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Katelyn Lawson

Graduate Student

Email:  dowlika@ufl.edu

Degree Sought:  Ph.D.
Major Professor:  Dr. Jeff Hill

Previous Education

M.S., Fisheries Science, 2012, Auburn University

B.S., Zoology, 2009, Auburn University

Selected Publications

Hill, J.E., Q.M. Tuckett, S. Hardin, L.L. Lawson Jr., K.M. Lawson, J.L. Ritch, and L. Partridge. 2017. Risk screen of important freshwater ornamental fishes for the conterminous United States. In Press, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 146 (5): 927-938.

Hill, J.E., K.M. Lawson, and Q.M. Tuckett. 2017. First record of a reproducing population of the African Clawed Frog Xenopus laevis (Daudin, 1802) in Florida (USA). BioInvasions Records 6 (1): 87-95.

Tuckett, Q.M., J.L. Ritch, K.M. Lawson, and J.E. Hill. 2017. Landscape-scale survey of non-native fishes near ornamental aquaculture facilities in Florida, USA. Biological Invasions 19 (1): 223-237.

Lawson, K.M., and C.E. Johnston. 2016. The role of flow dependency and water availability in fish assemblage homogenization in tributaries of the Chattahoochee River, Alabama, USA. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 25:631-641.

Tuckett, Q.M., J.L. Ritch, K.M. Lawson, and J.E. Hill. 2016. Implementation of best management practices for Florida ornamental aquaculture with an emphasis on non-native species. North American Journal of Aquaculture, 78(2):113-124.

Tuckett, Q.M., J.L. Ritch, K.M. Lawson, L.L. Lawson Jr., and J.E. Hill. 2016. Phenotypic variation in cold tolerance in escaped and farmed non-native Green Swordtails (Xiphophorus hellerii) revealed by laboratory trials and field introductions. Biological Invasions 18:45-56.

Hill, J.E., and K.M. Lawson. 2015. Risk screening of Arapaima, a new species proposed for aquaculture in Florida. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35:885-894.

Lawson, L.L., Q.M. Tuckett, K.M. Lawson, C.A. Watson, and J.E. Hill. 2015. Lower lethal temperature for Arapaima Arapaima gigas: potential implications for culture and establishment in Florida. North American Journal of Aquaculture 77(4):497-502.

Presentations

Lawson, K.M., and J.E. Hill. 2017. Predicting successful invasion of non-native freshwater fishes in Florida: stage-based models and application to risk assessment. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

Hill, J.E., Q.M. Tuckett, and K.M. Lawson. 2017. Climate match fails to explain variation in establishment success of non-native freshwater fishes in a warm climate region. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

Lawson, K.M. and J.E. Hill. 2016. Non-native fishes in Florida. Monthly Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) online meeting, hosted by Florida Invasive Species Partnership (FISP).

Lawson, K.M. and J.E. Hill. 2016. Life history strategies and predicting invasiveness of non-native fishes in Florida. Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes, Tallahassee, FL.

Lawson, K.M. and J.E. Hill. 2016. Using life history strategies and biological traits to predict invasiveness of non-native fishes in Florida. Exotic Fish Chat, Miami, FL.

Lawson, K.M. and J.E. Hill. 2016. Life history strategies and predicting invasiveness of non-native fishes in Florida. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program Graduate Student Symposium, Gainesville, FL.

Lawson, K.M. and J.E. Hill. 2016 Life history strategies and predicting invasiveness of non-native fishes in Florida. Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Haines City, FL.

Lawson, K.M., Q.M. Tuckett, J.L. Ritch, and J.E. Hill. 2015. Distributions of select non-native fishes in peninsular Florida: What’s their status? Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Altoona, FL.

Awards

2017 Roger Rottman Memorial Scholarship recipient (highest student honor bestowed by the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society)

2016-2017 Outstanding PhD Student of the Year, University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

2016 Jan F. Smith Conservation Award, Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fish

2016 Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fish Travel Grant

2014-2016 Florida Chapter AFS Travel Grant

2013-2017 Graduate School Fellowship, University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Katelyn Lawson with pleco

Katelyn Lawson

Katelyn Lawson