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  • Elizabeth Anderson

    Aldo Farah Perez
    afara017@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science: Natural Resource Science and Management
    Research: River ecology, river connectivity in the Andean Amazon
    Advisor: Elizabeth Anderson
    Bachelor's Degree: Universidad de Costa Rica

    Ana Rojas
    aroja088@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: MS in Environmental Studies
    Research: Tropics, Andes-Amazon region, socioecology of non-native species in rivers and watersheds, tropical conservation
    Advisor: Elizabeth Anderson
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Environmental Studies, FIU

    Brenna Kays
    bkays001@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Natural resource science and management, impacts of citizen science and environmental education on restoration outcomes and human wellbeing
    Advisor: Elizabeth Anderson
    Bachelor's Degree: BA in Sustainability and the Environment, FIU
    From: Miami

  • Mahadev Bhat

    Anna Fache
    afach004@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Energy
    Advisor: Mahadev Bhat
    Master's Degree: MS in Environmental Studies, FIU
    Bachelor's Degree: Environmental Studies, FIU
    From: Florida

    Chloe Vorseth
    cvors002@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: MS in Environmental Studies
    Research: Ecosystem service valuation, environmental economics
    Advisor: Mahadev Bhat
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Kentucky
    From: Crestwood, Kentucky

    Rigoberto Olivera
    Advisors: Mahadev Bhat, Robert Burgman

  • Robert Burgman

    Rigoberto Olivera
    Advisors: Mahadev Bhat, Robert Burgman

  • Laurel Collins

    Philip Lamela
    plame001@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geosciences
    Research: Paleobiology, foraminiferal biogeography of the Paleocene Cannonball Formation, South Dakota
    Advisor: Laurel Collins
    Bachelor's Degree: Duke University (2010)
    From: Miami

    Vanessa Londono
    vlond002@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geosciences
    Research: Paleobiology, Cretaceous deep sea foraminifera
    Formation, South Dakota
    Advisor: Laurel Collins
    Bachelor's Degree: FIU (2015)
    From: Florida

    Maria Sider
    mgudn001@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geosciences
    Research: Paleobiology, Holocene foraminifera of Panama
    Advisor: Laurel Collins
    Bachelor's Degree: FIU (2011)
    From: Florida

  • Joel Heinen

    Adrian Figueroa
    afigu083@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Natural Resource Science and Management
    Research: Plant-animal mutualisms; fire ecology; protected area management; impacts of animal-mediated seed dispersal and fire exposure on plant recruitment in a critically endangered ecosystem
    Advisors: Hong Liu, Joel Heinen
    Bachelor's Degree: Double major BS in Environmental Studies: Natural Resources Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies; Minor in Biological Sciences; Certification in Biodiversity Conservation and Management; Worlds Ahead Graduate, FIU
    From: Hialeah, FL

    Steffanie Munguia
    smung008@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth System Science, Natural Resource Science and Management
    Research: Protected area management, policy alignment across regulatory levels to meet conservation goals
    Advisor: Joel Heinen
    Master's Degree: MA in International Environmental Policy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, CA
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Integrative Animal Biology, University of South Florida; BS in Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida

  • Rosemary Hickey-Vargas

    Kim Beck
    kbeck001@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geosciences
    Research: Geoscience education
    Advisor: Rosemary Hickey-Vargas
    Master's Degree: FIU (2015)
    Bachelor's Degree: FIU (2012)
    From: Miami

    Eshita Samajpati
    esama005@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geosciences
    Research: Geochemistry
    Advisor: Rosemary Hickey-Vargas
    Master's Degree: Indian Institute of Technology, India (2014)
    Bachelor's Degree: University of Calcutta, India (2012)
    From: Kolkata, India

  • Krishnaswamy Jayachandran

    Blaire Kleiman
    bkleiman@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: MS in Environmental Studies
    Research: Agroecology, plant-insect ecology
    Advisor: Krishnaswamy Jayachandran
    Bachelor's Degree: Environmental Studies, University of Central Florida
    From: Miami

    James Dautel
    jdautel@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: MS in Environmental Studies
    Research: Remote sensing in agriculture, using remote sensing techniques to predict root zone flooding in avocado groves
    Advisor: Krishnaswamy Jayachandran
    Bachelor's Degree: FIU
    From: Oak Ridge, TN

    Ariel Freidenreich
    afrei006@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Agroecology
    Advisor: Krishnaswamy Jayachandran
    Master's Degree: MS in Environmental Studies, FIU (2016)
    Bachelor's Degree: FIU (2014)
    From: Hollywood, FL

    Shagufta Gaffar
    Advisor: Krishnaswamy Jayachandran

    Ganesh Khadka
    gkhad001@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Soil-plant microbiology
    Advisor: Krishnaswamy Jayachandran
    Master's Degree: Tribhuvan University, Nepal
    Bachelor's Degree: Tribhuvan University, Nepal

    Meghan Lenahan
    mlena005@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: MS in Environmental Studies
    Research: Integrated pest management, agroecology
    Advisor: Krishnaswamy Jayachandran
    Bachelor's Degree: University of Delaware
    From: Allentown, PA

    Mary Tiedeman
    mtied001@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Biological drivers of phosphorus cycling in calcareous soils
    Advisor: Krishnaswamy Jayachandran
    Bachelor's Degree: Iowa State University
    From: Sioux City, IA

    Daphne Sugino
    dsugi002@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: MS in Environmental Studies
    Research: Agroecology
    Advisor: Krishnaswamy Jayachandran
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Environmental Science, Loyola University of Chicago, IL
    From: Dorado, Puerto Rico

  • Haiyan Jiang

    Xinxi Wang
    xwang095@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Tropical cyclones
    Advisor: Haiyan Jiang
    Bachelor's Degree: Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China (2016)
    From: China

    Adrian Lopez
    alope566@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Atmospheric Sciences
    Research: Tropical cyclones
    Advisor: Haiyan Jiang
    Bachelor's Degree: Meteorology

    Oscar Guzman
    oguzm013@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Remote sensing - satellite and ground-based measurements
    Advisor: Haiyan Jiang
    Master's Degree: MSc Meteorology, National University of Colombia
    Bachelor's Degree: Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography, District University of Bogota
    From: Bogota, Colombia

  • Amir Khoddamzadeh

    Ellen Garcia
    egarc279@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: MS in Environmental Studies
    Research: Horticulture and conservation biology
    Advisor: Amir Khoddamzadeh
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Environmental Studies, FIU
    From: Miami

    Andrew Mullin
    amull032@fiu.edu 
    Advisor: Amir Khoddamzadeh

  • Hong Liu

    Adrian Figueroa
    afigu083@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Natural Resource Science and Management
    Research: Plant-animal mutualisms; fire ecology; protected area management; impacts of animal-mediated seed dispersal and fire exposure on plant recruitment in a critically endangered ecosystem
    Advisors: Hong Liu, Joel Heinen
    Bachelor's Degree: Double major BS in Environmental Studies: Natural Resources Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies; Minor in Biological Sciences; Certification in Biodiversity Conservation and Management; Worlds Ahead Graduate, FIU
    From: Hialeah, FL

    Haydee Borrero
    hborr002@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD candidate
    Research: Ecology, endangered orchid demography and plant-insect interactions in a changing landscape
    Advisor: Hong Liu
    Master's Degree: MS in Environmental Studies, FIU
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Environmental Studies, FIU
    From: Miami

    Sandra Koi
    skoi001@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Citizen science, specialist pollinators and lepidoptera in pine rocklands
    Advisor: Hong Liu
    Master's Degree: MS in Entomology, University of Florida
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Environmental Science/Biology, Nova Southeastern University, FL
    From: Florida

  • Florentin Maurrasse

    Carlos Herdocia
    Advisor: Florentin Maurrasse

    Jander Socorro
    Advisor: Florentin Maurasse

  • Assefa Melesse

    Francisco Pena Guerra
    fpena023@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: 2-D hydraulic modeling, terrain analysis, hydraulic geometry, scaling in hydrology; developing a state-of-the-art urban hydraulic model integrating surface flow, storm drain system, coastal surge and groundwater effect. The case study of Palermo (Italy) and Miami (USA)
    Advisor: Assefa Melesse
    Bachelor's Degree: Civil Engineering, Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon
    From: Monterrey, Mexico

    Anteneh Zewdie Abiy
    aabiy001@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geosciences
    Research: Modeling hydroclimate variability driven groundwater flow and saltwater intrusion dynamics in the Biscayne Aquifer in Miami-Dade County, Southeast Florida; freshwater availability in the Everglades; hydroclimatic data analysis; groundwater modeling; saltwater intrusion modeling
    Advisor: Assefa Melesse
    Master's Degree: Integrated Watershed Management and Hydrology, Cornell University, NY
    Bachelor's Degree: Applied Geology, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
    From: Ethiopia

    Samuel Kent
    skent006@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth System Sciences: Geoscience
    Research: Nutrient modeling, hydrological modeling, and the interaction between agricultural nurseries, groundwater, and canals in South Miami-Dade
    Advisor: Assefa Melesse
    Bachelor's Degree: Environmental Science, University of Florida
    From: Pembroke Pines, FL

    Angelica Moncada
    amonc002@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth System Sciences: Geoscience
    Research: Hydrological modeling and geospatial analysis of phosphorus in Florida
    Advisor: Assefa Melesse
    Bachelor's Degree: Environmental Science, University of Florida

    Berhane Gebreamlak
    bgebr004@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geoscience
    Research: Hydrology
    Advisor: Assefa Melesse
    Bachelor's Degree: Geology, Eritrea Institute of Technology
    From: Eritrea

    Temesgen Kahsai Gebrekidan
    tgebr006@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth System Sciences: Geoscience
    Research: Hydrological modeling of extreme events
    Advisor: Assefa Melesse
    Bachelor's Degree: Agricultural Engineering, Hamelmalo College of Agriculture, Keren, Eritrea
    From: Asmara, Eritrea

    Ikechukwu Onwuka
    ionwu002@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Ways of reducing phosphorus to background concentrations to remediate impacted water bodies and in wastewater treatment
    Advisors: Leonard Scinto, Assefa Melesse
    Bachelor's Degree: Oceanography, University of Ghana

  • Pallab Mozumder

    Joseph Sinicrope
    jsinicro@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Deactivation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities and sites; impacts of climate change/sea level on deactivation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities and sites
    Advisor: Pallab Mozumder
    Master's Degree: MBA, FIU; MS in National Security Studies, USMC Command and Staff College, VA
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Business Administration, University of Virignia
    From: Homestead, FL

  • Rene Price

    Joshua Allen
    jalle091@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geoscience
    Research: Everglades; water budget and chemical conditions of two areas in the Florida Everglades
    Advisor: Rene Price
    Master's Degree:University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab (2014)
    Bachelor's Degree: University of Southern Mississippi (2012)
    From: Biloxi, MS

  • Kathleen Quardokus Fisher

    Oriana Calagna
    ocala003@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Environmental education
    Advisor: Kathleen Quardokus Fisher
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Environmental Studies, FIU
    From: Caracas, Venezuela

    Logan Saucer
    lsauc002@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Geoscience education
    Advisor: Kathleen Quardokus Fisher
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Geosciences, FIU
    From: Cedar Rapids, IA

    Stephanie Campo
    scamp016@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Natural resource science and management
    Advisor: Kathleen Quardokus Fisher
    Master's Degree: MS in Environmental Policy and Management, FIU
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Environmental Studies, FIU
    From: Miami

  • Jennifer Rehage

    Cody Eggenberger
    cegge004@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: MS in Environmental Studies
    Research: Mangrove lakes in South Central Everglades and North Florida Bay; movement ecology of the recreationally important fishes of the Everglades and Florida Bay
    Advisor: Jennifer Rehage
    Bachelor's Degree: Michigan State University
    From: Okemos, Michigan

    Carissa Gervasi
    cgerv002@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth System Science, Natural Resource Management
    Research: Fish ecology, ecological and socioeconomic impacts of marine protected areas
    Advisor: Jennifer Rehage
    Bachelor's Degree: Roger Williams University, RI
    From: Sturbridge, MA

    Jordan Massie
    jmass041@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth System Science
    Research: Aquatic ecology
    Advisor: Jennifer Rehage
    Bachelor's Degree: Fisheries and wildlife Science, Oregon State University

    Jonathan Rodemann
    jrode010@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth System Science, Natural Resource Science and Management
    Research: Fish ecology, effects of seascape changes in Florida Bay on recreational fisheries
    Advisor: Jennifer Rehage
    Master's Degree: Marine Biology, Northeastern University, IL
    Bachelor's Degree: Marine Science and Biology, University of Miami, FL
    From: Bridgewater, NJ

    Nicholas Castillo
    ncast169@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth System Science
    Research: Fish ecology, effects of contaminants on bonefish in South Florida and the Greater Caribbean Basin
    Advisor: Jennifer Rehage
    Bachelor's Degree: Environmental Science and Policy, Psychology, and Certificate in Marine Science Conservation and Leadership, Duke University
    From: Fort Myers, FL

  • Cara Rockwell

    Lydia Cuni
    lcuni002@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: MS in Environmental Studies
    Research: Plant ecology; effects of light availability, fire history and litter on plant species composition and diversity in the pine rockland-hardwood hammock ecotone
    Advisor: Cara Rockwell
    Bachelor's Degree: FIU (2014)
    From: Hialeah, FL

  • Michael Ross

    Marcel Bozas
    mboza011@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Natural Resource Science and Management
    Research: Wildlife and Everglades tree island ecology
    Advisor: Michael Ross
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Environmental Studies, FIU
    From: Miami

    Himadri Biswas
    Advisor: Michael Ross

    Rosario Vidales
    rvida018@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: MS in Environmental Studies
    Research: Coastal wetlands of the Southeast Saline Everglades, Florida; intraspecific variation in leaf traits of red mangrove Rhizophora mangle and its environmental drivers
    Advisor: Michael Ross
    Bachelor's Degree: FIU (2014)
    From: Homestead, FL

    Mason Bradbury
    mbrad045@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Natural Resource Science and Management
    Research: Restoration, social-ecological systems and historical political ecology
    Advisor: Michael Ross
    Master's Degree: MS in International Conservation and Development, University of Montana
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Environmental Biology/Anthropology, Michigan State University

    Melinda Paduani
    mpadu004@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Natural resource management, mangrove/estuarine ecology and ecotoxicology
    Advisor: Michael Ross
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Biology with Environmental Studies Minor, University of Central Florida
    From: Queens, NY

  • Leonard Scinto

    Ikechukwu Onwuka
    ionwu002@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Ways of reducing phosphorus to background concentrations to remediate impacted water bodies and in wastewater treatment
    Advisors: Leonard Scinto, Assefa Melesse
    Bachelor's Degree: Oceanography, University of Ghana

  • Michael Sukop

    Timothy Kirby
    tkirb004@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Natural Resource Science and Management
    Research: Water governance, natural resource economics; social equity and environmental justice in U.S. water governance, social network analysis of climate change professionals and organizations, water-saving technology adoption behaviors, financing mechanisms for water infrastructure investments
    Advisor: Michael Sukop
    Bachelor's Degree: Sustainable Development, Columbia University, NY (2016)
    From: Danville, VA

    Ron Hariprashad
    rhari002@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: MS in Geosciences: Hydrogeology
    Research: Modeling surface water and groundwater interaction
    Advisor: Michael Sukop
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Environmental Engineering, FIU

    Martina Rogers
    mroge044@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Hydrogeology
    Research: Hydrogeology; analysis of well water level time series data for aquifer parameter estimation
    Advisor: Michael Sukop
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Environmental Sciences, Broward College, FL
    From: Liptovsky Hradok, Slovakia

  • Shimon Wdowinski

    Boya Zhang
    bzhan018@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geoscience
    Research: INSAR
    Advisor: Shimon Wdowinski
    Master's Degree: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
    Bachelor's Degree: Capital Normal University, China

    Roshan Koirala
    rkoir001@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth System Science: Geoscience
    Research: Remote sensing and GI
    Advisor: Shimon Wdowinski
    Master's Degree: Tribhuvan University, Nepal
    Bachelor's Degree: Tribhuvan University, Nepal

    Selena Chavez
    schav063@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geosciences
    Research: Use of LIDAR to model hurricane damage to mangrove forest in the South Florida Region
    Advisor: Shimon Wdowinski
    Bachelor's Degree: Environmental Science and Policy, University of Maryland
    From: Bethesda, MD

  • Dean Whitman

    Michael Kiflai
    mkifl001@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geosciences
    Research: Hydrogeophysics; hydrogeophysical characterization and imaging in the Mangrove Lakes Region of Everglades National Park
    Advisor: Dean Whitman
    Bachelor's Degree: Eritrea Institute of Technology, Eritrea (2011)
    From: Asmara, Eritrea

  • Hugh Willoughby

    Javiera Hernandez
    jhern385@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Hurricane impact simulations using idealized catastrophe models
    Advisor: Hugh Willoughby
    Master's Degree: Geography, University of Florida
    Bachelor's Degree: Geosciences, FIU
    From: Osorno, Chile

    Margie Kieper
    margaret.kieper@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Geosciences
    Research: Rapid intensification; analysis of satellite imagery of tropical cyclones, tropical cyclone life cycle and intensification, tropical cyclone precipitation
    Advisor: Hugh Willoughby
    Bachelor's Degree: SB, MIT (1979)
    From: Minneapolis, MN

  • Ping Zhu

    Jeremy Lane Katz
    jkatz029@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Tropical cyclones
    Advisor: Ping Zhu
    Master's Degree: MS in Geoscience (2016)
    Bachelor's Degree: University of Louisiana at Monroe, LA (2013)
    From: Mandeville, Louisiana

    Zongyao Yang
    zyang018@fiu.edu 
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Atmospheric sciences
    Advisor: Ping Zhu
    Master's Degree: University of Massachusetts Lowell (2014)
    Bachelor's Degree: Nanjing University of Information Sciences & Technology, China (2012)
    From: China