Barbara’s research examines hydrology, water chemistry, and land cover changes in the watersheds of northwest Florida’s coastal dune lakes. Coastal dune lakes are considered globally rare, biologically diverse, critically imperiled because of their rarity, and thereby, vulnerable to extinction. Her research examines hydrology and water chemistry through monitoring 120 groundwater wells and the blackwater streams across 3 coastal dune lake watersheds. Her research has important implications for land management and future research concerning these globally rare lakes.
Marcelo is a Ph.D. student in Entomology & Nematology Department, working under the guidance of Dr. Paula-Moraes. He is broadly interested in Integrated Pest Management and Insect Resistance Management of pests associated with field crops. His ultimate goal is to translate research findings into practical farming solutions. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and spending time at the beach.
Joseph is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Agronomy with an emphasis on crop physiology, crop management, cropping systems, and fertility management. He is responsible for various field experiments within the Cropping Systems Program at the West Florida Research and Education Center. He has an excellent agronomy, nutrient management, breeding, and statistics background. Currently, he is leading research that investigates agronomic practices to maximize Brassica carinata yield in the Southeastern United States.