Laura R. Markley

Biological Scientist

Laura MarkleyName
Laura R. Markley

Position
Biological Scientist

Section
Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration – Harmful Algal Blooms

Education
B.A. Biology, Florida Gulf Coast University
B.A. Marine Science, Florida Gulf Coast University

Research Interests
Harmful Algal Blooms, phytoplankton ecology, and phytoplankton taxonomy

Current Activity
I use light microscopy to classify and enumerate phytoplankton in water samples collected throughout the state of Florida to monitor for the presence of HAB species.

As an M.S. student at Florida Gulf Coast University, I am examining phytoplankton population dynamics in the Caloosahatchee estuary in Fort Myers, Florida.



FWC Facts:
Gar and bowfin, or mudfish, have specially adapted swim bladders that allow them to gulp air at the surface when oxygen levels are low.

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