Benjamin P. Sperry, Ph.D.
Research Biologist – US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center | CAIP Faculty

Dr. Benjamin “Ben” Sperry is a research biologist on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineer Research and Development Center Aquatic Plant Management Team. Stationed at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, Dr. Sperry serves as a principal investigator on various aquatic plant management research projects that aim to improve USACE APM operations, charged with managing U.S. freshwater resources.

Originally from Citrus County, Florida, Dr. Sperry earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. at Mississippi State University before moving back to Florida to begin his current role. Dr. Sperry is an avid outdoorsman and can be found inshore fishing on the gulf coast or hunting public and private lands across the southeast.