Daniel E. Canfield

Daniel E. Canfield, Ph.D.

Professor of Limnology
Director of Fishing For Success
Director of LAKEWATCH

Discipline Specialization

Dan Canfield is a Professor of Limnology in the University of Florida’s Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. His specialty is the management of aquatic ecosystems. A native of Connecticut, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1973 from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He obtained both a Master of Science and a doctoral degree from Iowa State University in Ames. He joined the UF faculty in 1979 and began his research program by studying the regional limnology of Florida lakes. Since then, he and his team of students and research biologists have conducted numerous studies on Florida lake limnology and published many papers and books on the subject. He is founder of Florida LAKEWATCH, our pioneering citizen-volunteer water quality monitoring program involving over 600 lakes statewide, and now being emulated across the United States.

Contact Information

Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
7922 NW 71st Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
Citizen Hotline: 1-800-LAKEWATCH (525-3928)
Phone: 352-392-9617 ext 246
Fax: 352/392-4902
E-mail: decan@ufl.edu