Scientific Researcher
David English
David English


M.M.A. (Marine Affairs), University of Washington

B.S. (Oceanography), University of Washington


2009 - present — Scientific Researcher, University of South Florida

2008 - 2009 — Researcher, University of South Florida

1997 - 2008 — Research Assistant/Associate, University of South Florida

1985- 1996 — Oceanographer, University of Washington

Research Interests:

I try to combine optical measurements with other environmental measurements, so that in situ and remote sensing observations can help describe the constituents and processes in the water or seabed. These measurements include the collection and analysis of hyperspectral ocean color, optical properties, and oceanographic data near and below the water s surface. Example measurements are the reflectance and transmission of light in water, remote sensing of the sea surface, and both airborne and in-water multi-spectral imagery. I ve helped collect optical oceanographic measurements not only from ship and shore based platforms, but also from autonomous underwater and airborne vehicles. My interest lies not only in data and its analysis, but also the preparation and training for successful field operations and the subsequent use of environmental observations.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Zhang, M., D. English, C. Hu, P. Carlson, F. E. Muller-Karger, G. Toro-Farmer & S. R. Herwitz. Short-term changes of remote sensing reflectance in a shallow-water environment: observations from repeated airborne hyperspectral measurements. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37 (2016), 1620-1638.

Hu, C., B. B. Barnes, L. Qi, C. Lembke & D. English. Vertical migration of Karenia brevis in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico observed from glider measurements. Harmful Algae, 58 (2016), 59-65.

Zhang, M., C. Hu, D. English, P. Carlson, F. E. Muller-Karger, G. Toro-Farmer & S. R. Herwitz. Atmospheric Correction of AISA Measurements Over the Florida Keys Optically Shallow Waters: Challenges in Radiometric Calibration and Aerosol Selection. Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of, 8(2015), 4189-4196.

Pu, R., S. Bell & D. English. Developing Hyperspectral Vegetation Indices for Identifying Seagrass Species and Cover Classes. Journal of Coastal Research (2015), 595-615.

English, D., M. Zhang, C. Hu, P. Carlson, S. Herwitz, K. Nakanishi, Z. Pan, & J. Merrill. Hyperspectral remote sensing of shallow coastal waters in the Florida Keys using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Initial results from atmospheric correction and glint reduction. In Ocean Optics XXII (2014). Portland, ME.

Zhao, J., C. Hu, J. M. Lenes, R. H. Weisberg, C. Lembke, D. English, J. Wolny, L. Zheng, J. J. Walsh & G. Kirkpatrick. Three-dimensional structure of a Karenia brevis bloom: Observations from gliders, satellites, and field measurements. Harmful Algae, 29 (2013), 22-30.

Zhao, J., B. Barnes, N. Melo, D. English, B. Lapointe, F. Muller-Karger, B. Schaeffer & C. Hu. Assessment of satellite-derived diffuse attenuation coefficients and euphotic depths in south Florida coastal waters. Remote Sensing of nvironment, 131 (2013), 38-50.

Paul, J. H., D. Hollander, P. Coble, K. L. Daly, S. Murasko, D. English, J. Basso, J. Delaney, L. McDaniel & C. W. Kovach. Toxicity and Mutagenicity of Gulf of Mexico Waters During and After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (2013), 9651-9659.

Le, C., C. Hu, D. English, J. Cannizzaro & C. Kovach Climate-driven chlorophyll-a changes in a turbid estuary: Observations from satellites and implications for management. Remote Sensing of Environment, 130 (2013), 11-24.

English, D., Herwitz, S., Hu, C., Carlson, P., Muller-Karger, F., Yates, K., & D. Ramsewak. Challenges in collecting hyperspectral imagery of coastal waters using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In 2013 Fall AGU Meeting. SanFrancisco, CA.

Hu, C., R. H. Weisberg, Y. Liu, L. Zheng, K. L. Daly, D. C. English, J. Zhao & G. A. Vargo. Did the northeastern Gulf of Mexico become greener after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? Geophysical Research Letters, 38 (2011), L09601.

Cannizzaro, J. P., C. Hu, D. C. English, K. L. Carder, C. A. Heil & F. E. Müller-Karger. Detection of Karenia brevis blooms on the west Florida shelf using in situ backscattering and fluorescence data. Harmful Algae, 8 (2009), 898-909.

English, D., C. Hu, C. Lembke, R. Weisberg, D. Edwards, L. Lorenzoni, G. Gonzalez, & F. Muller-Karger. Observing the 3-dimensional distribution of bio-optical properties of West Florida Shelf waters using gliders and autonomous platforms. Biloxi, MS, Oceans 2009.

Carder, K., D. English, and C. Du. An Autonomous Marine Optical System (AMOS) for monitoring the optical properties of port and harbor waters. SPIE Defense & Security 2006 Proceedings 6204 (2006): 118-127

English, D. and K. Carder. Determining bottom reflectance and water optical properties using unmanned underwater vehicles under clear or cloudy skies. J. Atmos. and Ocean. Tech. 23:2 (2006): 314-324

Otis, D., K. Carder, D. English, & J. Ivey. CDOM transport from the Bahama Banks. Coral Reefs 23:1 (2004): 152-160

Carder, K. L., C. C. Liu, Z. P. Lee, D. C. English, J. Patten, F. R. Chen, J. E. Ivey, & C. O. Davis. Illumination and turbidity effects on observing faceted bottom elements with uniform Lambertian albedos. Limnology & Oceanography (2002): 346-354

Banse, K, and D. C. English. "Geographical differences in seasonality of CZCS-derived phytoplankton pigment in the Arabian Sea for 1978-1986." Deep-Sea Research II (2000): 1623-1677

Banse, K, and D. C. English. "Comparing phytoplankton seasonality in the eastern and western subarctic Pacific and the western Bering Sea." Progress in Oceanography (1999): 235-288

Banse, K, and D. C. English. "Near-surface phytoplankton pigment from the Coastal Zone Color Scanner in the Subantarctic region southeast of New Zealand." Marine Ecology Progress Series (1997): 51-66

English, D., K. Banse , D. Martin, & M. J. Perry. "Electronic Overshoot and Other Bias in the CZCS Global Data Set: Comparison With Ground Truth from the Subartic Pacific." International Journal of Remote Sensing (1996): 3157-3168

Banse, K, and D. C. English. "Seasonality of CZCS Phytoplankton Pigment in the Offshore Oceans." Journal of Geophysical Research, 99 (1994): 7323-7345

Banse, K, and D. C. English. "Revision of satellite-based phytoplankton pigment data from the Arabian Sea during the Northeast Monsoon." Marine Research 2 (1993): 83-103

Perry, M. J., J. Bolger, & D. English. "Primary Production in Washington coastal waters." Coastal Oceanography of Washington and Oregon. . Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, pp ,1989. 117-138.