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     A-Z Index of Current Doctoral Students

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Acevedo-Charry, Orlando
B.S. Universidad Nacional de Colombia at Bogotá, M.S. from University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras
Research: Tropical ecology and conservation, bird communities and population trends, biodiversity response to environmental gradients, citizen science and community-based monitoring linked with quantitative tools
Advisor: Miguel Acevedo, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation; co-advisor Scott Robinson, FLMNH & Zoology

Allain, Thomas
B.S. University of Florida
Research: Marine disease ecology
Advisor: Don Behringer, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Alvarez, Hernan G.
B.S. Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), M.S. University of Florida
Research:
Advisor: Jessica Kahler, Sociology

Arteaga, Marliz
B.S. Escuela Militar de Ingenieria, M.S. University of Florida
Research: Amazon Dams
Advisor: Stephen Perz, Sociology

Atkinson, Michelle
B.S. Stetson University, M.S. University of Florida
Research: The Integrated Socio-Environmental Dynamics of Stormwater Pond Systems
Advisor: Paul Monaghan, Agricultural Education and Communication

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Baecher, J. Alex
B.S. University of Arkansas, M.S. Eastern Kentucky University 
Research: Amphibian Ecology and Conservation  
Advisor: Brett Scheffers, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Barchiesi, Stefano
B.S. University of Bologna, M.S. Lund University 
Research: Wetland Ecosystem Services 
Advisor: Christine Angelini, Environmental Engineering

Bian, Xiaoxing 
B.S. Beijing Forestry University, M.S. Beijing Normal University 
Research: Human-Wildlife Conflict with Snow Leopards in Tibet, China: Finding Mechanisms for Coexistence
Advisor: Vanessa Hull, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation 

Bolds, Sara
B.S. Florida Gulf Coast University, M.S. Auburn University
Research: Invasive species and disease in freshwater ecosystems
Advisor: Lindsey Reisinger, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Borden, Jesse
B.S. Westmont College, M.S. University of Florida
Research: Human-Altered Habitats Impact the Evolution, Distribution and Behavior of Wildlife
Advisor: Luke Flory, Agronomy 

Borsum, Scott
B.S. University of California Santa Cruz, M.S. Delaware State University 
Research: Oyster management
Advisor: Ed Camp, School of Forest Resources and Conservation 

Botta, Robert
B.S. University of Florida, M.P.S. University of Miami
Research: Enhancing the Utility of Economic Analyses in Resource Management
Advisor: Ed Camp, School of Forest Resources and Conservation 

Briggs-Cloud, Marcus
B.A. University of Oklahoma, M.T.S. Harvard University
Research: Indigenous Ecological Language Ideology; Southeastern Human Populations Genetics; Ecofeminism
Advisor: Mark Brenner, Geological Sciences; co-advisor: Ken Sassaman, Anthropology

Brinton, Amanda
B.S., M.S. University of Florida, 
Research: Impacts on stakeholders in circular economy sector in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and government reorganization
Advisor: Tim Townsend, Environmental Engineering Services

Brophy, Trista
B.S., M.S. & M.A. University of South Florida
Research: Urban Water Management
Advisor: Sam Smidt, Soil and Water Science 

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Castro, Ernesto Bastos Viveiros de 
B.S. & M.S. Rio de Janeiro Federal University
Research: The contribution of long course trails to nature conservation: biodiversity, economy and social engagement
Advisor: Eben Broadbent, School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Cauvin, Allison
B.S. & M.S. University of Florida
Research: Coral Disease
Advisor: Julie Meyer, Soil & Water Sciences

Chen, Po-An
B.S from National Chiayi University, M.S from National Chung Hsing University
Research: Informationscapes ecology in family Paridae
Advisor: Katie Seiving, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Cruz Hernandez, Virnaliz
B.S. and M.S. University of Puerto Rico
Research:
Advisor: Miguel Acevedo, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation 

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Da Fonseca, Sinomar
B.S. Federal University of Uberlandia, M.S. National Institute of Amazonian Research
Research: Changing strategies for environmental governance in Brazilian Amazon: Free Prior Informed Consent for indigenous peoples and their allies
Advisor: Stephen Perz, Sociology; Catherine Tucker, Anthropology 

Datta, Ankita
B.S. GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, M.S. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT GUWAHATI)
Research: Soil and water sciences
Advisor: Patrick Inglett, Soil and Water Sciences

Dawson, DeVante
B.S. and M.S. Tuskegee University
Research:
Advisor: Julie Meyer, Soil and Water Sciences

De Oliveira Jordao, Carolina
B.S., M.S. University of Sao Paulo
Research: Saving the Rainforest? Challenges of being and acting as NGOs in the Amazon
Advisor: Martha Monroe, Forest Resources and Conservation

Diaz, Renata
A.B. Princeton University 
Advisor: Morgan Ernest, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Donavan, Megan
B.A. Emerson College, M.S. University of Florida
Research: Agricultural Resilience to Climate Change: Management, Decision-Making, and Innovative Solutions
Advisor: Mickie Swisher, Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Dumandan, Patricia
B.S. University of the Philippines Mindanao, M.S. Boise State University
Research: Modelling and Predicting Shifts in Wildlife Population and Community Dynamics Amidst Global Environmental Change
Advisor: Morgan Ernest, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

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Earle, Kamala
B.S. University of Florida, M.S. University of Hawaii
Research: Springs Ecology
Advisor: Tom Frazer, USF

Enloe, Carolyn
B.S. Auburn University
Research: 
Advisor: Rebecca Kimball, Biology

Episcopio-Sturgeon, Diane 
B.S., M.S. University of Florida
Research: Human Dimensions of wildlife conservation issues in South Africa
Advisor: Elizabeth Pienaar, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Feyers, Shane
B.A. University of Conneticut, M.E.M Yale University
Research: U.S.-based Conservation Planning and Development 
Advisor: Taylor Stein, School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Fluck Essig, Isadora
B.S. and M.S. from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Research: Drivers of biodiversity
Advisor: Ben Baiser, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Gengler, Nicholas
B.S. Northern Arizona University
Research: Wildlife conservation and landscape ecology in Paraguay 
Advisor: Lyn Branch, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Gottesman, Hannah
B.S. Cornell University
Research: The Spawner-Recruit Movement Ecology of Gag Grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis)
Advisor: Susan Lowerre-Barbieri, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 

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Hao, Yushan
B.S. Nanjing Forestry University, M.S. The Ohio State University
Research: Grassland Ecosystem Services and Climate Resilience
Advisor: Jiangxiao Qiu, Forest Resources and Conservation/Ft Lauderdale REC

Hari Haran, Priyanka
B.S. from University of Madras, M.S from Pondicherry University
Research: The effect of forest fragmentation and restoration on bird communities in the Western Ghats
Advisor: Emilio Bruna, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Hengestebeck, Kodiak
B.S. University of Northern Michigan, M.S. University of Florida
Research: Invasion Ecology
Advisor: Christina Romagosa, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Hermudananto, Hermu
M.S. University of Florida, B.S. Universitas Gadjah Mada
Research: Climate Change Mitigation in Indonesian Natural Forest Management through Reduced-Impact Logging
Advisor: Jack Putz, Biology 

Horton, Robert
B.S. and M.S. University of Florida
Research:
Advisor: Greg Kiker, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Hurtado, Liz
B.S. Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, M.S. University of Florida
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Advisor: Scott Robinson, Florida Museum of Natural History

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Jones, Maggie
B.S. Denison University, M.S. Iowa State University 
Research: Herbivory and the Structure of Savanna Vegetation
Advisor: Bob McCleery, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Kang, Yiyang “Calvin”
B.S. from Xiamen University
Research: Quantifying variation in coastal wetland structure and function across a winter temperature gradient
Advisor: David Kaplan, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Kaur, Ashpreet
B.S. and M.S. Panjab University
Research: Zero Waste Programs in Higher Education: Towards a Better Understanding of Sustainable Policy Success
Advisor: Christine Overdevest, Sociology

Keel, Julia
B.A. College of Holy Cross, M.S. University of Florida
Research: Ecosystem Dynamics in Subtropical Grasslands
Advisor: Luke Flory, Agronomy

Khazan, Emily
B.A. University of Michigan, M.S. University of Oklahoma
Research: Diversity, Physiology, and Pollination Services of Butterflies of the Colombian Andes 
Advisor: Brett Scheffers, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Kiki, Martial
B.S., M.Sc. University of Abomey, Postgrad diploma University of Oxford
Research: The Ecology of Carnivores and Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation
Advisor: Vanessa Hull, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation 

Klinges, Dave
B.A. Dartmouth
Research: Tropical landscape ecology, Spatial and temporal scaling, Forest microclimate
Advisor: Brett Scheffers, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Kouete, Marcel Talla
B.S. University of Douala, M.S. San Francisco State University, M.S. University of Liege
Research: Dynamics of the amphibian fungus pathogen in a central African amphibian hotspot
Advisor: David Blackburn, Florida Museum of Natural History

Kraeft, Sherri
B.S. Auburn University; M.S. Florida State University
Research: Native Solitary Bee Conservation
Advisor: Debbie Miller, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Lefler, Forrest
B.S. Florida International University
Research: Cyanobacterial Diversity, Harmful Algal Bloom
Advisor: H. Dail Laughinghouse, Agronomy

Lehmensiek, May
B.S. Hochschule Bremen, M.S. Univerity of Florida
Research: Occupational Displacement of People who Fish Commercially
Advisor: Kai Lorenzen, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Lewis, Dakota
B.S., M.S. University of Central Florida
Research: Understanding Fish Community Responses to Disturbance
Advisor: Andrew Altieri, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Lockhart, Sarah
B.S. Eckerd College, M.S., Duke University
Research: Wildlife Corridor Design and Implementation
Advisor: Tom Hoctor, Design, Construction & Planning

Lowe, Ben
B.S. Wheaton College
Research: Human dimensions of global environmental change: The influence of religion on perceptions and responses to climate change, fisheries management, and biodiversity conservation management, and Biodiversity Conservation
Advisor: Susan Jacobson, Wildlife Ecology and Conservatio

Luna-Celino, Vanessa 
B.S. Agaria La Molina National University, M.S. University of Florida 
Research: Institutional arrangements for fire management on Quechua communities in the Peruvian Andes
Advisor: Bette Loiselle, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Martin, Elizabeth
B.S. University of Puerto Rico, M.S. Florida State University
Research: Use of Species Occurrence Information Systems and Data Reuse by Natural Resource Professionals and Research Scientists
Advisor: Larry Page, Florida Museum of Natural History 

Melidosian, Angela 
B.S. & M.S. University of Florida 
Research: Experiential Learning in Collegiate Sustainability Education
Advisor: Leslie Thiele, Political Science

Mena, Diego “Sebas” Sebastian
B.S. Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
Research: Vertical stratification and biodiversity in tropical rainforests
Advisor: Brett Scheffers, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation; co-advisor Rob Fletcher, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Mintz, Jeff
B.S. Pacific University, M.Sc. Oregon State University
Research: Bayesian statistics for ecology
Advisor: Denis Valle, Forest Resources and Conservation

Moffis, Brooke
B.S. Tennessee Technological University, M.S. University of Florida
Research: Promoting Biodiversity and Sustainability in Urban Landscaping
Advisor: Basil Iannone, FFGS 

Montero Alvarez, Pamela
B.S. National University of the Peruvian Amazon (UNAP). Diploma in High Amazonian Studies. Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP)
Research: Understanding the Relationship Between Conservation and Tourism in the Amazon
Advisor: Eben Broadbent, Forest Resources and Conservation; co-advisor: Angelica Almeyda, Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management

Moreno Garcia, Pablo
B. Universidad Politencia de Madrid
Research: On functional redundancy of ecological communities
Advisor: Jamie Gillooly, Biology

Morton, Elise
B.S. West Virginia University, Ph.D. Indiana University
Research: Avian diversity and conservation in montane forests of the Albertine Rift
Advisor: Madan Oli, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Muni-Morgan, Amanda
B.S. University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
Research: Water quality and harmful algal blooms
Advisor: Mary Lusk, Soil and Water Sciences

