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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

    Tania Romero Bautista
    FIU Email address: trome013@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Research interests focus on making conservation and sustainable development
    strategies more accessible to rural Amazonian communities and guiding policymakers in how
    to design and implement more comprehensive, integrative regulations for community-based
    freshwater management.
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Anderson
    Bachelor's Degree: BS. in Ecotourism
    Master's Degree: Master of Sustainable Development Practice
    Country of origin: Peru

  • 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

    Jeanette Decuba
    Email: jdecu001@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: Geoscience
    Research: Foraminiferal response to Deep Water Horizon Well Oil Spill
    Advisor: Dr. Laurel Collins
    Bachelor's Degree: Earth and Environmental Science
    Country of origin: United States

  • 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

     

    Sagar Dahal
    FIU Email address: sdaha012@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: PhD Program
    Research: Spatial Ecology
    Advisor: Dr. Joel Heinen

     


    Bachelor's Degree: Zoology
    Master's Degree: Zoology (Ecology)
    Country of origin: Nepal

  • 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

    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

     

  • 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

     

    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

     

    Mekdelawit Deribe
    FIU Email address:mderi017@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth system Sciences
    Research: Management and sustainable use of transboundary waters with a special interest on
    the Nile River.
    Advisor: Dr. Assefa Melesse
    Bachelor's Degree: Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Master's Degree: Environmental Sciences, Hydraulic Engineering
    Country of origin: Ethiopia

  • 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

     

    Hugo Guzman
    FIU Email address: hguzm002@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: PhD in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Environmental Economics & Policy
    Advisor: Dr. Pallab Mozumder
    Bachelor's Degree: BA English Literature (FIU)
    Country of origin: Argentina

     

    Tania Islam
    FIU Email address: tisla015@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: Master's in Environmental Studies
    Research: Natural hazard related risk assessment, Water & coastal resource management
    Advisor: Dr. Pallab Mozumder
    Bachelor's Degree: Geography & Environment at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Country of origin: Bangladesh

    Lina Maria Romero Rodriguez
    FIU Email address: lrome072@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: Ms. in Environmental Studies
    Research: Pending, to define during this term (Spring 2021)
    Advisor: Dr. Pallab Mozumder
    Bachelor's Degree: Sociology
    Master's Degree: Master in sustainable development projects
    Country of origin: Colombia

  • 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

    Julian Alwakeel                                                                                                                                                                      jalwa001@fiu.edu  
    Degree Program: Ph.D. in Earth Systems Science
    Research: Hydrogeochemistry, surface water and groundwater modeling, geographic information systems, remote sensing
    Advisor: René Price
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Geoscience, Florida International University
     

     

  • 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

    Alexander Zastera
    FIU Email address: azast002@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: Masters in Environmental Studies
    Research: Biodiversity, Local Ecology, and scientific education
    Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Quardokus Fisher
    Bachelor's Degree: BFA in Studio Art, BA in Art History
    Master's Degree: N/A
    Country of origin: USA

  • 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
  • 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

     

  • Tiffany Troxler

    Courtney Moore
    FIU Email address: cmoor081@fiu.edu
    Degree Program: Environmental Studies
    Research: Wetland Ecosystems Research
    Advisor: Dr. TiffanyTroxler
    Bachelor's Degree: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Master's Degree: Environmental Studies
    Country of origin: United States (Virginia)