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 Chris Makowski, Ph.D. Candidate

Doctoral Candidate:

  Department of Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

Sr. Vice President / Assistant Director:

  Coastal Education & Research Foundation (CERF)

Publishing Manager:

  Journal of Coastal Research (JCR)


School Address: 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, Florida, 33431, USA

CERF / JCR Address: 5130 NW 54th Street, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073, USA

Phone: 1 (954) 899-8416

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URL: www.cerf-jcr.org; www.JCRonline.org

                                                                                                                                        
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

-Marine Ecosystems
 
-Coastal Benthic Ecology
 
-Coral Reef Habitat Dynamics
 
-Applied Coastal Engineering Techniques
 
-Artificial Reef Design and Performance
 
-Coastal Habitat Monitoring and Evaluation
 
-Coastal Zone Management and Sustainability

-Remote Sensing of Coastal Habitat Systems

 
 
EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES:

B.Sc., Florida Atlantic University (Magna Cum Laude), Boca Raton, Florida, 2001

M.Sc., Florida Atlantic University (Magna Cum Laude), Boca Raton, Florida, 2004

Ph.D. candidate, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, Present

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATION:
 

Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) Editorial Board Member, The International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) Member, The Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP) Chapter Member, American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Registered Diving Safety Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Member, Coastal Education & Research Foundation [CERF] Officer, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Certified Marine Mammal & Protected Species Observer, Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer, PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor, Emergency First Responder (CPR/1st Aid/AED) Instructor, PADI Specialty Underwater Photographer Instructor, Divers Alert Network (DAN) Sustaining Member, BoatSafe USA Safe Operation Registered.

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES IN SCHOLARLY JOURNALS:
 

Makowski, C.; Finkl, C.W., and Rusenko, K., 2012. Suitability of Recycled Glass Cullet as Artificial Dune Fill. Journal of Coastal Research.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2012. The Southeast Florida Coastal Zone (SFCZ): A Cascade of Natural, Biological, and Human-Induced Hazards. In: Finkl, C.W. (ed.), Coastal Hazards. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. 

Makowski, C.; Finkl, C.W., and Rusenko, K., 2011. Using Recycled Glass for Coastal Protection: A Review of Geotechnical, Biological, and Abiotic Analyses. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 64 (Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium), Szczecin, Poland, 1362-1366. 

Makowski, C. and Keyes, P., 2011. Using the Benthic Ecological Assessment for Marginal Reefs (BEAMR) Method to Quantify Nearshore Reef Conditions in the Southeast Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(3), 428-440.

Finkl, C.W.; Charlier, R., and Makowski, C., 2010. Potential Environmental Impacts from Tapping Electrical Energies in the Straits of Florida. Abstracts and Program Renewable Ocean Energy and the Marine Environment (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 3-5 November), p. 40.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2010. Increasing Sustainability of Coastal Management by Merging Monitored Marine Environments with Inventoried Shelf Resources. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 67(6), 861-870.

Makowski, C.; Hannes, A.; Prekel, S.E., and Floyd, L., 2009. The Emergence of Nearshore Reef Mitigation as Suitable Marine Habitats. Shore & Beach, 77(3), 4-10.

Makowski, C.; Prekel, S.E.; Lybolt, M.J., and Baron, R.M., 2009. The Benthic Ecological Assessment for Marginal Reefs (BEAMR) Method. Journal of Coastal Research, 25(2), 514-521.

Makowski, C. and Fisher, L., 2008. The Effect of Beach Nourishment on Juvenile Green Turtle Distribution along the Nearshore of Broward County, Florida. The Open Marine Biology Journal, 2, 21-28.

Makowski, C.; Rusenko, K., and Kruempel, C.J, 2008. Abiotic Suitability of Recycled Glass Cullet as an Alternative Sea Turtle Nesting Substrate. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(3), 771-779.

Makowski, C.; Thomson, G.G.; Foye, P., and Higgins, S., 2007. Broward County Beach Demonstration Project: From Beers to Beaches. In: Kraus, N.C. and Rosati, J.D. (eds.), Proceedings from the Sixth International Symposium On Coastal Engineering And Science Of Coastal Sediment Processes (Coastal Sediments '07, New Orleans, Louisiana, 13-17 May), pp. 2265-2278.

Makowski, C. and Rusenko, K., 2007. Suitability of Glass Cullet as an Alternative Beach Fill Material: Results of Biological and Chemical Analyses. Journal of Coastal Research, 23(3), 545-552.

Makowski, C.; Fisher, L., and Kruempel, C.J., 2006. Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas L.) Population Estimate for the Nearshore Reefs of Broward County: A Summary after Three Years of Pre-construction Monitoring. Shore & Beach, 74(2), 26-28.

Makowski, C.; Seminoff, J., and Salmon, M., 2006. Home Range and Habitat Use of Juvenile Atlantic Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas L.) on Shallow Reef Habitats in Palm Beach, Florida. Marine Biology, 148, 1167-1179.

