Background

IMG_2530My research interests encompassed a broad range of spatial modeling approaches that examine environmental and ecological responses to human or natural disturbances in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the context of global change. More specifically, my interests include nutrient pollution in watersheds, forest dynamics under human disturbances and a changing climate, impacts of land use / land cover (LULC) change on the health of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, sustainability of resource conservation policies, and data fusion between satellite images and ground measurements.

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Lichstein LabDepartment of Biology at the University of Florida. My current research focuses on exploring the roles of natural and anthropogenic disturbances in forest biodiversity and the carbon cycle. I pursue this research by fusing diverse data sources with dynamic land models to simulate and understand interactions between forests and climate under different disturbance regimes. I completed my PhD in Geography from the Florida State University. My graduate research focused on modeling non-point source pollution in watershed systems. Prior to joining the Lichstein Lab, I worked as a post-doc with the Landscape Limnology Research Group at Michigan State University, where I extended my watershed modeling research to investigate how conservation strategies influence LULC change and the effectiveness of environmental policies.

Contact Information

Email: tz@ufl.edu

Mailing address:
Department of Biology
University of Florida
P.O Box 118525
Gainesville FL 32611