While the cause of sea-level rise is subject to intense debate, as wildlife professionals, we continue to analyze and best predict the extent to which rising sea levels will affect habitat of focal species. For species in the Keys, rising water will have significant impacts including shifts in vegetation and habitat dynamics.
As a postdoc researcher for the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, Andrea examines mammalian spatial use and habitat selection. Her current work includes monitoring of the endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbit, preparation of Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans (INRMPs) for Air National Guard installations, and support of management activities on Joint Base San Antonio – Camp Bullis.
Before joining the institute, Andrea completed a bachelor's in biology from the University of Texas in 2009, and a master’s and doctorate in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University in 2012 and 2017.
She enjoys hiking with her dogs, gardening with native plants, and exploring caves.