Stephanie Keller Abbe

Biological Scientist

NameStephanie Keller Abbe
Stephanie Keller Abbe

Position
Biological Scientist

Section
Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration – Harmful Algal Blooms

Education
B.S. Zoology, University of Florida
M.S. Marine Biology, University of Florida

Research Interests
HABs, red tide, phytoplankton, epiphytic algae, community dynamics, trophic interactions

Current Activity
Stephanie Keller Abbe is a Biological Scientist with the Harmful Algal Bloom subsection at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. She received a M.S. in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Florida. Her graduate thesis work focused on relationships between water column nutrients, seagrasses, and epiphytic algae. She is currently working at FWRI as a phytoplankton taxonomist, identifying and enumerating marine and estuarine phytoplankton species collected in live and preserved samples and assisting in method development and refinement of light and electron microscopy analyses. Stephanie plays an important role in sample logging and data entry, as well as technical report writing and proofing. She is also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the electron microscopy suite and assists other members of the group in the use of the instruments included within.

CV
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