Michael Cherkiss

Biography

EDUCATION

M.S., Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, 2000

B.S., Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, 1996

RESEARCH

Michael Cherkiss' research interests include population ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, with experience extending to radio telemetry and transmitter attachment on pythons, crocodilians, sea turtles and other species.

BACKGROUND

Prior to joining the USGS, Cherkiss was a biologist with the University of Florida for over ten years. He has over 15 years’ experience conducting research in the coastal areas of South Florida, Everglades ecosystems and internationally throughout the Caribbean, Central and South American.