Graduate Students

Name and degree Project title

David Sherer

MS, 2019

Variation in prospecting behavior and drivers of post-fire habitat preference among juvenile Florida Scrub-Jays

Current position: Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Alicia Huber

MS, 2017

Mucking about: hydrologic regime and soil C storage in restored subtropical wetlands

Current position: Ecologist, Atkins, Atlanta, GA

Lindsay Skovira

MS, 2016

Transforming the urban aquatic landscape: nutrient status and management of stormwater basins

Current position: Interdisciplinary Physical Scientist, US Environmental Protection Agency


Undergraduate students

Name Year Project title
Ghada Swissi 2019 Assessing treatment thresholds for varroa mites (Varroa destructor) using two common monitoring methods
Michelle Winter 2019 Prevalence of Ophryocystis elektroscirrha in monarch, Danaus plexippus butterfly populations in different central Florida habitats
Elise Decuba 2018 Sub-lethal effects of herbicide, glufosinate ammonium, on a non-target plant, Bidens alba
Allison Malay 2018 Assessing honey bee (Apis mellifera foraging behavior using olfactory conditioning
Jessica Jowais 2017 Predicting induced secondary metabolite response in Helianthus species using spectral reflectance methods
Shiala Naranjo 2017 Seasonal patterns of bee diversity in three different habitat types on the UCF campus
Matthew Rudolph 2017 Distribution of wild honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera in the UCF natural lands
Yvelande Raymond 2016 A comparative study of bee diversity in three different urban landscape types
Corine Faehn 2015 Effects of invasive apple snail (Pomacea insularum) on littoral vegetation of urban stormwater ponds
Jessica Sandoval 2014 Impact of roosting bats in stormwater pipes on urban stormwater quality
Melissa Paduani 2013 How “natural” are shoreline plant communities in constructed stormwater ponds?
Marisa Zimmerman 2012 Distribution and habitat use of sandhill cranes (Antigone canadensis) in a complex urban landscape
Danielle Lang 2011 Differences in aquatic macroinvertebrate community structure between natural lentic systems and human made lentic systems
Linh Anh Cat 2011 An apple snail a day keeps the plants away: effects of an invasive snail on aquatic plants and ecosystems
Sasha Tittel 2011 Effects of companion planting on pest occurrence and plant growth
Rachel King 2010 Seasonal patterns of nutrient (N and P) concentrations of stormwater ponds on the UCF campus