Leonard J. Scinto

Leonard J. Scinto

1990 - 1997 Ph.D. Soil and Water Science, University of Florida. Wetland Biogeochemistry, K.R. Reddy, Ph.D. advisor. Minor: Environmental Engineering Science - Graduate Wetlands Certification. Award for Graduate Student Excellence in Soil and Water Science for 1997.

1987 – 1990 M.S. Soil Science, University of Florida. K.R. Reddy, Ph.D. advisor. Minor: Environmental Engineering Science

1983 – 1985 B.S. Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University. Minors: Environmental Studies and Chemistry

1981 – 1982 Moraine Valley Community College. Palos Hills, IL.

Research Interests:

Dr.Scinto's research focus is the biogeochemistry of freshwater wetlands, especially the cycling and impacts of anthropogenic nutrients. He is particularly interested in physicochemical changes brought about by photosynthesis and respiration of cyanobacterial mats and the effects these changes have on the geochemistry of surface water. He is also interested in the functioning of algal/limestone systems for the removal of P from surface waters.