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Gulf Ecology Division

Cheryl Hankins
(850) 934-9340

  • M.S., University of West Florida, FL; Biology, 2007
  • B.S., University of West Florida, FL; Marine Biology, 2002
Current Position
  • Biologist

Previous Positions
  • 2009-2010: Anatomy & Physiology Instructor, Pensacola School of Massage Therapy and Health Careers, Pensacola, FL
  • 2007-2008: Lab Technician, Solutia, Inc., Cantonment, FL
  • 2005-2008: Student Services Contractor, Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze, FL
Areas of Specialization
  • Land-based stressor response on coral survival, growth and recruitment
  • Coral husbandry
Current Research
  • Safe and Sustainable Water Resources - We are researching the effects of coral survival, growth, and recruitment due to land-based stressors. Data collected will validate conceptual models which will assist with land management.
  • Coastal Assessment Services Team - We are identifying, characterizing, mapping and modeling the impacts of land-based stressors on water quality in coral reef habitats of Guãnica Bay, Puerto Rico

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