Scott Markwith   

Dr. Scott Markwith

Department of Geosciences

Phone: 561-297-2102
Office: SE-450

Biogeography Lab Website

Reburn Science Project Webpage


Ph.D. in Geography, specialization Biogeography, University of Georgia, 2007 
MS in Geography, specialization Biogeography, University of Georgia, 2001 
BA in Geography, concentration Physical Geography, University of Mary Washington, 1997

Research Interests:

Ecological Biogeography
Terrestrial, Wetland, and Nearshore Systems
Ecological Restoration
Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbance
Vegetation Dynamics
Population and Conservation Genetics


Ongoing Projects

Examining the effects of post-fire management strategies on vegetation and fuels in conifer forests with altered fire regimes in the Sierra Nevada range of California (with USFS and Asha Paudel).
Spatial and temporal variability in habitat use by bottlenose dolphins and the influence of biotic and abiotic factors in the Indian River Lagoon (with Rachael Greller).
Evaluation of the impact of centralized solar facilities in Florida on panther habitat suitability and dispersal corridors (with Olena Leskova). 
Monitoring utilization of restored habitats by juvenile and adult fish species common in the Central Lake Worth Lagoon (with Adam Kobylski). 
Ecosystem and food web modeling in Florida Bay to examine the influence of recreational fishing, climate change, sea-level rise, and Everglades freshwater management on community and population dynamics of estuarine species (with Mason Smith).



Introduction to Physical Geography, GEO 2200, Summer Semesters. 
Environmental Restoration, EVR 6334, Alternate Fall Semesters.
Restoration Implementation and Management, EVR 6351, Alternate Fall Semesters. 
Advanced Topics in Biogeography Seminar, GEO 6938, Alternate Spring Semesters.
Biogeography, GEO 4300/6938, Alternate Spring Semesters.
Environment and Society, EVR 2017, Fall Semesters.


Recent Publications

Paudel, A., Ghimire, S. K., and Markwith, S. H. Accepted. Anthropogenic fire, vegetation structure, and ethnobotany in an alpine shrubland of Nepal's Himalaya. International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Markwith, S. H., Evans, A., da Cunha, V. P., and de Souza, J. C.  In Press.  Scale, rank, and model selection in evaluations of land cover’s influence on wildlife-vehicle collisions.  Wildlife Research.

de Souza, J. C., Ramires, G. G., de Rezende, M. P. G., Gonçalves, V. T., de Souza, C. F., Popak, A., and Markwith, S. H.  2019.  Richness and composition variation of bird species within the fragmented landscape of the Pantanal’s Aquidauana region.  Ornitología Neotropical vol. 30, p. 141-149.

Popak, A. and Markwith, S. H.  2019.  Economic valuation of bee pollination services for passion fruit cultivation using the avoided cost method.  Journal of Economic Entomology,

de Souza, J. C., da Sliva, R. M., Gonçalves, M., Jardim, R., and Markwith, S. H. 2018. Habitat use, ranching, and human-wildlife conflict in within a fragmented landscape in the Pantanal, Brazil. Biological Conservation vol. 217, p. 349-357.

Merriam, K., Markwith, S. H., and Coppoletta, M. 2017. Excluding Livestock Alters Species Composition in Sierra Nevada Fens. Applied Vegetation Science DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12333.

Monette, D., Ewe, S., Dinkins, J. M., and Markwith, S. H. 2017. Interactions of Exotic and Native Pomacea with Wetland Vegetation Structure in the Greater Everglades, Florida, USA. Fundamental and Applied Limnology, vol. 189, no. 4, p. 291-299.

Monette, D., Markwith, S. H., and Ewe, S. 2017. Interspecies Competition and Growth Response of Pomacea maculata and Pomacea paludosa. Florida Scientist, vol. 80, no. 1, p. 1-10.

Monette, D., Markwith, S. H., and Ewe, S. 2016. Examining the Effects of Consumption Behavior of Pomacea paludosa and Pomacea maculata on Vallisneria Americana. Southeastern Naturalist, vol. 15, no. 4, p. 689-696.

de Souza, J. C., da Cunha, V. P., and Markwith, S. H. 2014. Spatiotemporal Variation in Human-Wildlife Conflicts Along Highway BR262 in the Brazilian Pantanal. Wetlands Ecology and Management DOI: 10.1007/s11273-014-9372-4.

Markwith, S. H., Mezza, G., Kennard, S., and Bousquin, S. 2014. Intra-Floodplain Seed Dispersal Limitation and Wetland Community Restoration. Ecological Restoration vol. 32, p. 249-259.



Recent Grants and Contracts

Coppoletta, M., Markwith, S. H., Collins, B., Merriam, K., and Wing, B. 2016-2019. USDA Bureau of Land Mangement Joint Fire Science Program for project titled, "Effects of post-fire management activities on vegetation and fuels following successive fires.” $151,319.

Markwith, S. H. 2015-2016. The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation Grant Program for project titled, "Game Fish Life-History and Ecological Restoration: Outdoor Secondary Education and Teacher Training.” $20,000.

Markwith, S. H. and Polsky, C. 2014. Ram Realty for project titled, "Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreak and Pineland Croton Habitat Requirements, Landscape Management, and Survey Protocols.” $24,613.

Markwith, S. H. 2014. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, for project titled, "Monitoring of Fish Community Structure for Lake Worth Lagoon Restoration." $21,761.

Scarlatos, P., Meeroff, D., Markwith, S., Root, T., Hindle, T., Ivy, R., Ilyas, M., Sudhagar, N. 2013 - 2015. Distinction Through Discovery Curriculum Grant Program for project titled, "Expanding the student-centered undergraduate research culture across the curriculum." $20,000.




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