Jazmin Locke

PhD Student, Earth & Environment

Email: jlocke@fiu.edu

Adviser: Krishnaswamy Jayachandran

Jazmin entered as a PHD student in Agroecology program in 2017 with Dr. Krishnaswamy Jayachandran as her major adviser. Her current dissertation work investigates the application of Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTW) as a type of green infrastructure to manage nutrient runoff in South Florida through phytoremediation. By experimenting with cut-flower crops, she is identifying flowers that will grow well in these conditions, produce abundant blooms, and promote regular harvesting. This regular biomass harvesting increases the nutrient removal capacities of the FTW while also providing a product that can be sold in the market to help financially sustain the remediation efforts.