Natural Resource Specialist
1000 Front Street
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662-234-2744 x268
Contact Zanethia Choice
Aquatic animal Habitat usage
The effect of human degradation and climate changes on aquatic animal habitat and habitat usage
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS OF SEAGRASSES ALONG THE WEST COAST OF PENINSULAR FLORIDA
Why This Research is Important
Seagrasses are an important habitat for numerous marine animals. They are currently declining in number and eutrophication is shown to be one of the main causes. Due to the shading of these plants and their need for light to survive, knowing seagrass light requirements is pertinent in saving an important habitat in our marine system.
- University of Florida, Master of Science Interdisciplinary Ecology, 2012
- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Bachelor of Science Agircultural Economics, 2010
Awards & Recognition
- University of Florida Top Graduate Research, 2013
Recieved best thesis in major for 2012 graduates
- Forest Service Chief Scholar Fellow, 2012
Awarded to top graduate students that have shown great leadership and adaptability throughout their career. Fellows gain work experience with the Forest Service during their graduate career.
Publications & Products
- Choice, Zanethia D.; Frazer, Thomas K.; Jacoby, Charles A. 2014. Light requirements of seagrasses determined from historical records of light attenuation along the Gulf coast of peninsular Florida.
- Klepzig, Kier; Shelfer, Richard; Choice, Zanethia. 2014. Outlook for coastal plain forests: a subregional report from the Southern Forest Futures Project.