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Nichole D Bishop

Adjunct | Lecturer

Biology | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

turtle biology and conservation

applied statistics

Education

B.A. (Anthropology) University of North Florida (2009)
M.Ed. (Curriculum & Instruction) University of North Florida (2011)
M.S. (Biology) University of North Florida (2013)
Ph.D. Candidate (Interdisciplinary Ecology) University of Florida (current)

Biography

I believe trans-disciplinary approaches to current and novel problems are important in that they are informed by multiple frameworks. This approach is especially important in environmental conservation because social and cultural dynamics, both temporally and spatially, cannot be ignored if successful practices are to be implemented. The individuals of a community and their knowledge and cooperation are the best agents of positive change.

 

A few of my research interests include the effects of human-dominated environments on animals (specifically reptiles), management of exotic and/or invasive species, habitat/resource selection by animals, and citizen-based environmental and wildlife monitoring programs.

 

Bishop is currently working on her PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology at the University of Florida.

Affiliations

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative - UF Graduate Student Mentor

Turtle Survival Alliance

Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education

Hicatee Conservation and Research Center

Publications & Presentations

*denotes undergraduate mentee

 

PUBLICATIONS

Bishop, N.D., Martin, D.L., Ross, C. 2017. Effects of multi-stress exposure on the infection dynamics of a Labyrinthula sp.-Turtle Grass pathosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 581:119-133.

 

Trevathan-Tackett, S., Lane, A., Bishop, N., Ross, C. 2015. Metabolites derived from the tropical sea grass Thalassia testudinum are bioactive against pathogenic Labyrinthula sp. Aquatic Botany, 122:1-8.

 

Bishop, N.D., 2013. The Effects of Multiple Abiotic Stressors on the Susceptibility of the Seagrass Thalassia Testudinum to Labyrinthula sp., the Causative Agent of Wasting Disease. Master's Thesis, University of North Florida.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Bishop, N.D., Pop, T., Rainwater, T.R., Marlin, J., Bjorndal, K.A., Carthy, R.R. 2017. Is coprophagy an important management consideration for the captive breeding of herbivorous turtles? The effects of adult fecal matter consumption in hatchling Dermatemys mawii (Central American River Turtle). Paper presented at the 15th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles. Charleston, SC.

 

*Sherr, E., Boone, W.W., Romagosa, C.M., Carthy, R.R., Bishop, N.D. 2017. Interactions between ctenophore (Mnemiopsis leidyi) and microplasatic beads within ecologically relevant parameters. Poster presented at the 102nd Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.

 

*Innocent, H., *Celestin, M., Bishop, N.D., Romagosa, C.M., Carthy, R.R., Boone, W.W. 2017. Shrub encroachment in a south Florida grassland; implications for mammalian inhabitants. Poster presented at the 102nd Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.

 

*Celestin, M., *Innocent, H., Bishop, N.D., Romagosa, C.M., Carthy, R.R., Boone, W.W. 2017. Investigating the influence of environmental covariates on marsh rabbit occupancy in southwest Florida. Poster presented at the 102nd Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.

 

*De Jesus, C.C., Boone, W.W., Carthy, R.R., Romagosa, C.M., Bishop, N.D. 2017. The vulture restaurant is open: A study on the feeding ecology of black and turkey vultures. Poster presented at the 102nd Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.

 

*Ely, M., Romagosa, C.M., Smith, B.J., Carthy, R.R., Bishop, N.D. 2016. Monitoring changes in sea turtle nesting beaches in St. Johns County, Florida. Poster presented at the 101st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

*Siddiqui, S., Smith, B.J., Romagosa, C.M., Carthy, R.R., Bishop, N.D. 2016. Nutrient influxes from Caretta caretta (loggerhead sea turtle) nesting. Poster presented at the 101st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

*Quintiliani, M., Smith, B.J., Romagosa, C.M., Carthy, R.R., Bishop, N.D. 2016. Effects of man-made oyster reefs on sediment composition in estuaries. Poster presented at the 101st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

*Pedrozo, C., *Brisbane, J., Romagosa, C.M., Bishop, N.D., Carthy, R.R., Smith, B.J. 2016. Predicting patterns of native snake occurrence along Main Park Road in Everglades National Park, Florida. Poster presented at the 101st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

*Brisbane, J., *Pedrozo, C., Romagosa, C.M., Bishop, N.D., Carthy, R.R., Smith, B.J. 2016. Environmental factors influencing the detection of frog species in three habitat types of Everglades National Park. Poster presented at the 101st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

Bishop, N.D., Hudson, R., Marlin, J., Pop, T., Boylan, S., Atkinson, B., Carthy, R.R. 2016. Estimating age and size at sexual maturity in the critically endangered Central American river turtle, Dermatemys mawii. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles. New Orleans, LA.

 

Bishop, N.D., Polisar, J., Eliazar, P., Bjorndal, K.A., Carthy, R.R. 2016. Wild diet of Dermatemys mawii assessed by stomach contents analysis. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Hicatee Research Symposium. Toledo District, Belize.

 

Bishop, N.D., Pop, T., Marlin, J., Hudson, R., Boylan, S., Polisar, J., Carthy, R.R. 2016. Utilizing growth rates to determine the onset of sexual maturity of Dermatemys mawii at the Hicatee Conservation and Research Center at BFREE. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Hicatee Research Symposium. Toledo District, Belize.

 

*Cronin, A., *Wynn, A., Bishop, N., Smith, B., Carthy, R. 2015. Potential for ghost crab predation on sea turtle nests on driving and non-driving beaches in St. Johns County, Florida. Poster presented at the 100th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

 

*Selden, J., Bishop, N., Smith, B., Carthy, R. 2015. Natural inventory and habitat classification of the beach-to-estuary ecotones and establishment of a long-term monitoring site for barrier island habitats and species in St. Johns County, Florida. Poster presented at the 100th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

 

*Zhang, X., *Kemal, N., Bishop, N., Smith, B., Carthy, R. 2015. Establishing baseline monitoring data for sea turtle nesting beaches with varying anthropogenic usage in St. Johns County, Florida. Poster presented at the 100th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

 

Bishop, N., Ross, C. 2014. The host-pathogen interaction of wasting disease among seagrasses under abiotic stressors. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.

 

Chant, R., Zoellner, B., Wood, K., Bishop, N. 2011. Social Studies in the Chemistry Curriculum: An Interdisciplinary Planning Project. Paper presented at the International Society for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

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Contact Information

(904) 620-2830

n.bishop@unf.edu