Kristin K Brightwell


Biology • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests: Marine Mammal Behavioral Ecology and Mating Strategies

Teaching Responsibilities (Laboratory): General Biology I, General Biology II, General Biology III, Ecology, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II



B.S. (Biology) University of Georgia (2012)

B.S. (Interdisciplinary Studies: Marine Sciences) University of Georgia (2012)

M.S. (Biology) University of North Florida (2016)



UNF Biology Graduate Student Research Award 2015

UNF Student Government Graduate Scholarship 2014, 2015

UNF Student Government Travel Award 2013

UNF Coastal Biology Travel Award 2013, 2015

HOPE Scholarship 2009-2012


Northeast Florida Dolphin Research Consortium

Society for Marine Mammalogy

Animal Behavior Society

Grants and Contracts Awarded

UNF Graduate Student Research Grant 2015


Publications & Presentations

Ermak, J., Brightwell, K. & Gibson, Q. 2017. Multi-level dolphin alliances in northeastern Florida offer comparative insight into pressures shaping alliance formation. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4): 1096-1104. DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyx053.

BrightwellContact Information

Building 59, Room 3311

(904) 620-5180