Mark Rains

Professor; Chair and Director, School of Geosciences

Organization: University of South Florida

Education: Ph.D. in Ecology (Soil Nutrients and Mycorrhizal Ecology), University of California, Davis

mrains@usf.edu

(813) 974-3310

4202 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, Florida 33620

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Mark Rains is a Professor of Geology and the Director of the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida and the Associate Editor for Wetland and Watershed Hydrology for the Journal of the American Water Resources Association. Dr. Rains’ research is focused on hydrological connectivity, the role that hydrological connectivity plays in governing ecosystem structure and function, and the role that science plays in informing water-related law, policy, and decision-making.

Subject Areas:
Ecology, Hydrology, Policy/Legal Management, Water Resource Management

Title Sponsor(s) Dates
Mangrove and Mangrove-Fringe Wetlands in Ostional, Nicaragua: Current Conditions and Pathways Forward Paso Pacifico 2015 - 2015 2015
NRT-INFEWS: Systems Thinking Training for Research ON Geography-based Coastal Food Energy Water Systems (STRONG-CFEWS) National Science Foundation 2017 - 2022 2022
  • Landry, S.M., Rains, M.C., Seidel, V., & Crisman, T. (2012). Prioritizing Habitat Restoration Goals in the Tampa Bay Watershed. Tampa, FL: Tampa Bay Estuary Program.
  • Rains, M.C., Landry, S.M., Rains, K.C., Seidel, V., & Crisman, T. (2013). Using net wetland loss, current wetland condition, and planned future watershed condition for wetland conservation planning and prioritization. Wetlands, 33(5), 949-963.
  • Rains, K.C., & Rains, M.C. (2015). Mangrove and Mangrove-Fringe Wetlands in Ostional, Nicaragua: Current Conditions and Pathways Forward. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida.
  • Rains, M.C., Leibowitz, S.G., Cohen, M.J., Creed, I.F., Golden, H.E., Jawitz, J.W., Kalla, P., Lane, C.R., Lang, M.W., & McLaughlin, D.L.. INVITED COMMENTARY: Geographically isolated wetlands are part of the hydrological landscape. Hydrological Processes, 30, 153-160. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10610
  • Mushet, D.M., Calhoun, A.J.K., Alexander, L.C., Cohen, M.J., DeKeyser, E.S., Fowler, L., Lane, C.R., Lang, M.W., Rains, M.C., & Walls, S.C. (2015). Geographically isolated wetlands: rethinking a misnomer. Wetlands, 35(3), 423-431. doi: 10.1007/s13157-015- 0631-9

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mrains@usf.edu

(813) 974-3310

4202 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, Florida 33620

Curriculum Vitae

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