Dr. K. Ramesh Reddy
Gainesville, Florida

Dr. K. Ramesh Reddy is a graduate professor and department chair in the Soil and Water Science Department at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS). For over 40 years, he has led ground-breaking research on the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients in natural and managed wetland and aquatic ecosystems, particularly in the Florida Everglades. He is a renowned biogeochemist, mentor, and leader in wetland science. He promoted an integrated approach to wetland science that included biogeochemistry in research and education, he co-authored a textbook entitled Biogeochemistry of Wetlands: Science and Applications, and has produced more than 350 peer-reviewed papers. He served on the National Research Council Committee of the National Academy of Sciences for an independent review of the Everglades Restoration Plan and currently serves on the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board’s Ecological Processes and Effects Committee.