Who We Are

The SRC team is made up of University of Miami faculty, staff, and students from a variety of disciplines, including biology, ecology, environmental policy, communications, law, and education. SRC’s field research supports the data collection of faculty as well as of our graduate and undergraduate researchers. Our student interns are the backbone of the SRC program, playing a major role in successfully carrying out our research and outreach activities.

Faculty & Staff

    • Our Director
      Catherine Macdonald, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
    • Liza Merly, Ph.D., Lecturer
    • Christian Pankow, Assistant Director
    • Claire Waterhouse, Lab Manager
    • Nola Schoder, Media Manager and Photographer
    • Chris Will, Research Assistant

SRC Ph.D. Students

    • Mitchell Rider – Rosenstiel School and Abess Center for Ecosystem Science, FACT/ACT/OTN coordinator

SRC Masters Students

    • Alex Anstett – MS Student
    • Kathy Liu – MS Student
    • Dale Kline – MS Student
    • John Hlavin – MS Student
    • Nathan Lam – MPS Student
    • Emily Graf – MPS Student
    • Hampton Hotard- MPS Student
    • Karizma Acosta – MPS Student

SRC Undergraduate Interns

    • Megan Buras – UM undergraduate student
    • Francesca DiMisa – UM undergraduate student
    • Matthew Ellis-Ramirez – UM undergraduate student
    • Claire Fandal – UM undergraduate student
    • Max Graivier – UM undergraduate student, Photographer
    • Ryan McMullen – UM undergraduate student, Gear Assistant
    • Khrista Nicholas – UM undergraduate student
    • Katie Pavlik – UM undergraduate student