Lisa G. Chambers

Lisa G. Chambers

Principle Investigator
Ph.D., Soil and Water Science, University of Florida
M.S., Oceanography and Coastal Science, Louisiana State University
B.S., Natural Resources, Ohio State University

Research interests: Biogeochemical cycling of elements (mainly N, P, and C) in wetlands, riparian areas, and coastal ecosystems; understanding the link between soil microbial ecology and ecosystem function; accessing the impacts of disturbance (sea level rise, urbanization, eutrophication, restoration) on biogeochemical ecosystem functions and services.

Nia Hurst

Lab Manager and Research Assistant
M.S., Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University
B.S., Environmental Science, DePaul University





HavalendHavalend Steinmuller

Ph.D. Student, Conservation Biology
M.S., Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University
B.S., Coastal Environmental Science, Louisiana State University

Dissertation Topic: Understanding the effects of sea level rise and coastal vegetation shifts on coastal wetland biogeochemistry



Janet Ho

M.S. Student, Biology
B.S., Biology, University of Central Florida

Thesis Topic: Willow (Salix Caroliniana) Encroachment in Freshwater Marshes: Effects on Nutrient Dynamics and Decomposition




Bryan Locher

M.S. Student, Biology
B.S., Chemistry and Ecosystem Science & Policy, University of Miami

Research interests: Effects of oyster reef and living shoreline restoration in biogeochemical processes




Kyle Dittmer

Research Assistant/ Directed Independent Research
Environmental Science major, Biology minor

Research Interests: Treatment wetlands, botany, sustainability.

Independent Project Topic: Temperature Effects on Greenhouse Gas Production along a Nutrient Gradient in Treatment Wetland Soils


StephanieStephanie Gaspar

Undergraduate Research Assistant/ RAMP Fellow
Biology major; Health Sciences and Environmental Sciences minor

Research Interests: Botany, medicinal plants, soils.

Independent Project Topic: Influence of Management Activities on the Nutrient Dynamics of Lake Tohopekaliga

Kevin McCarthy

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Biology major

Research Interests: Bioremediation





Tasnim Mellouli

Undergraduate Research Assistant/ EXCEL/COMPASS student
Biology major

Research Interest: Ecology, biogeochemistry