Amy is using radio and stable isotopes to study the ecology and age of loggerhead sea turtles. She came to Gainesville from the University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, where she completed both her M.S. and Ph.D. Amy began her research career studying stony coral assemblages in the Florida reef tract. She eventually transitioned to using bulk and compound specific stable isotope analyses on eye-lens proteins to reconstruct geographic and trophic histories of individual fish. If you cannot find her in the lab, Amy is probably out on the water fishing or exploring nature.
Caitlin’s research centers on developing tools to address conservation challenges, with a special interest in animal migration and spatial ecology. She received a degree in environmental science from the University of Vermont, and has conducted research in the southeastern U.S., Namibia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Japan. She completed her M.S. at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, where she applied stable hydrogen isotope analysis to reveal the migratory patterns of three at-risk species of bat across North America.
Carson‘s current master’s research centers on the diet overlap and niche partitioning between green, Kemp’s, and loggerhead sea turtles particularly in St. Joseph Bay, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Ecology and Management from Auburn University in 2018. She currently works and conducts research under the U.S. Geological Survey partnered with the University of Florida and is using stable isotope analysis to determine the makeup of each sea turtle species diet.
Saahir Mukherjee (Summer 2018 — present)
Diana Rodas (Summer 2017 — Spring 2019)
Marisa Pico (Fall 2017 — Spring 2018)