Dr. Adam Rosenblatt

Adam graduated in 2013 after investigating the behavior and ecology of alligators in the Florida Coastal Everglades. He is interested in linking an understanding of behavioral decisions to conservation and management strategies. His PhD focused on how movement and habitat use patterns and trophic interactions of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) are influenced by both biotic factors and environmental variables like salinity and patterns of freshwater flow. He found that alligators exhibited considerable individual specialization in movement tactics which were reflected in their diets.  Some individuals remained in relatively restricted areas with lower salinities while others commuted frequently between low-salinity habitats and higher salinity downstream regions where to feed.  Adam is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Yale.

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