Current Degree: MS
Joined Lab: 2019
BS: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida (2018)
Research Interests: Marina’s research interests are primarily centered around anthropogenic effects on wildlife ecology such as invasive species, habitat fragmentation, and environmental contamination. She has worked on a project investigating pocket gopher distribution and genetics, a Florida Saltmarsh Vole distribution study, and a large mammal monitoring project for elk, bear, deer, and mountain lion ecology in New Mexico. Marina’s graduate research will focus on the efficacy of using mammalian lures to aggregate pythons for removal and small mammal and python interactions in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem.
Background & Other Interests: Marina was raised in Tallahassee, Florida, and loves exploring waterways and mountain ranges. In her free time, she loves to camp, bike, read, and spend time under big blue skies with her horse, Norma.