Jonathan Rodemann

PhD Student, Earth & Environment


Research: Remote sensing and Seatrout Habitat Use

Adviser: Jennifer Rehage

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Earth and Environment under Dr. Jennifer Rehage. My research interests combine remote sensing of habitat composition and configuration along with animal movement and habitat use. Specifically my research focuses on mapping seagrass die-off and the associated effects (sediment plumes, algal blooms, etc.) and then investigating how the change in the seascape due to seagrass die-off impacts Spotted Seatrout habitat use in north central Florida Bay. Through my research I hope to obtain a better understanding of how fish respond to large-scale environmental disturbances.