Edward J. Phlips

Edward J. Phlips, Ph.D.


Discipline Specialization

Dr. Phlips’ research initiatives deal with planktonic primary production in the Suwannee River estuary, located in Florida’s Big Bend region, and in the Indian River Lagoon, along the east coast of Florida. His research in the Big Bend region is part of a broader department-wide initiative to address the multi-disciplinary research needs in this unique region of the state.

Most recently, Dr. Phlips has initiated a toxic algae research program, with the goal of evaluating the distribution, causes and consequences of harmful algae in both freshwater and marine ecosystems.


  • FAS 6171 Applied Phycology Fall, even years
    Credits: 3. Prerequisites: Course in organic chemistry or biochemistry. Ecology, management, utilization and control of freshwater and marine algae and aquatic microorganisms. Overview of products, processes and
    problems associated with these organisms and their economic impact.

Contact Information

Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
7922 NW 71st Street
Gainesville, FL 32653-3071
Phone: 352-392-9617 ext. 248
Fax: 352/392-3672 (Suncom 622-3672)
E-mail: phlips@ufl.edu