Environmental Science, Policy & Geography

Environmental Science Policy & Geography
USF St Petersburg Dav 100
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Ph: 727-873-4156

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Last updated 10/14/13


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Christopher MeindlChristopher F. Meindl
Associate Professor, Ph.D. Geography, University of Florida, 1996
Email: Dr. Chris Meindl
Phone: (727) 873-4961

I am a geographer interested in human-environment interaction, particularly in people’s perceptions of environmental issues, especially wetlands, natural hazards, and water resources. My regional focus is on Florida, my methods are usually qualitative and archival, and my approach is often (but not always) historical. Recently, I have grown interested in environmental management and water politics.


Selected Publications
Meindl, Christopher F. 2013. “Growth at all Costs and the Road to Ruin.” Tampa Bay Times. 25 September 2013, page 11a.

Andrew Fairbanks, Jennifer Wunderlich, and Christopher Meindl. 2013. “Talking Trash: a Short History of Solid Waste Management in Florida.” Florida Historical Quarterly. Vol. 91(4 Spring): 526-557.

Tokotch, Britni N., Christopher F. Meindl, Armando Hoare, and Michael Jepson. 2012. “Stakeholder Perceptions of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Grouper and Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program.” Marine Policy. 36 (1): 34-41.

Christopher F. Meindl. 2011. “Water, Water, Everywhere? Toward a Critical Water Geography of the South.” Southeastern Geographer. 51 (4): 615-640.

Blake, Nelson M., Christopher F. Meindl, Steven Noll and David Tegeder. 2010 (updated edition). Land Into Water, Water Into Land: A History of Water Management in Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.(I wrote a new introduction and two additional chapters.)

Meindl, Christopher F. 2009. “Introduction: Florida, Bellwether of the South” (an introduction to a special issue I guest edited). Southeastern Geographer. 49 (2): 103-107.

Meindl, Christopher F. 2006. Toward a Historical Geography of Florida: Assessing the Consequences of Massive Population Growth. Florida Geographer. 37: 72-87.

Meindl, Christopher F. 2005. Wetland diversity: the limits of generalization. Journal of Geography. 104 (6): 243-256.

Meindl, Christopher F. 2005. “Water, Water Everywhere.” In Paradise Lost? An Environmental History of Florida, Edited by Jack Davis and Ray Arsenault, pp.113-137. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.

Meindl, Christopher F. 2004. “Wetland Research and Management Implications” (an introduction to a guest edited special issue). Physical Geography. 25 (1): 1-3.

Meindl. Christopher F. 2004. “Southerners and Their Swamps: The View from Middle Georgia.” Southeastern Geographer. 44 (1): 74-89.

Meindl, Christopher F. 2003.“On the Eve of Destruction: People and Florida's Everglades from the late 1800s to 1908.” Tequesta. 63: 5-36.

Meindl. Christopher F. 2003. “Finding our way INTO swamps” (an introduction to a themed section). North American Geographer. 5(1-2): 154-161.

Meindl, Christopher F., Derek H. Alderman, and Peter Waylen. 2002. “On the Importance of Environmental Claims Making: The Role of James O. Wright in Promoting the Drainage of Florida’s Everglades in the Early 20th Century.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 92 (4): 682-701.

Lamme, Ary J. and Christopher F. Meindl. 2002. “A Vibrant Cultural Boundary Florida.” Southeastern Geographer. 42 (2): 274-295.

Meindl, Christopher F. 2000. Past perceptions of the Great American Wetland: Florida’s Everglades during the Early 20th century. Environmental History. 5 (3): 378-395.

Intro to Physical Geography; The Human Footprint on the Landscape; Natural Hazards; Water Resources Management; Wetlands, People and Public Policy (graduate); Seminar in Advanced Human Geography-sustainability (graduate); Advances in Water Resources (graduate).

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