Laura R. Markley

Biological Scientist

Laura MarkleyName
Laura R. Markley

Biological Scientist

Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration – Harmful Algal Blooms

B.A. Biology, Florida Gulf Coast University
B.A. Marine Science, Florida Gulf Coast University

Research Interests
Harmful Algal Blooms, phytoplankton ecology, and phytoplankton taxonomy

Current Activity
I use light microscopy to classify and enumerate phytoplankton in water samples collected throughout the state of Florida to monitor for the presence of HAB species.

As an M.S. student at Florida Gulf Coast University, I am examining phytoplankton population dynamics in the Caloosahatchee estuary in Fort Myers, Florida.

FWC Facts:
Most horseshoe crab nesting activity takes place during high tides in the three days before and after a new or full moon.

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