Prospective graduate students should contact Dr. Johnson.
Steve A. Johnson, Ph.D.
University of Florida/IFAS
Dept. of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
110 Newins-Ziegler Hall
PO Box 110430
Gainesville, FL 32611
Courses Taught by Dr. J
- Wildlife of Florida
- Natural Resource Ecology
- Conservation of Amphibians & Reptiles
- Invasion Ecology of Amphibians & Reptiles
Current Graduate Students
- Camila Rodriguez (M.S. candidate) --Ecology of introduced lizards in Florida.
- Audrey Wilson (M.S. candidate) -- Geographic distribution of cane toads in Florida.
- Jane Anderson (Ph.D. student) -- Studying a topic she is passionate about.
- Eric Suarez (M.S. candidate) -- Diamondback Terrapin ecology and interactions with crab traps.
Alumni Graduate Students
- Suzanne Simpson (May 2013) --Ecology of non-native amphibians and reptiles in Florida.
- Brian Camposano (December 2011) -- Morphology and geographic distribution of native and non-native anole lizards (Anolis sp.) in Florida.
- Jennifer Bernatis (Ph.D. April 2014) -- Ecophysiology and impacts of invasive freshwater channeled apple snails in Florida.
- Travis Blunden (M.S. May 2010) -- Effects of scrub restoration techniques on small mammal and herp communities.
- Raya Pruner (M.S. May 2010) -- Brood foraging behavior, habitat use, and factors affecting chick survival in the Cuban Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus tenuirostris) a state-threatened species in Florida that nests along the Gulf Coast.
- Gabriel Miller (M.S. December 2008) -- Ecology of upland snake species of the Southeast, specifically the Florida Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus), and its interspecies relationships with the Southeastern Pocket Gopher (Geomys pinetus).
- Betsy Roznik (M.S., December 2007) -- Patterns of movement, habitat use, and survival of juvenile and adult Gopher Frogs (Rana capito), and recommendations for habitat management based on radiotelemetry.
- Kris Hoffmann (M.S., December 2007) Impacts of invasive Cuban Treefrogs on native treefrog species, and development of a hybrid visual implant elastomer (VIE) / toe-clip marking method for treefrogs.