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Federal Staff

Dr. Raymond R. Carthy

Raymond Carthy Assistant Unit Leader Website: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/faculty/carthyr/ Tel: (352) 846 - 0545

Dr. Carthy's research centers on ecology of endangered species. His research interests involve reproductive ecology and physiology of coastal and wetland herpetofauna, with current focus on marine and freshwater turtles. He is also involved in research on threatened upland species, conservation management oriented studies, and on the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for natural resource conservation applications .

Abby Powell

Abby Powell Unit Leader Website: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/faculty/powell/ Tel: (352) 846 - 0543

Abby joined the Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit as Leader in 2015 and holds a joint appointment as Courtesy Professor in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology. She served as Assistant Unit Leader at the Alaska Unit 2000-2015.

University Staff

Dr. Matthew A. Burgess

Matt Burgess Tel: (352) 318 - 1615

Matt recently earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at UF. He is the Program Coordinator of the UF Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Program; a multidisciplinary team of engineers, geomatics professionals, and ecology faculty and graduate students developing small unmanned aircraft systems for ecological research.

 Melony Gay Hale

Melony Hale Tel: (352) 846 - 0534

Administrative Assistant, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Responsible for administrative details of $3.75M annual research program as well as supervision of staff; student activities, personnel, budgets, research work orders, contracts and grants within University, fiscal reports, travel, purchasing, payables, vehicles (State/Federal), website, and other related functions.

Students and Post Docs

Nichole Bishop

Nicole Bishop

Alexis Cardas

Alexis Cardas

Scott Eastman

Scott Eastman

Dan Evans

Daniel Evans

Dan is a Ph.D. student in the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department. He also works as a sea turtle conservationist for the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Dan received a BS in Wildlife Management from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. He then spent over a year in Australia studying spectacled flying fox fruit bats. After moving back to the US, he completed his MS in Conservation Ecology from Frostburg State University, studying the impact of corridors (such as power lines and roads) on brown-headed cowbird brood parasitism of neotropical songbirds. His Ph.D. research is focused on using satellite telemetry to determine movement behavior, migration pathways, and habitat use by marine turtles in the wider Caribbean basin.

Rick Herren

Richard Herren

Tomo Hirama

Shigetomo Hirama

Shigetomo is a PhD student under advisement of Dr. Ray Carthy in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at University of Florida. His research interests include nesting ecology of sea turtles. He currently works in Marine Turtle Research section of Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute as a biological scientist.

Jame McCray

Jame McCray

Molly Tuma

Molly Tuma

Nick Vitale

Nicholas Vitale

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 27

Presentations: 46

 

Contact Us

Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Gainesville, FL 32611-0485 Phone: (352) 846 - 0534 Fax: (352) 846 - 0841 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Abby Powell
Abby Powell

Abby joined the Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit as Leader in 2015 and holds a joint appointment as Courtesy Professor in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology. She served as Assistant Unit Leader at the Alaska Unit 2000-2015.

Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Florida
  5. Wildlife Management Institute