Steven Scyphers, Ph.D.

Steven Scyphers, Ph.D.

Senior Marine Scientist

Associate Professor, University of South Alabama; Director, Center for Socio-Environmental Resiliency; Ph.D. 2012, University of South Alabama


Research Interest

Current Funded Projects

  • Collaborative Modeling the Benefits,Consequences, and Trade-offs of Mangroves and Seawalls for Coastal Communities (NOAA Adaptation Sciences)
  • Integrating the Functional Importance of Biodiversity in Management of US Marine Ecosystems (Lenfest Ocean Program)
  • Extending our Reach: a Multi-State Collaborative Approach to Reef Fisheries Extension (Sea Grant)
  • Greater Amberjack Abundance, Distribution, and Movement in U.S. Waters in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (Sea Grant)
  • Building Capacity and Partnerships to Plan and Implement Coastal
  • Resilience in the Florida Panhandle (NFWF Coastal Resilience)
  • Evaluation of fishery-specific adaptive capacity to industry-perceived risks (North Pacific Research Board)


  • Environment and Society
  • Marine Resource Management



Who We Are

Current Graduate Students

  • Sarah Gibbs - Ph.D. 
  • Savannah Swinea - Ph.D. (Northeastern U)
  • Evan Prasky - Ph.D. (Northeastern U)

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