Makowski, C.; Salmon, M., and Slattery, R., 2005. ‘Shark Fishing’: A New Technique to Estimate the Abundance and Distribution of Juvenile Green Turtles. Herpetological Review, 36(1), 36-38. 

 

PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS IN SCHOLARLY JOURNALS:


Makowski, C., 2011. School of Atlantic Spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber) along a Southeast Florida Atlantic Coast Reef Tract: Coastal Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(5), 1002.
 
Makowski, C., 2010. Turtle Arches Reef, Maui, Hawaii, USA: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 26(3).

Makowski, C.
, 2010. Molokini Crater Reef, Maui, Hawaii, USA: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 26(1).

Makowski, C., 2010. Puerto Rico Sunset: ASBPA Photo Contest Winner. Shore & Beach, 78(1).

Makowski, C., 2009. Sea Of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 25(2).
 
Makowski, C., 2008. Nearshore Reef Ledge, Broward County, Florida, USA: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(5).

Makowski, C.
, 2008. Sunset Reef, Grand Cayman, B.W.I.: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(4C).
 
Makowski, C., 2008. Boca Reef Ledge, Florida, USA: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(2B).
 

PRESENTATIONS, EXHIBITS, AND AWARDS:


Awarded the 2010 Florida Atlantic University Provost Fellowship for outstanding performance in graduate studies and research.

Awarded 1st Place in the Category of Conservation at the
22nd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology, Miami, Florida, April 2002; Shark Fishing: A New Technique to Estimate the Abundance and Distribution of Juvenile Green Turtles.

Awarded the 2002 Florida Atlantic University Courtenay Graduate Scholarship for outstanding research in the field of Conservation Biology.


Session Chair; 11th International Coastal Symposium (ICS); Oral Presentation Session Chair (Marine & Coastal Protected Areas); Szczecin, Poland; 9-14 May, 2011.

Scientific Committee; 11th International Coastal Symposium (ICS); Szczecin, Poland; 9-14 May, 2011.

Poster Presentation; Using Recycled Glass For Coastal Protection: A Review of Geotechnical, Biological, and Abiotic Analyses; 11th International Coastal Symposium (ICS); Szczecin, Poland; 9-14 May, 2011.

Co-Speaker; The Emergence of Nearshore Reef Mitigation As Suitable Marine Habitats; 22nd Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology; St. Petersburg, Florida; February 2009.

Co-Exhibitor; The Glass Experience: A Glimpse Into the Paradigm Shifts Caused By Glass and the Innovators Who Use It; Museum of Science and Industry; Chicago, Illinois; March – September 2008.

Co-Speaker; Does Beach Nourishment Affect the Distribution of Sea Turtles: The Second Post-Construction Assessment of Juvenile Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the Nearshore Reefs of Broward County, Fl.; 21st Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology; Sarasota, Florida; January 2008.

Speaker; The Second Post-Construction Assessment of Juvenile Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the Nearshore Reefs of Broward County, Fl.; 28th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation & Biology; Loreto, Baja California, Mexico; January 2008.

Speaker; Broward County Beach Demonstration Project: From Beers To Beaches; American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA); Galveston, Texas; October 2007.

Speaker; Broward County Beach Demonstration Project: From Beers To Beaches;
Proceedings from the Sixth International Symposium On Coastal Engineering And Science Of Coastal Sediment Processes (Coastal Sediments '07, New Orleans, Louisiana, 13-17 May, 2007).

Poster Presentation; Abiotic Suitability of Recycled Glass Cullet as an Alternative Sea Turtle Nesting Substrate;
27th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation & Biology; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; February 2007.

Speaker; CPE Investigates the Unknown Resources of Collier County’s Nearshore Reefs;
49th Annual Meeting of the Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA); Ocean Reef, Florida; September 2005.

Co-Speaker; Broward County Demonstration Project: Biological Analysis of Recycled Glass Cullet;
49th Annual Meeting of the Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA); Ocean Reef, Florida; September 2005.

Speaker; ‘Turtle Tows’: Monitoring Protocol for Assessing In-Water Effects of Beach Construction on Sea Turtle Populations Along Nearshore Reef Habitats;
18th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology; Destin, Florida; February 2005.

Poster Presentation; The GTD: Creating The First GIS Turtle Database for Juvenile Green Turtles (
Chelonia mydas L.) in Broward County, Florida; 25th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation & Biology; Savannah, Georgia; January 2005.

Speaker; Collier County: Creating a Vast New Database of Hardbottom Characterizations;
Headwaters To Oceans (H2O) Conference; Long Beach, CA; October 2004.

Speaker; Collier County: Pipeline Corridor Benthic Characterization Results;
Presented to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP); Tallahassee, Florida; May 2004.

Speaker; Home Range and Movements of Juvenile Atlantic Green Turtles on Shallow Reef Habitats;
24th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation & Biology; San Jose, Costa Rica; February 2004.  

Speaker; Shark Fishing: A New Technique to Estimate the Abundance and Distribution of Juvenile Green Turtles;
22nd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation & Biology; Miami, Florida; April 2002.
(First place awarded in the category of Conservation)


 

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