Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration – Harmful Algal Blooms – Microscopy Laboratory
B.S. Biology, University of South Florida
Phytoplankton ecology and taxonomy, harmful algae, Florida red tide, volunteer management
As the coordinator of the Red Tide Offshore/Inshore Monitoring Program (RTOMP), I organize volunteer and partner field efforts in HAB event response and routine sampling throughout the state of Florida. I oversee microscopic analysis, enumeration and data reporting for incoming volunteer water samples. I also scientifically classify algal communities and HAB taxa using a traditional taxonomic approach. Finally, I write and distribute the RTOMP Volunteer Newsletter, which is made available to volunteers, partners and the public.