Postdoc

Dr. Bárbara Nogueira Souza Costa: Nitrogen Management and Plant Quality Monitoring Using Optical Sensor Technology in Native and Non-Native Specialty Crops.

Graduate Students

Major Advisor:

Andrew Mullin (M.S.c): In-vitro Micropropagation and Acclimatization of Native Endangered Orchids. 2021.

Ellen Garcia (M.S.c): Conservation of South Florida Orchid Mycorrhizal Fungi. 2021.

David Riera (M.S.c): Graduated 2017. Synthetic Seed Production and Cryopreservation of Endangered Orchids 2017 FIU Worlds Ahead Graduate.

Committee:

Leticia Ines Matos (M.S.c): Impacts of legume-grass consortia on soil quality recovery and cattle`s weight gain. Major Advisor: Dr. Krish Jayachandran.

Ganesh Khadka (Ph.D.): Characterization of endophytic microbiomes for their antimicrobial properties isolated from medicinal plants. Major Advisor: Dr. Krish Jayachandran.

Samuel Kent (Ph.D.): Horticultural nurseries-based pollution dynamics and modeling in canals of South Miami Dade, Florida. Major Advisor: Dr. Assefa Melesse.

Namrata Pradhan (Ph.D.): Seed viability assessments and long term preservation using cryopreservation in Cymbidium species. Major Advisor: Dr. Uromi Manage Goodale

Daphne Sugino (M.S.c): Influence of Vermicompost Tea on Secondary Metabolites in Solanum lycopersicum within South Florida. Worlds Ahead Graduates. Major Advisor: Dr. Krish Jayachandran.

Claudia Garcia (M.S.c): Inoculating rhizobium and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on Phaseolus vulgaris under salinity stress to evaluate effects on plant growth and glomalin production. Major Advisor: Dr. Krish Jayachandran.

Edward Marques (Ph.D.). Major Advisor: Dr. Eric Von Wettberg

Undergraduate Students with Research

Selvyn Valenzuela: Controlled Environment Agriculture: Optimizing the Growing Conditions on Germination of Selected Food Crops. Hubb Agriculture. Redland Ahead.

Kylie Gil: Climate Adaptation Strategies to Minimize the Drought Effects on some common Landscaping Plants in South Florida.

Milagros Munoz Salas: Nitrogen Management and Plant Quality Monitoring Using Optical Sensor Technology in Native and Non-Native Specialty Crops. Conservation & Sustainable Horticulture Lab.

Lauren Diaz: Adoption Program at the Nature Preserve Pollinator Garden. Office of University Sustainability.

Amir Sabir: Nitrogen Management and Plant Quality Monitoring Using Optical Sensor Technology in Native and Non-Native Specialty Crops. Conservation & Sustainable Horticulture Lab.

Regina Gonzalez: Nitrogen Management and Plant Quality Monitoring Using Optical Sensor Technology in Native and Non-Native Specialty Crops. Conservation & Sustainable Horticulture Lab.

Daniel Tucker: Nitrogen Management and Plant Quality Monitoring Using Optical Sensor Technology in Native and Non-Native Specialty Crops. Conservation & Sustainable Horticulture Lab.

Alejandra Carrillo: Composting and Seed Germination. Zoo Miami and Nitrogen Management and Plant Quality Monitoring Using Optical Sensor Technology in Native and Non-Native Specialty Crops. Conservation & Sustainable Horticulture Lab.

Marcos Garcia: Effects of Light Intensity and Quality on Most Common Indoor Plants in Vertical Gardening. Miami Vertical Garden Inc.

Jason Flores: Climate Change Adaptation and Saltwater Intrusion Ecophysiological Effects on Phoenix canariensis, Sabal minor, Roystonea regia, Thrinax radiata, Pseudophoenix sargentii in South Florida. Montgomery Botanical Center

Austin Montgomery: Eucalyptus Production: The Effects of Reducing Overgrowth. Zoo Miami.

Kevin Lewin: Ethnomedicinal properties of mountain soursop (Annona montana). Fruit and Spice Park & Possum Trot Farm.

Sarah Belfer: Screening Media for Native Floridian and Puerto Rican Fern Spore Germination. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Montgomery Botanical Center.

Douglas DeStefano: Application of Organic Amendments in Tissue ​Culture of South Floridian Endangered Orchids. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Alondra Cruz: Adaptation and Conservation in Myrmecophila spp. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.


Shelby Weber:
Orchid Seed Technology and Viability. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.


Rena Stern:
Biologic Control of Invasive Air Potato.

Azariel Mendez: Pre and Post Hurricane Irma Growth Monitoring of 15 Fruit trees in the Food Forest at FIU Organic Garden.


Gabriel Barraza:
Handheld Sensors Application for Fertilizer Management in Landscaping Ornamental Justifia Brandegeana.


Alana Rodriguez:
Application of Optical Sensor Technology for Sustainable Fertilizer Management of Euphorbia pulcherrima.

Ariana Font: AntiBacterial Properties of the Annona montana. Possum Trot Farm.


Emmanuel Duarte
: Panax Ginseng Extracts as a Novel Antibiotic. Fruit & Spice Park.