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Noriega Betancourt, Fernando
B.S. Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
Research: Characterization and spatial analysis of coastal navigation patterns in relation to Humpback Whale distribution in Banderas Bay, Mexico
Advisors: Eben Broadbent and Angelica Almeyda Zambrano, Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management

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Opincarne, Megan
B.A. Ball State
Research: Studying the Intersectionality of Ecological Relationships, and the Importance of Maintaining Ecological Balance to Preserve the Natural Systems and Organizations We Reply Upon
Advisor: Nancy Denslow, Veterinary Medicine

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Padilla-Paz, Sergio
B.S. Autonomous University of Campeche, M.S. El Colegio de la Frontera Sur
Research: Ecology and conservation of crocodiles in southeast Mexico
Advisor: Steve Johnson, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Pappo, Emily
B.A. New York University, M.S. University of Florida
Research: Coffee (Coffea arabica) agroecology and climate change in Tarrazú, Costa Rica
Advisor: Luke Flory & Chris Wilson, Agronomy

Perez, Kristie
B.A. Florida International University, MFAS University of Florida
Research: Assessing the current and potential role of shellfish for to improve coastal water quality
Advisor: Shirley Baker, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Perry, Diana
B.S. Haverford College 
Research: Freshwater Fisheries Management
Advisor: Ed Camp, Forest Resources and Conservation

Pilnick, Aaron
IE M.S. University of Florida, B.S. Tufts University
Research: Developing Intensive Aquaculture of the Long-Spined Sea Urchin Diadema antillarum as a Tool for Coral Reef Restoration
Advisor: Josh Patterson, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Pitts, Justin
B.S. Stetson University, M.S. Mississippi State University
Research: Investigation of Physiological and Biological Responses of Coffee and Peanut Crops to Climatic Stressors Utilizing Machine Learning Approaches
Advisor: Diane Rowland, Agronomy; co-advisor: Alina Zare, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Poincon, Liliane
B.S. Université d’État d’Haïti, M.S. University of Florida
Research: Rural Nonprofit Organizations in Haiti: Gender, Power and Perceived Benefits of Membership
Advisor: Mickie Swisher, Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

Poot, Celso
Galen University/University of Indianapolis, MS Miami University (OH)
Research: Movement Behavior, Space Use, and Conservation of the Central American Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) in a Multi-use Landscape in Belize, Central America
Advisor: Holly Ober, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Prommer, Matyas
B.S. University of Debrecen, M.S. University of Amsterdam
Research: The Ecology and Conservation of Saker Falcons (Falco cherrug)
Advisor: Madan Oli, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Reimer, Jenna
B.S. University of Maryland
Research: Shellfish and water quality improvement
Advisor: Ashley Smyth, Soil and Water Sciences/TREC; co-advisor AJ Reisinger, Soil and Water Sciences

Richardson, Matthew
B.S. UF, M.S. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Research: Oyster Reef Restoration
Advisors: Bill Pine, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Rivas, Mayra
B.S. Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, M.S. University of Florida
Research: Impact Evaluation: Recovery of Natural Capital of the Dry Corridor Region and Climate Adaptation
Advisor: Conner Mullally, Food and Resource Economics

Robinson, Seth
B.S. Binghamton University (NY)
Research: Forest Ecosystems
Advisors: Jeremy Lichstein, Biology

Rodofili, Esteban
Licenciado en Ciencias Biológicas University of Buenos Aires, M.S. Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Research: Passive Remote Sensing as a Non-Invasive Approach for Marine Mammals’ Surveys and Distribution Studies
Advisor: Vince Lecours, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Roth, Jamila
B.S. Skidmore College 
Research: Marine Community Ecology
Advisor: Laura Reynolds, Soil and Water Science

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Schneider, Owen
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research: Interaction Between Fire and Hydrology Structure Plant Community Assembly on Long Pine Key in the Florida Everglades
Advisor: Ben Baiser, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation 

Searles, Adam
B.S. University of Central Florida
Research: Elucidating the Mechanisms Driving Community Differences Between Algae and Seagrass Habitats
Advisor: Charlie Martin, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences; co-advisor: Laura Reynolds, Soil and Water Sciences

