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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Current Students and Staff

Emma Dawson
Graduate Student Assistant
emma.dawson@ufl.edu

Brittney Monus
Biological Scientist
bmonus@ufl.edu

Kira Sorochkina
PhD. Student
k.sorochkina@ufl.edu

Kira Sorochkina researches and takes courses as a PhD. student in the Soil and Water Sciences department at the University of Florida. She received her B.S. and M.S. at Arizona State University where she studied ecology and dispersal rates of biological soil crusts (biocrusts). In her current PhD. program she continues working with biocrusts. Her research combines microbiology and biogeochemistry to characterize the implications of nitrogen fixed by microorganisms the top centimeter of soil in perennial crops of Florida. With her research, she hopes to provide guidance for managing biocrusts in agriculture.

Diderot Saintilma
OPS
dsaintilma@ufl.edu

Past Students and Staff


Dr. Antonio Castellano-Hinojosa
Postdoctoral Associate

John Santiago
MSc

Amanda Gray
MSc, Biological Scientist


Clayton Nevins
PhD. Student

Dr. Andrea Nuzzo
Postdoctoral Associate

David Toole
MSc

Rachel Berner
Biological Scientist