Dr. Tom Chesnes specializes in estuarine and field biology, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Masters and Doctorate in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida. He currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has worked in estuaries and wetlands throughout the tropics, studying vertebrate, invertebrate and plant species. He has researched, presented, and published work in a variety of areas including seagrass and invertebrate ecology, fisheries management, the invasive Burmese python in the Everglades, institutional sustainability, higher education, and the interface between science and religion. He has collaborated and coauthored works with undergraduate students in research, resulting in a number of peer reviewed publications and professional presentations. He is a Florida native and avid outdoorsman.
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