W. Michael Kemp


Ph.D., 1977, University of Florida

Research Interests

  • coastal marine ecology
  • ecosystem analysis
  • seagrass ecology
  • sediment nitrogen cycling

Current research projects


  • Wainger, L., Secor, D., Gurbisz, C., Kemp, W., Gilbert, P., Houde, E., Richkus, J., and Barber, M. 2017. Estuarine resilience under climate change: Seagrass and fish distributions indicate future ecosystem service benefits. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability. (In Press)
  • Hinson, A.L., R. Feagin, M. Eriksson, R. Najjar, M. Herrmann, L. Windham-Myers, T. Bianchi, J. Holmquist, K. Kroeger, M. Gonneea, M. Kemp, J. Htchings, J. Crooks, T. Boutton. The spatial distribution of soil organic carbon in tidal wetland soils of the continental United States. Biogeochemistry (In Press).
  • Gurbisz, Cassie, M. Kemp, J. Cornwell, L. Sanford, M. Owens., D. Hinkle. 2017 Interactive effects of physical and biogeochemical feedback processes in a large submersed plant bed. Estuaries and Coasts, (In Press).
  • Testa, J.M., Y. Li, Y. J. Lee, M. Li, D.C. Brady, D.M. Di Toro, and W.M. Kemp. 2016. Modeling physical and biogeochemical controls on dissolved oxygen in Chesapeake Bay: Lessons learned from simple and complex approaches. (Ch. 6) in: D. Justic, ed., Springer, MY (In Press).
  • Testa, J.M., W.M. Kemp, L.A. Harris, R.J. Woodland, and W.R. Boynton. 2017. Challenges and directions for the advancement of estuarine ecosystem science. Ecosystems. 20: 14-22. DOI 10.1007/s10021-016-0004-0