Dr. Scott Markwith

Scott Markwith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email smarkwit@fau.edu
Phone (561) 297-2102
Office SE 450


Biogeography Lab Website

Reburn Science Project Webpage


Education

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

Research Interests

  • Ecological Biogeography
  • Terrestrial, Wetland, and Nearshore Systems
  • Environmental 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).
  • Habitat suitability analysis and resource management strategy assessment for the endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) and its potential invasive predator the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) (with Danielle Romais).
  • Habitat use and human-wildlife conflict in a fragmented ranching dominated landscape in the Pantanal wetland of Brazil (with Julio de Souza).
  • 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).

Teaching

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

Recent Publications

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 ScienceDOI: 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 paludosaFlorida 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.

Markwith, S. H. 2013. Stream Restoration and Hydrochory: Seed Dispersal Variation in Restored and Degraded Reaches of the Kissimmee River, Florida. Papers in Applied Geography vol. 36, p. 27-36.

Markwith, S. H. 2013. Book Review: 'Swamplife: people, gators, and mangroves entangled in the Everglades'. Southeastern Geographer vol. 53, p. 233-235.

Manuscripts In Review and In Preparation

Markwith, S. H., Evans, A., da Cunha, V. P., and de Souza, J. C.  Evaluating scale of analysis and variability in the effect of land cover on wildlife-vehicle collisions.  International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

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

Paudel, A., Ghimire, S. K., and Markwith, S. H.  Resilience of subalpine rhododendron shrubland after fire in Langtang National Park, North-Central Nepal.  International Journal of Wildland Fire.

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

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.