Current Lab Team

Director:

Graham  A. J. Worthy, Ph.D.

Taxonomic Focus: cetaceans, sirenians, pinnipeds, megaherbivores

Research Interests: feeding ecology, metabolism and thermoregulation, osmoregulation, application of stable isotope and fatty acid signature analysis, fasting energetics, body condition assessment, nutritional ecology, care in captivity, reproductive energetics

Contact: Graham.Worthy@ucf.edu

 

Research Staff:

Tamara A.M. Worthy – Senior Research Scientist

Taxonomic Focus: cetaceans, sirenians, pinnipeds, megaherbivores

Research Interests: metabolism and thermoregulation, feeding ecology, body condition assessment, assimilation efficiency and nutritional ecology

Contact: Tamara.Worthy@ucf.edu

 

Barbara E. Curry, Ph.D. – Senior Research Scientist

Taxonomic Focus: cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians, megaherbivores

Research Interests: stress and reproductive physiology, energetics, assimilation efficiency and nutritional ecology; applications to population management and conservation, animal care and husbandry

Graduate Students:

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Julia Behler – M.S. student

Research Project: Feeding ecology and trophic structure of fish communities in the Indian River Lagoon

Contact: julia.behler@knights.ucf.edu

 

Madison Hall – Ph.D. student

Research Project: Seascape genetics in West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) populations.

Contact: madison.hall at knights.ucf.edu

 

Christina Toms – Ph.D. student

Research Project: bottlenose dolphin distribution patterns and habitat utilization, population structure, and trophic organization in the Pensacola Bay area

Contact: christina.toms@knights.ucf.edu