested in the population
dynamics of exploited species, the effects of
natural and anthropogenic disturbances on
habitat quality, recruitment dynamics and
community structure, and resource management
strategies for marine protected area. Current
projects include development of a coral field
nursery and inventory and monitoring of Acropora
spp. in Biscayne National Park.
B.S., City University of
New York, 1978
Ph.D., University of
D. Lirman, S.C. Tosini, D. DiResta, J.
Luo, and J. Wang (2001) Population
dynamics of a commercial sponge in
Biscayne Bay, Florida. Estuarine,
Coastal and Shelf Science 53, 13-23.
and D. DiResta (1999) Simulation of a
commercial sponge population in Biscayne
Bay, Florida: recovery following
Hurricane Andrew and management
implications. Ecological Modelling:118,
Ault, J, J.
Serafy, D. DiResta and J. Dandelski
(1997) Impacts of commercial fishing on
key habitats within Biscayne National
Park, Final Report on Cooperative
Agreement No. CA-5250-6-9018, 80 pgs.
B.R. Lockwood and R.W. Curry (1996)
Growth, mortality and recruitment of
commercial sponges in Biscayne National
Park. Final Report , South Florida Water
DiResta, D.J., B.R.
Lockwood and R.W. Curry (1995) Abundance
and distribution of commercial sponges
in Biscayne National Park. National Park
Service Technical Publication. Iversen,
E.S., D.E. Jory and D.J. DiResta (1990)
Research on first year queen conch,
Strombus gigas, relevant to
fisheries management. Proc Gulf Carib
Fisheries Inst 43