Welcome to the Urban Ecology Lab! Students in my lab work on projects related to wetlands, water systems and natural resources in the urban environment. I also can support student projects in other areas. I am Director of the Department of Landscape and Natural Resources and Arboretum at UCF. Please contact me if you are interested in finding out more about opportunities in my lab, or our other programs.
Campus Water Monitoring
The UCF main campus has several large water detention basins that were constructed to attenuate runoff from buildings and roads. These scenic features provide habitat for aquatic organisms, and help offset the impact of development. Students in our lab help monitor nutrient levels in these ponds, by collecting and analyzing monthly water samples.