Degree Obtained - M.S. (2019)
Major Professor: Dr. Jeff Hill
Lauren started at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Lab in 2018 and earned her M.S. in fisheries and aquatic sciences in 2019. Lauren worked under the direction of Dr. Jeff Hill, whose lab focuses on invasion ecology. Her research project focused on determining the potential invasiveness of alligator gar in Florida.
Lauren grew up in Safety Harbor, Florida, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Florida in 2017. After graduating, she worked as an intern and science diver while completing a graduate certificate in Aquaculture and Fish Health from the University of Florida.
Lauren enjoys diving and fishing in her spare time.
M.S., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2019, University of Florida
Graduate Certificate, Aquaculture and Fish Health, 2017, University of Florida
B.S., Natural Resource Conservation, 2016, University of Florida
Hill, J.E., Q.M. Tuckett, L. Lapham, and A. Durland Donahou. 2019. Risk screen for Florida of fishes on the federal injurious wildlife list. Final Report Submitted to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida
Lapham, L. 2019. Evaluating Invasive Risk of Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula) in Aquaculture in Florida. Reefs to Rivers: Florida Fisheries Science, the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Student Subunit.
Hill, J.E., Q.M. Tuckett, L. Lapham, and E. Asp. 2019. Pomacentrid risk screening profiles. Final Report Submitted to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida
Goodman, C., C. Romagosa, J.E., Hill, Q.M. Tuckett, A. Durland Donahou, L. Lapham, S. Johnson. 2019. Spatial extent, invasion potential, and management of the African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis) in Florida. Final Report Submitted to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida