Current Graduate Students

Ph D:

  1. Brian Reichert. 2009- Current. A multi-state analysis on the effects of wetland-specific mechanistic processes on snail kite survival. University of Florida, Gainesville. WEC.
  2. Cattau, Christopher. 2008-Current. Applying Multiple Competing Hypotheses Approach to the Decline of the Snail Kite Population in Florida. University of Florida, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. WEC.


  1. Kyle Pias. 2008- Current. Habitat Use of Breeding Snail Kites on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. WEC.
  2. Lara Drizd. 2008- Current. Distribution and Abundance of Apple Snails in Lake Jackson, FL. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. WEC.
  3. Jean Olbert. 2009- Current. Monitoring Nest Faillure, Brood Reduction, and Provisioning Rates at Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus) Nests in Relation to the Local Avian Community and Nest Patch Structure. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. WEC.

Past Graduate Students

Zach Welch 2009 Restoring Pattern without Process in Lake Restoration: A Large-scale littoral Habitat Enhancement Project on Lake Tohopekaliga, FL. University of Florida, SNRE.
Brian Reichert 2009 A multi-state analysis on the effects of wetland-specific mechanistic processes on snail kite survival. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.. WEC.
Brad Shoger 2009 Terrestrial Vertebrate Use of Created Spoil Islands on Lake Tohopekaliga, FL. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. WEC.
Andrea Bowling 2009 Snail Kites MS
Chris Cattau 2008 Snail Kite Time-Energy Budgets MS
Melissa DeSa 2008 Wildlife Use of Spoil Islands in Lake Toho, FL MS
Christa Zweig 2008 Tracking and Predicting Vegetative Community Change in Water Conservation Area 3A, Everglades PhD
Julien Martin 2007 Population Ecology of Snail Kite in Florida PhD
Janell Brush 2006 Avifaunal use of Lake Toho, FL. MS.
Erik Powers 2006 Resilience of vegetative communities in the Everglades. MS.
Zach Welch 2005 Vegetation studies on Lake Toho, FL. MS.
Ann Marie Muench 2005 Herpetological studies in Lake Toho, FL. MS.
Kate Malloy 2004 Nekton Use of Fresh Water Tidal Marshes of the Savannah River, MS.
Dreitz, Victoria J 2000 Estimation of environmental variation on the demography of snail kites in central and southern Florida. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Miami. (Co-advisor with Don DeAngelis)
Loftin, Cynthia S 1998 Effects of the Suwanne River Sill on the hydrology and vegetation of the Okefenokee Swamp. Ph.D. Dissertation
Bennetts, Robert E 1998 The demography and movements of snail kites in Florida. Ph.D. Dissertation
Allen, Craig R 1997 Scale, pattern, and process in biological invasions. Ph.D. Dissertation (Co-advisor with Crawford Holling)
Brandt, Laura A 1996 Spatial and temporal patterns of tree islands in the Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge. Ph.D. Dissertation
Jordan, Carroll F., Jr 1996 Spatial ecology of decapods and fishes in a northern Everglades wetland mosaic. Ph.D. Dissertation
Silveira, Jennifer E 1996 Landscape dynamics in the Everglades: vegetation pattern and disturbance in Water Conservation Area 1. Ph.D. Dissertation
Latham, Pamela J 1990 Plant distribution and competitive interaction along a gradient of freshwater and brackish tidal marshes. Ph.D. Dissertation
Jennings, Cecil A 1990 Fish community structure in some naturally acid Florida lakes. Ph.D. Dissertation
Chandler, Isaac 1998 The ecology of long-hydroperiod wetlands in the Everglades. MFRC, Special Project.
Jackson, Donald L 1995 Standards of competency for selected skills of state park rangers. MS Thesis (Co-advisor with Marion Clark)
Croop, Jason D 1996 A quantitative comparison of sampling techniques and habitat use for the Apple snail (Pomacea paludosa) in the Florida Everglades. MS Thesis
Peterson, Lance P. 1992 A comparison of passerine resource partitioning in two tidal marshes of different salinity. MS Thesis (Co-advisor with George Tanner)
Pope, Kevin R 1992 The relationship of vegetation to sediment chemistry and water level variance on the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. MS Thesis
Buckingham, Cheryl A 1990 Manatee response to boating activity in a thermal refuge. MS Thesis (Co-advisor with Joe Schaefer)
Wiechman, Jerry D 1987 Abundance, condition, and size structure of fishes in relation to water level and water quality in a Florida everglades impoundment. MS Thesis

FL Coop Technicians

Melissa DeSa - Lead Technician; Toho Project.

Carolyn Enloe - Technician; Toho Project.

Sara Stocco - Lead Technician; Snail Kite Project