Florida Rivers Research Lab
Welcome to the Florida Rivers Research Lab!
The primary purpose of the lab is to help resource managers develop effective policies for managing riverine and near-shore aquatic resources.
We are a multi-department lab in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida affiliated with:
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation,
Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and the
School of Forest Resources and Conservation.
Announcements and News:
We have completed the Nearshore Ecology Project! See what we have been up to the last 4 years on the Colorado River...summary article from BOR Newsletter
Our colleague Karin Limburg wrote a very nice piece on humpback chub for Boatman's Quarterly Review
Questions about our work as part of the UF Apalachicola Bay oyster task force? See the report we co-authored here (summary and full report)
Congratulations to Krystan Wilkinson for completing her MS degree during summer 2014! Krystan was co-advised with Dr. Randy Wells from the Chicago Zoological Society. Krystan will be continuing on to a PhD program in our group
Dr. Jennifer Seavey, former post-doc, is now the Director of the Shoals Marine Lab, congrats.
Ahrens, R.N.M., and W. E. Pine, III. 2014. Informing recovery goals based on historical population size and extant habitat: A case study of the Gulf Sturgeon. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 6:274-286.
Dodrill, M. J. C. B. Yackulic, B. S. Gerig, W. E. Pine, III, J. Korman and C. Finch. 2014. Do management actions to restore rare habitat benefit native fish conservation? Distribution of juvenile native fish among shoreline habitats of the Colorado River. River Research and Applications. DOI 10.1002/rra/2842.
Rudd, M. B., R. N. M. Ahrens, W. E. Pine, III, and S. K. Bolden. 2014. Empirical, spatially explicit natural mortality and movement rate estimates for the threatened Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
Finch, C., W. E. Pine, III, K. E. Limburg. 2014. Do hydropeaking flows alter juvenile fish growth rates? A test with juvenile humpback chub in the Colorado River. River Research and Applications. DOI 10.1002/rra.2725
Gerig, B. S., W. E. Pine, III, and M. J. Dodrill. 2014. Habitat selection and movement of humpback chub in the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, AZ during an experimental flow. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:39-48.
Camp, E. V., C. L. Staudhammer W. E. Pine, III, J. C. Tetzlaff, and T. K. Frazer. 2014. Relationships between small-bodied fishes and macroinvertebrates and submersed aquatic vegetation: Implications of the effects of habitat change on faunal communities. Hydrobiologia 722:159-170.
K. E. Limburg, T. A Hayden, W. E. Pine,
III, M. D.Yard, R. Kozdon, and J. W. Valley. 2013. Of Travertine and Time:
Otolith chemistry and microstructure detect provenance and demography of
endangered humpback chub in Grand Canyon USA. PLoS One 8(12), E84235
We are teaching "Riverine Ecology" during spring 2015.
We are teaching "Decision Making in Wildlife and Fisheries Management" with our USGS colleagues in spring 2015.
Time for Quantitative Wildlife Ecology WIS 4601 during fall
Summer@Seahorse - New courses @ Seahorse Key Marine Lab and partnership with UF Biology and Santa Fe College!
We co-taught a course with Dr. Fred Johnson (USGS) on Decision Making in Natural Resources during spring 2012 you can watch recordings of the lecture files on this site. We will likely teach this course in spring 2015...
Big Bend Oyster Resources project
NSE project update for cooperators
Gulf sturgeon stock assessment
Gulf sturgeon working group 2009 annual meeting
Adult snook mortality estimation, movement, and habitat use in Sarasota Bay
Nearshore ecology of native fish in Grand Canyon
Floodplain connectivity in the Apalachicola River, Florida
Gulf sturgeon movement and spawning patterns in the Apalachicola River, Florida
Long term monitoring of fish communities in Florida Gulf coast rivers
Video on Seahorse Key Marine Lab
Photos from field programs!!!
Dr. Bill Pine, Associate Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program
Jake Tetzlaff, Graduate Student (PhD), Gag grouper harvest policy analyses
Krystan Wilkinson, Co-advised Graduate Student (MS, with Randy Wells, CZS and MML)
Rachel Bouchillon, Graduate Student (MS), Oyster population dynamics in the Big Bend of Florida
Katie Glodzik, Graduate Student (PhD), Sea-level rise and salt water intrusion impacts on low gradient coastal marshes (supported by a UF Water Institute Graduate Fellowship)
Recent lab alums, degree/position, current position
Carlos Canas, Long time collaborator (MS and PhD, UF Geography), Research Biologist, Wildlife Conservation Society, Lima Peru
Mary Gryzbek, Graduate student (MS)
Linda Lombardi-Carlson, Graduate student (PhD), NOAA-Fisheries, Panama City, Florida
Mike Dodrill, Graduate Student (MS), Fish Biologist, UF/USGS-GCMRC, Flagstaff, Arizona
Brandon Gerig, Graduate Student (MS), PhD student, Notre Dame
Colton Finch, Graduate Student (MS), PhD Student, Utah State
Matt Lauretta, Graduate Student (PhD), Stock Assessment Scientist, NOAA-Fisheries, Miami, Florida
Drew Dutterer, Biologist and Project Leader, Biologist with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
Ed Camp, (MS), Post-doc, University of Florida
Morgan Edwards, lab technician extraordinaire, currently MS Student, University of Florida
Jared Flowers, (MS), PhD student, NC State University, NC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Lew Coggins, (PhD), Fishery biologist, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
Jason Bennett, (MS), Fish Biologist working for the Florida LAKEWATCH program
Towns Burgess, (MS), Biologist, USACOE, Walla Walla, Washington
Lauren Marcinkiewicz, (MS), currently working for NOAA Fisheries-NEFSC, Woods Hole, MA
Elissa Buttermore, (BS), currently biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, St. Paul, MN
Information on Graduate Student Opportunities is available here
Employment, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities in our lab are listed at this link.
Lab meeting schedule
Lab meeting material
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WIS 4601 Quantitative Wildlife Ecology, Fall semester
WIS 4932 Riverine Ecology, Spring 2015
WIS 6932 Decision Making in Natural Resources, Spring 2015
WIS 6934/FAS 6932 Ecological Stats and Design, Summer A 2011 2 credits
WIS 6934/FAS 6932 Riverine Ecology, Spring 2015 3 credits
FAS 5276C Field Ecology of Aquatic Organisms, Summer A 2011
ALS 5932 Ecological Stats and Design, (earlier version, may no longer be taught)
FAS 6932 Fisheries Assessment, Dr. Carl Walters, Spring 2011 4 credits
FAS 6932 Fisheries Ecology and Management, Spring 2010 4 credits
FAS 6932 Fisheries Ecology and Management II, Fall 2007 3 credits
PES course list
Recent Basic Population Modeling Workshop
Mote Marine Laboratory
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Wildlife Research Lab
USFWS- Panama City Office
NC State Zoology Department
Fisheries Centre University of British Columbia
USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center
USGS Florida Integrated Science Center
Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit