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Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Graduate Research Fellow, Emeritus, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Florida International University

msmit275@fiu.edu

Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University
Miami, FL

Titles

  • PhD Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University
  • Graduate Research Fellow, Emeritus, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Florida International University

Biography

Matt is a PhD student at Florida International University in the Department of Biological Sciences. As part of the NSF Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CAChE), his research focuses on understanding how changes in regional climate (e.g., rainfall, coastal flooding) and land use influence water quality across spatiotemporal scales. Specifically, he is interested in evaluating improvements to stormwater management, including green infrastructure, to mitigate changing water quality in the face of more frequent or severe storms and sea level rise. Matt is also involved in citizen science research focused on understanding the spatial extent and magnitude of tidal flooding across South Florida. Through this work, he is very interested in the co-production of communication and data visualization tools to inform future water management goals. Prior to his work in South Florida, Matt worked as a research associate in the Stable Isotopes for Biosphere Science Laboratory at Texas A&M University and holds a B.S. in Biology from York College of Pennsylvania (2014).

Education

  • BS, Biology, York College of Pennsylvania, 2014

Journal Articles

2021

Smith, M. A., J. S. Kominoski, E. E. Gaiser, R. M. Price and T. G. Troxler. 2021. Stormwater runoff and tidal flooding transform dissolved organic matter composition and increase bioavailability in urban coastal ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 126(7):. DOI: 10.1029/2020JG006146. (link )

Presentations

2019

Smith, M. A., J. S. Kominoski, E. E. Gaiser, T. G. Troxler and O. Barbosa. 2019. Quantifying the nutrient removal capacity of wetlands along a gradient of urbanization. Presentation at the 2019 FIU BioSymposium, March 28, 2019, Miami, FL.

Smith, M., J. Kominoski, E. Gaiser, T. G. Troxler, O. Barbosa and N. Grimm. 2019. A comparison of nutrient uptake dynamics in urban wetlands across different climates. Presentation at the ESAUSSEE 2019, August 11-16, 2019, Louisville, KY. (link )

2018

Barnett, A., R. Roy Chowdhury, G. Hydrick, E. Gaiser, J. Kominoski and M. Smith. 2018. Infrastructures and action situations: Converging ideas in science and technological studies and institutional analysis to study urban resilience to climate extremes. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, April 10-14, 2018, New Orleans, LA. (link )