Dr. James Ivey

Dr. James Ivey

Office Information

Seminole Campus
UP 337
(727) 341-3496


I am  a scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research institute where I study Harmful Algal Blooms.  My research emphasis involves the design, construction, deployment, and maintenance of a network of autonomous water quality platformsI study the data from these platforms to determine potential factors that could influence Harmful Algal Blooms.

My dissertaiton emphasis was optical oceanography where I tested and developed models to determine the constituents within a water column based on optical properties.

  • B.A. 1986 University of Georgia (Economics)
  • M.S. 1997 University of Southern Mississippi (Optical Oceanography)
  • Ph.D. 2009 University of South Florida (Optical Oceanography)

Millie D.F., G. R. Weckmanc, W. A. Young II, J. E. Ivey, H. J. Carrick,  & G. L. Fahnenstield. 2012. Modeling Microalgal Abundance with Artificial Neural Networks: Demonstration of a Heuristic ‘Grey-Box’ to Deconvolve and Quantify Environmental Influences.  Environmental Modeling & Software. 38: 27-39.

Ivey, J. E.  2009.  Closure Between Apparent and Inherent Optical Properties of the Ocean with Applications to the Determination of Spectral Bottom Reflectance.  Dissertation,. University of South Florida. 277 P.

Otis, D. B., K.L. Carder, D.C. English, and J.E. Ivey. 2004. CDOM transport from the Bahamas Banks. Coral Reefs. 23: 152-160.

C. Hu, F. E. Muller-Karger, Z.-P. Lee, K. L. Carder, B. Roberts, J. J. Walsh, R. H. Weisberg, R. He, E. Johns, T. Lee, N. Kuring, J. Patch, J. Ivey, P. G. Coble, C. Heil, G. A. Vargo, R. G. Zepp, K. Steidinger, G. McRae, J. Boyer, G. Kirkpatrick, E. Mueller, R. Pierce, J. Culter, B. Keller, J. Hunt.  2002.  The 2002 “black water” event off SW Florida as detected by satellites. EOS. 83(26):281,285.


Office Schedule

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Seminole, UP 307
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Seminole, UP 307
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Clearwater, NM 265

Tutoring Availability


Classroom Schedule

No classroom schedule for the current term: Spring Term 2016 (0510)

Subjects Taught

Biological Oceanography

Course Schedule

= James Ivey has added information specific to this course. (syllabus, video, class meeting times, etc.)

Fall Term 2015 arrow 0505
  OCB 1000C   Biology of Marine Life 2450SEFace-to-Face8/17/1512/11/15