Alumni

Christine Swanson (2016) Flying Under the LiDAR: Relating Forest Structure to Bat Community Diversity. Last known position: Ph.D. student, University of Florida.
Joshua Castro (2015) Modeling and analysis of a three-species food web with facilitated and intraguild predation. Environmental Specialist, Orange County Environmental Protection Division, Orlando, FL.
Simona Ceriani (2014) Sea turtle migration/foraging patterns determined with isoscapes and satellites. Marine Turtle Senior Scientist, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St. Petersburg, FL.
Michael Gilbrook (2014) Using land cover mapping and landscape metrics to evaluate effects of urban development of ecological integrity in Florida.Geospatial Technical Director, HDR, Orlando, FL.
Alexis Maldonado (2014) A LiDAR evaluation of 3-dimensional patterns of an invasive climbing plant. Last known position: Environmental scientist with Kleinfelder. Mt. Dora, FL.
Lydia Crawford (2014) Investigating remote sensing as a method for sea turtle monitoring. Last known position: Ph.D. student, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
Christopher Long (2013) Indirect benefits and the maintenance of polyandry in the Florida Green Turtle. Last known position: Ph.D. student, UCF Marine Turtle Research Group.
Cheryl Sanchez (2013) Evaluating sex ratios of juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in different developmental habitats along the east coast of Florida. Last known position: Volunteer Coordinator: GVI – Seychelles.
Andrew Sterner (2013) Modeling survival of immature loggerhead and green turtles from 10 years of mark-recapture data. Last known position: Research Associate, UCF Marine Turtle Research Group.

Allison Hays (2012) Determining the impacts of beach restoration on loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting patterns and reproductive success along Florida’s Atlantic coast. Last known position: ‎Federal Legislative Specialist at The Humane Society of the United States, Washington, DC.

Jessica Hightower
(2012) Relating ancient Maya land us legacies to the contemporary forest of Caracol, Belize. Last known position: PhD student in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida.

Claudia Listopad 
(2011) Applications of airborne and portable LiDAR in the structural determination, management, and conservation of Southeastern pine forests. Last known position:Consultant/Owner of Applied Ecology, Inc., Indialantic, FL; Faculdade de Ciensias da Universidad de Lisboa, Portugal.
Troy Seiler (2011) Modeling carbon allocation, growth and recovery in scrub oaks experiencing aboveground disturbance. Last known position: Scientist, ENSCO, Inc., Melbourne, FL

James Angelo (2010) Characterizing the vertical structure and diversity of Florida oak scrub vegetation using discrete-return lidar. Last known position: Senior R&D Scientist, Sensor Exploitation Applications Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Tonya Long (Speight) (2010) An assessment of sea turtle nesting behavior in relation to hurricane- and restoration-induced beach morphodynamics. Last known position: Biologist – East Coast Sea Turtle Stranding Coordinator, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, West Palm Beach, FL

Brean Duncan (2009) Native fire regime as a reference for establishing management practices. Last known position: GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst, NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL

Lori Jones (2008) Modeling canopy photosynthesis of a scrub-oak ecosystem under elevated CO2. Last known position: Project Manager, NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL

Sue Leitholf (2008) Assessing and modeling mangrove forest dynamics along the temperate-subtropical ecotone in eastern Florida. Last known position: Environmental Specialist, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples, FL

Brian Rodenbeck (2007) Spatiotemporal variation of avian populations within geographically isolated freshwater marshes.

Monica Ross (2007) Seasonal and diel patterns of manatee habitat use. Last known position: Behavioral Ecologist, Sea to Shore Alliance, St. Petersburg, FL

Amanda (Mandy) Cooper. Detecting changes in vertical canopy structure of tropical rainforests using LiDAR. Last known position: Spatial Information Scientist, Kew Gardens, London, UK.

Victoria Albarracin (2005) Post-fire microbial dynamics in Florida scrub soils. Research Associate, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Laura Hannan (Plog) (2004) Sea turtle nesting nutrient inputs to dune vegetation: a stable isotope analysis. Last known position: AP Chemistry teacher, Volusia County Public Schools, FL

Jonathan Seiler (2004) Land use effects on water quality of Central Florida Lakes. Last known position: Instructor, St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL

Lee Anne Kirkpatrick (2003) Quantifying structure in volumetric neutral landscapes. Last known position: Director, College of Sciences Academic Support (COSAS), University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Charles Cowden (2002) Discrimination of tropical rainforest classes using lidar return profiles. Last known position: Assistant Research Scientist, USDA Arid Lands Research Center, Maricopa, AZ

Matt Love (2002) Spatiotemporal heterogeneity of seagrass beds in the Northern Indian River Lagoon. Last known position: Conservation Biologist-GIS Specialist, Ocean Conservancy, Baton Rouge, LA

Adam Brookbank (2001) Structural patterns of tropical rainforest profiles: a comparison of edges and interiors. Last known position: Program Analyst with USDA-Plant Protection and Quarantine Group, Raleigh, NC

Jason Godin (2001) Analysis and simulation of 3-dimensional forest structure at Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Last known position: Senior Environmental Scientist, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL

Walt Hite (2001) Mammal, reptile, and amphibian distribution in an impounded salt marsh landscape. Last known position: Instructor, Nashville State Community College, Nashville, TN

Carrie Yoder (2000) Spatial variation of tropical forest structure in relation to remotely sensed laser waveforms. Last known position: Biology Ph.D. Candidate, Louisiana State Univ. (d. 2003)

Jeffry Boutet (1999) Spatial canopy patterns of pre- and post- hurricane disturbance. Last known position: Research Scientist, SAIC, Charlottesville, VA

George Husk (1999) Spatio-temporal dynamics of Spanish moss  biogeochemistry. Last known position: Federal Government Employee, Philadelphia, PA

Jason Drake (1998) Characterizing and modeling spatial patterns of a longleaf pine savanna. Last known position: USDA Forest Service, Tallahassee, FL

Don Spence (1998) Change of maritime hammock flora in central FL after 20 years. Last known position: Assistant Professor, Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL