Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Jeff Hill
Brittany Scharf is a Ph.D. student at the UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Lab working with Dr. Jeff Hill and Dr. Quenton Tuckett. During her time at the lab, Brittany will incorporate acoustic telemetry, controlled temperature experiments, and cooperative extension to further investigate how the Common Snook, Centropomus undecimalis, utilizes habitats along Florida's Springs Coast and estimate the lower lethal temperature limits of this species.
Brittany is a Florida native, working as Hernando County's Florida Sea Grant Agent with the UF/IFAS Extension Office. She works on many coastal and marine programs within her extension role to address fisheries, habitats, water quality, and sustainable economic resource activities. Formerly, Brittany was a fisheries biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and an adjunct professor for the University of Tampa. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from Florida State University, a Coastal and Marine Science Resources Certificate from Florida State University, and a Master of Science in Biological Oceanography from the University of South Florida.
UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
1408 24th Street SE
Ruskin, FL 33570
M.S., Biological Oceanography, 2014, University of South Florida
B.S., Biological Science, 2009, Florida State University
Coastal and Marine Science Resources Certificate, 2009, Florida State University
2022 Second Place Poster - National Association of County Agricultural Agents
2022 Best Student Poster - Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society