Shin, Yuseung
B.A. Korea University, M.S. Seoul National University
Research: Wetland ecology and biogeochemistry
Advisor: Matthew Cohen, School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Sibiya, Muzi
B.S. & M.S. University of Swaziland
Research: Response of bird communities on herbivore exclusion in a savanna habitat
Advisor: Robert Fletcher, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Smith, Ashlynn
B.S. University of Central Florida, M.S. University of Florida
Research: An integrated approach to restoring herbaceous wetlands in the southeast, United States
Advisor: Debbie Miller, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation; Mack Thetford, Environmental Horticulture

Smith, Rachel
B.A. University of Arizona, M.S. University of North Florida
Research: Understanding Small Scale Trap Fishery Bycatch in Florida: Challenges and Solutions
Advisor: Ray Carthy, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

St. Fort, Josue
B.S. Université d’État d’Haiti, MS: University of Florida
Research: Optimizing micro-irrigation for reduced water use during strawberry establishment and freeze protection in Florida
Advisor: Carlene A. Chase, Horticultural Sciences

Stanley, Rick
BS. Harvard University. MRes. Imperial College (London)
Research: Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Birds
Advisor: Bette Loiselle, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Steele Cabrera, Sarah
B.S. Brandeis University, M.S. University of Florida
Research: Insect Conservation and Ecology
Advisor: Jaret Daniels, Entomology and Nematology

Stelling, Benjamin
B.A., B.S. University of North Carolina
Research: Phytoplankton Composition & Abundance along Depth & Seasonal Gradients in the South Atlantic Bight off the Coast of Cape Canaveral, FL
Advisor: Edward Phlips, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Stokes, Gretchen
B.S. North Carolina State University, M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Research: Assessing threats to global inland fisheries: vulnerability, perceptions, and technologies in a changing world
Advisor: Tom Frazer, USF

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Tate, Richard
B.S. Humbolt State University
Research: Linking Biological and Cultural Conservation in Achara, Georgia (Caucasus)
Advisor: John Stepp, Anthropology

Teryda, Natalia Sofia 
B.S. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, M.S. University of California San Diego
Research: TBA
Advisor: Ray Carthy, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Tian, Vera
B.S. University of Virginia, M.E.S. University of Pennsylvania
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Troy, Savannah
B.S. University of Texas-Austin
Research: Landscape and Avian Conservation
Advisor: Robert Fletcher, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Uribe-Castaneda, Natalia
B.S. University of Valle, M.S. University of Algarve/University of Bologna/University of Cadiz
Research: Restoration Actions on Marine Socio-Ecological Systems
Advisor: Martin B. Main, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Valenza, Apria
B.S. University of North Carolina at Wilmington, M.S. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Research: Using acoustic telemetry to identify snook movement patterns in the Suwanee River
Advisor: Michael Allen, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at Nature Coast Biological Station, co-advisor Charles Martin, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at Nature Coast Biological Station

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Webb, Elizabeth
B.S. Carleton College, M.S. University of Florida
Research: Climate Change and Feedback in the Boreal Forest
Advisor: Jeremy Lichstein, Biology

Wheeler, Emily
B.S. University of Miami (FL)
Research: Analyzing the Socioeconomic and Environmental Challenges of the Galápagos Islands
Advisors: Tom Frazer, USF, and Angelica Almeyda Zambrano, Human Health and Performance

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Yuan, Wei
B.S. & M.S. University of Central Florida 
Research: Scientific Messaging: What is the Public’s Perception
Advisor: Laura Warner, Agricultural Education and Communication

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Zhao, Hui
B.S. Lanzhou University, M.S. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences 
Research: Urban Sustainability and Food-Water-Energy Nexus
Advisor: Jiangxiao Qiu, School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Zhi, Ran
B.S. Nanjing Agricultural University, M.S. Renmin University of China
Research: Soil phosphorus (P) identifying and management; P cycle modeling and prediction
Advisor: Jiangxiao Qiu, Forest Resources and Conservation

Zlotnik, Sam
B.S., B.A. University of California Berkeley, M.S. Purdue University
Research: Feeding Morphology and Behavior in Leaf-Footed Bugs Across Social and Environmental Contexts
Advisor: Christine Miller, Entomology and Nematology

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Aboujaoude, Rock
B.S. University of Florida
Research: Carbon Farming
Advisor: Les Thiele, Political Science

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Chequer, Arturo
B.A. and B.S. University of Florida
Research: Marine Archaeological Investigation & Habitat Mapping of the Paleo-Suwannee River, Eastern Gulf of Mexico
Advisor: Vince Lecours, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 

Cooke, Sarah
B.S. Towson University
Research: Invasive Reptile Ecology and Management
Advisor: Frank Mazzotti, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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DiMaggio, Kylee
B.S. University of New England
Research: Population Ecology of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncates)
Advisor: Madan Oli, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Duquette, Marc
B.S. University of California at Santa Barbara, M.S. California State University at Bakersfield
Research: Zooarchaeology to inform conservation efforts
Advisor: Kitty Emery, Anthropology

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Enloe, Carolyn
B.S. Auburn University
Research: Population Genomics of Florida’s Coastal Seaside Sparrows
Advisor: Rebecca Kimball, Biology

Epperly, Haley
B.S. Oregon State University 
Research: Effects of woody vegetation in savannas on animal diversity and behavior
Advisor: Robert McCleery, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Gearhart, Justin
B.S. University of Florida
Research: Longleaf Pine Sensitivity to Interannual Variability in Precipitation in Fire-Maintained and Fire-Excluded Stands
Advisor: Jeremy Lichstein, Biology

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Hannan, Catherine Kennedy
B.S. Western Carolina University
Research: Reframing Wildlife Conflicts: Diverse Perspectives on Wildlife Coexistence
Advisor: J. Rick Stepp, Anthropology  

Hardin, Alizé
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Research: Marine Invertebrate Paleontology/Marine Conservation
Advisor: Michal Kowalewski, Florida Museum of Natural History

Hill, Geena
B.S. Kent State University
Research: Ecological Dynamics of Lepidoptera in a Changing World, with a Focus on a Critically Endangered Butterfly 
Advisor: Jaret Daniels, Entomology and Nematology

Howley, Samantha
B.S. University of Florida
Research: Synthesis and analysis of flow effects on spring ecosystems
Advisor: Matt Cohen, Forest Resources and Conservation

Hughes, Walter "Joe"
B.S. Texas A&M, M.Ed. University of Texas-Austin
Research: TBA
Advisor: Mark Clark, Soil and Water Sciences 

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Lewis, Colin
B.S. Florida Gulf Coast University
Research: Implementing and Optimizing UAS technologies for uses in Aquatic Plant Management scenarios
Advisor: James Leary, Agronomy

Littell, Joseph
B.S. University of Florida
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Advisor: Steve Johnson, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation 

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Markee, Amanda
B.A. New College of Florida
Research: Lepidoptera Silk Genomics
Advisor: Akito Kawahara, Florida Museum of Natural History

McClellon, Bethany
B.A. New College of Florida
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Perry, Diana
B.S. Haverford College 
Research: Freshwater Fisheries Management
Advisor: Ed Camp, Forest Resources and Conservation

Pride, Lillian
B.S. Iowa State University
Research: Living Mulch and Microirrigation for Runoff and Erosion Reduction during Bare-root Strawberry Transplant Establishment
Advisor: Carlene Chase, Horticulture Sciences

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Rai, Anu
B.S. Tribhuvan University
Research: Human-Wildlife Conflicts
Advisor: Nia Morales, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Salman, Natalie 
B.A. Florida International University  
Research: Technical guidance for Florida plant species of restoration and conservation interest
Advisor: Carrie Adams, Environmental Horticulture

Serafin, Rachel
B.S. Marist College
Research: Coral Restoration
Advisor: Josh Patterson, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Smit, Steven
B.S. University of Michigan
Research: Resource Allocation and Trade-Offs, Animal Behavior
Advisor: Christine Miller, Entomology and Nematology

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Tittl, Jessica
B.S. Wittenberg University
Research: Probiotic Coral Bacteria Pangenomes
Advisor: Julie Meyer, Soil and Water Sciences

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