David C. Fugate
Assistant Professor of Marine Science
Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences
My interest in sediment transport spans physical, geological and ecological aspects. My current research projects include:
· Investigation of the turbidity maximum in the Caloosahatchee R. FL. The turbidity maximum is a unique environment that provides shelter for larval organisms, along with high oxygen demand.
· Particle aggregation dynamics and particle constituents in urban and relatively unindustrialized estuaries. These processes involve the physical energy of the estuaries as well as the benthic fauna.
Estimation of settling velocity of estuarine aggregates. I am currently working on a project funded by
the New Jersey Sea Grant to estimate the settling velocity of aggregates in