the University of Florida
E. Collins, PhD.
of Environmental Pedology
and Water Science Department
Science Society of America
Mary has been at the University of Florida since 1981.
She was the first women faculty member hired in the Soil Science Department
(now the Soil and Water Science Department). Her specialization is
Environmental Pedology. She is international known for her work with
ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to investigate subsurface features.
Her research emphasizes GPR, subaqueous soils, hydric soils, pedo-arachaeology,
and soil survey. Mary's teaching responsibilities includes the introductory
soils course "Soils in the Environment" and the advanced "Genesis and Classification"
course. Mary has published extensively and recently co-authored
the book "Soils
of Florida." She is a Fellow in the American Society of
Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). Her greatest professional
honor came when she was elected President of SSSA.
Information about Mary's Career
Former Graduate Students
Recruiting Video (starring Mia and Jared)