Christine Angelini, PhD and Hallie Fischman (PhD student)

Project Title
Evaluating human impacts on salt marshes at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Time Commitment
1-5 hours/week, 6-10 hours/week
Method
Depends on lab funding, Research Credit
Possible Co-Authorship
Yes
College
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
Location of Research
On-Campus
Project Description

Student will assist with ongoing research at the GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve in Ponte Vedra, FL through lab and field work. Research includes monitoring saltmarsh disturbance by invasive hogs through camera traps, field measurements, and analysis of aerial imagery and assessing the effects of this disturbance on mussels and marsh sediment accretion. Student will also assist with the collection and processing of bivalve, sediment, and water samples for analysis of copper concentrations enhanced by the use of copper-based algaecides in ponds. Student may be asked to assist with other Angelini Lab research, including research in sand dune restoration and/or the preparation of samples from other saltmarsh projects. Student will be expected to work 5-15 hours/week and must be able to work odd hours pending the field work schedule (weekend, early mornings). A positive attitude, willingness to get muddy, and ability to walk long distances on uneven terrain are required.

 

Contact Info

email: halliefischman@ufl.edu, christine.angelini@essie.ufl.edu

phone:(617) 999-9509