Clarice M. Yentsch, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Research Scientist
Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences
(954) 262-3692



Archaeological Oceanography: Reefs and Wrecks (CZMT0955)

Higher education teaching experience has included Broward County Community College, University of Massachusetts Marine Station Gloucester, Bowdoin College, Maine Maritime Academy and Boston University. Education experience includes K-16 systemic reform and evaluation.


Clarice has a passion for people of all ages and cultures, scientific research and the seas. Her high energy, positive nature and enjoyment of the human and natural worlds have resulted in a rich array of professional and personal experiences. Her personal commitment is to research and education that promotes systems thinking, sustainability and stewardship. She has several publications about toxic dinoflagellate red tides, flow cytometry and cell sorting.

Active science research interests include water clarity, optics and the fate of light in seawater. Active evaluation research interests include research experiences for undergraduate students and teachers of science, mathematics, engineering, technology and environmental education.

Museum Exhibition and Education

Museum experience includes contracts with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. and Curator of Education at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, FL. Clarice is presently collaborating with the NSU Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale on a potential exhibition featuring shipwrecks positioned for 2012.


Experience with not-for-profit Boards and Advisory Groups:

Selected Books, Reports and Publications

THE SEA IS ALL ABOUT US: Guidebook to Northern New England Waters, co-authored with Sarah Frasier Robbins, Peabody Museum of Salem, Salem, MA, 1972

THE WOMAN SCIENTIST: MEETING THE CHALLENGES FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER co-authored with Carl J. Sindermann, 1992, Plenum Press, NY, 271 pp.

ISBN: 0-306-44131-4

1992 LABORATORY MANUAL: EVALUATION OF PARTICLE COUNTING AS A MEASURE OF TREATMENT PLANT PERFORMANCE with E. E. Hargesheimer and C. M. Lewis, American Water Works Research Foundation No. 90595EP Denver, CO

1989 SPECIAL AQUATIC SCIENCE ISSUE: Cytometry, co-editor with Paul K. Horan

1996 SHORT-TERM IMPACT OF THE NSF-FUNDED RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES PROGRAM IN OCE, Education Development Center Evaluation and Report with contributing authors, Sara Woodman and Kevin Bowler.

2009 RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM EVALUATION, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.

Professional Journal Publications:

"Sunlight and water transparency: cornerstones in coral research" co-authored with C.S. Yentsch, J. J. Cullen, B. Lapointe, D. A. Phinney, S. W. Yentsch in Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 2002, volume 268, pp 171-183.

"Single cell analysis in biological oceanography and its evolutionary implications" co-authored with C. S. Yentsch in the Journal of Plankton Research, 2008, volume 30, number 2, pp 107-117; doi:10.1093/plankt/fbm092 available online at