Christopher W. McVoy, Ph.D. Lead Environmental Scientist
Ph.D. in Soil, Crop and
Master of Science
University of Florida
Bachelor of Arts
Analytical Skills based on
Communication of Science
and Agricultural Research
Empiricist Trained in
Systems Analysis and
Scientific CR 1000, Onset)
Digital and Analog Electronic
Rainwater Harvesting and
2013. Estimating soil subsidence and carbon loss in the Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida using geospatial techniques.
2011. Landscapes and hydrology of the pre-drainage Everglades.
2011. Recent and historic drivers of landscape change in the Everglades ridge, slough, and tree island mosaic.
2005. The ecological–societal underpinnings of Everglades restoration.
2001. The effects of altered hydrology on the Everglades.
2001. The design of ecological landscape models for Everglades restoration.
1999. Florida Everglades: Subsidence threatens agriculture and complicates ecosystem restoration.
Commissioner, City of Lake Worth
English, French, Spanish, German and Dutch
A world-renowned Ecohydrologist, Everglades expert, author, elected official and empiricist trained in systems analysis and simulation modeling, Dr. McVoy is a noted educator and advocate for science-based environmental science. An excellent communicator of science to policymakers and stakeholders, Dr. McVoy is internationally experienced in environmental and agricultural research. His work has been published in Ecological Economics, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment and other peer-reviewed journals. Dr. McVoy is the principal author of Landscapes and Hydrology of the Predrainage Everglades. He currently serves the Lead Environmental Scientist for South Florida Engineering and Consulting, LLC.
Selected Project Experience Consultant U.S. Department of Interior Prepares and presents technical material in support of fast-tracked U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Central Everglades Planning Policy.
City Commissioner City of Lake Worth, Florida In second elected term. General fund annual budget of $150 million.
Senior Environmental Scientist South Florida Water Management District Researched and wrote book on predevelopment ecohydrology of the Everglades. Provided scientific leadership to River of Grass restoration. Performed field and remote sensing research of Everglades hydrology, geomorphology and landscape ecology in support of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Managed contracts and supervised research staff. Annual budget of $110,000.
Staff Scientist Environmental Defense Fund Validated a regional hydrological model of the Everglades by synthesizing soil, vegetation, surveying and historical data. Developed supporting research for Everglades Minimum Flows and Levels. Advisor to Governor’s Commission for a Sustainable South Florida.
Soil Science and Systems Ecology Post-Doctoral Associate University of Braunschweig Quantified root water uptake and modeled two-dimensional water flow in soils for long-term ecological Water and Solute Transport in Agroecosystems Project. Editor for international workshop on modeling, water, plant, nitrogen dynamics and pesticides in agro-ecosystems. Peer reviewer for Soil Science Society of America Journel.
Water Resources Specialist New York State Water Resources Institute Reviewed simulation models. Presented talks on groundwater contamination to state and regional audiences.
Applications Programmer, Department of Economics International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement, Mexico Rewrote user oriented statistical package. Optimized code for inter-platform portability.
Teaching Experience Invited Lecturer
University of Florida
Florida International University
University of Miami
Florida Atlantic University
Arthur Marshall Foundation