With the varying water conditions in the Everglades constantly putting the survival of wading birds’ chicks at risk, the race to understand events leading to a successful nesting season has become the mission of Michelle Petersen, Ph.D., a new research assistant professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.
Dr. Jacob Berkowitz is a senior soil scientist and the team leader for wetlands research at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center. His talk, The US Army Corps of Engineers and natural resource management: Emerging trends in environmental science and opportunities for student engagement, was followed by From class to career: A panel discussion engaging students and professionals with a diverse panel of professionals from private industry, government, and academia. ES students presented their research during a virtual poster session. Read more.
Four Environmental Science students earned their MS degree in Spring 2020, successfully completing research to advance our understanding of sea turtle ecology, climate change resilience in coastal communities, and the role of cultural identity in the modern food landscape.
Daniele completed her thesis with advisor Maria Fadiman examining cultural ideals within the South Florida food landscape.
Melissa did work on the use of stable isotopes to infer foraging niche of marine sea turtles with advisor John Baldwin.
Bridget worked with advisor Colin Polsky to assess climate resilience to environmental hazards in coastal communities.
Ali investigated inundation mortality in developing sea turtle embryos under the direction of Sarah Milton.