Natalie Simon

Biological Scientist II

UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program
Cedar Key Marine Field Office
11350 SW 153rd Court
Cedar Key, FL 32625
(352) 543-1088
(352) 543-6958 fax


Natalie assists in conducting applied research projects concerning molluscan shellfish aquaculture. She utilizes a range of laboratory and field approaches to understand factors that can improve aquaculture operations, and she regularly conducts public outreach and education regarding the shellfish aquaculture process and the industry.


  • Production aquaculture
  • Molluscan shellfish
  • Water quality
  • Youth Education


Assists in developing project reports and providing educational programs and workshops for shellfish farmers highlighting applied research results.


  • MS in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 2017
  • BS in Marine Biology,  Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, USA. 2014